Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
I used Circle Spellbinders Nestabilities in Buckaroo Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa,and Blush Blossom. The image was done with SU Stem Silhouettes in Close to Cocoa and Buckaroo Blue. I used PTI Communique Curves Sentiments - "miss you".
The sentiment tag I did using SU Key Tag punch in Buckaroo Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Blush Blossom. There are actually two in Buckaroo Blue! Both sentiments were stamped with SU Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is from a 1994 SU set. I think it is perfect for this card - and so true!
SU Alpine Ribbon was used for that little sumthin', sumthin'.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
For now, here is my submission for the MojoMonday Challenge - MOJO114. I think it turned out pretty good; however, I would change the color layers on my poinsettia, leaving out the yellow layer and only add the "seeds" in yellow.
Paper: SU Always Artichoke 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Hobby Lobby Paper Pack "Greeting of the Season"
White, SU Chocolate Chip
Ink: Ruby Red & Chocolate Chip
Cricut "Joys of the Season" cartridge
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Signature Christmas & Vintage Labels
Other: SU Oval Punches & Scallop Edge Punch
SU Alpine Ribbon & Glitter Glue
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
It is another Christmas card. I still need some! I suppose that is all I will be making for the next few weeks. I didn't want to use traditional colors so I experimented a little!
Recipe: Card Base - SU Night of Navy 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front - Bashful Blue stamped with Night of Navy
Other Cardstock: Only Orange, Night of Navy DP, More Night of Navy, White
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia (sentiment)
SU Winter Post & Snow Flurries
Ink: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Black
I used PrimasPencils to color image & blended with OMS (odorless mineral spirits). I sponged some edges and under main image to give my skaters something under their feet! Before they were flying!! LOL!
EK success punches were used to make the circle embellishment.
I think that is it!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Yet another Christmas card for a MojoMonday sketch challenge - Mojo112.
I finally got some time (about 45 minutes) LATE last night to get my Mojo on after Family Night (FHE - Family Home Evening), Bedtime routine, watching Hereos (I hope Gretchen is gone for good!!), and sponge rolling my oldest daughter's hair so it would be curly for Young Women in Excellence (a church program) tonight. Now I am trying to hurry up and get my card uploaded so I can get ready for Young Women's meeting, moms are invited!
SU Garden Green 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Garden Green DP
The red paper I bought last year at target found in the Christmas section. It is shimmery and very pretty but doesn't really show up much in the picture. AND it looks fantastic embossed with Cuttlebug folders.
Inks: Garden Green, Real Red, Brillant Blue, Basic Gray
Stamps: PTI Christmas Signature, Stocking Prints
Red Velvet Ribbon - I think I got it at Oriental Trading Co.
I used circle punch for half circle and SU Horizontal Slot punch for ribbon. SU Oval punches are perfect for the sentiment from PTI Christmas Signature.
Of course, Stickles!!! For that extra bling bling!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here is a video of how to update, change a cut file in Cricut Design Studio to make it ready to upload to Gypsy, transfer a file, and cut a file using Gypsy. Also, opening a saved file in Gypsy.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Okay, so my snowman isn't the smartest!!! He probably shouldn't be sending WARM wishes!
Recipe: Real Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Black 4" X 5 1/4"
Real Red DP 3 3/4" X 5"
Real Red strip of scrap!
SU Real Red Striped ribbon
Orange scrap for carrot nose!
SU chalks - just to give him some color to his cheeks!
I used Doodle Charms Cricut cartridge for my cute snowman, Paperdolls Dress Up for the hat, and Storybook for the sentiment sign. How did I match up the hat? I used my gypsy. You could use Design Studio as well. I kept the snowman on the screen, placed the hat where I wanted it, I just sized it up or down until it fit my snowman perfectly then I moved my images to their corners on the mat screen to be cut.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas & Corners & Borders Circles
imaginisce Rhinestones were added for that little something extra!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Lightening McQueen checking out his loot!
My Little Kitty Cat - aaaaah!
Spiderman eating some of his loot!
Princess Aurora is always ready for a picture!
With all the craziness we just got out our tubs of costumes and reused our old ones. They had more fun, I think, going through them and trying them on than in a store buying new.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My littlest guy is serious when it comes to eating cake!
Here is a close up of the party hats. I ran the die cuts through my Cuttlebug using Houndstooth embossing folder. It is on sale at Oh, My Crafts for 1.49 this week. To give a little more pop I added some Stickles. I love those little bottles!
I also ran the blue parts of the cake through my Cuttlebug using the Houndstooth folder. This picture really isn't to show the details of the cake but of that cute little dirty face! YUMMY!!!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I think this card qualified for a Splitcoast sketch or color challenge, too! I can't remember. I will have to look that up. You would think I got points or something for completing challenges!!! Nope, just a check mark, a smile on my face, and a little satisfaction!
Recipe: SU Lovely Lilac 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" folded
Other cardstock layers: Black, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore (embossed with Cuttlebug and D'Vine Swirls folder), White
Stamps: Spooky Spells (witch image colored with PrimaPencils then blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits, sentiment is from Bats About You
Tools: Marvy Punches, brads from Oriental Trading Co.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is my submission for the MojoMonday sketch challenge - MOJO109. I made this card for one of my Sister-in-laws. She has an embroidery machine, and when we were recently visiting I wanted to get some towels and have her personalize them for each member of our family. That is 8 towels! Anyway, she said she already had some towels that she had picked up on sale she wasn't going to need so I didn't need to get any. WOW!! We all then sat down with her many design books and picked out a favorite image to go with our name. They turned out ADORABLE!!!! Growing up it was just me and my brother. It is so nice; with all of my husband's married brothers and his three sisters, I have 9 sisters!!!
Recipe: SU Pretty in Pink 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Top of card layers: Going Grey then Sage Shadow that I ran threw the Cuttlebug using Thanks Embossing Folder and sponging with Going Grey ink.
Image layer: Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow then White sponged with Pink Passion. I used my Spellbinders nestibilities to make the layers.
Stamps: PTI Women of Life for part of flower image and sentiment, Autumn Leaves (unsure of name of set) for leaves, and I used for the rest a set of clear sets that I bought at Oriental Trading Company. I am unsure of the name and can not find it on the set.
Inks: Going Grey, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Sage Shadow
The ribbon is Stampin Up Pretty in Pink.
For this layer, or rather layers, I used, again, Nestibilities. The layers are Sage Shadow, Going Grey sponged with Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink and white. Dimensionals were used to adhere it.
Thanks so much for peeking at my creation!!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009
Well...... the first week we spent on vacation. We had a nice relaxing time. We went to Sea World and the beach in San Diego. And last week I spent the better part of my time looking for and adopting a dog. We started out at the Humane Society but ended up finding the newest member of our family at the local animal center. There were so many great dogs there. It was so sad to see them all, especially the new mommy dogs with their brand new puppies. One dog had her puppies just hours before we got there. Please, I encourage everyone to spay or neuter your pets and advise others to do the same. Also, if you are needing an addition to your family, adopt. It is a great feeling to be giving an unwanted animal a home.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The owl image is from Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge on my new Gypsy that I am really enjoying. I have several layouts ready to be cut out that I designed while traveling on vacation. My husband was driving!!!
Here is a closeup of my cute little owl done in, yet again Bermuda Bay & Apricot Appeal (sponged). He is sitting on a Chocolate Chip branch and has Googlie Eyes!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Monday, October 5, 2009
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
While there, we kept running into these fabulous older ladies that seemed to be our future selves. One being a lot like me and the other like my friend. After we had run into them about three times, visiting, laughing, and talking about our similarities I asked them what their names were. WELL, they were Lisa and Karen! You might not find that very interesting; however, I haven't mentioned that my friend's name is Carrie. So, we were Laurie and Carrie and Lisa and Karen and yes, I was like Lisa and she like Karen. It was so funny! I love how small the world can seem. I hope we run into them again.
Here are some of pictures of all my loot!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is a video / tutorial of an overview of the Cricut Gypsy, what's in the box, applications, and information about linking Cricut Cartridges.
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Card Base: SU Ruby Red 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
Card front: SU Kraft 5 1/4 X 4 (made my own DP, sortof, with PTI Peaceful Poinsettia stamped in Sahara Sand)
Other Paper used: Mellow Moss, Ruby Red DP, Kraft DP, Ruby Red, unknown cream, & white
Inks used: Ruby Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray
Stamp Sets: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia, Signature Christmas - I was VERY excited to discover that several of these stamps fit PERFECTLY in my SU oval punch and then I layered it on Ruby Red cardstock punched out with SU scallop oval after sponging edges.
I stamped the outline Poinsettia in Basic Gray and then the solid image in Ruby Red. Then I cut it out and popped it up on a stamped solid image in Ruby red. I put a little bling in the middle! The leaves are stamped in Mellow Moss.
I used Cricut Cartridge Fabulous Finds to cut out the squares at 2 1/4, 2 1/2, & 2 3/4 and the square rounded piece at 2" square in Ruby Red.
The ribbon is SU Mellow Moss.
I am going to make some more of these b/c I think it turned out pretty good. However, I will probably leave off some of the extra Mojo layers!!!