Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #33 & CTMH Card Class 7/16

Somehow I lost yesterday and didn't get this card for 
finished until today.
I've made a Kid Friendly Birthday Celebration card. 


In the front pocket is an ATC card with animal balloons, 
including a monkey, 
so I can also link up with the Challenge # 233
 The balloon stamps are from CTMH and the Celebrate is a Cricut cut from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.

Additional Challenges:


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Cards we made this afternoon at Joyce Houck's CTMH card workshop.






   

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Beccy's Place July Challenge

This month Beccy's Place has a wonderful, free, digi image that I knew would make some lovely cards.  I downloaded it, opened it in paint, resized it, and hit print.  Guess I should have saved it first because what printed was way too big for a card.  My second attempt was much better and the image was ready to color.  I used pencils and a clear Wink of Stella brush to blend the colors and give the flowers a bit of sparkle.
 But I wasn't about to waste the large image I had printed, 
at least not all of it.

Challenges:
Beccy's Place July Challenge - AG with an image from Beccy's Place (I didn't use the twist of CASEing myself.) 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #231 - Bingo + a sentiment ( I used the diagonal row from bottom left to upper right: Ribbon, Digi, Die Cut.) 
 
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #521 - Ribbon and Sparkle (Image covered in clear Wink of Stella, sorry it doesn't show in the photo.)

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Thanks for the shoe.

That would be shoe in the singular, rather than plural as in pair of shoes.  Yes, someone very recently gave me a shoe and today's card is a thank you for this very interesting gift.

Allow me to explain. 
Each month the Delightful Dazzling Dames, a Red Hat Chapter in Pennsylvania, meets for lunch and socializing.  We are a small group and enjoy each other's company, talking, laughing, and caring.  Before each meeting I, as Queen, hide what we refer to as Ruby's Slipper, a small 4 inch red shoe intended as a Christmas ornament.  The gal who finds it receives a small prize.  At our last meeting one of the girls gifted me with a new shoe which would be much easier for their aging eyes to find.






Challenges:

Monday I will be teaching a card class for a group of Delightful Dazzling Dames.  I am using the SU May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit with a few alterations.

 Thanks for stopping by.
 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close To My Heart July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
This month I've made a fun fold card using papers and cut outs from the Sweet Girl paper pack.  




The "Thank You" is from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Joyce Gough's blog.
Your next stop is Marie Flayer's blog.
The hop is circular.
If you are just starting here,
simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fried Chickens

My friend told me that yesterday, July 6th, 
was National Fried Chicken Day.
Who knew?
Well, Bugaboo Stamps has a digi that is perfect for
National Fried Chicken Day. 



Here are a few challenges for these birds:
Card #1:
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Sweet Summertime
Card #2:
Crafty Friends Challenge #113 - things beginning with "b" (bird, beach, blue)
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #176 -  Clean and Simple Summer Card

Saturday, July 6, 2019

SAS4K July Challenge

This month a lot of challenges are celebrating Christmas in July and Send a Smile 4 Kids is no exception. 
If you follow my blog, and I'd be so happy if you did, you know I recently found a shoe box of various paper scraps and have been diligently trying to empty the box.  This Merry Christmas paper was a timely find. 
 
The image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is a Cricut cut from the CTMH Artistry cartridge.  After Christmas last year I purchased a box of red and green cards with envelopes on clearance, knowing they'd be perfect for this year's SAS4K cards.

If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.

Challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - No Peeking and/or Ornaments
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #188 - Anything Christmas or Festive Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge # 151 - AG; twist: use patterned paper

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Patriotic 4th of July Card

Today the United States the 4th of July, Independence day.
Happy 4th to all!

 I pulled out some fun embossing folders and followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch #519
 
I accidentally cut off the bottom of the die cut circle.  Thankfully I had a perfect piece of ribbon in my stash to hide my goof.

Additional Challenges:
Cut It Up Challenge #177 - Red, White & Blue 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stars and/or Stripes 
Fab n Funky Challenge #447 - Stars and/or Stripes