Happy Holidays 4 Kids

It is the first Saturday of the month and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog.  The theme for this challenge is Happy Holidays 4 Kids.  Our wonderful sponsors are Little Blue Button Stamps and Stampendous.  Enter this fun challenge for a chance to win a $10 gift card from Little Blue Button Stamps or a $20 gift card from Stampendous.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces.

Here is the card I made for the Design Team for this challenge:

I started with the Christmas Fireplace stamps from Little Blue Button Stamps.  Using my Zig markers – I colored the image and added water to the color as needed.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  Card front was matted on striped red pattern paper and placed on a card base.  Now looking back I need to add some brown at the base of the fireplace so it doesn’t look like it is floating in the air.  LOL  I do really like the way the brick turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.  Consider entering the challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  More importantly, consider sending some cards for our kids who are in the hospital.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.
April
Luke 10:  13   “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 

 

Moving Back to Blogger

This domain will expire in the next 5 days.  I have chosen not to renew and am moving my blogging back to the Blogger Site I left 2 years ago.  I just can’t justify the cost of the site as compared to Blogger which is free.  Who doesn’t love free.

If you wish to continue to follow my blog hop over to https://lirpastory-scrapbooking101.blogspot.com/ and I will be there.  🙂

WOYWW 438 – Cleaning Up

Although my room isn’t in as bad a shape as it has been, I am running out of table top space.  Today is Wednesday and that means that it is time to take a picture of my desk and share it with everyone on Julia’s Blog – The Stamping Ground.

Tonight is dog grooming so I won’t be able to visit desks until later this week.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  8 – 9  When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.  Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

So Tripping You

More Halloween!  Yay!  Today you will see my true colors because I think the saying on this shirt is hilarious!  When the Zombies Come I am So Tripping You.  To see yesterday’s shirt, Yes, I Can Drive a Stick click here.  I get inspired to make myself shirts every once in a while and evidently I am in a phase.

So Tripping You

When the Zombies Come

So Tripping You Shirt Recipe

There is a new shop in town that isn’t really too new, but it is new to me and Sherry.  Vinyl Warehouse is located on Bardstown Road in Louisville Kentucky and carries vinyl, HTV and blank ragland shirts.  They have other shirts, too, you know the really soft ones that everyone loves.  It is very convenient and that is where I found this ragland shirt for my So Tripping Zombie saying.  Siser stretch vinyl in black came from there, too.

Now normally I like to press stuff on t-shirts instead of longer sleeved shirts.  Want to why?  I’m gonna tell you anyway.  T-shirts can be worn with long sleeve shirts under them which makes them very versatile.  With longer sleeves you’re stuck with wearing the shirt in colder weather.  However this is pretty holiday specific so I decided 3/4 sleeves were okay.  Cricut Design Space was used to modify the svg file and Cricut Maker was used to cut it out.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW where you may or may not see a really messy desk – I am in the process of cleaning it.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  7

Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

Yes I Can Drive a Stick

In the spirit of Halloween, I made a few shirts with some fun sayings last weekend.  I didn’t get a chance to share them last week, but I will be sharing them this week which is just in time for the Halloween holiday.  I love fun sayings and today’s fits my personality perfectly.  Yes I Can Drive a Stick.

Yes I Can Drive a Stick

Yes I Can Drive a Stick

Yes I Can Drive a Stick T-shirt Recipe

I started with a lime green t-shirt from Michaels.  These t-shirts are on sale at Michaels most of the time, but sometimes you can get them 5 for $10.  That makes these shirts very reasonable and all you have to do is add your own design.  I actually found this design in the Silhouette Design Store and modified it in my Silhouette Studio software.  Yes and Stick were just the words by themselves so I added the offset to make them stand out.  Normally, I am a Siser girl, but I was out of my black stretch vinyl so I used my Hobby Lobby coupon to buy their brand of Iron On Black vinyl.  I LOVE the way their vinyl presses.  Can’t speak to how it washes although the first time it did well.  Unlike the washing instructions I give my customers, I wash the shirt inside out and dry inside out in the dryer.  You should never dry t-shirts with HTV in the dryer.  I’m such a rebel.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another fun Halloween shirt.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  5 – 6 When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.

Jack Candy Bags

Another Halloween project!  It’s about time.  I have a couple co workers who I wanted to say thank you to and I thought a jack-o-lantern bag would be cute.  I saw that svgcuts.com(affiliate link) had a free gift with purchase that fit the bill.  This promotion goes through October 22, 2017 if you’re interested.

Jack Candy Bags

Jack-o-lantern Bags

Jack Candy Bags

Cute Candy Bag

Jack Candy Bags

Filled with Candy

Jack Candy Bags Recipe

These bags from svgcuts.com (affiliate link) are adorable and so easy to make.  I just brought them into my Cricut Design Space, pulled them onto my mat and cut them out.  Easy peasy.  I used Scotch glue and pipe cleaners for the handles that I found at Michaels.  I plan on making the other designs for my team for Halloween.  If you’re looking for something fun and easy to make – these are what you’re looking for.  Check out svgcuts.com for great projects that work beautifully in the Cricut Design Space software.  And I LOVE my Cricut Maker.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another project (probably a shirt).  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  4  Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

Celebration 4 Kids

It’s the third Saturday of the month and that means a new challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge blog.  This challenge is for pride not prize.  The challenge is Celebration 4 Kids cards.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids’ cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids’ faces.

I'm Bats About You

I’m Bats About You

I'm Bats About You

Bat Close Up

I'm Bats About You

Halloween Greetings Inside

I'm Bats About You

Kitty Close Up

Celebration 4 Kids Card Recipe

My Favorite Things Witch Way is the Candy stamp set has several cute stamps in addition to the little witch.  I stamped them all and made a card, but had these two images left over.  I decided to make a BIG moon and place the bat on the front.  But I still had a kitty left over so in order to make Veletta proud, I put the kitty inside and gave her googly eyes, too.  Both images were colored with Copic markers.  The sky behind the moon was created using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  Sentiments are both from the Witch Way is the Candy stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and consider submitting an entry in the challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  Even more importantly send your card in to one of the addresses listed to bring a smile to a child’s face.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  3  Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Fall Sweet and Sassy

It’s Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week’s challenge is Fall Sweet and Sassy.  Our wonderful sponsor is Sweet and Sassy Stamps and if you enter you have a chance to win 3 free digi images.

I started with Butterfly & Flower from Sweet and Sassy Stamps for my design team card.

Fall Sweet and Sassy

Thinking of You

Fall Sweet and Sassy

Thinking Side View

Fall Sweet and Sassy

Glittery Butterfly

 Fall Sweet and Sassy Card Recipe

I pulled this lovely digi stamp from Sweet and Sassy stamps into my Cricut Design Space software.  Using my new Maker (I’m so excited!).  Okay – let me back up.  I printed the digi image on my Kodak printer and THEN I cut out the image with my new Cricut Maker!  I’m still very excited.  As is true with my Explores, I used the deep cut blade and pick a material a little lighter than what I am really cutting.  Using this strategy I get a beautiful cut every time.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and water were used to paint the image.  Once the butterfly was dry, I colored the butterfly with a Clear Spectrum Noir glitter marker.  The background is my typical sponge watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Ink and spritz with water.  Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans are the colors I used.  Inky Antics provided the sentiment and it was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat set with Nuvo embossing powder.  It needed just a little something else so I added some orange sequins.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Take some time to enter the Creative Knockouts Challenge and get a chance to win 3 digi images.  Tune in next time for another crafting project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  9  Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

WOYWW 437 – Very Little Table Space Left

It is Wednesday and that means it is time to take a picture of my work desk and share it on Julia’s blog The Stamping Ground for WOYWW 437.  However, that is not the best part.  The best part is going around from desk to desk to see what everyone is up to.  You will notice that my nice clean desk is starting to pile up again and there is very little table space left.

WOYWW 437

View 1

WOYWW 437

View 2

WOYWW 437

Side View

I am taking my Mom and Dad Chinese tonight so I will be a little late visiting desks.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in tomorrow for a new design team card for the Creative Knockouts Challenge.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  8  “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.

Tis the Season

I know it’s Halloween season, but I am trying to be proactive here which is very unusual for me.  Remember, I work better under pressure.  Making Christmas cards for my November classes jump started this Christmas spirit.  While I am on a roll, I figure I should keep going.  Unfortunately, it could be gone as quickly as I found it.  ‘Tis the Season’ is featuring another cute puppy from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays set.  To see the other cards I’ve made using this set check out my previous posts here and here.

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Tis the Season Close Up

Tis the Season

Tis the Season for Treats

  Tis the Season Card Recipe

This cute little guy was colored using Copic Markers and then cut out using my Brother Scan n Cut 2.  Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 pattern paper from last year was used and matted with coordinating green card stock.  A Lil Inkers stitched circle die was used to cut out a window for the little guy to sit in.  Another die from a My Favorite Things Blueprints set contains provided the tag die where I stamped the sentiment.  I stamped additional lights on the tag and colored them with Tombow Markers (my Copics were upstairs and I was being lazy).  The pooch was popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tune in tomorrow for WOYWW where I share my desk which is starting to get messier.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Luke 10:  5 – 6  “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.