|March 1, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Uncategorized|
Welcome to March!
So it is National Craft Month! Will you be crafting more or less this month? I am hoping to be crafting more, much more! I need to get several signs done and get my Easter cards going ASAP!
There is an interesting new site you should check out. I forget how I found it exactly…I think I was looking at several different craft places and came across it.
Not only is this a new site, Cre8time is also a Movement! Get your family, friends & crafting buddies involved and get crafting! I am only mentioning this site because I came across it and thought it was interesting and wanted to share with you.
Happy Crafting This Month
|February 16, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Valentine's Day Cards|
Sorry I have fallen behind with actually posting what I’ve been creating in my craft room! I’ve become more active & involved in my husband’s Command and it’s been stealing some of my time,lol!
I hope you all had a wonderful & Happy Valentine’s Day! Not sure what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but here in Japan the snow is falling! I am loving it of course!
Back in November my husband along with a bunch of other men in his Command committed to growing their beards/mustaches out for the whole month, trimming them of course to keep within regulations. It was rather amusing. For one, I hate facial hair.
So when I saw that Cricut Craft Room sold and exclusive “mini” digital cartridge with several to choose from, including glasses, I knew I had to have it in my collection.
I had seen some other cards/crafts making use of the whole Mustache You “thing”. I know many of you out there either don’t get it, think it’s silly or stupid..but that is okay! I am glad we are all different and can express ourselves as such.
I came up with this idea and in the end it was perfect, I think. Daniel loved it! On the inside it says “Will You Be My Valentine?”
Did you make your Valentine or anyone you love a card or craft this year?
|February 4, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Signs|
I decided not to drag out my light box for taking pictures of my Valentine’s door sign, but I should have,lol. The lighting in my craft room is a mixture of warm & bright, which was where the first picture was taken. The second picture was taken in our Tower hall, after I hung the sign on our door…the lighting out there is like a bright hospital. So, in case you are wondering that IS why they both look so different color wise.
I am thrilled with my cute, little sign. No one around here does anything to their Tower doors…so plain, boring I think. The type that seem to are usually the crafty type and I have several people like that in my Tower and they too have made a sign for their door…at least I *think* they made them,lol.
I actually used a Cricut Cake cartridge after seeing this heart was on it. Both heart’s are cut at 11 by 10 inches. The phrase was cut at 8 by 3 inches. It was a quick & fun little craft that I made in about 45 minutes.
|January 31, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Birthday Cards|
I absolutely love black and white together! I’ve honestly never made just a black and white card either. So these last few days I’ve been stumped. Really stumped about making a teen boy/male card. I scoured the internet for ideas and of course I either did not have a certain cartridge or stamp.
I thought about all my brothers hobbies & interests and went through all 80+ cartridges I own and could not settle on a thing after 3 hours…so I walked away from it last night.
Today I broke down and bought the Cricut Cartridge Cursive 101. It had a computer on it. My almost 15 year old brothers is very much into computers & gaming. I chose to go with black and white because of how I see my brother and I find it, crisp, cool & clean.
I did forget to ink the edges of the white matt in which I am kind of bummed about but I got ahead of myself when I was assembling it…then it was too late! The “Happy Birthday” was cute from Cricut Cartridge Beyond Birthdays.
Now tomorrow I will start on my Valentines Day projects!
|January 30, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Birthday Cards|
I think I finally have a crafting “goal” for this year. As I sit in my craft room and create…I think about how I do like the cards I am making, they are for those I love. BUT..there is major room for improvement. Clean and simple is okay but I feel and desire to do “more”. Does that make sense?
So, I think my goal this year is to find my own “style”! To step out of my box and work harder to put more of me into what I create. I guess I am challenging myself and so now I have put it out there,lol.
This birthday card is for my mother. It is clean, it is simple and I know my mother with love it. I am please with how the cherry came out on top of the piece of cake. I thought it was entirely to plain and decided glitter was a great idea.
I have been using the Cricut Cartridge “Sweet Treats” and I’ve enjoyed playing around with it. I have one more birthday card to make and I am not sure if I will continue to use Sweet Treats or something else! Check back tomorrow to see!
|January 28, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Birthday Cards|
Hmmm, how sad…My 1st card of 2013 and it is almost February,lol! Oh well, all that matters is that my craft room is in order and is neat, clean. It is a joy now to walk past my craft room and actually have the door open and I can see all my goodies!
This card is what I guess some would consider CAS (clean and simple). It was fun to put together! This card is for my 20- something brother Jacob. He shares this month with my mother. Really, I think there is only 1 month there are no birthdays in my immediate family…maybe 2.
So how are you enjoying your 2013 so far? Mine has been different, not exactly what I was expecting, but I am thankful it is only the beginning of the new year, with great things to come!
(The Cuts Come From Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats)
|January 23, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Cricut Cartridges|
I did promise to be in my craft room this new year & well…here I am, sort of! I hope so far you’ve been crafting tons!! I can not believe we are almost through January!!
I finally was able to get in my craft room and I organized it and moved stuff around and “tried” to make room for all the crafting goodies I received at Christmas. Today I am on the hunt for one more piece of furniture…be it a bookshelf or table of sorts…then I will not have any more room in there for any kinds of surfaces,lol.
So, now that is a tad later in the afternoon, I went on my hunt for the last thing to fit into my craft room and no such luck for me! As I live in Japan, it is not always as easy as running to a store to find and get what I need. Sometimes I just wish I had a Walmart or Target I could run to.
I found a very tall & deep shelf that would work perfectly I think. Sadly there will not be any in stock till maybe the 2nd week of February!
Anyways, I got lot’s of wonderful crafty goodies at Christmas from my love! Today I am sharing with you the Cricut Cartridges I received! I got a nice selection of them and my “collection” is coming along nicely and I love having so much variety in cartridges too. Did you get any Cricut Cartridges for Christmas?
- Art Deco
- Give A Hoot
- Mini Books
- Formal Occasion
- Disney Classics
- Kate’s Kitchen
- Straight From The Nest
- Life Is A Beach
- Boys Will Be Boys
- Create A Critter 2
- Walk In My Garden
- Cupcake Wrappers
- New Testament
- Seasonal Cake Art
|January 1, 2013||Posted by inmycraftroom under Life|
I’ll See You Soon, In My Craft Room!!
|October 28, 2012||Posted by inmycraftroom under Birthday Cards|
Looks like this is my only Halloween type craft/card I will have to show you for this year. I have been in my craft room as well as my friends recently but it seems many things have stopped me or as in the case of my Halloween cards I made, I was late getting them done & out the door and have no pictures of them! Sorry.
Aside from that I am getting ready to go on a girls vacation to Guam with a friend. We will be spending a few days in Tokyo before our flight to Guam where will then spend 1 week there. I am hoping and praying for the least amount of rains while there but it won’t stop us!
This card is on the larger side, I believe I cut it at 6×6 inches. Since this friend’s birthday is close to Halloween I wanted to add a little halloweenish touch to it. We both adore frogs, but who doesn’t? lol. I am sure many people get an ick feeling about them but that’s okay & anyways, it’s Halloween! I thought the witch’s hat on the frog was cute as well.
A nice, clean, simple card but I love it!