So, I have struggled with why it looked like two backgrounds overlapping my blog. Guess what... That was the problem. So I have not ever had a lot of time to really learn how to set up a great blog site. Shame on me. My backgroung of having my degree in graphic design. But I have to blame it on the fact that web site building was not a course for my class now did blogs exist then. Amazing where technology has taken us. Anyway. I will have some new cards up soon. I finished up a few last week. Also found some amazing deals on brand new carts. They are solutions but it was a deal that I could not pass up. I am hoping to make a few halloween cards and a welcome back to the states card for my parents. They just returned from a month long vacation in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece just to name a few. Would have loved to gone with them!!! Anyway, along with the halloween cards, I have already started my Christmas cards from my family. A total first for me. So Watch what is to come! Keep Crafting!
EK Success launched new punches this summer. I finally purchased one even though I have flowers I can make on my cricut. I wanted to see how easy this way might be.
After many tries, I found it hard to make the petals align without over lapping petals as I was wrapping. Yet it can be done especially with practice. But if you don't have a cricut then this is the next best thing to get the look of paper flowers hand made. I think this may be the only one I will be purchasing though. But that's my personal opinion and since I don't have a need for them then the room in my craft storage might be available for other tools. But I do love tools.
I am trying to get back in the grove, it seems hard with the kids back at school, mainly since summer hasn't decided to leave Texas yet. We so badly need so much rain here. And for the last three weeks my allergies have just exploded due to all the dried grasses and no rain. Everytime the wind stirs up, I start sneezing. I was out the other night with my kids getting the bikes aired up and the ride had to be postponed. I just could not be outside without sneezing. Miserable. I take daily claritin, but it may be time to switch it up since I have been taking that for a few years now. Maybe its lost its effectiveness.
Okay on to other things. I know I have more pictures to post of all the lastest and greatest items that I am now seeing at my local Joanns, Michael's and Hobby Lobby. Sadly our best scrapbook store that has been here for over 13 years is going out of business. Sad to see that happen. So I guess I am going to be giving more of my purchases to the online retailers to find that perfect items.
Head on over to www.aboverubiesstudio.com if you have not yet. Megan has come out with more dvds and her own line of paper for the cricut. Her dvds are what I used to finally understand the in's and out's of my cricut...
I had someone special to me going thru a rough time and so I decided to send her a pick me up card. And even timed it so that the chances it would arrive on that no so happy date for her. She loved it and it was exactly what she needed. You know there are many friends we don't seem to pay attention to and see when something as a little card might be the perfect thing they need to get that mood lift. So look closer and find that friend. Keep some cards around just for that occasion. Keep Crafting!
Found this card and its layout information in the Cricut Cards Magazine by Northridge. I was looking to make a birthday card and needed a little help with inspiration. These magazines are perfect for a inspiration boost or even to follow exactly, and they have all the details listed in them. I made several to keep in my box for when I need them. Keep Crafting..
I direct an adult Handbell choir along with a highschool. But my adults are mainly ladies, yet we have three men as members. It never seems that my ladies can behave themselves. But that is what makes our fellowship. I look forward to being with them. I like and try to have birthday cards for my ringers and always on thee on the look out for funny ideas.
I trimmed with an xacto knife along with using my copics to color in. This was pretty detailed but well worth the time. Now I just need to make a few more to put in my card box.
Now here is yet a card style I have been wanting to make and try out. Had to find it on youtube. But that was the easy part.
This is for my niece, who was Valvictorian of her class. I absolutely had to be there for her. And thanks to my hubby, we made it happen!
I made the back part a pocket to put a check in for her dorm fund.
Okay so I am a proud aunt. This is the Valvictorian in the family.
I think I am getting caught up here. I had all these cards and hadn't gotten them up until now. I know these are all cards. I will be getting back to some scrapbook page layout soon. I am working on a layout that I purchased from Monique Griffith. And all I have to say is WOW. So much detail that I spent a long time a my groups crop working on it, but still haven't finished it. Mainly I think due to using the new Expression 2. I think I will finish it out on my my old expression. I still have to really figure out this new machine.
I am a mom of three, graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Design Communication. Anything to do with art feeds my soul. I also direct the handbell choirs at my church and have been a director there for 10 years. Although I have played Handbells for 26 years. It is one of my passions mainly due to my mother being a handbell director too.