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Monday, March 31, 2014

Card Making Monday # 34 -Hoops

Hello and welcome to my little space on the blogsphere. Today is Monday and that means I get to share with all my firends here @ all things beautiful my latest card creations. I am very happy with this week's selection. It's one of those cards I wish I made more of because they are really so simple but for some reason they are not my go to card. Here it is....

My son is an avid basketball player. He LIVES for basketball. So I grabbed my Sport's Mania Cricut Cartridge and whipped this up. My goodness, I really should use my cricut more for shaped cards. It took me about 15 minutes to make this card and I just loved the texture and unique shape.
I added some embossing for the stamped part of the sentiment and cut the rest of the sentiment from the cricut cartridge.
Well, for those of you who have a cuttinf machine I hope this inspires you to use it more...

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Come back tomorrow for my next DT project for Tip Top Tuesday...and don't forget to go make something beautiful!

Challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door-AG
Ladybug Challenge Blog-Birthday

Sunday, March 30, 2014

613 Ave Create-Purple Girl

Welcome! I'm so glad your here to check out another Design Team creation for the 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog. I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase a fun digi image by Aurora Wings called Woman with Gardenia and Pearls.  We have a color theme challenge this week.
I chose blue/purple/turquoise as my color theme.
Here's my card using the beautiful image! Although this isn't the typical Mother's Day card when I showed my mum this card todas she oooed and aahhhed so I think I'll put a nice love you mom sentiment inside and make it her Mother's day card but shhhh! Don't tell... 


4/13/2014

Here's a close up of the digital image.
I even added some purple marker color in the strands of her hair.
I inked up the paper doily to coordinate with the color combo and added some blues and purple ink to the paper flowers. 
I think next time I order I'll just order white and ink the flowers the colors I need. Although I don't usually make cards this dimensional and busy I wanted to make the embellishments as luxurious as the image so lots of flowers and ribbon seemed in order.

Product:
Pattern papers from my stash
Bazzill cardstock
Circle Spellbinder Die
gems from ACMoore bridal section
Papers and leaves from Wild Orchid flowers
Boysenberry & Sky Blue Colorbox pigment inks
Recollections gems
paper doily
white gel pen
cream netting
Butterflies cut from Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge
Jolee's Boutique Dual Tone Prizm Diamond gems
Copic Markers

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. You have until March 31rst to be entered into the drawing so it's not too late to become a follower! Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Have a special Special Sunday and enjoy the moments. We would love for you to join in our challenge and go back to 613 Avenue Create to link up your project.




Crafting Cafe-Let There Be Spring

Good Morning Bloggers! 
Over at The Crafting Cafe it's time for this month's challenge: CAS (Clean and Simple)

I chose the daffoldil image by LEJ Designs
It's very hard for me to make CAS cards! For some reason I just keep embellishing. It might be the huge stash well...everywhere! ;-)

Anyhoo, Here's my card creation...
For the clean and simple style I kept no frills for the ribbon. I did emboss the cardstock background but no Designer Patterned paper for this card and added just 3 gems instead of lots of bling.
I doubled the image and popped up one to give it some demension. You can find the tutorial for 3D piecing here and many more tutorials tutorial tab here.


We would love to have you take on the challenge and show us your crafty creation! 
The challenge runs until to the end of March so hurry, hurry! That's tomorrow!
To enter your card click here   

Products:
Ocal Spellbinders Die
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
Fresh Cut Flowers Sizzex Texture plate

I hope you are inspired to try a CAS card so now ofcourse, it's your turn to make something beautiful!
Challenges:


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Open Minded - Mustache Gang

Welcome! I'm so glad your here to check out another Design Team creation for the Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog. I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase a fun digi image by Scribble Designs call Movember Boys.  Our challenge this time is Animal Antics.


Here's my card...I chose to make a joy fold card. You can find a tutorial on how to make a Joy Fold card here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.
I added some stitching for texture and pulled in the star pattern on the paper by adding a metal star clip. I used the rick rack ribbon to tie the card closed.
I just thought the froggy was so cute I wanted him to stand out and highlight the neon green in the designer paper as well. 

 To pull it all together, I added a die cut mustache to the inside of the card.  I covered the mustache with flocking powder for an added touch.


I hope you are inspired by my creation and join in our challenge. Don't forget to go back and link your project and don't forget to check out the other wonderful design team submissions for this challenge. Now it's your turn...go make something beautiful...

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown-Digi Demensional
Through the Craftroom Door-AG
Clear it out-Green
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Animals
Crazy 4 challenges-Fool ya (flocked mustache inside)
Crafty Calendar-Animal Antics

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Feature Friday -3/28/2014

Hi All,
I have been AWOL lately on the Feature Friday posts. Things here have been overwhelmingly busy! So without further rattling on...let's welcome some new followers of all things beautiful.

Welcome to...
Smiles @ YCMNBKA
&
Diane @ 1 Card Creator
Thank you for following all things beautiful and you are entered into the drawing at the end of the month!

  Now...here are my favorite projects from my followers in the last few weeks and since it's been a while I'm choosing 3 favs this week!

This card is just so darling. I love all the sweet girly detail.

Second...

Joanna @ handmejki Aluny
I Luv, Luv this demensional project. What a personal touch to add the photos

and third....
Isn't this mustach card so much fun! 
My daughter (believe it or not) would absoilutely fall in love with this card

Please go on over and check out the other wonderful projects made by these ladies! 

Take care and have a fabulous weekend. Try to get some crafting time in and make something beuatiful!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Using My Tools Thursday # 31-Tags, Stamps and Embellishemnts

Hello all and welcome to Using My Tools Thursday. 
This week, Tags & other stuff! So for this card I reached into the drawer of miscellaneous stuff and a few Cricut Cartridges and put my card together.

Here's a close up of the tag embellishments.
I used a flower stamp in light grey to stamp a portion of the tag for a subtle background and then the lower half used some scraps from the same paper pad.


Products:
Cricut-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More...
Cricut-Gypsy Wanderings
Fiskers-Stamp set
Gems from Wal-mart
MME-Moments- 6x6 DP pad
Bazil Card stock
ribbon
metal flower 

I hope you like my card and please leave a comment letting me know what you think. I love to hear your comments. They inspire and challenge me.

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

 Have a great day and take some time to make something beautiful!

Challenges:
Crafts 4 eternity-AG

Monday, March 24, 2014

Card Making Monday # 33 -Feminine Sketch

Good Morning All! Yeah! It's Cardmaking Monday. Todays card is from the Mail It monday Challenge Blog with Sketch #4
For this sketch I flipped it around and added a few more embellishments to beef it up a bit.

This card was chosen  
4/2/2014

I used a pleating technique on this card. You can find the tutorial here and many more tutorials under my tutorial tab here.

I used a Hero Arts birthday sentiment and popped up the banner.

I hope you like my card and join in the fun over at Mail It Monday.
Take care and have a beautiful week and go make something beautiful today....

Challenges:


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday # 29 -The Grill Guy

Hi There! Welcome bloggers and visitors! Today is my birthday, I'm 42...did I say that out loud?!
Well, onto today's post.  This is a fun page using some left over photos from a few events of my husband doing his cook duty on the grill.

I used the checked patterned paper to mimic the pattern on a tablecloth and then added the grill accessories and food. The patterned paper is from The Guy Stack from DCWV.

OI used lots of cut files on this page mainly cut using my Sure Cuts Alot program and SVGS I've downloaded from SVGCuts.com


Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to make something beautiful...

Challenges:
Cut It Up-AG
All Sorts-All about the boy


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TTT- Faux Metal Peacock Easel Card

Greetings fellow crafters and welcome to another Tip Top Tuesday Challenge. For this challenge we are using metal or Faux metal.  So there is such a story to tell about this card....4 weeks of trying to figure out how I was going to make faux metal. 

I love challenges and well...this WAS quite a challenge! Once I was inspired by the peacock image by Too Cute for Jessica I was then in a conumdrum about how to put it into a format for a card. Weeks and weeks of picking up that peacock and gettng nowhere and then putting it down on the craft table and walking away from it for a few days. This went on and on and on.....

So for better or worse here is my faux metal card creation...
You can find a tutorial on how to make around easel card here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.
I won with the card
 
3/26/2014

This is my first Easel Card! I chose to make a round one. So lots of firsts for this challenge! You can find a tutorial to make your own Round Easel card under the Tutorial tab at the top.

i used black gesso and opalite to create the faux metal look. Lots of layers and then ran the body of the peacock through the cuttlebug using Swiss Dots embossing folder. I printed out the peacock patterned cardstock by finding a picture from Google.  I copied, pasted, sized and printed.
Here's a side view of the card.

I used my cricut for most if not all the peices on the card.See the product list below. I hope you enjoyed veiwing my card and are inspired not only to try some fauz metal techniques yourself but also to join in our challenge. You can find the Tip Top Tuesday challenge here.

Products:
Peacock feathers
Hero Art sentimtent stamp
Copper brads by Recollections
button from my stash
green and Tourquise ribbon
Viva Decor pearl pen in Copper, Bronze, Silver & Gold
Devine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder
Swiss Dots Cuttle bug embossing folder
jewelry wire and small pearl stickers for the eye and headdress of the peacock
Bazzill Cardstock
card base Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
scalloped border Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
medium circle Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Pretty Peacocks cut file by  Too Cute by Jessica


Challenges:

Now it's your turn....go make something beautiful! 




Monday, March 17, 2014

Card Making Monday # 32 - Embroidered St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!! 
Welcome to my blog and I hope you have a great day and a Guinness today!

For this Card Making Monday post I used some stitching and embroidery

I used Platin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge to cut out the squares and turned them on their sides.
Here's a close up of the embroidered design element.

 Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too.
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)
I hope you have a great day. Enjoy your week and find some time to make something beautiful!



Sunday, March 16, 2014

613 Ave Create- Spring is Here

 Hi all and welcome! Here again with another DT sample for 613 Avenue Create. I was given the pleasure of craftnig with a fun and versitile digi image from Eureka. Our challenge this week is to make your own 2D or 3D flowers. You can find a tutorial here and many more tutorials tutorial tab here.
Here's my card...
03/17/2014

I printed 2 copies and trimmed one down to 5.25 x 4.0 inches to leave room for the cardstock borders then cut out individual petals within the image and teraced them on patterned paper scraps. 

I cut those out and glued them down or popped them up with dimensional adhesive
and these are the Copic markers I used to color the image with.
Products:
Eureka Digi-Tulips
Bazzill Cardstock
Copic Markers
patterned paper from scrap stash
pink ribbon

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting thank you and please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

I hope you are inspired by my creation and join in our challenge. Don't forget to go back and link your project and now it's your turn...go make something beautiful...

Challenges:
The Craft Place-Flowers
Scribble & Scrap-AG
Eureka Stamps-Color Inspiration (Spring Colors)
Pause Dream Enjoy-Any Sketch (OWH Sketch)
Twisted Tuesday-CAS with Green
Jellypark- Pastels
All Sorts- Pretty in Pink
A Gem of a Challenge- Mother's Day, Female, Special Lady

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Open Minded Baseball Birthday Wish

 Welcome! I'm so glad your here to check out my newest Design Team creation for the Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge Blog. I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to craft with a fabulous digital stamp byDigi Darla. Our challenge this time is to use some buttons.

This is my take on the challenge...
I used some of my Cricut cartridges for the baseball theme elements. I distressed the pattern paper and used some faux stitching. The image had an old fashion feel so I chose to color it in sepia tones and just keep the embellishments in nuetrals as well.
Here's a closeup of my layers.
and here's a closeup of the digi image by Digi Darla

Although this card uses faux stitching you can find tips and strategies on how to add stitching to your cards here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.
Products:
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge
From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
Bazzill cardstock
hemp cord
wood button
Copic markers
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder

I hope you are inspired by my birthday card and join in our challenge. Don't forget to go back and link your project and don't forget to check out the other wonderful design team submissions for this challenge. Now it's your turn...go make something beautiful...

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting thank you and please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!

( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Using My Tools Thursday # 30 - Stacked St. Patricks Day

Hello All! Thank you so much for visiting today. I pulled out some stamps I had in my St. Patrick's Day box. Instead of using patterned paper I decided to stamp some myself.
I used the Triple Time Stamp technique. You can find the tutorial here and many more tutorials under my tutorial tab here.
Here's my card...


To complete this card I added some green ribbon and gems.

Thank you for visiting and please take some time to leave a comment letting me know what you like best about this posting. 
 Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too.
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Now it's your turn.....take some time to make something beautiful today!
Challenges-

Monday, March 10, 2014

Card Making Monday # 31 - Masculine Sketch

Good Morning! It is snowing outside with light and airy little snowflakes. It's so pretty. Anyhoo, it's Monday and that means another card. I made this card using sketch #3 for the Mail It Monday challenge blog
Here's the sketch I used.
MIMsketch3
I chose to use some scraps from my stash to complete this card.
I also have been working on some faux metal projects and had a peice leftover so...I cut a circle from it and ran it through with the swiss dots embossing folder. Here's a close up.
I added some embroidery thread in brown and metalic and a demensional banner heat embossed with the sentiment. You can find the raised banner tutorial here and many more tutorials under my tutorial tab here.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my card for Cardmaking Monday and check out Mail It monday Challenge Blog too.

Take Care. Enjoy your week. Now go make something beautiful!

Challenges;



Saturday, March 8, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday # 28 - You R My Son-shine

Hi There! Welcome bloggers and visitors for another Scrapbook Saturday post. I really liked this picture of me and my son. I wasn't sure how I was going to scrapbook this and well, it's not what I originally had in mind but here it is. The title was my inspiration that I modified from a title I saw in a scrapbook help book.

This is a close up of the detailed clouds I dry embossed.



Products:
Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Paper-dolls for Everyday Cricut Cartridge
Divine Swirls embossing folder

I hope you enjoyed viewing my page and are inspired buy it's creation. 
Please leave a comment letting me know what you like best about this layout or what inspired you.

Thank you to my followers for always checking out my latest creation and if your visiting please consider following me. If you become a follower I'll send you a shout out on this weeks Feature Friday post and link your blog so others can visit you too. Oh and how could I forget--you'll be entered in my BLOG CANDY drawing. Check it out here!
( Unfortunately, there are some who have not posted in the comments or sent me the link to their blog in an email. I will not be hunting for your blog so if you don't post your blog address I won't be able to link it up)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Feature Friday 3/7/2014

Hello All! I can't believe how fast the week flew by!
and....
Wow all things beautiful reached 100 followers and more this week! Yeah, blog candy time!...but not just yet, I will be drawing the winner of the blog candy on March 31st and posting it on April 2nd. So if you are just visiting you still have a chance to be the winner!

Now onto friday stuff...and that means I'll be sending 
"Shout Outs" to all the new followers of all things beautiful and....
featuring work by some of my blog followers!

So first things first, welcome and thank you to some new followers of all things beautiful.

Carmen @ Carmen's Creations

(D was #100, go D!)





Everyone, please go visit the fabulous work by our newest friends.

Now onto my Friday Feature Blogger Favs for this week...
This card just made say aaahhhh. 
I love how she inked the clouds and added the buttons for demension.

&
I love the crisp look of this diecut and definately go check out her post.
I love what she did to decorate the inside of her card!

Have a fabulous weekend and try to fit in some crafty time...

Don't forget if your not a follower there's still time to join the fun and be entered into my 100 follower blog candy drawing. Just send me a quick email with your blog address and I'll showcase it in next weeks Feature Friday post.

Now it's your turn.....make sure to create something beautiful!!!!