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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

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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Penguin Christmas Card

A Penguin Christmas

I have been trying out the print then cut with the Cricut Explore.
So far I am really enjoying it.
Supplies
The Tree and borders were made with Anna Griffin Cuttlebug dies.
The borders were embossed with the Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Christmas Folders.
The Penguins are from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.
The Noel Is from Home For The Holidays Fall/Winter Cricut Cartridge.
I print then cut the penguins and Noel banner. 

Enjoy!
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Repurpose Your Entertainment Center

Repurpose Your 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 re-purpose old furniture.


Happy Crafting!!

~Mary

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ikea Raskog Cart Storage

Ikea Raskog Cart 

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.





































Hooks are shown on the left.
I took the white part off these hooks.
I used them to hang the baskets for the washi tape and ribbon
The label shown on the right is the baskets I used.

I don't keep the baskets on my carts all the time.
When I'm working on a project I use the baskets to hold supplies.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalkboard Kitchen Plaque

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.

Mary



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.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pyramid 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





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cricut Design Space - Writing with Cricut Fonts

Cricut Design Space - Writing With Cricut Fonts
I made a video to go along with the PDF download of which fonts have writing style in Cricut Design Space software.
This video gives step by step instructions on how to write with Cricut Fonts In Cricut Design Space.




There is also a list in Cricut Design Space that list the writing fonts.
See picture below.



PDF Download: https://app.box.com/s/pfli09srpra6toq...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Anna Griffin's Book Emboss, Cut & Create


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.
I feel like I was let in on Anna's design secrets!!
It goes through how she inks the embossing folders.
To how she does all of her other techniques in card making.  It is a must read book!

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Making Monograms

I made some Monograms!!



The H monogram was made with Creative Memories Stork Font cartridge.
I added the flourishes and they can be found on the Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering Cartridge.
The colors for this monogram are Dark blue, Light blue and beige background.


The L monogram was from the Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering Cartridge.
The flourish is from Gypsy Font cartridge on the left.
The leaves are from French Manor cartridge on the right
The colors for this monogram are purple, pink and blue background.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary



Friday, March 14, 2014

I Love Ewe Card

Yes, I have been playing with my Cricut Explore and Design Space again.
I am just loving this new machine. I know I've said it before. I just do. LOL



I designed this in Cricut Design Space.
I wrote first on the card.
Then I cut the Sheep fur, eyes and nose.
Then I cut the heart shapes out.
I did this by hiding the other contours of the design so only the shapes I wanted cut out.
I enlarged, duplicated and welded the back ground scallop card for the card base.
This card can be found on the Cricut Cartridge Spring Holiday Cards.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

St. Patrick's Day Feeling Lucky Card

I made 3 different versions of this card.

               

The card on the left I wrote I feel Lucky with the Explore. I filled it in with stickles.  
The 2 posts on each side of the pot of gold I wrote and cut.
The pot of gold I fussy cut 

The center card I cut out as the original images.
I cut it in green and then black and yellow.
Then I fussy cut the pieces and adhered them to my card.

The card on the right I did the same as the card on the left.
Except I fussy cut the pot of gold differently.

The Cricut cartridge you can find this card on is Spring Holiday Cards.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chalkboard Signs

I made some Chalkboard Signs with the Cricut Explore and Design Space.
I am having so much creating embellishments with this machine and software.
I was experimenting with different colors and fonts to see which I liked best.


The label is from Cricut cartridge lacy labels. 
The fonts I used were Cricut Alphabet and Chalkboard fonts.

Mary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Easter Card In A Box


 I've seen a lot of Card In A Box cards on Facebook. So I had to try one out myself.
 This is a Lori Whitlock svg file.



 Happy Crafting!!

Mary





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.





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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Anna Griffin Name Tag and Treat Bag

I made Anna Griffin Name Tags to Match the Treat Bag I made yesterday. It is in the Make It Now projects. You can customize the project to fit your needs. I customized the file to write the names on the tags then cut in 3 layers on one mat. The font I used was Storybook.
I added some pearls and ribbon to dress it up.

Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Tools I purchased to use with Cricut Explore

These are the tools I purchased from HSN to use with my Cricut Explore.
The tool kit was shown as one set. But, when I received the tool kit it came as the tool kit with the Scoring tool in separate packaging. I also bought the Metallic Pen set.  I really like the new tool kit.
I wasn't going to get it but the tools are really nice.



Happy Crafting!!

Mary



Friday, February 28, 2014

Thank You Card And Anna Griffin Treat Bag

 I made in the Make It Now project in Cricut Design Space.
I'm having a ball playing with my Cricut Explore. There is so much to do with this machine.



Anna Griffin Bow and Treat Bag
What can I say I just love the Anna Griffin images that came with the Explore.
This was just one of many reasons why I purchased the Explore.

My first intricate cut using the Cricut Explore

My first intricate cut using the Cricut Explore. This is an Anna Griffin doily. It cut beautifully! It is 6-1/2". It is a beautiful cut!



~Mary