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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Anything Goes Challenge at Craftaholics R Us

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Wednesday! 
It's Hump Day!

Thanks for stopping by at Carson's Creations and welcome to my new crafty followers. I hope I can inspire you to create something new! Don't forget to leave your blog's name, so I can visit you. Today I am joining the challenge at Craftaholics R Us as the DT floater. 

This Week's Challenge...
~ Anything Goes ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I enjoy playing with watercolors because the colors and design is always different. You never know what you will get when the colors dry, you layer additional colors on top of each other, or you just let the colors blend naturally. I used picked raspberry and worn lipstick oxide inks for both of these backgrounds. I splattered some raspberry, white, and silver too. I then used the MFT abstract heart and cut it a few times in various colors with my Cuttlebug. 

For this one I added some embroidery floss, silver enamel dots, LOVE die-cut, and you was stamped and heat embossed with silver powder.

For the second card, the stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps and the ribbon is by Melissa Frances. I used micro sized Glue Dots to adhere the crinkled ribbon and bow.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out the other craftaholics.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Roaring Dragons at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday All!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for visiting! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Dragons ~

Here is my Design Team project...
This adorable dragon is by Little Scraps of Heaven

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsicals Designs.

I thought the heart at the end of her tail was perfect for Valentines. I added some purple glitter glue to make it sparkle.
Other Challenges:

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Dragonschallenge. 

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Monday, January 15, 2018

You Light Up My Life

Hello.
I am enjoying the day off while getting a few tasks crossed off the list. I have a couple more things I want to accomplish and then this day will have been well spent.

I wanted to join a few sketch challenges (I actually have four saved to my desktop. The others are: Stella Says Sketch, YNS, and Sketch Saturday) and this was the first one completed. Hoping to get to the others this afternoon and be able to combine them with some other current challenges.

Today's project...
I need to make a bunch of thank you and birthday cards (plus a few Valentine cards), but I decided to make this for a friend first. I think she will be surprised and enjoy receiving it.

I used the following sketch from My Favorite Things.

The lightbulb die, stamped sentiment (Make a Wish stamp set), pennant, and heart pattern paper are from MFT. I used white embossing powder by Zing for the sentiment. 
Other Challenges:

Better get back to work, so I can finish "the list".
Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I'm So Grateful...What About You?

Hello and Happy Saturday!
It's a three day weekend for us and today was a busy one, but I have done a bunch and the day isn't even over yet. I started with a walk at the park with my friend (we completed 3.7 miles), then I did some shopping (groceries and craft supplies). Michaels had a 60% off coupon, so I found a Tim Holtz alcohol ink kit to try.  Couldn't beat that deal! Joann had two 50% off coupons and Hobby Lobby always has a 40% off coupon. Hubby and I also went to lunch since we still have some certificates from Christmas we need to use before they expire. 

Once I got home I started some laundry and then hid in my craft room. Well, I didn't really hide. Everyone knows where I go! : )

Today's project...
Resist Technique using Color Burst. I watched a video by Ken Oliver demonstrating how he uses his powders and I gave it a try. I tried to stay away from blue and pink so I pulled out crimson, orange, yellow, green, and violet.

The flower stamp (Doodle Flowers) is by Inkadinkadoo, the sentiment (Thanks so Very Much set) is by My Favorite Things, the butterfly stamp (SC Designs) was a freebie from a card magazine (Cardmaking & Papercraft), and everything was heat embossed with white Zing powder.

The cardstock for each base is by My Favorite Things and the enamel dots are by Teresa Collins. I cut the watercolor paper with a Wonky Stitches die by Avery Elle on my Cuttlebug.
Hope you are able to try something new. I am grateful to have a long weekend and can explore. How about you? Do you have MLK Day off? What are your plans?

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Bee-day at Sunny Day Crafting

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing as a new Design Team member at Sunny Day Crafting. I am a floater, so I can create and post as my schedule allows which is stress-free. Thanks Janis for allowing me to participate! I sure am enjoying being able to craft again!

This Week's Challenge...
~ B is for Bumble Bee ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I pulled up all my bee svg files and this one made me smile with the little hearts on his feet. He is by Treasure Box Designs and it is still available.

I used the following sketch from Feeling Sketchy. I did have to move the sentiment to the lower right corner because of the size of that stamp, but the over-all layout is the same.

I cut the bee on my Cameo and layering the pieces were easy.
Hope you will join us at Sunny Day Crafting this week for our "Bumble Beechallenge. Be sure to check out the other crafters. No need to worry about getting stung, These bees are all too cute!

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Flying By Penguin at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday All!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for visiting! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I hope you will join us this week since there are so many different types of cute penguins.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Penguins ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I have had this flying penguin in my svg library collection for quite some time, but never used him. I figured this challenge would be the opportunity to cut him out and create a card.  I decided to pull from the scrap drawer and use up some of those paper pieces.  

The Air Force penguin is by KaDoodle Bug Designs (it is still in the store and he is on sale for 80% off) and the stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Up Up and Away set.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Penguinschallenge. Be sure to check out the other divas. Every one used a different penguin and they are ALL so cute!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, January 7, 2018

It's All About You with Color Burst

Wanted to post the cards I worked on today before going to bed, especially since I have to get up in the morning for school. I am ready for a full week of learning and hope the students make lots of growth on their iReady diagnostic testing.

After chatting with Theresa last night, I decided I wanted to pull out my Color Burst by Ken Oliver and try using them again since it has been a while. I Googled a couple videos and found one that I thought was worth exploring...Learning How to Spritz and Sprinkle.

For the following cards I used the spritz and sprinkle techniques. After practicing for a while, I definitely favored the Sprinkle first technique. I sure did make a mess the first 5 or 6 times, but then figured out how much powder and spritzing was needed for the effect I wanted.

Today's project...
I primarily used the colors: Alizarin Crimson, Violet, and Ultramarine Blue (with a touch of Merlot). I had a MFT cardboard box which was perfect for the watercolor paper, powders, and mini spritzers. The box contained the micro-fine powder from flying all over my craft area.  

I used MFT Blueprints 11 and 20 for the scallops and rectangle layers.

I used the MFT You Trio die set and All About You stamp set for the sentiments. A water brush and paper towel created the discolored circles. A few sequins were scattered on each card.
Other Materials:
white and purple card stock
MFT ~ Essential Fishtail Sentence Strips
Tim Holtz oxide ink ~ wilted violet

I am hoping to try a Resist Technique with the Color Burst and use some different colors (I noticed a lot of pink and blues lately, so maybe it is time for some yellow, orange, and/or green). Be sure to come back a few times this week to see even more at Carson's Creations.  

Wishing you a wonderful week. 
Stay Creative,
Georgiana