You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Help! Can't edit my Layout

Hello.  Is there anyone who can give me pointers on editing my layout.  I select design; I select layout.  All I see is Favicon and Navbar.  I can't move any lower to move the right column elements around like I want to.  I haven't tried to do anything like this since before they changed the blogger.  I miss how easy it was to make changes and to see the sites I followed.
Any suggestions?
Thank you.
Rae Ann

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Beautiful Rose at Shopping Our Stash

I think this card fits in very well with the Shopping Our Stash challenge. The paper background was a piece cut out from old Christmas paper.  I'm looking at my paper stash in different ways to see how I can make use of papers that have been sitting around.  This one had a beautiful poinsettia picture down the side that I don't use in my cards but this other area is so elegant.
I made use of paper scraps for this one, too.
Be sure to visit Shopping our Stash to see the other entries in this challenge.
It's so good to be back and doing Happy Creating.
Rae Ann

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Sweet Birthday Box for BBTB2

Hello, again.  It's been a long time.  I haven't been blogging but I have been doing a lot of card making.  I decided it's time to enter some challenges again.  This card is being entered in BBTB2, Die Cuttin' Divas, and Paper Play Sketches.

Cartridges used were:
All Occasion Box Cards for the navy blue base, cut at 5 1/2 "; stars cut from sh-F4-9.
Create A Friend, cut at 2 1/2", and modified from the 'teacher' figure;
Sweet Treats, for the ice cream, cut at 3", the cake cut at 1 3/4" and the cake slices on the side flaps also cut at 1 3/4";
Straight from the Nest,  for the presents border (button 40, F4) which is used on the bottom, three sides.
The tiny sentiment, "for my sweet friend" is from a set of stamps called Tiny Tag Sentiments from Our Daily Bread.  The "sweet birthday wishes" sentiment was typed on the computer.

At Bitten by the Bug 2 the theme is "Sweet."
          At Die Cuttin' Divas the theme is a shaped card.
                    At Paper Play Sketches there is a color challenge: Navy Blue, White, and Brown.

Please, visit these sites to see what other entrants and design teams have done.

Putting together a post took a while because I am very rusty at doing it--but I succeeded.
Thank you for stopping by.
      Rae Ann

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fantabulous Cricut #264 Anything Goes and Shopping Our Stash

Wow!  It took me longer to get back than I thought.  I had wonderful news that the there is no sign of the cancer since my surgery and I've been healing enough to get back into crafting.  A good incentive was a craft show which kept me busy crafting the last few weeks.
What I would like to share here is the "prayer" tag I made after I got the good news.  I was walking around praying, "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You," and I realized I had to make my prayer tangible.  Here it is:
The sunburst came from Cricut Small Talk, Frames and Tags.
The cross and dove came from Cricut New Testament.
The white rose came from Cricut Flower Shop.
I'm sorry I can't remember where this 'Thank You" came from.  I'll have to look it up because I like this one and will use it again.  (Paper Lace 2)
Some of the curls and leaves were from my cut scraps box - leftovers from other projects.

I was very happy with this.  It says and shows exactly what my prayer was about.  I hope you like it.
This is my first challenge entry in over a year, in one of my favorite challenges, Fantabulous Cricut. I realized that I could also enter Shopping Our Stash where the theme is "Thanks".  Make sure you visit them.

Thank you for visiting.
Rae Ann

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I'll be back soon

It's been a long time.  I've been through 12 weeks of chemotherapy and a very major surgery forovarian canceer.  I am almost ready to leave rehab.  It's amazing that I'm doing as well as I am.  As soon as I get home I plan to get back to cardmaking and hope to reconnect with all you wonderful cardmakers.
Rae Ann

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sorry for Lack of Activity

Hello, friends.  I'm sorry to be away from crafting and blogging for awhile.  A combination of events I am responsible for and a string of doctor's visits and tests for a suspicious 'mass'  seen in an ultrasound have kept me very busy.
I hope to be back to crafing and blogging soon.

Happy creating.
Rae Ann

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tissue Box Cover for a Young Girl

Welcome.  I've decided to get back into cricut challenges again.  The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is to make a Kid's theme project and this tissue box cover I just finished is just right for it.

The girl figures were cut from the Cricut Create a Friend cartridge, at 3 1/2 inches.  The corners on the top were cut at 1 inch from the Picturesque cartridge.  The vertical edges were made using a border punch on both sides of a 1 1/2 inch strip of paper.
The basic box was made from medium weight, acid-free cardstock which I purchased through Marcos Paper.
These boxes take a good bit of time but they come out so nice.  I also made one (minus the lace) for a young boy with sports figures from the same cartridge.
Thanks for checking it out.
Happy Creating.
Rae Ann