Saturday, April 26, 2014

Addicted to CAS #37 - Grunge (card) & a FREE “nested” Music Note

Finally!  Life is so full I’ve not time to blog so much.  I hope everyone had a good Easter.  Mine was lovely, time with family. 

I enjoyed taking part in a card challenge today -

Addicted to CAS 37

And here is a card I made for someone I know who is musical:


Wow, there is a lot going on with this card in the way of stamps.  I used:

Stampin’ Up - Oh so Lovely

American Crafts - Jared (chevron)

My Mind’s Eye - Indie Chic (watch)

Recollections - Lettering (2 U)

Studio G - Lettering (letter stamps) 

And then I designed a “nested” set of music notes, which I hope might be of use to you (and the cut-out notes come in handy as well!) 


Nested Music Notes

.studio file for your Silhouette cutting machine


I have these sized to fit on the front of a quarter fold card.  Enjoy!


Blossoms and Blooms

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Its full-on Spring here in Osoyoos.  I don’t think one can ever get enough pictures of blooms.  These pretty Pink Lady apple blossoms are just emerging!

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So lovely!

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I wish I could put this bouquet on YOUR table…

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dynamic Duos Card Challenge Card

I FINALLY got a few minutes to craft this weekend and twice as nice is my sister in law Judy hit it at the same time so we took this challenge together. 

Dynamic Duos # 98

And so I put my thinker on and created this card:


I don’t know which designer paper this is - but its a thicker, one sided.  I wanted it to serve as both a card base as well as having a pattern on it.  I chose to make this a tri fold.


The back looks like this - I glued fabric lace all the way across.


I used the inside to place a photo of my handsome Mr. and I and so each side panel could hold a poem - one from me to my Mother in Law and then one coming from the perspective of my husband.  Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww - I know *wink* 

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

FREE .studio (Silhouette) File Hinged Easter Egg!

A friend of mine asked me to make her a couple of Easter cards and I decided to get original and design something myself.  I’m really EGG-cited about this file, it turned out so sweet!



(personal use)

(I’m trying BOX for my files - let me know what you think?)

I used some sewing on this card, though I’m sure glue might work fine too.  I like the special touch sewing adds.  (besides, its good for me to keep up my sewing skills so I don’t sew over my finger again)  You need to decide and sew your lace parts on BEFORE you sew the bottom section or the top section together. 


This is a fun 3 part project.  A simple card base (definately does not have to be white - a coloured cardstock might be the ticket for YOU!) and then the actual EGG parts (no, not a white and a yolk, tho that is a funny thought) - actually four pieces, two for the top, two for the bottom with holes in the top part through which you can put a brad (I used a rather large dollar store brad, you might want to make your own holes smaller if you want to use a smaller brad - or even remove the holes out of the file and use a punch the size you desire)  and lastly, the inside “egg is a sketch file with a cut for the edge (you will have to set your machine to do this, i’ve created all the lines the same) I chose my designer paper to be one that is one sided, of a crisp stock.  The reason for one sided is so you sketch the sentiment on one side.  A nice touch is all I’m saying.  I’m all about the details.


Note - the butterflies are included - but not the flowers - the flower is from the Silhouette Store. 

Use a couple of glue dots to adhere your “EGG” to the card base but do mention this in your greeting to the person receiving it - they may like the option of taking it off of the card base and sticking it…on the fridge?




I liked it so much I created a “batch” of these sweet little cards.

Tuesday Morning Sketches 243 Card

I got a itty bitty window open up to me last week to create and since my sister Nina did too we both created a card for


Tuesday Morning Sketches 243:



This is what I wound up with:




Supplies include: My Mind’s Eye 6 x 6 paper pad - “In Bloom”, Diamond Glaze, “with love” stamp by Fiskars, gems by Recollections (Michaels), Wink of Stella




I used a lot of layering in this card - all centered around the beautiful floral patterned paper.  I moved a circle cut around on the paper until I had a full “bouquet” isolated and then cut.  I created layers behind that in both a darker and lighter toned cardstock to create some drama.   I painted the blossoms with some clear “Wink of Stella” and whne this was dry I went ahead and added a few layers of Diamond Glaze on top.  Yes, a few bubbles eluded me but it really does look lovely! 

The final touch was to stamp a sheer ribbon with the sentiment on it - my ribbon goes all the way across but still…

Thanks for visiting today! Psssst - if you are coming today via a direct link for this particular post - you might want to visit my LATEST post to see a beautiful FREE download for a pretty hinged Easter Egg Card cutting file for your Silhouette Cameo! - click here to visit!

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