Friday, April 18, 2014

More Silhouette cuts

When I had all the supplies for the card I made awhile back sitting on my desk and needed a card for my Great niece who is a preteen I decided to use some more of the cuts Greg made for me on the Silhouette Cameo.  These were made using his idraw program on his Mac too.


     I have been really liking all of the little banner dies but haven't splurged on buying them, didn't know how much I would use them so I showed Greg the kinds I liked and he made this design.  I love how he gave it a little extra by giving it a look of string holding the banners on to the main one, of course I tried to put it on with a little curve and since I had dimensional adhesive on each banner it was a little tricky setting it down, I was too worried about ripping it if I tried to move it so I let it be.  Next time I will just put it on straight :)
     He also made what I would call a flower, he was trying to make the look of a doily for me since I also said I would like some of those, the center of this is a little smaller than the sentiment I put on top. 

Greg's designs on the Silhouette -- Banner and flower
EK Success punch -- circle 1"
Stamps 4 Life -- Minis 4 circles stamp set(sentiment and design around sentiment)
Martha Stewart -- Sans-Serif font stamp set on banner
Teresa Collins -- Carolina Breeze paper


 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20
Reflecting today on the price Jesus paid for me.

Wishing you all a blessed weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Christine's Inspiration

Here I go again posting kind of late, been another one of those very busy days and I just had to make myself stop and post.

Today I am sharing a card inspired by Christine  of Christine's Creations.  In this post , she colored on Kraft cardstock and I just love that look, had to give it a try.  My card will be going to my friend that loves the country feel and I thought coloring on kraft paper would be perfect.  I tried to do soft coloring like Christine but lets just say she is a pro at coloring and I am still learning :)  but I do like how it turned out.



Inkadinkado -- Beauty stems from here stamp set, colored w/ pencils
Simple stories-- Generations paper
Spellbinders Classic Rectangles small and Back to basics tags dies
EK Success -- Corner punch
Queen & co. -- Yellow Sunshine pearls
Hero Arts-- Birthday messages stamp set
Bazzill Basics Paper -- Brads

I outlined the flowers and the leaves with a light blue color but in the pic it looks like I went outside the lines with my white pencil.  The butterfly was stamped once and stamped again on cardstock, colored with markers and glued on top.

I sure hope you get the chance to stop by Christine's blog she does Beautiful coloring, she shares her beautiful photography too, such wonderful inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Connie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

So sorry

This is for a cardmaker that I met on line many years ago, a group of us still get together on the weekends on line to catch up on each others lives.  Her son in law has been battling cancer for some time now and he passed away this past week, this is going out to her and her daughter.



Greg asked me if there were any borders that I have been wanting and haven't gotten yet and I showed him this picture over at Stamp TV I just love that border and so he used "I draw" on his apple computer to make this border and then cut it out with the cameo.  As you see he added a little flourish on top so that is a little different, later he made one without if I didn't want that added.  When I found this paper when I went to make the card I thought the style of the border went very well with the paper.

Inkadinkado -- Garden delight stamp set, in black and gray
Teresa Collins -- Carolina Breeze
Spellbinders classic ovals die
Border made by hubby cut with Silhouette Cameo

We have been having terrific weather here the past few days, I have been getting out and doing a bit of weeding until I start to get a bit dizzy, but I am doing so much better now.

Hope you are enjoying some wonderful spring weather this weekend where you are,
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by and leaving your comments, I really appreciate that,

Connie

Friday, April 11, 2014

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award from the very talented Joann over at Castle park Designs.  She does such Beautiful work with 3-D projects, it is just outstanding what she creates, I hope you have a chance to stop by her blog and check out her creations.


Thank you Joann for the nomination :)

Rules for participating in the Liebster Award:
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and answer the questions they presented;
  • Link back to the blogger who awarded you;
  • Copy & paste the pink Liebster Award logo to your blog;
  • Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award who have less than 300 followers. Create a new list of 11 questions for them; and
  • Inform them of their nomination.
Here are the questions Joann asked of me:

1. What is the one thing you cannot resist purchasing when you walk into a craft store?
   Right now I am really into dies, especially memory box
2.  If you could do anything in your life what would it be?
   Trip to Australia
3.  Do you have a special spot where you craft?
    Yes, I have a craft room/guest room
4.  How many scrap booking supplies do you have that your significant other does not know about?
     Nothing, he usually goes shopping with me :)
5.  What is your favorite product/brand that you reach for every time you create a project?
    I almost always use Spellbinder dies in every card
6. Do you like to stage your photos with other items or do you like to have them stand by themselves with a neutral background?
    Usually stand by themselves, I have started adding a doily every now and then though
7.  Do you own a digital cutting machine?
    Cricut and the Silhouette Cameo
8.  What is the one card/project that you are the most proud of?
    Oh Wow, I don't think there is one that stands out more than any others, my hubby says my coloring is improving... LOL
9.  How many hours a week do you craft?
    I would say about 6-8 hours
10.  Do you have any special storage solutions for your supplies?
    I have my punches on the wall on curtain rods so I can see them at a glance, the rest are in clear shoe holder, Art bin sales magnetic sheets that go in a plastic holder that I use for my dies
11.  What was your favorite vacation?
     London, we were stationed in England while my husband was in the Air Force and that is my favorite big city

Now it is my turn.  These are my nominations for the Liebster Award.  Please give them a visit, I am sure that it will not disappoint and will be worth the time. 

Sarah -- http://blessingartideas.blogspot.com/
Diane -- http://charmingly-creative.blogspot.com/
Jan -- http://cardsbyjankeen.blogspot.com/
Linda -- http://inkstampcolor.blogspot.com/
Cheryl -- http://inkup.blogspot.com/

Now for my questions:

1. Do you have any other hobbies?
2. What is your favorite season of the year?
3. Do you have any pets?
4. Favorite Vacation spot?
5. Time of day you like to craft?
6. Do you always craft alone or in a group?
7. Do you listen to music or watch tv while crafting?
8. What do you use for inspiration for your crafting?
9. Do you live in the country or city?
10. What started your hobby?
11. Where do you do your crafting?

I hope you can take the time to drop by these Ladies blogs and let them know what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Have a wonderful weekend,

Connie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rose Bouquet

Ok I have had this card done for a couple days but this was one of those cards that I finished and just didn't know if I was satisfied with the way it turned out.  Haven't had time to try something different with it so I just decided to post it.


I know this is on a bit of an angle but I wasn't getting a good picture of the roses straight on, they were a bit washed out. This is a 5x7 card.

Stampendous -- Autumn Rose Bouquet, colored w/markers
Stickles -- Frosted lace on the roses
Spellbinders -- Exquisite Labels Eleven
Stampendous -- Birthday assortment stamp set
Paper Studio-- Gemstones
Butterfly and the gems for the trail, I am not sure who the maker is of these.

We are enjoying a Beautiful day here, sunny and warm, the windows and doors are open and I am sitting here listening to the sounds of birds enjoying the bird feeder and the day, just perfect day!!

My hubby has been using an Apple program on his computer to make some borders for me to use with the silhouette, so hopefully I will be showing you those soon :)

Hope you all are enjoying your day and week,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Connie