Friday, September 22, 2017

Change is Good!


The new theme over at Cut It Up is Change is Good: Altered Item.  I love altering items and I must type out loud, it makes me somewhat of a packrat! I found this old, broken light fixture out in our barn.  I decided it needed a new life!  Now it had been in the barn for a while and it was....well, sort of dirty!  So, it was scrubbed outside with a hose, brought in and washed with Dawn and a scrubber, and then bathed in bleach water!  

  




I have included a video for this project; but if you watch, you'll notice I left out the floral and coloring parts.  Basically, I just stuck the flowers into the play dough and colored the image!  ; )  


 Cuts are as follows:
CTMH Flower Market:  Wheat Cluster and Wheat Wreath
CTMH Artistry:  Teepee
Cricut Nate's ABC's:  grasses from Elephant and Wheelbarrow with Dog Images

My altered light fixture is off to the following challenges:

World Wide Open DT:  AG
Fab N Funky:  Floral Embellishments
Stampavie and More:  Lots of Flowers
TTCRD:  AG

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your altered/recycled projects ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our sponsor!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Autumn Colors


The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Autumn Colors!  Our sponsor is Digistamps4Joy.

I chose to use Fall Owl.  This digi is currently on sale over at DigiStamps4Joy and is the Progressive Challenge digi for their FaceBook Challenge.  You might want to check that out; sounds like fun to me!

Sending this off to the following challenges:

DS4J Progressive Challenge:  Use Fall Owl
Cuttlebug Mania:  Golden Harvest and use embossing folder or die
Paperminutes:  Autumn Magic
Outlawz Color Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CAS: Cute It is!





Clean and Simple! ...and simple it was using the Pre-colored KittyCat image!  I added a sentiment from Quotes and a few sequins from my stash.  All this cuteness can be found in the Lil Miss Sugarpops Mini Kit 1.


It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing Clean and Simple this week!



Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!


My card is off to the following challenges: 

Cards in Envy:  Easy as 1, 2, 3 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  AG
Crafting with Friends:  AG

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Surrounded by Equine Art




Well, it's mid-month and we are continuing Surround Yourself with ART over at Path of Positivity!  If you missed my post at the beginning of the month, you can see it HERE.  The idea is to share how you are inspired by art ~ art of any form!  Anything from the great masters to comic strips!  What sort of art inspires you in a positive way?

I mentioned in my earlier post one way to answer that question is to look around your house.  That's exactly what I did.  Now in addition to angels and victorian children, I have some horsey pieces.  Imagine that...someone with a blog called ScrappyHorses has horses represented in art, photographs, knick-knacks, framed scrapbook layouts, etc!   

Here are a few pieces I enjoy seeing every day:  



So yes, the horses, blacksmiths, cowboys, etc live amongst the Victorian children and the angels!  Eclectic or eccentric?  You can decide that!  ; )

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As for my project this month, I chose to go with that adorable Bugaboo Cowgirl meeting up with an unexpected equine!  That magical Unicorn is also from Bugaboo.  I created these pages for an Art Journal featuring famous equine/horse quotes.  

I Copic colored the digi's, corner-stamped,added stars and ink-sponged the grass and sky.  To add some sparkle, I added gems to the flowers, glitter paste to the belt buckle, and gel pens & gold shimmer to the mane and tail.  


That wonderful quote is from Lewis Carroll's book, Through the Looking Glass.  I love the way the unicorn is looking at this cowgirl and she is "blank-faced" and standing somewhat frozen!  
   



My pages are off to the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack:  AG
Catch the Bug:  BINGO ~Sentiment/Sparkle/Bugaboo



Our challenge is sponsored this month by LunaGirl 
and Bugaboo Stamps!   


Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge (where you can learn more about our theme and sponsors) to see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Falling Leaves


The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Leaf/Leaves!  Our sponsor is Digistamps4Joy.

Again this week, I have combined two stamps from DigiStamps4Joy!  I have chosen Emma and Going Somewhere.  

I went into Design Space and "flattened" my images onto a rectangle.  I added some leaf cuts, but "flattened" them which turned them into prints.  After printing and cutting my card front, I Copic colored the images and added gold sparkle to the leaves.  

Here's the dimensional effect.  I colored the dress again and fussy cut it.  I adhered just the bodice (top of dress) to the card.  This adds some fun dimension to an otherwise flat card.  Tip...not that any of you would ever need to do this...but, you can hide things that go wrong this way, also!  ; )

I used all scrap papers laying on my table, a scrap of burlap, and some red Glitter Tape & Gems.  

As for the theme, well, there are leaves and she's obviously leaving on an adventure!  hee hee  I have created with Emma before and you can see that post HERE!

Sending this off to the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room:  Super scraps Saturday!
TTCRD:  AG
The Crazy Challenge:  Autumn
Classic Design Team Open Challenge:  AG


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Quick, Wrap It!


Here are a couple of very quick ways to wrap those presents!  The first is a bag with one of those adorable Winnie White Christmas PRE-COLORED Toppers on it and a tag made from one of the PRE-COLORED Digis.  


This second one is simply some of the paper wrapped around a brown box with a tulle bow and that adorable little baby from the collection!  

Doesn't get much easier than that!  

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YouTube Channel.

Christmas Cocoa




It's a new Anything Goes challenge over at Digi Choosday and we (the DT) are sharing Christmas this week!  


I thought it would be fun to use the Winnie Winterland Collection to up-cycle this baby cereal container.  All of the borders and images are PRE-COLORED.  I did go in and so some some slicing and changing of some of the pieces to customize a bit.  The bow is actually from Work and Play 8 - Feel the Music.  The tag is cut from the pocket watch in the Winnie in Winterland Collection Ephemera Bundle.  


Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!


My container is off to the following challenges: 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Quick and Easy Christmas Card!


If you enjoy sending your cards in bulk with pictures, the Winnie White Christmas Collection is right for you!  The papers and frames make it quick and easy to put a holiday card together in just about any program and mail them out!  You'll spend more time typing addresses than making the card!

I made this card on a Mac in the Notes program...nothing fancy or expensive....and very little learning curve!  hahaha  

You can string together as many or few frames as you need and size them appropriately.  I used three pattern papers and three frames.  Added some drop shadows and the pictures and hit print!  Just that easy!  

My card is off to the following challenges:  
TTCRD:  AG
Christmas Card Challenges:  AG Christmas
12 Months of Christmas:  Picture Inspiration (pictures, colors)


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time to Give



Sorry for the awkward print on this post.  For some reason, a few of my posts are not saving the way I type them.  

Day 5 of Winnie White Christmas from Polkadoodles! 

This decor piece is a little different for me since I started this project at Menards!  Menards is a home improvement store and when I asked Kelly, my guy, to take me there after dinner one evening he was very happy to oblige.  (He's not so excited about the craft stores and claims he has anxiety attacks in them!  He hates, loathes, despises the floral section!  hmmm.....)  Anyway, I have digressed......

I was walking up and down the aisles and saw these wonderful brick pavers and thought Christmas!  So, I purchased a couple.  Now, I didn't stop there; you'll be seeing some other makes in the future with other goodies I found!

I perused the wonderful images and saw Time to Give digi and couldn't help but think of Winnie and all the animals gathering by the brick fireplace exchanging their homemade gifts.  

I print and cut the pieces, Copic colored the digi, and backed all the cardstock with cereal box cuts to make them sturdy.  I added some burlap for a rustic, round rug and the scene is set.  A couple of gems and some gold thread add a festive touch.  

In case you're wondering how I got it all to stick to a brick....well, the good news is Aileen's Turbo Tack Glue did the trick.  Trust me ~ it's stuck!!  

This lovely homespun tree, the flower, foliage, and digi are all found in the Winnie White Christmas Collection!  

My brick is off to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps:  Christmas use a stamp (Digi stamp from Winnie White Christmas)
Card Mania:  Rustic project or Shabby Chic
Classic Design Team Open Challenge:  AG
Jo's Scrap Shack:  AG
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Best Friends and Christmas


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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wrapping Box


I enjoy wrapping gifts!  When I'm pretty much done, I like to leave a few items easily accessible for last minute gifts.  I have always just thrown them into a basket in the past, but this year I thought it would be fun to make a box for them.  Having this decorative box will just add to the decor as I'll leave it out on a vintage school desk that sits by the tree.  I'll have what I need close by and it'll look festive at the same time!  

I designed my box in Cricut Design Space using the square and pentagon shape.  I manipulated them to the sizes and shapes I needed using the tools in DS (Slice, size change).  I then cut strips 1.5 inches wide from Kraft paper to join the pieces together.  

This festive paper is from the Winnie White Christmas Collection!  You can peruse the entire collection here!  

I did some water color pencil on the tag and used the delightful Sleightime Digi printed on top of some of the beautiful Embossed paper found in the collection!  








My box is off to the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge:  Use Kraft Cardstock
Allsorts Challenge:  Use at least 2 Design Papers
CHNC Challenge:  AG Christmas +use foliage


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Friday, September 8, 2017

Buying the Tree!



Day 3 of Winnie White Christmas from Polkadoodles! Probably the best day of Advent at our house has always been setting out the tree!  There's nothing like turning on the lights for the first time of the season!  

This adorable stamp is Buying the Tree.  I added some PRE-COLORED trees, a sentiment, and one of the beautiful Embossed Papers (all found in the Big Kahuna Download).  

After printing the card front, I Copic colored and added some colors to accent the swirls in the embossed paper to make it look like a blustery winter day! I finished it off with some little seed gems to accent the flowers on her hat and some glitter glue on the fluffy ball.  

There are also new clear stamps, physical papers, and a USB key for the New Winnie White Christmas Collection in addition to the downloadable collection.  You can see it all HERE.  

You can find all the Downloadalble Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas I used here in the Big Kahuna Download.  

You can peruse all the new Christmas goodies at:  http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/new/added-in-sept/ 

My layout is off to the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments:  AG + a Sentiment
Craft Rocket Challenges:  Something starts with F ~ Furry (Feathery) Friends; Fir Tree; Feline; Winnie is dressed as a Fairy (see the wings!)
Through the Purple Haze:  In the Woods
12 Months of Christmas:  Pic Inspiration ~ Colors (Red/Green/Blue-Green) and the Tree!

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Apples



The new theme over at Cut It Up is Johnny Appleseed ~ Use an Apple on your project!  

When I saw the apple theme, I couldn't help but think of my sister who teaches chemistry and now physics has been added to her repertoire!  These seemed the perfect gift for her classroom in light of her new topic!  This apple cut is from Polkadoodles Winnie Sugar Sprinkles- Fruit Punch Collection.  


When you visit the blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then share your foxy/fruity projects ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize for our sponsor Pink and Main.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.

Cut It Up
Sponsor :  Pink and Main
Theme:  Johnny Appleseed ~ Use an Apple

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Visiting Santa!


Day 2 of Winnie White Christmas from Polkadoodles!  I love to scrap and make journals!  With the alphabet and gorgeous papers this collection is perfect for layouts and journals!  

There are also new clear stamps, physical papers, and a USB key for the New Winnie White Christmas Collection in addition to the downloadable collection.  You can see it all HERE.  

That homespun tree is a pre-colored digi in the kit.  I chose to separate the layers and cut (without print) them individually and fold, wrinkle, add dimension.  I cut it from a couple of different festive papers from the collection!  
My title is from the included alphabet; it reminds me of Holiday Candy!  The Santa clothesline has to be one of my favs in this collection!  I think it is adorable!  

You can find all the Downloadalble Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas I used here in the Big Kahuna Download.  

You can peruse all the new Christmas goodies at:  http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/new/added-in-sept/ 

My layout is off to the following challenges:


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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fur and Fluff!





The new twist for our Anything Goes challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Fur, Fluff or Fins!  Sounds to me like you get to sport your favorite friend in this one!  Our sponsor is Digistamps4Joy.

This adorable image is Best Friends combined with Forest.  I love this image and have worked with it before creating a Christmas scene; you can see it HERE if you like.  It's always fun to see how many different "feels" you can create with a stamp.

Sending this off to the following challenges:
TTCRD:  AG
Coloring in Scrapland:  Hand Colored Childhood
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  AG include a critter, of course!

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Cocoa for a White Christmas!


Introducing Winnie White Christmas from Polkadoodles!  This is such a festive new collection with papers, sentiments, tags, and adorable digis to brighten your holidays!  You are sure to find inspiration for Christmas crafts & cards, as well as gifts, wrapping, memory keeping and decor!  

There are also new clear stamps, physical papers, and a USB key for the New Winnie White Christmas Collection in addition to the downloadable collection.  You can see it all HERE.  

I’m kicking off this launch week of makes with a gift idea; who wouldn’t love cocoa in this decorative carrier! 


I started in Cricut Design Space and designed the carrier using shapes and a bit of slicing and dicing!  ;)  I then printed and cut all the paper, tag, Winnie Topper, flower/foliage, and that adorable little bird!  This was a quick put-together since the topper and bird are PRE-COLORED  (No Copics were harmed in this project!)  

I added some ribbon, button, thread, gem and some filler all from my stash.  The cups are Dixie cups.  Sorry, the marshmallows are not available from Polkadoodles....unless maybe you make a special deal with Nikky!  hee hee

You can find all the Downloadalble Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas I used here in the Big Kahuna Download.  Or you can find some pieces individually:  Pre-Colored Topper, Printable Papers 4, Foliage.  Can't find something I used?  Just ask; I'm more than happy to help you find it!  

Sending this treat off to the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge:  BINGO Flower/Twine/Circle

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Music!


Our DT theme this week is Male; so, I decided to scrap my nephew!   The paper, staff, words and trumpet are all from the Work & Play 8 Feel the Music Collection.  

This guy plays trumpet very well!  I never got his Senior Concert scrapped, so the time has come!  He is now playing at college in everything from orchestra to jazz band.  He is a physics major...yeah he's one of those guys! ;)

It's a new challenge over at Digi Choosday and we are sharing Male projects this week!



Be sure to head over to Digi Choosday and check out the amazing projects from our team!  Then come share what you are crafting; we'd love to see it!  Remember, when you visit the Digi Choosday Site to pick up your discount code to Polkadoodles; it's good all day today....Tuesday!  It's a great way to pick up those digi's you've had your eye on!  While you're there, you might want to sign up for the Newsletter so you never miss out on special events!

Have you seen the challenge for young artists over at Polkadoodles FaceBook Page.  Here are the links and ages:  

My Layout is off to the following challenges: 
The Male Room:  School Colors black/gold
CD Sunday Challenge Blog:  Let's Hear it for the Boys 
The Crafter's Cafe:  Boys Will be Boys!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Surrounded by Art & Angels




This month we are starting a 3 Month Series over at Path of Positivity:  Surround Yourself with ... and this month it's ART!  Surround Yourself with Art!  The idea is to share how you are inspired by art ~ art of any form!  Anything from the great masters to comic strips!  What sort of art inspires you in a positive way?

One great way to answer that question is to look around your house.  We often choose to surround ourselves with what we enjoy.  I seem to have a couple of main themes going on in my house.  Now, you are going to learn my style is somewhat... um....eclectic, but then again, maybe you've figured that out from my posts!  hahaha

I have lots of angels and victorian children around my house.  

I have some beautiful needlepoint from my grandmother that was patterned off of these famous pieces.  The first is by Renoir (1841-1919).  Renoir was possibly the most famous painter of the Impressionist Era.  His works were typically snapshots of real life full of richness and feeling.   

Madame Charpentier and Her Children 1878
  
 The second is by Jules Muenier (1863-1934).  Muenier was a French painter and photographer and was very influential during the late 1800's/early 1900's.  One of his most famous is titled theThe Catechism Lesson which was highly acclaimed by his government.  

The First Piano Lesson  

I also have several angel books by Nancy Noel, famous for her angels, as well as this framed print below.  Nancy Noel actually had a studio about 20 miles from my house!  She is an amazing artist who has done several different beautiful series from horses to angels!  She also did a lovely Amish collection that I find very intriguing!  She is a kind hearted woman who gives to the community and loves animals.  Here is a link to her webpage if you are interested in learning more about her, her books, or her art: Nancy Noel.  

Whisper
Now you know what sort of art inspires me and brings peace/beauty to my life....well, you sort of know!  You'll learn more mid-month when I reveal more!  ;)   

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My image used in my faith journal is from LunaGirl.  It is from a beautiful Collage Sheet called Angel Children Digital Collage Sheet.  I added some papers and flower cuts from Polkadoodles, stamping, feathers, and Bo Bunny Gem Flourishes.  I added verses Psalm 91:11-12 and Matthew 18:10 along with an Old Proverb:  "Angels speak to those who silence their minds long enough to hear."





Our challenge is sponsored this month by LunaGirl 
and Bugaboo Stamps!   


Thanks for stopping by; PoP on over to the challenge (where you can learn more about our theme and sponsors) to see what the rest of the team is doing and share with us your thoughts, art, and inspirations!  Our themes are optional now, so we'd love to see anything positive you've been working on even if it doesn't exactly fit the theme.