“Blessed is he who comes ….

In the name of the Lord”

It’s new release time at Cute As A Button again…. and  this month my DT project is a super simple card for the boys. I colored this one up with my Chameleon markers and die cut it with  one of my new Gina Marie Designs dies, ” Loopy Rectangles” …and then attached it to one of the colored A2 size cards that I have from my  value packs form Michaels.  I love these cards, they come in so many great colors and designs and if you catch the sales you can pick them up at $5 a pack… great deal for 80 cards and envelopes.

“Flash Sale from April 10th thru March 15th.  Use coupon code RESURRECTION30 to receive a 30% discount on all new releases. ”

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April -May 2017 Artists Challenge

Due to the late start to the April Challenge I am going to extend this one through till the end of May.


Not feeling very  chatty this month….. so let’s just jump right in  with the new theme.  I’m feeling a little emotionally overcharged this month ..so….

The Challenge theme for April – May is:

“A Mother’s Love”


Inspirational ideas…  for those who may need them.

Mommy snuggles and bedtime stories
Bandaids and boo boo’s
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Knitting /croheted booties and blankets
Child playing dress up in mommy’s clothes
Mom cleaning up a kids mess… toys, food etc
Rocking baby to sleep
care packages from mom
homeschool mom

Whatever springs to mind when you think of all the things your mom did, because she loved you.  Or if you  never experienced that… all the things you wished she had.  If you are a mom… all the things you do for your kid unconditionally.  If you are the mom to an angel baby… HUGZ xxx hang in there. Whether it’s laundry, soccer mom, student teacher….. Mothers day is coming up May 14th, 2017 and all those snow babies are on their way, surrogates will be blessing couples with the gift of life….   Let’s see some images celebrating all of these awesome women.

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off  inspirational images too.

Decoupage Wall Plaque “Baby Boy Blues”

I was playing around with ideas again.. you know how that goes LOL.

I picked up some of these cheap wood blanks at Walmart… I only went in for milk honest.

2 gallons of milk and $50 of craft supplies later…. haha ..oops…and I had some fun stuff to play with for me and the lil man.

Now cute isn’t really my thing, but I still like to have a play around with ideas and  try new things…and sometimes I get a does of the “cuties”.  I think that is how you learn what you like and don’t like; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…. but you will never know unless you try.

What I loved about this one was the soft Wedgewood style color Palette ….what I didn’t love…. sticking on what felt like a gazillion tiny flowers and  pearl cabochons.  But I like how  the flower clusters turned out on it…it’s a very handy die, I just wish it did more than one at a time.  I can see a few places I think I probably should have added a few stray flowers, but it’s so easy to  go too far and OVERKILL strikes  lol.

Anywho here she is, this is my  New Release project for Cute As A Button “My Baby Boy” . The idea would work with a photo instead of a digi image too.

Supplies listed below.

Basics:

Wood Oval Blank – available at Walmart, or any craft store.
Mod Podge Matte & sponge applicator
Image “My Baby Boy” by Cute As A Button
Colored with Chameleon Pens

Card 110lb Georgia Pacific from my scraps box
2 shades of Blue from "Cape Cod" Recollections 65lb  card

Dies:

Gina Marie Designs "X Stitch Rectangle Die Set" ( small flowers )
Gina Marie Designs "Fern Die Set"
Lil'Inkers "Stitched Mats:Oval"
Large Flowers, Foliage, Scroll Foliage Ebay-Wangrea

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Velvet studded Magnet KennyK “Tomboy Trouble”

I’ve always loved this image…. it’s so me LOL.   Oh how I miss my ladies US steel toe combat boots, I practically lived in those dang boots haha.  I would do everything from lay concrete, to go clubbing in those things and the cardinal sin was… telling me I need to polish my boots.  OH HECK NO !!!  I remember taking them into a British cobblers to have them re-soled and re-heeled and as I was leaving he shouts out “I’ll have them all polished up for you too”

SCREECHING HALT !!!!!

Oh no you won’t, thank you very much.. but no sir.. you will not polish my boots.

Poor guy musta thought I was crazy…. I don’t  think he ever had a customer who didn’t want their stuff polished and looking as good as new ….  but he did now  <<<THIS GAL

Anywho…. enough of memory lane….so here she is, this is “Tomboy Trouble” by KennyK. She is one I colored digitally before I started playing with markers n stuff.  I had printed her out recently to test out my Eco Tank …. to be honest the colored ink is virtually untouched since I got it in March.  But…I figured I would have a crack at it and see how the velvet paper handles colored images too.  I love this velvet paper and like to see what it can handle… you will notice I go through phases and fads and moods with my crafting, and lately the velvet paper has been making an appearance again lol.

Well I had her laying around in my practice piece box and I had just finished another project….which you will have to wait till next week for.  I had a spare piece of die cut stitched magnetic sheet from  that project.. so I though ..what the hell.. lets have a bit of fun.

So …I trimmed her down and glued her on, plonked on a few  black flowers and then broke out the studs I bought earlier this year.  These are like rhinestones and I bought them earlier in the year specifically with KennyK pieces in mind  🙂

Popped on a few star studs with glue and VOILA …. a fun new magnet 🙂

kk_magnet_velvetI’m not sure she will make it to the Abandoned Art Project collection yet….I’m kind of attached 🙂

 

Challenges entered:

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digitaldelightsbyloubylootips.blogspot

sweetstampsblog.blogspot

 

Thank you card for local Fire House

Recently my lil guy who just turned 4 in March, got to go on his first visit to our local firehouse. We drive by it almost every day as it’s literally at the end of our street. The guys at the Firehouse were fantastic with him.. he got to sit in the engine, use the headset, check out all the gear and got a history lesson on the Fire Dept. Mommy learnt a few things too… like why we don’t have fire poles in most of our local stations anymore LOL ….and why they were put there in the first place.  And of course…. the story of how Dalmations came to be the fire dept mascots 🙂

He got to take pics with some of the guys, and they gave him a helmet, stickers and coloring books etc that they keep on hand for the kids who visit.

He was so excited and had a blast… so this is a thank you card for the guys at our local station. They got a real kick when they found out that his Great Grandma sent him a fireman dress up jacket last year…. They kept telling us he was gonna be a fireman, instead of an LEO like his Grandpa. I’m good with that.. he can be anything he wants … as long as he enjoys it and it makes him happy ..and it’s legal.. of course LOL 🙂

Here is my card:

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Details:

  • Red Card –  Craft Smart Red 12×12 Pad
  • PawPrint Paper  – Recollections Paw Prints from Michaels
  • Thank you   – Recollections Yellow Card Stock, unknown Die
  • Image was foam padded with a red Darice fun foam adhesive sheet from Walmart
  • Paw Print Brad –  Recollections
  • Image printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific
  • Image is CAAB ( Cute As A Button ) IMG00331 Firefighter Digital Digi Stamp
  • Colored with Zig Kurecolor, Chameleon and CraZart pencils
  • Glues used  Xyron Megarunner and Kuretake Photo Tape (**NEW and I love it !  only thing that really works for me on foam so far.. more details in the upcoming Kuretake review) 

 

 

Challenges Entered:

 

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** Photo tape was provide for test & review purposes, CraftingAbility is not an affiliate.

 

New Maze, Shaker Game Card :)

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I decided to try something new with this one, I made a new game card.  I decided to try out a maze game,  so here is my  “Super Hero Boy” Game Card.  My son has already commandeered this one for his collection 🙂

 

“Super Hero Boy 1”  by Scrapper’s Delights is the Friday Freebie Image over on the Facebook Challenge.  Make you sure you grab yours and come join us in the May Challenge.  

 

 

 

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  • Card Base – Recollections Multipack Orange
  • Image printed and  on 110lb card stock
  • Image print and cut and maze cut on Cricut Explore
  •  Planetary stamp – Hero Arts A 753 Starry Saturn with white Memento ink on Black Recollections card which has a 3 inch cut-out for the shaker window.
  • 3 inch circular frame is yellow Recollections and is just for decor.  The shaker window  flange is already  rear set behind the black.
  • Stars in shaker is just nail bling
  • Colored with Chameleon and Kurecolor pens

 

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Challenges Entered:

 

2craftygirlschallenges No. 19

craftingwithanattitude

movingalongwiththetimes no. 20

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Friday Freebies

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CraftsUPrint – BUGS AND DAISIES KLEENEX TISSUE BOX HOLDER by Janice Shehan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BugabooStamps AKV nurse- get better soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook & newsletter Freebies

 

Kit & Clowder Facebook Freebies – there are always  lots of giveaways and free images at Kit & Clowder for group and class members.  Be sure to check out the Free class “Mindful Me ” too… fabulous class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Elisabeth Bell Newsletter Freebies

Scrapper's Delights _New challenge image every two weeks

Scrapper’s Delights _New challenge image every two weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cre8tive Hands Facebook Challenge Freebie & Member Freebie

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BRAND NEW TODAY Scrapper’s Delight New Releases

Lookie what just hit the Scrapper’s Delights Store… NEW RELEASES  2 sets of brand new image themes…and the cutest lil guy ever!!  He is so coming home with me 🙂

First off there are these fab Eskimo inspired images…. see store for complete collection

 

…..then they have these fun jungle images too, see store for complete collection

 
and let’s not forget this adorable guy..I soooo have to get Gus.. he is too piggin cute

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Gus Dragon & Dinosaur 1

 

 

Rockin my Crafts with KennyK

March has been a month full of surprises….  not all good….BUT these ones  absolutely, no question make up for all the bad ones and some!!

First I won some fab New Release digis over on the KennyK “Name the Hero” Contest last week (..almost the entire new release set..and yes, you bet I grabbed the rest of the collection). My submission for family name was chosen…. let me introduce you to the  “Rockit’s”  and a set of fab sentiments and backgrounds to accompany them.  This collection features 4 backgrounds, 2 sentiment sheets and 7… yes SEVEN family characters. Rockits

One of the reasons I am so exicted about this new release is the backgrounds..I know I am a sad puppy… but I have been looking for these urban/city-scape backgrounds for ages. Not only for KennyK projects, but to mix and match with other art I use.  These are AWESOME and I am so excited to see more of these fab backgrounds in the future.  You can find all of these New Release digital stamps here 


THEN I had some fab happy mail from KennyK 2 days earlier than expected…. yay for USPS!!

I have been coveting the KennyK clear stamps since I first saw these… but most of my KennyK collection is digital.  I had one clear stamp I won last year,  so now I have another 3 new ones to add to my collection and I don’t have these in digital format YET. And of course the added temporary tattoo and sticker that came with them will be loved by the lil man 🙂 I love these retro ladies… and everyone knows I love the Goth and Steampunk girls lol. Can’t  wait to have some fun with these girls in some new projects this month 🙂
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Dangerous curves
Devilish Donna
Sexy Rocker


The lil guys birthday is this coming week ..and the K’s lil man Sean is also turning 4 this month.  Elena and I have chatted about the boys  over the last year since we discovered they were born around the same time.  To top off my KennyK fabtastic week ….my happy mail also arrived with two awesome KennyK illustrated Lego Magazines for the little man. He will absolutely love these, totally wasn’t expecting this.. THANK YOU sooo much.
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I can’t believe he got his very own KennyK illustrated  Magazines…and LEGO ones at that. He loves Lego.  Some of you may or may not know that KennyK does a lot of commercial art projects on some HUGE .. and if you have little boys… I mean HUGELY popular brands. Next time you are in the toy aisle… you could be picking up some KennyK artwork and not even know it.

On an end note ….just because I am a happy little clam right now.

One of the things I love about my crafting; soppy as it sounds, but it is entirely sincere I promise. I love the fact that my crafting, blog  and message board have led to meeting some fantastic people, artists, manufacturers, vendors and crafters alike.  It’s like having one fantastically crazy family,  only a key touch away.

I won’t name you all …. but if you read my blog, Facebook, Google+ etc… you already know who you are 🙂  The fact that I will happily chat for hours, blog about your work, projects, products etc. and hang out with you… with no incentives, or personal gain… should tell you how much ya’all mean to me.   That’s not to say I don’t get  the occasional surprise gift, products to review etc. for the blog… because it’s very clear on all my affiliate linked and review pages that I do LOL…  but the majority of my posts are just  done because I love what I see and the people I hang out with…and I want to share it.

Coming from a web background I know the importance of word of  mouth and link sharing.. and I am thrilled to be able to do my small part in sharing the love to all you fab guys and gals that give us crafters all the fab  products, services, tutorials and project ideas that keep us happy ….and broke, or maybe that is just my kid and his crazy craft and toy collection LOL.

KennyK “collectively”  Thanks for Rocking my Crafts and for being an awesome couple of peeps …. and for having a fab group of crazy DT’s .. and crafting family  …..you girls are the best 🙂

KennyK Monthly Freebie

I’m so excited, can’t wait to see what we have for August.  July’s Freebie “Unstoppable Mom”from KennyK featured in our Digi Challenge over on the message board.  I’m still working on mine… I am soo behind LOL.

Every Month KennyK releases a new freebie, make sure you  go get yours before the end of the month. KennyK Monthly Freebie

So what do you think we will get next.. last month there was a cute bear, this month a serious shopper.

I’ve been naughty lately and bought about 10 stamps this month… I just can’t resist.  His steampunk ladies are too cool ..I am going to end up with everything on there  by Christmas at this rate haha