Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I have been working on my cards.

The dies are from Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month Club for January 2019. Everything you need to make these darling paper dolls is in the die set, 21 dies all together.

All of these cards are going to friends so I did things a bit different. You can see that most of them are girl to girl with a couple of boy to girl cards thrown in. I am the silver haired doll and the others represent my granddaughter and a few other friends and relatives.

Here's a close up of my granddaughter's card. It was a HUGE pain in the neck, took me several hours and gave me a headache to make 2 individual word bubbles for each card but it was well worth the effort. 

I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 to do the word bubbles. The font is from Baby Steps.


I found a real cute sentiment to use on my gal pal to gal pal cards:


Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Birthday Joel - 2019

My buddy Joel has a birthday coming up right after the 1st of the year. He loves Elmo and I had a lot of fun putting this together for him.


The truck file is an SVG from Simply Crafty SVG'S. Elmo is a Cricut cut. 
The light blue paper needed a little something so I drew the party hats and other items using a Cricut cut (from the Celebrations cartridge?) and my Cricut pens.
I added the sentiments using the Cricut pens and the Baby Steps font.
I knew that I was going to be making it very top heavy so I cut the tires using 110 pound paper, I cut 2 sets of tires and put the second set on the inside just to give the entire thing a bit of extra stability from all of the extra weight I added to it.
I also cut the truck doors out of both craft plastic and 110 pound paper for some added strength and windows.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy New Year

The new year is coming up FAST!!! When I received my Spellbinder's November Small Kit of the Month and saw the, "Happy New Year" dies I just had to make some New Year's cards.




The stripped paper is from Craft Smith. The cityscape is from Cricut's Destinations cartridge and the sentiment is from Spellbinder's.

Very easy to make, so simple but so pretty.

Odd thing, when I was looking for the cityscape I was in Design Space searching my cartridges but this image didn't show up, it kept showing me images that I had to buy. I knew that one of my cartridges had to have something like this on it somewhere so I searched each cartridge individually until I came upon this one.




Monday, December 17, 2018

Note Card Gift

A good friend of mine has been laid up and unable to get out and about. Her and I both like to send greeting cards for various reasons and knowing that she can't get out I decided to make her a few for Christmas.



I used my Cricut pens to draw the flowers and stems on the cards. I made a few different sentiments, she can just attach the one she needs to the card.

I added a jewel to create the flower centers.

Let it Snow

I challenged myself to use an SVG that I have had for quite a while to make my Christmas cards with this year. This file is from Dreaming Tree.




Pretty on the outside but all of the magic is on the inside.




A tree pops up in the middle when opened. 

The file was a lot easier to work with than I thought it would be and Leo's step by step tutorial is a huge help.



Friday, December 7, 2018

The Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!



The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.


You should have arrived from Jearise's blog but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.



We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!







is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles



and

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here's what I created for the hop.




This is my granddaughter's gift card, card. The papers are from my stash, I even managed to dig up a few Christmas scraps to use up. The stocking is from Cricut's Christmas Cheer cartridge. I wrote, "Rachael" directly on the paper before cutting with a Cricut pen. I can't remember which font I used.

I added a gift card envelope to the inside. I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to make it. The, "Merry Christmas" is from my Spellbinder's November Small Kit of the Month set.




Be sure to hop over to Nicole's Blog

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.










Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

Hanukkah started yesterday. I have one friend who celebrates the occasion and this is what I made him.




Both files are from Simply Crafty SVGs . The box was a bit of a challenge but Sandy's step by step tutorial was a huge help.















Big Rig Christmas

I have been absent for a while, life sure has kept me busy these past few months. If I ever get my 500 cross country Amtrak pictures all edited I'm going to have a huge scrapbook to make.

However for now I'm working on Christmas stuff. I made this for my great-nephew, AJ who lives in Michigan. My dad and older brother were both over the road truckers. Sadly we lost both of them before AJ came along. 


The file is from Simply Crafty SVGs and was very easy to assemble. If you ever get stuck on one of their projects Sandy's assembly videos are GREAT!!!



I used my envelope punch board to add a gift card holder and die cut a, "Merry Christmas" for the inside. 

I added some jewels to the wreaths on both sides and wrote a sentiment on the other side of the inside.




Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July

When I saw these snow globe ornaments over at Plum Purdy  I just had to get a few to make some snow globe shaker ornaments.



After I painted the ornaments I stamped some snowflakes then I cut 8 layers of 120 lb. cardstock to create the shaker portion for each one, as well as a piece of acetate and the top, "frame". 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sunrise Wedding

My other half's daughter is getting married in a sunrise ceremony on a boat in the Atlantic Ocean. I hope that she likes the card I designed.



I found the sunrise picture online, printed it out and made a frame using DCWV'S Mercury Glass stack. One of those things, saw the stack and had to have it even without a project and I'm glad I did, it was perfect for the frame.

It was hard to get a good picture of the card due to the brightness of the sun.