Monday, February 28, 2011

Dress Form

Good Morning,

Well I'm back....Xavier left on Saturday. Nana had a It was a lot of fun having Xavier and his Mom & Dad here. We went to parks, and zoo, and read books, went swimming. Little people are busy!

I have a video to share with you of him. Of course I showed him how to flex his muscles. They're such copy cats at that age. I love it.

I do have a card to share as well...This is using all Stampin' Up supplies. They now have fabric covered brads that match their designer paper.

I bought some new stuff from FargoCat Shops so it should be arriving this week. I have some of the new stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations as well as new stamps from La Blance.

Have a great day!


Monday, February 21, 2011


Good Monday Morning,

Just a quick card today.

All products on this one are Stampin' UP. I had gone to a card class. It's always nice to play with somebody elses stamps. hehe

The flowers were stamped separately on white cardstock and cut out. A blender pen and ink pad were used to color in the image. I liked the tiny white pearls added to the card.

Busy enjoying time with Xavier. Hopefully a zoo trip this week.

I hear him....he's up so I shall go for now.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABC Robotz

Good Morning...

Hope everyone celebrated Valentine's Day with someone they love. Whether this was your spouse, children, grandbabies (soon) or your pet.

Here is the long awaited Robotz. I spent many hours cutting and piecing these together. They are all cut with the Robotz cricut cartridges at 5". The backside is full magnet and all the cut pieces are vinyl.

For the magnet I went to Walmart and purchased magnetic sheets that you would use to cover air vents.(BTW this is the same magnets I used to store my Spellbinders on). They come with a white side and black magnet on the other. Two to a package (5" x 12") for about $3.00. I did have one sheet of actual cricut magnet which was about the same weight and looked the same but the sheet was 12 x 12 and not on sale $10.00.

When cutting this with the Cricut you do need a deep blade housing and I set the cut at 4 times. Worked perfectly. The Cricut sure got a workout.

One thing I would do differently next time. I would take my black vinyl (the shadow on each robot) and actually adhere it to my magnet before I cut the shadow. That would eliminate an extra cut and lining it up onto the magnet. Yeah...didn't think of that till I was assembling. Little late!

Hope Xavier likes his new Alphabet Friends!

Today is house cleaning day. I need to find a bed for Xavier to sleep on. Too big for a play pen anymore. He's sleeps in a big boy bed now!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you enjoy the new blog daughter designed the header for me....thanks bunches!

If you were checking out my blog yesterday morning you might have seen quite a few different looks. My desktop computer is outdated, to say the least, and the only way I could see the changes I was making to the blog was to save and then look. Finally went to the laptop....turns out on a more updated computer I'm able to preview before I save and the colors are totally different between the two computers. I contacted my DD so she could check her computer and tell me which one was appearing.  Gremlins in my computer....

This was another project I did at the Cricut booth. The brown 12 x 12 piece of cardstock is mounted on a 12 x 12 canvas. Wall Decor was the cartridge used in this layout. The stamps are from My Pink Stamper. The owner of My Pink Stamper gave us a set of stamps. We also received a cricut DVD with projects and info, I still haven't watch this, and a book called "Cricut Cutting Guide."  The DVD and cutting guide were created by Megan Gravener. I have used this book a few times now and it's great.  This book provides the setting guides for many, many different brands of  pattern paper, cardstock, vinyl, transparencies, etc. Changing the setting on your Cricut when cutting different thickness, and texture will make a really big difference on the overall cleanness of the cut.

I absolutely love these flowers and so easy. One day this week I hope to do a tutorial on them. A few pearls placed around on the scallops add to the overall look.

An update on my robot saga....I have all 26 robots cut and pieced together. I still have to complete cutting out the magnetic shadow backs and put the letters of the alphabets on them but I'm now confident I will have it completed before Xavier arrives. Now I just need to find a metal board....


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Glitter Mist & Mojo Monday 177

Good Morning,

Not too often I post on Sunday but need to get this one in for the MojoMonday challenge.

As you can see I used basically the same supplies as yesterdays card. I added to two girls which are part of the same stamp set as the pocket. They were colored with copics.

What I did do differently this time was I stamped the flowers on vanilla cardstock and then used an orangey colored glimmer mist to change the cardstock flower to the color I wanted. Also sprayed some glimmer mist on the orange pattern strip. Glue the  orange piece to the card and then embossed it with a cuttlebug folder. Tim Holtz Distress Walnut ink to distress the edges of the pattern paper and pocket.
It's hard to see the shine on the flowers.
I'm up to 17 complete robots. lol

I'll see you on Monday - V-Day!



Good Morning

I had this card ready to go yesterday but didn't get the pictures taken. I was too busy making robots. I'm up to bad the alphabet has 26 letters. I'm only half way there. Sure hope Xavier has a big fridge for all his robots. I'm thinking we might have to paint a wall in his room. There is special paint that you can use to make the wall magnetic and you can paint over it with regular paint. Each robot is about 5" tall and some of them as wide. lol Nana has nothing in her house that the magnets will stick too. Everything is stainless...finally had to go to Poppy's garage and put them on his tool box.....I wonder if he'll notice...perhaps I should put them on the wood working tools. hmmm.

Lots of different tools and techniques today. The pocket and saying are from Stampin' Up. I started with a plain piece of Vanilla cardstock and inked a large textured background stamp with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky ink. Then with black ink stamped the pocket cut it out and stamped the sentiment with walnut in.  Distressed the edges of both with Walnut ink as well.

The flowers are made using the Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. Usually I stamp the image on colored cardstock and cut out but today I stamp with black ink on vanilla cardstock and then colored the flowers with copic markers. You can customize the color and it's a little easier that way to match your pattern paper.  My paper was double sided and came from my scrap pile. I also created petals dropping and attached those to the card with Ranger - Glossy Accents. It dries quickly and will create a little dimension cause it is thick so the petals will keep a rounded shape versus glued flat to the card.
FargoCat Shops have some of the new Heartfelt Creation stamps and dies up on her site.

Tomorrow I have used the same stamps/supplies but have colored the flowers using a different method.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.


Thursday, February 10, 2011


Good Morning To All...

I'm going to have a little rant this morning cause I have no one else to rant to here. I know by my Canadian family & friends it's not cold down here but...I'm freezing. I've been taking a hot water bottle to bed! DH is gone to warmer climates and I'm here. It was below freezing all day yesterday and windy. Okay...I think I'm done...just made another cup of coffee so I could warm my hands to type...

This is a project I made at the Cricut both at CHA. A picture of my favorite little pirate will go in the picture frame.

All the images and paper were made with the Cricut Imagine. This is a machine that both prints and cuts. You can print in any color as you can set the colors. There are cartridges that are preloaded with different patterns so you can alter any of the images you are going to cut. The advantage is no more loading and unloading your cricut to change colors of paper. You can have white paper and change it to suit you. Of course when it first came out I said I didn't need that. Still don't NEED it, but am thinking about it. lol
I've researched it a bit on some forums but of course you usually only get the negatives there. I will wait until a few more glitches get worked out and of course the price will drop cause it always does. The Gypsy was about $300.00 when it first came out and now you can get it for about $90.00. Patience! will pay off. lol

The red striped background was printed onto vinyl and it had that distressed look on it.

My photography didn't capture all the layers. Almost everything only the ship is cut separtely and layered with pop dots.

I should have a card to upload tomorrow.

Weather is to start warming this week-end.

Eight more sleeps till Xavy arrives.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Robotz

Good Morning...

Look what I created yesterday. I had so much fun using my Robotz cartridge on yesterdays scrapbook page that I wanted to try one of the 3D Robots. He was cut at 10" tall and stand about that high if you include the antenna. See all those little silver dots. I outlined every side of this guy doing that. Thought it would look like steel rivits. Sponged all the edges with ink too. There are 6 different 3-D robot shapes on this cartridge as well as fonts, 46 different robot icons, a window card feature, a retro botz (which I think is a simpliar version of the robot - not as many layers). A great boy cartridge.  Oh, Oh, Oh, just looking at the book again and those Retro Botz would be good for fridge magnets and I could put a different letter of the alphabet on each robot tummy.  I'll keep you posted on how this idea flies.

My plan is to fill the centre box with candy and give it to one of the neighbor kids. I put a heart punchout in his hand to make it more Valentiney!

I checked out FargoCat Designs and see Deborah is starting to post regarding the new items on order. I ordered a couple of the La Blance stamps so hopefully those come quickly so I can play. Tim Holtz items are already up as well.  Just a reminder that if you are looking for a crop to go to Deborah is having one in Port Hawkesbury. Details on her blog. There are great incentives to pre-register (I think by Feb 14th.).

There is a challenge going on over at  now  until the end of the month.

Back to the crafty desk.

Have a great day!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Scary Hair

Good Morning...

I know it's been awhile. Trying to get things organized from CHA. It was to see all the new products. As I remember specific things I'll try and tell you about them on the blog.

I did order a couple new stamp sets and the matching die from Heartfelt Creations. Hopefully I'll have that in a couple of weeks and then show you some stuff.

Came home to cold, cold weather.  Icicles on the palm tree! Not good. Yesterday (Sunday) it warmed to 70F. It was so nice and seemed even warmer than that! lol

Let's get to today's scrapbook page. Adam sent me pics of Xavier's static hair. lol I love it and couldn't resist a scrapbook page.

All the pattern paper is from Fancy Pants - it's a Halloween line. Look - I even used three different patterns. Stepping outside of my box or what!

Cricut Cuts:

Lacy Labels - scalloped circle - 9" & tag on left - 3"
Gypsy Wanderings - the diamond border. Overall 2.4" high but I had to weld pieces together on the gypsy so one layer is 1.20" high
Robtz - 3" (what a cute cartridge you'll see more of them)
Cindy Lou - 1.5" letters glitter cardstock
Boys Will Be Boys - 1 1/2" -the arrow on the top tag

Also entering this in a sketch challenge over at Sketch Inspiration.

See you tomorrow AND that little cutie up above is coming to see Nana on the 18th. Can't wait.
(oh yeah, Mom & Dad are coming too! lol)