Friday, December 16, 2016

December 16th CardzTV Challenge

Hi everyone! I am so sorry this is just posting but life has been hectic around my house!
Our challenge at Cardz TV this time is to use card sketch #10,# 11, or # 12 with the theme of Christmas!

I used #12 with one of Mary's stamp sets, "Gingerbread Christmas" to create the gingerbread man, sentiment and the hot cocoa! What a great stamp set!

Go over to Cardz TV and check out all of the wonderful cards made by my team mates and then join in the fun!
Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Card Sketch Challenge

This time around at CardzTV our challenge is for you to create a "Winter Card" using either one of the sketches below:

Here is what I have created using sketch # 7
What I love about using Mary sketches is that they are a great "starting point" to make me think "outside" the normal designs. I took the basic idea of the sketch and just "tweaked" it a bit to where I liked how it looked!
My snowman and sentiment were done using the stamp set called, "Winter Cheer" from Cardz TV and the Penguin was done using the stamp set" Just Chillin" from CardzTV. I used some embossing powder for the sentiment to give it a nice raised effect and also embossed the three small snowflakes around the sentiment.(Also from the stamp set).
My papers are from Recollections.I used my Cuddlebug and a Darice embossing folder to make the blue "dotted swiss" background.

Please check out all of the other great cards at CardzTV and then give our challenge a try. It is so much fun!
Have a blessed weekend everyone...

Friday, November 18, 2016

CardzTV Challenge #5 "THANKSGIVING"

Today is our sketch challenge over at Cardz TV. This time we would like you to create a card for "Thanksgiving" There are two different sketches to choose from:

I chose the first sketch and added die cuts that I created using my Cricut Explore. I just love that machine ! My middle panel was created using the bottom part of a stamp for the leaves and then adding buttons. The sentiment is from Cardz TV's "Happy Days" set. My base is a kraft card base from Recollections and the designer paper is from Hobby Lobby.

Come on over to CardzTV and check out all of the cards created by the Design Team and then try your hand at our challenge. You could be the winner of a new stamp set!
Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cardz TV Sketch Challenge #4

Hi everyone ! This time the sketch challenge at Cardz TV is to create a "thank you" card using either sketch below:

I decided to use sketch # 9 after I created this pretty fall collection of leaves and acorns in Design Space ! I knew I wanted to use it on a card.

I used a sentiment from "Heartfelt Wishes" from Cardz TV to finish off the front of the card. I really love using the sketches to create cards as it is a "starting point" when my creativity seems stalled. Check out all of the other creations at Cardz TV and then join in the challenge. You just might become the lucky winner of a stamp set from Cardz TV !

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CardzTV Sketch Challenge #3

Hello everyone ! Halloween is around the corner so this time our sketch challenge at Cardz TV is to create a Halloween card using one of our sketches below:

The sketch I decided to use was the sketch on the left. I created my card using a monster image that I created with the "Autumn Celebrations" Cricut cartridge. My papers were from some of my older papers in my stash.The kraft paper is from Recollections. I used Memento Black Ink to stamp my images. I used a stamp to create the extra eyes on my card. The eye stamp is from the Cardz TV set entitled "Let's Face It". I stamped and then cut them out to add to my card front. The sentiment is from another Cardz TV set entitled, "Frankly Frightful".Using a black Sharpie fine point pen to make a pattern around the edge of the kraft paper. Here is my card:

Why not go over to Cardz TV and check out all of the wonderful cards created by the rest of the design team...Then plan on joining in the fun! You just might win a great new stamp set from Cardz TV ! Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy this great Autumn weather !

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cardz TV sketch challenge # 2

Hi everyone! I am back again with another sketch challenge for you. This time we have 2 different sketches that you may choose to work with:
sketch 3
sketch 4
I chose to use sketch #4 and here is what I created:
I took a little liberty with the oval frame and made it a little bit different proportions but I think that's what you should do. The sketches are wonderful for the overall idea but it was fun to put my own "spin on it" !
I cut out a couple of pumpkins that I stamped first with a set from Close to My Heart. I then popped them up with foam tape and added them to my fun papers. The sentiment came next from a Cardz TV stamp set stamped with ink from Stamping'Up.
I have used the "Merry Everything" stamp set from Cardz TV to create the sentiment for this card. I love that I used a stamp set that was created for use around the Christmas holiday and was able to apply it to an "Autumn" theme! These stamps from Cardz TV are so wonderful! I used a Sisix die to create my 3 flowers that I then placed seed beads in the middle of for a final touch to the card front.I really had fun making this card!
So if you can find time in your Fall schedule we would love to have you join us for our challenge ! Check out all of the great cards created by the design team at Cardz TV and then try your hand at the challenge. You just might turn out to be the owner of a wonderful new stamp set from Cardz TV !

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cardz TV Sketch Card Challenge

Hello Fall and Hello friends! If it is Fall that means it is time to start our challenges once again at Cardz TV ! The challenge for this first time is to use one of the designated sketches below:

I used the first sketch below to create my card and the new stamp set from Cardz TV called "Just Chillin"... The designer papers are from a Recollections paper pad called "Paddywack".
Here is my card:

I stamped out that cute penguin, colored and cut him out. I also cut out another beak which I popped up with foam tape. The entire penguin image was then "popped up" off the paper with yet more foam tape. The sentiment was also stamped then I popped up the strip it is on with foam tape too.
Go over to CardzTV and check out all of the great creations done by the rest of the design team and try your hand at the challenge!
You just might win a stamp set from Cardz TV !
Happy Friday and have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi Strangers !

I must say first that I apologize for taking the whole summer off! I have had such an active end of school year and it ran right smack dab into my summer activities...
I hope you will accept my apology and I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer also!

This summer found me giving a baby shower for my niece, going to
Las Vegas, Nevada and in Sarasota Florida. Last weekend I was also in Windsor Ontario Canada for a family reunion on my hubby's side. All in all...a very busy, fast paced but fun summer!

Stay tuned for more posts very soon ...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cardz TV "Glad You're My Dad" Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog ! If you are coming here after Amanda's blog then you are in the right place!
Our CardzTV blog hop today is all about Dad! We want to share the cards we have created for you and hope that you want to try your hand at joining in the fun. Here is the card I have created...

and here is the inside of it...

I used a cute little sun from Cricut for my image on the front of the card. My sentiment is from the CardzTV stamp set called;"It's All Good". I have used Memento ink for all of the sentiments. On the inside my stars were created using a border stamp from the CardzTV set called "Basic Borders" and the sentiment is from a set called "Happy Days". This stamp set is one of my all time favorites :) ! All of the papers are from Michaels Recollection paper packs. I used an embossing folder (dotted Swiss) for my front white paper.

Mary will be giving 3 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave a comment on her blog! Mary will use to pick a winner, and will announce the WINNER on Monday!

Below is a list of all the stops in today's "Glad You're My Dad" Blog Hop. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again!And don't forget to leave some lovin' at each stop along the way !
Georgia - you are here !
Your next stop is at Gerda's blog. Thank you for hopping with us today… we hope you had fun!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mother's Day Card Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope that Spring has come to stay where you sure can't make up its mind where I live! Snow three days ago and in the high 60's for Easter...I guess Spring must be a woman with the way it changes so often! Oh well...!
Today I would like to share the card that I have created for the Cardz TV card challenge. The challenge is to create a card for Mother's Day. I used the sweetest little svg file from Miss Kate Cuttables. I just adore this sweet little birdie on her tree branch full of blossoms .

My sentiment is from the "Birds and Bees" stamp set at Cardz TV. Papers are just scraps from my stash for the bird and flowers.I used Recollections paper for my blue card base and the white and yellow layers. I absolutely love using my Cricut Explore to create cards with . It is so much fun and the sentiment stamps from Cardz TV are always the perfect fit for my creations! It is like a match made in Heaven...
Go on over to Cardz TV and check out the challenge and all of the wonderful cards done by our card design team. You will be glad you did!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Butterflies, Birds & Bees

Hello everyone from sunny Florida! I am posting this while on my trip to Florida to get my son settled in his new condo after his move from our home in Amherst NY ! Hard to believe that in just one more short day my hubby and I will drive away and leave him here in Florida (insert lots of sobbing and tears here). On the bright side he has a wonderful new job for the county of Sarasota which I think he will love <3 Now on to my post... Today at Cardz TV we are challenging you to create a card using either a bird, bees or butterflies.
I created my card using the sweet Hello Kitty cartridge and found one with her dressed as a bumblebee! I made this card for one of my students in my classroom who will be turning 4 soon. I used the Cardz TV stamp entitled: "Birds & Bees".
Here is my creation:
Please go over to Cardz TV and check out all of my design team members creation then plan on joining in the fun!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cardz TV Pattern Paper Challenge

Hi everyone! I can't believe that two weeks have gone by so quickly! Today our challenge at Cardz TV is for you to use 3 different pattern papers in your card! I decided to make a pocket card and used a sweet Penguin digital stamp from Oak Tree Stamps. My sentiments are of course all from Cardz TV ! Here is my card...

and here is a peek at the inside of it...

I used papers from a 6 x 6 Colorbok paper pack called "Hootenanny. My stamps are all from the same Cardz TV stamp set called, "Good Times". I love this stamp set as it is so versatile!
I have popped up my penguin with the balloon and my polka dot balloon with pop dots. I have used baker's twine for the balloon strings also. I loved using the rick-rack trim on my card too! I had such fun putting this card together. I will be giving it to my daughter today for her 39th birthday! Hard to believe that I have a child who is 39 years old(after all I am only 50! LOL).
Check out our challenge at Cardz TV and then join in our fun! Here is one more look at my card...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Did I get your attention with my post title? LOL ! This time at Cardz TV our challenge is to create a thank you crd. Here is what I have created:

The card on the left was created by using a SVG file from Miss Kate Cuttables (the sweet bird) and a sentiment from the "Ticket Talk 2" stamp set at Cardz TV.
Here is a closer look at my card:

I also want to share the inside of the card here...

The sentiment for the inside of the card is from the "Birds & Bees" stamp set over at Cardz TV.
I hope you jump on over to Cardz TV and check out all of the fun cards created by our design team ! Try your hand at our challenge and you could be the next winner of a stamp set from Cardz TV!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Birthday Challenge

Here we are at the next challenge for CardzTV. This time we have a birthday challenge for you all! I used a sweet svg image to create my cupcake and then some pretty
stickles to highlight it with a sweet face from the "Let's Face It" set from CardzTV. I also added some paper hearts that I cut from a piece of designer paper I had in my stash. My sentiment is from Cardz TV "Sugar Rush" stamp set.
Here is the inside of my card using another stamp from a different CardzTV stamp set.

This time I used one of the sentiments from the "Good Times" stamp set. I found some sweet valentines stickers from the Dollar Tree store that I added as a border to the bottom inside of the card.
Go to CardzTV and check out the challenge along with all of the wonderful cards that my fellow team members have created for you. I just know that you will want to take our challenge! You just might score your own free set of CardzTV stamps.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CardzTV Challenge Time !

I am so happy that the new year and the new challenges have started once again at CardzTV ! I sure am ready to have some fun and I bet all of you are too!
This time our first challenge is to create a card for Valentine's Day. I did a card with a different "feel" to it I think. Instead of using the normal pinks and reds that are usually associated with Valentine's Day I made my main color blue. Here is what I created:

I used 2 different stamp sets to create the front of this card. My sentiment is from a stamp set from CardzTV entitled,"It's All Good". I also stamped those cute little blue hearts using a stamp from CardzTV's "Planner Basics" set. There are so many wonderful little images from this set that even if you don't use a planner you will have lots of uses for them. Here is the stamp set:
My hot air balloon is from an svg file from Miss Kate Cuttables. I love her svg files !
Now onto the inside of my card...

I used another balloon from Miss Kate Cuttables here. Two different sentiments from CardzTV finish off the inside of my card. The "Valentine's Day" sentiment is from the "Happy Days" stamp[ set one of my favorites of my stamp sets. The other sentiment,"I'd be lost without you" is from the newest stamp set over at CardzTV entitled "Love ya". Here is a look at the stamp set:
So...go on over to CardzTV and check out all of the wonderful cards made by my team mates and then try your hand at our challenge ! Have a great day and a greater weekend as we say "goodbye" to January!

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