I wanted to create today. I don't know for sure what inspired me to the shamrock but I pulled all these green papers out and decided I had to do something with them. This is what came out. I used the Cricut St Patricks Day cuts, Cricut, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More, Close to My Heart Pearl Gem flourishes, buttons, ribbons, twine, Color Box chalk, Cricut papers and Close to My Heart Tag.
Outside of Shamrock Tag Card
Inside of Shamrock Tag Card
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Every card below has an element of reclamation. When I was a kid we used to do this with Christmas cards at school making new cards from last years old ones. There might be a pattern paper color, a reused card base, or graphic element. I'm starting simple by clearing out some of my junk stuff that are cluttering my desk as I get my new home's craft room established.
The graphic on this card is the girl with umbrella cut from one card. I typed out the saying from another card and layered it on. It's really very stunning in person.
Easter baskets with eggs.
Outside and Inside of stained glass card. Feel Better soon sentiment and a packet of green tea.
Two new grandchildren are going to be coming into my life this year. I'm so excited about it.
So, I'm working on some scrapbooks for the new ones. I haven't put up any pictures of my work, but I've taken a few and will post them soon. Thanks JOANNE for stopping by. coming to you too!
It's a joyous day!The sun came out. I soaked up some substantive vitamin D, and it felt like I was normal. Then the wind came and made it not fun, anymore but it was joyous for a while. My dog came in and took a nap, but I work on m craft room. Got to get busy there at the renewal of life and substantiation. There was beauty as I noticed all the trees have some little buds and my plants are starting to perk up. I am going to perk up with it. I got Tags, Bags, Boxes 3 today and I can't wait to try some things with it tomorrow. Along with some of the fun things with it. That's a big step for me t get back on the horse after being off for so long. Hope you are doing well and finding your
Wow, so sporadic in my postings. I recently quit my job, had some shoulder repair surgery done, having back issues and injections and want to return to full-time crafting and blogging.
My son signed me up for this greeting card service that sends me two hand crafted cards a month. www.totapress.com Tota Press. It's quirky and high brow, but I like it. I love the hand press look, which is what I love about my cricut embosser, but this adds a new element to my thought.
Joanne, Mahalo, for keeping up with me. We bought a home and settled down, finally, all that moving around was tough on my crafting mind and my body. You're so sweet.
I LOVE my name! It perfectly identifies my personality and love of God and I can't believe I got so lucky as marrying into it! There are 8 other Penny Light's on facebook (Public). There are 6 other ones on Twitter (Public), There are 2 on Pinterest (Public) and 2 in Canada (Random Business Owners). None of them are me. I've started Googling/Binging myself to see what information is out there about me and then locking down my own privacy. Does anyone else get really tired of EVERYTHING about you being out there? If you're trying to run a business, you want things branded with your name or business and that's where I find it is difficult. When I was doing Cricut almost full-time, there was value in having more and more people read my blog, look at my work, and know my name. However, after I became a grandmother, I started recognizing my children's desire to protect the name and identity of their own children. While many of their identities had been given up to Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, when it came to their children, THEY WERE ON LOCKDOWN. I don't blame them. In an effort to be able to see pictures of my grandchildren, I have put much of my online stuff in lockdown. But what about my blogs? I have one for my gastric bypass journey. I have one for my private prayer journal, I have one for my cards and creations. I've decided NOT to lockdown this blog because I like the communications I have with other crafters here. Some of you have encouraged me SO much during my journey with depression and gastric bypass issues which became even more special to me (Thank you, JoAnne and Margie!) So... all those other Penny Light's are NOT me. But this place IS! This photo is not cricut, but another crafty art I enjoy. This is a photo I took out my backyard after the terrible tornado threats had finally passed by. It's non-retouched and I love it. It's a Penny Light picture.
A card I did for an upcoming wedding. I get to quit my job and go back to crafting in August. I'm so excited to get to go back to what I truly love. My husband, Tom, has decided I'm best when I'm creative. He's right! I love him, truly.
This is not original, I saw something like it already but can't remember where.
I saw this card in the Scrapbook Addicts. I loved it and so I chose a sort of it to create a memories card for an old friend. It was really fun working with the feathers and I can't wait to do it again
Depression can be very debilitating I've had my share of it lately. I'm ready to chuck the whole world sometimes. My life has had some ups and downs of late and they would probably be minor if not for the depression added on top. I'm tired and that doesn't go away.
I started having some of this while in Italy. The depression and almost agoraphobic type behavior. I couldn't sleep without taking something for sleep. I could barely get myself out the door sometimes and my only communication with the world was my love for crafting with the cricut.
I still love to craft with the cricut but I have a job that takes so much out of me that the thing I most love for my creative outlet gets left behind in such great tiredness at the end of the day, I don't have the mental energy to do what I love.
I'm working on a wedding right now and here are the invitations I have done.
Okay, this is what I did this week. I broke my hand. So that slowed things down, but couldn't stop me.... there was too much to do. This first one is a man-shower I threw for one of the young men getting married at the campus center where I work. The mustaches cut from Paper Doll Dress Up so all women would be men for the man shower.
Cutting tools and things from Cricut
Tool Tags from Cricut George Cartridge
For Marriage - Keep It All Together
If a screw is loose, Tighten It.
Keep a good balance
Build on your marriage every day
Form a Divine Bond
Remember the Big things are the Little things.
Then, this idea I had, just couldn't materialize right. I've been thinking about it for weeks, but it NEEDS something. Suggestions are welcome!
Some things you just can't see with a naked eye.... like faith, hope, love, etc.
This card for a little girl adopted into a family.
A broken hand has made my normal EXTRA flairs so much harder to do. I welcome your comments.
This get-well card tickled me in my mind. It almost came out as good as I imagined it would. Carrots and Vines from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, strawberries from George. Grass from Paper Trimmings cartridge.
I've had this idea for a couple of weeks and then saw a challenge blog that wanted confetti, so I jumped on it to get it done, but I missed the challenge by one day. None the less, it is done and I'm pleased with it. I did enter it in Aud Sentiments Challenge for Summer Colors.
The shoe is from the Wedding Solutions cartridge, the font is from the Circle Exclusive Font Envy cartridge. The carnival is from the Summer Vacation cartridge. A word of warning.... those carnival cuts are REALLY intricate and required a great dental tool I use to get all those little pieces out.
My son is deployed and I think about him every day. Even when he is half a world away, he's never more than a heartbeat away from me. I think everyone who has a loved one who is in the military probably has the same feelings.
My Community Cricut Cartridge for the globe. and Lyrical Letters for the font.
All the little birds were flocking to hear the reading between the lines. You just can't get enough of someone who has that skill. A good story is always worth listening too. Happy Summer Reading!
This card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Something with clouds, umbrellas or rain.
Birds from Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
A card for all seasons. I used a Marvy Punch with this tree. Cut rectangles in blue/grey (Winter) greens for Spring, yellows for Summer and orange/maroon for Fall. An EKSuccess leaf punch, and a butterfly punch. Ribbon and a swirly paperclip finish off the front.
Since this is a card for all seasons, it doesn't have a sentiment yet. Thank you, condolences, birthday, thinking of you. A time for every season.
This is a Happy Birthday card for a friend. Create a critter cricut cartridge. The colors aren't popping in this picture like in real life. Hmmmm.... going to have to figure out what's going on with my camera!
I've done a few bit parts in movies, (meaning I was the moving background), but one of the things they tell you do when you are supposed to be talking but making NO noise, is to say mouth "peas and carrot"s over and over. It looks like you're talking a lot.
These are my peas and carrots....... Like my bit acting.... I don't talk a lot on blogs these days. :0/
My friend and t-shirt designer collinvh did a t-shirt design similar to this. Got his permission to change it up a bit and make a card of it. It's going to be a farewell card to my boss. He's one of the best boss' I've ever had. Not just another pea in the pod.
This Spring Thief orginal design was by Ochopika an artist friend of mine.
I borrowed it with permission and changed it up quite a bit. He loved it.
Collaboration is really great for different mediums.
Two years ago we bought a house. I had already decided before we bought it
that I wanted to do candy land themed yard at Christmas time. The first
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My Lemons Card was highlighted in the
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Top 3 Winner at Practical Scrappers 3 times!
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