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Not So Mini Album January 4, 2016

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Well, here’s to 2016!  It got off to a rather rocky start for me.  I spent most of Christmas vacation sick, and I even missed celebrating Christmas with the family since I was down and out with food poisoning.  I did, however, make it to my sister’s baby shower two days later, so I got to see many of the relatives I missed two days prior. I know I have also been quiet on my blog lately, but I was busy with shower things that couldn’t be posted until after the shower.

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Here’s a group shot of some of us before the shower (Jes was getting ready), so from left to right are Mark, Mom, me, Andrea.  Then, in front are Jack, Julia, and Emma.

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Here is a good shot of the parents-to-be!  Can’t wait to meet the little guy when he makes his arrival in March!

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This is a photo of the scrapbooking album I made for my sister, based on a YouTube tutorial.  You can find the first part of the tutorial here.  The cover is made using medium weight chipboard that I covered using light blue American Crafts scrapbook paper.  All the designer papers are from the DCWV Baby Boy stack.  The part on the left with the little “e” is a magnetic closure.  It opens a bunch of papers that will be perfect to add some larger photos to.  Many of the sections have pockets with tags, both large and small.

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This is what many of the inner pages look like.  They open up to reveal four places for photos on the inside, as well as the smaller photo mats.  The adorable photo stamp sets are by MayMay and can be found here.

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Here is a photo of a “clothesline” frame that my dad made.  People who came to the shower wrote down some well-wishes or advice for Jesyka and Mark inside the onesie.  Then, they hung it on the clothesline.  I cut the onesies from various colors of blue cardstock using a card file from the Silhouette store.

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Jack’s 9th Birthday Card November 1, 2014

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For today’s post, here is a birthday card I created for my nephew Jack.

Jack Birthday Card

For this card, I started with a base of Neenah Solar White Linen cardstock.  I used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the card base.  Then, I embellished the card using some cardstock from my stash for the sides.  The center focal point is Olive Brown Bag Kraft cardstock and Brown Bag Kraft cardstock, which I edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The Happy B*Day die is a Die-Versions die that was created as a fundraiser for Operation Write Home.  I made a similar card for my friend’s daughter Morgan, who also turns 9 this month, but I didn’t get a photo of it.  Both kids were very impressed with the fact that the card “flips.”  What fun to see them really enjoying their cards.

Halloween Countdown October 19, 2013

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Well, October is more than half over – can you believe it?

For today’s post, I am sharing a project I made using the 3D Haunted House Halloween Countdown cutting file from the Silhouette store.  I cut the house and pieces out using my Cameo die cutter.   The house is cut using black Eclipse cardstock,  The numbers have been cut from orange cardstock from my stash.

Halloween Countdown

Halloween Countdown

You can see a few of the boxes behind the windows of the house; these are cut from cardstock from my stash in different Halloween-y colors.  Hope you enjoy!  I thought this was a fun take on your traditional Advent calendar type project for Halloween.  As a side note, this is a time-consuming project to put together, just so you are aware before you start!

Halloween Set October 5, 2013

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Hello, everyone…  I hope that you have had a chance to check out the work that everyone has been doing for the Operation Write Home blog hop!  It is for a great cause, and the servicemen and women truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into each and every card that they send.  Please be sure to follow all the guidelines to be eligible for some awesome prizes!

I hope that you are enjoying better weather than we are!  It is rainy and gloomy, so I decided to use some awesome papers to make fun Halloween decorations and a card.

Spider Tealights and Spooky Mansion card

This is the A2 Halloween Spooky Manor die cut from the Silhouette store.  I cut it out using Neenah Solar White cardstock and my Cameo. Then, I painted the cardstock with a Terra Cotta Adirondac acrylic paint dabber.  I love the texture that the paint dabbers give to cardstock since you pounce up and down as the paint goes on.  And as a side bonus, it is so easy to clean up!  I added some yellow cardstock scraps from my stash for the windows, and I used Anthracite Mica/Metallic for the background.

Hopefully you can catch the gorgeous glimmer from the Anthracite Mica/Metallic better in the close up of the Spooky Manor.

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The spider tealights are also die cuts from the Silhouette store that I cut using my Cameo.  You can’t even tell in the photograph, but I had battery-operated tealights in them.  The tealights are made using Black Pearl Glossy cardstock.  The cardstock itself is a gorgeous black pearl on one side, and a matte white on the back.  It is difficult to really capture the true beauty of the cardstock because it shimmers so much!

Tealight on its side to capture the glossy aspect

Tealight on its side to capture the glossy aspect

High Flying September 7, 2013

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Hello, everyone!

For today’s post, I am sharing a masculine card.

 

Airplane Masculine Card

Airplane Masculine Card

For this card, I used the Red Crepe Ruche cardstock as the background.  The front of the card is decorated using two different die cuts from the Silhouette store, and airplane tile and a happy birthday sentiment.  The airplane tile I cut out of Heavenly White cardstock and then used an Adirondak Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold to cover the white cardstock.  The sentiment is cut from Basis blue cardstock, and then spritzed with Sea Glass Glimmer Mist, surrounded by blue iRock gems.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

First Try at Heat Transfer Vinyl April 9, 2012

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Okay, here’s a project that’s totally outside of anything I’ve ever done before… it’s using heat transfer vinyl to make myself a tshirt.

As some of you know, I recently got a Silhouette Cameo but I haven’t been able to play with it much up until recently.  The first thing I must say is that I love it!  It cuts incredibly well, especially with detailed cuts.  Another bonus with the Cameo is that it is not a cartridge-based system.  I love being able to hook the machine up to the computer and use it with files I create, files I already own, or files I purchase from the Silhouette store or other places that sell cutting files.  Currently, although I own SCAL, I have not used it with the Cameo yet… I’ve just been using the software that comes with the machine, Silhouette Studio.

In any event, for this tshirt, I used a file purchased from the Sil store.  I thought it was just too cute for words, and I’ve seen many varieties of the shirt done.  Personally, I didn’t have too many choices of HTV to choose from; I had navy metallic, gold, and silver.  I cut the base text and the peeps in gold.  But I thought it needed a little something else so I used the Studio program to trace around the words to create a border and then cut that out in silver.  Upon showing my hubby the shirt, I almost fell over in shock when he said it “needed” sparkly eyes — this coming from the man who doesn’t like rhinestones!  So I also added heat set Swarovski crystals to the shirt for eyes.

I’m also entering my shirt into Oozak’s Anything Goes challenge… this is definitely not a card!