Wednesday, December 16, 2009
So needless to say I have not had a lot of time to work on cards but I made time today. For this card I used Stampin Up's Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cs. I also used Rich Razzlebery to stamp the snowflakes. I love this color on a Christmas card! I used one of the new Cuttlebug Snowflake folders on glossy white card stock. I love the pretty effect of the glossy paper! I used SU rhinestone bling in the center of the snowflakes, and SU silver to emboss the Holiday sentiment. This card was not hard to make but I think it turned out so pretty!
Monday, December 7, 2009
This card was made with an Inkadinkado clear set that I LOVE. Yeah, I love all of my stamps but I reallllly love this one. I used my Cricut, and SCAL to cut out the Nestabilities shapes, and the DP is from the current SU catalog and it is called "Merry Moments". I keep forgetting I have it. lol The stitched ribbon is from the Offray ribbon out-let. You may not be able to tell from the picture but the little brown bird, and the pine branch were clear heat embossed using SU Old Olive craft ink, and Choco Chip craft ink.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Speaking of Thanksgiving we are in Oklahoma visiting my family for the Holiday, but I uploaded a few cards before we left so that I would have new cards to share! It is nice being home. I am writing this in the bedroom I grew up in! For today's card I used a Christmas set by Inkadinkado. The background is one of the new Holiday Collection Cuttlebug Folders. I LOVE these new folders. A few of the new folders come 5x7 so that you can cover an entire card front with no awkward gaps. Sweet! I colored the snowman with Bic Mark-its, and accented the card with holiday ribbon I picked up on clearance last year. I love the sweet simplicity of this card!
I hope that all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and Family, and for those of you not in the USA have a happy week to! Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Don't forget to enter for a chance to win a super blog candy prize celebrating my 200th post! I added several yards of some of the ribbon I found at Offray! You can read the original thread here: Blog Candy Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting my blog
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
.....to get crackin' on your Christmas cards! I absolutely love making cards this time of year and always build up my stash so that I have enough hand made cards to mail out to family and friends. If you have not seen it yet Stampin' Up! has a Holiday Set called "Delightful Decorations" that is a must have this year! It features 4 large solid impression Christmas ornaments that has a matching punch that you can use to easily punch them out. No cutting required. Neat huh? For my first card I used "Delightful Decorations", and used SU gold, and silver embossing powder for the shimmery look of the ornaments. I can't wait to try out my other colored embossing powders and tinsel using this set! On all three cards I used SU's beautiful specialty DP "Christmas Cocoa". My second card is very simple and very easy to mass produce. I used the "Cute and Curly" SU set with the matching punch. My third card features the Stampin' Up! "Textured Impressions" Folder Petals-a-Plenty. I am in love and I can't believe what a deep impression I get using this folder with my Cuttlebug. Another Holiday card making MUST have! If you have any questions about any of the supplies I used, or if you are interested in ordering any of the SU items I used today let me know! I am also taking orders for Christmas cards for those of you that don't have the time to make your own cards this year but love the look of hand made cards. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a Happy Friday!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I can't decide on what I want Cameron to be for Halloween, and given the fact that this may be the last year that "I" get to decide what he is going to be rather then who he wants to be I want it to be a good one! I love the "Future Golfer" costume! It doesn't have a huge head piece which I know would drive him nuts! Hopefully they will be in-stock in the next couple of weeks. Anyways, if you want to enter a giveaway to win the FREE costume of your choice visit this blog: http://makingmyamericandream.blogspot.com/2009/09/anytime-costumes-review-giveaway.html Have a happy Sunday!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
"Season of Friendship". I stamped the tree trunk in Choco Chip ink, and then stamped the leaves in 3 colors, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, and More Mustard. I then stamped the leaves again on a separate piece of scrap paper and cut them out to give my tree a nice 3-d effect. I wanted to use a variety of coordinating designer paper colors and I am happy that it turned out the way I was envisioning it. The DP is from SU also. Finally I used my Mat Pack to paper pierce the border around the sentiment, and I used dew drops in the other 3 corners. The scallop circle was made with my Cricut. I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful start of Fall weekend!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Now onto the card I made today! This card features a beautiful die-cut dragonfly that is sparkly but the camera didn't pick up the shimmer. I used my SU scallop punch on the edges, and the sentiment is the new SU Modern Label punch. My poor word window punch is going to be taking a back seat to the Modern Label Punch! I love the extra little sumthin' that it adds to the sentiment. I accented it with MM brads. I used Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, and Pink Pirouette card stock. The embossed image is a Cuttlebug folder, and the stitching was done with my Janome Sew Mini. For some reason I have run out of "thank-you" cards so you may be seeing a lot of them in the next few weeks. I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful Monday!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
For this card I used the clear set by Stampendous called "Flutterfly Friends". This set is adorable! I used my Bics to color the butterfly, and the DP is from an old DCWV stack I have had for a few years. For the flower, and the flower center I used my Cricut! I love being able to incorporate both stamping, and die-cuts on my cards. The sentiments are from the SU set "On a Pedestal". This was a fun card to make!
This card features the SU set " On a Pedestal". This is one of my favorite sets out of the new catalog! Again I used DCWV paper (my favorite DP in case you haven't noticed) There layers were made using my SU Top Note Die, and my Cricut. I paper pieced the cake, yeah, it was a lot of cutting but I love how it turned out!
This card was made using the SU set "Manhattan Flower", and the matching Texture Plate. I stamped the main flower in Staz-On and used my Aqua Painters to color it in. I love the soft look of water-coloring. The paper is the new SU In-Color "Bermuda Bay", and SU Kraft. I accented the card with SU Linen Thread, and little rhinestones.
I hope all of you are having a great weekend! Today we drove out to our favorite Apple orchard and Bakery and I had a fresh apple turnover. Yum!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Yup, a Cricut Expression!! I was jumping for joy (inside of course), and took a gamble since I bought it used, but we got it home, plugged it in, and I have been cutting out flowers and letters every since. LOL. Now, what did I pay for it you ask, well, it was more then $10..lol No, I talked them down from $125, down to $90. What an awesome deal!!! I am planning on purchasing the SVG software so that I can cut out any shape, letter, and design possible so that I won't have to buy the expensive cartridges. So all in all I would say this past weekend was a BIG success! I will be selling most of the $10 lot on Ebay and using that to pay for my Cricut so I am very excited about that! Anyways, thank you for sharing in my joy! Have a great day and thank you for visiting my blog!