Monday, January 26, 2015

Thinking Spring with layout #26

It's Monday.....nothing much else to say! Hope you had a great weekend. My husband had basketball games to referee so I got some crafting time.  Today is layout #26 and I wanted to do something Spring.  I did do this with the Silhouette Cameo because I had already purchased this in the Silhouette Store, but this is a Lori Whitlock design and you will find this on her website and called Four Seasons Layout and cut with the Cricut Explore.  Click on her name to take you to her blog.  Everything is perfect for wonderful Spring pictures.  I am not sure where I got the pattern paper because it was in my stash and had no name on it.  The cardstock is CTMH.  Now I just have to get the pictures out and another set done for the little ones book.  Join me tomorrow for Layout Tuesday when I have a cute layout using some Print then Cut images. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Sunday and Layout #25

Well just a few more layouts and I will have completed this 31 day challenge. I wasn't sure I would be able to keep it up and I think making myself post here and commit where you all can see, has helped. I have looked at the box of the girls pages and I am amazed how much I got done. I might get each of them a year done within no time! Today's layout doesn't have the pictures on it yet, but rushing here to finish. For layout #25 I used the Cricut Explore and this is a scrap page set I purchased from PPBN Designs called Just Beachy.  I have so many of her marvelous scrapbook pages and now Nikki has a scrapbook page club so check it out.  I used some pattern paper that was in a stack and I am not sure what stack since the color came off.  I also used Michaels cardstock, some ribbon and inks.  I love how this turned out.  Join me tomorrow with another layout and this one I am making with the Silhouette Cameo since is lonely and I like to use both machines.  Hope your weekend was awesome, some snow here, but nothing major, just cold!!!  Old bones do not do good in cold!  See you tomorrow.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cartridge Review and Layout #24

Hello and welcome to Saturday cartridge review. Today I am reviewing Creative Everyday Cards cartridge. I don't make a lot of cards, but never buy one so I like quick and easy.  Today I have done 3 cards for you and added my own little touches to them.  I am also showing you my layout for day #24 too. 
From the Creative Everyday Cards, this is the thank you card.  I used all CTMH papers for all these cards and my friend Emily just gave me the pattern cardstock for my birthday and I totally love it!  For this card, I embossed the front with my Cuttlebug and used the CTMH Quartrefoil Embossing folder.  I just did the front.  I added the embellishements and added dots of stickles.
                                                 Here is a closer look at the card front.
This card is the Happy Birthday.  I picked the pink gingham cardstock for the card base and used the other side for the envelope so that the gingham was on the inside.
            I used pop dots and made the front pop up to give a dimension look and added stickles.
                                                    Front of the card.
For the last card, I did the Good Luck card.  This was an odd shape card and envelope, but I really liked it. 
                                     I also added pop dots and stickles to make it stand out.
Here is my layout #24.  I used the Cricut Explore and I used Country Life cartridge for the title and I used svg files from SVG Attic for the the farm.  I loved these cute images and when you print out the directions, it tells you what size to make your items which is so easy.  Not sure where I got the cloud pattern paper, it was something I had from my store.  Join me tomorrow for another layout and I hope you have enjoyed the review today.

Friday, January 23, 2015

TGIF Layout #23

Happy Friday! I know you are glad for the weekend, but going to be cold here in my part of Kentucky and they say maybe some snow. I hope it is about like we have had so far, just a dusting!  I love this page I am sharing today for my #23 layout.  I used my Cricut Explore and svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  When I saw the mini golf, I knew I had some cute pictures.  For the title I cut it 6.5 inches, windmill cut 5 .5 inches, score card 3 inches, I plan to journal there, the club 6 inches and the balls 1 inch.  I just used cardstock on this one.  Now another one set for my album.  Join me tomorrow for my Saturday cartridge review and my #24 layout.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Wonderful Product Review and layout #22

Hello Today I have a large blog post with lots of pictures. I am sharing with you some of the wonderful products that my friends over to Punch Place Plus sell. Whether you own a Cricut Explore, Cameo, or any other cutting machine, you will love the blank products they sell that you can personalize.  Today I am sharing their stretch headbands, cuff bracelets, pony tail holders and earrings in the neon colors of orange, pink, yellow and green.  To visit their site, go to the sidebar on the right hand side and hit the button and it will take you there. I know you will love their wonderful products and they have wonderful shipping and customer service!
I love the bright colors and these are perfect for spring and think of the ideas you can come up with!!!
                                                  Don't you love these colors!

                                       Bracelets and Pony tail holders are so easy to work with.
                                These earrings are the best!  Now let me show you what I created.
I love the green and the light was shining so the colors of the headbands may look off in the finished pictures, but the true colors are above.  I did a couple sets in the local schools in my area.  My little one goes to a private school and I did these representing her school.  I used both the Cricut and Cameo for all these projects and the earrings are a .63 size on both machines so start with a circle and then you can add what you would like.  On the green, I used white vinyl and just cut the shamrock out.  I used my head press on the headband.  Of course, I gave these to my little one.
The orange set is for my friend Emily.  She teaches at another school and she will be all ready for spirit day at her school.  I added a panther paw to the earrings and on the bracelet I added a panther head that I found on the interest and made into a file.  I love how these turned out. 
This next set I went for a Spring theme and the headband is really pink, but looks lighter because of the sun.  I just cut daisies for the headband and the earrings are bunnies and the bracelet has Easter eggs.  The pony tail holder shows in the next picture, but I used jewel trim and took a bunny brad and cut the metal pieces off and attached it with E6000 glue.
                                                           He is so cute!!!!!!
I went a little retro on the yellow set.  I didn't do anything with the headband, added peace signs to the earrings and added little flat back gems to the bracelet and pony tail holder.

I am also not forgetting to share with you my #22 layout.  I used the Cricut Explore and -PPBN Designs Fun in the Sun svg set.