My carts (38): A Child's Year; Accent Essentials; All Mixed Up; Alphalicious; Animal Kingdom; Base Camp; Christmas Cheer; Christmas Noel; Cursive 101; Designer's Calendar; Doodlecharms; Everyday Paper Dolls; From My Kitchen; George; Going Places; Graphically Speaking; Happily Ever After; Home Accents; Indie Art; Jasmine; Mickey and Friends; Opposites Attract; Paper Doll Dress Up; Paper Pups; Pooh and Friends; Robotz; Snow Friends; Sports Mania; Stamped; Stone Script; Storybook; Stretch Your Imagination; Tags, Bags, Boxes & More; Tear Drop; Tinker Bell & Friends; Walk in My Garden; Wedding; When It's Cold Outside.

Monday, June 21, 2010

New Cartridge Cuts

I had a wonderful weekend with just my sister and parents. Adults. Leslie and I may have done a little shopping so I had two new cartridges to play with--new to me anyway. Wild Card and Lite Lacy Labels. Mainly, I played with cuts just to see what I would get. But, I did use a couple of those for cards. Leslie offered a lot of (good) advice.

This card used Lacy Labels. There is not an actual instruction booklet with these carts and it took us just a minute to figure out the layering plan. Mainly it helped when I pushed the correct buttons on the Cricut. The background is embossed with my new Tim Holtz folder "Gridlock" from the Texture Fades, Dot-Matrix & Gridlock set. The embossing is a little more faded than it should have been as I was using my parents' marble rolling pin as the embossing tool. I'm looking forward to trying these folders out with the Cuttlebug. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment for both cards was cut from Wild Card.

Wild Card was used to create the argyle design on this card. Leslie suggested using good ole George for the diamond background under Happy Birthday and, although simple, I really like this card.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my Mother's birthday and I will see her this weekend. I really wanted to make her a card but didn't have a good idea. While blog hopping at Peggy Loves Vintage today's post included a free image. EXACTLY what I needed. Check out Peggy's blog ( ) and see that she has a web store and also an etsy store to purchase images at a very reasonable price. Wonderful vintage items.

I resized the picture to 4" x 5 1/4" so it would fit on the card with a little border. I had some teeny very light pink rick rack that I put over the rick rack edge on the image. Then I got to use some of those millions of flowers I have and added a few over the flower image, then put on little pearls for the centers. I am very happy with this card and hope Mom will be also.

Father's Day Card

This is a rather pitiful card. But, I wanted to try out my new cut and emboss Mickey golf set (a $2 purchase at Big Lots). Mickey doesn't come with the set, so I used my Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge and cut the first Mickey out at 5". He almost exactly matches the example on the Cuttlebug package for this set.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Christmas cards for Cards for Soldiers

I am a shipper for the Cards for Soldiers project on the Circut message board. One of the cardmakers sent me a few extra goodies that she had and in with them were some blank photo cards.

I had just purchased (that seems to be a theme with me lately: "just purchased") the Holiday Lineup stamp set from Stampin Up! and the stamps fit perfectly where the photo would go. However, it looked a little plain, so I decided to add a border. The frames are cut from Graphically Speaking with a little size adjustment on Design Studio. The border made all the difference in the look of the card.

The images were stamped on white cardstock and colored with prisma pencils using the gamsol technique. The reindeer's nose and elf's pom poms were colored with Sakura glaze pens. I am trying to use up a large container of scraps but only found a few pieces I could use for the frames. So, I went to my stash and found self adhesive mat stacks by DCWV fall cardstock. I was somehow able to cut the cardstock without cutting the non-sticky back, so the frame just peeled right off and easily went on the card. Whew--that was lucky.

May COM - Brick with Beads

I can't believe it's been a whole month since I've posted. Surely I've done something the past few weeks??

I was excited with this Card of the Month's theme. I had purchased the brick (red) flowers, with a little cluster of beads in the center, from Walmart's clearance area about a year ago. Of course, I had to purchase every package available and so had plenty of flowers for my cards.

I started with gray cardstock. The print paper is from the Basic Grey Ambrosia line. I love the orange, red, gray color combo. I had just purchased the ribbon from Stampin Up!: Whisper White Organza. I also just purchased the Seven Gypsies "Naked" stamp set from one of the deal-a-day web sites. My stamp was the border and Leslie had the saying to go between the lines, and the right color ink to use. I have to say that Leslie pretty much designed the card. So, simple, but I like it. Thanks a bunch Leslie.