Saturday, February 22, 2014

Challenge #257--Clean and Simple

Today is just beautiful outside!  It is so hard to believe that just a week ago everything was covered with snow and ice then today the sun is shining and there is no sign of snow any more.

Our current challenge at Crafty Creations is to keep it "Clean and Simple."  Please pop over to our blog so see how to play along and win a fabulous prize from Whiff of Joy!

I am giving away some blog candy this month for one of my followers.  If you are interested, you can scroll down to see the prize and become a follower. 

As always, I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Card Share

Good morning!  Is this winter ever going to end?  We are on our 16th snow day!  That means we have 11 days to make up.  All these snow days do allow for crafting time.  hahaha

If you have visited here before, you probably know I am in love with Dilly Beans.  Their current challenge is to use a heart.  I used Amalia's Heart digi stamp to create this card.

Here it is again from a little different angle.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Dilly Beans:  Heart and Love
Creative Knockouts:  Spots and Dots
Creative Moments:  Love Anything Goes
Brown Sugar:  Use dies or punches
Through the Craft Room Door:  Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and remember, I am giving away some blog candy for one of my followers.  If you are interested, just scroll down and  you will see my prize and then become a follower.  I will randomly pick a winner from any one of my followers.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Carley's Creations

Hey Joni!  Look!  I took pictures!!! 

In case any of you don't know, I am not good at taking photographs.  They are usually blurry and I just don't do a good job taking them at all.  For Christmas, my hubby bought me a new camera and I love it.  The pictures are clear and they are super easy to upload to my computer.  With the help of fotoflexer, I can resize them and everything.  Today, I wanted to share what my daughter has been working on at school.

For art class, my daughter had to paint a picture on glass for one of her projects.  She loves Maurice Sendak's illustrations in "Where the Wild Things Are."  Here is her creation based on his work.  The classroom lights are glaring off the glass,  so I hope that does not distort the picture too much.

She also painted the doorway into my classroom.  Our classroom walls are a yucky shade of beige, so she really brightened them up!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A little funny and a card share

We have had a terrible winter.  Lots of snow, ice, and school cancellations.  In fact, we have cancelled school 15 days thus far and still have the rest of February to get through.  Anyway, the last day that we had school, I did a simple experiment with my 4th graders.  They are studying conservation of matter so I gave each of them a piece of bubble gum.  The idea behind the lesson was for the kids to weigh the mass before and after it was chewed and then discuss what caused these changes.  Anyway, as I passed out the gum, one of my boys looked at me and said...."Mrs. Yontz....I can't believe I am this excited to chew a piece of gum."  He was all giggles and was smiling from ear to ear.

The reason for that story is that I can't believe I am this excited to go to school today!  I honestly love my job and the kids make me smile every single day.

Since we did not have school yesterday, I made this card.  I think it is a clean and layered card because of the blank card space. 

Here is a close-up of the focal point.  I found a beret of feathers while out shopping and love popping one in here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and I am giving away some blog candy this month for one of my new followers in celebration of the 1st challenge at Sketch n' Dies

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

The Card Concept:  Monochromatic Pink
Crafts Galore:  Use bling
Challenges 4 Everybody:  Anything Goes
Sister Act:  Anything Goes

Friday, February 7, 2014

Valentine Boxes

Last night we had our monthly Women's Ministry meeting at church.  We have a food theme and a gift theme each month.  This month the food was chocolate and the gift theme was Valentines. 

We played a game called "yes" or "no."  If you could answer a question yes, you gave yourself a point.  I laughed until I cried and almost peed my pants.  One of the questions was "Did you marry your first love?"  One of the ladies said in a very calm and monotone voice, "No, he married my best friend."  Just the way she said it cracked me up. 

At Christmas, my friend Joni made these adorable boxes and filled them with fudge for her friends.  That I decided to make something similar.  Since I had to make 12 of them, I got on line and found a cute vintage valentine image, so I didn't have to color that many images.  Here is how they turned out.

Here is a close up with the fudge.
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
 I entered this into Creative Knockout's Challenge:  Be Mine

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Playing Around

Since we have had so many snow days, I got to play around in my scraproom.  Here is a card that I made using Glimmer Mist for the flower.  I started with regular book paper, sprayed it and then crunched it up.  Then I flattened the layers back out until they dried. 

This is a closer picture. 
Thanks for stopping by.  I am giving away some blog candy this month to one of my followers.   This is what I am giving away.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Challenge #256--For the Birds

Over at Crafty Creations, our new challenge is called "For the Birds," so any bird will do.  hahaha  I loved this digital stamp from Robyn's Fetish.  If you have never visited Robyn's Fetish, you are really missing out.  She has some of the cutest digital stamps ever! 
This one is one of my favorites.  It is called "birdie's nest."
You can get it here.

Thanks for stopping by and I am giving away more blog candy.  All you have to do for a chance of winning is becoming a follower.  Here is what I am giving away this month. 
The winner will be announced at the beginning of next month.
Have a great day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sketch n' Dies Challenge #1

I am so excited to announce that I am part of the Sketch n' Dies Challenge Blog.  I think this is one that everyone will want to play along with because you get a sketch, use a die cut of some sort, have a month to complete the challenge, AND have a chance to win a great prize from one of our sponsors.  How easy is that?
Let's start with the sketch.

Here is my take.

And, this weeks sponsor is Sparkle N' Shine.  One lucky winner will receive a great prize from them that they can add to their scrapping collection.  The digital stamp I used is from the set called Dressed Up.   We could not offer great prizes without our wonderful sponsors, so please take a minute and pop over to Sparkle N' Shine and check them out.  They have a TON of great images and products.
To celebrate our first challenge, I am giving away a little blog candy.   All you have to do to have a chance at winning is leave a comment and follow my blog. 

I can't wait to see what you create!  As always, have a great day and thanks for stopping by.