Thursday, January 17, 2019

Happy Birthday!

Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  Can you believe we are halfway through the first month of 2019 already?  Time just flies by anymore.  Anyway, I would like to share with you a birthday card I made for a friend:


I was inspired to make my card the way I did by a recent YouTube video of Ashley Tucker's.  I loved the simplicity of the layout of the card she made, and thought it would translate perfectly to this birthday card.

I chose the cardstock color based on the swirly on the bottom layer of the cake (Miss Kate's Cuttables), and cut the scalloped rectangle frame using Spellbinders dies out of white cardstock.  The sequins come from Michael's kids section.  I used one layer of 3M foam tape to construct my shaker, but I wish I had used 2 so the sequins would move more freely.  Next time!

Challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas:  Birthday (Spellbinders dies to make the frame)
Cute Card Thursday #565:  Banish the Blues
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG or twist to use layers

Thanks for joining me today!  Have a great rest of the week (tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!).  We are set to get hit with 2 snow storms this weekend, so it should be getting interesting around here.  

Take care, and GOD BLESS!

~Marie~



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CCAYR January 2019 mid-month inspiration

Hello all!  I am here to share with you a card I made for the CCAYR challenge this month, which is "Let it Snow":




I used a piece of *GORGEOUS* wrapping paper that I acquired this past Christmas at the work gift exchange.  One of my close work friends also participated, and she used this wrapping paper, which I was drooling over as soon as I saw it.  I was lucky enough to draw the number that her package was assigned the day before, so I was very happy!!  :)  I had the snowflake embossed panel lying on my desk for awhile, and decided this was the perfect card to use it on.  I inked the edges of the panel with Broken China Distress Oxide ink, and after I mounted the image panel with fun foam, I also ran some Star Dust Stickles around the edges with my finger.  In case you are wondering about the washed out look in the picture, the card looks a lot more saturated IRL.


Challenges:

Jingle Belles:  No Time Like the Presents (use wrapping paper)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or option to use reindeer
ABC Christmas:  "A" for ATG, or "B" for berries
CHNC #420:  ATG or option to use any animal
Sparkles Christmas:  Add some Sparkle
Winter Wonderland:  It's Snowtime!
Simon Says Monday:  Recycle something
Outlawz Festive Fridays:  Christmas
Card Mania #112:  Baby, It's Cold Outside
Craft Rocket #55:  Winter
The Paper Nest Dolls:  ATG
Digi Design Challenge:  Snow Much Fun


Thanks so much for joining me this evening.  I hope you will drop by over at the CCAYR blog, and join us in creating snowy things!


God Bless!


~Marie~

Sunday, December 30, 2018

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND--DECEMBER 2018

Hello all!  I'm popping in quickly today to share the card I made for the CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND using some ADORABLE Bugaboo snowman images that I put together to make one image:


These fellas come from the Goofy Snowmen set, which I think is just super CUTE!  I HAD to pair these 2 together on one card because of the comical reactions they are having to the birds that have landed on them.  Teehee! 

I colored the merged images with alcohol markers, and added some Stickles to the snowmen and snow.  I paired the images with the adorably cute sentiment from the Winter Sparrows Lawn Fawn mini set.  I couldn't have found a better sentiment to go with this comical duo!  LOL

Challenges:

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper (it's barely visible beneath my large image layer, but it is there!)
The Cutie Pie challenge #130:  Add a little sparkle
Papercraft Challenges #27:  Merry Christmas

My apologies for getting this posted so late...work has been tough lately, with all the OT we have been working these past several weeks.  There just hasn't been much time to get into the craft room or on the computer.

Happy New Year to you all!  God Bless!  :)

~Marie~



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas With The Cuties, DECEMBER 2018

Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog!  I hope you are all doing well.  All is going fairly well in our neck of the woods.  My job is super busy at the moment, and we have worked every day this past week to try and get things caught up.  I am hoping that this will make things easier closer to Christmas time, when we will want to spend time with our families.  

Anyway, I'm here to share with you what I created for the current Christmas With The Cuties challenge, which is "Anything But a Card."


I took the easy route, and made a tag.  Our sponsor for this challenge is


and I used the Welcome Christmas digi.  I absolutely LOVE this guy!  His face is so sweet, and I love how happy he is!  I used a Tim Holtz die to cut my tag from some kraft card stock, and also from a piece of plaid patterned paper (say that 3 times fast!) from the "Say Freeze" 12x12 paper pad.  I colored the image with alcohol markers, and used a white gel pen to add texture to the green areas.  The die cut "merry" is from a Recollections stamp and die set (love those!), which I also cut from fun foam.  I colored it to match the image, and finished things off by adding some Crystal Stickles.  The snowflakes come from the same stamp and die set, and they got some pearls added to the centers.

I have to admit, I really have no use for tags, so I did add this one to a card:


I used another patterned paper from the same pad, and covered the card front with an ivory panel.

Challenges:

Cutie Pie #129:  Winter Layers
Catch the Bug:  Awkward Holiday Chaos Day 1...Snow
Hiding in my Craft Room #381:  Christmas Colors
Sweet Stampin':  Snowmen and Snowladies
CHNC #414:  ATG or optional "use a sticker" theme
Crafty Calendar:  Christmas
Papercraft Challenges #25:   Lots of dimension

Ok folks, it's late, and I gotta get to bed.  Thanks for stopping by, and please also visit us over at the Christmas With The Cuties blog!

Thank you, and God Bless!

~Marie~







Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sasayaki Glitter Reminder post, NOVEMBER 2018

Hello all!  I hope you are all doing well.  We had one HECK of a snow storm two Thursdays ago, which made it very treacherous to drive home.  I have to drive over a couple of mountains to get to and from work, and I definitely needed an alcoholic drink when I finally did get home!  LOL!


Anyway, I am here to share my card with you for the Sasayaki Glitter November reminder post, and here it is:




I decided I wanted to make my reminder card using an image and sentiment from the *NEW* clear stamp set that is available in the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy shop here.  This is Naz's first foray into clear stamps, and they were so easy to stamp!  I colored the image up with alcohol markers, with the aim of matching the peachy patterned paper.  In the end, I think I should have gone a different route, as her dress and tights look the same as her skin!  Live and learn!


Challenges:


Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
LTCCB #28:  ATG
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with dies
MIUCB #19:  ATG or option to use an aperture
Crafting by Designs:  Something Sweet
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday:  ATG with optional "plaid" twist


Thanks for joining me today, and please stop by the Sasayaki Glitter challenge blog to join in on the current challenge!


God Bless!


~Marie~












Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Crafts All Year Round Mid Month November DT Post

Hello, friends!  Welcome to my blog today!  I am here to share with you what I made for the current CCAYR challenge to use Gingerbread:


I had printed out this cutie patootie Bugaboo image (which I can't find in the store ATM) when I created a bunch of digi stamp sheets for some projects.  This little ginger girl is adorable!  I knew that I wanted to use my 12x12 Mrs.Claus's Kitchen DCWV paper pad with this image, and when I leafed through it, I discovered this page full of recipe cards, one of which was this one.  PERFECT!!  I matted it on a brown cardstock from my stash, and then tried to figure out what size card to put it on.  The standard 4.25 x 5.5 was too small, so I tried my other go-to size, 5.5 x 5.5.  Still too small.  So I dug out a business envelope, measured it, and made a card to fit.  I used the same brown cardstock to cover the card front, and inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  It kinda reminds me of the edges of a baked gingerbread cookie!  I decided that the edge of the image circle needed some color as well, so it got the same treatment. 
The card looked a bit plain, so I added some white dash lines around the edges, using my ruler to keep them straight.  I adhered the image to the recipe, and then popped up the whole thing with fun foam, at a small angle.  Ginger girl's cheeks also got some white dots.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #47:  ATG or optional "All Tied Up" theme 
Catch the Bug November Theme:  Something Yummy
Winter Wonderland:  What You Love to do at Christmas (bake cookies)
Crafty Sentiments:  Christmas
Jingle Belles:  Bring us some Figgy Pudding (aka. FOOD)


Well, I guess that's all for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by my blog, and be sure to pop over to the CCAYR blog and join us!  

Take care, and God Bless!


~Marie~



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

It's time again for another Sasayaki Glitter Design Team Post!

Hello friends!  I hope you are all doing well this evening.  Things here in the Bingaman household are pretty status quo.  We are gathering up items for Thanksgiving dinner, and I am looking forward to going shopping afterward.  :)  It's a crazy day, for sure!  In the meantime though, here is what I made for the current Sasayaki Glitter challenge theme of "TRAVEL."


With things getting down to the wire as far as making Christmas cards goes, I was really hoping that Naz had an image of Santa's sleigh.  She did, thank goodness!  I had fun coloring this image up in traditional reds and greens, with lots of sparkle added from Stickles and sparkle pens.  I grabbed a piece of patterned paper from my newly acquired Say Freeze 12x12 Recollections pad for the background, and used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #47:  ATG or optional "All Tied Up" theme
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional CAS twist
ABC Christmas:  "W" for Wishes, and "X" for Xmas (I really hate writing it this way!)
CHNC #410:  ATG or option to use glitter
Winter Wonderland:  Color It

Thanks for dropping by the blog today.  Please be sure to stop on over to the Sasayaki Glitter challenge blog and join in on the fun!  God Bless!

~Marie~