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!