Sunday, May 29, 2011

Silhouette Sunday

In rearranging my craft room I discovered a forgotten friend, my Silhouette SD cutter. This little machine was what drove me into this passion! I decided that I would introduce her to my Imagine, Expression and Gypsy and see if they could play nice together. They did! I'd like to share my first Sil project in a long, long time.

Silhouette SD
Home Printer
Silhouette Studio software
White cardstock
Glimmer Mist for "sand"
Making Memories brads (bucket and shovel)
Pop Dots, various glues

Card measures 4.25 x 5.5".

Until next time! Nonna

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just a hello!

Good to talk to you again!

I am not sure what happened to my blog in the past week, but I discovered that it wasn't the way I left it! I've changed a few things and hope that you have not been took inconvenienced.

Have you seen the new Cricut blog? Check it out! I will officially launch tomorrow and proves to be very exciting. It just keeps getting better and better!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Color Challenge!

This time of year my mind drifts to the tropics......sun, surf and color! So, today I have a color challenge for you! Click on the palette and you will find the RGB codes for these colors. I would love to see your creations, so post a link to your photo in the comment section.
Until next time, keep generating those gems! Nonna

Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day Giveaway

It is probably the hardest challenge ever...a picture of me on the web. Thanks, Circle Blog! Here I am in my craft room:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all moms!
I am so happy that I purchased the Imagine Cartridge, "Wrap it Up!" I just love the Bohemian style of the cartridge. In addition, the colors are gorgeous! When I saw this cart, I knew it would be the perfect selection for my daughter-in-laws' cards on this holiday and many others in the future.

The Recipe:
5.5 x 8.5" card
background paper 5.5 x 8.5"
Stamping of choice
Pop-dots and ATG gun
Wrap it Up Cartridge used to cut:
3 stacking dolls (3.5, 3, and 2.5" )
Flower shaped cut (5")

  1. I first printed my background paper on my home computer. I used RGB values from this cartridge and downloaded brushes.
  2. I printed the sentiment "Daughter-in-law" using my home computer and RGB values from the Imagine Cartridge.
  3. I printed the verse as I did the sentiment: "You stack up in every way possible!"
  4. Before assembling the parts I accented the stacking doll's hair and facial features with glaze pens. I decorated the aprons with my BIC fine-line markers and used Stickles.
  5. The dolls are pop-dotted, but all else is attached with my ATG gun.