Friday, May 28, 2010

Big Lots - deals

I went to a Big Lots store today and here is what i found. Wishing the store would have more of the CB folders - im so jealous (lol) of Regina's (allthingspretty) finds! but I am glad i found the Nemo cut & emboss folder - i am planning to make a card with it and the blue "rain" dots.

Get Well ~ Indie Art

I made this card for a woman who is friends with my boyfriend's mom. Im hoping the colors will lift her spirits - poor lady was enjoying herself at a local baseball game and a ball from first base way found her - right in the back of her skull!!! Ouch!!! I cant even imagine - how scary but thankfully, she will be ok. I used the Indie Art cart for the Band Aid and the DCWV Pets stack (Insprired but Tracy aka- CraftJunkietoo).
Its an A2 card - i cut the band aid at 3.5" and inked the edges with Color Box Chalk ink in Warm Red - I love this ink pad!!! I layered the band aid with pop dots and adhered it to the polka dot sheet - using Terrificly Tacky Tape. The sentiment is (i think?) from Inkadinkadoo. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sympathy card

Here is pretty simple sympathy card i made for a friend of Art's mother. It was for a man - so i thought i would stay with the black/grey theme and no flowers. I used Accent Essentials to make the "top note" shape - used 3 inch in the grey and then 2.75 in the white. Sentiment is computer generated and the i used my Cricut to cut it out using the Center Point feature - which worked out well (was my first time using CP). I punched the black paper with Treading Water Fiskars punch and the printed paper above that is American Crafts - elegant - first kiss, collection. Inked the edges lightly and placed in white card base - finishing with a sheer white ribbon tied in a knot and made a tiny black bow on top.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


This is one of the new Studio G, Soloz stamps. I saw it recently at Michaels and had to have it! My card came out just how i imagined it would. I used a black base, then added an ivory paper and scalloped the edge, inked with orange, dark yellow and a peachy chalk ink. I used black ink and then embossed with clear powder, followed by Copics and a little ivory colored flocking to give it a realistic look and feel. Last step was to layer the papers and tie on a piece of narrow yellow satin ribbon. I decided to doll up the inside with a tiny handrawn peach in the bottom corner. Too cute! Hope you guys like it too! TFL

Memento Inks: orange and cantaloupe
DCWV - Black
MS - Melon chalk cats eye
Copic Sketch: G02 and YR02
Fiskars: Scallop edge trimmer
Studio G: You're a Peach Soloz, clear stamp
Ivory flocking fomr Studio G
general items: white, black and ivory cardstock
yellow ribbon, Corner Chomper

ps - warning: Copics may be addictive....!

Deal of the day

Monday had begun as kind of a boring, blah day. This middle - eh, not much different. But Monday evening, however, was much more amusing. My boyfriend and I started our evening by bringing back the cotton candy machine that we had rented for my nephews 11th birthday (hello!! FUN!) and then we went on to run a few more errands, which landed us at the auto parts store...yay, Ya! As Art was looking for the parts he wanted, I got bored and wandered, right over to the clearance section. Rummaging through the sale stuff, I found a car phone charger (the one for my cell phone) for only $4.95 - I was pretty happy about that, a savings of about $10. Sweet. This night i didnt have my wallet on my so i had asked Art to front me the cash to get it. And as you guess - he "cracked eggs" at me and was like - "do you really need it?" - Chirp. Chirp.
So i plead my case to him and he finally agreed to buy it for me. I was happy, I was getting a charger - for less than five bucks! I havent had a car charger in months since mine had broke. At the register, the cashier chatted it up with Art and rang up our stuff and told us the total. Art was a little confused until he read the screen. .05 cents. The cashier was happy and wide eyed and was like "dang - you are getting a deal!" My charger was only a nickel!!!! It makes you feel so good when you find a deal on something you really need or want! :-)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Eyelet Thank you card

I am quite happy with the outcome of this card. On the brown cardstock, I used two different border punches - MS Tradional Eyelet and the Scalloped edge by Fiskars. I then ran the red paper through the CB with swiss dots. i used a piece of brown ribbon with little edge on it (its from an old stash - dont know name or type) and used a piece of Memory Box cardstock (sorry i dont know the collection name!) but its from either late 09 or early 2010. I broke out the old CM plastic cutting dies for the oval and used ColorBox chalk ink in Warm Red (was only $3.00 at ACM) and i used the Warm Red on the "thank you" clear stamp, edges too, then layered all of those pieces on a kraft card base (A2) and used pop dots on the white paper. My original thought was to have the card be vertical - but after i had started to move the pieces around - i saw that horizontal was the way to go with this one. I finished both cards off using the 1/4 side of my Corner Chomper. Enjoy!

Lady Bug Thank you

On my Thursday evening shopping trip to Michael's i found a few great deals! I have been wanting the MS Lady bug border punch and corner punch - well i found them for $6.99 & $5.99 - nice! then i went on to find the MS Traditional Eyelet border and corner punches -same prices. I really like the Eyelet punch - its very simple but pretty. I also found a couple of new clear stamps in the dollar bin, the Thank you very much in braquets and very cute ~ "you're a peach" i cant wait to use that with the little pots of flocking i found too.  Anyhow ~this card is made using the "Thank You very much" and the MS lady bug punches. Its a square card (5.25 x 5.5") and i heat embossed the stamp with Tsukineko Graphite Black, and clear embossing powder. also inked the edges in the black. I used the lady bug punches on two sides of the red cardstock and put a black with white stitching rinbbon from top to bottom. I thought it was missing something and i had just the thing - a little stamp of 3 lady bugs from Stampin Up!. I spritzed the black card base with Tsukineko shimmer and used pop dots under the white area.
(there is bit of a shadow behind this card ~ sorry!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cool news!

I have won blog candy from Jill's Card Creations - how exciting!!! My prize is the Owl Flourish Cuttlebug folder (pictured below). I have never won anything from a blog before! I already have some idea's for Fall creations, floating around my head! If you have'nt already - be sure to check out Jill's blog ( to see her latest projects. Super cute! Thank you Jill!!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

newest Cricut accolade

I have noticed a new star and a the "bug o'holic" reference under my name on the CMB. Cool! i love sharing my work on the board! i also get much inspiration there too! thank you!

Slideshow of Cards