Thursday, March 6, 2014

With Sympathy

Hi Friends,

The sun is shining this morning...makes me so happy.

Here's a sympathy card using Silhouette Studio. I wrote the wording with a gel pen using the machine. I really like that feature. This is a card you could use for any occasion just by changing out
the sentiment.
Lots going on today...will share in a few days.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Building Block Card

Hi There,

Is it spring yet? I've included some pictures of what our yard looked like yesterday morning....

In the meantime here is the card for today. This is referred to a Building Block Card. Directions can be found on Splitcoast Stampers. I did use the directions from Splitcoast and created a cut file for my Silhouette. If you would like a copy please leave a comment or e-mail me directly. Either way I will need to know your e-mail address. :)
The cake image is from the Silhouette library. I colored filled it on the
computer then used the print and cut feature on the Silhouette.
The font was aerial. I can cut any font I can download to my computer.
This tree is normally tall and upright. Tuesday morning I awoke to freezing rain. None of the ice melted off the trees until late afternoon. About noon I had to venture out and everywhere it
looked like a Winter Wonderland. It was actually quite pretty.
A close up of the ice on the above tree!
The palm tree should not have icicles!
The palm fronds are usually pointing up. This year we have been hit with a lot
of frost and hard frosts. Hoping it's over soon.
Stay warm today.
I'm going to craft a little more. A pop up box card is in my future.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tiki Party

Good Day!

I made this card for my neighbor. I was looking for something fun. The tiki head was an image I downloaded from the internet, traced and cut using the silhouette. The drink was a cricut cut form Life's a Beach cartridge.

The background I printed on my printer. I've learned to use a glossy cardstock and the print is much nicer. The stamp is from Just-Rite and the scallop is a SU punch. 
To go along with the card I bought an orchid plant...guess I didn't show how pretty
it was. lol
The dragonfly was purchased from the silhouette library as were all the vinyl cuts.
This machine cuts vinyl great. Intricate designs are not a problem. My only problem is I want to vinyl everything.
I did have a label image but I was able to draw a oval to match the inside of the label for the blue vinyl. I am using the designer edition software and that allows me more creativity. Probably way more than I'll ever need. The swirly font was pretty cute too.

Well I just couldn't leave this side without anything so I duplicated the dragonfly and then I had a font that has a little flower on each letter. Perfect...and in the centre of each flower I added a black pearl.
Had a productive day yesterday in my craftroom and I also visited with a friend where
we exchanged craft ideas. I've got a cool one coming up for you.
DH is in Calgary right now...coming home today but boy have they been in the deep freeze. Saturday's forecast was -30C for high and -46C for low. That's cold.
Leave a comment and let me know where your from and how warm or cold you are!
If you're still in winter temperatures stay warm and just makes it more bearable.