Sunday, June 11, 2017

Congrats Grad!! - MSC dt

Tis the season for grad parties!!  We had a special one to attend yesterday and I created a special card and drink tumbler for the grad.

To create my card I used My Scrap Chick's "Girl Grad Emoji Box".  I deleted the layers for the box and only used the layers for the emoji.  I then created an offset and cut two of them to create my card base.  I scored one of the offsets about 1 inch down and adhered the two offsets together with some scor tape.  I added the bling since all the grads like to decorate their caps these days!  I also used some glossy accents to the sunglasses.

For the drink tumbler I used My Scrap Chick's "Grad's With Class" set and cut out vinyl in colors that matched the recipient's school colors.  I then filled the tumbler with money - all in $1 bills!!

School gets out in late June here so I know many of you are past graduation season but I hope I have inspired you for future opportunities.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#birthday wishes - MSC dt

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends!!  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend and perhaps even got some crafty time in!!  My hubby's birthday was yesterday and I wanted to share with you the card I made for him -

I used My Scrap Chick's "Hashtag Birthday Wishes" file and created a shaped card with it.  I used my Silhouette software and created a large offset of the base layer from the cut file (the gray part of the card).  I cut the offset out twice from some heavy cardstock (110 pound).  Because the offset was long I couldn't weld and make a base for my card in one cut so instead I scored the bottom layer of the card with my Scor Pal at about 1 inch in from the left and used some Scor Tape to adhere the two layers together thus creating my card base.  The photo below shows this more clearly -

I used some bright colored papers to make the card fun and added some balloons which I cut out from My Scrap Chick's "Snowball's Havin' A Ball" file.  I decided to use twine for the string on my balloons and finished up the card with some bright enamel dots and pen stitching using my white gel pen.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope I have inspired you with an idea for the next time you need a birthday card and especially one for a masculine recipient ;)  Hugs!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Comfy Chair Easel Card - MSC dt

Happy Monday my crafty friends!  I hope you moms had a great mothers day yesterday!!   I wanted to share a card I made specifically for a friend who is going through some health issues and I thought this card would be the right "touch" to let her know I am thinking about her.  I used the "Comfy Chair Easel Card" file from My Scrap Chick to create this card.  The fun with putting this card together is selecting the papers/patterns for your chair ;) 

My friend really likes retro - furniture, clothes, hair, etc. ... so I tried to make my chair with that concept in mind.

I didn't photograph the back side but I added a square of blank white cardstock to the underside of the card for a place to write a note.  Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope I have inspired your crafty side today ;)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!!

Hi my crafty friends!!  Popping in to share a card I made with you recently.  I have a lot of colored images hanging around from the past couple of 30 Day Coloring Challenges and I am trying to get them onto some actual cards now.  That is how this card came about -

I used Lawn Fawn's "Baked With Love" stamp set for all of the images.  The sentiment is from an older Cardz TV Stamps set.  The twine is also from Lawn Fawn.  I colored all of my images using my Copic markers.  I used a die from Craftin Desert Divas for the window panes and the pattern paper is from My Favorite Things.

I am entering this into the following challenges -

Cardz TV Stamps - "Anything Goes #1"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "A Hint of Pink"
Crafting By Designs - "May Anything Goes"

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Birthday Card for my Daughter

Popping in today to share a birthday card I created for my oldest daughter.   I sneak peeked this already on my IG account but wanted to share here too :-)

I used the Lawn Fawn "Fairy Friends" stamp set for my images.  I also used a few dies and sequins from Craftin Desert Divas for my background, fence and grass layers.  I used some distress inks to create my background layer.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother's Day Purse Tote Bag - MSC dt

Hi there my crafty friends!!  I had a moment this weekend to get a head start on some Mother's Day projects and wanted to pop in and share my creations with you.  I created these Purse Tote Bags to fill with some goodies for both my mom and my mother in law.  

I used the My Scrap Chick "Trendy Tote Bag and Purse" file to cut these out.  The patterned paper is from Joanns.  I wanted to add a tag to the tote bags so I used another file from My Scrap Chick -  "Rubber Ducky Tag"  which is my favorite file lately to use for making tags. 

I used adhesive velcro for the closure so that the bag could be opened and reused.

I had the perfect sentiment from an older Cardz TV Stamps' set to add to my tags!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I hope I have inspired you with some ideas for Mother's Day or another special occasion!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Springtime Thank You card

April showers bring May flowers (so they say!!)  Well, if that is the case we should have a ton of flowers here in May!!  I decided to play along with the Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Mood Board Challenge and also needed to create a thank you card and this is what I came up with -

I drew my inspiration from the spring like flowers in the Photo inspiration - 

It was nice to be able to envision what spring should look like and create it - a much needed distraction from the constant gloomy, gray skies of the Pacific Northwest this year.  Hugs!!  and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Birdhouses - My Scrap Chick DT

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends!!  I have a fun spring inspired craft project to share with you today!!  We keep getting glimpses of spring here in the Pacific Northwest and then we get even more glimpses of rain!!  So I needed to create something to remind me that sunnier spring days were on the horizon and this is what I came up with -

I used two different My Scrap Chick files to create these - 


These birdhouse boxes can be used for a treat box too!!  I am probably going to use mine for decoration only but nice to have the option on hand!!  Here's another look -

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Thought it would be fun to join in the "coffee" fun this time around.  I LOVE coffee!!  In fact, I have a cup of it in my hand as I type up this blog post ;)!!

 I created not one, but two!! cards for the linkup - must have had some good coffee huh?!

For my first card I used a digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas for my image.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug.  

The second card I made uses a sentiment and image from the Simon Says Stamp set "Coffee and Tea".  The designer paper is also from Doodlebug.  
It's not too late to join in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy 1st Day of Spring!! - MSC dt

Happy 1st Day of Spring!!  Hope you are having some spring like weather where you are - we had a beautiful sunny day yesterday but today is back to the normal rainy day of the Pacific Northwest.  After too many years of remodeling our house, I finally feel like I am at a place where I can start decorating.  I bought some cute little table top decorations at Joanns yesterday and that inspired my creativity for the project I am sharing with you today -

I used the "Carrot Patch Box" to create the carrots and fence box.  I created the grass border around the bottom edge of the fence using the "Easter Title and Bunnies" set.  I finished off by using some ladybug stickers, a bluebird sticker and ribbon, twine and buttons from my stash.  My sentiment is from an older Cardz TV Stamps set.  I decided to glue my carrots into the base since this is for decoration and not for treat holding ;)

Once again, here's a look at the My Scrap Chick files I used - 

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Happy Spring!!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rosettes on a Stick - MSC dt

TGIF!!  and the sun finally peeked out at us here in the Willamette Valley!!  Today I have a project to share with you that I created for My Scrap Chick.  I created a couple of "Rosettes on a Stick" or what are also sometimes referred to as "Lollipop Cards".

To create my rosettes I used My Scrap Chick's "Straight Edge Rosettes".  I used the file for the medium sized rosettes and the one that is 4 inches.  The set comes with several cutting files to create small, medium and large rosettes in 3 different sizes each.  The best part about these rosettes is that you tie them together with string - super easy!!  There is a pdf included with instructions on how to do this - make sure you read this first before trying to create these :-) !!

I also used a few cut files from the "Rubber Ducky Tag" to create the scalloped and plain circle layers.  I used a few stamped images I had in my stash leftover from #thedailymarker30daychallenge.  I popped my stamped images up with foam tape to create more dimension.  I used ribbon, buttons and twine from my stash and hot glued those on.  The straws were purchased in the Easter section from WalMart last year.  

For the back side of my rosettes I cut a large circle out (Rubber Ducky Tag again) in a color coordinating cardstock.  I then did a print and cut using the "Birthday Round Tags".  I chose to leave the center of the tag plain thinking that perhaps I would write in a name of the recipient and add them to a gift bag for a upcoming birthday present.  

I had so much fun making these and you can bet you will see some more of these in my crafty future!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  Here is a recap of the My Scrap Chick products I used - 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thinking of You - MSC dt

 Hey there!!  Today I am sharing over on the My ScrapChick blog and I have a card to share with you.  I made this card specifically as a get well card but it could be used for many different occasions.

I popped my purple flower up with some foam to create some dimension on my card.  
I even decorated the inside of my card with a flower :-) 
I used the following My ScrapChick files to create my card  -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cupcake Shaped Birthday Card - My Scrap Chick dt

Hello there!!  Today is my turn to post over on the My Scrap Chick blog and I have a fun birthday card to share with you.  My daughter's friend recently had a birthday and she celebrated with a Quincenara.  My daughter was one of her "attendants".   I wanted to make a fun and special card for her friend and this is what I came up with -

I used the "Cuppy Cake Treatkins" file and created a shaped card.  I enlarged my card quite a bit.  It is about 5.5 inches in height.  Since our present was the card and some money I wanted the card to be larger ;) 
To create my card base I made an offset of my cupcake's base layer and then cut it out two times.  The back layer of the card I scored about one inch or so down from the top.  I only adhered the top section of the back layer to the front to create the card base (you can see this up in my photograph).
I needed an envelope for my card to fit in so I chose the "Chunkie Square Envie 6.0"  and used some coordinating cardstock to make it with.  I think this turned out to be such a cute birthday card and it really went together quite quickly.  The slowest part was picking out my papers, lol!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

"Love" Mailbox treat holder - My ScrapChick

Hello my papercrafting friends!!  Just wanted to pop in and share a Valentine's Day project I made recently.  

I used the "Mailbox and Postage Stamp Cards" set from My ScrapChick to create this.  I enlarged the mailbox a bit more - 120% in my Silhouette studio software.  The paper is from a paper pad I bought at Michaels last year.  I cut out the word "Love" from one of the postage stamp cards and glued it onto the side.  I then coated it with some glitter using my Spectrum Noir glitter clear glitter pen.  The box is large enough to hold a small bag of these Reeses peanut butter hearts.  I adhered the flag to my box using a heart shaped brad.  

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Thanks for stopping by today!!