Saturday, February 27, 2010

Visions of Summer...

My inspriration for these two cards have come from my recent visions of summer. While the world does look very pretty covered in a white blanket of snow, I am sooo ready for warm weather!!!
Both cards are A2 in size. I use my new Martha Stewart scoring board to score each piece of cardstock at 4.25.
On the violet "thank you" card, I have used some vellum flowers that I have had in my stash of craft supplies (5 years now!) I punched the bottom edge of the violet paper using the Fiskars Threading Water punch - love this one! I placed an oval white paper inked with Memento Rose Bud and Lilac Posies. I inked the edges with my new Ranger/ Tim Holtz applicator - another new love. Under the edged border punch I used a small strip of small patterned floral paper. I then curled the vellum flowers slightly and used glue dots to hold them down. I also added stickles to the flowers and the greenery. The Stickles gave the flowers and stems a beautiful 3-D effect. I inked the outer edges of the card and added three small crystals in the top left corner. I finished the card by stamping a small "thank you" stamp in the bottom right corner.


The second card was also a lot of fun. I started with a turquoise cardstock and layered it with a vibrant yellow paper and then again with a neat lime green argoyle type print. I used my Cricut and new Cricut desigh studio to make the phrase "Happy Birthday!"(Don Juan cart - LOVE this font!!) I inked the words in Memento Cantaloupe  and VersaMagic Turquiose Gem chalk ink - using the yellow shade in the middle of the words and then rubbed the blue on the top and bottom. I Stickled the dot on the "I" and the star on the exclemation with yellow. These cards are making me feel warmer already!!!

New Stuff!!!!!

I have recently purchased two new craft items @ Michael's and I really love them both. First is the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. This large, versitile board allows you to score cardstock and paper with the crisp, flawless lines with measurements every 1/8 inch. It comes with a bone folder, envelope guide and project booklet. The bone folder has its own onboard storage compartment which makes it less likely to get lost. Also inside the compartment is all and any measurements you could need for all sizes of cards.

The second new item I have found is the Tim Holtz/Ranger ink applicator. It's a wooden (stamp-like) handle that uses small pieces of cotton that attach onto a piece of velcro. You dab the ink onto the cotton and rub it onto your project. I think the more you play with it and learn the technique - the better your outcome will be.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Mailbox

this fun project was inspired by Robyn (mypinkstamper). I used the diamond plate CB folder on silver paper and used Doodlecharms for the heart - added black shading and a tiny heart sticker. I filled it with his favorite chocolates and scratch off lottery tickets. I cant wait to give it to him tommorow!

Libby's creation

this is a really cute take on my chocolate bar card that my cousin Libby made - her BF really loves the hersheys cookies and cream candy bar!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Sweet Valentine

I must have been thinking alot about chocolate today when this sweet card came to mind!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Made with Love

This pretty card was made with using the Home Accents cart. I cut the "love" design @ 3.5" and followed by cutting the same design in the shadow feature. I cut a white heart at 3 inches and ran it through the CB - using Swiss Dots. The white background was cut @ 5.25 x 4". I also ran that through the CB - SD.
I used the Threading Water edge punch on the top and bottom, I finsihed the piece by inking the edges in Lady Bug red by Momento, the same inking technique was used on the 3 inch heart. All pieces were layered using snail glue and also pop dots. You may notice a slight shimmer - I sponged all surfaces with Tsuineko Opalite -Golden Mist- I hope you can see the slight golden mist - I really like this color and effect!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Baby Girl

This is a card i have made for my friend Ann, who had a baby girl on Jan. 28th. I used Home Decor for a 4.25 in. flower frame and cut a baby bootie from New Arrival at 3.25 in. I inked the egdes of the card base, the frame and the bootie in Momento Angel Pink. I used my CB (Swiss Dots folder) for the bootie I added a narrow white satin ribbon, tied to a bow and used white pearl stickers from Reccolections on each corner. Corner chomper was used on all sides of pink paper and two sides of card. All of the cuts and pearls were set on a light pink paper that has been in my stash for ages! I'm sure she will love it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mini Book - dog

this is a mini i just did ~ for my dog Mason. The book is done ~ all
i need to do, is add pics of Mason's to it. I used the Cricut cart, Accent Essentials to make "top note" shape @ 5 in. and then cut coordinating dog papers to match (Top Dog collection by Daisy Hill and Fiskars pet collection and one single sheet -the rawhide bones- dont recall name, sorry!) on the second page i also used another shape (round) from the AE cart. I used my COD BB to make the 3/16 holes and press the eyelets. I used various dog themed stickers and embellishments too. This project was really fun & quick to make.
a big thanks to Gina aka OneCraftyChick for the inspiration! Enjoy!

in the above pic ~ i made a pocket long ago (cant recall cart. - if anyone knows let me know! lol) and also cut a scallop tag from TBBM to go in it. The stamp says "Home is where your dog is" its from Studio G. (4th pic down is with tag shown out of pocket) edges were inked with VersaMagic - Gingerbread

Slideshow of Cards