Friday, November 30, 2012

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon!!

This week at Stamping with the Dragon the theme is "Oh Baby"!!

The winner will receive a voucher to the Stamping Dragon Designs Store!!

Here is my inspiration for the week:


The image is from Stamping Dragon Designs.
He is colored with Copic Markers.
The Sentiment is from Scrappy Moms inked with Memento Paris Dusk.
The buttons are from Joann's.
The tulle is from Hobby Lobby.
And the papers are from my ever growing stash.

Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Imagination Monday - My Cricut Craft Room


Well my project today is not from an Imagine machine, my theme was Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Cartridges.

The CCR Exclusive that I used is Mixed Drinks.

Here is the screen shot of my cutting mat:


And here's my finished project:


And a close up of the Drink cut:


And looking at it right now I realize that I glued it on a bit crooked, lol, oops.

For this I used:
The martini (3.25 inches) is from CCR - Mixed Drinks.
The card base (5.75 inches), frame (5.75 inches), and tag (3 inches) are from Art Philosophy.
The holly leaves (1in, 1.25in, and 1.5in) are from Stretch Your Imagination.
I inked the edge of the frame with Barn Door and the tag with Broken China Distress Inks.
The green, red, and blue glitter glues are Recollections 'stickles'. 
The clear glitter glue on the glass is crystal Stickles.
The ribbon I dyed with Pewter Distress Stain.
The sentiment is Mae Sunshine Designs inked with Memento Paris Dusk.


Be sure to head over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what my DT sisters have come up with!!

Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Craft Your Passion - #138

Hi Everybody! So this is my last week as a Guest Designer for Craft Your Passion
I just want to say thanks again to Jenn and the team for having me for the past month! It's been tons of fun!

So this week the theme is Edible Holidays, fun and different huh?!!

The sponsor's images that I worked with this week are from Cedar Chest Designs


"Raw Pumpkin Pie for Sale!"


For this I used:
Every paper is a digital paper from Cedar Chest Designs.
The image is from Cedar Chest Designs as well.
I colored the image with Copic Markers.
All the inking (around the image, all the edges and the embossing) is done with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I embossed the top paper with a Sizzix Folder Branches with Leaves.


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon!

This week at Stamping with the Dragon the challenge theme is Weddings!
The winner will win a voucher to Stamping Dragon Designs!! Yay!!

Here is my inspiration:



For this I used:
The image is from Stamping Dragon Designs.
Because there wasn't anything to color I colored the background with Distress Inks.
Distress Inks used:
Wild Honey
Spiced Marmalade
Fired Brick
Victorian Velvet
Barn Door
Worn Lipstick
Spun Sugar
Dusty Concord
Broken China
Faded Jeans
Then on top of everything I sprayed Turquoise Perfect Pearl Mist.


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - My Cricut Craft Room


Today at My Cricut Craft Room is Theme Day Thursday. It's also Thanksgiving here in the U.S. So I found todays theme very inspiring and appropriate.

The theme is F.R.O.G.
Which stands for Fully Rely on God, and Forever Rely on God.

Thanksgiving has been a hard day for me ever since my Dad's parents have passed away. My grandma was my favorite person in the whole world. And Thanksgiving was one of the best days because it meant I was able to spend the whole week leading up to it with her helping her cook. We always had so much fun! I miss her every day.
My Mom's family are farmers so Thanksgiving is right in the middle of stripping time (cotton). Which is why we usually didn't see them for this holiday, it just kind of seemed pointless to go out there to only have a meal with them and then be stuck with the clean up.
Well last year my grandma had a cerebral hemorrhage (a bleed in her brain). And then earlier this year my grandpa was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. Neither of them are the same and the entire family is tense every time we get together. And honestly it stresses me out to think about all 26 of us being in one house together packed in like sardines.
It's hard for me to feel thankful about my family I still have at this time of the year when I miss my family that's gone so very much. 
But, then I remember that I have promised to F.R.O.G. and that every thing will be fine. My grandma will be happy to see everyone and thats what really matters.



On to my project:


Here's a close up of the flowers, I thought they were soooooo cute!!


And a close up of the verse. I love this verse. Nehemiah 8:10. 



For this I used:


The card base (5.75in), flowers (1.5in), and ticket shape (1in) are from Art Philosophy.
The frog (2.5in) is from Create a Critter.
And, the banner (1in) is from Pretty Pennants.
The sentiment is K Andrew Designs inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The letters on the banner I just wrote in.
The glitter glue is all Recollections 'stickles.'
The Distress Inks I used are Dusty Concord (on the flowers), Peeled Paint (on the frog) and Vintage Photo (on the card base).
The ribbon (that's mostly hidden, lol) I dyed with Pewter Distress Stain then twisted it and tied the ends.


Be sure to head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what my DT sisters have come up with!!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sarah Mae


Monday, November 19, 2012

Craft Your Passion #137 - Scraps

This week at Craft Your Passion the Challenge is to use up some of those scraps we know everybody has tons of!!
I love scraps challenges. It's always a little bit difficult to find that one paper you know you have a scrap of and you know will look perfect with the image you want to use!
Speaking of images, this week we have 2 sponsors. I was lucky enough to get to work with an image from Stitchy Bear! One winner will win a gift voucher to their store!!

Here's my inspiration:


For this I used:
The image is Hunter Bubu from Stitchy Bear!
He is colored with Copic Markers.
The solid papers are Recollections, I think. (Do you see the strip of Kraft, I didn't have one wide enough to use as a full mat, go figure).
The patterned I believe is from DCWV Old World stack.
The stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.
The hemp cord is a scrap too being a remnant from another project. I glued it on and then inked it and the edges of the papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mickey Mouse Day at My Cricut Craft Room


Today is all about Mickey Mouse at My Cricut Craft Room. We were asked to share our Mickey projects, either new or old. When I was looking through projects I discovered that I haven't actually ever cut a Mickey out! So here's my new project!!


For this project I used:

Mickey is from Mickey and Friends. All of Mickey is cut at 4 inches.
Mickey's hat is from Teddy Bear Parade (I cut down one end because it was a little too long). His hat is cut at 3.5 inches (I think, I forgot to write it down.)
His had has an iridescent white Scribblers as faux fur.
The Christmas scene is from Joys of the season. The fireplace is cut at 3 inches. The stockings at 1.5 inches. The tree at 3.5 inches.
The stockings and tree have red Recollections 'stickles.' The star has gold.
The Mickey head gem stickers are EK Success.
The sentiment is from Cardz TV. Inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.
The label is an EK Success punch.
I used a Fiskars edge punch on the cream layer.
The ribbon I dyed and crinkled with Barn Door Distress Ink. (Seam binding rayon ribbon. I laid it across the ink pad and used my dauber on top of the ribbon to push down. I saturated some areas more than others to give an aged look.)
The papers are all Recollections.
Every layer is inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Have a Mickey filled Day! Be sure to head over to My Cricut Craft Room to see what my DT sisters have come up with!!

Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon!

This week at Stamping with the Dragon the theme is So Cute!!

This week we used images from the Stamping Dragon Designs store and that's where this week's prize is from!!

My inspiration:


For this i used:
The image is Jiggy's Teddy from Stamping Dragon Designs.
He and the bear are colored with Copic Markers.
The background is Distress Inks (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord) then splashed with water and then misted with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearl Mist. 
The label is an EK Success punch.
It was inked with Broken China and water flicked and sprayed with the Perfect Pearl. 
The edges of the label and the purple mat are inked with Dusty Concord.
The purple mat is embossed with Seeing Spots.
The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.
The sentiment is K Andrew Designs inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.


I would like to enter this in:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks!!!
Sarah Mae 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - Card Creating Tuesday


Hi friends! So I have the great honor to be a part of the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team, yay!
Today is my first post. It's Tuesday so it's Card Creating Tuesday and the theme is a card you would read with a child.

I had my mind on kids so I pulled out my Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge, but instead of cutting one of the characters I decided to use this swirly sun image!
Here's my project:


Here's a close up of the cute sun:



For this project I used:


The sun is from Tinkerbell and Friends. 
The border is from Paper Lace 2. 
The patterned paper is The Paper Studio and the solids are from my stash.
The sentiment is My Craft Spot inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The ticket punch is EK Success.
The flowers are recollections and the buttons are from my button jar.
Both I attached with glue dots.
The sun and ticket are on foam squares.
The glitter glue is Recollections 'stickles.'


Be sure to visit My Cricut Craft Room to see what my DT Sisters have come up with!!

Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Monday, November 12, 2012

Craft Your Passion GDT #136 - CAS

This week at Craft Your Passion the theme is Clean And Simple. Easy right?!

This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps and were able to work with some fun images!!


For this I used:
The image is Bugaboo Stamps.
He is colored with Copic Markers.
The patterned paper is DCWV, the solid is from my stash!
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The buttons I picked up at Joann's.

Thanks!! 
Sarah Mae

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon!

This week at Stamping with the Dragon the Challenge is Christmas, but No RED and No GREEN!

This week we are sponsored by Kenny K Downloads and got to use some of their images!


For this I used:
The image is Boy Elf from Kenny K.
He is colored with Copic Markers.
The solid papers are from my stash and the patterned is K & Company.
The ribbon is 3GJ.
The sentiment is Cardz TV inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The edges are inked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
And, the gems are from my stash!

Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Monday, November 5, 2012

Craft Your Passion GDT #135 - Hexagons

This month I'll be a Guest Designer at Craft Your Passion
I just want to say a quick thank you to Jenn and her Design Team for having me this month!! I'm excited!!

For this challenge we were broken up into 2 groups because there were 2 sponsors! I was lucky enough to get to work with an image from The Paper Shelter, whose images I absolutely adore!
The challenge is to use at least 1 hexagon on your project. Here's my project!


The image I got to use is Mucha Influence - Winter from The Paper Shelter.
She is colored with Copics and ProMarkers. The snow has Smooch frost glitter on it!
My hexagons are Spellbinders dies which was fun because I haven't had a chance to use them yet, perfect excuse right?!
The snowflakes are 2 different Martha Stewart punches.
The sentiment is from Cardz TV inked with Memento Nautical Blue.
The inking around the papers is Broken China Distress Ink.
The mat papers are patterned (I know its hard to see, they have snowflakes) Recollections. The light blue glitter is The Paper Studio and the darker blue is DCWV.


I'm entering this in:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Make it Sparkle


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Challenge at Stamping with the Dragon!

This week at Stamping with the Dragon the challenge theme is Birthdays!!

The winner of the challenge will win


Here's my inspiration for the challenge:


For this I used:
The image is Rupert's Party from Stamping Dragon Designs.
He is colored with Copics and ProMarkers.
The highlights on the balloons are from a white Gelly Roll pen.
The papers are DCWV.
The background is stamped with a stamp from Michaels, the sticker fell off so I have no idea what brand.
The sentiment is off a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.
Rupert is set up on foam tape.


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Project

I know it's not technically Breast Cancer Awareness Month any more but I was inspired by the challenge over at CARDZ TV to make one more card. I made this one as more of a congratulations for beating cancer for one of my very best friend's moms. She was diagnosed with breast cancer when we were in our first semester of college over 4 years ago and she has been in remission for 3 years now!


For this I used:
The bra is the layers cut for the nightie on the Sweethearts cart.
It's embossed with a Paper Lace 2 folder.
The ribbon is from my stash.
The gems are Recollections.
The roses are from I Am Roses.
The sentiment is K Andrew Designs inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
The papers are from my scraps stash.
The inks are Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I'm entering this in:
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Flowers Galore
CARDZ TV - Lets Hear it for the Girls
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes


Thanks!!
Sarah Mae