Thursday, July 29, 2010


Are you sick of Christmas cards yet??  I just finished the last couple groups and wanted to share.
The Non- traditional color is purple but it didn't come out very well !! I printed the image from  an online vintage clip art page. I used nesties on the image and it's mat. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on the beige background paper and attached it to a purple mat.  Don't you just LOVE the puppy.

My last Vintage card is with an image of a pair of cardinals. I went around the edge with red marker, mounted the image on gold and then on green. I attached this to some vellum which I pierced  and also marked the edges with red. I do need to get some new piercing patterns as I like the look. The background mat is green with a matching print on top. I got this idea from my friend CraftyRCC. Thanks Rachel!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

cards, cards, cards!!!!

Here are a few more Christmas cards to share. I used George(circles) and Snow Friends(arms) on the  snowman. I torn the white and added stickles for some sparkle on the snow. I stickled his nose also!!! For the falling snow, I dabbed with a grey marker. I almost added a scarf (yarn) but decided to wait and see what color card I will put this on and then match the scarf color. I think red will be perfect!!!
The angel just happened. I was looking thru my cars and found this frame and welded the angel inside. It cut very nice from Crayola sparkle paper. I guess the sentiment will have to go inside as I love it the way it is.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July

I don't know about any of you but it has been HOT here on the east coast.
I joined a card front swap and it is Christmas themed. Although I have made 3 sets of cards so far, it certainly hasn't cooled me off!!!!!

The Tree card was stamped and embossed in gold. I used a SU stamp set called Lovely as a Tree.
The other 2 cards are Vintage Christmas. I used images from the internet and inked them up. I used some Jute Ribbon and a snowflake brad on the Santa card.
If anyone wants particulars, just let me know. I have started keeping all my card ideas along with paper sizes, etc.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

These 2 layouts were for this week's LID Challeng on the MB. I really like how the Beach Bum one came out. I knew what I wanted to do but needed the perfect picture. This is my DH swimming at Orient Beach when we vacationed in St Martin.

I took the picture of this owl right in my back yard. I spent an hour or more following him around until he finally landed on a branch that was in the sun.

I used the Pooh Font Cartridge for the "Whoo Me?" and popped up the letters for some dimension. I inked a little around the green edge, used fall colors and added some string and a button to try and keep it all natural.

On the beach layout, I tore some Coordinations paper and used it across the middle and for the title. I used glittered chipboard letters and cut the beach chair from Life's A Beach Cartridge. I also added a partically hidden journaling tag.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still Learning this Blog stuff!!!!!

Well, I figured out how to post my awards!!!

I also figured out how to add Pam's blinkie!!!!! Click on it and it will take you to TheBugBytes. Thanks Pam for the great Gypsy videos.

I have also added a couple others to my blog list. They include Cuttin-up and AboveRubiestudio.
A big thanks to Cammi(and Gwen)for all their copic help. Now if I can just do it half as well as they do, I'll be happy.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th Of July

Wishing everyone a "Happy 4th of July"

I have been looking thru my blog and have decided that from now on, I will add the particulars for the projects that I have posted. If anyone wants to scraplift, they will know what cartridges I used, sizes etc. I don't always know what name brand of cardstock I may be using as some of it is from my scrap file. If I know what papers I used, I will certainly let you know.
The Owl card is a regular A2 size.
The Owl is cut from the Disney Happily Ever After Cartridge. The tree branch is from Camp Out. They were cut at either or 2.5 or 3 inches. I used the regular & shadow cuts for both. The dark brown for the card, owl shadow and the saying mat was just cardstock I had. The branch shadow waas in a light brown. The card front, owl and saying papers were from Song Bird DCWV paper stack. I used my ticket corner punch on the corners of the saying. I used an Inkadinkadoo(sp) stamp. .

The Fall card is made with 2 different shades of orange cardstock and the patterned paper was bought at ACM last fall. I don't know the name of it, sorry.
I made an A2 size card using dark orange. I cut a lighter orange piece 4 X 5.25 and cut the patterned paper 3.75 X 5. I then cut the patterned paper into 3 strips 1.25 X 5 and glued then onto the lighter orange card front. I used green ribbon to match the green in the pattern and folded it over the metal clips(I have no idea what you call these)and adhered the ends to the back of the light orange card front. (I just use scotch tape as it will never show anyway.) LOL I attached a metal label holder with a couple brads and adhered the front to the dark orange card.