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Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!
I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.
I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!
“Sea” you next week! *wink*
Happy Thursday! I should be out Christmas shopping this week, but I can’t stop playing with my Noel Mignon Mistletoe & Holly kit!
I love the variety of color combinations possible with this kit. For the page below I pulled out the mint, aqua, red, and pink colors. Tomorrow I will share a page using a more traditional color palette of red and green.
CAMRYN’S CHRISTMAS CONCOCTION
My daughters have a fascination with mixing up potions in the kitchen. Whether it’s flavored lemonades, popsicles, or flavored hot cocoa, they have fun experimenting. Last Christmas, my daughter had an egg nog “specialty” that I wanted to record.
You can make it, too! *wink* Simply take egg nog, add whipped cream to the top, then add color with some Christmas sprinkles. Finally, it MUST be finished off with a chocolate kiss! Enjoy!
Lately, I’m having fun creating my own script cut files for my titles. I have another FREEBIE for you today!
I created a trio of circles in the bottom right corner of the photos using the two snowflake rosettes and circle tag from the kit. It was a great place to record Cam’s special “recipe.” Hehe!
My daughter was wearing her Christmas penguin pajamas in these photos. The penguin was so bright and fun that I decided to recreate him on the page holding his own special drink. He’s so cute!
The penguin I used is by Lettering Delights Bird Buddies set. The drink is from the Cricut Love You a Latte cartridge. I also created the die cut square stamp shape in the background using an image from the Lettering Delights Peppermint Holiday Expressions set.
Does your family have a special treat that they enjoy during the holidays? Create a page about it!
Have a great day and stay warm and cozy out there!
Happy Wednesday, Friends! Are you gearing up for a Happy Thanksgiving and spending time with friends and family over the next few days? Or maybe you are gearing up for some serious shopping this weekend, both at stores and on the web. 🙂 I’m not a Black Friday shopper, but I do love all of the deals I find online this time of year. 🙂
Infact, just this past weekend, I succumbed to the Today’s Special going on at HSN.com and bought myself a new photo printer. I’ve had my current color printer for almost ten years, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the Canon Pixma here. I admit it, I was crushing on the sleek, white color. It had me at “hello.” Hehe! Now I just hope it lives up to my picky photo-printing standards. Does anyone have this printer? Do you like it? After I receive it and play with it for a few weeks, I’ll let you know my thoughts.
I also spent the morning on Joann.com filling my cart with several Technique Tuesday stamps (LOVE Ali Edwards’ stamps!). All paper crafting is 50% off right now! Until Thursday, you can use the code COZY331 for $1.99 flat rate shipping (or free shipping over $50). Just thought I would let you know in case you’re a pathological supply shopper like I am. *wink!*
I’ve been doing more scrapping with my stash and have a couple more pages to share.
First, another Halloween page using an older collection by October Afternoon called Witch Hazel. 🙂 Awww, how I love Halloween!
Next, I have a couple of pages with a vintage feel to them. I’ve been hanging onto Teresa Collins Fabrications line to scrap these pictures of Maryn’s Pioneer Birthday party at the Lion House from a few years ago.
Using vintage colors like this is actually quite tricky for me. I tend to gravitate towards bright, candy colors, but it’s also nice to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.
For both of these pages, I pulled out my Cricut Explore machine. The lion head on the two-pager is from the French Manor cartridge. The children image on the “Pioneer Party” page is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.
Thank you so much for popping by! If I don’t get a chance to “see” you tomorrow, Have a Happy Thanksgiving!