Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pop Up Cards for Parents & In-Laws

These are the cards I made for my parents and my  in-laws.  These are various paper pads, stickers and embellishments.  I did make the poinsettias with the Tim Holtz die.

I hope they like them.


Pop Up Cards- American Crafts Hot Cocoa Collection

This first box card is from the American Crafts Hot Cocoa collection.  I kept this one pretty simple because I just love the paper.  Some glitter pens, Stickles and snowflake brads were all it needed.

This second box card is also from the American Crafts Hot Cocoa collection.  The collection has so many cutouts that you can use.  This one again I kept simple and used some rick rack ribbon & Stickles.

Christmas Post Card Swap

These post cards were made for a swap on the Cricut message boards.

I used the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas paper collection.    Some ribbon, some clear glitter paint, Stickles and glitter pens to accessorize and bling them up.

Gift bags

These gift bags were made for a swap on the Cricut message boards.  We also had to make matching cards and tags.

My partner requested one be a poinsettia theme and the other a toyland theme.

The first one is the poinsettia theme.  I used the Tim Holtz die.  For the backing I used chip board (actually it was a Canada Dry ginger ale carton).  The papers were scraps.  For the glitter i painted over them with some clear glitter paint and then used Stickles.


The second bag I used the Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas collection.  I LOVE this paper.  I also used some stickers from my stash and some little Christmas light bulbs.  

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Tags

These are some tags I made for a swap.  I used scraps and leftovers from my stash.

Have a Boo-t-ful Halloween.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Halloween Cards for Swaps

Couple of cards I made for swaps.

This card is what some people call a stair step or Z card.  The papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle, DCWV and My Minds Eye.  The die cuts are from my Cricut and Michaels.

This card is 5 x 7.  The papers are from Michaels.  The images are from http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com.  If you have not checked out this blog, you should.  There are A LOT of really cute images to print out and color.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  I'm learning.  The bling and stickers are from Michaels and the spider web at the bottom is from an old Martha Stewart paper pack.

This is a box card.  Sorry for the bad pictures.  Couldn't figure out how to show the whole card.    The papers are a mixture from Little Yellow Bicycle, Michaels and my stash.  The die cuts are from Michaels.  I really like making the box cards.

I really had a lot of fun making these cards. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Altered Pringles Can Halloween Swap

This swap was a lot of fun.

We had to take an empty can of Pringles and alter it with a Halloween theme.  Had to fill it up with Halloween candy or small gifts.

The paper is a mixture from Little Yellow Bicycle and last year's Recollection Halloween papers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY Smores Kit Party favor

Please check out  thefrugalcrafter on You Tube.  Lindsay is awesome and has some great tips on saving money on crafting.  She also has tutorials on painting and jewelry making.

Cricut August Card Swap

For this month's card swap on the Cricut message board we had to create either a back to school, autumn, thank you or birthday cards.   I chose back to school.

I used the following supplies:

                          Stretch Your Imagination cartridge for the bus
                          Plantain Schoolbook cartridge for the apples
                          Graphic 45 stamps (didn't have a name on the package) for the chalk board  2 + 2  image
                          Alphabet stamps from my stash for the ABC
                          Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder for the green mat
                          Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Ink for distressing the edges
                          White gel pen to write on the card
                           Card stock from my stash for the card and mats.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Father's Day Card for Father-In-Law

A little late . . .

This is a folded/stairstep/z-card whatever you want to call it I made for my Father-in-law who is a BIG mustang fan.  He has one and it is cherry red and beautiful.

I used Teresa Collins paper and Ford stickers from my local scrapbook store.  The "hubcaps" are bottle caps with metal gears glued to them.

He loved it and that's all that matters!

Birthday card for Dad's 75th B-day

My Dad's birthday is July 4th so we combine the two.  This is a pop up box card.  I found the tutorial on You Tube.  There are a lot of them out there.  I used the Awesome Boy collection from Recollections.  The die cuts are from various Cricut cartridges (Pop Up Cards, Holiday Cakes and CTMH).  The stamped image is from CTMH.

I love making these cards.  It's fun to see how much you can cram in on one!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

National Scrapbook Day FB Challenge

Had fun on Saturday May 3rd.  Some ladies on FB had an event and it was really fun.  There were 12 challenges and I did 3.  Wanted to do more but life and its duties got in the way.

This challenge you had to create something (card, layout, etc.) with 4 die cuts.  So I created a layout featuring Miss Kylee and some die cuts from one the CTMH Cricut cartridges.  I love it.

For this challenge we had to make something "girly" and what's more girly than a purse?  CTMH Cricut cartridge used, along with a Pearl Pen and a flower from my stash.

This was for the "manly" challenge.  I made a paper bag card and tag using Graphic 45's Good Ol Sport collection.  Love the vintage feel to this collection.

Had a great time.  Hope they do it again next year.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Torn cardboard art project swap

This was another Swap-Bot swap and it took me out of my comfort zone.  It had to be an art project on a piece of torn cardboard.

Used acrylic paint from Michaels to make the background.  I used my Tim Holtz die to cut out the chipboard fence and painted white.  The gnome was fussy cut from some paper in my stash.  The butterflies, birds and birdhouse are 3-D dimensional stickers from my stash.  The paper flowers are some that I made with my CTMH Cricut cartridges.

My swap partner liked it so I'm pleased.  I want to get more comfortable with paints and other media so this is a good start.

Happy Crafting peeps!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Product Review- Close to My Heart Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges

I received the Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy and Artiste Cartridges from my hubby for Christmas.  I've had so much fun using them.  Each cartridge has 700 images and comes with 3 stamp sets and 3 chipboard dimensional elements that coordinate with the stamps.


Granted they are not cheap.  Santa hubby was very generous.   Each cartridge was either $99 or $100.  BUT THEY ARE WORTH EVERY PENNY.  I have made so many paper flowers and delicate/intricate doilies. 

I've started binge cutting sheets and sheets of various die cuts in varying sizes so I can hoard them and use them later. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Not your typical Valentine's Day

This is a card I made with some scraps and one of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges.

The second item is a tag for a Swap-Bot swap:  Used Tim Holtz grungeboard for the hearts and made the flower with of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridges.  The stamped sentiment is CTMH too.

Graphic 45 By The Sea altered picture frame

Love Love Love Graphic 45

This is a wooden frame I got at JoAnn's.  Used Mod Podge and the By The Sea paper collection.  Fussy cut some of the embellishments.  Did want to go overboard (no pun intended) because the paper is so beautiful.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Valentine Tag Swap

This was a lot of fun to make.  The cool thing is that my partner told me that she is hanging it up in her craft room.

Altered Playing Cards (APCs) Swap

In the same vane as ATCs.  This was an Altered Playing Card swap.  My first one so I wasn't sure how they would turn out:

ATC Swaps

Here are some ATCs for some swaps.  I think you can guess the theme.   I've kind of become addicted to these things:

Christmas in July Episode 2

Using Photo Play's Mad for Plaid Collection This paper is so beautiful is doesn't need a lot of embellishing. Have a great da...