Saturday, September 29, 2012

A B C's

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know I'm part of a new blog that shows Cricut projects everyday. I design on the 30th of each month. The new blog is Cricut FANatics. Be sure to stop by for a visit.

Today I'd like to share a home decor project and a some little book marks. The book marks follow the monthly theme of end of summer/back to school.

This wall hanging is for my newest Grandson for Christmas. I started with a white canvas 14x20. Painted the background a very light blue and then created a frame look with a darker blue.

The letters are from the Planting SchoolBook cartridge and are between 1.75" and 2.5".Each letter was faux stitched with a black pen. Zooballo was used for the animals and were sized accordingly to the letter. I used CCR to design and cut everything with my Imagine and all images were printed using Bubblegum Stripes.
Black pearls were added to each animal and additional embellishments of dew drops and ribbon were added. Xyron machine used for adhesive.

The cute little characters are Page Pals from the Cricut Craftroom and are available digitally. They were quick to make. They were all cut at 4". Industrial Glow was used for the printing of the paper.
Thanks for stopping by!
Cricut Info and Supplies Used:
Designed by- Yvonne Balmer
Cartridges Used: Plantin SchoolBook
                            Bubblegum Stripes
                            Page Pals - Digital
                            Industrial Glow
Cricut Machine: Imagine
Project Type: Home Decor
Project Theme: Baby, Child
Additional Supplies - Dew Drops, Ribbon, Black Pen, Pearls, Inks for shading Page Pals.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Clean, Quick, Simple


I really can't figure out where all my time goes...although I did do a 40 mile bike ride on Wednesday.

I am working on a couple of large projects that should be ready to share soon. What I will tell you is I used to do a lot of tole painting and ruined more clothes than I care to remember...well I'm I still seem to have a problem keeping all the paint either on the brush or the project!

So I thought I should say "Hello" seeing how it's been so long. All products on the card are Stampin' UP. The flower is simply stamped, then punched out and layered.
Back to my painting.....whatever happened to that apron I used to wear while painting....the one that could stand much paint on it, it had become stiff.
Happy Friday

Thursday, September 6, 2012

So Tiny!

Morning Crafters!

I have another scrapbook page of Korben to share.

Baby's are so tiny and perfect and can MELT the heart of anybody.

The photos here are of Korben's hand with Xavier, then Daddy, and Poppy.
The poem reads:
When those tiny fingers curl
So sweetly around your own,
You'll feel some of the deepest joy
That you've ever known
Because it doesn't take so long
To understand how much
Your whole life can be transfermed
By a gently baby's touch
A shot of Korben's tiny feet and comparing it to Daddy's- big toe!
This poem reads:
Someday I'll jump through puddles,
Take a stroll or run a race.
Someday I'll walk across the street,
Or maybe walk in space,
Someday I'll scale a mountain,
Or I'll join a ballet corps.
Someday I'll walk a tightrope,
Or explore the ocean floor.
Someday these feet will do some things,
That only Heaven knows,
But for today they're happy
Just to wiggle all their toes.
The triangles cut with Art Philosophy cartridge. Cartstock and chipboard. Co-ordinations cardstock used, embossed with swiss dots cartridge, then sanded and finally inked. The poems were printed on vellum, then layed over the purple cardstock and a scalloped grey mat underneath. Lettering on Korben Sizzlets Dies used.

I'm trying to head out for a bike ride but checking to see if my tire is holding air. There will be a longer story if I get out on the rode and get a flat again.

I'm off...Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back To Basics

Good Morning!

All the kids should be back in school by now....must be crafting time.

This card is using a really old technique. I stamped the flower with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Using  pink ink and an ink dauber I gently rubbed ink over the embossed image. I started in the centre and worked my way out...gradually lightening. The embossing powder resist the ink. You can always take a tissue and gently rub over the embossed area to remove any ink.

Layer the card up a couple of times and you've got a great card!
I really must get back to crafting...I haven't done much at all in August.