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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Over at Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack I participated in a die-cut card challenge. Using my Cricut and the cartridge, Love You a Latte, I created a card. I used the Cricut Imagine also and the Imagine cartridge, Audrey. You can head over to the Shack to see more card creations.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Yes, these are your regular, ordinary kraft giftbags. But I used them to create a unique mini album. I so enjoyed transforming these bags into a memorable keepsake. Over on my YouTube Channel(FayRaiDesigns) I have a more detailed presentation but I'll show you little bits here on my blog.
Here is the front cover. I used some black rosette trim and a black metal flower that I created from an energy drink can. The papers I used through the mini are DCWV Lady Couture and Black Currant.
Here are some of the inside pages:
Sunday, December 2, 2012
So here's what the sneak peek is all about. Over at Scraps of Color.ning, Classygirl did a photo a day challenge. The prompts for each day where generated from this site: FatMumslim.com. Each month the creator of this site has a challenge. So the challenge that I participated in entailed taking or using a photo everyday based on the prompts. I decided to create a journal showcasing all my prompts. Let me
share a few pages with you:
This is inside front cover. The covers are chipboard and the base pages are made using kraft cardstock. The first page gives an overview of the challenge.
On Day 17, the prompt was "the last thing you bought" and Day 18 was "happened this weekend". So something that happened that weekend was that I completed a mini album.
For Day 13, the prompt was "where you slept". So I took a photo of my bed and journaled about how it wasn't made up and that over the years I have slacked in this area. But I was raised to always make the bed when you rise in the morning. Even so, I am grateful for these life lessons. Then on Day 14, the prompt was "man-made". I took a photo of my watch and told about how this man-made item makes it easier for all of us to be on time.
I really enjoyed participating in this challenge and putting together this journal. I am definitely going to try this again. You can check out my YouTube Channel(FayRaiDesigns)for more details.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I created this mini after being inspired by a fellow YouTube crafter. It is a chipboard album that has a wire binding. The inside pages are made using one sheet of 12x12 craft cardstock. Check out my YouTube channel(FayRaiDesigns) for more details.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
My Cricut Expression2 developed a problem recently and I am having to pack it up and send it packing.
I had it a year and some and I loved creating with it. However, the usb port broke not allowing me to connect it to my computer for updates or use it with my Gypsy. So away I had to send it for a replacement. What bothered me was that it is the Anniversary Edition with 4 cartridges preloaded onto it. But as the customer service rep ( Tanja-she was awesome with helping me) explained I still have those carts on my Gypsy and on my Cricut classroom account so that made me feel a little better. But there was something about having those carts right on the E2 that just made me kinda sad. I'll have a brand new E2 soon and I can pair my Gypsy again with it. So as I await it's arrival I'll be cutting with my first Expression which is my go-to machine. Bye, Bye E2 Anniversary Edition.
It was time for me to update my blog so here is a layout I created using my Silhouette Cameo. I love this machine. It is rating up there right along with my Cricut(s) or has it outrated them? Hmmm. I love the ease at which The SC cuts out intricate designs and also the ease of purchasing only the designs you want. Over the top of the pic, is a print and cut design and the SC does that using your own printer. I love, love, love it. So stay-tuned for some more projects using this awesome machine.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Yes, Summer is winding down and soon Fall with all it's vibrant yellows, orange and reds will be moving in to take its place. Here is a layout I thought I would share.
I usually do layouts that have all the frills and stuff because my layouts almost exclusively are done of my granddaughter. So I thought I would create a layout that was outside my usual creation. I used a sheet of the "All Chalked Up" by DCWV. The patterned paper is from the Grade School stack and the diecuts were cut from .studio files. The tiny bit of journaling was done with a white Signo gel pen. I drew around the edges of the pictures with a liquid chalk pen.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Have you seen the new patterned paper collection by Colorbok at your local Walmart? It is TDF. I created a layout using a piece of negative scrap from a diecut project and some of the paper that is called Wild Rose. Check out the end of my latest YouTube video for some more details and a look at some of the papers in this stack. Now back to the layout.
I fussy-cut some of the flowers from one of the papers and layered them around the layout. I also die-cut the word "Cherish" on one of my electronic die-cut machines. The gray background is actually a piece of negative scrap left over after I diecut some photocorners using the Picturesque Cricut cartridge. So don't throw away all those discarded pieces of scrap. they can be reused to become a useful design element. Happy Scrappin.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Recently I acquired some chalkboard cardstock (and at a reduced price that met my budget). At first when this ingenious scrapbook item came out, I wasn't so impressed. I mean how many projects would I use with it. Well, I was willing to see since it was very affordable. So here is one of my projects. I took an unfinished picture frame and covered it with the chalkboard paper and then added some extras. I think it turned out great. What do you think?
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Here's another mini! I just love these little mini treasures. While sitting and surfing the Tube(YouTube) I came up with this project that has as its base, envelopes. I designed the envies on my Gypsy(Cricut design tool). I used the Just Because Cricut cartridge and resized the envelopes so that they would serve as a good base for creating and adding pictures. I used so many tools from my stash in this mini. Check out my Youtube channel (FayraiDesigns) for a more detailed description. I used the Black Currant paper stack by DCWV. Thanks for stopping by.