Sunday, May 1, 2016

Creating Christmas Treasures Blog Hop

You should have arrived from Lisa D's blog, if not you will want to start at the beginning with Deanne so to get all the wonderful freebies.  We are all part of the TLC, Create DT and there is also a Christmas blog which is Creating Christmas Treasures.  So this will start off the team making some weekly creations for you for that blog.  Here is my Center-step card that I made for you using this beautiful mistletoe image and sentiment.  Remember to give Paulette some love for the freebies, and enjoy as you start working on your Christmas cards!



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Desire     http://desiref.blogspot.com/

Hetty       http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/

Ileana      http://sparklingpinktitta.blogspot.it/

Karen       http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/

Lisa D      http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/

Lisa Lynn   http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/

Lynne       http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Sue   http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/

TlcCreations   http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.com/

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above)
Die Cut: Sweet Pea
Ink:  Versa Magic - Cottage Ivy
Buttons:  Stash
Jute:  May Arts
Bling:  Duct Tape

Challenges
CHNC Extra - May
CHNC - Ch. 279 Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 302 Bright Christmas
The Glory of Christmas - Ch. 83 Stamp or digi only
ABC Christmas - I for Ink

Look who's turning 20

My son had his birthday last week, and I haven't had a chance to see him yet.  I'm hoping to get to see him for a quick minute later today.  This is the card that I made him using a sentiment from TLC.



Patterned Papers:  Uniformed Papers
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Polkadoodles - Army
Sentiment: TLC, Create - Look who's turning 20
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Die Cut:  Sweet Pea

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Week 410 - Pick Sketch 409
Brown Sugar - Ch. 196 For the Boys
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Birthday Challenge
Creative Knockouts - Ch.139 Lots of Layers
CRAFT - Ch. 361 Inspired by a book (Platoon)


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Admit it

I wanted to get this done for the Gerda Steiner Progressive Challenge, but I had it done, just didn't get it posted in time.  However, it will work for other challenges and I think it is an adorable card.  I made it for a friend who is giving me a hard time that many of her conversations lately are beginning with, "Lisa and I...."  She is teasing me that I am a bad influence, and I told her no that I am teaching her life lessons. hehe
The sentiment is from TLC.



Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Core-dinations
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner - Hang in there monkey 477
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life would be boring
Chalk: Unknown
Bling:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Stash
Hemptique
Embossing Folder:  We R U
Spellbinder:  Large Circle, Large Scalloped Circle

Challenges
Mojo - Sketch 445
Dream Valley - Ch. 130 All creatures Big and small
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 149 Button it Up
Cardz for Galz - Ch. 21 Add a Button or 2
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 423 No patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge - E for embossing folders
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 154 Animal & Sentiment

sending you blessings

Here is a card that I made with this month's Stamp of the Month From the Heart.  I do not like to wait until last minute, but it's been one of those months...
The sentiment is from TLC.


Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  From the Heart - Time to Bloom
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Sending you blessings
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Button:  Bazzil
Jute:  May Arts
Border Punch: Fiskars
Pearls:  Recollection

Challenges
From the Heart - Sketch 149
From the Heart - April Stamp of the Month
QKR - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cardz 4 Galz - Ch. 21 Add a Button or 2
Creative Knockout - Ch.139 Lots of layers
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 228 - 229 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 130 All Creatures Big and Small


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hope your birthday is a real WIENER

I know that I need quite a few birthday cards for the the upcoming months and here is one that I made using one of the newest sets from Imagine That called Summer BBQ Kit and the sentiment is from TLC.  We actually had a nice day today that you could have had a grill out.


Patterned Paper:  ATD
Cardstock:  Paper Company; Recollection
Stamp:  Imagine That (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Birthday a real wiener
Die Cut:  Sizzix
Jute:  May Arts
Gems:  Recollectiion
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

Challenges
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Ch. 313 Anything Goes
4CC - F is for Food
Brown Sugar - Ch. 195 Anything Goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 185 Anything Goes

Friday, April 22, 2016

Back to school 3rd grade

My daughter will be graduating from college in just a few weeks, but she has a JOB!!!  She will have a degree in Early Education and will have a job as 3rd grade teacher in a rural school here in WI.  She won't be as close to me as I want, but she is excited to have her own classroom and glad she won't have to do sub work.  I'm so proud of her.  So here is a card that I made for her using a sentiment from TLC.
Now, I feel old when my daughter has a job in her "career" and is no longer "playing school".  It is different when I have to buy her items for her OWN classroom instead of going to school/college.



Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Back to School - 3rd grade
Spellbinder:  Pennant, Small and large Circles

Challenges
Mojo - Sketch 444
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 308 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 108 Anything Goes


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wedded bliss

My niece is getting married this weekend and this is the card that I made for her.  This is a Verve stamp that I embossed (after I found my heat tool - Dad has been cleaning my basement and I tell him to stay out of my craft area, but......I'm still looking for my banner dies).




Patterned Paper:  Recollection
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - Small Celebrations
Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz - Snowflake
Flowers:  Recollection
Gem:  Paper Studio
Divine Twine

Challenges
Viva la Verve - April Sketch 1
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 290 Monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 226-227 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 108 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Ch. 308 Anything Goes