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, April 26, 2017

A Spring Flower Card

Hello!  I'm here with a spring flower card for 2 challenges:  BBTB2, and Fantabulous Cricut.
I've had the Spring Cottage cartridge for a long time but I've seldom used it.  It was sight-seeing in Pinterest that reminded me of the many great cuts in this Lite cartridge.  The hyacinth was perfect for the spring challenge.
I cut the hyacinth at 4 1/2 inches.  I cut foam tape into tiny pieces to prop up the top layer.  I think the added dimension to the look enhanced it a lot.
Please visit Bitten by the Bug 2 and Fantabulous Cricut to see design team examples and other entries.
Thank you for stopping by.  Until the next time ...
Happy creating!
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