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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Irresistibles!

Watch what you can do with the Irresistables Frames Z1843.  Because the embossed pattern resists ink you can use the frames with the My Creations Cubby Z1804 to create many different kinds of countdowns, and lots of other kinds of projects or cards too.



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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ribbons and Trims

Here is a video that will show you how to create elegant embellishments for you papercrafting projects using ribbons and trims.  There is a little something for everyone.  Take a look and let me know what you think.



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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cow, Pig, Chicken, Perfect Fit- Birthday B1417

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I live on a Ranch so sometimes I just love to use animals on my cards.  I used a Cow, a Pig, and a Chicken.  I colored them in with our new alcohol based markers from CTMH.  I love how they blend in and cover.  At our swap this month the theme was juvenile.  I had so much fun making this card.
I again used the CCR to create this card.  I type in what I wanted to cut out like Sun into the search engine and it comes up with all the sun's from all the cartridges and then I just choose the one I liked and it was one that I had.  I did the same for all the animals then I just sized them to fit and layed each on on a different layer.  I put in the quanity on the right hand side and then just cut them out and put them together.  I took about 4 hours to design, cut, and put together all 12 cards.

The stamp set is Perfect Fit-Birthday B1417

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Father's Day Card

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Getting ready for Father's Day!  Here is a card that I made for one of my card swaps.  I used the Later Sk8r X7167B.  I first created this card in the CCR (Cricut Craft Room).  Everything was cut on the cricut even the card base.
I first put everything on on layer to make the placement and the sizes that I wanted.  Then I just placed them each on a layer of there own.  The card swap that I am in for this one has 10 people so that way I can just cut 10 of each thing.  I find this the easiest way to do it.  When I am traveling and do not have Internet I will create it on my Gypsy.
This takes all the guess work out of the sizes that I need and I can make a layout of the card at the same time.  It is a big time saver for sure.
Here is what I used

Cards Stock is:
     Outdoor Denim
     Whisper
     Sweet Leaf
     Chrystal Blue
     Daisy White

Cricut Cartridges:
     Artiste Z1790
     Art Philosophy Z1686
     Mustache and Glasses

Inks:
     Outdoor Denim


 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mini Albums for the Teachers End of the Year

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here are the Mini Albums that my DIL Jenn made for each of my grandkids teachers.  Each of the teachers door were decorated with different elements.  Mrs. Hill had Apples and each child wrote on the Apple what they liked about her.  Jenn took all the Apples and traced them on to cereal boxes to make them hold up better.  I bet she will love this and what a great keep sake.
Jenn used the Chantilly paper pack X7163B and the Chantilly Complements Dimensional Elements X7163C
This is the one that she made for Mrs. Smith with the building blocks that were on her door.  Jenn used the new Dream Pop paper pack to make this one and the
Jenn always comes up with some great ideas for the teachers.  I am sure that they will both love them.
 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

May Pajama Party

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...This is what I made from the Big Picture Classes Free Pajama Party in May.  What a fun class that was.  They partnered with Close To My Heart to create the My Creations Kraft Container Z1833.  I used the Chantilly X7163B paper pack like they suggested but then I used the Perfect fit-Frames 2 D1536 and the Monograms stamp.  I colored the edges of everything with our alcohol based markers.  I love how it turned out
Here is a view from the top
This was such a fun class to take.  It is filled with 52 great inspiration pieces that you can use when you are feeling stuck or just want to do something different. It was a Free download when you signed up for the class along with the directions.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mother and Daughter Crafting Day

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...This is Adrienne and Caitlin, they are a Mother and Daughter that live about an 1 1/2 hours apart.  I feel very honored when they choose to spend the day crafting at my place.  We have a great time creating projects and chatting a lot.  On this day Caitlin wanted to create a Wedding card for a friend that was getting married soon.  She herself is a newlywed so she wanted it to be a special card.
Here she is with her Mom the Giraffe and the card that she made.
 It is so nice when you find something special that you can do with your daughter and it gives you a time together.  So be sure that you make the time to do something special with someone that you love.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Better Blending

Here is the scoop on how to use and when to use our CTMH inks




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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Make It a Banner Day!

Here is a fun video for the Make it a banner day with Close To My Heart's My Creations Mini Banner Z1736.  Get this banner for FREE in June when you place a minimum order of $25.00 that includes stamps!  This offer is good from June 1-30, 2013
The mini banner includes 10 chipboard pennants in 4 different shapes with 9 jump rings for hanging. 






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Pinwheel and Dream Pop

This is a card that I made with the  May Stamp of the Month Pinwheel S1305.  It made with the  Dream Pop paper pack too.  I have a 4th of July card coming from this too with the Pinwheel done from red and blue.  I will post that one soon. I colored the edges of the Pinwheel with our new exclusive inks markers that are alcohol based I used Pear Z2414 and Cotton Candy Z2417.  Once you try these new markers you will never go back.  I added some Sparkles and some Bakers Twine
My inspiration for this card came from the Dream Pop instructions guide.
The Pinwheel is cut out from the Artiste cartridge page 50 Accent 1.  The center is one of the button cuts from the Artiste page 42 Accent 2.
The Celebrate cut was from page 65 Accent 3
Sparkles Z1752
Bakers Twine;  Neutral Assortment Z1701

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