Thursday, August 27, 2015

Frankly Frightful

Where do you get your inspiration from? I find it all around me.Like this card.  I was just scrolling through some of the images in Cricut Design Space and came across this image.  It just said Easel Card to me so that is what I made.  When I find inspiration like this I can't wait to get started on my project.

For this Easel Card I started with two pieces of Kraft card stock. One piece I cut to 4 1/4" X 11.  I then scored this piece at 2 1/4" and 5 1/2".  I cut a second piece of card stock at 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  This piece became my card front.

Next I cut a black border at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8".  My pattern paper is from an Echo Park paper pad that I have had for a couple years.  I found this piece with the big moon and a black scary tree with ravens in it and bats flying.  I cut the paper at 4" X 5 1/4" and adhered it together.  Next I added some yellow card stock behind the windows so it looked like there was a light on in the house.  I then adhered the house to my card front and used some yellow stickles in the windows.  Once the stickles dried I used a dauber and some black soot distress ink to go over the yellow to dull it down a bit.  The pumpkins that I adhered to the porch of the house are from the Jolly Jack O Lantern Memory Box die.  I adhered the house to my card front using some foam tape.

I then added my little stop to the inside of the card.  It is stamped with Frankly Frightful from the Cardz TV stamp set with the same name.  I added the remaining two pumpkins to the left side of the easel stop and stamped my sentiment on the right hand side.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Come back and visit again soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mikala Ann the Good Witch

Hi everyone. It is time for another project for The Cutting Cafe.  This time we were using the Elisah Jean and friends files. I chose to use the Good Witches files.  Here is my project.

  And as usual I have a quick video that shows you the steps I went through to put this card together.  I apologize for the roaring noise, that was the air conditioner running.  I didn't realize it could be so loud. 

I hope you will hop over to The Cutting cafe and pick up these adorable images and sentiments


Saturday, August 8, 2015


As August march's forward toward September and Fall, I just wanted to make a card to celebrate summer. 

I started with a white card base cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I added a green mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4 and then the bright yellow polka dot mat cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".

Using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and my Cricut Explore I cut the mat for my image at 3 3/4".  I ran the white layer through the 3 dots Sizzix embossing folder.  My Violets are from a Memory Box die.  I cut the stems and leaves out of the same green as the mat.  The flowers themselves were die cut from mid purple colored card stock  I used my Wink of Stella clear been to give the flowers some shimmer and used some Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls to add the center to my flowers.  The flowers are glued directly to the mat and the mat is attached with foam tape to the card base.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Just Bee-Cause You're Nice

Hi everyone, it is time for a new challenge over at the Cutting Cafe.  This week was Anything Goes, so we got to choose what files we wanted to work with.  I chose Cute Critters.

I used my Prima Watercolor pencils and my Dove Blender Pen to blend the coloring on my Beehive and Bees.

My card is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card and the paper is from my stash.  I loved working with this set of "Critters" and will be using some of the other critters in future projects.  Please be sure to stop over at the Cutting Cafe to see what the other designers have done but also to shop for your files for your projects.

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Christmas in July - Stocking Shaker Card

I am back with a new project for the Cutting Cafe.  We are celebrating Christmas in July.  Today I have for you a Stocking Shaker card as well as a tutorial video for you.

You can get this file and others like it from The Cutting Cafe.

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. I also ran the Mr and Mrs through the Minc. the XO's scatter across the bottom are from a Memory Box die called Hugs and Kisses.

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.