Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello Everyone,

It's Saturday and that means it is just a regular weekend before heading back to school. I graded a few papers this morning, took a 3 1/2 mile walk with a friend, went on an emergency run to Walgreens to get some Benadryl for my dog (she broke out in hives unexpectedly), and now I am sharing some cute purse favors I made for St. Patrick's Day.  Phew! Just another busy day here at Carson's Creations.

I found this bracket purse favor at My Scrap Chick. Super cute for girls, but I bet my boys wouldn't mind since they just care about the treat. : )

I chose kraft, green, and gold for the main colors. The  purse and shamrock were cut with my Cameo. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Mini Messages.

Since I am not in school for St. Patrick's Day I didn't make a set for my class, but I am sharing with my daughter. I will definitely use this file for other holidays and change the color scheme.

Although I am not Irish, a positive thought for the day...
Lots more to do today, so time to get busy!
Stay Creative,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sweet Swans Sending You Love

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's a calm and quiet Friday night at Carson's Creations. I have been on Spring Break this past week, which some rest and relaxation time was definitely needed. Hubby and I rented a small, but quaint cabin in the NW mountains of Georgia for a few days. We visited a couple waterfalls, stopped at an apple orchard (out of season but a grand sight to see), and just enjoyed some together time.  We even took the dog making this her first vacation.

My daughter came home today for a week since her college is now on Spring Break. She is going to have much better weather than we did, so I hope she gets to visit a few fun places. When she got home this afternoon we worked on a project together... each of us made a card for the My Favorite Things' sketch challenge

The swans and stamped sentiment are from the MFT Splendid Swans stamp/die set. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors for the stitched circle background, the two swans, and cattails. Then I scattered a few white and teal sequins around the fishtail sentence strip.  
Other Materials:
white and teal cardstock
teal plaid cardstock by Core'dinations 
Versafine Black Onyx ink

Other Challenges: 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a St. Patrick's Day treat. 
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Good Luck at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ March Sketch ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I didn't want to miss out on St. Patrick's Day even though I will not be at school with my class (It's Spring Break this week.). 

I used my Cameo to cut the shamrocks and pot of gold. The stitched circles are by My Favorite Things. The gold  glitter enamel dots are by Teresa Collins.

The fishtail strip is by My Favorite Things and the stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps. I used yellow embroidery floss to make the miniature bows.

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

Stay Creative,

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pink Birthdays

Hello Everyone,

It's Friday night and the start of my Spring Break. Thank goodness! The past month has been hectic again, but a little relaxation time might help ease the stress.

The other day a retired teacher that comes to school to help in the primary grades asked me to make her two birthday cards for her grand-daughters. They needed to be pink and she requested a unicorn and a ballerina.

I searched through my Cameo library, and found two files that I thought would be perfect. I woke up super early this morning to put them together.

Today's projects... 
First card

The ribbon is by Melissa Frances. I used micro Glue Dots to bunch the ribbon together.

Second Card

The ballet shoes are part of a bundle from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Take Care,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Anything Goes at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges

Oh La La! It's a day to share some love!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I am also sharing the new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. I hope you will join us this week with any type of project you create. It can be a card, a layout, 3D project, birthday themed, anything! The possibilities are endless!

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

Here is my Design Team project...
I started off making a half dozen of these tags from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon. I had some Valentine colored M&Ms and wanted to make a few different ways to share them.
I started with a candy tube ( I used the color challenge from last week's Color Throwdown.).

I cut the tag on my Cameo, stamped the Jaded Blossom sentiment, and then attached with a piece of ribbon.

Then I put some in a paint can (Michaels).

Lastly, I just used a clear bag because it doesn't really matter how you get the treat...M&Ms are still yummy any way you receive them!

Other Challenges:

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Day at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for checking out my new projects!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Valentine's Day ~

Here is my Design Team project...
Looking for a sweet treat for your favorite Valentine. How about some Tootsie pops? I found this heart shaped glass jar at Dollar Tree along with the bundle of cherry flavored pops. I just had to add a tag (the red sheer ribbon was even included).

The tag is by Jaded Blossom and I cut it with my Cuttlebug. The scalloped circle, sheep stamp, and cute sentiment are by My Favorite Things. I heat embossed the sheep with ebony embossing powder which prevents the markers from bleeding. I used a Spectrum Noir red for the heart and a Chamelon brown for the hooves and ear.
Other Challenges:

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

Stay Creative,

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Thinking of You with Avery Elle Flowers

Hello Everyone and Happy Sunday!

Thanks for being here today. I have been busy in the craft room since early this morning. I saved a few sketches I thought would be fun and then I wrote the challenges for the past week to see what I might be able to join. 

Today's Project...
I decided to join Tuesday Morning Sketches and I made not one, but two cards. I noticed I have been using quite a bit of pink the last two weeks, so I switched up the color palette to blues, yellows and then orange.

For the second card I rotated the sketch and changed the colors to yellow and orange.

I used the same stamp set, but adhered orange gems around the scallop to add a little pizazz.
 Other Challenges:

Glad you stopped by! This is going to be a busy and creative week with Valentines. Hope you will come again!

Stay Creative,