Monday, June 29, 2015

Wedding Guest book

I have been super busy these past few weeks making wedding invitations for my son and his fiance's wedding August 1st.  They also asked me if I could do the guest book.  This is what I have come up with so far.  They are planning a rustic and small wedding and want to use lots of burlap for their decorations.

I started with a piece of 8" X 8" chipboard that I covered with plain burlap.  I then added a strip of printed burlap that had a lace pattern on it.  In the middle of that I added some Ivory lace and then another smaller piece of lace with an ivory ribbon running through it. 

The purple flower was actually a white crocheted flower that I sprayed with some purple fabric paint.  The button was a black button with a design around the outer edge that I then used my finger and some silver alcohol ink to stain it silver.  I adhered the button to the center of the flower using glossy accents.  I also added some silk baby's breath in purple and white to the larger purple flower..  I inked a couple of Tim Holtz tickets with some vintage photo distress ink and using Glossy Accents adhered them just underneath the flower.  On the other side of the flower I added one of the message keys that says LOVE and again, lightly stained it with the Silver Ink. 

The Today, tomorrow and forever was one of the items that came with my Minc. I ran it through the Minc and foiled it with silver foil. I then distressed the white tag with Vintage Photo distress ink and adhered it with Glossy Accents.  I set a metal coffee mug on it to weight it down while it dried and ended up with this marbled effect on the sign.

The bottom picture is the pages for the inside of the guest book.  I am going to use my Cinch to bind it all together.

Thanks for stopping buy.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

First attempt with my Air Eraser

Working  on wedding invitations and decorations.  Here is my first attempt with my Air Eraser.

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's Your Birthday

I have another post using a file from The Cutting Cafe.   This time it's all about CUPCAKES.
Here is my cupcake.  Stop by the Cutting Cafe and check out all the Cupcake files there are.

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 5" X 7" card base. I added my patterned paper and attached my cupcake with some foam tape to the card front. I ran the frosting through the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and used some  Liquid Pearls to add some sprinkles to the top.  I also added some stickles to the candle flame.

I hope you will hop on over to The Cutting Cafe to check out all the great files there are1!!.

I apologize that I didn't get a video made for this post but I've by fighting  a sore throat and laryngitis so you probably wouldn't have understood a word I said.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Cutting Cafe - Design Team Planner Project.

First, I just have to say how excited I am to be working with Regina and the other Design Team members over at The Cutting Cafe.  If you've never visited before, you should make a shopping trip over there a priority. There are so super cute files over there for you to enjoy in your crafting.

So for my first project was to utilize the files for The Design Team Planner or the Craft Supply Planner.  I chose to use items from both planners.

For the cover I added lots of stickles to the butterflies.  I resized my planner to be 5 X 7 so it would fit in my purse so I could take it shopping.  For more details check out the video below.

Be sure and visit the Cutting Cafe store to check out all the awesome files. Also be sure to visit the blog  on the 7th and 21st of the month to check out all the design teams great projects.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Exciting News!!!!

The Cutting Cafe Designer

I am now a member of the Cutting Cafe Design Team as a Video Designer which you will be seeing more videos from me.  I am super excited to get started on my first project. Look for it during the week of June 7th!!!

So while the CardzTV Design Team is on summer hiatus, I will still be bringing you plenty of projects and inspiration and videos too!

Monday, May 25, 2015

And the Winner is?????

Time to announce the winner of the CardzTV 3-D Designers Anything Goes blog candy.  The winner is. . . . . . 

Love your cute Barn card & video Deanna (& the chance to win your blog candy!). Thanks for sharing!

Carol I will be emailing you for your address.  Congratulations.

And thank you to all of you who participated in the blog hop I know all the designers appreciated your comments when stopping by. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

100% Country - CardzTV Anything Goes Blog Hop

Howdy everyone.  Hope you are enjoy the blog hop so far.  If you came from Tonya's blog then you are headed in the right direction, if you just wander here and would like to enjoy the entire blog hop along with all it's blog candy then please go to Mary's blog to start the hop.

I had so much fun designing my project and I sure hope you like it too.

I decided to make an easel card but instead of doing the typical portrait style card, I would make mine landscape. 

Here is a quick video that shows you how I added all the different elements to my barn.


I started with Kraft card stock cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2".  I scored the card stock at 4 1/4" and 2 1/8".  I then cut another piece of Kraft card stock 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" for the front of my card.  Next I cut a piece of patterned paper 4" X 5 1/4" and attached to the card front.  Now came the fun part.

I started with the barn from the County Fair cartridge and sized it to 4.4" and 3.75". Once it was sized where I wanted it I flattened the image in Cricut Design Space so it would become a print and cut image.  Next I added the baby chick also from the County Fair cartridge. I just but him up in the hayloft window and using the sizing handles sized him down to fit within the opening. Once the chick was sized I grouped it with the barn and flattened it. 

Next I went to the Country Life cartridge and found the cute little pig with the chicken on top.  I inserted the image to my made and once again using the sizing handles sized it down to where I thought it looked good and again grouped it with the barn and then flattened it.  The water pump is also from the Country life cartridge and I also sized it, grouped it and flattened it.  Now all the images were one single print and cut file.

Next I needed something to put inside the card to create the stop for the Easel Card.  I found the ticket on the County Fair cartridge and using the Brand images I selected the two layers, colored them the colors I wanted and flattened them together. The finished ticket is sized 2.89" X 1.76".

All of my cuts were designed in Cricut Design Space and cut with my Cricut Explore.

Now I was ready to print and cut my two images which I did.  I attached the barn to the card front with some foam tape to give it some added dimension.  Next I adhered the card front base to the main card applying adhesive only to the small 2 1/8" X  5 1/4' section of the card front.

Next I stamped my sentiments using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and attached the ticket to the inside of the card again with some foam tape.

Both of my sentiments are from the CardzTV Country at Heart stamp set.

Blog Candy

Now what is a blog hop without some blog candy??  So I am giving a way a set of the Country at Heart CardzTV stamp set. To win the blog candy I would like you to be a follower of my blog. Please leave me a comment along with a way for me to get a hold of you and I will pick a winner using and announce the winner on Monday, May 25th.  

To continue on through the blog hop you will be hopping over to Laura's blog.  I have a complete list of all the stops on the hop down below so if you get lost you can find out where to go.

I hope you enjoy the hop. The CardzTV 3D Design team will be taking the next few weeks off to enjoy the summer. Be sure to check out the 3 new stamps sets that are in the store at

1. Mary ~

2. Krystal ~

3. Tonya ~

4. Deanna ~  You are here

5. Laura ~

6. Rhonda Z. ~

7. Linda ~

8.. Brandy ~ 

9.. Sarah ~

10. Rachelle ~

11. Elaine ~ /