Sunday, May 24, 2015

End of School Thank You Cards #2

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.  The weather is just fabulous for my grandson's baseball tournament, which started Friday evening and finishes up tomorrow.  There are 10 teams playing.  Right now, our team is #1.  But they still have to get through 2 more games tomorrow before they collect the big trophies.  I've made 18 dozen cookies for the snack bar to sell.   And the kids just love those blue raspberry slushies, even though it turns their lips and tongues (sometimes their shirts) blue.  They look like smurfs walking around.
Needless to say, I've been a little busy which is why I have a quick and simple card to show you today. 
I think this one will go to Nick's 4th grade teacher.  
The stamp is from CTMH.

Creative Corner Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #90 - Sentimentally Yours 
Love to Scrap Challenge #54 - Anything Goes 

I'll be back tomorrow, after the baseball games are over, with my Mojo Monday Card which will also be Thank You Card #3.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

End of School Thank You Cards #1

It's time to make those thank you notes for my grandsons' teachers, teacher aides, after school aides, and bus driver.  If I do one a day, I'll have all 7 finished in time.
For card #1 I've used the free digi Elephant and Gifts provided by Gerde Steiner Designs for the 72 hr. Weekend Challenge.

The image was printed on the card base and on dp; then paper pieced onto the card base.   Those tiny flowers sure were fun to fussy cut!  The 'Thank You' sentiment is a CTMH stamp.  Other sentiments were computer generated. There is room to write the teacher's name above the inside sentiment and space below to sign the card.

Other challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #157 - Graduation or School Related
Dragons Lair Designs Challenge - A Bouquet of Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge #107 - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #132 - Cute + a sentiment

Friday, May 22, 2015

Birthday Step Card

This Birthday card has a Bird, a Butterfly, a Bee, a Big Bow, and lots of Bling.  It is my entry for the current Scribbles Design Challenge - #29 : "B" is for...

This center step card features a digi image from Bugaboo stamps, CTMH papers and stamps, egg shapes and frames cut on the Cricut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge, punched scalloped borders, and a triple bow with butterfly charm.

Other Challenges:
Seize the Birthday Challenge -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #119 - Animals
Creative Knockouts Challenge - Sentimentally Yours
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #102 - Birthday with 4 of something (4 blue gems and 4 pink gems)
Penny's Challenge #228 - Anything Goes

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Classic Birthday

My plans for this morning have been delayed until my DH returns from the golf course.  When he does, I am hoping to find my purse in his car.  It has started to rain a bit here, but a little rain won't bring him home any sooner.  

Meanwhile, I'll share this card with you.
When all the gals gathered here for Mother's Day Lunch, my darling 14 month old great granddaughter randomly pulled this pre-colored card sheet out of my magazine basket.  (Now that Laila is walking she is discovering lots of interesting things, including my snack drawer in the kitchen.)  I didn't even realize it was mixed in with the magazines.  Instead of finding a new home for it, I just made up a card.  These are so easy.  Just a bit of cutting, some poppers for the layering, and a card base.

I'll enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #102 - Birthday with 4 of something (4 square embellishments on the corners and 4 layers on the car)
Frilly and Funky Challenge - Happy, Happy, Happy! (finding great masculine cards makes me happy)
Whimsie Doodle May Challenge - One for the Men
2 Crafty Girls Challenge #3 - Vintage
Splendiferous Creations Bloggers Challenge - Rev It Up

Have a great day!
Sure do hope my purse is in my DH's car!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Can't Decide

Should I finish this card with a Birthday sentiment or a Father's Day sentiment?  The digital image by Deedee's Digis certainly works well for either occasion.  

Dad Gets a Day Off  is the digi set for Deedee's Digis May Progressive Challenge
I knew I couldn't color this and make it look nearly as great as the precolored version I used.  (Although, I think I need to recalibrate our printer.)  The precolored images come in various skin tones and hair colors.   The papers were unearthed in my recent organizing frenzy.  And the little wood trinkets are CTMH, which I colored to match.

Here are a few more challenges I'm entering today:
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #180 - Use a Precolored Image

Today's Agenda:  Gardening at my Mother's; a stop for some milk and fruit; baking a cake; and watching a baseball game with my grandson pitching (wish them luck; it's a playoff game and so far they are undefeated)
I better get going.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Posting for Matthew

My 2 grandsons are here today since their school building is being used as a voting place.  Matthew, my crafting buddy, wanted to make something for Memorial Day.  We googled kids crafts and checked pinterest.  He decided he wanted to make a flag.  Scanning the Stand and Salute cricut cartridge book, he found several and decided on this one:

He cut the white map as a frame and then a plan red map for under it.  I handed him my box of solid scraps and had him look for a blue piece.  We cut it to size and he stamped the stars (CTMH stamp, white daisy ink)  He mounted the map on the chevron paper.  He has a pretty good eye for centering.  I don't get to help.  He is 8!  He wanted to use the eagle frame from the cricut cartridge but the map was too big.  So he just cut a plain eagle, added a googly eye and popped it onto the page.  Next I handed him my red, white, and blue box with goodies I pick up to use on OWH Hero Cards.  Matt added the chipboard self adhesive letters first, followed by the bling borders, fireworks stickers and more bling for in the centers.  It was looking so great I started digging in my closet.  All the way at the bottom I had stashed one of those scrapbook page frames.  He let me put the page in the frame.  He says he's giving it to his dad for Father's Day, but my guess is that his Dad will get it this afternoon.
I think he did a phenomenal  job!

I am entering it a few challenges for him:
Not Just Cards Challenge # 19 - Always Anything Goes

Now we are off to the movies.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Movin' on Monday

Lots of things to do today.  I laid out my Mojo Monday card before I was even dressed.   But, I was teaching a card class this morning and had most of my necessities packed and ready to go.   So assembly and posting had to wait until I returned home this afternoon.  
I've used the May digital freebie, Stinkin' Cute, from Gerde Steiner to create this Father's Day card and will be entering it in the May Challenge.

Additional challenges for this card include:
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #259 - Funny or cute sentiment
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #118 - Red, White & Blue with ribbon
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #119 - Animals with ribbon

And, while waiting for the 4th load of wash to dry,  I managed to dig through my newly organized scraps to find the colors I needed for the Color My Heart Color Dare #142 and make this card using the sketch for current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 108.

OK.  Break is over.  I think I'll have just enough time to get the fresh sheets on the bed before I start dinner.