Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
However, before all the drama I did remake the one from Wednesday with the yellow dots like I wanted to, but it still looks off...so I am not going to post it. I should have a card for you guys tonight. If you want you can check out my friends blog.... http://www.euqinu2-myxcitinglife.blogspot.com. She is just starting out with blogging like me and has made some awesome projects. Enjoy! Thanks for checking out my blog today!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I love this first card. It was so simple, I could make another one in the time it would take me to just pick one out at the store. It is smaller than my other cards, it is 4" by 3 1/2". I used my cuttlebug to emboss the flowers on the front. I then use an inch wide strip of patterned paper from the Joann.com Scrapbook Kit in a Stack BABY. Then added a bow with yellow ribbon from JoAnn's and a Marcella by K Dimensional sticker I got Target about a year ago on clearance. Simple, yet elegant.
For the second one, I used two different Cricut cartridges, my SKS BABY paper, card stock from Papertrayink and JoAnn's, stickles, teal ink pad, my Fiskars edge punch and my corner rounder. First, I used Graphically Speaking to cut the word friend, set at 3 1/4 using the jumbled feature. Second, I used the Accent Essentials Cartridge that came with my machine to cut out the two small flowers at the top. I used a teal ink pad to color the letters and stickles for the center of the flowers. Third, I arranged it on the SKS BABY paper and adhered it to the mint green card stock. Fourth, I used my Fiskars edge punch...which is really hard to use on thick cardstock and my cheap corner rounder I got at JoAnn's. Last, to add a little background I added a light yellow piece of card stock to the inside of the card.
My inspiration for this card was The Pink Stamper. I was watching some of her old videos again and decided to do something purple with a dragonfly. My friend and I LOVE Robyn, The Pink Stamper. I am so glad my friend, Quiana found her site and shared it with me. We joked that I would be the Purple Stamper and she would be the Orange Stamper. Not that any of my cards are even at the level of hers, but I just admire her gift and am thankful she shares it with all of us. Robyn has also given me the courage I need to share my work. Her videos show me basic things like measurements for a card, how to tie a bow, and don't be afraid to try. She also informs me of different products and tools that help make crafting easy and fun. Yes, we have Robyn to thank for my stickles craziness. If you have not seen her blog, PLEASE, PLEASE check it out. You will love it! http://thepinkstamper.blogspot.com/
On another note, I posted the purplish flower card on the cricut message board. When I signed up for the Cricut Message board in November 2007. I would look in amazement at the cards and layouts that the ladies would post, too ashamed to post anything of my own. But I finally posted the purple flower card that I am so proud of and I feel AWESOME! I am still nowhere near as talented as the ladies on the message board, but I am sure I am not the only one who is intimidated by their AMAZING talent. So here is my place to post and share.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The first on is my favorite. I used the Cricut Cartridge, "Walk in my Garden." to make the flower. The beautiful pattern paper that I have had for over 3 years now, that I got at Costco was my inspiration. The maroon front part of the card was made with thin, cheap card stock from JoAnn (compared to the card stock from Papertreyink) and the pink ribbon also was from JoAnn. But the base of the card and the stamp was from Papertreyink.com. For the sentiment, I used the frost white ink pad from Color Box. To add the final touch, I added cotton candy stickles on the flower. I love the stickles. That was a wise purchase.
This one looks okay. Again, I used pattern paper that I have had for over 3 years now that I got at Costco. The front part of the card was made with thin, cheap card stock (compared to the card stock from Papertreyink) and ribbon from JoAnn. But the base of the card and the stamps were from Papertreyink.com. I used the stickles again, because I loved them on the first card, but I think it kind of messed this one up. Oh well. I am still happy with it.