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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Well I Did It........

I've been watching the Cricut Explore & reading reviews ever since it came out.  I downloaded the Design Space & have been looking at it.  It's not perfect by a long shot but what I liked about it, is when you open a file it divides all the pieces you need on separate mat layers.  When you look at a file image, you look at the completed file, not just part of it.  In CCR, you had to choose each element separately.  In Design Space, you don't. That was a selling point for me.  So I went to my local Michael's today and they had one Explore so it came home with me.  I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but during setup, you are given a project to do so you can see how it works.  Here it is.  You may have seen it before as everyone who purchased an Explore probably made it.

The Explore writes the Thank You and then proceeds to cut out the card.  I was impressed with how well it wrote.  I'm anxious to play with this feature.  I'll be testing it over the next little while.  I love, love, love my Cameo, but I have way too many Cricut cartridges not to use them.  I'll let you know if Design Space & the Explore make using the cartridges easier.  

Thank you for visiting with me today.  It's 'Hump Day'.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TTCRD Challenge - Oak Pond Sponsor

Today is Design Team B's week for the Through The Craftroom   Door Challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Oak Pond.  I hope I will see some of your creations in our challenge this week.  

 Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - DCWV Bouquet DeFleur Paper Stack
Image - Freebie from Oak Pond - They have a freebie every month.
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Promarkers Used to color Image:
Flower - Orchid, Amethyst
Leaves - Leaf Green, Forest Green
Stickles - for Butterfly body
Lacy border w/Lace-I won this border & some others in a contest at Going Buggy.  It's actually a votive candle cover.  I looked for them online & the only place I could find them were in a store in the UK.  I was so happy when I won them.  There are a lot of Cricut files & Silhouette files to use to get the same effect.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  I hope to see you again tomorrow.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for my card:
 Ditzie Digi Designs - 2W, E3 - Anything (week 2)
 Eclectic Ellapu - 3W, 2E - Pinkies For the Boys (week 3) : Purplies - Easter (week 3) 
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #81 Easter or Spring Colours 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything or Easter (week 2)
 The Corrosive Challenges - 2W, 3E - #197 Pretty Pastels (week 2

 Catch The Bug - M, 3E, SIO – Anything Goes 
Color Me Creative Challenge -2W3E - #90 (W2 of 2)  Anything goes
 Hiding in my Craft Room - W, 1E  - #145  Flowers
Open-Minded Challenges - 2W, 3E  (W2 of 2) #8  Easter or pastel colors
Sunflower Fields Designs - M, SIO ,3E    Easter or spring 


Sunday, April 20, 2014


I am so thankful for Jesus' death and resurrection.  Because of Him, we can have freedom from our sins.  We can look forward to eternal life with Him when our race is over.  This makes me so happy.  Let's not forget what Easter is all about.  HALLELUJAH!!  He is Risen.  

God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Paper A La Mode Challenge - Masculine Card or Project

For today's challenge at the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge, we were to make a masculine card or project.  I think we would all agree we struggle with masculine cards.  Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor so I chose Make It Snappy-Happy Birthday for my image.

Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base -From Michael's Textured Cards & Envelopes - Box of 80.
Image - Bugaboo Stamps 'Make It Snappy-Happy Birthday'
Chevron Borders - Free Cut File from Bird's Cards.  She has lots of free cut files on her blog.  
Screw Brad - KandCo. Metal Art
Promarkers used to color image:
Lipstick red, Berry Red, Powder Blue, Arctic Blue, Caramel, Cocoa, Sunflower, Gold, Primrose, Tulip Yelloow, Canary, Ivory, Lime Green, Pear Green, and a gold gel pen for the label.

Have you visited The Outlawz website yet?  You will find a lot of talented people, a different challenge for everyday of the week, talented artists who share their digital images & just lots of good clean crafting fun.  You might even get a special welcome from me.  LOL I hope you will visit and join us.  We love new members as well as ones who have been with us for a while.  I especially hope you will join in the PAM challenge.  I'm going to be looking for my friends.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a Blessed Easter weekend.  Don't forget to worship the one who gave His life for us.  God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card: 
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog - 2W, 3E (no complete digital projects, digi images ok) - No. 12 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes 
Cut it Up- 2W, 1E, Must have Die Cuts - No. 43 - (W1 of 2) - Birthday Card 
Scrapping4funChallenges - 2W, 1E - No.15 - (W1 of 2) - Use a Stamp/Digi Image
Sister Act Card Challenge - WCards. - No. 53 - Anything Goes 
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.113 - (W1 of 2) - Brads and/or eyeletsThe Stamping Boutique - W, SIO - No.13 - Birthday Cards / Projects
 4 Krafty Girlz 2W, E3 (W1 of 2) # 16 Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - W, E3, C unlimited A Card Containing the Word Happy
TIME OUT Challenges-2W (W1 of 2)Happy Birthday *optional twist masculine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CRAIG - Silhouette Cameo

Hi Everyone!  Well, today is my husband's birthday!  He's as much a kid about his birthday as my son, Jacob!  He has a list of things that he wants to do through the weekend to celebrate his birthday.  Do I need to say that he hasn't grown up yet?

So today, I bought him a cupcake cake made in the shape of an ice cream cone.  When I brought them home, he loved them.  Told you that he was a kid.  So I made  him a card because he doesn't like store bought cards.

I used a cut file for a pop up card on my Silhouette Cameo.  I think that Craig will like it. 

I'll give it to him tomorrow night after we go out to eat and come home to eat the cupcakes for desert - YUM!!

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


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Last Easter Cards (I think) For This Year

I got my Easter cards ready to mail today and breathed a sigh of relief.  Then I realized I needed two more.  With not much time, I remembered some printable vintage angel images I had downloaded from Wings of Whimsey.  This is a site that has vintage images all the time.  So I printed them out and set about making these clean & simple cards.

First I embossed each card with Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. Then used doilies, pearls, gems and ribbon to decorate and twa la, I have 4 cards to send.  

Thank you for visiting with me today. Your visits mean so much to me.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for these cards:
 Natalie and Amy's Challenge - M, P30  #19 Embossing
Seemacrafts - M, P1, E1  Vintage 
A Random Fan Challenge 2WIE, C5  – Show Us Your Springy Pastel Colours (Week 2 )
Cuttin & Stampin Challenges  W, 3E - #14-15 EasterGoing Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Easter (Week 2) 
Loves Rubber Stamps - #99 Easter or Spring
Papertake Weekly Happy Easter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

Donna's husband, Craig, is having a birthday Thursday.  His card was at the top of my list for this week.  I chose a cut file from the Silhouette Store to use on his card, worked with it for a while, then decided I did not want to use it.  After that I chose an image from the Cricut cartridge, 'Paper Lace 2' and went from there.

Card Supplies:
5.5"X5.5" Card Base
Background Paper - KandCo. 'Blue Awning' paper stack
Happy Birthday - Paper Lace 2 Cricut Cartridge
Brad - KandCo.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Artistic Inspirations - W, E3 - Anything Goes / Monochrome 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - M, 2nd Monday, 1E - (March/deadline April 17) Monochrome 
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Clean and Simple (CAS)
Lexi's Creations - 2W - (Week 1) Focus on the Sentiment 
Through the Purple Haze - W, E3, C10 - Anything Goes 
CAS on Sunday - 2W, 1E, CAS only - #31 Use a Die on a Birthday Card (week 1) 
Stamping Sensations - M, C6, 1E – April – Dies and/or Punches 
That Craft Place - 2W, 1E - Anything or Easter (week 1) 
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