Friday, June 26, 2015

Everything you can imagine.....

I love the Picasso quote.....I guess you could say I'm stuck on it...or rather it's stuck on my card!

Stuck On You is the theme over at Cut It Up!  The challenge is to use a sticker as well as a die cut on your project.  We have a wonderful sponsor again this time; it is The Robin's Nest!  Link up for an opportunity to win a gift certificate; they have some pretty cool stuff over there!

I'll start with my sticker since it's all about that this time!  It is from the CTMH Brushed Collection.

This shaker card was made using my new We R Memory Keepers fuse tool.  I sort of love this tool so far.  With this tool, I could create the shaker card without dimensional tape.  No lining up the tape and making sure there were no escape holes for the glitter and sequins!  Yay!  Simply cut the pouch, fill it, and roll the tool over the open sides to seal.  Then, adhere it in!  Fast and easy!

My die pieces were cut in DS on the Cricut.

Cricut Cartridges:
Unicorn is from Once Upon a Princess
Frame is from Artbooking

Cardstock:   CTMH and DCWV

CTMH Brushed Collection Sticker
CTMH Shimmer Trim
Spare Parts Sequins and Stars (aren't those jars a little too fun!)
Darice Twine
Darice Coarse Glitter

I'm also sending this off to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Anything Goes.

Thanks for your visit today!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monochromatic Summer Fun!

 Wow, I had three wonderful challenges inspiring this LO!  My summery themed die cut idea came from Stuck On U Summer Die Cut Challenge.

I used the sketch from Scrap Our Stash Challenge.  Now there is a twist to that challenge; you need to use your scraps to make a card!  So to the right you see the card I made with the left over paper, sequins, washi tape and a bubble theme background.

My colors came from Color My Heart where the color theme is monochromatic!  I chose to go with Blue/Green colors such as Twilight, Lagoon, Crystal Blue.

I'm also sending this off to 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist Summer (See Site for more details and chart!)

Here's the breakdown--

Cricut Die Cuts:  Kate's ABCs, A Child's First Year; I made the bubble wand by slicing a circle within a circle and welding that to a long skinny rectangle.  I covered it in Liquid Glass to make it shiny!

CTMH Inks/paint:  Twilight, Crystal Blue, Create a Shade Paint (retired)  The shine on the bubbles comes from mixing the paint with re-inker and a little bit of alcohol.  Paint it over and let it dry.  I added the white with an opaque paint marker.

CTMH CS:  Daisy White, Crystal Blue, Twilight

CTMH Embellishments:  Lagoon Washi Tape, Aqua Dots, Oceanside Sequins, Twine

Other:  Sewing thread and machine, Adhesives, 3-D tape, White Sequins from Latina Crafter, Express Yourself white paint marker, embossing folders (card) Cuttlebug and M-Bossabilities

Thanks for coming by today!  Hope your summer days are filled with fun!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


I have been into shaker cards lately!  I made one almost a year ago and didn't do another one until very recently; now I seem to be addicted!

Anyway, this design made for a fun graduation card.  I found the cap in DS from Spring Holiday.  I copy pasted and did some slicing to make a duplicate shape minus the tassel.  I downsized it and sliced that shape inside the original cap to give me a window.

I filled my space with red sequins and silver stars from Spare Parts and then sprinkled in some Bead Basics Bead Seeds (found in the jewelry making section of the crafts).

My background was embossed with a paisley folder and rubbed over with Cranberry ink.

I finished it off with some CTMH Gems and Shimmer Tape; the sentiment is from the CTMH Just to Say stamp set.

My card is off to Sentimental Sundays where the theme is You Did It / Graduation.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Father's Day for My Dad!

My dad was an amateur astronomer.  He actually built his own observatory where he had a really cool telescope with a roof that slid off with a garage door opener!

When I saw this paper from CTMH, I knew I wanted to do something with it for Dad......what better than a Father's Day card?

CTMH Cardstocks:  Colonial White, Flaxen, Timberline (retired) & Colonial White envelope

CTMH Inks: Flaxen, Twilight and Honey

Other Inks:  Tea Stain Color Bloom Spray from Prima

CTMH Stamps:  Unicorn Dreams and Illuminate

Cricut: Cartridges in DS:  Father's Day - Dear Old Dad, Star Shape, and Home Decor; Cricut Pen to write sentiment

Embellishments:  CTMH Gold Sequins; Darice Twine; button from stash; Wahsi tape

Misc:  Gel pens, adhesive, and white paint pen; Flourish embossing folder

This card is off to the following challenges, as well as my dad!  ; )

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:  Sketch

 Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Father's Day

Heart 2 Heart:  Man, oh Man!  Project for or about a man in your life!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Isn't it such a happy day when you find a yummy cup of cocoa/coffee/tea and a great book?!  Even better, isn't it a really happy day when you see a child enjoying a book?!  For me, that is one of the happiest times.  

I love watching children read and learn.  That look when they figure out the word, find the answer, or simply read the punch line is priceless!  I've watched this little one enjoy stories read by her family and now I have the joy of seeing her learn to read.  Yes, there are struggles over those "cheater" words, but there is so much happiness when the word finally comes to light!

Lu's favorite stories usually include dragons, kings, castles and all the other mystical fun of fairy tales.  The quote in my LO by Gaiman is "Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten!"  What a fun and uplifting sentiment for readers of all ages.

Where else can a little girl find so much adventure, beauty and fun?  

Papers by Prima Coffee Break
Flowers: Prima
CTMH Embellishments:  Numbers and Chipboard piece

Cricut cuts:
Oh Happy Day cut from Wild Card
Cup cut from Birthday Cakes
Books cut from Recess 

My LO is off to the following challenges:

Path of Positivity:  Happiness is a child reading!
Scrap Our Stash:  BRADS:  Black, Books, Recess Cartridge, Round Circle frame, Alphabet on papers, Alcohol based inks, D in day, Daisy, Dimensional tape on back of picture, Spray Mist by Color Bloom to color my twine
Use Your Stuff:  A Sentiment:  Oh Happy Day
Stuck?! Sketches:  See Sketch - I incorporated the designs in corner, stacked papers, flowers, and circle

I'll leave you with one last picture of my little Lu reading with Momma Katie!  Thanks for stopping by today!


 This card was so fun to make!  I was inspired last week by the Coffee Lovers Bloghop and now I'm addicted to coffee cards.  While I was hopping around and checking out the cards, I ran across Latina Crafter.  Her store is full of great crafting supplies!

In addition to the wonderful items in the store, she is having a bloghop this week to celebrate the 4th anniversary!  So, check that out and play along; there are many ways to win great prizes!

Pic 1 with cups showing.
I love the stencils I bought from Latina Crafter; they are great quality and so fun to use.  I started with a piece of Kraft paper and stenciled the coffee cups using Prima Color Bloom Tea Stain.

Once that was dry, I put the coffee bean stencil on and sprayed it with Bronze Bo Bunny Mist.

Now the really cool thing about this is, when direct light hits it you see the coffee cups like in picture one.  When it's more shaded, the beans show up! (see Pic 2)  Isn't that too fun!

Ok, so in the coffee stencil pack you get 4 stencils: the cups, beans, coffee ring stains and the words coffee/cafe.  I used the last stencil to make the word on a piece of ribbon I had.  I used Bo Bunny Copper Glitter paste over the stencil.  It worked beautifully!  I also used the ring stains with some ink and that worked also.  Can you tell I love my new stencil!
Pic 2 with beans showing.

My cup was cut from Cricut Fast Food and Love You Alatte cartridges.  My cup sleeve was embossed using a CTMH striped folder.  Chevron folder is also CTMH.  Papers were all CTMH except the cup and it is DCWV.

I received some other goodies from Latina Crafter and I'll be using them soon!

This is off to:

Latina Crafter Bloghop
Pile It On:  Card for/featuring a Father/Man
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge:  Father's Day

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Stars and Stripes

Sometimes I like to make something just for the fun of it.  I may not have an intended use/place for it or a recipient in mind, but the urge hits to do something different.  When I saw the theme for this week's challenge over at Cut It Up, I was inspired and went with it.

I started by masking off my canvas.  I used gelatos coloring in every other stripe.  I also used gelatos on the star portion.  I then used metallic pant mixed with re-inker and painted over the stripes to give them the weathered/faded appearance.  I used a baby wipe to apply different shade of blue ink to the star portion.

I actually applied the stars before adding
the paint to the stripes.  
I applied the stars using a stencil cut from Artbooking.  I taped it down with washi tape and applied the Texture Paste.  Once it was dry I sprinkled course white glitter over that portion.
The running horses were cut from black vinyl in Design Space; the images were from Old West and Iron On Horse-3 in DS.  The title was cut from blue vinyl and that image is from Graphically Speaking.

I finished the canvas by spraying the entire piece with Tea Stain Color Bloom Spray Mist by Prima.  

So, how will you be inspired by the Stars and Stripes over at Cut It Up?  We can't wait to see what you design!  Head on over and check out the complete rules and link up your creation for a chance to win a wonderful prize from out sponsor As Cute As A Button!

I have since found a place for my creation in my tack room of the barn!  It's fun to have some decor out there for my students to enjoy!

Thanks for coming by to visit me at Scrappyhorses!  I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of my guys!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Moolatte! Yes, please!

I have been so inspired by the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I had to make another card, this time with a Moolatte!  My favorite flavor is the Vanilla, but I also enjoy the Mocha!  

I had a lot of fun with this card.  I started with a Canary card.  I adhered Hopscotch from CTMH; I think it has a very summery feel to it.  My next layer started with Colonial white CS.  I put some patches of Honey ink and then stamped using pigment with the circle word stamp from My Sunshine.  I then sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.  Then I sprayed around the card with teal mist.

My shaker Moolatte is made from DCWV card stocks.  The whipped topping is Colonial white outlined with a Copic.  Then I used spray adhesive and set off the glitter bomb!  hahaha

The straw is from Hopscotch paper and inked in Sunset and topped with a coat of Liquid Glass.

My coffee ingredients are Retired Mocha gems and white glitter colored with Chocolate Re-inker.  I put the coarse glitter on my craft mat and put a few drops of ink on it.  I mixed it up and then spread it out to dry.

That sentiment is from the CTMH Cricut Bundle stamp set My Life stamped in Honey and Sunset.  A few more Mocha gems and a little Sunset Baker's Twine and it's ready to refresh someone!  
Speaking of refreshment, I think I'm off to DQ for a Coffee Moolatte!  Yay!  Gotta' love summertime!

My Moolatte is off to these challenges:

613 Avenue Create:  AG opt twist BFF card:  My BFF loves coffee and we have too much fun together!

Heart 2 Heart: Warm vs Cold;  I already did a warm coffee now here's the cold one!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Coffee Lovers!! Yes, that's for me!

Today I stumbled upon Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Let me tell you that was a treat!  I was inspired by so many different ideas, I had trouble narrowing down my thoughts!  We all know what that means,,,,, I'll be making another coffee card very soon!  

Along the hop I ran across Newton's Nook Designs.  I looked at the picture and went with those colors; I just noticed the colors were written out in the description:  coral, peach and mint.  Oops, well, I'll share it anyway!  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook, also!  It's free there.  Be sure to check them out!
Sentimental Sundays theme is Mocha, Tea and Latte!  Now how fun is that?  So, my card is heading off in that direction, also!  613 Avenue Create is always Anything Goes with optional twists; we can always play there!

Heart 2 Heart started their month with Warm vs Cool.  I chose warm!  Nothing like hot coffee; although, I rather like an icy white chocolate frappuccino on a hot day!  Again, I might just have to make another coffee card!  ; )

Materials List:

CTMH:  Colonial White CS; Glacier CS; Cup of Cheer Stamp Set; Gold Sequins
CTMH Inks:  Twilight, Juniper, Coffee, and Canary
Prima:  Coffee Break Journaling Card; Color Bloom Tea Stain
Bo Bunny:  Coral Vintage CS; Jewels 
Sentiment:  Free from Newton's Nook Designs (Thank you!)

Cup was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 on the Cricut Explore.

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