Sunday, April 26, 2015

Baby Card Using Cricut Art Philosophy and Cricut Artbooking Cartridges

Hello friends!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I have good days and bad days with this burning mouth syndrome and food allergies.  I wish they could figure out what is causing it. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to it; so it is very hard to determine how to treat it, what I can eat; and what I can't eat.  So frustrating.

I have been trying to create more cards; so I can take my mind off of the pain.  That works sometimes; but not always.  The biggest problem I have is trying to type these posts; due to the severe joint pain I am having from my food allergies.  

My hairdresser is having a baby boy; so I created her a baby card earlier in the month.  Her son is 20 yrs old; so this is a huge celebration for her and her husband.  His first child.  I wanted to create the one with the zoo animals riding in the little train; but I just couldn't do it.  This one turned out really cute.  I rarely get a chance to create a baby card.  I hope you enjoy it.

CTMH New Arrival Stamp Set - C1501


Inside Card 
Using Cricut Artbooking Cartridge for Animals


Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Sentiment frames - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 62; #M3EA6B
Giraffe - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 50; #M3E6D6
Lion - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge; pg. 51; #M3D41E

Paper - K & Company
Cardstock - CTMH Sky, Sunkiss Yellow (both are retired)
Stamp Set - CTMH New Arrival C1501
Ribbon - Offray


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Cuttin' and Stamping Challenge - Cute Critters (No limit) (Tuesday)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Spots/Dots (1 of 2)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute As A Button (1 of 5)
(Pin)spirational - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Try It On Tuesday - New Beginnings (1 of 5)
Card and Scrap - Use layers (No limit) (Other Date)

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)
Crafty Creations - Seeing Spots (1 of 2) (Wednesday)
Crafters Cafe - Ribbon and/or Lace (1 of 3)
Crafting For All Seasons - Milestone Celebrations (New Baby/son 20 yrs) (1 of 3)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Easter or Spring (1 of 3)
Fresh Brewed Designs - So Cute (1 of 5)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Little Red Wagon - Seeing Spots (No limit) 
Paper Shelter Challenge - Celebration (New Baby) (1 of 3)
Penny's Paper Crafty - Spooled items (1 of 3)
Ruby's Rainbow - CAS (No limit)
Simon Says Stamp - CAS (1 of 5)Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly (3 of 5)
Cute Card Thursday - CAS (No limit) (Thursday)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day) 
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Ribbon/Twine (2 of 3)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (2 of 2) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Dragons Lair Designs - Add An Animal (1 of 1)Fairy Tale Challenge - New or Never Used (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
QKR Stampede - Guy Cards (2 of 3)





April Stamp Of The Month
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Artwork for April Stamp of The Month (SOTM)





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It's Good For Your Health!!



Saturday, April 25, 2015

DS4J Facebook Celebration - Free Digi

It's Party Time

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This will remain at the top of the blog until Party is over!

TAKE 3 MINUTES TO READ THIS - YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!


It's time to CELEBRATE the 1,000 LIKES milestone on Digistamps4Joy Facebook.

To thank you; Margy is giving away 
Oodles of prizes from Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April. Come back each morning to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes you can put yourself in line to win.

Here's a taste of what's to come:

Free digistamps, Gift Certificates to the DS4J store,
Guest Designer spots in our challenges,
the latest batch of new releases,
 sponsored digistamps from
 and MORE digistamps.

So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined Margy and her Digistamps4Joy Team in this fabulous celebration week.

See you there!

Margy and the DS4J DT

Get Your FREE Party Time Digi on DS4J Facebook

Here is my creation using DS4J Party Time - More information about this card on my regular post dated April 19th.


Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


Friday, April 24, 2015

Encouragement Card Using Imagine That! Digis By Kris "My Sailmate" Digi set

Hello friends.  We are hoping for some rain in CA.  I heard that we may be out of water in one year.  I wonder what will happen at that time.  We are researching what to do to help with the shortage.  They are now starting to fine people; including businesses.  I think they are forcing businesses in CA to change their landscaping to one that uses less water.  CA has always been known for their gorgeous lawns, flowers, shrubs, etc.  A lot of people have already let theirs either die or they have converted them to rocks, cacti or plants that require less water.  It is so sad.  Be happy you have rain and snow wherever you live.  That means you will still have water.  

I created this card for Imagine That Digis by Kris using "My Sailmate" digi set.  There is a progressive challenge each month.  If you purchase the first one at a discount; enter in the challenge, you get next month's set free.  Her digis contain black and white images; as well as colored ones.  They also have embellishments and/or sentiments included.  I made this card using just images on this set.  There was also a little girl and boy; which I didn't use.  

I created this card for both my sister, Alice and her husband, Kenny.  I think it is very appropriate with what they are going through.  They are the main caretakers for my mother; who just got home from the nursing home about a month ago; ended up back in the hospital for 4 days and is now home again.  It is very challenging taking care of elderly parents; and my sister isn't well herself.  I feel very blessed that she lives there; and wish I lived closer to help out.  I do the best I can over the phone, consulting with her anytime day or night.  They are also caretakers for his elderly parents.  They have their hands full with their parents and they are very active in their church.

Click here for a link to Imagine That Progressive Challenge for April.  You still have time to enter before the end of the month.  Also, scroll down to see the complete stamp set.  I forgot to look at her free papers and other images to match this set.  I just saw them; and wished I had used some of those papers.  I thought this paper matched pretty good.  It reminded me of bubbles under the water; but I think Kris's paper was better.  I will have to remember this next month.  She usually has freebies to go with her set for the month.  



Inside Card Using More of this fabulous digi set



Includes Black and White images and colored images



Supplies used to create this card:

Cardstock - From Stash - The Paper Company
Paper - Hot Off The Press 
Bling - Jolee's Boutique





I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (3 of 3)  (Saturday)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Sunday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option diamonds (3 of 3)
Come and Get It - Things Starting With B/Boat/Blue (2 of 3)
 Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Monday)
House Of Cards - Butterflies &/or color combo (No limit)
Monday Morning Challenge - Colorful Creations (1 of 4)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - At Least 5 layers (1 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes (Bling/cardstock) (No limit)
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment (3 of 3) (Tuesday)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Card and Scrap - Use layers (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Mod Squad Challenge - Encouragement (No limit)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly (2 of 5)
Crafting With An Attitude - Freestyle/Fantasy (3 of 3)  (Thursday)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (1 of 3) 
Fairy Tale Challenge - New or Never Used (No limit)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes/Lots of Layers (No limit)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
QKR Stampede - Guy Cards (1 of 3)



April Stamp Of The Month
Only $5.00 with a $50 purchase





Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn back most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.


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It's Good For Your Health!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik Moon Journey

Hello friends.  I have been having fun coloring; trying to take my mind off of all my aches and pains.  LOL!  It works most of the time.  I get lost in coloring an image; so much that I lose track of time; and forget to eat or drink anything.  I think it is a healthy addiction; up until I don't eat.  I have a hard time stopping once I start something.

I used a fabulous image called Ching-Chou Kuik Moon Journey.  I have been wanting to use this digi ever since I first saw it; but was afraid to try coloring it.  I see so many wonderful cards out there; that I feel my coloring just isn't there yet.  I thought this one turned out really pretty; and not bad for the coloring.  I guess I will get better and better the more I do it.  I love coloring all the pretty different colors of hair.  I was stuck on blond; so now I am stuck on pink, blue and purple.  LOL!  It took me a long time to get comfortable coloring with these colors.  I tried many times; and just couldn't get it to look right.  I think I am getting better with those colors now.  I hope you enjoy my creation.

Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps Magical Mini Letter Seals 


Inside Card



Supplies used to create this card:

Dies
Frame outside - Whimsy Stamps Fancy Circle Die
Shells - Cricut Disney Best of Pixar, Cricut Life Is a Beach, Cricut Create A Critter
Frame inside - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four

Paper - Hot Off The Press
Blue Cardstock - Colorbok
Lavender cardstock - S-E-I
Image - Ching-Chou Kuik Moon Journey
Sentiment Outside - Whimsy Stamps Magical Mini Letter Seals (10231)
Sentiment Inside - CTMH Card Chatter Birthday D1475
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon - Grape
Bling - Recollections
Ink - Sky, Lagoon

Markers 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - B000, B00, BG01
Moon - V15
Mermaid - V01, V12, V15
Butterflies - BG01, V01, V15
Eyes - BG01


I am entering this in the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge - Fav Alcohol Markers (Copic/blend well) (3 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Freestyle/Fantasy (3 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Sassy Studio Designs - Your Favorite Color Combo (One fav -Purple/teal) (No limit)
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Ribbon/Twine (1 of 3)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (3 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - It's A Girl Thing (3 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Kitty Bee Designs - Fairytale/Fantasy (2 of 2)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Scallop, Texture (Ribbon), Bling (No limit) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (2 of 3)
My Sheri Crafts - Girly Card (No limit)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes w/diecut or punch (No limit)
One Sweet Challenge - Spring Has Sprung  (Butterflies are Spring) (2 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Addicted To Stamps - Girly/Not Pink  (Lav/Purple) (No limit)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option diamonds (2 of 3)
Come and Get It - Things Starting With B/Butterflies/Blue (1 of 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - Out of Your Comfort Zone (No limit)
One Stitch At A Time - Daughters/Girly (No limit)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything w/Spring (Butterflies) (No limit) (Monday)
House Of Cards - Butterflies &/or color combo (No limit)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Card and Scrap - Use layers (No limit) (Other Date)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned paper (No limit)
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes (3 of 3)



April Stamp Of The Month
Only $5.00 with a $50 purchase





Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn back most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.


Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

DS4J Party Time Using CTMH Blossom Paper

DS4J Party Time "1000 Facebook Likes" Celebration

Hello everyone.  I hope all of you are having great Spring weather, wherever you are.  It has been fabulous weather here in Southern CA.  We need more rain; especially to help the farmers and the crops.

TAKE 3 MINUTES TO READ THIS - YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!  Find your free DS4J Digi at http://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy.

It's time to CELEBRATE the 1,000 LIKES milestone on the Digistamps4Joy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy.

To thank you, Margy is giving away OODLES of prizes from Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April. Come back each morning to the Facebook page; to see our fun challenges/games and the prizes you can put yourself in line to win.

Here's a taste of what's to come:
Free digistamps, Gift Certificates to the DS4J store, Guest Designer spots in our challenges, the latest batch of new releases, sponsored digistamps from The East Wind and from Nana Vic's Digistamps, and MORE digistamps.

So, don't pass "GO" and don't go HOME until you have joined Margy and her Digistamps4Joy Team in this fabulous celebration week.

See you there!



Margy and the DS4J DT

I used Art By Miran Delightful Daisy; which is the free digi this month for their Progressive Challenge.  Be sure to join the fun at Art By Miran Facebook Group.  Purchase the first digi, color it; and enter into their Facebook Group; then you can request the next one free.  


Sentiment DS4J Party Time (Visit DS4J Facebook page for details of the party!)






Supplies used to create this card are:

Dies
Sentiment Frame - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four
Doily - Cottage Cutz Tea Time Doily

Sentiment - DS4J Party Time Digi
Image - Art By Miran Delightful Daisy
Ink - CTMH Smoothie and Lagoon
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon - April Club Assortmetn
Sequins - CTMH Oceanside Sequins Z3041
Bling - Recollections
Butterflies - CTMH Junebug Puffies Z3038 

Markers
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, YR21, E31
Dress - BG57, BG45
Shoes - BG57
Flowers - R43, RV14
Party Time Sentiment - R43, BG45, BG57



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Sunday)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option diamonds (1 of 3)
Dragonfly Dreams - Think Spring (No limit)
Eclectic Ellapu - April Showers/Spring (No limit)
One Stitch At A Time - Daughters/Girly (No limit)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything w/Spring (No limit) (Monday)
House Of Cards - Butterflies &/or color combo (No limit)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creative Card Crew - Sentiment  (2 of 3)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
(Pin)spirational - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit) (Wednesday)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - One for the Girls (2 of 3)
Whimsy Stamps - Colour an Image (2 of 3)
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly (2 of 5)
As You Like It Challenge - Fav Alcohol Markers (Copic/blend well) (2 of 3) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Freestyle/Fantasy (2 of 3)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes (1 a day)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges - Die Cut (2 of 2)
Crafty Catz - It's A Girl Thing (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Catch The Bug - Bingo (Flower, Texture (Ribbon), Pastels (No limit) (Saturday)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (1 of 3)
Kit and Clowder - Flowers (No limit)
My Sheri Crafts - Girly Card (No limit)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes w/diecut or punch (No limit)
One Sweet Challenge - Spring Has Sprung (1 of 3)





30 days of grab bags
Retail value varies with some grab bags containing 50% more products than your cost.




To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through http://purpleglocreations.ctmh.com and you will then be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Contact me for more details.







April Stamp Of The Month
Only $5.00 with a $50 purchase




Artwork for April Stamp of The Month (SOTM)













Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn back most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.




Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
It's Good For Your Health!!