I've been out of the loop for a couple of weeks due to being sicko, but I'm back to show you what's happening at Maxam Made! Today Is WOYWW# 251 -the Blog hop that pops around the world! It starts at Lovely Julia Dunnit's blog ! You'll find at least another 75 crafty visits to make, click over with A cuppa and join the fun! Better yet Join the blog hop!
I'm at my standing desk for this project, right now I feel like my whole craft room is a disaster. It really isn't but I've acquired a few new pieces of equipment in the last two months and I am still trying to find a good place to keep them and work with them. My major storage area is wall space and there isn't an inch left unused on the walls our counter surfaces. Steve is working on a solution with me, but right now, I'm feeling like a sardine.
See the M+M's!! They came in today as a swap gift goodie!!
I'm am making a Birthday card here and also a DT card for Nicecrane designs. The image you see me working on is an image from the Frank Haviland series of portraits. These are really beautiful! I blush at the décolletage on some of these, but that is what graphic software (or Word) is for! Keeping a more portrait view and no décolletage.
One of my new items is a cricut expressions - I LOVE it!!
I had an Ecraft machine which is supposed to do everything a Cricut can and more with out a mat. Well It cut labels and simple shapes and that was it. The Ecraft worked great for a month, it went back to the factory for repair and never worked right after that . I will still use it for labels and boxes as I don't have Cricut software for that right now. The Cricut was so easy, about a 5 minute learning curve and No frustrations, no wasted papers! and the blades are cheap!!
I cut the beautiful portrait frame for this card with it. The cut came out perfect first time!
I think it took me longer for Blogger to up load this card than for me to make it!! It's on a x7 base and I used gold cardstock for the first layer, and a sheet of K and Company paper for the back ground , flower and frame. One thing about two sided papers, they usually work perfectly together. This paper had a tortoise shell pattern on one side and a beautiful vintage green with pink rose calligraphy print on the other. I cut a 12x12 sheet into quarters, on for the frame, one for the flower and one for the second background layer. The flower was made from a Tim Holtz die I especially like as the flower are a little flatter and mail better.
I hope you have a great day and thank you for stopping over to my blog and I also hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!!
Check out my friend Ignacio's blog for awesome inspiration of beautiful digitals!!