Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Birthday Card Using CTMH Ivy Lane Paper and Cricut Artiste Cartridge


Hello friends, crafters and followers.  I heard again today that the north and northeast had more snow.  I can't believe how bad the weather has been for a lot of the US this year.  I feel guilty having such great weather in Southern CA.  I wish everyone could have our weather.  Wouldn't that be nice. 

You have one more week to create something to enter Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge 90 - Easter or Spring.  That one should be an easy one for all of you.  I used the image DS4J Welcome Home for my card.  I loved this birdhouse and flowers the minute I saw it.  I cut a little bird from my Cricut Artiste Cartridge to sit on the limb; coming out of the birdhouse.   What good is a birdhouse without a bird?  LOL!

I used my favorite CTMH paper; which is Ivy Lane.  I have been stocking up on this one; so I will have plenty in the future.  LOL!  In the past; I would only buy one or two packs of the paper I really liked.   I finally realized they sell out sometimes; or I didn't get around to ordering them on time before the Idea book expires.   I order more and stock up now; so that doesn't happen to me.    I love the variety of papers in all of our paper packs.  

Twisted Easel card.  
The true colors are different shades of pink, green and deep purple.  



Front of card when closed.



Inside card if closed




Supplies used to create this card:

Dies:
Image Square and one behind it - Spellbinders Majestic Squares
Vine - Memory Box Fairytale Flower Vine
Butterfly - Die-namites
Bird and inside sentiment dies - Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Paper and cardstock - CTMH Ivy Lane
Cardstock - Olive
Sentiments - CTMH Life Is Tweet (S1206 - retired)
Happy Birthday Sentiment - CTMH Holiday Tags - D1560
Inks - CTMH Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy and Sky
Bling - Recollections

Markers
Birdhouse - E50, E51, E31, E23
Leaves - CTMH Olive and New England Ivy
Flowers - CTMH Cotton Candy and Cotton Candy Light




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air (No Limit)
Catch The Bug - April Bingo Challenge (Die/Punch, Players Choice - Markers, Flowers) (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or Pastel Colors (No limit)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (3 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Frame It (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist/candy treats (2 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches (3 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes or Easter (3 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Spring (2 of 2) Friday 18th
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter (2 of 3)
Crafty Catz - B is for ....(Birds) (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Get Inky - Die Cuts (2 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Springtime (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Spring Celebrations (2 of 3)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Use a Stamp/Digi Image (2 of 3)
Stuck On U Sketches/Diecut Challenge - Die Cut/Anything Spring (No limit noted)
Wags N' Whiskers - Lots of Layers (2 of 2)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sat 19th)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Flowers (2 of 3)
Pumpkin Spice - Coloring (No limit)
So Artful Challenge - Signs of Spring (No limit noted)
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers (2 of 2)
Totally Gorjuss - Die cuts/punches (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Fancy Folds (1 of 3)
Creative Card Crew - Girly (1 of 3)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Anything (1 of 2)
Loves Rubberstamps - Fancy Folds (No limits)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Try It On Tuesday - More Than One Fold (1 of 5)
Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of Sparkle (1 of 3)
Bearly Mine - Spring (1 of 2)
A Sprinkle of Imagination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes (1 of 1)
Flat Friends Challenge - Include A Sentiment (1 of 1)
Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes (1 of 3)




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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Encouragement Card Using DS4J New Release - Ohana-cho and Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

Digi Stamps 4 Joy New Digistamp Releases - Check out nine new awesome Digistamps.

Hi to everyone in blogland.  Happy Easter!  I hope everyone had a fabulous day today.  My husband was off work on Friday; so we went to the beach for part of the day.  It has been gorgeous spring/summer weather here and it was nice to get away for a while.

I am very excited to announce the new DS4J digistamp releases.  I am a little late; but better late than never.  I just received this Digi and had to use it right away.  I love this beautiful young lady, the flowers in her hair and the gorgeous butterfly!  I also used DS4J Blessings sentiment on the inside of my card.  I took this picture near sundown; so it would probably be better in the daylight; but I wanted to get it finished today.  LOL!  

                                            Encouragement Card - DS4J Ohana-cho Digi


DS4J Ohana-cho Digi - One of several new releases. Sunday - April 20, 2014



Inside Card



Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Frames - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
Butterfly border - Joy Crafts Butterfly border
Butterflies - Joys Crafts Butterfly
Sentiment square inside frame - Nellie's Straight Square

Paper - K & Company Susan Winget
Card base - Recollections
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy and Lilac Mist
Inks - CTMH Heavenly Blue, Lilac Mist and Spring Iris
Sentiment outside - CTMH Count Your Blessings (C1556)
Sentiment inside - DS4J Blessings Sentiments digistamps (1 of 4)
Bling - Recollections
Glitter - CTMH Glitz Stardust (retired)

Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, YR21, E53
Flowers - BV01, RV000
Leaves - CTMH Olive and Olive light markers
Lips - RV10
Eyes - B01
Butterfly - B01, BV01



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air (No Limit)
Catch The Bug - April Bingo Challenge (Die/Punch, Players Choice - Markers, Flowers) (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Girly (3 of 3)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Crafty Hand Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or Pastel Colors (No limit)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (2 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Frame It (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist/candy treats (1 of 3)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches (2 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything Goes or Easter (2 of 3)
Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels (2 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing (3 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (No limit)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Spring (1 of 2) Friday 18th
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - B is for ....(Butterflies) (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - What's In A Name (G for Girl) (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Fairy Tale - Butterflies (No limit)
Get Inky - Die Cuts (1 of 2)
Polkadoodles - Springtime (1 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Spring Celebrations (1 of 3)
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Use a Stamp/Digi Image (1 of 3)
Stuck On U Sketches/Diecut Challenge - Die Cut/Anything Spring (No limit noted)
Wags N' Whiskers - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Color Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sat 19th)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Flowers (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Something Blue (No limit)
Pumpkin Spice - Coloring (No limit)
So Artful Challenge - Signs of Spring (No limit noted)
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers (1 of 2)
Totally Gorjuss - Die cuts/punches (No limit)
Lacy Sunshine - Make It Feminine (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friendship/Thank You Card Using CTMH Ariana Paper Pack and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge

GDT Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes - Use A Stamp Or Digi On Your Creation

Hello friends/crafters.  How is everyone doing?  I am so excited and honored to be chosen as a Guest Designer for Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges.  This challenge should be very easy for all of you; just use a stamped image or Digi Image and you can enter this challenge.  Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations by the DT.  

I chose to do a simple card; although it took me longer than planned.  The colors were not what I wanted; so I had to change colors after already cutting out all the pieces.  The pictures didn't come as well as I wanted; because the colors are too light for the camera; therefore it makes them darker or changes them completely.  Sorry about that.  

I used my CTMH stamp set Fabulous You; which is one of my favorites.  I also cut the dies with Cricut Art Philosophy.  I love background dies; but I think I probably should have chosen a different paper for this background.  I hope you can see the heart in the die cut.  I love this bird with the ext and flourish.

CTMH Fabulous You Stamp Set - C1533



Inside Card - Sentiment CTMH A Little Thanks - Retired 



Supplies used to create this card:

Die Cuts - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Card base and paper - CTMH Ariana
Cardstock - CTMH Crystal Blue, White Daisy
Ink - Crystal Blue and CTMH Sorbet
Image - CTMH Fabulous You C1533
Sentiment and Flower inside - CTMH A Little Thank You - D1444 (retired)
Bling - Want 2 scrap


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air (No Limit)
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms (1 of 3)
Catch The Bug - Springtime (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Girly (2 of 3)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Crafty Hand Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic (2 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Open-Minded Challenges - Easter or Pastel Colors (No limit)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring (1 of 3)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with twist/recycled item (1 of 3)
CAS On Sunday - Use a Die on A Birthday Card (1 of 1) I think this is CAS
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
HobbyCutz - Bingo (Die, stamp, flower) (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Anything or Easter (1 of 3)
Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels (1 of 3)
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing (2 of 3)
Crafty Boots - Sparkle (No limit)
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and Simple (1 of 5)



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Christmas Card Using DS4J FREE Digi and CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper Pack

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FREE Digi Stamps 4 Joy Image 

Hello to all my friends, followers, fellow crafters.  I hope everyone is doing well.  My brother in law Darrell; started chemo again this week.  We could use your prayers for him; as this is his 3rd time time for chemo.  He had been cancer free for 5 years; but then another form of cancer showed up  He had surgery and they thought they got it all; but now it has spread.  I believe prayers do help; so the more people who pray; the more help he will receive.  Thanks so much for those who do pray.  I really appreciate it.

I know many people like to start their Christmas cards early; so why not take advantage of the FREE Digi that is offered every month through Digi Stamps 4 Joy 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge.  Click on the link and follow directions on how to get your FREE Christmas Digi each month.  This is my 4th Christmas card and I am so excited to be ahead in creating them; rather than waiting until the last minute.  

I love this Christmas Robin; and was very excited to use it.  I wanted to enter it in the Path of Positivity Challenge - Peace; that Lisa is having through May 4th.    The Robin reminds me of Peace. It is nice to have Peace; whether or not it is Peace from worry; Peace at home; Peace over a loved ones suffering; Peace for the world, Peace for your family, Peace for families who have experienced a tragedy in their lives; or just the feeling of overall Peace.  Peace is felt differently for each of us; but I wish Peace to everyone reading this, to all those families who lost someone in the tragic airline that disappeared, Peace for the families who lost loved ones in that horrible head on collision with high school students and the Fed Ex truck; and Peace for those people who had family stabbed by a student.  The list is endless; so Peace On Earth; should cover everyone and every living thing.  Peace is important to all of us. There is too much tragedy in life; so let us focus on Peace and try to bring Peace to others around us.  Not just at Christmas time; but all year long.

The colors didn't turn out as well as I would have liked in these pictures.  The first card is too light; (although closer to real color) and the second card too dark.  LOL!.  These are shades of pink, (CTMH Smoothie) and reds (CTMH Ruby) and green (CTMH Olive).  I tried to adjust the pictures; but it didn't work very well on the second one.


Digi Stamps 4 Joy Christmas Robin, CTMH Pear & Partridge Paper (retired)


Inside Card


Supplies I used to create this card:

Die Cuts:
Circles - Cricut Art Philosophy
Sentiment shapes - Spellbinders Label Eighteen
Holly with leaves - Cricut Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland

Paper - CTMH Pear & Partridge
Cardstock - CTMH Smoothie, Ruby, White Daisy, Olive, New England Ivy and Cashmere
Image - DS4J Christmas Robin (found on DS4J - 2014 Monthly Christmas Challenge)
Sentiment outside - CTMH Just For The Holidays (D1380 retired)
Sentiment inside - CTMH Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit stamp  (C1525 retired)
Ribbon - Celebrate It
Ink - CTMH Smoothie and Ruby

Markers 
Robin - CTMH Smoothie and Smoothie Dark, E50, E51, E31
Branch - E55
Holly - CTMH Olive, New England Ivy
Berries - CTMH Ruby

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

DS4J Monthly Christmas Challenge 2014 - Christmas cards using FREE Digi
Path Of Positivity Challenge - Peace
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up Party (April)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Paper Make Up Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Winter Wonderland - Shades of Pink (This is shades of pink - hopefully they show on picture)
Crafty Hazelnut't Christmas Challenge Extra For April - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Ribbons and Bows (Ribbon under the bows) (1 of 3)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing (1 of 3)
Incy Wincy Designs - Recipe 3-2-1 (3 holly embellishments. 2 bows, 1 image)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes (No limit)
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings (No limit)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches (3 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Girly (1 of 3)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - 2 or more Die cuts (3 of 3)
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas (1 of 5)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes (1 of 2)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Non Square Card or Project (1 of 2)
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Add Corrugated paper or cardboard (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Animals (1 of 3)
Crafty Hand Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Polkadoodles - Animal Magic (1 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit noted)
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings (3 of 3)



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