Monday, August 19, 2013


When I think of summer camp I think of all the fun activities, such as archery.  Of course there are other activities, canoeing, crafts, swimming, etc.  The inspiration for my card today was  the Adams Family movie when Wednesday and Pugsley are sent to summer camp.  Wednesday plays Pocahontas and dresses up like an Indian.  Here is my card inspired by that movie.

I used Paper Doll Dress Up for my little Indian girl. I cut the circles for my target from George and Basic Shapes.  The paper I used for the clouds are paper pad I bought at WalMart. The grass I cut out of two shades of green and layered them. I used some yellow hemp for her hair and headband. The chevron arrow sentiment is paper from the same pad as the clouds.  The face is a Peachy Keen Everyday face assortment.
I used pink ink on her cheeks and used my white gel pen to color the whites of her eyes and put freckles on her cheeks. A red glitter pen was used for the Bulls eye. She's a pretty good shot don't you think?

Hope your enjoyed my card and join us this week at FCCB for the challenge.

Don't forget our Vinly challenge coming up in September. There's a chance to win a Cricut. Awesome right? Check out the details at FCCB

 Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, August 12, 2013

COOL TREATS Challenge # 173 at FCCB

I don't know about were you live, but here in the south it sure has been HOT!  Maybe the challenge this week at FCCB will help cool you off.  This week the challenge is to make a card or project using cool summer treats.

This week we are being sponsored by Cri-Kits. I used an orange metallic gel pen to make a fudgesicle border at the end of my page. You can see the results above. The pen snapped into the holder easily. I started the flow of ink as instructed on a piece of scrap paper. Then I removed  my cutting blade and replaced it with the pen holder. I programmed my Cricut with the image I wanted and off it went.

Here is a link to their site

I bought my first Cricut to make scarpbooks.  I enjoy making layouts and I'm always scrapping pics of my boys when they were little.  I have tons of them (pictures).  I came across this picture of my youngest eating a fudgesicle and thought it would be perfect for this challenge, and something a little different instead of a card.
I kept it clean and simple because I wanted his pic to be the focal point.  The title "Yummy" of the layout is cut @ 2" using George and Basic Shapes using brown cardstock.  It was one of my first cartridges, came with the Cricut when I ordered it on TV.  Do you remember those late night commercials? Guess I'm showing my age. Any way, I still use this cartridge alot.
The background is a textured orange paper from Colorbox.  For the title and all the little descriptive words I used a coredinating cream color paper and used a brown maker to write them and then outlined each one with a line.  I also matted the two photos and used the brown maker to outline them.
For my fun fudgesicle's I cut them using Doodlecharms at 3".  The larger fudgesicle with the bite out of it is a chip board piece. 
The expression on my son's face is pricless.  I love all the ice cream dripping from his chin.  Adorable I know.  They certainly grow up fast it seems.  I'm just glad I have pictures like these to scrap to keep the memories alive.  

Hope you are inspired by my layout to create your own memories.  Join us for this weeks challenge at FCCB.

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Monday, August 5, 2013


Hi! Everyone have a good weekend? This week our challenge is to create a water theme project.  Have you been to the beach, pool or water park to try and cool off? Share your card, layout or project with us.

We are also featuring digi stamps from the PAPER NEST DOLLS. HERE is a link to their site.

 They graciously allowed us to try out a sample of water related digis.  The one I chose to showcase was SAND CASTLE OWEN.

I have to say this was my first time to color an image for a card.  I know there are alot of crafters who use digi's on their cards and their coloring is so much better than mine. The only markers I had were Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I watched a couple of tutorials on You Tube and gave it a try.  After 4 attempts this was the best I could do.  I really have respect for those ladies who make it look so easy. I am going to keep practicing though.  

For my card I used Colorbok 8x8 paper pad from WalMart as my back ground.  The sun and sunglasses were cut from Create-a-Critter at 1.50".  I put yellow Stickles on the sun and used black Glossy Accents for the sunglasses.  The sentiment is alpha stickers in brown glitter from Making Memories. The paper I used to cut the base of the card and the sun are Coredinations orange and yellow.

Check out the images at THE PAPER NEST DOLLS site.  If your experienced or giving coloring a try for the first time you will be able to find the perfect image.  They have a good selection of cute images.

Join us this week and have fun crafting.
Bye, Bye for Now,

Saturday, August 3, 2013


As I promised here are additional baby cards using the bydigitalpaper images. This time I did a boy and a girl card.

For the girl card I used the following supplies:
Cardstock from DCWV Lavender Chatuea
Pink and white polka dot paper
Frantage Shabby Pink embossing power
Elegant Edges cricut cartridge scallop frame
pink crinkle ribbon hand-dyed
Thickers pink and polka dot letters

For the boy card I used these supplies:
Blue cardstock from Coredinations
Paper Adventure blue-green striped paper
Frame from Elegant Edges
Banner Spellbinders die
Blue bling for sparkle
White gel pen for faux sticthing and sentiment

Hope you like them. I think they are adorable.

More projects to work on,
Bye, Bye for Now

Thursday, August 1, 2013


I'm on a baby card kick.  It all started on Tuesday when I needed a card for a baby shower and now I can't stop myself from using all those cute images from bydigitalpaper.  Here is my most recent card.  I will propbably be posting more as they are made.

I stamped the lavender card background with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Ranger Holigraphic embossing powder. The stamp I used  "It's a Girl" is from my stash, at the time I was throwing away the packaging so I don't know who it's by.  Now I keep my stamps in their original packing so I will know what company made them so I can give them credit in my post.
The adorable baby girl image is a frame cut from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge  at 3.00".  I used cotton candy Stickles around the image.  I then punched a piece of pink polka dot paper with Martha Stewart's scalloped edge  punch. The lavender ribbon is also from my stash.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges.

Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

That's it for now, be back again to post some more baby cards. Thanks for looking.
Bye, Bye for Now,