Sunday, January 22, 2017

Paper Crafting - Challenge - Week - 168

I found another challenge to play along with :papercrafting-challenge-week-168. When I checked out their new challenge at the beginning of the week I wanted to take part but it took me all week to come up with the prefect idea.

My son and wonderful daughter in law live in Tokyo, Japan. They had these postcards made up to ring in the New Year which is actually the Year of the Rooster but the kids have dubbed it, "the year of the fried chicken". They had this caricature made and it looks SO much like the two of them.
Here is a picture taken at their Japanese wedding so that you can see the real them. They are entertaining their guests with a song and dance routine.

 
This is the inspiration photo. I just love the beautiful colors and I wanted to use some of the Japanese crafting papers the kids have brought or sent me over the years.
 

 


 
The background paper is very thin so I adhered it to a piece of chipboard to give it some strength.

I scanned the postcard and printed it as a 5 x 7. I added some red ribbon to the top and bottom of the picture then attached the picture to a piece of yellow cardstock that I had embossed with a Honeycomb folder. I cut the letters with my Cricut and their Robotz cartridge.

The background paper and the little Japanese figures are all gifts from my kids.

I am entering this layout into this challenge:
Papercrafting-challenge-week-168

Friday, January 20, 2017

For a Wonderful Mom

It is time for another Anything Goes challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. This week's sponsor is The Cutting Café.




 
I received the, "For a Wonderful Mom" file to work with.
 
 
The flowers are from a very old set of Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.
 
This set comes with at least 40 different sentiments that make it possible to make the card for different people, such as First Time Mom, Special Friend, etc.

 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until January 27th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of January 30th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Design Team - Penguin Tag

This is my first DT post for Connie Can Crop.

I was in need of a gift tag for a birthday present and this little guy was perfect for the job.


 
I started with this image from this month's sponsor, Kitty Bee Designs.
 
 
 
His little tummy looks like a heart to me so after printing the design onto heavyweight card stock I colored it red with colored pencils then I colored the rest of him and added some googley eyes and some alphabet letters I have had in my stash forever. I cropped the corners and punched a hole to add a piece of twine at the top.


It has been a lot of fun working with Kitty Bee Designs . Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my project.

Remember to enter this month's Anything Goes challenge over at Connie Can Crop.

 

 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Just Because Card using New Fold

While looking for a new to me card fold to try I came across this one over at Beccy's Place - Tutorial - Building Blocks Cards .

The stone cottage image is one of Beccy's freebies, the other stamps are from my stash.

I am entering this card into Beccy's monthly challenge:

Beccy's Place January Challenge

 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Joel - 2017

I really enjoy making these 4 Fold Cards, they are easy, I can use up some scraps and/or smaller sheets that are too small for anything else, and I really like the finished result.




I didn't use any scraps on this one but I was able to use a few sheets of a 4 x 6 stack I have had around forever and a piece of teal cardstock I have also had forever. The rick rack has been around for quite a while too.
 
For the last, "Happy Birthday" I used a stencil, texture paste and some teal glitter.
 
I will be entering this into these challenges:
 
 
 
I went with the last row going down:
 
Fun Fold, Ribbon or Twine and Patterned Paper

 
 
 

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

What a Bunch of Characters!!


Welcome to the 
What a Bunch of Characters Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a super magical blog hop themed all around Mickey Mouse and his friends at the Magic Kingdom! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and share the fun of Disney's lovable Characters!

 You should have arrived from Kim's Blog  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 BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win their choice of a digital stamp from their shop!!
Be sure to visit them on etsy here.
On facebook here.
And their blog here.
 

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 1/18/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
When my son and his now wife were dating they made a visit to Tokyo Disney Sea. I decided to scrap a few of those pictures for this hop.



Minnie & Mickey in the center, David riding on the tram on left, David and Miki with I don't know who (I should know but I'm drawing a total blank).

Recipe:
2 heart doilies from my stash
"Tokyo" and "Sea" cut from Cricut's Art Nouveau cartridge, @ 1.3"
"Disney Heart" cut from Cricut's Mickey and Friends cartridge @ 2"
"Mickey Ears" cut from Mickey and Friends @ 2", the paper I used on the top layer is a piece of Japanese craft paper from the kids
A few jewels from my stash.
 


 Up next is The Amazing Alicia
Here's our line up in case you get lost:

Lisa- http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com/
Sarah-  http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/


Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge!!



Connie Can Crop Challenge #54
due 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Pacific Time
 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Joy Fold Card

I came across this card fold over at Blog Quick Quotes. I like the fold and had time on my hands to I made 2 of them today. I decided they should be, "Thank You" cards because I never have one when I need one.

 
 

 
All of the patterned papers are from Quick Quotes collections. I added a button to help keep the card closed and a bit of bling.
 
I am entering these cards into these challenges:
 
 
 
Just Us Girls - Word Week - New  - My, "new" is the fold, these are my 1st Joy Fold Cards and the papers on the 1st card are also new.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Jo's Scrap Shack #170 - Anything Goes

Happy New Year!!! It is time for another great challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack .

 
The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is 4 digital stamps.
 
 I had the Butterfly Rose Girl digi to work with.
 
 
Recipe:
 
Bugaboo image
Colored pencils
Border Stamps
Scraps for banners
Thank you stamp
Theresa Collins Ebosser Cabbage Rose embossing folder
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink 
 
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until January 13th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of January 16th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

 
 

 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Connie Can Crop Wild Blogiversary

Welcome to the 
Wild Blogiversary Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a week long celebration in honor of my 8th year here in Blog Land! These talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the wild animal in us all!!

 You should have arrived from Marji's Blog. 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 ten amazing sponsors for this anniversary hop!!

Connie's Crafty Cart- Sassafras Lass Stamps
Miss Kate Cuttables- 2 free SVG images
Kitty Bee Designs- 1 free digital stamp
Creative Memories- $25 gift certificate
Close to my Heart- Stamp Set and Ink
Stampin Up- Embossing Folder
Fun Stampers Journey- Stamp Set
Mermaids N Monograms- Adorable Mason Jar Glass
Little Scraps of Heaven- 2 $10 Gift Certificates
and
Paper Crafting World- $20 Gift Certificate

 

 
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 1/11/17
at Connie Can Crop.
And YES you can win more than one prize!! So be sure to leave your comments!!
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

My project is a bit of a tongue in cheek long time family thing. To make a short story shorter, one day when my son was napping I made a stuffed skunk and when he woke up, he grabbed it and named him, "Mr. Skunk"  and they were BFF's until David grew up. All I could think of while I was cutting the black and white skunk was the song, "Puttin' on the Ritz" so............I decided to go with pictures of my son and I putting each other's flowers on for his US wedding. I found a ceramic skunk ring bearer, if you look close you can see it behind the glass.
 

 
 




Products used:

Cricut's Animal Kingdom (skunk border)
Cricut's Gypsy Font
Craftwell - Cabbage Rose embossing folder
Imaginisce Jewels
The Paper Studio stick pins
Flower and papers from my stash
 
 Up next is the Marvelous Miranda.

 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Connie Can Crop - Anything Goes

Today is my very first post for Connie Can Crop as a part of Connie's DT. This month's challenge is:



This month's sponsor is: Kitty Bee Designs


The prize is 1 Kitty Bee Design digi stamp.

I had this cute little Panda Bear with cotton candy to work with


and I decided to make a friendship type card using a Surprise Pop Up Card design.



 
 
The directions for this card can be found here: You Tube.
 
Recipe:
 
Kitty Bee Designs: Cotton Candy Panda
DCWV Far East Stack
Scraps of Bazzil Basics (scalloped circle), white (to print digi), cream and green
Spellbinder's scalloped circles and circles dies
Glazed Dimensions and glitter (for cotton candy)
Sequins, jewels and twine or ribbon
Stamps and ink