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.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Proud Cricut Circle Member!

Here is my entry for the March 11, 2011 Magazine Challenge!
I plan to use this project as my "Place Saver" at the Dallas Stampede in March!

This house began as a church project.  I was asked to create a 3-D house for an event this past weekend.  After the event was over, I decided to "bling" out the house with things Cricut...and this was what happened...

3-D House...Winter Woodlands Cricut Cartridge cut at 9 3/4 inches
*Curtains/draperies cut from fabric and glued to strips of cardstock
*Green shutters cut from cardstock and glued to windows/shutters

3-D Trees...Winter Woodlands Cricut Cartridge cut at 9 3/4 inches

Fence...Cricut Everyday Cartridge (glasses) cut at 2 inches/glued together to form fence

"MamaC"...Cricut Everyday Cartridge Font

Cuttlebug Character...Cricut Everyday Cartridge cut at 2 inches

"Proud Circut Circle Member"...cut from Cricut Everyday Cartridge cut at 2 inches

Cricut Head...copied and reduced from picture by Paulette Trent on Cricut Circle Message Board.  Glued to Circle Stamp diecut by ProvoCraft Cuttlebug flocking from HO Model Train supplies
Hedges and small bushes...HO Model Train foliage
Tiny flowers...artificial flowers

This little house took many hours of work and lots of glue and hairspray!

Thank you so much for all the kind comments about the Cricut house.  I really appreciate everything!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Art Work and the Cuttlebug!

From time to time I find beautiful reproductions of art work on small posters/cards in stores, especially dollar stores.  I can hardly resist buying a few of the colorful, interesting posters/cards.  These make great additions to handmade greeting cards!  I give credit on the back of my cards.

Magazines will often publish articles that include pictures of art work.  These also make handmade cards interesting!  Again, I give credit on the back of my cards.

I have created 2 cards using scenes cut from art work that was published in a magazine (unknown title).
This section of the painting was taken from "Summer" 1909 by Frank Weston Benson
This section of a painting was taken from "Merci Cutting Flowers" 1912 by Edmund C. Tarbell

These cards were created using the Cuttlebug die and embossing machine from ProvoCraft.  I used the Cuttlebug 12 inch Butterfly embossing folder and the Cuttlebug embossing/die metal folder "Carly"

**Create card from cardstock
**Cut cardfront to fit card
**Cut one set from cardstock using Cuttlebug  "Carly" embossing/die metal folder...Hint...I turned the front of my paper toward the back of the folder before embossing/cutting.
**Emboss one section from thin vellum using Cuttlebug 12 embossing folder "Butterfly"...cut out the number of butterflies desired.  Use 3-dimensional glue strips to adhere the butterflies to each other.  I added pearls for decoration and colored one butterfly with a Copic marker.

**Cut section from desired artwork.  Tape to the back of the opening.  Adhere to cardfront.
**Adhere all layers to the cardfront.  Adhere  completed card front to card base.  Add sentiment inside and give credit for artwork on back of card (or wherever you desire).

I use the inside cut from the "Carly" image to create this card...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Updated and Cleaned My Craftroom!

Over the past two months I have replaced many of my storage containers with JetMax cubes.  I am pleased with the overall appearance of my craftroom. 

 Before JetMax...

Another view of my JetMax room...

Before JetMax...

What a difference JetMax made in my room...I was able to reorganize my paper!

Before JetMax...