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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Exploring the EXPLORE


I was having a small issue trying to create the 'knock out test' for 
an image I wanted to put on my Explore with vinyl. 

Below the video will explain my dilemma and the solution.


Here is the final result.
I love how it turned out. 

The colors of vinyl I used are a metallic bronze and yellow.

You can get the vinyl from Expressions vinyl.  Look on the sidebar ----->
for the link to their website. 

It looks way more impressive IRL!!!

Until later, explorers............Gotta split......TFL!!!!
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hello You....yeah YOU!!!!

Stampin' Up! has two NEW catalogs
 coming out soooooon!!!!
Keep your eyes open for them.


Can I get a WOOP WOOP!!!!



 Lots of dimension!!! See below to see how I did it.


Card deets:
Whisper white card stock
Blushing bride card stock
"Painted Petals" stamp set (In new catty)
"Hello you" thinlits (In new catty)
Smoky Slate ink pad

I cut the words "hello" & "you" 3 times each out of Blushing Bride card stock
and then glued two together using multipurpose liquid glue 
(which gives you a little play time in order to get them lined up perfectly). 
Let that layer dry for just a small amount of time and then add the third layer the same way. It makes an instant chip board look.  

Using the larger flower from the stamp set on the bottom of the whisper white piece and then using smaller flowers worked my way up to the top by second stamping to remove 
some of the ink to create a lighter look.
I masked off the smaller stamp of 3 tiny flowers to have just one showing and I stamped it just above the end of 'hello' then I added a basic pearl.

Check back later for details on when the new catalogs will be out.
Its withing the next week. 
If you want to order one from me....you can click on the 
pretty pink wheelbarrow over there ------>>>
and it will take you to my website so you can order both of them. 

Until later, youzzzz.....Gotta split......TFL!!!!

(Sharesale Confirmation Code: GFBHVMNB101048730)
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Charlie Brown Christmas

I love my Explore and all my Cricut machines and products.  
I get so excited when I get time to play in my studio. 

The year 2015 will be a year of more playing!!!!

I wanted to share our mantle for this year.....

It was a winner.....according to my 5 grandbabies (aged 2 yrs to 12yrs).  
They all loved it!!!
They knew immediately that it was Charlie Brown themed. 

I created most of the items with my Explore. (teehee)
I painted a sign from a stencil I created using stencil material. 
 Vinyl lettering on Lucy's booth.
Paper wrap on the candles.  Piano and music notes 
(which I attached using a strip of acetate) for Schroeders piano. 
Skates are paper also. 
 I purchased a football dog toy. 
I ventured out in the woods and cut down a pine sapling to create the tree.  
Snoopy's house is a birdhouse I painted and bought the miniature lights from the doll house section of Hobby Lobby. 
Woodstock's house was a miniature wooden decor piece. 

Hope you enjoyed seeing it at much as my grands did.

Now.....I need to figure out how to create a Leg Lamp for next year.....!!!!
Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

Until later, Chucks.......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Aluminum trees..... !!!!

I'm really showing my age with this post.  
When I was younger aluminum trees were all the rage; of course, 
my parents weren't the 
parents that went with all the trends, though. 

We still had the traditional tree and when I would go over to friends houses that contained aluminum trees I was in awe.  I loved the brilliance of the lights twinkling on the large metal needles. 

I never got to have one myself, so I created some on my card.
They are not quite as bright as the real thing, but I think they look almost as shiny.


I got the tree images from Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.
I trimmed off the bottom of the silver trees to make them flat.

I created this card for two challenge blogs.
this weeks challenge (Christmas beyond red & green)
this weeks challenge (Christmas Tree Challenge)

What fun it was creating this card.
Hope you join in the fun!!!

Until later, elves.......Gotta split.......TFL!!!!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hey Good Lookin' !!!!

Another challenge from 

They have a weekly themed challenge....the only stipulation is
that you HAVE to use a cricut image of some sort. 

This week its a sketch challenge ....
'pop' on over to see the sketch and get started 
creating something that's 'better than bread'

Oh,  and they have a giveaway too!!!  

Couldn't get much better than that, right????

Before you 'pop' outta here....check out my creation below.


I love retro looking stuff.  
 I'm almost old enough to remember things like this.

The toaster and saying are from the cartridge Nifty Fifties.

Slide on outta here and get your gig on!!!!

Until later, dudes and dudettes.......Gotta split........TFL!!!!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I 'bang'ed another one out !!!!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week. 
PUN!!!!
Create something that has a pun and (of course) a Cricut cut image. 


I created mine with Everyday Paper Dolls.
I used 3 different hairstyles with bangs.

I LOVE IT!!!!  It made me giggle!!!

I hand wrote the sentiment to give it a more funky edge(using a sharpie).

The frame is a Sizzix die. 

A little gold cording and I call it done.

Until later, stylists........Gotta split(end)........TFL!!!!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fantabulous night on the town......hopefully!!!

Maybe...maybe not....but I know one fantabulous thing is the challenge over 
Its for shaped cards....any shape but a square or rectangle.

I know I know, mine is almost a rectangle ....but its NOT...its a bucket 'ol paint.

Check out that sparkly paper....woop woop!!!

I got the image from Handy Man cartridge.  Hope you join in the fun!!!

Maybe I'll give this cutesy to my hubs.....she what he thinks....Hmmmmmm!!!

Until later, painters........Gotta paint split.......TFL!!!!
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