Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cup of Soup Get Well Card

Hi you all and welcome back, I'm the designer today over at Card A Day Blog. I hope your enjoying seeing all the Get Well Cards, cause I sure have.
My card today makes me think of drinking a good hot cup of soup when I'm felling blue:
This card was made from 2 cuts with the Cricut Imagine machine.Love this machine especially when you need a quick printed die cut and a quick card. The card base is white and I had that on hand, I used a red card stock for one layer and a blue scrap I had for another layer. The tea cup and background was cut from the Word of Mouth imagine cartridge at 3.5" and the sentiment was cut at 2.75" with the bottom cut off and then popped up for dimension and this was cut from the The Good Old Days cart. I used a gel pen to highlight the steam, the leaves and the stitching around the card. This card was super easy to make!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world and keep an eye out in February for some new projects, cards and layouts. I'm starting project life so I will have that to show and will be getting caught up with some of my smash pages. Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Feeling Sick?

Hi you all and welcome to my blog. I'm the designer today over at Card A Day Blog and the rest of this month the theme is Get Well Soon fitting, for cold & flu season.
A get well card can be a bit tricky to design, especially for the men. But I came across a cool cut and used it for this card:
 I always go to my cricut cartridges if I want to make a quick card and out of the 4 I pulled out to get something designed for this card I seen this cut on the Wild Card Cartridge. I knew that I wanted to make it for a man and the saying was perfect, lol doesn't the hubby milk it when they are sick? Mine sure does!
So the specifics on this card is: it's a 5" X 7" card the Wild Card cartridge can be a bit tricky to cut from, why you ask, well the icon is based on the size of the actual card and when I did the first cut of the milk bottle at 4.25" it was small and I had a feeling the letters wouldn't cut well. So I decided to bump it up and at 6" you see what I got a 3.25" milk bottle. I took that and did the shadow and also popped it up. The sentiment came for the stencil part of the cut and that was at full size it took 2 tries to figure that out then it dawned on me that it was actual size so I did that at 3.25" too. I choose a plaid background from the DCWV Stack 8 pack and to draw in some of the red from the plaid decided on the border that was punched with MS embossed zigzag punch, which gave it some cool texture.
I used some of the leftover pieces on the inside to tie it all together:
I thought it turned out well, I think a good friend or my great hubby will be getting this card the next time they are feeling a bit blue.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my little corner of the world.....

Monday, January 21, 2013

CC Challenge: Valentine Day's card

Hi you all and welcome to my blog. It's another Creative Cutting Challenge :Valentine's Day Card. This card is all full of hearts I used the Creative Pointe’s Fancy Hearts set (this is a really cute set) for the 2 red hearts that were the negative cuts of the hearts with arrows. I also used one of the hearts with an arrow on the inside of the card too.
This was a fun card to do once I got everything pick out for it. When I started the process I choose 3 different papers to figure out the look I wanted for the background. Decided on this sweet pattern paper from A Happy Heart pack (very fitting name for the occasion) Six by Six by My Minds Eye. Seen the colorful heart border from the paper pack DCWV Stack 8 pack on one of the papers and knew this would be a nice inclusion to the card. This pack of paper has so nice patterns in it and you'll see more of it on future cards I think. The lower border is felt fusion and adds some texture to the card.

I used the negative cuts from the heart with arrow file from The Creative Pointe Fancy Hearts file

Fancy Hearts

the negative made really cute hearts and I brought one of the double heart cuts to the inside of the card with a border of that sweet paper

with lots of room yet to right something special in it yet.
We welcome you to join in with the challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world......

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Quick Thank You

Hi and welcome to my blog, I'm the designer today over at Card A Day Blog and the theme this week is Thank You.
This is a quick way to thank someone and a personal thank you too. This is a A2 size card. White card base, dark green mat and a lighter green pattern mat. Used a white grosgrain ribbon for the center border. In the same dark green cut out the scallop oval from Elegant Edges. On white spotted paper I used the Cri-Kuts pens to write the Thank You and the oval was cut out of George and Basic Shapes. Now this is where having a Gypsy come in handy cause you can cut the oval and then go back and do the writing exactly where you want it. So much easier that trying to line it up for center point position. Another new technique for me using the Cri-Kuts pens. If you want some quick cards with some great backgrounds Elegant Edges is a great cartridge to have in your mix.

Thank You for stopping by today in my little corner of the world.

Monday, January 7, 2013

CC Challenge: Valentine not a card

Hi you all and welcome to my blog. It's another Creative Cutting Challenge :Valentine not a card. This is what I came up with:
While I was perusing the internet to decide what to do for this project I came across the blog Images by Heather M and found a pillow box she filled with candy and the light bulb went off! this project went together relatively easy after cutting out the first box and seeing how the file cut. Really need to do test cuts before doing the real cuts, lol the learning experience.
Heather offered a free svg for the pillow box. I took that file and enlarged it a bit and then cut it out well this is what I got:
As you can see in the picture in the lower left corner this is how the file cut out. Well I knew that wasn't right, so I ungrouped the file, deleted the center part and cut out the outside of the file to get the full box cut. Without moving the mat at all, I undid what I just did and deleted the outside, turned the blade around in the casing so I can score (need to invest in a scoring blade now I think) I did this at blade depth at 6 and hit go, woohoo it went and scored the lines I needed! Love learning new things! I had the pressure at 3 and I would suggest doing it higher for the scoring. So in the upper right is what the box turned out like. I decorated the box with files from The Creative Pointe Fancy Hearts file

Fancy Hearts 
I used the border file to decorate the box, added so Elmers glitter glue to the hearts to give some bling, and tied it up with some SU twill. This was a fun project and I'm glad to try something new. You may want to give it a try too, we welcome you to join in with the challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world......

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Valentine for Card A Day Blog

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I'm the designer over at Card A Day Blog and the theme is Valentine. The card I made is:
This is an A2 size card-just a different fold than thee traditional card. The card was cut from a piece of pink scrap cardstock @ 9" X 4 1/4" with the top folded at 3 1/2" and both corners punched with a rounder punch.

The back includes a strip of the purple that was dry embossed with swiss dots @ 9 1/4" X 1 7/8" and punched with some bubbles punch I have, I think its and EK success punch. The strip is wrapped around to close in the front like a gate card.

The inside of the card includes a 1/2" border on the bottom punched with that same punch. and stamped in various spots. The stamps I picked up at a yard sale so I'm not sure of the brand.
The front of the card includes 2 cuts from Spellbinders Labels Eight collection and one was cutfrom the purple swiss dots cardstock and cut smaller in the light purple then stamped and heat embossed with purple embossing powder. The hearts and flower on the front I received in a swap.

It is a different type of card than what I normally make, but was very easy and fun to do. Quite not sure who is gonna receive it yet.
Stopped back in and see what I'm up to in the next few days, got the journaling pages to do for the Marion Smith challenge and my 1st week layout of my venture into project life and a valentine special thing I'm making for my husband for the Creative Cutting Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing the view from my corner of the world.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year-2013 & Marion Smith Challenge

Happy New Year everyone!
New Year brings new reflections in my life. As I look upon my personal goals for 2012 I found I achieve some of them, that was trying new techniques and I did get some layouts done for my albums. I don't know if it is best to make resolutions if I'm not good at keeping them, but I should have a few goals to try to achieve.

2013 Personal Goals
  • Will be starting a fitness smashbook and working on my fitness for the year
  • To learn more new techniques and folds in my cardmaking
  • To work on 5-6 albums/smashbooks this year
  • Heritage
  • MGCA
  • Zachary's 1st year album
  • Cruise 
  • Chronilogical
  • Chritmas
  • Project Life
  • Closer walk with God and Jesus. To get to know him better-to be in the word each day
  • to be on the blog more often
  • to spend less time on Facebook

I got a couple of new journeys as well as some old ones with my goals and a couple are just ever going. This year I strive to do better in all I do! Looking forward to adding more of my finished projects on the blog. I'm involved in alot of crafty things things this year and look forward to sharing it with you.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world........

Happy New Year 

 Late update for post: 8:00 PM

Marion Smith of A Piece of Craft dot com 2013 challenge was posted today:
You can find out more about the challenge on this video spot. So the challenge is 31 days, 31 videos, 31 Jounal pages or projects. My plan is the journal pages I enjoyed that last year and looking forward to getting it done better than I did last year (more on time). So with all the crafty projects this month already on tap for the blog you will see this mentioned to daily maybe but definitely weekly.
Check out her video and join in for the fun.