Sunday, January 30, 2011

Congrats card for my niece

My niece is going to have a baby so I made a congrats card for her.  I used the Cricut Sampler cart to make the stork.  I used green & yellow since we don't know whether it will be a boy or girl yet.  I used a shimmery white paper for the stork and a shimmery gold paper for the congrats.  I put tiny yellow glass beads for the band around the stork's hat.  I sprayed the flowers with marshmallow glimmer mist.  I love using glimmer mist every chance I get.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MPS Birthday Project

My Pink Stamper has a giveaway and all you need to do is make a birthday project.  Well I just made a b-day card using the Create a Critter cart. 

MPS Challenge "Super Yummy"

The challenge was to make something super yummy.  Well I wanted to make a popsicle.  I know it is cold outside but I love those all fruit popsicles.  To me they are super yummy.  I used doodlecharms cart for the popsicle.

Check out the cart giveaway at The Busy Bug.

THE BUSY BUG: Busy Bug Babble - "Cart A Week Giveaway"

Sunday, January 23, 2011

80's Anya cards

I made a couple cards today using The Greeting Farm 80's Anya rubber stamp.  Being a 80's girl myself I just had to make a couple cards with this one.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trying something new

Well if you read my last post I had some time on my hands today.  I decided to make a card and try stitching.  Well as I was looking through my papers I decided it is time to use a piece I really like.  You know the ones you buy and never want to cut up.  I really liked this owl paper and decided time to use it.  Make room for new paper.  I pulled out my sewing maching and blew the dust off of it.  I did a stitch around the page.  I found out hey I can do this and I like it.  I used Stamping solution cart for the owl & hello.

Some crafting time due to school closing.

They closed school today because of the icy roads.  Well I work at the school so when they close school for bad weather not only are my kids happy but it is a day off for me as well.  Yes we will have to make it up but we try not to think of that and just enjoy the day off.

Yesterday I got my order from 2 peas in a bucket.  In that order was a bottle of Coffee Shop & Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, and some Prima bling.  The Prima bling was on sale I couldn't resist.  Anywho I decided to spray one of my white prima flowers with the coffee shop glimmer mist.  I just loved the look I got.  I sprayed a smaller white prima flower with the marshmallow mist and hooked them together with a brown jewel brad.  I had to do something with that flower so here it is.  Just a simple A2 card.  I used gypsy wanderings for the butterfly.  Hope you all get time to craft today too.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

8th Birthday layout

Ok let me start by first saying I don't do well with layouts.  I used to do them back in the 90's when all we had was some Mrs Grossman stickers and tiny paper punches.  I really didn't have much in supplies then.  I put all that away and just picked it back up not quite 2 years ago.  I have only done 6 layouts since then and this is the 6th one.  After being away from it for so long I could not believe the product that was out there for scrapbooking.  Now when I look at all the beautiful scrapbooking layouts I feel intimidated.  I have a long way to go before mine will look that good.  It is a slow process for me because I like making cards more.  I used to make cards back in the 90's also but had a lot more supplies for that.  This is just a simple layout.  I used the tear bear I made earlier and I used sweet treats cart to make the party hat for him and the number 8.  I am always open for advice to improve.  Comments are welcome.

I am so far behind in scraping my kids that I decided to work on their birthdays first and then go from there.

A surprise in the mail today.

When I got my mail out of the box today I had a bubble envelope addressed to me.  I opened it up and this is what was inside.  A very very cute card from my friend.  What a sweetie!  She did a great job on this one.  Thanks Millie you put a smile on my face today.

Little tin mailboxes

Last year I got my friend who lives close to a Target to pick me up a couple of those cute little tin mailboxes.  Well I ended up not doing anything with them.  This year I decided to make sure to do something with them.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A few cards for soldiers

I volunteered for the first time to make some general purpose cards for the soldiers to send home to thier family & friends.  It is a great way to use up your scraps and help out.  Here are a few examples of the ones I made.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Making handmade paper flowers.

I am someone who likes to go looking at time to time at online scrapbook stores.  You never know when you can find a good deal or two.  So I am looking at all the beautiful Prima flowers wanting them all but for some reason I have not been able to pick the right lottery numbers to achieve this goal.  I thought maybe I can find some new flowers to make by watching videos on you tube.  Well I found one I wanted to try, and I am sorry I can't even remember the name because I looked at so many.  Here is my try at some handmade paper flowers.  For the colors I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads.  Green is peeled paint, Blue is broken china, and the bigger off white one I used antique linen, and the 2 smaller brownish ones I used vintage photo.

They were fairly easy to make.  I just took 8  2inch paper scalloped circles for the bigger flower.  I used the Ranger's blending tool and did each edge of the scalloped circle making sure to get it well covered.  Spray each circle with a squirt of water.  Crumple each circle up and then uncrumple it.  You take a paper piercer in the middle through all the circles and then insert a brad in that hole.  After that you crunch up each layer one at time.  Then open it up till you get the desired shape you want.  I also sprayed some tattered angels to give them a bit of glitter.  The little ones I used a Martha Stewart 1inch scalloped circle punch and only 6 of them not 8. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter Wishes

I made this card using the idea from the Cards magazine.  I really love this magazine.  Helps out when your having a creative block.   I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch & the Martha Stewart punch around the page snowflake punch for the border.  The beads in the center of the snowflake are a deep red but it is hard to tell with this picture.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Butterfly cards

I got the idea for these cards off of a magazine called Cards.  I received a free digital copy of the magazine yesterday.  I never seen this magazine before yesterday and I really like it.  It is packed full of cards.  If you happen to get the magazine I lifted my card from page 92.  I used Home Accents Cricut cart on blackout for the butterflies.  The second card I made was just a mini with some left over butterflies. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I was busy New Years Eve making another Valentine day card.  I used Cindy Loo cart for the back ground.  The stamped heart I got from Michael's dollar bin last year.  The one flower in the upper left corner with the pearl in the center was hand made.  I learned how to make it watching a video on Creations with Christina blog on flower tutorials.

Here is a link to her blog if you want to check it out