Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pink ATG Gun

Melissa at Disney Dreamer Designs is giving away a Pink ATG Gun.  Hurry to her blog now because it ends tonight.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Surprise Package

I have been sick since last Thursday and feeling miserable.  I received a package yesterday from Imaginisce, I had won a giveaway on their blog a few weeks ago but wasn't really sure what I would receive.  When I opened the, I was so excited to see the iRock with some gems and their new Cottage Christmas line.  I cannot wait to try the iRock, I am going to have to hide it from my DD until I can get use to using it and bling up some of my own stuff or I will never get to use it.  The Cottage Christmas line is so cute and I cannot wait to make some projects with it.  This package made my day.  Thanks Imaginisce!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Card Fronts

Here are some pictures of card fronts I have made for swaps over on the Cricut MB.

For this swap, the card had to contain a butterfly.  I designed this on my Gypsy with the Mother's Day (the background) and Gyprsy Wanderings (the butterfly) carts.  I love the lacey look of the backgroud.  I am going to have to look at the file on the Gypsy to see where I got the label and Thanks from.  I cut the butterfly's shadow from vellum and stickled the edges with Diamond Stickles and the placed the detailed cut on top and sorta of curled the wings with a pencil to give it a more three dimensional look.  (If anyone wants this file, let me know and I will have to email it to you).  This is one of my favorite cards I have made.  I love that I have it on my Gypsy because if I want to use it for a different occasion all i have to do is pull it up and change the sentiment.  I think the possibilities for this one is endless because it would be great for congratulations, deepest sympathy, thinking of you, etc.

This is the first one I made for the swap and you had to have an embossed item on your card.  I used the Moraccan Screen Cuttlebug folder on various color core black magic paper and sanded it to show the embossing then used my ribbon punch and threaded ribbon through to match the color core of the paper.  Next I pop dotted the flowers. 

There are two more card fronts due for this swap, one for September and one for October.  I love having these on hand because you can put them on a card you have or make your own out of cardstock and you have a card ready to go.  They are great for the forgotten or last minute occasions.

Christmas Cards

Here are some cards I made for a Christmas card swap that had several groups with different themes over on the Cricut MB. This was the Kids card group. I used the Mickey Santa die cut for the Cuttlebug on blue core black magic paper which was embossed with the tiny heart Cuttlebug folder which I turned to make it look like snow flakes after it was sanded.
This one was the Let It Snow. I used my Just Rite snowflake stamp, the snowflake paper was from a holiday stack I picked up at Joann's, I think it was DCWV but not positive and kraft cardstock.

This next one was the non-traditional, I decided to use browns and blues as my colors which I think are non-traditional Christmas colors. I used the Lacey Label cart for the circles and "Joy" cut on kraft cardstock.

This one was the Snowman group. I used my Just Right snowman and snowwoman stamps along with a mistletoe sentiment. This Merry Christmas paper is from the same stack as the snowflake paper above again with kraft cardstock.

This last one was for the Vintage group. I used toppers from Flower Soft along with my Vintage Christmas Flower Soft and made two different cards. One said Holly & Ivy and one said Noel. This is my first experience with Flower Soft and I really love how it turned out. This is probably a 5X7 card whereas all the others are A2 size.

I am so excited and cannot wait to get the other cards back from this swap.  After this swap, I have almost 50 of my cards made for Christmas because I made extras of the ones I made and kept them. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A New Challenge blog

There is a new challenge blog for all of your critter stamps called The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges.  On the first Friday of every month, there will be a new challenge posted!!! All medias, brands and projects are welcome to enter, as long as the project fits the criteria of the current challenge, and features an animal!  The first challenge will be posted this Friday, September 3rd.  They are offering candy to help them spread the word so go ovr to The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges to find out how to win these great prizes.

Up for grabs is:
$30 (AUD) gift voucher from Tickled Pink Stamps
Two digital stamps of your choice and an unmounted Hansel rubber stamp from The Stamping Bazaar
$15 (AUD) digi stamp gift voucher from Make It Crafty
One Popcorn Bear set - Golfing Popcorn
One TGF Marlene Stamp