Monday, June 30, 2014

Eureka Stamps Challenge - Farm Animals

Today is a new challenge at the Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog.  Our theme is "Farm Animals".  I chose this cute little digistamp called "Rainy Day Duck" and this Feeling Under The Weather sentiment from the shop.  There are lots of cute digis available there.  
 Card Supplies
5X7 card base
Background Paper - WeRMemory Makers "Feeling Groovy" paper pack.  I found this paper pack at Tuesday Morning.  I had to have it. I don't think I can share this one with Donna. LOL
Image - Rainy Day Duck by Eureka Stamps and sentiment
Glossy Accents - for the rain puddle under the duck.
Promarkers used to color the image
Duck Bill - Gold, Raw Sienna
Duck - Tulip Yellow, Yellow, Primrose, and Gold
Ground -Green Chalk
Puddle - Powder Blue covered with Glossy Accents
Sky - Grey Chalk with a ray of yellow to show the end of the rain is near.

Thank you for your visits and your comments.  I hope you will visit Eureka Stamps Blog to see all the inspiration by the Design Team. God Bless You!!!  


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Tropical

Hi Everyone, it's time for The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.  Our theme this week is Tropical and our sponsor is Sassy Designs.  My first attempt at this tropical theme ended in putting the card away for a while, maybe forever.  I showed it to Donna and she said, "Wellll, it's not ugly, it's just doesn't look like you, Mom."  You know after that I wasn't about to present it for Design Team work.  

So I set about trying to find a tropical image.  A lot of them had a lot more coloring than I had time for.  Plus the pain in my hand from the shingles, it's hard to work some times.  I found inspiration from a card I saw on the internet by Scrappy Chick.  Here is my version.

Card Supplies:
5X6.5 card base
Background Papers - Reflections Designer paper, cardstock, & Digital Paper by Far, Far Hill
Image - Coconut tree by Sweet n' Sassy
Sun - Cut file from the Silhouette Online Store
Sentiment is Computer Generated
Promarkers used to color image:
Leaves - Forest Green, Leaf Green, Lime Green
Coconuts - Walnut, Terracotta
Tree Trunk - Tan, Cocoa

I hope you will venture over to The Outlaws and join in our challenge.  And please leave a comment to let us know you are visiting.  We love to read them  God bless you!!!!  Peggy

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Always Anything Goes

We begin a new challenge on TTCRD today.  It lasts for two weeks.  Our design team has created some lovely inspirations for you.  Please join us in this fun challenge.  Here's my creation for it.

Card Supplies:
A7 Card Base
Image & Sentiment - Beccy's Place Nasturtium Set.  This is a very pretty set with several sentiments, digis to color and digis pre-colored.  I used one of the precolored designs.
Foam Adhesives - used to layer the flowers.

I do hope you will take a peek at the challenge.  I'm sure you will enjoy it.  Another thing, check out the TTCRD magazine.  There's a preview of it to the right.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy your comments and visits.  God Bless You!!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Eureka Stamps Challenge - Friends

Do you have special friends who mean the world to you?  Today's challenge at Eureka Stamps would be a great time to  make them a card.  Our theme is friends.  This is my Design Team card for the challenge.

Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background Paper - Striped is DCWV Adhesive Fabric, Gingham is from my stash.
Image - Eureka Stamps digi15001 Friends Are  
Flowers - Floradoodles - I colored a couple of them to match the coloring on the image.  I also colored the center of them.
Liquid Pearls
Lace - from Michael's $1 bin
Promarkers  used to color image:
Hearts - Fuchsia
Bird - Pale Blue

Thank you for joining us for the beginning of another week.  I pray your's is a great week.  God Bless You!!!

Challenges for this card: 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Junk Trunk

It's Saturday and that means it's time for The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.  Our theme this week is Junk Trunk and our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.  I chose Rick's 'Pacifica' to work with.  I have to admit this theme was a little tough for me.  I couldn't decide if Junk Trunk meant use old stuff or if it meant steampunk.  So I did the best I could do.  Here's my contribution to the Design Team.
Card Supplies:
6X6 Card Base
Background - Old paper I had in my stash.  It belonged to a heritage collection I bought when I first started paper crafting.  Teal paper was specialty paper from Michaels.
Martha Stewart Deco Fan Corner Punch
Image - Rick St. Dennis' Pacifica
Old Buttons from my stash
Gears - Paper Studio
Pebbles' Chalk for shading the background
Promarkers used to color image:
Hair - Walnut, Burnt Orange, Orange, Amber
Skin - Copics E51, YR00, E21
Jewelry - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg
Shells/Pearls - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg
Starfish - Ivory, Satin, Coral
Eyes - Tea Green Grey Green
Seaweed - Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna

I hope you will join us for this challenge this week.  Thanks again for your support.  We love your visits & especially your comments.
God Bless You!!!

Other Challenges for this Card:
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 61 - Anything Goes 
Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E – (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 20 Anything Goes 
Chalk N Stock - M, 2E, F, must use chalk- Anything Goes 
Paper Crafting Journey - 2W -  (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - F,M -  Anything Goes 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 3E -  #181 Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Eureka Stamps Challenge - Thank You

You will never believe what I did yesterday.  Monday is Eureka Challenge day, so I create my card, write up my post and publish it only to realize a little while later, I had the wrong theme.  I had created a card for Friends which is next week's challenge.  I'm blaming it on this Shingles' medication.  LOL.  

Then I got busy and made one for our Thank You theme for this week.  There are several people I need to send a thank you card to for their help since I've had shingles.  This one I will give to Donna.  She is a wonderful daughter and she has taken me to the doctor, brought me food and done anything I needed her to do.  Thank you, Donna.

Card Supplies:
6.5 X 6.5 card base - Silhouette cut file-Fancy Square Frame Card by Samantha Walker - Image #41682
Paper - AC Specialty Paper - Damask
Image - Eureka Image -  digi3601(545) Flower Basket
Ribbon - There is a bow on the image but I put a tie bow over it.
Chalk for the background
Sentiment - Mega Mixed Messages by Papertreyink
Promarkers used to color image:
Basket - Almond, Putty
Flowers - Mango, Peach, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Primrose, Soft Lime, Terracotta, Mulberry, Plum, Grey Green, Tropical Orchid, Orchid, Amethyst, Aubergine
Leaves - Forest Green, Leaf Green
Bow - Lavender, Lilac

Thank you for visiting with us today.  Please stop by the Eureka Blog and join us in this challenge.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Silhouette Card File - Jamie Cripps

For those of you who have the Silhouette Cameo, have you discovered Jamie Cripps in the online store?  She also has a blog, Bits of Paper, where she reviews her files and tells you how to make them before she puts them in the Silhouette store.  I am subscribed to her blog feed.  Let me tell you, she has created some very nice files lately.  Just look at yesterday's blog where she had all these card files with different flowers cut out on them. Well, you know I love flowers so I've bought just about all of them.  Plus there's another post today.  OK, stop it Jamie.  I'm going to be broke buying your files.

I decided to make one of the cards today and it was so easy.  Here's a picture of it.  

Mine is a little different from Jamie's.  I should have turned my paper for the petals over so they would match the ones cut on the card topper.  Since they didn't match I positioned the top petals so that you see 2 layers..  But I think it turned out ok.  Just another variation of the card.  Check out her blog post to see how to correctly assemble it.

Thank you for visiting with us today. I'm still fighting through these shingles.  I'll be so glad when I can report I have no more pain.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TTCRD Challenge - Anything Goes

Before I start with my card, I want to talk a little about the Through The Craft Room Door Magazine.  It is filled with cards, layouts, craftroom illustrations and so much more. If you haven't subscribed you are missing a lot of inspiration.  Here is a little video featuring  
our Spring Edition.  The next one is due out very soon.  I hope you will visit TTCRD site and subscribe.

Today starts a new challenge at Through The Craftroom Door.  It will run for 2 weeks.  The theme is always "Anything Goes".  I made this card for my nephew who just graduated High School.  I'm sure he did that little "Happy Dance" when he got that diploma in his hand.

Card Supplies:
A7 Card Base -
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder "Polka Dots"
Graduate Image - Eureka Stamps - digi18804(518) Boy Graduate
Certificate Emblem - Center is school emblem, Red & Blue are cut from Silhouette image #21745- 5 Images by Lori Whitlock 
Class of 2014- Image by CleverSomeDay
Thin Gold Ribbon
Promarkers used to color image:
Graduation Gown/Hat - Midnight, Indigo, Royal
Collar - Cardinal
Skin - Copic Skin White, Coral Promarker
Hair - Tan, Caramel, Cocoa
Pants - Black, Cool Gray 5
Shoes - Cool Gray 1, 3, 5
Diploma - Ivory, Putty

Thank you for stopping in today.  Does anyone have a home cure for the Shingles?  I'm ready to try anything right now.    I do appreciate your visits.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes 
Digi Makeover Challenge - W, SIO, must use digi - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Something for the Men in Your Life 
Lawnscaping 2W, 3E, F, C3 but must be different theme - (deadline June 11) Embossing

Cards Galore Encore - M, P1, E3 #6 Anything Goes

Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations - 2W, P1/15, E3, Digi / Use a Die cut 
 Fairies Challenge Blog2W, P1/15  #26 Boys

Ladybug Crafts - M, P1, 3E  Something for the boys and/or use your dies

Really Reasonable Ribbon P1/15, Must use Ribbon #96 Masculine





Monday, June 2, 2014

Eureka Challenge - Father's Day

Today is Eureka Stamps Challenge Day.  Our theme this week is Father's Day.  It's just around the corner so we need to be getting those cards ready.  My Dad left this earth for his heavenly home in 1999 and my husband left us for heaven in 2010.  Since then I've not made too many Father's Day Cards.  My son will probably get this one.  I kept it Clean and Simple.

Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Background paper from my stash
Image - Eureka's Father's Day Sentiment - digi9006 Happy Fathers Day with Stars. Eureka has quite a few lovely sentiments for Fathers but since my Father is not alive, it limited what I could use.  Please check out their digi stamps, rubber stamps and other products.
Labels - cut with Cricut Explore
Embossing - Cuttlebug folders 

Here's a close up of the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will join us in this challenge.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge - 2W, must use at least one SVG diecut - (Week 2) Father's Day Cards

ABC Challenge - P1/15  M is for Monochromatic 

Altered Eclectics - M, P7 - Anything Goes  

Card and Scrap - 2W, P1/15  #77 Clean and Simple

Country View Crafts' Challenge - M, P1 #16  ONLY MEN ALLOWED

Doodle Pantry - M, 1E, SIO, P1  #47 MAKE IT MANLY

Ladybug Crafts - M, P1, 3E  Something for the boys and/or use your dies




Sunday, June 1, 2014

The New Issue of TTCRD Magazine Is Available Now!!!!!!

Through The Craft Room Door Summer Issue is now available.
The Current issue features over 12 step-by-step tutorials with photos. Featuring All Dressed Up Digial Images, A whole slew of card and scrapbook inspirations and Craft Rooms Around The Globe.  Here's a preview for you.

 Yep, and it is a great magazine again!!!

And I'm published!!!!!!
Curious?? Go and check the new magazine!!
No subscription yet??? You better get one here.
You will get a lot of inspiration, tutorials, and free digi's!!

Thanks for stopping by.  You're going to love this issue of the magazine.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy