Monday, April 27, 2015

Going Places

Hello again!  Just a note to share a card I made last week. It was received Friday night so I can share it now...

I used cutting files from SVGcutting that I have used before and mixed them with files from several other sources.  It all started with the hat.  I don't have any idea why the idea of a hat jumped into my mind, but I thought about a hat shaped card, then settled for this instead.  

I  really love the way the colors all came together.  Hope my friend liked it as well.

Thanks so much for looking!  Have a great day and enjoy the spring weather if you are lucky enough to have it.


Challenges entered:
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Silhouette Challenges

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello.  It's rainy and snowy today, typical in this part of Montana on the weekends in spring.  I wonder how it seems to know that the weekend is here?  The weather was beautiful all week, while I was stuck in my classroom...  To make it worse, there is a track meet today, ick!  The kids will freeze.

Well, I've managed quite a bit of wonderful time for crafting in the last couple of weeks.  I'm having a great time!  The first is a simple file from the Silhouette store.  I really love this card, simple but pretty.

I actually made several of these lip balm holders.  (Why did I forget to photograph one of the cuter ones?  I do not like the eyes here...)  This file is actually a sucker holder, In the end, I liked it better than the lip balm holders I had purchased.  Who knew?

And finally, from the LD Grow Old With Me collection, I did a print and cut on an Action Wobble for a friend's birthday!  I really love the way it turned out.  I added the star button in the corner.  When I cut the paper I placed the incorrectly and ended up with a notch in the corner.  So, had to cover it up, and truthfully I think the star worked very well.  Funny how that works out sometimes!

Well, hope you are having a beautiful spring day.  Smell a flower or take a walk in the sunshine!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Birthday

I had the chance to play around with a new file from SVGcutting.  Lots of fun!  I love trying new things, and was extremely pleased with how easily this went together;  It made a great tube holder, though that was not its original purpose.  It also contained a gift card, so I placed a patterned paper behind the stripe openings.

Isn't that cute?  There is no bling except for a tiny bit on the flame and the flower.  Everything else is the patterned card stock I used,so this really was very simple.

Spring is here!  Birds chirping, allergy sneezes, heavy winds and a skiff of snow last night.  Notice I did not mention daffodils or tulips.  It's several weeks to early for them.  There's a little green grass peeking out, but very little.  Farmers are chomping at the bit, trying to get to planting.  They're growing field peas, which need to go in soon so that they can begin planting wheat and barley.  A few have been able to begin, but the fields are generally too wet still.  If the snow would go away the wind should take care of the moisture.  And if wishes were horses...  But Spring is here, and planting will get done, and we'll continue with the cycle of the seasons.  Thank goodness.

Hope you all enjoy a blessed Easter!  Or if not, a very happy Spring day!