Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tulips Windmill Hearts Folk Art Valentine Cards Cricut Design Studio

Hello again my friends!
Today was a lovely sunny day here in Apple Valley, CA and was in the 70's. It does get
cold in early mornings and evenings. I don't think I could take the cold snow that the news
has been broadcasting about the Big snow storm in the east.
 I hope everyone stays safe and bundled up.

Today I  made these beautiful Valentine cards to share with you. As you know from my
last post, I Love my Cricut Explore. I found these Folk Art Festival cards in Design Studio.

A very fast and easy card and looks so beautiful. 

Here's another Tulip card that could be used for most any occasion.
The red is the topper card glued onto a white base.

This was one of my favorites. I love windmills!
The Cricut  Explore cut all the cards beautifully and soooo quietly.

This heart Valentine card is so stunning. It cut the black outline perfectly and I glued
it onto the pink topper and then onto a white base. For the inside I used  the negative
of the black outline and glued a pink cutout heart.

I made this card for my oldest daughter's birthday that's in Feb.

She Love's Balloons so I made this piecing Happy Birthday for the inside of the card.
 Sorry forthe dark pics,I forgot to take it earlier before the sun went down.

Update on my Honeydew plant that I started fro a tiny seed.
It's growing like a weed!!!  I'm not seeing any melons yet but I think it
 needs to be pollinated/ I don't see any bee's around when I put it outside in the afternoons.
 Oh well! Any suggestions on what to do about that?
I was looking forward to yummy melons but I may have to buy some.
I guess I don't have a green thumb after all, LOL

How about a FREE svg Valentine's Box!!

Mary & Leo are sharing another Freebie!
Click on the link below

That's it my friends for another day.
Have a wonderful week!

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.


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