Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mother's Day Card

I finally jumped on the metal die cut band wagon.  I have been scrapping and card making for years and use my cutting machine all the time.  However, metal dies are something that I have never gotten into...I can cut almost anything I need on my machine and a die is limited to only one size so I never felt a need.  Well, I found a group online that uses unbranded dies.  One thing that I love about dies is the intricacy that they have that just isn't the same when cut on my machine.  So finding a bunch of cheaper dies, I thought it would be fun to have a few flourishes, frames, and flowers that I could cut quickly for projects while my machine is cutting other items.   This is my very first die cut card.  I think it turned out nice.   With that being said though, 2 of the 8 dies that were unbranded did not cut but the ones that did, cut so nicely!  Still waiting to see if the company will do anything about the ones that don't cut or not so we shall see if it is really worth it or not.  Of course the 2 most expensive ones were the 2 that didn't cut.  Hmmmm.... anyone else had that issue? feminine

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sunny Summer Days Layout

 Just some fun family memories of lazy summer days.  It's always the best when I can get my whole family together.  Something special and perfect about those days. color palette

Spring Frogs and Baby Birds Layout here is another adorable layout that I love!  As I was pondering my photos and my leftover cuts, I decided to create a fun spring layout for a couple challenges.  Love being able to use some "leftover" cuts on another layout.  That is why I "do" left over cuts.  If you don't remember, I always cut as many as will fit on the paper that I am using.  That way, I have left over cuts to use as I create new layouts and cards when I need them.  It works for me.  I love this little frog.  He is so cute and the birds in the nest just speaks to my heart.  I am ready for Spring. - my favorite color is hot pink but I love it with a blue or lime green.  This layout has all 3! florals and succulents.  I used florals and a "nest" like a wreath.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lady Bug Swing Card

I have a friend who is struggling and decided to make a card for her this week.  So in my browsing, I found a couple of fun challenges and thought I'd make her a card using them.  One was use a Little Scraps of Heaven file and one was a kinectic card.  While reading the one challenge, I must admit, I clicked into it just because I wasn't sure what a kinetic card was.  Then when I realized it was one with motion, I decided to make a swing card.   I haven't made one in a long time and they are just a fun interactive card.  I hope it makes her smile!  The little lady bug is a Little Scraps of Heaven Design file.  Isn't he cute.  I have a few of hers that are my absolute favorite and this is one of them.  I love it.  I've made him blue, red, pink and he's just cute no matter what color you cut him.  So fun.  I love being able to use my scraps too,  This card was done using my leftover paper from another project.  It looks good on this card too. AG Kinetic Card celebrating friendship

Selfie Layout

In all my 20 years of scrapbooking, I think this is the first page I have done of myself.  I love the movement and colors on this page.    I have been trying to not buy more supplies and to use what I have and since I have an abundance of paper, I have been trying to use more paper on my pages.  Doing layouts this way, uses more paper which is always a good thing!  LOL.   I have more paper than I know what to do with.....It's my purchasing weakness.  Ever since I got my cricut machine YEARS ago, I have collected paper because with the machine, you can create anything you want with just paper.  This system in a good one so that there is lots of color, faster pages, and using what I already have.  Lovin' it. circles

Green Embossed Card Set

These were so fun to make.   It's hard to tell, but the white, black and green are embossed in different folders giving this set a fun look.  Similar, but different.  I like them because they aren't as feminine and so they are great for the male population.  So much fun! boys to men Good Luck ( I didn't have a good luck stamp so I used best wishes) Green or gold Friendship shades of green favorite color