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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sorry I've been away

Hello.  February always seems to be the month that germs catch up to me.  I've been ill for almost two weeks now but things are looking up.  I expect to be back here with another project for the challenge on March 10th.  Until then, please continue to visit Exploring Cricut and the other designers on our great team.
Take care.
Rae Ann

Monday, February 17, 2014

Birthday Card for a Friend at Exploring Cricut

Hello, everyone.  We're not quite dug out of the snow here, What about you?

The blog hop last Monday was great.  The winner of my blog candy is Liz O.  I left a comment on your blog asking for contact info.

My apologies for a slightly blurry picture this week.  I was in a rush because I made this for a friend's birthday and it was sealed up and sent before I checked the image.  (It looked good in the camera.)

I love this little Queen of Hearts from Teddy Bear Parade.  She looks so regal when done up in the right colors.  The bear was cut at 3 inches.  I planned to cut the letters for the sign but it was too much for a standard A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).

Again, my apologies, but I hope you get the idea.  Thanks to all who visited our blog hop.  Please, continue to visit Exploring Cricut and the design team members.  We love when you share comments.

Take care and happy creating.
Rae Ann

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Blog Hop at Exploring Cricut

Welcome to our blog hop and challenge.  You should have arrived here from Faith's blog.  In honor of Valentine's Day, the challenge this week is to make a card, layout, or paper craft with a valentine theme and use at least one jewel.

For my card I used the candy heart cut from Simply Charmed and the young lovers from Suburbia.  This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card.  The small size doily makes a great bact piece for the silhouette.

Please lease a comment by Sunday, Feb. 16.  I will be giving away some little goody to one of you who stops by.

After enjoying all the ideas our team has come up with, create your own card and enter it in our challenge at Exploring Cricut.

If you arrived from somewhere else and want to join us at the beginning of our hop go to Sharon's blog. Otherwise, your next stop is Emily.
Blog Hop Schedule

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have fun creating and Happy Valentine's Day.
Rae Ann


Monday, February 3, 2014

Bookmark Ideas for Exploring Cricut

Hello, everyone.  I hope the winter is being kind to you, wherever your are.
For today's blog I have 2 bookmarks I made from the Art Nouveau cartridge.  I love this cut but wasn't sure what I could use it for.  This is perfect.

Changing the papers and colors gives an entirely new look.  I made the base of the bookmark from a manila folder so it is nice and sturdy.
Thanks for visiting.  Please continue to visit Exploring Cricut each day for ideas from all of our design team.  Come for the challenge and blog hop next Monday, too.
Happy creating.
Rae Ann