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Crafty Creations – Anything Goes!

It’s a free for all over at Crafty Creations this week!!  So feel free to hop on over and leave us a link to a brand new creation of your choice. Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lily-Boo’s Boutique!! paper: Crate Blue Hill, Kraft cs Accessories: Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, Daisy chain border punch, Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Best Yet I’m entering my card in these challenges: Cricut Cardz Challenge: anything goes Cricutters Anonymous: woman themed project Thanks for stopping by my friends!!

A Little Someone

Spring… a time for new beginnings and BABIES!!  Crafty Creations challenge this week is all about babies.  They need not be human babies, there are lots of cute babies in the animal kingdom too! I used Stampin’ Up!  Muir dp, kraft cardstock and a vanilla tag.  This little image is called “Dreampuff” by House Mouse. The cotton ball puff is flocked in white, although it’s hard to see that in the photo.  I used the sentiment from the BEST YET Stampin’ Up! set,”a little something…”  but just inked up the part I wanted with a black Memento marker. CRAFTY CREATIONS is having a DT CALL!!  If you would like to possibly join us on the team, leave a comment at CCC and a link to your card and blog so we can find you! Thanks for stopping by!!

Pink Vanilla Birthday

Jennifer has set out the Crafty Creations Challenge for us this week.  We were to use “shades of one color”.   I used shades of pink creams.  The yummy image is from Fresh Brewed Designs, our sponsor this week! I used Copics to color the mug and cupcake, using these yummy sounding colors; R00 pinkish white, R01 pinkish vanilla,R11 pale cherry pink, and E11 barely beige. The papers are from Creative Memories. The flowers are handmade, and the lattice borders are done with a Martha Stewart punch. I hope you’ll join us for this week’s challenge at CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES! Thanks for stopping by, and for your sweet comments!  I so appreciate them, and love to visit you too, so if you are new here be sure to leave me a link to your own blog! Have a creative day!

Baby Girl

This is the card I gave my friend who recently had a baby girl.  I’m so excited because now I will have a little girl to spoil! Heehee.  I can buy some of the sweet frilly outfits I never had a chance to shop for with my own children!  Boys are not nearly as much fun to shop for!! I haven’t been feeling well this week,  and the mojo’s been suffering too.  I found out yesterday that I have a throat infection and need antibiotics, so I’m hoping that will take care of things!  I was out with fever last night but I hope to be back “on” in a couple of days, once the antibiotics kick in,  but it sure bites being sick! I think it must be the same thing my son had last week, when he missed three days of school.  Well, we all know that Moms just can’t be sick for that long, right!!? Thanks for stopping by!

Home Decor Desktop Calendar

Flourishes has lovely digital calendar pages.  Seeing as it was the end of January and I needed a calendar for my craft room, I decided to download them to make a desktop calendar project.  I decorated  this quite quickly and simply with my new Cricut Home Décor cartridge.  But you don’t need a Cricut to make the calendar!  It’s an easel style base so it can be easily opened and closed; I can leave it standing on my desk or pop it in my purse!  It’s compact at 41/4 x 41/4!  If you would like to make one too, I ‘ve written a full picture tutorial you can see HERE at CUSTOM CROPS.  I hope you enjoy it! As always, if you have any questions or comments I am happy to hear them!  Thanks for stopping by! Tonight at midnight I will post the first of three challenge sample cards for Flourishes!! Yippeee!!! They are having a celebration for their 1 year anniversary of Timeless Tuesday Challenges and invited me to make some samples for …

Blowing Kisses

Hi Everyone!   It’s time for another Crafty Creations Challenge card!   The adorable bear blowing kisses is an image from our sponsor this week, Sweet ‘n Sasssy Stamps.  Korin is so sweet she sent over a few different digi images for the DT to play with.  The rest of the design team has made some fabulous Valentine creations with them!  Have a peek  at their work at CRAFTY CREATIONS.  The theme is  VALENTINES/LOVE so pop on over and play! I used some delicious Bittersweet Basic Grey Paper on a Chocolate chip  card stock base.  Funny…I have a craving for chocolate now!   The big heart was cut at 4 1/2″ with the Cricut machine, and the little hearts are punched. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!!

Owl be thinking of You

Phew!! It’s friday.  It was a tough week.  My MIL started chemo and it really got me down thinking about it.  We are so far away (11 hours) and we know it’s going to get tough as she gets weaker.  My husband will probably have to fly down there soon, and since the kids are in school I’ll have to stay.  I want to be there too, but it’s not very practical, especially when we are not sure how often we may be needed to go.   We plan on going as a family for the March break.  She will be in her 3rd round of chemo by then.  I worry about everything.   How she is doing, how my boys will take it (it’s terminal cancer), how my husband is holding up, how the rest of his family is dealing with it all, and of course how I feel about it too, as I love her, and hate that this is happening. Uugh!     Then there was the earthquake in Haiti; how horrifying!    My own problems, …

Sweet Happy Birthday!

I have a couple of cards for a couple of challenges to show you all today.  I was feeling uninspired on my own last night, and needed a push in the right direction!  So, of course I turned to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge and found myself using  a lovely sketch by Silke.  Second, I used the colors of the color challenge on SCS to use pretty in pink, rich Razzleberry and Chocolate chip.   Such a yummy color combo don’t you think? I used the Flourishes Birthday Celebrations stamp and the Strawberries stamp for the sentiment.  I stamped the cupcake 3 times to build my little tower of cakes.  They’re colored in with Copics.  Instead of a panel in the background I used a piece of crocheted ribbon in a pretty pink. The Crafty Creations challenge this week is to use at least 3 different TEXTURES!  I made my DT card below using embossing,  textured paper and cotton ribbon as my three different textures.   The card above also has textured card stock, crochet ribbon and …

All My Love

It’s all about the love… I’ve made today’s card for the Flourishes new release “season of love” challenge.   It may sound corny, but I always feel like I’m coming home when I use Flourishes’ stamps!  I really love them, and feel so comfortable using them.  I’m sure we all have stamps like like that.  This is one of my favorites, so it was perfect for this card! I stamped the image first and colored it with Copics: R20, R29, V01, YG93, YG99 I was inspired by a mosaic tutorial by Beate, and it brought to mind my little used stained glass backgrounder.  So I thought I’d show it some love, and inked it up with versamark ink. I stamped it directly over the image and heat embossed in clear embossing powder.  Using my Tim Holtz ink applicator I sponged over the entire area with pink pirouette ink, and then buffed it with a paper towel. I cut the image out with my Spellbinders Nesties Labels One dies and popped it up on foam adhesive tape.  …

Sweet Baby Bear

Here’s a baby card I designed for Custom Crops. I wanted it to look like a baby’s bed with baby bear and his teddy all tucked in for the night. I love white bedding even though I know it’s not practical…a girl can dream! If you would like the full details for this card you can find it all HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!