Tuesday, September 01, 2015

2 Creative Chicks Showcase #2 (Just a Note)

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Good morning everyone. This is my second post for this morning. PLEASE check out my other post it's all about using the Silhouette Stamp Kit and a card made with it. Click HERE.

 It's time for a new Monthly Showcase over at
2 Creative Chicks.

Kaboddle Bug Designs had a fabulous hop and fan celebration. I was able to buy many of their files for a whopping 90% off. This little girl (Sweet Love) was one I purchased. I wanted to make a card to kick off the Monthly Showcase with her. I did not cut out the face piece and added a Peachy Keen face instead. I also cut away the attached heart that she was holding.

I think she is adorable what say you?



Recipe:
White Card Stock
Digital Paper
Butterfly Tree from Silhouette Store
Sweet Love by KaDoddle Bug Designs
Peachy Keen PK 450 Wide Eyed Kids
Big & Bold Sentiments by Cardz TV 
Zig Markers
Gelly Roll Pen
Zig 2 Way
ATG
Glossy Accents
Chalk
Now onto the Showcase Info
Anything Goes
Starts: September 1
Ends: September 30

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Nana

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Silhouette Challenges #28 Anything Goes

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Good morning friends. This is my second post for this morning. PLEASE take a few minutes and check out my cute little Sweet Love girl HERE from earlier post.

It't time for our new Monthly Challenge over at
Silhouette Challenges.

I wanted to pull out some of the Silhouette Kits I purchased a long time ago and give the ones a try that I had never opened. The first one pulled out was the Stamp Kit.

I'm not a big stamper (hope to change that in the very near future) I was really impressed on how beautifully the stamp cut even with some small details.


I did notice the stamp stains more than any others I have used.

Here is a card I made using the stamp.



I used the ink provided and was not thrilled with the stamping. Looks very spotty. I wanted to show it as is, using only the material and ink provided in the kit.

I would use the kit again and next time experiment with different inks to see if there is one that works better. Again, very impressed with the actual stamp and the ease of cutting it out.


Recipe:
Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit
Fancy Spring Fairy Silhouette by Erin Doran
White Card Stock
Digital Paper
It's All Good Stamps by Cards TV 
Powder Puff Ink
Close to My Heart Olive ink
Chalk
Water Brush
Water

Now onto the Challenge Info
Anything Goes
Starts: September 1
Ends: September 30

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Nana

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Friday, August 28, 2015

PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes: Let's Catchup Card

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Good morning everyone. It's time for this weeks challenge over at
PDE Linky Party

For this challenge I made this cute card using a file from My Scrap Chick. Would make a great card to send to someone you have not talked to in a while.


Recipe:
Let's Catchup Card file from My Scrap Chick
Red, Green, Black and White Card Stock
Powder Puff Ink
ATG
Zig 2 Way
Glossy Accents

Now onto to the challenge info:

Starts 8/28/15
Ends 9/3/15

We would love to have you hop on over and link up today!!!

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Nana

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ever felt like you WON the Lottery?

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Good evening. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Have you ever felt like you won the lottery?
As many of you know I have never been a stamper. I do have quite a few stamps and have used them from time to time. I ran across a DEAL that I could not turn down on a HUGE lot of stamps at a steal. I have always loved the Peachy Keen stamps and now with what I had and what I bought I almost have them all. so exciting.  I had to order new ink pads as mine were all dried up. I now can pull out my watercolors, markers and chalk and get serious about mastering the art of stamping.

Check out this list of stamps. Only a hand full have been opened and used.

Peachy Keen - 28  Sets and some Matching SVG files
Unity Stamps - 22 Sets
Close to My Heart - 8 Sets
Creative Time - 38 Stamp and Die Sets
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps - 22 Sets
Cardz TV - 74 Sets
Simon Says - 3 Sets
The Scrapbooking Queen - 3 Sets
Pink & Main - 4 Sets
Craftin Desert Diva's - 2 Sets
My pink Stamper - 1 Set
My Craft Spot - 2 Sets
Scrappy Moms - 1 Set
K.Andrews Designs - 9 Sets
Jillibean - 2 Sets
Pretty Cute - 1 Set
Paper Smooches - Sets
Betsy Bluebell - 1 Set
5 Sets that have no name on pkg
Wild Life Pun Stamps
18 Embossing Folders
Huge Bag of Ribbon

I did notice when looking through the stamps there are 3 or 4 that are duplicates and there are a few embossing folders I already have so I will be giving them away.

Okay, that's it for me today. I was just excited I had to share.
"You gotta love Craigslist".


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Nana

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Hello Card

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Good morning everyone. Well after nearly 3 years I decided I could not go any longer without a cutting machine that is capable of cutting something thicker than card stock. I waited to see the final products that Silhouette and Cricut was coming out with. The Crciut WON out over the Silhouette.

Silhouette did address the issue of not being able to cut through thicker materials, but they did it with some weird way of having to add shim like materials to the mat and they also shrank the mat size.
 I will hold off on buying a new Silhouette until mine breaks down and or they come out with something better than what I already have.

I was very thrilled to find that I did not loose use of all my Cricut cartridges that I had bought (and sold last year) which was well over 200. Since I had linked them to the Crciut Craftroom they are automatically now in the Crciut Design space. YEA!!!

I'm very excited to have the benefits of both machines. I now can cut thicker materials and have access to more images. I still prefer much of the features that Silhouette offers over the Cricut. Such as adding text, adding text to a shape is easier in the Silhouette Software. I  prefer the Eclips for some things. They have the best options for scoring lines etc.

I guess there is no one machine that does it all in a easy manner.
That's way I'm back up to 4 cutting machines again.

Here is a very simple and easy card that was a part of the set up process for the Crciut Explorer. It utilizes the scoring tool and pen.


Recipe:
Cricut File & Card Stock provided
Cricut Silver Pen
ATG Gun
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap


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Nana

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Nana

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

2 Creative Chicks Showcase #1 (Crochet Slippers)

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Good morning everyone. It's my time for a Inspirational post over at
2 Creative Chicks.

So this morning a have some slippers that I crocheted a few months ago for Sam and totally forgot to post them. No laughing now... this was the 3rd piece of clothing etc. I had ever crocheted. Sam was so kind he said he would wear them flaws and all. I think if I made them again I could do a MUCH better job.

Poor Sam he had to be my foot model. lol



Recipe:
Red Heart Yarn (Really Red)
Red Heart Yarn (White)
Crochet Hook 6.50mm

Now onto the Showcase Info
Anything Goes
Starts: August 1
Ends: August 31

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Nana

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