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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bears Birds Cats Dogs and Turtles Oh MY




Hi my crafty friends!
It's a whole New Year and I'm here to wish you a Happy New Year!
It was a busy and fun Holiday with friends and family, but its good
to be back in my crafty room :)


First up is this adorable little pooh bear wishing for
a yummy cupcake. 
Isn't he just the cutest!
I cut him in white card stock and inked with Tim Holtz distressed inks.
Yes,I started with White paper!! 
Love Tim Holtz inks! 
Down the right side of the card I cut red shinny foil paper and of course 
he needed red dotted ribbon up the other side.



I just finished this beautiful bird design from Cricut Eplore Design Studio. It was
the Florals Embellished. There are many bird designs to choose from but I loved this 
bird because it reminds of Solvang  a Danish village that I used to visit. I especially 
love Olsen's Bakery, they always had delightful breads, cookies and more. It's about
3 .5 hours from me. Long drive but well worth the visit.


The Olsen's Bakery!
Yummy :)


I cut the bird in different colored vinyl and then layered each section. It was so easy
and fun to make and now my paper holders look finished.

Oh, did I say I Love my New Cricut Explore!! :)
Yes, I still love my Eclips  but this one has been so much fun to use.



These sweet little pups are cut in vinyl.
 I love cutting
vinyl with my Cricut Explore machine. 



Here's the Minnie and Mickey silhouettes, also in vinyl










I found this acrylic  photo holder at the goodwill and thought
it would be great to use for all my recipes. But, first I just had to
add this sweet little bird. This is layered vinyl. 
Now I need to type all those recipes and it will be finished :) ...if I can
pull myself away from the vinyl LOL



Isn't he just too tweet!!

I love Figaro! He is also cut in vinyl and layered.
It's so fun cutting vinyl!
I may start using it on my cards instead of paper ;)

Now all my paper holders have a special character on them

Hmmmm...what shall I decorate next??? LOL



Getting ready for Valentines Day?
Here's a darling turtle that I made. Isn't she cute!
I just happened to have that perfect bow :)
There's so many ways you can decorate this cute file for Valentines 
or any occasion. 
This is a FREE svg cutting file from Mary & Leo
Click on the link below to get it.

Enjoy!



That's it for another day my friends!
Keep watching for MORE fun Valentines!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs
Misty




Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Pocket Watch Clock




Hello my crafty friends!

It's almost that time again to Ring in the New Year.
I hope that it will Ring in a bright new year for everyone. 
Happy New Year!! 2015

This clock is a very special clock that I designed. I used Gold
designer paper and gold hands.  Yes, it's a Real working Clock!

I used Mary & Leo svg Maison de Madeline svg kit for the base. 

I designed the silhouette pocket watch.



Great kit! 
Click below to get this beautiful kit.

This is one of the glass cutting boards that I decorated with vinyl.
The picture doesn't do it justice. It's much prettier in person.

I found the design on Logotypes101
Click below to get the swans FREE
 If you need any help, please email me and I will be happy to assist you.





I saw this posted on FB and thought I would share it with you.
I couldn't stop laughing!!!
She said that she loved cutting vinyl and was so obsessed with it, that she
put all those googly eyes on her bottles and containers in her fridge.
Now that beats the cake!!! LOL
I  think I may try that in my fridge before the kids get here....lol
Can  you just see their faces when they open up my fridge :) Too funny!
They will think I  completely lost it!
Hahahaha






I just love cutting vinyl with the Cricut Explore machine! 
I Love my Explore!!!
I decided that my Cricut Explore needed a little Bling! :)

Look how pretty it is now!
You can personalize your machine using vinyl too.



This climbing rose is from Art Nouveaum 680A7 in Cricut Design Studio.

It is cut in may layers and then I placed each one in order.
Yes, it took awhile to make sure they were lined up properly :)
But, it was all worth it!
I love how it turned out and I may create a card using vinyl also.



Of course I needed Tinkerbell  to bring it all to life!

I think the tiny stars are so cute!
The butterfly was also from Design Studio and was Free.


That's all my friends for another YEAR!

Wishing you all the best and I will see you in the New Year!
Happy New Year!

I'll be making these darling Snoopy magnets next week and thought
you would like to take a peek at him.
Isn't he soooo cute!
I  also have a card to show you next week. 
I'll be sharing all these and more.

Again, Happy New Year to each and everyone!
Hugs,
Misty

Friday, December 19, 2014

Chrstimas Santa's Sweet Gingerbread Man Box & MORE


Hi my crafty friends!
I just had to share this adorable Gingerbread man box with you today.
He was so fun to make and would make the perfect gift with some goodies tucked inside.
The best part is he is FREE along with the Santa's Sweets svg kit.
Look for the link below.






The Snowman box is from Mary & Leo's Christmas Open House kit from last year.

Great gift boxes for someone special on you list.
Click on the link below for the Snowman



Isn't he just just the cutest Gingerbread man box!
He's FREE!!!
Yes the svg cutting file is FREE!

Mary & Leo are giving this Adorable Santa's Sweets kit FREE!
Yes, it's FREE
Click on the link below to get it and tell them Misty sent you :)
Enjoy!


Remember my last post I said I had something exciting to share with you.
Keep reading :)
 First I want to show you what I made using vinyl.I like to use the industrial vinyl because
it cuts better and stays on whatever you place it on. Glass,wood, window etc. I just ordered this from Precision62 http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Self-adhesive-Hobby-Sign-vinyl-sheets-Odd-Sizes-most-at-least-6-x-12-/171002748566?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d08ede96
This is my first time ordering from him, but I've heard good reviews from all the gals. My shpment
should be here by Monday and I'll take pics to show you what I got :) Can't wait!
Vinyl cuts like butter and is so fun to use.
I picked up some glass decor blocks from Hobby Lobby and found this pretty design over
on the Cricut design Facebook site.
You ask, why would I be on a Cricut site, since I have Sizzix Eclip1 & Ecilps2 machines.
Keep reading :)



This is another glass decor block I made using blue vinyl and
added a pretty bow. The top is open so you can place lights in it. It's so  pretty at
night with all the shimmering lights.
Great night light!



I just couldn't stop cutting vinyl lol
I made these glass mugs for my family to use instead of having
glasses all over the house. :) I even placed their names on the other side
of the mugs so they know who's is who's. haha





I had so much fun making these mugs :) The scrolled heart Love was found
on the Cricut FB site and so was the manger scene.



This was made for my son that Loves cars.
  I think he will love it!

Mary & Leo have another FREE svg file for you.
Darling train!
Click on the link below


http://svgcuts.com/blog/2010/04/29/free-svg-file-sure-cuts-a-lot-04-29-10-toy-train/


Well my friends that's the special news I wanted to share with you.
Now I have the Cricut Explore machine and I LOVE it!

It cuts soooo quite that I can even talk on the phone while it's cutting :) You can
use all your svg cutting files and silhouette jpgs. The Design studio is web based. Meaning
that you have to log on to their web site to use it. It's not a stand alone like the Eclips Ecal
software. There are drawback using the Design studio when there are too many people using it and then it locks up. I'm sure after the New Year, they will be looking into that. You can link your cartridges if you like or just use their Free designs. I'm way past the cartridges since I've been using
svg, jpg and the trace feature in Ecal. All in all the Explore is above and beyond my expectations.
It's a Great machine!
They have super support and their Facebook site has so many nice people that
like to help and share with you. It's been a wonderful adventure. Now I need
 to start looking around for print shops that carry vinyl and stock up. LOL

I still Love my Sizzix Eclips and Eclips2 that I have!
They are my #1 machines!!!
Each machine is unique and if one
goes out, I have backups :)

That's it for another day my friends.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Misty


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tim Holtz Christmas Snow Globe Box Cards



Hello my crafty peeps!
I'ts beginning to look alot like Christmas, as I craft away on sixty Snow Globe box cards. My daughter
loved Mary's  Christmas box cards so much she asked if I could cut thirty. It soon turned into sixty. 
Yes you read that right...SIXTY the big 60
Whew, my Sizzix Eclips2 machine had a good work out and so did I. LOL
Gotta love my Eclips2 machine!
You can get the Eclips2 machine by click on my link on the right side of this page.
Plus Leo and Mary are offering a $20 gift card to their store so you can get some of their kits.
In case you can't find it, the link is below. Tell them Misty inspired you :) Thanks!




Mary's kit contains many beautiful box cards like the ones pictured below.

Click on the link to get this kit.
Plus you get the current kit FREE when you purchase.
What a DEAL!


Mary's Snow Globe is so beautiful with all the pretty snowflakes.



This is a darling and fun box card with all the trees and tiny train.



This is sure to bring a warm welcome to anyone on your list.


This Poinsettia box card is one that I made and I simply Love it.
 It's so fun to make and so pretty.



This is Mary's lovely Poinsettia box card.



Of course you can't forget Dear ole Santa in this cheery (SMILE) Santa box card.



Close  up of one of my daughters cards. 
We used the Tim Holtz paper pack and also his
distressed inks. For the musical notes in the circle globe, we used  Tim Holtz idea-ology Musical Tissue Wrap and it worked perfectly. At first I thought it would be too thin, but sandwiched between the two papers, it worked great.
 The stamp Wish was from one I had in my stash, not sure where I got it.
 We also used Tim Holtz brass brads. 



 They all turned out lovely and each one was unique and one of a kind....all 60 of them :) 
I sure hope all my daughters clients will enjoy and love them as we put
a lot of love into each one. 
Now for my long Winter nap! LOL

How about a Freebly today?

Click on the link below to get the FREE svg file




Honeydew Update!
I see my First little Honeydew melon on the vine :)
Woo Hoo!
I think when I sat it outside a few days ago it was pollinated by a few bees that
were buzzing around. In fact a butterfly sat on one of the leaves.
I can't wait to see it grow into a large Delicious fruit!
I guess I do have a green thumb:)



Do you see that tiny honeydew?? Yep, that looks like it to me :)
I'll keep you posted on it's progress!


That's it my friends for another day.
Have yourself a wonderful Thursday.
I hope that I've inspired you to start crafting these super cute box cards.
Well,, not 60 of them at one time. lol

Please keep watching as I have some Very Special news to share with you on my next posting.
I'll give you a hint....the first words starts with C and the second is a E.
Hold that thought until I post this exciting news.
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Misty

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winter Wonderland Skiing Snowman Lighted Paper Lantern



Hi again my friends!
Just popping in to share this darling Snowman Lantern that I made.
The base Lantern is the same as in my last post of the Forest animals except,
I placed a little  Snowman skiing inside this one. I also used blue ink on
the velum
Isn't he just the cutest!!
The Forest animals winter lantern is a FREE cutting file from Lia Griffith
Click on the link below




I added a little snow on the trees using the Snow Writer from Peachy Keen stamp site.
Click on the link below

http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/shop/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_str=snow+writer

This picture shows the Forest animals but in a smaller version. Please excuse the photo, it was hard to photograph. 
The Snowman was a free picture, but I don't remember where I found it. I did subscribe to her blog and when she posts again, I will update you with the link.
Update link http://www.fabartdiy.com/how-to-diy-paper-christmas-window-decorations-from-free-template/
 You can use most any image inside
your lantern and it would look beautiful sitting on a table or hanging.
Great lantern file for any occasion !




My tiny Honeydew seed is really growing!! Yesterday I saw some tiny yellow flowers on it.


I was soooo thrilled to see the first bloom. I can't wait to see how many it will have.
This started from a teeny tiny seed and was the most delicious melon that I've
ever tasted and it's organic!



Today it opened up and is in full bloom :)
I guess I do have a Green thumb lol

Thanks again for stopping in to see what I have to share.
I hope that I've inspired you with the beautiful winter lantern for your gift ideas.
Also, check to see if you have a green thumb too :)
That's it for another day my friends!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs,
Misty