Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Now that Summer is almost over...

We've had a busy few weeks chez nous with a camping trip to Fort Langley in B.C. and all the beans, peas and zucchini in the garden deciding to ripen at once!  I am not freezing another bean until next year - the deer can have whatever's left!

I have made many of the holiday subway art collages from the Cricut 'Word Collage' cartridge but there are chunks of time when I have nothing appropriate to hang in the spot over the mantle.  So I set out to make something for Fall, but got sidetracked by the floral images on 'Art Nouveau.'  (This is what happens when I leave 'stuff' out instead of putting it away!)

So although Summer is almost over (!!!!) I have this wall art to remind me of it's glory!  Thanks for visiting today.  : )    Christine

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pretty Pennants

I am the Queen of banners having made over a hundred (very simple) name banners for my students' birthdays!  However, I haven't made very many banners for adults so I was really looking forward to embellishing and maybe over-embellishing, a banner for my sister. 

I chose the CTMH paper from my Laughing Lola pack for the base and cut the pennants from the Cricut cart - Pretty Pennants.  You've probably heard this before, but the CTMH paper cuts like the proverbial butter!  It really does!

Unfortunately, when I got the letters of her name pop dotted on the pennants, the matching papers were so pretty, the intended bling-fest came to a screeching halt. Sigh!  So here it is, plain but pretty.  Hope she likes it!   Thanks for visiting with me today!  : ) Christine

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Town Car(d)

I found time to play with my new CTMH goodies today!  It has been a loooong time since I made a stamped card and there was a lot of trial and error involved in getting the images kinda, sorta the way I wanted them.  Here it is!   Thanks for visiting today.     : )  Christine

WooHoo!  My first challenge!   I  am entering this card in the

Cardz TV Go-To Galz Challenge #33 

“Seeing Red" 


and inside:-

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Retro card!

I am trying to clean and reorganize the craft room and I came across a book of Cricut cards from way back when!   I was astonished at how much styles have changed.  For fun, I made a card using one of the early Cricut carts, Walk In My Garden, the oldest DCWV stack I could find, some spirelli thread, the still useful  Falling Water border punch and some metallic alphabet charms.  Here it is!   Now I MUST get back to cleaning up.  (sigh!)  Thanks for visiting today. :) Christine

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A - haunting we will go!

It was so much fun creating the 'Love you a Latte' cascading card that I had to make another! This time the theme is 'A Haunted Graveyard.'  So much fun - except the owl.  I don't like the black owl.  I think I should have cut him from gray cardstock.  Ah well!   Thanks for visiting with me today! :) Christine

Edited to add:- Just FYI there's a link to the directions I use to make my cascading cards on this post.  TFL  Christine
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