Friday, October 30, 2009
MMMMMM yummy! I am baking home made pumpkin pies and my house smells soooo good! We are going to our annual Pumpkin Carving part tonight and I always do the pies. I'm in such a Fall mode with doing my cards for Thanksgiving and pies in the oven. Only there are no Autumn leaves, wood smoke in the air or cold weather. Oh well, fake it till ya make it!
The top card reminds me of PA where I lived as a small child. Covered bridges and country lanes... I used nestabilities on the scallop cuts, inked the edges and added some ribbon and a few embellishments. I love the burnt orange colored paper and have been using it a lot.
The second card is a simple one. I saw one very similar a long time ago and saved the idea. Just used my CB to do the bacground embossing and then I added the ribbon, leaf and acorn embellishment to spiff it up a bit. It's simple, but elegant. Again that purty burnt orange paper.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, here I am creating outside of my comfort zone again - and I'm starting to like it! This card took a lot of time and I really had fun with it. All cuts are done with SCAL with their Harvest Hill Farm set. I love the goodies in that set! Again I used "me & my BIG ideas" pack of Autumn paper for the background. It's a beautiful olive green that is raised flocking, like velvet. I didn't have any gingham paper so I searched on-line and downloaded some digi paper. Then I put the piece I used for his shirt through the CB to give it a bit more texture. I inked the edges of Mr. Scarecrow, sponged his face and shirt to give him a bit of an older look. Also used some raffia for his straw, real buttons from my stash and a couple stickers for embellishments. The leaves are ones that you scatter on tables for decoration. I've had them for years and used to use them as sprinkles inside of my cards. Now their ON the cards!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This card is a bit more ornate than I usually do, and I'm a bit nervous about it. I usually do more plain and tailored type cards, but I need to break loose! This is a large card - it measures 6.50 x 6.50 inches. I love the paper and colors, but I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the embellishments. What ya think? ANYHOW, it was for a challenge over at Just Manolia, following the above layout. I love the cards the ladies do over there. Since I am doing Autumn cards I wanted to keep on that track, and I can send it as a Thanksgiving card. Paper is from "Me & My Big Ideas"pack, cut oval with SCAL and added all the goodies from my stash.
I'm in an Autumn mode... Sure wish I could have some Fall weather for a bit. To compensate I'm working on my cards for the season and for Thanksgiving. This was for a friend of mine in NJ. I know she is getting Autumn weather! A simple stamp that I really like with "Fall Oak" embossing powder I got at the convention in Tucson. Added a little coloring with Copic's. A couple artificial leaves and paper from "Me & My Big Ideas", a touch of ribbon and Voila!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
A friend of mine wanted a birthday card for his son. He's an avid golfer, so of course that was a perfect theme! I used SCAL and some clip art that I gathered. I love the "tracing" feature in that program! I didn't have the right Cricut cartridge to do a golfer, but these came out great. I really like the little golf bag charm. I ordered a great selection of card charms from Fancifuls, Inc. I think they are a neat embellishment.
Friday, October 23, 2009
It feels so good to be crafting again! I finished the 4th (and last) set of cards for my Christmas snowman series! I'm really happy with how they came out. I sure hope my client is too. I used lost of silver stickles on the snowflake embossed background done with my Cuttlebug. Silver embossing powder for the snowman and Martha Stewart snowflake border punches, then added the little candy cane. I got carried away on the poinsettias.... They had gold glitter centers and I wanted silver, sooooo, I picked off all the gold and dipped them in glue and silver glitter - VOILA'!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I know I haven't been on here much lately. My daughter was here visiting and also some other good friends. We had so much fun at the beach snorkeling, picnics and running around the island. My time for my card making was limited - in fact I hardly had any, lol. But it was worth it. She flew home to Oregon today, and I miss her so much. Living on an island so far away has its disadvantages... So now, I need to get back into the swing of things and get my creative juices flowing again. I'm working on the final card for the Christmas card order and am really liking what I came up with. I'll be posting it soon. Take care all, and hug your loved ones today!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I'M IN SHOCK AND PAIN!!!!!!!! I turned on my Cricut to work this morning and no response!!!!!!!!!! After calling customer support and trying numerous solutions, it's official.... SHE'S DEAD!!!!! I know I use her a lot, but not to excess. What a shame. I have to contact customers to let them know things are running behind. Good news is, I paid for upgraded 2 day shipping and it should be here by next Wednesday - I SURE HOPE SO!!! WAAAAHHHHH!!!! I'M SO SAD!!!!
Monday, October 5, 2009
I jus HAD to enter this challenge. You wouldn't believe the great prize they are giving away!!! A chance to win a crafter's dream space! Check it out! To enter follow their instructions (on the above "check it out link") and create a card using this layout. Since I'm into the snowmen right now, I did this simple one with this stamp I like, only in blue this time. Added some stickles and a shimmery bow and snowflakes. Fun to make! Good luck all!
Well, I am 3/4's finished with my Christmas card order. This one I really like. I love the stamp, so cute, and the burgandy colored paper. I used my new CB snowflake folder! It looks great with the white glitter paper. The snowflake edge is my new Martha Stewart punch. The circle is a file from svgcuts.com, one of their free downloads cut with SCAL. Also used the new "puff stuff" for the snow. It all came together really well. Again, I hope my client likes it as much as I do!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I hope all my fellow card makers had a great day creating! I sure did. I made the third snowman card in my series I am doing for an order. You can't tell by the photo, but the red paper is a thin layer of fabric. It gives it a rich textured look. (I also have some of the paper in dark green that I am going to work with.) The "snowlady" stamp is one I just got on e-bay, I think she's pretty cute! I embossed the corner snowflakes in silver and added a little crystal center to each one, then added the bow. I'm very happy with how it came out. It's simple but stylish, I think.