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Saturday, July 31, 2010

A new Card Design…

Hey Everyone….I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!!!! Mine is being spent in my ARTHaven and I’m having a wonderful time!!!
I had a request a couple days ago on a PopUp Front Card……so I thought I would work up a couple designs So here’s the mock up of the cards I created…..




NOTE:  I had created a tutorial on how to create these type cards for yourself……but due to several complaints on the audio of the program I decided to remove the tutorial….the 2nd half of the tutorial was perfect as I used the software with my webcam however the first portion (which is the most important portion for this tutorial) was done using Snap 3 by AShampoo and it has gotten increasingly worse on the audio portion…Therefore until I can find a better software I prefer for screen recording I won’t be able to share this tutorial or any onscreen tutorials…….I’m very sorry so many were unhappy…..I apologize….
Now….IF you like these cards designs…and you would like to have the files….you may find them here….



Then….thought I would go ahead and share with you I had a request for a new Shaplie design….It’s a Horse Shoe…..If you would like to have this one you may find it below….

Ok….That catches me up for now!!!!!! As always….THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me….would LOVE to hear what you  think!!!!!!   I also hope you will come by again….and have a very blessed Weekend!!!!!! Until next time….

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A new flower tutorial……

Hey Everyone….I hope you’re all enjoying your Wednesday……..I’m half way through my vacation and LOVING it!!!!  Monday I took my 16 yr old his girlfriend and his two best friends to Holiday World!!! What a big day we had….Lots of un until the horrible severe thunderstorm came through……lost power and all……but it’s a day we’ll all remember…and lets’ say I’ll NEVER ride a rollercoaster again….LOL I allowed my son to talk me into riding the Voyage with him…..OMG…..It scared the beegzeers out of me!!!! LOL I didn’t that ride would ever end!!!!!
So Tuesday was a bit calmer for me as I was able to spend it in my ARTHaven…..Last week a very dear friend of mine, Celeste Lombas shared with me a website she had found called http://www.mommymakesroses.com/ This lady is VERY gifted…….and my friend Celeste has made up several of them….she’s done SUCH a beautiful job…check out some of her creations HERE….. http://touchedbyabutterfly.com/blog/archives/457
Now those are GORGEOUS aren’t they!!!!!  Well I didn’t want the roses to be that big and I knew I wanted to cut the layers with my Cricut…..so off to work I went making my own templates and testing my designs and techniques……..I wanted to make creations for myself that would be small enough to put in and on my ART……..thought, also, perhaps some others might find it interesting as well……SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO……See what I came up with……




So…..I decided to work up a tutorial on how I created these…….incase anyone else is interested……I’ve also created the cutfiles in all formats and you’ll be able to find them below the tutorials…….You’ll also, please know the Tutorial is in 2 parts…..Ok….HERE WE GO!!!!! ;) 



So I hope you enjoyed this….and I hope it might be of some use for you……I’m now off to see what I can create now….I’m wanting to work on some Journals for Cancer patients and some cards for OWH……..we’ll see how productive I am!!! ;) 
As always, THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…….I hope you find something you like and I also hope you are all having a very blessed day!!!!  Please do come by again……Until next time…

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just Something I Made: Easy Tissue Hydrangea Pins and Flower Vines

OMG You all MUST check out Cathe Holden's post on these flowers!!! They are PRECIOUS and SO easy to do......I will DEFINATELY be doing this technique!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and I just know you will too!!!!!


IMAGE IS PROPERTY OF CATHE HOLDEN

IMAGE IS PROPERTY OF CATHE HOLDEN

Monday, July 12, 2010

So I had a design idea…….

Hey Everyone……this has been working in my mind since I design the Floral Cross File the other day……So when I came home from work today I decided to try and work it up to see if it would come to life…….Yeah Yeah Yeah…I know….It’s BUSY……but I can’t help but love it….

If you remember these were the two files I shared the other day…..







So……Would love to hear what you think about it if you wanna hit me with it!!!! As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by…….I hope you are having a very blessed day and I hope you’ll come by again!!!! Until then….

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Sunday again…..

Hey Everyone…I hope you all enjoyed your day today!!! I had ANOTHER FUN day in my ARTHaven….Several months ago my oldest son had brought a frame home from his fiance’s  that had a picture of Brianna (my future granddaughter) in it from when she was a baby……the frame was a faux metallic bronze color……she wanted me to “change” it…..I had been holding onto it until something hit me!!! Well with me making my crochet flowers…my idea hit me……here’s what I came up with….










Isn’t it girly and shouts SPRINT TIME!!! This is very outside my box of color but I must admit I TOTALLY love how this turned out…..Again the frame started out in a faux bronze finish…..I first coated with 2 coats of gesso and went from there…so lots and lots of steps…but I LOVE the outcome…..Would love to hear what you think?????
So I’ve had a FANTASTIC weekend of ART!!!!!  I’m looking forward to next weekend because that starts my week of vacation and I plan to spend in right here in my ARTHaven!!!! So hurry up  this week and pass!!!
As always, I want to THANK YOU all for stopping by to visit with me!!!!  Thrills me when I hear from you…sincerely!!! I hope you like my creation.…….and I hope you will come by again…I pray you have a very blessed week!!!! Until next time……
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Something new for ME…..

Hey Everyone….I hope you are all enjoying your weekend…..Me…well I’ve been having the BEST time in my ARTHaven…..I’ve been wanting to learn how to crochet some flowers…….well it’s been on my list for a while…My friend Angie Hall Haviland was a sweetie and sent me her pattern she uses to make hers…..well like  DOPE I forgot about it and started playing myself……Mine is a bit different….and I’m sure not what everyone else would make but I quite like how they turned out…….
So I liked them so much I decided to use them on a card I wanted to make to send to Grace……I think they worked SO well with the card…would LOVE to hear what you think!!!!!
   



IF you might like them I’ll be happy to tell you how I made them…….
I did 2 CS then 9 SC on 2ndCS then I did 6 CS the looped down on circle and did 2 SC in same hole then 6 CS then looped down on next stich on circle and did 2 SC then repeated all around…..
I REALLY hope that makes sense because I’m NOT very crochet savvy……..It’s still basics for me……
Now as far as the background paper….it is some K&C decorative scrapbook paper that I cut down to the size I needed…….then I had purchased the other 3 packs of Duff’s Embossing plates for cakes….I chose the one with the flowers to use on this…..

ran through my cuttlebug and then hit with some Concord Grape TH Distress ink……then coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed…then on the center of the flowers I used some yellow rhinestones…..I thought it gave it SUCH a cute impact!!! The edges of the layer  used my Zutter Distressing Tool then ran some double sided tape with my ATG gun on the back side and used some light yellow trim around the card…….Added the yellow ribbon……
The crochet flowers I made I used decorative brads for the centers…to attach to the layer I just used my Crop-A-Dial to punch the holes where I wanted them and then used the brad on the flowers to attach to that layer…..
You’ll notice I also used another Hat pin and some colored letters and spelled out Grace for the little girl this is for……at the bottom of the pin I wanted to be sure she didn’t stick herself so used some Gorilla Glue on the heart bead then slid over the end of the pin and allowed to dry…worked perfectly…..
I really like how cute this card turned out and I hope Grace enjoys it, hopefully it will bring a smile to her sweet face!!!!
Then…Yesterday while at Joann’s I came across this YoYo Maker in the Butterfly Shape….Hadn’t seen this before so I just couldn’t resist!!!! Thought I would try making a couple to see how they turned out………
I thought they were kinda of cute!!! Though I must say a bit bulky….Not sure if I will use them on cards but would definately add to some other projects……They do work up very quickly…..and it does make me want to make more……..
Ok…that’s it for me for now….Now I need to get caught back up on email and then…PLAY SOME MORE!!! I’m having some fun!!! ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me….I pray you all have a WONDERFUL remainder of the weekend!!! Please come by again….until next time…..
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!

And I’m SO happy!!!! I’ve been working on some new files and some digis…….finally got them done so I thought I would share them with you……..I hope you find something you might like!!!!












And then……3 more SHAPLIES…….




Ok…..So I’m hoping you like some of those cut files!!!! !
  

Shew……Are you still here?????? I sure hope so….and I really hope you’ve found something here you like!!!!! Glad to have that all done…why do I do that to myself….I just get in a creating mode and won’t let my self stop and post them til I’m done!!! ;) 
As always…THANK YOU for stopping by and if you’ve made it this far…thank you for sticking with me!!!!  I pray you all have a very blessed Friday!!!  Please come by again….until next time!!!

Jennifer McGuire, ink.: NEED YOUR HELP - Cards for Grace

While responding to some amazing comments blessed to me from wonderful people I came across this site from a link from Whitney's blog.....OMG....What a WONDERFUL purpose this is....

From Jennifer's site you can read Ellie's story and about her beautiful twin sister....Grace....My heart absolutely ACHES for this family!!!!

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If you feel led you can send cards too......I plan on working on them this week.......Thank you for taking time to read and I pray you are all having a very blessed day!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Seems like Sunday…..

Hey everyone…..I hope you’ve all enjoyed this wonderful holiday weekend!!! I SO can’t believe it’s almost over…….I’ve been non-existent on emails this weekend as I’ve been working on something I was creating and just having the best time with it…..While creating it I also created some Digi Phrase images which I’m sharing below if anyone is interested in them…..So…here’s what I created….

























I know it’s ALOT of pictures but I really wanted you to see the entire book!!! I had alot of fun doing it and finally used something I’ve been saving for so long…..LOL  Do you do that…..I used toilet paper rolls…..it was alot of fun….used my TAG FILE to create the tags and then used some of My SHAPLIE Files for the cutout piece…….I then used some Digi Stamps I created for Scripture Phrases…..along with some Words I created……If you would like to have the Digi Images you can click the images below…….
      
Ok…..now to catch up on emails and I have some files I want to work on…..As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…..I pray you are all having a WONDERFUL day and I do hope you will come by again…Until next time….
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