Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Cards

The first card "Many Happy Wishes" was made with the Old World Stack, and I put the pattern on the inside of the card, and the white on the outside. I cut the front edge a little wider and then ripped the edge. I then put a piece of the pattern on the outside before adding the rest of the paper. Fonts are Opposites Attract, Beyond Birthdays and Alphalicious.
Not sure I really like this card...but oh well...owl is from Storybook, as well as the pinkish base.
Tree is from Stretch Your Imagination
Love the papers here...all Basic Grey. I cut 3 butterflies from Storybook and glued them at the base and then folded them up for dimension...sentiment is stamped and faux stitching underneath and at base of strips of papers at top
This was an Ad challenge from a couple weeks ago...don't really like grey...but it worked out ok...the flower is made from a stamp I bought, the petals are all separate so I made two of each and then cut them out. A dollar store brad for the center.

Ad Challenge/RAQ Challenge card

This was such a fun card to make. Colors from the ad challenge were light pink, light yellow and lime green...and the sketch was posted under RAQ's card challenge. The swirls are from Storybook (two corners, plus one other cut that I trimmed and cut in half to make it work) and also from Home Accents. The title was cut with Santa's Sleigh Full, which I used SCAL to cut it...that is one of my favorite fonts to use.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tim Hortons Mug of Tea Card

Was inspired by someone (forgot who) on the cricut mb...I didn't have a mug on any of my carts. so I made one in George...(gonna try to upload the .cut file for you over to the right) I hope it works. Anyway, I saved the tag from a tea from Tim's ( as we go almost every night and added it. Tfl!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Challenge card...

Did this card for RAQ's card gf says its great the way it is...but I still think it needs something. Dragonfly is from Home Decor, and I cut three of them, layered them together, and bent the wings up, as well as putting small pop dots between the layers to keep them separated. Let me know what I can add to just doesnt look finished

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gingerbread Recipe

Made this for a friend who requested my gingerbread recipe...dh said "you couldn't just write it out on an index card like everyone else could you?" to which I replied "nope" lol...anyway...the house is from Stretch your Imagination, and I did the base, layers and the silhouette and popped it up, on the inside, I did the recipe on my computer, and then put a piece of a sheet protector over it to keep it from getting dirty...cause everytime I bake, my recipe sheets get more and more floury, greasy etc

Monday, December 7, 2009

Shelf Makeover Project

This is a recent project I just completed. We found this shelf in our neighbors garbage, and snatched it up. I should have take a picture of it before I painted it, it was originally black and very greasy
as I think our neighbor used it in his garage. Dh degreased it, and powerwashed it and then I painted it with melamine paint, off white (mostly because I already had the paint, and other pieces in my scraproom are already painted with it.) Then I applied a coat of crackle medium, which I bought at Walmart for about $6.00. Then once that dried I put a coat of my wall paint from the scraproom, over the crackle...and let it dry. I wanted to distress it, however in my town of almost 20,000 ppl, apparently its hard to find glaze medium in anything smaller than a gallon. After that all dried, I took strips of leftover fabric from cricut cover, and modge podged the strips in the backs of all the shelves. I know its kind of hard to see, but the pattern is all matching from the bottom up...starts out more off white and slowly turns to mostly brown...I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks to Vintage87 on the cricut mb for directing me to ended up corresponding with Amy who was so helpful, gave me some links and suggestions, which eventually led to my finished project. This is the first of its kind for me, and it was so much fun...and now I have more storage for my scraproom...which if you are a scrapper, you know you can never have too much. Tfl!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some more cards

The last of my Christmas Cards


Link to Tri Shutter Cards

This is in response to Susanne who wanted to know how to make the tri shutter card...I couldn't figure out how to reply to your comment, so Im hoping you will return and see this post...check out this link for instructions.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Cards

Made these cards for RAQ's challenges, except for the black and silver...found the embossed silver paper at the local dollar store. Directions for the ornament card follow...
Bear with me for the instructions, sometimes I don't explain things too well, and the carts I used were not mine, so I am going by memory for what I did... goes...cut the foundation from JOTS that is in the shape of the ornament card...I cut 5 1/2" from cardstock. Also cut a silhouette (same foundation, ornament feature on with shift) from the cardstock, and cut 2 clear acetate circles (same foundation, ornament feature on, but no shift). I used an adhesive runner to give a continuous line of adhesive on the back of the silhouette piece and adhered one of the acetate circles. Run your adhesive all the way around on the acetate, making sure you dont miss anywhere...pour a little glitter in the middle, and carefully place the second acetate on top, sealing all the way around as you go to trap the glitter inside. Decorate the front of the card however you like...I used 3 layers of snow, and 3 buildings cut from Christmas/Noel Cart...two are 1 1/4" and one is 1"...Also cut the trees the same size. Emboss the tops of the trees as well as the roofs of the buildings (rather than cutting the snow layers...they are so small, I thought embossing was easier) Pop up some of your snow, and bldgs and voila..put the acetate and silhouette pieces on top, and I used rub ons for my sentiment...hope that made sense.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card

This had to be the most fun I've had making a card...first attempt at the tri shutter...and I love the result. It's to give to my hubby of 21 years! The hearts are from Storybook, and the butterflies are Home Accents. Love is a stamp, below that is an old rub on, and some chipboard hearts covered in paper, and some computer generated sentiment. Tfl!

Friday, October 30, 2009

These are two Christmas cards I made...I love love love the one with the snowflakes...they are all popped up for added dimension.l The other card was inspired by NanaDonna on the cricut messageboards...its for friends that spend their winters in AZ...couldn'r resist making it. Tfl!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Newest Cards

All these were for RAQ's card challenge...had trouble bringing them all together, but thats what I love about these challenges...they force you out of your creative comfort zone

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Cards

Been working on some more cards today. Just can't seem to stop...All designs are
PageMaps (love that site...couldn't make
cards with out it). Tfl!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Get Well Card

This was one of the sketch challenges...RAQ's Challenge...I cheated a bit, by using my quickutz for the leaves...haven's used it for 2 years, but I don't have a cart with oak and maple out it came...all the edges are inked, and I love how the leaves look with the ink. Tfl!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Newest Card Challenge

This card was a challenge...I didn't use a sketch at it was harder for me...all the leaves are from Storybook, and they are all popped up for dimension. Tfl

Monday, October 5, 2009

Final Week to Win!!!

Check out the link below to see Provo Crafts newest cartridge "Winter Woodland"...simply reply to the thread on the Cricut Messageboards (under Cricut Chat) to be entered to win.

Good luck everyone!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Today's Cards

Here are the cards I worked on today after I came home from church...I can't stop...I'm having such a blast making them...the sketches are so helpful with the design...all I have to do is put the papers together.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

These are the "jammies" for all my friends' bugs that I have been working on the past few days. Would love some feedback if you have a minute. Tfl!!

Bug Jammies

I've been working hard on these "jammies" for all my friends' bugs for Christmas presents. Would love some feedback if you have a minute...tell me what you think. Tfl!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Pics

Water Lily in River Canard
King's Navy Yard Park
Point Pelee Nat'l Park
The Boardwalk in Point Pelee Nat'l Park
The surf with sunrise on it...Treasure Island, Fla

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Photography

I'm not pro by any stretch of the imagination...but I love taking are what I consider to be some of my best shots.