Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Up, Up and Away!



Hi friends and fellow crafters! Today, I am sharing the 1st Mother's Day card I gave to my niece. I love that we can cut svgs with the new Explore, so I got to enjoy playing with the box cards from SVG Cuts.  The hot air balloons are eye catching and worked nicely with Design Space. The balloons are attached to the spacers, so there was no need to fiddle with acetate. It makes creating box cards simple! I changed the banner and used my Explore to cut a banner and write the sentiment. I also used it to write the sentiment in the circle that was supplied with the set. It was raining when I took the pictures, so they look a little dark, but the card was very pretty when it was finished. Here are a few more pictures.



All the paper is from my stash.
I can't wait to try the rest of the cards!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!
Colleen

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Congrats to the winners and a couple of extra projects.

Hi friends and fellow crafters!

I want to congratulate all the winners from the NSD Circleville Celebration! There were some lovely projects linked here and over at the message boards! Thank you to all the participated!

There were 3 winners randomly chosen from a hat by Danny:

Heidi won for her beautiful card for the Lift It Up Challenge. You can see it here on the link up.

Susan won for her gorgeous rosette present for a friend's 5Oth Birthday!  Hopefully she will post it on her blog soon.

There is also a special mention to Queen B! She posted a splendid rosette banner for a graduation. Stop at her blog and visit to see her amazing crafting skills.

Keep an eye on your mail ladies and thanks for joining in on my challenge!

Even though I haven't been posting so much, I have still been creating! Today I am sharing some fun cards that I created a couple of months ago. These were made for a card drive my friend Sherri was having. She does a Card Shower at Arkansas Children's Hospital every year and I am honored to send some cards for such a worthy cause. I have been having so much fun using my Disney Carts since I have gotten my Explore. The design space makes it so easy to create wonderful cuts without the headache of trying to figure out all the colors of the tiny pieces. If I want to, I can change colors as I go along. I used my Explore to write Howdy Partner on all the cards, I LOVE this feature! I inked edges on the Woody cards and added faux stitches to Jessie. It was the 1st time I used the Toy Story Cartridge, but not the last!




 
Next is a recipe card that I created for a swap I participate in. This is my winter recipe, Easy Chicken Marsala. The chicken are from Animal Kingdom, the scarves are from 3 Birds On Parade, the trees are from Winter Woodland, and the mushrooms are from Cindy Loo. The title was the 1 thing I used my Explore to write and cut!
 

 
 
Finally, I have loved the Make It Now Projects in Design Space, and I have used the Anna Griffin Butterfly cards a few times. This is the 1st one I created for my girlfriend's 50th Birthday. I used Anna Griffin's perfect palette cardstock and her black board stamps to make this.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
 
Happy Crafting!
Colleen

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Circleville NSD Challenge: Popcorn? Hmmmmmm?


 Nadia has challenged us to use an SVG and a Cricut cut on a project together, I used a "Star Fighter" from Scrappy Dew and a popcorn box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. I am not sure what I did wrong, but my guy looks more like Shrek to me than that old guy from that movie. LOL! I am not sure about calling him by his name.

I think I have just about run out of time for the challenges. I wish I could done them all!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! May the force be with you!

Happy Crafting!
Colleen

Circleville NSD Day 2- XO Three in a Row

 
I am back with another challenge for the Circleville NSD Festivities! For this challenge, Maria gave us a tic tac board and we have to choose three in row and use them on our project.
 
I choose to go across from the center and used  my favorite color (pink) a die cut ( the heart and deer are from Cindy Loo) and a button or brad. I used a couple of cute buttons I had from my Noel Mignon Kit. Most of the papers are also from my kit, as are the flowers, buttons, ribbon and adorable wooden balloon.


Naturally, this features my favorite little person! I am so backed up on her monthly layouts. My sweetie is almost 10 months already! It's going by too fast!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Happy Crafting!
Colleen

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Happy Hour NSD Challenge

Here's To You!
 

Last weekend we were discussing Small Talk Frames And Tags, a cart I HAD to have and yet never used. I broke it out for Linda's Happy Hour Challenge for NSD and I am so glad I did. I love the Polaroid frames on this cart. I took a plain frame and had my Explore write my sentiment for my card. The challenge was to have some kind of drink on your project, so I used one of the drinks from my free trail subscription for Design Space. I added stickles on the pineapple and glossy accents with Martha Stewart's Coarse Glitter on to the glass and drink. Mmmmm, yummy!

Happy Crafting!
Colleen