I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My First Tri-Shutter Card

So when Mary at CardzTV posted her video of the Tri-Shutter Card tutorial, I had to try it!  Her instructions are so great, she is such an amazing teacher!  There are also a couple challenges that are going on at Paper Playtime and CardzTV that I really wanted to participate in, so I was inspired to make this card.  I have a bunch of "Thank You" cards to make for family members that have helped us so much this past year, this is one of them.  I really like the idea of the Tri-Shutter, because, of course, paper is my most favorite thing, and this is a great way to show fun coordinating papers; a gallery, if you will.  This is such a simple card, I just used the George cart to cut my flowers, added buttons to the center (which is the CardzTV Challenge - Cute As A Button"), and popped them up on foam tape.  The other challenge at Paper Playtime is "Use More Than One Fold".  I had fun making this, and am in the process of making another one.  Hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out Mary's tutorial, it really is so super simple to follow!

Monday, April 22, 2013

3D Project - FCCB Challenge #157

Another week of fun challenges, starting with FCCB!!!  This week you need to make a 3D project.  My son just started his first year of soccer and his first game was on Saturday.  Each week, the parents rotate and bring treats for the team.  I decided when it's my turn I am going to make these fun glasses from the Life's A Party cartridge, and give them to the kids (along with juice boxes and granola bars).  I basically used the same colors as in the handbook.  I played around a little bit with the sizes, I first put in an 8 1/2" x 11" in the bottom corner of my mat, moved the blade to the top corner of the paper and Set Cut Area.  I then used Fit to Page to see how big they would be.  I am pretty sure it calculated the size to 5", but I did think that was a bit big, so I just cut them out at 4" instead.  I have tried to get my son to sit for pictures while wearing them, but he doesn't like to pose, so there isn't a picture of him, but they do look pretty cute on my 4 year old.  Hope you have fun making your projects this week!  Check out the other Design Team member's creations over at FCCB!

Monday, April 8, 2013

FCCB Color and Shape Challenge

What a fun challenge FCCB has this week!  Come on over and participate by creating a card using the color Yellow and a Triangle.  Yes, it is a color and shape challenge.  My little card was created with the Sweet Treats cartridge.  I used the Argyle, Divine Swirls, and Swiss Dots embossing folders for the ice cream cone, rounded the corners and added yellow brads, then inked up the edges of all my yellow paper with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The fun paper is from the DCWV Sweet Mat Stack.  It's simple, but I like to show off the paper sometimes and not cover it up too much with images or embellishments.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April Fool's! FCCB Cricut Crawl

Hopefully you have found yourself here after crawling along the FCCB April Fool's Cricut Crawl!  If you haven't checked out the DT's fantastically fun April Fool's projects, you should head on over there to start it!  So, my little card isn't a "joke", but it is an unexpected response from the usual addage of "when life gives you lemons".  And this is totally my philosophy as of right now in my life.  I know soda is horrible for you health wise, but to me it is my sanity on this crazy cancer rollercoaster my little family is on.  I LOVE Diet Coke with Lime, or as it is known in my house DCL.  When I was looking through my new cartridge Just Because Cards I was inspired to create this card from the "Lemons into Lemonade" phrase/cut and cut the glass image out of vellum paper.  I used the lemon cut from Simply Charmed for my lemons and limes.  The colorful diamond paper is from Echo Park's This and That Graceful 6x6 pack.  The green and white is from DCWV Nana's Kitchen mat stack.  The yellow and white polka dot paper on the lemons is from a Wal-Mart paper pack.  I inked around the edges of my sentiments, lemons, and base card with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and popped up the lemons and sentiment on the front with some dimensionals.  I hope you are having fun on the crawl, and keep at it, there are still some fabulous projects ahead!