Saturday, May 21, 2016

Marshall from Paw Patrol???

Good Afternoon!  Today at My Sheri Crafts Sandy has challenged us to "Accessorize" our projects - Add either pearls or bling or both!  Well I needed a card for a little boy, so I went with some blingy stars.

This card is for another of my little Zebra Buddies who likes Paw Patrol.  I thought this cute pup from Cricut's Animal Kingdom looked enough like Marshall to work, don't you?  The fire truck is also a Cricut cut from City Transportation.  The paw prints are a Sizzix die and the background paper is from The Paper Studio's Nana's Kids collection.  The stars are oooooold ones from my stash and I don't even know what company!

I think he's cute and hopefully a 5 year old little boy will think he's Marshall!

Thanks for stopping by!

I've entered these challenges:

Send a Smile for Kids - bright colors
ABC Challenge - "H" is for Heavy (lots of dies & embellishments)
Alphabet Challenge - "F" is for "Furry Friends"
AUD Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Monster Birthday

It's Team A's turn again at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we are sponsored by Create A Smile Stamps and our theme is Embossing (wet, dry, paste...).  I love embossing, but so often I don't even think about adding some to my projects, so I was glad to see this theme!

I've used a freebie from our sponsor, called Monster1 and Monster Sentiment, that you can find here.


Both embossing folders are from Cuttlebug and all the papers are scraps!  I love it when I get to use up some of those!!!  I've colored the little monster with Spectrum Noir markers and used a simple toothpick for the banner "pole", which is stuck in place with mini glue dots.  I've cut a tiny hole in his arm to "hold" the banner.

This was a fun image to work with, fun embossing and overall a really fun little card to make!  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at Tuesday Throwdown!!!


I've entered this card here:
Cards and More - masculine cards
Digichooseday - birthday celebrations
Ike's World - embossing
Love To Scrap - Anything goes

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Graduation Cards

Here I'd another draft post I found.  These graduation cards have been waiting to be seen for quite a long time!  They're from 2014!!!!!!!

This card is made from all Ceicut cuts, the bear is from Teddy Bear Parade and I believe the background is from Paper Lace.


I've entered this card here:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #155 Anything goes + a sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude
Creatilicious Challenge - anything goes with optional twist of no designer paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes




This gift card holder I'm pretty sure is a Silhouette cut.

I need to get in and get more of these made for this year!

I've entered this card here:
Creative Moments - anything goes with optional twist of black & white + one color



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cowboy Onesies


Looking back through my blog posts I found several drafts that I had never posted.  So here is the first one!

I made these onesies foa a baby shower gift.  All cuts are from Cricut's Old West cartridge.



Thanks for checking in and I'll be back again soon with another one to catch up on!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

3D Hot Air Balloon!

Hello and Happy Saturday!!   It's my turn to host the challenge at My Sheri Crafts and I went with "Nothing Flat".  I'd like to see 3D items, but anything that isn't flat will work.  
I've seen some of these Hot Air balloons and I've really wanted to make one, so when my mother-in-law asked if I could come up with some type of hot air balloon picture or something for her to give a friend, I decided this was it!  I bought the "High Skies" svg kit from svgcuts.com, grabbed some beautiful K & Co. papers and went at it!

For a first attempt, I'm really pretty pleased!  The only issue I had was that the score lines cut as a completely separate layer and then the base pieces of the balloon were cut with no score lines, so I took them to the scoring board.  Anyone have a suggestion as to why that happened and what I do about it?  On my mat it doesn't show them separate and look like they'll be done all in one cut, but then they split up when I hit "Go" in Design Space.  

Anyway.....I do like how it came out and I'd like to make more, but I'd really like to figure out the glitch first.



I hope you'll check out all the great inspiration over at My Sheri Crafts and then join in the fun!!!

I've entered this project here:

Crafting By Designs - May anything goes challenge
Eclectic Ellapu - May anything goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Easter, spring, pastel colors
The Crafter's Cafe - feminine
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Ladybug Hello

Hello Sunshine!  This week at Tuesday Throwdown we are sponsored by
 http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html
and our theme is "Welcome Spring".  I've used an image from our sponsor for my simple card:

I've colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and layered it up and popped it up with pop-dots.  The card base is a Cricut cut.   A little a bit of ribbon that I've had for years and there you go! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us! 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Big "Howdy" from the Barn!

HOWDY!  This time at My Sheri Crafts Sheri has challenged us to make shaped cards!  Those are always fun!!!  I used a barn from Cricut's County Fair cartridge and made a card base with it.  


Inside I used the Board front from the Old West cartridge.  I love being able to do this with the Explore!  

This card isn't very fancy, but it's going to a little 7 year old boy that I'm just getting to know through the Zippy Zebra's Smiles and Hugs program.  This is a group that sends cards to children with chronic illness or special needs and their siblings.  No one gets left out!  I've got a drawerful of cards, so I thought this would be a great place to use a lot of them!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card!  I hope you'll join us in this fun challenge this week!