Sunday, August 30, 2009

Flower Pot Card with Paper roses

I saw this on the cricut message board today (thanks Sheila Jones!). I had never thought to put the paper roses I love to make along with the flower pot card that I also like to make!

This was pretty much all done with the cricut:

Flowers: Made the scallops needed with George (welding circles)

Flower Pot and other items: Walk in my Garden

Leaves: Accent Essentials
And to give credit where credit is due, the beautiful roses and a tutorial can be found on Susan BlueRobots web site:
The get well soon was done with my new design runner. What a cool tool!

Hope you like...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christmas Card

Rather quick card...I think it needs something, but it will do. Done with Noel, Joys of the Season and George cartridges. Stamped with versamark with a couple of snowflake stamps.

First on the block

I'm not usually the first one to find new products when it comes to crafts, but I was in Joann's today and so, so excited to find some new Sizzix embossing folders! They were almost sold out, (Halloween was totally sold out) but I got a Christmas set and set called Textured.

Here's a couple quick cards, hopefully I will have a chance to make some more soon with them. Best part is that there are 4 in each set and they cost $10....I had my 50% Michael's coupons with me - Yay! So 2 for the price of one!
(Note to Mom: check it out - I finally finally figured out how to tie a pretty bow, even with one sided ribbon. Only took 47 years, right?)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Stampin Up stamps

A quick card with the new Delightful Decorations set and the MS drippy goo punch.

Candle Card

Still trying to get my card making mojo back. This is a relatively simple card using my cricut and cuttlebug. Used Christmas Cheer, Christmas Solutions and George. I love all my stampin' up! papers...they are nice and heavy weight and the colors are great.

Hoppy Birthday - Take 2

I made this card about a month ago and really liked how it turned out. So when I went into DS to open my file to make another only to find the file wouldn't load because it was corrupted, I took the opportunity to make some improvements. Added some leaves and the hoppy is in cursive 101 instead of Opposites attract. Used George for the square in the back and for the flowers, Accents Essentials for the leaves and Paper Doll dressup for the froggies. It was worth the time to make the improvements, I think!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Finally - managed to make a card!

After a good week last week, I've had absolutely no ideas for cards. Tonight I forced myself to do something, anything to get a card out. It's not much, but at least it's something. All stampin' up! products. The rooster is from the level 1 hostess set from the 2009-2010 catalog.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Stampin' Up! - Manhattan Flower, Dreams du Jour

If you've ever notice, it's rare I do really simple cards; everything seems to be a production. So tonight I did a really simple card - probably took 10 minutes to make. But of course I couldn't keep it exactly simple. I brayered the page with the embossed roses and then had to take my aqua painter to it to shade it a little better. Photo corners are done with a Stampin' Up! punch. Stamp is from Dreams du Jour and is quickly watercolored.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More Stampin' Up! - Wandering words

Been having a blast playing with my new stamps. This one is really cute and I know I wanted to brayer a card with this as soon I as I received it. I'm a little rusty with my brayering, but it's ok. The second one is much easier done with a "spotlight" technique where you stamp the whole design first, then stamp it again with another color on another piece of paper, and cut out the area you want to "spotlight". In this case I wanted to spotlight santa, so punched him out with a small circle punch and pop-dotted him on the black design!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another Stampin Up Watercolor - Peace Within + 2 other sets

I am enjoying doing these stamps with watercolor. I almost feel like an artist. Been using my new in-colors again tonight. The bird/basket stamp is from Peach Within. The Dreams stamp is from Dreams de Jour and if you look closely I made my own designed paper from a swirl stamp that's in Simple Friendship. The swirls were stamped with versamark - which is very cool because it automatically "matches" the color to the paper because the clear versa mark which darkens the paper! Who knew? BTW, both the Dreams and Bird stamp were heat embossed before coloring.

Monday, August 10, 2009

First all Stampin' Up! Card - Peace Within with watercolor

I have stamps and I have plain paper...I think I need some design paper and some embellishments. I guess that will be the next order. My demo kit brought me all the in-colors in paper and ink - I love them. And this stamp set is so cute. This is my first water color done with the beautiful classic ink pads and an aqua writer. So easy! And it looks like a mini masterpiece :) Ta-da - my first sample card!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Guitar Card

Used Indie Art and George for the Guitar. For nieces' 16th birthday.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"Flower Pot" style Santa

Everyone has been doing flower pot cards, including me. I saw a variation with a cupcake which I loved and it got me to think, what can I do? So being on a Christmas roll, I decided to do Santa. However, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong and this card, which is actually quite simple, took me 2 hours to make! Then I forgot to save the cut file! So I guess this will be a one of a kind unless I decide not to make the beard shaggy (that's what took all the time - I welded on at leat 30 or so little moons with the tips sticking out from the beard).

Santa is from doodlecharms, and there's some george cuts in there too.
Cuttlebugged the beard and hat.

Hope you enjoy the fruit (or in the case the santa) of all my labor tonight!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I've become a Stampin Up Demonstrator!

All I can say is now what? I already have a full time job...but I think it will be fun to do this 2-3 times a quarter just for socializing and supporting my habit (crafting habit). It's also good to try out things in case a plan-B is every needed. I'll be updating my blog soon with a link to my SU site so if you feel the need for some SU stuff, please keep me in mind!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Drippy Goo Holiday Card

I got a Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch and had to try it out. This was hard to photograph as it's all metallic paper. The "snow" is glittery paper which you can't tell either...

The ornament is made from Joys of the Season and cuttlebugged.

Monday, August 3, 2009

BBTB Accent Essentials #13 and Cuttlebug Spot #42

Love when I can do two challenges at once. The Bitten by the Bug (BBTB) challenge was to use the snowflake from accent essentials, and the Cuttlebug Spot challenge was to use a favorite folder. This didn't come out like I saw it in my mind's eye, but it's cool! It looks tons better in real life as the snowflakes are all stickled with icicle and they look like jewelry.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sketch Saturday #62

Halloween card using some cute paper I got at Joann's today. (on sale - 40% off)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Only 1 shopping day til....

I saw this saying on a Tshirt on one of those shopping channels today and thought it would make a great card. So actually did something really simple with George and a couple of stamps.