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Thursday, April 17, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone!  Well, today is my husband's birthday!  He's as much a kid about his birthday as my son, Jacob!  He has a list of things that he wants to do through the weekend to celebrate his birthday.  Do I need to say that he hasn't grown up yet?

So today, I bought him a cupcake cake made in the shape of an ice cream cone.  When I brought them home, he loved them.  Told you that he was a kid.  So I made  him a card because he doesn't like store bought cards.

I used a cut file for a pop up card on my Silhouette Cameo.  I think that Craig will like it. 

I'll give it to him tomorrow night after we go out to eat and come home to eat the cupcakes for desert - YUM!!

Thank you for stopping by today - we appreciate your visits and comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna


 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Last Easter Cards (I think) For This Year

I got my Easter cards ready to mail today and breathed a sigh of relief.  Then I realized I needed two more.  With not much time, I remembered some printable vintage angel images I had downloaded from Wings of Whimsey.  This is a site that has vintage images all the time.  So I printed them out and set about making these clean & simple cards.



First I embossed each card with Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Then used doilies, pearls, gems and ribbon to decorate and twa la, I have 4 cards to send.  

Thank you for visiting with me today. Your visits mean so much to me.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for these cards:
 Natalie and Amy's Challenge - M, P30  #19 Embossing
Seemacrafts - M, P1, E1  Vintage 
A Random Fan Challenge 2WIE, C5  – Show Us Your Springy Pastel Colours (Week 2 )
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  W, 3E - #14-15 EasterGoing Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Easter (Week 2) 
Loves Rubber Stamps - #99 Easter or Spring
Papertake Weekly Happy Easter
  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

Donna's husband, Craig, is having a birthday Thursday.  His card was at the top of my list for this week.  I chose a cut file from the Silhouette Store to use on his card, worked with it for a while, then decided I did not want to use it.  After that I chose an image from the Cricut cartridge, 'Paper Lace 2' and went from there.

Card Supplies:
5.5"X5.5" Card Base
Background Paper - KandCo. 'Blue Awning' paper stack
Happy Birthday - Paper Lace 2 Cricut Cartridge
Brad - KandCo.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges: 
Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes / Monochrome 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - M, 2nd Monday, 1E - (March/deadline April 17) Monochrome 
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Clean and Simple (CAS)
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (Week 1) Focus on the Sentiment 
Through the Purple Haze - W, E3, C10 - Anything Goes 
CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only - #31 Use a Die on a Birthday Card (week 1) 
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – April – Dies and/or Punches 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything or Easter (week 1) 

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Crafting Bug Wall Hanging

In my March 18th blog post, I showed you a digi I had enlarged and colored as the beginning of a project.  Over the weekend I finished this wall hanging.  I think it turned out cute.  I made a card similar to this when I first got the image but I like him as a wall hanging better.


Project Supplies:
11"X14" artist canvas
Image - 'Craft Bug' by Priscillastyles
Acrylic Paint Colors - for the background - Turquoise, Lime Green, White (to lighten colors). 
Scissors & Sentiment - From Cricut Everyday cartridge
Paper swatches - I drew a rounded square in Silhouette Studio Design, replicated it and filled them with patterns of digital paper I had added to Silhouette software.  I used the print & cut feature to produce them.  
Flowers - Micael's $1 bins
Gems 
Promarkers:
Lime Zest, Lime Green, Primrose, Magenta, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Tan, Light Peach, Peach.  I used a silver metallic gel pen for the scissors. 

I hope you like my little project.  Now all I have to do is decide where to hang it.  I hope your week is filled with God's blessings.  Thank you for your support.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges to enter: 
613 Avenue Create - W - #67 Anything (Optional – Reuse / Recycle Something)
Challenges 4 Everybody - M, 3E - April - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs - 2W, E3 - Anything (week 2 
Color Me Creative Challenge -2W3E - #90 (W1 of 2)  Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - M, 1E -  Things with Wings
My Sheri Crafts  -  2W -  #131 (W1 of 2)  A Moment of Laughter/ Humor
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge W, C10 #24 Anything goes including digital 
All Crafts Challenge - 2M, 1st Monday of the month every other month, NO CARDS - (April / MayAnything but a Card
   
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Pastel Colors

Our Paper a La Mode Challenge at The Outlawz today is sponsored by Rick St. Dennis and we are to use pastel colors.  Rick has a varied selection if images.  I love his Hat Ladies.  I really enjoyed coloring the one I chose.

5.5X5.5" Card Base
Background Paper - Kay& Co. Botanical Paper Stack
Image - Rick St. Dennis 'September Forget Me Not'.  I chose her because my birthday is in September.
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Corner Punch
Doily
Flowers from Michael's $1bin
Pearls
Promarkers used to color image:
Hat & Jacket - Almond, Putty, dusky Pink
Blouse - Fuschia, Blossom
Flowers - Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, Leaf Green, Forest Green
Hair - Walnut, Cocoa, Sandstone
Skin - Coral, Sunkissed Pink
Eyes - Gray Green, Tea Green
Blush - Blossom
Lips - Fuschia 

I hope you will join us for our PAM Challenge this week. I am sure you will have fun.  If you are new to digistamps, this is a good place to start.  You will love it.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Brown Sugar – Mother's Day
Craft for the Craic - April - Something For Easter Or Spring 
Craftitude -2W, 3E -  No. 62 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - 2W, 3E  No. 12 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 52 - Anything Goes 
It's All About the Vintage - 2W, 3E, Shabby Chic
 Paper Crafting Journey - 2W - (W1 of 2) For that Special Lady
 Bastel-Traum -M, P15  Flowers Pearls & Lace 
 Fairies Challenge Blog2W, P1/15  #23 Shabby or Vintage
Seemacrafts - M, P1, E1  Vintage
The Vintage Challenge - E3 must bevintage#78 Flowers and Pearls
  
 
 



 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Another Easter Card

This card was made entirely from a cut file from the Silhouette online store.  I didn't know it would take as long to make as it did.

All you have to do is choose your paper (you could fill the pieces with color in Silhouette Studio, then print & cut instead) and cut out the different shapes.  What takes so long is figuring out where to put the pieces, then adhering each piece in place.  I don't think I will be making another one.  The image # is 56993.

Thank you for dropping in today.  Please come back tomorrow for our Paper A La Mode Challenge at The Outlawz.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) # 15 Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  #130 (W1 of 2) Easter
Moving Along with the Times - W, E3, C unlimited  Easter/Spring
Altered Eclectics - M, P7 - Anything Goes
Mema's Challenge - M, P1, winners every week  Anything goes
 One Crazy Stamper - M, P1, E5  Anything Goes no digis
 Stemplegarten M, P5, E1, C8 #23 One Layer Card
 Tok Bobok - M, P1 E2  #11 CAS    
 


 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Blessings

The lovely Granmargaret commented on my 'An Empty Tomb' card and told me I could find some Easter images & papers at Daydream Designs.  So naturally to go to the website to have a look see.  I loved so many of their designs but I just bought the Easter products.  As a result, I made this card.

Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Digital Image and background paper - Daydream Designs 'Christ Is Risen Ensemble'
Label - Silhouette Online Store cut file #40619 - Stacked Label Set.  I chose 3 different sizes of the label, filled them with color.  On the white one, I placed one of the cross images & a sentiment from the Christ is Risen Ensemble.  Then I printed them and the Cameo cut them out.  This particular image was pre-colored so it was a very easy card.  
Ribbon

Thank you for visiting with us today.  Don't forget to enter the contest in the right sidebar.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card: 
Card Mania - 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Easter 
Cards in Envy - 2W, E3, A2 Cards only (4.25x5.5") no more than ¼" thick - (Week 1) Easter A2 card
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Anything Goes / Easter 
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 2) Anything GoesCreated With Love Challenges - 2W, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, no challenge on 5th week of month, 3E - (Week 1) Easter
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (Week 2) Easter
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Make My Monday - W, C6 - Easter 
My Craft Spot - W, 1E - Happy Easter
The Paper Nest Dolls Norway - 2W - (Week 2) Easter or Spring Colors
 
 




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