Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Eureka Stamps Challenge #197 Here Comes the Bride - Wedding Cards

Good morning dear Scrappers,

Eureka Stamps Challenge theme this week is 

Here Comes the Bride - Wedding Cards

For this challenge, I decided to use 55601 Wedding bells digital file and an sketch from te Share the Joy Challenge blog:

I used some CTMH papers and some dazzles from my stash. The circle is a left over from a baptism card I made for my God-son:

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and out-lined using the Staph metallic markers. I colored the bells with white metallic as well.

For the inside, I used the rest of this dazzle sentiment, and I am planing to give this card to a special couple on their wedding day.

I hope you enjoyed this CAS card and decide to join this challenge.

Many Blessings


I would like to enter the following challenges:

anything goes

Use patterned paper: The flourish paper and actually the Gold paper is also a white and gold pattern paper from CTMH.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Eureka Stamps Challenge #197 For The Guys - Masculine or Father's Day

Happy Monday!

Eureka Stamps Challenge theme this week is 

For the Guys - Masculine/Father's Day

For this challenge, I used the 32203 Grape Border image for the front of my father's day bookmark and the 32204 I am the Vine for the sentiment on the back:

My hubby is such a bookworm, that when I saw this image and passage, I though they were perfect for him.

I added the sentiment with my own handwriting to dedicate the bookmark for him.

I colored the image outlines with Staph metallic markers, and watercolor pencils for the inside.

I added some metallic details to the letters as well (the J in John didn't photograph as well, though).

I made my own tassel using thick twine for a more masculine touch. I used CTMH B&T for the cardstock.

I hope you enjoy this project and decide to participate in our challenge this week,

Have a wonderful week,


I would love to participate in the following challenges:

Friday, June 10, 2016

Chips Ahoy Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Ships Ahoy Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us as we set sail for a hop full of nautical fun!

You should have sailed in from Miranda - Blog. If not the Captain, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

We have a WONDERFUL sponsor this month!!


One lucky winner will win their choice of 3 files from their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday 6/22/16 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Raise those anchors and batten down the hatches as we embark on this great adventure! All aboard!

For my project I used the Smooth Sailing SVG file from Ms Kate Cuttables and CTMH papers:

I used an sketch from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge to plan my page, which you can find here At Connie's. This made the whole process to easy to plan and visualize in my Cricut Design Space and then cut it with my Explorer.

A closer look at the title:

And the popup ship:

The seagull was an easy fish tail (whale?)...

The lifesaver:

Some of the paper strips sentiments:

In total it was a fun and easy project to make.

Here's our line up in case you get lost.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Eureka Stamps Challenge #196 Things With Wings

Happy Monday!

Eureka Stamps´ Challenge theme this week is: 

Things With Wings

For this challenge, I used an sketch from Share the Joy Challenge:

and the images: 25801(265) Cowgirl Angel and for the inside  26102 Angels Hover images from Eureka Stamps:

 I used Dakota paper from CTMH and its complements. The sticker with the sentiment on the front is also from this collection. I colored the Angel/cowgirl with TH distress markers.

 For the inside, I colored the Eureka Stamps' sentiment with TH distress markers. And added some leftover strips to the card edges to tie the design together.

I hope you enjoy my card, which I made for a friend, who is moving to another state. Next time, I will the other card I made using this sktech.

Many blessing and good luck in this challenge.

Vicky Tovar

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Connie Can Crop: Monthly Challenge #47 Let Freedom Ring

New Challenge at Connie Can Crop:

"Hello my crafty friends!

Welcome to June and our new Challenge!!  Hope you like this patriotic theme!

This is an either/or challenge!
We want you to create a project using red, white and blue or create a project using circles (rings). With Memorial Day just passing and 4th of July around the corner this should be a snap! "
- See more at:

"You can create anything you'd like just be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge and create something using the instructions above.

Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 

When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Thursday June 30th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

We have a WONDERFUL sponsor this month!!


One lucky winner will win their choice of 4 files from their shop! 
Be sure to check out their shop online HERE
Visit them on facebook HERE"
- See more at:

For this challenge I used Miss Kate Cuttables'  Patriotic Hot Air Balloon SVG File and made an scrapbooking layout using the easy to follow template from the Artbooking CTMH cart (which you can get from Connie here).

I left the "Liberty" title from the template because it seemed very fitting.

 I used my favorite patriotic CTMH papers, which I am sorry to say that is discontinued, but I love so much the little white star in the blue background ;-).

 I didn't glue two sides of the frame and just slightly glued a corner to later add the big picture behind this cute frame:

I also made a card for my monthly post at Connie's using a second cut I made from this file:

 I used Miss Kate Cuttables'  Patriotic Hot Air Balloon SVG File, which I also used in my previous project, but this time I made a card and changed the colors a bit. Those SVG files are so easy to work and simple to assemble. No fuss.

 I also used the Artbooking CTMH cart (which you can get from Connie here) negative shapes left over from my Liberty Layout for the inside of the card too. 

many blessings,