Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Still playing with my new DSP from SU--Sweet Shop. It has a lot of fun patterns like ice cream, cupcakes, and cakes and pies, so I thought a "sweet" card was in order. The "u" and the "R" are from Opposites Attract, and "sweet" is from Create a Critter. The scalloped frame is from Elegant Edges. Colors are Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Whisper White. Brad is from the new Jelly Bean brads.

I'm pleased with the way this turned out. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sweet Valentine

I got my new SU goodies yesterday and made this card in about 30 minutes because I already knew what I wanted to do. This cute little girl is from Greeting Card Kids, a set I've been meaning to get for a long time and kept putting off. But when I saw the new Sweet Shop designer paper and Jelly Bean brads, I just knew she would look so cute with them! I paper pieced her dress, something my talented friend Angela does a lot. I colored the rest of her with ink pads and a blender pen (Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, and Blush Blossom) and I think she looks adorable!
The sentiment is from a hostess set from last year, Something to Celebrate. Scalloped layer is Lucky Limeade, base is Pool Party. Thanks for looking--have a wonderful day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

All You Need Is Love Part 2

Here is the flip side of my Valentine's table decor. I'm very proud of myself because I got everything right-side-up and in the appropriate order! Now some of you may be thinking, big deal! Well, for me it is LOL.

I used Sweethearts for the cupid and the lock and key. I used Indie Art for the lips and the font on Robotz for the "swak", which I welded together with my Gypsy. The little hearts on the pink panel are the cut-outs from the key. The pink panel is embossed--that's the way the paper came.

Again, bling from my stash.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by today!

All You Need Is Love

Last week in my SU stamp club we made cute little calendars out of chipboard coasters. And then I saw THIS cute little item on the Cricut forum. And since, several years ago when chipboard coasters were all the rage, I just had to have 100 of them, I thought I'd make a table top decor sort of thing for Valentine's Day. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the scalloped heart frame and Plantin Schoolbook for the letters and welded the font shadow layer and frame together on my Gypsy for the L and the V. I just used the shadow and font layers for the O and the E. I added red Stickles to the scallops and bling from my stash to the letters. Coasters are covered with last year's Valentine's paper from SU.

Here are close-ups.

I punched holes with my Crop-o-Dile and tied the coasters together with SU ribbon.

Believe it or not, this has a decorated back side too! But blogger will only let me upload 5 pix at a time, and I had six, so the other side is in the next post. TFL!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sealed with a Kiss

While working on a Valentine's Day project, I cut these items out too big so I decided to make a card out of them. SU's last year's valentine paper was my inspiration. I used my Gypsy to weld the shadow font from the Robotz cartridge and cut it out of SU's brushed silver (which I like much better than Basic Gray, the color this paper is supposed to coordinate with). I cut the regular font out of Real Red. The lips came from the Indie Art cartridge.
Card base is brushed silver, layer is Real Red. I plan to emboss "Happy Valentine's Day" in red on the inside. I thought this would be a good masculine card. I'll show you the original project tomorrow, if it turns out LOL!

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Party Like a Rock Star

Here I used some old Basic Grey, perfect for masculine cards, and embossed the guitar from Inkadinkado with a mixture of black and iridescent ice EP. It looks very cool IRL. The rhinestone brad is from SU.

Card base is River Rock and I computer-generated "party like a" and embossed the "rock star" from the same Inkadinkado set.

If I were a young male I think I'd like to get this card (esp. if it had money in it LOL)! Thanks for dropping by today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Sister

My customer needed a birthday card for her sister and wanted it to say "sister" on the front. I finally remembered this set, PTI's Women of Life, an oldie but a goodie I haven't used for a long time, but I plan on pulling it out a lot more from now on. Colors are Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, and Marina Mist (sentiment). This is very simple but pretty I think.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Another Cricut Little Boy Card

This one is for the brother of yesterday's card recipient who is turning 6. The robot is cut using the Robotz cartridge at 3". Patterned paper is old Scenic Route. All CS is SU: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Pumpkin Pie. Gear is Tim Holtz. On the inside I computer-generated "Happy Birthday, Human", which I stole from a discontinued SU set that I didn't get. Next time maybe I'll add a balloon or cupcake to his hand, but I think it's pretty cute as is.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cricut Card For a Little Boy

This is for a little boy who is turning 4, and what 4-year-old boy doesn't love dinosaurs, right? I used the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge and cut the dinosaur at 3" out of Old Olive and Night of Navy to match my (extremely old) SU paper. I embossed the olive layer, and popped him up with foam tape. The sentiment is printed out on the computer. All paper and accessories from SU.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spoil Yourself

Here is another Pink Cat Studio/Copic card. This is for a customer who has a shoppy/girly friend. I thought this image was perfect but after I had colored it with the ONLY two purple Copics I own, I realized I had no purples that matched very well. So I high-tailed it to my LSS, where I searched the aisles high and low for some "shoppy" paper. NO luck. I got the glitter paper and went up to the counter to pay. I was showing the worker the image and telling her what I'd wanted and she said "Oh, you mean like that?" Lo and behold, sitting right there by the cash register, was a sheet of the perfect paper that someone else had put up there! Luckily there was another sheet for me. I think this looks adorable! I used white Liquid Applique sprinkled with lavender glitter for her feather boa and a little rhinestone for her ring and Liquid Pearls for her necklace and earrings. The green in the paper matched Kiwi Kiss perfectly, so I made that the card base. My customer said, "It's like you know her" so I guess it was a hit. Since I bought a 12 x 12 sheet of this stuff I will be making more, but coloring the bird green instead of yellow.

What happy accidents have you had lately?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

This is a card I made for the winner of my "Year of Cards" scholarship auction offering. I made it as a winter birthday card. The image is Pink Cat Studios, colored with Copics. I got a bunch from my DH for Christmas and have been practicing with them. Need a lot more practice, but I like how she turned out! I used white Liquid Applique for the ear muffs, trim on her clothes and the bird's hat, and snow (I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snow). The tag is from PTI's first Christmas tag set (2008 I think?) with the coffee cup masked out. All other is SU, except for base (PTI) and main image (Gina K layering weight white). I put sent. from PTI's Birthday Basics on the inside.

Thanks for dropping by today! Have a good one!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A few more Christmas cards

Good morning! I made this card for a customer, and I just LOVE how it turned out! It was pretty simple too, except for the coloring. Looking at it now I wish I'd sponged the torn edge of the white with Bashful Blue. Something to remember for next time. Set is SU's Loads of Love. That little vertical line behind the truck is not a mistake--that's where the guy cut down the tree! I'm so dang smart I can't stand myself! I added a strip of black for the road.

This one is cuter IRL. I used PTI's Love Lives Here Holidays and For the Graduate (for the mat). Everything is PTI except the eyelets. Christmas tree is die cut and stamped in 3 pieces and popped up with foam tape.
Okay, that's it for Christmas cards for a while! Back tomorrow for something new (-ish!).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ooops, I Lied! Another Cricut Christmas Card

Sorry folks, but I wanted to show you how the card for our church's shut-ins turned out. I used Joys of the Season for the poinsettia. I cut out the base layer once (Old Olive) and the second layer twice, once out of Cherry Cobbler and once out of Real Red. I sponged the edges of the base and top layers and rotated the top layer and popped it up on foam tape for a mor full look. I added gold Stickles to the center. The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I made 20 of these and they were a lot of work! And they did turn out just gorgeous, so I'm glad I did it. I started out with a simple plan in mind but I kept thinking of things like the extra layer cut from a different color and sponged that would just add so much! Our church had also given each shut-in a poinsettia plant for Christmas, which I didn't know about when I made these cards. A happy accident!
This card measures 8.5 x 5.5 to accomodate lots of the congregation members' signatures. Base is PTI. Thanks for looking!

Some Cricut Christmas Cards

Hey, all! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! I made these cards before Christmas but haven't had time for blogging what with everything else going on. I made so many cards for other people this year I didn't get my own made--how's that for screwed up priorities? LOL! I made 20 cards for our shut-ins at church, 15 for our staff appreciation gifts, plus a bunch for paying customers (woo-hoo!). So one of my New Year's resolutions this year is to make 1 Christmas card a week this year so that I will have a large stash and I can be ahead of the game next year. I wrote it down and stuck it on the fridge, so we will see what happens!

This first card is made using the Winter Frolic cartridge. I think I cut this cute little mouse at 3". I embossed the body and the scarf and covered the bow with Stickles and stamped on the package. The tag and sent. are from PTI's Tiny Tags. Paper is SU, except for base (Gina K Heavy Base Weight cream). I used a little black rhinestone for the eye.

This one was basically a CASE of a card that was on the front of the Nov issue of PaperCrafts. I absolutely love this stamp by Flourishes--one of the best Santa's ever! I used the Elegant Edges cart to cut out the layers and stamped Santa in Cherry Cobbler. Papers are SU except for GK HBW cream for base again.

Here again I have used the Elegant Edges cart--I just love it! I embossed the frame. The stamp set is long retired by SU--Solemn Stillness, embossed in Silver. Colors are Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze. Base is PTI white.

Thanks for stopping by, even though I know everyone's probably sick of the holidays! One more Christmas card post tomorrow and then it's back to our regularly scheduled programming.