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Friday, April 17, 2015

I Brake For Lighthouses

Today is my son-in-law's birthday.  This is one man who saves every handmade card he gets.  With that in mind, I chose the Large Cape Hatteras stamp to make his card.

I hope you will go to I Brake For Stamps for your stamp needs.  They have rubber and digistamps.  Remember, use my code for your purchases and receive 10% off.  If you're not used to stamping, give it a try.  It's fun to do new things.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

FIRST TIME TO USE MY CRICUT EXPLORE - EXPLORE, SILHOUETTE

Hi Everyone - I have a confession to make!!  I have been in the deep dark dregs of "no crafty mojo!!" I ordered my Cricut Explore for HSN back in Sept/Oct 2014 as a Christmas present for me from my hubby!!  When it arrived, Mom asked me if I was going to open it before Christmas.  To her shock, I said NO!  So I received the Explore on Christmas day and didn't even tear the paper off the package.  It actually sat in a corner for two months before my son finally removed the paper.  So I took the machine out of the box and put it on it's designated area in my craft "happy space."  It has sat there until now (another two months later) before I decided to make something with it.  Can you believe that I went that long without using my new machine?  Without making some fabulous project?  

To be truthful, it would probably still be sitting there if Mom hadn't stayed after me to make something with the Explore.  She said, "once you use it, you're going to love it!" As my mom knows, I don't like changes and I don't like trying to figure "new techy" things out.  That's my mom - she loves techy stuff!  I'm more like my dad - when he got a new tool, he would give the manual to my mom and tell her to read it just in case there was something in there he would need to know.  Like him I want to take the new "tool" out of the box and just use it!!

So I decided to make a "ready to make" project for a friend of mine at work that has a birthday on Friday.  This was a very simple project to make and for someone who's mojo has gone missing for months, turned out very pretty.  





The moral of this story is - if you're like me and are afraid to take out your new Cricut Explore and use it - it really is easy to use.  I should have been using it months ago!!

Now the 3d Shadow box below was made with my Silhouette - it was another simple project to make - simply cut and paste together.  My friend with the birthday on Friday loves all things "cardinals" and I made her this 3D Shadow box which includes a cardinal.  I think she'll really like it.




Thank you so much for stopping by - we so appreciate your comments and your visits.  We hope you will come back again soon and if you're like me, you'll find inspiration here to play with your Explore!  Until another day, God Bless You!  Donna

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gate Fold Card

I showed you an image yesterday that I colored with color pencils.  It was a Rick St. Dennis' image called "Miss Midnight's Flirty Feathers".  I submitted it to Rick's FB page and asked for constructive criticism.  Rick and some of his design team offered some advice.  I went back to my image and applied their suggestions and I really like it a lot better.  

I made a card with her using an Anna Griffin's Gatefold Cuttlebug folder.  These folders make such beautiful embossed cards.  

The flowers & leaves were made with Martha Stewart punches.  

Here are the two versions of the RSD image.  The first one is the way I submitted it to Rick's FB page for constructive criticism.

 Here is what she looks like after I applied the suggestions made.  Which do you  like better?

 I guess I've never grown up because I like to color.  It kind of reminds me of painting.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I love hearing from you.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pencil Colored Image

I have been watching videos trying to learn some new creativity.  One I watched was of Rick St. Dennis coloring an image with colored pencils.  He made it look so easy.  

So I decide I want to try it.  I went to our new Hobby Lobby (I won a gift card when they had their grand opening) to see what they had in the way of  colored pencils.  Needless to say, they had a variety.  Since I had a 40% off coupon and my gift card, I chose some Prismacolor pencils.  I'm sure they're not the premium kind everyone uses but they were good enough for me to play with.  

I spent the afternoon coloring this Rick St. Dennis image, "Miss Midnight's Flirty Feathers".  It's not my best work but I think it's pretty good for my first try.


Thanks for stopping by today.  We appreciate your visits.  God Bless YOU!!!!  Peggy

Friday, April 10, 2015

I Brake For A Pot of Flowers

I love Spring, especially the arrival of all the beautiful trees and flowers.  Pollen is a pain but I do enjoy the beauty God created.  My card for I Brake For Stamps was made using the digital image Pot of Flowers.  The die cut is an Anna Griffin Cuttlebug die.  The image is colored with Promarkers.
 


I Brake For Stamps is a great website to find many different kinds of stamps, both physical and digital.  Also remember, if you use my code you get 10% off your purchase.  My code is SAVE10PEGGY.

Thank you for joining us today.  I hope to see you back next week.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

For A Special Sister

I don't know how many of you are like me but when Anna Griffin is on HSN my credit card heats up.  I keep saying I'm not buying anything else but she makes such pretty things I just can't resist.  One of the things I bought when she was on recently was the Pop-up Card Kit.  This card is from it.  I made it for my sister who is always there for me.  Everyone needs a sister like mine.

Isn't this pretty?  I must say she loved it.  There I go cheating again.  These are good for when your mojo goes on vacation like mine has been lately.

Thank you for visiting today.  We love our followers.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Square Floral Card W/Butterflies

This card is made from a Cricut Design Space file that can be found here.  I chose a different color paper, added pearls to the flowers and butterflies and added ribbon.  As I said before, the Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space make creating a project so easy you feel like you're cheating.

Leave me a link to  your Design Space projects so I can go look at them.  Thank you for visiting with us today.  We love you.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy
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