Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Butterfly Basics

I continue to play with my Scan N Cut, stamping and cutting out images.  Stampin' Up's Butterfly Basics stamp set includes the flower image.  I stamped it and then cut it out on the Scan N Cut. The machine did a pretty good job of cutting.  This time though, I made the border .08 rather than .04.  I definitely prefer a smaller border.  Next time I use a cut image with such a wide border, I will pop up the image using dimensionals.  Spectrum Noir markers were used to color the flowers and the markers chosen closely matched Bermuda Bay cardstock .  The sentiment is also part of the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

You're A Classic

Last week my brother-in-law celebrated his 70th birthday.  I wanted a card that was fun and  had a "70" on the front of it.  So out came My Favorite Things' Soda Pop stamp set and coordinating dies. The red layer was created using My Favorite Things' Stitched Cover-Up framelit.   The "70" was created using Stampin' Up's Little Numbers framelits. It is sometimes hard to believe that our friends and relatives are starting to hit their seventies~~and we are just a few years behind them!  Have a great day and find yourselves a little stampin' time!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Valentine Lip Balm

This past Sunday was Cricut Sunday.  As always, we had a fun afternoon that included crafting, talking, laughing and eating. (Kathy's soup and salad were very good and Nancy's brownies were the best!)  I wasn't sure if we would be getting together again before Valentine's Day, so I made the favors in today's post for the ladies.  The lip balm framelits and pouches are from My Favorite Things Stamps.  The individual Chapsticks are all candy flavored~~Hershey Kiss, Twizzler, Reese's, etc.  Since the colors on the individual Chapsticks did not match the pink heart paper I was using, I wrapped each Chapstick before putting it in the pouch.  The sentiment is from the retired Good Greetings stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Have a great day and be careful if you are out and about today.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Pawfect Birthday

Tomorrow is my friend, Cherie's, birthday.  I used My Favorite Things stamp set, New Best Friend, for her card.  The background was created using Distress Inks and brushes.  The little girl and her puppy were colored using alcohol markers.  Both the Peekaboo Peach and white layers were die cut using Avery Elle's Wonky Frames. Peekaboo Peach twine and a few sequins complete the card.  Have a great weekend!   Happy birthday, Cherie!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Those SNC Images

And what did I do with the images cut on the Scan N Cut?  I made today's cards.  Two of the cuts from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP were used to make the pretty Thinking of You card.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Count My Blessings stamp set.  The color combination of Pool Party and Tranquil Tide looks pretty.  I used alcohol markers to color the rhinestones.  I never would have been able to fussy cut these images.

The puppy image, cut on the SNC, was used to create the cute birthday card.  The image and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp, Jessica's Puppies.  I already purchased the dies for this stamp set, so I really don't need to use the Scan N Cut.  But in the future, I might not have to purchase dies if I get this Scan N Cut down pat!  Have a great day and enjoy the warm spell!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scan N Cut Images

Last week a friend of mine had a couple of questions about the Brother Scan N Cut.  I purchased one when this particular machine first came out over three years ago.  After using the Cricut for many years, I liked the idea of being able to scan in images/stamped images and having a machine cut them out versus using cartridges for images.  Well, the SNC was very frustrating as some of the stamped images easily scanned and then were die cut.  At the same time, many of the stamped images did not show up on the mat or get cut out.  I put the machine away as there were just too many things that needed to be worked out and went back to my Cricut.

After questions from my friend last week, I took out my Scan N Cut and started playing.  I had to update the machine and played with it for quite a few hours since then.  Yesterday, I stamped the little dog three times.  The image on the left was cut out using a MFT coordinating die. The image on the right was scanned and cut on the Scan N Cut.  The flowers and the oranges were cut out of 12 x 12 pieces of DSP paper.  After scanning the DSP piece, I then zoomed in on a portion of the paper I wanted cut.  Sure enough, the SNC did a pretty darn good job.

I have been having fun using the SNC again, but it still has some of the same issues that caused me to put the machine away.  Now that I am getting reacquainted with the SNC, it might be on my counter for a while!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


My very favorite flower is the carnation.  I love their scent and they look so pretty.  A few weeks ago, Altenew released a new stamp set and coordinating dies, Build A Flower:  Carnation.  Today's card was created using that set.  The carnation is a four-step flower and it does take a little thought as to which colors you are going to use.  When I was making these carnations, I should have written down the inks I used~~but I didn't!  I do know that for one I used Flirty Flamingo and stamped off a couple of times for the different layers.  And then I used Melon Mambo and stamped off a couple of times for the other.  After stamping off, I am not sure which inks I used.  Next time I write down the ink steps!  The sentiment is included in the set.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!