Monday, February 4, 2013

White, Black and Red

I was feeling rather crafty this weekend so I decided to participate in a challenge (or 2 or 3). Wish Big @ My Craft Spot Make a Birthday something. I think I need some new birthday stamps, I'm getting kinda tired of using the same one all the time! :)  Color Challenge @ CardzTV Use Red, White and Black only. And 1,2,3 @ My Creative Time This one was fun. Use 1 bow, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons. I think this is the first project I've done in a long time not using my Cricut! So without further ado, here's my project:

The patterned papers are just things that I've had laying around for a long time, I think they came from paper packs. The stamp is just one of those $1 bin stamps from Michaels. I had a cute frame that I wanted to use, but it was the wrong color even though it was red. I'm weird about red and I don't like using 2 shades of red I just don't think they go well together so I used the frame and traced and cut it out. I used my black ink pad to ink the edges of the red and used a red stamp pad to ink the black paper. The ribbon is just from Hobby Lobby and I have no idea where the buttons are from.

I thought the card needed a little bit more texture so I clear embossed a pattern on the frame.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Diet

We recently got a Vitamix when we went to the Home Show in Salt Lake City. Every time we see one of these at a fair or anything we always want one but its hard to justify spending so much money on a blender. But I have to say, BEST MONEY SPENT EVER!! I've already taken the time to separate individual servings of smoothies out and put them in the freezer for ease. Just throw the baggie contents in the Vitamix, add some liquid (juice or water) and spinach and voilĂ  instant healthy breakfast shake. I have to also have a little English muffin with it in the morning. I may try adding flaxseed at a later time but I have to get used to the spinach first, it does make the smoothie taste a little funny, but it's more of a texture thing for me.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Challenge Saturday

It's been a lazy day here, so I thought I'd do some challenges. I have 2 different projects for you today, both cards. I've just realized that I haven't been taking a lot of pictures for the past few years so there isn't much of a need for scrapbooks. I still have to put one together of our Alaskan cruise from almost 3 years ago now, crazy!

Anyway, here's my first project for CardzTV. Make a Thanksgiving card "I'm so THankful". I decided not to use my cricut for this card, I don't have any cartridges that would go along with the Thanksgiving theme.

I went old school and just used patterned paper, ribbon and alphabet stickers. The edges of the brown flower were done with 2 way glue and Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The sentiment says "Give Thanks". I have a new favorite base for cards, craft card stock! How have I lived without this product all my life??!! I think it goes great with the colors in the paper also.

My second project is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. "Seeing Spots" I love polka dots! I decided to change things up a bit and this is a 4x4 card.

I used a cream card stock for the base and inked the edges with a small chalk ink block from S.E.I the color is called "Tiffany" Love!. The sentiment is also stamped in the same color and says "let's go bananas" from My Pink Stamper. The Polka Dot paper is Die Cuts With A View from Animal Crackers mini stack. and finally the critter is from Create A Critter (shocking, I know!)

On a side note, for some reason I was surprised at how much cleaner the cricut cuts with a new blade! :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cute Door

Another Pinterest success! So excited.



This was surprisingly easy to do. I just cut out the words with my Cricut. To get the spacing right I used Cricut Craftroom and it cut the whole thing out without having to stop and reposition. I used Planin SchoolBook for the font. It was so easy! I don't have transfer tape so I had to peel off each letter individually, and I spaced it out in Craftroom so it didn't waste any of the

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Squirrl

Hello! Here is a project I did for CardzTV "Fall-o-ween" challenge. It's a bi-fold card with this cute squirrl. The card base was cut at 4x8, scored on each side at 2 to make the bifold. The accent browns were cut at 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 for each side and stamped with a fall pumpkin stamp with a brown stamp. The band is cut at 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 and wrapped around and secured with adhesive so it fits around the card but easily comes off.

The squirrl was cut at 3 inches from Create a Critter (shocking, I know!) and he is popped up on the band. The "pearl-like" beads on the outside were done with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Cream. The inside sentiment says happy thanksgiving, it's from the same set I used for the pumpkins on the outside. I think I got this set from Michaels out of the dollar bin years ago. Hope you like!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christmas Decor

Oh my goodness, I get so excited for Christmas I can hardly wait to decorate. I've been seeing all these great ideas all over Pinterest for easy DIY decor. I did my first project today. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Here's the original:

Here's how mine came out:

Super easy, just cut cardboard out in desired size and cover with scrapbook paper. Cut out your letters using a die-cutting machine, or maybe even your computer will work. Attach your boards together using ribbon. I'm going to cover mine with Mod Podge once one of my pieces dries.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's a Girl!

Here's a baby card that I've made for my boyfriends' employees' wife (wow that was a mouthful!) I used Create A Critter, my fav! The elephant was cut at 2 inches. And I actually used the shell part of the snail for the background circle. I made my own action wobble and attached it to the elephant and used fun foam to lift the whole circle up off the page. The background paper is Die Cuts With A View Animal Crackers stack. The stamp I used is from Stampin' Up So Many Sayings.

Hope you like it!