September 2, 2013

Much Hugs Card

Card I made for another friend who is having a hard time after having surgery. I hope it brightens up her day. 

Card is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Has lots of pop dotting. The handle of the umbrella was Glossy Accented. 

Cartridges Used:
Winter Woodland - Card base & hexagon background
Paisley - Umbrella & heart shaped button

Embossing folder - Stampin Up! Square Lattice 

August 31, 2013

Flamingos in a Tub

I FINALLY felt up to creating one of my cards! I made this card for a friend. She had posted a picture of these lawn flamingos in an old tub in someone's yard that she said made her smile every time she passed by it. So, I figured I would make her a card she can put on her desk to gaze upon to make her smile when she needs a smile. 

Card is 4in x 4in using a card base from Fontopia. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria. Used Black Soot and Tattered Rose Distress Ink to bring out the embossing. The tub is really sparkly in real life. 

Cartridges Used:
Summer Bliss Seasonal -- flamingos
Fontopia -- card base and card layer
Heritage -- tub

March 26, 2013

2 Cards in 1 Week... It's a Record!!

5 1/2" by 5 1/2" square card. I used Mojo Mondays sketch #285.

Butterfly has 3 layers -
1st layer - black cardstock sprinkled with ultrafine warm ice German glass glitter adhered with glossy accents.
2nd layer - vellum for the wings.
3rd layer - lime green patterned paper for color.

Carts used:
Elegant Edges - Black frame behind the flower
Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes - Butterfly
Cricut Craft Room Basics - Circle

March 24, 2013

Another Victorian Card

This card was made using up some scraps. Still have a bunch of scraps of these papers. Must come up with more card ideas for these papers.

I finally used some of my German glass glitter I ordered over a month ago.... YAY!!

The card dimensions are 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches, but the frame makes the card closer to 4 1/2 inches by 5 inches.

I hardly ever use lace or ribbon on my cards, because for some reason I never envision a card with ribbon or lace. BUT!! On this card I did use lace!!

I glossy accented my photo corners so I could sprinkle the pearl covered clear German glass glitter on them. They are so pretty!!

Cartridges used:
Sentimentals - Frame
Bloom - Photo corners

February 22, 2013

It Was A Winner!

It WAS a Winner!! 

My card won the Valentine Card category!!

Unicorn Fart Card

I came up with the idea of this card over a month ago, but I finished it. I had some obstacles to over come and improvise since I didn't have the cart Simply Charmed for the rainbow I needed.

I plan on sending this card to my sister. I made it especially for her. We have warped sense of humors and I know it will bring a smile to her face.

The card says: I hope your day is full of rainbows and unicorn farts!

The card is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square. I pop dotted the first hill, the unicorn, the fart cloud, rainbow and the sun. I used my new Sew Easy on the sun rays.

Cartridges used:
Superman - shooting star turned rainbow
Once Upon A Princess - Unicorn & cloud
Sweater Weather - Hills which was a card feature turned into hills cut down to size

February 6, 2013

Extreme Fonts Contest Week 3 Entry - Valentine's Day Card

I made this card to enter the Extreme Fonts contest for week 3. I chose to do the Valentine's Day card category.

It probably won't be a winner, but at least I did enter the contest this week. :-)

It's really a sparkly card. All the white on the card is shimmery. Lots of ink distressing with black soot and lots of pop dotting of layers and elements.

The card base is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", but with part of the wing off the edge it is 6" wide.

Cartridges: Elegant Edges, Indie Art, George & Basic Shapes, and Extreme Fonts.
Papers: DCWV Black Currant, Core'dinations Pearls white, and regular black card stock.

December 5, 2012

Infected -- Anniversary Card

This is the Anniversary card I made my Hubby for our 14th Wedding Anniversary. Hubby and I like to play HALO we are kinda obsessed with anything HALO. And I'm kinda obsessed with The Walking Dead and the Zombie Apocalypse.  There is a game on HALO called "infected" where you are either a zombie or a Spartan. If you are a zombie you try to "infect" the Spartans and turn them into zombies, and if you are a Spartan you try to be the last man standing against the zombies.


I used Indie Art for the bio-hazard symbol it was cut at 4 inches. The top layer of the bio-hazard symbol has black glitter and the the bottom layer of the symbol is black flocked.

I used the heart from George and Basic Shapes and cut all pieces are 4.5 inches.

I also stamped, very unevenly, the word "infected" to the bottom right corner of the card so it would make more sense of what the bio-hazard symbol and heart meant.

The inside of the card reads "Until death do us part. Happy Anniversary." I printed it out on grey cardstock.

The heart was to have more detail, but I got interrupted by some lady at the door. Then I forgot what I was going to do with the heart. The heart was to be split in half, one half pink and the other a light grey, and then sewed up the middle. I ran out of time before Hubby got home, so I had to finish it quickly before he knew I was making it.

Here it is!!

October 15, 2012

Another Cricut Contest Submission

I did this 8x8 layout to enter the Cricut A Frightful Affair and Movable Monsters Contest.

I decided to not do a Halloween layout, but instead a Love themed layout. Everyone else was doing a Halloween theme layout.

I do not have A Frightful Affair cart, so I used the Movable Monsters digital in CCR that was free to use for this contest.

I like the layout. It came out just like I envisioned it.

It is titled "Made 4 Each Other". Which the Bride of Frankenstein was made just for Frankenstein. But it was a very tragic ending to the story. The Bride rejected poor Frankenstein. So it was not a good love story. But makes for a GREAT layout that is not actually Halloween related!!

I used a lot of pop dots. I welded The Bride in CCR. I also welded Frankie but I welded his top half together and then I welded his both half together and then pop dotted the top half from his bottom half. Both of their heads are pop dotted from their necks to give them even more dimension. I then cut 2 tiny hearts to place on their chests. The Brides face and neck are sparkly, I used some pearlized white cardstock. And Frankie's shirt is of the same white cardstock.

I created my broken heart with a lightning bolt cut out from the middle. And then I stitched it with white thread. I was going with the Frankenstein theme... he has stitches and was brought to life with a bolt of lightning.

I then created my photo mat, which I welded the title to. I pop dotted it off the heart to give more dimension.

The picture really does not do it any justice. It is much more vivid in person and you can see all the layering and pop dotting.

It probably will not win the contest, but at least I am making an effort to enter in the last 2 contests that Cricut hosted.

I do not even know what I'm going to do with this project as I do not scrapbook. I like to do cards, and mini albums and other paper crafty type projects.

October 13, 2012

Cricut CAC2 Contest Submissions

Here are 2 cards I made to enter into the Cricut Create a Critter 2 contest back in September.

This one is my favorite. It is an actetate card. And has 3 different layers. The fence is the top layer on top of the acetate. The haunted house is the second layer behind the acetate. And the tree, bats, and tombstone are on the inside of the card. I did a lot of welding in Cricut Craft Room.

This card is a 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Using just Create a Critter 2 and Cricut Craft Room. This card did not get submitted before the deadline. I just wanted to make something with the squirrel. 

The card says "nuts" and the inside says "About you". 

A Dog's Tale Mini Album

I made an envelope mini album for a friend. It is for her lil dog.

There are lots of interactive pages and die cut pull mats. Some pages I left "blank" so she could customize the pages for a theme related to her dog.

July 13, 2012

Victorian Romance Die-Cut Couple Card

I am on a roll!! I decided to use up my left over scraps from my vintage girl on a swing card.

I used CCR to weld my card base together to make a die-cut for the front of the card. I done a lot of paper piecing to give the front more depth without pop dots. I cut one layer 3 times in different papers and then hand cut the pieces to piece together. It was about an hours worth of work, but I think it turned out better than I had in my head last night while trying to go to sleep.

The card is 5" x 4 1/4". I used Victorian Romance cart and CCR basics. I saved the cutout file, not sure I will make another one or not. I still have scraps left over and can make yet another card Hahaha!! I might make a mini series of these cards.

I just really LIKE these images on this cart. And I LOVE the papers I'm using as well.

July 12, 2012

Vintage Girl on Swing Card

I finally got my crafting desks cleared off and everything organized and in their places!

I got Victorian Romance a couple of weeks back, and a new paper pack and decided to make a card using my new cartridge. I really liked the girl on the swing image and wanted to paper in my favorite color dark teal.

It took me almost 3 days to get this card together, because I had to bring my mojo out of hibernation and the first sketch I chose was just not going together well and I was being iffy and not wanting to cut papers and waste paper.

I still have to decorate the inside of the card, probably do that tonight so I can move on to another project.

Thanks for looking and I hope to make more cards and do more projects this year. 

August 17, 2011

Smash Book Journal

I made this Smash Book/Art Journal for my daughter for her 13th birthday. I thought that I could make her a new one for each year for her birthday.

The book is 9x6. I mostly used Rock Princess cartridge on it. I used Black Currant by DCWV. I only done 3 of the "divider" pages, and left the others blank so she could do whatever she wanted with them. One of them she could do doodling or drawings on. I was going to embellish it more, but I was running out of time and hubby decided I should just let her make it her own by leaving some of the "divider" pages blank.

She has had it a month and has not used it yet. She said it is too pretty to mess up. I told her that is what I made it for was for to mess up, that is why I did not do more embellishing to it.

The first page is a "bookplate" with the writing of that it was presented to her for her 13th birthday and other information. I used Lacy Labels for the "bookplate" and done a lot of layering and pop dotting.

New Card

Here is a card I done almost 2 weeks back. I'am still not finished with it, as I'am not sure what I want to do with it. But it is pretty all the same.

I FINALLY got to use my new cartridge Cindy Loo!! I think it turned out nice for my first card using that cart.

The card is a 5x5 and is REALLY sparkly in person.

December 24, 2010

Name Frames - Christmas Gifts

Long time no post.... huh?

Well... I finally did do something crafty and used my Cricut, my desk and all of my scrappy supplies. But I did buy more supplies. I mean you cannot do a project without having to buy new paper! LOL!!

I have been wanting to make my in-laws one of those name frames I seen on the Cricut message board for almost 2 years now. So... I FINALLY done it!!

I am really liking the ones I made. I think the paper I used is what made the name frames look so fabulous!!

I used vinyl for the words "family" and the establish year. It was pretty easy to do once I got contact paper... hahaa!! On one of the name frames I did the establish year by hand... a little time consuming, but... not like I had anything else to do.

This one is my favorite!

It is my favorite because of the 2 birds in silver foil to the right bottom corner. And how AWESOME it come out!! The "est 1977" is black vinyl on the outside of the glass... it casts a natural shadow on to the white base plate. It looks really neat!! I could not get the camera to capture it, without a glare in the glass from the flash.

This next one is for my SIL. I hope they like it. I did not put a lot of time and detail into this one, but I think it still came out nice.

August 21, 2010

Christmas in August

I decided to try my hand at a Christmas card. I have never really made a Christmas card before. I am trying to get as many cards as I can get done before September 11th; which is when our little town has its annual community trade day. I was thinking of sale-ing some of my cards and projects just to see if people would buy them. I am just not sure how much to price my creations.

I FINALLY got to use the snowflake embossing folder from the winter bundle I ordered from Cricut Rewards!

My poor little reindeer almost was not on the card, as I scalped him when I was trying to get him out of my Xyron. But then I glued him back together and flocked him, and he looks good as NEW! Now he is running and frolicing in the embossed snowflakes LOL!

I like the card. My mom liked the card. My hubby kinda liked the card. And both of my kids LOVED the card. LOL! Can always depend on my kids LOVING my cards/projects/creations. Sometimes... I wonder if my kids have bad taste ;0)  LOL!

So... here is my card!

June 30, 2010

My Interpretation of Pink, Brown & Forest Animal Theme

Both times I have worked on this name banner has been at 3am. So... I am beginning to believe that my interpretation of things like pink, brown & forest animal theme... are not something I should tackle at 3am and not feeling well LOL! I think it has more to do with it being 3am. Might as well work on a name banner... hubby would definantly kill me if I won another Gypsy at 3am LOL!

If you cannot make out the name... it says Hazel. I really think it was the name that threw me off. I wanted to make the banner a lil more girly more of a punk rocker tone, but they thru me for a loop when they said pink, brown, & Forest Animal theme. Oh and it did not help that I forgot I had brown with pink polka dot paper I could have used for the background UGH! I thought of that like 5 days too late *slaps forehead*

Hubby looked at it and had nothing to say. Not sure if it is because it is pink, or because it is just *THAT* bad! Or that all the animals have pink eye LMBO!! BUT all the animals are all nice and soft and flocky! AWWWWW.....

Updated Picture - I decided to outline all the letters in Dark Chocolate cat eye fluid chalk. To me it looks MUCH better. I think to me it just needed some distressing of some sort and the Core'odinates being sanded did not do it for me LOL!

June 25, 2010

First card with Pagoda & Lacy Labels

Here is a card I done last night. I just got the carts Pagoda and Lacy Labels, so I had to use them!

I used my "Homemade Nestibilities" technique on the Lacy Labels cut, which is blue paper that has the temple on it. I charcoal ink chalked all the edges and I also dry brushed some antique gold acrylic paint all over to tie in the roofs of the temple that I had painted antique gold.

I really like how this card turned out. At first I was not sure how it was going to turn out, because I did not have a plan or any idea... I was just winging it. I just wanted to make something LOL!

Thanks for looking!

June 16, 2010

My finished mini album!

I FINALLY finished my mini album. I have been working on this since end of April. But I had no reason to get in a hurry to finish it. I was just working on it to have something to do when I felt like being crafty.

I gave this mini album to my oldest sister Tuesday. She was surprised I made it for her. She was afraid to look thru it for fear that she would mess something up or rip something. She said I made it look really old too good LOL! She asked how I made it look so old looking and I told her. She thought it was all old papers I used. I was like nope, just vintage images I printed off the internet. She said she was going to keep it sitting upright in her curio cabinet.

This little sucker turned out to be a fatty of an album LOL! It will not lay closed. LOL! I did not mean to make it so fat. But oh well!

My sister said her favorite page in the mini is the cover of the album. She said because of the indian picture. She has a thing for indians, probably since we have some indian in us from our mom. Our grandma was native american.

My favorite pages in the mini album are the first page with the frame from Sentimentals and the sewing themed page.

I did not make a lot of tags for this mini, as my sister will not journal so... no use for them. If I make my other sister a mini album I will probably make her more tags for hers, as she will journal.

Without further ado... all the mini's pages completed, in order and in one spot LOL!

Making of a Mini Album - Page 10

Here is the last page of my mini album. I also actually FINISHED my mini album! WOOHOOO!!

The black boarder is a cut from Storybook Cart. I welded it together. I also used the M's $1 bin flock on that black boarder. It is all nice and soft and pretty! LOL! I added a piece of doilie in the upper right corner and distressed it with weathered wood distress ink with a touch of frayed burlap.

The folio in the middle will house 6 pics.

Made by Lena