Watercolored Fall Flower Shaker


What is the best thing about fall? The colors of course! I love the golds, dark reds, eggplant purples and greens of the fall season. How about you? Today’s card let me indulge in my favorite color combos of the season.

Ah! The Beach Life!


Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a little trip to the beach for you. 

I started by going into Cricut Design space. As I often do, I start by creating a shape that represents the card front size I'm going to work on. In this case, it is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" rectange. I use this to guage the sizes I will need for the Cricut elements I choose to use for my card.

I looked for a print-then-cut beach scene. There are several to choose from but this one is what I chose to work with. It's image #MB9029A1. It's a rectangle shape so I printed and then cut it with my machine. I then used a die to cut it with a nested die in the shape you see. I used two more of the dies to create two more mats in gray and in the woodgrain paper.

I used several brad sets from Eyelet Outlet to decorate this card. Included are the Crab & Lobster Set, the Sandcastle Brad, Beach Umbrella, Sunglasses-Color, Seagull Set and the starfish and sand dollar are from the Seashore Set. Brads are such a quick and easy way to embellish your cards with cute accents or to build a scene like I did here. Once the brads were set, I glued the image and mats onto a Stardream Metallic A6 card base. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed our little trip to this beautiful beach. Have a great day!


It's Fiesta Time!


Are you thinking like I am that school is starting and summer is almost gone? I know I am. I refuse to give it all up just yet though and today’s card is my way of just saying no!