October 18, 2013

I will follow you........

..................anchored with love.
Hello everyone, I have a project to share with you that I am very excited about.
As you all know one of the latest craze is chalkboard like art, I found the perfect thing for me to try it on in the last issue of Paper Crafts magazine.
In the magazine they did it on a clipboard, well I wanted to do it as framed art.

I have a grandson (well actually two)that is in the Navy and I thought his wife would like this framed to hang in their home.
I was very hard to take a good photo of this, I guess I should have taken the glass off so I would have such a reflection.   I hope you can read the words as they have great meaning, in case you can't here is what it says
"I will follow you my love,
wherever you may go to
the sunny beach or the stormy sea
you are my anchor and
forever will be"

It was quite a challenge to set this file up in the correct shape that I wanted.  I tried in both Silhouette Designers edition software and in Make the Cut software, I finally added up using MTC to create it. 
Using a white Uni-ball Gel Pen I wrote on a piece of black poster board.  I used posted board because it was the largest piece of black paper I could find.  The anchor is on a piece of  10.5 x 13.5 piece of poster board.  After I wrote it with the white pen, I rubbed a piece of white chalk on it to give it more of a chalkboard look.   
Here is a better picture showing the distressed chalkboard look.
In person it looks a lot more black.  Well I had to wrap it up and mail it to Maine because that is where they are living.  I was very nervous but it arrived safely :)
She was very thrilled with it, as I kind thought she would be.
I am so glad you stopped by, I would love to hear what you think of my project. 
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

October 9, 2013

Frosted Christmas Card

Hello everyone, as many of you know I love to play along at Mojo Monday whenever I get a chance.  This week I was able to make a card following the sketch this week.
Here is my Mojo Monday #314 card.
I love the way this came out using non-traditional Christmas colors.  All the papers are from the CTMH paper pack Frosted.  The saying is a stamp that is on the Card Kit Workshop Frosted, there is a lot of goodies in this cardmaking kit.
The ribbon is very sheer and sparkly, I got it at a placed called SAS Fabrics that has a lot of ribbon and trim very cheap.  I added a bit of faux stitching around the edges.  
Well that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you hop on over to Mojo Monday and enter your card as this week there is a prize.
Other challenges
Created w/Love challenges - Anything Christmas
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes

October 3, 2013

A Few Christmas cards

Hello everyone, sorry it has been a while since I posted.
Today I have a few Christmas cards that I have made over the last few weeks to share.  Trying to get a little head start on them.
The first one is a very simple card, using paper from Recollections all season paper pad.  The holly was cut using my Cricut.

Here is a shaped card I made using Cricut Craft Room and the Artiste cartridge.  I printed the paper using my Imagine. I love the way it came out, very easy can be mass produced.
This one I totally scraplifted (can't remember from who. sorry)
It is all made using pearl white paper.  I cut the frame from the Artbooking cartridge, a couple of times and also from chipboard, so I could pop dot it.  I added a piece of acetate for the window, then punch a bunch of branches using the MS branch punch.  The bottom strip is also a MS punch that I wove some ribbon through.

This one I made using the papers from last years CTMH paper pack.  I love the papers in it ans sure wish I would have bought more of it.
The center ornament was cut using the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.
The colors are so much prettier in person.
The last one I made using the papers from this years CTMH Christmas paper pack called Frosted.   They also have a complete card making kit with this paper and it has everything you need to make 15 or so cards including stamps, if you want to check it out click HERE.This is also a simple one that could be made easily with many different paper combinations.
Wwll thank for stopping by and hope you enjoy my Christmas cards