Monday, April 06, 2015

Happy Easter Weekend.

Happy Easter everyone!!
I hope that you have had a blessed weekend.  This has to be one of my favourite times of year. Celebrating my Saviour's resurrection and the fact that I have been redeemed!!!

I was also busy baking this weekend.
I made some Paska (Easter Bread) - something that my Grandma used to make every year.  So it brought back a lot of memories.



It's the tradition to have icing & sprinkles on top!



And yes, it was quickly devoured!!


I also made this fun little cake for our family gathering.  The inside layers were filled with a homemade custard. Yummy.  Everyone loved it. But it was on the sweet side.










I also wanted to share some easter crafts with you. I realize that Easter is over but hopefully this will give you some inspiration for next year!
I made these little projects using my Silhouette CAMEO.


eastercard&boxes | Cari Locken for Silhouette copy
I made this pop-up card with lots of fun details and 2 fun shaped pillow boxes to hold some yummy Easter treats!
First off, let's take a look at the pillow boxes.
I found these cute designs in the Silhouette America online store. I simply cut out the shapes for the design in various pieces of coloured card stock and adhered them together onto the pillow box.
Here's a look at the bunny pillow box ....
bunnyclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette
bunnypillowbox|Cari Locken for Silhouette
Here's a look at the duck pillow box ...
duckclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette
duckpillowbox|Cari Locken for Silhouette
And how could we forget their cute BE-hinds!!
behindpillowbox|Cari Locken for SIlhouette
You will notice that I did adhere some of the pieces with foam squares - just for some added dimension & visual interest.
Then I found this fabulous card (one of many amazing designs that you can find in the online store)!
eastercard|Cari Locken for Silhouette
I wanted to keep the colours subtle but still bright & cheerful!  I knew I wanted to have some sparkly eggs so I cut out the egg shapes from some card stock & Double-Sided Adhesive Sticker paper. I then began adhering the Double-sided Adhesive Sticker pieces (eggs) to the card stock making sure to layer them one on top of each other.
First peel off the yellow paper.
1adhesivesheet|Cari Locken for Silhouette
Then place this onto the card stock.  (the white side will be on top).  Then peel that white sheet off and you'll be left with the sticker clear piece.
2adhesivesheet|Cari Locken for SIlhouette
Repeat this process until all of the eggs have been adhered to the card stock.
3adhesivesheet|Cari Locken for Silhouette
I then sprinkled some Silhouette Glitter over the sticker eggs.  I first sprinkled some blue glitter, then little bits of copper (I was going for the speckled blue egg look). I then sprinkled a bit more blue glitter to cover up any missing spots.
glitter|Cari Locken for Silhouette
The bunny I cut out of grey card stock, Double Sided Adhesive paper and then covered with some grey Flocking Powder.  I wanted the bunny to look soft.
felt|Cari Locken for Silhouette
The basket layer I cut from some kraft coloured Adhesive Corrugated Paper.
basketclose|Cari Locken for Silhouette
close1|Cari Locken for Silhouette
I love how the title pops up too!  This is definitely a fun card to create.  There's a variety of them to choose from too.  Have fun creating!!!
cardtitle|Cari Locken for Silhouette

Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Being creative!

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a tutorial on the Silhouette blog - Using the Fill Pattern and Knife tool.
Here's a peek at my layout.


It was a fun project to create and I have to admit that I'm learning new things all the time! And I love that!!!

I'm off to go teach band now and I'm so excited for Spring Break to start.  As I can really use it.  Plus it's time for some spring cleaning around this place.  And my kiddos are definitely going to have their fair share to do 'cause their rooms are a disaster.  Time for cleaning & purging! Yah!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Love You To The Moon

Hi there everyone!

I'm thrilled to be sharing this layout of my youngest and me today on the Silhouette America blog. I'd love for you to hop on over and see how I created it.

Here's a LINK to the blog post.

 I had so much fun creating this page and used lots of wonderful Jillibean Soup cut files.



Hope you have a super day!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Silhouette FREE design of the week.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the FREE design over at the Silhouette online store you should.

Here's a peek of what I created .


If you hop on over to their blog you'll see the full layout and details on how I created my page HERE.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Simple Stories makes it so easy.

This past Friday I shared some layouts up on the Simple Stories blog.
I used the new I AM and WINTER FUN collections - love these!!!!!  Plus these collections make it so easy to create a layout.



Feel free to hop on over to the SS blog and see more close up pictures plus read more about how I created these pages!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Time to remember

This year I don't want to forget certain memories - the good and the bad.

So I've created the super fun project using my Silhouette Cameo.  


You'll have to hop on over the Silhouette blog though to see my project in full.  I've shared a post on the blog today so I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

I'm thrilled!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

I want to wish you all a very blessed 2015.

I'm very excited to share that I'll be joining the Simple Stories team again this coming year!
I'm also thrilled to be designing with so many talented individuals!!  What an amazing team!