Wedding Anniversary Gift: Monogramed Frame

Just wanted to share a project I made for my sisters first wedding anniversary.
You can see the wedding details & crafty items I made a year ago HERE

The theme was turquoise and burlap so we kept with that for this project.
I found burlap in 12x12 sheets at Hobby Lobby {also where we found the frame} and used
iron on vinyl to ad the momgram to the burlap. I wasn't sure it would stick well
to the burlap, but we had no problems at all

I designed the monogram in Cricut Design Space

a CAS Birthday Card

Happy Sunday! Hope you had an awesome weekend!
I have a quick, clean and simple, watercolor birthday card for you today.

I went with the Blue theme over at Addicted to CAS

I started by die cutting the balloons and watercoloring them with Zig Clean Color real brush pens.
Next I stamped on the balloon strings from the coordinating stamp set and "Happy Birthday"
I trimmed the bottom from the card (it started as an a2) so it would be more proportionate.

And that's it! Super simple!
Have a great week



Playing with my new Copic Markers

Hey Friends!! So I got a pretty good amount of Copics for my birthday last week "blending trios" actually which is good since I'm still learning the Copic system. Here's my first coloring project.
I just love lawn fawn stamps for coloring, they have such great images!

Anywho, Quick post -- Life Duty Calls :)

Hope you like!!



Hero Arts Selective Stenciling w/ Embossing Paste

Hi Friends, Kristina here with some more embossing paste play for this months challenge!
I wanted to go a little outside the box, so instead of using a whole stencil, 
I selectively stenciled certain parts!

A whole lotta masking tape went into the making of this card!

First I made a washi tape border down the left side of the card and attached a strip of Vellum.
Next I used Micropore tape to mask off the area's of the stencil {one at a time} I wanted to use and
rubbed on embossing paste died with Hero Arts dye inks, 
letting each dry before adding the next image.

To finish the card I added a simple sentiment and a few sequins!

Now, You still have a few more days to enter our Texture/Embossing Paste challenge for August
Your entry could win you a $25 gift certificate to the store!

If you're interested in the supplies used in this card, I've linked them below AND how about 15% off?
Use code KRISTINA15 in the a2z scrapbooking store for 15% of $25+ purchase.


Hey Everyone! I'm back again today with more MFT Stamps Summer School
This lesson was about color temperature. I went with the Cool Colors.

I just got {finally} a beloved set of Gansai watercolors.
If you don't have them, get them. I hated water coloring and found it very difficult, until now.
A good set a paints really makes all the difference.

So for this card all I did was tape down and generously wet a piece of watercolor cardstock
Then fill in some cool colors in no particular order or fashion and let them spread.
Dried it [very well] so I could heat emboss my sentiment.
In hindsight it needed some sequins, but I already liked the envelope.

Hope you Like!

A Watercolor Sunset with My Favorite Things

Hey Friends! I'm catching up on Summer School over at the MFT Stamps blog!
The lesson was repetition and this is what I came up with.

I needed a Thank You card for a friend that moved to (and loves) Florida.
I wanted a beachy water color sunset so I used my prima watercolor pencils to sketch a little beach scene which I generously sprayed with some shimmer spritz water and dried with a heat gun.

After it dried I cut repeating strips with my MFT Stitched Scallops die and layered
then one on top of the other onto another piece of cardstock and then trimmed to a 4x4.

To finished, I cut out a palm tree on my Cricut.
I opted not to put a sentiment, didn't want to distract from the background.

Hope you Like!



FBBC New Challenge - Camping - The Bon Fire

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #258-Camping
Create a project that features camping activities.

This Weeks Sponsor
My Creative Time

And the prize is:

 This is a FUN PACKED full of pretty flower & leaf dies. It includes a total of 18 dies.  All of the flower dies include outside stitching on the negative portion. This die set is valued at $24.99!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

My Project

So sorry for those who popped by earlier, I don't know why my post didn't go live this AM!

This layout was sketched and created in design space. I love to use the tools on there to create my sketch layouts so I know exactly how to size everything. I just utilize the 12x12 canvas option and then assorted blank shapes + images.

I used the 'Outdoor Man' cartridge for my main cut files, and a few non cricut fonts for the title.
I cut one and sketched the other right onto my 12x12 scrapbook base

After I started placing all my items I realized I wanted everything a little wonky and uneven
So I started randomly placing and gluing down the background elements.
I did want my photo focal point to remain straight, so I used my Kelly Craft Get-it-Straight™ Laser Square

I hope you enjoy my layout and I encourage you to link up your Cricut Camping creations over at the FCCB Challenge blog!