Friday, January 29, 2016

Birthday's & Cutting Boards

Good Morning from balmy Northern Maine! Just kidding...although 24° for the end of January is actually considered a "Beautiful" day, I'm kinda anxious for 40°...or more snow...whichever comes first, even if I'm pretty sure we'll have time to get pummeled before the 40' start can hit!!!

My Best Friend celebrated her Birthday recently and I'm dropping off her gift & card tonight when I pick up her daughter to go ice skating...and I must say, I'm kinda anxious for her to open these up!

The card is made using my Ultimate Crafters Companion Pro into a Gate Fold Card, topped with Birthday Paper from Best Creations, then I cut a small square and punched all around using my Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set and added a Birthday Cake from my Special Moments Sticker Collection which is layered and added the perfect "oomph". A little bling all the way around with flatback rhinestones went a long way! I stamped the inside and back sentiments with a rainbow ink pad and heat embossed with clear embossing powder that I mixed a little glitter in...simple but carries some punch!

 Then came her's actually my first Cricut designed/vinyled Cutting Board! Completely designed using only Cricut Craft Room and the Subscription with a whole lotta imagination! If I can find a little helper around to point 'n shoot, I might just create a tutorial this weekend! We'll see...I'm still taking down Christmas decorations!

Thanks for stopping by as Always
Hope you Enjoy!!!

And here's the Cutting Board...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Year's Resolutions Starting with Happy Mail for Valentine's

Oh my...I don't know if I even remember how to do this!!! Lol!!!
I made a  New Year's Resolution for MYSELF this year...well a few. As 2015 was one of the hardest, this year, I just want to remember to "Just Breathe" take things as they come, handle only what I can of what's in front of me, to take time for "Me" and to just remember that life is short and we need to appreciate the little things as much as the big.

And my other "Big" resolution is to have a "Crafty Moment" every day! I've wanted to build upon some sort of organized business, besides just selling my "Crafty Bits" on Facebook, although I can't Thank my followers enough, it's time to make this thing a bit wish me luck!!!

On to my first "Crafty Bit" post of 2016...

And what better than to post a Card I made with some "Happy Mail" I received last week as a Winning Package from ☺
The Stamp is called  "First Kiss" and I also received some BEAUTIFUL "Smooch" Enamel Dots...Perfect for Valentine's Day! I tried out a new set of Watercolor Pencils from Stampin Up with a blender pen and I must say, I LOOOOOOOOOVE this new technique! Soooooo easy to blend colors, deepen colors and just plain old easy coloring! Still trying to perfect my color blends, but for my first attempt,  I Love this lil card! The "shirts" are also "Paper Pieced" with matching patterned papers of the card base itself...this added the perfect match-i-ness I love to have on my cards! I added a lil bling with some flatback rhinestones and a couple of bows with some American Crafts Baker's Twine in a matching pink and white as well.

So, all in all, a "Crafty Start" to this New Year and I can't complain! I only wish my "Cheerleaders" were still by my side, but I know they're watchingoing over me, giving me the strength and courage to keep on keepin on...
Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to All and Thanks for joining me on this Wonderful Journey!!!

This was the "basic" card...but, if you know me...I gotta embellish!

A close up of the Watercoloring...

Adding "His" Paper Pieced Shirt...

Close up...

Adding "Her" Paper Pieced Shirt...

The Two Paper Pieced Shirts...

Close up of the Paper Piecing...

And finally, the Flatback Rhinestones as a finished card.

Thanks again to
for the Best "Happy Mail" I could have asked for!!!
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