Wednesday, December 31, 2014

STICKY POST

WELCOME to my Blog - this is an informational Sticky Post



1. ALL CHALLENGE BADGES are listed at the bottom of the blog
2. All Badges Awards I earned for entering challenges are in the tab at the top
3. Pictures of my family are in the tab at the top

4. Links to Blog Hops for Design Teams will be listed below as well as the link to Design Team Blog Challenges.

5. If you cannot find a posting - there are two ways to accomplish this: Scroll through my blog postings OR - the easiest way is to go to my blog ARCHIVE Listing - which is on the right side of my blog just past my Crafting Buddy List
 

My Email address:  utb01@att.net 
Have a lovely day! Gail

DESIGN TEAMS



Tuesday Throwdown Weekly Challenge
Click HERE   for the Weekly Challenge






Diane Daydream Designs
To be taken to Diane's Blog Click HERE
Check for freebies & also the link to Diane's store will be at the top of her blog - have fun!


Monthly Challenge - A Creative Need
To be taken to the A Creative Blog Challenge Click HERE







Friday Challenges - CHRISTMAS CREATIONS
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Heart & Snowflake Friend Card

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Just Keep On Creating blog challenge is a monthly challenge hosted by Susan.
It is a fun challenge with unlimited entries. So many crafty creations are entered in the challenge so if you are looking for some inspiration stop on over to Susan's 
Just Keep on Creating Blog challenge to get inspiration and/or upload your paper project.  Here is the LINK click HERE 
Thank you Susan for selecting me as a Spotlight Artist.
I am honored and blessed.
~ Gail ~

Here is a Christmas Snowflake Friend Card I created
Front of Card
Recipe
Kraft Cardstock for base of card - behind card
Joyous Christmas Stamp Set - MFPaHC - branch
Sweet & Sassy Stamp Set - Snowman - Sentiment Holly Jolly Christmas
Sizzix Scallop Pop Up Card Die
DCWV Winter Snowflake Patterned Cardstock
Top Dogs Snowflake Dies - white cardstock scraps
Hero Arts Sentiment and typewriter Stamp
Black Memento Ink
Sizzix Banner Die - white cardstock
Stampin Up Heart Punch - scraps of Kraft Cardstock
Recollections floral embellishments

 I would like to share with:
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge
ATG Just Be Creative 1 each day 4/21
DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day 4/21
WAW ATG 3 of 5
Crafty Girls ATG 3 of 3
Craftitude ATG or Easter 2 of 3
Sister Act Cards Only UE
Crimbo Cracker Make a Scene UE

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Creative Need ~ Mid-Post


Welcome Bloggers:
this is a Mid- Post for the challenge 
going on at
A Creative Need
I am honored to be on the Design Team
If you have not entered the monthly challenge - there is still time to join in on the fun.

Deena offers a free digital image to get you started - so what are you waiting for?  
You do not have to use the ACN image to be a winner[but we like it when you do]. Be sure to read the rules on the challenge blog site ~ Click HERE.

In addition to Deena's 
A Creative Need Esty Shop- Click Here
you can also find Deena's lovely digital stamps at Squigglefly - Click Here
 
April's Challenge is Signs of Spring
Here is my creation using 
Spring Bunny & Birdhouse

Recipe
DCWV Patterned Paper for Mat
White Cardstock for card
Sizzix Die for tag
Digital Stamp - Bunny & Birdhouse
Spectrum Noir & Sharpie Markers
Distress Ink - Pink Lipstick for distressing on the tag
Fiskars Grass Punch using scrap of green cardstock
Pink Heart Brad
Glossy Accents on Ears and Nose of bunny
Pink Gross Grain Ribbon in corner
Pop up tape behind tag
Praise the Lord Sentiment - Mary's Card TV Stamp Set
Ink It Black Ink
Crop-a-dile corner rounder

 Sharing with these challenges
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE
  Just Keep On Creating 
April UE

Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge
ATG Just Be Creative 1 each day 4/18

DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day 4/18
TTCRD ATG 2 of 2
The Crafters Cafe CAS 2 of 3
Word Art Wed ATG 2 of 5
Crafty Girls ATG 2 of 3
Craftitude ATG or Easter 2 of 3
Sister Act Cards Only UE

QKR Stamped Spring Celebration 1 of 3
Simon Says Wednesday Animal Antics 1 of 5
DigiStamps4Joy Easter or Spring 1 of 3
Pinsiprational Photo inspired 1 of 5
Loves Rubberstamp Chat Spring or Easter Ue
Craft Your Passion Bunnies Chicks or Eggs 1 of 3
Totally Paper Crafting Last Challenge Tag It 1 of 3
  

Friday ~ Christmas Stampin All Year Long

Welcome Blogger! It is time for another challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Long

Today's Challenge is
Sketch
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Tiffany Doodle. Hop on over to Tiffany Doodle and look at all of the wonderful selection for all your crafting needs.





 Recipe
White Cardstock for base of card
White cardstock for mat 1 - using Basic Grey Snow and Tees embossing folder
DCWV Winter Magic Patterned Cardstock for vertical mat and horizontal layer
Spellbinder Label 1 die for the digital stamp
Digital stamp compliments of Tiffany Doodle
Spectrum Noir Markers
Snowflake metal brad
Pop Up tape
Offray Blue Ribbon
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Amaretto for stamping
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Blue Moon for ornament stamp inside card
TPC Studio Christmas sentiment stamps
Crop-a-dile Corner Rounder

Come over to CSAYL to read the rules & join in on the Fun with your Christmas Creation!
Get Inspiration to create
I hope to see you there!


I would like to share with the following challenges: 
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge

CHN Patterned Paper Challenge April UE
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge UE
CHNC Extra Christmas Challenge UE
CH #7 Completely Christmas ATG UE
 TTCRD ATG 1 of 2
The Crafters Cafe CAS 1 of 3
Word Art Wed ATG 1 of 5
Crafty Girls ATG 1 of 3
Craftitude ATG or Easter 1 of 3
Sister Act Cards Only UE 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Welcome Bloggers. It is time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!
I hope you will come over and join the fun.  

Here are a few of the guidelines for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge:  Limit of 3 cards/projects per challenge that fit the theme using a digital or rubber stamp. Anything Goes are allowed a maximum of 2 entries.
For more detailed guidelines, please click HERE

Today's challenge is:
Vintage, Shabby or Chic

We are sponsored by Really Reasonable Ribbon
Here is my Vintage Creation
using Black Ribbon from

by Really Reasonable Ribbon



 
Recipe
TH Bookmark and Tag Die
TH Components Rubber Stamp
K and Company Rose Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Scrap of Kraft Cardstock for Stamping Image
Memento black Tuxedo Ink
Paper Flowers
Button Black Brad
Really Reasonable Black Ribbons - Compliments of Nana Connie
Score Tape

Why not stop by Really Reasonable Ribbon to view all of the lovely selections
After your visit,
Come on over and join in on the fun at 
  & upload your creations for the challenge!
 ~ See you there! ~


Thank you for stopping by!

I would like to share with the following challenges:


Just Be Creative  ATG 1 each day
DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day
Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE 4/30
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge  4/30


Sunday Glitter and Sparkle - Anything but a square card 1 of 3  

Ends 28 Crafty Playtime - ATG UE
Ends 16 Paper Crafting Journey for that special lady 3 of 3
Ends 19 Show It Off Saturday 1E






Sunday, April 13, 2014

He Has Risen ~ Just like He Said

Recipe
Double Easel Card
White Cardstock for base of card
Patterned check cardstock
Stampendous Cross with heart stamp and sentiment
MFPaHC Jesus on the Cross, Easter and Scripture Stamp
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Purple Passion
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Mocha Mama
Fiskars Cloud Punch
Scrap of Plain Purple Cardstock
Recycled Kleenex box - Fiskars Stamp - cut twice for support
Dimensional for the Easter Sentimen
Crop-a-dile corner rounder


I would like to share with:
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE 4/30
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge  4/30

Sunday Glitter and Sparkle - Anything but a square card 1 of 3  4/19
Sunday - Blessing Ink Amusing Challenge 1 of 2 - Easter
Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE 4/13 
Monday Victorine Stamps Easter
Wednesday- Wacky Wed More than favors Easter UE 4/22 
Thursday Cute Card Thursday Easter UE 4/16 
Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE  4/17


 

Spring ~ Easter Card

Recipe
Double Easel Card
Base White Cardstock
From the scrap box - decorative patterned papers & Purple plain cardstock
Recycled Purple Kleenex box cardstock for middle layer of cloud
Fiskars Cloud Punch
Crop-A-dile Corner Rounder
PowderPuff Purple Passion Chalking Ink
Stampendous Stamp Set - images & sentiments
Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Spring Time
Spectrum Noir Markers
Hampton Arts Glitter Chalk for clouds and grass
Pop Up Dimensional for the cloud sentiment
MFPaHC Easter Clear Stamp
Thank you for visiting my blog - have a blessed Sunday
We did church at home because our church has no power today 
due to the storms that came through yesterday.
 

I would like to share with:

Just Be Creative 1 each day 4/13  ATG 
DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day 4/13

April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE 4/30
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge  4/30

Sunday Glitter and Sparkle - Anything but a square card 1 of 3  4/19 
Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE 4/13
Monday Victorine Stamps Easter
Wednesday- Wacky Wed More than favors Easter UE 4/22
Thursday Cute Card Thursday Easter UE 4/16

Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE  4/17
Saturday Catch the Bug Spring Time 2 of 3  4/18


Saturday, April 12, 2014

PIllow box Christmas Card


Recipe
Crafty Secrets Pillow Box Template - I used it for a Card
Christmas Patterned Cardstock - Unknown as my cover fell off
MFPaHC Stamp Set - Joyous Season
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Green with Envy
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Maraschino  Cherry
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
25 - Fiskars Stamp
Fiskars Square Punch
Velcro for closure
INSIDE:
MFPaHC Stamp set  Joyous Season

I would like to share with:
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge
 
Crafty Secrets April Linky Party 4 of 4
 
Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE 
Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE
 
Thursday CRAFT Christmas 4 of 5
CHNC Weekly Add a Square or make it square - I added a square UE
Christmas Card Weekly No Patterned Paper or ATG UE
 




Carson Easter Card

I created this Double Easel Card with an Action Wobble for my grandchild, Carson. He will have fun playing with the Action Wobble behind the bunny face. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! Gail

I learned how to create a double easel card by watching the video from Frenchie. I have to say - it was EASY!  f you would like to make one too - click HERE to view her video.
 
Double Easel flat front ready for envelope


Double easel Opened

Action Wobble behind Bunny Face

Recipe
White Cardstock for base of card
Designer Paper Scraps for front of card & the opposite side inside card
Crafty Secrets Bunny oval shaped digitals
White cardstock scrap for stamping Bunny Face
Bunny Face Peachy Keen Stamps - Wide Eyed and Bushy Tail
Action Wobble behind Bunny Face
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Hampton Art Glitter Chalk for cheeks of bunny stamp
Sentiments - MFPaHC stamps
Impression Obsessions Bunny Die
Scrap of gray cardstock for bunny at top of card next to sentiment

I would like to share with:
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE - used on the front base of the card
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge
Crafty Secrets April Linky Party 3 of 4
 
Sunday Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe - Easter with Chalk - 3 of 3
Hampton Art Glitter Chalk used on Bunny cheeks of the action wobble stamp

Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE
Monday Victorine Stamps Easter
Monday Crafty Boots Easter UE
Wednesday- Wacky Wed More than favors Easter UE
Wednesday Action Wobble - use Peachy Keen Face 1 of 3
Thursday Cute Card Thursday Easter UE
Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE 
Saturday HIMCR Super Scrap Saturday  3 of 3

 

Double Easel Spring & Easter

Howdy Bloggers -
Well, all I can say is that I am on a roll with the double easel cards! I am so enjoying this new feature for me - they are easy to do and expand my creativity as well. I suggest you give it a try -honestly they are easy to create - I like EASY!

I learned how to create a double easel card by watching the video from Frenchie. I have to say - it was EASY!  f you would like to make one too - click HERE to view her video. 

Thank you for stopping by. May your day be filled with joy and happiness because of what Jesus has done for us! Happy Weekend - Gail

Recipe
White Cardstock for the base
white cardstock to print the digital stamp
Scrap of white cardstock to stamp the cross & a longer piece for the top of card 
to stamp sun, heart, and dove
All Designer Patterned Papers scraps used on this card
Purple Plain Cardstock scrap
Bugaboo Digital Stamp Spring Friends
Sharpie Markers
Hampton Arts Glitter Chalk - used on Bunny, some of the tulips,
 butterfly, grass, sun, both hearts, and dove
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Very Berry, Lemonade, 
Purple Passion, Maraschino Cherry - I just love using this ink! Best Ever!
Die - Namics Sew Nifty die for the Spring Sentiment
Spring Sentiment Stamp - MFPaHC
Cross, Sentiment, Sun, Heart, and Dove - Stampendous Stamps
Have a Blessed Week.
Thank you for stopping by


I would like to share with:
April Just Keep On Creating UE ends 4/26
CHN patterned Paper Challenge April UE - used on the front base of the card
Crafting by Design ATG UE April Challenge 
I am entering Chalk N Stock Challenge - it is a fun challenge come and join me
Chalk N Stock ATG 4 of 4 - Hampton Art Glitter Chalk used on Bunny, some of the tulips, butterfly, grass, sun, both hearts, and dove &  PowderPuff Chalking Inks used to stamp cross/sentiment, sun, larger heart and dove
 
Sunday Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe - Easter with Chalk - 2 of 3
Hampton Art Glitter Chalk used on Bunny, some of the tulips, butterfly, grass, sun, both hearts
Sunday Red Carpet - Hop 3 of 3

Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE
Monday Victorine Stamps Easter
Monday Crafty Boots Easter UE
Monday Love to Create ATG for Kids 3 of 3
Wednesday- Wacky Wed More than favors Easter UE

Thursday Cute Card Thursday Easter UE

Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE 

Saturday HIMCR Super Scrap Saturday  2 of 3
Saturday Catch the Bug Spring Time 1 of 3

He Is Risen ~ Easter Card

Double Easel Card Flat and ready for envelope
Double Easel Card Set-up
Recipe
Double Easel Card
White Cardstock for base of card
Scrap of Kraft and Black Designer Cardstock
Scraps of Kraft Cardstock - Plain
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
MFPaHC Easter Stamps
Die-Namics Die -Sew Nifty - using the spool for the sentiment
behind Kraft cardstock sentiment - Kraft Cardstock Designer Cardstock
Black Memento Tuxedo Ink
Pop Up Dot behind Sentiment
Black and Silver Glitter Organza Ribbon
Have a Blessed Week.
Thank you for stopping by

I would like to share with:


Just Be Creative 1 each day 4/12  ATG
DL ART April Linky Challenge ATG 1 each day 4/12


Monday - Craftin Desert Diva ATG UE
Monday Victorine Stamps Easter UE
Monday Eureka Stamps Ribbon and Bow 3 of 3
Monday Crafty Boots Easter UE
Wednesday Wacky Wed More than favors Easter UE
Thursday Cute Card Thursday Easter UE

Friday Crafts for Eternity Easter 3 of 3
Friday Jo's Scrap Shack Easter 3 of 3
Friday QKR Stampede Easter 3 of 3
Friday Sister Act Cards CH #52 UE
Friday Totally Paper Crafting Easter 3 of 3
Friday Stamping for the Weekend - Your Favorite Stamp 1E This is a great stamp!
Friday Go To Gals 3-D Easter Project 
Saturday HIMCR Super Scrap Saturday  1 of 3