Friday, February 5, 2016

A Heartful of Love

This is for my Mom's room at the nursing facility.
I thought it would brighten up her surroundings.

The basket is a cut from the Silhouette store, and it is anchored on a
doily that was punched from the Martha Stewart circle punch.

A large pink tissue paper flower is the backbone of this piece and it is
surrounded by hearts from Folk Art and rosebuds from Formal Occasion.

A few pink glittery picks to catch the light and this centerpiece is complete.

Thanks for looking!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Mom's Valentine x 3

This is my Mom's Valentine for 2016.
It has been a hard year for our family.  We have had losses and set-backs, but we are still moving forward.  Although she is now in a skilled nursing facility, she continues to improve.

I used the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge for this card.
The front consists of 3 graduated hearts that have been popped
for dimension. 

The inside is the same heart popped and embossed.

The back of the Valentine, is an original verse that I composed for my Mother,
and it is printed in the heart shape.  That makes it just a little more special.

This is the finished easel card.  The white glitter paper along with the
small pink gemstones, set this card on a level all its own.
Happy Valentine's Day, Mom!

Thanks for looking!
I will be entering this in the following challenge:

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is one of my vinyl projects that I have finished for this Valentine Day of celebration.
I started out with a ruby red plate charger and used white and gold vinyl for the adornments.

The center cut is from the Silhouette Store,
the white hearts along the edge are the actual weedings
from that design.
This may be used as a cute decoration or a platter for your goodies!

The small gold hearts are from the Cricut cartridge - Plantin School Book.

I have only recently started vinyl crafts, but I am addicted!
Thanks for looking!
I will be entering this in the following challenges: 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Haunting!

It has been soooooo long since I have posted to my blog.  A lot of life's changes have prevented me from taking the time to create.

I made this Halloween Door decoration for my Mother, who is now in a skilled care facility.

I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge to make this project.
I did some inking, and popping to make this decoration come to life.

(Since upgrading to windows 10, I can no longer access my design software.  It has been a painstakingly long process to complete.  I literally had to watch a video to use my Expression 2!)

I will enter this in the 
Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!
I know it's been quite a long time since I have posted,
but I wanted to show you the pop-up box card
I made for my Mom for Mother's Day.
I used the instructions from the Splitcoaststampers tutorial.
All images are "Cricut" cuts except for the
Spring Array in the back - that is a print and cut from the
Silhouette Cameo online store.
Since I won't be sending this in the mail,
I did not have to make sure that all images
fit "inside the box" and that they could be
popped for dimensional effect.
A personal message on the back of the card,
and this one is complete.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Birthday Banner w/ Elmo

Wow!  It's been a long time since I have posted to my blog.
A lot has taken place, but I have re-entered the workplace and
that is taking up most of my crafting time.
I did find the time to make this banner for my grandson's 2nd birthday,
and I love how it turned out.
The font is from Mickey and Friends,
the scalloped circles and rectangles are from WW,
and the inside shapes are from PS.
Since I did not have a Sesame Street cart,
Elmo is an SVG file that was converted w/ Inkscape.
The bright colors, polka dots, and
Elmo's smiling face, made this birthday banner a hit!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

You're Egg-straordinary!

Here is my grandson, Maddix, Easter card for this year.

I started with the tall centerstep card base in white 
and added the mats in shades of blue.
These are some of my favorite colors and I thought thet would go great for Easter.
All of the Cricut cuts are from the Doodlecharm cartridge.
The bunny is cut @ 4" in both regular and shadow,
inked in pink, and finished off with a Peachy Keen face stamp.
I added a "popped" oval from PS for the nose,
put this cute little guy on an Action Wobble 
and this  bunny is complete!

The eggs are cut in varying sizes from 1/4" to 1"
The front and inside sentiments are hand-cut 
and the stamp set is from My Creative Time.

This card has a lot of elements from embossing, stamping,
popping for dimension, to movement.....
all to catch the eye of my little guy.
Happy Easter, Maddix!