Happy New Year Everyone. I hope 2011 is a great one for everyone. I have made a Happy New Year’s card. I usually don’t make New Year’s cards, but something about these stamps just screamed New Years to me. I used several different supplies for this card. For the card base, I used the new grand nestabilities labels 1. I cut my cardstock to 6 x 12 and folded it in half. Then I placed the nestie so that just a little bit of it was above the fold. This way your fold will stay intact when you run it through the machine. I used my new Grand Calibur machine. This thing cuts great and it’s convenient to be able to cut more than one shape at a time. Here is a picture of the Grand Calibur (ignore the mess on my desk). The stamps on this card are all from Stamping Scrapping Designs. The design stamped on white around the oval is from the Beaded Ovals set. I then stamped the sentiment Happy New Year which is from the Celebrations Set. The martini glasses in the brad are also from the Celebrations set. I colored them with a copic spica marker and then put them into a brad with my chatterbox brad maker. The final stamp set used on this project is the stitching along the labels 9 die which is from the Dash it All set. I finished the card off with some rhinestone bling and a glittery flower. So, Happy New Year everyone!!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I have used 2 different Martha Stewart punches on this project. On the side I used the holly leaf border punch and for the strip Tilda is sitting on, I used the snowflake set. The paper I used is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I put a poinsettia up in the corner and added a sentiment. Yay!!!! 2 Christmas cards done so far this year!!! Better get a move on to get them all finished. I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout of this card.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I recently purchased a cricut Imagine and I love it!!! You can make some great projects in a very little amount of time. When I was given the chance to join in this Imagine blog hop, I jumped at the chance. You should have ended up here from Tisha's blog. If you didn't don't worry, the hope goes in a circle so you will still see everyone's fabulouse creations.
I decided to make some Best Friends t-shirts for my daughter and her BFF. I used this adorable bread and butter image from the Better Together cartridge. I flipped the image and printed it on iron transfer paper. I then laid it on t shirt and ironed it on medium setting for about 3 or 4 minutes. Then I peeled the backing paper off and my t-shirt was complete. I wish I could say it worked perfectly on my first try, but it did take more than once to get it right. My advice is to make sure you have it positioned where you want it and do not put the iron directly on the image to do touch ups. That does not work. Now, if you want to give your BFF a t-shirt, you need a cute bag to put it in. I decorated the gift bag with the same image. This time I split the image up into layers and pop dotted the bread and butter from the background. I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the borders and filled them in with a pattern from Better Together so they would match the toast image. Here is a picture of the finished project. I have really had a lot of fun with this new machine and I can’t wait to create more with it. Now, hop on over to Sarah’s blog and see what she has to share with you.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
and here is a picture of the card I made using the sketch.
I have used the stamp Bobbing on Apples. The stamp is colored with copic markers and cut out and matted with a plain oval and a beaded oval nestabilitie. This stamp was not an easy one for me to color. I'm not great at coloring things that appear in nature. I was using the R39, R37, and R35 copics for the apple and it looked too pink almost like a strawberry. Then when I added the green and the yellow to the top of the apple, there really wasn't a smooth transition between the colors. I ended up coloring over the entire apple a few times with the Y19 marker I used for the yellow. This helped to blend the colors a little more and change the red of the apple so it wasn't quite as pinky. I love the vintage look of the beaded oval and I thought it would go great with this distressed paper from Cosmo Cricket and some lace. I love adding lace to my cards. The sentiment Just Because is from the label accents set and the little outline around it is from the
stamping scrapping designs set made to coordinate with the beaded oval nestabilities. These stamps are made to fit just inside the embossing of the nestabilities.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I used Native American Tilda as my image. I masked her and have her sitting on a bench. She is colored with copic markers and this is one of the first times I have ever colored black hair. I've always been intimidated by it, but it wasn't as hard as I expected. I added a flower up in the corner with some leaves and some fall looking berries that I found at the craft store. The sentiment is from my favorite sentiment set- label accents.
Monday, October 11, 2010
I then drew on a necklace with some liquid pearls and stuck a real pearl in the center. The flowers have been dabbed with shimmerz paints and sprayed with shimmerz spray to make them more sparkly. I also added some clear sparkly pearls behind the flowers . To finish it off, the sentiment is stamped on paper and colored with shimmery chalk. It's hard to tell but I went over the words For You with a clear glitter pen. And the final sparkling touch was to put an Irock rhinestone in each corner. I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers for the layout of my card. I am also entering this card in the 7 Kids College Fund Magnolia Challenge to use flowers and layers.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This has to be the sweetest little witch I have ever seen.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This is one of the cutest stamps I've seen in a long time and the little diaper she is wearing looks like lace. I colored this sweet little Tilda with my copic markers. I used BG10 to shade the white diaper to give it some depth but still appear to be white. I matted the image with one of the new Beaded Oval nestabilities. I used another beaded oval nestie for my sentiment. I added a flower and some Magnolia chandelier garland in the corner for some added excitement. The paper I used is Basic Grey- Olivia. It's adorable and the little bunnies on it are perfect for this image. To finish my card off, I added a little bit of lace of course. I love adding lace to my projects, so this one is right up my alley.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
For the back of the bag, I cut the word Boo also from the pumpkin carving cartridge and mounted it to a lacey square nestabilitie.
This was a really fun and easy treat bag to make. The pumpkin carving cartridge has a ton of cuts on it that would be great for this kind of bag.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I have a 9 year old daughter I am always encouraging to read. So, I thought maybe if she had a cute little bookmark, she might get inspired to read more. The current challenge on Bildmalarna Blog is to make a bookmark- perfect!! For this challenge, used a Bildmalarna stamp, Rose Mimosa, she is just so sweet looking.
I have colored her with copic markers to match the colors in this new Basic Grey pack called Olivia. I can't get enough Basic Grey paper, I love it all. I added a couple of swirls that I made with my irock and the swirls pattern. I love the little bit of bling and elegance it adds to the card.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
It's hard to tell from the picture, but the papers are really blingy. They are from a new Die Cuts with a View pack that is full of glittery Halloween papers. The houndstooth is glittery and the silver spiders are foiled. To match the bling of the paper, I went over parts of my image with my spica pens, which unfortunately doesn't show up well in the picture either but it looks great in real life. . I added a brad made with my chatterbox easy brad maker and some ribbon and then finished the card off with some crystals that I set with my Irock tool.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I cut a treat bag with my cricut out of some black core'dinations cardstock and then covered it with different patterns of paper from the Basic Grey Eerie collection.
Then I stamped and colored my images. I put a little bit of my E50 copic around the edges of the mummy to make him look a little more worn and not so white. Then I cut him out with my labels 4 nestability and inked around the edges with some black soot distress ink. I cut another paper pattern with the larger labels 4 dies and matted the mummy on that. I then air brushed some prima flowers with my copics so that they would fit in with the paper a little bit better. The V99 and V95 copcs go well with the purple in this paper.
I put added the Boo sentiment onto a mega curved rectangle die, embossed it, sanded and distressed it. Now, every treat bag needs some handles. I decided to use black tulle as the handles of this bag because I think it fits in with the whole eerie Halloween them. I hope you have enjoyed my treat bag. Please leave a comment to be entered in the drawing!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
and here is the card she inspired.
I colored Mimosa and her little cat with my copics. I cut her out and then put her on a circle that I turned black with my black soot distress ink. I then matted that circle on one of the new beaded circle nestabilities. I added a spider web border that I cut with the new deep edge spider web punch from Martha Stewart. I finished the card off with a bow topped with a candy corn button. I hope you can join our anything goes challenge we would love to see what you make!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
She loves pigs and she loves skulls and crossbones, so I combined the two and made the perfect birthday card for her. Here she is with a little pig she got for her pig collection.
And finally, here are the pig snout cupcakes we are taking to give to the kids in her class tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!