Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Cards and Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Time to send out the Easter cards! 

 I have two styles I'm sending out this year.  The bunny one was done using a Stampin' Up stamp (the stamp is retired, but the digital stamp can still be purchased from their web site), the grass is from Plantin schoolbook (cut at 1 inch).  The second card was done using a really pretty stamp I found in my friends stamp room :)  I stamped it once on Kraft, colored with colored pencils, then stamped again on white cardstock and cut out the flowers to pop up on mounting tape.  I made about 10 of these ones and all that traditional hand cutting made me appreciate my cameo/cricut.

My other project was a mixed media mini canvas (4 x 4).  I've had that blank canvas sitting around for years, it was good to finally get something on it.  It was an excuse to use my new Faber Castell Gelato pens - oooh ahhh.   The leaves were cut with a sizzix die from dictionary paper, I used a music sheet for the background, the nest is another stamp I found in my friends stamp room, and spring letters are a die that I have also had for years and never used.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday banner card and Birthday svg

I spend way too much time on pinterest looking at other peoples stuff lately and not making my own!  It is time for me to put some of those great pins to work!  This is the card I made for my mom for her birthday.   I had seen one like it on pinterest and just loved it, had to copy.   Its so cute I think I'll make a couple more for my stash.

So yesterday I spent 8 hours cleaning my craft room.  I can't believe it, since I had so many other things I should have been doing.  BUT, its looking good.  I had so much stuff it was piling and I couldn't find a place to work.  I either had to go buy some storage things, or clear out.   Since buying a bunch more stuff to hold my stuff didn't seem like a great idea in my "keep it simple" home, I opted just to get rid of some things and re-organize.  I cleared a shelf in my linen closet which is quite large, and put all my fabric there.  Now I can see it all, its up away from the pets and kids, not spilling over on my counters, and out of sunlight.  Perfect.  To make more room I also packed up my cricut.  I do have room for it now that I cleaned, but I think I might just get rid of it since I have the cameo.  There is something on each of my remaining carts that I like, but if I can make an svg I like better, I can let it go.   On that note, I'd like to share an svg.  Link is below.  Enjoy!

PSI_Birthday svg