Creating a Card Can Get Crazy Funn

After having had a few days to recover from my whirlwind cardmaking experience with Mary Gunn, I am happy to say that I survived another game of Craft Roulette. Every Friday night, Mary hosts this amazing game show on facebook live that involves the spin of a wheel, four papercrafting parameters, and an hour of funn.

Before the game had even begun, I knew that it was going to be an interesting night. My previous appearance had simple parameters, no technical issues, and Stephen seemed to be in a good mood. I just had a feeling that THIS TIME something might go a little topsy-turvy. I probably should not have decided to veto the gnomes.


Let me back up a little bit. Craft Roulette involves two lovely people (Mary Gunn & her son Stephen) who had this wonderful idea to host a paper crafting game show and invite guest crafters, like me, to create something new based on four random choices determined by a roulette wheel. Here is the final result after my time on the show.

Can you guess what parameters were spun on the wheel?  Here is a hint: None of them were gnomes. As a guest crafter, I had the opportunity to veto one of the ninety-six possibilities that said wheel might have landed on – I chose gnomes. 

Now, I have nothing against gnomes. I enjoy tales of fairies, trolls, giants, and pixies. To be honest, I choose to veto the little buggers because I have no gnomes in my stash. I don’t think my veto mattered anyway because the wheel was determined to throw me for a loop.  If you want to know what we were feeling at that moment, take a look at this still-shot from the video. (I should have never vetoed gnomes.)

Project: Pick A Sketch

Colors: Pastels

Element: Best Friends

Random: Metallic Paper

That’s me writing down all the parameters and thinking “What am I going to do with this?

As usual, the time felt like it flew by quickly as I gathered pastel papers, a “best friend” stamp, and some metallic threads and paper. I must have had Valentines on my mind as I was creating because the end result was a simple 6″ x 6″ card with a few little stitched hearts and an image of my best friend.

To be honest, I don’t think it turned out too bad. I did feel frustrated that my video and sound kept giving Stephen fits throughout the show, but I realized later that it was my fault for not turning on the battery pack my phone was plugged into. (sorry Stephen…stinkin’ gnomes)

If you have some time and need a little entertainment, here is Episode #47 of Craft Roulette. 


Make sure to subscribe to the Craft Roulette channel so that you don’t miss any episodes AND join in every Friday live in Mary GunnFunn’s facebook group. After the show, you can submit your creations to be featured in the Contributor Showcase. 

I want to thank Mary and Stephen for being such wonderful hosts and apologize to all gnomes and gnome fans everywhere. I hope that this week’s challenge inspired you to try something new and that I can see you soon at Craft Roulette. 

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A Card for the Dog Lover

Created for the Color Dare Color Challenge

This week, at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge, we have been tasked with creating a project using only browns and a splash of color.  If you would like to join this challenge, you will need to link your project at the Color Dare Blog before December 6th.

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Even though this week’s challenge was a bit difficult for me, it gave me a chance to play with the new Eat, Play, Love stamp set.  This stamp set is only available during the month of November, and it is the perfect stamp set for dog lovers. (Don’t worry, we have one for cat lovers, too.)MissCarriesCreations-DogPersonCard.jpg

Since I was only allowed to use a splash of color and neutrals with the brown, I chose to shade my dog using a white watercolor pencil on Kraft paper.  For my ‘pop of color”, I used a patterned paper from the Best Friends FURever paper pack in shades of Bluebird and cut it into cloud shapes using my Cricut™. MissCarriesCreations-DogPersonCardDetail

The sentiment was stamped using Black Ink which, unfortunately, ran a bit on the Kraft paper. (If you have any tips for preventing this, please let me know.) I wanted the sentiment to stand out, so I took a White Gel Pen and filled in the letters.  The same pen was used to add faux stitching to the card and the clouds.  If you are not a dog lover, this card could easily be replicated using the Kitty Cuddles stamp set.

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I hope this card has inspired you to join us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog and share your creation using only browns and a splash of color.  Remember, the Best Friends FURever stamps, paper packs, and mini-album kit are only available, while supplies last, through November 30th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Special For All My FURbaby Friends in November

Best Friends FURever Special

Our furry friends play a huge role in our lives🐾, and we want to help you document your favorite memories with your pals with paws. To help you do this, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind 6″ x 8″ Cut Above® kit, a Best Friends Furever Workshop kit, the Best Friends Furever paper suite and coordinating cardstock pack, AND two new stamp sets.

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Save 20% when you purchase the FURever Workshop Kit

Through November 30th, you can order any of the exclusive, individual items for full price. As an added perk, you can get the Best Friends Furever Workshop Kit w/Stamp Sets at a 20% discount! With the exception of the stamp set, these special items are only available while supplies last.

Here is What is Included in the Workshop Kit

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(13) Cardstock Sheets
(1) White Acrylic Hearts
(4) White card bases & envelopes
(3) Top-load 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
(1) Memory Protectors™ Design 2

Kit can be ordered with OR without stamp sets
(1) My Acrylix® Eat Play Love Stamp Set 
(1) My Acrylix® Kitty Cuddles Stamp Set 

Order this kit 

Create even more fun pet-themed projects using our other Best Friends Furever items, too! We’ve also created a new paper packet, sticker sheet, and two new stamp sets, along with a special workshop kit to help you keep your pet-themed creativity flowing.

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Paper Packet & StickersCoordinating CardstockCut Above Album KitEat Play Love Stamp SetKitty Cuddles Stamp Set

We are offering special deals for Hostesses whose parties reach the third level or higher of Hostess Rewards, and for new Consultants who sign up during the month of November – choose either the Eat Play Love Stamp Set or the  Kitty Cuddles Stamp Set for free!

This Best Friends FURever special is available for a limited time. These exclusive items are only available while supplies last, so get yours before they’re gone! 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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