Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Long Weekend

Good morning!  Hope all of you are enjoying the weekend.  We had a long weekend here, the smaller school districts in Montana had basketball tournaments, which luckily backed up to President's Day, so 4 days in a row!!!  I stayed inside, playing with my Cameo.  Besides, it's cold out there...   I had really had a nice time.  I love to learn new things, and the new machine is perfect for me because there are so many cool things to learn.
I used the trace feature to cut this design.  It's an SVG that I bought several years ago (I don't remember where) when I was using my Cricut Expression and Make the Cut.  You know what happened there, so I have quite a few old files that I never had the chance to try.  Fun!  Somehow I think I should feel badly because I had fun cutting a sympathy card, but...  Well, can't help it, can I?   I used plain white matte presentation paper and gray cardstock.  The sentiment is on a layered tag from Delilah set.

One more picture, a little closer up:

On another note, a piece of good news.  My husband just let me know that we will be changing back to Daylight Savings Time on March 10!  That means that Spring really is around the corner, I can hardly wait.  I shouldn't complain, though.  School is going well, very well.  I'm still having fun and my students are doing well.  I have actually seen some big strides from the boys lately, and in special education that is something to celebrate.

Well, back to having fun.  Thanks for looking!


Challenge I am entering this card into:
Make It Monday #128 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

One More Valentine

Hello again!  Hope you are recovering from any bad weather you have had this week.  We've been lucky, a winter storm headed our way, but we were on the edge of it.  The temperature dropped suddenly, freezing any moisture on the roads, and then it snowed overnight, but only a couple of inches.  The danger was in the wind which whips our dry snow up to a frenzy and causes terrible driving conditions due to low visibility.  We loaned our pickup to our son because his Mustang isn't meant for winter in Montana.  I really hope he gets a different vehicle before next winter!

Anyway, here's my last Valentine for now.  I just had to use that cute Scottie dog from Lettering Delights once more.  This is the reason I wanted the Silhouette Cameo, because it is so much fun to use these cute files.  Don't you agree?

I put red Stickles on both the hearts on this card, and though you can't tell (I HAVE to get a better camera...) the white ribbon in on top of a strip of red glitter tape, and very pretty.  The button, which says XOXO came from the dollar store.

I haven't had much time for crafting this week, since I've been out of town at a Special Education conference (Montana CEC) in Missoula.  It was fun, but I always miss my crafting.  I'm glad to be home.

Thanks for looking, and hope to see you again soon.


Challenges I am entering this card into:
Make It Monday
2 Sisters Challenge Blog
Pumpkin Spice
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges
Daring Cardmakers
Card Makin' Mammas
Card Crafters Circle
Brown Sugar Challenges

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A Second Card Today!

Hello, again.  For a person who usually posts something only a couple of times a month, I'm really on a roll!   Here it is, only the 3rd of the month and 2 posts in one day.  I think this is a first for me.  (Although this will be my 114th post...)

Just wanted to share one more card before admitting that the weekend is over.  I have been hoarding this wonderful scrap of paper for a long time.  Don't remember what it is, and it is several years old, but I have really loved the patterns and colors in it.  It is perfect for these sweet  mice, isn't it?  

I haven't added a sentiment because I haven't decided whether to add one now or wait, just in case.  Or maybe leave it as is and write a note inside instead...  Here's a close up of the digi:

Although I really love working with my new Cameo, I think I'll always come back to digis.  I'm a little girl who loves coloring at heart!

Have a nice week!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Make It Monday
Challenges 4 Everybody
Gingerloft Challenges
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges


Happy Valentine's Day

Hello, again!  We've enjoyed a sunny weekend here in Montana, a welcome change.  That should mean that those who live east from Montana should have good weather on the way.  Hope so, anyway.

I have fallen in love with the new Lettering Delights cut its!  They are so cute.  If you aren't familiar with them, check out Under a Cherry Tree for real inspiration.  Jin Yong does some amazing things with them.  I've used a file from Great Scot Its Love for this card, along with Be Mine Dots paper from Reminisce, both sides. And both Stickles and gems.  Love the way it turned out...   I've made a couple more that I'll post later if I have the chance.

Thanks for looking!  Have a lovely week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday
Hiding in my Craftroom
My Sheri Crafts
One Stop Craft Challenge
Cameo Creations Challenge