Friday, September 30, 2011

Episode 88: Potato Chip Card

Yep!  I said Potato Chip card.  My cousin wanted a card for her nephew who she lovingly calls 'Nick Nick Potato Chip'.  Hence a potato chip card.  See, there is a reason for everything.  :)  I hope you enjoy this card.  I did use the Cricut Craft Room to make my potato chip bag.  I can't wait until all the bugs are fixed, this will be a GREAT tool, especially for Imagine users.  Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Baseball Solution Cartridge
Best Friends Imagine Cartridge
Wild Card Cartridge
Cricut Craft Room
My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy stamp set
Fiskars Crimper
PTI - Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, and white cardstock
Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
The Twinery - Lemondrop Twine
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
Memento Ink

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Episode 87: Baby Girl Tag with Rosette

Happy Tuesday!  Today for my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post we have been asked to make a tag.  I decided to make a baby girl tag.  :)  The cuts and designer paper came from the Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge.  Enjoy!

Tag Recipe:
Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge
American Crafts White cardstock
Pink Ribbon
Recollections Pink and White Pearls
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
SU! Slot Punch

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Monday, September 26, 2011


This project is made for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  The challenge is to make a Halloween project.  Theresa, the Scrapbooking Queen, is giving away some Action Wobbles.  LOVE Action Wobbles.  :)  This is a very simply Halloween card.  I cut out the monster from the Bump in the Night Cricut Lite cartridge.  This has some adorable monsters on this cart.  He is cut at 3.6".  I use the Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face stamp set for the face and the My Pink Stampers Spooky Puns stamp set for the sentiment.  I just stamped the EEEK! over and over again on a white strip.

To participate in the challenge click HERE.  The challenge is only going on for a week so be sure to enter soon!  :)

Card Recipe:
Bump in the Night Cricut Lite cartridge
My Pink Stampers Spooky Puns stamp set
Peachy Keen Monster Mash Faces stamp set
Making Memories Toil & Trouble Ribbon
SEI Spooks 12x12 Paper pack
PTI - White and Royal Velvet cardstock
White Gel Pen

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Thank You Cards for Men

Here are a couple of thank you cards I made and are great to give to men.  The designer paper is from the DCWV Rustic paper pack.  I did try a new technique on this one and it is embossing on buttons.  Press your button on Versamark Ink then dip your button in the embossing powder to make sure that only the edges get the powder on it.  Then heat set it.  I got embossing powder in the middle of one of the buttons.  Luckily it looks alright.  :)  I really like the look of this.  It adds a great embellishment that looks very designer.  I learned this from Jennifer McGuire as well.  Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
DCWV Rustic Paper Stack
Scrappy Moms Quirky Quotes stamp set
Versamark Ink
ZING Cocoa Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
PTI - Enchanted Evening Cardstock and Grosgrain Ribbon
PTI - Dark Chocolate Cardstock
PTI - Lemon Tart button
SU! Linen Thread

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Episode 86: Different Techniques for Simple Cards

Here are a couple of simple cards that I made up last night.  The first one is stamping with pearlized water.  To get the effect cover your cardstock w/ distress ink.  It reacts to water amazingly.  Spray your stamp with a Mini Mister filled with water and Perfect Pearls.  I used the color perfect pearls.  Stamp directly onto the color cardstock.  It will leave an outline and a pearly essence on the card.  Really pretty.  More details are in the video.

The next card I stamped a background stamp w/ Versamark on acetate paper and put white embossing powder on it.  Then decorated.   I like the way it turned out.  Would be a great boy b-day card.

I learned these techniques from Jennifer McGuire.  You can see her blog HERE.

Pearl Card Recipe:
SU! So Happy For You sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Hero Arts Tree Background stamp
Perfect Pearls - Color: Perfect Pearl
Bow Easy
PTI - Plum Pudding, White, Simply Chartreuse cardstock
PTI - Plum Pudding satin ribbon
Ranger Mini Mister

Star Card Recipe:
Hero Arts Reach for the Stars background stamp
White Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Scrappy Moms Quirky Quotes stamp set
SU! Large and Small Star punches
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold and White cardstock

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Episode 85: Fluttering By to Say Hi

Happy Tuesday!  Today for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog post we could make anything we wanted.  I did what I usually do, make something simple.  I love simple.  :)  The cuts came from the Imagine More Cards Imagine cartridge.  To get these cuts I took different elements from two different images.  Enjoy!

Inside the card:


Card Recipe:
Imagine More Cards cartridge
My Pink Stamper Buggy Punnies stamp set
PTI - Sweet Blush, Hawaiian Shore, and white cardstock
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing folder

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Teen Birthday Card

I first want to say Happy Birthday to the Imagine machine!  So glad you came into my life.  :)  So this last week at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog we have been celebrating the Imagine's birthday by showing birthday projects made with the Imagine.  Even if you don't have the Imagine there are some great birthday ideas you can do w/ the regular Cricut.  There is a giveaway going on as well, a Fancy Frames Cricut cartridge.  Today is the last day to enter in the giveaway.  To be eligible leave a comment HERE and then for extra entries for the giveaway leave a comment on each post that went on this last week.

On to my project.  This card is for my niece who is turning 15 going on 25.  So I thought I should make something kind of funky and classy.  :)  I used the Black & White Imagine cartridge to make the Zebra print and the Polka Dot print.  That's what I love about this cartridge.  It only prints the black part so you can print it on any kind of paper, even paper w/ designs on it, to add that extra pop.  The monogram is from the Baby Boutique Imagine cartridge.

Remember to head on over to the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog to be eligible for the giveaway!

Card Recipe:
Black & White Imagine cartridge
Baby Boutique Imagine cartridge
SU! Pretty in Pink and Concorde cardstock
PTI White cardstock
Pebbles White ribbon

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Episode 84: Wedding Embossing & Rosette

This is a wedding card that I made for my cousin that is getting married this weekend.  I love how this turned out.  I tried out a few new techniques on it.  Embossing on acetate paper, making a rosette, and creating the heart bride and groom.  I learned about the acetate paper and rosette techniques from Jennifer McGuire and the heart bride and groom from my SU! Demonstrator Dawn.

I did realize that after I made this rosette that I should have cut 2 accordion strips and glued them together.  It would have made the rosette more flexible and easier to play w/.  I'll make another one soon and show you what I mean.

Upclose pic of the bride and groom:

Also, I bought 3 of the Black Cricut storage binders for my Imagine cartridges but I was able to fit my Imagine cartridges in my current Cricut storage system.  You can see it HERE.  SO...  I have these 3 storage binders that I am putting up for sale since I can't return them.  They are in perfect condition, nothing wrong with them.  I'm asking $20 for each plus $5 for shipping.  If you buy all 3 I'll do free shipping.  This is for US & Canada only.  I'm also asking that you pay through Paypal.  If you are interested in them please email me w/ how many you want and your contact information.  Let me know if you have any questions,

Card Recipe:
SU! Heart Punch
PTI - True Black, Sweet Blush, White cardstock
Acetate (cut from an old SU! Stamp box)
D'vine Swirls Embossing folder
Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Black and Diamond bling
DCWV Metallic Paper
SU! Well Scripted stamp set

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Episode 83: Rowin' Down the River...

I made this for my cousin-in-law Georganne.  She is super crafty when it comes to cookies and cakes.  You can see her blog HERE.  Amazing stuff!!!  She is in Korea w/ her family.   Her husband is serving in the military there.  Love our military men and women.  Thanks!!!  :)  Before they were married they were river raft guides in Colorado.  So I wanted to send her a little something to remind her of those days and to say hi and thanks!  We've actually become closer through our blogs since she moved to Korea.  Crazy huh?

Make sure you head on over to her blog to give her some bloggy loves.  :)

Card Recipe:
Card Size: 5.5" x 5.5"
Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Alvacado, White, True Black, Zesty Orange, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and Harvest Gold cardstock
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pens
SU! Black Pen
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
Versamark Pen

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Resisting the Ink

Hi Crafters!  Today I created a simple card using a resist ink technique.  I'm taking an inspiration course online to help me learn new techniques.  I'm so excited about this.  It's going to be fun.  The first thing that was showcased was resist ink techniques.  I tried out the more simple technique of clear embossing my images on my card then using blending ink and my blending tool to layer on colors.  Simple.  :)

Card recipe:
PTI - Beautiful Blooms II flower stamps
My Pink Stampers Fancy Phrases stamp set
PTI - Royal Velvet cardstock and satin ribbon
PTI - White cardstock
PTI - Spring Rain button
Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Dusty Concord & Broken China ink

Monday, September 12, 2011

What's Up...

Hi Crafters!  To give you a heads up on what is going on and what has happened.  I gave a birthday present to my sis-in-law back in April to cross stitch a project for her.  I'm finally getting to it.  (yeah, I know)  Anywho, so I haven't had a lot of time to do any paper crafting.  I did make a card last night but I have to wait until Thursday to post it.  I'll try and get something posted before then.

There is a great week long celebration this week over at the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  We are celebrating the Imagine being out for a whole year and will be providing projects that focus on birthdays.  There will also be giveaways.  Even if you don't have an Imagine be sure to stop by.  You can still get inspiration from these projects w/o using an Imagine.  Also, the first giveaway is a Cricut cartridge so anyone can use it!  :)

Hope to post something creative soon...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Simply Crafts w/ Glora & Pam - Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Hi Crafters!  It's the first Wednesday of the month which means it's Simply Crafts w/ Glora & Pam day!  It is Glora's turn this month to choose the cut and she chose the gumball machine from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.  This is the first time I've put together this cut.  I like the way it turned out.  I didn't have time to make a video so I'll do my best at explaining what I did.

I hid all of the dash lines on the main cut to make a solid background which is the light blue cardstock.  I pasted down the gumballs, pop dotted the heart and stamped my message on the blue cardstock.  The sentiment comes from the My Pink Stamper's new stamp set called Sweet Goodness.

I then cut out the same solid base again using clear acetate paper.  I glued down all of the top layers on that.  I then pop dotted that whole piece on top of the light blue cut.  Here is a side picture so you can see what I'm talking about.

The pattern paper on the machine and the gumballs were printed out w/ my Imagine using the Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge.  I embossed the white cardstock using the Pajama Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder then put blue brads in the corners.

Now be sure to stop over at Glora's blog because you know she will have something amazing for you to see.  She goes above and beyond on her projects.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Card Recipe:
Sweethearts Cricut cartride
Bubblegum Stripes Imagine cartridge
My Pink Stampers Sweet Goodness stamp set
Pajama Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Enchanted Evening, White, Orange Zest cardstock
SU! - Bashful Blue cardstock
DCWV - Silver cardstock

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Magnetic Board

Happy Tuesday!  For my Creative Critterz Imaginations blog post I decided on making a hanging magnetic board.  The theme this week is Home Decor.  I used Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge for all pattern paper and the April Showers Cricut cartridge for my cuts.  The border is also from the Nursery Tails cartridge.  Here is a pic of it hanging, it's hard to see against a white wall unfortunately.  More pics are below where you can see the colors and cuts better.

The size of the board is 8.5" x 9.25".  I used bought 26 guage sheet metal from home depot and cut that down to 8" x 7.5" using tin snips.  Glued that down on the chipboard and then covered that w/ my designer paper.  The border is cut at 2" and I glued that down w/ it hanging over the end of my chipboard a little so you could only see the border and not the bottom of the chipboard.

To make my magnet I used my I-top tool.  My butterfly is cut at 2" and my house is cut at 6.5".  Here is an up close pic of the designer paper that can be found on the Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge.

I have made a magnetic board before and you can see a video of it HERE and HERE.

Project Recipe:
Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge
April Showers Cricut cartridge
I-top tool w/ magnetic attachment
Pebbles Inc Pink Saddle Stitch ribbon
26 gauge sheet metal from Home Depot

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Episode 82: My Cricut Cartridge Storage

I found this product at Joann's and fell in love w/ the design.  I hoped it would work for my cartridge storage and it did!  Woo Hoo!!!!  :)  It's so pretty!  You can only buy them at Joann's.  I found them back in the sewing area by the yarn I believe.  I went to another Joann's today and there were some back there and then found more in another area.  So just ask a Joann associate if you can't find them.  They do come in other colors and other styles.  I go more into detail on that in the video.  Bonus, they are on sale right now; 40% off!  So this system holds 42 cartridges and only cost me, w/ tax, $11.  I have 3 of them so that is 126 cartridges for only $33!  So much better than what I've found so far out there.  Enjoy!

Forgot to mention that you should be able to fit the overlays in here as well.  Just put them within each booklet.  W/ the overlays w/in the booklets it is about the size of the wire rings on the booklet so it should fit fine.  Hope that makes sense.  :)  I don't use the overlays so they are in my cartridge boxes which are stored in my Expression & Imagine boxes.

Here is a pic of the black & white ones.  In my video I said it was black w/ white flowers.  oops.  :)
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Bird-day!

This card is a locking folding card.  I saw the design on Kristina Werner's blog.  You can see it HERE and she has a video on how she made her card as well.  I cut the base at 4.25" x 11", then scored it at 2.5" and 7.5" for my folds.  My image is the locking mechanism to keep the card closed.

On the image I used the new Cricut Craft Room.  There are quite a few bugs w/ it right now but it is to be expected because it is in beta testing right now.  I'm so excited for this program, especially to use it w/ my Imagine machine.  What I did for this image was add all of the layers of the baseball cut on the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge.  I then filled each image w/ colors and patterns from my Imagine Blast Off cartridge.  I then layered each cut on top of each other to create one image then printed it and cut it out.  I meant to print out the hat, mitt and ball to make it more layered but forgot.  But it layered perfectly and it still looks great.  I'm going to love this new program.  :)

Card Recipe:
Cricut Craft Room
Blast Off Imagine cartridge
3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stampers Tweetie Hoo Puns stamp set
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Peachy Keen Stamps for the eye (can't remember which one I used)
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shore and White cardstock

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