Cute Fall and Halloween 4 Kids

It is the third Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for a new challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  This challenge is Fall 4 Kids and our sponsors for this challenge are Bugaboo and Die-versions.  Enter the challenge for a chance to win 4 digi images from Bugaboo or a $15 gift card from Die-versions.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces.

Here is my card for this challenge:

Fall 4 Kids

Fall is Here

Fall 4 Kids

Squirrel Close Up

Fall 4 Kids Card Recipe

This cute little guy is a digi image from Bugaboo and I uploaded him into Cricut Design Space to use the print and cut feature to print him.  Copic markers provided him with the colors.  Once he was colored I put him back in my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut him out perfectly.  Tim Holtz Oxide inks were used to create the sky background.  Grass is from Lawn Fawn and is a die cut that I use quite regularly.  The fall sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, too.

Consider making a fall card for the kids and sending it in to make a child smile.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  26   Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Reach for the Stars

In last month’s My Favorite Things release there was a die set called Shining Stars and a stamp set Written in the Stars.  And then Jennifer McGuire did a tutorial on how to create galaxy backgrounds.  Put all those together and you get a Reach for the Stars card.

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars Card Recipe

The feature of this card is the galaxy background.  Check out this tutorial from Jennifer McGuire on how to create galaxy backgrounds.  Once I got done with the background, I used a Lawn Fawn Stars Corner die to cut stars out of the background.  White shimmer paper behind the galaxy made the stars stand out.  My Favorite Things tag die was used to cut out the black piece of paper to be used for the sentiment from the Written in the Stars stamp set.  Stars was cut out of iridescent white paper using the die from My Favorite Things mentioned in the opening paragraph.  Put them all together and you’ve got a Reach for the Stars card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  25  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?

Celebrate 40 Years

This card is the result of a request from my friends at work and a CASE of a My Favorite Things die.  I used my Silhouette Studio software to create my version of the My Favorite Things CELEBRATE die.

Celebrate 40

Celebrate Close Up

Celebrate 40

CELEBRATE

CELEBRATE 40 Card Recipe

I pulled in a speech bubble from my images in my library.  Using the text icons, I added the word CELEBRATE split into 3 lines inside the speech bubble.  I also made a youtube video going over the steps I took to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  24  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.

WOYWW 430 – Clean and Tidy

It’s Wednesday and that means that it’s time to take a picture of my desk and share it on Julia’s Stamping Ground.  What is the best part of WOYWW 430?  Going desk hopping around the world.  Yep – join in on the fun to see crafters work desks around the world.  I had a tidy up on Sunday so my area is much tidier than it has been for the past few weeks.

WOYWW 430

View 1

WOYWW 430

Side View 1

WOYWW 430

Side View 2

WOYWW 430

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I took some time on Sunday to clean up and straighten up as my desk had gotten ridiculous.  I think it was so messy my mojo was blocked.  It is Wednesday and that means it is sushi night (even though Todd says he is tired of sushi night).  I will be home and desk hopping – yay!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  23  Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

Silhouette Butterflies Sympathy

Lori Whitlock has a line of A2 stacked shape cards that you can cut out with your cutting machine.  I have purchased them for my Silhouette and the SVG version for my other cutting machines.  What she hasn’t stacked yet are butterflies so I took it upon myself to create an A2 stacked butterfly card using the Silhouette Studio V4.  Here is my Silhouette Butterflies Sympathy card.

Silhouette Butterfly Sympathy

With Sympathy

Silhouette Butterfly Sympathy

With Sympathy Close Up

Silhouette Butterfly Sympathy Card Recipe

I’m working on a video of the process I went through to create this card in Silhouette Studio V4.  In the meantime, you get to see the final card.  I cut the layers out using my Silhouette Cameo.  Layers were stacked.  There are lots of left over butterflies from the cut outs and I stacked one set to see some interest to the card.  Vellum, Avery Elle, Versamark Ink and Nuvo White Emobssing Powder all combined for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  21 – 22  Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.  And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

Butterfly Sympathy

Unfortunately I am need of a sympathy card.  As much as I don’t like needing sympathy cards, it makes me feel better giving someone who is grieving some support in the form a comforting sentiment and some supportive words.  Butterflies often times seem appropriate and this is no exception.

Butterfly Sympathy

With Sympathy

Butterfly Sympathy

Butterfly Close Up

Butterfly Sympathy

Butterfly Sympathy

Butterfly Sympathy Card Recipe

This was a pretty simple card, but I think it turned out well.  On pinterest there was a card using the stitched lines die from My Favorite Things and it had little stars strategically placed along the stitched lines.  I immediately thought it would be nice with butterflies instead of stars for my sympathy card.  Avery Elle provided the beautifully scripted sentiment.  Enamel dots from Ranger were used to decorate the larger butterflies and Simon Says Stamps confetti topped off the card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  18 – 20

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”  They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”  “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”  Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

Fishing for Happy Birthday

If you read my blog you probably know that I make cards on request for my co workers and friends.  For example I had a request for a ‘Made in Kentucky’ card for a friend who is leaving for Georgia.  So Mr. Order a Card the day before also known as Jim came into my cube this afternoon needing 2 cards by tomorrow.  Both birthday cards.  One for his daughter-in-law and one for his son.  Now fortunately I had a good selection of birthday cards in my stash at work so that covered the daughter-in-law.  You also know if you read my blog that I struggle with masculine cards.  I got my pointers from Jim (Mr. Order a Card the day before) for his son’s card – U of L and fishing.  And here is the Fishing for Happy Birthday.

Fishing for Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Fishing for Happy Birthday

Fishes

Fishing for Happy Birthday Card Recipe

Using Cricut Design Space I found the fishing guy and created the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I used the text and weld functions.  I will put together a quick video going over how to do this.  Once the images were cut out, I decided i wanted my boat to be floating in water.  I thought about making the water blue, but that deviated from my University of Louisville color theme.  Instead I used a wave die from My Favorite Things and die cut the red background to create a wave.  I strategically placed the boat behind the wave letting a little of the black background stay visable.  Now I normally leave the inside blank, but a fisherman wants fish so I obliged.  Lawn Fawn provided some cute fish stamps and I just left them in black and white.  There you go – guy card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  21  Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone.

Sparkle and Shine

It’s Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week’s challenge is to make a card with sparkle and shine and our wonderful sponsor is Broken Fairy Designs.  Create a card and enter the challenge for a chance to win.

Sparkle and shine got me thinking glitter:

Sparkle and Shine

Hugs

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkly

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine Card Recipe

 

I used the tracing feature in Cricut Design Space to pull in the digi image and print and cut it out.  Check out my video for the directions on how to use that feature in Cricut Design Space.

Once I printed the image – I colored it with Copics.  Actually I printed 2 copies and fussy cut one of them after using Tonic Nuvo Mousse.  Glitter gave the ballerina outfit some bling.  The image was cut out on the Cricut Explore Air 2 after it was colored.  Background was made using a stencil and the same Tonic Nuvo Mousse.  Hugs comes from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was stacked one on top of the other.  Pink Bazzill bling card stock was used to mat the image.

Take some time to enter the card for a child challenge at Creative Knockouts.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 9:  20  “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”  Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

WOYWW 429 – A Whole Lotta

This last couple weeks has not been terribly productive creatively until Tuesday night. A little on Sunday and nothing on Monday. But a whole lotta on Tuesday. It is Wednesday and that means it is time to post a picture of my desk on Julia’s blog and more importantly go see what other crafters around the world are up to. And why you ask…for WOYWW 429.

Here is my desk this week.

The Coke bottle has my name on it. Not sure what I am going to do with it. Thought it was cool that a friend at work left it on my desk. Note he left the empty bottle. LOL.

Tonight is sushi night and I will be desk hopping. Yay.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Tune in next time for another paper crafting project. Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Happy Birthday Flower Shaker

Dee has been playing with her Tonic Nuvo Mousse and water creating an absolutely gorgeous card.  My Favorite Things was also used to create this lovely card.

Happy Birthday Flower Shaker

Happy Birthday Flower Shaker Card

Happy Birthday Flower Shaker Card Recipe

In a long swirled kinda motion I put Mousse down on watercolor cardstock using Gold and the two coral colors. The magic, I think, is the leaf stencil I had after cutting all the leaves out and used it to stencil a matching color of Oxide ink, which in this case was Antique Linen. I love the combination.
I’m going to use it in a class. I’ve come up with some new (to me) techniques that are so easy and I think you will like the one I used for this card. It involves watercolor cardstock and water.
Love this technique and will be CASEing it.  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.
April
Luke 9:  19   They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”