Friday, January 17, 2014


Good morning and happy Friday to you! 
I have a card today that was published over the summer in Northridge's Cricut Magazine.  It is a bright cheery monogram card using Paper Trimmings and Fontopia. To create the card base I used Paper Trimmings in aqua and white.  For the square in the middle I cut several layers using solid card stock and fun polka dot paper from Martha Stewart.  
I added 3 strips of American Crafts glitter tape for some extra sparkle! The letter was cut out using the Fontopia Cartridge.  I adhered the top layer to the shadow cut using dimensional foam circles.  I gave the entire thing a generous coat of glossy accents.  I added a flower and several gems to finish it off. 
Cortney has her "big" cheer leading event this weekend.  She cheers for our local special needs basketball team with the local high school cheer leaders.  It is always such a heartwarming event!  I love watching high school girls interact and help our girls.  I will be taking lots of pictures (of course!) and video (of course!). 
I happened to capture this one of Cort before heading out the door to a "regular" game.  
My girl.......
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs to you my friends!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Movie Night!

Hi there friends! I have a card to share with you today that was published over the summer in Northridge's Cricut Magazine.  It is a movie night card.  It is a great way to invite friends over for an Oscar party, or a child's sleepover birthday party!  
I used the, When I Was a Kid cartridge and cut two of the popcorn boxes.  I scored the bottom layer at the top and glued it to the top piece to create my card's base. 
To create the popcorn effect I used multiple layers of liquid applique.  The first layer was a traditional "flat" layer. I let it dry for quite a few hours before heating it.  Once that was "puffed" up a bit, I went ahead with my second layer.  I did little "blobs" of liquid applique and again waited hours before heating it.  Since they were little "blobs" when you heat them, the center will puff up and then sink and fall to the center creating a popcorn effect. Cool right? ;)
A pair of 3-D glasses, title, and some twine were added for a bit more fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!