Monday, July 29, 2013

Butterfly Theme

Hello There!

Here's my butterfly theme post for you. A friend is moving away to teach overseas and we had a little send off for her.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded. Butterfly image cut at 2.5" and then glittered. There are dimensions between the green background and the navy blue background. Pearls on the butterflies and the half fans at top of card.
Pattern paper cut using Imagine and All Wrapped Up.

Butterfly bookmark cut at 5.5" and laminated. Butterfly on gift bag cut from Home Accents at 6".

The Hersey Kiss butterflies cut from Stampin' Up double-sided pattern paper. No glueing needed for assembley. Directions can be found at Qbees Quest. Really easy to make.


Machines Used:
Expression 2, Cricut Imagine

Cartridges Used:
Sophie - card (Feature key card 2)
Sophie - bookmark (Feature key bookmark)
All Wrapped Up. Green cardstock and pattern paper.
Home Accents - Butterfly on gift bag

Other Supplies:
pearls, Stampin' Up designer paper, white gift bag, glitter, dimensionals, laminator, Hersey Kisses

Saturday, July 27, 2013


HI There,

Just another quick card using the stamp fro Heartfelt Creations. Yee-Haw cut from Old West cricut cartridge.
Playing along today on a challenge over at "The Outlawz" . The challenge is "anything goes" or Christmas. You must use some sort of alcohol marker for coloring. In this case I used my copics.

Don't miss tomorrow. I'm posting an entire butterfly theme. Gift bag, card, bookmark and treats!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Baby Boy


I had a new Great Nephew born in May and I've been neglectful on my Auntie duties. In my defense I have had other things on my plate.

Regardless I finally sat down and whipped up this cute card. The image is from Nursery Tails Imagine cartridge. In order to make it into a card I used CCR and used two images of the same shape but flipped one of them and then welded them together.  I raised up the bottle cap, leaf and animals for added dimension. Super cute and Super quick.

Card went into the mail Friday!

Sun is shining this morning. Temperatures have been cooler than usual and we've been getting lots of rain. Must things to accomplish.
Have a GREAT Monday!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Howdy Partners!

The stamp is another Heartfelt Creation.  I did not purchase the co-ordinating die.

Pattern paper from DCWV called "The Guy Stack". It has some great papers in it.

The "Howdy" cut from "Old West" cartridge at .75". I exchanged out the cutting blade for a cricut marker. The settings for using the marker are on the side of each pen in case you forget!
1. Load pen
2. Load paper
3. Check your cut settings
4. Press cut
5. DON'T unload paper
6. Change from pen back to blade housing being careful not to move the housing when changing.
7. Change settings for cutting.
8. Press cut again on your machine.
9. Before you unload the paper make sure it cut all the way through if not hit cut again.
Brown twill ribbon from the dollar store. Metal accessories - Stampin' Up.
Image colored with copics. Reminder - Colors can be blended and you can color over one color with another colored marker and it doesn't color transfer back to your marker.
Tim Holtz distress inks to shade background on vanilla cardstock.
Star punch from dollar store.
Enjoy your Sunday.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wishing You Happiness

Hi There,

I've been away for a few days again. Went to Memphis and yes I did make a stop at Graceland. I enjoyed Elvis's music but going to Graceland wasn't on my bucket list however, when I found the opportunity was there for the taking I decided I should really have a look. I enjoyed the tour that man really knew about bling!

This stamp is from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment is separate but from this company as well. I did not purchase the corresponding die to cut out parts of the rose and layer. There are quite a few stamps that incorporate the rose therefore if you had all the stamps and die it would be great.

The background paper, the print and the brown is actually fabric that is adhesive backed. It is meant for scrapbooking and cards. It's really very pretty.

The image is colored with copic markers. I tore around the image and then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to blend it all together. Pink ribbon from Stampin' Up. Bows and pearls from my stash. The image raised up with dimensionals.
I have lots of other projects to share with you in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pawprints On Our Hearts!

Happy July 4th! Just celebrating a quiet day...getting a little scrapbooking done.

This is officially my first doggy scrapbook page. Kristen and Joel adopted a rescue puppy a couple of weeks ago and she is a sweetie. When I went to Toronto to visit they already had her and she knows how to suck up. She liked the toy I bought. lol Patches, the cat is slowly adjusting and letting Lacey know who really is queen of the domain.

The octagons cut from George & Basic shapes at 1". Each piece of embossed with a heart folder separately so they would all have exactly the same placement of design. All cream colored paper distressed with Stampin' Up ink - River Rock.

Font - Letter Envy at .8"
Hearts - George & Basic Shapes 1.5"
Paw Prints - Meow 1.5"

Lace died with River Rock ink.
Lacey has certainly found herself a wonderful home.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

Wish I was there to celebrate with all of you!

I know...I'm wearing out this cartridge! Another project completed with Wild Card 2. All three cards I completed in one afternoon with that cartridge. Remember inking or chalking your cricut cuts adds more dimension to them. These were all inked.
I spent Friday and Saturday at a Creating Keepsakes convention. I took a couple of classes. Two of them were scrapbook classes featuring Disney layouts. I've got a ahead start on my scrapbooking for next year. The layouts are pretty cute but there were no techniques to learn or anything. It was all precut and all you did was assemble.

I also took a card class from Heartfelt Creations. First I'll say I really like there product. However, I wasn't so thrilled with their cards for the workshop. One I'll throw away cause I just think it looks tacky. The other two are okay. That's just my opinion.

Hope everyone has a great day and I hope to be back soon with more projects.