Friday, November 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop features Home Decor

It is time for the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. This month we are deStashing those Home Decor pieces you picked up probably because you saw something on Pinterest (my hand is raised).

This is a big 'ole circle hop so if you are coming from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. Wasn't her stash project wonderful!!

Do you have that home decor craft project still hiding in the corner  - now is the time to pull it out and get it done.

My project this month will be an Advent Calendar with the My Creations Cubby (they are in the 'while supplies last'). This little My Creations Cubby has been in my stash for two years now. It is time.

Unfortunately, my artwork will be a little late in coming as Mom has had a set back and we are hospice now.

I am moving a portion of my craftroom downstairs where I can be within hear shot of her (we had a fall) so once I get it all moved in, which will be soon, I will post the photos.

Now on to see what awesomely beautiful project Janet has in store for us!

Here is a list of our Use Your Stash artists


Shirley Ross = you are here 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Snow Globe Card from the Past

When looking through some older pictures, there was found a snow globe card made several years ago. With Winter here and Christmas around the corner, it seemed a good time to share it here.

It started with a White Daisy 6" x 6" card base and 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece, scrap of cocoa cardstock, a photo of my sweet grand baby, my Coluzzle (ProvoCrafts first cutting system) and a piece of transparency.

After cutting a hole in front of the 6" x 6" card base, the photo was cut a 1/2 inch larger.

The transparency is cut to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and placed in the center of the White Daisy card base front. A transparent paint is brushed in a circular fashion around the outside edges of the circle. As you can see in the example, it is a little thicker on one side, which will be on one of the sides as this is a top opening card.

To add the sparkle of snow in the globe, a little glitter glue along the bottom and drops along the inside were added - yes, that is the gray looking blobs.
After everything dried, the photo was attached to over the whole. The 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of White Daisy was used to cover the transparency on the inside. Love the inside to be finished.

The base of the globe was a rectangle scrap of cocoa card stock corner rounded on two edges and attached on the top of the card covering a small section of the circle.

A cute Christmas tree (loved this now retired stamp set) stamped and cut out was placed on one side with a few more embellishments. This would be fun to recreate again using some Washi tape and the Cricut Explore -- off to play!!

Craftily yours,
Shirley

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Little Pink Butterfly

 A dear friend and breast cancer survivor, Darlene Chavers, asked me to create some Thank You cards for one of her upcoming events. Out came the Pixie (pink) and White Daisy .

I loved creating these for her - they may have gotten to her a little late (time management is not my friend right now).


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Craftily yours,
Shirley


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop features Chipboard

We are using up those stashes of chipboard and if you are like me, you have it in all shapes and sizes. Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. If you have hopped from Casandra's blog you are on the right track.

First let me share how I store my smaller pieces of chipboard, yes it is Close To My Heart's large storage container and the 6" x 6" stamp envelopes (which you can purchase -- yea!)



My larger chipboard which consists of every chipboard insert from paper packets, empty cereal boxes, and more, finds a home in a basket (no photo shown). Here is a 12 1/2" x 12" piece.


 Using the Cricut Explore Design Space, I cut a wreath form.


And using the 16 varied sizes of Yo-Yos I cut, again using the Explore, and the Artiste cartridge, I was able to come close to the version in the Annual Inspiration. This wreath takes only one My Reflections Paper Packet (Snowhaven is showing), My Complements, and embellishments. Here I used Snowhaven's. A bow one side, again cut using the Artstr ma.


Now hop on over to Jan's blog to see what nifty ideas she has for our chipboard stash!

Craftily Yours
Shirley


Monday, October 6, 2014

A Little Artfully Sent Halloween Fun

Oh how I love the new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent. It will be so much fun making each and every card.

Using the Cricut Explore and Design Space, I am able to create a card I love and save it for future use and that is what I did with the little haunted house.

I started with the haunted house card sizing it to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will give you a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 card).

Needing light in the windows and doors got me to thinking about cutting rectangles that fit on the inside, however I did not the rectangles to show on the inside, so I cut two of the card base and cut the haunted house section to adhere tothe back.

Using a Smokey Plum, the inside piece was cut and to ensure I had a Honey colored moon, I cut a full triangle to place behind. These pieces were adhered to the center back of the card, leaving a little black mat.

Needing black bats instead of Smokey Plum, I went to the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and found the bats for the Halloween layout (Artbooking is a layout cartridge) and they were an exact match, don't you just love it.

With the new black bats, I paper pieced them over the Smokey Plum ones.

A cute card and I can't wait to try my next one.

Craftily Yours,
Shirlehy