Friday, December 7, 2018

2018 Coffee Lover's Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop





Using Photo Play Paper called Mad 4 Plaid Christmas Collection, Frosty paper, which is double-sided and perfect to use for both sides on this cute little cup holder and cup. Love using these fun pieces to make this so so adorable cup and holder!!!

Challenges:
2018 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Simon Says Monday Challenge: B is for? B is for Brown Christmas Paper Coffee Cup
Simon Says Wednesday Wrap it up Challenge Using cup to house yummy candies as a gift set.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Authetique Frontier Album Gift




"Together we have it all"






   Am an avid Authentique Papers fan and loved these papers when I saw them, called Frontier. I immediately thought of my beloved Mother in Law who grew up in Crowell, Texas on a cotton farm where they grew all types of vegetables as well. Her and her TWIN sister are 93 years old and am so excited to make this for them! I thought that they would enjoy adding their childhood photo as well as pics from over the years. She was so excited when I gave it to her at Thanksgiving for her early Christmas present!!! I had packaged it for her as a surprise inside a beautiful mirrored jewelry box.
The photo on the front is when we traveled to see her in May and had taken the two out to Olive Garden. Don't you love how that rock wall behind them fit perfectly with the rustic theme? You can even see my blonde hair on the left in the pic. LOL!! Also, these ladies are so healthy that they spend time flying back and forth to each other's homes in different states. Thanksgiving and Christmas is the only times that they aren't together as to spend it with their families. Isn't that sweet???

Other supplies:
Buttons, May Arts Twine, Vintage Seam binding in two colors, White Burlap, Ranger Walnut Distress Ink, Red ink, Black paint, Prima Marketing flowers, Petaloo burlap flower stem with pearls, Fineline glue bottle, Basic Grey bookplate, Fiskars corner punch, hot glue gun, 12" trimmer and scissors.

Challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Blog challenge: Tis' the Season for Gift Giving I'm #10
  I was honored to be chosen as the
                     Frilly and Funkie Challenge Winner!!
                                   My guest post will appear Jan. 17




Word Art Wednesday #362-363 I'm #173

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes I'm #184
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Gift It I'm #85

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Merry Christmas House Mouse Style





What a joy it was to make this festive card showing this happy House Mouse trio as they troupe off bringing gifts showing their " IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT" vibe!
Supplies:
Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine
Spellbinders 5x7 Mystical Embrace Nestabilities die
Spellbinders Hemstitch rectangle die
Basic Grey Christmas paper
Recollections Gold paper
Prima Poinsettia with glitter
May Arts Green silk ribbon
Glitter Christmas trees were given to me from Susan Drees
Copics for coloring.

Challenges:
HMFMC # 279 - ANYTHING GOES / OPTIONAL THEME - " IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT "
Craft Rocket Challenge #54  Mine is #286
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #362-363 I'm #60,
                                                   (I won for Top 3 Honors)


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Layout


I love this colorful collection that screams yummy desserts by Graphic 45 called Cafe Parisian!  I decided to blow up the pictures of these yummy homemade donuts we had at a cafe in Prague one cold and windy night. Our drink was made by melting chocolate and adding cream!! Yes, that hot yumminess with these delicious homemade donuts!! It screamed, scrapbook layout!! So I obliged. It was the day we had landed after a long flight and walked all over the city to find ourselves just off the main drag from Charles Bridge in the Old Town. Great find and highly recommended plus they were still open after 8 PM though not as many to chose from at that time of day. Everything was so romantic and even a bit poetic to finish our first day of the trip. See the heart in the foam! So sweet of her!
To recreate this layout is quite easy:
3 sheet of Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian: Bon Appetit, Creme' de la Creme', and Cafe' Parisian. Cut strips off the right side of Cafe' Parisian and the squares. Use on the Bon Appetit as the background paper for the right page. Cut squares apart and fussy cut the centers with the desserts out. Then using 3D foam adhesive, pop up onto the "pink squares". I also popped those up so double popped!! This is the right page in the double layout.

For the left page: Using Cafe' Parisian paper, I fussy cut out almost the whole scene with the umbrella and waitress. The once done, I positioned my 5x7 pic where I wanted and used more of the strips from previously and added at both sides of the photo so as to ground it. I then added a vintage doily my girlfriend had given me from a collection of different sizes and this one seemed to mimic the tablecloth in the photo. Viola'! A simple and fun layout to add to my album of my trip! I don't want to miss remembering this wonderful night and all of the fun we had. Enjoy!
Challenges:

Double D Challenges: Wishes are Possible-Inspired by the blue and pink for the picture matched togehter. My dream of a vacation moment! #38



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Frilly Fall Thanksgiving Card



 Am so thankful for this upcoming Thanksgiving when I will see my three adult children all together. But realistically, God has truly blessed me and am so thankful for His presence and love!  

Inside Message: Wishing you a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Using Echo Park The Story of Fall quote, I built this card around it.  I started with Neenah cardstock, and dry embossed it with Tim Holtz 3D Alteration folder. I blended the top with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs and Distress Ink Walnut Stain. I then added torn "book" paper with more walnut ink applied and glued to the background as well.
  Other supplies included medium brown seam binding, Spellbinders stitched ovals and floral oval dies, bleached burlap, Fiskars 12 inch trimmer, scissors, Platinum 6 die cutting machine, Tool N One, brown cardstock and flowers and bling by Prima Marketing.


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving #32

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your own background #129

Frilly and Funkie: A Harvest of Gratitude Challenge #5

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #360-361 #49
Double D Challenges: Wishes are Possible-inspired by the top left picture and the message inside.

House Mouse Berry Christmas



Supplies:
Stampendous House Mouse Berry Christmas
Copic Sketch Markers: R27, R29, R39, E00, E02, E33, E37, E39, E53, E59, C1, C3.
Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder in Shabby White
Embossing heat gun.
MISTI tool
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
Michaels foam snowflakes
Target twine
Little Yellow Bicycle "Merry" title (cut apart)
Carta Bella Snow Fun: Snow Globes paper
Spellbinders Ornamental Arch die
Spellbinders Platinum 6 machine
Spellbinders Tool N' One
Crystal Glaze glue
Fineline glue applicator
Fiskars scissors and 12 inch trimmer
Neenah Bright White #110 paper




This card was chosen as the House Mouse Winner for the prize.



Challenges:
#thedailymarker30day Coloring Challenge
HMFMC # 278 - Anything goes/Optional Theme 'Show Us Some Snow'
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Double D Challenge: Wishes are Possible-Inspired by the lower left picture
Message inside: Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Autumn Graphic 45 card

Loving this fabulous Graphic 45 collection and making this M&T at my resent Scraptique Retreat I attended in October 2018. Check out her fabulous kits and next retreats. Well worth the cost and had so much fun with super nice ladies and one boy! Hoping to attend next year too!!
Challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams: Autumnal Colors
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes #356-357
CARDZ TV ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #69