Friday, August 18, 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.


This fun project from Oh Happy Day made me smile. Who doesn’t love giant pinwheels?


Speaking of smiling, this post From Tatertots and Jello will have you and your children smiling too!


Do you remember spin art? Dianne from Back porch used a salad spinner to recreate spin art.


A special thanks to my sister for sending me this post!


Be sure to visit So Sew Easy for all the info! I love the lavender book tote!


Please click here to download a free copy of their catalog.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

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.

I love before and after photos, especially if they involve creating room to live and play.


This family used products from IKEA to recreate their living room.


The after photo is stunning. I so wish we had an IKEA store in Montana.


This homework area is perfect!


And I love the TV/ area.

Be sure to visit IKEA’s blog for all the info!

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Friday, August 11, 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 took a couple of needed days off and I am happy to be back.



I can’t wait to make this recipe from Practically Functional. Yum!


I love learning new ways to use my sentiment stamps and this card and video from Kristina Werner is going to help.



Thanks for the great video!


Be sure to visit Ginny K Designs for the details. Adorable!


According to Cricut the extra deep knife blade slices through materials up to 2.4 mm (3/32”) thick. It is expected to be available in October. I can’t wait! This blade can only be used on the new Cricut Maker.

Click here for more information on the new Cricut Maker.


Be sure to visit Anna’s blog and scroll down for info on how to use her flocking kit. I have her kit and love it!

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

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.

I love before and afters, especially if they involve making room for an office desk or crafting.


This before looks great, but the after is even better.


The headboard makeover is stunning!


I love how she created a mini office in her bedroom.

Click here for more info and a source list from Design Sponge.

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Friday, August 4, 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.


Be sure to check out Silhouette Blog for six additional date ideas made with the Cameo. I want to try the balloons.


I am always checking out new font combos and I love these by The Girl Creative. Wow!


I am so thankful for Silhouette School and I can’t wait to check out Melissa’s tutorials.


Be sure to click here to start Simon Says Blog Hop.


This is one of my favorite cards from the Encouraging Words blog hop. Love it! While you are there, be sure to check out Lime Doodle Designs blog.

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cricut Maker is Here!

I am so excited about Cricut’s new Cricut Maker! This machine is amazing and I can’t wait to get one!

I am so grateful to Melody Lane, Lia Griffith, Debbie O’Neal and many more bloggers for providing wonderful videos from the Cricut Mountain Makeathon. Below are just a few of my favorites. And a special shout-out to my friend Donna for discovering and sharing some of these videos!



This is the official video posted by Cricut. It is over an hour, but makes you feel like you were at the unveiling event which took place yesterday! Thanks Cricut for another wonderful machine and two additional products!



This is a two minute overview from Cricut.



And another two minute official video. Wow!



A special thanks to Debbie O’Neal for all her live posts on Facebook and YouTube. Thanks to my friend Donna for sending me this informative video and thanks Debbie for answering a lot of our questions.



This is one of my favorite videos from Melody Lane. I am beyond excited that I can cut thick leather, fabric, wood, felt and more. These flowers are stunning and are cut on the Cricut Maker.

The machine will be available in late August and retails for $399.99 and has 10 times more power!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Make it in Minutes Monday

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

I am a Weight Watchers leader and needed a congratulation card for one of my members. I was inspired by a congratulations card that Jennifer McGuire made recently and used my Silhouette Cameo to create a quick and easy card.

I cut the Ribbon Pinwheel (# 18631) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I cut an orange circle to add another layer to the design. I used scraps from my stash and dimensional squares.

Next, I cut a rectangle measuring 3.75 x 5.5 and sized the ribbon to fit. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.


Finally, I used the print and cut feature to do the sentiment. I love how it looks like I stamped the sentiment.

You can use a stamp or any font you have. I also made a congrats card using my Cricut Explore and hope to have it photographed and posted soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

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.

I love organizing ideas that have little or no cost.


Be sure to visit DIY Home Sweet Home for all the details.


I love the idea of recycling boxes.


I can’t wait to recycle my cans.

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mini Album Using A Single Sheet of Paper

I had so much fun making this mini album out of a single sheet of paper and a tag I cut using my Silhouette.

You can find many variations of this album posted on the Internet, but I like the one made by Sandy at Sandy’s Crafty Creations. Her snap guide is below.

The album is designed to be made with a tag from the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album. I tried to buy one locally but did not have any luck. I did not want to want to wait for my order to come, so I made my own tag. I purchased the tag (Design ID #163231) from the Silhouette On-line store and sized it to 3.875 inches x 8.75 inches. I removed the hole from the image and resized it. Once you stretch the image the hole also got stretched.



I love how my mini album turned out.

Check out How to Create a Graphic 45 Father's Day Mini Album by Sandy Trefger on Snapguide.

Thanks Sandy for the great idea! Super fun and quick!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Missing You…

A few weeks ago, Jennifer McGuire made several cards using the June Hero Arts of the month kit and I fell in love with her cards and the kit. I rushed to order, but they were sold out. I was determined to make a similar card using my Silhouette Cameo.


I designed the sun to look like the Hero Art die. I used Silhouette Studio to draw a 3.278 circle using the shape tool and added clouds from the pop-up card bicycle file (#142226 ) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I reshaped the clouds, placed them on the circle and used the subtract tool. Then I used my new distress oxide inks to do a blend that looked like a sunset. I used Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. Once my ink dried, I cut the paper using the new sun and cloud file that I described above. I love how easy it is to blend the distress oxide inks.


Since I did not have the giraffe stamps, I used the Giraffe Pose file (#62791 ) that I also purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I flipped the giraffes and resized them. The large giraffe is 1.52 x 2.3 inches and the small giraffe is 1.066 x 2.016.

I used the print and cut feature to do the sentiment. The font is CAC Camelot and sized at 25.10 however, any font will work. I added a black border and my finished card measures 4.5 x 5.75 inches.

I was so disappointed that they sold out of the June Hero Arts kit, but I am pleased how my card turned out.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Simply Organized Sunday

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.

I just discovered DIY Home Sweet Home and I love the site.


Be sure to click here for all the details.


I can’t wait to try organizing the inside of my cupboard drawers. This would be perfect for my craft room too!

I hope you are having a simply organized Sunday!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sympathy Card

A friend just lost her husband and I made her this card. It is such a hard time for her and her family, and I want her to know how sorry I am for their loss.


For this card, I used pieces from my Anna Griffin stash and embossed a piece of card stock.


Thanks for visiting.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Anna Griffin Pop-Up Cards Digital Cricut Cartridge

Anna Griffin Pop-Up Cards Digital Cricut Cartridge lets me design and size my own pop-up cards. I recently received this cartridge as part of an HSN auto ship, but it is available now as a single ship.


I wanted to spend most of my time making the pop-up, so I used a card base and stickers from my Anna Griffin stash. The cut file also comes with a card base you can use.


This was my first pop-up card so I kept it very simple. Next time, I will add additional embellishments and use glitter paper! The Cricut cartridge includes envelopes and  print and cut files.


This is a fun project, but it takes a while to cut and assemble all the layers. I wanted a 5 x 7 inch card, so I sized my cut to 7 x 9.971 inches to fit inside the Anna Griffin card base.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

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