Monday, February 28, 2011

March already?!

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? I spent the weekend at a local crop….my first 3 day crop ever! Can you believe it?! Of course I didn’t accomplish much, but the company was fabulous…and that’s what it’s really about, right!

Here is a card I created over the weekend….It looks like I’ve been on a layout hiatus, doesn’t it? Naawww, they are coming! I’ve been designing items for publication, and a few other suprises so you are going to have to wait a bit to peek! ;0)
Jillibean Soup-pattern paper, tag, stamp, sticker, card base; Coredinations Cardstock; Spellbinders; Kaiser Craft; Ranger Distress Inks; Bobunny; Marvy
Using my Spellbinders die, I cut a lacy circle slightly larger than the sticker and attached to the tag with pop dots. For even more dimension, I also adhered the sticker with a pop dot. A pearl in the center of the birdhouse, and a small cluster next to the sentiment added a bit of femininity to the card.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Marvelous Monday!

Playing along with Cardabilities again! Their sketches are always so inspirational!
Contributing to the masculine feel of the card, I added a layer of cardboard and burlap. Dabbing a smidge of crackle paint here and there on the cardboard presented a bit of rustic feel.

I have a tendency to create a sunset or add snow when conjuring the background for the deer, but I have spring fever and added a few flowers to the grass with dot of stickles! I finished it off with a crinkly bow and rustic metal button.
I’ll be back soon with another layout!!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Minds Eye!

Between the beautiful box of goodies arriving and the super cute sketches at My Minds Eye, I was inspired to play along with My Minds Eye challenge #20!I created an anniversary card from My Minds Eye “be loved” line. I love the heart on the sketch, but going with the “love” theme, I couldn’t resist adding a couple love birds in place of the flower. The birds and leafy branches were cut using my Cricut Expression and the Create A Critter cartridge…I think those birds are just too cute! One of the advantages of the Expression, is the Flip button. I cut the same bird twice, but used “Flip” to cut the second bird. I also cut some of the branches/leaves using “Flip” in order to get the branches to sway in opposite directions! Pretty cool, huh! Stepping out of my comfort zone, I actually cut the heart and scallop by hand!
I attached the birds and little blue/green heart with popdots for dimension.

My Minds Eye - pattern papers (Affectionate Flowers, Lovely Loops, Beautiful Branches, Passionate Paisley, Dearest Dots, Smitten Stripes, Sweet Hearts, Desirable Dots); Provo craft - Cricut Expression, Create A Critter cartridge; Ranger- Stickles, Glossy Accents; Kaiser Craft - jewels, rubon; The Twinery - Bakers Twine; Stampin’Up -marker; stitching

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cricut Creations!

One of the things on my favorite list is my Cricut Expression! A person can create some amazing things with that machine! Here are some Valentines I created for my daycare kids using my Cricut and the Create A Critter cartridge. Since they were for the kids I didn’t add as much dimension as I normally would so I put more detail in to shading with Distress inks, and chalk. Of course I used lots of stickles to add highlights and sparkle everywhere!! Rather than cards, I wrote a special note on the back just like boxed valentines! They were a big hit with the kids!
You can click any photo to enlarge.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thank You!!!

The online scrap world has brought some incredible and amazing people into my life. In the past few months, I have been gifted a Gypsy for my Cricut, a big box chock-full, and I mean FULL of beautiful scrap goodies, an RAK from Simply Renee, as well as receiving some fantabulous emails ….all of it from some wonderful women who continually support and encourage my work. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Speaking of hearts, I want to share with you a Valentines card I made with some Nikki Sivils products, and a Sketch from Cardabilities.

The hearts are attached with popdots for dimension, and a rolled felt flower gives some texture!

Nikki Sivils pattern paper; The Twinery twine; Bazzill flower; Kaiser Craft pearl; Ranger distress ink; felt; staple; Stampin'Up border punch

Come back tomorrow for more Valentines!

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