Skip to main content

CC Designs September Preview -- Pirates!

Hello!  The weather is finally cooling off here and it actually rained so that helped so much with all the sticky, humid weather we had before.  And finally I can feel the wind blowing through the windows.  It's hard to craft when I'm feeling all sticky and sweaty. 

I don't know where all the time is going.  I think I've been procrastinating and now I realize there are 3 hours worth of Grey's Anatomy reruns on TV every day!  Too many distractions!  I have some images colored up but can't seem to get into making them into cards.

Here is my little creation for CC Designs September review which is all about pirates.

I made this little box from this tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers.  It is a tutorial on how to make a box to hold small cards but I think it makes a cute little treat holder.  After I made my box, I had to make 2 more for my youngest who now is asking me to help him make fancier crafty things.  Now, he wants me to use my dies to cut out his images too!  He loves all the fancy shapes.  Sometimes crafting with him is like just him crafting and me helping.  I can't get much of my own things done. 

I used CC Cutters Grunge Tag die and embossed one of the sentiments from Webbie's Words Pirate Sayings on to it.  I also used some other sentiments from the set and stamped those onto MFT's vertical giftcard die.  The grunge tag die fits nicely in there.

Here is a close up of Roberto's Rascals Pirate Henry

Please head over to CC Designs blog to check out more pirate themed creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Anonymous said…
This so adorably cute...makes me feel squishy inside! How fun to craft with your li'l one - he's gonna be better than you soon. Loving the rain and cooler weather!!
Wow, you folks are lucky to have some rain, it's piping hot here on my end.. I'm still procrastinating to go out and do my yardwork or not?
Love your cute box I bet your little helper has couple this from you already..... How cute to have those extra 10 fingers helping out....
Enjoy your wonderful day.....
Leanne said…
Hi Eva!
So glad you're starting to enjoy some cool breezy weather. I know when I was there a few weeks ago I enjoyed the rain and the nice weather, and then when I got back to LA, BAM! hot and sticky! no bueno! haha!
Aww, this is super duper arghhhdorable. hahaha! Seriously, I've missed visiting your blog. Hope to come back more often. Hey your son could be the next Tim Holtz! :)
Lynn said…
Oh boy, this project turned out great. Love the distressed look and the Pirate image. You are a good mom for crafting with your son. I'm sure he'll remember your special time together. In no time he will be too grown up to craft with mom so enjoy this wonderful mom-and-son time. It's a blessing and memory in the making so take lots of photos of your 'little helper'.
Blankina said…
Wow Eva this pirate is looking great, your colouring is excellent ( as ususaul..ha, ha)
Have a nice day,
Hugs Blankina
Ohhh WOW, how cute it THAT???? Hope the weather cools off soon. It's been HOT in Hilo too. What's going on yah? This year is exceptionally hot.
Anita said…
Eva, this is sooo cute! Love the treat box and you've colored him beautifully!
Denice said…
OHG...this is ADORABLE!!! I'm thinking if I really need this or's that cute!! is Nat'l Talk Like a Pirate day...arrrh!
Rachel Parys said…
He is so funny! What a great project for Pirate day! I can't believe how many people are celebrating today! lol! This is totally adorable!
Cheryl said…
Super cute pirate bag! Lovely coloring. I know, somehow mom's supplies are more appealing too. Yeah still really hot here too.

Popular posts from this blog

Knuffle Bunny

Hi!  The Greeting Farm had their Customer Challenge & Chit Chat Night "A Night at the Bookstore" and introduced a few challenges.  I have to say chatting was too fast for me and I couldn't really keep up.  It was still early here, and I had to pick up the kids from school and activities and make dinner and eat and so I guess the timing didn't really work out with our schedule. You can check out the challenge details on the SCS forum HERE.  I made this card for Favorite Child's Book category.  It is based on the Mo Willems book Knuffle Bunny.  It's one of my kids' favorites and it's such a cute story.  We actually love reading Mo Willems' books especially his Elephant and Piggie series.  Those books are hilarious!  This challenge also made me realize that I haven't read many books recently except kids' books.  I used to love reading but just haven't given it much time lately.  Anyway, here is my card.

If you've read the story, yo…

August 2012

Hi!  We had a short black out this morning and I didn't know what to do without my computer and internet, and I couldn't go blog surfing.  I was sad but I did cut everything out for my kids' Halloween goody bags.  Good thing my Big Shot isn't electric. 

Anyway, I made another page to my 2012 calendar/scrapbook using MFT's sketch #39 and Pure Innocence Year of Flowers series Poppy.

Here's my page.  Somehow I'm not loving this one too much.  I love the image but somehow the colors remind me of fall too much and not too summery.  And I think the proportions are a bit off.  But I decided to just stick with it.  It's still cute.

Here's a picture of both pages.

I'm gonna have to wait til I order the next couple months to continue.  But I'm happy I've made it this far!

The kiddies are home for fall break.  It's nice but messy and noisy.  It may be a long week.

Thanks for reading!

no BUTTS about it

Hello!  Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too.  I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven. 

I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind.  I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts.  I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy.  I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though.  That really drives me crazy.  Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card.  I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.

Here is the dog version.  These cards took a lot of time to color!

The inside of the dog card.

Here is th…