Monday, October 27, 2014
The barn is made from Cricut Cartridge Country Life and the tractor is from Cricut Cartridge Boys Will Be Boys. Most of the paper came from Close To My Heart at Katie's Corner. I ran the fences through the Cuttlebug using the strip embossing folder to make the boards stand out from the posts. The Happy Birthday stamp is from CTMH set Joyful Birthday Occasios in CTMH ruby. Although the weather vein does now show up in the picture, I rubbed silver ink on it to make it stand out a little. Most of the paper is from Close to My Heart, I tried to cut the trim on the barn from some scrap paper and it would not cut clean and tore. I used CTMH paper and it was a very clean cut.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
I was pleased with the outcome and wish her a birthday as wonderful as she is.
The patients loved the project and some made very intricate vein designs on the leaves and others simply glued the blank leaves on the wreath. For the nursing home, I made several colors of leaves and they could choose what they wanted to use and they all loved their finished project.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
I love odd shaped cards so I was so enthused when Fantabulous Cricut Challenge had the challenge : card shape besides square/rectangle.
This card was made from the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy in lavender paper. The front is also from Art Philosophy using the doily cut. The center is stamped with Close to My Heart stamp from the set Classy Doily Flair. I used CTMH colored pencils for the yellow, blue and red. Topped the stamped area with Liquid Glass. I put the Liquid Glass on before gluing the doily to the card and it caused the center to bow up a little bit. I took advantage of that and glued a small amount of cotton under the center of the bow. The card looks like it is puffy. Since this card has no sentiment on the outside, it can be used for any purpose. I used CTMH paper for this card. I made another similar to this, but the paper was from Walmart and the cut was not nearly as clean. I have found it's always worth it to use good paper for cards. It doesn't cost that much more and makes a much nicer card. As always, my CTMH is purchased from Katies Corner.
Friday, October 3, 2014
All were made from the patterns, but I did change the tombstone just a little. The grass I rubbed on the Close to My Heart inkpad Ponderosa Pine and the background to the tombstones were touched to the CTMH ink pad Black, Most of the paper is from Close to My Heart purchased, of course, Katies Corner.
I also put a strip of paper which measure the length and width of the sides of the tombstones behind the tombstones as I am going to put a little gift in each one and wanted more of a box. This has no top to it so I will wrap the gift in orange tissue paper and set it in the box.
I made a couple of each image and am going to use them as favors for a party that will be just before Halloween. I know that my friends will just love them as they all have a weird sense of humor and Halloween is their favorite secular holiday.