Sunday, June 5, 2016

I'm Thinking of You ...

Here's a quick card using a Hero Arts stamp set. 
It's 5.5" x 5.5", scored to create a square pattern.  The images were colored with Copic markers and the sentiment from a Close To My Heart Cricut bundle stamp set.


Copic colors:

RV000, RV02, RV04; YR00, YR02, YR07; BG10, BG13, BG15; BV00, BV02, BV04; YG11, YG13, YG17; Y02, Y08; B000, B00.



It didn't photograph well, but I brushed a little Wink of Stella on the images ... it added a really nice shimmer.
I finished by making a matching envelope.


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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Graduation 2016


It's that time of year ... Graduation! Here's a couple of cards I've made for the graduation party season.

For Taylor:


This is a 4.25" x 5.5" card. The images are stamps from Papertrey Ink's 'Filled with Joy' stamp set ... I used a variety of Papertrey dye inks. I used a little clear Wink of Stella on the center of each of the flowers. It's hard to see in the photo, but it added a really nice shimmer. The sentiment is from one of the Close To My Heart Cricut bundle stamp sets, embossed with white embossing powder. The aperture was cut with a Nestabilities die and I used craft foam to pop up the stamped layer.  The envelope was made using piece of paper from Echo Park's Be Mine collection and the Stamping' Up Envelope Punch Board (my new favorite thing!).

For Nick:


This card is 5"x 5". The designer paper is from the DCWV 'The High School' Stack. The dark gray layer was embossed with the 'Diamond Plate' Cuttlebug folder. I stamped the light gray layer with the Stampendous '2 Grad Cap' stamp and embossed it with American Crafts Zing Pewter embossing powder, then cut it out using a Nestabilites die and popped it up using black craft foam. I finished by making an envelope with a random piece of gray textured card stock.

I'm happy with both of these and ready for the parties!!

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

I Got a Little Carried Away ...











Happy Birthday Jane


Trash to Treasure



My daughter and I altered this old window for her to use in the main bathroom in her home. We use vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and my Cricut Explore. The fonts used are 'Bubblegum Sans' and 'Dancing Script', and the swirl is from the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge. It was a quick and simple project, but with impressive results ... makes me look more talented than I really am!

Here it is hanging in her bathroom. Yeah, that bright orange wall will really wake you up in the morning!



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Friday, June 26, 2015

I'm Still Making Gift Boxes ...



Well, it seems I've gotten away from posting on my blog, but I'm still crafting! I thought I'd share another gift box that I've made. The cuts are all from the New Arrival ... it's one of my all-time favorite Cricut cartridge.

Here's a look at the gift inside. I made a set of flannel & chenille burp cloths and flannel receiving blanket with a crocheted edging. And there's also a little gift card tucked inside.


I have a few more projects I'd like to share. I'll try to post those soon. I think I've missed my little blog!


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Monday, March 5, 2012

Keep Calm Notebook

Here's a quick project: I created the artwork using digital images and Photoshop, then had it printed through an on-line print service. So, basically, it's a 5"x7" photo. I adhered the artwork to a piece of thin cardboard (from a paper stack) and used another piece for the back cover. I rounded the corners, added some notebook paper and bound it with my Bind-it-All. To finish, I tied on a some white tulle, a ribbon and a cute little teapot charm ... easy-peasy! I see lots more of these in my future.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Wow ... I've Been Away For A While

Last fall and the holiday season were really busy for me ... both personally and at work. I did quite a bit of crafting, but just didn't take the time to update my blog. One of the things I got caught up in was some hybrid crafting and digital crafting. I took a couple of classes at JessicaSprague.com and fell in love with PhotoShop. Don't get me wrong ... I'm still a "hands-on" papercrafter, but the digital world is cool, too. My favorite, by far, has to be digital art journaling. Here's a page I made as part of the art journaling class I took from Jessica and Nancie Rowe Janitz:


The background art and the bird are from a collection of digital elements created by Nancie, check out her website. I have lots more to share with you and hope to have it posted the next few weeks!


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Cricut 360° Blog Challenge #15 ... Think Winter



Hello everyone, are you ready for another challange from the Cricut 360° Challenge Blog? This week we're doing 'white-on-white' projects.


For my card, I started with a 5.5" x 5.5" base then added a layer embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder. To highlight the embossing, I rubbed on a little White Frost shimmer paint. Both the embossing folder and the shimmer paint are from Stampin' Up. Then I tied on some white tulle and satin ribbon. The skates are from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge ... cut a 3.25". I sprinkled the blades with Martha Stewart coarse glitter, swiped more of the shimmer paint on the boots and finished them with some pearls and embroidery thread. It still looked a little plain, so I added the ribbon and snowflake charm. All in all, I'm pleased with this one, even though it didn't photograph very well ... it's one of those that looks better 'in real life'.

Now, here's a second card. Actually, I made this card first ... then I re-read the challenge requirements and realized that there isn't supposed to be any 'color' in the project. For this card I used a kraft base, inked all the edges with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink and used a kraft/white bakers twine for the laces. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Winter Punnies set.

I like that you can get two very different cards using the same basic elements!!


So, now it's your turn. Link your project at the Cricut 360°Challenge Blog.  ... I'd love to see your project!!

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