Thursday, November 21, 2019

Warmest Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends,

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and I am having so much fun creating Christmas cards.  I love Christmas, so Christmas card making is one of my favorite things to do and I can work on them way before Christmas season.

The card I have for you today is a design I had in my mind since I saw this stamp set.


I started with a Fresh Forest cardstock base.  I then added a layer of this beautiful wood grain paper that a friend gave me.  I think it fits the card perfectly.

I then stamped the lantern with Black Licorice ink on Whip Cream Cardstock, fussy cut the lantern and added a piece of acetate to the back.

I then stamped the candle and colored with my Color Burst Pencils.

The pine needles and pinecones are a die from Fun Stampers Journey that I cut out with Fresh Forest, Oatmeal Cookie and Hazelnut Blend cardstock.  

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Candy Apple ink on Whip Cream cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  I hope you found some inspiration.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Give Thanks Eat Pie

Hello Crafty Friends,

This past weekend, we had a Friendsgiving Crop and boy was it a lot of fun!  We ate, laughed and created.

We always have some kind of swaps, and this month we had a food themed card swap with any sentiment.  Here is the card I created.


I have seen the pie idea on Pinterest and I wanted to do it.

I die cut the scallop from Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock.  I then hand cut the circles using the Journey Circle die as a template from Pumpkin Bread Cardstock.
The pattern paper is Authentique, which I picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile ago.
The sentiment is a stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.
The whipcream on the top of the pie is tissue paper I cut into circles and stacked together and secured with a small staple.  I then ruffled up the pieces.

I hope you found some inspiration.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Winter Advent Calendar

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is time to get ready for Christmas in just a few weeks.  Part of getting ready is having advent calendars ready to go.

I had so much fun creating this advent calendar box with a kit from Pinecone Press.  I bought this kit a long time ago, but only recently put it together.

Here is what the box looks like:


This is the other side of box, with one of the drawers pulled out.  I liked this box because the drawers are rather big so you can put a lot of stuff in there.


This is the top of the box.


Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thanks a Latte

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is feeling more like fall in Southern California, so I had to color this image.






I colored this image with my Copics:
Pants: B95 B93 B91
Face: E11 E00 E000
Hair: E59 E57
Cup: C5 C3 C2
Jacket: YG67 YG63 YG03
Hat and Coffee Cozy: YR23 YR21 Y21

The image is from La La Land, which is one of the companies I love.  Their images are so fun to color.
I made a simple background with some pattern paper from my stash and added a twine bow to the side of the card.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge # 201


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we start a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, Anything Fall Goes.

I had so much fun creating this card.


I colored this little scarecrow from Digital Delights with my Copics:
Pants: B26, B24
Shoes: B28, B26
Leaf: G28, G94
Face: E13, E11, E00
Sunflower center: E47, E44
Cheeks: R24
Sunflower petals: Y38, Y19
Gloves: C1
Hat: E35, E34, E33
Straw: YR23, YR21, Y21
Patches and Shirt: YR16, YR15

I then used the Down on the Farm papers from Doodlebug Designs to create the card itself.
I hope you will join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.
 
 
 

Monday, November 11, 2019

I pick you

Hello Crafty Friends,

First of all, Happy Veteran's Day.  Thank you to all have served for my freedom.

Today I have a quick and easy card.


I first started by embossing the background with Barn Wall from Fun Stampers Journey.   I then cut up some pattern paper I had in my stash and added that.
I then stamped the image and the sentiment on a piece of Butter Cream cardstock.  I colored the apples with my Color Burst Pencils.
I added some Natural twine to the card, by criss crossing the twine a few times.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey except the pattern paper.

Friday, November 8, 2019

FallBulous Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop


Thank you for joining us for  


FallBulous BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring all things full of Fall Splendor! Don't you just love Fall? The colors, the smells, the foods, the holidays, the love!!

 You should have arrived from Sandy's Blog. If you are just catching us, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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.

Our awesome sponsors for this hop are!!



Sue is offering one lucky winner these awesome Queen & Co. Embellishments!




And our other sponsor is

Crafting with Miranda

She is offering one lucky winner a Hobby Lobby Gift Card!


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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

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 10/13/19 at
 Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

And now, on to my project.


I stamped the sunflower from Fun Stampers Journey. 
I then colored the sunflowers with my Copics. 
Petals:  Y38, Y19, Y15
Center: E49, E47

I stamped the sentiment and added that to the twine. 
I then added some Gingham ribbon with a twine bow.

Be sure to hop over to EK Gorman.

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

Monday, November 4, 2019

Get Creative Challenge #86



Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges.  The challenge this month is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist Holidays. 


 Here is the card I created using the adorable elephant digi from Ski Sheep designs.


 I colored this sweet image with my Copic markers:
Elephant: C5, C2, C000
Ears: R83, R81, RV10
Ornament: R59, R46, R35

I added a strip of Authentique paper, sentiment from Authentique and some lace from my stash to finish the card.

I hope you will join the challenge with us.  Click here.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Love to Craft Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

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

Here is the card I created for this month.


I got the "Thankful" dies at the Scrapbook Expo, and I had to play with them right away.
I created the card using cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Reminisce.
I stamped the pumpkins from Cardstock and layered them on the card.
The sentiment stamps and dies are from Queen and Company.  I die cut the background from Gold Glitter Foam and White Cardstock.

I am very thankful this season and this card is a great way to show it.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Candy Corn Treat Box

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is almost Halloween and the thing I love the most about this season is Candy Corns.

We recently had a crop here at my house and the theme was candy corns.  I had to create this cute box from Dreaming Tree.






Here is a side view:



If you have not checked out Dreaming Tree, they have some of the cutest cut files.  This one was free and it was perfect for my treat swap.

The files were so easy to cut and everyone loved the little boxes.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Sailor Album

Hello Crafty Fends,

I hope you had a great weekend.  I can't believe it is the last week of October.  Soon it will be Halloween and then it will be time for Thanksgiving.

Today, I want to share with you an album I created.  I love all things nautical, so I had to make this little mini album.

The cover.  

The first two pages:

 The second two pages:

The third two pages:

The fourth set up pages:
 
 The last set of pages:

Thank you for visiting.  I hope I have inspired you to create a mini album of your own.
 



Saturday, October 26, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Everything

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have a Pumpkin Spice Card that I had a lot of fun to create.

I used the masking technique on this card. 


I colored the images with my colored pencils.
I used a plaid embossing folder and swiped it with ink to create the card background. 
I then added a strip of burlap ribbon and tied with with some twine.

Cardstock, Ink, Circle Die, Embossing Folder, Colored Pencils, Twine: Fun Stampers Journey
Images: Pink and Main
Burlap Ribbon: my stah

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thankful Squirrel

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I would like to share a card I created for my October card classes.






I started this card by creating my own pattern paper behind the squirrel.  I used the Cranberry Bliss, Oatmeal Cookie and Dark Roast colors with the leaves from the Thankful Friends set.
I then stamped the Squirrel and colored his belly with a pencil.

All supplies and products are from Fun Stampers Journey.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thanks so much

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share a card I created for my October classes.


For this card, there was no stamping.  Everything is a die cut, even the sentiment.

Here is what I used:
Leaves: Cricut Cuttlebug
Pumpkin: Spellbinders
Thanks so Much: Impression Obsession.

I also embossed the leaves with the die and then added ink over the top to bring out the veins.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sunflower Scarecrow

Hello Crafty Friends,

To me, fall means sunflowers.  I love sunflowers with their bright colors.

I knew I needed to create with this cute little scarecrow also.  I imagined he would be in a middle of a sunflower field.


I created the background with Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, run through the Barn Wall embossing folder and anchored on Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, all from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then added a layer of Sunflower Pattern paper from Graphic 45.  I then added some twine and some burlap.
I then colored the Scarecrow with my Copics:
Overalls: B97, B95, B93
Shirt: YR68, YR15
Sticks: E37, E35
Hay: Y19, Y15
Hat Band: Y15
Hat: E35, E33
Face: Y23, Y21
Scarf and Patch: YG95, YG93

Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Season

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is that time of year, Pumpkin Spice Season.  I thought I would create a card to celebrate.


I bought this stamp set last year as the season was ending, so I knew I needed to make a card this year.
The base of the card is made with Orange Creamsicle Cardstock and a layer of cardstock embossed with a plaid embossing folder, both from Fun Stampers Journey.

The images are from Pink and Main and I colored them with my Copic Markers.

Pumpkins: YR27, YR68, YR15
Leaves and Straw: YG99, YG97
Caramel: E37
Plastic Cups: C2, C1, C00

I finished the card by adding some twine.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Fall Leaves

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is finally starting to feel like fall in Southern California.  Even though we don't get to see many trees change colors and have the fun of running in the leaves, I can still have fun creating with leaves.



I created the background using a retired embossing folder from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then rubbed over the top with Hazelnut Blend ink.

The leaves were created using the dies set Seasonal Foliage die set from Cricut: Cuttlebug.  I die cut the leaves out and then while the paper was still in the die, I used the ink to stencil the veins on the leaves.






I then crinkled the leaves a little to make them look a little more real.

To finish the card, I tried  a knot with raffia and added a twine bow.



Monday, October 14, 2019

Pumpkins on the Fence

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share one last card I created for Halloween.  I knew I wanted to make a card with pumpkins on a fence.


I love the little fence die from Fun Stampers Journey, and I knew that I wanted to use it on a Halloween card.
I stamped the pumpkins from the Jack O'Lantern stamp set in Tangerine Fusion and Orange Creamsicle Cardstock.
I completed the card with a spooky moon and a Happy Halloween Sentiment.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Space Invaders Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop


Thank you for joining us for  


SPACE INVADER BLOG HOP



This is a blog hop featuring our adorable alien friends from outer space! Who doesn't want to explore the Galaxy?

You should have arrived from Miranda's Blog,  if not, Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this 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.

Our awesome sponsor for this hop is!!





Sandy is offering one lucky winner this awesome Halloween prize package! Wohoo!




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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

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 10/16/19 at

 Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here is the project I created for the hop.  A scrapbook page for my Disney album, starring the Monsters Inc. ride at California Adventure.  


I loved creating this page.  I used my Cricut and the Best of Pixar cartridge to create the characters and the logo.

These are monsters, but I also see them as aliens, because they are not real creatures.

Be sure to hop over to my crafty friend  Connie at Connie Can Crop!

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

Connie

 Alicia

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Doodlebug Scrappy Halloween

Hello Crafty Friends,

I love Doodlebug Designs paper, so I had to make a cute Halloween card using the paper line.


I used Fun Stampers Journey Cardstock for the base of the card.  I then used the Diamond Net Embossing Folder to create the background to the card base.
I then added a few strips of scraps of Doodlebug Designs.  I distressed them with Black Licorice ink.

I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey, distressed it and added it to the card with pop squares.  I then added a Licorice Twist Twine.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge


Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  Create a card with Halloween Colors.
Here is the card I created.


I got to play with this cute stamp from Dr. Digi called Cuddly Critters Hippo.

I created the card base with Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey.  I then tied Black Licorice Twine around the card base and added some Licorice Sparkle Tape on the top and the bottom.

The pattern paper is from Recollections.

I colored the Hippo with my Copics; BV08, V17, V15, V12

I hope you will come join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  Click here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Doodlebug Halloween Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am not really a Halloween person, but with Doodlebug and their cute paper, I had to create a card.


I started with a layer of Black Licorice cardstock, which I embossed with the Diamond Net Embossing Folder.  I then swiped Whip Cream ink over the embossing to bring the pattern out.
I then cut two banners from the Doodlebug Pattern Paper.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Jack-O-Lantern stamp set on Whip Cream Cardstock with Black Licorice ink and distressed all the pieces with Black Licorice ink.
I then added the glitter spider on top, from my stash.

All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey, except the pattern paper.



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today we have a new challenge at Angie's Digital Stamps blog.   The theme is Halloween/Fall Colors. 
I received this cute image from Angie's Digital Stamps, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.


I first colored the Witch Hat with my Copics.
Hat: BV29, BV08, V09
Cat: YR18
Band: YG03, YG01

I then used Cardstock from Fun Stampers Journey and pattern paper from Nikki Sivil's Scrapbooking.  I then stamped the sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey and added that to the top.

Come join the challenge with us here.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog



Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want to share my card for the new challenge at Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.  The theme is Spooky or Scary.


If you know me, I do not do scary, so this was a stretch.

I colored the pumpkin from Fun Stampers Journey with my Copic Markers.
Pumpkin:  YR27, YR68, YR15
Eyes, Mouth and Nose: Y17, Y15, Y13
Stem: YG99, YG97, YG95

I die cut the Garden Fence Die from Black Licorice Cardstock, both from Fun Stampers Journey.
The pattern paper is from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooking and I have it for years.  Yeah for me, using up paper.

I hope you will join us at the challenge blog here.