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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Snowman, Use Purple And Teal

Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge is up and running.  We had good participation last week and I hope to see it again.  The theme is Snowman with a twist of Use Purple and Teal.  When I made my card, I forgot about the color twist and made red, white and black.  When I realized what I had done, I had to recreate it.  The sponsor this week is Squigglefly.  Please go to the challenge site and look at all the beautiful cards by the DT.

Card Supplies:
5X7" card base
Image - Snowy Card by Squigglefly
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for the background
Sentiment - from Anna Griffin's Christmas Kitsch cartridge - Image #MB50F0 in Cricuit Design Space
Clear Glitter Pen -  I added glitter to the snowflake & flower on the Snowman image and the Merry Christmas but it didn't photograph well.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your weekend is lovely.  It is very cold here so I'm trying to stay warm.  Thank the Lord for heat pumps.  God Bless You!!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Paper A La Mode - Cute Christmas

It's Saturday so another Paper A La Mode Challenge begins at The Outlawz.  Our theme this week is Cute Christmas.  Our sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.  Rick has images of all types, something for a lot of different tastes.  My image for this week is Santa with Pipe.

Card Supplies:
4.75X6.75" card base
Background Paper/Sentiment - KandCo. from my stash
Image - Santa with Pipe by Rick St Dennis
Ornament Die - Anna Griffin Ornament Dies
Promarkers - for coloring the image.

I do hope you will join us at The Outlawz for this Saturday Challenge.  We have a different challenge everyday so there are lots of opportunities to win prizes.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Card - Holiday Snowflakes

Provocraft came out with a new cartridge last week called Holiday Snowflakes.  It doesn't contain just ordinary shaped snowflakes but some of them tell the story of Christmas.  The one I used for this card is one of them.  It is Snowflake 41.  I was happy when I found out this cartridge was part of the Design Space subscription.

Card Supplies
5.5"X5,5" card base
Background Paper - DCWV Shimmer Stack
Cricut Cartridge Holiday Snowflakes-Snowflake 41
Star is from DS Digital Image Set "Stars"
Smaller stars are little round stickers I bought looong time ago.
Merry Christmas sticker

Here is a copy of all the snowflakes on this cartridge.

Donna and I had a couple of friends over Saturday to make Christmas ornaments.  Last week Donna posted some ornaments she made and when some friends saw them they wanted to come over and make some.  We had fun.  She made some pictures so I will get her to post them

Thank you for stopping by today.  It's always a joy to have you.  God Bless You.  Peggy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Anything Goes

Our sponsor for this week's challenge at The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode is Sassy Studio Designs.  Our theme is Anything Goes.  To me that is the easiest theme.  I hope you will join us.  This is my design team card.

Card Supplies:
Card Base - Silhouette Cut File #54161-a2 Bracket Shaped Card resized to 7".
Image - Get Well Sassy by Sassy Studio Designs
Promarkers to color image

Thank you for stopping by today.  Donna & I have a trip to Michael's & Hobby Lobby planned today.  We have a Christmas Ornament making class planned.  Looking forward to this.  It should be fun.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

HALLOWEEN IS IN THE AIR - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone - well I told you that I had another project that I'd been working on for my husband's secret pal at work.  His secret pal loves all things Halloween especially bats!  So my husband asked me to make him some things to add to his Halloween decor.  

I chose this Halloween lantern because it had bats on it.  I put a LED tea light inside to light it up.  

My next project was a couple of pumpkins - aren't these cute??  These are simply scalloped circle glued together and then I cut out fall leaves and ran through the Cuttlebug.

The final project was a banner of alternating pumpkins, bats, spiderwebs - I think it'll look cute draped along a fireplace mantel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we appreciate your visits and your comments.  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DECORATING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore

Hi Everyone - can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?  I know - it makes me feel a little sick to my stomach too!!  Now let me say that I LOVE the CHRISTMAS SEASON for the true meaning of Christmas in the birth of Christ.  I don't love it for all the hustle and bustle that the world brings to the Christmas season.

I've always wanted to decorate some of the plastic clear ornaments that are in the craft stores these days.  So Boss' Day was last week and my boss LOVES Christmas so I decided to decorate some of the Christmas ornaments for her.

Using vinyl, my Silhouette and my mom's Cricut Explore (which I LOVEEEE), I cut vinyl to decorate the balls.  Now, I will say that this is one of the EASIEST projects to make and it looks oh so pretty!!

I decorated the first ornament to look like Santa Claus.  I filled the inside of the ornament with red strips of paper.  For the buckle, I used rhinestones and formed a square.

The next ornament I cut out JOY for both sides of the ornament.  I filled this ornament with strips of silver glitter paper.

Next, I cut out Let It Snow and a Snowflake.  This ornament is filled with - no, not snow - epson salt. Doesn't it look like snow though?? 

Last, but not least, I cut out my boss' initials and filled with white sheer ribbon.

Once I finished all the ornaments, I made a box to house the ornaments.  I scored the paper at 2" and folded up the sides for the bottom.  I cut a piece of thick cardboard and covered with red paper and adhered to the bottom of the box to make it more sturdy.  

For the top - I cut out a scalloped square with my Silhouette and scored to form the sides.  Then I tied a very pretty red bow around it.  

Now, when I gave it to my boss this morning, she SCREAMED with joy!!  She LOVED it!!!  She loves when I make her things and she especially loved this because it was Christmas!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  We appreciate your visits and your comments!!  Please come back tomorrow - I have another project to show you.  It's for Halloween and for my husband's secret pal at work!!  Until another day, God Bless You!!  Donna

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Star FoldCard

Today is the beginning of another challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.  The theme is always Anything Goes.  I hope you will join us this week.  The Design Team has some beautiful inspiration. This is my card for this week.

I found this card on a blog called Pysseltagen.  There is a tutorial there on the star fold card but I found a problem with one of the instructions for the the card in inches instead of centimeters.  So I decided to write it up as clearly as I can.  This design is not original to me.  The designer is Mary, also known as Bela Mio. This is my finished card.

First step is to take a 12X12 piece of cardstock.  Mark the center on one side (6") on the edge and then about 2 inches down.  Draw a line between them.  Then measure from each corner to the line drawn where the end of the ruler touches the line.  If this is done correctly you will have a triangle with all sides measuring 12 ".
Cut out triangle.  Measure to center point (6") on all sides of the triangle.  Then draw a line connecting the points.  You now have your center triangle.

Next measure 2" from the points of the interior triangle on all sides.

 Score on the center triangle lines and the 2" marks.

Fold the score lines of the traingle in toward the card and the 2" lines out.
Tuck the ends of the cards into each other.  Now you have a star fold card ready to decorate.

Measure the edges of your inside triangle to determine what size your strips of decorative paper need to be.  You will want to cut them a little smaller so they will fit and have a border around them.  I chose 2 designs from the KandCo. Classic K. Bailey Stack.

You will need 6 strips of paper measuring in the neighborhood of 5 3/4" X 1 3/4".  Make sure before you cut them.  Lay each one on the 2 " strips to find the points at which they need to be cut to fit the panels.

 Cut between the marks to form an angle.

Place 3 of the strips on the outside of the card and 3 on the inside of the card.

On a  coordinating piece of designer paper, trace the end triangles.  Cut inside of the lines to assure fit and a little border around the piece of paper.
Adhere to the triangle corners that will fold out on your card.
Trace the inside triangle on designer paper.  I used two different patterns  and jaggedly tore them and pasted together.  This is the center of your card.  I inked around all my paper cuts with a $1.00 green ink I bought at Michaels.
This is your card before any more embellishments.  Now you are ready to decorate to your heart's content.  I will show you what I did but you can do anything you like.
I had some trim that I placed around the edges of the corner triangles.  On one of the corners, I folded a small doily twice, inked the edges with the same green ink I used on the paper cuts.  Added a large jewel and pearls.
 I used Mother's Day Bouquet to cut out these flowers.  I used 3 different types of flowers and staggered them.  I cut them at 1", .9, and .8.  
This butterfly is a cut from the Indie Art cartridge cut at 1". When I finished the card, I folded it, and place Liquid Pearls on two of the triangle ends to indicate the flight of the butterfly.
 This is the center of my card.  The sentiment label is an Imagine image.  I used a coordinating paper and white cardstock, inked the edges and decorated with left over flower cuts.  The sentiment is a wooden stamp I bought at Hobby Lobby.
Again, this is the finished product.  I hope this makes sense and you will give this a try.  Thanks for dropping in today.  We appreciate your visits and comments.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

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