Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Complimenting a Pathfinding Layout

If you follow me much you know how much I love the Compliments that match our papers.  Today I'm sharing a layout that I created using the coordinating Compliments for the Pathfinding papers.   I used my leftover papers from the Pathfinding Workshop On the Go kit and added a couple of sheets of Colonial White Cardstock to use as my base pages.





The layout sketch is "Crystal Ball" from the How To Book - Magic.  To cut the large flower on the left page, I used my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge cutting it at 6 1/2".  The flower is Shift + Flower 2.  I thought this made a great background for the large circle dimensional element from the compliments.

The flower in the upper right corner of the left page is also a dimensional element from the compliments.  I used a small wooden button from the Pathfinding Assortments in the center and accented the flower with some little acorn stamps that were included in the Workshop on the Go Kit.







These are the other two layouts that can be created with this kit.

Instructions are provided in the kit.

Additional Layout you can create.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Home Made Ice Cream Card

Yesterday was my Dad's Birthday so I needed to make him a card.  I was working on a really nice card using my new Artfully Sent Cartridge.   As I was telling my husband about the card I was making (he has to humor me sometimes when there are no other crafty people around to listen to my excitement) he said "You should make him a card that is a ice cream bucket".

The reason for this suggestion is backed up by a good story.   For as long as I can remember, my summer time memories were filled with home made ice cream.  My mom and dad have always loved making it and they are very particular about their ice cream makers.   They always had the one with the heavy cedar bucket and the motor that had ALL metal parts  - not cheap plastic parts like so many things are made of today.  Most ice cream buckets today are even plastic! When their ice cream maker quick working (after many many years of use) my sisters and I searched high and low for another one to replace the broken one.  Finally, we were able to find one and we gave it to them for their 40th wedding anniversary.

Now - after 15 years and MANY MANY bowls of ice cream, their maker churned out it's last bucket for the Labor Day Family Reunion.   Recently Jeff came across the VERY SAME ice cream maker!  I sent a picture to my mom and she was ecstatic!  She said my dad had been searching the internet that day for a replacement and wasn't find anything!

So, that is the back story to Jeff's challenge to me. I told him I didn't have a stamp like that.   He said you don't need a stamp - cut it out.   But none of my cricut shapes are that shape I told him.   He said - You are creative - you don't need that.  Just create one!  I couldn't stop thinking about it. I set aside my Artfully Sent card and pulled out some Saddle cardstock, my woodgrain embossing folder and set to work creating an ice cream maker Birthday card.   Here is my final product.


So... what do you think?  It is close?  After running the Saddle Cardstock through the woodgrain embossing folders, I rubbed my Cocoa ink pad over it to bring out the woodgrain.  I used the Big Top stamp set to create my "label".  Black hemp was stapled on to simulate the wires around the bucket.   I dug out some old pewter photo hangers to hold the handle which is made of Slate Striped Twist Ties.   This turned out to be quite fun.   Now I'm off to take him the real maker and my card!

I'll share the Artfully Sent card another time!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Spooky Crafting Adventure Challenge

Have you checked out the new Close To My Heart Blog?   I love it!  They have been posting some really great things - Recipes, Artwork, Home Decor, Party Planning, Contests and more!  If you aren't following it yet, just select the link above and be sure to sign up to get emails when they have new posts!  You won't want to miss them!

Today they posted a new contest/challenge - a Spooky Crafting Adventure.  They have a fun little story and as you select your answers it will eventually lead you to a crafty challenge.   My answers led me to Challenge #3.

"CREATIVE CHALLENGE 3: In honor of your intuitive password 
selection, create a card, layout, or other creation using each of the Close 
To My Heart colors that would comprise candycorn: Honey, Goldrush, 
and Colonial White."

Wow.....I have to say I'm a Candy Corn addict.  No wonder my answer lead me to this challenge!  I can't eat just one hand full.  I can eat handful after handful..... seriously!!  It's like CRACK - the only way I can stop is just not go to places that it is sold, and if I have to.... I have to steer clear of that area of the store.  (I have to admit..... I thought about Candy Corn all day and looked for excuses to run by a store and grab a bag.  I resisted though.)  Here is my Candy Corn Color Card!


I didn't realize until AFTER I finished my project that I didn't use their exact Candy Corn Colors! - Maybe the candy corn down here in Tennessee is a little brighter - I used Sunset, Canary and  White for my card.  You can see that I used Paper Fundamentals - Sunset is from the Adventure pack and Canary is from the Whimsy pack. 

I created this card using our new Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge using the Scene function.  I cut it twice - once on Sunset and again on Canary.  I trim the Canary down to offset it over the Sunset.  For my little banners in the left corner I flipped over a piece of the Canary Paper Fundamental and use the other side.  I paired this with the Sunset Washi Tape.   My final touch were the White Enamel stars.

Now it's your turn!!  Take the Spooky Crafting Adventure and join the Challenge!  They will be choosing 5 lucky winners!

Recipe:  5x7 Card
White Daisy Cardstock - 1385
Adventure Paper Fundamentals - Z2032
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals - Z2033
Sunset Chevron Washi Tape - Z2005
White Enamel Stars - Z2010
Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge - Z3017

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