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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Mason Jars





Christmas Mason Jars

The red jar is Santa and the green jar is a Christmas Tree.









Snowflake Mason Jars


Snowflake Mason Jar

  • The snowflake is from the Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge image #M38CE4. 
  • I cut out my vinyl snowflake.  
  • I adhered the snowflake to the front of the jar.  
  • I painted the jar in Plaster color chalk paint.  
  • I sealed the jar and glittered it.  
  • Then I outlined the snowflake with Stickles glue glitter.



Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Pocket Letter








Thanksgiving pocket letter swap I made and mailed out.
I love doing these swaps.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Vases Made From Mason Jars


Vases Made From Mason Jars


Supplies:
Waverly Chalk Paint
Varnish
Mason Jar
Burlap Ribbon
Bakers Twine
Hemp
Trinkets

Directions:
Paint jar with Moss Green Waverly Chalk Paint and let dry.  Dry brush brown Waverly chalk paint over the green paint and let dry.  Seal the paint with varnish and let dry. Wrap ribbon around the jar and adhere with hot glue. Tie hemp and twine around the neck of the jar.  Tie trinket onto the middle of the jar having it hang over the ribbon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Painted Mason Jars For Fall

Painted Mason Jars For Fall

Please read the Instructions below:
You place the vinyl on the outside of the jar.
You paint your jar. Letting the paint dry for each layer. Then when the jar is dry add varnish. Letting the varnish dry between each layer.
Remove vinyl after the jar has dried completely.
I used an X-acto knife to cut around the vinyl shape then peeling it off the jar.
I used Waverly Chalk Paint. Then I sealed it with Waverly clear matte varnish.
The paints and varnish can be purchased at Walmart.
2 different techniques were used with each jar. The jar with the maple leaf was painted with a solid color paint. The jar with the acorn I applied several layers of paint to distress it. Giving it a more woodsy feel to it. I used the dry brush technique to apply 3 different colors of paint onto the jar with the acorn.
The candles are battery operated. I'm in the process of making tags and die cuts to hang on the jars.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Witch's Brew


 Witch Halloween Card

I started my Halloween cards getting a head start on the holiday.

Supplies:

My Favorite Things - Primitive Pumpkin Stamps
My Favorite Things - Bewitching Stamp
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Brush Pens

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Custom Pockets For Stamp Storage Using The We R Memory Keepers Fuse

Custom Pockets For Stamp Storage Using The We R Memory Keepers Fuse

The last couple days I have been organizing my stamps in page protectors.
I am using the fuse tool to make custom pockets for my stamps.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary



Saturday, July 11, 2015

Treasures Chest and Map Party Favors


Treasures Chest and Map Party Favors

I recently found out that my granddaughter loves the Pirates Show "Jake And The Neverland Pirates"

So that meant I had a reason to get the Buccaneer Cartridge! She made up her own game here at my house about going out on a treasure hunt. So the next time I see her I'm getting ready for the new game she likes to play in treasure hunting.

Here's my first project with this cartridge. I have the map and one chest ready to go. I found some pink princess money at the dollar store. I was so excited to find some coins.

I love this cartridge. I cut the treasure map and treasure chest at fit to page.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Enjoy The Little Things Card

30 days of Coloring Challenge

Supplies: 
-Stamp:  Stampingbella - Maisy and Madeline have some tea
-Water color pencils 
-Pental Aquash water brush
-Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Metal Dies
-Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hugs Card



30 days of Coloring Challenge

Supplies:
Penny Johnson  - Snuggles Stamp
Water color pencils 
Pental Aquash water brush
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Metal Dies
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blue Bird Card

30 days of coloring challenge
I enjoy mixing water color and foil so much I wanted to try it again.
I stamped first with  IndigoBlu Flitter Glu . Then foiled with a pink Deco foil. Then I water colored the bird and border.

Supplies:
Stamp: Stampendous - Cling Minuet Bird
Foil: Deco
Adhesive:  IndigoBlu Flitter Glu 
Water color pencils 
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil
Happy Crafting!!
Mary

You're A Tweetheart Card

30 days of coloring challenge
I wanted to try mixing stamp and foil.
I stamped first with  IndigoBlu Flitter Glu . Then foiled with a  pink Deco foil. Then I water colored the bird and border.

Supplies:
Stamp: Stampendous - Cling Minuet Bird
Foil: Deco
Adhesive:  IndigoBlu Flitter Glu 
Water color pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil
Happy Crafting!!
Mary


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Halloween Card



30 Days Coloring Challenge

Supplies:

Stamp: Penny Johnson - Magical Meg
Water color pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Dies
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil



Monday, June 15, 2015

Caroling Penguins Card




30 Days Coloring Challenge

I thought we could use a little Christmas with these penguins

Supplies: 

Penny Black - Caroling Penguins.
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cheers!!



30 Days Coloring Challenge


Supplies:

My Favorite Things - Penguins In Paradise Stamp
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil







Penguin In Paradise





30 Days Coloring Challenge


Supplies:

My Favorite Things - Penguins In Paradise Stamp
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil

Cooling Off




30 Days Coloring Challenge

Supplies:

My Favorite Things - Penguins In Paradise Stamp
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Let's Chill




Let's Chill

Supplies:
Taylored Expressions - Hey, Sweet-Tea
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil

Penguin On Ice



Penguin On Ice


Supplies:

Mama Elephant - Arctic Penguins
Watercolor pencils
Pental Aquash water brush
Canson Mix Media paper - Acrylic/Watercolor/Pen and Pencil










Thursday, May 28, 2015

Party Invitation


Party Invitation

I made up a card using the negative of the foil.
A Beautiful Day! Let's Party invitation.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Chicken Wire Frame Decorated


Chicken Wire Frame Decorated

My daughter bought me a couple of Darcie Craft Wood Frames with chicken wire. I decorated my first one today. I wanted make something to do with summer on one frame. This is what I came up with. All the images were printed to my laser printer then cut out in Cricut Design Space. Then I foiled them with my Anna Griffin Minc.  I found the cutest little clothes pins in the craft section at Walmart.
This is how it turned out! I love it!!

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Just Because Card


Just Because Card

Directions:
I used the Anna Griffins Garden Cards and Embellishments digital cartridge images in Cricut Design Space software.
I set the file to print to my laser printer then cut on the Cricut Explore.
I used gold Minc Foil for the leaves and roses. I used Minc rose foil for the butterfly.

Pictured below is what the file looks like in Cricut Design Space.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Foiled Butterfly Card


Foiled Butterfly Card

I foiled Anna Griffin Butterfly in Rose Foil.
The butterfly was part of  an auto ship from HSN of Anna Griffin's Minc die cuts to foil.
I printed the word Love on my laser printer and foiled it with Rose foil.
I stamped using Memory Box Fluttering Stamp and IndigoBlu Flitter Glu.  After letting the glue set for a short time I foiled the image in Rose foil.
I colored some of the butterflies with the Wine colored Cricut pen.
The Wine Cricut pen matches the Rose Foil perfectly.

It takes a lot practice to perfect this technique. 
The trick is the set time of the glue to dry and knowing when to lift the foil off.










Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pool Party Invitation


Pool Party Invitation

I designed the file in Cricut Design Space design software.
I printed the design out on my laser printer.
I then cut the design out using the Cricut Explore machine. 
Next I foiled the glass with the Minc machine.
I thought arrow washi tape was a nice touch for the invite sending the message that the party is this way.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Live Love Craft Luminary





Live Love Craft Luminary

This was the last challenge I did yesterday for NSD (National Scrapbooking Day).
The challenge was to make a luminary. This is what I came up with for the challenge.
I am going to try to do more challenges today.

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge - Anna Griffin Bridal Soiree's - Flower Bag  #MC75C
Cricut Cartridge - Fancy Frames - Image #M2E3AE - Flourish Frame
Cricut Cartridge - Close To My Heart Artbooking Font
If you own these cartridges you can use my cut file in Cricut Design Space to make your own.
https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/27446877
I set the Cricut Explore dial on custom setting and chose intricate cut.  I glued the panel to the vellum. Then I glued the panel to the front of the bag.

Happy NSD!!

Mary

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day - Challenge 2 - Princess Layout

 Princess Layout
I was able to get another challenge done for National Scrapbook Day today!!

I am so excited I have accomplished another challenge.
This challenge was to make something with tags.
I welded a princess crown on a tag found in Cricut Design Space.


Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge - Shall We Dance - Crown
Cricut Cartridge - Phrases - Tag
Flowers were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch
I used Princess Project Life Cards
The Birds were Jolee's Dimensional Stickers 




For my scrapbooks I want to do 1 regular layout and then one pocket page layout. This way I can catch up on my scrapbooks and enjoy both forms of scrapbooking.  I love the this came together.


Happy NSD!
Mary

Make A Splash Layout

Make A Splash Layout 
Happy National Scrapbook Day!! 
We are having a celebration of National Scrapbook Day on the Cricut Circle Message Board.
For my first challenge we were to make a layout using the negative cut of a die cut.
Here is my take on it.  I am really happy with this layout.

Supplies:
 
Cricut Cartridge - 3 Birds On Parade - Make A Splash Title - Width 1.25"

Cricut Cartridge - Simply Charmed - Tree cut size - Width 1.8" - Height 1.03"

Happy NSD Day!!

Mary






Thursday, April 9, 2015

Totally Tiffany Edna Buddy Bag For Ribbon Storage



I have my ribbon organized in the Totally Tiffany Edna Buddy Bags.
I really like these buddy bags by Totally Tiffany. My ribbon is so nice and organized now.
I am really happy with the results.
 
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Totally Tiffany Teresa Buddy Bag Storage Ideas

I purchased the Teresa Buddy Bags By Totally Tiffany. While I was looking for things to put in it. I came up with the idea of storing my EK Success Mini Punches in there. It fits 13 punches of the new style punch.






It can also be used for Storing Martha Stewart 0.37 Glitter










You can store the .5 oz of Stickles Glue Glitter.
The 1 fl. oz. bottles of Stickles are too big for the Teresa Buddy Bag


This also works for some brands of Nail Polish.
This bag also works nice for the re-inkers for your stamp pads.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gate Fold Card

Make A Gate Fold Card With Cricut Design Space And Anna Griffin Embossing


Supplies:

Anna Griffin Gate Fold Cards in Cricut Design Space design software. The cards in Cricut Design Space coordinate with her Embossing folders which were purchased at HSN.

This card was made with the Ribbon Flower Anna Griffin Card and coordinating embossing folder.
I used Martha Stewart glitter pens to enhance the embossing on the card.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Birthday Card For Men

Birthday Card For My Husband
It is sometimes hard to come up with ideas for making cards for men.
This card came together nice with an Anna Griffin Mix and Match Embossing Folder. If you are not familiar with this embossing folder it is the thicker cream colored embossing folder with interchangeable sentiments to put in the center of the cards.
Supplies:
-Anna Griffin Mix and Match Embossing Folder.
-Gold and Silver Leafing Paint Pens to accent the embossing on the card.






                                               Gold Leafing Pen     Silver Leafing Pen 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Anna Griffin Mix and Match Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

My Anna Griffin Mix and Match Embossing Folders arrived!
I put the sentiments in 3"x3" zip lock bags. ...
I labeled each zip lock bag with the name of the Sentiment was. I labeled the folders sleeves with the name of the Anna Griffin folder. 









Mary

Birthday Card For Mom

Birthday Card For Mom
I made a Birthday Card for my mother with the Anna Griffin Mix and Match embossing folder. The rose, butterfly and ribbon are from another Anna Griffin card kit. I used a gold leafing pen to bring out the embossed Laurel Emblem. I really enjoy the Anna Griffin mix and match folders. Painting the raised portion of the embossing is very relaxing.  I like the look of it.

Happy Crafting!!
Mary 













                                                  Gold Leafing Pen     Silver Leafing Pen 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZTNENS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maryh0b-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B003ZTNENS&linkId=12abe1ba946d8119ca8101a4ae15ebf3https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00448INW6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maryh0b-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00448INW6&linkId=892e845bc0701ef5247d1ff4a00c02ea