April 26, 2018

Another Easel Card

         Another easel card I made, but this one I created in Design Space and cut on my Cricut. It's an Anna Griffin image that I sliced and attached. I used CraftSmart cardstock for this one. I liked the colors and fussy cut several embellishments from the paper. I added Anna Griffin vellum layered butterflies, foil flourishes, and a die cut bow. The sentiment is a print then cut using an Anna tag and my own font. How fun is this card?!

Miles of Smiles,

April 20, 2018

My First Easel Card

Here is my first attempt at an easel card! I watched Anna Griffin's video on how to make one and voila! success! I used an Anna Griffin die for the card shape and gold foil frame. I also used die cut flowers and printed layered flowers. I cut a vellum You Make Me Smile sticker and left the backing on it then attached with foam dots. I added pearls to the flowers and glitter glue to the printed flowers and the card shape. I liked making these so much I figured out a way to make them on the Cricut using Anna's designs in Design Space. So fun!

Miles of Smiles,

Easter Cross Cards

Here are the Easter cards I made for family. I didn't have time to make a lot, and I needed them to be easy. I used Anna Griffin patterned paper and dies for the background. I cut the cross on the Cricut and created a print then cut image of lilies. The Happy Easter sentiment was also cut on the Cricut.



Miles of Smiles.

Chick and Egg Shaped Card

Hey y'all!  I thought I'd finally post pics of the Easter cards I made for my co-workers. Aren't these chick cards cute? I needed an easy design to create in quantity. I cut them on my Cricut using cuts in Design Space. The card is a shaped card from another project, then I found the chick and egg and sized it to fit the front of the card. I cut the Happy Easter greeting for the inside of the card too. I used mostly spring solid colored cardstock, and Anna Griffin foil patterned cardstock for the egg. I drew on the face and added the funny feather. It's all pop dotted off the card for added dimension. That feather just tickles me.

Hope everyone had a restful, easy Easter weekend! 

Miles of Smiles,

March 9, 2018

The Annabelles LIVE on HSN



What a fabulous week this has been! Felicia and I were busy finishing our damask patterned wallpaper, setting up our mini-studio, testing with HSN, and prepping for our live video chat with Anna Griffin. Even though we knew we'd be on air only a couple of minutes, we figured this may be a once in a lifetime moment, and being the ladies that we are, we knew we had to give it all we got and make the most of it. And that is exactly what we did! That's why we put so much thought and effort into it. 

It was a lot of fun, and another Annabelle Adventure in the books! Who could ask for more? We will be talking about this FOR EVER! lol  We know lots of people get to speak on HSN, and skype in to video chat, but for us, this was super special. And we got to do it together, which was even better! Gosh, how many sistas get to say they were on national television together? So glad we were able to do this.

We turn into giggling teenagers whenever Anna likes a post on our Instagram. Can you imagine the amount of unabashed squealing that took place when she messaged us through Facebook? We were beside ourselves! I swear, you'd think we'd won the Publisher's Clearing House or something. There was so much excitement. To us she is a craft rock star, and we are undoubtedly her groupies! lol  I mean that's the level of excitement here, think teenagers at a Taylor Swift concert. (Or just as accurately, me at a Taylor Swift concert, bcuz, Taylor...) But seriously, we really do become these giggling girls and forget that we are grown women! And maybe that's the point, that you can have something you enjoy and are so passionate about that it makes you forget your age, problems, and worries even for just a few minutes. 

We are so thankful for this experience and we look forward to many more Annabelle Adventures, and of course, Annabelle antics!  We are thankful for the lovely comments we received on Instagram (theannabelles) and the support from our family and friends. Shout out to my fabulous hub for being our impromptu "in-house producer!"

Until the next adventure, Miles of Smiles,

March 7, 2018

The Annabelles on HSN

Super excited for The Annabelles to chat with Anna Griffin on HSN tonight! My sista and I will be making our national television debut (haha) sometime between 7-8:00 pm. Come join in the fun of their 24 hours of crafting day!

#theannabelles #hsn #itsfuninhere #annagriffin

Miles of Smiles,

February 23, 2018

Birthday Cakes for My Friend card

I made this for a friend's birthday. This card was so blinged out by the time I finished it. It sparkled all over! I tried to capture that in the last photo. 
I started with a pink patterned Anna Griffin card base, topped it with a green die cut and embossed tassel frame. Beneath the frame I added a printed die cut rose trellis pattern. I topped the frame with a sweet pink birthday cake printed die cut, printed die cut cupcake and flower images. Then two cupcake 3D stickers (Jolee's) and a printed sentiment. I added pearls, resin roses, and a LOT of glitter glue - to the cake, cupcake, flowers, tassel frame. 


Miles of Smiles,

Final Valentine's

These are the last of the Valentine Cards I made. More using Anna Griffin items, and at the end are Fuse shaker cards. Those are made with the Fuse tool and special coated papers that react to the heat tool to literally fuse them together. It almost looks like stitching, but it's the melted coated paper.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Have a happy heart every day!







Miles of Smiles,

February 13, 2018

Send My Love...

So, this sentiment "Sending my Love" automatically starts playing Adele's "Send My Love (to Your New Lover)" song on repeat in my head. Which is not a bad thing. 

I really like this card and I'm pretty sure it is the 3D flowers that enthrall me. I die cut the fancy background from pink cardstock, added a collage card topper, the two pink camilla (?) flower stickers, heart with glitter, and gold arrow (not AG), and lovely pink satin bow. Finally embellished with a red rhinestone in each corner. Easy peasy mac and cheesy.

See more Anna Griffin fan crafts at #theannabelles!

 Miles of smiles,