From My Craft Room to Yours
Wishing You and Your Family
Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year!
Hello My Crafty Friends,
I am having so much fun creating Christmas Cards with all of the supplies that I shared with you the other day.
If you have alot of cards to make this year and want to make it look like you spent hours making each card, when it only took a few minutes, then this is the card you need to make.
I just love making 3 dimensional cards. It’s amazing how just one pop dot can change the entire look of a card, and when you use more it makes it even better 🙂 Having 3 dimensional card ideas then actually making your idea into a beautiful Christmas card is such a gratifying feeling
Also, for another kind of look, I stamped and punched 4 ornament images. Then folded 3 of them in half, glued the sides together and then glued them to the image that wasn’t folded and this ornament is now popping off the card!
Come back for a visit soon to see more Christmas Card Ideas, until then…
Make It A Great Day & Don’t Forget to Leave Time To Craft!
Hello all of my crafting friends ~ I know that it has been awhile but I am back and ready to have some fun.
I have a new “craft world” I moved from the high desert in New Mexico to now living on an island in Florida and loving it. I really forgot how much I love the ocean. The sound of the waves is so calming and also gives you time to reflect on what is really important in ones life. Well at least that is what it has done for me.
Anyway, the moving of the old craft studio to the new one has been very exciting. When I was packing up the old studio, I found things that I forgot that I had or didn’t even know that I had to things that I knew was time to give away. My girlfriend who is also very crafty works in a large company with alot of crafty people so I gave her scrapbooking magazines, card making magazines and even hard cover books of different kinds of crafts that I knew that I would not need and would be of help to some other crafter.
I do have to say that being organized really helped alot. And also having the white cubes scrapbook organizers/furniture, are the best for having to change the shape and size of each work station to accommodate a new space. It took a couple of moving things to different walls but I think I figured it out (for now at least)
I made a workstation just for my Cricut Expression, Gypsy and accessories, and when the rest of my cubes are delivered I will do the same for my Cuttlebug and all of the accessories that go with it such as my embossing folders. I also have some of my rubber stamp ink pads on the carousel from Stampin’ Up and as you can see the base for this Cricut workstation is storage containers with drawers for some of my rubber stamps and rubber stamp supplies.
Believe it or not I still don’t have all of my scrapbook cubes or all of my supplies they are on a second shipment from our move. I can’t wait for them to arrive so I can finish organizing everything.
The natural light in this room is great and it’s also good that I have some lamps around too.
Well let me get back to setting up so I can start making my notes to all of our family and friends with the new stamp that my hubby got me for my birthday. It’s a We Moved stamp. I will show it to you in the next post.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!
I can’t believe that it is New Years Eve and this will be my last post for 2010. Yesterday I made a post of my favorite Cricut Card Ideas for 2010, which made me think of all of the cartridges that I have and if I had to pick just one, which one would that be.
So after looking though my library of Cricut cartridges, I Love them all, but picking just one favorite would have to be… 3 Birds on Parade. I purchased this cartridge when it was an exclusive on HSN, but now you can buy this cartridge everywhere cricut cartridges are sold.
This Cricut Cartridge has a bird for every occasion, really fun phrases, accessories for each bird. Look how cute they are ~ I love the football one ~ Are you ready for some football?
Then there is another cartridge that I received with my Gypsy update, and it has got to be my next favorite. It is the Smiley Card Gypsy download cartridge. This cartridge is not available as a cartridge it was only available as a download as a promotion. I do hope that if you didn’t get this download because you don’t have a Gypsy or the you missed the deadline to get this cute download, that one day real soon, Provo Craft will make this a cartridge that everyone can have. The images on this cartridge can really make you smile that is how cute they are.
This past year has been a little crazy, with my health being not so good and just normal life situations that we encountered. So, I can’t wait for the New Year. 2011 is going to be the best year yet. I plan on making more cards using my Cricut Expression Machine,also my Cricut Gypsy and Cuttlebug and then sharing all of my Cricut Card Ideas with all of you. I am looking forward to a fun, happy, healthy and creative year.
Wishing You and Your Family A Happy New Year ~ 2011
Make if a Great Year and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!
12 Days of Christmas with Joans Craft World
On the third day of Christmas…..
Today we are creating Cricut covers for 2 year planners.
This is so much fun. I will be using the Cricut Expression machine, Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge, Cuttlebug with embossing folders and paper from DCWV called the Sweet stack.
Ooops I forgot also a 2 year day planner calendar. I found these planners by Studio18. They are so cute because of all the themes that they have. Since I decided to make cupcakes Studo18 had a cupcake planner with each month showing a different decorated cupcake. So all I did was decorate the outside cover.
First I cut with my Cricut Expression machine the cupcakes at 2″. For the icing of the cupcake I used pastel colored cardstock and for the bottom paper wrapper I used craft paper.
Now comes the really fun part. I used three embossing folders with my Cuttlebug to add some dimension to these cupcakes. For the bottom wrapper I used the forest branches embossing folder. I put the craft cardstock that looks like the wrapper into the embossing folder sideways so the lines of the branches really looks like a cupcake. For the icing I used the new polka dot embossing folder and also the spots & dots.
These were so much fun to make and are going to be fantastic Christmas stocking “stuffers” for our family and friends this holiday.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!