The Crayon Box

Hello! I know it has been forever and a day since I posted on here but I had so much fun with this latest project that I just had to share!

I found these adorable ceramic crayons in the dollar section of Target! I fell in love with them right away and knew that I wanted to make a crayon box to hold them!

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So I got out some chipboard and measured the crayons and starting cutting. The measurements I used are –

sides – 5 1/2″ by 1 3/8″

bottom – 8″ by 1 3/8″

front  – 8″ by 5 1/2″

back – 8″ by 5 1/2″

I used a product called Tear Mender to adhere the pieces to each other and after it had dried I used wide clear packing tape on all the edges.

Using an oval die cut as a guide I drew the semi circled line for the front of the crayon box.

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Next I covered the box with BumbleBee Gingham/Linen paper from Doodlebug.

I used Darice’s wood glue, sponged it on with a foam brush and then smoothed the papers over the area of the box.

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Using washi tape from WRMK I added the green lines typically found on a crayon box.

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To make the label – I cut out an oval from black paper, stamped and embossed the word “crayons” and “6” using the fantastic Crayon Alphabet from Stampin’ Up! I then doodled some lines on there and wrote the word count under the number six!

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Now my box was ready to hold the crayons!!

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Here is another view

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I love crayons and I love color so this was such a happy project to make!!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a great day and REMEMBER –

 make beautiful things to show others you care!!

Birthday Stars

Hello, All!! Hope you are Happy, Healthy and Safe!!

And I also hope you get some crafty time today!!

I did, just a little bit, and I made this:

~ Star Trio Birthday Card ~

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Papers were from in my stash,  the plaid background was die cut with Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite Things. The banner was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner die. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed in white the word happy and stamped birthday with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!)I added a trio of buttons from my Doodlebug button stash and also some white iridescent sequins.

~Linking this card to these challenges~

The Male Room Challenge # 38 Stash: Buttons

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I used a trio of star buttons on my card!

Little Red WagonChallenge # 348 Button It Up!

I used a cute trio of star buttons on this birthday card!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”tars to my birthday card!

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the blue balloon and the stars and sequins are like birthday confetti!

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge # 64: A Star is Born

My star buttons help make this a fun and crafty creation!!

Thanks for coming by – I really appreciate it!!

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 1 and 2

I mentioned that I made 5 more cards yesterday – well, right now I am going to show you two of them!

I will pop back in later with a second post showing the remaining three!

The cards I made are ALL for the Share The Love at Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen!

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~ Sparkly Floral Happy Birthday ~

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My sparkly Happy Birthday card involved some Inlaid die cutting, embossing, and stenciling.

I started by stenciling my background using Night of Navy ink and the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut using Happy Cutaway from Winnie & Walter – cutting one from my background and one from American Crafts gold glitter paper.  The flower was stamped in gold embossing powder and colored in with Calypso Coral  ink (SU!) and a wet paintbrush. The set used was Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen. And the word birthday also embossed in gold is from the Sugar Rush set by W & W. The doodles around the edges were done using a Night of Navy marker (SU!). I added sequins and a coral colored pearl for the flowers’ center!

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to the following challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 1 Florals

I used Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND I have used a W&W set/die cut (Sugar Rush & Happy Cutaway)

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeTic Tac Toe

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I have done the row right down the middle – Gold, Stencil, Doodle.

I embossed in gold, I used a stencil for my background, and I doodled faux stitching on my panel.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 272 Birthday

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There is a bright colored flower on here and on my card.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique!

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

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For my 5 items I used the color white, doodling, die cut, ink, and a flower!

For my second card I made

~ Happy to have you as a Friend ~

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For this pink and brown card I used the Happy Cutaway from Winnie & WalterSponged it with Pink Pirouette ink (SU!). Stamped the hearts in the same ink and then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink (SU!).  The sentiment and the hearts are from an Essentials by Ellen stamp set called Fancy Thanks.  The side border is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock embossed with a scalloped border.

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 2 Sentiments 

I have paired up the W & W cutaway With the Fancy Thanks set from Essentials by Ellen. My sentiment is the main feature on my card.

Cardz for GalzChallenge # 25 Pink and Brown

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My card is made up of Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip colors – the brown photographed a little dark but it is brown!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge June 28 to July 4

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This is Anything!! :)

This is another kind of long post – Hope you enjoyed it!!

Thanks for your visit and your comments – they make me :) !!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Soak Up the Sun

I got up bright and early this morning – Up with the Sun and I hid out in my craft room for awhile making this card!!! SO much fun!!

~ Soak Up the Sun ~

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I dug into my Doodlebug stash and used two Designer papers from the Sunkissed collection. I layered them on my card. Cut a Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) from white card stock and then added a skinny layer to it of Tempting Turquoise card stock (SU!). Now I could create my scene, I sponged and dotted some sand using Creamy Caramel ink and a marker, then I used Bliss Blue to sponge my sky. I set this aside and started working on my images.

I stamped with Black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper the flamingos, flower, and leaf from the Sunny Studios stamp set called Tropical Paradise. Embossed each image using clear embossing powder. I used my “Ziggy“s to color and then a wet paintbrush to blend. Using the Tropical Paradise die set also from Sunny Studio I cut the images out using my Big shot! My beautiful friend Mendi Yoshikawa gave this stamp set with dies to me for my birthday!! Thank you so much, Mendi!!

Now I just assembled my scene and used foam squares to adhere the pieces. Then I stamped the Soak Up the Sun sentiment in Memento black ink!

~I am linking this card up to these challenges~

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop & Prizes

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This is the inspiration photo that I was working off of!!

Sketch SaturdayWeek # 416

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I patterned my card after this sketch – cutting and layering my paper like the picture!

Sweet Stampin’Lots of Layers: 3 or more

I have 5 layers if you count my die cut images that are there on foam squares!

AAA Cards Game # 66 Watercolours

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Use your StuffSizzle Into Summer w/a Blog Hop

What’s more sizzling in the Summer than Soakin’ Up the Sun!!

House Stamps BuiltWIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J1516

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I was inspired by this bird of the sea – flamingos are a bird commonly found by water also!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE

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My card is ALL ABOUT soaking up the SUNSHINE!!

Curtain CallInspiration Challenge ~ Tasty Tropics

My card has tropical flowers on it! Hope that counts!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

There is SUNSHINE in my soul today!

I needed a little pick-me-up this morning so I went into my craft room to play around a bit!

I played around with my “Ziggy”s, a die cut and a stencil.

Using those things I made two sunshine cards!

~Sunshine Happy Birthday~

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To make this card I used a circle die cut as a guide on my watercolor paper. I cut my paper using the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn – LOVE those!! See the photo below. Then I used 3 colors of  “Ziggy“s – yellow, bright yellow , and orange and colored in some with each color and then used a wet paintbrush to blend the colors.

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Then to make the rays I used a Simon Says Stamp Layered Tree Stencil. (See Below) I used the zig pens to trace the outline of the stencil and then filled it in by wetting the ink and blending it with a wet paintbrush.

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Finished off the card by doing a really, really light blue wash and added a sentiment from SU! – stamped it with Only Orange craft ink and embossed it with clear powder.

To add a little pizzazz to my card I used some Doodlebug Sprinkles – Tangerine and BumbleBee.

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

Seize the BirthdayBirthday Theme with Sunshine “Toppings”

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My card is full of Sunshine!

Addicted to StampsChallenge # 197 Make Your Mark

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I used my Zig Markers to make my mark on my bright sunshine!

Use Your StuffSizzle Into Summer Blog Hop

I think Summer is full of Sizzlin’ Hot Sunshine!

AAA CardsGame 66: Watercolours

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My Sun and the rays and my light blue background were all watercoloured!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE

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Sunshine galore in this card!!

I am also going to take my Sunshine to play at Paper Issues!

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

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The sunshine!!

I also made another version of this card ~ Here it is ~

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And, I think I will end on that note, BECAUSE of ALL of YOU – my world is brighter!!

Thank you so much for the SUNSHINE you bring to my life!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Birthday Cards – Another Twofer

Here are the other two cards I made during some play time this past weekend!

~Card # 1 Purple Flowers~

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For this card I used a top folding piece of Lavender Lace cardstock and a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of thick vellum. First thing I did was use a circle die from MFT to cut out a circle from the vellum. I put the panel minus the circle into a Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder. Used a 1/8″ hole punch to attach the vellum with ribbon to the card front. For the circle I die cut out I stamped some flowers from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The ink colors used were Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Garden Green – all from SU! I carefully laid the circle back in and put adhesive behind the flowers to secure it there!

~This card is off to play in these challenges~

TIME OUT challenges# 57 “May all your weeds be Wild Flowers”

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Retro RubberChallenge # 39 May Flowers

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My stamp set – Heartfelt Thanks –  is from 2005 and is from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ Challenge 10

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I used the bottom row – Bow, Texture (embossing folder), Vellum

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers

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I used vellum for the front overlay of my card and I stamped the flowers onto the vellum!

Inky Impressions Die Cuts & Flowers 

I used die cuts on this card and I stamped some flowers on this card!

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I used an embossing folder in by Big Shot machine!!

~Card # 2 Blinged out Cupcake~

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Started with a simple white card front , added a Swimming Pool doily from Doodlebug. On scraps of card stock I stamped with Black StazOn ink the cupcake top, candle and cupcake liner from Treat Yourself – an older  Stampin’ Up! set. I colored them in with my”Ziggy“s – cut them out, added bling, Paper Studio gems, for sprinkles and put the images on with foam squares .

~Playing in the following challenges~

AAA Cards Game # 65: The Big Birthday Bash

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It is a CAS birthday card! Happy 2nd Birthday AAA cards!!!

Great Impressions StampsMay Challenge: Blinged Birthday

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My Cupcake Card definitely has some bling while still being CAS.

Dream Valley Challenges# 132 Add a doily

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I added a Swimming Pool colored doily from Doodlebug Design.

Come And Get It Challenge# 120 Use a Doily

See the line above for information on the doily I used!

Wow – this is kind of a long post but thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Have a super Wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Here’s The Scoop

Hello, ALL you BEAUTIFUL people!! SO glad you are here!!

Monday brought me a little more creative time in my craft room!!

I made this card:

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This card needed to be CAS so I started out with a blank white cardstock that I layered on Positively Pink cardstock (SU!). I took the Here’s The Scoop set from Lawn Fawn and stamped a trio of ice cream scoops on various Doodlebug Glitter papers in Lily White, Cupcake, and Tangerine. The shiny metal paper I used for the scoop was a scrap in my scrap box! Embossed using Onyx Black Versafine Ink and Clear Embossing powder on a vellum banner. It was stapled on using a mini stapler.

The inside of my card says – You are SO COOL!!

I am so excited to be linking this card up to these challenges:

CAS(E) This SketchSketch # 173

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I went with three scoops of ice cream for the triangles and put my sentiment across my cluster.

Lawnscaping ChallengeSparkle It Up!

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I added shimmer and shine by stamping each of my images using Black Staz On ink on shiny, glittery, sparkly paper and then cutting them out and adhering them to my card!

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge # 361– Punny

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My card uses a pun – Here’s the Scoop, You are SO COOL!!

7 Kids Challenge BlogChallenge # 152: Anything Goes

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I used a stamp that they carry in their store – Here’s the Scoop by Lawn Fawn.

SO, HERE’S THE SCOOP – YOU ARE SO COOL!!!

Thanks for coming by and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

It would be so COOL if you made something to brighten someone else’s day!!!

SHINE

More playing yesterday & More Card Making

Here is one of my cards:

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For this card I used YoYo Yellow cardstock from Stampin’ Up!  Stamped the word SHINE from a My Favorite Things stamp set called LLD Watt’s Up!  I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. The cute sunshine is from a Sizzix die – available here.  I added to the rays of the sunshine some Tangerine Doodlebug jewels!

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

The Card Concept – # 55 {You Are My Sunshine}

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I used the Clean & Layered Style.

MFT Card Challenges Sketch Challenge # 281

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I followed this sketch for my card!! The sunshine represents the circle.

Simon Says Stamp BlogWork It Wednesday May 2016

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I am so glad you came to visit – your visits are like sunshine!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Week 4 Thursday GIVEAWAY

The CASEing Kelly Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Today marks the LAST of 8 giveaways that I have been doing for the month of October –

I am celebrating my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

Today I have the prize and

the GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTION!!!!

Here is today’s prize:

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And The QUESTION is….

Who is your favorite Papercrafting/Cardmaking supply company?

Mine is EASY to tell – I LOVE DOODLEBUG!!! Everything about them makes me happy – using their products is just such a joy to me!! The colors, the cute icons, how everything coordinates – just SO AWESOME!!! SO I am giving away a small package of Doodlebug goodness for this last Thursday giveaway!! The package consists of 2 6×6 paper pads, 2 washi tapes and some enamel dots!!

So whose products do you love and buy often??

I cannot wait to hear who your favorites are!!!

You have until Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time) to leave me an answer to this question!!! I will let Random.org choose a winning comment and I will post the winner of this prize and the one I offered on Tuesday this Saturday, October 31rst, 2015 by noon (MST)

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

BLOGAVERSARY Cards Received # 3

Just a note: I am ok, no big progress made, but I was able to go with a friend to a retreat this weekend – they had a card exchange and I managed to make 2 – I will be showing you those sometime this week!! Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much for all the love, care and positive thoughts you all have been sending my way!! I APPRECIATE you ALL so much!!!

HERE are the cards I received this week – Some of you sweet people sent me a little something too!! I want you to know I APPRECIATE each and EVERY one of you!!!

First card came from the sweet, lovable Becca Cruger of Damsel of Distressed Cards

She sent a card inspired by the daisies and the rainbow of colors!!

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Second card of the week came from the talented Kara Lynne Pogreba of Kara Lynne’s Card Designs

She was inspired by the daisy and she used my favorite color!!!

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Third card I was blessed with this week was from Karen Ladd – she often enters card challenges by way of Flickr – karenladd

She used flowers and bright colors to make me a card!

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Fourth card that brightened my day was from LC Lamothe– a delightful follower!! She leaves the sweetest comments and she sent me a gift card to my favorite soda place – SWIG!!!

She used the bright happy colors and the daisies for her inspiration!!!

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Fifth card came from the lovely Carri of DoubleClick Skittles fame!!

She included some skittles, journaling card and this card full of rainbow colors and crayons!!!

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And the sixth card that cheered me up is from S. Hartl – I was not sure about a blog for her – if you have one, shartl, could you please let me know ASAP and I will highlight it here!

Her darling and fun card was made with my favorite school supplies in mind and it did make me Smile!!

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These 6 ladies have each earned 5 entries into my GRAND PRIZE BLOGAVERSARY GIVEAWAY – If you want to participate think about creating a card based on my Mood Board and then pop it into the mail to me!! Info HERE!! Remember – Sending me a card based on any of these images gets you 5 entries in the Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the month!! Cards need to be postmarked by Saturday, October 31.

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I want you to know that I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for your support and the continued friendship even though I have let you down and am so lacking in my support and encouragement of each of you at this time!! I do appreciate you and I will visit when I feel more able!!

Happy Card-Making and I hope to hear from YOU soon!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!