The card you all liked so well is one I saw wayyyyyy back in July and you can find it here (yep, I pretty much copied it). The other card is from the Hero Arts blog and I really liked the look of the embossing and then coloring/painting in the Perfect Pearls. It's from June...and you can find it here. Glad to have the credits taken care of for those cards.
I have to share that my hmmmmm....2 year or so wait for a particular tool is finally over and I'm thrilled (although my hubby isn't) to pieces. It went on sale at Hobby Lobby last week for an incredibly good price and I also had a Visa gift card in my wallet for $35, which I applied to my purchase, making the out of pocket cost that much better. What tool is it? Well, if you know me at all, I've mentioned a time or two (or three or four) that I wanted a Cricut Expression. And now I own one! Yippeeeee!
And I finally was able to make a project that is larger than 5.5 inches....in this case, the 3-D Haunted House on the Happy Hauntings cartridge. *Ü* Wanna see? I put in my title that it's a wip (work in progress) because I think I want to add some details to it, but am not sure. In the meantime, here it is put together (cut at 7 inches) I took a bunch of photos....
Jessica made the witch's broom you see on the stoop. Cute, eh?
Really, it wasn't all that hard to do, just took some time and patience. I cut all the pieces out one day & started putting it together and then finished putting it together a second day. I used textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby (black) and some Co'ordinations cardstock (yellow).
I think it needs a little more oomph, and am toying with the idea of adding some detail to it. What do you think?
The girls saw me working on this and wanted to make something, too, so Jessica picked out a witch and Amy the bat and I walked them through how to cut the pieces and put them together.
Fun, huh? They were quite tickled.
Today I had a little extra time that the girls were at school because Amy is in Choir again (92 kids in it this year) and Jessica joined the Jumprope club (61 kids) so they are both at school and extra hour on Tuesdays. I'm working on a few things during that extra time. Hopefully I'll have something to show for it soon.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week so far.