Saturday, October 29, 2011

Goodies Galore!

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  Today is my turn to post at Cheery Lynn Designs
I’ve taken my dies into the masculine world again! How about a shaped masculine card?!
By first folding my cardstock and letting my die hang slightly over the folded edge, I cut the base (red cardstock) of my card using the Inverted Scallop Circle. I cut the next layer (plaid) using the Circle Stacker Nesting Dies. I can’t tell you how much I love the Nesting Dies and Stackers! They are designed to fit inside each other taking all the guess work out!!

I cut a Coved Rectangle to layer my chipboard sticker and sentiment on. I adhered the coved rectangle and chipboard with dimensional foam to add life to the card.

Today is my final post at Quick Quotes. I want to extend a huge thank you to Quick Quotes for inviting me to be the Guest Designer for the month!!! I had a fabulous time!!
 For my final project, I decided to step outside the box and create some Holiday goodies! 

A mix of Savvy Davvy, Damsel in Distress, and Cherry Truffle come together for a card of more traditional colors. I cut one shadow and two snowflakes using my Cricut Expression and Winter Lace cartridge. I layered the snowflakes using foam tape adding more dimension to the card.
To create the sentiment, I wrote the word out using a pencil then stitched over my pencil markings. Other ingredients: Jenni Bowlin pin, DMC floss, Imaginsce bling, ribbon and lace unknown.

A mix of papers from Savvy Davvy and Miss Morgan blend well together to create a holiday card of non-traditional colors. The tree was cut using Cricut Expression, gypsy, and Christmas cartridge. Other ingredients: EKSuccess punches, Twine from The Twinery, and metal studs from Imaginesce, Ranger Stickles

The sleigh was formed using a mix of Savvy Davvy and Damsel in Distress. The pattern for the sleigh was found at The holly was cut using the Cricut Expression and Seasons Cartridge. Other ingredients: Making Memories brads; metal studs from Imaginsce, and ribbon unknown.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a super weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tutorial and My Minds Eye

I created this card using the October sketch from My Minds Eye! Looove their products and thought I would play along with this months card challenge using a mix of products from the Lime Twist and Stella & Rose lines.

I used dies from Cheery Lynn Designs to create the background, blue border, leaves, and butterfly.
Dies used:

Thank you for the wonderful comments on my glass etching.  I created a tutorial for you so you can create your own etching to enjoy!

I cut the die from a piece of scrap vinyl…which I must say it cut beautifully!! I applied the cut vinyl to transfer tape, then very carefully removed the backing….you have to go slow with all the flourishes!

I centered my diecut on the glass and used a flat tool to make sure I got the vinyl down tight with no air bubbles. You don’t want the etching cream to leak under any areas.

Remove the transfer tape and apply the etching cream (I used Armour Etch). Read the instructions and wait the allotted time letting the etching cream work. Rinse off the cream. Remove the vinyl diecut. Admire your handy work!!

Dies used:

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Friday, October 21, 2011

More Quick Quotes!

Friday means Challenge day at Quick Quotes!
Today’s layout features Quick Quotes gorgeous Damsel in Distress line and their Glitter Diecuts …very beautiful adhesive chipboard pieces!!!
Today’s challenge is to create handmade flowers for your layout. 

To create the ribbon flower, I cut a small square of cardboard and applied a dollop of my favorite quick dry glue. Starting in the center, I carefully wound the ribbon around until I had the flower as big and full as I wanted it. After the glued dried, I cut off the excess cardboard and added a brad in the center.

Using my Cricut Expression and pattern paper, I cut three sizes of scalloped circles for each of the paper flowers. I cut little slits at each scallop to create petals. Using a piece of sponge, I applied Quick Quotes Powder Puffs ink to the edges and center of the flowers for a bit of variation of color in the flowers. I finished by stacking the three layers together and adhered with a brad. Once complete, I scrunched and curled the petals with my finger tips.

Check out Quick Quotes blog for challenge details!  I would love to have you come join us!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Frankie tutorial

A quick and fun little goodie box for your friends, teachers and neighbors!
I wish I could claim this idea but I found it at Rose’s World. It is so darn adorable that I just had to give it a try! The green from the Quick Quote's Savvy Davvy line makes the perfect Frankie!


1. Cut a 4 ¼” x 10 ½” piece of cardstock.
2. Score the long side at 2 ½ “, 5”, 7 ½ “, and 10”
3.Score the short side at 1 ½”
4. Fold along the score lines
5. Cut at the 2 ½”, 5”, 7 ½”, and 10” score lines up to the 2 ½” score line.
6. At the 10” score line, cut out the ½” remaining tab.

7. Apply adhesive along the ½” tab and assemble side
8. Assemble the bottom of the box

9. For the eyes, punch out two ¾” white circles, one ¾” circle in green, two ½” circles in black.
10 Draw in the mouth with black marker.

1. Cut a 4 ½” square
2. Punch around the edges to create “hair”
3. Score at 7/8” all the way around.
4. On two opposite ends, slit the score line up to the 7/8” line to create tabs

5. Assemble the lid

Have fun with these adorable little guys!  I would love to see your version!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Scrappy Sunday!

A quick post to share with you a layout I created for My Creative Sketches contest. Not heard of them?! It is a new sketch site created by the owner of My Creative Scrapbook. Stop by and say hi! The ladies are wonderful, and if you are interested in a kit, Pam has a variety of gorgeous selections every month!!This layout was created using the September Limited Edition kit from My Creative Scrapbook. You will find the sketch right here.

I opted to try something different. I cut out the inside of the paper, leaving the outside border. I added a few layers of cutwork under the border and popped the layers and border over and around my layout for a shadow box effect. 

I did lots of fussy cutting, and used a few of my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Stop back Tuesday as I will be posting a tutorial for a fun Halloween treat!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cheery Lynn October releases!!

Cheery Lynn Designs is releasing some fabulous new dies today!! I had the pleasure of playing…I mean WORKING with a few of these gorgeous dies! 
Isn’t this Lacey Pumpkin Patch die just gorgeous?! After cutting the die, I dabbed ink in orange, green, and red. I added a jewel to the center of the flower and some stickles for fall sparkle. I adhered the lacey pumpkin to a diecut from the Coved Rectangle -Classic set, raising the entire piece on pop dots. I cut a few leaves using the SM Leaves 2 set to add to the fallish flair.

Did you notice the embossed background?! That is the newly released Pumpkin Patch embossing plate! It is sooo pretty! I lightly chalked over the embossed areas to make them stand out.

And last but not least, the Fall Harvest 2 die! Isn’t it stunning?! My first thought was how beautiful it would be in stained glass! From their my mind wandered to the idea of glass etching. I’ve really never tried glass etching before, but this beautiful die prompted me to give it a whirl!!

I hope you have enjoyed my creations today! Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs blog and see the other dies, and what my fellow team members have created!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spacing out!

More Cheery Lynn fun today! I’m going to start with a card I created for an upcoming wedding. I wanted tone on tone but you know me, I needed texture so I cut a doily from the same pattern paper that I used for the background. The doily really dressed up the papers, but using by using the same tone paper keeps from overpowering the rest of the card. I created the flower by cutting three layers of petals, then inked and folded the petals for dimension.

Dies used:

As soon as I saw the papers in the Boys Rule kit, I knew the Inverted Scallop Circles would be the perfect touch!!! The circles come in 6 different sizes offering a wide range of uses. I love that the Sliver Stacker Layers fit perfectly inside Nesting dies taking all the guess work out and leaving more room for fun!

One of the little circles even fit perfectly inside the chipboard planet! How fun and easy is that?!

Dies used:

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Quick Quotes

A new challenge is posted at quick quotes today!
Create a layout featuring a single photo!
My layout features Quick Quotes Miss Morgan line. I love to cut designs from pattern paper to use as elements/embellishments on my layouts. Here I cut the quote from the pattern paper and adhered them with pop dots for more dimension, as well as a flourish, flower, birdcages, and birds.

Notice the Frosty Flowers?!  They are fun embellisments from Quick Quotes.  I used a doily die and picket fence die from Cheery Lynn Designs cut from the pattern papers to enhance the flowers.

Check out Quick Quotes blog for challenge requirements  and come play with us!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Double Yay today!!

It is an exciting day for me and I am so happy that you stopped in to share it with me! Not only am I creating my first post for Cheery Lynn Designs, but I get to announce that I am the October Guest Designer for Quick Quotes!!!
Cheery Lynn Dies are BEAUTIFUL and cut amazingly well!! I am sooo excited to be working with the company!! Here is my first official reveal for Cheery Lynn Designs!
When a person thinks of the flourish and flowers dies we typically think of spring and summer flowers. I wanted to show that they also look great in fall colors!

I used the newly released Stacker Flower #5 cutting 3 pieces, then used the Scalloped Window Stackers to create the various sizes. I cut the Stacker Flower #1 Leaf in orange/orange core’dinations cardstock and sanded to add to the fall look.
I added some fall leaves from the SM Leaves 2…aren’t the acorns cute too! The leaf and acorn dies emboss as well as cut adding more life to the dies. I cut the acorns from brown/kraft core’dinations cardstock and then sanded…look how well they emboss! The Fanciful Flourish is cut from the brown/kraft core’dinations cardstock as well. Sticking with the fall theme, I cut the Ferns with an orangish/redish pattern paper then added a bit of distress inks for more color. The details on the Small Dragonfly are amazing as well!

Notice the lacy edges?! Yes! That is a die as well! That is the newly released gorgeous Border Carnivale die. The details are incredible!

I am so honored to have been asked to be a guest designer at Quick Quotes!
Today’s reveal features the stunning Cherry Truffle line, with a little splash of blue/green from the Savvy Davvy line, as well as the quote. The doily was cut from the Damsel in Distress line using the English Tea Party doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I used the Fanciful Flourish die, and Exotic Butterfly mini dies from Cheery Lynn Designs to bring life to the flowers. 

I hope you have enjoyed todays creations!

 Thank you for stopping by!!