Avery Elle Happy Birthday Bus Card

 

Welcome back!  Yesterday was a good mail day 😊 since I received my newly purchased Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp and die set.  I think it was just released last month (mid-May).  When I saw this online, I thought, "Wow!  Surely, a carpool with friends would be more enjoyable than being dropped off by your parents.. unless, if the driver was your parent!"

Lawn Fawn Claw-some Zig Birthday Card

Lawn Fawn Claw-some Birthday Card by Maria Byrd @ CraftsyByrd

I'm excited about today's project since I get to play with Lawn Fawn You're Claw-some and my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pen. The vivid colors are perfect for the bears! It reminded me of many hours of fun and quarters spent at the arcade trying to win a bear and other stuffed animals from claw games when I was younger. My dad would keep giving me quarters until I won one (or two, or three...) 😏  Inspired by that special memory, this will be my first "masculine" card.

Spellbinders Bloom Hello Card

 Spellbinders Bloom Hello Card by Maria Byrd

Good morning!  I just finished making Bloom Hello Card based on three card challenges.  One of the challenges required use of pattern paper, so I had to go through my stash of DCWV and pick colors similar enough to MFT Color Challenge.  Then the fun started with trying to (re)interpret MFT's Sketch 335 for the layout.  I never combined these colors before which I would describe as orange, tangerine, medium warm gray, and pool blue. 

Beary Birthday Card

Lawn Fawn Beary Birthday Card by Maria Byrd

Good Monday Morning!  I'm happy today for being able to finish this Beary Birthday Card.  The last card I made was back in April.  It took me a while to unpack and organize my crafting supplies from our recent move to a smaller city.  Actually, I still couldn't find the lamps I used for taking indoor photos, so I had to use the flash which washed out the picture.  But, it did catch the shine of the gold embossing.

How to Redirect Custom Domain Purchased from Google Domain to Blogger URL

Redirect Domain to Blogger
Happy Sunday! This afternoon, I'll be sharing my experience with redirecting custom domain - purchased from Google Domain - to an existing Blogger. Ever since I started a blog a few months ago, I've been playing with default and pre-purchased templates alike.  Though I always find there are features I wanted to add or replace. So, I thought I'd add a new category DIY Blogger to share some Blogger Tips that I've found useful and hopefully it may help you and others in tweaking your Blogger site, or just to bookmark for future reference.

New CraftsyByrd [Updated: 06/03/2017]

CraftsyByrd | formerly PaperCardSmore | By Maria Byrd

Hello, Friends!  CraftsyByrd replaces PaperCardSmores!  Yup, it IS still me, Maria Byrd, just a different blog name.  Why the change?  Well, being at my age, I tend to be forgetful sometimes and... CraftsyByrd is so MUCH easier (for me & you) to remember!  Plus, the new name results in a shorter URL (even with that blogspot tail), has only 3 syllables, and sounds like craft-SEE-bird! 😂

Homemade Chicken Recipe for Dogs

DIY Homemade Dog Food Chicken and Rice
Happy mother's day to all mothers including those of us with fur babies! 💕  As a child, I remember watching my mother boil a big batch of chicken with white rice, carrots and potatoes in a large stockpot.  When all the ingredients were cooked, she would separate it into two portions:  one for our two dogs and the other for us.  Yes, we ate the same home-cooked meal except for one difference... ours were seasoned.