Sunday, February 21, 2010

Jewel ATC

 March's ATC theme is Jewels.  This was another quick card.  It is a cut from the Storybook cartridge sized to 2.5" x 3.5" with Design Studio.  I added the jewels for the eyes.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Project 365 Title Page

Finally - I have the title page done for my Project 365 Book.  Susan & I spent a long time discussing how we were going to do our pages as far as a background paper goes.  The picture is one that I took a few years ago before owning my digital camera.  This butterfly was having a really great time posing perfectly for me that day.  Then a few minutes later a praying mantis landed & I was able to take pics of that too. 

Anyway, I like to take pics of weird insects that I find around the yard in the summer so I will probably incorporate some of them into the Project 365 book.  I'm on my way & hopefully it won't take me a week to do one 12 x 12 page or I will never get this done.... LOL

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sewing ATC

I almost forgot to post the ATC for February's ATC Swap on the Cricut message board.  The theme this month was "Sewing" I know it doesn't look too complicated, but I had to remember how to use my sewing machine.  It has been a few years since I did a real sewing project.  The material was leftover pieces I used to sew my Cricut dust cover with trim that I have had laying around for years.  The buttons came from my Mom's collection.  You know the collection.  Growing up, before we got rid of any clothing, we took the buttons off if they were interesting or might be able to be used for a fill-in for a lost button.  When Mom gave me her machine & cabinet the button boxes came with them.  I have two old checkbook boxes full of buttons and was glad that I was able to use 14.  Now I'm down to 500....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Designer's Choice - C.O.M.

 I finished the Designer's Choice card for the Card of the Month Swap on  The thread is here.  January's theme was Designer's Choice.  So we were all able to choose our own alliteration for the month.  Everyone gets a chance to guess what the color and embellishment combination is for your card.  Mine was Purple with Parallelograms. Be sure to look at past months cards. We have some really great card makers in this swap.

 The design of the card came from a special Paper Cafts Magazine called Paper Crafts Remodeled.  I have wanted to use this design for a long time.  They have some awesome decorated bags as well as cards with this design and different embellishments. Simple, but cute.

The paper is from a giant 300 piece box from K & Company.  I got the box with a 50% coupon last fall.  It has a huge variety of papers and I was glad I was able to make some work.  The green & teal were from a Martha Stewart pack.  I cut the circles with the George cartridge on my Cricut.  I was having a little problem with the circles looking like circles, they turned out a little oblong.