Monday, August 29, 2011

I've been absent - plus card updates

So my perfect attendance for August has been shot!  :o)  After the show I had I stayed away from my craft room for two weeks...  yes TWO WHOLE WEEKS!  I was a much needed break after spending hours upon hours in there!  Normally I don't mind, but found myself having creator's block (is there such thing?).  Then we had a HUGE storm go through the area right when I was feeling like getting back into the swing of creating and we were without electricity for 3 or 4 days (not fun).  So my apologies for not posting anything since August first.  I have been absent from The Cricut MB as well, and miss all my crafty friend's creations!  So, I vow to never let almost a month go by without posting something.  I have been creating here lately so I will post what I have done thus far. 


I had so much fun making this card!  I haven't used the crab cut ever so I wanted to utilize him in a Thank You card for my Mama who let my hubby and I come over and do laundry while our electricity was out.  The card shape is from Smiley Cards and I used the window on the card and welded the crab from Create A Critter, and then cut another one to pop!  The Thank You is from Wild Card I do believe and that one is layered as well.  The scalloped edge, which is on either side of the card was from Plantin Schoolbook and welded to the sides of the inside of the card.  I hand drew the face on this little buy and doodled on the Thank You!


I made a 4x8 Journal for someone my Mama works with.  The Paisley is from Stretch Your Imagination and the "J" is cut from Cindy Lou.  The Pink border is a Gypsy Wanderings border that I welded two together and cut/  The "J" is layered to look like chipboard, since I don't have a deep cut blade for my Cricut.  To do this I cut the "J" 5 times with Kraft paper and then another layer in the pattern paper I wanted to use.  Glue together and it resembles chipboard!  I love the way it turned out!


I made a Birthday Card using Create a Critter and layered the hippo and 3 times.  She really pops off the card!  I love the patterned paper that I had for the hippo and the fact that accidently lined up to wwhere the flower is perfectly surrounding the hippo's eye - total accident but turned out well! 


I made this Birthday card for a young man.  The boat and the word "happy" is from Just Because.  The "2" and "U" are from Storybook, and the the Stamp shape is from Create a Critter.  The word BIRTHDAY is made from some stickers I had in my stach.  I also used my crop-a-dile for the corners and the little windows on the boat. 


A Monarch butterfly mini journal made with Sentimentals and the colors on the butterfly were made with chalks since I didn't have any background paper with that kind of pattern.  I used my crop-a-daile to attach some ribbon to the front, and my hubby bent the wires for the butterfly antennae. 


I made this card with Create A Critter for the owl and branch and layered the owl three times, Wild Card for the Thinking of You and the shape of the card is from a Just Because shape folded in half.  The "Thinking of You as cut in green paper and I wanted to do a little something to it so I used my gel pen and mess-ily (is that a word) went over the words and around the outside.


Monogram is from Cindy Lou and and all cards are A2 size with the fold at the top.  I used a ackground paper and then a strip of the same patterned paper on the frint and attached it to the inside fold for a little color and decoration on the inside.  Very simple but would be great added to a gift for someone.

Again, I wanted to apologize for being so lacking on my blog.  I hope that you all will come back and see what I else I am working on as there is yet more on my "unfinished" table in my craft room! 

Thank you to all my reader's for bearing with me!  I just want to say that "Thank you." 

Hugs and Paper Love,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Some More Cards... and BIG Project Reveal

Hello everyone!  I made some more cards and will finally reveal my BIG project/goal I was working towards......

I made 8 of these cute, Birthday cards.  They are fun, comorful and were so easy to make!  I used my Cuttlebug and my Happy Birthday embossing folder as the background, and Used the Cupcake from Wild Card to create these!  I also glued a Birthday candle to the front!  The isinc is also Cuttlebugged as well.  I like how these turned out and really happy with the paper that I used for the cupcake wrappers...  I think it works very well together!  I hope you like it too!  :o) 

Next are some other simple cards I made for the stash.  I used the same Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder and used a pink glitter pen to highlight a few areas on the design and then used some lime green floss to add a bit more color.  I love the simplicity of it!  The inside has pink polka-dot paper trimmed with an edge punch.    Also, a very simple Thank You card created with my Cuttlebug and some more floss, light blue and white to accent.  Then I made a Father's Day Card!  The cut is from Designer's Calendar, and I used a rub-on for the sentiment. 

Next I made a Thanksgiving Card...  I know... Thanksgiving?  Maybe it was because I already did some Christmas Cards and felt like Thanksgiving was over-shadowed (like it normally is around that time of year).  But wanted to make one anyway!  The "Give Thanks is from Wild Card I do believe or DC...  don't remember 100%, and the pumpkins are from Gypsy Wanderings as are the leaves. 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!  So this is what I have been working towards....  I was part of a show...  My Dear SIL sells Premier Jewelry, and a friend of hers sells for Thirty-One, along with a Pampered Chef Rep, and a Scentsy Candle Rep.  I was asked to participate so for 2 and a half weeks I have done nothing but go to work and then come home and craft.  HOLY MOLEY!  I am SO exhausted with doing all of that and trying to build up a stash, make a display board, count my envies, I even made little business cards for myself.  What a crazy last couple of weeks and crazy day yesterday. I was so nervous and excited and overwhelmed and scared and any other emotion I could think of yesterday!  But I wouldn't have traded it for the world.  It was a good experience, and I learned a lot.  So, I thought I would share my little display area with you.  The letters are cut from Gypsy Font ( never used those letters before, and I am so glad I found this font - It's Gorgeous!

my business card
 So there!  That's the big thing I was working towards...  I hope you enjoyed looking at my projects and I appreciate each and every one of you for taking a look at my blog and for taking the time to do so!

Hugs and Paper Love,