I think it looks nice and it's hard to believe how little it acutally cost me, esp. since the metal holder was on clearance a while back at Walmart...kind of funny since Walmart now carries them in their regular stock for far more than I paid for them. I bought several along with a case of jars intending to use them for craft embellishment storage. I still have two sets for that even after using this one for a gift. After seeing how this set turned out I think I might decorate mine as well.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I decided it was time to make something not related to Christmas since all of my efforts recently have been focused on Christmas cards. I've been wanting to use my KAndrew stamps some more so I looked through my Cricut cartridges and found this owl card on my Wild Card cartridge. All of the stamping is from KAndrew's Owy Hoo Sentiments stamp set. There are so many possibilities with this set. I know I'll get alot more use out of it as time goes on.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I decided to try something a little different from usual today with a stamp I recently purchased at Walmart for less than a dollar. The same light strand stamp was used on both of these cards. I stamped with black ink and and colored the bulbs in with red and green markers. The large flower on the first card was stamped with a foam stamp I've had "forever" and never used before. I guess we never know when something from our stash of "toys" will catch our eye and find its way into our projects !
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
six in a package for one dollar so I picked up several packages figuring I could use them for something. I decided to combine the two and ended up with a super simple dimensional Christmas card . I really like this one and now wish I had bought more than just a few packs of the coasters !
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
When I go into my craft room I don't usually have a plan of any kind. Sometimes I might just go in to look at something and suddenly find myself making a card or working on a scrapbook page. This card came about when I happenned to think about the beautiful papers I was "saving". A friend (Thanks, Gayla ! ) sent them to me a few months ago and I love them. They are from the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection. The stamped sentiment is from KAndrew's Fashionable Friends stamp set.
Next I found myself playing with some die cuts I had cut with my Imagine. I had already assembled the card so I added the die cut with a pop dot and randomly grabbed my metalic rub ons. Suddenly my white background on the card was blue !
I found myself making Christmas cards next, several of them. I'll post them tomorrow or another day soon..........I do love my crafting toys and supplies. It's so much fun to be able to take a break from other less fun things and make something that will eventually bring a smile to someone I care about !
Friday, October 7, 2011
It seems like suddenly it's almost Christmas time and even though I say every year my cards will be done well in advance of the holiday it never quite seems to happen. I do have some left over from last year but the time has come to get busy if I'm going to have enough ready on time for this Christmas season. I usually make close to 200 cards because we have a church "post office" and a large congregation in addition to our family and personal friends .I have to keep them fairly simple because of the quantity I have to make ! Here are my first few for 2011.
This card was made with my favorite Bazill card stock and one of my newest Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page sets. I love MS punches because of their excellent quality and ease of use !
I didn't get this one straight on my scanner so it looks like I made it crooked...I didn't. This card is a variation of the first one using the same papers and two of my other favorite MS punches along with one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders in my Sizzix Big Shot machine.
This card is incomplete but I included it just to show how just a couple flood fills and cuts with the Cricut Imagine can so quickly and easily turn into a card for any occasion. I love my Imagine !
I hope that you are all enjoying the preparation for the busiest card making season of the year !
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Glancing around my craft room my eyes spotted some orange cardstock and I remembered how much my mom loved the color orange. I decided to quickly throw together an orange card just for fun. I grabbed some bright yellow to go with it and some stickers for the borders, a cute little ladybug sticker and then decided to add a few flowers from a Recollections pack I got at Michaels on clearnace not long ago. The result was the cheerful and bright little card above.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
I literally had about three minutes to make a birthday card the other day on my way out the door to the party. I found myself in my craft room frantically searching the room with my eyes for something that would work for a cheerful card for our sweet one year old granddaughter. I spotted my chipboard number set and some bright baloon paper, grabbed a sheet of blue cardstock , my ATG gun, paper trimmer, and white pen, worked quickly and this is the result. Mission Accomplished !.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
This is my first post on my very first blog and to be honest, I have no idea what I'm doing. I love reading craft blogs and finally decided to share some of my projects with a blog of my own. I guess I should introduce myself. I am LeeAnn, married to Johnny, mother of Carrie and Melissa, step mother to John and Jodi. The "kids" are all grown now with kids of their own, Alex, Jared, Hailee, Edwin, Ethan, Aubree, Ollyonna, Eli, and Alyssia. I am semi-retired due to fibromyalgia, working just two nights a week after being at home since 1997. Prior to that I worked as an advanced composite fabricator/sheetmetal mechanic in a US govt facility which was actually a fun job, although somewhat unusual for a woman. After I retired a friend introduced me to the world of plastic canvas crafts and scrapbooking and that led me to card making. The invention of the Cricut led me to even more fun. I love my Cricuts and my Gypsy and other wonderful crafting tools and I love paper ! I love my computer and blogs which leads right back to where I started writing. Now it's time for me to start figuring out what projects to share with you so I'm off to do just that ....I'll be back soon.