Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to the Art Philosophy Blog Hop. We are are group of Close To My Heart consultants (well most of us) and we will be show casing the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. 

If you are visiting from the ever fabulous Darla then you are in the right place, if not, please start from the beginning with our wonderful hostess Courtney at Creating with Courtney,

Here's my project for today.

I used the Pemberley collection for my layout. When I saw this paper I knew it was perfect for this picture of my grandson Landon and his little friend.  This picture wasn't of the best quality but I love the moment it captured.  Their Moms have been friends all through school and I have to say when I look at this picture it tugs at my heart a little!

The photo frame is on page 54 and #44 on the handbook,

<Rctgle2> cut 7.10-7.77

I sprayed the cardstock with a new product (for me) called Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray.
I think I'm going to use this ...alot! I wish the photo showed this a little better.

For the scalloped half circle I used <Banner6> pg. 69, #49
<Banner6 cut 8.17-4.18
The butterflies are <Bttrfly2> Layer cut 2.54-1.67

The tag is <Tag3> cut 2.55-4.18 and <Tag3> Decorative Layer cut 2.55-4.18

The Flowers are cut and stamped following the instructions included with the CTMH Pemberly Kit
using the You mean the World to me My Acrylix Stamp Set.

Hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far and the next one to visit will be Stephanie

Here is the entire list:

Courtney -
 Darla -
 Connie -    You Are Here
 Stephanie-  Next
 Erin -
 Lucy -
 Wendy K.
 Gloria -
 Chrissy -
 Ann Marie Lessner
 Michelle Degnan Powell -
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Jayde!


It's really hard to believe my granddaughter Jayde is now 20!

She's a wonderful young lady...a country girl but LOVE'S her bling so I came up with a little purse and card that I knew she would love!

The little purse is from the Cricut Forever Young cart and the card is all from the wonderful
Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.

Knowing Jayde's personality it was easy to come up with the color scheme and papers I wanted to use.

I used Core Impressions from Cosmo Cricut for the purse, it had an embossed pattern that I thought would work great with the Anna Griffen animal print patterned paper, which is flocked and feels like velvet.

Here's an example of the purse in plain white paper to show what you will cut out.  It's found on page 25 in the handbook <Model2> Purse cut at 11.53-5.15 on my Gypsy using the solid color cardstock
Then press shift <Model2-s> to get the shape for the front ( animal print patterned paper cut at 4.55-5.15)
For a handle, I punched two holes in the center fold of flap pulled through black velvet ribbon and placed knots on the inside. 

I finished with a little turqouise bling on the latch.

I have to tell you I came up with the card at the last minute. I'm not a card maker...but I'm learnng to like it!

I pulled the colors from the purse I made and grabbed the Close To My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set 'LookWho's', found the coordinating banner and label on my Art Philosophy cart to stamp, chose a base shape and I had a CARD!
The card base is <Square7> pg 34 cut at 11.25-5.50
Label is <oval4> pg 52 cut at reccomended size on stamp sheet 2"
I cut the shadow layer in turquoise at 2.25"
Banner is <Banner2> pg 29 at 1.25"
Shadow layer at 1.50"
Cut 5 for P A R T Y
Flower is <Flower5> pg 48 cut at 2.50
I added a Twine flower that I just learned how to make following a great tutorial by Tracey. Thanks Tracey! You can find the Twine Flower Tutorial on her blog Garden of Grace.

Here's the inside.

Thankyou for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Happy Birthday Jayde!
Nana loves you!