Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Paper Cutz Challenge #15 is to make a card, layout or project using stars. I created a round card with a welded star in the center using my CDS and Cricut baby bug. I tied ribbons around the outside layer before adhering it to the bright pink paper I chose for the inside. I cut the letters for the word 'SUPER' also using my Cricut and using my Inkssentials white opaque pen I did some faux stitching on the star. I finished by adding five small stars. To see what all the talented ladies created for this challenge and to join in the fun, go to Paper Cutz Challenge by clicking here
This adorable little mini book was made as a birthday gift for me by my very talented daughter, Diana. She hand cut each piece of chipboard then covered the front and back of each cover with pretty paper. She is a collector of vintage items as you can see by the lovely embellishments she used on the cover and like her mother, loves bling!!! I get to finish the inside of this mini anyway I want (I may have to see what I can 'borrow' from her collection of pretties!!!) To see more of her beautiful creations click here or on my sidebar shown as Vintage Blue Studio.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here is a sneak peek of the latest Cricut project I completed as a DT member at Custom Crops. It is available with lots of pictures, step-by-step instructions and .cut files on their website. If you want to see it just click here It was sooooo much fun creating this album...I especially loved making the little animals (and there are more inside)!!! Please check it out, leave some feedback at Custom Crops and then, come back here and let me know what you think!!!
Friday, October 23, 2009
This week's Paper Cutz Challenge #14 was to make a card, LO or project and use three patterned papers. I decided to go with a Thanksgiving theme and make a turkey card. I used my Cricut, CDS and My Community cartridge for the turkey. The papers I chose came from DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack and Recollections Autumn, ribbon from Basic Grey, chipboard button from stash, Inkssentials white opaque pen for faux stitching and drawing face, wiggle eye, Zig Millennium black pen to write Happy Halloween. To see all of the great projects from the other DT members click here and be sure to join in the fun!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
This card fits two challenges: Peachy Keen Challenge #14 which was to make a card, use the colors pink and brown, a stamped image, piece of ribbon and glitter. The other was for Papertakes Weekly Challenge Sketch #26. I used my Gypsy with the Mini Monograms and Doodlecharms cartridges to cut the cupcake and scalloped circles. I ran the pink swirl cs through my Sizzix Big Kick with the new Sizzix Three Dots Large Embossing Folder Birthday Set #2 and the two scalloped circles using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used Ranger Stickles for the 'icing hair' on the cupcake and to dot the brown scalloped circle and stamped the Peachy Keen Paper Doll face with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, colored the mouth with a Zig Color Brush in Sweetheart and dotted the eyes with Inkssentials white opaque pen, ribbon is from Offray and American Crafts Elements, I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to staple the small piece of ribbon, paper is from Best Occasions, DCWV the Sweet Stack & K&Company Gypsy Baby Paper pad.
This card was done for the Crafty Creations Challenge #38 All Hallows Eve. I used my Gypsy and Gypsy Wanderings cartridge for the pumpkins and PDDU for the ghosts (my Cricut didn't cut all the way through the glitter paper so I peeled them off and actually liked how they curled a bit) ,Cricut and CDS and Paper Pups cartridge for the word BOO, MS Drippy Goo Punch, cardstock from Recollections Halloween stack, Best Occasions Prismatic Paper pack, DCWV the Glitter cardstock matstack, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack to make the card, Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Ranger Stickles Black Diamond, wiggle eyes, pop dots, Scotch mounting tape and Zig Millenium black pen.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This card fits with the Just Buggin' Challenge using a card shape from any Cricut cartridge and at least one die cut on the card. I used my Gypsy and Doodlecharms cartridge (heart card on page 85) and chose to mount that onto a pre-made card from DCWV, Autumn Leaves French Twist Ribbon, brads from stash, Hero Arts and clear mini stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, ek success scalloped scallop edger punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sizzix Big Kick, Scotch mounting tape, Scor-tape, Zig Color Brush Tiger Lily for faux stitching, Inkssentials white opaque pen, DCWV Embossed Box of Cards Hearts. I'll be giving this card to a dear friend who is having surgery tomorrow.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
These are two projects I finished before my husband and I left this past Monday on our cross country journey to our home in the Southwest in our rv..the top one shows Halloween candy cups I created using the Cricut and CDS; the card was also made using the Cricut and CDS ( I totally forgot to post these..... what with our youngest son's wedding last week, visiting with family, getting our house back East ready for the winter before we left, and packing up the rv.. being sure not to forget all my crafting stuff.....causing my husband to laughingly refer to it as the "craft wagon"!!! It turned into that, too, because he stopped at not one, but two, Hobby Lobby stores and Archivers for me so I could shop for lots of new goodies for my b-day!!! He's the best!!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
What exciting news to share....I've been selected, along with four other very talented ladies, Shelly, Sari, Mary Ski and Beth, to join the awesome Design Team at Paper Cutz Challenge!!! Check out PCC by clicking here or on the picture on my sidebar. Everyone is invited to participate.. so be sure to join in on the fun challenges each week!!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here's a sneak peek at the Santa & Reindeer Mini Album I created as a DT member at Custom Crops. You can see the whole album, directions and download the .cut files by clicking on the blinkie on my sidebar or here. I'd love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave comments both here and at CC.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I am so excited...here is a sneak peek at two of my projects, Gift Boxes and Bags and Ladybug Album, as a new DT member for Custom Crops which are now on their website!!!! The directions, supplies used and .cut files are available there as well. I hope you will visit Custom Crops by clicking on the blinkie on my sidebar or clicking here and leave me a comment. Please let me know what you think and I'd love to see what you create with these projects.
Friday, October 2, 2009
This 6x6 gatefold card is for PCC# 11 which is to make a card, LO or craft project using a pumpkin pie recipe! Use any colors or embellies you'd like, just be sure you include the recipe. Supplies used: Gypsy, Cricut and CDS, Cricut cartridges: Don Juan for letters and PDDU for pumpkins, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack dp, Neutrals and Glitter Stack cs; russet and green dye ink for distressing; Zig black marker; wiggle eyes from stash; Scor-Tape; Zip Dry Glue and the recipe is from an old Betty Crocker Cookbook (but updated to use a pre-made pie crust).