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 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

CAS Christmas Card

Hello  my crafty friends, I hope you are all doing well. We got some more snow, but it was a very wet snow, so it made the trees look so pretty and it melted pretty quickly on the roads/driveways/walkways. My kind of snow! Friday I got my first dose of the vaccine for Covid. No side effects except it felt like I had a bruise where they injected me but that went away fairly quickly, by the next day. And I didn't notice it unless I touched that area. So all in all it went very well. I know the vaccine isn't for everyone, especially people who have issues with being allergic to a lot of meds and such. But for me, I don't experience any allergies to meds and such, so it was a no brainer. I think those of us who don't have allergy related issues need to get the vaccine for those who do have allergies. Once we can get herd immunity across the world that should help those who can't get the vaccine because we won't be spreading the virus least that is my hope and right now, hope is all we got along with the Lord. 

I decided to play in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge for this month to help build my stash. The theme for this month is dogs or cats. Well, I am a dog lover for sure. Not to say I don't like cats, but not as much as a dog. So I went with a dog. Pretty simple card, so not much to tell you. I just stamped my images (dog and Santa hat on watercolor snippet paper and home, trees and Santa/reindeer on a snippet of white) cut out with a rectangular die to the size I was looking for, and popped my doggy up on a pop dot on his bottom and glued the top of his head to my scene because of the layers. I thought this turned out pretty cute and am pleased for once! lol So I made three of them to add to my stash. Edited to add: I am going to play at the Snippet's Playground in memory of Ruby.

Close up of the stickles

As always I thank you for taking time from your busy day to stop by and visit with me for a spell. I always appreciate your visits as well as your comments, they always put a dance in my step! I will be by to visit you as well. Take care, stay safe and healthy!  

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It Stamp set: "Dash Away" NBUS
My Creative Time Stamp set: "More Stitched Rectangular Dies"
                                                " Christmas Doggy and More" stamp and die set NBUS
Arteza Real Brush Markers: red and a darker red for shading
Zig Clean Color Brush Marker: light gray
Ranger Clear embossing powder: for my doggy and his Santa hat
watercolor paper snippet
Black cardstock snippet
Red cardstock snippet