Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thank You for Being You!

First and foremost- I promise to post more often! It's been a busy week. I just got back from visiting Tucson! It was so nice to get away, and escape the cold! Me and the boyfriend went to the zoo while down there, and I saw the zebras- for the first time ever! Well, maybe when I was really small, but I don't remember!! Which reminded me that I made this card a few weeks ago and NEVER posted it!! So here it is...
I made this at my grandmother's house a few weeks ago. She has thousands of paper crafting sentiments,paper, and tools! (She worked a craft store for a few years, so you can imagine!) I used  her stamp - and used silver embossing powder for it. I love my heat embosser! but I'm having some trouble getting all the powder off the extra areas, so in the close up you'll see some speckles! But I'm working on it :]
 I stamped the background and used the cuttlebug paisley for the purple paper. Of course this little cutie was cute from the create a critter. I SWEAR I make cards without this cartridge! I just seem to only post these ones! More variety to come- promise!
So I added a brad and tiny flowers for her hair, rather than cut the accessory flower she came with. I brushed on some white pearl chalk on the black layer to give her a bit of pizazze.
Happy Washinton's Birthday!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Camera Found :]

It was behind a pillow on the couch... don't ask. But I found it and have cards to share! My sister came over and after hours of playing with her 2 year old and 4 year old, we decided that their bed time meant our craft time! Now, she is NOT the crafting type, at all. She can't even make brownies from a box that great. But regardless, she tries! hah. So I was excited when she asked me specifically to help her make a card. And I went all out... embellishments of ribbon, heat embossing, stamps, cricuting, rub-on transfers, googlie eyes, cuttlebug and patience! Lots of patience. I love what she ended up with, so I had to share it.

The close up gives details on the rub-on transfer saying from TPC Studio Valentine's collection. It came with a sheet of velium rub-ons, and a set of stamps. She used the cuttlebug for the entire turtle, from Create a critter, (such a surprise for me, I know... not) and added the eyes. The heart paper (The Paper Studio) is self adhesive!! It's wonderful! And a touch of black ribbon. Not too bad for my beginner sis! I warned her about paper craftings addiction...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Appologies for a Hiatus

I know I'm new to this blogging world and all, but I promise I'll post more often! I have made 3 cards lately, but I lost my camera!! :( I've been wanting to post them all week! So today after work I'm going to search ceiling to floor for this darn camera!!!

Anyway, I have fallen in a love with a new embellishing tool- a heat gun/ embosser. I LOVE embossing powder. I've been trying out some stamp embossing, but I have a pen too. My grandmother got me hooked on this. I can't wait to show you some work.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week!! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow day number two!

I really REALLY hope the weather clears up. I can't take another day off. (I know, crazy, right?!) I'm just getting sooo bored here. I teach at a middle school, and I miss the excitement and obnoxiousness I guess. hah. Welp, today I made this little valentine's card. It was quick and simple. I used a stamp from some *unknown set* that I got on discount, and cut that out. The heart is from the Popourri cartridge. The heart was a little boring alone, and since I don't have stickles or embossing powder yet, I just took my white shimmer ink and grazed it across to give it color. And in honor of joining the blogging craft world, I'm entering this into my first challege, for 40:31 Creations, who has an awesome site :)

Happy snow day!

For my Army Man :]

 My lovely boyfriend is in the US Army. He's currently in his AIT in Arizona, far far away. But at least now we can talk for a bit every night, unlike the 8 weeks of basic. I sent him a few cards before these, but silly me didn't take pictures of them! But here's the two most recent. He loves penguins, and requested a penguin card. So I tried my first ever tri-fold. I'd say it was a success!

The second one I just mailed. The dog (and the penguin) were from my favorite cartridge [create-a-critter, obviously] Can you tell I don't have very many cartridges yet?! haha.  I used embroidery floss, and some more $0.50 stamps.
Inside the card I added this adorable quote from a set of clear stamps from Jo-Ann's. I do appologize, I have no idea what the set was called. I just kinda threw it out when I opened them. But they are quotes from children. There's a close up of this :]
Love this stamp!

A hint of cabin fever

Okay, so I've been doing some creeping on all these craft blogs and finally caved in to making my own. Remember, I've new to all of this, so bear (argh!) with me. I'll add a hodgpodge of my stuff, from sewing to baking to my new circut obsession of cards. Hope you enjoy :] Here are my first few cricut projects, and I honestly don't know the names of the papers or stamps so I appologize in advance. But I'll do my best to answer any questions :)

Here's some of my favorites so far:
I just loved this hedgehog and had to use him. I added the flowers and hot-glued a button in the center. A little stamping and ribbon to finish it up!

This one is for the same person as the hedgehog. One of my favorite friends in the whole world! She and her fiance just moved into their first house, so here's to that!

This Christmas card was one of my very first cricut cards. I used the Popurri cartridge for the sleigh, reindeer, wreath, AND peace. Talk about a great deal :]  I love making window cards like this!

Mmmkay, one of my all time favorites right here!! And I had just the friend in mind for this one : ) I was so ecstactic to get my Create-a-Critter cartridge, and more thrilled to have only paid $16.95 on the cricut.com website! This little guy includes the green paper with the glitter green dots printed on it. I made him a lilly-pad, added ribbon, and a simple stamp and pop-ups. Love!

This one was made on the same day as the frog and hedgehog. Can ya tell?! Again, addicted to my create-a-critter! And those cute darn flowers and buttons are my weakness. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the pink paper in the background to give it a little extra flair. The Hello is just accented with some button- stickers. $.50 for a 25 set pack on sale a Jo-Ann's. I'm a sucker for these $2.00 and under deals. Most of my stamps are bought that way :]

Lastly, this little guy (take a guess which cartridge!) was for my newphew's 4th birthday. Rawr!