Sunday, April 13, 2014

Feel Better

I created this get well card for a resident at my assisted living community who is recovering from surgery. The image is from Unity Stamp Co and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I colored it using Copics.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Cards Cut from Cricut Explore

I created a few Easter cards using Cricut Design Space. I embossed one of the chick cards using one of Anna Griffin embossing folders. I left the other plain as I wanted to see the difference. I added some embellishments to make the card pop! I also created the Easter Blessings card using the Explore. I forgot to change my dial from vinyl to cardstock and I noticed that the cardstock kind of cut too hard making some areas look a little rough. I have to remember to watch this when I change cutting media. Overall, I just love using the Explore!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Anna Griffin Card and My Silly Cat

I am having a blast using Cricut Design Space and the Cricut Explore! I created this lovely card from Design Space ready to create projects. This card was designed by Anna Griffin. I used Anna Griffin Designer paper that I had on hand. You can use whatever papers you choose. Then I found some velvet ribbon for a bow to add to the card with the 3D butterflies. I was so excited how this card turned out! I made it for a gal I work with for her birthday. I hope she likes it as much as I do!

While working in my craft my hubby called me to come to the living room. He said I needed to quickly bring the camera as our curious cat was exploring a flower arrangement I recently put together. It was so hilarious watching him explore the flowers. However, I finally realized what was going on. He found a lizard inside the flowers that was trying to build a homestead! Too funny. Yes, I said a lizard. Living in Florida, sometimes these harmless little critters find their way inside. Anyway, DH plucked the lizard out of the flowers and put him outside. If our sweet kitty had managed to get him he would have been doomed! Never a dull moment in our house.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cutting Vinyl with Cricut Explore

Check out this cute Anna Griffin design ribbon I cut using the Cricut Explore and pink vinyl. I have to say it cuts like "buttah"! LOL!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recipe Book

Check out this adorable recipe book I created using chipboard and designer papers! I used my Cinch to bind the book! I love that tool! I also added a cute little wooden spoon for an accent after I painted it. This is going to a special someone.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Cricut Explore and Silhouette Projects

Cricut has a new software program called Design Space and it is dedicated to their latest machine the Cricut Explore. I love mine and I am finding that the software is very user friendly to work in. This weekend I decided to create a card using the pre-made project selection. I made this cute St. Patrick Day card for my hubby. Isn't it adorable?

Earlier during the week, I cut several St. Patrick's Day boxes (over 30) for a project at my assisted living community where I work. I cut these for the activity group so they could put them together and decorate with the residents. They love doing things like this. I also purchased several varieties of candy to fill them.

I hope you have a nice St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to where green.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Promotion and some Valentine goodies

Hi blogger friends,
Most of you know that I work at an assisted living community as the Marketing Director. Just recently an opportunity opened for the position of Executive Director and I was chosen to fulfill that role. As Executive Director it will be my job to make sure all the residents are taken care of and manage all the departments and staff within the building. It is an opportunity I could not refuse and I am so excited to be able to take on this challenge! I am going to be an even busier person now but; I believe this is a very good career move for me. I love working with people and managing teams.

Now back to crafting. I thought I would share some Valentine goodies I created for a friend. I just love altering these cute mailboxes! I also altered a clothespin and a mini canvas. That was a lot of fun! Then I made a cute little card to go along with my love theme.

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Eight Lovely Cards

I have been so busy I almost forgot to post my remaining Valentine Day cards that I made. Check them out!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Owl Card

Sizzix has some really awesome thin dies and stamp sets. You can cut the dies using your Big Shot, Vagabond or Cuttlebug. Once cut then you stamp the image if you like that they have provided in the set. I adore this owl themed set. I don't remember the name of this set but I am sure I will use it over and over again. I used this card for Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thinlits Circle Birthday Cards

I created a couple of birthday cards using Stampin Up Thinlits Circle dies. I love these and how they make cards so interactive. I used various papers and embellishments to finish the cards. These Thinlit dies are becoming my fast favorites!

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