Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Steampunk Layout and New Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge for June

Are you ready for a new Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge!?!
It starts today!  
Here's what I made as DT inspiration. 

The image I used is a My Bestie Steampunk Mermaid
You can find her and many more My Besties in the The My Bestie Shop.
The image is colored with Copic markers.

The ship wreck and seaweed were cut with a Cricut Explore. 

Cricut Image Sets Used
 Ship Wreck #M3AD89 Pirates and Mermaids
Seaweed #M409E1 Create a Critter
Sea weed #ME221C Animal Kingdom 
Starfish #M34191 Life is a Beach

Go and take a look...enter all your fabulous creations. You can use any image.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous day! 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

Hello crafty friends! 
I know I'm a bit early with this one, but here's a super simple 4th of July card.

The adorable little girl is in the Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set from 

I love this stamp set!!! It is great for any occasion! 

I colored the image with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress. 

The fabulous star shaped card is a file from the The Cutting Cafe. It's the Shaped Cards file. 
The file comes with several different shapes.

The starry wreath is a Memory Box die.

Copic markers
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, R20, R30
Hair: E29, E25, E21

Friday, May 20, 2016

Breast Cancer Medicine Tracker

I have been having a blast playing with this Elisha Jean and Friends from The Cutting Cafe Shop!

Today's project is an altered frame that will be used like a white board. 

The sheet inside, is a sheet that is included in the My Journey To Survival Printable Set from . It is a medicine tracker. I was so excited to see this set! It was exactly what I needed to complete this gift for my chemo buddy

I got the idea to do this while I was taking care of my sister after the surgery she had to remove the tumor in her lung. I was the one administering her meds at home. Since I am super forgetful I needed to write down what I gave her and when. She had a weekly menu board made out of picture frames that I wrote on with a dry erase marker. 

The Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set comes with three super adorable little girls.
They are perfect for any occasion. 
I love that I can paper piece there clothing. 

I created the flower arrangements using flowers from Lavish Laces and a couple that I made myself using the Paper Flower Template and Cutting File from The Cutting Cafe

The butterfly is an embellishment from Renea's Bouquets.  I also used 
Prima Color Bloom Spray Frost from Renea's Bouquets on the dark pink roses I made. 

Copics used
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21
Hair: E29, E25, E21

Thank you for stopping by. Have a craftastic day! 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Here's the Scoop

Hi everyone! I am back with another project using the Every Day Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set from The Cutting Cafe Shop

The adorable Tall Ice Cream Shaped Card is a file from The Cutting Cafe. It comes with the printable cone, sentiments and cut files. I used my Cricut Explore to cut it.

I colored the stamp with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress with My Minds Eye paper.

The edges of the cone and ice cream are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks wild honey, picked raspberry, vintage photo.

I seriously love this Every Day Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set!
There is so much cuteness to be created with it! 

Copic Markers
Skin: E31, E33, E25, E29, R20
Hair: E49, E29, E25
 Shoes: Y00, Y21
Socks: R00, R10

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember you can get your Every Day Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set at The Cutting Cafe Shop. See you all later!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Elisha Jean and Friends Stamp Set From The Cutting Cafe Shop

Good morning! I am so excited to be sharing a new stamp set with you today. 
This little cutie is just one of the stamps that come in the Every Day Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set from The Cutting Cafe Shop

Isn't she the CUTEST!?!? 
I colored her skin, hair and shoes with Copic markers and paper pieced her dress.

Take a look at the other cuties that come in the set. 
EEEEKKK! I just love these girls! 
The design team will be showcasing this stamp set all month. 
Keep your eye out for some super awesomeness! 
If you haven't already, join The Cutting Cafe - Be Inspired Facebook Group so you don't miss out. 

Here is the rundown for the first week this month. 
4th Rhonda Emery 
6th Tina Goodwin *you are here*
Audrey Long will also be joining in the Elisha Jean and Friends fun.

Copic markers used
Skin: E31, E33, E25, E29
Hair: E49, E29, E25
Headband and socks: R00, R30, R20
Shoes: E31, E25, E29

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Have a craftastic day! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Journey Breast Cancer Book

Hi everyone! It's time for some inspiration from The Cutting Cafe DT. 
This week we are working with Album-Books. There are SO many choices! 
I chose to do the Journey Word Book

I went with a breast cancer theme for this because I am a Chemo Angel
It will make a great gift for my chemo buddy! 

This was super easy to put together. 
What started out as 12x12 sheets of cardstock quickly transformed into a pretty booklet. 
From start to finish it took about 3 hours. 

The base is made out of Bazzill cardstock. 
It's super thick, but cut easily in my Cricut Explore on the Fabric+ setting. 

The breast cancer papers came in a mambikit that I ordered off Amazon. 
It came with stickers as well. 

I also used ribbons and other embellishments that one of my crafty friends gifted to me =) 

Here's  a look at the pages...

This image is from KennyK Stamps. She is a Breast Cancer Fighter Digi Stamp, although she could be used for any form of cancer or other diseases.

This image is Fight For A Cause Digi. She goes perfectly with this hair is overrated sticker! You can find her in Sherri Ann Baldy's Etsy Shop

Thank you all for stopping by today! Please stop by The Cutting Cafe on the 7th to see the rest of the projects from the DT. If you leave a comment on the inspirational post you will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Also, if you are interested in becoming a Chemo Angel or want to read more about what that is you, can find that information HERE. I have been a Chemo Angel for a little over a year now. It is such an awesome program to be a part of.

Have a great day! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bible Journaling with My Besites

I've been secretly admiring bible journaling for awhile now. I have been intrigued by all the beautiful pages and messages. At first I kinda struggled with the idea of doing art in a bible. Is it disrespectful? Is it defacing the bible? 
As I asked myself these questions, while looking at people's bible journaling pages, I decided that if I was reading, studying, and doing this to glorify God then it was ok. So, I went out and purchased a bible just for bible journaling.
For my first bible journaling entry, I read Romans 12:9-12:21. 
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
    if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

After I read and studied these scriptures, I used a clear stamp from the My Besties Shop called Butterfly Kisses to put the image on the page. I then colored in the sweet My Bestie with Copic markers. As I was coloring I was thinking about the scriptures I had read. I re-read them several times. 
When I was finished coloring, I wanted to add something more. There were  many words in these scriptures that stood out to me. I decided to write the words around the page that had touched me...
Be joyful
I am not a reader. I never have been. I wanted to start reading my scriptures and needed a way to make it more interesting to me. Bible journaling not only made reading my scriptures fun, it made me remember what I read. I had these scriptures in my head for days. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Thinking Of You

Hi everyone! 
I have a card to share with you today using one of Ady Almanza's beautiful dolls.

I love Ady's dolls. I thought this one was perfect for a thinking of you card.  You can find more of Ady's images in her etsy shop, AdyAlmanzaDolls.

Those tiny, adorable flowers are from sweet friend Missy. She made them! She sent me some in six different colors. I'm such a lucky girl =) 

The thinking of you sentiment is a stamp in the Everyday Elisha Jean and Friends stamp set, from The Cutting Cafe Shop

I colored the image with Copic markers. 
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21
Hair E29, E25, E21
Dress, shoes, and make up: V000, V01, V04

Thank you for stopping by tonight! See you again soon =)