Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LITTLE SUMMER GIFT BAG

I made this fun little bag to put a bracelet in.  Both the bag die and the flamingo dies are from MCT.  I used Paper Studio adhesive cardstock for the Flamingos.  The paper for the bag is Julie Nutting.
The beautiful ribbon is Pink Champagne from DL.ART
CHALLENGES
DL.ART-Summertime
LITTLE SCRAP PIECES-Show it Off Saturday

LEATHER AND BLING

Here is a bracelet I made with thin leather and crystal beads.  I didn't have the right closure, being impatient I used a swivel closure
.  This makes it very hard to put the bracelet on.  I macramed between the beads.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

LOBSTER ROLLS

We went to Boston a while ago.  The lobster rolls were crazy good.  I have a picture of my son standing next to a big metal lobster statue.I am making an album for him for his graduation party, June 2016.  I now have 3 pages.  I want to do 2 pages a year.  The designer paper and the stickers are Echo Park Walking on Sunshine.  I used Cricut Close To My Heart "Artbooking" for the lay out and photo mat.  The letters and numbers are Cricut Storybook and the fun lobster is from Pack .  The journal card is Close to my Heart Picture My Life Jackson Scrapbooking Program which I purchased from Diana at DL.ART.  I also purchased the Aruba Blue ribbon from her.



CHALLENGES
DL.ART-July Linky Party
CUT IT UP CHALLENGES-numb3rs

Friday, July 24, 2015

BANGLES

There is an awesome bead shop in Truckee Ca Specialty Beads.  I stopped by there on my mini vacation.  Here are a few bracelets that I made.



Thursday, July 23, 2015

MAGICAL SUBSTANCE

I am back from a short retreat in Truckee California.  I bought a few crafts to work on.  I started of coloring some Bugaboo digis  CLICK HERE.  Then I put together a card using a Mojo Monday Sketch,

I colored Stella using various watercolor pencils. The large rectangle die is Spellbinders.  The circles are My Creative Time.  The papers are Paper Studio.  Did you know that Diana from DL.ART now sells beautiful bundles of ribbon?  Check it out HERE.  I used Aruba Blue, St Tropez Gold and Chalk White.  This ribbon is so fun and crinkly.  The blue is variegated and reminds me of waves.
The inside quote says "Coffee...A magical substance that turns "Leave me alone or die" into Good morning honey"!

CHALLENGES
DL.ART-July Linky Party

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HAIL

I spent some time in the Lake Tahoe area.  The weather is crazy.  We were on the beach, in the sun.  It started to rain, by the time I got back to my cabin there was 3 inches of hail on the ground.  The thunder was cool and loud, it drove the dogs crazy.
This picture was taken the next day.  There were still piles of hail.  The hammock was full of little ice pellets.  It was like experiencing 4 seasons in a few hours.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stella Xmas in July

Recently I won some stamps at .  Diana at DL.Art is having a Thankful Thursday Xmas in July Challenge.  Stella was colored with various brands of watercolor pencils.  I added Wink of Stella to the ornaments and Glossy Accents to her glasses.  Then I cut our the image with a Spellbinders Die.  The ribbon is from Gorgeous bits with a K&Company brad in the middle.  The papers are AC.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Eiffel Background

I made this card for my boss whose birthday is coming up.  She loves Europe and has studied in Italy. I have seen lots of bloggers making their own background papers.  For this card I used Paper Studio kraft paper, I heat embossed the Eiffel Tower using Versamark Ink and Paper Source embossing powder.  All of the stamps and dies are the MCT SPRINGTIME IN PARIS and MCT STITCHED PARTY DIES

 .  CHALLENGES
\MY CREATIVE TIME-sketch, color or photo inspiration
DL. Art-Thankful Thursday July Linky

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

REFRESHING

Oh my gosh.  I had completed this post them \I accidentally  erased the whole thing.  The weather around here has been super hot and dry.  There is nothing like a big glass of ice cold lemonade.  For the cut I used Just Because Cards.   I hand cut the ice cubes from recycled packaging.  I used Glossy Accents to ahere the ice cubes and to create water drops.  The umbrella is CTMH stamp from the Cool Summer Occasions set.  I only used the top portion and adhered it to a toothpick.  In the lower corner I and a twine bow and a button.  The twine and the CTMH stamp are available at DL. Art.
CHALLENGES
FCCB-Summer Treats
PDE linky Party-buttons
DL. Art-July Linky Party

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DOGS AT THE PARK

These two cute puppies wanted to take a rest at the park.  For this card the dogs are cut with my Cricut using the Just Because Cards cartridge.  I cut a whole bunch of these westies all different sizes and facing both directions.  The bench and light post are from my-creative-time.com/Wishing-You-Were-Here-Stamp-Set.  The sentiment is Scrappy Moms stamped on a My Creative Time Stitched Oval die.  The polka dot paper is DCWV .  All other papers are Paper Studio and scraps.
CHALLNEGES
DL.Art-Thankful Thursday July Linky Party
FCCB-Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas-Anything Goes