Monday, September 13, 2010

Lovely Ladies!

I have entered this card in the Artful Inkables Think Ink #28 Challenge -  
To create something "Distressed Out"!

This stamp is one of my favorites. I love the tone on tone effect here. I used Martha Stewart's Trellis border punch along the edge, inked the lace and added the button. The papers are double sided card stock I got several years ago from Costco.  So wish they'd offer it again, amazing quality and designs.
All the outer edges were distressed with the Tim Holtz distressing tool
I really didn't care for this paper, but once it was cut out on the Cricut and then inked it transformed before my eyes. The center thought is a rub on.

Hugs and Best Fishes

Vicky, from Clips-n-Cuts, has inspired me again with her darling Back To School fishes card. A friend had this darling set of fish stamps (I'm trying to find out the brand) and they were perfect for my Hugs and Best Fishes card
I used Crayola Glitter Glue to sparkle them up a bit. The waves are cut with a shaped scissor and then inked and stamped with the little sprays of what looks like sea foam.
I punched the oval out with a Fiskars punch then stamped another with my sentiment (printed from my computer) and pop dotted it on the inside.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

God's In Charge

Sentiment is a rub on from My Sentiments Exactly - Butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch glittered with Crayola glitter glue. I'm not sure you can tell from this picture but the paper has been overstamped in violet with a Delta stamp called Saldage Sprig.
This lace is actually laser cut paper ribbon, it comes in a three pack roll (self adhesive) from Basic Grey Kioshi collection.
This tiny butterfly is a rub on from Basic Gray and then I put Glossy Accents over the top. Pearls are Kaiser crafts.
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Victorian Lace

I went to a friends last week and we made Vintage cards. I love the way this one turned out. You could have it either open at the top or the side.

I believe all the papers are Graphic 45 and this gorgeous flower came from our LSS - I don't have the name of the company, but it sure made my card pop!

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Halloween Cards

I saw the video on You Tube for a Double Slider Card using a plastic strip from a bag.  I thought I just had to try one!  When you pull the ribbon at the top then the card slides out from middle towards the top and bottom.  Pretty cool huh?  (See the next two pictures)

The papers are from Creative Imaginations and the Boo is a rub on from Michaels

Halloween Card #2 is a tri fold card.  I found this adorable ghost on Little Scraps of Heaven blog.  It's a SVG file and I cut it out with my Cricut and then stamped the face with Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Faces.
 I used Kraft cardstock for the base and inked the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
Halloween Card #3  is another tri fold card.   It's called something else when it's in this style but my minds gone tonight and I can't think of it.
The witch is a chipboard piece from MichaelsI used the Mosaic embossing folder on the one paper (papers are from Imaginations and Fancy Pants).
The chipboad BOO is from Melissa Frances' Fall Chipboard.  I used Versamark on it and embossed several times with clear embossing (the same as I did the spiders).  The spiders were cut from the Doodlebug Cart on the Cricut and then I added bling for the eyes.  I got the eyelash yarn (the spiderweb) at JoAnns and attached it with glossy accents.


Halloween Card #4  is made by putting an acetate over the top of part of the card.  The polka dot is actually and acetate sheet overlayed over the tree, fence and witch.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Monkey See

My youngest Grandchild is turning One on September 7th and I made this darling little monkey for her. Her Mommy always calls her 'Her Little Monkey' so I thought it would be very appropriate, lol.

Sure do love this Create a Critter cartridge

This Debbie Mumm paper was such a buy!  JoAnns was closing this line out and I got the Glitter (card stock set) for 80% off and the paper corresponding pack for $5.50 for 180 12x12 sheets.  Oh how I love a bargain!

hmmm I always think I've inked the edges enough until I see it on blogger and then it looks like I didn't ink them at all, guess I'll have to work on that.

Cricut Carts - Create a Critter for the Monkey
Doodlecharms - page 101 Palm Tree Border
Debbie Mumm - Value pak - inside printed paper
Cuttlebug - Distressed Stripes embossing folder
TH Distress Ink - Vintage Photo - rubbed over embossing
Peachy Keen Stamps - PK -754 Critter Faces
Kraft Cardstock - JoAnn Fabrics
Font - Kristen
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Sending You. . .

On page 151 of the new Cards magazine for September Lea Lawson created the most beautiful card. I took my inspiration for this card from hers. I just love Cards Magazine, I think it's my fav!  Be sure and check out Lea's blog Cupcakes & Sunshine for lots more inspiration!
Since this is made for someone I won't show the inside sentiment or that would give it away.

Supplies included:
Basic Grey Rub on Olio for the pink scallop border
Color Box Q inks for the distressing around the edge of the panel and card (and yes me who inks all the time forgot to ink the cut out flourish!)
Cricut Cartridge - Stretch Your Imagination Flourish on page 75
Mulberry Street - Wild Rose flower - Blush
Basic Grey Indian Summer paper pak 6x6
My Sentiments Exactly rub ons - Inspiration Encouragement
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