Friday, September 28, 2012

Smile! - PDEC Wk#39

Happy Friday!

It is time for another wonderful challenge from Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!!!
This week's question is:
Do you smile often?
Create any type of project with FACES (drawn faces, cut faces, stamped faces, etc.)

My answer to this week's question is ... YES!  I have a lot to be thankful for, therefore, I smile!  Let me list some of my reasons to smile:
1. My honey thinks he is the funniest person around.  He makes a lot of 'funny' jokes (or at least he thinks they are funny). 
2. My honey is very silly.  He has an active imagination ... that can be a good thing or a very bad thing.
3. My kitties make me smile with their funny feline antics.  Bubbe likes to bring me paper 'treasures.'
4. I smile when I am please with a finished project.
5. When the birds are jumping from branch to branch in the bushes by my crafting window.
6. When one of the cats thinks they can catch the geckos on the window screens that are attracted to the bugs because of the light.
The list goes on and on.  I smile when I think of my PDEC Design Team Sisters and their wonderful creations.  Don't forget to stop by each of their blogs and post a comment to make them SMILE!  Let's get on with the show ... here is my 'Smile' project!

Isn't she adorable?  I just love my SIMPLY CHARMED Cricut cart.  It is so versatile.  Here are the details of my project:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features
Scarecrow:  SIMPLY CHARMED, pg 57, Scarecw2 and all her layers cut @ 3.7"
Smile:  PAISLEY, pg 36, Frog2, cut @ 0.9" using Word/Word Blackout and Word Shadow features
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Lt Tan, Yellow, Light Green and Medium Pink)
Patterned Cardstock:  DCWV (Sweet Glitter Matstack)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo stack)
Ink:  Tim Holtz (Tea Dye Distressing Ink)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll Pen)
Accents:  Making Memories (Mini Blossoms - Polo Mix) and Joann's (Round Mini Brads - Pastel)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

I loved using the patterned paper by DCWV.  This sheet has several stripes of different patterns and a lot of detailing at the top of the page.  I chose to use the stripes near the bottom so I positioned the cutting blade by placing the tag shadow on the paper and moved the blade to the correct length, removed the tag and proceeded to cut.  I like it when I can plan something and everything goes as planned. 

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I will leave you with a ...

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Recess! - PDEC Wk#38

Happy Friday!

It's that time again ... Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge Time!  Are you ready for a new question/theme?  This week we are 'Playing'!  It is time for RECESS!  This week's question is:
What was your favorite thing to play at school RECESS?
Theme:  Create a project with a PLAY theme (jumping rope, bike riding, chasing butterflies, swings, slides, hopscotch, kickball, anything you PLAYED as a kid).

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 14, 2012

Yellow and Red - PDEC Wk#37

Happy Friday!

Are you having a great week?  It has been wonderful around here.  The weather is getting cooler ... by a degree or two, at least we are not in the triple digits any longer.  We are expecting rain ... sure wish it would hurry up ... hope it doesn't miss us.

It is time for a new challenge @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Are you ready for some COLOR?
This week's question is:
What does the word SCHOOL make you think of?  Yellow School Buses?  Red Apples?
Theme:  Use Yellows and Reds on your project.

Our Sponsor this week is

Prize is any three items from the Squigglefly store.

Here is my project for this challenge:

Yes, I chose to make a Yellow School Bus with a Red frame.  I had an important story for this week.  My hubby is now a School Bus Driver.  He is really enjoying the elementary and high school children.  I am so proud of him.  He looks very dapper in his new uniform.  This was the perfect transition from being an OTR driver to working locally.  After many, many years in transportation he was ready for a change. 

Here are the details:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, Heart2-s, pg 46, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Frame:  STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION, SclBus, pg 51, cut using Fit to Length (4.2") function and CardFrame feature.
School Bus:  STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION, SclBus, pg 51, cut @ 1.7" using SclBus and Layer.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Red, Yellow and Lt Blue)
Color Medium:  Sukara (Jelly Roll Pen, White)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

This was a ton of fun to make.  It was quick and easy ... once I got the hang of 'Fit to Length' again.  The Card Frame feature on STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION is based on the card sizes you use, so I had to put on my thinking cap for this one. 
Now it is your turn to get our your tools and make a Yellow and Red project. 

Toodles and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello Kitty New Car! - FCCB#128

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a terrific weekend.  I had a great one.  Sharon, my friend, and I went to an all-day crop.  It was a ton of fun ... eleven hours of cropping, laughing and general fun stuff!!!  Then I crashed on Sunday. 

It is time for another wonderful challenge from FCCB!! 

Theme:  Trains, Planes, & Automobiles
This week your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to
Make a project using some sort of transportation (Bus, Plane, Train, Car, Bike, etc.). 
So grab your tools and paper and get started.  If you need some exceptional inspiration ZOOM by my design team sister's @ FCCB and their personal blogs.  Don't forget to {LAY a little COMMENT RUBBER} as you speed by.  VAROOM! VAROOM!!

I chose to make a very colorful CAR shaped card!  Hello Kitty is so much fun to work with.  As I readied this cutie I could not help be get excited every step of the way.  I hope you enjoy my little jewel!

Isn't that just too much fun!  Although I don't use this cartridge alot, it is one of my favorites.  Here are the details.

Card Base:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using Card feature.
Car and Miss Kitty:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using White&Fur/Bow&Nose, and Clothes/Clothes
Inside:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using Blackout feature.  I trimmed left edge to make flush when card is closed.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company(Black, White, Yellow, Medium Blue, Turquoise and Medium Pink)
Tools:  X-acto knife
Adhesive:  Scotch (ATG and Scrapbooker's Glue) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way glue Pen Fine Tip)

NOTE:  If using Scrapbooker's Glue use a very light hand as it can make your paper curl/warp.

Did you get your tools and paper ready yet?  Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?  You only have a week to get your project posted to FCCB!  Don't forget to ZOOM by my design team sister's blogs, they love {A COAT OF WAX (comment love)} just as much as you do.

Well, I am off to another challenge!  See you on the information turnpike!

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 7, 2012

Play It Again Belinda! - PDEC Wk#36 - Music

Happy Friday!

It is time for a new challenge @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  This week's question is:

"Do you play an instrument or wish you did?"
Make a project and include some type of MUSIC on your project.

Our sponsor this week is

Heather Ellis with a prize of any 3 digital items to winner.

This week was another fun one for me.  I do play several instruments:  piano, concertina (squeeze box) and the organ.  I took piano lessons for about eight years.  Most of those years were with Mrs. Rutschmann.  She was wonderful and a very strict and exacting teacher.  Being classically trained is a wonderful gift.  I learned even more by playing with the praise team at my church.  Not being too good at chording, working with the praise team was a crash course in chording and improv.  My favorite types of music usually have a 'boogie-woogie' type beat.  Here is my project for this week's challenge:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Girl:  PLAYTIME Lite, Andrea, cut @ 2.8"
Notes:  WINTER FROLIC, pg 45, Carol, cut @ 1.1" using Border feature.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Brown, Tan and Ivory)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Sweet Glitter Matstack - pink grid) and (The Spring Stack - pink and brown dots)
Fibers:  My stash (pink picot trim)
Color Medium:  Inkadinkado (Blending Chalks) and Pentel (1.0mm Black Energel pen)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

If you need more inspiration stop by my design sister's blogs and give them some {Comment Love} you can start @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Now it is your turn to get out your craft supplies and join in on the fun.  Can't wait to see your excellent creations.  Also, remember to stop by our sponsor Heather Ellis' site and check out the digital stamps.

Now, turn up that music and get those feet to tapping while I boogie on down the road!

Toodles and Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 3, 2012

There's A New Sheriff in Town - FCCB #127

Happy Monday Crafters,

Happy Labor Day!  Are you having a BBQ or a picnic?  This is a last summer fling for most as school began last week or is beginning tomorrow.  I hope everyone has/had a safe holiday!

Since today is Labor Day my design team sister's and me are celebrating by showing off our latest 'On the Job' creations.  This week at Fantabulous Cricut we challenge you to 'Make a project using an occupational character (policeman, mailman, doctor, teacher, etc.).'  This was a fun challenge.  Grab your scrapbooking tools and make your very own 'character.'  I am sure that you will have as much fun as I did making my cut little Sheriff. 

Here is the recipe:
Card Size"  A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • Red mat: 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Frame:  YEEHAW Lite, back page, Image 10, Frame1-s and Layers cut @ 4.2"
Sheriff:  YEEHAW Lite, front page, Image 8, Cowboy4, Cowboy4-s and Layers cut @ 3"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Red, Medium Blue, White, Yellow, Brown, Ivory, Tan and Gold) and Dark Blue (Denim) from my stash
Accent:  Joann's (Mini Star Brads in Patriotic)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll Pen)
Font:  Nashville Medium (Microsoft)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

Remember to check out all of my wonderful design team sister's blogs for their creations.  You can find them @ the FCCB page.  Pass out some of that wonderful {Comment Love}.  We all love to have some kudos for our work.  Would love to see your projects too.

"Don't be strangers.  Y'all come back and visit often!"

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hello Sweetie! - PDEC #35

Hello Friends and Crafters,

It is good to be back at my craft desk.  I have been away from my desk for two weeks.  One week I was on vacation.  Although I took my Cricut with me (I had a ton of projects to finish), I did not have ALL my blogging tools (photo software, my word files, etc.).  My sister and I did get a banner made for her classroom and several more projects which will be featured at a later date.  We had a ton of fun working with all the paper.  Only hard part was lugging it up and down stairs to our condo.  Then I spent another week here at home helping my sister get her classroom together for this school year.  Mom and I spent a day and a half working on Bev's classroom with Beverly.  We had a great time.  Until, I was poking my nose into a cabinet and the chair I was sitting in whooshed out from under me.  I hit the ground ... butt first and the chair rebounded back into my head and shoulders.  It was quite a site ... and boy did it hurt.  My rear was numb for almost a week.  I have huge bruises on my upper arms.  They are black and nasty looking.  I guess that is what I get for being nosy!!!  HA-HA!!!  Well, I am finally back in my craft room and can now sit for more than 5 minutes at a time ... and am WAY behind. 

Are you ready for a new challenge @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge?  Well, I am ... albeit a bit late!  I missed the deadline for this cute project and it is NOT  a tag.  I thought that since the question was about mailing something to my BFF that I should make a card instead.  I will post a tag along the same lines later.  The question this week is "Do you mail your BFF cards?"  Our mission this week was to Create a "You're So Tweet" (chicks and birdies) project. 

In answer to the question ... Yes, I mail cards to my BFF and many others.  I enjoy getting mail and I enjoy mailing stuff out.  So on to my offering for this challenge.
Isn't this paper fun?  I think it is wonderful.  All patterned cardstock is from SEI's chick-a-dee collection.  The paper from the birds body is called Tiny Bubbles.  All the cardstock in this collection is double sided.  Makes it so easy to mix and match.  Here are the details for this card:
Size:  3-1/2" x 5"
Black mat is 3-3/8" x 4-7/8"
Sunflower mat is 3-1/4" x 4.3/4"
Sentiment black mat is 5/8" x 1-15/16"
Sentiment mat is 1/2" x 1-7/8"
Bird:  GIVE A HOOT, page 57, Bird2 and Bird2-s, Layer and Layer-s cut @ 2.2"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black and White), and SEI (chick-a-dee collection - coochie-coo, pretty pram, tiny bubbles and chick-a-doo collection - hickups)
Color Medium:  Pentel (Black Energel 1.0mm)
Adhesive:  Scotch (ATG and Scrapbooker's Glue)

Prize Alert          Prize Alert          Prize Alert

Our sponsor again this week is Clear Dollar Stamps.  The winner of the weekly challenge will be awarded a $5 Gift Certificate to the Clear Dollar Stamps store.  This is a great prize.  Never know when you need a new image for that special project.

Have you stopped by to visit my design sister's sites?  If not, this is a great time to do that.  Pass along some {Tweet Comment Love} this week.  I am so blessed to be a part of this team of talented designers.  Also, get out your tools and create a 'Tweet' project for your BFF!  Then use the link below or stop by Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and enter to win our 'Tweet' prize pack this week.  I have to go now and send this 'tweet' greeting off to my BFF.
Leaving you with a posy until next time ...

Toodles and Stay Crafty,