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Friday, May 30, 2014

Off To Alaska!

We just received some GREAT news!  My son-in-law, Travis, has been out of work for some time, and it has been very tough.  He just got word that he was hired to go to Alaska for the summer!  He will be working at a fishing lodge as their head chef.  We are overjoyed!!!   I wanted to send him a special congrats card, and here is what I came up with!

I did a side step card and made the cut file for the chef.  I saw the cut file some time ago and wanted to down load it, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out where the link was to buy it!  So I kept the picture and made my own!  I also made the fishing rod, the menu board and fish.  The other embellies were stick on's.  But I did add the "Alaska" part of the sign.

For those of you who might be interested, here is a link to the 
Togiak River Lodge.

Entered in the following challenges:

Ruby's Rainbow ~ One For The Boys
Simply Create Too ~ Father's Day Male
Fussy And Fancy ~ Outdoors
Creative Knockouts ~ Summer's Coming
Rhed and Rosie ~ No Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Paperpiecing

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #66 ~ Embossing

I so enjoy working with Bugaboo images!  They are my very favorites!  So many to choose from for any occasion.  They are our sponsor for this fun challenge at CC&CC.

I am using Scarlette Party, I love her!  I did two types of embossing; a file for the background paper and then heat embossing on her dress, both done with Frantage!  Yes, I am still hooked on that product!  Have a look.

We would love to have you join in on this challenge.  Come see the GREAT cards our DT have don for your inspiration.  You won't be disappointed!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog

Time for some "TASTY" fun over at SDCB Our challenge this time is all about yummy things to eat.  An image of food of some kind must be used on your project; main image, background paper, etc.  The little darlin' I used on this card is from a new release group called "Fruity Babies".  My gal is Fruity Babies Watermelon, and she is adorable!  You can find her for purchase in the Scrapper's Delights Store.  I colored her with Copic's, cut her out and sat her on the pedestal of watermelon slices.  The slices of watermelon are from a cut file by My Scrap Chick entitled "Thanks A Melon".

I hope you join us for this fun challenge at SDCB, see you there!

Entered in the following challenges:

PDE Inky Party ~ Food or Beverage
The Squirrel and The Fox #70 ~ For the Girls
Lauralcraft - Dragonfly Dreams #5 ~ How Does Your Garden Grow
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Lots of Layers
Stamp & Create ~ Spring Colors (Bright and Fun)
Creative Cutting Challenge ~ Father's Day
Craftn Desert Diva's ~ Fun Folds
One Stitch At A Time #214 ~ Anything Goes

Friday, May 23, 2014

Birthday Cards

TGIF everyone!  Sure hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

I had a busy time of it in May for birthdays.  In fact, I have 3 loved ones who all share the same birthday on May 30th!  Here are a couple of the cards that I made for them.

This first one is a cheerful easel card that was made from a cut file at My Scrap Chick that is called "Bird & Garden Gate".  It was cut using My Silhouette.

The second one is also a cut file that was a free one. I found it quite some time ago, but it had never used.  I have been an admirer of the lattice designs but have never done any of them.  I decided I need to get with it and try them.  
I'm glad I did!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


For all my fellow crafters who love cut files for their Silhouette, Cricut, Black Cat, etc. here is a FABULOUS blog to see. Monica lives in Northen Sweden and is talented beyond belief! All her cut files are FREE and they are GORGEOUS! Go through her archives and you will find borders, frames, lace doilies, labels, lattice cut outs, 3D projects, anything your little heart could desire! It's a gold mine! AND take a look at her garden and greenhouse!!! This woman can design and build anything!. She uses a Cad system, and man, she really knows what she is doing! If you take a lot of files - it will be hard NOT to - be kind and leave a donation.  ENJOY!!!

Take a look at some of the files she has!
These are 4 corner fold cards:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges #65 Use A TAG

Hello friends, it's time for another challenge at CC&CC.  This time the theme is Use A TAG.  You still have to make a card, and then incorporate a tag into your design.  I don't do tags very often, so I had a bit of a brain fade, lol.  I decided to just do a very simple one at the top of my image.  The image is from our sponsor, Scribbles Designs Challenges and is called
#632 Topiary 1

Thanx so much for stopping by, and I hope we see you for our challenge at CC&CC!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Scrapper's Delights Challenge Anything Goes

ANYTHING GOES!!!  It can't get much easier or simpler than that!  So no excuses, come join us and have some fun with our challenge.  Who knows, you may even win a prize!

For my card at Scrapper's Delights I used the ADORABLE image
Be sure to look at all the wonderful images they have available for purchase.
I used an embossing folder covered on one side with pale blue ink from a stamp pad to create the soft look.  Then I cut out the frame area with a die.  My image is colored with Copics and surrounded with a sprinkle of Frantage.  All the flowers were hand made from die cut pieces, and also the butterfly which is embossed with Frantage (I LOVE that stuff, lol!)

We look forward to seeing you for this fun challenge!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother's Day

Well, it sure has a been a really tough week and a half.  I have been fighting with a kidney stone and it has basically won.  I've been living on cranberry juice and Percocet.  Now its decided to just hide and wait!  I swear a kidney stone is more painful than giving birth!  Thankfully I had my important blog  posts scheduled, because I really don't think I could have gotten them done.

I did manage to get this card done today for my sweet Aunt.  I think she will get it on time if it goes in the mail tomorrow - at least I hope so!  It was a file from Silhouette I recently purchased.  I love  the flourish look, and I did it in her favorite color of cranberry.  I used a die cut to cut the roses and then put them together, and also the leaves.  The sentiment was also cut on my Silhouette.

Thanx for stopping by, and an early Happy Mother's Day to all the 
moms out there!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Paulaholifield Crafts ~ Flower Power
Emeradl Faeries Challenge ~ Flowers, Ribbon and/or lace
Life In Details Challenge ~ Stitching
Cut It Up ~ Mother's Day/Die Cut
Amusing Challenge ~ Mothers
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ Mother's Day
My Sheri Crafts ~ #132 In Celebration of Moms

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges #64 Circles & Squares

WOW!  Everyone really was in a Spring mood for our last challenge - SUPER entries!  Thanx so much for all your hard work!

This challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges is a fun one too!  We are asking you to use Circles & Squares.  That can be your image shape or background, or your design in your papers you use or anything else.  Just be sure to use both!

My image I am using is called "Roadster Nikki".  She is adorable!  Check her out at Ladybug Crafts Ink, there is a whole series of images with her, so cute!

Hurry on over to CC&CC and join us for this fun challenge!
See you there!