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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Card a Week # 4

I'm determined to make at least one card each week in 2015! That may seem crazy, but I never have one when I need one! This week, the card matches this cute easel board that I made for Valentine's Day. I plan to use it in my bathroom as a part of a pretty vignette with a couple corn husk dolls. I enjoy using non-traditional colors for holidays.


I added a few hearts to one of the Cricut flower patterns that had heart-shaped petals. I like to build dimension. You can see more of that dimension in the following collage.


My vignette will look something like this ...


I'll give the card to my daughter ... who loves owls! She is getting a Valentine gift that is blue ...


 Nothing extravagant here ... but plenty to keep me busy on a cold winter day!

I'll share this post with a few parties, so make sure you click through for the fun!



Creatively Living for Monday  Funday Party 
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday 
Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday 

The DIY Dreamer for From Dream To Reality Tues  
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays @ Our Home 
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tues  Inspire Me Tuesday  
Creative Muster










Monday, January 19, 2015

A Card a Week!

I'm resolved to making a card each week in 2015!  I have lots of friends who still enjoy getting real mail ... something they can hold in their hands and feel and read! We love our email ... but we love the real thing!

My first card of the year was an invitation to a Twelfth Night Supper ... really made those at the end of 2014 for my January party!  Every invitation was different ... I used some pieces from a kit and added items from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas scrapbook kit. I'll be making a scrapbook using that kit to remember Christmas 2014 ... You'll see some of it later!


























 I had to make several snowflake thank you cards ... because I had a big birthday this year that brought a surprise party!



Cricut to the rescue!  I used the Bug to emboss the white insert and used two layers of paper on the snowflake.  Pretty simple ... but wanted the pop of yellow on the card because we are all ... ready for spring and we really haven't had much snow, yet!  This square card will take a little extra postage ... but these folks are worth it!  When I add thickness to my cards, I cut them 1/2 to 3/4 inch smaller than the envelope ... 


I like to have blank cards on hand that I can use as notes.  Made this one with the Cricut Everyday Cards die. It was quick to do, but I've learned to use the Xyron sticker maker on intricately detailed attachments like this one.  Added some stick on pearls and a bow. I use Tacky Glue for bows. It really works well and will dry clear.








Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mini Scrapbook - Snow Day!

I've been making scrapbooks for years, but I've just recently become interested in the mini books to give as gifts. Of course, my granddaughter gets the first one! I spent the day making it, sitting in the sunroom watching the squirrels and birds play in our unseasonably warm 56 degree temperatures ... knowing that Phoebe will eventually have a snow day and be out of school! So, this little book is for her to fill with pictures that her mother always takes!

This book is just 5 inches, so each page will hold a small photograph or a tiny bit of journaling. I used cardstock paper ... tripled for the covers and doubled for the pages.  The Cricut Elegant Edges die made the cute pages. The following photos show the dimension of the things I attached to the front cover. I added a few  drops of glitter glue and attached the gems with glitter glue.


I know Phoebe will love the extra strands of ribbons on the book binding. Anything that flows, sparkles and shines makes her happy!


I'm going to show you each pair of pages. I used coordinating papers and colors.

These pages show a few elements. I used Cricut to cut several things and used some chipboard add-ons and small plastic stickers. I also used some paper that has a raised embossed pattern ... so that added even more dimension.



I've studied a few mini books made by others and noticed that many people load the pages with all kinds of baubles ... so where do the pictures go? I deliberately left room for photographs.





I used my acrylic stamps on these pages.





I loved snowdays when I was a child and Phoebe does too! What child doesn't love a day off with plenty of snow to play in? We are destined to get lots of snow and she and her dog, Mila, will make a mad dash for the back yard!


Stamps again on the edge of the right page make the two pages blend nicely.


Here's a view of the back cover ... matches the front cover ... and one more look at the finished product! I'm excited about giving it to Phoebe this week, as she awaits that snowday!


I'll be sharing this with a few parties, so make sure you click through to see the other posts!


Monthly Challenges- VandicraftsCute Daisy May

Totally Gorjuss
Craft Creations
Not Just Cards

Creatively Living for Monday  Funday Party 
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday 
Dwellings-Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday 

The DIY Dreamer for From Dream To Reality Tues  
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays @ Our Home 
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tues  Inspire Me Tuesday  
Creative Muster



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas 2014

Friends are asking to see my Christmas pictures, so here goes!  I tried to really keep things simple this year, because I don't like to take the decorations down.  

Less is better at my little house!



Royal Blue for the Dining Room



Twelve Days of Christmas in the Kitchen



Traditional red ... in my already red living room!








I'll be sharing my post with some of the following parties.  Be sure you click through to visit!

Creatively Living for Monday  Funday Party 
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday 
The DIY Dreamer for From Dream To Reality Tues  
Our Home Away From Home for Tuesdays @ Our Home 
We Call it Junkin! 
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tues  Inspire Me Tuesday  
Creative Muster