Friday, December 10, 2010

Cricut Messageboard swap album for Lisa

Just wanted to share the mini I made for Lisa from our Cricut messageboard swap. She just had a baby and I am hoping she can use this mini to put pictures of her in it.  I used tons of swirls and handmade flowers that I made using my cricut in this one. Did a video too...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

October Flower Swap on YPP

I am so behind on posting to my blog. I have this backlog of pictures and videos that I really need to get up.

So I am going through the photos on my phone looking for more pictures of my favorite soap actor I had the pleasure of meeting in October, and I come across these picture I took from the flower swap for October over at Your Paper Pantry. They are bad quality because my phone is better at texting than picture taking...but I think you all can get the jist.

The theme for October was breast cancer awareness/pink. The large daisy like flower is made with like 6 layers and that I painted, inked, stamped, and chalked..I wanted it to have a petal soft looking texture. The centers are Asian coins with a dab of stickles. Then I made a few smaller flowers out of this vintaged patterned kraft paper which I glimmer misted in Vintage Pink and I put pearl centers. The green card the floweres were packaged on was embossed with my Sizzix Pink Ribbon set (it had texture plates, a die, and an embossing folder with proceeds being donated to breast cancer research.)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Birdcage mini

So I am a part of a new blog devoted to mini albums, since I am quite addicted to making them. Our theme for the month of September was Birds and Birdcages. So I pulled out my Mariposa paper (finally) and got to work. I had a lot of fun making this one. I used library pockets, which was cool, since that is my profession, and tons of Moonshadow Mists (by Lidy's Stamp Gang) and pearlescent watercolors. I am going to do a video where I go into all the details for this one. And if anyone is interested in making a similar one...we are giving away a kit to do just that on Mini Book Anonymous. Be sure to follow that blog. The team is so talented.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Flower Swap

So I did my first flower swap over at Your Paper Pantry (ning) and the theme for August was vintage. This is what I came up with. Used a really old book for one of the flowers...and tons of glimmer mists, moonshadow mists and starbust stains. The other flowers I used my cricut to create them.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Birthday Tag

My niece Kayla turned 14, so I made her a tag/money holder for a present. I have a number of tag swaps I am in currently and I thought it would be a fun way to test out some design ideas. Played a lot on this one embossing, bead work, handmade flowers, stickles, border punches, alcohol inks... I put a video with more details about it on youtube: Birthday Tag

Wedding Card

The son of one of my mom's good friends got married. She asked me to make her a card. It was so bulky that it wouldn't fit in an envelope, so I ended up making a box for it out some nice bronze Martha Stewart cardstock - sorry no pic of the box.

I used this beautiful Prima Victorian pin bouquet (loved this, marketed to be used on crafts or just worn as a pin), some mariposa paper, some wasau pearlescent cardstock, swarovski crystal bead (so pretty), a fiskars circle punch (too bad it only works well on lightweight papers, it is my fav toy of the moment), metal photo corners (I wish I had more of them), Tattered Angels glimmer chips, CTMH stamp & chocolate ink, and lots of glimmer mist (sea glass & walnut gold). It took far too long for me to come up with something so simple, but I am pretty pleased with the results.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Oh My!

It has been so long since I put up anything on my blog. I should be ashamed. But I am not! LOL I have been crafting a bit, and I have been very involved in making mvids for youtube with my Sony Vegas. So I may not have been posting, but at least I have been creating. Did you guys buy that? Sigh..I will be back later with some photos of projects I have made in my absence.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Recipe Card for a birthday

A dear family friend celebrated a milestone birthday, well sort of (LOL). His family planned him a surprise party for his 59th birthday (because for 60 he would be expecting one right?) and the theme was food/recipes, since he loves to cook. Each guest was asked to bring a recipe to be included in a cookbook they were compiling for him.

Here is what I came up with. The front of the card had the ingredient list and simple ribbon with a button embellishment, the back had the instructions for preparing the dish.


The accompanying birthday card.

More flowers

More flowers I made over the holidays. These flowers I made for my mom. She wanted them as toppers for some watering can themed gifts she gave the ladies in her office.  They were so much fun to make. I used mostly old Chatterbox pattern paper from my stash, I cut flowers shapes with my Cricut in graduated sizes, then I sprayed them with glimmer mist in varying shades and crumbled them up.  I love the shimmer and the texture of these flowers. I used rhinestone brads from Oriental Trading for the centers.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


One of my favorite things to make. I have been coming up with all kinds with my cricut.

This first one I made using a flower from my Cricut. I cut it in graduated sizes, ran it thru a cuttlebug embossing folder, chalked it and attached it to a punched scalloped circle. Of course I topped it with a rhinestone.



This next flower I also cut with my Cricut, Gypsy Wanderings I think and added a large rhinestone brad.

Let's just pretend...

Just because I haven't updated in a while, doesn't mean I have not been crafting. I just have not had a chance to post some of the stuff I have been working on over the holidays. I am going to start posting the stuff right now, and let's just forget that I have not put anything up since October. Okay? Okay!