Friday, January 23, 2015

CardzTV Birthday Card Challenge

It is time once again for a new 3D challenge over at CardzTV. The challenge is to make a Birthday Card (ie Easel card, S-Fold etc).  Here is what I came up with.

I found this Easel card in the Silhouette store but decided to buy it directly from Lori Whitlock so I could try cutting an SVG file on my Cricut Explore.  I cut the image at the sizes provided and it makes an A2 size card.

I cut the card base out of Kraft card stock.  My boot was cut from some purple card stock and the sentiment mat was cut our a lighter purple.  The boot heel and sole were cut out of brown card stock.  Before putting my boot together I ran it through my eBosser and embossed it with the Anna Griffin Matelass√© embossing folders.  It is one of my favorite folders to use and I thought it went perfect with the boot.

My sentiments are from the Country at Heart stamp set. Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I added some of the stars that were cut out from the card base to the sentiment mat.



Now it is your turn.  Show us your Fun Fold birthday card.  By linking your project on Mary's blog you will be entered into a random drawing to win a free CardzTV stamp set.  So, what are you waiting for?? Get crafting and I will see you over at Mary's site.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Queen for a Day



Now that the holidays are over and I am starting to get settled into being retired, I am finding my Crafty Mojo is coming back! YEAH.  I have been having a great time learning more about my Cricut Explore.  The card I made today I used the Print and Cut feature.  I have a quick video I did for you, I apologize that it ends so abruptly, I was having issues with my editing software.


My card base is a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" white card stock. I added a black mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4". Next I added a piece of patterned paper cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".  My image is cut from the Paisley cartridge at 4".  I decided I wanted to mount the cat on the card on something so I went to the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and cut this mat and it's shadow out at 4".  The top mat is a shiny light gray color.  I mounted the mat to the card with some foam tape and then added my cat.  My sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink and is from the This and That CardzTV stamp set.  To finish the card I added some yellow stickles to the cat's crown, color and the trim around her pink pillow.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Just wanted to wish each and everyone of you who take the time to visit my blog a very Happy New Year.  Here's hoping 2015 is the best year ever.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sympathy Card

My uncle passed away on Sunday.  This is the sympathy card I made for his family.

 I started with a piece of light gray card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5  1/2" card base.   Next I found this iron frame with the layers behind it on the Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge.  I sized it to fit the front of my card base..  I then found this dove (sorry, don't remember which cartridge) and I duplicated it and weld it to the upper and lower corners of my frame.

I designed this in Cricut Design Space and cut it with my Cricut Explore.  Once I had the layers all sized I cut them out and assembled the card.  I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black ink and add the nail heads.  I used a black pen to add an eye to the birds.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you get to spend time with your family and loved ones and cherish each and every moment.


animated christmas photo: Merry Chrstmas christmas-scraps-13.gif

Monday, December 22, 2014

Poinsettia Wreath

I found this wreath pattern in the Silhouette store and just had to make it.  I cut the flowers out at the default size.  To give a little more structure to the wreath, I cut three layers of the ring and glued them together.

I cut red and white Poinsettia's.  I however added some pink distress inks to the white ones. Unfortunately it is subtle so it doesn't show up well in the photo.  I also spritzed the finish wreath with some Pearls Glimmer Mist.  I added a ribbon to hang the wreath.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Aiden's First Christmas Ornament




Here is the ornament I made this afternoon for Aiden.  He love's Mickey Mouse so I found a solid image of his head and traced it in my Silhouette Design Studio Software.  I added his name across the image with the Disney font. And then added Baby's 1st Christmas and his birthday.  I also added some glitter to the inside of the ornament.  I think my Mop and Glo must be getting old as it didn't work as well as I would have liked. The glitter I used was some sugar coated Martha Stewart fine glitter. I am pleased at how this turned out.