Monday, November 29, 2010

MSL Punch Challenge

Magnolia Stamp Lovers is having a challenge to use your punches. Oh, I remember when I bought my cricut and I thought I would never need to use punches again. Sad to say, that's not true. LOL I have used this adorable stamp from Magnolia's collection last Christmas called Santa's Little Helper. I think this stamp is so cute! If you don't have one hurry and grab one, Cindy only has 2 left!!!

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

It's Almost Black Friday!!!!!

If you have decided you would like to get a head start on your Black Friday shopping, you need to stop by StampingScrapping. Cindy is marking down tons of stuff!!!! There will be .99 items, TONS OF 40-70% off items, the whole store is ON SALE at least 10% off (except minimum pricing policy items).
FREE GIFTS WITH ALL PURCHASES OVER 75.00 (these items retail for $19.99) There will be TONS OF FREE MERCHANDISE given away! The more you spend the MORE value they will add into your box! Cindy will be drawing from ALL orders UNDER $75.00 and 4 PEOPLE will WIN THEIR ORDER FOR FREE! When your name is drawn you will be given a couponcode for your entire order total good for 1 full year!
SALE WILL START FOR SURE AT NOON EST ON THANKSGIVING(TOMORROW) Look for the Black Friday category on the top!!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cricut Imagine Blog Hop

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. tshirt 1 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.tshirt 2 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. tshirt 3 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

A Sketchy House Mouse Card

The House Mouse and Friends Blog is having a sketch challenge- here is a picture of the sketch

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.