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Oct. 15, 2014

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I saw this super cute card on the silhouette blog and just had to make it for a friend who is battling breast cancer. I used a pen to finish the banner, rather that print it. It turned out so cute. I had a chance to use up some small scrap pieces and had a time getting them on the mat in just the right location. 
Hope you like this and will come again soon.
Challenges entered: http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2014/10/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-199-and-dt.html http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2014/10/himcr-169-super-scraps-saturday.html http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/2014/10/125-its-only-words.html

Sept. 17, 2014

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This week my granddaughter has wanted to make flowers. We found some awesome ones at Silhouette online store.  They are a little large; however,  they look great, and she is happy with them in a vase or her hair for school. We are working on some other ones and a vase we found. Hope to have them finished soon.

 Hope you enjoyed looking at these and come again.

July 31, 2014

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Today I am working on a scrapbook page from this summer.  The kids haven't has very many days in the pool, we have had a couple of mild weeks and the water hasn't had time to warm up. This is one of the good days. I have some other photos for the second page. These cuts are from the silhouette. I did them as a print and cut. The Good times label is from the Cricut Imagine.
Hope you like it, come again soon.


Challenges entered:
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/summer-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-72-summertime.html
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2014/07/anything-goes_29.html
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/2014/07/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-46.html

July 24, 2014

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Today I am posting two cards with different styles. They are the same flower image but stamped and colored differently.The first is a regular black ink and pencil colored. This one is softer and the color has a brushed quality. The second is embossed with black powder with spectrum noir colored (PP3, PP5). This one is very bold and has a great shine; however, the color looks a little plastic. I just can’t get the hang of blending….no matter how hard I try.




The white backgrounds are both Cricut cuts from elegant edges, I welded a border to a triangle from storybook.
Hope you like seeing these two techniques together and come again.

Challenges entered: http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-23.html http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-99.html http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/2014/07/weekly-challenge-add-ribbon.html http://littlemissmuffetchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-90-anything-goes.html http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot…

July 4. 2014

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Today I have made a scrapbook layout for the photos I took last night and the ones I will take today. I worked in Cricut craft room to make the header, if you would like the file just let me know. The fireworks are from stand and salute, the little boy is from A child's year and the font is songbird. I like the way it turned out my photos are going to look great.  Have a happy and safe 4th.


Challenges entered:
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/show-us-your-colours.html
http://www.lisasomerville.com/2014/07/happy-4th-bloggers-challenge-red-white.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-101-anything-goes.html
http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/07/red-white-and-blue-challenge-jellypark.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/06/hi-anne-here-posting-today-and-on.html
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-70-red-white-and-blue.html
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge%20Me%20Monday

July 1, 2014

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Today I am having trouble with my imagine. I can't seam to get my machine to work with CCR. It will print the image but then it will push out the mat and not cut.  Very frustrating. I did get this image to print, along with the background paper. Hope you like this and come back soon.

June 30, 2014

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Today I am working with some new cards using the imagine. I haven't used it an several months but it is always fun to go back and see what is in the booklets. Hope you enjoy this, and have a wonderful evening.
Challenges entered: http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/06/fccb-challenge-217-anything-goes.html http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com/p/new-challenge.html http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-pink-elephant-challenge-tpe257.html http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/  

May 6, 2014

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Today I am getting ready for my Mother’s day with a spring strawberry plant for the Silhouette store.  This turned out so cute, it only to me 3 hours to put together, of course a lot of that time is spent inking all the edges. I think my daughter will like it in her kitchen. I thought about putting candy in the pods, but thought the grand kids would take it apart too soon for her to get a good use out of it.

Here is my list of items used:
The paper is from a Stamp n Up. Real red and old olive are the two primary colors.
The silhouette item for this plant is 57287; I went on Jamie Lane web site, Bits of Paper, to get the assembly instructions.



I am entering this in a blog challenge:
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2014/05/anything-goes.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/05/ttcrd-challenge-may-6-12.html
http://simplychallengedchallenges.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/anything-goes-challenge-4-10-2014.html
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-90-all-for-…

May 4, 2014

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This has been a great weekend, my grandson stayed all the time with my husband and I.  He didn't even want to go home after his parents go back.  Great times.
I had a little time to make a card for a sick friend, hope you like it.  I found this wonderful strip sticker with the fence and flowers. I added the chicken from the Country Life cartridge and punched some clouds.


I am entering this in two blog challenges:
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2014/05/challenge-70-anything-goes-with.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/2014/05/challenge-81-anything-goes.html
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-41-anything-goes.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2014/04/things-with-wings.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/2014/05/challenge-319-here-comes-summer.html


Hope you like this, have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

May 1, 3014

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I have a wonderful garden this year and have been spending lots of my time in it this spring. The only problem is we are not getting enough rain, so I am watering.  Keeping the weeds out has proven to be a chore.
I did have some time yesterday, because of a cold snap, and spent some time in my craft room.  Here is a lovely card I made. I used some lovely digital doted paper, and flower I got in the Silhouette store. This digital paper is wonderful...with the paper piercing and chalking of the flower edges. Hope you like this one and come again soon to see what else I am working on.


These are the challenges I am entering:
 http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/spots-andor-stripes-challenge.html
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2014/05/dlart-may-linky-challenge.html
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/challenge-17.html
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2014/05/paper-piecing-192-and-gdt-call.html

April 8, 2014

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I cannot believe it has been 3 years since I started this blog. I don’t get a chance to post something every day, but I do love putting my creations out there for all to see. Thanks to all who stop by and leave a comment.  It is so nice to hear from you and see what you have posted.
Today I am working on an Easter card for the grand-kids. I used Teddy Bear Parade to get this super cute Bunny-Bear, that I put on a action wobble. I used pastel colors on the background and die cut paper.  I added some faux stitching at the top and bottom and a couple of die cut eggs. This turned out super cute and I just love this bear.



Thanks for stopping by, come again soon. 

Challenges entered: http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/challenge-175-teddy-bears.html http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2014/04/easter-bunny-challenge.html http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2014/04/cardz-tv-3-d-challenge-5-easter.html http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/04/atg-challenge-plus-your-stash.html h…

March 18, 2013

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I am still working on getting my stack of cards up. Here is a nice card I made using the Art Nouveau cartridge and a new die for the background. I then added a pretty butterfly.


I hope you like this and plan to come back again soon.
Challenges entered: http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/challenge-161-anything-goes.html

March 4, 2014

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Today, as is most days, I am working on cards.  I just sent off a batch to OWH and I need to get my stack ready to send out again. Next week will be spring break and I thought I would do a spring like card. I just love the Teddy bear parade cartridge and this little bear for St Patrick's day. I used some stickles on his pot of gold and hat band and lots of green paper.  Hope you like this and will come again soon.


These are the challenges I will be entering:
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/03/through-craft-room-door-march-4.html
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/2014/03/268.html
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-39-anything-goes.html
2 Cute ink - http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/03/challenge-101.html
http://www.cardsinenvy.blogspot.com/2014/03/think-green-challenge.html
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2014/03/fccb-challenge-200-pick-holiday.html
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2014/03/mim181-with-time-for-tea-designs.ht…

February 4, 2014

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I can’t believe it will be Valentine ’s Day next week. I have a few anniversaries this month also to make cards for.  I used my Cricut to make this wonderful bear from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. I embossed the hearts and designed the card from the MOJO sketch.  

This turned out so cute. Thanks for stopping by, come again soon.
 The Challenges: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2014/02/mojo-monday-331-contest.html http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2014/02/mim177-with-milk-coffee.html http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/challenge-38-anything-goes.html
http://onecrazystampercom.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-anything-goes-challenge.html http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2014/02/valentine-heart-challenge.html

February 2, 2014

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This is such a super cute digi design from Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet. This stamp is called Rosetta.  I used color pencils to color the design and then added some gelly roll pen accents on the wings. I added some cute bling flowers to the prima one and then found a butterfly sticker. For the background I used a spellbinder die and cut it in foil.  I made this into an easel card and used another spellbinder die for the sentiment.



This turned out so super I know I will be using this image a lot in the future.  Thanks for stopping by, come again soon.
 The Challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Cards Galore Encore - lots of bling
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
Delicious Doodles - die cuts and punches
Digitally Sweet - anything goes Fan-tastic Tuesday - make it cute or sweet
One Crazy Stamper - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Pattie's Creations - for a little girl
QKR - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes Treasured …

January 31, 2014

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Today I am working on a file I just purchased from the Silhouette online store and a MOJO sketch. The mother of my good friend is sick and I wanted to send her and encouraging word.  I am getting the hang of making print and cut files….it is totally awesome. My portrait cut all this delicate work with no problem. I noticed I am getting a little white around the edges I guess I need to find out how to correct this problem, other wise it looks great.
Thanks for stopping by....come again soon. Have a wonderful weekend.


I will be entering this project in the following challenges: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2014/01/mojo-monday-330.html http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2014/01/mim176-with-scrappers-delights-paper.html http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-216-anything-goes.html http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2014/01/silhouette-challenges-9-anything-goes.html http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/2014/01/4ccc-179-anything-goes-and-crazy-egg.html
http://cut…

January 24, 2014

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Today I am working on coloring some new digi stamps I purchased from Wee Stamps, by Sylvia Zet.  These are super cute stamps and were easy to download and print.  I used a combination coloring pencils, Primacolor markers and glitter gel pens…I then added a spellbinder die,some flowers and crystals to make it pop.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you visit again soon.

These are the challenges I am entering: http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/2014/01/dsc-72-anything-goes.html http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-84-for-little-girls-must.html http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-41.html

January 10, 2014

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I have been working on a new scrapbook page layout today and I wanted to share it with you.  I purchased it on the silhouette website and cut it with my portrait, and chalked all the edges.  I think it make the designs really stand out, especially the popcorn. I left out one baseball because I want to do some journaling.  It was fairly difficult, I think because I had to set it up to cut on 8.5 X 11…I know it will be easier next time. The file is called at the ball park by ppbn designs.   I think it turned out super cute for my grandsons photos. I am so behind on getting my scrapbook done. I also purchased a super cute Christmas layout I plan on making next week.


Hope you have a great weekend,  thanks for stopping by.
These are the challenges I will be entering:
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/something-new.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/01/challenge-76-use-chalk.html
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/2014/01/cmm78-anything-goes-sponsored-by-art-by.html
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