Thursday, April 16, 2009

Some older cards

I've been crafting cards only since around August. I had gotten a cricut expression for my husband, who is a teacher, last April. I played with it for a while, but the only thing I really did was some vinyl lettering for our wall. I taught my husband how to use it who then went crazy! He did his whole class room in vinyl, he started up some scrapbooks for our vacations, etc. I tried my hand at scrapbooking, but just couldn't get into it - by then I had found the cricut message board - the cards specifically, and found a new hobby.
Turns out I learned alot from the message board. I learned I loved House Mouse stamps. And I learned how to color them with Prisma Pencils and mineral spirts.

I found out I had to have a cuttle bug! And then had to have every embossing folder made (well I don't have them all yet).

I found other websites and learned how to make gift holders too! I found out there were ALOT of cricut cartridges I loved and although I'm not great at using them, I can churn out some things when inspired.

I bought a sewing machine even though I never sewed before. And I love love love how it makes my cards look. It sits out on my dining room table all the time, and you can't believe how happy my mother is that I'm learning to use it before she dies.

I've continued to carry on with my stamping and learned brayering (if you scroll down through my blog you'll see some of my work!)

Maybe I'll put some more things in another blog on a day I get nothing else done.
I hope you like these little crafts of mine. :)


Emily said...

OMG Patti, these are all really adorable! I either have all those mouse house stamps or they are on my wish list. Too funny! I also use prismacolor pencils and gamsol for blending. I am hard pressed to find a favorite among all of these beauties! Keep 'em coming!
BTW, I believe I do own all the Cuttlebug folders out there right now. I'm totally hooked on them and use them for almost all of my cards.

Debbie said...

Glad you posted the oldies but goodies... Your House Mice are totally adorable....

stampinfrog said...

Patti you cards are so beautiful! I am a mouse aholic!! I love these little guys and your coloring is fantastic! I always color the housemouse with prisma pencils & gamsol. I dont own all the embosssing folders but I have a few of them and love the look they give to a card.TFS