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 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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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Thanks to all who participated in the Cricut 360° Blog Spooky Halloween Blog Hop! First, I need to apologize for being so late in posting my blog candy winner ... this week has been just crazy and this is the first opportunity I've had to post. Now, without further delay, the winner of the blog candy is:

#35Blogger DIANA L. said...
Love this card and the googly eyes are great

Congratulations Diana ... I'll have your goodies in the mail and on their way to you soon!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cricut 360° Blog ... Spooky Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut 360° Blog Spooky Blog Hop. If you got here from Sonya's blog, then you're on the right track. If you've just popped in, you might want to start here ... this is where you'll find a list of all the blogs in our Spooky Halloween Blog Hop. And, of course we have some blog candy up for grabs ... a Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge. 

To be entered to win, visit all the blogs and collect the "key" words ... they'll reveal this week's challenge. Then make a challenge project and link it on the Cricut 360° Blog ... how fun is that!!

Now, here's my project:

My card is a 5.5" x 5.5" square. I love the colors in this ... the orange and green papers are from DCWV and the spider web paper is from Echo Park. Of course, it wouldn't be a proper Halloween card without the classic Halloween colors of purple and black, so I added those colors with a big, floppy seam binding bow. My cute little spider was cut using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge. I embossed her with several coats of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). Before she cooled completely, I bent her legs down so she looks like she's standing. And don't you just love those flirty lashes and googly eyes ... perfect for the My Pink Stamper sentiment.

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Heather's blog. I know she'll have something fabulous to share with you!! But, before you go ... here's a little blog candy I'm offering:

If you would like to be entered for a change to win, just leave a comment with a way to contact you. I will use to select a winner on Oct 19th and I will ship worldwide.

Finally, my key word is COLORS ... remember to link up your project for a chance to win!! 

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