Friday, August 24, 2012

New Cricut Artiste Cartridge

I love this card using the new Cricut Artiste cartridge. I received this in my swap which featured Avonlea paper and the stamp sets that come with the Artiste cartridge.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Round Avonlea

At the last unit meeting I went to at my uplines this was one of the cards I received in the card swap I participated in. I love how the paper is pleated to add texture to the card.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012


With the new Fall/Winter Idea book, comes new paper kits. The first one I will be featuring is Avonlea. This card is also made with new Colonial White Rosette Ribbon. This ribbon is 3/4" wide and comes on a roll that is 5 yds long for only $7.95.

I cut off 2 of the roses to help form the cross on this card. The idea came off pinterest.

The sentiment is stamped in the new Slate color ink pad.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

So Proud

Every parent is proud of their kids but for us, after the year we are having, Dalton's graduation was really special.

Being taller than Mom, though not by much, has always been a goal for Dalton.

I sure love this kid!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dalton with the Grands

Dalton's grandparents were so proud of him. I love how these pics show the love between these 3.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

You Made It

Dalton in his cap & gown on the front porch. He was so excited to finally be finished with high school and move onto the Academy at West Point.

Little did I realize how fast this year would go and then "poof" it was gone....

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Monday, August 13, 2012

What a Stud!!

Before graduation I took Dalton out onto the front porch to take some pics. We always would take 1st day of school pictures on the front porch so this seemed appropriate to end his school pictures there too.

Studio J made this layout fast & easy. I loved how using the frame around Dalton really brings the attention to him and away from my front door.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Last Day of High School

I have always made Dalton a hot breakfast. From the time he was little he has loved "egg McMuffins" that we made at home. So since this was his last breakfast of high school I had to make him his favorite.

Studio J made this layout so fun! Did you notice Dalton had furry friends at breakfast? Yep, Rosie & Angus are always there to catch anything that may fall.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Again using "What You've Got" this card uses Card Chatter, Universal Background and Birthday Wishes.

I loved this card when I saw it on pinterest. And so I copied it and made it.

Stamp with Bamboo ink the flowers down the side of the card.
Using 3-M removable poster tape ( 1" wide) tape off a section closer to the bottom. Sponge with Bamboo ink in between the taped area, I go in circles so I don't get lines.
Then stamp with Universal Background and Desert Sand ink across the Bamboo sponged area.
Remove tape.
Stamp sentiment.
Add organza ribbon.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Black & White

I saw a card like this on the Close To My Heart bulletin board and had to make one. I loved that all you use is White & Black paper and just Black ink.

You do use several stamp sets but....oh well, it's beautiful!!

The end cap is a border I cut on the Cricut and just cut off one, huh!!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Paper Butterflies

Black makes for such a nice background to show off your paper & stamps. I've used Universal Background (D1477  $17.95) with Lagoon ink to create my own B/T paper. Then just layers of Black, Lagoon, Daisy White CS to frame my butterfly. This butterfly is from the Flutter Paper Shapes (Z1463  $5.95) that I sponged with Lagoon and edged with black. Did you notice the butterfly has music notes on it to match the background I used? Cool, right?!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012


The Stamp of the Month that Close To My Heart offers each month is such a great value. Even if you don't like all the stamps in the set, for $5.00 with qualifying order, is a small price to pay for even just on stamp.

July was a set like that. I loved this stamp in the set but wasn't as hot for the rest of the set. So this is what we made in our "Use What You've Got" workshop.

Lagoon, Black CS is reversed in layers. The sentiment is stamped with the butterflies stamped in Lagoon ink then Black ink. Flutter paper butterflies are sponged with Lagoon and edged with Black ink. Then to finish off I used parts of Sparkle Flourish.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Garden

I decided for my workshop this month to call it "Use What You've Got". Since we all have so much stuff I decided to not introduce more "stuff" but to feature items most already have. Hence the name "Use What You've Got".

This card uses the stamp set A Garden (A1119  $6.95). I've had this set sitting on my desk, buried beneath all my paper work, and have wanted to use it for quite awhile. So taking the idea from the art work on page 73 of the Spring/Summer idea book I created this card.

I'm in love with Lagoon. So using Lagoon as my focal color I took the branch in the stamp set (with Pear ink) I made my vine to put flowers on. Stamping the small flower on Lagoon CS with Lagoon ink. Cut out the flowers and mount with mounting tape. Add alittle sparkle in the center.
On either side of the Daisy White CS I added Lagoon CS to frame it out.
The saying is stamped in Pear ink

It's good to be back.
Enjoy your day!