Thursday, April 06, 2017

Easter Chick in Basket



Hello all, I am back with another Easter Card that I would call a 'shaplie'.  Using a file from, I believe miss kate cuttables I print and cut the chick using yellow card stock.  Also, with a black gel pen, I drew around the chicks cheeks to highlight it.  (I print and cut, using Cricut Design Space.)  The card base was created, using Make the Cut software; and once I was happy with the results, I saved as a svg file, and loaded it into Cricut Design Space for cutting.

The ribbon bow is from my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition library that I downloaded from the online store.  I print and cut the ribbon bow, and drew the dotted lines in; but have since done it in the software!!

I placed eyelashes around the eyes, and drew dashes around the card front and the basket.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and may God bless you all.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

April 1st Challenge - Flowers



The above card has flowers standing in a pile of snow, indicating it's Spring around the corner.  Using my Cricut Explore and Design Space I cut this simple card out.  The 4.25 x 5.50 white card behind the front was embossed, using a snowflake design.  Placed the card with the snowflakes showing towards the inside of card, indicating it's still snowing.  (Apologize for no picture of inside of card, the apt I'm living in does not have the best lighting at all.)  I placed gemstones on the flowers; and the sentiment was printed on the snowbank piece.


This 2nd card is a print and cut of the silhouette outline of Santa in his Sleigh with Holly leaves, berries and flowers along the bottom that I colored in with watercolor crayons from Stampin' Up.  I corner punched the corner edges with my cloud punch from We R Memories.  Gemstones placed on three of the stars.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me; and check out the DT's Flower cards for April at christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.ca

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easter Cards

Good morning friends.  I would like to showcase a couple Easter Cards I made recently.  The first Easter Card is for a child and some digital/cut file designers call this a 'shaplie card'.  What I did was created the front section first, using a background cut out of the bunny.  I used the boolean technique through Make the Cut software, but I do it differently than the tutorial I read way back when, but come up with the same style.  Than once this is done, I create the back of the card with mirror option and than weld the two together to come up with the card base.

The image itself is a cut file from misskatecuttables or Treasure Box Gems but I downloaded the eye files and placed where their eyes had been.  The mouth, I typed in the ), turning it upright to make the smile.  The nose is a heart I cut out with my cutting machines.



The inside of the card, I print and cut a bunny rabbit with Easter Eggs, and attached, as a border, to the bottom edge.  Stamped the sentiment using the Stampin' Up " Wacky Wishes'  stamp set.


This is a overlay from Creative Kuts that I got as a free file from Cheryl.  I cut the Cross base from gray card stock, the cross from taupe (?) card stock.  I had the flower in my stash so placed it n center of the cross.  Easter sentiment tag is print and cut and from Cricut Design Space.




That's about it for today.  Thank you for visiting with me today, and may you all have a blessed weekend.

What I am doing now-a-days




This is what my craft table looks like NOW.  Have been painting several pictures which I plan to frame and hang on my bare walls in my new apartment.  Long process, but it helps with the stress level.  But my cat, Deena likes to join me and get in the way. LOL

Thank you for visiting with me, and have a blessed day.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Coloring Project #One


I do a lot of coloring on my iPad using Recolor app; and editing  with another app found in the app store.

I just wish that these apps can be installed on my laptop :-)

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and God Bless.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Etsy Store

This is to let you all know that I have open a store on Etsy and will be occasionally selling some of the cards, scrapbook pages and most definitely the mini-albums I am making.

Click on the link and you should be able to go to my store; or click on the tab on right side of my blog page.

Thank you for visiting with me, and for shopping at my store.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Daughter-in-law's Birthday Card

Good morning all.  Yesterday was my daughter-in-law's 40th birthday and I created this card for her which I have not given to her yet because I finished it last evening.



The floral image I colored, using a ipad app called recolor.  I have to confess that I erased the hand/arm from the center as I didn't find it appealing!!  I printed it out using Adobe Photoshop Elements, and than cut the image with Brother's Scan 'n Cut (which I will be using more as my Cameo for some reason will not recognize the registration marks when print n cut).

I have the ribbon in my Silhouette Studio library so brought it up and sized it to fit the card, and before applying to the front, I sprayed it with glitter paint.  Apologize for the smeared look because of handling it.

Here is the inside of the card....



The birthday presents are by miss kate cuttables.  I used the jpeg file included with the cutfile and finding a verse on the Internet, I printed and  once again using my Brother's Scan 'n Cut machine, cut it out and placed in the center.

I will be posting more of my projects as I finished them.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and God bless you all.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Calendar Headings

I am in the process of creating calendar headings for a yearly calendar.  I color the headings on my iPad using the app ReColor (type in recolor in your app store and it will come up with the download link.)

Here is April ... I have January, February and March finished but have to locate the file on my flashdrive.



Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, which is going to be nice spring day in February in Alabama.  Blessings to you all.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Valentine Boxes

Good evening all.  I would like to show you the Valentine Boxes I made for my granddaughters for Valentine's Day; and filled with Hershey Kisses....



The cut file located here
Photo editing at picmonkey.com
I enjoyed creating these boxes for my granddaughters
and they enjoyed receiving them.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me this evening, and have a blessed weekend.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Shelf Card with a Valentine's Day theme

Heart Shelf Card

This is a pretty card cut file, but putting it together  was time consuming for me.  All the bending and twisting to get the pieces in to the slits was somewhat difficult.  So, all in all, I probably will not make this card very often.  

This was included in the Creative Kuts Card Train for February.  I actually cut this out 3 to 4 times because of the sizing.  Once I got the size I wanted, it's a great looking card.  I used stickers for embellishments that I purchased at the local Hobby Lobby.  Stamped sentiment from Stampin' Up catalog; and paper/cardstock from my stash of paper pads.

Thank you for taking time to visit with me, and blessings to all.

Another Swing Card - with a Heart/s

Heart Swing Card .  I stamped 'wishing you a' sentiment  on the white Heart layered on the red heard.  Placed a heart sticker and three gem stones below the sentiment.  And stamped the Happy Valentine's Day Sentiment in the corner of card.  I used my chomper, the 'cloud' design and cut each corner.  
 This is the front view of the Heart Swing card, showing the layered heart with a sticker applied to the center of the white Heart
This is the same card standing with the inside of the swing heart facing out to see better.  Another sticker applied just above the Happy Valentine's Day' Sentiment.

Red texture/linen type card purchased either from Tuesday Mornings or from Country Craft Creations.  The design card stock is from a 12x12 paper pad by First Edition and purchased from Hobby Lobby.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me this evening, and hope you all have a blessed week.

Monday, February 06, 2017

2-Sisters Coloring Project


I named this photo 2-Sisters.  A outline image I downloaded from Pinterest and using the Recolor app on my ipad, I colored it and than using the pencil effect within the app, it created this effect.  Than I saved to Instagram and than saved to my ipad and downloaded to my PC.  From there I loaded in Adobe Photoshop Elements where I created a frame and corrected some areas with the the 'bandaide' tool.

I plan to use this in as a birthday card sometime in the future.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and have a great day of crafting.

Un-named Mini-album





A mini-album I am creating - mostly finished except for photo mats to insert into the top pockets; and to include some rectangle and triangle pockets within the book.  And to find a clasp/hook for a closure.

This is one of several mini-albums I am making from watching youtube.com and groups on Facebook.

Thank you for coming by to visit with me, and God Bless you all.  Have a great crafty week.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

FEBRUARY-add a HEART and use RED or PINK

Hello all from my little home in Alabama where it's warm - and this Northerner would love, love some cold weather with MORE snow!!  I know, crazy right.  So tomorrow's posting for Christmas Card All Year Around includes both red and pink colors and a heart.

I found this card technique A2 X Cards on youtube.com and thought I would try it.  Here are the results...



side view of the card showing the x shape with a heart hanging from the circle.


Here is the front view of the card.

Most of the files I used for this card is misskatecuttables.com  or from my Silhouette Designer Edition library.  

Paper is from my stash of cardstock and 12x12 paper pads.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with us at Christmas Cards All Year Around and take a few minutes to look at the design team members work. 

Have a blessed day, and God bless you all.



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Two Swing Cards

I just completed two Swing Cards for the Creative Kuts Card and 3D Train.  Each month those of us who purchase the card files from Creative Kuts will be able to use the cut files included in the zip file.The month of January included 10 files and the following two are part of the files:






This is the Cupcake/Ice Cream Cone Swing card; and they are simply easy to cut out with any machine you have, or if not Miss Cheryl may work up a pdf file for you to print out and cut out by hand.

I used paper and 12x12 design paper for these two projects, and for me, unfortunately I ran out of Scor-tape (my favorite to use) and found another brand on Amazon.com to try and it works.  We're see about longevity of the tape later on as I make mini-albums and want them to stick together permanently!!

The stamped sentiment is a Stampin Up acrylic stamp and using my new new toy by We R Memories

  
Precision Press 

I purchase mine from HSN.com and original price is half of what the Misti costs.  Now Tim Holtz has come out with a stamping tool that does look neat, but I'm have more than I need!!  This does not have a magnetic backing so now magnets are used, but a person can probably cut down a magnetic sheet to size and use if needed.  I may do this in the near future.

Thank you for stopping by to view my projects I've been working on.  Have a blessed week, and God bless you all.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My Coloring Pages

These 3 coloring pages I used the app Colorfy for color these images...





My favorite colored image is the top one, the pretty flowers.  Once I have ink for my printer I will print this out for a birthday card, etc.

My favorite coloring app is Recolor as you can import your own images/drawings, about 3 per day



Colored images using Recolor app


Colored imaged using the app Prisma Joy

Theses apps free, located on your phone or ipad.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today.  Have a blessed day.