April 28, 2016

Thank you

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here sharing another project for this month. I hope you are all doing well. Thank you Sheila for allowing me to share my creations.

So, I went to a friend's demonstration party. The company is called Pink Zebra. It's soy Sprinkles that you put in warmers. They sell warmers and lights and other things. Their products are beautiful and the Sprinkles smell amazing. Check the company out. They also do community things. It's popular down south but fairly new to us here in the South Coast area. I ended up booking a party to help my friend out. So, I wanted to make these darling favors as a thank you for my guests coming. They have little hand sanitizers in them. I purchased them at Walmart. I used my stitched lollipop die from Emma and cut out 20 of them in different colors. (Not that I'm having 20 people :) just to make sure I have enough and extra just in case.

For each color, I punched out scallop circles in the same tones, then punched out white circles. I used dimensionals on both the white circle and the colored scallop. The punches are from Stampin' Up. All the inks used are also from Stampin' Up. I stamped the Thank you also in the same tone colors. The Thank you is also from Stampin' Up.

Isn't that stitched lollipop die adorable? I love it. I haven't made one with a lollipop yet though :)

The last thing I did was add ribbon to each one. Again, they all have ribbons to match.
So, that is my project for you. Thank you so much for looking.

April 22, 2016

Let Your Light Shine

Throw-Back Thursday

Hello fellow crafters! This is Grace from Grace Notes for Today and I have something to share with you that has been in hiding for a long time.

Back in 2009 when I was fairly new to blogging, I created this card. I just came across it again today... waaayyyy down in the list of cards. I think it needs to be shared again. It can be used for almost any occasion: Pastor's Day, encouragement, Get Well, Birthday, even Graduation.

The Inside is blank to allow for any personalized message or poem.

The Lighthouse

There is something about a lighthouse that is welcoming, yet by itself it seems forlorn. My card post will give you all the details on how I made it. More importantly, though, it gives you my reasons for making the card and exactly what the Lighthouse means.
Following are some pics from the original post. Click any pic to see it bigger.

The cartridge used for all cuts is "Live Is A Beach".

I invite you to enjoy the whole blog post from October 19, 2009.

Let Your Light Shine

By the way, I still have this card in my possession... waiting to give it to someone special for a particular occasion or reason. Have you ever made something and then had a hard time giving it away? This card speaks to me in so many ways, I may have to keep it forever as a reminder of God's love and grace towards me.

SHINE, all occasion card by Grace Baxter

Do any of you remember a little song called "This Little Light of Mine"? We sang it all the time in Sunday School, years ago. Join me in letting your light shine... for Him!

For all my cards and projects, drop by my blog and stay awhile!

April 21, 2016

An Adorable Purse that you can LOAD with goodies.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have as much fun as I did making this ADORABLE little purse that you can give someone that might need a little cheering up, loaded with LOTS goodies!  I had so much fun making them  that I have made 2, they are a little addicting once you start making them.

I am having to make this video into 2 parts so it doesn't end up being an hour long.  So grab your coffee (or Pepsi) and lets get started with Part 1:

 I haven't used a hot glue gun in years so be very careful because it is REALLY hot and dries really fast.

Well now that wasn't too hard was it?  They are really fun to make and you can decorate them in so many ways.  I think I am liking the black polka dot one the best.  Thank you again for having me back as one of your guest designers Sheila.

April 18, 2016

Stitched die cuts SVGs

Hi, everyone, this is Charlotte C.  Thank you, Sheila, for having me visit all of you again.  Recently I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to Digiplayground and I want to share with you some of what I was able to buy.
Stitched dies are quite the rage nowadays, but a set of 4 or 5 are very costly.  Can you imagine how excited I was to find SVGs that replicate the different shapes and sizes of stitched dies at Digiplayground that I can bring into my Explore or Cameo to create layers for my cards and scrapbook? 
These are the three I now own, and notice that each shape comes in a set of five which makes it perfect for mat layering.   Of course, you can resize to whatever fits your design.  


I did find that my Cameo cut faster than the Explore, but both of them had me poking out the stitches on two different brands of card stock.  When I have more time I plan on playing with cut settings on both machines.  However, the gold card stock I used for the layer on the butterfly card below came away from its mat much cleaner.  I used the point of my Xacto knife to poke through where needed and just scraped the back of the die cut to remove the excess; that and some Scotch tape behind the stiches helped.  A little work, but I think for the price, it’s worth it.  They cost $1 a set.
Here’s three cards I quickly put together to show you how the cuts looked.

 The black and white card pivots open.
 Thank you for stopping by today.

April 14, 2016

My Card class

Hello everyone! Java Jen here from JAVA JEN CREATIONS. Thanks again, Sheila, for allowing me to share here! Recently I introduced a card class that I am offering in my home and I thought I would share the 3 types of cards here. I kept the designs simple to make it easy for participants to assemble. I'm keeping some of these cards on hand for when I need a quick card! 

In my class, participants will be making 5 of each card. Thank You, Get Well and Happy Birthday.

This is one of my favorite cards because the embossed layer gets ripped and then adhered with the Cricut bandages adhered on top of that! Isn't it fun??

The birthday cards are fun because I picked 5 different colors for the stamped layer and added an embossed layer. I think the participants will have fun learning these simple but impressive techniques! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

April 12, 2016

Spring Birthday Scene Card

Good morning - Adrienne from Eagle Canyon Arts.  It's always a pleasure to be a part of Sheila's talented Sassy Lady design team.  Thank you, Sheila.

Happy Spring!  Here is a bright card made with the Cricut and CTMH Artfully Sent Cartridge.  This card is a variation on the folding card made on p. 33.  The card is 5" x 7".

Other Close To My Heart supplies used include:

Confetti Wishes Paper and Complements (retired - use Zoe - X9197B, Kaleidoscope - X7202B or  Calypso (available in May)
Daisy White Cardstock (1385)
Inks - Thistle (Z2640), Buttercup (retired - use Honey - Z2162)
Enamel and Glitter Duos - Blue Dots (Z3122)
Artfully Sent "Just To Say" Stamp (D1629)

Other Supplies:

ek Corner Scallop Tool

For the main card, cut one "whole" card as directed (at 7") and one "front half" (the one with the scallop design) in contrasting paper.  If you are unsure about how to place your paper to get that half a card right, go ahead and cut the whole thing, slice off the back and use it later.  Glue the 2 pieces together, matching the design.  Instead of folding the card OUTward, fold it INward and glue it down.

Cut the corresponding sentiment sheet (at 7").  I used the corner scallop to add pizazz.  Some stick on compliments and the edge stamping completed the inside.  The blue dots are on the front of the card at the center of each scallop.

Such a fun card to make - very versatile and a great look that will change with the different papers and embellishments used.  Thanks for joining me!

John 3:16