Sunday, November 21, 2010
I will be missing all of you crafters while I am gone. I am hoping to get on the net once in a while to see what's going on. When I come back I will need to get some serious Christmas cards and handmade gifts done. I also have some grand ideas for making something "scrapbook-like" when I come back, too.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Christmas is filled with so many fun memories. Sometimes it is the smell of so many goodies baking in the kitchen. Sometimes it is the things we get to do around the holidays. Or even the things that we don't have to do around the holidays, like sitting at home and playing a new board game.
I liked the challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge. I have been wanting to use a card feature on my Joy of the Seasons cart for a while. I got the cart back in the summer and I haven't really explored much of it. I also want to play with some Heat and Stick powder I got from Stampin' Up. I love glittery cards but don't like it when the glitter ends up all over you (hence, the heat and stick powder).
The stamp that I used says "Christmas Memories". It is a little hard to tell in the picture but looks nice in person. I am not sure if I like using glitter on any sentiments, though. Next time I think I will use embossing powder instead. The paper is from DCWV. I added some stickles (frosted lace) to the pine cone and branch to resemble snow. I used versamark dazzle to add the snowflakes in the background. It has a hint of shimmer. :)
I can't wait to give this card to my cousin. She and her family came over for Christmas a couple of years ago and we went up to the mountains. We sledded and played in the snow with our kids for hours and hours. We were so tired by the time we went home but the memory is one of my most treasured Christmas gifts. I think she will enjoy this Christmas card.
Thanks for looking!
Cricut Cardz Challenge
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thanksgiving is not that far away!
I always get so swept up at this time of year trying to make things for Christmas (gifts, cards, decorations) that I have to crunch in Thanksgiving cards. I made some homemade jams this year (first time for me) earlier this fall and so I had my gifts ready to go. The fun part was decorating the cards that I was to give away with them.
This card I made with the Jitterbuggin' Challenge in mind. I used Create-a-Critter cart to make the turkey.
Paper Cutz Challenge
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Cupcake Crafts - Challenge #104 (2 papers, 2 buttons, 2 ribbon)
Card Patterns - sketch #77
Cricut Cardz Challenge - Anything goes
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
There is a teen girl at my church who just loves Japanese culture. She likes the anime especially! I wanted to use a borrowed Pagoda cartridge and she instantly came to mind. I made this birthday card for her and maybe I can put a gift card in it to her favorite sushi bar. The characters on the right hand side of the card are for happiness, health, and harmony.
Cartridges: Pagoda, Accent Essentials
Stamps are from Inkadinkado (Far East).
Inks: Wasabi (MS), Cameo Coral (SU), Versamark (the sparkly one).
Punches: both MS (teardrop border and mini tag)
Ribbon is from my stash. It is also MS.
I folded the fan to give it some dimension and added a brad to hold the tag on the base of the fan. Inside the card will say, "Wishing you great fortune on your birthday!" I am squeaking in for a couple of challenges tonight so that is why I haven't printed the inside yet. :)
Card Patterns- sketch #76
CCC - Teen birthday
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Well, I guess I am in the mood to make a couple of things other than cards today. Here is a treat bag that I made for a dear friend. I'll fill it with some Dove chocolates since those are her favorite!
I got the treat bag tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. The paper is from my stash but I am pretty sure it's DCWV. The solid cardstock is Bazill. I used a dollar stamp for the sentiment (studio G). It says, "you have my heart". I also used a border punch from SU. The ribbon is something I picked up a while back when it was on sale at Michael's.
This was really fun to make and I was surprised that I didn't squeeze in a Cricut something or other in it! :)
Paper Cutz - Color challenge (red, blue, yellow, black & white)
As always, thanks for stopping by!
ColourQ - color challenge # 43 (Peach Parfait, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Old Olive, white)
I don't know about you but I have a hard time making pastel cards. Period. I really like these challenges for Christmas in July and this one for Cupcake Cards Challenge was to make one in pastels. Here is my take on it:
Cartridge used: Joy of the Season
Ice skate cut at 2 1/2 "
Paper used from my stash. I used an EK success border punch. I "laced" the ice skate with some light pink thread and added some SU dimensionals on it. The snowflakes and the sentiment are from a Hero Arts stamp set. I used Platinum Dew Drop ink to stamp the snow flakes and SU's Close to Cocoa to stamp the sentiment.
Cupcake - Pastel Christmas
Thanks for looking!
I cut these flowers at 3.5 inches. I used my button bits set from PTI for the sentiment and the polka dot petals in the background. I used my gel pens for the stitching and ribbons and button from my stash.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Cartridge used: Live Simply; mushrooms and flower frame cut at 2".
I inked the edges of them (SU Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie,More Mustard), added some gel stitching and some stickles (Cinnamon, Old Paper).
I used 2 embossing folders. For the frames in the middle of the card I used the distressed stripes folder (and inked those with SU chocolate chip). I embossed the red border at the top with the spots and dots folder and smeared Cinnamon stickles on it to give it some depth.
The paper punch used here is from SU (scallop border). The ribbon is Martha Stewart and I also added some hemp twine.
Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge - #33 Sketch
ColourQ- #42 Colour challenge (using Real Red, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, White)
Thanks for looking! Have a great day. :)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My children are almost at the end of their summer break and I am having a hard time with the thought of them going back already (they start August 6th). So when I saw a challenge to make Christmas cards I thought to myself, "Already?!" I guess this is why I am always scrambling to get them mailed in time.... I'd better plan more this year. :}
Anyway, I made this card and I really like how it came out. It gave me an excuse to test out my new cartridge Joy of Seasons. I bought it and hadn't even used it. Isn't that a shame?! So here is what I came up with:
Cartridge: Joy of Seasons, Poinsettia cut at 2 1/2"
I cut the layer on the Poinsettia twice for each flower so that I could add some dimension to the them. I used an embossing folder on the background, inked the edges of it as well as the top to give some depth to the embossed paper. On the flowers I used Stickles in the center (gold and pink), inked the edges of the flower and used a color pencil to add some highlights. I added some gold organdy ribbon that I scooped up at JoAnn's. Paper was all solid cardstock from my stash and so was the cream button. The punch is a MS one that I picked up on sale.
Fantabulous Cricut- Christmas in July
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Cardz TV- Christmas in July
Thanks for looking!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thanks for looking!
Cartridge used: Wild Card. Leaves, card, frame, and envelope cut out on the Wild Card at 4 3/4 ".
Inked edges, embossed the front of card (Tim Holtz Alterations folder-wood), and added stickles(brushed cordouroy, cinnamon). I also used some stamps and paper in my stash.
** One problem that I still have is cutting out the sentiments with my cricut. How do you cut out things like sentiments that have intricate/delicate pieces without tearing them to shreds? I'd like some advice on this because I have tried adjusting my pressure, speed, blade depth, changing my blade...and find that if it is small and delicate it tears up my paper. Any tips???***
My Creative Time: using Wild Card Cart, holiday theme
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Here is what I came up with:
Cart used: Just Because Cards
Ovals: cut at 5 1/4 and 5
Chick: cut at 5 1/4
Sentiment "Cheep talk": cut at 5 1/4
inked edges, distressed edges a bit, used some gel pens for highlights, ribbon from stash, papers from stash
I love my new Tim Holtz alterations embossing folder! It is a woodgrain one and I used it in the background of my card.
I am going to give this to one of my girlfriends who had a surgery and just got home this week. I think it will crack her up! She is quite a chatterbox. :)
Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking and I always appreciate your feedback.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
BBTB2 - Owls
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
"YOU'RE QUITE A CATCH!" CARD
I thought I'd try this challenge! Using a fish for a Father's day card was the only requirement. Not bad, right?! So I headed upstairs thinking that I had a fish somewhere (be it cricut shape or stamp). My heart sank when I couldn't find one.... what to do? I did finally find one; a small one. It was in the Wild Card cartridge so at least I had a starting point!
This is what I used to make my "S fold" style card:
Cricut Wild Card (for the fish and the reeds)
Teal ink (MS)
Stickles (broken china and a brown cordouroy)
Distressed Ranger ink (vintage photo)
metallic gel pen (stitching and sentiment)
I will be giving this card to my husband for Father's Day. Thanks for looking!
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Fish Cut
Fantabulous Cricut - Celebrate Dear Dad
Cupcake Craft Challenges - One for the Boys
Paper Cutz Challenge - Project for Dad