Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #94 - Red, White and Blue

Hey guys! Welcome back :) As you are reading this, I am recuperating from a spinal injection. Unfortunately, they are a part of my life. I am thankful they help me to be able to function. Although I will admit I am tired of feeling like a pin cushion as of late. I've been having a lot of injections that ultimately are just covering up a larger problem. Something I will have to work through.

I've shared this with you so you know what is happening. I have not been able to post as many projects or take part in as many challenges as I would like to. Once my team and I get this figured out I am hoping to be able to focus on my creativity. I have found my crafting, especially coloring images, to be very calming. If anyone reading this has back problems, you realize how much your back is connected to everything you do. Any small thing I can do to help the pain is wonderful :)

Enough with the boring stuff, let's get onto our super awesome challenge!!


This weeks challenge is to create a card, layout or project using Red, White and Blue.

The AWESOME sponsor is:


The winner will receive 7 digital stamps of their choice!!!

Starts: Friday, June 26th 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, July 3rd 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made


Supplies
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Stella Calendar Months - July USA
Silhouette Cameo
Patterned Paper - K&CO
Card stock - Recollections
Stamps - 3 Twenty Crafts (Star from Strike A Pose)
Stampin' Up - Night of Navy Ink (Star)
Spectrum Noir Markers

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins.(optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only. You have until July 3rd by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced during the week of July 6th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Joyce
Kellie
Tina


I hope you enjoyed my project this week. I had a lot of fun coloring this image and making my own patterned paper using the star stamp. I was super excited to use 3 Twenty Crafts stamps!! These stamps are made by our fearless DT creator (and my BFF) Jo Williams. She is hoping to get her stamp line out again to the crafty universe later this year. If you would like more information, please contact Jo via her blog.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stamp It Tuesday - Birthday Spinner

Hey guys! I wanted to introduce a new blog post that will be happening every other Tuesday. I will be calling it Stamp It Tuesday since I will be using actual stamps to make projects. Since I have designed Jo's Design Team I have been using mostly digital images. It is absolutely wonderful to use digital images, but I have all these stamps that I have purchased just sitting there. I figured I would challenge myself to use them. I will be having a video coming out soon regards a card kit club I am in.




Supplies
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - K&CO - Confetti
Stamps - Spinner2stamp, Morespinnerideas2stamp, Spinner Dies
Recollections - Star Brad
Purple Seam Binding

Thanks for stopping by! Check back regularly to see what is going on :)

Happy crafting, my friends!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day Project Share -- Cricut Make It Now Arrow Thank You Card

Hey guys! I have a video I want to share with you. I made 3 Father's Day cards this year using my Cricut Explore. There were some changes that I made to the card and I share these with you.



Supplies
Cardstock - Recollections
Cricut Explore
Cricut Design Space
My Creative Time Stamps - Here's Lookin' At You; Lost At Sea; Thanks For The Lift
Gift Bag - The Paper Studio
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Rhubarb Stalk

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Crafting :)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #93 - Friendship


Hey guys! Welcome to another Fun-Day Friday Challenge!

First, I would like to apologize. I didn't realize my last weeks challenge blog posts did not actually post. I have been having some back troubles again so my crafting and blogging time has been cut down. I don't think I have been online for even 2 hours this past week. So, please bear with me. I will be getting another injection on the 25th and hopefully some injections in my hips soon. I have to wait for an appointment to open up or wait until July 6th! I miss doing videos for you guys!

I do have a few videos and will be releasing them soon. I have a couple that I intended to release this past month, but will just start the new segment in July. Without further adieu....



This week's challenge -- Friendship. Create a card, layout or project using this weeks theme.

Our wonderful sponsor for this weeks challenge is Little Blue Button Stamps.


The winner will receive 4 digital stamps of their choice.

I'm looking forward to see what you create for the challenge!

Starts: Friday, June 19th 12:00 AM EST
Ends: Friday, June 26th 6:00 PM EST

Here is what I made for the challenge:


I decided to not put a sentiment on the card when I was finished. I have been doing this more and more lately. I've found that when I put a sentiment on it may not fit when I want to use the card. I like to pick out the card and then find the sentiment for the occasion. The main reason I chose this image for the challenge was she seemed to be holding the cup out to share with someone. It would be a great cards for many occasions, but a couple I thought of were a coffee date or just a simple note card. You may ask where you would write a note on this type of card. I cut out a square that is the same size as the bottom layer on the front and put it on the underside. That way, I can write a personal note that is not seen by everyone. You could also adhere the same square to the back of the card with your personalized note. Just a few suggestions :)

Supplies
Little Blue Button Stamps - Miss Lilly Tea Cup
Silhouette Cameo - Design #40419
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Spectrum Noir Markers

Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool, located here.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until June 26th by 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of June 29th.

Don't forget to check out my DT sisters projects.

Amanda
Joyce
Kellie
Tina

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, happy crafting :)