Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rudolph Days and Snippet Playground Challenges

Edit-I was racking my brain trying to figure out who I saw this card by that I CASED, then Carol from "Our Little Inspirations" emailed me and it literally dawned on me that it was her card I CASED! Here is her original post. Her card is more pretty than mine, but I am still happy with how mine came out.

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm back today so I can play in two challenges, Rudolph Days and the Snippet Playground. I'm coming in just under the wire with Rudolph Days so I need to get moving here. 

My card was done with all snippets except for the card base. This was a Pinterest inspired card, so NOT my idea. I did this with my teacher buddies at one of our card making sessions and we made a lot of different ones. This is the one I am sharing today. 

Here is a little collage of some Charleston pictures that I thought you might enjoy. Just a few of the market place, some sweet baskets, the original narrow homes, the iron work and the harbor. And a picture of the steel they put through the homes after a huge earthquake years ago. That is the third photo on the left going down-some homes they "concealed" them as decorations, this house had not. 

As always thanks for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always bring me sunshine and joy and I thank you for that! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
quilt die-Gina Marie
snowflake-Simon Says
sentiment-My Creative Time

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Personalized Sweet 16 Birthday Cards

Hello my crafty friends, can you believe I'm back for another post in November?!! Lots going on like with all of you as tis the seasons, so keeping busy. My SIL asked me to make cards for my nephew as he has some birthday parties coming up he wanted to attend. She was a little surprised that he wanted to go to two sweet 16 parties but so happy about it. So since they love my cards I make them, I was asked to make these for him.

I used my Cricut Explore and the print and cut feature. So I designed my cards in Design Studio and then did the print and cut, cutting some features separately so I could layer some. Hope the girls like their cards! 

As always the recipe will be below. And  I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. As always your comments mean the world to me. Keep warm where ever you are and if I don't get back in here, have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Bret and I will be spending it with my brother and SIL and nephews.

For this card, I used a license plate from a Nit Wit Collection called Country Lane. It was a plain one, so then I used fonts from my computer to make all the writing and the "stickers". I thought it turned out pretty cute. The balloon paper in the background is a print from the patterns in the design space.

 The inside

 Same with this one, the car came from my Cricut Access, type out my sentiment and printed and cut it all out. I printed and cut two of the cars so I could stack them with pop dots for dimension. The car is a light pink. Took the same license's plate from Country Lane and made it little with Sweet 16 on it. Again, the background paper is from Cricut Access. Thought this one turned out pretty cute too! 

 The inside

Card Recipe:
card 1:
license plate - Nit Wit Collection Country Lane
fonts - Cricut Sans and Airlines
balloon paper -  Snapshot Everyday Imagine Cartridge
inside stamp - SU Balloon Bash

card 2:
car - Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge
license plate - Nit Wit Collections Country Lane
fonts - Cricut Sans and Airlines
pink hex paper -  Yummy Imagine Cartridge
inside stamp - SU Balloon Bash

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Birthdays, Birthdays, Birthdays!

Hello my crafty friends, sorry another month has went by and nothing from me. I am hoping that will change with the colder temps. Not a whole lot going on around here but I have been holding some card classes for my teacher friends. Just a way to get together each month. I get 4 cards together for them to make and then we have lunch. Such a nice little get together. So will be sharing what we have been up to soon.

I also just got back from a trip down south. My sister friend talked me into going down to Myrtle Beach, SC with her and her husband. Since I am very comfortable with them, I went. We had a great time and even went to Charleston for the day, I was born in Charleston so it was fun seeing the place where I was born. I will share a few pictures at the end of my post.

But for now I have some birthday cards I made in the beginning of summer. They are a complete CAS from Anita over at My Paper Craft World . She sent me a beautiful birthday card and I loved the design so much I had to CAS it. And CASE it I did! I made a bunch of them and here are a few. As always the recipes will be at the end of this post.

Here are a few pictures from my trip. Bret took care of Savannah up at school for me so that made this trip possible. My little lady that I took care of passed the day before I left on my trip. So I missed the funeral but the family sent me off on my trip with their blessings. They are such a wonderful family!

My sister friend and her husband and myself. Yes, I'm the shortest! We took this selfie just before our tour boat came in to take us around the harbor in Charleston. We also were told some stories about Charleston and  and learned a lot about Ft. Sumter.

Historical River Front in Conway, SC This is my aunt, uncle and cousin and of course me.

 Walking on the boardwalk one evening in Myrtle Beach, so took a picture of the waves crashing on shore. Not a bad photo for night time. All photo's were taken with my phone camera as well.

 While in Charleston for the day, we ate at Bubba Gump's and I got the Shrimp and Grits. Cause you know a southern girl can't go without her grits!!!!  OMGosh, was this ever so good! I know it probably doesn't look good, but it makes my mouth water just looking at the photo. lol I brought many bags of grits home with me too because in the North you just can't get good grits.

As always but especially now, I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always lift my spirit and make my days brighter. I hope to get around to visit your blogs soon!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
stamps: My Creative Time, Maymay Made It, Stamping Up
dies: Some die cut words Anita send me, My Creative Time
misc. scraps from my scrap bin
foam tape
distress oxide inks
misc. sequins