Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy May New Releases

Today is new release day at Fabrika Fantasy. First I had, "Little Tiger" to work with.

After coloring this cutie  with watercolor pencils I added some jewels and layered the image onto a piece of Kraft paper I had embossed with a HoneyComb embossing folder then I added the twine at the top.

Then I got, "Small Child" to play with.

I used watercolor pencils to color him then inked the edges and layered the image onto a piece of a blue scrap I had on hand.

I found the tutorial for this mini book on youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBNs3ZmAv98&t=515s
It was pretty fast to put together.

This would make a great Mother's Day gift for a new mother to add pics of her little one into and carry in her purse so she can brag about her little guy.

Please come on by and play along with this month's monochrome challenge: http://fabrikafantasydigis.blogspot.com/2017/05/challenge-9-monochrome.html

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Papercrafter's Corner Challenge #170

There is a long story to go with this picture but I want to make a long story short so I'll just give you the Cliff Notes version.

This little guy was an emergency C-section which was followed by some very serious complications for me and more surgery. He actually went home from the hospital before I did and I wasn't able to hold him while he was in there with me.

So...this is really the first time I was able to hold him (I still has a LOT of stitches right behind where he sits on my lap), I still wasn't able to pick him up but I could hold him. He was already 2 weeks old by the time I got home.

When I saw this inspiration photo it reminded me of the day I got home from the hospital, the first thing I did was to go into his room and look at him sleeping. If I had been able to pick him up I would have but I still had a lot of healing ahead of me and an additional surgery in the near future.
I cut the letters with my Cricut and the Cricut Alphabet cartridge, the hearts are from another Cricut cartridge.

Connie Can Crop - Home Grown Blog Hop

Welcome to the
Home Grown Blog Hop
Spring is here! And the weather is perfect for planting
those new flower beds and gardens.
Join us as we celebrate Spring with our
Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!
You should have arrived from
Angela- http://mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com/
If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.
We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win a surprise goodie from Connie's Crafty Cart.
Be sure to check out my shop online Connie's Crafty Cart
Visit me on facebook Connie Can Crop

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

 Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/17/17
at Connie Can Crop.

 Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I came across the directions for this card here: Z Fold Card in a Box.
My cuts are from various Cricut cartridges: the tulips are from Walk in my Garden, clouds are from Create a Critter and the Happy Birthday is from Cricut Font and Basic Shapes.

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Shannon M.- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #58
Inspiration Challenge
due 11:59 P.M., Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #5

Today is the last day of Connie Can Crop Cyber Hop Challenge #5. I just finished yesterday's project which called for some kind of fruit.

My prickly pear cactus is the inspiration for my layout. I found this little cactus growing in our back yard a few years ago and decided to plant it and see what happened.

It has grown quite a bit since I planted it but it never flowered until this year.
After the flower comes the fruit. Most people don't know that you can cook and eat the leaves and fruits. I don't have any pictures of prickly pear fruits so I found this one online.

Prickly pears come in different colors and I assume that the fruit is the same color as the flower so I should get yellow fruits from my cactus.

The cactus cut is from Cricut's, "Southwest" cartridge, the fruits are actually an egg cut from the, "Easter 2010" cartridge and the font is from, "Cricut Alphabet". I added some dots to the fruits to make them look as much like prickly pear fruit as I could.

I am entering this layout in this challenge:

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #5


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Crop - Birds & Bees

Today is day 5 of Connie Can Crop's Cyber Crop and I just finished my project for day 4, the theme is:

You need to make a project that features birds and/or bees. My card has both.

 The stamp set I used came from Plum Purdy.com. First I stamped my image using my We R Memory Keepers Precision Press. The tiny stamps came from a really old set in my stash, I can't remember who made them.

I colored the image using color pencils then I layered it onto a scrap of dark blue and choose a scrap of stripped paper to use for my card base.

Please stop by Connie Can Crop and join in the fun.

I will be entering this card into this challenge:

Connie Can Crop Spring Cyber Crop - Birds & Bees


Friday, May 5, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Crop - Challenge #3

I'm still running a day behind on getting my projects done for Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #3 but I really am trying to catch up.

Yesterday's challenge was all about sunshine and a sketch.

Here is what I created:
We tend to have a lot of rainbows during the monsoon season here in Arizona and I just love catching them with my camera. Back in Michigan by the time you get the words, "there's a rainbow" out of your mouth it has disappeared but here they are really BIG and tend to last for a while. It is hard to see but the picture on the left has a double rainbows.
All of the cuts are from Cricut's, "Create A Critter" cartridge. I added some googley eyes to the sun and a few jewel, "rain drops".
Please come on over and join in the fun.

I will be entering this layout in this challenges:

Connie Can Crop Spring Cyber Hop - Challenge #3

Cardz TV Anything Goes

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Crop - Challenge #2

I was very busy yesterday and wasn't able to get to yesterday's Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #2 which was,

For this challenge you need to make a project with a tree as the center of attention. Here is mine.

I cut this card with Cricut's, "Life is a Beach" cartridge using the palm tree square card. I cut the card at 5" and the tree toppers at 3.75 and they fit perfect.
Sentiment is from the same cartridge. Before cutting the letters I first used a Cricut pen instead of the blade and it outlined all of the letters then I put the blade back in and cut them out.

I am entering this card into this challenge:
Connie Can Crop - Cyber Hop - Challenge #2

The winner gets a prize from Connie's Crafty Cart.

Deadline to enter is May 7th, 2017 at 10

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Cyber Crop - Challenge #1

We're having a Spring Fling Cyber Crop over at Connie Can Crop. For the next 5 days there will be games to play and challenges to do.

Today's challenge is to Create a project that has something jumping off the page.
Example: Action wobble, Foam Tape, Pop Dots, 3D Fold

I used Cricut's, "Walk in my Garden" cartridge to create this card. First I put the entire card base on my mat and drew the flowers using my Cricut pens. I did not cut the flowers out, I just drew them onto the card base. I also drew on the shadow for the sentiment using Cricut's, "Cricut Font and Basic Shapes" cartridge.

Then I drew the flowers onto pink cardstock and cut them out. I layered the flowers and adhered them to the card base with foam pads.

After drawing the sentiment onto some patterned paper I cut it out and attached it to the card base with foam pads.

The butterfly is from a Hero Arts stamp and cut set. After stamping and cutting it out I attached it to the card face with glue then I popped one of the wings up.

The grass is from Cricut's, "Ribbons and Rosettes" cartridge.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Connie Can Crop - Spring Fling Cyber Crop - Challenge #1

Dies R Us Challenge #72 - Flowers

Just Us Girls - 391 - Wild Card Week

Monday, May 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop - Instiration Challenge # 58

Our sponsor for this month's challenge over at Connie Can Crop is Connie!! Connie is a Close To My Heart consultant and she is offering a large stamp set as a prize for this month's challenge.

Inspiration Picture

I am using supplies that Connie sent to me from her store: Connie's Crafty Cart.

I was inspired by the blue sky, green grass and flowers. 

I used my Gelli plate to create the background, I used 2 different blue paints on the plate, when the paint dried I used a background stamp and StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp the flowers. I also added a piece of green and blue checked ribbon from my stash.

Here is a close up of the background.

The lettering and green paper are some of the goodies from Connie's store.

I never seem to have a, "Thank You" card when I need one so I am trying to build up a few.

Please come and join in on the fun!!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy Challenge #9 Monochrome

Challenge #9 has started at Fabrika Fantasy. This month's theme Monochrome.


This month I choose the Wise Dragon digi to work with because I had a scrap of graduation paper to use up.
This dragon reads almost as much as my son did when he was young.
This is kind of a big card but any kind of graduation is a big event. The card measures 5.25" wide x 7" high.
After using colored pencils (black and 2 grays) I layered the image onto a piece of solid black (another scrap I had on hand), the graduation paper and then the card base. I used the wavy blade with my paper trimmer to cut everything with. I added a few black pearls.
Please come over and join in the fun.
Welcome to Fabrika Fantasy Challenges
Unfortunately we have to have some so here are some info and the rules.

This is a Monthly Challenge Blog with New Challenges starting on 1st of each month and ending on 28th of each month.

We have two winners which will be selected by the design team.  One winner will be selected from those entires who have used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive a prize of 3 Digi Images of their choice from the Store.  The second winner will be selected from those entries who have not used a Fabrika Fantasy Image.  This winner will receive 1 Digi Image of their choice from the Store. A Top 3 will also be chosen by the DT.  These will be announced at the start of the New Challenge.  If you are one of the lucky ones, please grab the Winner or Top 3  badge to display on your blog.

The Rules

Your project should be a new Creation.  STRICTLY No Back Linking allowed.  Entries posted before the Start Date will be deleted.

Please follow the Challenge Theme.  Any Entries not following the theme will be deleted.

We are a Multi Craft Blog.  As long as you follow the theme you may enter.
You can use any images you wish but if you use a Fabrika Fantasy Image then you will be eligible for the 3 Digi Image Prize.  

We respectfully request no completely digital colored projects.

You may enter the Challenge a Maximum of 3 times and these must be with different new projects.  Anyone entering more than this limit or with an old project will be deleted.

You may combine this Challenge with as many other Challenges as you wish.

Please link your entry to your project post and not your entire blog.

DT's love to visit your blogs and leave you comments.  Please turn off Word Verification or we may not be able to leave you a comment.  If you are linking up as part of a group such as Splitcoast Stampers we may not be able to leave a comment.

It would be lovely if you would follow our blog but this is not a requirement.

Most Importantly Have Fun playing along with us.