Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Simple Strawberry Thank You Card

Two things surprised me about this card:
1. I actually used an old(er) cartridge on the Cricut to create the strawberries
2. I forced myself to cut into a fully good piece of 12x12 paper by My Mind's Eye - this is a very difficult thing for me to do!

I would've popped up the strawberries except they are covering a previous cut into that Bazzill dark green dotted swiss paper, so had to keep it flat, boo.

  • Cut strawberries at 2.5" using the Cricut Preserves cartridge from My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup Boy "Ziggy" Paper
  • I have been dying to use that ribbon because it came in a pack of 3 that included stars and polka dot patterns - it is from Queen & Co.
  • Stapled the ribbon to the Bazzill paper with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher - love this thing even more than I ever thought I would!
  • Thank you and shout out to my friend Kara for supplying me with the little rhinestone embellishments, they are Grass Green also from Queen & Co. - wow, didn't even realize that, so they were definitely made to match this card!
  • The letters are Chipboard Alphas from Studio Calico that came in their August main kit: Boardwalk

Friday, August 26, 2011

This is how I feel

I found this picture on the site here. This month I am working on a separate project that can't be posted, so I feel like I've lost my momentum a bit, but not to worry, I will be back in action next month with more posts, and better yet, have finally planned a long vacation in October (read: lots of pics and scrapbooking to be done)! :)

P.S. If that isn't the longest run-on sentence you've read, I don't know what is! Hehe!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thinking of You Card

I never like when I have to make a "get well soon card" since that means someone is sick, injured or hurting, but it is also an opportunity to try to make something that will help encourage someone or lift them up, so that is the good part.

The basic idea for this card came from a card I saw on here, by Ashley Newell. It only came together after I received my August kit from Studio Calico which came with those scalloped fabric ribbons from Pink Paislee.

  • The paper is called Teal Song by Crate Paper which was made specially just for Studio Calico, and punched with a Fiskars border punch
  • I misted each scallop ribbon with a different color spray mist - Bluegrass by Mister Huey's (bottom-most), Frequent Flyer Sprinklers by October Afternoon, and Lemonade by Mister Huey's. About the misting, I gotta say it is my first application using spray mist and I LOVE IT! It looks great on paper too! The Mister Huey's really impressed me, the way it mists is awesome, but I think I need to give the Sprinklers another try because it seemed to clump a little and leave more of a stained look, like I spilled it in places than a cool, misted look like the Mister Huey's gave.
  • I used a corrugated cardboard butterfly by Jillibean Soup - I pushed it face down into my VersaMark Watermark stamp pad and embossed it with ZING! metallic teal emobssing powder by American Crafts, then I used one of the bigger butterfly shapes and traced the outline on a piece of Butter cardstock by American Crafts, cut it out and layered the cardboard butterfly on top if that
  • The letters are Out of the Blue "Playful" Alphabet from the Lime Twist collection by My Mind's Eye
  • Everything but the butterfly came in the August kit Boardwalk by Studio Calico and once again I proved my husband right in that I always just use the "new" stuff - he says I don't play my old videogames hehe

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Instagram Pictures

I've been seeing everyone's blogs lately, with professional looking pictures and finally discovered their secret: Instagram! It's a free iPhone download, that allows you to select a filter, and instantly change up the look of your pictures - it's really fun to play with! Here are some of my instagrams. I am definitely looking forward to put these to use in an album soon!

Handsome husband

Garden Center

Real bumblebee! I ran after taking this picture!

New 4-Wheeler = Happy husband

"Hey, I found us a shortcut!"

Adam's Basin along the Erie Canal

This is what we looked like on our honeymoon!

I forget, some car that my husband loves!

Car show

Taking a break to fix my bicycle helmet

Charlotte beach on a school night

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cheerful Butterfly

This card started with a search on the site I found this picture there and decided to print it and see if it would at least inspire me to make something beautiful and cheerful for this card, and I think it worked!

The butterfly paper I've used for previous cards, also worked well with this image, but this time I cut out the butterflies by hand from the paper. This paper is probably one of my all-time favorites!

  • Printed the picture posted on on my Canon Selphy CP800
  • Cut Fly Away paper by Studio Calico and angled on the card, cutting off the edges
  • Wrapped some basic twine from Wal-Mart (just in the tools area, while perusing those aisles with my husband), around the bottom of the picture and adhered with small zots in the back
  • Zotted the butterflies across the front and pulled up on the wings for a 3D look