Sunday, October 30, 2011

Finally getting a break.

I've been really busy for the past few months so I haven't had that much time to blog, but i'm finally catching a little bit of a break. During my time away discovered alot of new (to me) products, and I participated in my first swap. I also found an Archivers about two hours away from where I live and I think that's my new favorite craft store, shopping there is a little more costly, but their selection is AMAZING! Today I have two cards to share with you.

Card size:5x6.5

I used the Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge for the leaves which are all cut at 2.5 inches.
The background paper came from the DCWV Mademoiselle stack.
I used the spellbinders nestabilities (labels nine) to mount the sentiment.

                                                                    Card size: 4x6
This card was really quick and easy. I used the nestabilities once again, and the pumpkin stamp is by craftsmart. The outermost nestability is actually up on pop dots.

Well that's all for today. Thanks for visiting and until next time happy crafting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mon Amour

Hey everybody! It seems like my summer vacation ended just as soon as it really started. Getting back into the swing of school has kept me away from my blog, I am still adjusting to my new schedule but I'm back now :) Today I have a layout  that I made using the sentimentals cartridge to share with you. I've had this cartridg for a while now, and I figured it was time to put it to good use.

I used a gold gel pen as well as glossy accents to embellish the phrase.
Most of the die cuts for this page came from sentimentals, but the flower was cut from cricut cake cartridge (Elegant Cakes). I cut the flowers at various sizes and then inked the edges with Tim Holtz victorian velvet distress ink. I also used the Musical Flourish Cuttlebug embossing folder and curled the edges of the flower upward.

Well that's all for now, until next time Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thanks a latte!

Hi everyone, today  I'm sharing  a thank you card I made with the "Love You a Latte" cricut cartridge. This cartridge was released last month . I was REALLY excited about this one since I drink a lot of coffee and the images on this cartridge are super cute. I was trying to wait for the new releases to come to Walmart, but I've heard many rumors that Walmart is no longer going to carry cricut products, so I ordered Love You a Latte offline
So here's my card..
 card: is 5''x6.5''
latte: 6''

The flowers (PAGODA CARTRIDGE) were cut a 1.5'' and 1''

The sentiment came from a coffee themed set by Fiskars.

That's all for today, until next time Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July.

After seeing everyone else's Christmas in July crafts I figured I had to make something of my own. About a week ago I ordered some holiday-.ish stamps from The Greeting Farm and I just recieved them. The set I ordered is called "I heart sweaters"

And here's my Christmas card...

The paper I used is specialty paper from K &Company, and the circle for this card was cut at 5''. Im still working on mastering copic markers, for now I'm using colored pencils to color in my stamps. The sentiment says "you warm my heart".

It's hard to tell, but I flocked her scarf and both of their mittens with Martha Stewart "ladybug" flocking powder. This set is one if my favorites from The Greeting Farm I think Ian and Anya look absolutely adorable and like they're ready for the holidays. (Just in case you're not familiar with The Greeting Farm stamps I did not give them names, they come with them :)

Well that's it for today, until next tim Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seamless Experience

 I've been absent for a little while due to computer trouble, but the good news is that I'm back! :) Last week I purchased the "seamless experience" stamp set by Tim Holtz, mainly because I absolutely love the dress form. I've spent weeks trying to refrain from buying it, just because I already have SO much stuff, but as you see Tim got the best of me... again.

So I made a card using all of the stamps in this set.

This card was super simple. To make sure the skirt would fit properly I stamped the image onto the cardstock and then on patterned paper and trimmed it just enough to make a mini skirt. Then I added some studs to what would be her waistline, and the corners of the card. And of course, I had to dirty the edges up with my Walnut Stain distress ink. :)

I think it came out fabulous, chances are you'll be seeing alot of this set in my projects.
Well that's it for today, until next time Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Never to old for a cupcake.

Happy Monday everyone! I've been posting a lot less than I did when I first started this blog, simply becasue I've been getting really busy. Today's post is going to be short, I have a birthday card to share with you. I found these really nice cupcake inkadinkado cling stamps, on sale for a little over $2.

I decided to try something different  and used a corner rounder only to round the opposite corners of the card. For some reason I relate the effect the corner rounder created and the icing on the cupcake in the middle, together I think it's a nice touch. It's a little hard to tell from the photo, but I added perfect pearls to the flower and  red Martha Stewart micro beads on the cherry on the cupcakes.

Inside the card says " Never to old for a cupcake".
Well that's all for today. Until next time, Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Greeting Farm

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great 4th of July! I recently discovered the Greeting Farm stamps and it's pretty safe to say that im addicted! ( My wishlist is growing out of control lol) Last month they opened the Farmers Market (where several discontinued items resurface for a VERY limited time) and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the "Me Time" stamp set for $12 before it was sold out.
I made a really simple easel card using this set.

I used the Martha Stewart Cherish punch all around the page. I just got this punch last week, I absolutely loved the way it looked, but since the dots are so tiny its a little tougher than it looks to line them up.  It took a few tries to get the punch to work properly. The flower was handmade and inked with black ink around the edges.

I also used white Liquid Pearls to accent some of the bubbles, and tiny buttons for the corners.

Well that's all for today. Here's the link for The Greeting Farm
Until next time Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 4th

Hi everyone! Last Saturday I attended my first crop party and had a great time. I intended to post pictures from that, but I've had a hard time trying to upload them because I used a different camera. Instead I have two of the pages I made while I was there to show you.

For this page I used the From my Kitchen cartridge. The grill is cut at 5" and the
"barbeque" is cut at 3". I used Martha Stewart's red tinsel glitter under the grill layer and across the letters. The smoke from the grill ,and the cooking utensils are stamps from Close to my Heart.

                              Of course I had to make a page for the fourth of July, so here it is ..

This page was pretty simple, I used the Stand and Salute cartridge, stickles for the firecrackers and the Martha Stewart scallop dot edge punch.

The link I've attached is a link to a 55% off A.C. Moore coupon, however, it's only good for today. (6/29/11) Enjoy!
                                        Well thats its for today, have a happy Fourth of July.
                                                      Until next time happy crafting :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Blog candy winner!

Hi everyone! As promised I did draw the winner for my blog candy today, a big thank you to everyone who participated :) . Yolie is the winner, congratulations! There will be more chances to win very soon.
Until next time, happy crafting.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A crop party..finally!

Hi everyone!  A week from now i'll be attending my first crop party and i'm sooo excited! I've been wanting to go to a crop party for a while now but there aren't really any in my area. Luckily I finally found one just an hour away. Anyway, today i'm sharing two projects.

I made this nautical page for pictures taken last weekend, seeing as I have alot of pictures from the beach (since I go about every week) and no beach themed pages. I used the Stand and Salute cartridge for the anchor, and embossed it with the swiss dots embossing folder. And the crabs were made with the Martha Stewart crab punch.

After getting the new Tim Holtz stamps I couldn't wait to use them and share.

All of the stamps I used came from the Curious Possibility set. I also used Tim Holtz distress ink, Peeled Paint for the stamps, and Walnut Stain to distress the edges. Walnut Stain is my absolute favorite ink! I do have some of the other color but I find myself using walnut stain in most of my cards and scrapbook pages.

Well thats all for today, I hope you enjoyed it!
If you haven't entered to win my blog candy there's still time.
Until next time, happy crafting.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Paper Lantern

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great week. I know I am, this week I've spent alot of time being glued to the Tim Holtz section of Michaels. His new collection is amazing!!! I did have some self control and I left Michaels with only one set of clear stamps (Curious Possibility) and the Kraft Resist stack.

I used the pagoda cartridge for the page I'm showing today, I cut all three of the lanterns on this cartridge at various sizes.( 5'', 5 3/4'', 6'')

While working on this page I realized that I have an undying love for round gems, I use them on almost everything. Well that's all for today, if you haven't entered to win my blog candy there's still time!
All you have to do is be a follower, mention my blog / blog candy in your blog,then leave me a comment or email me and you're entered to win! The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on 6/27/11. Good luck! Until next time happy crafting!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Handmade flowers

Hi everyone, today im going to share another page I made with the Pagoda cartridge. One thing I love about this cartridge is that some of the images are more realistic rather than "cartoonish". For this page I used the hummingbirds and flower 8.

Flower Recipe:
  • Shift Lock on,  Flower 8
  • Cut 2 times at 2”and, Cut 2 times at 1½”
  • Ink all sides of the petals
  •  Shape the flowers with the ends of the petals pointed downward
  •  The pieces are held together using a brad, however, you could glue them together and use a button or gems, etc.
I also have some blog candy!!!
I am giving away four wood mounted vintage looking circus stamps, and 2 inkpads.
All you have to do is be a follower, mention my blog / blog candy in your blog,then leave me a comment or email me and you're entered to win! The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on 6/27/11. Good luck! Until next time happy crafting.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Switching Gears

Hey everyone! I originally intended to post another project using the Pagoda cricut cartridge but after watching a great tutorial on how to make a card using a napkin over at Rambling of a Texas Craftroom (  I had to try it.  I found really cute nautical napkins at Michaels and decided to use those.

This was really easy to make make, I used the napkin of course, cling wrap, and cardstock.
The crabs were made with a Martha Stewart punch, and some wiggly eyes to make them look really cute. While at Michaels I also picked up some really nice clear stamps with all sorts of  things like furniture, silverware, clocks, etc. So I made a card using my new stamps. I have grown very fond of micro beads, so I used those for the seat cushions as well as some gems and it came out great.
Well thats it for today, until next time happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Grandma's Birthday Card.

Hi everyone, i'm still working with the Pagoda cricut cartridge, and today I'm going to share a card. My grandmother's birthday is this month so I decided to make her birthday card. I absolutely love the unique shapes on the Pagoda cartridge, it offers such a nice asian flare. I used "flower 9" ( page 58) which is cut at 5 1/2'', I also used the D'vine Swirl cuttlebug embossing folder for the background. To add a nice elegant touch I included some gems.

Making this card left me feeling a little accomplished (lol). That's all for today, I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Until next time Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thanks ever so much!

Hey everyone, I hope you had  fantastic weekend. I actually spent the weekend at the beach and had a really great time. As I stated in my last post I moved on to another cartridge  "Pagoda". I got this cartridge sometime last year at Michaels for $10 they were having a super sale and I certainly couldn't pass it up. So today i'm sharing a thank you card I made with the cartridge.
The card is 8''x4 1/4'' and the panda is cut a 3 1/2''. You cant tell from the photo, but I used pop dots under the panda to make him stand out. The ribbon was my inspiration for the color, it's part of a collection from Michaels called "Fit to be Tied". This sentiment is a wood mounted stamp I found for just $1 also at Michaels. I hope you enjoyed this card, thats all for now. Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Lime Tree..

Hi everyone, hope you all are doing well and having a great week! Today i'm sharing another layout I made with the Cherry Limeade cartridge, this is the last project before I move onto the another cartridge. I'm attempting to utilize the cartridges I have before I purchase anymore.
I think this page came out great, I had to use the lime tree, its one of my favorites from this cartridge. One of the biggest challenges for me was trying to figure out how to use all those shades of green. But of course with the right amount of Tim Holtz distress ink ( another one of my favorites lol ) I managed to get it done. :)

Typically i'm excited about adding a new page to my scrapbook, but i'm absolutely thrilled about this one!
Well that's all for now, the next cartridge i'll be working with is Pagoda. Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Birdie Birthday Card

Hello everyone, and happy hump day :) Today i'm going to share a birthday card I made, but before that I have to tell you that I found a really great deal at Michaels. Fiskars clear acrylic stamps for just $3!
This was on clearance along with many others, apparently michaels is getting rid of their fiskars stamps and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. So on to the bithday card...
Once again I used the Cherry Limeade cartridge for both the bird and the flower. Wiggly eyes are really starting to grow on me and I thought they eyes would make the bird look adorable. The blue dots are actually called "round gems" ( I call them bubbles :). Prior to yesterday I had never seen them before, but I got them and decided to try them out. They are clear and they aren't sticky on the back so you'd have to use glue to adhere them. I used regular school glue, and it came out perfect you can't even tell its there. Well that's all for today. I think im going to share one more layout using this catridge and then ill move on to a new cartridge. I hope everyone enjoyed the card, and until next time happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A simple layout

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. I actually spent the day with my family at the aquarium and had a great time, but after that I came home and made a really simple, quick, scrapbook page.

I used the cherry limeade cartridge for the flower, and thespot for my journal is actually a tag from the sentimentals cartridge ( page 42). I thought the Martha Stewart Scallop Dot edge punch looked great with the flower so thats what I used to make the border and it came out wonderful. In previous blog entries i've told you that sometimes I collect cartrides and other crafty things rather than using them. As of right now i'd like to really make the most of each cartridge. Most of the time I only use them if by chance some occassion arises, rather than utilizing them because I have them. So the plan is to take each cartridge and use it a few different ways before I move onto the next. So far, with cherry limeade i've made this page, and a popsicle card in my last blog. If you have this cartridge and you've made some really great things.. which im sure you have, feel free to email them to me :)
Until next time happy crafting!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cherry Limeade.

Hey everyone, so today I made a popsicle card using the cricut lite cartridge Cherry Limeade. Cherry Limeade is one of my favorite lite cartridges because it has a very versatile font and some really cute images that are great for summer. I added a red tint to the popsicle and used tim holtz walnut stain distress ink on the popsicle sticks.

I'll probably be using this cartridge a lot more often since its that time of year. I also used a simple phrase stamp I found at michaels for just $1.
Well thats all for today, until next time happy crafting, and have a fantastic Memorial Day. Feel free to leave comments :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thinking of you

Hi everyone, lately i've been having alot more time to work on my crafts so i've been able to post something everyday :) .Today I made a simple "thinking of you" card using  two martha stewart punches.

Its hard to admit but I think I might love Martha Stewart, or atleast her paper punches :) . Even though her products can sometimes be a little over priced some of her punches are absolutely beautiful. The two punches I used were the Classic Butterfly and the deep edge punch - Scroll Heart. Just this morning I ran across a rare 50% off coupon for Michaels and figured I just had to share!
However, this coupon is only good for today so act fast. Well that's it for now, until next time happy crafting!