February 27, 2015

March CD Calendar Art Work

Here is the second in my series for my 2015 CD calendar.  In case you missed the first one [which is actually February], click here for the post.  January's calendar page is pictured on that post as well.

Want the pdf?  Click!

Here is the finished calendar page:

And here is the video:

Thanks for checking my video out!  I appreciate every single viewing!  I'm still learning [this is a steep learning curve for me] and I find it really hard to put myself out there with a video including my voice.  But I'm a goal setter and this was a goal I set for myself!

February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

I am on a watercolour kick so the February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is right up my alley!

Here is the inspiration photo:

And here is my take:

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Dies [Papertrey Ink], Ink [Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans]

I'm off to check out the inspiration!

February 17, 2015

Circle Cards

I saw some seriously cute circle cards using a die and I thought I could create a cut file on my Silhouette Portrait machine so I don't have to purchase an expensive die.  Using my Silhouette Studio software, I drew two circles, overlapped them and welded them.  It was actually pretty easy.  If you want to use my cut file I've uploaded it to my Google drive and you can download it here.  The file includes two sizes of cards:  one is 2 1/2" diameter and the other is about 3" in diameter.

Here are two of the cards I made:

and here is the other:

Supplies:  Card stock [Recollections, Bazzill], Stamps [Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things], Dies [Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things], Cut File #44795 from Silhouette Store.

Here is the video.  You can watch it here or at YouTube.

Hope you enjoyed it!

February 14, 2015

Valentine Tag

Just thought I'd stop by with the Valentine tag I made for the gift I gave to my husband today.

Supplies:  Cardstock [Recollections], Stamps [Lawn Fawn], Dies [Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink], Cut file #44795 from the Silhouette store.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 06, 2015

Masculine Valentine Card

Happy February! I wanted to make a more masculine Valentine card that would convey an important message to my amazing husband but wouldn't be all pink, cutesy or feminine.  I'm a pink, cutesy, female.  Do you see my conundrum?

So, I went to a new set from the latest Mama Elephant release:  Shooting Star!  I love this set, like I REALLY love it!  Great sentiments and a fun image to colour and die cut...perfect!  However, the image is of a girl.  That would not work on a masculine card, though.  So I went to the sentiments and there were a couple I could have used.  I chose "I thank my lucky stars you're in my life.'

Here is how I incorporated it on my card:

Supplies:  Card stock [Recollections 110 lb black], Stamps and Dies [Mama Elephant], Star Confetti created with a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page star punch, Red Heart Confetti [Dollar Store]

If you look closely, you can see a single bit of red heart confetti.  For my husband, that's enough girly stuff.

Here is a closeup of the heart:

I think he will appreciate the masculine simplicity of the card.  What do you think?

February 02, 2015

CD Calendar Case - February

Hey everyone!

I'm here with a fun and super easy project for you.  I have this thing for calendars.  I'm not sure why but I do. I had a CD case calendar page for May 2014 on the cover of the now defunct magazine Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking. I had to send mine away but I made myself another one that I keep next to my chair where I sit the most. I did pages for every month last year and am continuing the trend for this year.  Here is my January page [which I did before I got up and running with my video camera so I don't have a video for]:

And here is my February page which I do have a video for:

Supplies: CD Case [Staples], Stamps [Mama Elephant], Dies [Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant], Twine [Hemptique]

The printable download for the 12 month calendar file is here.

Here is the video:

NOTE:  you need a standard CD jewel case NOT a slim CD jewel case.  You can buy them here for my Canadian friends and here for my American friends.  You need to take out the black part [it's super easy...insert your finger nail or a thin knife between the black and clear portions and carefully pry them apart].  You might have one kicking around with an old music CD in it that you can use.

Hope you try one of your own!

January 30, 2015

Valentine Shaker Goodie Bag [for reals]

Looks like there was an issue with the post that included the video from this post so I'm posting it here:

And the final product:

and the final product with the sweet treat:

I found some fun bags of heart shaped chocolates at my local dollar store.  Everyone can use a new pencil, right?

Forgot to say that I am adding this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge blog where anything goes!  The stitched circles could easily have been cut with Lil' Inkers dies [which is what the DT were using this week].

Thanks for checking out my video!