Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love Birds

I will be back next Wednesday with a fun new video, but had to pop in to share this quick and easy card.


For this card, I used the Lovebirds image (#118184) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I sized the images to fit the 4 inches x 5.25 white layer.

I embossed the white layer using an embossing folder from Anna Griffin. I love the lace look! I added a few small rhinestones and was done. The finished card measures 5.5 inches wide x 4.25 inches tall.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy Valentine cards that take only minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them.


For this card, I used the Valentine Frog Holding Hearts PNC (#55073) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. The frog is 4.345 inches wide and 3.616 inches tall. The pink layer measures 4 inches by 5.25 inches and was cut using a die from My Creative Time.


I used dimensional squares to attach the image and added a few small hearts from the Scallop Hearts Nests (#113263) file that I also purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. The finished card measures 5.5 inches wide x 4.25 inches tall. The stamp is from Studio G.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I love stickers and Vintage Glam Studio for all her wonderful printables. I would be thrilled if you let her know how much we appreciate her by leaving a comment on her blog.


Speaking of stickers, check out these Vintage Valentine Planner Printables from Victoria Thatcher. A special thanks to my sister for sending me this link.


A special thanks to Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts for this great idea! I love the pop up gift cards.



Thanks Dawn for the great instructions and video.


I love this gorgeous planner. Be sure to click here to see tons more photos. Beautiful!


If you are looking for fun Valentine’s Day ideas, be sure to visit Tatertots and Jello. I love the bingo game.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Stackable Card Bases

I promise, this is my last stackable card base project for a while. I am totally addicted and just had to share one last card.



For this card, I used the Lizzie Mayne Rounded Corner Pattern (#50794) image that I purchased at the Silhouette On-line store. The first layer measures 4 ¼ x 5 ½. The finished card measures 4 ¾ x 6 inches. I made the stickers using the technique I demonstrate in the video below. Best Wishes is from Spellbinders Shapeabilites Phrase Set One. I cut four sentiments and glued them together for added dimension. I added dimensional squares between the layers.



Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fab Five Friday.... on a Monday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. Things have been a little hectic around here lately, and I am finally posting this collection of five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.

I am so sorry that I forgot the link to this amazing post from Blog Pixie.  Click here for all the info.

Be sure to check out DIY display stand and 10 free motivational quotes.


A special thanks to my sister for sending me this link. Be sure to check out Clay Guana’s beautiful blog for more photos.



Thanks for the wonderful video.

For the latest crafting news, you will want to visit Scrapbook Update. Did you know Tim Holtz is no longer doing the 12 tags series or that the hottest new trend is miniatures? Nancy Nally does, and that is why I subscribe to her blog. Thanks Nancy for keeping us so well informed.


I was so excited when I saw these free planner printables from Vintage Glam Studio and just had to share. I am so happy that I subscribe to her blog so I don’t miss a thing!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

More Stackable Card Bases

Last week I posted a video on stackable card bases and I could not stop making them. I carefully removed the Christmas tags that I had attached to the bases and made beautiful spring cards. Today, I want to share how I took a one layer card base and gave it added dimension. I love the look of white on white.


For this card, I used the Lizzie Mayne Retro Rounded Corner Pattern (#51112) image that I purchased at the Silhouette On-line store. The first layer measures 4 ¼ x 5 ½. The second layer measures 4 ½ x 5 ¾ inches and the finished card measures 5 x 6 ¼ inches. I used dimensional squares between each layer. The tag is from Anna Griffin Terrific Tags and Cutting Dies. And the sticker is from my stash.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Stackable Card Bases

Last week I posted a video on stackable card bases and I could not stop making them. I carefully removed the Christmas tags that I had attached to the bases and made beautiful spring cards. I am totally addicted to Lori Whitlock’s A2 Stackable card bases and can’t wait to make more.


The card base is Lori Whitlock’s A2 Stacking Card Base Circles. The stickers are from my Anna Griffin stash.


This card is the same card that I had in my video, but I had to share a photo. I love the A2 Stacking Card Base Burst designed by Lori Whitlock. The birthday stamp is from Anna Griffin’s Chalkboard Sentiment Stamp Set.


This card is made using the A2 Stacking Card Base Quatrefoil designed by Lori Whitlock. The sentiment is from Spellbinders Shapeabilites Phrase One set. I layered four sentiments together for added dimension. The heart is from the Cricut Cartridge Quilted Ornaments Digital Set. # M3D760 and sized at 2.55 inches wide and 2.17 inches tall.

Have a wonderful day and below are links for your convenience.

A2 Stacking Card Base Circles #165922 designed by Lori Whitlock: Purchased from Silhouette On-line
A2 Stacking Card Base Burst #165913 designed by Lori Whitlock: Purchased from Silhouette On-line Store.
Birthday stamp: Anna Griffin® Chalkboard Sentiment Stamp Set

A2 Stacking Card Base Quatrefoil #165925 designed by Lori Whitlock: Purchased from Silhouette On-line Store 
Cricut Quilted Heart

Zig Memory System Two Way Glue Pen Fine Tip

Sunday, January 1, 2017

SOS Sunday and Happy 2017!

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home.

Welcome to 2017. One of my goals is to organize our camera equipment and we have lots. I love this idea from I Heart Organizing and think you will too!



Jen starts with an empty drawer and transforms it step by step to make room for all her camera gear.



Here is the after photo. Be sure to click here for step by step instructions. I love how she used the bricks system to make the dividers.

Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy. I took a little break during the holiday season and it feels good to be back!


During this busy time of the year I love the idea of making overnight oats. And the great news is that they require no cooking. Click here for 10 stellar overnight oats recipes. Yum!


I love this vintage card from That’s Life and think it would make a great New Year’s Card or layout. Click here for all the details.


This card gets me in the mood to make more valentine’s cards. I love how Heather used distress ink to make this special card. Be sure to check out Handmade By Heather for more info. And a special thanks to my sister for sending me this post.


Altenew is one of my favorite stamp companies. Be sure to check out their Year in Review Blog Hop to see more exquisite cards and projects.


If you are looking for a perfect Valentine’s card, be sure to check out this post from Doublestick Heaven. I just discovered Laura’s blog and I love her work. Beautiful!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Valentine Card Nesting Technique Using Cameo or Cricut Machines

I love the nested look you get with metal nesting cutting dies, but unfortunately I do not own a lot of cutting dies. Jennifer McGuire recently posted a video showing how to layer metal nesting dies and I thought I would try the concept using my Silhouette machine.

I used Jennifer’s card design with the exception of the sentiment. My goal was to see if I could recreate her card using cuts from my Cameo. And I did! Now that I know it works, I can design my own cards using this technique and my Cameo or Explore Machine. Here is a link to Jennifer’s post and be sure to watch her video too. I am so grateful for Jennifer’s blog and have learned so much from her. Be sure to sign up for her emails too!


I purchased the Scallop Hearts Nests (#113263) from the Silhouette Design Store to make this card. The mini black hearts are from the same file. I just sized them to fit and used my Wink of Stella pen for added shine.


I am planning on doing a video on this technique in the next couple of months.

Thanks for watching and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. Today, I'd like to share a few photos that my husband, Bill took for some of our holiday cards.



This is Reeder's Alley in Helena Montana after a fresh snow. It is a small tourist area with buildings from the 1870's.

Another view.


Mountain Ash berries with a snow topping.


This photo was taken a few days earlier about 3 miles from our house. We had a brief cold snap where the temperature dipped to -40 F. Fun fact, -40 is the same in Celsius as well! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stacked Snow Bird Card

I made a last minute card and just had to share. I am in love with this bird!


For this card, I used the Stacked Snow Bird Card (#164434) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. The stitched rectangle die is from My Creative Time and the paper is from my stash.


I thought this card was so adorable and the dimension you get with pop dots is truly amazing!

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous day!

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