Monday, February 29, 2016

A "Pure Honey" 2 page layout

Page one

Page 2

Photos used: great grandchildren and their momma

File used:  Pure Honey by Creative Kuts

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and have a blessed week.

Challenges entering:
  1. Artistic Inspirations Challenge #151 Anything Goes
  2. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #101 Anything Goes
  3. Craft Your Passion Challenge #30` Always Anything Goes

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunsational Stamps February Release Blog Hop

Welcome to  Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for February, 2016. Thank you for joining  us today!  Our theme for this months release is "Critters and Flowers". We are so excited about this release, there are 12 sets and the images are too cute for words, I am confident that you will love them!!!

 There is as always Blog Candy to be won at every stop. that means if you follow the rules we have set out you have 10 chances to win. This month we have decided to offer as blog candy one set of the winner's choice from our new release. You get to choose which you would like, we are really excited about this offer.

So that everyone gets a little something for participating in the hop there will be a free gift digital image Available for you to claim at the end of the hop. It will be an exclusive image created just for this event!  

 Here are a few simple rules we ask you to follow  to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp

1) you MUST visit each blog,
2) leave a comment,
3) become a follower of each blog and our DT blog Sunsational Stamps
 We also are offering a special for this release:You will get 10% off any order of $10.00 or more. Just use the code FEBRUARY10.The code will be valid  for one full week and ends on March 4 at midnight.

 Grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping.

For my project I used the

I created this:

Page 1

Page 2

Using 2 images from the stamp Set "Beary Special" I created a 2 page layout for my great grandson, Barry Matthew  who will be arriving May 14, 2016.  The title Beary Cute is appropriate as his nickname, throughout this pregnancy, has been Bear!

The frame file is from another cut file by Creative Kuts along with hearts.  I colored the Bears with my new Prisma Color pencils - I like the way the bear on page 2 came out, but page 1's Bear - not too happy with the results.

On the first page I sponged the design onto the 12x12 cardstock, and than on page 2 I sprayed it using Distressed Ink Stain.  I used my Fiskar paper punch to create the edge on the border; and I am trying to use up my Washi tape (don't like the tape - does not adhere like I expect it to...I end up using scor-tape under the Washi tape.)

I printed and cut the Bears with my Explore and Cricut Design Space along with the hearts, and shadows.  

If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 8 am February 27th through  11:59 pm February 28th, so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.
 We are thrilled to have 2 very talented guest designers Christine and Helen joining us this month, hope you will give them some extra special blog love!!!

So lets get hopping:

Janet      -
 Carla      -
Janie      -
Paula      -
Helen     -
Christine -
Rhonda   -
Marji      -
Carolyn  -
Lisa       -

 Thank you for joining us, we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Blog Candy this weekend for Critters and Flowers Blog Hop

BREAKING NEWS you are not going to want to miss this. As you may or may not know blogger on our team will have blog candy to give away to one lucky winner from all the participants . that means there will be 10 chances to win one of the new release stamp sets of your choice that is totally a cool prize or 10 prizes. LOL Also Lisa will have a single stamp available for everyone who participates and that will be on the final stop of the hop! We am really excited about this. here is a little peek at what is coming Saturday :

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3 Hearts Easel Card

Here is a easel card that I had to go to youtube for instructions on how to put together.  The file is from Creative Kuts

Sentiment on first heart is Adobe Photoshop Elements brush I placed on the heart, after opening the heart image in Adobe Photoshop.  The embellishments on the 2nd and third hearts along with the embellie used to prop the third heart from Wal-mart craft/Valentine section that my SIL purchased for me.

Cardstock and design paper from my personal stash.  I did layer the entire easel card on a scalloped heart; and than placed on a square of black card stock.

My editing of photos was done in as well as Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Included with this is the link to the video I went to for instructions on putting the card together.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me; and have a blessed week.

Challenges I am entering this into:

  1. Crafting for all Seasons Challenge #120 Three of a Kind
  2. Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #4 Anything Goes 
  3. Inspiration Destination Anything Goes #73
  4. Crafting with An  Attitude Challenge #12 Always Anything Goes 
  5. Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #14 Always Anything Goes 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Heart Pull Out Box

Heart Pull Out Box
Creative Kuts

Creative Kuts DT Member, Carolyn (Granny Ma's Creative Blog)

Paper from DCWV  "The Weekend Neutral' paper stack
Ribbon for pull from Stampin! Up collection

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and have a great day of crafting.

Challenges entered:

  1. A Bit More Time to Craft #13 Anything Goes 
  2. Crafts and Me Challenge February Challenge Uses Red or Valentines
  3. Creative Loops Archives Anything Related to Hearts
  4. Just Keep on Creating Anything Goes
  5. Naughty or Nice Challenge #24 See Red
  6. Stempelgarten Challenge Hearts
  7. Sisters of Craft Anything Goes
  8. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenges #8 Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Here is Bella, my son's family doggie that we had babysitted for 2 years while they were in Korea; and now will be coming back home to Sweet Home Alabama!!

She is younger in this photograph; she's now older and wiser ... LOL

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

You Make My Heart Sing Box Card


Finished this box card by Creative Kuts  and their Facebook page is Creative Kuts Post 
where you will see other projects.

I am entering box card into these challenges:

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and have a great week of crafting.