Friday, July 11, 2014

Biker Wedding Card

This card took me about a week to make, but it was well worth it because it was for two wonderful people. I wanted to be sure to personalize it so that they could have it to keep as a reminder of their special day. I tried match the colors of the wedding, tiffany blue, yellow and silver. My cousin and her new husband are bikers so I wanted to use that on the card also.

I love making things for my family. They really show me much love on my projects. This one was no exception. They loved it!

Here's the front: I used the Anna Griffin flower vine die for the silver flowers, and the Ebosser Regency folder on the yellow background and veil. The bride and groom are two different images I got off the web, colored and welded to make one. Then I did a print and cut on my Cameo. The motorcycle also came off the web. I highlighted the bike's chrome accents with a Wink of Stella Silver Glitter pen( the bottom flower is silver also but I could not get a good picture of it)

Here's the inside. I got the idea for the wedding cake off of Pinterest. I made my own template and embellished with ribbon and vinyl to help give it the appearance of cake layers.

Close up
I just love this #Anna Griffin die!
This is a corner die by Spellbinders.
Another close up shot.
It was a beautiful wedding and I enjoyed it very much. I'm so happy that they loved their wedding keepsake, it was made from my heart!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Birthday and Cancer Cards (masculine)

I finally got to use some of my Stampin Up stamps for this Birthday Card. I love the sailboat and nautical paper.

Inside

 I made this card for a crafty buddy of mine whose brother is fighting cancer. I hope it cheers him up and gives him hope.
 Inside

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!!!

Here are a few projects I made for the my husband and Father-in -law for Father's Day. I love these guys and I love how they support my habit....ugh...I meant hobby!! lol    #cricut #imadeit

My FIL's card front
Inside
Here's the T-shirt I made for my FIL to go with their new car.  Sorry it's wrinkled but I had folded it up and put it in the bag, then I remembered that I hadn't taken a picture.
I couldn't find a SVG for a Chrysler 300, so I had to make one. I sent this to my Mother-in-law instead of my Father-in-law because it was feminine looking and I wanted to give her something to commemorate the new car
I highlighted the lights, windows, door handles and grill with glossy accents and Wink of Stella.


Here's the hubby's shirt for his new toy!!  He loved it! (Thank God)
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Glass etching with an Air Eraser

Hello all. I hope you're having a wonderful day. This is my Design Team post this month for She's A Sassy Lady.

I will attempt to show you how easy it is to etch glass with an air eraser. It's not hard at all, once you get the hang of it.  Below is just a few of the glasses that I did for my cousin. She and her fiance will be giving these out to the groomsmen, as gifts. #cricut #imadeit
Here's what you need:
1. Air Compressor
2.  Air eraser
3. Aluminum Oxide


Now that you have your supplies, you will need to cut out your pattern on you Die cutting machine. I used my Cameo. I find it best to use vinyl, but some people use clear contact paper. I just can't see what I'm doing with the clear contact paper. You may be able to use a printed or solid contact paper. Play around with it and see what works for you.
  
Once you get the pattern cut out, you will use the negatives and apply to the glasses.
Then you wan to tape off any parts of the glass that you don't want to etch:


 Now here's the setup
 
You can find list of how to make this homemade cabinet here. I got this information from one of the Facebook groups I'm in.  I just decided to change it up a bit and go with the clear plastic instead of the top. I personally think you can see better through the clear plastic. I use clips to hold the plastic in place, or you can use clothes pins. Oh, and you need a face mask for sure. You do not want to breathe in the oxide! I also wear gloves, but many of my friends do not and have had no problems. I also wear goggles.
 I place foil in the bottom of the cabinet to collect my oxide for re-cycling. Yes you can re-cycle, but be weary of debris.
Then you fill up the cup on top of the eraser. This is the only frustrating part. The cup is so small, you have to keep filling it up.
I set my compressor to 75 - 80 PSI.
Then it's time to blast away!!!
It's best to do the erasing in the day time so you can "see" what you have done.
 When finished you want to wash off the excess oxide and remove the tape.
Your vinyl will still be in tack and that's okay. You will began to peel it away once you have all the oxide rinsed off.
End results:




Thanks for looking and I hope I have encouraged you to try Air Erasing, but fair warning....It is addicting!!





Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stampin Up Haul

I went to a stamp consignment sale yesterday, thanks to my friend and sister craft addict, Diane. I ended up with way more than I went in for (as usual). I have been on this #Stampin Up craze lately. Why? I have no idea! I don't even stamp like that but I'm going to have to start after this!!!
I got some great deals. No stamp set was over $12.00. I think they all are retired.  Here's some close ups
I L-O-V-E these!!! the one on the left was $8.00, the middle was $5.00 and get this, the one on the right was ......... $8.00!!! Now that one has been selling on Ebay from anywhere $34.00 to $89.00!!  I know, crazy, right?
Left - $7.50, Right $12.00
Left - $5.00, Right - $10.00
Left - $3.75, Right - $4.00
Both $5.00
Left - $7.50, Right - $5.00

Left - $4.00, Right - $3.75
Left - $7.50, Right - $6.25
Left - $ 2.50, Right - $3.75
Left - $3.75, Right $2.50
Left - $6.25, Right (CTMH) - $2.50
$5.00
Embossing powders, glass effects, lace appliques, punch, microfine glitter. All from 25¢ to $1.50.

Now these is the stuff I got for my friend Lynne. We did FaceTime and she spotted a full size
size Scrap Easel for $5.00!!!
Here are the stamps I got for her. All of hers were mostly $2.50 except for one.




Here's Diane's haul (she wasn't as bad as I was)


All in all, I think it was a great haul.
Have a wonderful day!!