Bright and Bold

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Beautiful Day!

Boy, I'm really in a creative groove.  I can't believe I've done a post the last three days.  It really helps to have linky parties and challenges.  Today I'm entering this card over at CardzTV.  It is Challenge #115 "Color Play."  The rules were you could only use red, yellow or blue with white and black as accents.

For the dress I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and the overalls are actually ski pants from the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge.  I really enjoyed working with these colors.

Hope you all have a great day and don't forget to head over to Mary's blog to see the other designs and while your add it why don't you play along!!

God bless and have a grateful day.

Anita aka Nit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Medallion Necklace

Good Morning Everyone!

I am so happy to be up and about today.  The last two days I have struggled with vertigo.  If you've never had vertigo you just won't understand but it is debilitating.  The world just spins around you and you can't figure out where up or down is.  This is the second time in 10 months that I've had this happen.  I hope it isn't going to be a chronic problem.  I'll be emailing my PCP today to see what more she wants me to do, if anything.

But enough of that...  Today is the weekly Link Up Party over at the Pink Cricut blog (also linked up with Someday I'll Learn's Teach Me Tuesday).  I've decided this week to share one of my other passions and that is jewelry making.  Below are a few pictures of some of my recent designs.  I really find this craft relaxing.  My designs are usually pretty simple since I need instant gratification and can't wait to create something more complicated.

When you make your own jewelry you get just what you want at a fraction of the cost.  I usually make jewelry after shopping for clothes.  I need to match things up, yes, I'm one of those matchy matchy people.  My friend tells me matching is not in fashion but I don't care.  I'm lucky I can get dressed in the morning at all!!  If I don't match I'll have to go about naked.  Fashion forward is not my middle name.  (By the way I'm a huge fan of Project Runway.  I'm hoping some of that good stuff will rub off!)

Check out Sarah's Pink Cricut blog to see all the other wonderful designs.

And don't forget, I love comments and followers.  It helps keep my mojo going.

Have a grateful day and God bless!
Anita aka Nit

Monday, August 27, 2012

Frankie's Halloween!

Hello All My Crafty Friends,

Well it is time for MoJo Monday and I'm so excited to link up for the first time.  I'm a great fame of Mojo Monday but I've never gotten my act together to make my card in time.  This week is MoJo256 Sketch.  I went with a Halloween theme and just love how the card came out.  I'm really trying to get into the Halloween groove.  It is such a fun season.  So just clink on over and see all the wonderful designers at the mojo blog and have a grateful day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Boo To You!

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited about this cute little Halloween treat box I made.  Isn't that ghost simply adorable?  I used the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge.  He is found on page 39 and I cut him at 3 inches.  The Halloween papers are from Heidi Grace. I used the Martha Stewart scoring mat to make the box.  I'm a teacher so I'll be making a ton of these to give to my students.

I am linking this to the Pink CricutCardz TV and  Craft Junkie Too blogs.  I really enjoy link up parties, you get to see so much talent and creativity.

Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate your taking the time to come check about my blog.  Pppsssttt!  I wouldn't mind a few comments or followers either.  I'll take all the encouragement I can get.

God bless and have a grateful day,
Anita (aka Nit)

Friday, August 10, 2012

What I've Been Doing...

Hi Everybody,

Well it has been awhile since my last post and I have missed it.  Barry and I went on vacation for two weeks right after the 4th of July and had a blast.  My family has a cottage near the ocean and we had a blast.  I brought half of my craft room with me and did a lot of crafting.  The photos below show you a few of my projects.

The first is my Smash book.  I have wanted to make one of these for awhile and boy did I have fun making it.  I used a paper collection from Close to My Heart called, "Mayberry."  I just love their papers.  The collection includes stickers too.  This first photo is the front cover.  I hadn't bound it yet because I didn't have the right o-rings from Zutter but I couldn't wait to show you.

I'll be linking these projects over at the Pink Cricket and CraftJunkieToo's blogs.  Check these awesome ladies out Sarah and Tracy are very talented and will give you so many ideas.

These photos are some of the inside pages.  I created some pockets as I went along to tuck in things that won't fit on the page.

The next photos are of a Password Logbook I made for my daughter.  I got the idea from something that I picked up a Big Lots!  The letters of her name are Thickers stickers that I dyed to the color of the paper.  Boy that was easy.  I used chalk inks.  She can use this to keep track of all her internet info.

Well there's even more but I'll save them for another post.  So glad to be back!  Thanks for all your support and encouragement.  It means so much.

God bless and have a grateful day!