Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bunnies in My Garden

I've got a couple of cute bunnies for you this morning (it's actually the same one, I just colored him two different ways, thus two different cards)
His name is Rupert and he is a Squigglefly Digi stamp drawn by the the extremely talented Crissy Armstrong. I colored him with my Touch markers and mounted him on card stock from the Imaginisce Build-a-Card pad. I cut out the eggs on my Cricut with the Doodlecharms cartridge then I embossed each one with my Cuttlebug and the following embossing folders: Swiss Dots, Argyle, Perfect Paisley and D'Vine Swirls (all of these are in stock at Your Memories Here). I added a little bit of glitter to each egg for extra sparkle :)
In case you don't like gray hares (Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun) Here's Rupert in white. Again I colored him with my Touch markers and the background card stock is from the Imaginisce Build-a-Card pad. The flowers are all Prima (the tiny ones are Sweet-and-Sassy "tweener" collection) The pretty pearl in the center of the larger flowers is a Silverbells Dew Drop. I like to glue those on with Ranger's Glossy Accents, it seem to hold them the best.

If you like this little fellow and want to see more of Chrissy work (including her AMAZING coloring skills) check out her blog Crissy's Art & Heart and her new challenge blog Sundays with Crissy.
Here's a close up of little Rupert:

Since I love tulips so much, he'll be appearing on more than just my Easter cards ;)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Your New Place

Here's a card I made for my Aunt who just got a new appartment.

You gotta love that cat squeezing through his little kitty door! It's a digi stamp from Lily-Boo's boutique. I colored it with my new ShinHan Touch markers. I am still learning how to color with them, but I'm loving them so far. The background card stock is from the Imaginisce Build-a-Card pad. The pretty blue embossed paper was done in my Cuttlebug with the candy cane embossing folder (it's not just for Christmas projects). I've got lots of Cuttlebug embossing folders in stock at Your Memories Here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lil Stinker

Here's a little non-themed card I made because my stash of all occasion cards is dwindling.

It is a 5"x5" square card (I chose that size because it works with my new MS PATP eyelet punch set) The image is a TAC stamp that I colored with my new Touch Markers (I'm loving these, I just need to get some more) I wish it were sunny out because my flash on my camera isn't showing these colors correctly (they are actually a bit darker/deeper IRL) I dotted the insides of the flowers with some yellow Stickles. The ribbon is from my YMH ribbon assortment and the little dew drops are from the grapes and leaves collection. I embossed the green card stock with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. By the way, I'm so in love with my new blue Cuttlebug, but that's another story ;) What you can't see here on my card is the actual card part.

See, I made the "card" 4"x4" so that it is hidden behind the pretty front of the card so no white card stock peeks through those eyelet holes.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Card for the Baby Album

Here's the card I made to go along with the Baby's First Year Album (scroll down to my last post for that one)

The little baby feet are embossed using the Pebbles baby stencil set (there's a how to video for that on my YouTube channel) Then I lightly went over the embossed image with some Pebbles Chalks. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for the second layer.
The patterned paper is DCWV and the cute blue trim is from JoAnn's (I think it was only a dollar)
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Baby Album

I am finally able to post the photos of a project that I've been working on.
My friend Brigitte is expecting a baby boy at the end of May. Yesterday was her shower and I made her a scrapbook album for his first year. I set the pages in order of "months" and "holidays" as they would occur in chronological order from his birth. I used K&Company's Itsy Bity Boy paper stack for most of the "month" pages and the other pages are probably DCWV patterned paper. The solid card stock is Bazzill and card stock packs from Joann's. I used my Cricut for all the cuts (some are from cartridges and some are SCAL) All the words are cut with SCAL using the Comic Sans MS font. Any embossing was done with my Cuttlebug. I am so sorry about the quality of some of the photos, I took these in a hurry yesterday right before I left for the shower and I can't re-take them because Brigitte has the album now ;)

By the way, this is an 8"x8" album and all the photo mats are 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" so she can easily fit a 4x6 photo on each one.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Swapping Paint Cans

I participated in a paint can swap on the Cricut Message Boards. It was supposed to be an Easter themed can swap but after communicating with my partner, I learned she'd rather have her can decorated to match the theme of her scrap room. Her choice of colors were pink, brown and black and she likes vintage items. Well, here's what I created for her:
I cut out the words "dream" "imagine" and "create" on my Cricut using the SCAL software. The flowers are all Prima and some of the flower centers are dew drops (which are on sale). I embossed the paper on the top of the can lid with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The flower on top of the can is hand made except for the two flowers in the center those are from the Chelsea accents tin from Prima.
I hope my swap partner likes her can. It's traveling with the USPS some where on it's way to her right now.
On a completely unrelated topic: My new markers arrived this morning (8:30am to be exact) So I can't wait to go play with them. I bought a new set of digi's from Lily-Boo's boutique last week and I think I'll play around with those :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Holy Cow! An Udder Birthday

I made this birthday card in just a couple of minutes.
I was packing up a batch of cookies to send off to a special birthday boy (OK really he's 82) when I realized I hadn't made him a card (I have a box of cards that I've previously made, but they are all feminine). So I scrambled to my scrap room, grabbed my Imaginisce Build-a-Card pad, selected the card stock you see here (cuz it's a cheery, colorful, birthday kind of pattern) adhered the American Crafts "happy birthday" ribbon, then picked out a stamped image that I had laying around, already colored, and found a sentiment stamp that coordinated with it. I stamped it, then inked the edges, adhered them and DONE! True story I swear. That is why I LOVE the Build-a-Card pad, it can make creating a card as easy or complicated as you want. A variety of great patterned, pre-scored card stock that you can jazz up as much as you desire or use the ready made sentiment stickers(that are included) and be done in no time.
BTW, the image is a TAC stamp and I colored it with watercolor pencils (just in case anyone was wondering) I'm still learning how to color (just like my 4 y/o ;) ) and I've got a new set of markers coming, so you might be seeing more colored images from me as I'll be needing the practice.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shameless Plug

The "not yet released" Cricut Robotz cartridge I have for sale on ebay is ending today. LINK REMOVED ITEM SOLD Of course you can wait till Provo Craft releases it officially, just don't know when that will be. If you'd like to see more images of what's on the cartridge my friend Samantha has them posted on her blog .

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cricut Clock

Happy Saturday everyone. Your Memories Here has a special guest designer today that helped create this project. Her name is Marlee and she is 4 years old.
She wanted to build a clock for her bedroom so her dad and I helped her make one. Here are the steps: First we cut out a template on the Cricut using a 12x24 mat and paper. She wanted it to be an oval so we used the George and basic shapes cartridge at 14" and 13" on "portrait mode" Then her dad traced the templates onto a piece of pine. The cut it out together on the scroll saw.
After they cut it, Marlee sanded the wood smooth.
She painted the cut out pieces of wood purple to match her bedroom.
She chose the Opposites Attract font for the numbers from my Cricut cartridge and wanted them to be green to match her bedroom walls. Then she decided she'd like to have a daisy by each number (totally her decision) So I used the daisy from the Walk in My Garden Cartridge. She also chose the colors. (I'm so impressed with her design skills)
After we glued all the paper cut outs down we coated the clock face with 3 coats of Modge Podge. Between the second and third coat, I sprinkled a little purple glitter all over the face of the clock.

Here is her completed clock hanging on her bedroom wall.

Monday, March 1, 2010

7 Things You Didn't Know About Me

I was given this blog award by Cindy at http://cpmemories.blogspot.com/ I feel it is truly an honor when fellow bloggers think of you enough to present you with an award. I am supposed to pass this on to 15 people and then share 7 facts about myself with you all. Here are my 7 facts:
  1. I clean when I'm angry (I must be happy most of the time cuz my house is never clean, unless Kevin cleans it)

  2. I'm afraid of closed spaces- not so much claustrophobic, I just don't like the feeling I can't get out of somewhere.

  3. I don't like fish but I do like seafood.

  4. I am an only child (well, not so much a child anymore), no brothers or sisters.

  5. I have eaten alligator before, it taste like... pork (you thought I was gonna say chicken didn't you?)

  6. I am originally from Pennsylvania, I live in Ohio and wish I were in Florida (most days)

  7. I used to put on these lists that I wish I could get LASIK surgery, but last July my wish came true and I'm now FREE of glasses!

So, to pass this on to 15 bloggers is pretty difficult. I follow so many wonderful, inspiring blogs and I don't want to leave anyone out! So if you are reading this, go ahead and pick up this award too. You deserve it! Don't forget to check out Cindy's blog as well.

SEI Paper Giveaway

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