Saturday, February 27, 2010

Easter Banner!

Here is a banner I have been working on this week. I used three cartridges, Easter 2010, George & Accent Essentials. I started with the "Happy Easter" using Bazzill Bling card stock. The sweet little lamb even has blushing cheeks. I used various pieces of printed card stock that I had in my vast stash. To give the animals dimension I used 1/8 inch foam adhesive squares. Using my sewing machine I stitched the pattern paper to the base card stock. I set pink eyelets to string the pink tulle through. I sometimes think my paper creations display the forever child that I am. :)

Personalizing our laptops!

I haven't cut much from Vinyl but when my daughter bought her new laptop Thursday I decided to decorate it for her. She is 21 but just like her mom, she loves fun stuff like Hello Kitty. I used the silhouette image to make the cuts simple. The font is also from Hello Kitty. "Blackrose" is her screen name (it's a Goth thing...) After how happy we were with hers I decided I needed to personalize my own. Not much thought needed to plan it because I had to have butterflies! From my Gypsy I found various butterflies in my cartridge library. Sam saw me putting the pearls and rhinestones on and suggested they might fall off since this is my travel laptop. I must have my bling so if they come off I will just put more on....As for "Fun Sized", it is a little term Sam uses to describe me being so short. I used Storybook cartridge for the font. Now that I have the settings figured out for cutting vinyl, I have quite a few projects spinning around in my head. Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Candy Treats

Just little Valentine Treats for some of the people I love. I got the idea from Splitcoaststampers. I am sure some of my friends think I have way to much time on my hands! It is a match book style valentine. These were silly expensive to mail but I really don't care....sometimes you just have to toss all caution in the wind right?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Card Challenge for Scrap-mart

The picture of the desk, old typewriter, hat box etc. was the inspiration given for this card contest. The prize for the best card chosen is a signed Tim Holtz, "on the edge" die just released at CHA. Then if I understood right, all other entries will be randomly drawn for a Nestabilities die (which I already own) but honestly I entered this more for the nudge to create something a bit different from my usual work. These typically are not colors I would be drawn to but I was really happy with the results. I have been downloading fonts lately and this is one I really like. It is called "outlaw". I used my copic markers to color the letters. I used a piece of patterned paper from Making Memories, "Passport". The flower was a single layer from a flower I took apart and then folded twice. I tied the bottom with a piece of black tulle (another one of my latest favorite items to use.) I found a nice little embellishment technique from the great folks at "Papertrey Inks". Use a strip of "scor-tape" or a double sided really sticky tape and adhere to your card stock. Remove the top layer of paper to expose the top side of the double sided tape. Sprinkle with your favorite glitter. I then used my finger to press the glitter into the tape. Shake off any excess glitter. This makes a really nice soft touch. I also placed a few dots of glue on the tips of the flower and sprinkled with glitter. (never can get enough glitter!) I used Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot to age the look of the card. I applied a touch of his distress stickles, although the picture doesn't pick up the bit of glimmer it added. So I hope you enjoy and if you are a card maker this inspires you also!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Just a quick little announcement to share with my pals. I entered a contest (random drawn) with Facebook challenge. It had instructions to find a Valentine quote on their blog and email it to Lana at Oh My Crafts. I just got an email saying I was one of three people chosen. It is for an idea book and some embellishments (which I am sure will be nice to get) but more than anything it was just a wonderful surprise to come home to today. My husband and I took my father to a doctor's appointment. Not the most fun thing to do but we made the most of it, as we always do. Thank you OH MY CRAFTS, I love your online store. This just made my day! :)