Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Father's Day is coming up, so I wanted to make something for my husband.  He has always been fascinated with butterflies.  He had a butterfly garden at home, but the nursing home he is in doesn't have one, so he can't enjoy them as much as he would like.  

I used Close to My Heart Paper  in the colors of Denim Blue and Honey for the butterflies and New England Ivy for letter shadows, with Olive for the letters. I used the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy for all of the cut outs.  

This cards is very simple, but took some time to make, as it was hard to place letters on top of the shadow letters in just the right way.  This card will fit in several contests this week; Color My Heart, Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, and Bitten by the Bug 2.  

I wish all the fathers out there a very happy Father's Day.  

Sunday, June 8, 2014


My favorite younger grandson (I also have a favorite older grandson) will be 16 this month.  He loves music and plays a mean trumpet.  So for his birthday card, I used the Cricut Quarter Note Cartridge  to cut the trumpet and the notes and the Cricut Craft Room Basics to cut the heart.  To keep with the Heart to Heart contest, I used Blue for the heart.  For the embossing on the heart, I used the Cricut Cuttlebug Floral Bouquet and sanded over the top with Close to my Heart fine sandpaper purchased from Katie's Corner.  All of this altering means it fits the Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge this week, also!  On the inside of the card I used the Music of Life Close to my Heart stamp "Music is Love in Search of a Word with Close to my Heart Outdoor denim ink.   Since my card includes so many die cuts, I'm also sending it over to Scrapbooker PhD where the challenge is to use your die cuts!