Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shelby's 18th Birthday card

I can't believe my little baby daughter is an 18 year old young lady today.

Paper from My Mind's Eye stack "Just Dreamy".  Happy Birthday is from Elegant Cakes cartridge.  The punch is a Martha Stewart punch.  Inside label is cut from Forever Young in 1/4 inch increments.  The stamp is from Cloud 9 Designs in a set called Simple Thoughts - Girl. 

Thanks for coming by,

Monday, November 22, 2010


Another little "gobbler" to go in the mail today for Thanksgiving.  I highly recommend Create A Critter with all the cute critters!  The reindeer card and this little turkey are both from that cartridge and there are plenty more where they came from! Added a stickle bow tie and hat band.  A few i-rock studs for buttons and a brad flower and he is dressed for Thanksgiving dinner (or maybe not).

Leaving tomorrow to go to Ohio for Thanksgiving.  Don't know how I am going to make it without crafting all week. :(```.

See you later.  Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving card

I was under the weather today.  But crafting can be very therapeutic.  I made this card today with the Thanksgiving seasonal cart. I cut the card at 4 1/4 inches and it is almost 7 inches long.  The wording is a challenge to cut. I actually tried to cut the Happy Thanksgiving several times but couldn't get the settings right for the paper I was using.  So I ended up cutting the Count Your Blessings at 2 inches. I also cut the leaves and swirl at 2 inches and  I cut them twice and layered them to add thickness.  I inked up the leaves and added three studs with my I-rock.  On the inside I used a My Pink Stamper Stamp (http://www.mypinkstamper.com/) from the Everyday Life set stamped on a piece of chipboard  I punched with an EK Success punch.  The patterned paper is from a stack by "me & my Big ideas" that I got on sale at Michaels.

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Christmas Card Club

Our little group got together on Wednesday.  We ate good food.  Enjoyed good company.  And made Christmas cards and a few crafts.  We each designed 2 cards and brought enough supplies for each one of us to make 5 of each one. 

These were Jessica's cards.  One was a stand-up card and the other a gate fold card which had pretty candy caned striped paper on the inside.

These were Jill's 2 cards.  She sent them from El Paso and joined us via Skype.  She was in the process of
moving and had to hand cut the tree and snowman. 

These were Betty's designs.  The snowman is covered in glitter made from glass particles.  I forgot what she said it was called. 

These were my two designs.  I posted the reindeer earlier. 

We had a great time and ended up with around 40 cards each.  I am lucky to have such a great group of crafting buddies.

Thanks for coming by,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Embossed ornaments

I decided to take a chance and heat emboss glass ornaments.  Guess what! It worked!  No broken bulbs so far.
I cut the templates out of vinyl (on my cricut) using the Songbird cartridge.  Placed them on the clear bulb and went over it with my Versamark pad.  Sprinkled on embossing powder. Took the vinyl off.  Then turned on the heat gun.I did not keep the heat gun on the bulb for long periods.  I would do 6 to 10 seconds and then let the bulb cool for 15 or so seconds then hit it with another blast of heat.  None of the bulbs cracked or broke.  I did take the top hanger off and the glass did get pretty hot but no problems.  I gave the bulb a couple of minutes to cool and the embossing to set up.
Then I poured my Pledge "floor finish with future shine" in the bulb, swished it around and poured out the excess.  I put a generous amount of Martha Stewart tinsel glitter in and swished it around.
I am pretty pleased with the outcome.
I bet you can't guess who these are for!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A couple of tags

Sorry that I haven't posted for a while.  Our stamping club meets next Wednesday and one of our members moved away but she is still going to be there with us via Skype so I had to get all of her kits and projects ready to mail and while I was doing one, I did them all.

Here are a few tags I threw together to include in her package.  These were very quick and easy with the Very Merry Tags  Seasonal cartridge from last year.  It was fun making them.

I am getting excited about all the projects that I have planned.  They are coming together and I will be sharing them with you later.

Thanks for coming by,


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ken's birthday card

I made this card with my new Birthday Bash cartridge.  I had a hard time getting it to come out like I wanted, but Ken liked it, so that's all that matters. The cartridge has a lot of cute images and word art (such as the inside of the card). I used the cuttlebug on the blue background.  I liked this alligator because it reminds me of when I would read Dr. Suess' ABCs to the kids and "A" was Aunt Annie's Alligator. I've been struggling to get another Christmas card together for the card club.  I've got an idea going, but not a "fait accomplis" yet.