Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Christmas Craft Creations April Challenge!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 

   I hope you are all staying safe and well wherever you are. I know this is a super stressful time for all worldwide right now, and this post I hope will add some goodness for you guys. Today we are talking about two of my happiest things coming together in a glorious union, CHRISTMAS and CRAFTING!

  I am on the Design Team at  Christmas Craft Creations with a phenomenal group of crafters, and we are here, for our April Challenge of creating something Christmas-y while using a stamp.

Here is mine:

   I have to confess to you all, Christmas is my jam! I listen to Justin Bieber Christmas Radio year round when I'm cleaning my house, and once Easter is done, I am SUPER ready for Christmas to come back. So, with things as they are, what better time to create something that brings JOY(see what I did there)? Maybe you want to get a head start on your Christmas cards with all this extra time at home? Or you just need something creative and happy in your life? I think it's time to make some Christmas projects! If you want to take part in our challenge, just enter your stamped Christmas project HERE.

  Now for the creating, I am trying to have a personal challenge to use supplies I have never used before. Recently having to replace nearly all my craft supplies means... there's A LOT I haven't used yet. I started with my stamp set which is an older one from Hero Arts called Color Layering Joy Message, I then added the smaller sentiments from Neat and Tangled, Happy Holidays set. My circles are all Spellbinders Layered Circles, and my inks are Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Candied Apple, and the shadow is in Hickory Smoke. My solid cardstocks are all from Stampin' Up, and the patterened paper is from The Paper Studio's There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays set, and the glitter cardstock is also The Paper Studio. It's been so rainy lately there's not been much light for better pictures. 

  I am really hoping to see some Christmas-y Stamped Creations from you crafty people!! Please stay safe, practice proper distancing, and wash your hands often! 

  Happy Quaratine Crafting!

    ~Dusty Rae~

Sunday, October 6, 2019

It's time for a Come Back!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope this post finds you all well. It has been far too long since I have made a post. Let me update you all on a little bit of the life changes that have happened in the long hiatus I had. I finished my bachelor's of science in mathematics. I know, super nerd, and you're not wrong, I am a super nerd. I have began work as a data analyst, so I have learned more programming languages that I ever thought I would need.

I have a teenager! She's 13 almost 14, and life is so exciting with her. I also found out that my son who is a total weirdo, in the best sense of the word is in the top 1% IQ wise in the world... so I have a Sheldon on my hands. Today he saw a commercial for "Young Sheldon" and said "Mom, that kid is like me, but even more literal. I didn't think anyone was more literal than me". He is so super special, but man there is so much pressure to make sure he has all the opportunities he needs now.

So here is the exciting part, I have a craft room, an entire craft room just for crafts!!! I know you all will share in this excitement. I am finally to a point where I can breathe again and I am ready to get back to crafting. I have made a few things here and there, but without crafting all the time I feel like part of me is missing. This week I will be making some items for my daughter to wear with her school's logo on it. She's the football team trainer, so she needs some things to wear on the sidelines.

I hope you all are as excited as I am. I am so ready for Christmas crafting. I will be sharing some of the Christmasy things I'll be making with you over the next couple of weeks. Just because I am such a nerd, I will show you the graduation cap I made. First let me share with you the symbol for the Real Numbers.

And here is my creation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #223 Fun with Puns

Hey everybody!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Happy Tuesday :) This week for me is extra busy, with exams in nearly every class. Lots of studying around my house :)  With all this work, the Challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas had perfect timing! I have a simple sense of humor, and puns are my favorite! 

For my card I made it a little nautical with images from the Cricut Library. I'm not sure of the cartridge, but I know it is one that I already own. I used DCWV cardstock and enamel dots from the Paper Studio. My 6 year old has already stolen it to put in his treasure box because he said it's a boy card and I never make boy cards. These kids crack me up! 

I hope you all love puns as much as I do and decide to join us at the Die Cuttin' Divas! Don't forget the die cuts! Have a wonderful weekend! See you all next week! Thanks for reading!! 

~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Cahllenge #232 3-D Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I hope you are all doing well! I am going to jump right in to this week's challenge at the Die Cuttin Divas, mostly because I am so excited about it! The challenge is a 3-D challenge! I love all of the 3-D projects made by my fellow DT Divas!

As most of you know, my baby sister just went away to college. We are still decorating her room. When I saw the grey and white patterned canvases at Michael's over the summer, I knew they had to be in her room. She and I discussed it and decided giant flowers in the middle would look the best, and to my dismay, none of the silk flowers were the right color. Then, LIGHTBULB! I have a die cutting machine!! The idea was born, and with this challenge it came to life. I am so excited about how well it turned out, and even more excited for all of the other colors we will do!

The paper is from The Paper Studio, I needed a paper that was a little soft so I could manipulate the edges. For shimmer I used a Wink of Stella pen.

I haven't shown her yet, I hope she will think it looks as great as I do! I'm so excited to see all of your 3-D Projects at the Die Cuttin' Divas this week! Thanks for reading! See you next week!
~Dusty Rae