Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge

When I first saw the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge I knew I had to have it. I am cheap however and was waiting to find the best deal. Once I had it in had I feel in love with all the cute little things I can make for all the birthdays I'm asked to make cards for. This is another co-worker bday card and I went with the little bird. The card base is also from birthday bash but I changed it a little. The card base is cut from the card of the "Llama". I used a 12x12 and did fit to page. Once it cut and I folded it, I hated the score cuts so I desided to make a smaller card. I cut the top off where the score cuts are and then I folded it in half to make the card smaller. The rest is cut at 3 1/4 and fits the page perfect. Of course I added LOTS of bling! I wanted to show you the inside but I forgot to take a picture before everyone signed it, so sorry for the "signed" inside pic. Hope you like it! I LOVE this cart!

First Try at T-Shirts and Freezer Paper

I bought some T-shirts for my kids and decided to give it a go on Sunday night. Please remember these are first attempts and I didn't wait and let it dry for a while since my kids were getting impatient (so was Mommy)

The first one I did was the Laker shirt for my DD. I used Cricut Lite - Varsity Letter for the wording and George for the heart. All that is left to do is bling it out.

The second shirt I made for my DS. He wanted a dinosaur so we choose REX for the Cricut Toy Story 3 cartridge. Oh my what was I thinking! LOL It had so many little parts and was so not easy for my 2nd shirt but I made myself finish it. And although its not at all perfect, I think it came out pretty good. Plus it's just a play shirt anyway. So a word of advice, check all the layers before you start painting getting yourself WAY over your head :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Embossed Rose Card

I've really been trying to think outside my comfort zone and design cards that dont look like others I've done. I feel that sometimes you get used to a type of style and although you use different paper, ribbon and punches, the layout maybe the same. So I tried something new with this one. I embossed the Rose with a bronze embossing powder but I added a little green of the mineral powder to it then heat set it. The minerals left a shine to the paper when I shook it off the image. So I went back and rubbed it all over the card. Because it's a mineral, it would rub off so I used hairspray to "set" the shimmer. I then embossed an extra piece of paper and then punched out the corner pieces to match the rose. Also, because of the punched corners (ms punch) I wasn't able to adhere the corners to the matte so when I heat set the rose the corners rolled up but I REALLY like the way it turned out and it gave it good dimention and added to the effect. Hope you like it as much as I do!

R-Rated "Peek a Boo" Bikini Card :-)

So I made this card for again my hubby when someone had just started making them. I added my own little twist to it since it was for my hubby. Instead of glueing the bra down, I have it lift and reveal "girly parts" lol  My husband cracked up laughing. It was the best card ever for him and to this day remains in our room on the wall.

I didn't "SHOW" it in the picture so I do not offened anyone, but if you'd like to see how I have it, shoot me an email I'd be happy to send you the pic.

Anniversary Card

This card I made last year for my hubby. I used everyday paper dolls for the people and the clothes line. It's been a while so I'm nt sure if I used any other cart. The inside is meant to look like my bedroom, down to the green walls and yellow curtains. Hope you like it!

Valentine's Day Card - for DH

I went back and grabed some cards I haven't posted yet. This card I have for theis past Valentines day for my sweet hubby! I swear the magnolia stamps look just like we did when we met 15 years ago freshman year in HIGH SCHOOL!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Card - Haunted House

Here is another Halloween card I made at the expo. Again the Image is a sticker that I matted and cut out. Hope you like it :-)

Halloween Card- Frankenstein

Here are the cards I made at the Scrapbook Expo. As my Bday card post explains, I had planned to do other stuff but ended up Going shopping for the paper and stickers at the expo and making cards. The main image is a sticker I matted and then cut out by hand.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Card for my Grandma

So my friend and I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario on Oct 22nd. We took the day off and spent the WHOLE day and NIGHT shopping and being creative. I brought some scrapbooking to do but forgot my already started albums and I have to follow a theme so I ended up making cards. This card I made for my Grandma's 87th birthday. I bought the paper and the cupcake sticker from the expo. I'm really trying to go outside my box and use more then 2 patterns and types of paper on a card. I really liked the way these worked together. My only flaw on this card was that when I sprayed the glimmer mist we bought, it must of had a chunk stuck cause I ended up with blotches of gold glitter spray and of course its on the brown where you can see lol I do like the card a lot though.