Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time to add some dimension to your projects!

Today I am sharing another fun project using the Cricut Explore and also I am using the Cuttlebug. It is fun to add some dimension to your scrap pages or cards using this fun machine!  Did you know that you could use other dies and folders out on the market with your Cuttlebug?  A friend of Exploring Cricut and More, Ben Adler has shared some valuable information with us and also has a pdf print out for you too!  I will be giving you all the information after I share this card I made today.  Monday was my baby granddaughters 6th birthday and of course, both my precious granddaughters are Princesses to us.  I used the Princess Castle card file from SVG Cuts Box cards set.  This was a quick and easy card.  Now the bad thing was, I forgot to take a picture of her card, so I made another one lol. 
I like adding dimension so I used my Cuttlebug and as you can see I am using the original one!
I did the pieces in a chevron zig zag pattern and then I inked the edges with a darker color.
This is the folder I used and it is a Sizzix from Stampin Up so that you can see what I used.
This is the finished card adding a little bling for some added decoration.  Ben has shared this wonderful and detailed sandwich technique by going to  He has step by step with photos to show you.  He has also sent me the PDF to print out  Big shout out and thanks for sharing with us today!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Layout Tuesday

  Hello and welcome. Back and rested up from another little mini adventure. This time we didn't stray too far from home, but still had a good time. We went back to my hometown in Ohio for a reunion and then went to Cleveland and enjoyed the sites. My favorite was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Getting ready to get those pictures printed soon so there will be layout coming. We also visited a little in Amish country and then back to my hometown again for another visit with family and some shopping at the outlet mall. We might do another mini adventure next month close to home, but undecided at this time.
  Now for the layout for Layout Tuesday. This week my projects will be made with the Cricut Explore.  For this layout, I used files from PPBN Designs called Ticket to Ride.  If you are a scrap booker like me, you will love all her wonderful designs.  This is a club and when you join you will get images and scrap book page kits you cut.  Well worth the small amount you pay monthly, plus you can purchase all her past layouts at a reduced rate!!!  Click the link above and check it out.  For this layout, I used CTMH pattern papers, cardstock, and ink.  Love how this turned out!!!  Join me later this week for another project and I will be using another great tool besides my Cricut Explore and a friend of mine is sharing some valuable information for you too!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time for a Pool Party!

Hello! Today I am sharing another layout using the Silhouette Cameo and PPBN Designs files. As I have said many times, I love these files because they make it so easy to create great pages.  The background paper is some older Bo Bunny in my stash.  I have been trying to use up some of my thousands of papers!  Haven't made a dent yet lol.  I will be gone for a little while getting ready for a yard sale (yuck!) and a trip coming up.  Have a fabulous weekend and see you soon!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Birthday Girl for Layout Tuesday

Hello and welcome. This week I will be creating projects with the Silhouette Cameo. You know how you plan things and then get a monkey wrench thrown in, well that happen with my creating, but I did manage to get this finished in time for the post. I had everything cut and ready for this weeks projects and we were to have a crop Friday night and then we had to cancel at the last minute. But instead of me going home and working on what I needed to do, I played hooky and we rode around all weekend.  It was hard getting pictures because of the dark clouds and rain most of the day.  For this layout, I used files called Birthday Girl from PPBN Designs.  You can get her files in the Silhouette online store or my Cricut Explore users and svg users  can join her club on her site.  She has clubs to fit any needs.  Great prices and wonderful designs too.  The background paper and cardstock was from Hobby Lobby.  See you soon with another project. I will be working today!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Little Disney on Ice

I am finally finish with the Disney on Ice for my oldest granddaughters album. I knew I took way too many pictures, but wanted this to me a great memory that we shared together.  For this layout I used my Cricut Explore and the cartridges Tinkerbell and Friends and Stamping.  The two Tinkerbell figures were done with the Print then Cut feature which I love for these because they are just plain hard to get the eyes right.  The title is from the same cartridge, but I did cut it out.  The daisy border is from the Stamping cartridge and I added purple and green stickles to the center.  Sorry this picture is kind of dark, but I thought I had already taken the picture and when I looked on my camera, I hadn't and it was already dark out and the light cast too many shadows so this is the best I could get.  I will be back next week with a couple projects created with the Silhouette Cameo and then I will take off a week for a little trip.  Have a super weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Layout Tuesday with Cricut Explore

Happy June!  Hello and hope you all had a fabulous weekend. The weather was beautiful here and we had a great drive on both Saturday and Sunday. Went and had great dinner and relaxed! Today I am sharing a layout with you created with the Cricut Explore and several images from different cartridges. Next week my hubby and I are planning a little trip so this will be the page when we leave on our next road trip.  For the Interstate sign, I used Summer Vacation, Road trip is from Going Places, Suit Case is from Pack Your Bags and the keys are from Locker Talk.  The little car is a svg because Cricut didn't have one close to my little car we like to take our trips in.  Hope you like this and I can't wait to add a second page with a destination!!!  I will share that in the future.  See you later this week.