Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriotic Banner

Hello,,,I decided to try another banner.  I made one some time ago for a friends baby shower.  However, I forgot to take a photo.  Hopefully my friend got one.
FORMULA
Paper-Kraft card stock--Recollections:All other paper is from a big bag of paper I got at Costco a few year ago
Cricut-Birthday Bash-triangles-3.7"1,scalloped rectangles-4.53"
           A Child's Year-Boy on Rocket-1.94", flag runners-2.41",star-2.53",letters-1.82(under layer  2.08)                      
            Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Star embossing folder
Ink around edges-Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Adhesive-ATG tape gun, Aileenes Tacky Glue Pen
Jute
I am going to enter it into Fantaulous Cricut's Fourth of July Challenge I forgot to take a photo.  Hopefully my friend got one.
FORMULA
Paper-Kraft card stock--Recollections:All other paper is from a big bag of paper I got at Costco a few years                                
            ago
Cricut-Birthday Bash-triangles-3.7"1,scalloped rectangles-4.53"
           A Child's Year-Boy on Rocket-1.94", flag runners-2.41",star-2.53",letters-1.82(under layer 2.08")
            Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Star embossing folder
Ink around edges-Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Adhesive-ATG tape gun, Aileenes Tacky Glue Pen
Jute
I am going to enter it into Fantaulous Cricut's Fourth of July Challengehttp://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Green, Purple, Blue Stars and Stripes

Hello  I am really liking this cute little card that I made for a challenge at Birthday Sundaes. birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com The challenge is to make a Birthday card that has stars and stripes.  I knew I wanted to make a shaped card from the Wid Card Cartridge and that I wanted the candle to be stars.  For the stars I used a cupcake topper from "Cupcake Wrappers"  I tried to weld the two cuts with my gypsy but it didn't work out. Aileenes Tacky Glue has always been one of my faves.  I use it with a fine paintbrush for small cuts.  I was thrilled when I saw it in pen form. No more paintbrushes to clean.
 FORMULA
Papers-K&Company, glitter card stock DCWV
Tag-K&Company
Stamp- Dots with Vivid ink pad
Cricut-card Wild Card 6.25", Stars-Cupcake wrappers 3"
Adhesives-ATG, Aileenes Tacky Glue Pen
Gems-miscellaneous from the bottom of my drawer
White pen=Sakura

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gossip

I made a card for MAG challenge by the page.http://magchallengebythepage.blogspot.com/  For this challenge the only cuts you can you are page  of the Paisley cartridge.  Which consists of a mushroom, a heart and the word "Gossip"  I wanted to do something hi-tech with a DCWV paper pad, but changed my mind when I saw these K&Company Stickers.  Birds, tweeting, gossip..Even though I have no clue on how to tweet I thought this was a cute idea.
All of the patterned paper and stickers are K&Company.  The birds are part of a border that I cut up.  I love this "Poppyseed" collection so much that I keep adding to it.  The solid paper is DCWV adhesive mat stack.  I used my Cricut with the "Paisley" cartridge to cut "gossip" at 1.50" I went around the edges with a stamp from G Studio.  The scalloped square is a  Marvy Uchida punch.  I used ATG for adhesive.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

COFFEE CARD

I have wanted to try a center easel card for a while.  I also wanted to do a coffee or tea card.  Yesterday when i was at Ross they had the DCWV "Latte" matstack for $2.99.  I immediately kne what I wanted to make.  I already had the matching solid stack.  For directions on how to make the base card visit SSplitcoast Stampers  They have so many awesome tutorials. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/
The base paper is Recollections kraft cardstock.  All of the other papers are DCWV Latte Mat stack.  I cut the coffee sup at 3.47" using my Cricut and Gypsy.  The sentiment (Your kindness warms my heart) and coffee bean border are from Fiskars"Latte Love".  I used Recollection pop dots and ATG tape gun, and Aileene's Clear Tacky Glue for adhesives
The photograph doesn't really show the dimension of the card.  And I tried really hard to minimize the shadows.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

THROW BACK THURSDAY CHALLENGE

Hello,  I am feeling much better today, Still have aching fingertips, but a lot more energy.  Emma at Creative Time for Me http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ is having a "Cricutless Challenge"  She suggests using punches.  My punch collection is very limited.  So I decided to use stickers.  I made glitter paper with Sook Wang double sided tape and Crystal Glitter Ritz.  Then I added Silhouette bird stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I colored in the birds with Martha Stewart Glitter Pens.  I made a 6X6" card using Colorbok cardstock.  The scalloped edge is a K&Company border that I cut in half.  The square sentiment says :smile"  It is from Heidi Snapp (Blog candy that I won from Lezlye at http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/)  The Ribbon is from Michaels Easter collection.  I used Recollection pop dots, ATG adhesives.  The stickers are K&Company.  I think this will make a fantastic anniversary card

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hope to have a crafty weekend

I haven't done much crafting this week  Even though I had a light work week, I am feeling very tired and my fingers and toes ache like crazy.  Hopefully, I wake up feeling 100%  My mind has lots of projects.  I just have to stay awake long enough to do them

Thursday, June 23, 2011

OH WELL

I made a card for MAG challenge page.http://magchallengebythepage.blogspot.com/  But due to technical difficulty I didn't get it in in time.  I love the way it turned out.  I hope you do to. The Challenge was to use page 52 in the Pagoda cartridge handbook. I used the Kanji symbol on the page for the border.  I trimmed out the middle so it looked like a bow.  I cut the floral and the floral shift twice  at 4.06" and at 3.55" using my gypsy. The mat with "WOMAN" is the Kanji word cut at 4.53" I inked the outsides with chalk on the lower buds and used stickles on the top buds.I put Sook Wang double sided tape under "Woman" then used DeNami Design Lavendar Frost glitter on top.  The bright pink paper is Colorbok, which I ran thru my Cuttlebug using "Swiss Dots" I used Recollections pop dots, ATG and Aileenes Clear Gel glue for adhesives.  The little flower gem on the bow is nail art I found in my daughter's manicure kit. The card base is from Paper Source, glitter paper DCWV and all other paper is K & Company


I am going to send this to my daughter's friend who lost her mom to breast cancer last year.  It will be an encouragement card for the walk. Since I didn't enter this card into any challenges I decided to link it up at a linky part with the Craft Junkie  craftjunkietoo.com  See blinky on my sidebar

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thank you for a delicious award

I would like to thank Lucianna at dilsaverdesigns.blogspot.com for giving me this yummy award.  Lucianna is a talent crafter who shares her knowledge.  I have leaned alot by following her.
The rules associated with this award are to mention it on your blog with a link back to the sender.
Forward it to 8 bloggers
Tell 7 random facts about yourself'
I follow many blogs, for this I chose blogs that I have recently discovered.
Blogs I Follow
 Missie createdbymissie.blogspot.com-She uses great color combos and makes cakes too
Kelly kbiendesigns.blogspot.com-Great girly cards and she has a cute dog
Emily coolcricutcreations.blogspot.com-Sentimental cardmaker who is a teacher
Connie playingwithpaper.blogspot.com I love her blog background and layouts
Sarah http://simplyshaddock.blogspot.com Very creative layouts
Jackie at Playing with paper http://jackiesscrappinpad.blogspot.com
Things about me
I am a messy crafter
Love to watch Food Network in the morning then try to make recipes for dinner
Love poodles-Have a standard and lots of memorobilia
I recently found a love for hockey GO SHARKS

Friday, June 17, 2011

BOOM> CHICKA< BOOM

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head?  Ever since Easter when I cut my first chickie from "Create a Critter", I have had an old campfire, preschool song in my head. "Boom Chicka Boom"  I thought "I know there is a crd in there somewhere"  Finally I put the thought on to paper.  Only bad thing is I keep walking around the house singing.  I am entering this into two challenges.  First Scrappy Moms Stamps http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com The challenge is to use "Sweet Treats"  I have one of thier stamp sets "Amazing Animals"  that I use alot.  The stamps are terrific with fun sayings and fonts.  I also entered it into a challenge at Celebrate the Occasion, where the challenge is to use a birthday hat.  http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/
inside
FORMULA
Papers-K&Company Happy Birthday Stack
Cuts-Cricut "Sweet Treats, Create A Critter"
Embossing-Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Border-K&Company
Stamp-Peachy Keen- Critter Faces
Sentiment-computer generated-Button font
Adhesives-ATG


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

COLORED PENCILS


For the last few months I have been playing around with colored pencils.  I purchased a few digi-stamps.  Then I went through a collection of stamps that I haven't used for years.  My coloring was ok, but kind of streaky.  The Lucianna at http://dilsaverdesigns.blogspot.com/  did a fabulously detailed and informative set of 4 video tutorials on color pencils.  She also provided a sketch, called "Sara"  My sister, who passed away 8 years ago from the flesh-eating bacteria, was called Sara.  So this was extra special for me.  The technique that Lucianna explains, uses baby oil or another kind of artists oil.  When I had finished coloring the image, I decided to color the sentiment.  It looked uneven.  My daughter had taken my baby oil to the pool.(I know that is a terrible way to tan, I have lectured her many times)  So impatient me thought "Oh well its only a little area I'll try Olive Oil)  It worked fine but  my card smelled.  Then I realized I use Garlic Olive Oil.  Any way I hope you enjoy the card.
 FORMULA
Pencils-Prismacolor
Paper-base-Colorbok, Background and matt-K&Company
Ribbon-Offray  Adhesive-ATG, Recollections-pop dots


SARA














Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GOLFING FATHERS DAY CRAFT

I made this card for a friend to give to her husband.  She has been really busy lately and I hope I saved her a little time.  It is similar to the one I posted a few days ago.  Only her husband loves golf.  I had purchased some golf brads years ago when my Hubby was thinking of trying the sport.  He stuck to fishing.  I am entering this into Throwback Thursdays at " Creative Time For Me" http://www.creativetimeforme.com/search/label/Throwback%20Thursday  The challenge is to use bling and a Cricut Lite Cartridge.  I hope brads count as bling

inside
Formula
#1 Dad-"Celebrate with Flourish" 3.12 (used Gypsy) papers-Making Memories, K&Company, Distressed edges with "G Studio" ink pad
Golfer-Sports Mania 3.82"  paper-scraps
Border-2 welded together at 1.38"green paper-scrap, blue-Colorbok
Embossing-Cuttlebug-Tiny Bubbles
Adhesives-ATG,Recollections-pop dots, Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue
Brads-Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon-Offray-Walmart
Inside tag-Basic Grey(Thanks for the blog candy Lezlye a thttp://lezlyes.blogspot.com/)
Gem brads-Recollections


EMBOSSED BIRTHDAY CARD_MONEY HOLDER

My son's friend had a party last week.  Upon talking to his mom I decided to give him some spending money for an upcoming vacation.  Robert, my son, always teases me about how girly my cards are.  So I made a soccer card, using our towns team colors.  I love the frame function  on "Sports mania".  I am entering this into "Birthday Sundaes"birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com  The challenge is to use embossing on a birthday card.  I used Cuttlebug with the "Birthday" folder.  All of the paper I used is Recollections 8.5X11.  The Soccer ball ribbon is from Walmart.  I'm not quite sure where I got the felt balls.  I used a metallic green paper clip with a pop dot (Recollections)on each side, then stuck the balls together over the dots.

backside, and inside slider

Sunday, June 12, 2011

#! DAD CARD

I am making a few Fathers Day cards.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com and celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com are having  challenges for a  Fathers Day card.  I love Cricut Lite "Celebrate With A Flourish"  I used a fishing cut and #1 Dad cut.  For the fishing pole I cut off the half that had the line and fish.  I added some thick fishing line and a brad for the fish.  I  couldn't get the cuts to fit around eachother and I had purchased this cute Ribbon and fish brads at The Scrapbook Expo.
Base card 5X7" misc greenish brown cardstock
Ribbon and Brads-Eyelet Outlet
Striped paper and Blue paper-Making Memories
Brown paper-K&Company
Blue gem brad-Making Memories
Ink around edges-Tim Holtz
fishing pole-"Celebrate With Flourish" 3.94" (Using Gypsy to match up with pole)
#1 Dad "Celecrate with Flourish" 3.12"
Adhesives-Recollection pop dots, ATG

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kitty Cat Card

Well this card really stumped  me.  A friend asked me to make a Kitty Gift Card Holder.  I tried several cuts on my Cricut, they all turned out funky.  I wasn't happy at all.  The layers didn't look right and the faces  Then when I cut the base, it looked like "Disco Kitty"
rejects
The next morning I had a new vision and I love the way it turned out.  I can always depend on a Child;s Year " for great cards.'
back

front
FORMULA
Card Base-Cricut Wild Card at 4.25" paper-Cloud Nine
Children cuts-"A Child's Year"  girl with kitty 1.75"Paper DCWV Cat by Bird Bath-2.41
Square punch-Marvy-paper DCWV.paper on backside-DCWV
Border-K&Company with ribbon from Target
Pearls-Recollections
Adhesives-Aileene's Tacky Glue,ATG

Monday, June 6, 2011

BLOG CANDY WINNER

The winner of the martini bling blog candy for the All Jacked Up in June Blog hop is #17 Lynda.  I have emailed Lynda and hope to get the goodies to her quickly

Lynda said...

I really love both of your projects! You did a great job! TFS

~Lynda

Saturday, June 4, 2011

ALL JACKED UP DAY 2

  You should have started your "Jacked Up“ adventure at  Patti's blog www.shortnscrappy.com. If you have arrived from Lynda at http://www.lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com/ then you are following the right path. Our projects for this hop are altered items made from odds and ends



What is all jacked up today is my desk.  I am having 40 for dinner and I have a huge paper mess. However While cleaning up the mess I had time to make a card with scraps.  I had previously cut the bike from "Summer In Paris"  The background paper and stickers were on my desk.  They are from K&Company.  The base card is made from Colorbok card stock.

The next stop on your 'Jacked Up' path is Katie  www.ktsangels.blogspot.com
Now for some blog candy.  Please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.  I will pick a winner Sunday evening 9 pm PST
some bling stickers and silver note cards

Friday, June 3, 2011

ALL JACKED UP IN JUNE BOG HOP

'ALL JACKED UP IN JUNE BLOG HOP
 




Welcome to the 'All Jacked Up in June' Blog Hop.  You should have started your "Jacked Up“ adventure at  Patti's blog www.shortnscrappy.com. If you have arrived from Lynda at http://www.lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com/ then you are following the right path. Our projects for this hop are altered items made from 'jacked up' odds and ends, or anything cocktail related.  I made one of each hope you enjoy.
For my first project I decided to re-do a old shabby desk caddy using yellow, black and silver cardstock
FORMULA
Paper-DCWV-Yellow Flower stack and matching mat stack. Medallions-Colorbok Pearlescent
Adhesives-Elmers Spray Adhesive, ATG, Aleen's Tacky Glue
Cricut-Summer in Paris, Gypsy Wanderings
before
sides

add ribbon

add embellishments

puppy side





My second project is an easel card.  I used a digi stamp from Sassy Studios.  Such a fun site to shop at.
FORMULA
Stamp-http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/ 
pencils-Berol, Crayola
paper-White and base-Colorbok. glitter cardstock-DCWV("Glitter Matstack" and "All Dressed Up")
Ribbon-Celebration-Michael
Martini table scatter Target
"Cheers" Cricut Wild Card

The next stop on your 'Jacked Up' path is Katie  www.ktsangels.blogspot.com
Now for some blog candy.  Please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.  I will pick a winner Sunday evening 9 pm PST
some bling stickers and silver note cards




  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

ALL JACKED UP IN JUNE BOG HOP

I am excited about the projects I will be posting for the "All Jacked Up in June"  blog hop.  I hope you can back and visit on Saturday. There are going to be lots of cool projects made by talented crafters.

EASY POPUP GIFTCARD HOLDER

Can you believe it more gift card holders.  It is a month full of birthdays. graduations and Teacher thank you gifts.
FORMULA
Cardbase-K&Company "Sweet Nectar-Die-Cut Cardmaking Pad"or a piece of 5,5X9" cardstock scored at 3.5",4.5,5.5" on the long side. Fold 4.5" inward.Stick down top and bottom edges and outside(makesure you put adhesive close to outside edge so there is room for gift card.  Open up card.Cut a slit in the popped up section for card to fit in. I line up the gift card, draw lines and use scissors to cut slot
Stamp "The Stamps of Life"dog on white cardstock"Colorbok",inkpad"Vivid"
Color with pencils "Faber Cassell"
Cover image with "SookWang" doublesided tape, the sprinkle with "Crystal Glitter Ritz-Cool Highlight"
cut around puppy image
Adhere a 14" piece of ribbon around center of card using ATG tape gun.
Stick puppy to card center using"Recollection foam dots"
Decorate edges with embellishments "K&Company-snowflakes" These snowflakes look like cute silver flowers.  I got them on clearance after the holidays