Friday, April 17, 2015

Friends Card

I have a Design Team project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog today. In my arsenal of paper crafting tools punches are pretty much a staple.  One of my favorite ways to use my punches is to create border strips.  I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #305 with no insert to create these detailed border strips. The border strips add the perfect fancy edge for this card.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TTT at Turtle Soup

I’ll try any technique at least once and I think I’ve found one that I’ll be using again and again. Using cotton fabric and Alcohol ink to create flowers … love this idea! I’ve been inspired to use all those Alcohol inks I have sitting in a drawer (that are never used). Tina from ScrapDiva Tina shared this on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog.

I have the Tuesday Tools, Tips and Technique Challenge at Turtle Soup today.
My challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project that has a flower on it. You have to use ink (any kind) on the flower. You have all month to play along. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Check out the details at Turtle Soup.


Sunday, April 12, 2015


Last week I had a staycation (don’t do that very often). I not only got the spring cleaning done I had time to play with my Cricut and the Life is a Beach cartridge. I made a card for my challenge at Turtle Soup (Saturday All Sorts) staying with the tropical theme.
  Hope you can join us for this months challenges at Turtle Soup!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday All Sorts Challenge at Turtle Soup

Welcome to Saturday All Sorts at Turtle Soup:

With all the crazy cold weather we have had it’s hard to imagine anything tropical for this year. But the fact is I’m seeing large floral prints, pineapples, pink flamingos and palm trees in everything from fashion to home decorating ideas … a trend for 2015. So my challenge to you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project with a tropical theme. You have all month long to play along. Be sure to post your project in the gallery and link it back here to share with us. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I created this card using my Cricut and the Wild Card and Life is a Beach cartridges. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Blog Hop & A Design Team Project

Turtle Soup Spring Blog Hop

April 3 - 9
 Please follow us and leave a
comment on each blog to win ballots for a random prize.
You will finish at the Turtle Soup Magazine Blog
Be sure to watch for the winner to be announce Friday April 10th.

 Hop with us going through the list below.

1. Bev
 2. Colleen
 3.  Phillis
 4. Stacey
 5.  Karen
 6  Chris
 * 7. Joan (you are here)
 8. Tracy
 9. Ginni
 10. toni
 11. Lisa:
 12. Cheryl:
 13. Ashley:
 14. FINISH: Turtle Soup Magazine Blog:

For my Design Team project I made a spring banner.



I also have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Punches Blog today. I created this page for Gracelynn’s album. Every thing I used was from my never ending stash of supplies. I created the circle using the Kreaxions Circle Cutter (one of my favorite tools) and the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #921. I also used the A Stencil and the 8cm (small) Positioning Parts
I love the details this punch provides!



Monday, March 30, 2015

Friends Forever

There is a Design Team Reveal on the Just Imagine Crafts/ Kreaxions Blog today.

I created this card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #905, the Circle Cutter, Stencil A and Positioning Parts 8cm (small).


 I love the detail this punch provides!
Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team Created. 
I’m sure you’ll be inspired!

Monday, March 23, 2015

This past weekend I put some time aside to work on some of the challenges for the March Mini Crop at Turtle Soup. Phillis has an easy challenge posted - to use a mask and paint on your page.

I completed this page for Joshua’s album … love him in that little monster hat! All of the supplies are from my stash. I’ve had those little monster embellishments for a couple of years (or longer). I knew they would come in handy.

Friday, March 20, 2015

March Design Team Projects

I have two projects to share with you today.

First up is a design team project for the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Punches Blog. I created this “thinking of you” card using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #906 with the A insert and the Star Stencil.  After punching the star with the punch I embossed it using my Cuttlebug and then cut it in half.  I then added the doily to the top of my banner and added the flowers.  I don’t know about you but I think this card says “Spring” in on the way.



Next up is a design team project for the Turtle Soup March Mini Crop.

For the March Mini Crop I completed a layout. All the supplies I used I had in my stash (still working on using up all those hoarded supplies). I created the mat for the photo by using: masking tape, Gesso, and some Tim Holtz Distress Stain.
My challenge for you is to complete a layout, card, ATC or altered project using tape … any kind of tape.

Check out the details for the Mini Crop here.

I placed long strips of masking tape on an old plastic placemat (from the dollar store).
I then painted the strips of tape with Gesso. I let the Gesso dry completely.

I dapped the distress stain on my craft mat and added a few drops of water to it. 
I splashed and dripped the watered down stain onto the strips of tape.  (I actually propped the mat up and let the stain run down the tape.)  I let the stain dry before I peeled the strips off the placemat.

I adhered the masking tape strips to my paper, tearing the tape and placing it in random order. 
I then added washi tape and the embellishments to finish the layout.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Did you ever see a photo and instantly have an idea of how you were going to scrap it? When I saw this adorable photo of Isabella (Kyle and Marion’s daughter) I knew exactly what papers and embellishments I was going to use (and all from my stash). I love it when projects just fall into place!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Old books and a tag

I LOVE Tim Holtz supplies and have been stockpiling them … thinking that one day I’d have enough time to play with them. I finally decided that unless I just set my mind to it and put some time aside it was not going to happen. So last weekend I viewed the Tim Holtz Blog and got some ideas. I worked on this tag a little every day this past week (oh how I hate drying time).  Needless to say I had so much fun making this project! All the inking, painting and distressing was so satisfying … it was the creation process that gave me the most pleasure, not the results.
I picked up 3 old books at a thrift store for 30 cents (what a bargain) and tore off the covers. I placed the tag on the top book and wrapped the books in about ten cents worth of twine. Lovin this little home d├ęcor project!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Dress Box 3/6

Today is Friday and I have a Design Team Project up on the Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions Blog.

I purchased the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge and was surprised that it came with 2 booklets (the image booklet and an assembly instructions booklet) and very little instructions! Who knew you were suppose to get the Cricut Scoring Tool to use with this cartridge … not I!?

Thank goodness for Google and people who post tutorials ... bless them!  It saved me from being frustrated and I learned a few new things.

So … that brings me to my project. The cute little dress box. I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 punch #903 to take the dress box to a fancier level. I punched border strips and cut them to fit the shape of the dress box. I added some pearls from my stash along with a piece of ribbon and a flower. Wouldn’t these be cute bridal shower favors?! 

Love the elegant detail the border strips added to this project.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Design Team Sketch Reveal at Turtle Soup

Sharing a Design Team Sketch Reveal for Turtle Soup today.
  Be sure to check out the forum and see what the rest of the
Design Team did with the Sketch - and be inspired.

Sketch by Bev Code
My take on the sketch

Lots of supplies from my stash:
Card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - Pebbles & Graphic 45
Alpha card - October Afternoon
Flowers - Prima
Foil - Ranger
Die - Tim Holtz
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Bling -?
Title - Cricut; Create A Critter