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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks! Blog Hop, with love to Cath from number 62!

Hi there, friends of Moxie Fab! Today we honor the lovely Cath, and show our love and support to her! 

We thank her for all the inspiration she has given the crafting community!  We recognize her artistry and creative insights! 

We love you Cath!  xoxoxoxo

You are probably arriving here via the blog of the wonderful  Laurel Seabrook, and when you leave my blog, please continue your blog hop with visiting the blog of the equally wonderful Melania Deasy. 

I have created a card, to honor Cath, and here is is:


Thanks for visiting my blog!  Please come visit again!  Take care, and enjoy the hop!  CT

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Want2Scrap Blog!!

This week, I was so excited to be featured over at the Want2ScrapBlog!  (10/22 and 10/21)  I created two projects with the awesome product from Want 2 Scrap!  Have you shopped there?  I totally recommend it!

Why?  The products are super cute and super useful.  The prices are right on target.  And the customer service is top notch.  Here's a link to the store:  Want 2 Scrap Store

So check it out!  Here's a sample of my work, and thanks for stopping by!

tag album, chipboard book, mini album, love tag book

Monday, September 9, 2013

You gotta check it out!

The September issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine!  Not only are there terrific projects in a wide range of style and mediums, there are also FREE links to useful and lovely products, and a submissions call for Thanksgiving November 2013 projects!  For this issue, I used an embossing folder, I did stamping, I created a hybrid card, I used an online cutting file and I created with washi tape as well!  Lots and lots of fun! 

The magazine is super low cost, and easily viewed online, and with free treats, more than pays for itself!  So, try it!  I KNOW you will like it! 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!  :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The motherload of projects,plus Scrap n' Art Magazine July 2013

I am not sure what got into me, but yesterday, I put my foot down and decided to get to know my Silhouette Machine. I actually learned a lot, and had a great time making projects!

Regarding learning, I can now use SVG files that I download off the internet.  I know how to load them to my computer, then to my machine.  I made this fun zebra purse with a SVG file from SVG Cuts Website. 

And, then I made several cards using files from the Silhouette Shop.  I learned how to layout several shapes at a time onto one piece of cardstock to create less paper waste.  It was so rewarding!  Here are the cards I made.  :)

Thanks for looking at those!  So, here are some hybrid projects that I made for the July 2013 issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine.  Omg, I love working with digital files to make paper cards.  It is so fun, and the sky is the limit regarding creativity possibilities! 

I created these cards using product from Pickleberry Pop Store.  Pickleberry Pop has an adorable product line, you should check it out!  And while you are checking things out, check out the Scrap n' Art Magazine!  So much inspiration in there!
Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you have a crafty day!  :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Creations in June issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine!

Happy August to you!

Are you busy with all the back to school hustle and bustle? 

I know I am!  But, I am taking a few minutes to share with you, my designs for Scrap n' Art Magazine's June issue.  :)

Let's just say I had a total blast designing for SNA in June.  Well, actually, I have a total blast designing for them every month!

Have you signed up yet with an inexpensive subscription?  Trust me when I say you will absolutely get your money's worth!

Not only are there great projects, traditional, hybrid and digital, but each designer is so unique from the next!  I have learned so much from this group in a short time frame, and I have been crafting forever!

There are also tutorials, freebies, and contests, prize drawings, etc..

Every single product I have seen on SNA has been so lovely.  The team consists also of the kindest ladies. 

So, I hope I have convinced you to check out a subscription!  Here is a link to go sign up!  getasnasubtoday!

So, here are my projects from the June issue....

The first two cards were made with American Crafts product.  The third card was made with Jinger Adams All Occasions Card Kit, the next three are hybrid cards made from Design House Digital's product (the kite card has a SRM sticker on it), and the final card was also made using Jinger's kit.

Hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you get some crafty time in over the weekend!  I know I want to!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The August 2013 issue of Scrap N' Art Magazine is live!

And, it is jam packed and loaded with all sorts of creative fun!  Projects include those made with traditional crafting product, digital product and hybrid creations!

There is a submissions call for Halloween projects, free downloads, and a giveaway to enter as well!

So check it out, at Scrap N" Art Magazine!

I KNOW you will be glad you did!  Happy creating!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The July issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine is live! and, do you want to do crafty submissions?

The July issue of Scrap n' Art Magazine is live!  Come check it out!  The team of designers is very diverse and unique!  Lots of great ideas! 

Are you interested in submitting a craft project to SNA?  If so, check out this link, it is a submissions call:

Submission call

Friday, June 21, 2013

One of my favorite websites is offering a freebie!

Starting Monday, Jessica Sprague's website is offering a digital photo freebie!  Click on the link to the left, and check it out!  Her site is super easy to use, and her ideas are very creative and easy to follow.  And, did you see that it is free!!??!!  Can't go wrong EVER with free.  So check it out, and let me know what you think!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Scrap N Art's June Issue is Live!

Scrap N Art's June issue has gone live!  I am so excited!

I know I wrote previously that I joined SNA as a designer.  I am loving the experience!

I have to tell you, the ladies that are on the team, are so talented!  I have learned so much from this group!

Their projects rock, and their ideas are so awesome! 

If you have not subscribed to SNA, I strongly recommend that you do.  It is really, really inexpensive, and the creativity is so inspiring!  To get a preview of what it's all about, check out SNA's Facebook page at SNA Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Exciting news and some cards too!

I have exciting news!  So excited to share! I have joined - Scrap n' Art Magazine as a hybrid designer (and sometimes paper designer)!!  I am sooooooooooo looking forward to being creative and having fun!  The staff is so friendly and kind!  The projects are so diverse and creative!  I totally recommend that you hook up with SNA!

Some recent cards I have created include:

Love the SRM sticker on the bottom card.  The white sticker really pops on a black backing!  :)

And, a few more cards I made recently, two are hybrid, one is not.    The top card I created using a heart stamp as a guide, mini poms, and a rounded and raised effect on a SRM sticker!  The second card I used stamping, a chain, and hybrid elements and gems.  The next card is hybrid and I stamped the shoes using atypical ink.  Then I cut the shoes, and staggered their heights.  The bottom card I used mostly digital element plus google eyes for a fun effect.  Thanks for looking, thanks for stopping by!  :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Making cards! And the PC Stamping Contest. :)

Did you submit to the Stamping Royalty contest over at Paper Crafts Magazine?  That is my favorite PC contest.  I know I've entered at least once previously, maybe twice?  Anyway, I submitted this time, and had an absolute great time doing so!

There are five categories in the contest, and this time I submitted to all five.  (a first for me)  I had ink all over my desk, as I stamped on pre-made embellishments, stamped on patterned paper, stamped and paper pieced, stamped and punched the same image multiple times, and stamped to make a worn/distressed look.

I ended up with five cards that I love.  And that feels great.  No expectations in the contest.  Just had fun making something from the heart.  And if my designs are not chosen, the cards go to someone I don't know to help lift them up!  That is so rewarding!

I also made a card and submitted it to a recent PC call.  I had fun using my favorite products, on all six cards.   I think the part that made me smile most was using SRM stickers on ribbons!  Love the effect!

I have a box of cards to send to Scrap and Stamp Arts, and I am hoping to beef up the box and include more.  Are you crafting this coming weekend?  I'd love to send more cards to PC for all calls right now.  And darn it, I missed another Cards Magazine call.  I'd love to create some cards for that.

And, YES, this weekend, I will go to the Teresa Collins class, soooo excited!  Thanks for dropping in, and I'd love to see what you are working on!  :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Any crafty plans for you this weekend?

I am feeling so crafty this weekend!  My husband is working on finishing my craft room build, and it is motivating me to craft! 

What are you planning to work on this weekend?  I am thinking of trying my hand at some publishing attempts, and some online challenges. 

And, maybe blow the dust off my Silhouette machine??  I signed up for the designer edition software weeks ago, and am dying to try it!

I'd love to see what you are making?  Link me up!

And, if you know of any great online challenges (I know of some!), link me up too!

Here's some awesome news, I became aware of a new crafty shop not too far from here.  Creative Cards and Crafts, and signed up for a TERESA COLLINS class today!  Everyone who knows me knows I looooove Teresa's products sooooooooooooo much!  I was so fortunate to do some work with her products combined with SRM stickers for SRM!  Here are a couple projects, but I have more on the SRM Flickr, if you want to check them out, go to this page SRM Flickr Christine Traversa and try the page before that too!  :)

HUGE thanks to Claudia from CCAC and Teresa for getting me into this SOLD OUT class!  xoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I am the Valentine's Day Guest Designer over at The Play Date Cafe'!

I am so excited, I am the Valentine's Day guest designer over at the Play Date Cafe'! 

The Play Date Cafe' features crafting challenges, and prizes!  It is so fun! 

I'd love to have you join the challenge!  Please visit the PDC now!

For the challenge, I created this card:

The challenge colors are Carnation, Mint and Juniper.  The challenge sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!

All instructions for the challenge are on the PDC site.  Please join us!  I'd love to see your beautiful crafting!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I am Valentine's Day Guest Designer at the Play Date Cafe!

I am so excited and honored to be the Valentine's Day Guest Designer over at the Play Date Café! 

Do you love fun crafting challenges?  Then the Play Date Café is for you!  Play Date Café is the link, please follow me there!

I believe the PDC's challenges are unique in that they are color based, and do not just include card making!  You can do other sorts of paper crafting to participate, and other crafty projects as well!  The PDC site explains it all!  There is also a weekly prize!!

Way too much fun, right?  Please check it out, I know you will love it! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Making Valentines with SRM Stickers

What fun I had tonight, crafting with my friend Cyndi!  Making Valentines using SRM stickers and other fun products!  Here's what I've made so far (going to make more!): 

Are you making Valentines this year?  I'd love to see them!  Link me up!  Thanks for stopping in!