Monday, August 29, 2016

Smaug Happy Birthday Card

Hello friends! Today is my hubby's birthday and I made 
a special card for him....

We are big fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. I am so happy that I found this adorable Smaug image on google. I wish I knew the artist to give credit because I am in love with it! I made it into an svg to make hubby this card. I am getting better at making my own svg's using Make The Cut software. I wasn't sure if it was still supported but I emailed the company and they promised they would be doing more updates so I purchased it.  This svg turned out terrific! I love that I can make any themed card I choose for my family and friends!  I made it pretty big, sized at 5.5"x 7.5". I like to make my birthday cards big like the store bought ones so they don't disappear and look so tiny next to them when displayed, LOL!

I wish the pics did this justice.... I love the gold shimmery foil background that reminds me of dragon scales. I love the gold glittery paper for the heart and the sparkly Arkenstone (The Heart of the Mountain). I used a blue metallic pen to outline the stone for added dimension and then topped it off with iridescent Stickles. I added the gold coins for effect. I think they were from Create A Critter. I drew on the sparkly spots using an orange glittery gel pen. They would have been way too tiny to cut out. Its sparkly and shimmery yet still masculine! The label is from the Fabulous Finds cartridge and I wrote out the sentiment since I didn't have a stamp (I should have typed it out, I hate my writing, lol!) 

I distressed the inside panel to match the label on the front. I used Jaded Blossom So Many Birthdays 2 for the inside sentiment. He loved his card and said it was the best one I've made, yay!

Thank you so much for hopping by! 
I hope you have a blessed day!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Planner Pages using Cricut Imagine Images in Design Space

Hello friends! Here is a video I made showing you the August pages from my Color Crush personal planner.  I had fun making my own stickers using Cricut Imagine cartridge images and the print then cut feature with my Cricut Expore. I've included a few tips from my experience with the print then cut feature. 

I found this gorgeous charm that goes perfectly with my purple and gold planner!

Nothing too fancy. Just playing with stickers as I try to stay organized. Here is the calendar spread using images from Imagine Lori's Garden. I love that hummingbird!

I even cut out reinforcement stickers for the holes using the patterned paper from this cartridge. I played around using border stickers since I don't have pretty washi tape to play with.

Some of these images are from the Better Together cartridge. I created this stack of bunnies card with print and cut using this Molang image. I love this pile of chunky bunnies! It works as a fabulous insert to attach notes to the back. 

Thanks so much for hopping by!

Have a blessed day!  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Just Bee-cause Bee Card and Tag

Hello friends! I have a card and tag set to share today. I challenged myself to try something new so I went for a distressed/grunge-ish-type of mixed media look. I usually like colorful and cute but these bees were calling me into a different direction....

I made a 5.5"x 5"5 inch square card. I used a couple bees from Jessica Lynn Original stamps that I colored up a while back. It is the digi version of her Big Fat Bee Stamp. I used both Copics (for the black) and Spectrum Noir markers (for the yellows). I added some Wink of Stella to the wings to give them a bit of sparkle.  The paper is from BoBunny and is called Trail Mix Hollow. 

I distressed the edges of the paper and charcoal cardstock layers. I also used Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The honeycomb is an altered cut I made using my Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge in DS. I inked the around the  edges and then I painted it with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Gold. I love that stuff! I bought the palette  a while back and was happy to open it up and give it a try. I felt like it needed something more so I added the black rafia bow. I thought about adding bling but I decided to let the bee and sparkly honeycomb be the focus.

Here is the inside. Both sentiments are from the Pink By Design Honey Pie set. 

The medallion on the front is from Gina Marie Dies and I added metallic gold  Wink of Luna around the edges and distressed it with the walnut stain as well. 

I used the Gina Marie Dropped Pennant dies to make my tag. I decorated it similarly to the card and added a raffia tie. 

Thank you all so much for hoppin' by! 

I will participate in the following challenges:
Crazyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- Use Patterned Paper
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges- Challenge 325 Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Oh, HAPPY day!

Hello crafty friends! I'm so happy to be back in my craft room today to share this card with you! The kids are back in school woo hoo!! I do start back to work next week and I am so looking forward to getting back on schedule. This summer has been BUSY! I have decided to finish projects that I have started and go through and use my stuff instead of buying more, (well at least I am trying to curb my spending,haha) To get things going, here is the first thing I made....

I colored up these cutie pie bears with Copics a while back from Gerda Steiner Designs and wanted to get them on a birthday card to start replenishing my stash. I used distress inks to color in the scalloped circle. This paper is from DCWV paper stack and I think I've had it for over 10 years LOL! 

The dies are from My favorite Things and Gina Marie Designs. I spashed some pink sequins from my stash to help make things sparkle. The sentiments are from My Craft Spot stamps which closed down a while back. 

I border punched the inside pink layer and used the Mama Elephant pop up dies to add my second bear. This added the right amount of cuteness as you open up the card. 

Thanks so much for hoppin by! I hope you have a blessed day!

I will participate in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs- 24th SYD Challenge
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion- Challenge 325 Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog- #201 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge- August Challenge

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