Thursday, January 29, 2009
When Kris and Deb came to visit a weekend ago, they brought me a bag full of goodies. What treasures...some sticky dots, strips of darling pop up stickers, two giant tag paks, a rubber stamp with a frog and a Sizzlits die cut package with a frog, a ladybug and a bee. I had a box of pre-folded 4-1/4x6-1/2 cards that I did up for the 3 of us to use, I ran some of the giant tags through my Cuttlebug, I did some Nestabilities with Cuttlebug Embossing, added the pop up stickers and within a blink of an eye I had about 30 cards made. I used my Xyron Design Runner for some of the sentiments, and there are spatterings of Cricut words. I love these cards. They came together in a flash, and they will some nice bundles of gift cards. Here are just a few...
Monday, January 26, 2009
Regina asked us to create something with the Indie Art Cricut cart, and to use the Rose cut. I don't have that cart (yet!) and DeeDee sent me not only the rose cut but she tossed in some red hearts from her new MS punch, and she added the punch cuts from the inside of her bill envelopes. I used 'em all.... Thanks, DeeDee. Here is my take on the challenge.
Cricut: Indie Art (Rose) This was a white paper cut and I used my chalk pads to color the green leaves and stem, and my red chalk pad for the roses. I used my Mac to half circle "a rose is a rose is a rose", cut out the shape with my scalloped circle Nestabilities and I ran that thru the Cuttlebug Embossing folder. I added two ribbons to the roses.I sorta love this card!!!
TFL, and please do visit Bitten By the Bug site to see all of the wonderful cards the designers did. You can access the site under my "Places I visit".
Friday, January 23, 2009
I am so pleased to see that Michelle gave me the Marie Antoinette Award. It's pretty wonderful when someone whose work you so admire gives an Award to you. So, thanks Michelle. I truly appreciate this Award...and I now share it with:
Nikki (most fantastic designer....)
Carol (makes awesome cards and shares her wonderful daughters with we visitors. I always love to read about the girls and their lovely adventures.
Shelly ...ah Shelly, she makes wonderful cards.
I can't make direct links to the blogs for these three gals, but you can access their blogs under my "places I visit"...
Someday a computer guru for Macs will wander by and be able to tell me why I can't direct link.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I was behind on my card-making responsibilities.... so today I made all that I needed to make and here they are. They are posted on Cricut Messageboard, Cricut Gallery, and Hallmark Scrapbook Messageboard for their challenges. I had fun today and I hope you like what I accomplished.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I can tell you that my weekend was fantastic. Kris Lancaster, my friend from the Cricut Messageboard, and her BFF, Deb, came up to spend the weekend from Tucson.... we made cards and visited and laughed and of course managed to wedge in some lovely dinners. Kris and Deb made wonderful cards, and we all learned some new techniques. Kris helped me get the Cricut Design Software Trial version loaded on my PC, and I showed her how I shaded and distressed using the Chalk Pads.... What fun we had...And naturally Heidi Sweetface Beath had the time of her life being adored by Kris and Deb who have wonderful dogs of their own. Heidi had more than her share of cookies....and she had to get in the photo with Kris. Here are some great photos.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Here is my take on Regina's challenge to us....use the Walk In My Garden Cricut cart, use the snail. I love this little snail and I've used the cut many times on cards and projects. For this project, I used:
Cricut: WIMG (Snail Zoo Balloo (Grass)
Sizzix: Grass, Sun
Martha Stewart Punch (Butterfly)
TFL.... And be sure to check out the Butten By The Bug site. Awesome stuff!! Eye Candy, as DeeDee calls it. so true...
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wonderfully talented and sweet Sharon gave me an Award that I sooooo appreciate. See Sharon's blog...it is simply marvelous. http://grammashouseofcards.blogspot.com/ I love getting these awards and it is very hard to narrow down the five to pass it on to... I checked out so many of the sites and they already have this award. So let me say this. If you are reading this, I share the award with you.
Friday, January 09, 2009
There is a draft that sneaks under my front door, so I made a quick little fabric snake filled with rice. As soon as I put it down by the door, Heidi grabbed it up and took off. I took it back from her, explained why I needed it and put it back. She did this three more times. I managed to get this picture of Miss Guilty but I missed out on the photo with this draped from her mouth.
and I might add....we still have the draft!!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I received a wonderful RAK a while back from Nancy Turnbaugh and I kept the wooden clothespin and the raw clipboard in a spot where I could be reminded. I wanted to do something a little special with this gifts.... The clipboard is being published and I can load it after the mag is out and 30 days are past, but here is a picture of the altered clothespin for baby. I ran the papers through the Cuttlebug Embossing folder for Baby, added charms and a rubber stamp message. TFL.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Oh my that wonderfully talented Nikki gave me an award and I am so proud to accept it. Please see Nikki's work. http://monatyza.blogspot.com/ She does the most awesome creations...and didja know that one of her cards was shown on the Cricut TV Ad for the Expression? I got so excited when I heard them mention Nikki's name as they held up her fantastic card.
But there are rules to this award, you have to list 5 addictions and 5 of your favorite bloggers. This is very painstaking as I have way too many friends with awesome blogs and fantastic cards and projects. It is very hard to narrow down to 5. But these gals come to mind.
I now give this award to:
Scossie Jane www.scossiejane.blogspot.com
All of you.... each and everyone of you....
And my 5 addictions...
1. Paper, Embellishments, Rubber Stamps, buttons
2. Coca Cola. With calories
3. Quilting, fabrics...
4. Michaels, Joanns, ETC.
5. Knitting, Crocheting!!!