Sunday, March 18, 2012

Card Challenge

I made a challenge on Facebook on our Old Cricut Community Board. The challenge was to go to my Pinterest "Card" Board (found here: ) and find a card to create with your own spin on it. Well I didn't think it was fair to use a card from my own board. So when my friend Linda took me up on the challenge I decided I would go to her Pinterest and find a card to challenge myself with. Here is a link to the card I decided on
I've posted a photo of the card I created. I can't say it is a favorite. I'm a bit under the weather so I was sort of in a hurry to get finished and I put the bottom of the card on crooked. :-( Oh well it was too late to fix it so I will just have to live with it. I was definitely challenged with this card. I used prima flowers all over it. I love to hoard those little flowers and I never use them. This was a fun challenge and I hope to do it more often.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and P.S. Prima flowers can and will burn if you hold a rhinestone heat tool on them!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sending love your way

This stamp is from the Stampin Up set called "Ain't Love Grand" I had pretty much laid the card out when I realized that the blue paper on the bottom was taking up too much attention and needed to be broken up. My first thought was to put a strip of red paper across the middle. Then I remembered I had this ribbon. I really feel like it fits in perfectly. I used some Sakura gel pens to color in the balloon. If you have those pens then you will know what I mean when I say this card sparkles. I also used the red metallic pen on the hearts so they could be sparkly too. This is just a basic A2 size card I folded it so that it opens to the side and is long instead of tall. It needed the room. When I tilted the balloon section I thought it gave it a really good effect. As was mentioned on facebook it looks like it's in the wind. The stamp itself has a nice lean but I think it looked better with the paper tilted. I handed the card to Mike and he decided I must be tired since I put that piece on there crooked. LOL.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Love You

This card might get remade. I really like it but, I've seen other embossing and it's much smoother than mine. I wanted that look, I'm just learning this stamping hobby and I think if I try again I can make it better.
The background is just a Love You stamp with some copper embossing powder.
The heart is a metal piece I found from Making Memories. I got it from Michael's. The paper at the bottom was cut from a sheet from Garden Party.
I'm part of a great Facebook page. Scrapbooking, Stamps, and Crafts RAK
It can be found here:!/groups/361947063817188/
On this group we host lots of RAK and discuss our hobby. I was interested in trying out this Baker's Twine before I made another investment and I was gifted some in every color. Soon I will post a RAK so that I can pay the generosity forward. It's worth checking out if you have things you just want to part with that others would love to try.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Because

I love to hate this card. It was a huge pain. Only because I had picked out this little bird and flourish to go on it. They were both glittered and I hate it. I also struggled to get the stamp the way I wanted it to look. I stamped it over and over again. Ahhh!!! We've all had those days right. Those are the ones where you can either just enjoy touching ALL of your stuff and scrapping things that don't workout. Finally, I can say I am pleased with it the way it is. The flower is a chip board piece that came in a pack I got for .97 cents from Walmart. The ribbon is from Michael's. The patterned paper across the bottom is a stack from Me & My Big Ideas.
Thank you for looking!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

This card was made because a friend of mine had just bought the Martha Stewart punch around the page. We wanted to see how it would look. It was very pretty and I didn't want to just throw it away. I used some clip art on the butterfly and used my Zing! to cut it out. I used hotfix rhinestones on the butterfly as well. I stamped the red heart and the True Love from a stamp set I found at Walmart for $.20!!! Yes twenty cents! The white and red card stock is textured with lines. I really love this card. It would make a great valentines card. :-)
This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. It just had lots of layers and was blue and brown. I love that color combination. I stamped the butterfly from a stamp set I had found on clearance and the "Be Yourself" is from a Tim Holtz stamp I also found on clearance. I think I get lots of stuff on sale like that. I used large white eyelets and some blue ribbon. I really like this one. The butterfly and words are both on dimensionals.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Here is a cute card I just finished. I used some shimmering paper from Prima.
One thing I learned was to use a dye based ink because pigment just won't dry. My heat gun even couldn't get it.
The card is all white. I surprised myself with the bow. I wish I had made it longer but I was just fine with it because I was not going to re-do it. The stamp is from hero arts and the butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch. I made the antenna out of 24 gage wire I got in the jewelry section at Michael's. I used the Swiss dots embossing folder. The inside is blank. No machine was used for this card. Hope you like it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Love Bug - Card

Just finished this cute love bug card. I used a set of fiskars stamps and enlarged them to suit my needs. Colored them with copics. The bug is matted on white, red, and black. The ribbon is from Michael's and so is the pattern paper. I doodled with a white gel pen. I think it turned out cute. I like all the colors. It's almost 70's ish. I'll post a pic of the inside as well. It says "Caught the Love Bug" I added a light pink background. Not sure if you can tell in the pic.

Bundle Up - Card

I made this card early this morning. I used a fiskars stamp set. I scanned it in and added a shadow layer. I first dry embossed the background paper with the snow flakes. The paper is whitewash coridnations paper so once embossed I sanded it a little so the core would show through. I then added some ink and covered it in clear embossing powder. Once heated it gave it a very cool wet look. The twine I found at walmart for $1 and the metal snowflake is a big brad. I used a clear star pen to make the scarf sparkle a little.

Beary Warm Wishes - Card

I can't really take much credit for this card.
I saw this stamp set and card here:
I stamped the image and then scanned it so that I could resize it as needed. I also used a different font in MTC called "Don" I get all of my fonts free from the fontpacks yahoo group and it can be found here:
My card is a bit different than the one on the site.
I used the threading water punch twice and the ribbon is from Michaels, I used liquid pearls but I'm not excited over the effect. I think I still need to learn those. :-)
The paper card base is Recollections Cardstock and the pattern paper is from the DCWV "Old World Stack". The Snowflakes are from Michael's.