Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A time to fly.....

Hello there!! Are you having a wonderful summer? Mine is just flying past! In just 3 short weeks my baby will be heading off to all seams so not real! I feel like I will wake up and my 3 kids will be running and jumping on my bed to watch tv just like when they were little! How time flies! Well here I am.....what will my life be like? He will be flying on his own and well I guess that means I get to fly on my own too.....I must say it is hard saying goodbye to motherhood when that is all I ever wanted to be! But that is life.....I did the best job I could. I move on. I get to fly. My most favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31...."Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings as eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." I get to fly with the eagles.....a new journey! I am ready!

Now on to todays post......of cards... Thank you to all the ladies who came and took my class up in Mt. Juliet! You were all wonderful! Can't wait to see you all again! Here were the cards we made.....

Pop up card...using Unity Stamp Co. stamp{love them}

Trifold card....

Diagonal fold card.....

There you have it! The papers were My Minds there paper! Well that is all for today! Hope you are all fairing well in this heat! Believe me when I say I am NOT one of those who complain about the cold here in the winter! I love it......just now I am dreaming of a cool crisp fall morning! Hmmm....cannot wait! For now.....Bye


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cricut......stencils....paint.....oh my!!

Hello there! It's my turn again to share something on The Bug Bytes blog! I must say.....I have had this on my mind for weeks! And could not wait to do this post! Thanks so much Pam for letting me post on your blog! I have much to share.....hopefully you will find it quite interesting and fun! About 2 months ago I took an art journaling course and loved it! One of the things you can use is stencils.....well I could not afford to buy everything so I had to be creative. I had never cut stencils with the cricut but thought hmmm.....there are so many designs that would make cool stencils! So I got to work and found Provocrafts stencil material and also Plaids. Provocrafts has a repositional sticky on the back which is excellant if you are stenciling on walls and such but is not easy to find without ordering online. I did find Plaids stencil material at Walmart....easy! I like the way they both cut but I must say I am more partial to Plaids. For all my cuts the settings on my machine were the same......Multi cut 3, Pressure high, speed medium to low and I did find that the deep cut blade set at 6 works best for my machine.

Here is a photo of both.

Any way pick your designs{which was quite hard.....too many!} Lol And then are just a few and notice the positive and the negative will see both used today.

For this project you will also need Molding paste and a spatula.

Lay the stencils onto your my case I have 2 cards and the beginnings of an art Journal page......the paste is like your stencils so the paste is even with the stencil.

Then carefully lift and set aside to dry.......depending on where you live it could take around 30 minutes to an hour.

When dry you can decorate with stamps and paint or glimmer mist.

Oh remember the cut out from the stencils? You can use those as masks! So double the duty! And fun! Here I layed the images down and used glimmer mist and misted! Cool!!

Then I just outlined the images with a black Pitt pen and a sentiment stamp. Done!!

The art journal page isn't quite finished or I would have that too......but I think you are getting the idea! Oh and one more thing.....why stop with are some other images on canvas fabric.....with some glimmer mist! Wow!

Could you just see these on cards.....scrapbook pages....or art journaling! The possibilities are unlimited!!

I hope you all were inspired to make some stencils and increase your creativity! Have a great day all! Bye......


Wednesday, July 20, 2011!!

Are you all enjoying this heat we are having? I can say I am all snug in my airconditioning!! If I go out I will surely melt! LOL Thought I would start trying to catch up on posting some past I realized I had not posted my daughters wedding invition yet! And that was in March!! Yes I am here it is! LOL I used the Cricut to cut out the background blue frames and the flourishes. The stamp is from "Lily of the Valley".....they have some of the sweetest stamps! Enjoy!

And I also have the little cone from the shower favors.....same color combo.

Thats all folks! Have a great night!


Monday, July 11, 2011

July......passing us by...

Hello there.....July is really passing us by quickly! Lots of fireworks and family! I thought I would pop on and post my advanced cards class for July.....before the class is over! The class is next Monday night.....still room to sign up!

The first card is a pop up slider card. I designed it in my Gypsy by Provocraft using the Just Because cartridge.

Next is another kind of pop up!

Lastly is a revisit of a card we did last year.....but a fun one!

As you can see from the above photo we will also be doing some stitching! Should be fun! That's it for today! Be back soon with a surprise!