Thursday, March 22, 2018

Anything Goes at Craftaholics R Us

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Thursday! 
It's the last day for students this week because tomorrow is a teacher workday (3rd Quarter report cards need to be finalized.). Lucky them to get a three day weekend after having Spring Break off last week. I am a bit jealous! : )

I'd also like to add "Thanks" for stopping by at Carson's Creations and welcome to my new crafty followers. I hope I can inspire you to create something new! Don't forget to leave your blog's name, so I can visit you. Today I am sharing the challenge at Craftaholics R Us

This Week's Challenge...
~ Anything Goes ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I bought a bunch of SVG files from My Scrap Chick last week during the Dollar Sale and this was one of them. It is a Jam Jar Wrap. My daughter and I searched for a mason jar just the right size and she happened to find one at Dollar Tree. Since it is berry scented, I chose the paper to match the color of the candle wax.

Loving the oversized bow. I left the tag blank until I decide who to give it to. I have a few co-workers with upcoming birthday, so I think I am going to may a few more in different colors. Such a fun and easy gift!

Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out the other craftaholics.

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Fintastic Photo for Inspiration at Pause Dream Enjoy

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for visiting! 

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. I hope you will join us this week for some mystical, sea-loving fun.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Photo Inspiration ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I searched for mermaids in my SVG collection and this cutie popped up. She is from KaDoodle Bug Designs. The background cover-up is by MFT and I thought it looked a little like waves.

The mermaid was easy to cut on my Cameo. 

The sentiment is from an old collection ~ K Andrews. I like the saying, but it is not grammatically correct. There should be an apostrophe in "its".

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Smell the Flowers at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Flowers ~

Here is my Design Team project...
Today is the first day of Spring, so I am hoping to see more flowers bloom in the upcoming week or two. I wanted to create a CAS card for this week's challenge and decided that yellow flowers would brighten someone's mood. The diagonal strip background, You die with coordinating stamp, gerber daisy, and vintage flourish are all by My Favorite Things
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Flowerschallenge. 

Stay Creative,

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello Everyone,

It's Saturday and that means it is just a regular weekend before heading back to school. I graded a few papers this morning, took a 3 1/2 mile walk with a friend, went on an emergency run to Walgreens to get some Benadryl for my dog (she broke out in hives unexpectedly), and now I am sharing some cute purse favors I made for St. Patrick's Day.  Phew! Just another busy day here at Carson's Creations.

I found this bracket purse favor at My Scrap Chick. Super cute for girls, but I bet my boys wouldn't mind since they just care about the treat. : )

I chose kraft, green, and gold for the main colors. The  purse and shamrock were cut with my Cameo. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Mini Messages.

Since I am not in school for St. Patrick's Day I didn't make a set for my class, but I am sharing with my daughter. I will definitely use this file for other holidays and change the color scheme.

Although I am not Irish, a positive thought for the day...
Lots more to do today, so time to get busy!
Stay Creative,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sweet Swans Sending You Love

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's a calm and quiet Friday night at Carson's Creations. I have been on Spring Break this past week, which some rest and relaxation time was definitely needed. Hubby and I rented a small, but quaint cabin in the NW mountains of Georgia for a few days. We visited a couple waterfalls, stopped at an apple orchard (out of season but a grand sight to see), and just enjoyed some together time.  We even took the dog making this her first vacation.

My daughter came home today for a week since her college is now on Spring Break. She is going to have much better weather than we did, so I hope she gets to visit a few fun places. When she got home this afternoon we worked on a project together... each of us made a card for the My Favorite Things' sketch challenge

The swans and stamped sentiment are from the MFT Splendid Swans stamp/die set. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors for the stitched circle background, the two swans, and cattails. Then I scattered a few white and teal sequins around the fishtail sentence strip.  
Other Materials:
white and teal cardstock
teal plaid cardstock by Core'dinations 
Versafine Black Onyx ink

Other Challenges: 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a St. Patrick's Day treat. 
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Good Luck at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Diva Fans!
Welcome back to Carson's Creations and thanks for stopping by!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ March Sketch ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I didn't want to miss out on St. Patrick's Day even though I will not be at school with my class (It's Spring Break this week.). 

I used my Cameo to cut the shamrocks and pot of gold. The stitched circles are by My Favorite Things. The gold  glitter enamel dots are by Teresa Collins.

The fishtail strip is by My Favorite Things and the stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamps. I used yellow embroidery floss to make the miniature bows.

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "March Sketchchallenge. 

Stay Creative,

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pink Birthdays

Hello Everyone,

It's Friday night and the start of my Spring Break. Thank goodness! The past month has been hectic again, but a little relaxation time might help ease the stress.

The other day a retired teacher that comes to school to help in the primary grades asked me to make her two birthday cards for her grand-daughters. They needed to be pink and she requested a unicorn and a ballerina.

I searched through my Cameo library, and found two files that I thought would be perfect. I woke up super early this morning to put them together.

Today's projects... 
First card

The ribbon is by Melissa Frances. I used micro Glue Dots to bunch the ribbon together.

Second Card

The ballet shoes are part of a bundle from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Take Care,