Monday, May 31, 2010

Just because Cards: Families are Forever

May has been a crazy month at my house! I made this card a while ago, but I am just barely getting around to posting.  I used the Just Because Cards cartridge and the beautiful cardstock is from DCWV.


 I didn't use all of the available layers on the tree, mostly because I didn't notice them there.  LOL  I decided not to add them later as I liked how clean and simple this card turned out.  Have a happy Memorial Day!!

Here is the video:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

'Thank You' - CAC and JBC cartridges

I couldn't decide which sheep I liked better on this 'Thank Ewe' card.  I love both of these cartridges!  (Create a Critter and Just Because Cards) The JBC sheep is first and the CAC sheep is the last picture.

This sheep is from the Just Because Cards cartridge (p. 35) cut at 5".  The Thank You (JBC - p. 35) was cut at 3.5".  The barn was cut from Create a Critter (p. 71) at 2 3/4".  I cut the barn out twice, once in white and once in red and then cut the top layer once from red.  I hand cut the white trim from the barn and adhered it to the red.






Here is the sheep from CAC on the same card:


I used my cuttlebug to emboss the barn, then sanded (white core cardstock) and inked lightly with Distress ink (Walnut).  The grass was cut from PDDU on my Gypsy.  I also used dimensional tape for the layers of grass, the barn and on the sheep and sentiment. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just Because Cards - You are My Sunshine

I bought a new pad of patterned cardstock from DCWV (Die cuts with a view) to use with my Just Because Cards cartridge.  I love having new patterned cardstock to inspire me!!!  Anyway, here is a card I made using this cardstock and cartridge:


I love the muted colors of this cardstock pack!

Here is a video showing how I made this card:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bicycle built for two

This is my entry for the Sassy Lady Challenge.  Head on over for a chance to win the Lovestruck cartridge! 

I made this card a while ago when I very first started this blog. (Before I did videos or wrote down the measurements or gave detailed instructions)  Ooops!


Here is a link to my original post:  Bicycle Built for Two

Friday, May 14, 2010

Create a Critter - Prince Charming Frog

Hi Everyone! Today is my day to share another project over at the "Sassy Lady" blog!  This card is what I came up with:

I had so much fun making this card! My favorite part is the dragonfly wings:




I made this card with the new Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge, one of my new favorites.  The card is 5.5 inches square and I used lots of glimmer mist, glitter glue, and dimensional glaze.  (See the video below for more details)



I cut the frog, lillypad and words at 5.0".  The Dragon flies were cut at 1.0" and 1.5"


Here is the video:



Have a great day!  :-)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Garden of Weedin'

Here are the projects I did for Hallmark.  Now that my week is over, I wanted to post them to My Craft Spot.  Thanks again for all of your sweet comments!

I had so much fun making these "Garden of Weedin'" scrapbook pages!  There were so many details that I thought it would work best to just show you on a video how to make all of the fun embellishments on these pages. It turned into a 3 part series!!  :-)

Garden of Weedin' 12 x 12 Scrapbook Pages :

These are the cartridges that I used. I cut all of these using my Gypsy so I am listing the width and height measurements instead of dial size (inches).

Walk in My GardenBumble bee (1.33w x 1.40h), Garden tools (1.58w x 1.54h), Sign post (3.11w x 3.83h), Watering can ( 2.30w x 1.54h), Sunflower (1.15w x 1.83h), Caterpillar (2.65w x 0.97h), Wheelbarrow (4.54w x 1.83 h),

Winter Woodland
Bunny Rabbit (2.21w x 1.86h)






Paper Doll Dress Ups:  Grass (2 welded together to make it 11.77w x 1.25h) and Dirt (9.66w x 1.97h and 6.86w x 1.40h), Fence (5.22w x 3.98h)

Gypsy Wanderings: 
Tree (2.83w x 4.85h), "lettuce" (cut at 1.20w x 1.16h and explained in the video).

Gypsy Font:  Title (Garden of Weedin')

Dinosaur Tracks:
Garden greens (inside layer of leaf) cut at 1.03w x 1.02h













Other supplies I used: Cat Eye Fluid Chalk Ink -Dark Moss, Diamond Glaze, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint -Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Inks, Paper Piercer, Ribbon from my stash, Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper patterned cardstock, Brads, Vellum, Adhesives.

Here is the 3 part video series showing how to make all of the embellishments on this page. Enjoy!

Part 1:



Part 2:



Part 3:



Have a great day!!

Vintage Card with handmade flower

Hi everyone! I made this card using my Gypsy, Walk in My Garden, A Child's Year, and Sweet Treats for the flower (explained in the video below) and Home Decor for the word "Adore".





I also used Ribbon and Tulle and a pearl from my stash and the Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch.  I inked everything with the Tim Holtz distress inks. (antique linen, walnut, and tattered rose) The patterned paper is from Fiskars.

Here is a video showing how to make this pretty paper flower:



Have a great day!

Vinyl Tile - Irish Blessing

This was published in the September issue of the Cricut Magazine!  (p. 127)

This project was so easy to do! I designed this on my Gypsy, cut it out on my Cricut Expression, and carefully put it on my tile (which I got for free!)  What a great gift this would make!

I used the Gypsy font and A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge.



Here is a video showing how to cut vinyl with the cricut, how to weed the vinyl, and how to transfer it to your tile:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finished (well, almost) Heritage album

Hi everyone! 

You might remember I was working on an 8x8 heritage album for my Mom a couple of months ago.  Well, I am finally almost finished!



Here is a link to the pictures and photo tutorials I posted earlier:

Heritage album

Here is a video showing my finished album:



Have a great Mother's Day weekend!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Giveaway winner!

Thanks for all of your sweet comments both on my blog and over at the Hallmark Ladybugs blog! Drum roll please . . . . .  and our winner is:

Congratulations Amy!


Amy, please email me with your address.   :-)  You can use the contact button at the top of the blog

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