Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
So have you ever had one? You know, an OMG moment? I end that phrase with "gosh" by the way. And yes, we all have OMG moments, and for that occasion, here's a card! Interpret as you wish. I'd like to enter it into Crafty Creations Challenge #111- In Stitches, and into Scrappy Moms Smiley Cards challenge. TFL!
Here's a little card I made to practice my embossing skillz. You have to know about me, that I only enjoy the part where I get to pretend to torch the paper with the heat gun. Everything else is pretty much torture for me. It may sound insane, but as much as I love the end-product of stamping, I'd much rather draw the images myself, as I have a totally different experience with paint, and don't even get me going on the whole fussy cutting... but enough of how my brain works, here's the card:
Ok, so last month I joined some new friends in a challenge and swap to make a captured fairy over at Alilscrapofheaven. My partner was Laura, and yesterday I received my fairy in the mail!! I was so excited to receive it and to my surprise, Laura included a generous rak as well. I am humbled at the kindness shared by all the people I've met through this blogging and crafting community, and I send a huge THANK YOU to Laura for the sweet gesture. Here are the pics...and LAura, you are clever!! You found out I love Hello Kitty!!-Awesome :) Thanks for putting a smile on my face!!
I've had a busy week and have been so fortunate to find among my messages that I've received an award from the very kind Sonia from Archiving Angel! I want to say a huge thankyou and to pass this along to any one of my followers who'd like to grab the award as well. I feel that picking out a certain few wouldn't to justice to what fellow crafters are doing out there, and I gain so much from every one of you that it's impossible to choose. ( I've done it before & felt terribly uncomfortable) To go on with the award requirements I am to mention 7 things about myself so here goes:
1. I've met some cool people through this blog business and I'm not ashamed to use their names as if I've actually met them in person!
2. I'm not actually ashamed of much anyways- this comes from not taking myself too seriously.
3. I love to paint, draw, and ...
4. I love the images of hands, they tell a lot about a person.
5. I love all kinds of food also!
6. I love …
I know this is not a new cartridge, but I find myself wanting to use the cuts from different carts for cards just to "try them out". The image of this zebra was one of the reasons I wanted this cart, and yet, I hadn't used it yet! Go figure! So I decided it was time to use it and here it found it's way onto a birthday card. I also used the balloons from another cart and welded them to the image. This made it easier to glue the "colored" balloons down to an already existing template. To add a pop of color, I used glossy accents on the balloons & the center of the wheels. I just happened to find a ribbon in my stash that worked for me, and the traffic light is a sticker. TFL!
These were just a little treat I made for my son to hand out in his class. I thought they were terribly simplistic but I got a lot of compliments for them. Oh well- I guess that counts for something! They were incredibly easy to make with the Cricut and my Gypsy. TFL!
Hello there, I made this 9 by 4 card for a challenge last week & totally missed the deadline-but that's ok. The intention behind the card is all that matters anyhow, and I'll try to post a link as to what it's for. I used Hello Kitty (LOVE IT!!) and a paper pack by Heidi Grace. I love her designs and this isn't a new one-but it's a lovely collection nonetheless. The ribbon was a find at a local 2nd hand store, and I designed the sentiment on my Gypsy using George for the flowers and welding it to the letters. The window is from Christmas Noel, and the birdie is a sticker. I could've done more with the card, but decided to keep it simple for shipping purposes. TFL!
Yay! I am so happy to be able to reveal the pics of the sneak-peek. I previously posted a card for a special someone & a sneak peek of a project I had worked on and now that I know it arrived safe & well I can say the recipient was Laura from Alilscrapofheaven. We participated in a captured fairy swap and it was truly so much fun to do, I was genuinely excited to send something in the mail & make a new scrapping friend in the process. (Did I mention it was my first swap?)
It was an altered & multi-medium piece, and I think that what I enjoyed most about it was that I got to use several of my favorite things. I love to draw & paint, so I started by designing the fairy & painting her in watercolors. I also made her wings myself so that they would match perfectly. Then I used mod-podge, acrylics, bling, beads, pearls, lace, and paper to make the rest of the embellishments for the bottle. I also used the cricut to cut the big flowers on it.
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Here's a little card you can make with those " left over" scraps you get when you make cuts using A Child's year. I decided to make a card using a sketch from Mojo Monday using this image. It makes me think that cat's about to PoUnCe! I embossed the "scrap" piece & added it to the card. I also skewed the sketch to fit the cut. It's just my little tidbit. Let me know if you use it! TFL!!
Ok- I confess!
I can't wait when I have a project I want to share... but I can't just yet because it'll ruin a possibly really cool moment. After all, when you get something in the mail, it's always a little more special if you're not quite sure what it'll be... but we are curious little cats aren't we? So here's a sneaky peaky & you'll have to check back later to see what it was. On that note-leave me a note here letting me know if a surprise blog candy would be appealing to you or anyone you know-I just realized my blogiversary came & went & not even a candle was lit...( insert snicker "yeah babe- that's life!")
I made this little card for a special someone using Wild Card & Paislee. I did make a matching envelope but forgot to include a pic ( so sorry). The card base is in white, then cut again in the blue paper. I made the flowers from Paislee using two different flowers from the "button" feature. They were altered a little by my little hands & embossed. The butterfly is stamped twice, layered & was also embossed. I added a huge bow & finished there. I hope the recipient likes it!! TFL!
I made this page to enter in the challenge over at Life on the Scrap Beach, challenge #6 titled: Triangulating. It's perhaps my favorite type of layouts to make and when I design my paintings it's perhaps the first thing I think of- so it was absolutely in my comfort zone! YAY! I used the font from Printing Press for the first time after seeing how one of my good friends added it to a layout ( & to think I had written it off as uninteresting!) What was I thinking??! I purposely wrote the journaling as if just jotting notes on scrap paper. Enjoy & thanks for looking!!
Hi everyone! This weekend I was peeking at challenges and Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach had some fun ones. I decided to participate in the first one which required the use of white space. It was fun to play around with the idea and I was able to complete a 2-page layout! Alleluia!! I was so excited to actually finish it! The tricky part was that I had mentally committed to using the stickers ( since I'm trying to use what I have this year) and at first I was all "Whaaat? how am I going to incorporate these & not mess it up?!!" but then, with a little help from my friend's son Stephen, voila! It came together. Thank you Stephen!! <---he told me to put the pumpkins INSIDE the cart!. Anywho- if you even read this, thank you & thanks to Kathryn for the challenge!
Well hello there peeps! Here's a little card my son requested for a teacher. I got some goodies this week & he saw the chipboard piece with "see ya later alligator" & told me that his music teacher always uses the phrase. It was only natural then that we should make something for her, so after his input- I made this little card using a sketch from Mojo Monday. The sketches available were to either make a round or square card. I chose square & this is what I came up with. I also used another chipboard piece from the same line to embellish the front of the envelope since it won't be mailed. TFL!
I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to Gina from Gina's Crafting Spot for awarding me with the Stylish blogger award, and to Tisha from Tisha's Craft Cove for the generous Liebster award also. I'm combining the two as to avoid being redundant & list 8 things about myself.
1. I love meeting new people ( this has been the greatest reward from blogging!)
2. I love to paint. Yep, I'll do it all day too ( go look @ my murals if you don't believe me!)
3. I love food ( notice the "love"?)
4. I dislike gossip, I've heard it's like throwing feathers to the wind ( you ain't gettin' those words back-so be careful what you say ladies!)
5. My 2 sons are God's greatest gift to me.
6. I love to learn, and always want to be teachable.
7. If you're still reading, I'm honored.
8. I love to laugh.
Now, to pass it on:
1. Janice @ Cricutology.
2. Paula @ More Than Favors.
3. Kathryn @ Life on The Scrap Beach
4. Donna @ Popsicle Toes
5. Pam @ …