Monday, February 23, 2015

What I'm working on

Good morning from the deep freeze here in Kentucky.  I think all of us are so ready for the SNOW and COLD to be gone.  One good thing about all this non forgiving weather is that we are able to get more crafting done, because we can't go outside.

I was searching u-tube videos on making Mini Albums and came across this video from Shellie Giegle   This is her blog address and from there I think you can find her u-tube channel.   She is using The paper stack from Heart Felt Creations Rain Drops on Roses.  I don't have this stack so I decided to use a Stack by DCWV called THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
I am using my cricut Explore and DS to cut everything or to use the print and cut feature, to try and get the same paper features that she is using.

Here is the front of my album and I will let you know what I used .

The roses are from the Art Deco cart.  I used the print and cut feature for these. The frame is from Elegant Edges I think.  I went back into DS to try and find it but of course I couldn't, so I'm guessing on the frame.  The hat is from Kate's ABC'S.  I used some bling that was in my stash to accent the frame.  The butterfly is from the $ bin from Michaels. I used some string pearls on the side with the Lace.
The medal ornate plate is from Tim Holtz.  This is the first time that I have used these and I think I'm really going to like these. I sized this in DS and used the writing feature to write Memories.
The tag Cherish was cut and sized also in DS. 

Page one of my album

In Shellie's video for page one she had a cutout of a window.  So I google searched for a window and came up with this one.  I used the print and cut feature.  The base paper I used was 12x12 cut down the middle.  I used one side for the left and the other for the right.   I used two different MS punches to accent the top of the pocket and the left side to make a small side pocket.  The flower and the butterfly were in my stash.  I used the writing feature for LIVE IN THE MOMENT.  Looking at it now I should have spaced it better. I will go back and fix it later.

 This page shows the window fame opening for another place for photo mats or journaling tags. The rose on this page is opaque flowers that I had gotten at a garage sale over the summer.  I used the MS punch again to accent the top of the side pocket on right and the bottom pocket on left.

Thanks for looking and there will be more pictures to follow as I finish the pages. Please check out Shellie's blog and u-tube videos. She also has a brick and mortar shop and also an online store also.

Stay warm everyone and I will see ya leter.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dear Santa

Here is another Dbl page  LO  that I made of my Great-Great-niece Lana.  Her mom helped her to write to Santa.  I love the way she looks like she is really concentrating on what she is doing.  I used my Cricut Explore for the Santa Font which came from Teresa Collins Dec 25th cart.  Lana is from Lyrical Letters. I forgot what size I used for the letters.  The Dear Santa is from Winter Frolic cart.

The paper is from a Stack (can't remember the name right now)  that I thought was perfect for the page. 
I'm entering this in the HIMCR    Freestyle challenge this week. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend.

Monday, January 19, 2015


"Cruisin"  Now that could mean just about anything.  Riding around in a 56" Chevy convertible with the top down. Now most of us will know what that is like, but there is some that won't. They will have to ask there parents. or grand parents.  Also could mean Sunday  drives.

But in this case this is what My title means.

I used my Explore to print and cut the picture of my great-great niece Lana Fay.  I took the picture and searched for a rectangle and found this one that looks like a banner.  I forgot to write down what cart it was from and now I can't find it in CDS.  Cruisin is from the cricut cart "Boys will be boys."
The car is from "B is for Boy"  and I didn't cut the top part .  I put google eyes on the front like in the picture.

I will be entering this in the BBTB    The challenge this week if Cricut Letters or Phrases.

thanks for taking a walk thru my blog and come back soon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Good Morning

Beautiful Sunday morning here in Western Ky.  A little breezy but that's okay the sun is shining and its 50 degrees.  Yesterday I spent my day cleaning and washing and CRAFTING. 

I watched a video by  spyrorocks346 Gloria.   She has some amazing videos on u-tube.  She is doing a Valentine series right now so if you want to go to her u-tube channel you can see what I mean. This card is called a sunburst card.  I had been seeing them and decided that I wanted to make one.  This will be a Birthday card but you can use this for any thing.

This is an A2 card. My pattern paper is from MME's  6x6 paper pack from M's.  This is dbl sided so I used both sides and also white card stock.  I used my Textile cuttlebug folder to emboss the white. The ribbon strip is from American Crafts that I had gotten at M's or Joann's (can't remember which one.)  I've used this tape a few times and up until yesterday I didn't realize that is has adhesive on the back. That's what you called a DUH moment. The stamp is from the use to be $ bin from M's. 
I really like this style card and I think it will make a great Kids birthday card.  I have two birthdays coming up and I am going to make them.   I will post after I figure out what papers I want to use.
You can use any piece of scrap cardstock to make the base for your strips. I used black then matted it on grey which I thought worked well with the pattern paper.
The strips are 1 1/2" x 5".  I took the strips and cut them diagnoly in my trimmer. In the video that Gloria does on you channel she puts it together then cuts off the access  and makes it even with the card front. 

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I have two posts tonight that I want to share.  The first one is my embossing file folders that Okieladybug Shirley had made and just this week she had reposted what she had done and since she had done  a SVG file for these I downloaded the file and made them.  So Shirley I want to thank you for the file. I have been getting Anna Griffin embossing folders for the past 1 1/2 years and I just love her folders.  I have a lot and really didn't remember all that I had gotten so I kept using the same ones all the time. When Okie (Shirley) posted her embossing storage I knew that this was what I was looking for. Below is what I did and what they look like in order.

Now I still have to write down what all I have, but at least now I know where they are and what they are. I'm probably NO I know that I'm going to have to go to something bigger because Anna Griffin next Wednesday on HSN will be introducing more embossing folders.
Now for my second post.  I've been doing some Christmas LO's.  The one below is of my Niece Aimee and her two daughter's Reagan and Madison (Maddie) is what we call her.  The day that they had scheduled the pictures and couldn't change the day, her Husband who is in the Reserves was on drill, so he wasn't able to be in the pictures.

The bells are from Teresa Collins Christmas O.  I cut out just 2 layers on my Explore.  The top layer is glitter paper from DCWV called  Glitzy paper stack. I took the negative part of the bell and used it for another embellishment on the LO.   The base page is from Recollections called Christmas Noel.
I popped up the bells for demention  I also popped up the Merry Christmas in the middle which was a part of the Christmas card and I took it apart to use it for my sentiment.  I usually don't matt my photos with black cardstock unless its Halloween, but I think the pictures look good matted with the black and the base page.  My photo doesn't do justice but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Thanks for  looking and have a great night.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Good Morning!!!!! Here in my neck of the woods, the temp has finally gone above freezing and not nearly as windy like it has been. Its January so I guess winter finally decided to show up. In some places it showed up with a powerful rage. Yesterday I cleaned and did washing and watched u-tube videos on learning my Explore.  I have a lot to learn but I'm still liking it and I'm so glad that I decided to purchase it on the last launch from HSN. I still have my E2 and I haven't used it since Thanksgiving but I won't part with it because you knows could lose internet and be in the middle of a project and not able to use my Explore so I will be keeping it.   I see different people saying that they are going to sell their E2 but I wouldn't. So it sets by itself and covered until I think I need to use it.

Enough rambling for now. Over on the Lasting Memories the challenge this week is Captured Moments. If you don't know what there challenges are all about hop over there and take a look. You are only allowed to do scrap booking LO's which I like because when I first started out scrapping it was LO's  and this challenge was and is still one of my favorite blogs for a challenge. Here is what I made.

This was taken Christmas Eve night.  Colton  and Adrian were playing basketball together.  Colton is on the left, that is my youngest grandchild who will be 2 May1st and Adrian  my Oldest great-grandson who will be 2 June 27th.  They had fun playing and I thought this would be perfect for the challenge.
Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday. Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Brithday card.

Evening fellow bloggers.  I was watching u-tube videos when I came across this one for the shirt and tie one.  I forgot to write the name down, so I will look and add it when I find it.  I went to u-tube and found the video  its by Keenan Kreations.   She has a video on how to make this card.  I made two different ones. The card is an A-2 card.  The tie was easy to fold and make.  The Happy birthday is a Stampin Up stamp that I thought went perfect with the card.

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday.