Saturday, February 26, 2011

Congrats card!

My niece got a apartment on her own for the first time.  She usually would share with another girl.  I wanted to send her a little congrats for getting out on her own.  I made the house on the card with Create a Critter cart, and the congrats I made with Stamping solution cart.  I use both those carts a lot.  There are so many good cuts on them.  I love using Stamping solution for little sayings like the congrats.  I was in a flower mood so I put a bunch of little prima flowers around.  Some of the flowers are still wet from the glue.  I added a couple cute butterflies I had left over from a card I posted on her a while back.  I like to keep extra die cuts that I have left over from making a card.  You never know when you could use them.  I also used pearl glimmer mist on the flowers.  I love that one because it leaves a nice amount of sparkle.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Your tweet! card

Made a couple cards today.  I have decided to try and make a extra card when I can so I have a few around when I need one.  So here I made 2 but made a slight change in color on one just to keep it interesting.  I got a 6 piece die set of Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles awhile back and decided to give them a try.  I do like them for making a quick circle but I still rely on using my cricut for most cuts.  I bought a pack of Ebony & Ivory Core'dination colorcore cardstock last weekend and wanted to try this paper out also.  So I embossed the paper with birds & swirls cuttlebug folder and then sanded it with a fine sand paper to bring out the white underneath.  I am really liking this paper.  I used some Jilliebean soup twine to wrap around the paper with a yellow button.  The bird stamp is a wooden block stamp from Michael's dollar bins.  The your tweet saying is from a studio G stamp another dollar stamp.  Not sure where I picked it up at.  Believe it or not I used some plain ole bic markers to color the bird.  I liked how bright these markers were.  I do have some copic markers but only 11 of them and not the colors I wanted to use.  Some day I will have more.  I just add to my little stash of copics one at a time.  Here and there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mini Pocket Page

Last week I seen this tutorial on youtube on making a mini pocket page.  Kathy from is the one who did the tutorial.  Here is the link to the tutorial on youtube  She does a lot of wonderful projects.  This pocket page is so cute to give as a gift or to put pictures of loved ones in it to carry in your purse.  Also makes a great add on to a mini album.  Best thing about it is it can be done in a hour or so depending on how much you decide to embellish it.  Quick, fun, & easy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fresh Fruit Friends card

I edged this card in blue embossing powder.  I made the little blueberry girl from the fresh fruit friends cut file on  I cut it using Make the Cut. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Making flowers again

Yep I was at it again.  I had yesterday off so I started tinkering around and ended up making some flowers.  I cut pieces of my home town newspaper up and glued it to reg white card stock.  Then using the Tim Holtz sizzix tattered florals die.  I ran the paper through the cuttlebug.  I don't know what I was thinking.  I just wanted some newpaper printed paper like.  I embossed the ends of the flowers in my black & gold embossing powder I had for years and forgot all about till  yesterday.  Back from my rubber stamping/card making days.  I curled some of the flowers petals.  It was more of a play time for me then anything.  I figure if I  practice enough some day I will make some really great flowers.  I did watch a live ustream last night on making flowers.  I learned some new things.  Here is a link to the site.  It is under the title FFFF for Feb First Fabulous Flowers
I am keeping hope alive that I will make some really beautiful flowers here in the future.  I know it is easy to just buy them but what fun is that?