Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's been a while since I have posted. I have been participating in swaps but not been very much in the mood to post here. I have been dealing with back pain for a while but never realized what effect it has been having on my body in other areas. Now about 8 weeks after back surgery I see how my back has been bothering me and causing havoc in many other areas of my body. I am so happy I made this decision and that it happened so quickly once I made the decision. Who knows how much more nerve damage I might have if I had waited even another month to do the surgery.

Well so much for that. I am posting pictures of cuts I made from the Disney and Friends cricut cartridge for a Favorite Cartridge Swap on the Cricut message board. I am very happy they are done.  There are a lot of small intricate pieces t these cuts and it's hard to make them look good.

Here is the first set and the card I made my swap partner:

Here is the second set of cuts I made:

Overall I am very pleased with these. I hope my swap partner likes them. They have much sweat and tears (wink, wink) in them.

Well that's all for now. 

Happy Crafting

Friday, February 28, 2014

I would like to introduce you all to the newest men in my life.

The top picture is of Collin and he was born on November 1st.

The bottom picture is of Dominic and he was born on November 20th.

Two cuties and  I love them both.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but with the holiday and my back problems, I haven't been doing much. I want to post a picture of some tickets that I made for a swap. I really like how they turned out but am thinking of making another set for myself for scrapbooking my Christmas pictures.

 I love the silver and blue along with the bling.  I created them by cutting out a strip 1" by 2" by 10" of the silver shiny cardstock. I then cut out a white cardstock strip in the same dimensions. I glued the silver strip and the white cardstock strip together. I scored them at at 2" all the way down. I then took my hole punch and cut the half circles at the score lines to make them appear to be tickets.

I then punched out snowflakes from some blue shiny paper. I layered the blue snowflakes alternating the arms of the flakes. I used a small pop dot between them to give them dimension. I then put a bling on the top of each of them after I glued them to the tickets.  I then used silver stickles to create the 3 dots. After I was done I wound the blue and white twine on the second ticket to give it some more color and a further punch of dimension.

I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I enjoyed making them.

Well that's all for now. Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Well it has finally happened! I am a grandma!  He is adorable. Collin was born November 1st. Here are a couple of pictures of him. I haven't gotten to see him in person yet because of the circumstances of his birth and that his parents, my son and his former girlfriend, aren't together but hopefully soon I will get to spend time with him.

Thought I would share my new little man in my life.

Happy Crafting,
I haven't been  doing much lately, but working on a SS Christmas Swap on the Cricut message board. I have been a little hesitant to add pictures in case my SS is a follower or decides to look at my blog, but since she doesn't know who her SS giver is, it should be ok.

Here are a few pictures of the items I am sending my SS. I sure hope she likes them. I really like a few of them myself.

These pictures are of a Domino book that I created for the song Jingle Bells. It turned out so much nicer that I expected but boy did I have some problems getting it to a finished product.

First these inside pictures I cut down too much on the first try so I had to re-print them and try again. Then I decided to add a picture of bells.  Well then when I got it all together I glued the back domino on wrong! So I had to start all over and do EVERYTHING again.

Even with all the grief I had on this domino project, it was worth it! It turned out so much better than I could have ever imagined.

There are a couple of  ATC cards in the group above and I love how those came out. For Angels We Have Heard On High I took my green ink pad and dabbed it all over the front and back of a chipboard card I cut. I then stamped and angel on overhead transparency paper. Once the angel was dry I used ink pens to color on the back side of the transparency and then cut it out. I then shrunk down the music to the hymn and put it on there sideways. I ten glued the angel on and then Mod Podged the card. I then took some sticky drywall tape that looks weaved and I put it on my stamp block and inked it in pink and then stamped it really lightly a couple of place=s and then Mod Podged it again. I finished it with a Gold star. It's hard to see from this picture but it turned out great!

Hope you enjoy!
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here is a project I have been working on in my spare time over the last month. I am pleased with how it turned out.  I read of altered toilet paper roll albums on the Cricut MB and wondered what they were. So, I went to You Tube and looked them up. Wow and new use for all those cardboard rolls I have been throwing out!

Well I did 3 or so and realized that I felt they were too small, so I started using paper towel rolls and cutting them in half. Boy do I like this size much better!

So here are pictures of my latest project.
This is the front cover. I made the roses for another project and just didn't like how they looked on that project so I saved them (boy I'm glad I did because I didn't really like how they looked when I first made them.). When I pulled them out and put them on the album I still wasn't convinced they were ok. So I casually asked my husband as he walked by and he says "Yeah those look cool. They're roses aren't they?" I was so happy. I figured if he can guess what they are then they must look like what they are supposed to be. (I'm my own worst critic!)

Here are pictures of the inside pages:







I used My Mind's Eye The Station 6 x  6 paper pad. I got this as a free add on from someone I purchased some items from on one of my FB buy/sell groups. When I first got it I wondered what in the world am I going to do with this?! Then as I leafed through the pages a few times, my creative juices started flowing.

Well that's all for now. I am off to work on another swap I am involved in on the Cricut MB.

Happy Crafting,
Hi friends. I apologize for not posting sooner, but I am in laziness mode and not really motivated to do anything. Here is a picture of the recipe page I did for a swap on the Cricut MB. I am happier with this page than I was with the page I made last year.

The blotches on the paper are not smudges but flecks of color in the paper. I thought it gave the pages a little more character. I can't wait to see what yummy pages I get from the other ladies. Well that's all for this post.

Happy Crafting,