My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Cricut Cuts!

I needed Valentine's Day images for cards.  I search through Cricut Cartridges and found the following images.  Scroll to the bottom and find out when/where you will see how I used the Cricut Cuts!
This image cut beautifully!  I used a 'crisp' red and black cardstock.
Cricut Cartridge "Wall Decor and More"
Used the same 'crisp' cardstock for the black and red.  I cut the white images from a slick, photo-type paper.  I had to punch out some of the holes in the heart.
Cricut Cartridge "Artiste"
Used the slick, photo-type paper to cut these images.  The images cut beautifully!
Cricut Cartridge "Paper Pups" (I have a digital cartridge)
I had a difficult time cutting this particular image.  I used two or three types of cardstock and had difficulty with all of them.  I had to use a tool to punch out the small sections of the image.  I think it may be because I cut the image so small.
Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year"
Used the 'crisp' red cardstock and the images cut beautifully.
However, I found this out after using another type of cardstock that did not cut well...at all!
Cricut Cartridge "Sweethearts"
Great cut using 'crisp' cardstock!
Cricut Cartridge "Gypsy Wanderings" (digital)
This cart comes with the hand-held design tool "Gypsy"
Cut great!
I used the 'card feature' to create all the card bases for the cards.
Cricut Cartridge "Beyond Birthdays"
To see the completed cards, please visit my blog on
February 8, 2014
I will be part of a Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fashionista Collage Cards!

I created this collage one afternoon to provide material for making handmade cards.
The collage board began as a piece of canvas loaded with Yes Paste 
and assorted papers and embellishments.
Click this link to see how the collage board was created...
The collage board is a 'hodge podge' of papers and embellishments.  To find a 'scene' for use on cards, I cut a piece of translucent paper to position over the collage to find a suitable section.  Then cut a piece of cardboard the same size to use as a pattern to cut the section.
Using the translucent paper to find a suitable scene on the collage board.
Substituting the card board to use as a pattern to cut the section.
The section is cut using a pair of heavy duty shears.
The card front is created by choosing colored cardstock that is found in the 'scene'.  The edges of all the elements are inked with ColorBox chalk ink "Chestnut Roan".  The green piece of cardstock is torn to add interest.
I used 'Glossy Accents' as the glue to hold all the layers together.  The card front will be heavy and regular liquid adhesive may not be strong enough to hold everything.
I collect words and phrases!  These are a few of the sticker sheets that 
I have on hand to use on projects.
Completed card front
The phrase 'Amazing you' was white.  I used Chestnut Roan ink to color the phrase.
Completed cards
More cards
Cards with smaller collage scenes
Last two cards
Used collage board!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Collage Cards---Part 2!

I am the featured designer on "She's a Sassy Lady" Blog today.  To see how this collage board was created, please visit...
You will also find out how I plan to use the collage board, too!

Click here to see Part 1!
Saturday Fun! Collage Cards--Part 1!