Saturday, July 22, 2017

I got another Grand Champion ribbon at the fair!

Well, i entered 5 projects in the fair this year. 4 Cards and my Halloween Junk Journal. I'm happy to announce that my Halloween Junk Journal earned the Grand prize again this year. This is the 3rd year in a row that i've won with a Junk Journal. I got a first and a second place ribbon with 2 of my cards also. All that i can say is that i'm very pleased. lol!

The Fair kicked off last night with a Parade. I did go but i thought that i was melting.  Temperatures were in the low 90's with a heat index of over a 100. I hate it when it's so hot. My goal today is to stay home, clean and craft in air conditioning.

 My daughter chose not to show the horse this year in the fair and work instead. I will miss watching her show, but i will not miss the heat! She's getting ready to move into her apartment in Terre Haute next week and attending Indiana State University. I'm proud to say that both my Husband and I attended Indiana State back in our college days, so she's following along with a family tradition. lol.
Anyway life is going to be a little hectic for awhile.




Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Watercolored stamped Tags x 3

Well i just recently discovered Art Impressions watercolor stamps and decided to give it a go. Not only am i enjoying my AI stamps i gone through my stash looking for more that would go along with them.  I ball jars i drew, the chair is an AI stamp and the Bird cage is recollections stamp i believe. The brick stamp is from Too Much fun stamps.

This summer is flying by. This weekend into next week is our county fair. I'm happy to not have to be there everyday this year in the 90 degree heat! My daughter gets her apartment in a couple of weeks and we need to move her there for school. My Son starts School on Aug. 4th. He is going to be a junior this year in high school. WOW! I can say, i can't wait for the football games! I love watching him play.  






Challenges
Crafting from the Heart #168  ATG (3/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1729 ATG (3/3)
Glitter N Sparkle #248 ATG (3/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG )
Scrap From your Heart #11 ATG (5/5)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Crafty Creations #346 ATG (1/2)
Mod Squad Layered Florals
Word Art Wednesday 292-293 ATG (1/5)
Everybody Art #407 Summer

Bye,Bye for now!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Christmas card share

I broke out those neglected metal dies today and decided to make a Christmas card to enter at the fair. I took my Halloween junk journal and 4 cards this year as my projects.  It's exciting to just see if they win any kind of Ribbons. lol.





Deer die-Memory Box
Sleigh die- Whimsy stamps
Tree dies-Cottage cutz
Stampin'up sentiment
Brayered white cardstock for Snow

Challenges
Aud Sentiments #184 Christmas in July (2/5)
Crimbo Crackers #136 ATG
Creative Moments #122 ATG/Christmas (2/3)
Inky Chicks #85 Christmas (2/3)
Retarte #102 ATG / Christmas (1/3)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #10 ATG Christmas 15C (2/3)
The Unicorn #23 Christmas in July (2/3)
A Snowflakes Promise #42 ATG (1/3)
Cards 4 Guyz #174 Christmas in July (1/3)
Deep Ocean #159 Christmas in July (1/3)



Have a Great Thursday

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Repeat Impressions- Inspiration Photo Challenge July

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions Stamps. We have a inspiration photo that we'd like to you to use.(See Below)





Repeat Impressions Stamps used


Challenges


Crafting from the Heart #168  ATG (2/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1729 ATG (2/3)
Glitter N Sparkle #248 ATG (2/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG )
Scrap From your Heart #11 ATG (4/5)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bible Art- Romans 13:11-Salvation is near

Hello Friends, Today i thought that i'd share another bible art page with all of you using the verse-Romans 13:11
"Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed."




For this page i used Glitter paint and smeared in on using a Credit Card.  I have a coloring book that i used as a reference to draw my clock and my own writing except for the word Salvation which i used Tim Holtz alphabet letters for.  I colored the clock using watercolor pencils.

Challenges 

Crafting from the Heart #168  ATG (1/3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1729 ATG (1/3)
Glitter N Sparkle #248 ATG (1/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG )
Word Art Wednesday #290-291 ATG (5/5)
Scrap From your Heart #11 ATG (3/5)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)

Have a great day!






Saturday, July 15, 2017

Send a Smile 4 Kids- Christmas in July

    It's Saturday and the beginning of the new Send a Smile 4 kids Challenge. We would like to see cards for kids using the theme of:
"Christmas in July" 
  
We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: Little Blue Button Stamps is giving their winner a $10 gift certificate! And the winner from Die-Versions receives a $15 gift certificate!



Using Little Blue Buttons Stamp- Charlie With Gifts

Challenges

Not Just Cards #46 ATG )
Word Art Wednesday #290-291 ATG (4/5)
Scrap From your Heart #11 ATG (2/5)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Colour Crazy Craft ATG (1/2)
Aud Sentiments #184 Christmas in July (1/5)
Crimbo Crackers #136 ATG
Creative Moments #122 ATG/Christmas (1/3)
Inky Chicks #85 Christmas (1/3)
Retarte #101 ATG Christmas (1/3)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #10 ATG Christmas 15C (1/3)
The Unicorn #23 Christmas in July (1/3)

Have a Fantastic Weekend!




Friday, July 14, 2017

Bible Art share 2 Cor. 3:17

Well i thought that i'd share my Independence day bible Art today.  I had forgotten about it and just found it in my bible and knew that i should share it.

2 Cor. 3:17
"For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom."

In my Inspire bible the sentiment was already printed at the side of the page so i just colored it in Red,White and Blue.  Since we celebrate our "Freedom" in this country, i thought that an American Flag would be appropriate to draw.


Challenges

Create and Inspire #64 ATG (3/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG 
Artistic Inspirations #183 ATG Summer Colors (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday #290-291 ATG (3/5)
4 Crafty Chicks #359 Summer Celebrations
Scrap From your Heart #11 ATG (1/5)

Enjoy your Weekend!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Stamped Water colored Card share

I've been going through all of my stamps looking for small ones to use with my Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps that i just got.  I'm on a learning curve right now.
I found a stamp set in my stash from STAMPloration. I used the Eclectic Florals Set.

Take a look at what i created. Remember i'm new to water coloring so judge gently. lol




Challenges

STAMPlorations ATG Progressive
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Always Fun #14 ATG (3/3)
Crafting from the Heart #167 ATG (3/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1728 ATG (3/3)
Create and Inspire #64 ATG (2/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG 
One Crazy Stamper July ATG (2/5)
Artistic Inspirations #183 ATG Summer Colors (2/3)
Word Art Wednesday #290-291 ATG (2/5)

Have a Wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Repeat Impressions- Tic Tac Toe challenge

Today is the beginning of the new Tic Tac Toe challenge at The House that Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
I just love all of the bright colors on this card. So much fun!

Something Sweet, Paper pieced and Lime green


Repeat Impressions Stamps used

Challenges

DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Crafting with Friends #47 ATG (3/3)
Jo's Scrap Shack #196 ATG (3/3)
Always Fun #14 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #167 ATG (2/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1728 ATG (2/3)
Create and Inspire #64 ATG (1/3)
Not Just Cards #46 ATG 
One Crazy Stamper July ATG (1/5)
Artistic Inspirations #183 ATG Summer Colors (1/3)

Have a fantastic day


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Through the Craft Room Door With Sheepski Designs

Hi Everyone, We have a new challenge starting today at Through the Craft Room Door. Our challenges are always "Anything goes"
Sponsored this week by:




Image- Sheepski Designs-Fuschias


Challenges
Craft Rocket #39 ATG (3/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #38 ATG (3/3)
Retarte #101 ATG (3/3)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Crafting with Friends #47 ATG (2/3)
Jo's Scrap Shack #196 ATG (2/3)
International Art and Soul #12  Elements of Nature
Always Fun #14 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #167 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1728 ATG (1/3)

Enjoy your Tuesday


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Loaded Envelope that i made

Today  i thought that i'd share my Loaded Envelope that i made for a Friends Birthday.
I love making these i just don't have enough time in a day. lol!



This was made using a Blue lunch bag and designer paper.  I added the paper doilies here and there and used a lot of K and Company Die Cuts that i had purchased a while back from Tuesday Morning. I made the cute little paperclip butterfly with stickers. I added a little lace across the bottom pocket. I also handmade the wand at the top using a straw and crepe paper and then decorated with the die cuts. I put some stickers inside the pocket, some distress markers and misc... other things.

Challenges

Craft Rocket #39 ATG (2/3)
Crafting with an attitude #29 ATG (2/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #38 ATG (2/3)
Crafty Creations #345 ATG (2/2)
Crafty Gals Corner #130 ATG (2/2)
Retarte #101 ATG (2/3)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Love to Craft ATG (5/5)
Love to Scrap #99 ATG (5/5)
Creative Ladybirds #28 ATG 
Crea Chicky's #12 ATG
Crafting with Friends #47 ATG (1/3)
Crafty Catz #378 ATG w/ add some lace (1/3)
Jo's Scrap Shack #196 ATG (1/3)



Friday, July 7, 2017

My BFF's 4th of July pocket letter

Well i made a fourth of July pocket letter to share. My Friend, Hope and I have started exchanging pocket letters and this is the one that i made her. I found this awesome paper in my stash and just knew that it would be perfect, since her family is a farming family.
Front

Back

Challenges

Craft Rocket #39 ATG (1/3)
Crafting with an attitude #29 ATG (1/3)
Crafty Girls Creations #38 ATG (1/3)
Crafty Creations #345 ATG (1/2)
Crafty Gals Corner #130 ATG (1/2)
Retarte #101 ATG (1/3)
Shopping our Stash #310 Colors of your flag 13C
Always Fun #13 Patriotic (1/3)
Simon Says Red, White and Blue (1/5)
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Love to Craft ATG (4/5)
Love to Scrap #99 ATG (4/5)
Creative Ladybirds #28 ATG 

Have a wonderful Day!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bible Art share with a little extra Deut. 22:6

Hi Everyone, I have a bible art journaling page that i would like to share today. It's a little different for me because i added photo's to go along with it.  I found a birds nest in my fern before i left on vacation.  I've been taking pictures along the way.  I found the nest with only two little blue eggs in it and daily i'd go out and check the progress.  It ended up having 4 eggs total before i left on vacation. 

Anyway, i was thinking, What does the bible say about Birds nests? I found this verse in 
and thought that i'd share. Deut. 22:6
I loved the idea of using pictures also in my bible and putting them as a waterfall and then writing out my story about my nest and when i found them.




The Nest is a stamp that i had in my stash. I think that it might be from TAC. The Bird is a new Layered stamp set that i have from Hero Arts.

Challenges
DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Love to Craft ATG (3/5)
Love to Scrap #99 ATG (3/5)
Creative Ladybirds #28 ATG 
Crea Chicky's #12 ATG
Crafts Galore Encore July ATG (3/3)
A Perfect time to craft July ATG (3/3)
A Bit more time to craft #47 ATG (3/3)
Crafting from the Heart #166 ATG (3/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1727 ATG (3/3)
Paper Creator's Craft #59 ATG (3/3)
Stempelsonnen ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday 290-291 ATG (1/5)

Thank you for stopping by today

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Repeat Impressions- Designers Choice Challenge- Create a scene July

Hi everyone, I hope that all of my American friends had a great 4th of July.
Today at The House that Stamps Built for Repeat Impressions Stamps it's time for a new Designers Choice challenge and i want to see you
"Create a Scene" on your card/project


Repeat Impressions Stamps

Challenges

DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Love to Craft ATG (2/5)
Love to Scrap #99 ATG (2/5)
Creative Ladybirds #28 ATG 
Crea Chicky's #12 ATG
Crafty Awesomeness ATG colored (2/3)
Crafts Galore Encore July ATG (2/3)
A Perfect time to craft July ATG (2/3)
A Bit more time to craft #47 ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #166 ATG (2/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1727 ATG (2/3)
Paper Creator's Craft #59 ATG (2/3)
Stempelsonnen ATG (2/3)

Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Through the Craft Room door sponsored by Morgans Art World

Oh my, this is the second time creating this post. I accidently deleted everything when i was about finished. grhhhh
Today is the start of a new challenge over at Through the Craft Room door.  Our challenges are always
Anything goes

Sponsored this week by 



Using Morgans Art World Valentine 12

Challenges

DL ARt July Linky ATG (1 Ea. day)
Love to Craft ATG (1/5)
Love to Scrap #99 ATG (1/5)
Creative Ladybirds #28 ATG 
Crea Chicky's #12 ATG
Crafty Awesomeness ATG colored (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore July ATG (1/3)
A Perfect time to craft July ATG (1/3)
A Bit more time to craft #47 ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart #166 ATG (1/3)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1727 ATG (1/3)
Paper Creator's Craft #59 ATG (1/3)
Stempelsonnen ATG (1/3)


Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July/August TTCRD magazine has been released

Through the Craft Room Door Magazine for July - August 2017 has been released and is available in the Subscribers Only Area of the Website.


For this edition our Featured Digi Artist is the very talented Beccy Muir of Beccys Place Designs. Her Design team has provided some wonderful cards to go along with the really fun Digi set "Dancing Queen" she has given us for personal use.

The July/August Challenge will be paper-pieced cards/projects and the Designers of Through the Craft Room Door have created some awesome inspiration for you.

We have some fun and amazing tutorials to share including one on how to make those alcohol markers work a little harder for you. We also have a fantastic tutorial for making lovely vintage style lace bracelets. Looking for some creative ideas for your Bible journaling? ... We have that too and so much more, you are bound to find something that sparks that creativity fire in you!


If you are not a subscriber, $18.00 for the first year is a great deal as you receive access to back issues, including videos and Digi images. If interested, you can create a profile and subscribe via the subscription tab. Once payment is received, an invitation to access the Subscribers Only Area of the Website will be sent to you.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Send a Smile 4 Kids- Birthday Fun 4 Kids-

Hi Everyone, Today is the Start of the New Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge.
We would love to see your cards with the theme of
"Birthday Fun 4 Kids"
Sponsored this week by:
So Suzy Stamps

I chose to paper piece my stamps this week with some paper that i found in my stash.
Guidelines for sending cards in

using- Sundae
Ice Cream Fun Cone
Birthday Wishes

Challenges

Pammies Inky pinkies ATG
Simply Papercraft #48 ATG
DL Art June ATG linky UL
Create and Makes #13 ATG (2/3)
Aud Sentiments #183 For a child with a Sentiment (1/5)
4 Crafty Chicks #357 ATG UL
Seize the Birthday ATG Birthday
Crafty Gals Corner #129 ATG (1/2)
Inspiration Destination #131 ATG
Simon Says Stamp #40 ATG (1/5)
The Crafty Addicts #37 ATG (1/3)
Deep Ocean #158 Lots of Layers (1/3)

Have a great weekend!