April 3, 2017

Incy Wincy Challenge " Recipe "


     
Hello, thanks for visiting today!

It is challenge time again over at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog, this week the theme is


RECIPE:
1 image
2 different papers
3 embellishments (can be 3 of the same or 3 different.... ribbon and or twine isnt counted unless bows etc) 

Our sponsor this time is :



Here is my card


Supplies




Hope you join us, click HERE to participate.


Have a great day!!!



March 22, 2017

"Dream Fresh Beginnings Canvas" Path of Positivity Challenge



Happy Hump Day and thanks for visiting today!

I was so inspired by the theme behind Path of Postivity Challenge yesterday I thought I would do  a canvas, something totally different than I usually do.
People sometimes write out quotes that inspire them and pin them to the fridge or wall and I have even seen a post it on a steering wheel once,  but the main goal is so we don't forget what resonated with us from those words and in those words come a new beginning, soul development if you will. 
I love the quote on my canvas from T.S. Eliot because I had a friend ask me a question when I was disappointed with a friend of mine, he said " If each time when you meet your friend, you had a  clear mind, would there be any judgments of any sort, rather she is beautiful and brave or careless and a thief , what do you think will happen?
  I was confused and said NOTHING! He said no you would be looking with fresh eyes and she would just be. Pass no judgment good or bad, just remember every moment is a fresh beginning, nothing is ever permanent. If you are happy , remember that is not permanent either as well as sad, confused, frustrated etc..it all comes to an end unless you hold on to it with judgement that effects you, emotion is created through thought , it attaches itself.
  Just be I asked? But I am still missing a ring!  
We are only human so our pattern of thinking continues.
He said  Yes that is unfortunate but it IS what it IS, it IS missing... what benefit is it to you if you worry , cast judgments and make your mind miserable and possibly loose a really good friend?

 Of course I am still balking at the idea and thought a really good friend wouldn't take it .

 So I entertained these wise words for my minds sake as it was making me sick and I had a cloud over me so  the next time I saw her I pretended it was the first time we had met, fresh eyes, and continued this for a couple of weeks, it wasn't too hard but I was suprised how trained my mind was.
During one of our fun outing together my friend mentioned her daughter borrowed my ring and meant to tell me about it and she feels miserable because it took so long for her to mention it.  

By this time I had managed thorough practice , gently nudging my mind in another direction when I did think of the ring and bam! I got my ring back but more importantly I didn't carry the ill thoughts I had in the beginning throughout those couple of weeks and spared my mind and soul of the heaviness it had by looking at every moment as a fresh beginning! Even if I didn't get the ring back my mind was still being trained in a much healthier way and I was on my way living without a ring that I could have allowed to taint me. The End


Here is my project!  I hope you all can get something out of my story as it applies to every aspect of our lives and truly changes your whole outlook on life, you start living!  









Click HERE to join the Path Of Positivity Challenge!

Have a beautiful day and remember Every Moment is a FRESH Beginning!
Keep Shining, hugs

March 21, 2017

Pathway of Positivity Challenge "Birth of Beginnings"


Hello!


Thanks for visiting today, I am showing you a card that I made for friends of mine who are having their first baby and I am as excited as they are! I am having a surprise shower for them and my friends and I have a lot of goodies for them. We all know how nervous and challenging it can be being a new parent so we want to make their new beginning as smooth as possible.

Here is my card:





I can't remember where I got this digital image so I can't give credit where credit is due but if any of you know please drop me a line and I will be sure to mention it.


I made this card with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts 
leaves - Spellbinders
Background intricate scallop boarder - Cindy Lou Cartridge (Cricut)
2 rectangle scalloped edge- Spellbinders


I am entering this card into Path of Positivity Challenge, click HERE if you want to play along!

Have a fantastic day!








March 20, 2017

Incy Wincy Design Challenge "Happy Birthday"



Happy Monday!
How time flies! I haven't been posting a lot but I have loads to show you , I have been preparing for Mother's Day, I know right! Every year I never have enough time to fill all orders so this time I got this!

Now onto the challenge, the theme this week  at Incy Wincy Design Challenge blog is "Happy Birthday" 

We have two sponsors this week which are:



Click on the link below to go to Fabrika Fantasy Store, you are in for a treat as they write  and illustrate stories in the genre of fantasy adventure and children's books!!! You will certainly be inspired



Jeremiah Ketner paints a world to which fairy tales belong. His paintings often depict richly colored environments inhabited by a cast of pensive, dreamy young women and whimsical sprites. Each character presents a unique brand of beauty. Renowned throughout the US and internationally, Ketner attributes his influence to Art Nouveau, Japanese Aesthetics and Anime. He resides and creates from his studio in Tokyo, Japan. 

Portfolio: http:jeremiahketner.com


Here is my card, the image is from Fabrika Fantasy
I printed the image too small but made the best of it as I ran out of ink



I used Tombow Markers and water painted this darling image, I love Tombow!!!


Thanks for visiting and I hope you hop over to see the amazing cards the DT came up with this week and join the challenge!!!
Click HERE to go to Challenge

Have a great day!

March 6, 2017

Thank You Cards Challenge "Incy Wincy Design Challenge"


Happy Monday everyone!

 It's that time again for another challenge and this time it is "Thank You Cards"!
We all have someone to be thankful for in our lives , I am giving this card to the school for being so amazing with Michael. Who are you thankful for?


This months sponsors are:


Go HERE to visit Bugaboo

AND

Go HERE to visit Ppinkydolls

I used Bugaboo on my card :






To participate in this  challenge go HERE , we would love to see you!!!
 The Design Team has put together an amazing selection of cards, be sure to check them out as they are overflowing with inspiration!!!

Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you in the challenge!

February 23, 2017

Incy Wincy Design Challenge

Hello!


Today I am popping in for our midway post for the ongoing challenge over at Incy Wincy Design Challenge, " Leather or Lace"

The digital image is once again the talented K Kenny








Have a great day and I hope you join our challenge!!!

February 20, 2017

Michael's Art plus Singing Video


Good Day Crafty Peeps!

Today I am dropping in to show you Michael's drawing, a lot of you know Michael but for those of you who don't he is my son , age 13 and he has been drawing since he was able to hold a pencil. Michael was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3 and has had a major surgery at birth and several since for different reasons. Michael LOVES to draw and he wants you all to see his latest!


It was taken at night so it is a little hard to see


Also today I am sharing a link to my video,  I always knew how to sing but it started to happen more and more since last summer, I did one benefit concert and was ok except that my whole body shook, lol  I get stage fright really bad so I decided to sing a song on video. I posted this video to facebook and so far it has 3.2 K views which blows my mind. I only heard of auto scroll yesterday so you will see me scrolling, lol

Click HERE to see my video

Have a great day and keep shinning!!!!!

February 17, 2017

Wild orchid Flowers are so beautiful!

Good Day To ALL!!!
Today I want to show you a card I made that can be for a lot of occasions or encouragement cards after all there are hearts involved. I had fun with colors doing this card using bright colored flowers and bright papers.

Here is my card


I used Simon Says Ink on the blue leaves and then used gel gloss to make them shine. I took my craft knife and roughed up the edges of the papers and inked the edges with black distress ink. I also rubbed distress ink (Peacock feathers) on my dotted embossing folder which gave a shabby chic look to the paper under the flowers and leaves. I colored that adorable lovable elephant with prima pencils which I got HERE
When I need this card some day or sell it I will then add the sentiment that applies to the occasion.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!!!

February 16, 2017

Baby it's Cold Outside


Hello!

Today I am dropping in to show you a card I did for challenge  # 50 "Baby it's Cold Outside" over at Scribbles Design Challenge, if you would like to participate go HERE

What an appropriate title considering we just got 60 cm of snow, Brrrrrr and it is seriously cold outside.

Here is my card:



I used stitched edges for snow that I bought from "Wish" $4.00 total for 4, I added 3D adhesive to the back to add dimension. I also cut around the kids feet so it fit over the stitched snow and made it look more realistic, the boy's foot is actually stepping of the snow, it is hard to see but in real life it looks really great.
The image is from coloring pages and I colored them using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens.

Have a fantastic day and make your way over and link up!!!


February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy V Day my crafty peeps!


I hope you are all shown the love you deserve today, I was spoiled with chocolate, jewelry and 2 hats!


Today I am showing you a Valentines Card made with a stamp set I got from Wish! I normally don't order through wish but after receiving these stamps for only $2.00 and surprised that the quality is super, I have ordered other items and will keep you Wish lovers up to date.






Items used:
Flower's, roses and pearl swirls - Wild Orchid Crafts
hearts - cricut
leaves and sentiment diecut- Spellbinders
Spirals - Tim Holtz Alterations leaves die
bling - dollar store
stickles - Michael's Store




Have a fabulous "LOVE" day!


February 9, 2017

Winner Announcement

Good morning peeps!



Today I am announcing the winner of
There were only 2 that got it right but all were great guesses and thanks for playing along. The answer was Hosta's Flower Stalk, every year once my hosta's grow flowers I don't clip them, I leave the stalks till they dry out and then I cut them. In this case I made a Wreathe but I also put them in tall wooden square vases and use them as decor for my house! 


The winner of the $25 gift card  is KT FIT KITTY!!! Congrats!!! You have 3 days to claim the prize just by commenting below. 

The winner of 10 digital images from Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is THE GOLDEN GODDESS, again claim by commenting below.

Have a great day!!!




February 8, 2017

Birthday Bash Cricut " Bee" Valentines



Hello and thanks for visiting today!


The first time in a long time I got my Cricut  machine out and started playing. This card was an order for a special young girl that had just undergone chemotherapy, she goes to my son's school and is an inspiration, a fighter.
 


All the hearts were stamped and fussy cut, aren't they sweet all piled up! Love is definitely the message here.
I also added a D-Ring with 60 blank hearts so friends at school can sign their name on each heart. I came up with this idea after I took the pictures so they are not seen here.



The bee is from " Birthday Bash" Cricut cartridge and he is my absolute favorite out of them all. The small metallic hearts are confetti I bought at Wallmart.


The background was made using a stencil (ordered from Wish) and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
The name Madison was made with "alphabet soup" by The Alley Way Stamps
The sentiment " the world needs more people like you "  is from Altenew "Halftone Happy" 
Finally the Valentine hugs is from  "My Craft Spot" unfortunately they are closed, a lot of my favorite stores closed while I was gone!


 
Keep Crafting and keep shining!!




February 6, 2017

The Incy Wincy Design Challenge!!!!


Hello!!!!



(If you are looking for "Guess To Win" click HERE)

First I have to say I am excited and proud to be working with The Incy Wincy Design Team! I was received with open arms , you guys rock!!!

This is my first challenge with the new team and I had a lot of fun making a card , the theme is "LOVE"

Our sponsors are Kenny K digital Stamps and Bugaboo!!
I used Kenny K digital stamps for the first card, check it out!
Kenny K digital Stamps HERE   
Kenny K BLOG! 



1st Card




How to make this card

For the base I made a card 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" with white card stock, I cut corners with my Envelope Punch then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink.
Next I cut red card stock t@ 5 2/8" by 7 2/8" (Scroll down to understand measurements)
Black card stock @ 5" by 6 1/2"
White (embossed with floral embossing folder)  @ 4 6/8" by  6 2/8" 

Next I cut two intricate dies using the Cricut," Cindy Lou Cartridge" in two colors , red and  turquoise, I overlapped them slightly to make a drop shadow and adhered them together and inked with Black Distress Ink, I cut them down the center and put them on an angle as shown in the picture.

Is she sexy or is she sexy!!!! I love this digital stamp from Kenny K, what man wouldn't want to receive a card like this!!!
I printed the digital image and cut it out using Spellbinder's Nestabilites" Romantic Rectangles"
 I colored her using prima pencils and used Glossy Accents to make the jacket , boots and motorcycle shine.

To make the ticket I used "Ticket Talk 2" from Cards TV Stamps 
Finally I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves from Tim Holtz  leaves diecut.



2nd Card


 This card is for a very special friend of mine, we are inseparable and I love her to the moon and back.


 The adorable digital stamp I used is from Bugaboo, another one of our sponsors this month!
Bugaboo  Shop Now






Crash Course on Measurements

To understand the measurements here is a crash course: if you are a beginner you will benefit from this.

I don't know if all score boards are measured the same, I have the Martha Stewart version ,
Each notch is 1/8"  and it is also measured in inches.

As an example to help you understand   I scored at 5 5/8" (in the image below)
This means I counted up 5 notches from 5 " which is just a notch past 5 1/2 "mark.
To help understand a little further
Just remember that 4/8ths is half and inch
and
8/8ths is an inch



So come on over , link up and join the challenge!!!! There is a new challenge every 1st and 3rd Monday and there are always prizes to be won!
Click HERE to go now!
Have a fantastic day




The Incy Wincy Design Challenge

Happy Monday!!!!



(If you are looking for "Guess To Win" click HERE)

First I have to say I am excited and proud to be working with The Incy Wincy Design Team! I was received with open arms , you guys rock!!!

This is my first challenge with the new team and I had a lot of fun making a card , the theme is "LOVE"

Our sponsors are Kenny K digital Stamps and Bugaboo!!
I used Kenny K digital stamps for the first card, check it out!
Kenny K digital Stamps HERE   
Kenny K BLOG! 



1st Card




How to make this card

For the base I made a card 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" with white card stock, I cut corners with my Envelope Punch then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Black Distress Ink.
Next I cut red card stock t@ 5 2/8" by 7 2/8" (Scroll down to understand measurements)
Black card stock @ 5" by 6 1/2"
White (embossed with floral embossing folder)  @ 4 6/8" by  6 2/8" 

Next I cut two intricate dies using the Cricut," Cindy Lou Cartridge" in two colors , red and  turquoise, I overlapped them slightly to make a drop shadow and adhered them together and inked with Black Distress Ink, I cut them down the center and put them on an angle as shown in the picture.

Is she sexy or is she sexy!!!! I love this digital stamp from Kenny K, what man wouldn't want to receive a card like this!!!
I printed the digital image and cut it out using Spellbinder's Nestabilites" Romantic Rectangles"
 I colored her using prima pencils and used Glossy Accents to make the jacket , boots and motorcycle shine.

To make the ticket I used "Ticket Talk 2" from Cards TV Stamps 
Finally I added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and leaves from Tim Holtz  leaves diecut.



2nd Card


 This card is for a very special friend of mine, we are inseparable and I love her to the moon and back.


 The adorable digital stamp I used is from Bugaboo, another one of our sponsors this month!
Bugaboo  Shop Now






Crash Course on Measurements

To understand the measurements here is a crash course: if you are a beginner you will benefit from this.

I don't know if all score boards are measured the same, I have the Martha Stewart version ,
Each notch is 1/8"  and it is also measured in inches.

As an example to help you understand   I scored at 5 5/8" (in the image below)
This means I counted up 5 notches from 5 " which is just a notch past 5 1/2 "mark.
To help understand a little further
Just remember that 4/8ths is half and inch
and
8/8ths is an inch



So come on over , link up and join the challenge!!!! There is a new challenge every 1st and 3rd Monday and there are always prizes to be won!
Click HERE to go now!
Have a fantastic day