Thursday, January 15, 2015

It's 2015!!

Can you believe it? It is now 2015. Seems like it was just yesterday and I had two young girls playing softball at the ball park five days week, working full time, and retirement was something old people did. Fast forward to 2015 and I have two small Grands, I am retired, and looking forward to my sweet husband retiring in the next three or so years. The only thing that has not changed over the years is my love for scrapbooking. Around four years ago I discovered the art of making cards. So along with my fetish for paper, I now have tubs and drawers full of pretty inks and stamps calling my name!

Today I am posting a card I made for the Fruit Of My Hands Blog and DT. Lot's of cute cards to love on there! Many more to follow. I would love for you to check out Linda's online store. You can look through the product available by clicking on the "photos" link along the top and see all of the new stuff that you just cannot live without!

For my card today I started with my favorite top fold card measuring 11" x 4 1/4". It was scored at 5 1/2".  I cut a 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" base and on that I used a layer of Faber Castell Whipped Spackle over a stencil cut using the Memory Box Heart of Hearts die. Once this was dry, I adhered two cute little fussy cut monsters on pop dots with googly eyes and a banner out of some paper scraps in my stash. That was it! I hope you enjoy my card.

A close up view showing the Heart of Hearts die. Really enjoyed using this die!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Please check out Theresa's cards she made here, Jeneen's card here, and follow Carmela on her Facebook page here. Show them some love!

Happy Scrappin......Cheryl 

Supplies Used

Base card: Neenah Desert Storm
Card stock layer: DCWV Brights 8 x 8 Collection
Layer of Faber Castell Whipped Spackle over stencil cut out using Memory Box Heart of Hearts #98781
Scraps in my stash used for flag label and two monsters
Stamps: Close To My Heart Love Ya Silly
Paper Studio Sticky Doos pop dots 
Googly eyes from Stampin Up
Ink CTMH Flaxen & Lagoon

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My First Project!

I was reading comments on one of my Facebook groups and many of the gals mentioned how fantastic the Rhonna Farrer app was for the IPhone and IPad. Well, I downloaded it today and was tickled when I found several free tutorials on using the app. I have several yet to watch, but I jumped in on the first tutorial and played along. I don't have many pics on my IPad and I am still not sure how I get them on there without a USB port so I played with one I had on there already. Not the best pic, but it was a start! Excited with what I can do with this app. Loving that I became the new owner of my husband's old IPad!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I Have The Bug.....;)

Yes, I have the bug. The "Monthly Living" bug. Other's know it best by "Project Life".  Close To My Heart has their version called "Picture My Life" Either way I am loving it. I have not made my first page yet, but I will be tomorrow and I know I will totally enjoy it. I have been watching a hand full of YouTube videos this afternoon. I have found several gals to follow on Facebook and Pinterest. Up until now I have had no interest in doing this type of scrapbooking, but for some crazy reason, I am hooked. "Monthly Living" will be my personal term for my random daily, weekly, and monthly pictures and journaling. There are tons of app's for this I am discovering too. Most are not free, so I am trying to be careful on which ones I prefer and pay for.

Close To My Heart just came out with some adorable albums I will to use for this. I love the Lagoon Chevron D-ring album and the Ruby Floral D-ring Album. They also have their solid albums too, but I love these bright and cheerful albums. I am not planning on spending tons of money on this new project either. I am going to buy one of our D-ring albums, a pack of Memory Protectors, and that is it. Planning on getting a lot of mileage out of my new Explore and four Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges to give me the journaling cards, die cuts, and embellishments that I need for my pages and album. On top of that I will add some ribbons, buttons, flowers, etc from my stash. I have also learned that I can use a plain piece of White Daisy card stock cut down to 8.5" x 11" in my printer, print any image or alphabet from a cartridge in amazing colors, and let my Explore nicely cut it out for me. I have also bought a 4" x 6" photo printer for my scrapbook room to quickly print out my pictures for my pages. It is wireless too and great to take to a crop or retreat.

Okay, I am off to bed. Facebook and YouTube will wear you out looking at blogs and videos.

                                                          Happy Scrappin.....Cheryl

Happy Scrappin & Card Making!! Cheryl