Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cupcake card

Wow, this Cricut Mag is so full of great ideas! I saw this card and couldn't help myself. The dimensional bottom was interesting. Never done something like that. I cut the card from Sweet Treats Cartridge. The bottom is just a straight strip that I punched a scalloped edge. This is going to be fun to give away!

Missing U.....

One of my favorite "basic" cards. I got this idea out of the new Card magazine. It was a pain to glue all those little letters down, will def do alpha stickers next time. But for now....I love it. And it was well worth it. This is getting donated to Operation Write Home.

Baby Boy

I just bought the new Cricut Magazine this week and OMG, I love it!!! So many great projects to do. My first out of the gate was this adorable baby card made from the Plantin Cartridge. Was so easy to make and I can't wait to give it to someone. This is the first time I made a "shaped" card. I never liked to because it was hard to figure out the folding. But this book showed me how to do a star and I can apply the same concept to other shapes. Oh, let the fun begin!
As I said, this card is made entirely from the Plantin Cartridge. I cut the star background at 5.5" and the argyle blue star at 5". Then the small green star was at 1.75". All three are the Roly Poly feature. The tag as well, which was cut at 1" tall. And "boy" was cut at 1.5". I inked all pieces with a light brown then adhered the button with red embroidery thread. I think this card took me about 8 min to make, and that was with all the cutting as well!

Copic Card....Princess

I'm loving my copic markers today. Colored this yesterday while I was at work and while I'm not a huge fan of this card, I adore this image. It's another free digi stamp from someone on photobucket. You can get it here. Again I will try to list the markers I used, but I completely forgot to write them down before putting them away yesterday.
Materials used:
Copics B02, B04, G85, G82, G24, V15, V17,
E00, E02, R04, YR14, Y15, Y17, Y19
White, Yellow, Purple Cardstock
Striped paper from Colorbook
Brown ribbon

Copic Card...Friends Like You

Here's my first project of the day. I decided to break out the copics and make a cute card. I would list all the markers that I used but I completely forgot to write them down before putting them away and I have no idea which one's I used. I'll list as many as I remember. I think this is the first time I used thread on a card. And def the first time I've done X stitching. I love it! Little bit of a time consumer but well worth it. Now I know why my best friend likes to do it all the time. The digi stamp is from in the freebie section. I just adore this stamp and there are many others to choose from. Check them out :)

Materials Used:
Copics B000, B00, BG13, BG15, YR12, YR14, YR18, Y15, Y19, E00, E02, E37, E33, G85, G24, BV09, BV17, R04, R11, R14, and Colorless Blender.
White, Brown, Yellow Cardstock
Stamp from Stampabilities
Red Embroidery Thread

My Favorite Places....Hop

Okay, since I didn't get any responses to my Impromptu Blog Hop.... I am taking it a different direction. I'm listing my Daily Top 10 Favorite Places to visit on the net for scrapbooking. These are great places to get inspiration, find a new challenge, and meet new scrappers. So, without further ado......

1. My Pink Stamper at
2. The Outlawz at
3. Everyday Cricut at
4. Courtney Lane at
5. Free Digital Stamps at
6. Nanne's Creations at
7. Cricut at
8. American Crafts at

And a few of my favorite sketch sites
1. Pencil Lines at
2. Pagemaps at

So hop along with me and post a comment here with your blog and favorite place to visit. I'd love to see what you make today :)

Impromptu Blog Hop

OMG, it's a saturday and I have NOTHING planned! And bygolly I want to scrapbook! So, I'm hosting an impromptu blog hop this morning. It's for one day only (unless you want to carry it until tomorrow, which is completely fine and completely up to you). I am not giving out blog candy or anything, and whether or not you want to will be up to you entirely. This is more about scrapbooking for me and inviting friends to join in....not about winning blog candy. If you are interested in playing, please be ready to post a project (can be ANYTHING) at 8 a.m. Central time, that's in less than an hour. Email me at with your email and your blog address so I can add you to the list. I'll post the list here at 8 a.m. so we can hop all day. Hope you'll join in :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Since joining the Craft it Forward crusade, I have taken on many "to do's". My project for Jan/Feb was to post to facebook that the first 5 people to reply would get something "handmade" from me. This is my first project. This is a family that I had the honor of photographing a few weeks ago. I thought an album of her freshly taken photographs would be a treasure. Something she can show off to all her family and friends. I can't wait to give it to her.