Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Cricut Craft Room Wedding Crafts Ideas and Inspirations Blog Hop

Good Morning! It's a dreary Spring, definitely does NOT feel like Summer, here in Northern Maine,  making this Beautiful Blog Hop a WONDERFUL way to wake up this morning!!! I am again joined by some VERY Talented Ladies,  to which I will pass on all the links at the end of this post...MAKE SURE to Hop on over to each and every one of thier AMAZING Blogs for more Creative Inspiration!

Recently, our Niece was Married in a Beautiful Ceremony that unfortunately due to Family health issues, we weren't abld to attend. So I wanted to make a Wedding Card for her that she could Treasure FOREVER, and included a removable keepsake magnet for them.

This is a Double Cascading Fancy Fold Card I created out of AC MOORE White Cardstock,  leftover Wedding Themed Vellum, Dazzle Stickers from Hot Off The Press and Wedding Themed Stickers from Dollar Tree.

I created the Star lined Vellum Borders out of the Ribbons and Rossettes Cartridge on my Cricut E2,  as well as a matching Rossette for the card top, including a larger Star centered to the Rosette to help keep it together, and to make the Rossette stay together better making it more sturdy. I then adhered the remainder of my Stickers, which in Color matched our Niece's Wedding perfectly, some with Foam Dots to create more depth. Lastly came the Rhinestones placed in the Martha Stewart Scallop Punched Cascades of the Card.

The center Rosette is removable and has a magnt on the back so as to have a Special Keepsake to treasure while keeping with the Star Theme.

The Inside of the Card featured two Wedding Band Stickers that matched Heart Stickers from the Front of the Card. When signing the Card, I also included a Poem to the left, tying the Star Theme together which read,"And the two shall become one...For it was written in the Stars".

Needless to say,  this one took quite a few sessions to finish...however, it was definitely one of my FAVORITE works! They absolutely adored it...and that was worth every sweat bead I had while thinking,"Will they like it? ".

As always,  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dad's & Grads Blog Hop from MCCR Design Team...Graduation Time...Where Does The Time Go?!

Good Morning All!!! Been MIA for awhile and Thanks to for hosting an AWESOME Blog Hop for Dads & Grads with some AMAZINGLY TALENTED Ladies, I got my mojo back for blogging!!!

Life has been soooo crazy lately,  between Spring Clean Up,  a sick Mom (to whom I am the sole caretaker), end of school activities (am I the only one who thinks saving EVERY activity for the last possible minute of the school year is beyond overwhelming...and crazy too???!), and just the day to day demands in life, I am often left wondering,  "Where does the time go?!". I am completely convinced life is like a clothes dryer and time ends up with all the socks I've been missing for years! BTW, if anyone knows the Sock Monster, the one who obviously jumps into my dryer to take his daily fill of a sock here and a sock there,  please tell him it's time for him to come back and make a deposit,  NOT a withdrawl cause I'm going bankrupt least in the sock and time division!!! Poor Jocelyn,  for her 10th Birthday recently,  we purposely bought her mismatched sock sets so she didn't have to go to school with one sock that said Hanes and another that said FTL! Happy Birthday Pumpkin!!! Lol!

Having recently had one of those moments, wondering where the time goes, 4 yrs seemed to creep up on us soooo fast with our first College Graduation of my fiances extended family, our Niece! Looking back 14yrs ago, when I first met her, I never thought the Chubby Cheeked Cutie would have made us all reflect so much on how precious time is down the road...and here we are! We couldn't be more proud! Hence the inspiration for my Blog Hop Card this week...a College Graduation Card with Matching School Colors!

Unfortunately,  I only managed to capture one pic while rushing out the door to the Ceremony,  but she was extatic about receiving a card that actually matched her school colors, Gold & Green!
Using the Cricut Happy Graduation Seasonal Cartridge,  I sized the Owl/Scroll image to fit the front of my card, which was 6×8 and created with AC Moore Cardstock in White and matted with a Black layer that I rubber stamped and heat embossed in a Snowy White Powder by Ranger. After layering my Cricut Cut, I simply outlined the Scroll with a White Pen, and added 2 Rhinestones for the Owls' eyes. After adhering the Gold Based, Green Layered Owl image directly to the front of thr card, I added my usual bling by using Rhinestones in the centers of the little embossed flowers. This one, although stressful in matching colors perfectly,  was definitely a treasure to make, and has given me a great occasion to reflect on time and slowing down to smell the roses and enjoy every minute because in a snap of the fingers, it's all just a distant memory!

So Thank You for stopping by as always,  and for joining us on My Cricut Craft Room's Dad's & Grads Blog Hop! 

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Below are all the links to the Hop, just in case you missed someone! Happy Crafting!!!

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