Tuesday, February 18, 2014
My daughter came home and wanted to decorate a boy's truck for Valentine's Day. She's going to put hearts all over his truck and I suggested she give him a pop too. Since sitting a plain pop inside a truck isn't all that cute, I decided to spice it up a bit. I liked it so much, I added them to my families gifts, made one for my son's teacher (and can I say cute little gift's for a male teacher is HARD! LOL) and then made another one for my BIL who got divorced a couple of years ago so he's alone this Valentine's Day. Since we can't have alone on Valentine's Day, he gets one with this little hydrant card I made the other day. Cute, simple, inexpensive and says, "We are thinking of you."
http://www.reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2014/02/rrr-challenge-89-one-for-boys-ribbon-or.html one for the boys
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentines-day-challenge-38.html Valentine's Day
Ok....I'm trying to use my leftovers again.... my theme for the year so far! LOL. These little turtles I believe were an SVGCuts freebie file and I cut them over a year ago. I used a few of them, but as you know when I cut, I try to cut as many as fit on my scrap paper. So I often have left over cuts. These little guys have been handing out for a while so I decided to use them on this layout. When the cuts are made, it also makes the page come together faster! Anyway, it's turtley awesome to get them used!
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-challenge-127-fun-with-puns.html fun with puns - turtley fun title
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/pile-it-on-7-sentiment-as-focus.html sentiment as focus
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2014/02/sos-138-oh-shiny.html shiny - I used glossy accents on the title (and if you look close, I had an explosion and it got all over the pictures on the right....sigh...So I have more glossy accents than I originally intended! LOL)
I've wanted to create one of these popup presents/cake cards for a while but never had an occasion. Well my niece got married and so I decided to give it a try! I love how it turned out. It was really thick though so I was glad that I wasn't mailing it! LOL. I hope she enjoys it. I can't remember who shared the bride and groom file so if it's yours, please let me know and I'll give you credit. It cut really nice even fairly small. A cute front to this card anyway. At HIMCR they are doing a challenge this week and the winner gets DCWV paper which I happen to love, which by the way, this card is made from so I am going to enter it into their challenge. One can never have too much wonderful paper and DCWV cuts so nicely. Anyway, here's my entry and I happen to find a couple more challenges to complete with it. Love that. I may have to make something else too. We'll see if I have enough time. The challenge was to use at least 3 different kinds of paper. The inside of this card has 4 alone plus the outside has 2 more patterned sheets so a total of 6. Lovin' it! The other challenges have their requirements listed next to their challenge so you can see how I incorporated theirs into my design too. It feels good to be back crafting again. I've missed it. :-) It makes me smile to create fun things and hopefully those that receive them smile too.
hidinginmycraftroom.com designer paper times 3
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2014/02/sos-139-embellish-me.html embellish me - 1st time using washi tape on the presents - such fun!
http://www.fridaymashup.com/2014/02/fm147-averys-feeling-spritzy.html sketch challenge
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/bling-it-bling-bling.html bling it - glitter and washi tape
http://www.challenges.papercraftingmagic.com/first-challenge/ spring colors
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Each year I make my husband a Valentine's Day Card. It is usually a little "spicier" than this but I couldn't think of a new original idea this year. So, I dug through my files and made this one. I don't remember who shared the original template, but this is my version of it. Even it it isn't "spicy" it does say I love you and that's what Valentines' Day is about..... right? LOL.
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/pile-it-on-6-stripes-andor-dots-dt-call.html stripes and or dots - striped heart - embossed for dots
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Isn't this fun. I made these to give to my Mom and my Grandma who are alone on Valentine's Day. I think they turned out cute. The little turtles are actually left over cuts from a couple of years ago. They were too big for my layout and I never got around to using them. They are a perfect fit for these boxes. I then used paper left over from other projects and voila.... cute little boxes. The box is actually a Scrapping Bug Designs file and I think the turtle is a Precious Piecing's file. So fun. I like the nontraditional colors of the paper for this Valentine's project too. I hope they like them. I bought chocolate covered pomegranates to put in them. Yum!
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2014/02/himcr-136-super-scraps-saturday.html scraps - turtle and paper
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-challenge-126-sketch-challenge.html kinda interesting using a sketch challenge on a box!
http://www.stuckonusketches.blogspot.com/2014/02/die-cut-challenge-something-sweet.html something sweet - box for chocolate pomegranates
http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2014/02/cardz-tv-3-d-valentine-challenge-1.html 3d project for Valentine's Day
http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/2014/02/terrific-tuesday-challenge-love-is-in.html love is in the air
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-152-non-traditional.html non traditional colors
Here is a fun love project! I decided that these cute little deer needed to be on a deerly love you layout. Now I just need to add pictures of those that I "dearly" love. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/01/ch-52-show-us-your-new-stash.html new stash
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-3-show-some-love.html show some love
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-102-color-challenge.html red or pink
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/02/lm-177-color-challenge.html red or pink
http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/2014/02/what-i-like-about-you-for-my-valentine.html red, pink, & heart
Sunday, February 2, 2014
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2014/02/himcr-135-i-blue-without-you.html use blue
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.ca/2014/01/sos-136-cabin-fever.html something outdoorsy - fish
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/02/lm-176-will-you-see-your-shadow.html winter or spring so I did our spring swimming lessons cuz I hate summer swimming lessons! LOL.
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-38-anything-goes.html anything goes
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2014/01/4ccc-179-anything-goes-and-crazy-egg.html anything goes
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-73-die-cuts-andor-punches.html die cuts