I just love this card. I had been wanting to make this card but hadn't. Sadly, I have a friend who just lost her husband and I wanted to make something special for her to know she is loved. I stayed up late one night making this card. I love how it turned out. It makes such a statement. She loved it! What a fun card. Just wish it had been for a happier occasion.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
This is my version of project life. I am so far behind on Christmas pages that I decided to try to make a simplified version of my normal layouts. It worked and I completed at least one set of my Christmas photos. I have 2015 through 2019. Because there are so many "events and traditions" at Christmas, I actually dread getting started on them because it takes so long. I do the same with vacation photos knowing that they will take forever. I think that I will do a cover page and then finish them like these. Simple and fairly fast to put together. Yeah. Now I just need time to do more of them. Thanks for the challenge to get at least one done!
http://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/09/lm-514-wonders-of-world-englanduk.html throwback challenge
Well, here are some more cuts that I had left from a project from a couple of years ago. I am trying to use some of these up! LOL. By mixing them with new cuts, you never know that they weren't made just for this page! Can you tell which are the old ones and which are the new? I believe these little birds were from Scrapping Bug Designs, the title is from Miss Kate's Cuttables and the snowflakes are punches! What a great way to get a quick page done with some OLD photos. LOL. Love it when they are done and in a book instead of in my pile to do.
http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2020/09/september-whats-my-challenge-abc-123.html 1 title, 2 pictures, 3 of the same embelishment - snowflakes
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2020/09/challenge-566-over-rainbow.html Mimimun of 3 colors
https://www.inoreader.com/article/3a9c6e7841c85af2-shopping-our-stash-428-color-challenge Color Challenge - Magenta, yellow, orange, green, and beige
https://www.inoreader.com/article/3a9c6e7841a863d1-september-1-challenge-42 card with bunny as critter
Monday, August 17, 2020
So I decided to try a vertical double slider card. I had these print and cuts in my stash for probably 2 years. I thought they looked super cute with the background paper so I made a fun just because card for my husband. I don't know when I will give it to him since Valentine's Day is past, but....at some point it will be fun to leave him a just because I was thinking of you card. Love him!
I am a few years behind on my scrapbooking but when I found these cute little Kayaking Adventures file on my computer from Little Scraps of Heaven and a summer challenge, I decided to scrapbook this fun weekend. My silly little snorkie likes to ride on the kayaks with me. My husband was fishing and caught a fish. She dove off the kayak to catch the fish and ended up soaked. She was shivering when I pulled her in but she still wanted that wiggly fish she could see. It was so funny. It's nice to have a dog that we can take along. She also likes to ride in the rhino too. Now if she would just learn to come when she is called and not be too excited to wander off and see the world......
https://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-whats-my-challenge-dog-days-of.html Staying cool with a sun
I am so proud of my daughter. Not only did she graduate from high school, but she graduated from seminary. Seminary is a program that she had to take an hour off from school each day during her 4 years of high school, to learn more about our Savior and His love for her. Such a huge accomplishment. Love you!
I am entering this into the back to school challenge, but since she just graduated and doesn't have school, it's a school graduation page.
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-562-goodbye.html Goodbye Seminary
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
I got a bunch of brand new craft supplies in the mail the other day so I decided to use some of my new supplies to make my husband this new interactive card. It's fun to use those new supplies. I used the interactive die for the card mechanism, a heart die that I had never used, and even the "pattern paper" inside and out is a stamp. I bought this check stamp so that I could make any color of buffalo check that I wanted. It actually stamped pretty evenly. I love it. I also bought a smaller check stamp also. I hope it stamps as well as this one did. There was only one little spot I had to reink a couple times to get it even. I think I will try a blue on blue or pink on pink might be fun or even red and black check. The inside squares are stamped with a big word stamp too. I orignally thought this would be pretty stamped in brown on a light beige paper for an aged look, but I like how it turned out in black and white for this card. Men's cards are so hard for me.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Here's another swing card I made using my left over paper and cuts. I think they go well together! Loving the little bug and dots and stripes. Hope it makes someone smile!
I have started to make a few layouts again after quite a long break. It feels good to be creative again. I found a Facebook Group called meandmycricut and Pat's layouts are amazing. She uses a lot of big die cuts which is actually relatively new to me. I usually only make things that fit on a top and bottom border. It's been fun to try some new things and to create again. I absolutely love this black, white and blue piece of paper that I had in my stash. Wish I had more than 1 sheet!
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Here's a cute double slider card. I just love how these turn out. So stinkin' much fun and realatively easy to make. So so cute! I think it will make a good masculine card also. Those are always the hardest for me. I'll stamp a sentiment on it when I decide what occasion I will send it for and it will be done. I am loving these! The next one I want to try is a iris fold card.....what is your favorite card to make?
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-201-boys-will-be-boys.html boys with diecut deer
I am loving these double slider cards! This is another birthday one for my sister-in-law. So so much fun! I hope she likes it. I am the only crafter in my extended family so it is fun to send these special interactive cards for my family. So so fun! I have a couple more fun ones that I want to make but I will probably make a couple more of these first. So much fun!
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/05/tuesday-throwdown-458-craftygirl.html Blues, yellows, whites
We lost this sweet kitty a couple years ago. She had been the best cat that we've ever had and she never did wander off. We found her in the woodshed and half of her backside and body was one big scab. We think someone threw her out of their car and she had road rash. My then little girl brought her in so upset because she was hurt and wanted to keep her. Sadly, people drop cats off out in the country all the time. I didn't really want to keep her because she was a female and females have kittens ALL the time in the country and I didn't want the vet bill of another cat to spay but she was hurt, my daughter had just lost her cat, and what's a mom to do? We kept her, nursed her back to health, and had her for many years until she just got really old and sick and we lost her. She must have already been spayed also because we never did have kittens so we never took her in to be spayed. She was a great mouser, always stayed home, and allowed my daughter to pack her all over. She really was a good cat and I'm glad that whoever dropped her off, dropped her at our house afterall. :-)
http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-recipe-challenge-design-team.html Recipe challenge
Someone on one of my groups shared a link of a lady sharing this cute little digi quarentine stamp. I wish I could remember who that was to give you the link and her credit, but I can't remember now. I made several of these cute little cards to send to friends to make them smile during this time. I hope they like them. The stamps was the same, but I just used a 6x6 paper pad I had so the backgrounds were all different but not too much. I think they turned out fun.
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-552-patterned-paper-or-create.html patterned paper
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Since we are in quarentine along with everyone else, I have been working on various projects from cards, to wood crafts, to home decor. I have also been joining some challenges again as it has been awhile since life was so busy. It feels good to be creative again. Here is a cute craft that I finished for our family cabin. It's just been hanging around.
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2020/05/shopping-our-stash-420-oh-places-youll.html - the places we'll go. This will be one when we can get there. :-)
Oh my gosh! This has just become my new favorite interactive card! SOOOOOOO much fun and what an impact! My FIL's bday is coming up and I wanted to make him a fun card since we are in quarentine and won't be spending the normal time together on his birthday. I had just receive this die and had these stamps that I thougt would make a fun masculine card. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out. These little birds were the perfect size to put on the inside and I think it is more masculine than feminine. I have a hard time with male cards but I think he will like this one. This is the first one of these I have ever made and it was so fun. I think I am off to try it again!
https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-37-winner-and-top-three.html critter card
Decided to work on a layout to meet some challenges
today. This is what I came up with. My son is a senior and is missing his prom, graduation, and every other senior event. I chose to scrapbook this happy prom memory instead of the one he is missing....
polka dots, flowers, diecuts
Oh happy day challenge - what a fun happy memory.
My Scrap Chick offered this cute little freebie the other day. I just couldn't resist making him. I liked him so much, I made a bunch of friends for him to hang out with until they all findd new homes to someone who needs a smill. If you want a super cute, fun, fast gift, this is the one! He came together really fast and I think he looks adorable!
green, a frog image, and a bow
https://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-162.html color combo challenge green pink
Monday, May 4, 2020
With Mother's Day just around the corner, I decided to make a couple of fun interactive cards. I just love this fun slider card. I always mount mine on a regular card base so that I can write in it and not on the back, but this is the cards I made my Mom and MIL this year. I hope they know how much I love them!
https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2020/04/shopping-our-stash-419-happy-mothers-day.html Mother's Day
Sunday, May 3, 2020
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-547-white-or-any-color-space.html White space
http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/05/challenge-199-friends.html For a friend