Friday, June 25, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
If you love to scrapbook, then I strongly encourage you to click over and become a member of this new scrapbooking site. My friend, AnnMarie has created this one stop spot for scrapbooking and is so much fun! There's a free membership and paid membership and both offer scrapbooking & more scrapbooking fun. She had asked if I wanted to be part of the first Design Team for her site and of course I said YES.
- The teal base patterned paper is a map and I placed the 11x11 piece of floral paper right on top of it.
- I chose the floral because it had the teal to match the map paper and also the red to coordinate with the photo. I chose the teal map paper for obvious reasons!
- The strips are 1.5 x 12" but as you can see from the video, one of them was cut in half to make two .75" strips.
- Circles are 2.75" and were cut from a punch.
- The fun die cut embellishments are from the Simple Stories Going Places collection.
- Black Liquid Pearls were purchased from Close To My Heart.
Monday, June 21, 2021
It's my turn to host the current two week challenge at the Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) challenge blog. I chose the challenge theme of...masculine. I know we've all been making great masculine projects with our Cricuts for Father's Day, now let's show them off!
I made these simple, inexpensive & cool customized drink coasters using some mini pallets I found at the Dollar Tree and of course, my Cricut.
Since I didn't have any wood stain and I wanted these to have some color, I thinned out acrylic paint with water and sponged it on. They look great! I then did a "D" search in Design Space and this simple "D" from the Split Monogram set popped up. I did have to unlock the image to stretch it out a little in order to fit the pallet but other than that, it was that simple!
Check out the video to get more details:
Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
So happy "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday" to you. Click on over to the Stamping Ground website where Julia's been hosting this Wednesday linkage for years! It's nice to take a peek into everyone's craft spaces and be inspired by their work and their lives.
Here's my desk - semi-cleared off since I am working on centerpieces for a 3rd birthday party and need lots of room. I purchased 3D number SVGs to cut the pieces with my Cricut. I'll show the final project once I'm all done. It's strange, Cricut Design Space has 3D letters but not numbers. But the SVG was not very expensive so I'm not too upset about it.
Be sure to click on over to Julia's blog to see more desks and to link a photo of your workspace too.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
The newest challenge at the Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) challenge site is...county fair/fair. I know it's summer and the perfect time to celebrate the county fair, but you know what...? Since my kiddos have grown up, we rarely go to the fair anymore. I struggled with this challenge but then had an AH HA moment...Quilts!
BBTB2 Cricut challenge site before the due date.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love working with sketches! Check out the new card sketches at the Sketch n Scrap challenge blog.
I decided to work with Sketch #195. I created a process video - be sure to check it out below. The sketch:
I just bought this cute elephant stamp set recently and I love how cute the images are and versatile the sentiments are.
- The papers were scraps from my scrap pile and the yellow flowers is a washi tape adhered to white cardstock before adhering to the card.
- Black pearl drops
- Variety of alcohol markers
- Clear glitter marker
- Stamp set from Whimsy Stamps
Friday, June 4, 2021
Happy Thankful Friday! This week I'm thankful for taking the last three days off. I always do this to myself...my back hurts, I'm in a funk, but I continue to go to work. Well this week, I took Wednesday through Friday off and didn't even respond to work emails! I'm so proud of myself. LOL
I hope you take time off when you need it, when you can. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Wow, I can't believe it's already June! Summer is here and we surely feel the heat in California. Time for a new challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. This month's challenge theme is...No Rulz.
I played it pretty safe by stamping and creating this fun sunflower triple layer card. The boot & flowers are one large stamp. I stamped it three times (well the two additional times, I only stamped all the flowers and then only the one on the bottom right). I colored all the images, fussy cut and then used foam adhesive to lift up the layers.
Happy Summer Month! It's June 1st and time for a new challenge at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog (LTCCB). As always the monthly challenge theme is...Anything Goes.
With birthdays coming up this month, I created this paper birthday banner for the birthday boy. He's a 49er fan and it was perfect to add a festive touch!
Now it's your turn. Click over to the LTCCB, check out the DT project and then link up your crafty project before the end of the month!