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.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More Birthday Cards for BBTB2

Hello, again.
At a recent Papercraft Show in this area I found the clock/watches embossing folder I've been looking for.  I thought it would be a great background for birthday (and other) cards.
I decided to use the Cricut Create a Friend characters.
I like to make more than one birthday card at a time, too, so I came up with these.

I think I found the balloons and gift cuts in the same cartridge.

I'm entering these in the Bitten by the Bug 2 Birthday challenge, also.
Make sure you visit the blog.  Get inspired by the designers and entrants.
Thanks for looking
Happy Creating
Rae Ann

A Birthday Dino Card

A friend asked me to make a birthday card for her great-nephew who is turning 1.  He's big into dinosaurs.
I made the card 5 x 7 which is larger than I usually make.  I used Cricut's Create a Critter for all the cuts except the candle, which came from Sweet Treats.

The theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Birthday so this is being entered.
Make sure you visit the blog to see designer's cards and other entries.  There is so much inspiration out there.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Humorous Guy Card

Welcome back!
Today I have a card I will be entering in the Paper Play Sketches Color Challenge.

The color sketch requires a royal blue, a bright red, and an olive green ( my interpretation of the colors).
I just got a few Art Impressions Golden Oldies stamps; this is the first time I've used this one.  The car is from Cricut's Nifty 50's cartridge.  I think they go well together.

Visit Paper Play Sketches to see the team's designs and other entries.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Creating.
Rae Ann

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Graduation Cards

Welcome, again.

The theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is graduation.  I decided to use the cute people on the Create a Friend cartridge for this challenge.  I made the guy and decided to do the girl, too.

The bodies were cut at 3 1/4" but with the shadow they end up being 4" high.  I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge to cut stars at 1" and 1/2".  I do love the Create a Friend characters.

Make sure you visit Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the efforts of the design team and participants.

I appreciate your visit.
Happy Creating!
Rae Ann

A Grad Tag With Fabric

Hi!  As my title suggests, I'll be entering several challenges today.
I cut the tag at 3" (double thickness) from the Cricut Picturesque cartridge.  The grad cap came from the Cricut Create a Friend cartridge (I set the cap and gown at 4" and was able to stop the cut because the cap was cut first).  The yellow stars were cut at 1/2" from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  I just rolled a piece of paper and made the scroll.  I hand-made the rosette.

You can't see it here but I fringed the top and bottom of the blue fabric with the big star on it.  The challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to include fabric and I've had this piece around for ages.

The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is Graduation.  The challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is tags.
I started with the fabric and designed the rest so I could enter all three.

A happy side comment--I won the Cricut Air machine prize in the Fantabulous Cricut #300 Blog Hop.  I am thrilled!!!

Be sure to visit each of these blogs to see what everyone has done.  It takes a lot of work and coordinating to keep these challenges going and they need to be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Creating!
Rae Ann

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Animals--the theme at FCCB

I sat and mentally scanned my cartridges for animals I could use.  I decided to go with something I never used before--and did it come out Cute!!
These cuties are on the Mickey and Friends cartridge.  All of these cuts came from there.
The sky background is a megamount stamp from Impression Obsession.
Dale (standing) was cut at 3".  I had to experiment with cuts to get Chip in the same proportion; he was cut at 2 3/4".  The acorns were cut at 1/2" as were the clumps of grass.  I think the tree was cut at 3 1/4" and I cut off the side.
This is being entered in the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Challenge where the current theme is animals.

I love how this turned out; I really get a "Have a great day" feel from it.  I hope you do, too.
Make sure you go to the challenge to see the designers' inspiration-- and all the other entries, too.

Have a great day.
Happy Creating!
Rae Ann

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Have a Pawsome Day

It's great to be back into card-making.  I wasn't up to it for quite a while and now I'm having fun.  I decided to try making some cat and dog lover cards.
This card will be entered into 3 challenges.
The dog was cut from Cricut's Create a Critter at 2 1/4".  The scalloped circle was cut from Cricut's Straight From the Nest at 3" and 3 1/4".

Pile It On - animal
Cardz TV - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - use buttons  This one is great for me; I forget about all the buttons I have and what nice embellishments they can be.

Please visit these blogs and see the work of the designers and participants.  But, before you go, here are 2 other cards I did in the same way:

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann