Friday, August 26, 2016

August with Anna Day 26: A Sketch Layout

One of the things I love about the Cricut Design space, is the ability to sketch a page layout before I cut any paper!  So, today I am shrine a page sketch using two Anna Griffin Cricut cartridges:  Annn's Elegant Embellisments and Anna's FlourishCards and Embellishments.
I am so excited to have a medium to share sketches that is free:  Cricut Design Space!  And for my Cricut friends, the cartridge info can be posted too!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August with Ann Day 25: More Paper Making

I was so happy with the paper I made using the Cricut marker and Anna Griffin cartridge, that I decided to make some paper using the print function on my Cricut Explore Air.  You can see my result above.  Some thing to note:  printing size is limited to 5 1/2" wide, so it is best for cards or page embellishments.  Cartridge used is Anna's Elegant Embellishments and the blues are the standard Cricut palette navy and light blue.  I changed the layer colors and flattened the image to print.  I will try and post a card using this later.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August with Anna Day 23: A Quick Pop Up

One of the things I Love about Anna Griffin's card kits, is how quickly I can put together a fabulous card!  I started working a few years ago after staying home with my boys for 14 years.  And I was unable to find time to scrapbook.  I really missed being creative and getting out of the house to crop and socialize.  I stumbled upon Anna's kits after buying one as a gift for my grandmother in law who was unable to do here needle work with poor eyesight.  I thought Anna's kit would allow her to craft and have cards to mail.
Once the kit arrived, my MIL told me that her Mom would not like it.  So, I made the cards on my next night out to a crop. It was so easy to pack for the night!  Just grab the kit, glue, scissors and a paper trimmer and I was ready to go.
So, here I am tonight, starting a card at 7:50pm and wrapping up the blog post by 8:23pm.  You do have time for Anna's cards, especially if you aren't blogging about them.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August With Anna Griffin Day 22: Wedding Page Done!

Earlier last week I shared a pretty paper I made with nothing more than white card stock, an Anna Griffin Cricut Cartridge, the Cricut Silver marker,  and a bit of doodling with fine tip silver markers.  Take a look at that post for how to's.  Today I am sharing the finished page with all the details.  I am going to post this a day early so I can enter in the BBTB2 Wedding Challenge.   And I will try and take a better photo in day light, but the sun has set here and I am so happy with the page! I had to enter it in the challenge right!?
The bride and groom are just a cut file I created from an Internet image.  I cut them in black card stock and then stamped the brides veil on clear acetate using silver ink and some Basic Grey stamps.  I love that the swirls actually have a small heart pattern in them!  The veil was getting lost on top of the AG paper, so I used a bit of vellum for the portion not on top of the silhouette.  The silver trim is from an Anna Griffin warehouse sale.

I welded several cuts from Cricuts Close to My Heart Artistry and Storybook cartridges for the Mr. & Mrs. title.  I managed to get some of the silver ink on the black silhouette and tried to cover up with a bit of pen doodling.
The black flower was made by cutting black satin circle and melting the edges with a candle.  I then added a vintage button for the center.

Anna's Elegant Embellishments Cartridge
Cricut Silver Medium Point Marker
White Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Black and Silver patterned paper
Want2Scrap Pearl Frame
Basic Grey Two Scoops Swirlie Stamp (Bridal Veil)
Clear Acetate (Bridal Veil)
Autumn Leaves Silver Ink
Anna Griffin Silver Ribbon Emellishment
Black Satin (flower)
Sizzix Circle Die (Flower)
Cricut Close To My Heart Artistry (Mr. Mrs.)
Cricut Storybook Cartridge (and)
Vellum (bride's veil)
Silver ribbon (brides veil)

August With Anna Day 21: Opal Challenge

The finish you Un Finished Object challenge continues and this weeks theme is based on the traditional 34th wedding anniversary gift:  opals.  So, get an extra entry this week for using anything iridescent!

This week I had a chance to attend the Scrapbook Expo in Schaumburg, IL and found a new product (to me anyway) from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Shimmner Sheetz.  I was intrigued by the ideas that this shimmery Mylar had a white core.  And I knew I wanted to try it with my Anna Griffin embossing folders!  This folder is called Acanthus.  The top photo has been embossed and sanded and the bottom is just embossed.  
To participate in the Un Finished Object Challenge, just leave a comment on this post with a link to your project or post to my Facebook Group.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August With Anna Day 20: Wish List

No time to craft today, so I thought I might share one of  Anna Griffin Cricut Cartridge wish list items:  Anna's Flourish Cards and Embellishments
I love this project available at  And there are so many beautiful cuts I want to use in my cards and on my pages!

Friday, August 19, 2016

August With Anna Day 19: Finally Friday

For this Finally Friday post, I am finally using some of my stash! I pulled out my embellishment stash and used a cameo embellishment I got from an Anna Griffin warehouse sale a few years ago.  At first, I was not inspired by the orange tones and so it ended up forgotten in the stash.
But I recently saw a card made with a cameo and this same doily die (also AG).   So I got it made up asap!  I used a foiled lemon embellishment from Anna Griffin and trimmed off the rind portion, so that it looks like a flower.  I then mounted an AG sentiment in the center.

Anna Griffin Die
Anna Griffin Sweet Salutations Pop Up Card Kit
Anna Griffin Fantastic Flips Card kit (round sentiment)
Anna Griffin Cameo Embellishment
K and Company Paper (center aqua strip)


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