Friday, July 26, 2013
i have finally gotten around to making the tag for July and good thing, it's almost august! Mine didn't color up very bright and I think it's because I couldn't wait for my crackle paint to dry and used the heat gun on it. It blistered up a bit and didn't take the stain very well. it turned out ok in spite of it.
Here's the card I made for my Mom's 80th birthday. I am just loving these cards and it's so easy with the Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges that are exclusive to us. Over 700 images on a cartridge! Simply cut the pieces, fold, and adhere. It all lines up perfectly! We are having her big celebration party at the American Legion here in town tomorrow from 11-4. My husband's quartet, the Fairview Four will be singing at 1:00. It's going to be a fun day.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I am really enjoying making these flip-it cards with the Cricut cartidges from CTMH. I have both of them and now just got the brand new to be released august 1st one. Haven't played with that one yet until I am caught up but soon! One of them has the card bases and the shapes are all on the other one that coordinate perfectly with them. All the work is done for you. No measuring or matching, simply choose your double sided paper and color to mat with and set the dials and cut, stamp, and adhere. Then add your favorite embellishments. See my business site to order yours today! Friday is our 15th anniversary and also the funeral of one of our dear friend's father. Jolene sings in my husband's quartet and has been running over to visit him every day for several months now. He has been in hospice for over 6 months and finally has let go and joined his Savior. He was well into his 90's. I used the same Pembleton paper pack to make her Sympathy card and the anniversary card for Jay. I love how both of them turned out.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Tomorrow is a good friend and co-worker's birthday. She has a very good sense of humor and always just tells it like it is. No holding back or sugar-coating with her, so I made her a funny and blunt card for her special day. I used the swing card on my lose To My Heart Cricut cartidge and some paper from the paper packs there also. Got the stamps at a convention years ago cuz I thought they were cute but never have a chance to use them really so I jumped at this opportunity. She is going to get a kick out of it I think and I know she will love the travel mug we picked up for her when we were up north this past May at a stamp convention. I bought it for myself and then looked at Nancy and we both said, "this would be perfect for Marlene." So we bought it and I have had it stashed all this time. We are both huge Wizard of Oz fans and Dorothy Hamilton as the Wicked Witch is my hero!!!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
This month Lori is our hostess in our Close To my Heart club. i used the current stamp of the month and the Hello Tweety set and also used my favorite background set to make my own patterned paper. I decided to try the shimmery glitter glue on my butterflies after they were done. I used some thin twine to make the bodies of the butterflies and used the copper colored glitter glue on them and the clear on the wings. Love, love, love that burlap ribbon! Our club goes thru August and then have to decide if we continue on and start over. I sure hope they all keep their memberships and wish I could get another group of 6-7 gals to join another group as well. Would love to have an online club also where you join and agree to monthly minimum order by a certain date and rotate getting the hostess benefits. It works out really great. If anyone's interested, give me a shout out or leave a comment here and your contact info.