Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wild & Free.....

I love sifting through old photos, especially when I find gems like this.  Kyle was probably around 4 years old. I was taking a photography class at the time, and film was still being used.  I learned how to process photos in a dark room. It was magical standing there in the dark room watching the glossy white paper suddenly produce an image.  I remember being exceptionally proud of this photo.  My love for photography has just grown even more since then.  
I used my Cricut and the First Few Years cartridge to create my layout of my little cutie pie.  (Who is still cute but is now a 16 year old young man.....) 
I wanted to make the rocking horse special, so I added yarn to create the horse's mane, vintage ribbon, twine, and a rhinestone.  
I have created some new things this past week but by the time I get home to photograph them, it is already dark! So it may have to wait until the weekend. ;)
Darn daylight savings time!

I also wanted to share a link to something I was lucky enough to contribute to, All Free Papercrafts e-book.  ( My card is the silhouette gal on the cover! :)

That's it for me today!
Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby Girl Pop-Up Card

I was lucky enough to spend part of this past  weekend with girlfriends.
 We crafted, chatted, shopped, went to dinner, and laughed our butts off!  These are times I treasure and feel blessed to have such great friends in my life. I had yesterday off and it became my sort of "catch up" day.  I got a lot accomplished and got to things that had been nagging at me for weeks.
I have a card to share with you today that was published in Northridge Magazine. It uses the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge. 
I used paper from Papertrey Ink and decorated the pram with bits of lace, pearls, paper fringe,and glossy accents. 
The best part of the card is when you open it and the sentiment pops out at you. I added glitter to the letters and some red line tape that was sprinkled with glitter as well. 
It is back to reality for me  But I think I can handle this 4 day work week thing. ;)
Have a great day my friends!!