Creating Keeps Our Memories Alive

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Happy Halloween Book

I had fun putting things together to make this book. All of the things in the book are from Cricut Access except for the colored pictures which are Digi Stamps from Kadoodle Bug Designs: http://kadoodlebugdesigns.com/shop/ that are called: DS Simply Cute Pumpkin Bear, DS Toadally Wicked, and Digi Box Designs: http://www.digiboxdesigns.com/item_330/Digi-Batty.htm . They are colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
The pages of the book are shaded with Pebbles Chalks.
The ribbon is from Walmart. The rings are 1 1/2 silver rings that open. The paper is various papers from my stash.

If I were to do it again, I would split the cover in half so it was two separate pieces so it would open better. I may try and cut it even now.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Christmas Explosion Box

Note: If I were to do this again, I would make the Pine and Holly smaller.

1. Cut the Design Space file using paper of your choice.
2. Shade the edges. I used Pebbles Chalks but you could us other mediums.
3. Fold lid using a bone folder: (there are scored marks made by the Cricut)
    a) Fold in half from opposite corners, making triangles . Unfold.
   b) Fold each corner into the center. Unfold.
   c) Fold each side in parallel to the center.
   d) After all four sides have been folded in and creased, unfold two opposite sides and carefully cut along the fold lines to the center square.
   e) Lift up the two uncut sides and fold the flaps in to form the sides.
   f) Then lift the remaining sides up and over and the outer tips should meet in the center forming another "X".
   g) Add glue to flaps to keep it secure.
4. Fold box using a bone folder: (there are scored marks made by the Cricut).
   a)Fold in thirds both ways, The folds will make a tic tac toe shape.
   b) Unfold and fold opposite corners making an X.
   c) Then carefully pull back the edge from the scored line and align the score line with the folded edge .
   d) Be careful to avoid getting an odd crease or pucker in the fold.
   e) Put the bone folder straight back to have the tip in the corner and then pull it out on the diagonal.
   f) When you have done that to all four corners, it should look like the fourth picture.

Look at the placement of pieces on the file so you can see how they go.
5. The large and small rectangles go together to make a pocket that holds the tag.
6. The triangles get glued on two sides to hold the light bulb tag after you have glued the two light bulb pieces together.
7. The strings of Christmas lights get glitter glued on the bulbs and then glued diagonally across the trees.
8. Make the holly leaves by gluing the tabs in the center of the leaves. It will make a curl in them.
9. The pine needled are rolled tightly around.
10. Glue the holly and pine on the lid.
11. The berries get glued in the slit making them puff up.
12. Glue berries on holly and pine.
13. Glue the letters together. They spell NOEL.
14. Glue solid triangle to starred triangle and glue in corners of the box.
15. Enjoy.








Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Autism Bear Explosion box


I have had this project in my mind for quite some time.
The bear on top is from Kadoodle Bug Designs and can be found here: http://kadoodlebugdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=55&products_id=1118 . It is an autism bear. I totally love him. 

The inking on the edges was done with my ebrush and Spectrum Noir markers.
I got my ebrush from Craftwell. Here is a link for the Amazon price: https://www.amazon.com/eBrush-Craftwell-Ebrush-Kit/dp/B00N9B4W9M . However, if you decide to get one, be sure to shop around. I didn't pay near this when I got mine. It was a while ago, though. I used Spectrum Noir markers for the ink. They work great in the ebrush.

The cardstock is some plain cardstock I had in my stash. (What will I ever do when I run out of my stash? 
The other elements are from Cricut Design Space Cricut Access (Free with subscription). I designed the box and lid using basic shapes from Cricut Design Space. 

Since I took these pictures I have put glue on the paper holding the Panda Bear and glued it to the lid to make a strong more stable base.






















Thursday, August 25, 2016

Split complimentary Mandela using Spectrum Noir markers

Wasn't feeling well today so I decided to color with my Spectrum Noir markers. I entered this beauty in the Spectrum Noir anything goes coloring contest. https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumNoir/app/600469859988196?app_data=referer_override%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com%252F

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In honor of the first day of school 2016-17

This cutties are from Kadoodlebug.  The file is School work worms.  I made the two worms into shaped cards.  The file http://kadoodlebugdesigns.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=1176 is here.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

3-D Teddy Bear from SVG Attic

This is the first project I made from SVG Attic. I love purple and I had enough of that color in my stash so that's the color I made him.  I used a type of thin white cord to put him together.  The shading was done with my ebrush.