Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Easter Shirts for the Grands

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone had a great Easter with many blessings. We had a nice, low keyed one here. I cleaned and cooked. Wore myself out as I had been sick a few days before. So Monday was a rest day for me! 

I made some shirts for the newest grand and her sister to place in their Easter baskets. I chose my designs and then cut them out of HTV. Got them iron on and was done. I did mess up on the ears of the bunny for the oldest sister, but I don't think she will care or even notice. It bugs me, but not enough to recut the insides of the ear again. lol Call me lazy or thrifty. lol

Mowing season has started and Bret has already mowed twice. He just said he would mow, so I didn't question it as I know it won't last. lol As always, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine to my day! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Design Space Images
Easy Press Mini
HTV from different vendors

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Twofer Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you have been having as nice weather as I am having. Rain tomorrow though, but I'm ok with that since the temps are staying up too. 

I'm skating in by the skin of my teeth here for the Twofer Challenge which is "your choice". I must say I thought it was even harder not having a prompt word. lol I guess I need to be told what to do! So here are my Twofer's. Simple, quick and easy. I used the palm branches on both of my cards, but thought they looked like feather's too. So that is how I went with it. I have to apologize for the photo's looking so blurry. Not sure why as my original's aren't. Must have happened in the photo editing. 

                                     This is a one layer card, I don't do one layer very often!

So that's it. Just two very simple cards. I did try to make the feather look like it was floating downward, but didn't succeed with that. lol Maybe it doesn't make as good of a feather as I thought! Or maybe, probably, it is human error. 

As always I thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and visit with me a spell. I always enjoy your visit and they always bring much sunshine to my life.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Jesus, palm branches & Sentiment: Maymay Made It Stamps "He's Alive"
Wow Platinum embossing powder
Thinking of you: Maymay Made It " From All of Us"
Black Paper from Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hello once again crafty friends, please don't faint that I'm posting twice in one day! lol Yesterday was dreary as well so I had a play day. The dogs were napping so it let me have that play. I have been loving the look that everyone is getting doing the print making with die cuts and I've been wanting to try it now forever. And this was the time since CAS Mix Up Challenge is having this challenge hosted by Bonnie. Well I finally did it! It's not as good as Loll or Bonnie and the DT makes, but I'm happy with my outcome for the first time. Hopefully I will get better at it. I didn't put a sentiment on this card yet, I will once I decide what I want to use it for. Ready for it?

Not too bad right??? I need to dig through my stash and see what other dies I have that will work and practice some more. I used Real Brush pens but next time I think I will use Distress Inks. But I'm still please with the results on my first try. 

As always, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule and visiting with me for a spell. I so appreciate you and you always make my world brighter. Until next time.....

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Zig and Arteza brush pens
water color paper
My Creative Time layering dies for the frame
Sunflower die - not sure but think AliExpress and not sure if I bought it or if it was a gift from
a sweet blogging friend. My mind is like a sieve, I put stuff in and it all runs out! 

Trying Again

Hello crafty friends, happy St. Patrick's Day and happy hump day to you all! It's a dreary one here and will be for a few days. I'm ok with that as we have had some really nice bright sunshine.

I'm trying again with the CAS Christmas Card challenge. I wasn't totally happy with my first try, but am liking this second try better. Although I think I could have possibly used more red. What do you think? A simple CAS card, just die cut my poinsettia and colored with with DIO's and blending brushes. Popped parts of it up with foam dots and put it on my card. Not a good one for the post though, but I still love the poinsettia made 3D looking. If I make more I will be keeping them flat for posting though. We will see if I make more.

                                                         Showing the dimension

As always I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. I so appreciate you and enjoy your visits, they make my day so much brighter! Have a wonderful week and will "see" you soon.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Poinsettia die - AliExpress
Scallop panel die - AliExpress
Merry Christmas stamp - AliEpress
Distress Oxide Inks - candy apple and peeled paint
Seed beads - ancient stash from needlepoint days
Gold Splatters - Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in Red Gold 
Blending Brushes - Amazon

Thursday, March 11, 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope this has been a great week for everyone! It's been a beautiful week here-sunny and in the high 60's. I can live with that! Today we are to reach 73, even better! So the dogs and I have been spending some time outside. So good to get out of the house cause I know the temps will drop back down to normal once again for a bit. Spring is soon here though and I'm ready for it! Ready for the time change this weekend too. 

Since this month is already marching on, thought I'd better get my card done and posted for the CAS Christmas Challenge. This month they are looking for the colors of red, white and kraft. This card looked so much better in my head. But it is what it is and they are made, so I'm going with it. Originally I wanted to use branches to hang my ornament from, but wasn't really liking how it was looking. So instead went with the flourish. Not sure I like that a whole lot better, but is better than the small branches I had. So this is how it turned out, again it looked better in my head. lol I embossed the ornament with clear embossing powder and used white embossing powder for the flourish. 

Made 4 for my Christmas card stash.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me, I know you are busy so it means a great deal to me that you stopped by. As always your comments make my day! Stay healthy, get those vaccines when available and keep wearing your mask when out and about. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so we want to keep moving forward to get to normal once again. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
SU-Everything Elenore
Gina K-Merry & Bright
blending brushes from Amazon
Gina K ink cube in Cherry
SU white embossing powder
Wow clear embossing powder

Friday, February 26, 2021

Rudy Challenge

Hello crafty friends, happy TGIF! Hope your week was a good one and that you are ready to relax or just have fun this weekend. 

It's a short month and I can't believe it is almost over. So I thought I'd better get my card in for Rudolph Day so I can play along. Trying to keep it going, but I'm only two months in, so we will see how it goes. Life has a way of getting in the way at times. My card is CAS and simple, very simple. I went to Design Space to design my word art, then had my Cricut Joy write it. Then I punched a heart and glued on. Stamped the holly and colored it and done. So simple, not much to it so I made 6 of them. 

As always I thank you for stopping by. I know everyone is busy with life themselves, so for you to take the time to visit with me is awesome and I appreciate it! Have a beautiful weekend!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Design Space/Cricut Joy
SU Gift Wrapped
Cricut Joy Pens
Heart Punch is by EK Success

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Twofer Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope your week has started off nicely. For those who are in the path of these storms and have no electric, I pray that your electric will soon come back on, I pray for the people who are cleaning up this storm mess and I pray for the people trying to get the electric back on for so many. With this cold, people need their heat! We have dodge many of the icing bullets thankfully. But we do have more snow coming on Thursday. Snow I will take, ice I don't want! 

My financial guy is a young man in his thirties. He came into my life out of the blue one Oct. after Dwayne's passing and has been a God send since. He is like a son. He stopped by on Friday with this little bouquet of flowers. Wasn't that just so sweet?! He and his assistant are both so sweet and nice. He always tells me to call if I need anything. His Mama sure raised him right! It helped what is usually a difficult time to get through as the 13th is Dwayne and Mine's anniversary, then of course Valentine's the next day. This sure helped brighten that weekend for sure!  So I want to get something baked to take into them as a thank you. I just had to share this little special moment I had and the amazing people who made it possible for me. 

I thought I would play with the gals over at the Twofer Challenge, the theme is balloons.  My cards are not original. Shocking right?!! I CASed from Pinterest. Again.....Here and here are the cards that I CASed. I didn't have the dies they used, but I do have my Cricut machines. The one I used is the Cricut Joy because it is a tiny but powerful machine that I can use out in the living room so I can keep an eye on Bret's dogs. Cause as soon as I go to my craft room, they get in trouble! So my Cricut Joy lets me do some crafting out in the living room. A win for me in so many ways. So to my design studio I went to design. Then I got inky. And this is the results of my CASed cards that I designed the cut files in Design Studio. Sorry for the dark photos but it is has been gray here. Sun is finally out today but it took a while. 

My Twofers, see that little machine in back of the cards. It's barely bigger than the cards themselves. That is my little powerhouse Cricut Joy. Isn't it cute?! It's where all the magic happens, that and my laptop or iPad or even my phone as I can design on all three of them. 

This happy birthday circle was the one die I knew I could "copy". I wasn't sure how it was going to cut since I was cutting it on the smaller scale, but it cut wonderfully. I made mine different from the die one on Pinterest and kept a large area open so my balloon or whatever could fit in-between the happy birthday's. 

The balloons were a premade image, I just took three of the balloons and sliced out the letters. I also had my Cricut Joy write my sentiment in the fishtail banner for me instead of searching for one in my stamping stash. All papers but the card base are snippets, yay for using up some more snippets from my mountain of snippets! 

And that's it! As always I thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop and visit me. Your comments and visit always brighten my day! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Joy and Design Studio
Snippets from my snippet mountain
AliExpress for the Scallop Stitched border dies on the second card. For the white, I just cut the scallops off.
SU for the white twine balloon strings
Distress Inks and blending brushes