Category Archives: Challenges I Have Entered

3D Witches Boot

3D Witches Boot

Hi everyone! I have a fun and quick post for you today.  I have missed playing along with all the fantastic challenges out there so today I decided to play along with a few of them!  I felt that the Witch High Top Boot from Needles ‘n’ Knowledge was perfect for what I wanted to create today considering we are now in October and Halloween is just around the corner!

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I have entered this project in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room Week 260 Swirls and Twirls
Not Just Cards – Not Just Cards
Whimsy Inspiration – Halloween
Crafting by Design – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations – Anything Goes
Love to Scrap – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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Homemade Goodness

Happy Easter Sunday and what a blessed day it is!

Today we went to my Mother In-Laws to have Easter dinner with the family.  It was great to see all of our nieces and nephews and spend some time with them : )  I spent a bit of time in my kitchen baking over the past few days and made a some treats to bring along.  Well, I started looking around for something nice to put some cookies in and couldn’t find anything suitable so I decided to make one. I thought my Mother-in-Law might like the box to reuse for something later as well!

I used the Gable Box from the Classic Gift Boxes SVG Kit.  It was the perfect box for what I wanted.  I did decide to change the box up a bit by adding a window.   I also used one of my new stamps from JustRite.  These lovely stamps were on my wish list for a while as I knew I could make lots of use of them as I just love to bake and give treats to family and friends.

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To make this box in addition to the SVGCUTS cut file I used the following products:

JustRite Vintage Tag Dies
JustRite Home Bakery Labels
JustRite Vintage Label & Banner Dies
Spellbinders Foliage
Spellbinders Foliage Two
Spellbinders Spiral Blossom Three
Spellbinders Carnation Creations

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #5 – Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!
JustRite Friday Challenges – #119 – Get Krafty!
Rhedd & Rosie’s Challenge Blog – Anything Goes…30th Challenge
Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog – Flights of Fancy

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter Day!

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Octagon Treat Box

Hi everyone,  I hope you are enjoying your Easter weekend : )

Just a super quick post tonight to show you a fun little project I made for a dear friend mine.  She is going through a bit of a hard time right now so I thought I would make her some cookies to try to brighten up her day.  I hope it works and puts a smile on her face.

I used the Pretty Octagon Box from the Maison de Madeline SVG Kit.

I just love their files!

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I am entering this in the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges Challenge 101–3 different flowers
Rhedd & Rosie’s Challenge Blog – Anything Goes…30th Challenge

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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Egg-Shaped Container

Hi and Happy Saturday everyone,  so glad you could pop by…

I have a tiny confession…  one of my new favorite challenge blogs is the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog and I find myself itching to play along and put a bit of as Easter spin on it.  The theme for this challenge is “Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp.”  They want to see a stamp (or stamps) on your project so I decided to use a “oldie but goodie” stamp set called “Easter Blessings” from JustRite.  I also pulled out my much “hoarded and coveted “Maja Designs Papers.

For my project I used the Egg-Shaped Container from the Poplar Street Tulips SVG Kit.

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #5 – Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate your lovely visits.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

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Glitz and Glam High Heel Shoe

Hi everyone,  so glad you could pop by…

Today we are having yet another snow day, actually a “blizzard” so in my estimation it’s a great day to craft!  I created a fashion shoe for the latest challenge at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  The theme is “Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam!”  and I have the perfect project in mind for this!  I was so happy with how it turned out : )   The photos doesn’t really do it justice… It’s so sparkly in real life.

I used the 3D shoe from the Love Always SVG Kit from SVGCUTS.COM.  I pulled out some of my “hoarded” stash of glitter paper.  I have been holding onto this for a while now just waiting for the right time to use it and was the best challenge to break it out!

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #4: Show Some Sparkle Glitz or Glam
All Crafts Challenge – Anything except a card

Thank you again so very much for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

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Victorian Teapot

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday to you : )

Thanks so much for popping by today.  A few weeks ago I think I mentioned that I wanted to try my hand at creating the lovely Victorian Teapot from the Honeybee Tea SVG set from SVGCUTS.COM and here it is!  I used some of my “hoarded” stash of Maja paper.  I have such a fetish for paper, it`s insane.  I tend to buy WAY more than what I can use but I just can`t help myself LOL!

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I usually make all of my flowers by hand from stamped die cuts but for my flowers today I used a combination of Wild Orchid and Fabric flowers along with the Rolled Rose from the Crush on You Boxes SVG set from SVGCUTS.COM.  It was my first time trying one of their rolled roses and I thought it worked quite nicely on this project.

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I am entering this project in the following challenge:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog – Challenge #3: Vintage or Retro Style
All Crafts Challenge – Anything except a card

Thank you again for stopping by.  I really do appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend : )

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Topsy Turvy Cake Anyone?

Hello blog friends I hope you are enjoying a great Sunday and enjoyed watching the 2014 Winter Olympics!

Over at the JustRite Inspiration blog, Sheri has given us a lovely challenge this time around for the JustRite Friday Challenge – Spring Cheer.  The theme for this challenge is to create a project using a cheerful Spring color palette.  I have a dear friend who will be celebrating a birthday very soon and while looking through my JustRite stamps I came across my Topsy Turvy Cakes stamp set and remembered seeing a Topsy Turvy cake cut file so I decided to do both! I hope she will like it!  This was a fun project to do especially since the stamp matched the cake so perfectly : )   This was the first time I have used the Jewel Flowers and Flourishes die and thought the flowers were fun to make and were a great addition to this project.

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and the cool part about the cake box is it opens up into 2 separate boxes so you can include a few goodies!  I had a few special goodies set aside for just a project like this but it appears someone in my household (not mentioning any names…) found them LOL!

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and here is a closer look at the Interlocking card

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The other products I used were:

JustRite Topsy Turvy Cakes stamp set
JustRite Celebration Labels One & Bracket Borders One
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One
Spellbinders Labels Ten
Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Gold Ovals One
Spellbinders Grand Labels One

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

JustRite Friday Challenge #115 – Spring Cheer
“More Than One Score” Scor-Pal Challenge #1 – Flowers
Hexagons: Happy for Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Thank you so much for your visit today.  I love to read your comments, they make my day : )

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