Friday, June 8, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #496

Hi everyone!  This is my card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge over at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week was to use the colors aqua, black, and white.  This is a shadowbox card that I made using the instructions demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire.  Products are listed below the photo.  Thanks for looking! 

Outside Front

Inside "Box"

Front and Inside

  • aqua cardstock (2 shades)
  • black-and-white checked/lined cardstock
  • watercolor paint
  • Lawn Fawn So Jelly stamp set (affiliate link)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops for the the water bubbles (affiliate link)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #494

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!  Here is my entry for the #colorthrowdown challenge 494 over at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog.  The challenge was to use red, white, and blue.  Supplies are listed below.  Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:  Red, white, and blue cardstock, layered card cutting file from the Silhouette Store, Spectrum Noir glitter pen, vellum, die from Tim Holtz/Ranger

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #493

Hi there!  Today's post is my contribution to this week's  Color Throwdown Challenge over at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge, #ctd493,  was to use the colors aqua, lime green, and white.  The stamps I used are from Concord and 9th (Flourish), and the sequins are from 28 Lilac Lane (  The inks are from Impression Obsession (Aqua and Seafoam), Palette (Landscape), and Ranger Distress Ink (Twisted Citron).  Thanks for looking!

#ctd493 #colorthrowdown #mcljeanette

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Happy New Year and a Simple Layout Using My Stash

Happy New Year everyone!  Since one of my goals this year is to scrapbook more and share what I do (okay, that's actually 2 goals!), I wanted to share this layout with you.  It's about my daughter's first "real" job, and I love the way it turned out.   Supplies are listed below, and I'm so happy that I used a lot of things from my stash (#shopyourstash).  Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy and healthy 2018!

Tools and Supplies

*Affiliate links were used in this post.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Aloha Lawn Fawn Card Lift

Today I joined a challenge and made this card that is based on a Lawn Fawn card by Kelly Marie Alvarez.  I used the Life is a Beach cartridge and other images by Cricut/ProvoCraft.

Here's mine:

Here's Kelly's:

How to Cut All Images on the Same Mat in Cricut Design Space

How to Cut All Images on One Cricut Mat in Design Space

I like to conserve paper – especially my “good” cardstock.  Unfortunately for me, in Design Space, all layers are arranged onto separate mats by default.  That means that I have to do a little work if I want to cut them all on one sheet of cardstock.  The process takes a few minutes, but it’s definitely worth the extra time.  Here is a step-by-step process that I find pretty easy to do.

1.      Add all of your images to the on-screen mat as usual.

2.      Click the Sync button in the upper right section of the control panel.

3.      Now, following the instructions, drag all of your images to the top layer.  They will now all be the same color.  This is the key to making all of the images cut on the same mat, because Design Space cuts all images with the same color on the same mat.  If you wanted to cut some images out of one color cardstock, and some out of another, you would simply drag and drop the images into the appropriate layers.

4.      Now that all of your images are the same color on your mat, click Go to start cutting.

5.      If you want to use a smaller sheet of cardstock, for example 8 ½ x 11, you can drag your images around on the mat, avoiding the space that you wouldn’t want to use.  Remember that each square on the mat is one square inch.

6.      Now click Go in the bottom right corner of your screen to cut your project.

With a little practice, this process will become easier to remember and master.  Have fun!