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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!!!"

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Making a spectacle with Spectrum Noir!!!

I'm having way too much fun with these markers. 
 I would love to start teaching classes. 

I have loved coloring my whole life. 
 Who didn't love that new box of Crayola's...the smell, the sharp point...
so pristine. 
I digress......now I've graduated into a whole new world of coloring and 
its a wonderful world.

The image is from Saturated Canary.
There are a lot of cute ones just like the one below. 


I used a LOT of markers to create this one.  

I just keep on grabbin' them out of the holder and adding more and more color.

Hope you enjoy this world of color as much as I do.

Until later, other worldly beings......Gotta color split........TFL!!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Where are your FLYING MONKEYS when you need them????

Hey look.....there's one right there!!!

Not sure how tough this one actually is....'or maybe the halo is just a disguise.

I created this for a challenge on the Spectrum Noir blog
Once a month they post a themed challenge. 
This month (March) the theme is "Use a sentiment" on the front of the card. 
I love this saying....I say it to the hubs when I get upset with him......Bwahahahahahahaha!!!

The image is from Melonheads.  Her stuff is so cute. 
The sentiment is from Impressions Obsessions clear stamp set. 

Here are the markers I used. 

This is SOOOOO me!!!!

I'm going to enter it into the Spectrum Noir Connosseurs FB group that I belong to also.
The theme for the challenge on the group is "Anything Goes".

Until later, freakin' colorists......Gotta split color .......TFL!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A wee bit of Irish luck

I created this beauty for two different challenge blogs.

First up is BBTB2
Their challenge this week is National Old Stuff Day.....
to use a cartridge that you haven't used in a while. 
I chose 3 birds on Parade. 
This bird cage already had the vine....I just added a four leaf clover image in several places 
and added it on top of the existing vine and welded it together. 

The next blog is Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.
Their challenge theme was, can you guess???
Yep,  it was St. Paddy's day. 

I used Sour Apple Cricut pen to write the sentiment. 

After I had it all together I thought that it needed something extra.
So,  I used a MS heart punch and created the large 4-leaf clover to put in the corner. 
Added some jewels and call it done.

Until later, Paddys and Lasses..........Gotta split.......TFL!!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Exploring my signature

I saw a lot of people were decorating their Cricut Explores.
I waited and looked at a lot of different designs and just could not come up
 with anything that suited me personally. 

If you know me....I not only 'think' outside of the box......
I create the box to think outside of....

I wanted to give it a name...but the best name for it was mine......CRYSTAL.
I like to think that I'm as smart as this machine/program.
So what better name than my own.

Here she is.........
wearing her infamous glasses.
I use a large sharpie and signed my signature on a piece of paper and then scanned it.
Uploaded it into Inkscape and created a SVG to upload into Design Space. 

Then I started creating my design.

The eyes are from Photo Booth Props and glasses are from Bits and Pieces cart.

The glue pen is from Cricut Everyday cart. 

Of course I altered all of the images to suit me. 
(outside of the box theory).
AND cut it all out of vinyl and adhered it to the top. 

I'm wanting to see a lot more signatures on you own personal Cricut machines. 
EXPLORE your own personality and let it shine!!!!

Until later, fellow Explorers..........Gotta split........TFL!!!!