Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reindeer Aperture

This Reindeer is part of the Woodland Wonders cart and was cut out on my Cricut Expression.  With the card feature it cuts the front (with the aperture) and the back all at one time.  My only complaint was that it is an odd size but that's ok.
The stamp is from Inkadinkado
Glitter sprinkles are Martha Stewart and they've sat in the drawer for over a year.  I didn't use them because they aren't like regular sprinkles (glitter) it's called Tinsel glitter and if you enlarge the photo above you'll see that they are tiny slivers instead of sprinkles.  But they work wonderfully for this type of card.  The color  name of the this one is Carrara Marble.
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Holly and Ribbon

A friend came today with her new Woodland Wonders cart and we played all afternoon making cards. I had this one all done and then decided to add sprinkles. BAD MISTAKE, it just looked awful so I ended up cutting around the circle and reattaching it to the Kraft cardbase.
I like the Leave it to Weaver ribbon border punch by Fiskars. It just gives such a neat touch to the side.
Musical Paper is from the Song Bird collection by DCWV, Holly and Berries cut from the Peppermint Forest stack from JoAnns.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Thousand Sheets of Paper

I was blog-hopping tonight, one of my favorite pastimes and inspiration finders, and I happened here to A Thousand Sheets of Paper.  There's a contest going on where you can win all the1000 6x6 sheets of paper shown to the left.  You must enter by September 6.  Wouldn't that be a fun surprise in your mailbox?  Click on the link above to see what the significance of these 1000 sheets is and find out how you can enter too!

Hangin' Around

OK clever Vicky at Clips-n-Cuts just got my Mojo a movin' yesterday when she posted her weekend video, It's a Girl.  I've had these teeny tiny hangers in my drawer for months and knew this was my chance to use them!  Background mat is from ancestry.com mat pad.
The window frame is actually from and old card I took apart.  The dress paper is from October Afternoon's Road Trip 6x6 pad.  The sentiment and flowers below the frame are rub ons from that same collection

Victorian Booty

Here's another card made with that pattern I showed you a few posts back from Paper Crafts Magazine.

I was trying to use up scraps and I think I succeeded! Love this ribbon, it has wire along the edge 
(from Michaels).
The background mat was embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Distressed Stripes, and then inked over top afterwards. I think this is what pulled the whole card together.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I watched a video over at Paper Craft Planet about spotlighting a particular part of your card. Granted I've taken great liberties from what Diana was trying to show there. But this goes to show the concept of what you see anywhere can be the basis for a new idea for your own creating.
This fabulous paper is a DCWV called Black Current. The prints and solids are lovely, a great addition to my paper stash!  I used Stampin Up dimensionals to pop up my circular 'spotlighted' area.
The little dragonfly is a Blue Moon charm used in jewelry making, I actually got them to go on a mini book I'm making for a friend but couldn't resist using one here. I've left the inside blank (it's pale pink cardstock) because I'm not sure yet what occasion/sentiment I'll use this for.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Momma Update

For all of you who have been so supportive of my Momma these last few months I thought you'd like a super update I got from her on the phone last night. 
Kaiser had agreed a week or two ago to give her physical therapy on her legs to help her regain even more strength and perhaps move from her wheel chair back to her walker once again. How great would that mobility and independence be!!! Well they came yesterday and she walked from her room all the way down the hall to the common sitting area! Super, super, super!
I'm so proud of her and her fight to get stronger and better. For those of you that don't know, my darling Momma turned 99 on July 10th and now she's back once again to reading and playing Scrabble on her computer. Oh wow I sure hope I have a few of her genes and not all my Daddy's fluffy ones!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Frankie Baby

Frankie has arrived!!!  Isn't he just the cutest???  I made both these little guys with the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the Cricut Expression.  Spiderweb rub ons and Trick or Treat sticker from Reflections.

Little faces from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Bottom card mat stitched with sewing machine.
Spider is my finger print with drawn web string and legs, eyes are white gel pen with Glossy Accents added.  Boo rub on has button attached to the one O.

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Hoggy Birthday

Oh what fun is the Create a Critter! I just love Ms Piggy. Background paper is from the Sunshine Paper Pad by me & my Big Ideas. Little birthday hat is K & Co. The bottom sparkles are from the rub in set mentioned below. Hoggy Birthday printed on my computer, font Scrap Kids.
I used my Peachy Keen stamps for her face but didn't care for the way her snout turned out so I used the one the Cricut punched out and just kept trimming it until it fit, still didn't look right so I painted it with my Copics and added Glossy Accents over top.

Did this ribbon of candles on the bottom of the inside of the card, it's a rub on from Imaginisce call Cake Walk Rub ons.
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I had these funky ribbons that I got from EBAY and decided they were just what this card needed to jazz it up. The brad is from the Antique Brads collection from Stampin Up.
I cut the little tag with my cricut and SCAL and then inked it heavily with Distress inks.
This gorgeous paper is from the Indian Summer 6x6 pad from Basic Grey, and yep that's just one piece.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Just FAB!

OK I couldn't stand it! I had to have that darling Create A Critter cartridge for my Cricut Expression! There are just so many darling little critters on it. This Raccoon is one of my favorites!
I used the EK Success border punch Swiss Cheese on the strip across the top. Glitter glue was added to the two hearts and the FAB was outline in white gel pen.
The embossed polka dots are done with a background dot stamp from Inkadinkado and clear embossing powder.
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When I was home last month I had a chance to go to a Stampin Up party with my daughter. I've only been to a couple and it was fun. One of the stamps she had there was this darling Heard it from the Heart collection.
I've often seen crafters stamp on ribbon but this is the first time I'd tried it myself and it worked perfectly. The background stamp is a background cling from Hero Arts called Antique. I stamped the butterflies again and then popped them over the matted one.
I finished the card with a small bow around the pink ribbon.
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Kick it Up!

Oh don't you just love this shoe!
I saw it in an older Paper Crafts Magazine (Sept/Oct 2009).
The download is available on their website Paper Crafts Magazine

The paper is from Colorbok called Nocturne, I got it at JoAnns. I punched the holes along the inner side of the boot (I used the Stampin Up Mat Pack, it's the first time I've used it and it was perfect to get the holes evenly spaced).
I finished it off by weaving the black ribbon through and adding the darling heart button and the bow to the top. I haven't decided who it will go to so the inside is blank at the moment. But oh the possibilities with this cute pattern!!!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Butterfly Mini's

These four cards were inspired by a card I saw in the Cards July 2010 issue posted by Maile Belles of Simply Stamped Blog.  She is just so talented, be sure and stop by her blog and let her inspiration rub off on you too!
Each card is just a tad different and each one I made I thought I liked the best until I did the next one, lol. I used two punches the butterfly EK Success and the flower by Fiskars. I'm loving these mini punches! The sprig of pearls were in a goody bag a friend recently gave me. Sentiments above and below are from MSE rub ons.  The ribbon doily on under the sentiment is from Basic Grey and comes on a roll - 3 different designs to a pack and has an adhesive strip on the back that you just remove and stick.  
Little gemstones are from Kaiser Crafts.
This stamp from Hero Arts - Treasure the Memories collection. The border punch on the bottom strip is Fiskars Rope border punch.
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