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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cute Birthday Card Using DiGi Stamp

Hi everyone.  Well it's been a while.  My husband and I have been putting in new laminate flooring in our house.  So far we have done the family room living room and my craft room (second bedroom).  Everything has been topsy turvy.  We are doing it ourselves.  Imagine a 71 and 77 year old laying floors.  Gives you a real sense of accomplishment when done but oh my..................
Today I made a birthday card for a golfer friend using a digi stamp I have had for quite a while.  It is a bugaboo stamp.  It was colored using bic markers.  Enjoy








Saturday, May 21, 2016

Wedding Album for Katia


Well Hi All.
Gosh I have not been very good at keeping up the blog even though I have been crafting away.  I put my videos up and never get the information over to the blog................shame!
Today I am sharing a wedding album I made for a young lady who waitresses in the restaurant here in our development. The paper line I used is from Paper House called I Do.  I find it a little dark for my taste, so I lightened it up with some pale pink.  The book is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 with 8x8 pages.  The spine is 2/1/2.  Most all of the embellishments I already had with the exception of some Jolee blings.
Hope you like it.
 
 




Here is the YouTube video

































Friday, February 5, 2016

Let's Make A Valentine





Hi everyone.  Time sure does fly.  I have been rearranging my craft space and trying to get my stamps organized.  Most of my stamps are the older wood mounted rubber stamps and when I moved here I put them all in plastic bins labeled etc.  But........out of site out of mind.  So now I am getting them organized on shelving so I can actually see what I have.
While I was dusting off the stamps I decided to make a quick Valentine Card.  I found a cute heart stamp that says I Love You Beary Much.  (Stampin-Up circa 1995!!!!)
There is a teddy bear also but I decided to use a Cricut cut from Create a Critter.  I think it turned out cute.         
 
Designer paper from Colorboc Hootenanny 6x6 pad.  Card is A2 and all layers are 1/4 inch smaller.
I folder the bears paws around the hear to make it appear that he is holding it..
I don't have any small grandchildren to send Valentine's Cards to so I don't usually make too many, just my husband and sisters.

Ok onwards and upwards......I have a wedding album to make for a March wedding.  I will be sharing the process with you all.  Stay tuned........................































Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Congratulations on your new home card

Hi everyone.  Today's card is a congratulations on your new home card.  I used Cricut Design Space for the images and paper from a 6x6 colorbox pad called Hootenanny. I think the card came out cute and now that the design is saved, I will make a few more.  It is not a card I need that often so I don't have any in my stash.
The card is A2 size.  The blue cardstock (recolections) is cut 1/8 smaller and the designer paper another 1/8 inch smaller.  The measurements for the images are a little odd as I sized them in design space.  Birdhouse 1.89, Birds 3,15 and the circles are 3.74 and 3,16. 










Thursday, October 29, 2015

Baby Boy Mini Album



Hi Everyone.  It seems that I never get to blogging even though I am crafting.  I am going to make a resolution today to hit the blog scene at least once a week through the rest of the year.  Hopefully that will get me back in the groove.  I am including some pictures and the video of a cute baby album I just finished for one of the folks that work in our community (+55 Manufactured Home Community).  I can tell you that it is sure starting to get busy here is Florida.  The days must be getting colder up north.  I used a paper stack from Hobby Lobby called Little Safari by the paper studio. Cute, Cute, Cute.
The album is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 and you could mat with 6x6 without cutting.  I was using a 12x12 so I have lots of paper left for another book or two.
I have to let you all know that I recently got a cricut explore air and I am having lots of fun learning everything it can do.  I am LOVING design space.  What a great way to plan your projects.  I also have a Cricut expression and a gypsy so working is design space is not too difficult.  One thing I am really new at is cutting vinyl.  Lots to learn there. 
Here are the pictures of the mini album and the video.  Enjoy.






Thursday, August 13, 2015

FIRST ATTEMPTS WITH MY NEW EXPLORE

Hi again
Here are two cards that I made using the Cricut explore.  The first is similar to a card I saw on Pintrest (can't find it now to give credit) so it is not my original idea.  I used the explore and cut the layers as well as slicing the leaves for the background to peek through.  I want to give a big thank you to Melody Lane on YouTube who gave the best description of how to use the slice feature.  I am still messing up sometimes but I now know the basics.
The pink cardstock is from Tuesday Morning and the white cardstock  is the Walmart brand. I love the satin ribbon, and the butterfly was cut from my cricut explore.  I did find the original and you can see it on Pintrest if you search for beautiful cards. 
The second card is another sliced card. This time I sliced a circle and had the explore write in the opening.  The cupcake and balloons are also from Cricut design space.  I just found out that if you hover over the image it will tell you what cartridge it comes from so I will include this in future postings.  This is all new to me.
I really love the way this came out.  I used foam tape on the layers to add some dimension.  Recollections card stock and white from Walmart. Just added some faux stitching around the circle.  Such fun!!!  When I can figure out how to show my computer screen I will do some videos on the construction of some cards. 
Well that's all for now.  Hope you like the cards.  Again thanks to Melody Lane.  She has some great explore tutorials.
See you soon
Donna



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Week 1 project. Revisiting

Hi all,
Well I thought I would be getting back in the groove, but my internet connection was giving me fits!!! It took 3 hours to upload my video in February.  Soooooooooooooo, now that I have changed carriers I am giving it another try.
This fist post highlights my week 1 project review. Revisiting some "old time" projects we may have forgotten about that would make good Christmas gifts or other gift occasions.  Remember the card holder?  Not just for cards as I discuss and really easy to make.  Here are the videos.




Hope you enjoy.  Will be back later with two of my first attempts with my NEW CRICUT EXPLORE!!!!YAY!

See you later
Donna