Sunday, March 14, 2010

Miss Talking To You Card

Here's a card I made today for my grandchildren :) Love, love, love my grandchildren!! :) I used my Cricut Expression with the Wild Card cartridge. The blue card stock is from a paper pack by Best Occasions (Walmart). The printed paper I bought at a yard sale ;) I just LOVE yard sales! :) Saves me money to shop some more ;) The colored paper used for the sentiment on the front is from a "scrap pack" I got at Walmart in the scrapbooking dept. They are different colors and textures of paper cut into different sized squares. The sentiment is also from the same design group on the Wild Card cartridge. It's on page 27 if you have numbered your pages in your handbook starting with the first design. I got this idea from another crafter, of whose name I cannot remember right at this moment (sorry), but when I do remember it or find it I will post it here in this post. It's now going to drive me crazy till I figure it out and give them credit for this wonderful time saving tip, Ok, back to the info giving, I built up my sentiment using 4 layers of the same sentiment cut from plain white card stock glued together with Zig 2 way glue. Once I had the thickness to my liking I then glued on the colored paper I'd chosen. Below the card is the envelope I made for it using the Wild Card cartridge also. Nothing fancy about the envelope, just thought I'd show it :) Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment. Have a blessed night!

Butterfly Friendship Easel Card

Hi again, it certainly doesn't seem like the entire week has gone by already. Here is a card I created. It's design is called an "easel" card. I watched a tutorial on which is a great source for many different tutorials. Unfortunately it has been removed by the user. It was very informative and basic for the beginner (like me) yet very attractive. However, I just used the basic idea and altered the card using my own idea. Still basic, but it was received very well :) It's always nice to be able to bring a smile to someone's face :) Anyway, here is my version.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thinking of You

Hi all, this is a card I made this evening. I'm sorry I don't know the company the paper is from, but the name of the pattern is Poppy Plaid Printed Flat Paper. The base is a half sheet of plain white card stock cut in half long ways then folded in half which would make it 5.50 x 4.25. The patterned paper that was previously mentioned is cut at 5.25" x 4". The girl with her flowers was a image I printed from a card creation software on my computer then colored in with glitter pens I bought at Walmart in the scrapbooking section. I then cut the corners off with a corner punch. The ribbon is from Portafolia Gifted Memories Scrapbooking Ribbons, however there is no style name on the spool of the ribbon. I used EK Success 3D Dots on the back of the little girl to lift her off the card for a 3D effect. The "Thinking of You" sentiment is a Kolette Hall design which was designed for Studio G. It was inked and stamped in Colorbok Earthy Ores Black. I personally wish I'd have paid more attention to the lettering on the stamp as I had hoped for a bolder print, but, as usual, I live and learn. At any rate, I do like this card & I hope the recipient does also. Oh, I almost forgot, the edges of the little girl were inked in Colorbok Earthy Ores Brown. I wanted a little something to bring out the yellow, orange, & pink flowers so they wouldn't get "lost" among the blues and purples. Just a little something to "break it" just a bit. Be blessed!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rock Star card

Hi everyone, here's a card I created last night. I used my Cricut Expression, Wild Card cartridge, and DCWV Rockstar cardstock, I then cut the wording on my Cricut using Black Rose font in my SCAL program. I then inked the lettering with my black ink from my ColorBok Earthy Ores ink pad collection tray. Once I had it inked up well, I heat embossed it with Zing's Clear embossing powder. I then added the star overlay and lifted it up off the card for a 3D effect using 3D Dots by EK Success. In creating the matching envelope I used Terrifically Tacky tape to be sure it did not come apart. Using a strong tape or glue is very important. It would be so sad for the card to reach it's destination only for the recipient to find it coming apart.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flowery Thank You Card

Hi, here is a card that I created using my Cricut Expression and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The card all items are made from card stock I bought at Walmart. If you are in the market for a cutting machine and considering buying a Cricut.....think long and hard first. There are many machines on the market comparably priced that do much more than the Cricut is able to do and the company who makes the Cricut has made it very clear they have no intention of offering these new options to their customers.

My Creative Corner

Ok, I thought I would put up some photos of my craft room  :) Wow! Ok, I didn't realize how much my craft room had changed and supplies had grown till I revisited these photos! I definitely need to get some updated photos! This will be ranked highly on my "to do list".

Lil' Miss Brailey's Bag

Here is a cute little bag I made using my Cricut Expression for a friend's new grand-daughter. I used the Plantin Schoolbook & Home Accents cartridges for my greeting. I used SCAL to make my flower and some *bling* I have for the center of the flower.

Dragonfly Glitz

Hey there, I made this card as soon as I got my new dragonfly stamp and heat embossing powders! I just love this card and it was so much fun to make! :) The photo does not do it justice. The dragonfly has such a beautiful shimmer to it.

Party Favor Bag

Hi, here is a party favor bag I cut with my Cricut Expression and added some shimmery prism curling ribbon. This is such an easy item to make as it's all one piece. Just cut, fold, & decorate. Love it! The card stock is from the Martha Stewart pack for baby boys & the iridescent ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby.

It's A Girl card

Here's another baby card I had a lot of fun creating. In this process I embraced the use of wall paper, my Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite, lavender eyelets, shimmery prism curling ribbon. Using beautiful pink glitter card stock I cut my sentiment with my Cricut Expression. I mounted the sentiment on the wallpaper, punched holes in the wallpaper, run the ribbon through the holes, tied & curled it, then attached the wallpaper & ribbon with the eyelets on some green glitter paper from the same pack as the pink which I bought at Walmart.

Cuttlebug Baby Card

Baby cards are so much fun!! I used pastel pink & white card stock that I'd gotten from Walmart. I put my white card stock in my Baby embossing folder by Cricut & run it through my Cuttlebug embossing machine. Once it was embossed I colored it using my Decorating Chalks by Craf-T and Pearlescent Chalks by Pebbles Inc in creating it.

3D Thank You

Hi all, here is a thank you card I created. I discovered a new technique called heat embossing to use for my cards & other creations. I found out about this technique one day while checking out the many wonderful crafting tutorials on! I am so hooked on this technique! It is so simple yet so pretty! Oh! If you will notice along the way, you will see that I have really taken a liking to different types of glue dots called Pop Dots or Dimensionals. These wonderful items raise items up off the paper and give them something of a 3D effect.

Father's Day card using Wild Card cartridge

This is a card I made for my husband for Father's Day last year. Sorry, not real good at remembering to blog yet obviously. LOL Anyway, I had such a good time creating this with my Cricut and Colorbok's Punch Out Pack "Jewel" paper pack.

Top Note Friend card

This is a card I made for a friend. One can never have to many cards on hand. Especially cards for family & friends. Even if they are for no reason other than to let the other person know you are thinking of them. The pink & green paper I got at a yard sale so I don't know the exact name of them or the manufacturer. The green top note shape was cut using my Cricut Expression. The purple card stock was in a "scrap-pack" so I don't know the details on it either. Sorry. The sentiment was stamped onto the purple card stock then heat embossed using neon yellow embossing powder by Zing. I then mounted it on the top note shape using pop dots.

Butterflies & Roses

Hi again, I had gotten some of the glitter card stock from Walmart and hadn't done anything with it yet so one day I decided to play with it a bit and I have been so pleased with it! Here are a couple of items I've made with the glitter card stock using my Cricut Expression and the Indie Art cartridge.

Etched Sweet 16 Vase

Hi there! I was asked by my department manager to create an etched glass piece for her daughter who was turning 16. She loves etched glass & pink. I added the hearts because it just seemed fitting.

Best Mom Ever

This is a vase that a co-worker had me create for her mom's birthday. All of us were very pleased with it. I have so much fun creating. :) I cut my stencils on my Cricut Expression using white contact paper. Once I have my stencils positioned where I want them on the glass I tape it down using painters tape making very sure there are no gaps anywhere to prevent the etching chemical from seeping where it's not wanted. I leave it on for the time stated on the container then rinse it off under cold water. I then remove the stencil and wash in soapy water. Then decorate it.

Birthday Butterflies Glass Etched Vase

Hi everyone, this is a birthday gift I created for a co-worker as a gift for a friend of hers. She was very happy with it as was the recipient. Please forgive the photo. It's not very clear.

Wedding Remembrance Vase

My husband had a co-worker that was getting married and we wanted to give him and his bride something unique that we wouldn't have to worry about being duplicated. I decided to make them an etched glass piece and my husband loved it as well as the bride, groom, and many of the guests. It is so rewarding to bring a smile to someone's face! :)

Birthday Dream Vase & Precious Treasure Card

Hi again, this is an etched glass gift I was asked to create by a co-worker. Her mother in law's birthday was coming up and she wanted something special. I was asked to make a card also. I had such fun creating these! :) The sentiment was cut using my Cricut Expression and the Graphically Speaking cartridge.

Etched Wedding Bowl

I found this beautiful bowl about the same time a friend's daughter was getting married. I wanted something special for the bride so I etched Family on one side and Faith on the other. I was so glad the bride and groom liked it :)