Monday, December 28, 2015

The Carousel

YAY!!!  I finally finished my carousel.  
I attended a class taught by Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter, at Big Mouth Scrappers in Forney, TX back in November.  I loved working with the Graphic 45 papers and Jim made the project easy to follow and so much fun.  No stress classes - love'm!!!
Unfortunately, I had to leave early from the class to go to the airport, but Jim and Cesar made sure I had everything I needed to complete my project.  The only thing they could not provide was time for me to actually sit down and work on the carousel.

I didn't follow all of the very detailed instructions Jim provides with his projects, I added a few of my own touches...

Now it is time to finish my RaRe OddItiEs LaB - another class project from Jim...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Ornament Gift Card Holders

A quick gift card holder for those last minute gifts...

Note to self for next year - pick up gold foil paper to cut the ornament top (just because I want a little more bling).

Friday, December 18, 2015

Oh My - Where has 2015 gone???

This year has flown by so quickly.  Work has been crazy busy and I have had very little time to craft.  My New Year's resolution for 2016 - more crafting time and work weeks of no more than 40 hours!!!  

I was able to make a few Christmas boxes and fill them with homemade fudge and peanut butter balls.  When I began the project I thought I would make 10 - 15 boxes.  Well - you know what they say about best laid plans...  
I ended up making a total of 45 boxes!!!  

Here's a pic of the first batch of boxes.

Tasty fudge and peanut balls inside the boxes...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wall Art

KropinKat Crop today!  
Having fun with my crafty peeps!  Even though we have been talking and laughing and eating and singing and talking and laughing and - well you get the picture.  :)
I actually finished a few wall art pieces for Jen @ Memory Lane Inn today.  
So much fun and my creative juices are flowing again...  YAY!!!

'Adore' this vintage picture and lace.

Time flies when you are crafting at Memory Lane Inn.

This momma bird is singing a happy tune!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!  

Supplies used:
  • Vintage photos found on the web
  • Spellbinders Lattice die
  • Spellbinders Butterflies
  • SVG files from Silhouette; birdcage, musical notes, flourishes and print n cut birds.
  • Tim Holtz tissue wrap
  • Want to Scrap pearl flourishes 
  • Flowers from Hobby Lobby and Mon Ami Gabby
  • Mon Ami Gabby lace and ribbon
Now next on my craft list, finish a recipe chipboard album and add new pages to my 'Remodel Album'.  I have many, many, many pictures from the storm repairs and the Kitchen/Dining room remodel which was completed last spring.  Back to crafting!

Please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear your feedback.  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Halloween Display Pages

Adding a couple more Halloween display layouts.  Fun to work on when it is too nasty to go outside.  I think I need to find a few more 'friendly' ghosts!

Hope you enjoy the layouts.  Please leave a comment, I love feedback!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Halloween Display Layouts

I've been working on a few layouts for a customer to display a couple new product lines she has decided to carry in her store.  I love the Little Yellow Bicycle product line!
So cute!  

Little Yellow Bicycle and the Print & Cut Images from the Silhouette.

Companion page

Silhouette Halloween images and a Little Yellow Bicycle Overlay
I'm working on another two page layout using more of the embellishments from the Little Yellow Bicycle product lines (Frightful Night and Trick or Treat).  Coming soon...
Enjoy the pages and feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Playing with the Silhouette Pen Function

My pen holder for my Silhouette Cameo finally arrived this week.  YEAH!!!  So what's a girl to do, but play with all the pens I could find in my craft room.

I have decided I love the Uni-ball white pen!  It flows on the paper so smoothly whether it is black, white or purple - it looks great!

I have also fell in love with Infinity Neon Fine tip pens.  The pens are vibrant and no skipping at all - smooth clean lines!!!

Unfortunately I was not impressed with all the Silhouette Sketch pens I purchased.  The gold and silver would not write a smooth line (maybe they were old pens, but I only purchased them a month ago).  The other colors I purchased worked about 50% of the time.  The red, blue and purple worked fine, but the orange, yellow and pink were very disappointing.  Skipped and the yellow you can barely see on white paper.

Take a look at my tests and you can judge for yourself.

Used the Uni-ball white gel pen.

Uni-ball white gel pen and cut out using offset feature.

Used the purple Infinity Neon pen and cut out using offset feature.

Comparison of Infinity Neon pens and Silhouette Sketch pens.
Please feel free to leave a comment with your experiences using the pen feature on the Silhouette.  Happy crafting!!!