Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Love at Home

I made this card for a friend who inspires me, she has such a peaceful loving feeling in her home, I just wanted to share with her how much her example meant to me.  I am entering it into the challenge at Heart Song Inspirations, the challenge was to make a card using scallops/paper piercing, I am also using a free digital stamp that I got from them. I printed it on ivory cardstock and used colored pencils to fill it in.  The border was cut using my Fiskars Effervescence paper punch, I printed the words and colored them in with gel pen, then I hand cut it to fit around the side of the card.  I had never used a digital stamp before, I didn't even know that they exsisted until a few weeks ago when my sister brought some card kits to a family get-together... So I guess I was a little behind the times, but I had a lot of fun learning.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fourth of July

This card is being entered into 2 challenges. Whimsical Wednesday and Cricut Cardz. The challenge at Cricut Cardz was to use the flag and any cricut cartridge, and the Whimsical Wednesday challenge was to do a patriotic card using either brads, bling or buttons.  I did a standard A2 size card, I started with ivory cardstock, and used black to mat before I added any images.  I cut red and white strips at 1/2" to do the stripes and I used blue glitter paper from the Tradewinds paperpack with sticky bling for the stars.  The snake was cut at 3 1/2" from the Create-a-Critter cartridge, and I added google eyes, just because he was cute that way.  The snake is stitched in white as are the outside borders of the red stripes. The white stripes are stitched in red.  Inside I made the balloon that is found on the same page on Create-a-Critter, also cut at 3 1/2".  I used bright shiny red paper and added a blue ribbon, just to keep the red white and blue theme going. On the front I used gold stickers for the word happy, they were from the clearance rack at walmart (not sure what brand) and the 4th was printed on my computer and cut out with my fiskars circle punch.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Love Story part 7 and 8

 This is page 7 of my hubby's mini-book, the photo border is from Mini Monograms, I glued sequins to make it sparkle and stitched the edge of the inside border in white. The sentiment came from a set of stickers that I had laying around, and it is set on an outline that I got from my Forever Young cartridge.  For the journaling I printed the outline of the words and colored them with my gel pens.  I added some hearts that I cut from my scraps using my fiskars heart punch.  The house came from the Handy Man cartridge cut at 10 1/4"
Page 8, the tools all came from the Handy Man cartridge, all cut at 3" and the frames for the journaling are from Accent Essentials.  This page was a challenge for me, so I kept it pretty basic.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Love Story part 5 and 6

Page 5 The borders around the Photos were done with the Mini Monograms cartridge and the rose is from Walk in my Garden.  The Sentiment was a set of stickers that I found in my "stuff", so who knows where they originally came from :) I inked everything in dark brown, and the journaling was printed in outline form on my computer and I colored it with gel pens. 
Page 6, The cloud image, and the sentiment were both cut from Nifty Fifties, and the border for the photo was from Mini Monograms, I cut it twice at the same size, once in ivory and once in Navy, then I offset the border so that the back color showed through.  I inked everything, and stitched both the border on the picture and the clouds.  The journaling was done on my computer, printed the outline of the font and colored in with gel pens.  And of course the house was from the Handy Man cartridge cut at 10 1/4".

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Love Story part 4

Page 4 of my husbands mini-book.  The house is from the Handy Man cartridge, the sentiment was cut at 2" from Nifty Fifties, the border for the picture is from Mini Monograms, and the hearts are cut from my scraps using my Fiskars heart punch.  I stitched the hearts and border to the picture in white, except the white hearts which were stitched in red.  The sentiment has blue gel pen stitching and red glitter glue for the hair tie on the sillouette, I used the same glitter glue to make the dots on the picture border.  I printed the outline of the words for the journaling on my computer and colored them in with my gel pens.  This was my first scrapbooking experience, and the biggest project I have ever tried and I have had more fun than I would have imagined!

A Love Story part 3

This is page 3 of my husbands Father's Day gift, the house was cut at 10 1/4" from the Handy Man cartridge, I cut the sentiment from Nifty Fifties at 2", the hearts are from Stretch Your Imagination, stretched and changed on Design Studio, so not any particular size, just stretched around until I liked them.  Inside the heart is a copy of a journal entry of my husbands from the second time we were engaged (all part of the fun story behind the book I made for him) The words aren't anything private so I didn't blur them, but I am not sure if they are very readable anyway.  I printed the outline for the journaling from my computer then colored in the words with my gel pens.  I inked everything in a dark rusty color (I don't remember which ink, sorry) and added a few buttons for a little extra personality.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Love Story part 2

I am entering this into the challenge at Getting Cricky and the challenge over at Cooking With Cricut the challenge was a Father's Day project that included a "cricut cut", the Getting Cricky challenge was the Simply Sunday Face It!  This is the second page of the present that I made for my husband for Father's Day, I don't scrapbook so I decided to make him a sort of mini scrapbook/story of us.  The Drive In is cut at 4 1/2" from my Nifty Fifties cartridge, the house is cut at 10 1/4" from the Handy Man cartridge and for the journaling I printed the outline and colored it in with my gel pens. The people are from the Playtime cartridge cut at 4" thier faces were done with Peachy Keen stamps that I colored with gel pens.  I am posting each page of my mini-book as a separate post since keeping track of all of the cartridges and sizes in one post would run too long.

A Love Story part 1

I am entering this in 2 challenges
Whimsical Wednesday and
Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time
     The challenge at My Creative Time was to use a lite cartridge, and add bling.  So I started with the Handy Man cartridge.
     The challenge at Whimsical Wednesday was just to make a Father's day card/project, and this was certainly a project.
     This is the front cover of a book that I made for my husband for Father's Day, I have not scrapbooked in the past, so this was by far the most intimidating project I have taken on. The house was cut at 10 1/4", and mounted on cardstock that was 8 1/2" X 4 1/4". I stitched the roof with white gel pen, and the picket fence and title are stitched in red. The windows were made with plain white cardstock and I brushed light yellow ink over them.  The name on the front door was cut from the Pooh font cartridge, I don't know the size since I had to shrink it on my design studio.  For the doorknob I used a brown button with ivory twine.  The flowers in the window are from my Freshly Picked cartridge, but I added bling to the centers of the flowers and used glitter glue on the flowers and leaves.  Lastly I used my binder to cut the holes and bind the book all together.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Birthday card, red yellow and orange

 I made this birthday card for 2 challenges, Crickets Cricut Creations is doing a challenge, anything birthday :) and Whimsical Wednesdays was having a color inspiration challenge, they showed us a picture and we could use Red, Yellow, and one other color (found in the picture) of our choice.  I chose orange to add to the yellow and red.  I don't usually use orange a lot but I got these super cute flowers in the mail today and I couldn't resist.  the sentiment is from the classic font cartridge. I used a gem for the dot in the I and used glitter glue all over the yellow part of the words.  The paper is from the Citrus Stack, and the flowers were a gift, so I am not sure where they came from.  I used red gems for the insides of all of the flowers.  Inside I just layered Cranberry red with the same citrus I used on the outside and pale yellow.  I put some twine and a button inside, and some twine on the front just to add a little more, also on the front I stitched the orange and yellow parts with a white gel pen.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Real Beauty

I made this for the challenge over at Cooking with Cricut.  The challenge was pick your poison, your favorite cartridge and your favorite colors.  So this was made using my Forever Young cartridge, done in red, black and white.  I cut the figure at 5"  the accessories were all cut at 1 1/2" except the shoes, they were cut at 1"  I used glitter glue for the jewlery and the glittery part of the wording, the lipstick was cut on glitter paper from the same stack as the background and the dress.  (All Dressed Up from DCWV) 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Forever Young

I used the Forever Young cartridge to cut out the
woman and the mirror, both at 3", for the mirror 
I used silver/grey cardstock and used glitter glue to
make it sparkle.  The sentiment was made on my 
Design Studio, using the Base Camp cartridge. 
Everything is inked in a dark forrest green and the
ribbon is just cranberry 1\4" ribbon from wal-mart
I wrapped it around 3 times to make it as thick as 
I needed it.  I used sticky bling for the choker and 
the design on the mirror. 
On the inside I left it mostly blank for writing, the image is from Inspired Hearts, cut at 2", I cut the shadow a second time at 2 1/4 to add some depth.  Last but not least I added a bow, just to make the middle tie in a little better with the front of the card.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just Because

This card was to give to someone just because, no special occasion.  It is 8 1/2" tall and 4" wide.  I used craft cardstock, and the flower on the front is from Stretch Your Imagination.  The sentiments inside all came from the Inspired Heart cartridge.  I used glittery gluey stuff on the flower and leaves, and dotted the i's with little gems.  The front of the card is all inked in forest green/brown everything else was inked in brown.  I forgot to take a picture before I wrote in it, so the picture of the inside has been photo-shopped just a little to blur the words that I had written.