Friday, August 26, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you the card I made for my mother for her 73th birthday. My mother is and always will be my best friend. She is a wonderful, caring, thoughtful, crafty, giving, beautiful, and God fearing woman. I remember when my brother and I were little we always said that she was our angel. Sniff Sniff, how cute is that... Anyway, this is my first "pop up" card and I love the way it turned out. I used different cuts from several cartridges, and of course, I forgot to write down all the details. Sorry...

I definitely need to use the Cricut to cut out the clouds next time, my free hand clouds just aren't up to par. lol  My mother loved the card and really thats all that matters, right? Below is a picture of the inside of the card. I really enjoyed making these flowers and I think they are sooo cute.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Patterned Paper with Shaving Cream and Ink????

Hi everyone! My last card I made was for Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop and Challenge. I recieved several comments about the paper I used for my cupcake "frosting".  I decided that one of the reasons I blog, is to gain knowledge and learn different techniques from other bloggers. Sooo, I would like to pass on to my bloggy friends how I made the "frosting" paper.
Ink (I used alcohol ink) I believe regular ink would work as well.
A spatula
Table knife or something to swirl ink with
Paper towels
A dish of some kind
White cardstock
Step 1: Shake shaving cream can and spray shaving cream in a back and forth motion into your dish. About 1/2" thick.
Step 2: Add drops of the ink around on top of the shaving cream. For this demonstration I used 3 colors of ink. But you can use 1 color or as many colors as you want. This is YOUR creation!
Step 3: Use a knife and make swirls in the shaving cream. (kinda like making a Marble Cake) YUM!
Step 4: Next, lay your cardstock on top of the shaving cream/ink mixture and pat down firmly, but not too hard. Make sure you get all the cardstock into the mess, whoops I mean mixture. lol
Step 5: Lift cardstock up and use your spatula to scrap off as much shaving cream as you can. This is the messy part.
Step 6: Use paper towel to wipe off and pat remainder of shaving cream off cardstock.
Presto Change O, your finished ONE OF A KIND paper!
Here is the finished project, plus two others I tried. The top paper is using just pink ink, the other one I made the shaving cream all pink by kinda stirring in the ink, then I went back and added a few drops of green ink, played around with making straight "marks" with my knife. I really liked the way this one turned out. Looks like leaves to me. Anyway, this is my 1st tutorial. Hope you enjoy and give this technique a try. Let me know if you do, I'd love to hear about your adventures! Dawn

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop and Challenge

Hi everyone! I made this card for the Cake and Cupcake Bloghop and Challenge over at Birthday Sundaes! What a fun hop, lots of blog candy to try to win. I made it just under the deadline too! Hope you enjoy. I'm so excited because back when I first started youtubing about card making I learned how to make the paper I used for the frosting. It's made using alcohol inks and shaving cream (messy, but worth it) Here are the treasures I used to make this A2 size card:

Birthday Bash Cartridge for the cupcake (cut at 4")
different paper from my scrap box
Divine Swirls embossing folder
Happy Birthday embossing folder
Wet embossing for the sentiment (purple, and I still need lots of practice)
Happy Birthday sentiment from ? (I think I bought it at Hobby Lobby)
Button from my grandmother's button box

Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday...
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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Friends Card

Hi everyone! I'm so excited about this card, its my first time at using Stickles...yeah I know, what took me so long? But I love them now that I've tried them. So I made this "friend" card for the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #71. Create a fun project for a friend. I'm going to try something alittle different and list the treasures used to make this card.

Cricut Lite Cartridge Bloom for the flower
Gold Stickles
Papers from K&Company, Watercolor Bouquet stack (bought it at Joan's)
Solid green paper from my stash (I believe I bought the stack at Walmart)
Recollections Border Punch (don't know the name)
Ribbon from my stash
Button from my grandmother's old button box
Gold embroidery thread for middle of the button
"Friends" stamp from Hampton Art footlongs (I bought it at Michael's)
Corner rounder punch

There I did it, hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful Friday!!!
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Turning 20!

Hi everyone! Was able to make a card today. Yepee!!!! This one is for our niece who's turning 20 this Friday. Wow, do you remember when you turned 20? Seems like such a long time ago...Anyway, I used the fingernail polish cut from the Forever Young Cartridge. I think it turned out so cute. I hope she likes it. Hope you all had a wonderful day. Until next time keep crafting!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Great New Blog!

Hi everyone,
Wanted to share with you a new blog called that is all the rave right now. Its going to be a crafy blog, with tips, ideas and great things about crafty stuff from cardmaking to sewing. Right now there are giving away a Cricut Expression! How exciting is that. I hope you all will visit them and check it out. Have a wonderful day.