February 28, 2015

Easel Cards And Learning How To Move You Mats On The Explore

Good morning, I am having so much fun using my Explore and I used it a lot for these 10 cards. They all had the same style but I used 6x6 sheets of paper and scrap paper to make them. I did a lots of moving on the mats so please watch the video below to see how easy that is.

See how easy that was? just move your pieces on the mat and you can cut to fit the paper you have.
Now all we have to do is put these cards together...

It took a little time to put the cards together as I made 2 cards of each color so it was a little extra time to cut and put together. The little animals were easy all I had to do is weld some hearts on the animals, weld them together, flatten then do a print and cut.

Here is the cute little monkey cards.



Crab and a Koala bear.

The Crab and Seal.

And finally a monkey and a seal.
I hope you liked today's post. I enjoyed sharing with you. Thank you for your sweet words of inspiration. Your comments continue to encourage me.

February 27, 2015

Memorial Tile

Hello Crafty friends!!!!
Its Sherri from Sherri's Crafty Place, I am so happy to be crafting again....I have been MIA from the crafting world...its been a rough 2 years....but I'm here and Thank you so much Sheila for letting me share on your amazing blog!!!!

So this is what I have today, its a Memorial Tile, I lost my dad almost 3 years ago, and miss him so much, Cancer sucks....he was way to young, only 60....and I was daddy's girl,( partly the reason I have been MIA...actual lost my dad and my brother (40)within a year of each other...)
so now I have this beautiful glass block to look at and the Tile went to my Step Sister, who absolutely loves it....
Here  is the finished glass block and Tile, its a 12 x 12 Tile from hardware store, 

 here is the original pic of my Dad
 Using Photo shop i edited the photo, I had to do a little drawing on his beard and hair...but it looks pretty good.....
 I also made a glass block etching for myself...It was actually a boo boo, my first attempt to weed, well it didn't go so well...but I had the negative...so I thought why not etch it....there are no boo boo's in crafting!! 
Here he is all weeded,....
and here I have applied him to the 12 x 12 tile, with the words......I love Make The Cut, it makes tracing pics so easy.....
 Thank you so much for stopping by today....
Happy Crafting 

February 26, 2015

Learn To Write With Your Explore

This is a little treat bag that I made with my Explorer. I printed the welcome and it was so easy I thought I better share so you too could start printing more items on your Cricut Explore.

As you can see it was really fast and easy to put these little toppers together.  Just so you know you don't have to group your project together at the end I just like it saved the way I laid it out so when I come  back I don't have to guess what I was making.

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for joining me today and for your sweet-sweet word of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.

February 25, 2015

My Take On the Anna Griffin Card On Design Studio

Good morning. This is Sheila and I am so excited to share this card with you today. This card was made from Cricut's Design Space and if you would like to make this card look for a lavender card. I did not have the flourishes so I made my own. Nor did I have the tags so I made them on my own and stamped them with a phrase that worked for my purpose.

This is a close up of the front of the card so you can see the papers I chose along with the embossed lace frame from Anna Griffin's line. Don't you just love the embossing?

This card was a lot to put together with the two flowers , but you just have to love the look of the card. I sure hope you enjoyed this video.

Don't you just love this card? It is so bright and cheery that it makes this encouragement card perfect for the receiver.

Another close up of the card enabling you to see the beautiful leaves on this card.

Here is a close up of the inside of the card. The stamps were from CTMH. I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comment continue to inspire me. Have a blessed day.

February 23, 2015

Wedding Wood Signs

Hello - this is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway with a wedding or anniversary project.  I found these heart shaped wood signs in the dollar section of Target for $3.  They are well made and I wish they had more than 2 left when I found them!! 
I beat them up with a hammer a bit and stained them with a Natural wood stain.  After the second coat of stain dried, I inked the edges and divots to give it a little dimension.
I cut out these two stencils out of Oramask (vinyl stencil) to use as a stencil.  This vinyl does not stick very well to wood, so I had to be very careful and paint slowly (which is very hard for me)! 
I painted two coats and touched up the paint after I removed the stencil. 
I added the twine back on and they are done!!

Thanks for joining us today!!!

February 20, 2015

Snowy Days

Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for this month. WOW, I don't know about where you live but, here in Southern New England we have been getting snow storm after snow storm. It's beautiful but, there is way too much of it now. People have to walk in the streets because there really is no where to put the snow. I am exhausted and my body is sore from shoveling so much. :)

So, that is what inspired my project. I made a card with the Snow Buddies stamp and die set from My Creative Time (Emma). I stamped the image with a new ink (to me) that I wanted to try called Darkest Night, which is a Black Hybrid ink from My Pink Stamper (Robyn), it's great.

I stamped the cute snowman and snowlady images, then cut them out on my cuttlebug. I colored them with markers. My base of my card is 8 1/2" x 5", scored at 4 1/4". I ripped white card stock to imitate snow and used my tape runner to adhere them. I used dimensionals on the snow people. I used a glue stick on the edges of the "snow" and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up. Lastly, I glued those cute plastic snowflakes on that a friend shared with me.

Well, that is my project for you today. Thank you Sheila for another month :) I know Spring is right around the corner :)