Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Little Contest for Followers - Beccy's Place

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This post is a little late going up since I had another post I had to do today.  If you have joined my site before I got this posted, would you please post again under this topic.  Thank you & I apologize for this inconvenience.  Thanks
The new design team at Beccy's Place, of which I am a Guest Designer, is running a little contest on our blogs from now until April 30th.  At the end of the month, each designer will randomly select one follower to win a set of Beccy's Place digital stamps.....that's a total of 10 digital sets to be given away.
Make sure you visit each of their blogs and become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win one of these digital sets.  Winners will be announced on May 1st.  Good luck.
If you are already a follower of my blog, please leave a message as well so I will know who wishes to participate.  Here are all the designers' websites.

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate all my followers.  God Bless You!!!!! Peggy

Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Monday - Cricut Explore Card

Yesterday was Donna's birthday.  Join me in wishing her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I love you, Donna.

I have been testing the Cricut Explore quite a bit since I got it.  I wanted to test it really good while I had 2 free weeks of the subscription in Design Space.  The following card was made with one of the cuts from Splendid Soiree Image Set.  It's part of the subscription..  I loved this card base so I cut it out in several different colors.

Card Supplies:
Card Base from Splendid Soiree Cricut Design Space File
Flowers - Mother's Day Bouquet.  This is my go to cartridge for flowers.  I set up a file in Design Space so all I have to do is open it up, choose my paper & cut, whatever color I need.
Pink Scroll - from the clearance aisle in Michaels

Here is a close up of the flowers.
Thank you for visiting with me today.  I keep hoping Donna is going to make something.  School will be out soon so maybe she won't be so tied up at nights with homework.  Anyway, we appreciate your comments.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card: 
613 Avenue Create - W - #69 Anything 
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - M, 3E - April - Anything Goes 
Ditzie Digi Designs - 2W, E3 - Anything (week 1) 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything (week 1)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - It's All About Pink

Today's Paper A La Mode Challenge is "All About Pink".  I love pink so it was not hard to come up with something.  Our Sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.  Here is my DT card using Victorian Beauty.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - cut file is from Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Adhesive Fabric paper behind die cut card front.
Image - Victorian Beauty by Sassy Studio Designs
Promarkers used to colore image:
Hair - Gold, Tulip Yellow, Primrose
Skin - Blossom & Satin
Eyes - Grey Green
Lips - Tropical Orchid
Dress - Tropical Orchid, Pink Carnation.

Thank you for dropping by today.  Have wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Catch The Bug - M, 3E, SIO – Anything Goes
 Sunflower Fields Designs - M, SIO ,3E    Easter or springTime 4 Scrap - 2W, 3E, C5 (W2 of 2) #38 Spring 
We Do Doobadoo Challenge-  W, E2- #4 Embellish It (until May 3)
 Craftitude -2W, 3E -  No. 63 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
 Crafty Catz - W, 1E – No.228 - Anything Goes 
Scrapping4funChallenges - 2W, 1E - No.15 - (W2 of 2) - Use a Stamp/Digi Image
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 54 - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Card From My Cricut Explore Testing

Here is a card I made as the result of a test I did on the Cricut Explore.
I read where the Cricut Explore was supposed to do really nice cuts even on small images.  So I had to test that.  I chose an image from Florals Embellished cartridge that had a lot of detail to it.  I sized it at 1.5" and the Explore cut it perfectly.  I thought, that would look pretty on a card so I cut 3 in all.

I took an A2 card and embossed it with the Anna Griffin Sierra Scroll Cuttlebug Folder.  I think the pattern on the folder looked a lot like the image.  What do you think?
 I pasted the images to the embossed card.
That is pretty but it needed just a little something else.  That's when I went to my flower stash & found some flowers I had gotten from the $1 bins at Michael's.  I think they were a good finishing touch.  There's plenty of room to put a sentiment when I get ready to send it out.
 Thank you for visiting with me today.  I really appreciate the input from you.  My poor little Max's hair has grown so much it hides his eyes.  So today we go get him groomed.  He is such a good baby.  Lots of times he sits on my lap while I craft.  He can see outside better from that vantage point.  Until later, God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - P1/15  J is for Just as you like it
 Altered Eclectics - M, P7 - Anything Goes 
Mema's Challenge - M, P1, winners every week  Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - M, P30  #19 Embossing
One Crazy Stamper - M, P1, E5  Anything Goes no digis
Sweet Stamps - M, P15, SIO, E1, C10 #161 Anything Goes/ Embossing
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Party Time Tuesdays W3E (2E anything goes wk) - PTTYDD #169 Anything Goes
 Pause Dream Enjoy 2W PDE Linky Party #8 Anything Goes (Week 2)


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Well I Did It........

I've been watching the Cricut Explore & reading reviews ever since it came out.  I downloaded the Design Space & have been looking at it.  It's not perfect by a long shot but what I liked about it, is when you open a file it divides all the pieces you need on separate mat layers.  When you look at a file image, you look at the completed file, not just part of it.  In CCR, you had to choose each element separately.  In Design Space, you don't. That was a selling point for me.  So I went to my local Michael's today and they had one Explore so it came home with me.  I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but during setup, you are given a project to do so you can see how it works.  Here it is.  You may have seen it before as everyone who purchased an Explore probably made it.

The Explore writes the Thank You and then proceeds to cut out the card.  I was impressed with how well it wrote.  I'm anxious to play with this feature.  I'll be testing it over the next little while.  I love, love, love my Cameo, but I have way too many Cricut cartridges not to use them.  I'll let you know if Design Space & the Explore make using the cartridges easier.  

Thank you for visiting with me today.  It's 'Hump Day'.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TTCRD Challenge - Oak Pond Sponsor

Today is Design Team B's week for the Through The Craftroom   Door Challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Oak Pond.  I hope I will see some of your creations in our challenge this week.  

 Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Bouquet DeFleur Paper Stack
Image - Freebie from Oak Pond - They have a freebie every month.
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Promarkers Used to color Image:
Flower - Orchid, Amethyst
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Stickles - for Butterfly body
Lacy border w/Lace-I won this border & some others in a contest at Going Buggy.  It's actually a votive candle cover.  I looked for them online & the only place I could find them were in a store in the UK.  I was so happy when I won them.  There are a lot of Cricut files & Silhouette files to use to get the same effect.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  I hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for my card:
 Ditzie Digi Designs - 2W, E3 - Anything (week 2)
 Eclectic Ellapu - 3W, 2E - Pinkies For the Boys (week 3) : Purplies - Easter (week 3) 
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #81 Easter or Spring Colours 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything or Easter (week 2)
 The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E - #197 Pretty Pastels (week 2

 Catch The Bug - M, 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
Color Me Creative Challenge -2W3E - #90 (W2 of 2)  Anything goes
 Hiding in my Craft Room - W, 1E  - #145  Flowers
Open-Minded Challenges - 2W, 3E  (W2 of 2) #8  Easter or pastel colors
Sunflower Fields Designs - M, SIO ,3E    Easter or spring 


Sunday, April 20, 2014


I am so thankful for Jesus' death and resurrection.  Because of Him, we can have freedom from our sins.  We can look forward to eternal life with Him when our race is over.  This makes me so happy.  Let's not forget what Easter is all about.  HALLELUJAH!!  He is Risen.  

God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Masculine Card or Project

For today's challenge at the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge, we were to make a masculine card or project.  I think we would all agree we struggle with masculine cards.  Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor so I chose Make It Snappy-Happy Birthday for my image.

Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base -From Michael's Textured Cards & Envelopes - Box of 80.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps 'Make It Snappy-Happy Birthday'
Chevron Borders - Free Cut File from Bird's Cards.  She has lots of free cut files on her blog.  
Screw Brad - KandCo. Metal Art
Promarkers used to color image:
Lipstick red, Berry Red, Powder Blue, Arctic Blue, Caramel, Cocoa, Sunflower, Gold, Primrose, Tulip Yelloow, Canary, Ivory, Lime Green, Pear Green, and a gold gel pen for the label.

Have you visited The Outlawz website yet?  You will find a lot of talented people, a different challenge for everyday of the week, talented artists who share their digital images & just lots of good clean crafting fun.  You might even get a special welcome from me.  LOL I hope you will visit and join us.  We love new members as well as ones who have been with us for a while.  I especially hope you will join in the PAM challenge.  I'm going to be looking for my friends.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a Blessed Easter weekend.  Don't forget to worship the one who gave His life for us.  God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card: 
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - 2W, 3E (no complete digital projects, digi images ok) - No. 12 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes 
Cut it Up- 2W, 1E, Must have Die Cuts - No. 43 - (W1 of 2) - Birthday Card 
Scrapping4funChallenges - 2W, 1E - No.15 - (W1 of 2) - Use a Stamp/Digi Image
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 53 - Anything Goes 
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.113 - (W1 of 2) - Brads and/or eyeletsThe Stamping Boutique - W, SIO - No.13 - Birthday Cards / Projects
 4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 16 Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - W, E3, C unlimited A Card Containing the Word Happy
TIME OUT Challenges-2W (W1 of 2)Happy Birthday *optional twist masculine

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

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
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
Flowers from Michael's $1bin
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.  

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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