Friday, May 6, 2016

Get Your Motor Runnin'

We have already had a pretty busy summer, we have taken a few rides with the Brunch Bunch a local group of riders who enjoy riding together.

Here we are headed to Wickenburg, AZ for brunch then down to Scottsdale, AZ for a look/see at a Harley Dealer down there. We ride the orange Goldwing in this layout.

I wanted to play along with this month's Sketch-N-Scrap challenge which is using this sketch:


Arizona has beautiful blue skies, many varieties of  cacti and a BLAZING sun. We also have lizards, jack rabbits, snakes, sand and rocks.

Top picture is the dog run at the Chevron station in Wickenburg, middle is part of the landscape on AZ-17 (before it turns into a freeway), bottom pic is the riders in front of us and the road ahead with some mountains in the far background.

I am entering this layout into these challenges:

Sketch-n-Scrap 104
Jo's Scrap Shack - 137 - Anything Goes

Cousin Elmer Shaker Notecard

When I spotted this file it made me giggle so I decided to play with it.
You can find this cute little guy here: Ewe-N-Me Printables. You get 1 Seed Packet Envelope per page and you can print up as many as you want to.
I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to create a shaker card. After cutting my card base I cut out Cousin Elmer's picture and sized my shaker sleeve to fit the image. I didn't take any pictures of my work with the Fuse but all I used it for was to seal up the edges of the sleeve.
Elmer's image is inside the sleeve along with some seed beads for shake. I also added a ladybug brad to Elmer's hat.
The entire sealed shaker sleeve is glued to the front of the card base. I added some jewels and my note card was complete. 
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Unity itty bitty Stamp Challenge

Over at Unity Stamp's (show and tell) facebook page they are having a challenge, you can use any one of their over 700 itty bitty stamps. I had just ordered a few of the itty bitty stamps when they were on sale 3 for $8.99, I thought they went perfect with these little pocket cards I like to make.

Candles and Cake (wit & wisdom).

Smile in your Heart, Cake Wishes.

Smile in your Heart, Fabulous Girl (dresses & sentiment), other Fabulous Girl sentiment and Cake Wishes sentiment.

Did you notice the tag sticking out of the top of the card? This card forms a pocket that is just right for a tag, bookmark or gift card. I used one of the tags that came tucked in with my stamp order, they always stick a little something extra in, (thank you Unity).

After sponging the tag with some Peeled Paint Distress Stain I stamped it using my Jack (ass) stamp set, also from Unity. This set has some really funny sentiments and I love it.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Monday, May 2, 2016

There's a Baby On The Way

My other half's daughter is expecting a baby boy this summer. Her shower is in a couple of weeks, we sent a car seat from her baby registry but on Friday we saw this onesie at the Laughlin River Run and couldn't resist it.

I made a cute little card to go with this but I forgot to take a picture before I closed up the box.

Here is the box I made using my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.

After I cut the box, I used a stork stamp from my stash to create more of a gift look than a plain box. The tag is from Plantin Schoolbook.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Small Folding Pocket Card

Today I have a new card design that has a small pocket to hold bookmarks, gift cards, whatever you can fit into it. I need to thank my pen pal Lana in Montana (I like the way that rhymes) who sent me one of these cute little cards and the directions for the card. I had already chosen this file to work with for the week:
You can find this file here: Ewe-N-Me Printables. You get 2 of each hang tag for a total of 6 hang tags per sheet and you can print as many as you need.
I cut out all 6 of the hang tags, added a piece of white card stock in between and stacked them up like a sandwich giving them a little bit of strength. Then I punched a hole in the top of each one and added a piece of ribbon.

 All 3 cards from the outside.

This card has a Japanese flair, "Arigato" = "Thank You" in English. The patterned papers are from Japan.

I used sea foam embossing powder on a few of the stamps then sponged some Distress Stains onto the images. Some pages have sponged backgrounds with the stamping done on top of the sponging.

On some pages I used a background stamp then used a different color of ink and stamped the image on top of the background stamp.

The patterned paper I used here is from Craft Smith.

Here is the pattern for cutting and scoring your cardstock.
 My added notes are hard to read:
The top solid pieces of card stock measure: 2" x 3"
The patterned pieces of card stock measure: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
I want to make more of these but will plan it out a bit better trying to better match my papers, inks, etc. with the bookmarks, hang tags, whatever I decide to use.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Note cards with a Japanese Flair and Tri-Fold Card

I have more flowers for you today as well as some Japanese papers my son and his beautiful wife brought me from Japan. I was able to play with this cute file this week which you can find here: Ewe-N-Me Printables
You get 2 different size tags and 3 different designs for a total of 6 tags per sheet and you can print as many as you want to.
I really liked the colors on these tags and I thought that they looked great with some of my Japanese crafting papers. I used the 3 small tags for these cards. I also added a little bit of twine to the fold side and a few jewels and my note cards were finished.
I made a tri-fold card using the 3 large images.
I added some flowers to the inside and you can't tell from the pictures but I also added jewels to the flower centers.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PDE Linky Party - April 2016

I needed a gift box so I pulled out my Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 and my Ribbons and Rosettes cartridges to create this for my April PDE Linky Party project where the challenges are ALWAYS, "Anything Goes" if you made it, you can post it.

The stripped paper is from Quick Quotes, the rest are from my stash.
I used my Ciruct pens to outline the Happy Birthday and the off white layer on the border.

The bling is from Zva Creative.

Please come join in the fun over at PDE Linky Party


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Free Stylin' With My Fuse

Here is my first attempt at making a shaker card using my We R Memory Keepers Fuse and my own design and papers (they make a paper that works well with the Fuse but I will get more use out of mine and also have the freedom to use my own paper). 

I only took 1 picture of it, the Japanese paper in the heart balloon window is backed by a piece of plain white cardstock, the Japanese paper is a bit too thin so I wanted to give it a little bit of strength.

The, "window" was achieved by putting the seed beads inside then using my fuse to close it up and I trimmed off the excess with a pair of scissors.

The card was cut with my Cricut and the sentiment was printed on my home printer.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Unity Stamps

Over at Unity Stamp Co. you will find a lot of rather fun and interesting stamps to play with. I saw this set on sale last week and couldn't resist it. I made this card for my bff's September birthday.

The stamps are from Unity's, "Jack (ass)" set, the tag came as a thank you for ordering (I also received another tag and two printed tags).
After sponging the tag with some Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain I stamped my image with black StazOn Ink(donkeys roam free in Arizona especially in this area). I used red StazOn for the sentiment. I added a ribbon to the top and jewels on the bottom. Then I layered with a piece of red which I crimped then put onto a card base using some Quick Quotes paper.
I will be entering this card into this challenge:


We R Memory Keepers Fuse Fun

A few weeks ago I was able to purchase a We R Memory Keeper's Fuse, I ordered a bundle which included a large assortment of supplies, cards, embellishments, extra rulers, extra tips a whole lot of extras and I have been playing with some of the items.

Everything I needed to make all 6 of these shaker cards came with the bundle.

There are another 6 cards to make and several scrapbook pages.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look.