Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I was reading a blog that I follow today and got some inspiration that I wanted to share. I have a link below to Beatriz Jennings blog, and boy is she talented! Be sure to check out these amazing designs she creates: http://iralamija.blogspot.com/
Today Beatriz posted a link to a free vintage clip art site: http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/
so I checked it out. Lots of beautiful images you can download for free. I got a little carried away and turned seven images into cards tonight. No stamping , but lots of layering, glitter pen, ribbon, lace, and buttons. I have kept them sentiment free until I decide who I will send them to, and then add on the sentiment that fits the event.
Just wanted to say Thanks Beatriz! I really had fun creating these, and it got me to flex my scrapbooking muscles, sort of...
Be sure to check out Beatriz's blog, her Etsy store, and vintageholidaycrafts.com for a little new inspiration. Oh- somewhere on Beatriz's blog she had made a carousel out of paper that was beautiful, just like everything she makes, check it out!
Have a great week!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Today I was very fortunate I had saved up my coupons and rewards certificates and hit my two favorite stores, Michaels and AC Moore. I had been really wanting to purchase the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge, because I heard many good things about it. I was really lucky because it was on Sale at both shops $40 at Michaels and $42 at AC Moore. I picked one up, and started playing around with it, and much to my surprise, it has quite a bit packed into it for your $$.
Most cartidges have letters or icons to die cut, but Wild Card has Card bases, liners, icons, Full Alphabet, upper and lowercase, sentiments, numbers ,punctuation and frames which is a lot more that I remember from other cartridges I have gotten in the past.
I own the original Cricut machine, and I made a 5 1/2 "card today in 10 minutes!
Just thought I would share what a value this is, and encourage you to dive in as well.
Patterned Papers are by K & Co. -Wild Raspberry
Stamps are Stampin Up!- On your Birthday and Oval All
Punches- small Oval and Scalloped Oval by Stampin Up!
Ribbon Stampin Up! Rose Red Grograin 1/4 "
Pixie Pink Ink by Stampin Up!
YoYo Yellow Cardstock by Stampin Up!
Wishing you a creative week,
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Today I made a card I cased from Jackie Topa. If you visit her blog, you will find a great guide for cutting and scoring the side step card. Here is a link:
Today's video focused on the bunny made from Stampin Up punches. To create the bunny you will need:
White Card Stock, Black Cardstock, and a Designer Series paper of your choice for the egg
The following Stampin' Up Punches and I have indicated how many of each following the item:
Wide Oval: (3) from white (1) from DSP- 2 for feet, 1 for body, DSP for egg
Oval: (8)- 4 for ears, 2 for arms, 2 for legs/haunches-all from white
1 3/4 Circle- (1) from white for head
Triple heart (2) 1 medium heart for nose area. 1 tiny heart for nose, 1 tiny heart for teeth-all white
3/4 circle (2) for eyes-from white
1/4 circle (2) for eyes- from black
You will also need:
Regal Rose Marker
Black fine tip Marker
White Gel Pen
tweezers- to make it easier
Quickie glue Pen
I have found to punch everything first, and do a dry fitting of the bunny first helps, then adhere everything down. I don't show it in the video, but the white gel pen is for the eyes...
I kept running over time constraints so the video is trimmed, please forgive any talking that may have been edited!
I hope you enjoy- Thanks Jackie for a great inspiration!
I hope your Easter was wonderful!
I have been asked to come up with a scrapbooking class, so for my first attempt I thought I would offer a 12 x 12 album in a day. This class does require pre-registration and costs $30.00, which includes your Simply Scrappin Kit for the class. We will be making 20 ,12 x 12 pages during a 3 hour session on May 31, from 1 pm -4pm using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin Kit. Please bring your standard tool kit to class which should include adhesive.
If you would like to take the class, I will need paid registrations no later than Sunday May 17th. Please e-mail me at email@example.com if you are interested. Beginners are encouraged to participate, and accomodations will be made for tools for beginners.
I hope to see you in class!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
For this project you will need:
Flower Punch about 1 1/2 inches in size
Patterned Paper that is double sided- I used the Stampin' Up! Salebrations Designer Series Paper Pack
Ribbon- I used SU! Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and Very Vanilla 1/4 grosgrain ribbon
Vessel for your bouquet- I used a tin bucket
Leaves- Cut using my Cricut Dis Cutting machine- and Walk In the Garden Cartridge-Leaf #3
Butterflys were punched out using Martha Stewarts 2 Butterfly Punches.
Thank you Candy for helping me fluff up the flowers!
I hope you enjoy the simple technique, and make a bunch of these for your friends and family.
Wishing you a creative week!
Happy Birthday Mom!