Thursday, November 15, 2018

11/15/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am having so much fun creating with this background, Color Me Fall.

Today's card is using the background stamp and embossed with White Embossing Powder to create a striking contrast.


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Thankful Friends, Color Me Fall
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock
Ink: Clear Pigment, Pumpkin Bread, Cocoa Powder
Accessories: Pumpkin Patch Ribbon, Journey Natural Twine, Journey White Embossing Power

Get these supplies here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

11/13/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you had a relaxing Veteran's weekend.  I am thankful for all the men and women that have fought and still fight for my freedom.  Yes, I enjoyed the day off from work, but it is more than a day to thank them.  Without them we would not have the freedoms we have.

Today, I am sharing another card using the Color Me Fall Background stamp, but in a different way.  The past few posts I have been showing you didn't colors and ways to use a background stamp.

Here is my card using the background stamp as the background for a fall coffee inspired shaker card.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thanksful Friends
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, a variety of other fall colors.
Ink: Pumpkin Bread, Oatmeal Cookie
Accessories: Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon, Journey Natural Twine

Friday, November 9, 2018

11/10/18



Welcome to the Down on the Farm Blog Hop



This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Farms across America...the livestock, the plants, and the farmers!


Connie Can Crop  is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!



Cheapo Dies will be donating 3 of their fabulous dies!
(must be local to the US)


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 11/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Let's get to my project.  

I love Doodlebug Designs paper and today I had to use it for the theme, "Down on the Farm".

 
I recently went on a field trip with my school to the farm and I had a first.  I got to milk a cow!  I can't wait to add my pictures to this layout.


I love this little cow.  He had to go onto my layout.


I had to add this cutie as well.

All of the supplies are from Doodlebug and Fun Stampers Journey.


Be sure to head over to Amanda's blog.




 
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
Be sure to join us next month for our

Stocking were hung hop!








11/9/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I have another card to celebrate the fall season.

You will notice I used the same background as before, but in a different color and in a different layout.  I just want to show you that you can use background stamps in many ways.


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Thankful Friends
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Dies: Baby Envelope
Ink: Clear Pigment, Cocoa Powder
Accessories: Clear Pigment Embossing Powder, Pumpkin Patch Ribbon, Journey Natural Twine

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11/7/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Now that Halloween is over, it is time to focus on a few Thanksgiving cards before we move onto Christmas.  I love the colors of fall and I love this card today.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thankful Friends, Color Me Fall
Paper: Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Pumpkin Bread
Dies: Journey Circles
Accessories: Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon, Journey Natural Twine

Monday, November 5, 2018

11/5/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I can't believe it is November.   I love November.  I love the colors, smells and what the month is for.

Today, I am sharing my monthly dashboard I created for November in my planner.






Supplies Used:  (All Fun Stampers Journey)
Stamp: Bountiful Thanks, Annual Celebration
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Haystack Cardstock, Good Life Prints
Ink: Black Licorice, Hazelnut Blend
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Thursday, November 1, 2018

11/1/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the first of the month and that means we have a new challenge over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Here is the card I created:


I hope you found some inspiration.  Happy Creating.

Supplies Used:  (All supplies from Fun Stampers Journey)
Stamp: Gather Together
Paper: Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Pumpkin Bread Cardstock, Summer Days Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Orange Creamcicle Cardstock
Dies: Leaf Pattern, Journey Holidays Die Set
Ink: Hazelnut Blend
Accessories: Pop of Color Journey Tape

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

10/31/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Halloween!  I hope you are having fun doing whatever you decide to do today.   I am working all day and then we are having a small truck or treat in the complex we live in.  It should be fun!

Today, I want to share with you a Doodlebug banner I created to celebrate the holiday.









The banner turned out to be eight panels when I was done, so it was really hard to get a full picture.  The banner says Spooky and then has two end caps.

I hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2018

10/29/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I want to share with you a very simple and easy Birthday card.  I actually had to complete 12 of these and I finished them start to finish in 2 hours.


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Inside Out
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Playful Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Journey Circles
Accessories:  Pink Twine, Fashion Silver

Saturday, October 27, 2018

10/27/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Have you ever had a stamp set that you always come back to?  Today the card I want to share is using a stamp set that I always come back to time and time again at this time of year.


On this card, I also challenged myself to use a color that is not one I pick up, Pumpkin Bread.

I distressed and crumbled the leaves up to make them more realistic.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Autumn Days, Happy Harvest
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Green Olive Cardstock, Pumpkin Bread Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock
Ink: Pumpkin Bread, Dark Roast, Cranberry Bliss
Silk: Dark Roast, Bronze
Dies: Journey Circles

Thursday, October 25, 2018

10/25/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

This past weekend I participating in a card swap.  I had to make 27 of them, so they had to be simple but cute.  So, here is what I came up with.






I created the background paper by stamping the images on to each block of color.   On the Haystack color, I stamped with Oatmeal Cookie ink.  On the Green Olive color, I stamped with Hazelnut Blend.  On the Pumpkin Bread color, I stamped with Pumpkin Bread.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Bountiful Harvest
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Haystack Cardstock, Green Olive Cardstock, Pumpkin Bread Cardstock
Ink: Oatmeal Cookie, Hazelnut Blend, Pumpkin Bread
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine, Fashion Silver

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

10/23/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day!

Today I want to share with you a card I created for my October Card Classes and then changed my mind.


The leaves were cut out of the card base using the leaf die from the Snapshot Frames die set.   I then added a piece of Fall-o-ween printed paper behind it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Happy Harvest
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Haystack Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Printed Paper
Ink: Dark Roast
Dies: Snapshot Frames, Treat Labels
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine

Sunday, October 21, 2018

10/21/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share a Halloween Treat holder I created.  This is one of those quick and easy projects, that you can make multiples in a short amount of time.






I started with a piece of Fall-o-ween Printed paper, cut to 6 x 3.  I then folded the piece of paper in half and folded a piece back to create the pocket.
I then stamped the sentiment and the pumpkin in Black Licorice ink.  I distressed everything before attaching the pieces.
Lastly, I added a layer of Journey Glaze to the Pumpkin.

Happy Halloween!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Jack O Lantern, Annual Celebration
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Orange Creamcicle Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Journey Twine Licorice Twist, Journey Glaze


Friday, October 19, 2018

10/20/18


Welcome to the Danger Zone Blog Hop


This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the creepy, scary creatures of Halloween!


Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this "danger" filled hop! You should have arrived from

Alicia's blog but if not please start at the beginning. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

Miss Kate Cuttables

One lucky winner is going to win their choice of 3 files!! 

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/24/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

So, on to the project I created:


I started with a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then splashed the piece of Cardstock with Color Splash sprays-  Electric Lime and Cosmic Grape




I then used a dauber and Black Licorice ink, to stencil through a web that I had cut with my Cricut.



I then used that same web to add to the corners of the card. 

I then cut out Frankenstein with my Cricut, layered him up and added him to the top.
Scary, but cute!

I hope I have inspired your Halloween creativity.

Be sure to head over to Miranda's Blog next.


Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

10/19/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

This past weekend I co-hosted a Halloween Crop.  One of the swaps I was a part of was a flip book.  I was under the impression that it was to be a photo album.  I soon found out that it is supposed to be a book full of goodies, etc.
Since I already had the book made, I added some goodies and called it a day.
The recipient said she loved it!  That made it all worth it.

Here is what I created:

Front Cover


Inside Front Cover
I included some images for the recipient to use in her projects.








I made two planner clips using my Cricut.







Inside Back Cover
I included some tags for the recipient to use


This is a full look at the book opened to show the three panels.











 This is the middle panel on the inside back cover.

I hope you have found inspiration today.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/17/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are having a great day.
Today I want to share with you a card I created for my card classes this month.





This is a very simple card, but I think it is cute.
I used the Happy Harvest Stamp set to create the bed of leaves that the pumpkin and sunflower are sitting on.
The star of the card is that bright and colorful pattern paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Happy Harvest
Paper: Haystack Cardstock, Tangerine Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Ink: Dark Roast, Oatmeal Cookie





Monday, October 15, 2018

10/15/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope this post finds you doing well.

Halloween is coming.  Are you ready?  Today I have a Scrapbook Layout I created to preserve the memories you are going to make.

Here is the 2 page layout.


Here is a closer look at the title banner I created:






Here is a closer look at the Jack-o-Lantern I colored and added to the layout:





This little pumpkin looks to fun to be spooky!

Supplies Used:

Stamp: Outline Bet, Happy Pumpkin
Paper: Tangerine Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Grape Fusion Cardstock, Orange Creamsicle Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Border Essentials, Outline Bet
Accessories: Black Licorice Twine, Fresh Limeade Journey Tape
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10/13/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is raining!  Yes, you heard that right.  It is raining in Southern California.  It is finally fall!

Today I want to share with you a card that I am in love with.


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Happy Harvest
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Pumpkin Bread Cardstock, Buttercream Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Inks: Dark Roast
Dies: Journey Circles
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

10/9/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am so loving this fall weather we are having in Southern California.  It made me want to create and get my Fall banner on my fireplace.

Here is the banner I created:


Here is a close up of each of the end pieces:







Here is a close up of the letter pieces:


I had fun creating this banner, and love how it looks hanging on my fireplace.

Pattern Paper from Doodlebug.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

10/7/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Yesterday was World Card making Day!  A day to celebrate the making of cards.  I celebrated with having my October Card Class at my house.

Here is one of the cards we created:


I love this wreath stamp.  To make it fuller, I always stamp it one way and then turn it 90 degrees and stamp it again right over the other one. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Harvest Wreath, Gather Together
Paper: Butter Cream Cardstock, Fall-o-ween Prints
Ink: Cocoa Powder, Tangerine Fusion
Silk: Dark Roast
Accessories: Pumpkin Batch Bows

Friday, October 5, 2018

10/5/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you are doing well this fine morning.  The weather here in Southern California has cooled down and we even got some rain this week.  It is really starting to feel like fall.

Today I want to share with you my October Planner Dashboard Layout.

 It is hard to see, but there is a stem on the pumpkin and there are strips of Fresh Forest Cardstock, curled to look like vines.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Jack O Lanterns
Paper: Black Licorice Cardstock, Tangerine Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Fresh Forest Cardstock, Through the Years Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Garden Fence, Journey Ovals

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10/3/18

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today, I am continuing to share my entries and results in the Los Angeles County Fair.

Today is my star birthday card.  The picture here is of the card in the case with my third place ribbon.  In the case that they have them in, you can't tell that the card is a pop up card.


Here is a better photo:


Here is what the inside of the card looks like.


I created this card using the Window Pop Die from Fun Stampers Journey.

This was a fun card to make and was bummed it didn't place higher.  

Monday, October 1, 2018

10/1/18



Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I have some good news to share with you.  I am a part of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog as a Design Team Member.  This is a great opportunity to share my passion for crafting.
I am so excited to be a part of this creative group.    You can visit the blog here and see my introduction.

For my first project, I created this Halloween Card:



I created the background of the card by stamping the sentiment "Boo" randomly all over the piece of cardstock.
The ribbons are just knotted and wrapped around the card front.
The pumpkins and faces were first stamped with Black Licorice ink on Orange Creamcicle, detail cut around the pumpkins, stacked them on top of each other and then added Journey Glaze to the tops.
I love the way Journey Glaze looks on the pumpkins.  It adds a shiny and smooth texture to the image.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Jack O Lanterns
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Black Licorice Cardstock, Orange Creamcicle Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Pumpkin Patch Ribbon, Journey Glaze

If you are interest in adding your project to the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, click here!  
I can't wait to see what you share.