Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Entry!

Emma from My Creative Time is having a Design Team Call.  I have been waiting to have a chance to be on her team.  I have had the honor of being a Guest Designer twice and would love to serve on her DT for 3 months.  Can I say, however, that the opportunity came during a very challenging week.  First of all my week has been long and each night I came home from work I planned to work on something for the DT.  I was so tired each night, I just didn't have the energy!  LOL!  Then finally Thursday came and I knew I would have time, well that didn't work out either!  So rather than bore you with all the gorey details, I will just say this - I am a simple crafter.  Look at my blog!  Nothing fancy, just normal cards and creations that anyone can do.  That really is my style, so I decided to post the card that I made for my daughter-in-laws birthday.  My sweet Ashley turned 29 today and I made this card on Tuesday night and mailed it the next day.  Ashley could totally wear this dress cut from the Forever Young cartridge.  I love this cartridge and it is my go-to option for cards for Ashley.  I used a sizzix embossing folder to add some interest and it also left a nice spot at the top for my sentiment from My Creative Time's So Many Candles!  I added the rhinestones at the neckline to make it look like a strap.  I ran the black cardstock through my laminator but it does not show up in the photo.  The flower at the waistline is actually a brad that I cut off the back and glued another rhinestone in the center of the brad.  The little sheer organza black ribbon on the bottom just adds a little interest.

I have company coming tomorrow so I was in the kitchen for a good share of the day.  Then I got a surprise visit from my grandsons as they came Trick or Treating.  During their visit the boys wanted to do some crafting.  So away we went, into Mimi's loft to make some fun.  How could I resist?  Here is a picture of them in their football uniforms!  Arent' they cute?

Good luck to everyone entering Emma's challenge!  Let's get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hopping with My Pink Stamper!

Well this is a very fun Hop because I love goodie bags!  I used to make them all the time but never knew to call them goody bags!  LOL!  Anyway, Robyn, from My Pink Stamper is having a blog hop right now and we need to make a goodie bag/give away/treat etc. for any holiday.  So my goody bag is a Christmas gift for one of my friends.  Since I love to make cards, I like to give them away in bundles of 4-6.  Four cards and evenvelopes fit perfectly in this cello bag and then I made a cute little topper.  The trees are a SVG file and the topper was made using Mini Monograms.  As you can see I used my Cuttlebug with a snowflake theme.  The snowflakes on the topper are actually buttons that I clipped the back off and hot glued on my paper.  I used My Pink Stamper's Winter Punnies for both the topper and the cards.  I love this stamp set.  It is so versatile and it was one of the first sets I purchased from her.  Thanks for looking and how about joining in on the fun!

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge

My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday challenge was to use an older cartridge with a card feature.  I found this tombstone on Wild Card.  The tombstone is the card and I mounted it on another square base.  I used the sentiment from My Creative Time.  Join in on the fun!  I had to really think about this one, but it was fun!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween - just can't get enough!

I've made some Christmas cards but once again this afternoon I went back to making Halloween Cards.  For the first card, I stamped the ghost with Peachy Keen stamps, colored it and cut it out.  Popped it up on a couple of layers of spooky paper.  I used a die from My Creative Time and her sentiment as well.  The second card has a ghost cut from Happy Hauntings.  I used a "wobble" on this ghost and it is so cute.  I also used the Banner set from My Creative Time to spell out BOO!  Fun projects - now it's back to work tomorrow.

My Pink Stamper Christmas Card Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a Christmas Card challenge on her web site.  When I think Christmas cards I think volume!  LOL!  So today I created a card that doesn't have any multiple cuts on the Cricut and uses my stamps.  I love to make snowmen cards and cute cards, but for actually sending a Christmas Card I like to keep the message about what the real meaning of Christmas is all about.  The only Cricut cut is the scalloped oval from Elegant Edges.  Baby Jesus is stamped for an OLD Stampin Up set and I chalked the straw, the blanket and His face.  I used my homemade glimmer mist to add a little sparkle.  The base of the card is Ballet Blue and old SU color.  The white layer was run through the Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots) leaving room for my stamped sentiment which comes from My Pink Stamper set called Christmas Wishes.  I took a picture of the CD case showing you how I keep all of Robyn's stamps.  I love this way of organizing them!  I know some people use the clip it up, but for me, the plastic bag wanted to tear since I use my stamps so much.  The first card I did, I used a white ribbon, but then I tried the RED one and it really added some pop.  Three small pearls were adhered under the bow.  I used the SU saying on the inside to finish off the message.  Hope you like this!  How about joining in on the fun?  Go to to check out her challenge and get her stamps!  They are the best.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Filling my stash!

I found myself needing some sympathy cards this week.  I keep a supply at the office and also at home.  I love being able to go to my "stash" when I need a card and it's done!  Today I made about 18 Sympathy/Thinking of you cards.  I've actually been working on this all week.  The first card you see, the image was printed and cut on my Imagine.  It looked a little bland, so I added Liquid Pearls and then (I am so proud of myself) I made my own version of Glitter spray.  I took a small Tim Holtz spritzer bottle and filled it 3/4 full of hair spray.  I then added some of my mineral eye makeup, shook it up and spritzed away!  OMG!  I am in love.  I may spritz everything from now on.  I'm not sure the glimmer shows up, but trust me, it's there.  I love my Cuttlebug and can hardly make a card without it anymore.  I took a photo of the stamp set.  It is from Michael's but I don't know the manufacture.  I store my clear stamps in CD cases and I love it!  The ribbon was done using the "cheater method" taught to me by My Pink Stamper.  I use this all the time now.  Run the ribbon around the mat and tape it on the back, then take another piece and tie over the ribbon band on the front of the card.  It works everytime and looks great.

For the next 3 cards, I cut the flower out of the George cartridge and used fill to page.  It cut out 9 flowers, so I really have 9 sympathy cards just from this cut.  I was left with strips of paper from my 12x12 sheet and I knew I would be using those strips with my Martha Stewart Punches.  Let me say, you could easily use these flowers on a birthday card, get well, etc.  I NEVER make just one of anything, I always make multiples and then create the cards I need.  On a couple of the cards I used 2 layers of ribbon to add some interest.  The mat was also run through the Cuttlebug with a couple of different folders.  Stickles became the center of the flower.

Tomorrow I'm going to make a Christmas Card for My Pink Stamper's challenge.  How about joining in on the fun?