Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Exciting News!!!!

The Cutting Cafe Designer

I am now a member of the Cutting Cafe Design Team as a Video Designer which you will be seeing more videos from me.  I am super excited to get started on my first project. Look for it during the week of June 7th!!!

So while the CardzTV Design Team is on summer hiatus, I will still be bringing you plenty of projects and inspiration and videos too!

Monday, May 25, 2015

And the Winner is?????

Time to announce the winner of the CardzTV 3-D Designers Anything Goes blog candy.  The winner is. . . . . . 

Love your cute Barn card & video Deanna (& the chance to win your blog candy!). Thanks for sharing!

Carol I will be emailing you for your address.  Congratulations.

And thank you to all of you who participated in the blog hop I know all the designers appreciated your comments when stopping by. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

100% Country - CardzTV Anything Goes Blog Hop

Howdy everyone.  Hope you are enjoy the blog hop so far.  If you came from Tonya's blog then you are headed in the right direction, if you just wander here and would like to enjoy the entire blog hop along with all it's blog candy then please go to Mary's blog to start the hop.

I had so much fun designing my project and I sure hope you like it too.

I decided to make an easel card but instead of doing the typical portrait style card, I would make mine landscape. 

Here is a quick video that shows you how I added all the different elements to my barn.


I started with Kraft card stock cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".  I scored the card stock at 4 1/4" and 2 1/8".  I then cut another piece of Kraft card stock 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" for the front of my card.  Next I cut a piece of patterned paper 4" X 5 1/4" and attached to the card front.  Now came the fun part.

I started with the barn from the County Fair cartridge and sized it to 4.4" and 3.75". Once it was sized where I wanted it I flattened the image in Cricut Design Space so it would become a print and cut image.  Next I added the baby chick also from the County Fair cartridge. I just but him up in the hayloft window and using the sizing handles sized him down to fit within the opening. Once the chick was sized I grouped it with the barn and flattened it. 

Next I went to the Country Life cartridge and found the cute little pig with the chicken on top.  I inserted the image to my made and once again using the sizing handles sized it down to where I thought it looked good and again grouped it with the barn and then flattened it.  The water pump is also from the Country life cartridge and I also sized it, grouped it and flattened it.  Now all the images were one single print and cut file.

Next I needed something to put inside the card to create the stop for the Easel Card.  I found the ticket on the County Fair cartridge and using the Brand images I selected the two layers, colored them the colors I wanted and flattened them together. The finished ticket is sized 2.89" X 1.76".

All of my cuts were designed in Cricut Design Space and cut with my Cricut Explore.

Now I was ready to print and cut my two images which I did.  I attached the barn to the card front with some foam tape to give it some added dimension.  Next I adhered the card front base to the main card applying adhesive only to the small 2 1/8" X  5 1/4' section of the card front.

Next I stamped my sentiments using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and attached the ticket to the inside of the card again with some foam tape.

Both of my sentiments are from the CardzTV Country at Heart stamp set.

Blog Candy

Now what is a blog hop without some blog candy??  So I am giving a way a set of the Country at Heart CardzTV stamp set. To win the blog candy I would like you to be a follower of my blog. Please leave me a comment along with a way for me to get a hold of you and I will pick a winner using and announce the winner on Monday, May 25th.  

To continue on through the blog hop you will be hopping over to Laura's blog.  I have a complete list of all the stops on the hop down below so if you get lost you can find out where to go.

I hope you enjoy the hop. The CardzTV 3D Design team will be taking the next few weeks off to enjoy the summer. Be sure to check out the 3 new stamps sets that are in the store at

1. Mary ~

2. Krystal ~

3. Tonya ~

4. Deanna ~  You are here

5. Laura ~

6. Rhonda Z. ~

7. Linda ~

8.. Brandy ~ 

9.. Sarah ~

10. Rachelle ~

11. Elaine ~ /

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother's Day 3D Challenge

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV.  The Challenge this week is to make a 3D card for Mother's Day. Here is what I came up with.

I made an Easel Card for my project. I used bright yellow and blue card stock for my layers.  The final yellow layer behind my image is embossed with tiny flowers.  I apologize, that I don't know the name of the folder but it is a Sizzix embossing folder.

My image is from the Suburbia cartridge. It is called Gloria all dressed up. It is a simple cut just two layers yellow and black.  I cut her out at 3 1/2".  I used some daffodil liquid pearls to enhance her earring and the necklace because they are so tiny and hard to see..  She is attached to my card with some foam tape. The word Mom was cut from a Silhouette file but you could use any font you have..

To help my easel card stand up I added a blue mat cut at 2" X 4". I used a EK Success border punch to add the scalloped edge.  Next I cut a piece of yellow card stock at 1 1/2" X 3 3/4".  I used some Printworks Periwinkle Blue ink to stamp my sentiment.  The Queen for a day comes from the CardzTV This and That stamp set.  Happy Mother's Day is from the Happy Days stamp set.

Now it is your turn.  Show us your 3d Card for Mother's Day.  Be sure to link it up over at CardzTV .
The challenge runs two weeks. At the end of the challenge Mary will use Random.Org to select a winner for a free set of stamps.  While over there don't forget to hop on over to her stamp blog and order up some stamps. You will never be at a loss for words if you have several sets of Mary's stamps.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Birthday Card

My mom's birthday is Friday. I know Iris are one of her favorite flowers.  I found this print and cut image in the Cricut Design Space under Vintage Floral.  I had to buy this cartridge as it was not included with the subscription. This image is a print and cut image. I cut my image at 4"

I started with white card stock cut and folded to may a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4".  I then cut a purple mat 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".  I embossed the purple mat using my eBosser and the Camille Lace embossing folder. I adhered the purple mat to the black mat and adhered my image using foam tape to the purple mat.  I added a sheer ribbon to the card and then attached the black mat and its layers to the white card base.

I used a Poppystamps banner die to cut my tag for my sentiment and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I used foam tape to adhere it to the front of my card.

I think she will love it.  I plan to make lunch and take it to her and I am hoping to take Aiden my grandson too. But, shhhhhhh. . . It is supposed to be a surprise.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Butterfly Kisses

It is time for a new 3D Challenge over at CardzTV  T-his weeks challenge is to create a 3D project using flowers.  I had a lot of fun with this one and hope you do too.  Here is my project.

I found these daisies in the Silhouette store.  They were designed with just two cuts, the flower and the center.  They way they were intended to be put together was to put a straw through the holes.  However wouldn't you know it, my straws were just a tiny bit two small. SO I had to improvise.

I cut one end of the straw down both sides about 1/2" and spread the straw apart and pushed down on the ends so they were flat.  I used some glossy accents to attach my straw to the yellow center with the hole in it.  Now I had to figure out how to cover the holes.  The yellow centers were cut at 1 3/4".  So I used a 1 1/2" scalloped punch to punch a scallop out of this bright pink color. Then I used a 1 1/4" circle punch to punch another yellow circle. Finally I stamped this second yellow circle with a Peachy Keen stamp face. I used the 1" size stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Using my white gel pen I added some freckles to the pink cheeks.  The pink cheeks were add with a rose colored Prima Watercolor pencil and blended with a Dove blending pen.

Next I cut out this cut butterfly from the Create a Critter cartridge.  I used my Explore and Design Space to  flatten the butterfly so I could do a print and cut on it.  I cut the butterfly out at 2".  I added some Raspberry Stickles to the dark pink areas on the butterfly's wings and some Lime green stickles on the very end of his antenna's.  Once the stickles was dry I glued the butterfly to a straw. 

I found this little biodegradable pot at my craft store and thought it would be perfect for this project.. I added some floral oasis inside the pot to hold my flowers. I bent each straw slightly so that you could see the flowers cute faces.  I added some leftover green Easter grass to cover the oasis.  Next I put my butterfly in the center of the pot.  For my sentiment I used some white and pink butterfly Washi Tape and some Staz-on black ink I stamped my sentiment unto the Washi tape and the carefully wrapped it around a straw.  I cut the end of the tape to make it look like a flag.  My sentiment is from the Think Spring CardzTv Stamp Set.

Now it is your turn. Show us what you can do with a 3D Challenge using flowers.  And don't forget to hop over to Mary's Stamp blog and get your stamps ordered..  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project. I love hearing from you.  Don't forget to visit the other Design Teams blogs to see what they made for the challenge.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Angels Watching Over You

Here is a card I made with my Cricut Explore.  This is why I love having the subscription. This card was cut from the Creative Cards cartridge. A cartridge I don't own but I needed a card quick so I found this one. I sized it to be a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I inked the edges of the leaves with some sage distress ink.  For the center of the flower I added some flower soft to give the flower a little more texture. The sentiment is from a new CardzTV stamp set and I  stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I made this card for a good friend whose dad was just diagnosed with terminal cancer and she is really having a rough time.  She was at the hospital all day with her dad, and I took the card down to her house and left it for her on her screen door.  She just sent me text thanking me for the card. The one bit of brightness in her day.