Friday, August 22, 2014

Father's Day Card for Father-In-Law

A little late . . .

This is a folded/stairstep/z-card whatever you want to call it I made for my Father-in-law who is a BIG mustang fan.  He has one and it is cherry red and beautiful.

I used Teresa Collins paper and Ford stickers from my local scrapbook store.  The "hubcaps" are bottle caps with metal gears glued to them.

He loved it and that's all that matters!

Birthday card for Dad's 75th B-day

My Dad's birthday is July 4th so we combine the two.  This is a pop up box card.  I found the tutorial on You Tube.  There are a lot of them out there.  I used the Awesome Boy collection from Recollections.  The die cuts are from various Cricut cartridges (Pop Up Cards, Holiday Cakes and CTMH).  The stamped image is from CTMH.

I love making these cards.  It's fun to see how much you can cram in on one!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

National Scrapbook Day FB Challenge

Had fun on Saturday May 3rd.  Some ladies on FB had an event and it was really fun.  There were 12 challenges and I did 3.  Wanted to do more but life and its duties got in the way.

This challenge you had to create something (card, layout, etc.) with 4 die cuts.  So I created a layout featuring Miss Kylee and some die cuts from one the CTMH Cricut cartridges.  I love it.

For this challenge we had to make something "girly" and what's more girly than a purse?  CTMH Cricut cartridge used, along with a Pearl Pen and a flower from my stash.

This was for the "manly" challenge.  I made a paper bag card and tag using Graphic 45's Good Ol Sport collection.  Love the vintage feel to this collection.

Had a great time.  Hope they do it again next year.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Torn cardboard art project swap

This was another Swap-Bot swap and it took me out of my comfort zone.  It had to be an art project on a piece of torn cardboard.

Used acrylic paint from Michaels to make the background.  I used my Tim Holtz die to cut out the chipboard fence and painted white.  The gnome was fussy cut from some paper in my stash.  The butterflies, birds and birdhouse are 3-D dimensional stickers from my stash.  The paper flowers are some that I made with my CTMH Cricut cartridges.

My swap partner liked it so I'm pleased.  I want to get more comfortable with paints and other media so this is a good start.

Happy Crafting peeps!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Product Review- Close to My Heart Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges

I received the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges from my hubby for Christmas.  I've had so much fun using them.  Each cartridge has 700 images and comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 chipboard dimensional elements that coordinate with the stamps.


Granted they are not cheap.  Santa hubby was very generous.   Each cartridge was either $99 or $100.  BUT THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY.  I have made so many paper flowers and delicate/intricate doilies. 

I've started binge cutting sheets and sheets of various die cuts in varying sizes so I can hoard them and use them later. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Audi Car Made Out of Paper

This is awesome.  Appeals to men & women that papercraft.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Not your typical Valentine's Day

This is a card I made with some scraps and one of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges.

The second item is a tag for a Swap-Bot swap:  Used Tim Holtz grungeboard for the hearts and made the flower with of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges.  The stamped sentiment is CTMH too.