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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bold and Beautiful Butterfly (and a rose)

Butterfly off the page with boarders.
Started out to day wanting to finish some cards i stated yesterday--- --That is not what happened. I did something completely different  Anna said "color till your heart is content" so.... pulled out my new Chameleon markers and go busy.

Here is what I  ended up with ...


Was not happy when I thought I was done the first time, but with these lovely alcohol markers you can just keep coloring over the top or use the correction marker to make your booboos all better.

Anyway I went back in and added a bunch more black and expanded my butterfly a bit.  Still wasn't happy but thought I'd add some boarders from the new Anna Boarder dies.

 Well the left over bits from inside the cut were so pretty that I ran them thru the xyron and popped them on the image.  See the little half sunburst flowers, scalloped edges, and the beautiful antenna -  all the left over tiny bits!

Layered it all up framed in black, matted on violet and add a ribbon.

Still need practice using my new markers but over all not bad for a second try.

Fist try was this rose card - just okay but I  am improving -  I think.

 Butterfly Hanging Art:
Anna Griffin Coloring Cards and Stamps Set
Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Decorative Border Die Set
Cuttlebug and spellbinders Embossing machines
Tombow tape runner
Cards stock, Black, Violet, white (smooth)
A touch of Spectrum Nori glitter pen (but was makeing the black marker smear) 
Bright pink ribbon 
glue dots (to hold ribbon)

Rose Birthday Card: 
Cricut (rose image - draw
Lawn Fawn Lg rectangle dies
Washi tape (grey polka-dot )
Anna Griffin card base
Spellbinder die (Happy Birthday) 
Tombow tape adhesive
Cardstock - black, white (textured), grey

Blogs I am entering this on: 
Creative Knockouts #185 - Boarder - Closes March 22
CAS-ual Fridays #169 - off the edge  - Closes March 20
Alphabet Challenge - Anything with wings - Closes March29
Aloha Friday - (Kitty Bee Designs)  #90- Living things with wings - Closes March 23
Anna Griffin Facebook -  Chameleon markers
613 Avenue Create #195 -  Anything goes (twist - no digi stamps) -Closes 1 April
CropStop  #26 - March Linky Party - (anything goes - spring inspiration) - Closes April

Oh Happy Day

Just wanted to say Happy St. Patrick's Day to all you crafting "leprechauns" out there.

I'll have lots of wonderful things for Easter posted in the next week or so.  Until then ...
  stay crafty, stay green.

 Oh! Don't forget to check out Anna Griffin on Facebook - she is having a give-away every day this month for national craft month.  God Bless and Happy Scrappin!nth!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Share - On Anna Griffin - St. Patty's Style

Once again I have some cards to share on Anna Griffin, Inc Facebook page for her weekly Sunday share.   Take a look, be inspired, and enjoy your day.

I like to use a lot of Anna's embellishments and card bases, but I always seem to find a little vintage image the I print and recolor or brighten up the colors.  (makes me very anxious for Anna Griffins release of the new "Anna Colored" Chameleon pens coming out 8 March on HSN ).

I have also used my Festooned Frame dies. These give every card a lovely background.

And you can't really see it in any of the photos, I also like to get happy with my Spectrum Nori Clear glitter pen - love it. 

Places I am sharing:
Lit Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes - 8 March
Anna Griffin Facebook - Sunday Share -(Sunday)
DL ART - Green - 8 March

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Share On Anna Griffin - Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Card For Sunday Share

Everything I used is Anna Griffin except the sweet girl in the center and the embossing folder
 Girl - Vintage image found on Google images
Embossing folder  - Lifestyle Images (because I didn't have Anna's  Matelass√©- But I  have since ordered it at was on sale this week!)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trio of love (Box Cards)

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I have more box cards for you.   A set of three I made for Valentines. I just love box cards.  I use Lori Whitlock All Occasions Box Cards (cut with my Cricut Explore) as a base for the card box, but always "add to" with embellishments and often completely  re-design the "guts" of the card. However, Lori Whitlock has some simple cute cards all on thier own.   With the cards I have for you today I kept some of the envelopes but added vintage clip art, lots more hearts and a Valentine sentiments for a complete new look.

On to my darling trio...Aren't they so sweet?!

Here you can see the dainty pink rose ribbon and  white tulle I used to accenting the sweet little girl

I did some hand painting on this one with red and green acrylic on the hearts and leaves; as well as glitter gel roller to accent the bow, hearts and eyes.  Also added Spectrum Noir crystal clear glitter brush to the larger heart -t hard to see in this photo

A tiny note slips out of the envelope

I added bright specks to her eyes with my glitter gel roller

Love the dimension of box cards!   REMEMBER: Box cards fold flat for mailing


Cricut Explore /with Cricut Craft Room
Cart - All Ocation Box cards by Lori Whitlock
Cricut access  - "love" and hearts
Vintage clip-art images (pinterest and google)
Adhesives - Tombow tape runner, pop dots, liquid glass
Jelly roller - Silver
Gel pens - red and green - Pentel sunbright metallics
Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear glitter sparkle brush pen (love these)
Ribbon -white tulle with pink roses (stash)
Papers - Carta Bella kit - Amour by Casina Gardens - Absolutely love Carta Bella paper!!!
Ink - brown by Studio G to "age" for a more vintage feel
Cardstock  - Kaiser Card  Sea Foam, ballet, Red
Cardstock - Stash - Cream, cotton candy pink, and blush pink
Printer - Epson stylus photo 1400  - for vintage images

I am Sharing on:

Art Impressions (Ai) - Spring fling - closes 2 Feb 2017
Little Miss Muffin Challenge - Anything goes - closes 7 Feb 2017
Simon Says Anything goes - close  31 Jan 2017 2017
Crop Stop - Anything goes - closes 5 Feb 2017
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything goes - closes 4 Feb 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Share - With Anna Griffin - Valentine Cards

Anna  Griffin shared some Valentine inspiration on her blog Tuesday (see link).  On Sundays she has her "Griffinites" (a.k.a fans)  share on her Facebook page what they have been using her products on.   This post is for "Sunday Share".   I use a LOT of her products for the cards I sell at local craft fairs and for many of the personal cards I send. I tend to add other vendor products to make it my own but other times it is all Anna.  These first four are mostly all Anna. The arrows are spellbinders, ribbon and bow aren't hers and I added some extra hearts - but everything else are her products. 

used my new "Festooned" die to cut the background  layer for this one

I think Anna makes elegance so easy - I love the look of this card.

Here are a few with Anna products but with more "other" products.

The vintage print and gold striped paper aren't Griffin products but everything else is
Simple and elegant - Gold strip paper is from an unmarked stack from Tuesday Morning and the center phrase is cut from Carta Bella Amour paper kit 
Cute!  The phrase, card base and pinwheel are Anna Griffin, but rest is not.
Inside: I only have eyes for you. Have a spectacular Valentines day.  

As you can see, I like to add vintage images to a lot of my cards.  The images blend very well with Anna Griffin's style.

Do you use Anna Griffin Products?  Do you post on her "Sunday Share"? Do you use Vintage images on your projects?  I'd love to see what you are making!

Places  will share these:

Anna Griffin Facebook - Sunday Share - 29 Jan 2017  (second one)
ModSquad Challenge - show your love  - closes 31 Jan 2017 (Last one)
Crafting by Designs - pink, pretty and girlie - closes 31 Jan 2017 (the first one with the heart)
Creative Moments - Anything goes -Keep it feminine  (challenge 110)-  closes 6 Feb 2017  (3rd one - rose heart)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Dory Birthday Banner (Happy 70th Mom)

 My mom just turned 70 this week and she just loves Ellen and Dory. 
 So... I had to make her a Dory banner

Everything I needed was in Cricut Design Space

  • Cricut Explore Air (with Access in Cricut Design Space)
  • Carts - Simply Sweet, Animal Antics, Hello Kitty, Sabrina, Beyond Birthday, Chalk Board Fonts, Create a Critter, Nemo and Friends, Life is a beach (many available with Access but licensed carts require a purchase )
  • Backers twine  - in bright coordinating colors
  • Cardstock - Tiffany blue, Blue, Lt green, Bright yellow, Orange, Pink, light teal, black, white
  • Print- for print than cut (Dory and Nemo)
  • Notebook circle protectors,
  • Adhesive - Tombow, Liquid glass (CTMH), Pop Dots
  • Pompom cord - sage green
  • Pinterest - inspiration from  karlaspartycreations (Esty)
Places I am sharing

613 Avenue Create - anything goes - closes 2 Feb 2107
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything goes - Closes 2 Feb 2017
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything goes - closes 31 Jan 2017