Saturday, April 19, 2014

Anything Goes........Challenge #18....Create Your Own Background

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!!! Happy Easter! I hope that you are all enjoying your day!

Today we have a new challenge starting over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  This is Challenge #18, ANYTHING GOES!  The design team is featuring the tutorial "Create Your Own Background".  I would love it if you headed on over to the Scrapbook Blessings Club and showed us your latest creation!  While you are over there be sure to check out the wonderful things the Design Team did while creating their own backgrounds.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  The sweet mermaid on my card is from Bugaboo!

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  For starters I LOVE the beach which made creating this scene extra fun.  I also got to use some products that I had never used before and some that I have not used in awhile.  I played around a lot while printing my digi mermaid.  I was definitely able to place it anywhere on my card stock that I wanted to.  In the end, though, I ended up using an "Action Wobble" to attach the mermaid. I felt that the Action Wobble made it seem like she was bouncing around in the water. LOL  Unfortunately the photo doesn't show her "bounce" but you get the picture. LOL  Here she is:

My Tip - Break out those crafting supplies that you have not used in YEARS!!!  It will be like you are shopping in your craft room and you will be reminded of why you bought the product years ago.

  • Mermaid (includes the fish and some bubbles around her) - Bugaboo Digi Stamps 
  • Sun - Stampendous
  • Bird - CTMH
  • Extra bubbles around the Mermaid - company unknown
  • Waves - All Night Media
  • Inks Used:  Cocoa Powder by Fun Stampers Journey (under the sand), Aqua by Hampton Art, Cerulean Blue by Impress and Black by Memento
  • All images were colored with Prismacolor Pencils
  • Stickles
  • Extra Fine Glitter
  • Sand, Shells and Sequins were from my stash.
  • Journey Glaze was used to adhere the sand.
  • Journey Glaze was used on the water, the mermaid's hair, and on the bubbles.  It was also used on the mermaid's tail and then extra fine glitter was sprinkled over the Journey Glaze.
  • Glue dots were used to adhere the shells and sequins. 
  • An Action Wobble was used to attach the circle with the mermaid to the card base.
  • Card measures 5" x 5".  Card stock is from my stash.
So how did I begin this card?  I watched the video tutorial several times and decided to follow it pretty closely.  I used the post-its and sectioned my card off. The first thing I sponged was the sand.  Secondly I sponged the water and lastly I used a stencil for my clouds/sky.  Then I added the waves.  I stamped the waves in a slightly darker shade than I used to sponge the water section of the card. Once I had my waves stamped I started to embellish the sand portion of the card.  I have had this sand forever! It was fun to break it out and use it.  Same goes for the shells.  I did not spare the Journey Glaze on this card! I wanted it to look like it had water on it.  I even put some on the mermaid's hair.  For those unfamiliar with Journey Glaze, it works like Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze.  Awesome stuff and great effects can be achieved with it!

I had loads of fun making this card.  I LOVE the mermaid image from Bugaboo! Such a great image to color and has loads of possibilities!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to join in on the *challenge!  Head on over here to do so.  Have a MAGICAL day!

*This challenge ends May 3, 2014.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Egg Time

Hello Disney and Crafty Friends!  Today I am going to share with you two Easter Egg cards that I made using the Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy (a Close To My Heart exclusive).


  • Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy by Close To My Heart (page 57)
  • Image is cut at 5 1/2 inches
  • Card stock is from my stash
  • Journey Glaze and extra fine glitter used on the yellow portion of the egg
  • Stickles and Liquid Pearls used on the patterned paper

  •  Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy by Close To My Heart (page 57)
  • Image is cut at 5 1/2 inches
  • Card stock and bling are from my stash
  • Using my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder I embossed the yellow card stock.
  • I outlined the flower using Liquid Pearls
So there you have it! These are my two Easter Egg cards!  I love the fact that I could cut these using my Cricut and cartridge only.  No need for my Gypsy or the Cricut Craftroom!  This card was right on the cartridge.

If you have any interest at all in owning one of the three Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridges now is the time to do so.  Check out the special here. Yes, the cartridge that I used to make my egg cards is one of the cartridges that you can get with this special offer.  This is an amazing deal!

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I hope that you have a very magical day!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!

It is time for Wordless Wednesday!  The theme this week is:

Disney Couture!

Okay....I must admit something...I have heard the word "Couture" many times and I was pretty sure that I knew the meaning....BUT just to be sure, I looked it up! LOL

noun \kü-ˈtr, -ˈtuer\
: the business of designing, making, or selling women's clothes; also : women's clothes in general

I am happy to report that I was correct in what I thought the meaning was. LOL!!!

A BIG thanks to Deb at Focused On The Magic for hosting this awesome hop!  It is definitely my favorite time of the week!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a MAGICAL day!!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Flower Power!

Happy Saturday Disney and Crafty Friends!  I just wanted to remind everyone that the Anything Goes Challenge with the Design Team being filled with Flower Power is still going on over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  I would LOVE to see what you create.  Be sure to head on over here, link up and join the challenge.  To see my original post about the challenge you can head right here.  I did make another card using flowers.  I used the same paper and embellishments that I used in my challenge post but created a different card.

I also made a third card.  I was on a flower card making roll!!! This one is almost exactly like the one I used for the challenge.  The difference is that I used two flowers on it instead of one.

That's all for today!  I hope Spring has sprung wherever you are!!! Have a magical day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Wordless Wednesday You Don't Want to Miss!

It is my FAVORITE hop of the week.  It is time for Wordless Wednesday hosted by Deb over at Focused On The Magic.  I am ESPECIALLY excited for this weeks hop as the theme is:

Retro......That would be RETRO DISNEY!! That being said....away we go!


I just have to say I could of posted 100 photos for this weeks theme! I had so much fun going through all of my photos starting back in the late 1970's. Oh, how I enjoyed going down memory lane looking at all the pictures! Thanks again to Focused On The Magic for hosting the hop!  Have a magical day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SBC Design Team Flower Power! Challenge #17 ANYTHING GOES!

Hello Friends! It is *challenge time over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.  The tutorial for this challenge is DIY Flowers.  For all the details head on over here.  Over on the SBC blog there is a great video tutorial about making flowers not to mention all of the amazing things that the Design Team has made.

My tip last time was to pick out all of your paper prior to starting your project.  Well I am happy to report that is exactly what I did this time!  My tip for today is to build upon on that previous tip. First I picked out all of my papers and embellishments. Secondly, I laid out the project with my different papers and embellishments where I wanted them to be in the finished project. Once I had it all laid out the assembly went MUCH smoother!

Recipe for my card:
  • Cricut cartridge used was CTMH Art Philosophy (page 10).  This was used to make my flower.  The flower was made using patterned paper and not card stock.  To cut the paper my Cricut Expression settings were:  Blade @ 6, Speed on low, and pressure on medium.  This paper cut beautifully on those settings! Flower was cut at 4 inches.
  • Paper, card stock, and ribbon from KI Memories (La Di Dah collection). Green card stock was already embossed.  It was wonderful to use all of my embellishments and paper from the same collection.
  • Martha Stewart Punch used on patterned paper
  • Edges inked with ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
  • I sprayed my flower with Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Sparkle) by Tsukineko

I did try my hand at another type of flower.  These are called "Pop Bottle Flowers - Lollipops. Making these were a lot of fun!  Unfortunately I never perfected my technique enough to use one on my card.  Maybe with more practice! To see the videos that I watched to learn how to make them go here and here. ( Videos by Luvleescrappin)  It was really fun to try something new.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope that you have a magical day!
*This challenge ends April 19, 2014 10:00 pm EST.  The DT has had some amazing Flower Power on their cards.  For you, this challenge is ANYTHING GOES! If you would like to DIY flowers that is great but it is not a requirement to enter this challenge.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Check It Out

2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book New Consultant Kit

Have you ever wanted to be a Close To My Heart Consultant?? If so NOW is the time to join. In addition to all of the fabulous products that you receive in the Consultant's Kit you will also have YOUR CHOICE of one of the Close To My Heart Cricut bundles! You can do the entire sign up process electronically Super easy!! ...Just click here, click on "what we do" and then click on "be a consultant". Yes! It is that easy. If you do have any questions I am more then happy to answer them. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you have a MAGICAL day!