October 18, 2014

Quick Sympathy Card On Cricut Explore Using Print Then Cut Feature

Hope you are all doing well today. Since we had another death in the family I thought I would share a Sympathy Card that I made using the print then cut feature. I want to tell you it is just fantastic for quick cards and I will definitely use it more often. Since making this I had to make another and I pulled the centers of the flowers out cut them separately and popped them up too. Don't you just love the detail of this card.

See how easy this card goes together. And what I love the most is I used left over paper pieces for the card.

This is how nice the card looks standing up.... I always check that out as I love to display the cards I get so I always make sure mine stand well before I send out.

This is a close up of the card. I just love how it turned out don't you? Thank you for joining me today, I sure hope you enjoyed this post. I am always encouraged by your sweet-sweet words. Thank you for your comments they continue to inspire me.

October 17, 2014

Wood Witch Word

Hello Everyone, Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room here to share my project for this month. I also picked up another date to help out, which is October 30th, Halloween ;) Thank you Sheila for this wonderful opportunity.

OK, what do you think of this? Cute or what? I ordered these from a company called Thoughts of Vinyl, they sell tons of wooden words, this was a set. I found the company through browsing The House Of Smiths blog, I believe it was through the Groupdealz site. They too sell tons of stuff. The company cuts them out and you decorate them. How fun is that. I must say, it was fun, but was a little bit of work and took a few days because I painted the letters instead of using paper on them and I painted the whole letter, front, back, sides, you could just paint the front and leave the rest the wood, but I chose to paint the whole thing. The backs aren't decorated though, just painted.

This is how they come. The wood is nice and thick and smooth. Don't you love that the hat is the i and the cat is the h? Well, I painted the W with lime green and added orange polka dots. I used a dauber for them, then went over them carefully with a brush.

The I (hat) was painted purple, lime green and black, I added white polka dots using the bottom of a lollipop stick, then added a Jolee's spider sticker.

For the T, I painted it white and just added a fuzzy ribbon around it.

The C is painted a rusty orange, I took the spider web die from My Creative Time, (Emma) cut it out and used it as a stencil. I then used rhinestones from Stampin' Up, colored them orange with a Blendabilities marker. I traced the spider webs with silver stickles to make them pop.

The cat was painted black and I cut out a witch's hat from My Creative Time, (Emma) twice, glued it together and used a glue dot to adhere it to the cat's head.

That's my project for you today. I hope you like it as much as I do. I think it came out so cute. Thanks again Sheila :)

October 16, 2014

Quick and Easy Baby Shower Banner


Life is a busy around our house. We are expecting our 3rd grandchild in just a few weeks. Last week we hosted a baby shower for him and his parents. It was a lot of fun and we were so happy to meet the other side of our grandsons family and so many of the parents friends!

Here is Mommy and our little grandson, Dalton Edward. They are ready for his first Halloween for sure! 

I used Cricut Create A Critter to make his oh so easy and cute baby banner. This is one of my go to cartridges! 

The Penguins are adorable and perfect as he is a winter baby. They were cut at 5.5 in height.

The igloos are cut at 4 in height. The font is from Life's A Beach. 

We used painted laundry puns and some twine to hang the two banners. Baby shower banners do not get easier than this one!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Donna Lee

October 14, 2014

Autumn Is Busy

Howdy!  Adrienne here from Eagle Canyon Arts.  Thanks to Sheila for having me as a guest designer this month.

We had the pleasure of attending a family wedding recently.  Since it was fairly close to home, we made a road trip of it and had a great time.  The card I made for the bride and groom (my husband's brother) used these supplies: 

Free To Be Me Papers (Promotional, retired) 
Daisy White Paper(1385) 
Sparkles Flourishes (Z1812) 
Opaques Pearls (retired) 
Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686) 
Stamp - "The Happy Couple" (D1539) 
Inks - Sorbet (Z2164), Lagoon (Z2195), Hollyhock (Z2128) 
Liquid Glass (Z679)

Non-CTMH Supplies -  Copic Markers Y38, YR18, YR02 
Adhesives of choice (I love my ATG tape runner!)
Inside of card
The flowers came together quite nicely on the Cricut cartridge - I have found using an old hemostat from my working days is great for hanging on to that bitty internal edge and winding that flower until it is nice and "set".  The CTMH Liquid Glass works very well to hold the flowers in place once they have been formed, needing only a minute or two for setting them on the bases.
Lucia and Brian
The wedding was lovely.  The bride and groom are a terrific couple and we know they will be happy.
Adrienne and David
The next day we all went to Niagara Falls together and had a marvelous time. Thanks for following along on this project.  Contact me with any questions or comments.
 I Corinthians 13:13

October 11, 2014

Halloween Card Done On The Explorer

Welcome to She's A Sassy Lady! I am having so much fun making things I wouldn't even attempt to with my E2 and that was a great machine. The Explorer is just so much more... I love the ease of design and the cuts, you can't help but rave about them.
It is that time of year again with Halloween quickly approaching. So here is Icky my little guy from the Mini Monster cartridge. It was so easy as they already had the card base so it couldn't get much easier.

See how easy the card comes together and I told my Explorer to make 2 and it laid out the mats for me. Love this machine.

This is a close up of the inside of the card. I used a gel pen to make it stand out a little more.
This is a close up of his little face.
Thank your for joining me today.  I hope you enjoyed today's post it was so much fun making this card and I am sure one of my grandchildren will love it!
Thank you for your sweet-sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.

October 10, 2014

Football Slider Card

Hello everyone!!!  It's Danita from danitasdesigns.blogspot.com.

I want to wish my husband, Keith, a Happy 55th Birthday today!! This is the slider card I made for him. I used the the template from Ken's Kreations and modified it to suit my needs. The football does not spin, it slides, like he's throwing it. (see the video at the bottom)

Card in action:
Thanks for looking.