Sunday, May 17, 2015

PaperCrafter's Corner: Week 99!

    I love this magazine cover!  I was even tempted to do a big quilled letter.  Then I got my Quick Cards magazine from the UK.  Next month's gift is a quilling set, so no point trying to find the right stuff now.  I'll try quilling next month!  Maybe.  LOL!
PCC inspiration
     I think I would have saved time if I had gone with quilling for all the starts and stops I did.  I completely gave up yesterday, but today I remembered a project I have had in my head for several weeks.  The frame was ready and waiting.  I needed to put it together.  A big M for our surname was the perfect addition.  I die cut that twice, once with an upcycled manilla folder for stiffness and once with printed paper.  I stapled red and blue bakers' twine across the opening from the backside.
     It was fun designing the M, finding the right font and slicing out the letters for "family" in Cricut Design Space.  The learning curve isn't nearly as steep as I expected. 
     I printed out a few pictures I captured from Instagram of the grandkids.  Have several more I want to add to this frame.  Tomorrow.  Maybe.  LOL!  But now that it's done, I can change up the pictures regularly.  Maybe. 
     Thanks for helping me get this done, Steph!   Can you believe next week is number 100?!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

PaperCrafters Corner Magazine Monday #98     Okay, I made them pose for this one!  But I needed a May page in DGD's page-a-month scrapbook, so decided this would be great.  I will add a journaling block with the confession that it was staged. . . just in case we forget.  :o)
     Besides the photo, I used a red and black heading, a large circle (all of which I cut with the Cricut!) and, of course, the Mother's Day theme from the inspiration piece.  It wasn't long ago I was complaining about not being able to cut large letters.  Now I can cut them up to 24" tall!
     My background paper is beige with tiny hearts.  The wall in front of which my lovelies are standing is kind of tan.  The 2015 tag is from an upcycled manilla folder.  I think it makes the photo look a little underexposed.  It looks much better in person!  And this week I will get that light box put together!  Better photos are ahead, I hope!
    Thanks for the fun, PCC!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

PaperCrafters Corner Magazine Monday #97     I was asked this week to make more thank you cards for the veterinary ophthalmologist my DIL works for, so I had pets on the brain.  I decided to use the layout of six panels taken from PCC's inspiration piece.  I also used some similar patterns.  I love this Impression Obsession die that cuts out six different cats at once.  I also have one that cuts five dogs.  Love the different positions they are in.
     The bottom left cat was cut from orange DCWV glittery paper.  Since I still haven't put the light box together the photography isn't what I'd like.  That's a must-do this week.  I printed my sentiment on an upcycled manila folder, separated the words and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I made several of these, so was able to show the inside of one in the same pic, a simple thank you.  And thank you for looking.  :o)