Friday, February 27, 2015

CardzTV Cards Design Team Challenge "Shamrocks and Clovers"

Hey there! For the Cardz Tv cards design team challenge we're to make a card using Mary's adorable sentiment stamps with shamrocks or clovers. For this card I used "This and That". How cute are these?

I've been wanting to try to make a stencil with my Cricut Explore. It turned out so good! You should give it a go. The video below shows how I did it.

Materials used
Card Base: DCWV (?). Not sure it was in my loose paper stash
Layer: 110 lb Watermark water color paper
Stencil: Plaid Stencil Paper (Amazon)
Inks: Tim Holtz (Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade)
Rainbow - St.Patrick's Day Cricut cartridge
Sentiment - Momento Ink pens

Here's how I made it: (20 minutes long). You can also watch this on

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scrapbook Layout Share #3

Looks like I didn't post this one to my blog. If anyone here...followers I mean...hasn't yet subscribed to my youtube channel and would like to here's the link

This is a layout of a visit from my sister AND a little mini vacation we took. We always have such a great time.

My favorite thing about this layout is the lace.

Here are the pictures of the 2 page layout.

Here's how I made the first page of the layout.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Just A Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Use Pink and Brown

Here's another card I've made for the Just-A-Scrappin design team weekly challenge. We're making a card using the colors pink and cute, right?

Materials used:
Card Base: Brown Recollections
Layer: American Crafts
Stamp set: Avocado Arts
Ink: Momento
Ribbon: Brown crinkly

Here's how I made it:

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Create. Inspire. Enjoy.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cricut Design Space is down

CDS is down today but worth the wait. I've been watching videos from Melody Lane, Stacey Williams and Ken's Kreations and am just so excited for this update. I'm not going to buy the Explorer Air but I did get the wireless adapter so that when I go scrapbooking I can use my iPad to create. I have a laptop but it's kind of big. If you haven't already heard there is going to be a special presentation of HSN February 18.

In the meantime, I'm going to work on a layout for the annual Ocean Mesa camp trip my girlfriend, Catherine, and I go on. I'll make my best effort to use all the embellishments I've bought over the years plus have decided to dust off my Silhouette just in case.

I did buy a Cannon CP910 Selphy to crop and resize photos when I'm out scrapbooking but I tried something else. I'll try to explain it. I copy and pasted photos onto a word document, resized each photo then printed them out on an 8 1/2 x 11 photo paper. The photo paper is much thinner than regular photo paper but it worked!

The boys do not have school today so I think they'll probably sleep in and I'll have a jammie day/scrapbooking day.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Just A Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Buttons and Bows

For the Just-A-Scrappin design team challenge this week were are making a project using ribbon and buttons.
This is a design that's been around for a long time but it's just so cute I thought I'd bring it back.

Here's how I made it and all the materials I used.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

CardzTV Cards Design Team Challenge - Use ribbon on a card

Hi everyone! For this week's challenge on the Cardz TV Cards Design we are making a card using ribbon. Mary's stamps from Cardz TV are just so cute and versatile. You must go check them out.

I started out not favoring this card too much but in the end it turned out kind of cute. I'd definitely add more ribbon next time to cover up the circle. I even struggled a bit putting it together!

As some of you may know, we had to move my Grandma to a skilled nursing facility. She is so happy and is healthier than she has been in years. I plan on sending her a card a few times a month then going to see her. This one is for her.

Materials used:
Card base: Bazzill cardstock. A2 size.
Ribbon: It's a variety.
Leaves: Pre-cut felt I bought at my local craft store.
Stamps: "Just Sayin'"

Here's how I made it:

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scrapbook Layout Share #2

Hey there!
Here's a video on 3 pages I was able to get done while scrapbooking last Friday. I had intended on doing more but my boys called me saying Schatzi (my female miniature Schnauzer) was sick. I packed up rushed home to find out she was fine. My dog's are like my children.

Anyway, as you'll see in the video I used a couple of paper kits that came with embellishments. I will occasionally buy these off of Scrapbook Daily Deals, Crafty Steals or when I go to a scrapbooking weekend event they give them away free. I didn't use my Cricut Explore for any of these. I know..shocking, right?

My layouts seem to always be sort of traditional...I guess you'd call it...although I have broken out the stencils, inks and sprays and used them if I'm at home.

My apologies about the lighting. One of my bulbs had blown out and I haven't had a chance to get a replacements.

Thanks for stopping by!  Create. Inspire. Enjoy.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

St Patrick's Day Project - Wreath

Here's the next project I'll be doing with ladies (no men have participated YET) at my local senior center. When I asked them what they wanted to do in February a few of them suggested something with a St. Patrick's Day theme. I came up with this paper wreath. Now, as I mentioned in the video, I would have rather made a burlap wreath but my $5 budget per person (which I donate back to the center) wouldn't have covered the cost.
In the video I asked the subscribers for some ideas on what I could add. It just seemed to simple and plain. I got some great suggestions. So, I'll be adding bows, buttons and rainbows. The class is this Wednesday (Feb. 18) so on Thursday I'll post a picture of all of us and our finished projects.

Here's how I made it:

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Just A Scrappin Design Team Weekly Challenge - Hearts

Hi all!
For the Just-A-Scrappin Design Team we are making a card or project with hearts.
Now, I don't stamps as often as I'd like to just because I feel ?safer? with the die cuts but I had this idea on what I wanted to do. So, here it is.

I love it when I see cards that have the inside all prettied up as well so here's what I did.

Here's how I made it:

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

CardzTV Cards Design Team Challenge - Hearts

Here's my project for the Cardz TV Cards Design team. I had to rush back up to my grandma's on Tuesday then left for a little vacation with my hubby so I didn't get a chance to load it up last week when I should have.

Materials used:
Card Base: Brown Recollections (A2)
Layer: "With Love" Recollections 6 x 6 paper pack
Stamp Set: "Hugs and Kisses" Cardz TV Stamps
Hearts: Die Namics Dies
Coffee Mug: Love You A Latte Cricut cartridge
Punch: Martha Stewart heart punch.

Here's how I made it: