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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

TTCRD July 19th with JMC Designs!

Here we are in the middle of a scorching hot July where I live and ready for another challenge at Through The Craft Room Door!  We are sponsored by JMC Designs and I had the pleasure of working with the digital image "Harvey" from the collection Happy Campers! 

I love camping and this little cute camper (which I know has an air conditioner!) would be the perfect place for a nice quiet getaway by the lake!
I colored Harvey up with colored pencils in bright happy colors!  I popped the image after trimming onto some patterned paper after inking all the edges with Distress Ink crackling campfire.  I made space for my tags (birthday wishes cut from a paper pad with ribbons added) with foam tape around it to make it a happy pocket!  The background is more patterned paper from the same paper pad also with the edges inked!  I added some white gel pen marks here and there and added a small pink pearl for the door knob.  You can't go wrong with any of the images from this collection is you want to send a smile to someone young or old!  We hope to see you at Through The Craft Room Door for this challenge which is Anything Goes and sponsored by the awesome JMC Designs!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Christmas in July at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!

Ah, the thought of crisp cool days (I am deliberately not thinking of those still very warm humid days!) and Christmas songs in the air make me giddy with glee!  At my age I can't really want to rush through any months as I am savoring each moment but I love Christmas and love snow so this month's theme was a delight!  Which brings me to my point!  The theme for July at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges is Christmas in July! 

I used the wonderful Christmas Post Box image by our fantastic sponsor this month, SheepskiDesigns!  A big thank you to them for sponsoring us and giving us these utterly delightful designs to work with!
I colored the image with colored pencils and fussy cut out.  I took a Gelli print paper and used a embossing folder that had holiday words to emboss it.  The fussy cut image was popped on that with foam dots.  The base layer is kraft paper with a ribbon run round it and tied in a bow.  I used a piece of distressed snowflake paper with random numbers counting down to Christmas and attached it to the kraft paper.  We do hope you will come play with us this month at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges where the theme is Christmas with an optional twist to add a dragonfly to win the Dragonfly Award!  Come check all the fun out!

July The Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge!

July is here and it is so hot outside! Yikes!  The Outlawz Progressive/Freebie Challenge is up and running in the Facebook group!   We are doing some renovating on our site as we go to Blogger for our challenges so stay tuned as we open our doors in August!  The Progressive challenge image for this month is provided by The Paper Shelter and is the Funny Sunflower!  Thanks to The Paper Shelter for this adorable image and sponsoring this month's challenge!

I used the colored version of this cute image and printed two copies.  I fussy cut the first one then fussy cut the butterfly, ladybug and snail to pop on top of the first layer with glue and pop dots for the center of the sunflower!  I edged the image with a black colored pencil and stamped the sentiment (from my stash) in black.  I inked the edges of the both of the background papers with Distress Ink.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Last Day of Egyptian Wonder Challenge

 Just got back home after a quick trip to Gulfshores and Dauphin Island, Alabama, where we stayed at the Malaga Inn which is supposedly haunted!  Am I a believer in ghosts after the experience?  Nah😎. It was a beautiful old former home of two brothers in shipping who married sisters before the Civil War and built mirror town homes for their brides in Mobile.  Now I am sliding in with my second project for the June challenge at LeighSBDesigns!

I used the fantastic new Egyptian Wonder 3D Pyramid Make-a-Card SVG Cutz Set by LeighSBDesigns!  I also used the Hieroglyphics Background and inked with Distress Inks to cut my top layers out.  I also used some papers from the Egyptian Enigma Papers by Rosie’s Designs Etsy.  I decorated the inside of my card with fussy cut sections from the Hieroglyphics Background and sentiments from the Egyptian Wonder Senties Set.  The colors are true on the last three photos; I haven’t a clue what’s up on the top one!  Time to wind up Challenge #6 Egyptian Wonder at LeighSBDesigns!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Through The Craft Room Door June 21st Challenge!

 It's time for Team A at Through The Craft Room Door Challenges to share some inspiration with images by the fabulous All Dressed Up Stamps!  I used the ultra cute Sleepy Time!  This little fox is so adorable and I loved coloring him up with Copics!

I made an H Pillar Card from a tutorial by Iced Images YouTube!  I used some night time mushroom paper and some moon patterned paper for the structure of the card.  The circle was part of the paper pad so I trimmed around it, fussy cut and inked all the edges with Distress Inks and attached it to the front pillars.  I had the DREAM stamp in my stash from when you could get stamps at Hobby Lobby for a couple of dollars!  I stamped the sentiment on another part of the paper pad and popped on foam dots.  Thanks so much to All Dressed Up for allowing me to play with this cutie and sponsoring the challenge this go round!  Come play with us for a chance to win two images from the store!  Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Journey into the Abita Springs Mystery House!

Noah tracked down this really cool mystery house in Abita Springs, Louisiana and we had to take a photography adventure there!  It is a curated collection of weird, odd and definitely things made in southeastern Louisiana!  When I say curated it is not the same as in an art museum but more than three lifetimes of hoarding anything that had an eye catching name, look or mystery about it!  I took a lot of photos on my iPhone and so did Noel and Noah was shooting film on a camera he had just gotten from Japan.  I decided to do a bit of arty type photography along with tons of pictures of the kids.

This one caught my eye because I could see myself happily painting and creating in this studio minus just a tad of the collections!  Bear in mind a lot of the signage is only meaningful to us down here.  This next one I really liked!
And yes my son made repeated remarks about the mystery house and my "collections" were a lot of hoarding going on!πŸ™‰  All in all we had a really good time with the exception of some nasty mosquitoes in the low lying area that were feasting on us!  Here are two of the oddity pieces and the kids!

This was a departure from my crafty side blog but I can see future projects in each photo!  And remember...They are among us!πŸ‘½


Thursday, June 9, 2022

June Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge!

 I am super excited to be able to say I am part of the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge design team!  We have the pleasure of being sponsored by All Dressed Up this month and our theme is "In the Garden" with an optional twist to add a dragonfly!😊  We got to play with the adorable image "Little Gardener" by All Dressed Up Stamps!

I made a Diagonal Triangle Fold card using a tutorial by Iced Images YouTube.  I used a base cardstock and added patterned papers and printed the sweet little gardener out on white cardstock.  The square she and her wheelbarrow are on was mounted with foam tape to the patterned paper and adhered to the front top triangle for a nifty tab to open the card!  She is colored up with Copics and I added a fussy cut dragonfly from Clip Art Library!   Now it's your turn to have a play In the Garden with no sweat, no mosquitoes!  Don't forget the Dragonfly Award will be picked from those using the Optional Twist to Add a Dragonfly!