Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Halloween Treats

I am still playing catch up, with adding my work to my BLOG!
I am always scared to put my work up, but I was told to be
So here are some Halloween treats I did for my twins' Kindergarten
classes last Halloween. This first Project, I can't find the Video Tutorial i used.
All they are, is circles, one pencil & one pixie stick in each.
Score and fold the edges over in the back, secure with just a touch of adhesive,
and tie a ribbon on. The original had Small scalloped circles with
stamped images, but My kids had TONS of Halloween foamy stickers..

Now, for my older son's 4th grade class, I made Kit Kat Holders.
The video I learned from can be found here:
Kerry's Paper Crafts
This project was fun to make.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friendly Card Making

I got a wonderful Friends Card Kit from Annie's Attic.
I learned how to use brads, and a glue pen with super fin glitter.
This was also my first try at randomly stamping the cardstock to make
it look like pretty designer paper..
I'm still not sold on using card kits, and following their instructions.

I did have fun making the tag to add to the front of the card.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sweet Treats Cake & Flower Card

I love Blog surfing, as well as surfing YouTube to find inspiration for my paper creations. In my travels on YouTube, I came across LiveLoveandSCRAP.... Well, let me tell you, she has some wonderful videos, and an awesome Blog too. Live Love and SCRAP! Pleas go check out her blog... I definitely see myself making SEVERAL variations of this card... all cuts are from Sweet Treats... the icing across the top of the cake layers was done by cutting the trim for the cake plate 3 times, and trimming it down to fit. This card was also my first try at using my white gel pens to accent my cuts, and using glossy accents t make the centers of the flowers "pop". I really tried to tie a gorgeous bow on the cake... yeah that just didn't work out this time. My white paper layer was done with some silver embossing powder and my white pigment ink. I just didn't have any pretty white designer paper.

Wild card Cartridge...

My birthday passed a week ago, and I was given Money..

Seems no one knows me well enough to know what to get me.

That or they just know me well enough to know I LOVE TO

SHOP for crafty goods..... hmmmm?

Well, the Hubby took me to Wal Mart to check out the new

Cricut Lite Carts.... I thought they were supposed to be like 30 bucks...

I got there and they were $40. But there was a whole mess of cartridges in the

Clarence section. I sorted and searched... mostly fonts.... i have SCAL and DS,

No real need for font carts. But in the bottom of the stack, I found Wild Card.

This has been at the top of my wish list for a LONG time. Of course it had NO PRICE
marked on it. I took it to the register, it was $23. HALF the price of the Lite


I Love the argyle card... but when i cut the pieces (5inches)

There was one piece I had NO CLUE where it went, so i used it to accent

the envelope. Not sure where it was supposed to go, but I like it... So many ideas...

And another.... I just ADORE Halloween! So of course I had to play with this card.

I believe this was cut at 4.5 inches... could have gone bigger if i had 12X12 black paper to
cut a larger envelope. Just remember with Wild Card, to ALWAYS cut the envelope first,

use the fit to page button, and be sure to pay attention to the size it tells you it is.

Then cut the card and it's pieces in the right size.


Post It Note Holders

I started some Post It Note Holders for craft shows...
I am ready to try a slightly different style.
The Owl is my first attempt at coloring with markers.
This project is a great, easy, & fun way to use up
scraps leftover from all your other projects!

Christmas In July

OK, I was advised, that I should be Proud of my work....
and show it off more on my blog. Part of my problem is I LOVE
to create, but I get lazy with my Blog, PLUS I get writer's block,
and NEVER know what to write about my work. SO I am working
on my blog like crazy today....
Here we have Christmas in July!
These 4 actually came from a kit.
I'm not a big fan of kits, I usually just use the parts of them.
This time not only did i use the pieces, i followed the layouts.
I like them. But hope to do a little more ORIGINAL work this coming week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ArtfulDelight's Awesome Giveaway

WOW! Look what I found on my Blog travels this morning! Blog Candy Giveaways are a wonderful hing to wake up to! Check out these great Embellishments.
Head on over to http://artfuldelight.blogspot.com/ and see how you can win.