Monday, January 15, 2018

Mermaid Birthday Card


Here's a fun mermaid birthday card for this week's Bitten by the Bug2 Birthday challenge. I used a great cut from Design Bundles - The Crafters Delight Bundle Designs, a paid bundle, which includes "Mermaid Tail SVG." I used a pretty "Happy Birthday" from Paper Lace cartridge, one of my favorite birthday font images. I used pink glitter card stock for the tail and the saying -- and a green turquoise for the ocean waves and title background. I love the color combination -- it reminds me of the Caribbean waters, a nice creative escape from the brutal cold that we have been having this winter.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Avengers Cards


What a fun card to make with cricut's Avenger's licensed papers. I used a POW type of SVG image for the mat behind the Avenger characters. The rest was just glueing and inking the layers.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Card




This week at Bitten by the Bug2, we are posting a Christmas or New Years project. This fun card was made with a New Years SVG by svgsalon.com, which is still a free image. Try it out! It would make a great scrapbook layout too. Hope that the new year brings you the best!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Birthday Cards



Here's a few birthday cards that I made for the local Women's Club. Since they were relatively simple, they were easy to duplicate. I used scrapbook paper that I loved and haven't been able to use on a scrapbook pages. I used retired Stampin' Up! birthday stamped sentiments - great stamps to have in your stash.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Ornaments


Here's a variety of Christmas, coffee, and beach-themed ornaments using vinyl and the circuit machine. Love the white letters against the green tree. And the black letters look good too, and really pop on a white tree. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Pets Leave Paw Prints on Our Heart Ornaments



I love this commercial use image "Pets Leave Paw Prints on Our Heart" svg image from DesignBundles.net. It has been a big seller at craft fairs, and I have orders from friends for this too. The above ornament has will a big paw print bow to jazz it up, but others loved it even without the bow. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Beachy Ornaments


I made some beachy themed ornaments with black and white lettering, sand, and shells. The above saying is a cut from lovesvg.com: https://lovesvg.com/2016/08/let-the-sea-set-you-free/. The one below is from the same website: https://lovesvg.com/2016/08/the-beach-is-calling/I have the commercial license for both. I didn't transfer all of the graphics that were on the images - some were too tiny to transfer well. What I learned was, depending on the color of the sand, one color font looks better than another. Black lettering on light colors and white on darker sand. And the one below looked amazing on a green tree, as the white tree washed it out a bit.




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Monday, December 18, 2017

Jolly Ol' St. Nick Challenge


For this week's Bitten by the Bug2 cricut challenge, Jolly Ol' St. Nick, I have Santa holding a tree. I love this Santa cut, especially so large, balancing a gift and a small tree. He is about 9 inches high. He is from the classic Joys of the Season cartridge. I matched Santa's coat to the "BELIEVE" under the tree, which is part of the scrapbook paper design, and am using that for the scrapbook page title. All that I need now is a photo from a Christmas past. Thanks for taking a closer look at my project!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Papercrafted Gifts Challenge

I am happy to be hosting this week's Bitten by the Bug2 Papercrafted Gifts challenge. I am a fan of to do lists and for the Holiday Season and created a cute wish list notebook for buying gifts or just keeping track of seasonal tasks. 

I had Staples cut down small legal sized notebooks and using sturdy cardstock, made covers. There are no measurements. I just traced the notebooks onto card stock and wished for the best! I embellished the covers with Stampin' Up! retired patterned papers. I used my cricut for the layered mats and the sentiment. 

The sentiment was one of my user fonts that I uploaded: Back to Black Bold. What's makes it special is that I cut the sentiment on white glittered paper. To speed glueing up and minimize gooey mistakes, I used my Zyron X adhesive. Still was work, but worth it. 

The mat is from Elegant Edges cart and is the Square Scallop Butterfly Label sans the butterfly label. I then sized and layered two squares and cut my mats on cardstock that matched the patterned papers. 

I have been selling these at my holiday craft fairs and have saved a few for gifts. Hope that it helps organize others - and that they love it!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments Card



Finally, I can work on cards for me! With four shows finished and two more to go, I have a bit of a break. I've been dying to use the new Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments Clear-Mount Bundle. It works great on the Big Shot - even the intricate cuts - I didn't even need the Precision Plate. 


Here is the bundle, still available from the Holiday catalog.


Photo copyright Stampin' Up!

Monday, November 27, 2017

It's Getting Cold Challenge


I am finally back to blogging! Been very busy with craft fairs and now since they are in full swing, I am ready for the crowds. Do have to replenish some items, but it is not as overwhelming as it has been for me. 

Here is a project made for the Bitten by the Bug2 It's Getting Cold challenge. Love this snowman and the shimmer and glitter papers - and that banner was tedious to glue together, but worth the effort. The Snowman is from the Winter Frolic cartridge and the banner from When I was a Kid. My stamped sentiment fit perfectly inside the banner and I was surprised to have clean stamped lines on the textured paper. And this card - and the dozen others that I made with similar colored patterned papers - have been big sellers this year so far.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Second Craft Fair of the Season


Here's some photos from last weekend's craft fair -- four more to go this season! It was a juried fair and the vendors offered some wonderful things for sale. This year, I tried something new - vinyl ornaments that I made with the cricut - coffee, beach, pet and Christmas themed. 

I used plastic ones that I bought on Amazon and Michaels. I chose plastic over glass because I don't want breakage for myself when attending vending events -- and as a customer, I prefer plastic because I have children and a dog. 

The best sellers were beach and pet, with the rest getting lots of attention. All images have commercial rights - so if you make these for sale, make sure that you get the license. I got some at lovesvgs.com (just search Christmas, beach and coffee) and DesignBundles-The-Free-SVG-Bundle-V2Here's a close up of some the ornaments that I had for sale:



I sold my typical items too - cards, covered notebooks, and what's left of my reindeer food tubes from last year. I did get a repeat request for my Santa Hershey bars - so guess what I am working on this week for the fair? And picking up some test tubes for the reindeer food.