Monday, August 31, 2009

Sweet As Pie Card

Nothing is better than eating a piece of freshly baked cherry pie... unless you are scrappin about one! Makes me want to bake one up right now! Enjoy!

Materials List

Bazzill Cardstock Red and White
Printed Paper Bo Bunny Shabby Princess Line
Judikins Diamond Glaze (applied to pie plate)
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Sentiment and Image stamps - Hero Arts
Prismacolor Premiere Markers (color pie image)
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Large Circles
Tonic Ticket Punch Edger

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Winter Wishes Card

Yes, I am pushing the seasons! We are having such lovely fall like weather in Kentucky that my thoughts have turned to winter...

Materials List

Bazzill Cardstock - red and white
Adornit Carolee's Creations - snowflake paper
Memento Dew Drops - Lady Bug
Stamps snowflake and sentiment - Unknown
Martha Stewart Edger Punch - Icicles
Martha Stewart Limited Edition 2008 Snowflake Punch
Stickles - Diamond
Cricut Cartridge - A Child's Year
Stamp N Stuff Embossing Powder - Winter Wonderland

1. Use Memento ink to randomly stamp snowflake images on red cardstock.
2. Cut various snowflake images from A Child's Year cartridge using patterned paper
(vary sizes)
3. Punch snowflake images from MS punch. Apply stickles.
4. Ink edges of snowflakes from Cricut cuts.
5. Cut white strip of cardstock and edge with icicle punch. Apply to card.
6. Adhere patterned paper snowflakes to white cardstock with pop dots. Add
smaller punched snowflakes to top.
7. Emboss sentiment on card. Decorate icicles with stickles and let dry!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Seize the Cupcake!

Words to live by... Who needs vegetables? Hope this brings a smile to a little girl's face on her birthday!

Materials list -

Bazzill Cardstock - White and Pink
Ribbon - Unknown
Stamps - Hero Arts
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Sargent Arts Watercolor Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen - cupcake liner
Judi Kins Diamond Glaze - Cherry
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sea Salt Technique

Today's post is a little something different. I recently saw a piece in a magazine about creating your own paper designs with salt. I decided to try this technique with a Halloween card. The photo does not show it off. The yellow color is a lovely mottled look. I tried it with black and that REALLY popped! Here is how you do it!

1. Saturate a piece of glossy card stock with ink (for this I used Memento Dew Drops in Canteloupe

2. Spritz the paper with a couple of light mists of water. I used a Mini Mister by Ranger Inks

3. Lightly cover paper with coarse sea salt (I used Morton's)

4. Let paper dry overnight.

5. Brush salt (now colored) off paper and design away! Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Halloween Treat Bag

I am all about simple... After working 9 hour days and commuting 2 1/2 hours I NEED simple projects! This one fits the bill. The image is from the Studio G collection. I bought these stamps in a set for $1. Can't beat that! The package is the purse from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More set at 5 inches. The embellishment is from the Accent Essentials cartridge at 3 inches.... stamp, cut, glue and go! I added a cute piece of ribbon for the handle! Voila! Simple and quick... If only laundry would go so quickly!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cricut Expression 101 Class

I will be teaching a Cricut Expression 101 class at my LSS The Scrapyard in Maysville, Kentucky. If you are in the area and would like to join let Diane know. The class will meet Saturday August 29 at 1PM. Please visit Diane's blog for details about her awesome new store! It's where I do all my shopping!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Prim and Proper

I love the prim look as many people do. I have a coverlet on my dining room table that I simply love. It is black and gold. On a whim, I decided to replicate the look for a card. Hope you enjoy!

Black and Ivory Cardstock
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Limited Edition Punch 08
Octagon - Cricut George cart
Dots - hole punch
Medallions - Cricut Accent Essentials
Black Pen
Sheep Stamp
Primitive Blessings sentiment Microsoft Word

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Fall Y'all!

I am trying to go outside my comfort zone... mixing different elements and patterned paper! Sometimes we have to force ourselves outside the box!

Patterned Paper - Scenic Route
Cardstock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Microsoft Andy font
Owl Stamp - Hero Arts
Birdhouse - Stretch your Imagination
Mailbox - Jubilee
Pumpkins - Pooh and Friends (pumpkin shadow - chipboard painted)

New Kitty Card

A pet is a huge responsibility! A young friend of mine recently received her first kitten. I created this card to celebrate such a momentous moment... Kaycee is growing up so fast!

Bazzill Dot Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Die Cut - A Child's Year - Provocraft
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Unknown
Inking - Cat's Eye chalk - Chestnut

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Friendship Card - St. Bernard Theme

I love my Saints! And I love my friends. It stands to reason the two would come together in some form of card! I recently purchased some stamps from Eat Cake Graphics and was dying to try them out. I used Premier Markers to color the image, Nestabilities to emboss and cut the image. My trusty Cricut provided the dog bone (Mickey and Friends). I couldn't resist using the new Martha Stewart drippy goo punch to give it that Beethoven feel... My Saints are offended by this analogy... Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Blog Award

I have received my first "blog award!" Thanks to Nita at nitasjoy.blogspot for this award. Please take time to visit her site and check out some cool creations. The rule of this award is to post 15 new blogs you have discovered and pass the award on. Watch my blog in the coming week for my selections! Thanks again Nita!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Witchy Moon Halloween Card

This card is a hodgepodge of items.

Moon and Witch's Sign - Cricut George - Cuttlebug Folder Swirls
Witch - Cricut A Child's Year
Haunted House and Tree - Cricut Paper Dolls
Fence and Pumpkins - Martha Stewart Paper Edgers

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Caramel Apple Invite

I am noticing a trend in my posts... food! In the last few days I have created pumpkins, popsicles and even cupcakes. However, nothing can compare to this food creation... a caramel apple. The one food item that screams fall! I love caramel apples! Sometimes we visit a local apple grove and pick up a back of fresh apples and cider. If I am really good I treat myself to a caramel apple. Well, maybe I don't have to be good to treat myself... LOL We are planning a small family gathering at our farm this year and I wanted to create an invitation that embraces the season. Take time to enjoy your family this fall and seize the day!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Autumn Card

It is August 2nd in Kentucky... time when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk, right? Wrong! July was the 2nd coolest on record. We have had only 2 days this year that we reached 90 degrees. This week we expect another round of cool temperatures. My body and my St. Bernards are completely puzzled by this weather... loving it, but puzzled nonetheless! So to celebrate the premature fall-like weather, I created an autumn card. I really wanted to use my Cuttlebug Pumpkins embossing folder and needed an excuse to do it... LOL. I colored the image with Prisma markers. I always loved to color as a child. Some things never change, right? Hope you are making the best of your weather!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Summer Time Card

I love popsicles! There I said it. I am probably way too old to admit such affection for a childhood treat. But maybe this is the first step to my recovery. LOL And as bizarre as it sounds, I really like the blue popsicles... you know, the ones that have every artificial preservative and coloring known to man! I have had this paper from Bo Bunny forever. I intended to create an Easter layout with it. But life got in the way, so instead I am mixing up the traditional colors of summer by using pastels. I used the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder along with Stampin Up ribbon. The sentiment is highlighted with a glitter pen and Robin's Nest Dew Drops. Thanks for looking and take time to enjoy your childhood pleasure!

Surprise!!! It's Best Bunny!

There is something about Granny Apple Green that just brings a smile to my face!  When the first signs of Spring appear you are sure to see...