Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Truckload of Wishes

  It is difficult for me to come up with ideas for cards for the males in our family so they get a lot of trucks, planes and boats on their cards.  This is the first year that I have had a grandson-in-law so what do I make so that he knows Grandma is happy to have him in the family?  I used red for the truck as red is my favorite color for vehicles.  Every car that I have purchased for myself has been red from the 1966 Hornet, which was my first car, to the Ford Focus that I drive now.  I like most colors so it is hard to pick just certain colors for a project.

   On the inside I will write "A truck full of good wishes are coming your way to help you celebrate on this very special day."  I sure hope that he likes it!

   This card is also me because it looks happy.  I am basically a very happy person and have a smile on my face most of the time.  I enjoy antiques, therefore the antique truck.

   I am going to enter this in Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I used the Cricut cartridges Heritage and Country life.  The sun was made from cutting two of the sun over the horizon, cutting off the sun parts and gluing a circle over them.  The truck is from Country Life.  I used Close To My Heart paper and stamp pad.

  CTMH makes the best stamp pads.  When I have bought other kinds, I end up throwing them out.  Almost everything I use on my cards is from Cricut and CTMH.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Music Flourishes!

This is a busy week so I am using one card for Heart to Heart Challenge and Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.
A friend who is an accomplished pianist  is having a birthday next week and I designed this card for her.  I used CTMH red, white and black paper.  Cut the rectangles with a paper cutter.  The piano is from Cricut Quarter Note.  The flourishes are from Cricut Artiste and the top boarder is from Cricut Artbooking.
I used a CTMH stamp, The Music of  Life on the inside of the card:  "Music gives a soul to the Universe, Wings to the Mind,  Flight to the Imagination and Life to Everything." Plato.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thank you gift box.

My husband is in a nursing home and the nurses and aids are so kind to him. I wanted to make a small thank you gift for them to show my appreciation for all they do.  I thought that Juniper, Blush and Sorbet were the perfect colors to make this gift box as they remind me of spring.  We now have 14 inches of snow and thoughts of spring are very welcomed!!!  I love Close To My Heart and Cricut so I used the Artiste cartridge, CTMH paper and the Cuttlebug Climbing Rose folder for the strip.

I am submitting this to Color My Heart Challenge blog.  It is my first challenge experience!  Can't wait to play!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

First Post

Prince the mini
Millie the cat
Pippa the dog
This is my first post!  I've started this blog post to share my love of crafting with fellow crafters.  My daughter and granddaughter have gotten me into all of the wonderful CTMH products and now I'm ready to start entering some of the fun challenges and dares via the web!