Monday, June 28, 2010

Mini Album for Swap

In my Yahoo Group, Crafty Card Creators, there is an Express Yourself Swap. So this month I made this mini photo album. I found the instructions on You Tube (I've misplaced the link so I'll post it later).

The ruffled flap is cut from the Accent Essential Cricut Cartridge. Outer paper of album is from Costco.
Fibers are from EBAY - they were a super buy and I just love them
I made a little pocket on the front flap to insert this tag for either journaling or pictures.
There are 3 spots for pictures on the front and back for a total of six. The inside paper is a natural paper pack I picked up at Costco

This border is punched with Fiskars rope border punch, don't you just love it?
Butterfly is an EK Success punch and then covered with Glossy Accents.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Uptown Girls

Isn't she just the cutest??
This is from a digi kit from Cottage Arts called Uptown Girls Add on Pak 2
Envelope is from a natural paper collection I got from Costco

The background mat was run through the Cuttlebug with the Dot emboss folder
The dotted paper is from the Uptown Paper Pak
Corners are cut with the Fiskars Seagull punch.

Entered in Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 38 - Let's Go Digital
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Keep in Touch!

My second card using my new House Mouse, the Need for Caffine stamp from Stampabilities.  The white steam is done with an American Crafts white gel pen and overlayed with a Sakura Glaze pen.
I used border punch from Fiskars called Leave it to Weaver to thread my ribbon through
Read below in the previous post to see how I cut the heart and elevated it.

Paper is from Debbie Mumm, including the envelope which I cut using the Martha Stewart score board. You must have one of these!!! Stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly loose rubber grab bag
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Thanks a Latte

I love love love this House Mouse stamp appropriately named The Need for Caffine. My kind of stamp! I used my Copic markers to color it. The bottom ribbon border is a Fiskars punch threaded with ribbon I lightly stroked with some teal ink to tie in with the paper.
This was acutally a mistake. I had cut this heart from my Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge and it didn't work for what I wanted, I thought I was cutting a fold and glue envelope and it actually is just a flat envelope with the heart. Sometimes mistakes are the best things because after I cut the sides off, pop dotted the heart and glued the remaining to the center of the inside of my card it was perfect. Stamp is from Fiskars Latte Love clear stamps.

Can't be positive but I believe the print matting is K & Company paper.  I'll be posting the second card I made with this stamp in pinks next
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Trendy Blog Award

I was chosen to recieve the Trendy Blog Award. Gigi over at The Cricut Bug gave me this award and now I get to pass it on to 5 blogs of my choice.
Thanks so much Gigi, I was so surprised and honored!  
Here are my 5 blogs stop by, drop them a note and get inspired by their creativity!
Vicky at Clips-n-Cuts
Blog hopping is my favorite pastime, especially if I'm in a funk and need a little creative nudge.  It's great to be noticed and even greater still to share some great blogs with you!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Live Free

Entered in the Creative Belli Blog Challenge #93 - Using Rub Ons

I've had these wonderful rub ons from Basic Grey for quite some time and they seemed to work perfectly on this card. Larger mat is a free paper that was in the Spring 2010 Take Ten Magazine.
Inside floral is from October Afternoon, The Thrift Shop Collection
I didn't have the right colored stones so ended up coloring some pearls with my Copics to match
The small mat has been run through the Cuttlebug embossing folder Floral Fantasy and then inked with Spiced Marmalade and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. Butterfly has Glossy Accents added
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just Smile

This is my June Swap card for the Crafty Card Creators Yahoo Group. You were to use the word 'smile' somewhere on the card.  Stamps are colored with Copic markers.
These darling faces are from my new Peachy Keen Stamps. Aren't they adorable? I was so delighted when I ran across a blog that had used them, I'm so horrid at drawing faces and these stamps open up a whole new avenue for me. As well as the faces the flowers and pot are also Peachy Keen, there Happy Flowers and Cheerful Phrases collection.
The hummingbird was an added bonus after I bulked him up with some Glossy Accents. It's actually just a single sheet of paper from the me & my Big ideas 10th Anniversary collection. Ribbon is American Crafts, little flower pop ups are K & Co.
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You're Sweet

Oh I just love this little mouse. A friend sent me some stamps sheets and this was one of them. I used my Copics to color him in and finished him with an assortment of papers

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Don't ya just love this digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps? She's Stella one of my favorites.

I added a wisp of this cool fiber I got from EBAY for her scarf and some Glossy Accents on her glasses
The cool background paper is from a paper stack from Prima Marketing called Pulse Collection.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ruff Time?

Somewhere out in Blogland there is a very creative lady who gave me the inspiration for this card, but I've hunted and just can't find her again, darn, I wanted to share her card with you :-(. This is cut with the Doodlecharms cart (Cricut)  UPDATE - I found the blog!  it was Gramma's House of Cards and here's the card she made that so inspired me, thanks Sharon!
Love the way my little doggie turned out. Printed the sentiment on my computer and then cut it out with a round Fiskars punch.
Most edges of papers and pieces have been inked with Distress inks. Doggies stitches are a white American Crafts Gel Pen.
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You Go Girl!

Cut from the Forever Young Cart (Cricut).
Stamps are rubber from My Sentiments Exactly Grab Bag.

Edges inked with Distress Inks.
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