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,

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a comment!! You made my day! : )