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"Scrapbooking is your own personal holiday"~~Sara

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Decorating Glass Blocks

I have made a few glass blocks this holiday season to give as gifts.
I have a Tip Sheet I made up to help you start decorating glass blocks.
Click on picture to download the PDF instruction sheet.

https://app.box.com/s/fw5incbswytygzhomxs2
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sleigh Ride Christmas Card

Sleigh Ride Card

This Christmas Card I made in Cricut Design Space. I wrote down which cartridge the images are on. I also included the image number for image in Cricut Design Space. I am including the file I made in Cricut Design Space.

 https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/21905228





Cricut cartridges used:

 Window Grid - CTMH Artbooking - M47351 Horse and Sleigh - Christmas Cards - M34782 Snowflake - Creative Memories Holiday Frames and Tags - M35753 Snowflake - Don Juan - M4136B Pine Tree - Christmas - M3B80D Pine Tree - Christmas - M3D53D Flourish - Wild Card - M34B82

Saturday, November 1, 2014

December Journal Prompts

I'm getting ready for making my December Journal. The header of the PDF is a card I made using images from Cricut Design Space. I made up a list of December Journal Prompts to help you with ideas for December Journals. You can download them on the link below.

 https://app.box.com/s/0blsf3q5sar4agkpb4azcqbz3t2okbb3

 
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stocking Christmas Card

Stocking Christmas Card 

I made another Christmas Card from the Cricut/Anna Griffin Christmas Kitsch cartridge. For the top of the stocking and toe of the stocking I did the print then cut with the Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space. The label on the envelope is Anna Griffin Totally Tags Christmas edition.



Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Snowman Christmas Card

Snowman Christmas Card

I am getting my Christmas cards made. I am really enjoying the print then cut feature in Cricut Design Space. It is so much faster to make a card by printing then cutting the images.

The Cricut Cartridge Christmas Kitsch. The card size is 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Monday, October 20, 2014

Special Moments Card

Special Moments

A card I made with Anna Griffin printable images in Cricut Design Space. 
Sentiment is Special Moments.
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Repurposed Entertainment Center

I turned my entertainment center into craft storage.
I found cube storage that would fit in the opening.
I happened to have 2 of the pieces. I just needed to find the vertical shelves.
Then I started to organize my craft supplies into the unit.
I am really impressed how easily you can repurpose old furniture.




Happy Crafting!!

~Mary

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ikea Raskog Cart Storage

I finished decking out my Ikea Raskog Cart.  I added some Mainstay baskets from Walmart.
I also added mesh drawer organizers for Ribbon, Washi Tape and wood stamps.
The baskets are removable and can be changed out according to what your working on.
I got the baskets in the front and on the sides at Walmart. The baskets were over by the kitchen supplies at the Walmart here. I had to put the hooks in the baskets and foam behind the basket so it sat up straighter.

 Front View


 Back View


 Side View

 
I took the white part off these hooks.
I used them to hang the baskets for the washi tape and ribbon

 
 
This is the label for the baskets I used on the side of my cart.
 

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kitchen Chalkboard Platter Signs



Chalkboard Kitchen Plaque
I've been busy again. I made a couple more chalkboard plaques for my daughter's kitchen. 

Supplies:
-Creative Memories Stork's Delivery - Font -Cricut Cartridge Country Life - Utensil images -Cricut Cartridge Heritage - flourish
-Cricut Cartridge Disney Pooh & Friends - Chef Hat
-Silhouette vinyl -12" long Chrome platters -Rust-oleum Chalkboard paint
-Twine
-Crop-A-Dile - to punch holes in the platter for hanging.
-Cricut Explore and Design Space design Software - To create and cut the images and lettering for the plaque.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chalkboard Plaque - A Home Is Built Of Love and Dreams

A Home Is Built Of Love and Dreams I've been busy making another chalkboard plaque. I am really enjoying making these plaques.  This Plaque is a gift to my daughter.

 Supplies:
-Rust-oleum Chalkboard paint
-Chrome platter -Silhouette Vinyl
-Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cartridge for the font.
-Burlap Ribbon -Twine to hang the plaque
-Bow-it-all - to tie the bow -Crop-A-Dile
- to punch holes in the plaque for hanging
-Cricut Explore and Design Space design Software
- To create and cut the images and lettering for the plaque.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chalkboard Plaque - Home Is Where The Heart Is


Home Is Where The Heart Is

I've been working on making chalkboard plaques. This is my first one with more to come. 
This one is for my dinning room.

Supplies:

-Rust-oleum Chalkboard paint
-Chrome platter -Silhouette Vinyl
-Creative Memories Stork's Delivery Cartridge for the font.
-Burlap Ribbon
-Twine to hang the platter
-Bow-it-all - to tie the bow
-Crop-A-Dile - to punch holes in the platter for hanging
-Cricut Explore and Design Space design Software
- To create and cut the images and lettering for the platter.

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Banner

4th Of July Banner Happy 4th of July everyone!!  Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday! I've been working on this banner and finished it just in time for the 4th Of July!


Instructions: Cut a piece of paper 5" wide and 11" long.
Score the paper every 1-3/8"


Fold the paper so the 2 ends are facing up. 
The 3 center pieces will be folded up. So you will have 3 peaks and 4 valleys. 


Staple the flower in the middle. 
Then Cut an angle on each end of the paper. 
Lay the paper with the 3 peaks facing away from you then cut the angles. 


This is how it will look from the top view. 


Bring the 2 end pieces together and glue to form a half flower. 


Bring the other 2 ends together and glue to form the full flower.

The stars were cut with Cricut Design Space.
The star is cut from Cricut fonts and Basic Shapes cartridge.
They were cut 2" wide by 1.9" high.
I used the star shadow to decorate the banner.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Cricut Explore Blade

Look at what this Cricut brought to my house!! I received this little Cricut as a gift along with the New Cricut Explore Blade!!
I do not know when they will be for sale. I don't know how much they cost.
But this is how the packaging looks. So now we have an idea as to what it looks like.




Sunday, May 18, 2014

Triangle Treat Box



Pyramid Treat Box

I made some pyramid treat boxes for 4th of July.
I decorated them so they could be used for Memorial Day or Independence Day.
You can decorate them for any occasion you want.

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge:  Independence Day - The Star burst in the center triangle box.
Cricut Cartridge: Art Philosophy - The star cut on the 2 triangle boxes on the ends.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Golf Addict Treat Box



Golf Addict Treat Box 

I'm celebrating National Scrapbook day by crafting.

Supplies:

The cap is an svg file I purchased from svgcuts.com.
The phrase golf addict is from the Cricut Cartridge Sports Mania.

Happy NSD!!
Mary

Sunday, March 30, 2014

April Showers Card


April Showers Card

Card Size: 5-1/5"x8-1/2"

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge: A Child's Year - Card base
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter 2 - Tulips
Cricut Writing Font: Creative Memories - Tiny Treasures - Sweet Pea



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Anna Griffin's Book - Emboss, Cut & Create



I just received Anna Griffin's Book - Emboss, Cut & Create.
Oh my gosh is this book ever awesome!!
There are tips, tricks and projects to make.
It goes through how she inks the embossing folders.
Then it goes on to how she does all her other techniques in card making.

Did anyone else get it?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

I decorated My Cricut Explore with Vinyl!!

I Decorated My Cricut Explore with Vinyl!
This is my first vinyl project ever! I am happy with how it turned out.
I am not into decorating my die cutting machines.
But I wanted to give it a try since I never done this before.





The Creation Station was done in my own handwriting.
I wrote out Creation Station on a white piece of paper.
I scanned the handwriting into my computer.
I uploaded the image into Cricut Design Space.
I cleaned up the image. I saved it as a simple image.
I chose the vinyl setting on the Cricut dial.
It cut out beautifully. It was so simple.
The flower is from the Sophie Cricut Circle Cartridge. 
I don't know why I haven't done more vinyl projects.
I guess I was uncomfortable trying something new.
I know I will be doing more vinyl projects in the future.
It was fun and easy to do!!

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Cricut Explore Arrived Today!!


 


My Cricut Explore arrived today!! I am so excited! So far I like what this machine can do. I'm very happy with the Design Space software. I bought a rolling utility cart to house my machines. 
Since the Cricut Explore requires an internet connection. I can just roll my machine over to my computer and cut away. I really like the set up I have with using a rolling cart. After I registered the Explore I was able to access the Anna Griffin Images that came with the HSN Cricut Explore package. I made some test cuts and I really like this machine. I am very excited to have it!!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Guys Craft Too!!

Chuck helping Emma make wings for her Barbie doll. Chuck prefers fussy cuts.





Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

Valentine's Day Card

I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Lace Heart for the center heart.
I used 4 different Martha Stewart Punches to make the smaller hearts.