March 27, 2015

Welcome Plaque

Hello Crafty Friends, 
Sherri here from Sherri's Crafty Place, and today is my day to share, Thank you so much Sheila for this opportunity, I am always so excited to share on your Blog....
Today I have a God Bless This Home Plaque,  

I started with a blank wooden plaque I got from the Dollar Store...
Next I did 2 coats of White paint, and let it dry

next on my Silhouette software I designed this plaque, I used the Lavanderia Font.....(I LOVE this Font!!!!) for the God Bless and the couples name.... and the other font was Times New Roman, I have the Designers Edition Software, which is great for tracing, so I was able to trace the flourishes, and found a cute house in clip art and trace it...  
Next I cut it all out in Black Vinyl and applied it to the Dried plaque

I made this for my Mother In Law, and she LOVED it...
Thank you so much for stopping by today...
Happy Crafting

March 25, 2015

Private McShea

This is the last of my Army pages and I really had fun putting this together. I found this last photo of Jason and of course I wanted to use it. I am not used to putting just one photo on a page so for me this was a challenge. Join me today as I show you how to weld letters on the Explore and then put the page together.

See how easy this is? It make is so easy to handle when you put the page together too.

It is so much easier to put your pages together on the screen and then place it on the paper. You can move and adjust on the screen but you certainly can't if you have placed glue on the paper.

This is my journaling box and this is the only page of the three Army pages that I hand wrote. Easier to type but more sentimental to write.
Well I hope you liked today's post and learned a little something that will help you along. Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. You comments continue to inspire me. Have a blessed day.

March 24, 2015

Floral Sympathy Card

Hey everyone...It's Sonya from Sonya's Paper Trail.  The project I am sharing today is inspired by a Pinterest find.  I didn't copy the card so much, as I took a few elements of the card I found and made them work for what I had on hand. 

 Check it out:

I liked the wide banner cut from the original card and I liked it paired with an oval.  When I put my oval over the banner, it just didn't look right, so I offset the banner to the left and really liked the result.  Here's a tip....I really, really like this layout and plan to use it a lot going forward.  I saved the banner and ovals as a .studio file to cut out with my Cameo going forward.  I started a new file folder of card layouts like this one, so that when I am in need of a quick card, I can go back to a "tried and true" layout that I know I like.  

For this card, the patterned papers are by Echo Park For the Record 2.  The stamps are by My Craft Spot, as is the jute twine.  I added three yellow pearls, to bring out the pretty yellow tones in the floral paper.  

I hope you have a fantastic day and are able to do something creative!! 

March 23, 2015

Art Nouveau Two

Good morning!  Adrienne from Eagle Canyon Arts here as a guest designer for Miss Sheila the Sassy Lady.  It is such an honor to be included in this talented design team.  Thank you, Sheila!  

Last time I showed you a birthday card done with one of my favorite Cricut cartridges - the Art Nouveau.  Sometimes it's almost impossible not to get SO caught up in the beauty and versatility of these cartridges that one spends hours thinking up different ways to use all the wonderful features on them.
 Here are four more examples of the beautiful women featured on this cartridge.  I've made notecards out of all of them.
So far, I just have the plain note cards.  I am still "mulling over" what I want to do to accent each of these lovely women.  Eventually I will add something to the front, I think (maybe not), probably leaving the inside blank - especially if I decide to bundle these together as a gift.  I would like to receive these as a gift, wouldn't you?
Sparkles, glitter, bitty diamonds...  Oh!  The possibilities are endless for embellishment.  Still, I like them just as they are.  As you can see, the Cricut machine (I have the old faithful Expression) does all the "fussy cuts", right down to the tiny lips and details on those FABulous hoop earrings.  On second thought, Princess #1 could use some diamonds in her tiara, yes? Have you enjoyed these gorgeous girls as much as I enjoyed making them?  I hope so!  Next time, I may delve into the Art Deco cartridge, if I have the nerve!  Can you stand it??  Until then, 
Au Revoir, mes amies,
Psalm 138:1-3

March 22, 2015

Hide His Word In My Heart Week 11

Hope you are all having a wonderful day. This is my week 11 from the group; Hide His Word In My Heart on Facebook.  I did most of the work designing on my Cricut Explore.  Please watch the following video to learn how to type, use artwork and weld letters on one page.

Then please watch the following video to see how easy it goes together, you will see the work is in the design.

I hope you enjoyed today's video and learned something new. If you would like to join this wonderful group and learn a new Bible verse each week go to Facebook and search for Hide His Word In My Heart and ask to join. You will be accepted and can catch up in no time.
I hope you enjoined today's post. Remember this feature is only available on Sunday. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me.

March 21, 2015

Heather Makes The News

This is a great page showing how to scrap a newspaper article. Go get a cup of coffee or coke and join me as I show you how to put this page together.

The heading has letters that are welded together to make it easier to glue the letters down. Please watch the following video to show you how you can design you page right on the Cricut  Explore.

See how easy it is. After I get my page designed I do all the cutting. My workspace is right in front of my computer so it is easy to remember what I had in mind when I designed it.

See how just curling the flowers around a pen adds dimension to the page.

See it doesn't take long when you plan out what you are doing and follow through.

I like to mix up my tags by writing and typing them. I love looking back on my mothers hand writing and I think they will enjoy that later in life.

See how personal it looks if you handwrite.

This is my Heather. I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me. Have a blessed day.