Friday, August 19, 2016

Turtle Soup August Mini Crop:

Today I have a challenge up for the August Turtle Soup Mini Crop. 
Be sure to check out the forum for the rest of the Design Team's
fun and inspiring challenges. 
Since the theme this month is school, my challenge is to
create a card, layout, tag, ATC, or altered project
and use the word teacher, teaching or teach on it.

I made this card for one of my grandson's teachers. 
I distressed the edges of the card and tag and inked them
to add some texture.  I also fussy cut the books
from the leftover  paper for the tag.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Teachers make a difference!

I better get busy making the grandkids teacher's gifts! 
What teacher doesn't like getting a note of appreciation? 
 I'm sharing a card I made for my Design Team project for
For this card I used the Star Stencil and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with the A insert.  I distressed and inked the edges to add a little texture.

I love the details this punch provides.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Can I get a Yee Haw?

Today there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal up at TurtleSoup.  Bev Code has again provided the design team with an inspiring sketch to work with.  Be sure to check out the forum at Turtle Soup and see what the rest of the design team came up with.
August Sketch
My take on the sketch

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Counting My Blessings

Today there is a Design Team Reveal up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog.  The theme this month is "Yellow/Butterflies".  I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #309.  I used the negative punched piece.  I also used the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the Butterfly Die.  Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Crop

I have finally found some time to play along with the challenges
July 9th - shaped card

July 3rd - a sketch challenge

July 13th - using numbers

Saturday, July 16, 2016

It' A Party

Today I have a Birthday Bash Crop challenge up at Turtle Soup. 
Charlene gave me this cute photo strip from a party they had gone to that had a photo booth set up (how fun!).  She wanted to know if I could use it for Vincent's scrapbook album ... why yes I can.  Especially since I have the Cricut Photo Booth Props cartridge. 
Check out the details for the challenge in the Turtle Soup forum.  Hope you can join the party!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Hey You / Sweet Ride

Today at Turtle Soup there is a Design Team Sketch Reveal. 
Be sure to visit the forum and see what the rest of the Design Team did with the sketch. 
I find it amazing to see how many different ways people use the same sketch.
July's Sketch
 I completed this page for Elisha's album. 
Daring little boy with that scooter on top of the skate board. 
Boys and their toys lol!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Two Projects Today


My first project for today is for a challenge at Turtle Soup:

Today I have a challenge up for the Birthday Bash Crop at Turtle Soup. 
 My challenge for you is to create a shaped card.  Be creative and have fun! 
I created this "Make A Wish" card using my Cricut and the
Creative Cards cartridge.  Be sure to check out the forum and be inspired by
all the wonderful challenges from the design team this month.



My second project is  a  tutorial that I have up on
the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog.  I was inspired by my husband Randy when he wore a bow tie to church last Sunday.  I remembered I had a Cricut cartridge (Brooklyn Iron-On) with some cuts on it that would be perfect for making a tag. He is an avid book worm ... I mean reader and this tag
will make a  perfect bookmark for him.


I've listed directions and photos of the steps but did not list photos of the tag in progress.  Two thoughts on this:  One: I did not want to give you a perceived idea as to what your tag should look like.  There is no right or wrong way to do this ... and Two: I totally forgot to take the photos in between the steps. 
I got to excited about making the tag!
1) I gathered all my supplies
that I thought I would need.
2) To create a mask area I adhered strips of torn
tissue tape and applied them to the tag.
3) I placed a stencil over the tag and applied some
texture paste.  I dried with a heat gun.
4) I applied several colors of distress stain to my
craft sheet and lightly misted the tag with water. 
I swiped the tag through the stains to
create random colored areas. 

 I filled in areas on the tag using distress stain directly
from the bottle and misted with water to blend. 
I dried the tag with a heat gun.

5)  I placed another stencil over the tag and inked with
distress ink using a blending tool.



6) I used various colors of distress paint to alter my
metal word embellishment.
7) I then started to add my embellishments.

8) Some of the embellishments were sewn on to the tag.

9) I then distressed the edges of the tag with a distressing
 tool and inked the edges of the tag.
I added the rest of the embellishments.

 The finished tag:


Saturday, July 2, 2016

4th of July

I'm sharing a Design Team project I made for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog today.  I created this card to celebrate the 4th of July.  I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch # 912 to make my border strips.  I also used the Kreaxions Punch Mate ... LOVE this tool and I have no idea why it took me so long to try it?!  If you're doing a lot of punching this tool is a must have.  It makes punching a breeze.


Friday, July 1, 2016


June was a busy month for me ... spending 2 weeks in sunny FL with the grandkids and remodeling my craft room didn't leave me any time to work on scrappy projects.  But it's July first, a new month and I'm ready to get back into the swing of paper crafting. 
Today is the Design Team reveal at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. 
This month there are two inspiring mood boards to choose from.
Pastels Soft and Elegant
Rustic and Soft
I chose the Rustic and Soft and created this layout of my
grandson Joshua and his lizard friend. 
and see the rest of the Design Team's projects.

A big thank you to the sponsors this month:
Tania Ridgwell & Memory Maze


Friday, May 27, 2016

Do More Of What Makes You Happy

I have a Design Team card up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today.

A “Honeycomb” embossing folder, some black, white and yellow cardstock and some embellishments, along with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #918 make a happy, little bee card.
… So I’m off to do more of what makes me happy … paper crafting.
  I used the Kreaxions punch with no insert to create those cute little border strips.



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oh Happy Day

... and this is what I did with one of the die cut flowers I made. 

Hope you can join in the challenges for the Turtle Soup May Mini Crop.