Saturday, June 17, 2017

Quick Father's Day Card with My Kitchen Cartridge

Need a quick Father's Day card idea to make with your Cricut?  Try this card with the My Kitchen Cartridge. The Just for you Dad is free today.  You can find my Cricut file here.  I am entering this in the Cut it Up Challenge #124 Picnic.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SOS Tick Tack Toe for a Favorite Memory

I am using the Scrap Our Stash June Tic Tac Toe Challenge to get some pages done.  Along with the challenge I scrap lifted the paper color and page layout from a page in the Bella Blvd Booth from 2016 Scrapbook Expo, and made some modifications.  You can see the original page at the bottom of this post and their page had one photo centered.

The sticker and cuts say, "Grace for today, love forever."  Don't you love that little bow on the paper clip from BB?!

I got the circle cut file from the Cut Shoppe, as a plain circle with chevrons inside.  I pulled it into Design Studio and added the heart and love.  The small camera is from the Going Places Cricut Cartridge.  The title is made with amorie alpha stickers also by Bella Blvd.  I love that that they painted the bottom half and added the black stripe in the middle.  It has given me great ideas to embellish and color my stash chipboard letters.  My rainbow, is the use of the rainbow of colors and the puffy stickers are the "forever" under love.

For the second page, I used a 12 x 12 die from Die Cuts with a View that I have had in the stash forever!  The white die reminded me of the ceiling, and repeated the circle in the matching page.  Yes, I must always scrap a two page spread, unless it is the first or last page of an album!  The white ampersand it CTMH, and the Color and light were cut with my Cricut using Reminisce.

The original page at the Bella Blvd booth.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday with Summer School Challenge at Cut It Up Blog

If you are like me, you have a bucket list of techniques you want to try.  In fact I have a Pinterest Board just for that purpose.  So, when I saw this weeks Cut It Up Challenge:  Summer School:  Follow a Tutorial, I knew I had the perfect excuse to give one a try.  Here is my entry for the challenge using the Stamp TV Black Magic tutorial you can find here.  I can't get over Gina K.'s colors, but she has much better colored pencils than I do.  I had to try this technique because it reminds me of the folk painting I see at our favorite cottage in Palisades Park:  Balgownie (just south of South Haven, MI). The cottage is one of the oldest in the park and actually has the carriage house under the sleeping porch.  I sometimes wish that the folk painting will never painted over there.  

Along with my bucket list of techniques, I am in the midst of reorganizing and redecorating my craft room.  As I am working I have come across many items I had to have and haven't used.  I may have to use this challenge as a jumping off point and share my technique attempts...

One supply I have, are the flip card dies from Sizzix, and I needed a 5 x 7 card, so I pulled out my Anna Griffin Fantastic Flipcards cartridge.  If you're wondering what a flip card is, see the photo above, where the card has folds and cut outs that add dimension and interest.  I used an Anna Griffin die cut for the happy birthday sentiment.  

Anna Griffin Fantastic Flipcards Cricut Cartridge
Anna Griffin Die Cut (Happy Birthday)
Cricut Machine
Black Card Stock
Silver Card Stock
Green Card Stock
White Pigment Ink
Colored Pencils
Mon Ami Gabi Green pearls
White Gel Pen
CTMH Tickled Pink Promotional Stamp Set (Daisy Flower)
Inkadinkado Wellspring Stamp Set (Flourish)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Joy Page with Creative Embellishments

Every time I see a page on Instagram or Pinterest lately that I love, I find it has an item from Creative Embellishments.  So, I checked out their site and did a little shopping for myself.  The order came quickly and had a few extra embellishments for free with my order.  I am trying out for their DT because I love their products so much!  Here is my first page with one of their chipboard circle embellishments.

Rhonna Farrer Autumn Leaves (Red & White Paper)
Creative Embellishments Berry Wreath
Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch
Want2Scrap red rhinestones
Sparkle Burst Brad Karen Foster
Good Cheer Falling Snow by October Afternoon (Snowman paper)
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge

Monday, May 8, 2017

Step Outside Your Color Comfort Zone!

Yellow can be a difficult color to craft with and I don't keep a lot of yellow in my stash.  But one of my favorite perennials is my yellow tree peony (photo below) and I thought I would like to try an Anna Griffin card for Mother's Day with this yellow flower as inspiration.  I used Anna's Lovely Layered Cards Cartridge again and will put my sentiment inside.  Once again the darkest yellow needed some umph with distressed inks to pop and I didn't want to use a cream neutral with the yellow, so I added this small scale dot by Stampin' Up.  I am going to enter this one into the Fantabulous Cricut blog Mother's Day challenge as I see that you can enter 3 times.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother's Day Challenge Entry

Have you ever visited the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog?  It is a wonderful source of inspiration and ideas for the Cricut machine.  They have reached a milestone of 300 challenges and have a great prize this time.  So, I am in on the challenge 300:  Mother's Day!
My card is made with Anna's Lovely Layered Cards.  Even the sentiment is from that cartridge.  So easy to cut and put together with fabulous results!  And I'll give you a great tip when you don't have enough contrast in your three colors of pink card stock try to sand the lightest color pink (hopefully it has a white core like mine) and add some darker distress ink to your darkest pink paper to make your flower pop.  I have two boys and therefore don't keep much pink paper for scrap books.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy National Scrap Booking Day!

Happy National Scrap booking Day!  I have been enjoying my Anna Griffin planner for making my quotes to live by album.  This one says, "A skirt should be tight enough to show you're a woman, but loose enough to show you're a lady."  The green flower is Anna Griffin, the pink corduroy button is Stampin' Up, the pink flower is Mon Ami Gabby, the scissor and tape measure are Lori Whitlock For the Record2, and the pink patterned tag is Crate Paper.  The Burda Style card is some ephemera a got from a craft event at the Burda sewing pattern booth several years ago.
I am entering this is Queen and Co's National Scrap booking day Challenge # 2 Flowers on their Facebook Page.


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