May 24, 2011

Sew Sweet Card

Hello everyone! I'm going to show you a cute card I made with one of my favorite paper packs, Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl." But first, just some thoughts...our weather in OK and surrounding states is getting pretty scary. You get use to being in "tornado alley" and sometimes we take it for granted when sirens go off. But thinking that Joplin, MO is like 2.5/3 hrs away and what happened to them, We've had to go over the family plan of action with the kids. I've updated our disaster hadn't been updated since we had our little guy. It is just scary and sad stuff to see. May God be with all the people who have experienced these disasters.

So, I found a Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper pack marked down at H/L (they had 1 more that I'm seriously thinking about getting.) Then, I found some of the same coordinating chipboard shapes on ebay. I saw a similar card in one of my card magazines and thought it was really cute.

5x7 premade Kraft card base.
Used 3 different papers from my pack. Cut 3 rectangles the same size--green gingham, the floral and the "stitched" paper. I glue the gingham to the back side of the floral, so it would be like double sided paper. Then, glued the stitched paper down, then the floral/gingham but left the one side unglued down. I cut down the middle of that and folded back the edges so it would look like cut fabric. I used some of the paper that looks like a ruler and cut a little of that for the end.

Nate's ABC's--Scissors cut at 4" in grey and black and cut 3x and layered on top for some thickness.
Heritage--The sewing machine was cut at 2.5 and 3x and glued together for thickness. Then, used marker to make the turn wheel black.

I used my fiskars tearing tool to tear a piece of paper and put under the sewing machine for any type of message to stamp later on it. Wanted it to look like a piece of fabric. The lacy decorative piece inside is a MS punch. Finally, adhered some chipboard buttons and flowers and "Sew Sweet."

May 23, 2011

Father's Day Card #1

Happy Monday! Here is my first Father's Day Card. This is a wallet card and my DD saw this and wanted to make one.

You will want to use so thick cardstock and it can even be textured. Or, you can emboss it with your cuttlebug.

I used a brown cardstock from Bazzil and cut as follows:
Piece #1 at 9 x 3.25
Piece #2 at 8.5 x 3.25
Piece #3 cut 2 pcs at 4 3/16 x 2"
Piece #4 cut 2 pcs at 4 3/16 x 1"

I ran the big pc through my cuttlebug with the mosaic folder, then inked with chalk ink in brown roan. All pieces were inked in brown roan.
**Piece #1 was scored at 4 7/16 AND 4 9/16. You will have a little tiny book "spine."
**Piece #2 was scored at 4.25.

You can also use a corner rounder on Pc #1 and can use a paper piercer and faux stitching.

To assemble the layers: Open up Pc #1, glue only the 3 sides of Pc #2 (leave the long side of the top open--as if you were putting money in the long side), then Pcs #3, one on each side of the fold and glue only 3 sides, (leaving top open to slide stuff behind). Finally, take both pcs off #4 and repeat (leaving top open to slide stuff behind).

NOTE: There will be a little gap down the middle of the center fold.

Lastly, you can type up anything you want to put inside...take a picture of the kids together (which I will do), make "Coupons" or Certificates or cute business cards. And, put his favorite gift card in it.

I cannot take credit for this design, there are many tutorial videos out, can't remember where I saw these directions now.

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May 17, 2011

Flower Gatefold Card

Hello Everyone! I decided to do a gatefold card with some flowers. My DD misses my 12 yr old niece who's in NY. They are like sisters. So, she found this cool paper at the LSS and picked out the stamped sentiments.

I saw this card in one of my magazines and thought I'd try with my Gypsy. Here is the picture from the magazine:

Here is the picture from my Gypsy:

Here is the card:


Card Base is 5x5 (just one piece) cut in cream Bazzil with Gypsy Wanderings. Blue Zebra cut at 5x5 and adhered to the cream base for thickness. Then same shape for card base but sized at 4.25x4.25 and flower from Formal Occasion sized at 3.25 and welded to each side. That was also cut in the same cream. Then, I took each individual flower and cut it 2x in the blue stripe, then 2x in the blue dot to adhere to the flowers. Center of flowers inked in yellow chalk ink and outside edges of flowers inked in turquoise chalk ink, all from MS.

Black Staz-on ink and sentiments from MPS (Pinkalicious and Family & Friends) Inside stamped sentiment is from Emma/Creative Time For Me (Turn that frown upside down). 2" cream circle stamped with Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kid stamp for inside.

Another Blog Award

Well the wonderful Dusti at Scrappin With Cricut honored me with the Cricut-tastic Award.
Please go check out her blog and follower her if you aren't. She really has a fantastic blog!

BIG Thanks to Dusti!! :)

Here are the 5 cricut-tastic things about myself:
1). Well, I've listed stuff before so...I'll spare you LOL

I would like to pass along this award to the following bloggers:
(It is suppose to be 10 but I just passed this award to 10 people a few weeks ago so I would like to choose these 5 additional people.)

Kimberly at Just Wordz
Sherry at Gone Buggy
Madison at Funky Cards
Tatiana with Create by Tatiana
Erlinda with Stampin with Erlinda

Congrats to all these well deserving crafters and please go visit their blogs!

May 15, 2011

Here are a few animals for you--Happy Sunday

Sorry I haven't been around. Ya know blogger was down and then it always seems the last 2 wks of school there are always so many events going on.
We have had a beautiful and unusual temps for OK this weekend. It wasn't even 70. So, we decided to go to the zoo and thought I'd share a few pics. I figured we'd take advantage of the cool temps to go because it will not be fun in a month when it's 100 degrees. LOL

Stacy at Love That Bug--this cute little guy is for you :)

The family

Mr. Peacock decided to show his colors

I didn't realize when I took the pic that my lovely daughter was picking the statue's nose LOL

Here kitty, kitty, kitty

Here's a smile to make your day!

May 11, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Hello fellow crafters! I'll be back later with hopefully a project. I'm so excited, I found Lite Twinkle Toes at WM (mispriced) for $15. Of course while I'm walking away, they are immediately changing the price back to $25. Hey, my advantage if someone marked the shelf stickers AND the carts with the wrong price. This will be perfect for my dd's dance recital. Here is a quick pick of her picture day/dress rehearsal.
The costume is navy velvet, cream and accents of gold. I found the perfect paper by My Mind's Eye called "Lush" that is a damask/velvet. Then, found a pretty cream cardstock with a scalloped edge and will use accents of gold paper for the layout.

May 9, 2011

Happy Monday after Mother's Day

Hello! I hope all of you had a wonderful day on Mother's Day, whether you got to spend it with your children or your mother/grandmother/family or any special "motherly" people in your lives.

I had a relaxing day, kids and hubster made me breakfast, then went to the in-laws for M-day. I'll get to see my Mama next week for a belated day together.

My hubbie got me Birthday Bash and a promise to get me Bump in the Night and Beep beep when WM gets it. My DD got me a Magic Bullet because she thought we could make fun/cold summer treats. My son picked me out a new 2 QT sauce pot since I burned mine up on my stove mishap last month. (long story)

And, the in-laws gave me $100. HMMMM.......wonder what I could spend that on?(carts) LOL Any guesses? LOL Actually, I spent some of already because my DD said "Mom, we're going shopping to Kohl's so I can help you pick out a new bathing suit."
Should I take it that my 9 yr old was embarrassed to be seen with me at the pool???? LOL

I'm going to try to get some more My Pink Stamper Challenges done today, since I only did 4. I'll post the rest later.

Have a good day y'all!

May 7, 2011

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenges

MPS Challenge #1 for My Pink Stamper NSD challenge.

Anything Cupcake
These are 1 hr challenges and this was at 10:00 AM
If I had more time, the heart would've been red glittered and I would've used glossy accents.

5x5 cupcake card where top is welded to open up. Sentiment inside is "Happy Birthday" from MPS, "Family & Friends" stamps.

Challenge #2
at MPS Card for Man using KRAFT paper

5x7 premade "Kraft" card, Guitar from Indie Art, Sentiment from MPS "Family & Friends

MPS Challenge #3

Make a card, scrapbook page, or 3-D item with a breast cancer theme. You can use a ribbon, make it pink, whatever you'd like.

5x7 premade white card. Paper is from Canvas Corp.
Heart from Sweethearts at 4", butterfly from Car Decals at 2.5". Offray pink ribbon, pearls from M's. Sentiment from MPS "Family & Friends", MS Loop Punch

MPS Challenge #3

Make something with a Mother's Day Theme

This is a cricutless card, tri-fold shutter card. Paper is from Kaiserkraft.(English Rose Collection)
6 x 12 piece of cardstock, scored at 2, 4, 8, 10. Then measure 1.5" from top and 1.5" from bottom and cut from the 2" to the 8" score at the 1.5 from top/bottom marks. Fold the scores and cut your papers the correct dimensions.

Here is the poem

Recipe for a Perfect Mom

Start with love, faith and support,

make sure each measure is never short.

Stir with friendship undemanding.

Fold in laughter and lots of fun,

with hugs and kisses for everyone.

Add heaps of happiness and thoughtfulness too.

Garnish with forgiveness and compassion true.

Bake as needed with patience and calm…

And that’s how God made my perfect Mom


MPS Challenge #6

Incorporate a tag in your project.

This is a 4 x 5 1/2 card using a label/tag from Lite Lacy Labels at 3". Paper used was blue cardstock, blue print cardstock, 2 kinds of silver paper, brown cardstock & prima flowers. Sentiment from MPS "Family and Friends."


MPS Challenge #10

Make a card or Layout using a pet

This is a 5x7 premade card base, using DCWV "Pet Stack", Cart used was Paper Pups, dog and sentiment was cut at 3.5."

So Excited--Another Blog Award and Happy NSD!

WoW! I found out that the wonderful Tina at Two Chicks and a Cricut bestowed this award upon me.

Please go check out her terrific blog Two Chicks and a Cricut and become a follower if ya aren't already. And, thank you are a wonderful and creative blogger friend!

Also, I guess Tina wants to feature me on her blog on May 18th. She left the post for me on April 28th and I just now figured it out
Don't get me wrong my wonderful blog follower friends and fellow crafters. I really do read my comments and I love them all. Keep em coming :)

Here is what she said...
Two Chics & a Cricut said...

I love love love your blog and I'm going to feature you on our Website Wednesday.
You will be featured on May 18th! and I have even added your button to our page. Great blog!


Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with friends. Share this award with 10 people that you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself.

Here are my little secrets...

1. I never watched any of those videos included in the cricut box. I just opened the box and "winged it!" My DH gets frustrated with me because I hate reading directions. LOL

2. My DH still really doesn't know how many carts I have and how much I've spent. But yet he still knows he must get me one for those special's Day LOL

3. I use my Gypsy everyday. Doesn't mean I cut things everyday. I just get an idea and grab it and start using the Gypsy.

4. I'm guilty of keeping a notepad and pen handy in my car to jot down ideas to do on my gypsy. Of course, I don't do this while I'm driving. LOL

5. I have goobered up 2 mats by miscalculating how to size my papers on the mat when using the gypsy and ended up having the cricut cut into my mat where my paper "should've been" LOL

Here are the well deserving and creative blogger friends I
Awarded this to:

1. Terri at My Need 2 Craft
2. Sharon at In the Big Blue House
Julietta at 4 Goofballs
4. Cathryn at In the Pink, (and a new DT member at Emma's/Creative Time for Me)
5. JoJo at Peace Love Stamp
6. Ashley at Welch Creations
7. Emily at Cool Cricut Creations
8. Kim at My Crafting Creations
9. Chris at Chatterscene
10. Sandy at Paper Transformer

*****Someone had asked me about how to put these award badges on their blogs, so I thought I would post a little blogger detailsl. #1)Right click the award and "save to your computer." Then when you post about it to your blog post, click on "Add image" and find the image on your computer, then download" To post as a permanent badge on your blog you need to download it to your photobucket account. Then, copy the html tag that says I use blogger to create my blog so on my dashboard, I clicked on Create a text box/configure text. Then in the text box paste the code from photobucket and hit the upper right words that say Rich Text or Edit Html.

If not working for you please feel free to email me and I'll walk ya through it. I want you all to have your well deserved awards on your blogs if you'd like :) ******

May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Happy Friday, Happy (almost)Scrappbooking Day and...Happy (early)Mother's Day!

Here is a Mother's Day card my 9 yr old dd wanted to do for her "Mimi (my MIL), she picked out the K & Company paper pad and embellishments and I helped her do this trifold card. My MIL loves birds and flowers so that is why my DD liked the paper.

This is a cricutless card.

Details: 6 x 12 piece of cardstock cut and folded for a trifold shutter card. Papers from
K & Company/Susan Winget "Botanical" .

May 4, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Card #3

Hey Everyone!

Well, I surprised myself with making this window frame card for my DD's Art Teacher. He is a really creative guy and my daughter loves his class.

Where do I begin trying to explain this card...
Details: It is a 4 x 6 card using a Gypsy Wandering frame. I then duplicated the frame, hid the details, flipped, grouped and welded. I liked this frame because it kinda looked like a piece of notebook paper.

Layer 1 on the Gypsy:

I then used several images from Locker talk: The artist brush, paints and the art picture (flower) I started with the palette and angled it at the top and enlarged the size so it touched at least 3 sides when welded. Then, did the same with the brush, paint and finally the flower. The last thing I did was weld the letter "A" and letter "T" to the "R" (The R was part of the flower and stem)

Then for the other layers on the Gypsy, I copied and pasted all the other details above (so they would be the exact size I needed) and cut in the colors I wanted to glue down on top of the card.

Inside the card:

My dd found a poem that we printed off on the computer. Then, we took some art terms and used Word to repeat them on the page and print off. I took a sponge and different colors of Tim Holtz Distress ink pads to swirl color over the art words. Then just attached everything together.

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