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Friday, August 26, 2016

National Dog Day with Helmar

Happy Friday to you all and Happy National Dog Day.  Today I am posting for Helmar, and also celebrating National Dog Day.  In doing so I want to do a project memorializing our golden retriever of 11 years..Shelby (fondly called Shelbyroo) who passed away June 7th of Cancer.
What I decided to do was redo an 8by8 shadowbox picture frame, which previously had Christmas decor inside.

I started by ripping off the old decor and paper.
The next thing I did was get one of her older license tags and repainted it to match my project colors, and set it aside to dry.

Next I found the picture of Shelby I was going to use and matted it with a cut I got from my Cricut machine. I used Helmar Acid Free Glue so as not to ruin the photo.
next I finished matting
I used the Helmar Super Tack Glue to add the cardstock to the chipboard frame.

I created a banner for the background and used the Helmar Permanent adhesive runner.

I made some 3 dimensional paper daisies. I cut them with my Cricut machine, spritzed with water and molded with the different sized styluses.  I joined 3 in layers and added a button for the centers. For adhesive for the flowers and the dog dish image I used Helmars'  450 Quick dry adhesive.

I made a couple bows with silver ribbon, added some fancy buttons on top and glued on outside of frame with 450 Quick Dry adhesive...

Finally assenbled all the pieces and took the finish frame outside by what used to be her yard and took a picture.

Sure do miss her. she was a wonderful do and member of the family.
thanks for peeking in.you can get any or all of the fabulous Helmar products I used by clicking on the name below

have a great day....Cathy

Friday, August 19, 2016

A little digital fun

Happy Friday everyone...at last it is here.  Today is my turn to post a project for KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Have you seen the awesome Digital stamps from Whimsical Inklings?? Oh my goodness, such cuteness!!!

                                                 Lots of holiday and everyday images.

Today I chose the DS Stitches Bear Snowmen to color so I could get a start on Christmas cards.

I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color them..

they are so easy and fun to color!!!  Go and check out all the NEW DS images, you are sure to find something to color..bring back your childhood memories.
Have a great weekend

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge is HERE!!

Hello my crafty friends..  

I am so excited to share with you the New Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge..Cricut Flower Market.  Every time Close to My Heart brings in a new cartridge. the excitement is palatable. sooo many fun images to help compliment your cards, scrap pages and three dimensional projects.

shop here

The cartridge is $99.00 plus shipping and handling. and so worth it, it is like having many cartridges in one.  DId you check out the awesome stamp sets that come with the cartridge as well as the gorgeous cardstock pack??

Here are the details: Cricut flower market has over 700 images, nothing new here. However, those 700 images are, quite frankly, wonderful! Included in those 700 images are 17 3D flowers, over 70 multi layered flowers, over 30 wreaths, over 40 leaves and branches, over 40 containers for the flowers that can be used for tons of other things, over 40 pieces of word art, PLUS two really great fonts! It is very important to note, that this is just the the beginning. There are tons of other images that will elevate your crafts to the next level! Don't believe me? Below are the images of this cartridge from Cricut Design Space. Scroll through and soak up the crafty goodness!
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Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summertime wreath

Happy Thursday my crafty friends..Cathy here to post today for KaDoodle Bug Designs.
I want to share with you a wreath I made for a friend.  She wanted a squirrel and some Cardinals of it, and so I looked through the KaDoodle bug files and remembered the Shabby Winter Birds file

and the Cutie KaToodles Nut Tree Squirrel.,

 and  I added several flowers form Cricut Design Space. as well as a couple of butterflies.

So I am hoping the lady will like it..if not, I know what is going on my front door...wink wink.lol
thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Want to get more out of your Large CTMH Organizer!???

Here it is Friday again..hoping for a nice relaxing crafty weekend... I also wanted to share the link of the products going SOON...check it out. see what is leaving to make room for lots of wonderful new products in the upcoming new Annual catalog...

Also I want to share how I made room for lots more stamp sets in my Large CTMH Organizer...I am really limited on crafty space and this is working out GREAT for me..and maybe for you...
picture one is my large organizer with 60 0r more stamp sets..I wanted to share with you what I had to do to conserve space... But I want to continue to get CTMH stamp sets..I have 2 large organizers as well a couple of the small ones that fit the stamp sets. The large organizers holds up to 40 stamp sets and as you know, at times they can be a little difficult to put in or pull out because of the snaps.. well I solved that and I personally love what I did, cause now I have 65 sets in the large organizer with room for more and they come in and out without a htch now!! It takes a while to do but for me...so worth it  You  remove the papers from your envelope as well as the sheet you use to stamp on.. I set aside and saved a dozen of them to be used for workshops. So all that will be in your envelope is your stamp set....each stamp set has the item number on it . Then I took some precision scissors,(I have a few pairs so did not care if ruined one, but have not ruined so far!!!) and I cut both white snaps off..... and then I trimmed the envelope so you can tuck the flap in. Picture one is the large organizer...
Picture 2 is me showing you how I barely apply pressure to pull back to make room for more stamp sets
picture three is how the envelope looks like with snaps gone and how I cut the envelope to make it useable with a flap
picture 4 is the flap closed

Thursday, July 14, 2016

squeaky clean boy monkeys

Hello crafty friends, Cathy here today to post for  KaDoodle Bug Designs, and I have a fun baby layout for you...
I used the KaDoodle Bug Designs file..."Squeaky Clean Boy Monkeys".

below I took a close shot to show you the Stickles I used on the bubbles !

the papers and ribbon trim are recollections from Michael's and card stock from Close to My Heart..
I think this is going to be a fun layout for a new baby's first tubby , what do you think??
You can purchase this file by clicking on the link below, and be sure to check out oaa the other adorable files as well as digital images to color.

Thanks for peeking in and have a great day!!!