Thanks for stopping by to check out another creation I've made for the Cardz TV Crazy Crafters challenge. I usually make cards or scrapbook layouts so I thought for this challenge I'd make a tag!
For this challenge I used the Encouraging Thoughts stamp set. All of these sentiments are so perfect for just that....encoraging someone. Have fun with them! Here's the link that will get you to Mary's stamps: http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
Here's how I made this:
Embossing Folder: Paper Studio
Tags: Tim Holtz
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Here's the first challenge: "Anything Goes." I've made a Mother's Day card using both the Pretty Posey's and "Happy Days" Stamp Sets. The Mother's Day stamp set was used on the inside which I neglected to take a picture of before I mailed it out.
For this card:
Card Base: 65 lb weight white card stock
Yellow Layer: Lawn Fawn
Cloud Layer: American Crafts #Summertime
Copic markers for coloring the flowers
Black Nuvo for the middle of the flowers
Here's a process video on it. Please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for more inspiration!
Wow! It's April already. Spring is definitely here in California. Cool mornings and evenings but sunny and warm during the day.
Here's my grandma's April calendar for her to hang on your closet at the skilled nursing home. I way far behind on this one. I'll be visiting her on the 13th so I'm sure she'll let me know about how she feels getting it late...she's so funny. Well, to make up for it I'm going to make her May calendar early and give it to her with this one.
Here's what I used to make it:
Base: American Crafts "Pastels"
April and Numbers: Designer's Calendar
Umbrella: CTMH - Artbooking
Rain drops: CDS Free
Ducks: Silhouette Studio from Studioilustrado
Clouds: First Few Years
The first time I saw the box cards come out, at the time they were just available on the Silhouette, I thought I was just going to die from the cuteness.
Cheers to Lindsey and I hope you had a wonderful time on your special day. Hugs from California to Australia! I wish I could be there to have cake with you because I know for sure Greg's making a beautiful one.
This card is from the All Occasion Box card cartridge (CDS). I used Nuvo on the little flags. On the back of the tall layer is where I write my sentiment.
I haven't been doing any cards or layouts for a while. I just finished this one and wanted to share.
This is my baby's, Jordan, high school graduation layout. I took so many pictures but decided all
of them wouldn't fit. I'm sure you've experienced that before....lol
We had so much fun at our very first BBQ in our new home. We did a combo of Labor day celebration and my friend's birthday.
The paper was perfect for this event. The manufacturer is Best Creations Inc. Cute, right?
I used my ribbon punch to put ribbon on the pictures and did a simple rectangle journal tag
right below. "Get Cooking" is from Cricut Design Space - Country life. I found some orange
glitter paper and used it for this title. Buttons seemed to look cute and to bring out more of the yellow from the pictures at the bottom of the page.
I used part of a cardboard box, the variegated part, and used that for the photo mats. The food and BBQ title came from Cricut Design Space - Block Party. The journal tag was from a Recollections sticker set I'd bought around the holidays. The circles were backed up by an old piece of cork that was in my scraps. I felt like there needed to be something above the cut lines of the middle piece of paper so I added brown ric rac.
When my great nephew, Max, was first leaning how to talk he'd call me Gakie because he couldn't get the Great Aunt Kimmy out. Way too many words. He's so stinkin' cute. Now that he's going into Kindergarten in September he calls me Aunt Kimmy most of the time but if I get him laughing he'll say, "Silly Gakie." My heart melts.
My niece-in-law came over with Max at Christmas time. The teacher in me instantly started thinking of a project to do with a 5 year old. Decorate cookies! Of course.
After we were all on a complete sugar high...lol...he opened up his presents. Star Warz is his thing now. I spoiled him with a t-shirt, characters and a backpack which he'll use for his first day of Kindergarten this year. He's just grown up so fast.
I didn't do a video on this layout.
These papers are from a DCWV paper stack that I had in my stash. I think it was from the "All Boys" paper pack.
"Boys will be Boys" is from the Boys will be Boys Cricut cartridge (is that we still call them if they are on CDS?)
The star border is from Ribbons and Rosettes. There are 2 layers to this but I just used the top layer. I made 4 strips of 3 inches each long and 1 inch high.
The faux zipper is ribbon which I bought a while back. It's from the MultiCraft Imports.
I used my Selphy to print out the 2 x 4 phots and matted them with a dark blue card stock.
The arrow embellishments in the right top and bottom left corner are from My Minds Eye and the green dots on the top left photo and bottom right photo are from The Paper Studio.
I hand wrote the journal and cut it up so there were strips instead of it being one solid piece.
I'm clearing out my inventory! All cards are just $1.00 plus shipping cost.
Once you decide on the card(s) you want just leave a comment, I'll calculate the total and shipping based on where you live and send you a Paypal invoice. You do not have to a Paypal account to make a purchase.
Creating a Valentine card for my 18 year old son was a little challenging. I still see him as my little boy! Here's what I came up with. I've included the video (below) showing how I put it together. I did not include the black score tape in the video. I put it on both sides of the stripes. They weren't matching up and needed to cover it. I actually like how it turned out.
Here's a one page one picture layout of my son and his friends on their way to Las Vegas for the first time. Oh, to be 21 again.
Now, my printer had run out of ink so I didn't have the picture in this video but I used the photo mat that was in the kit. I bought this kit at Big Lots yeeearrs ago.
Here's card #1 of the Valentine's 2017 card series. I was having a struggle getting the mojo going so I went on CDS and found the Make It Now section.
I like the design a lot but had some challenges with cutting the little circles and hearts. my paper kept tearing. You can't really see it in the picture. Layering all the cuts helped as well.
This is not crafting related. I recently saw a post on Facebook and immediately started to comment then realized it was turning into a book...lol...The post was about a woman who was a neat freak and had become overwhelmingly frustrated with her family not cleaning up after themselves. Here are my stories and just a few suggestions that I started doing to relieve myself of the frustration. We're embarking on this mission gradually but it seems to be working most of the time. I used to take it personally because my family knows I'm a neat freak and thought they just didn't care about how I felt. Helpful hint #1. My husband and 2 adult boys don't like clutter and get frustrated when they can't find their things yet they are the biggest culprits of this problem. Advice: don't go crazy one day and buy a bunch of baskets, shelves, and organizing things, etc. It can be a bit overwhelming at first and they might become resistant. Try one thing at a time. Create a space for their belongings. I'd get so tired hearing, "Where are my keys or where are my shoes?" In all fairness us women have an advantage because we throw our keys in our purse. I bought a bookcase with baskets at Cosco. I've seen it at Walmart as well. They each have a basket that sits on top for their keys pencils for school, and I also put their mail there. Under the book case there are 2 baskets per person that are designated for their shoes. You might be thinking, "Why aren't their shoes in their closets upstairs?" I had to do it this way because my husband and older son have ADD and if I sent them back upstairs to get their shoes I didn't see them for 5 or 10 minutes because they got distracted. I haven't gone so far as to label the shoe baskets but they learned quickly which one was theirs. This method is working about 75% of the time. This helped me so that when they said, "Where is my....?" my response would be, "Did you put it/them in your basket?" Do not help them find anything. Once it becomes a problem or a hassle with them having to take the time to look for it on their own they'll hate it enough that they'll start using the baskets. If you don't have the financial means to buy a bookshelf then designate a space. You can do this by writing their name on a piece of paper and taping it to the wall where they should put their stuff on the floor. You could put a box there, a towel or anything that would be their target spot. If this works for you let me know. I'd love to hear your other suggestions. It's going to take time so be patient. Oh, put a small trash can next to or on the bookshelf so if they open their mail they can through it away right then and not leave it on the top of the bookshelf. There are a lot of really decorative small trash cans you can get or just decorate it yourself. Next: Neat Freak Step #2 - Clean Your Room Thanks for stopping by! <3Kim
I've used some different techniques than I normally do on this layout. Quite often I go directly to one of the die cut machines i own and make the embellishments but for this one I used some Jolee's Boutique Wine Tasting stickers. I did use the Silhouette Cameo 2 for the letters because I liked the font.
Also, I used vellum for some of the photo mats which I would normally just use card stock.
For the journal tags on the first page I used sticky notes that I had bought in the clearance area of Michael's.
I found a really cute grape vine and added Stickles where the grapes were. It gave it some shimmer and dimension.
I have friends that I talk (text, skype, FB) almost everyday, friends I've just met and friends I've known most all my life. I have friends that live in different towns, states and one that lives all the way in Australia (Hi Lindsey!). They are all different yet we all have one thing in common a true bond of what a friendship really is. We trust one another and we lift one another up. My crafty friends and me share our creations too whether it may be through email or texting. I just love it. They always inspire me. And then there are friends that I've never met but email almost everyday. I cherish each and every one.
This card is for the most dearest friends that I've not met yet. She started out by being a youtube subscriber but over time she and I have developed a wonderful friendship. We say we're "sistas from another mista" just because we have soooo much in common. We laugh, we have serious conversations, we share our families. I am truly blessed to know her.
My friend, Dana, brought over the most delicious chocolate fudge and the most adorable hedge hog Christmas ornament. I just had to make her a card to thank her for it. By the way, I had one piece and the rest disappeared into my son's room with all his friends....lol...
This one is a bit different than what I usually do. I'm mixin' things up a bit in my crafting room.The supplies I used were sitting in my "Go Back" basket from things I was working on but hadn't put back in the containers yet.
I also used a new technique, well new to me, and really like how it turned out.
I delivered the New Year's eve banner in person then came home and made her monthly calendar. My Cricut Explore hadn't been fixed yet so I used the Silhouette images. I also used my Brother Scan and Cut 2. Now this is an amazing machine.
I'm not able to do any tutorials on the Brother Scan and Cut2 or my Brother aka Bro (right, Joan?) because of where it is at on my craft desk. I'm still learning a lot about it but if you've just bought one and are looking for tutorials check out the Youtube videos "BrotherScanandCut2 USA.
I can't locate my notes on what images I used but if you watch the video I mention each one.
Happy New Year everyone. Ok, I know it's already the 16th but I haven't had a chance to update my blog until today. I'll be getting caught up throughout this week.
I was heading up to visit my Grandma and wanted to make her a "decoration" for her room for the New Year. My Cricut Explore and my Silhouette weren't working so, I busted out the 'ol paper cutter, ruler and used my tracing skills for this one. Everything is working now.