Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Simple Circles

I like simple.

~simple patterns
~simple designs
~simple colors

I had fun making my own patterned paper.  I saw some really neat stamps by PSA Essentials.  Since I don't have them, I tried the same look with a circle dot stamp I do have.  


Cute baker's twine pom-pom from the Twinery.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thinking of You

Today is my brother's birthday. 
He likes cartoons so I made these Dr Seuss pillowcases for him. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome Home

My daughter came home after a long trip with her Granny.

I wanted to let her know she was missed and that I am glad she is home ♥

I used the Cricut American Alphabet that is in my 5th Anniversary E2, my favorite EK Success punch, the Martha Stewart Score Board for the rosettes and Gelly Roll Clear Star pen for trimming

Cute animals in that cartridge too for my animal lover.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Best Wishes


My husband and the office building security guard developed a little friendship over the last few weeks.  This man was getting his degree and will be returning home.  My husband asked me to make a card to send him off with wishes for a great future.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


 All the cards I made yesterday used my leftovers. 

When you use the pop dots you are left with a sticky foam skeleton that can be used as well.  It is actually a little more sturdy. 

These two cards were made from one large placecard that had my name on it.  The paper/design on the right covers up the letters.  I wanted summer cards but the cream color seemed like it called for brown tones which look more like autumn.  So I found some summery looking flowers from adhesive backed paper that I haven't used as much as I thought I would. 

 I pulled the blue and red (using my new Twinery baker's twine) out to try to summerize the design along with some summery buttons.  I don't love these cards but I think they would convey Birthday Wishes.

The leftover paper from my Cricut Expression 2 bird cutout made a simple card that I could embellish with cute teeny buttons.  The E2 makes it easy to have usable scraps. It shows exactly where the image will be cut out and paper can be sized then placed on mat accordingly.  Then you have negatives to use as well as the intended cutouts.

Cards are fun to make because it is a little challenge of color, design and purpose on a small scale with a short completion time. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Painted Cards

 So I had to try making my own cards using the techniques I learned at Archiver's Bold Background Card Class.

I had some little acrylic paints leftover from another class.  Because the paints were in little tubs, I had to use a paint brush to put the paint on the stamps.

 The images didn't come out as clear as in class where we used the dauber paints. 

I liked using supplies I already had to make the papers and stamps coordinate.  

My daughter even liked how they turned out. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Card Class

I took a Bold Backgrounds card class at Archivers on Saturday and learned some new techniques.

Using acrylic paint to stamp and paint on kraft paper, and paint buttons and twine to match.  

I enjoyed working with the paints and stamps.
We used glimmer paints to coordinate the embellishments.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cards with Twine

I was excited to get my
Colorful Bunch Sample Pack
from The Twinery and could
hardly wait to use it in some cards.


I decided to try the Cappuccino twine
along with some stamps I hadn't used in a long time.

How convenient is it that I had a cappuccino stamp??

 Since the cards are not a standard size, I had to make envelopes to fit. 
I liked making the scalloped edges

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yummy Yogurt

I have found my new favorite yogurt
~Publix Passion Fruit (Maracuyá)

Monday, June 6, 2011