Monday, November 15, 2010

Learning To Use Stamps



I was playing around with some stamps that I got at Michaels.
I like the acrylic stamp holders. So much easier to place than
the wooden stamps. I also like that these clean up way better!!

Scrap Paper Cards



These cards were made with left over paper and stickers.
Save those scraps!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday Card




This is a card I made for my great-nephew. He will be 2 next week.
I must say that I'm prejudiced. He has the bluest eyes I've ever seen.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Scrapbook Class Cards



My friend Chris & I went to a scrapbook store and
took a card making class. We are going to another
one next week. It was a lot of fun.

Thank You Cards



These are the thank you cards I made for my made
for my mother-in-law.

Baby Cards



I made these as a gift for my mother-in-law. She likes to send cards,
so I made her an assortment of baby, birthday and thank you cards.

Christmas Cards Part Two



The card on the left is from last year's Martha Stewart paper. I used
a Jolee sticker for the wreath and popped it up. The middle card is
from my scrapbook calendar pages and the last card is just scrap paper
with some snowflakes I free-handed with glue & glitter and used
a couple of pop-up stickers from Michaels.

Christmas Cards



I finally started working on my Christmas cards. I took these pics with my
Iphone so I hope they are OK. I used the pages from my scrapbook
calendar that my husband got me last year. Each day had a different
theme page so all I had to do was cut out glue and WA LA. I did use
my Cricut to cut out the Warm Wishes on the penguin card.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What's Blooming-- Gray's Garden

What's going on in your world? Here are some of ours:

Bottlebrush Tree



Cross Vine



Dune Sunflower




Dutchman's Pipevine



The butterflies are loving it. We have Monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Zebra Longwings, Giant Swallowtails, Polydamas Swallowtails, Sulfphurs, Peacocks, and some really pretty moths.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You Card

It's been awhile since I've been able to post anything. Life gets that way sometimes.

I made a thank you card for a couple that my husband and I met and have become friends with. They own a native plant nursery and I thought the card was cute.





Supplies:

Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Black cardstock cut to: 6 1/2 x 5 in card
Scrap ribbon
Scrap cardstock in white, green, yellow, pink & red
Pop Its
Glue stick

Using the Walk on My Garden cartridge I cut out:


The phrase "Thanks a Bunch" in pink
A variety of buttonflowers in different sizes in green, red & pink

Using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge I cut out:

Caterpillar in green with the shadow function and in yellow with the silhouette function.

Hope you like.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seed Swap Tags




Over the last couple of years I've participated in seed swaps. They are a great way to try new plants, flowers or veggies without spending a lot of money. I sometimes would make small paper envelopes or use a baggie and write on it with the name of the seed, etc. Now that I have a Cricut, I can make a kinds of cool things to use for swaps or for giving a plant as a gift, etc.

Supplies:

Cricut Expression machine
Cricut Walk in My Garden Cartridge
1 12 x 12 navy cardstock
Cricut sticky mat

The great thing about the Cricut Expression is that I can cut something from itsy bitsy teenie tiny to very large. So I made some tags 3 inches while others 2 3/4 and 1 3/4 inches. I hit the tag button and used the size dial to set my size, hit the watercan picture and then the quantity button and then CUT. The picture of the screen isn't the greatest but you get the idea. Finally--the finished product of the tags in their various sizes. So if you ever gets seeds from me and you love the tags this is my secret.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bird Card


Well, went to JoAnn Fabrics today to get some embossing folders for the Cuttlebug hubby got me as an early birthday present. Luckily everything was on sale.

One of the folders I picked out is called "Bird Call." My best friend was just elected the President of her local Audubon Society so I decided to make her a simple card.

Supplies:

Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug embossing folder "Bird Call

Cardstock-
Textured Dual-Tone from Provo Craft
Martha Stewart Holidays

Purple Cow Combo Cutter
Ad Tech Glue Runner

I cut the green card stock to 6 x 6 and the green striped card stock to 5 x 51/2.
Put the green card stock into the embossing folder and ran through the Cuttlebug. Used plates A, B & B. I then glued the green striped cardstock inside and WaLa-- instant simple card. I'll write a note and add some seeds for her garden for plants that attact birds.







Friday, March 5, 2010

Early B-Day Present!

My hubby surprised me today with a Cuttlebug! Once I get the hang of it I'll post some of my practice pieces. Will come in handy for my daughter's wedding crafts!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Giveaways!

Hey fellow crafters!! One of my fav blogs "Obsessed With Scrapbooking" is giving away some great stuff from a paperline called SEI. The prizes are: a large Happy Day paper pack with embellishment sheets, Happy Day borders, epoxy stickers and dimensional elements. Be sure to check out http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/ for details. Great blog with a lot of wonderful scrapbooking projects.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Cookies


These are all the cookies. Had a great turnout.

Cookie Exchange







These are the cookie pops I made for my annual exchange. "No Fail Sugar Cookie" with royal icing. First time making the pops. The thicker the cookie the better.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Holiday Goodies



Made this cake for my friends that got re-married right before Christmas. She wanted a snow mountain with poinsettias.