I Knew When I Met You~

That an adventure was going to happen.

I love that sentiment.

Almost as much as I love the Petunia Gets A Piggy Back image that accompanies it.

My card~

Bee Friends

You just have to smile looking at those two together.

A close-up~

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It reminds me of a certain little girl running around my house. He he.

I used~

Stamping Bella Petunia Gets A Piggy Back Stamp, Pebbles Jenn Hadfield Home Made Paper Pad, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dies, Copics

Friends Make Everything So Much Better~

As soon as I saw Colleen’s 2015 NSD Challenge: Tag You’re It! challenge to use a tag as a featured element on a project I knew exactly what I was going to do.

See Hartly and I have been watching coloring and card making YouTube videos at night instead of reading a book at bedtime.

Seriously, both of our coloring skill have improved. He he.

So, it’s no surprise that my card is totally inspired by Nichol Magouirk’s Bunny Birthday card.

My Tag You’re It! card~

Bear Friends

Do I even need to mention that I’ve also been watching Water Coloring videos too?

A close-up~

Bear Friends Close Up

And that is why I bought the Spectrum Aqua Markers and have been playing around with them.

I’m not sure I’ve quite gotten the hang of them, but hey there still cute.

Want to join in our 2015 NSD Fun?

Head over the the Cricut Circle Message Board or straight to Colleen’s blog!!

Because, Tag You’re It!!

I used~

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Hand Made 6×6 Paper Stack, Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcakes Stamps, Ella & Friends Stamps, Tags A Lot Creative Cuts Dies, Spectrum Aqua Markers, Papertrey Ink Sequins, American Crafts Twine, Kraft and Vellum Paper

Yippee!!~

Happy 2015 National Scrapbooking  Day Weekend!!

Because, really one day isn’t enough.

Several of us are celebrating over on the Cricut Circle Message Board and our blogs with challenges starting today and going all day tomorrow.

My challenge is Crafting With Negative Nelly: Use the Negative Portion of Your Cut.

You know….the part you usually throw away.

I often find myself using the negative portion of my cuts rather than the actual cut image for backgrounds and especially for my titles.

I started by using the new shape tool features found in the updated Cricut Design Space to create my background.

It’s a simple square filled with hearts.

Lots of hearts.

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And yes, I saved all those hearts for a future project.

I also cut slightly larger hearts out of multiple patterned paper to use behind the cut out sheet of hearts.

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It took a bit of time getting them all in place and secured.

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It was well worth it I think.

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Then I simply added my picture, title and a few embellishments to complete my layout of Miss Hartly being her usual silly self.

Yipee!!

A few close-ups~

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Oh, that face… I just love it.

Yippee!! Close 2

Now it’s your turn to be a Negative Nelly!

Make a card, layout, tag or any type of project using the negative part of your cut.

Post your project on the Cricut Circle Message Board under the Crafting With Negative Nelly Challenge thread for a chance to win there. Then come back here and leave me a link to your project in the comments for a chance to win here.

If you are not a Circle Member you can still participate by leaving me a comment with a link to your blog post or to any gallery of your choosing such as Studio Calico, the Cricut General Message Board, etc. Leave me a link and I’ll find you. For every project made you get TWO entries.

Don’t have time to make something? Awww…leave a comment letting me know what you would make and I’ll enter you in the drawing as well.

You have until Sunday, May 17th at midnight EST to enter to win a $20.00 gift card to Simon Says Stamp.com.  One gift card will be given away on the Cricut Circle Message Board Crafting With Negative Nelly Challenge Thread and one will be given away here on my blog. Good luck!

Throughout the weekend check out the following blogs for MORE 2015 NSD Fun~

Col’s Creative Corner – http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Francine- http://alilbitocreativity.blogspot.com/
Erica-  EKittyscraps.blogspot.com
Heidi – http://cowgirl1hh.wordpress.com/
Jenny- http://kozfam5.blogspot.com/
Maria- http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Sherry- www.littlescrapofheaven.blogspot.com

I used~

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Paper Pad, Doll Thickers, Heidi Swapp Stickers, Papertrey Ink Sequins, Kraft Paper

Cricut Design Space Shapes: Heart of Hearts File

Marching By To Say Congratulations~

That’s exactly what my little elephant is doing. I needed a little something to go with the DCWV Insta Prize I was sending out.

My tag~

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I started by coloring the adorable Ella from the Mama Elephant Ella & Friends collection.

I knew I wanted to pair her with the bold black and white pattern from the Jen Hadfield Home Made collection, but I also wanted to use the blue from it as well.

It helped to tie in my use of the Recollections decorative straw that held a simple Congratulations sentiment also from the Home Made Paper Pad.

A close-up~

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Then I simple added ribbon and sent my little Ella off on her way.

I used~

Pebbles Jen Hadfield Home Made 6×6 Paper Pad, Recollection Straws, Ribbon, Enamel Dots, Copic Markers
Mama Elephant Ella & Friends Stamps & Dies, Mama Elephant Tags A Lot and Peek A Frame Creative Cuts Dies