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, January 27, 2014

Another Challenge at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to another challenge at Exploring Cricut.  For this challenge, include 2 cricut cuts, some  design paper and the color blue in a card, layout, or paper project..

I used the Destinations cartridge for the bridge (cut at 2 1/2 inches) and the Art Deco cartridge for the ship (cut at 3 inches).  This is a regular A2 card (4 1/4 x b 1/2 inches).  I just did some free-hand cuts to simulate land to balance the design.
The design sheet is the sky; it's amazing how a fancy pattern can resemble clouds when it is used in a background like this.
The blues are obvious.  I  added some gold glitter glue to the ship and some diamond glitter glue for waves on the water.
I think this is my subconscious wish to get away from this cold weather (lol).

Share your response to this challenge at Exploring Cricut.  We love to see your creations.  Visit each day to see what design team members have done.

Happy creating.  Keep warm.
Rae Ann

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Retirement Card for my day at Exploring Cricut

I've been trying to make cards I haven't done before.  I've never done a retirement card so I looked on the internet for ideas and found a saying I liked.  This is also my first pop-up card.

I used the lounge chair from the Father's Day cartridge, the clouds and arrow from Graphically Speaking, and the letters from my new Paper Lace 2.  I'm really happy with it.  I hope you like it, too.
Have a great day.
Rae Ann

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Wonderland Challenge with Exploring Cricut

Welcome to the Winter Wonderland Challenge.  Make a card, layout, or paper project that celebrates winter.  I wanted to use Snowpeople so I chose the pair in A Quilted Christmas.

I love this snowflake background paper,  The only "work" is assembling the snowpeople.  I tore some paper for along the bottom and created highlights with Snow-Write glitter.  I cut the snowpeople at 3 inches from A Quilted Christmas and had to put something in their outreaching hands and found this heart in my stash.

Snow people in falling snow is my image of a Winter Wonderland.  What's yours?   Enter your project at Exploring Cricut and continue to visit there each day to see what the design team is doing.
I look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a great day.
Rae Ann

Monday, January 6, 2014

Baby cards for my day at Exploring Cricut

Hello.  I've been able to relax and make a lot of cards once the hustle and bustle settled down.  I realized that I don't have any cards for new babies, soooooooo.

The carriage and sentiment were cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge.  The carriage is cut at 2 inches, the sentiment is cut at 1 1/2 inches.
The ornate frame came from the last page of the Graphically Speaking cartridge and it was cut at 3 1/2 inches.  The sqaure of background within the frame is cut at 3 inches.

I made one card on a blue background with no patterned paper except in the frame and it doesn't look nearly as nice.  The choice of the right papers makes all the difference.

This was a cute and easy card to make.  Hope you like it.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann