Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Drink and Fire Hydrant Card

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

Turtley Fun Layout

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://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)

Wedding Presents Card

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

I Love You With All My Heart Card

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.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hugs to You Box

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

I deerly love you layout

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://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2014/02/linky-party-happy-valentines-day.html Valentine's
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-3-show-some-love.html show some love
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2014/02/craft-it-up-with-pin-tack-arts-crafts.html hearts
http://creativecuttingchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-27-love.html 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
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-156-love.html love

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just Keep Swimming Layout

This is what I do while my family watches the super bowl!  LOL.  This layout was so fun.  The title and fish are from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  The little crab is a Little Scraps of Heaven Designs files and I can't remember where the flamingos came from.  All except the title are old cuts left over from past projects.  Love it when I can use my leftovers and have it turn out so cute.  I also am loving getting back into a few challenges to get me motivated to get some photos done!  I'm so behind!

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