Thursday, April 29, 2010

Flip Flop Thank You Card

I put this flip flop card together for my son's bowling coach.  They are finishing the year with a tournament last week and then a final banquet this weekend.  We were wanting to give him a gift card, so I volunteered to make the card.  I have to say the way my son signed it isn't the direction I was thinking, but but hey he's a kid and it seemed to work.  I'll keep him around.
This card is cut on Design Studio with the George cartridge.  I have to give credit where credit is due, my sister Susan made up the cut file.  After a little fooling around with it today I was finally able to put it together. I was very obvious, but my brain wasn't working that direction. So 1/2 hour later and 3 sample cuts later, I had it figured out.  I cut two pieces of the patterned paper (one upside down on the mat) and them matched them up and taped them together.  

Monday, April 26, 2010

Me and My Sister

Today is a Thank You To My Sweet Sister Day.  I had suggested to Susan that the new Create A Critter and Robotz cartridges were the cutest cartridges yet.  I'm not usually the one that likes the cutsy cuts, but these are just too cute.  So she bought both cartridges.  She decided she wasn't as fond of this cartridge - WHAT?, so she sent the cartridge to me.  Is she a sweetie or what? 

Yesterday afternoon we challenged each other to make some cuts from each cartridge and I put these together last night.  This is the perfect picture of me and my sister.  She is the greatest and I love her. OK, enough of the gushy stuff.
Thanks for the cartridge!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mystery ATC

This is the last ATC that I have for a swap on  I had been swapping with this great group of ladies for the last 14 months.  What a great bunch to be involved with.  For the last ATC, we had a mystery ATC challenge.  We each sent ours in with no names and then we each had to guess whose was whose.  I don't think I did a very good job, because Susan only guessed 4 correctly and we were pretty close on our answers.  It was very hard to figure out which card looked like whose.  I'm thinking we all did something radically different from what we usually do and tried to copy someone else's style.  I'm not sure. 

Mine was pretty simple.  I tried to keep it simple with just a few embellishments.  I don't know if this looks typical of what I make or not.  Well maybe the paper selection is me and well maybe the ribbon and OK probably the flower.  But, I was thinking that may throw everyone off.  Congrats to Vickie for guessing the most ATC cards out of everyone.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heritage ATC

This was my take on "Heritage" for an ATC swap on 

My aunt spent years putting together a book with our family photos and information.  It goes back to my mother's father's side to my great great grandfather, as well as my mother's mother's side.  I'm sure that my geneology buddies are going nuts.  I'm sure I'm not using the correct terminology for the ancestors, but hey.
Anyway, she had many pictures, newspaper articles, and even his Civil War information. She contacted relatives and accumulated a book at least 100 pages long.

These pictures show him in his later years.  They owned a farm with a great victorian farm house and all the out buildings you can think of. The really neat thing is that he didn't become a US citizen until he was 76 years old.  Can you imagine coming to the US when you are 14, living here, being in the army and being so patriotic and not being a citizen?  We are very lucky to have so much information and the shear number of photos is amazing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


This is just another quick journal.  I have been using papers that I have had around for a while.  This paper was purchased when a local scrapbook store went out of business FIVE YEARS AGO.  I used a Fiskars border punch for the edge.

Paper Flowers Journal

This is a little journal I put together a week or so ago.  I love to decorate composition notebooks.

I wanted to try to make the paper flowers that Dawn makes on her blog: Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  The link will take you directly to the video on her blog with the instructions.  I used flower cuts from the Walk in my Garden Cricut Cartridge.  I can't get over how easy these are to make and they look like the flowers that a certain well known paper flower manufacturer sells. I'm not namin' names.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

MPS Challenge (Pink, Green, & Black) Create A Critter Giveaway

This is my entry for the MPS Challenge at My Pink Stamper today.  The challenge is to use your Cricut and the colors pink, green, and black on a project.  I decided that I would decorate a mini-composition book.

The papers are from a stack I've had forever.  It is by a company called ATD.  I covered the outside of the book with the green paper and the inside covers with the pink paper using Mod-Podge.

The ladybug was cut at 2" from Walk In My Garden.  The scalloped rectangles were cut with Design Studio using Graphically Speaking and the letters are from Alphalicious.  I cut the letters on Design Studio too.  After putting all of the pieces together, I used pop dots to attach to the front of the notebook.

The finished notebook is 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"

Lily of the Valley

I've been playing again.  I downloaded another Twisted Papers design.  I am patiently waiting for my real Lily of the Valley to start popping up.  They are being a little stubborn.  So while I waited, I thought I would play around with this design.   I printed the bottom layer and then fussy cut the second layer around just the bouquet.  Then I cut out each individual white bloom and used small pop dots and glue to apply the third layer at different angles.  Luckily, my friend had some rafia laying around, so I tied a little on top of the layer for an added touch.

I used the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder to emboss the green outside layer.  I also used my friend's new EK Success Double Crochet Border Punch to punch the edge.  Sorry to do this, but here is the link to see their border punches:  It looks as though they have a lot of new punches. OK, now I'm really sorry, I want them all.  I really love this punch.  She should probably double check her punch collection today to make sure she still has it - DOES SHE? 

The finished card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

Mauve with Movement

This month's theme for Card of the Month on is Mauve with Movement.  I used Cricut Design Studio to cut the outside layer and the mauve print on the front with the slot to move the butterfly.  The butterfly was cut from Home Accents.  The outside solid mauve is cut 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  I scored the piece at 2-1/8" from both ends, folded them and taped the ends together on the inside of the card.  I cut the sliding green cardstock piece and inserted it in the outside layer.  I then stamped Get Well in the slot window and used a pop dot to connect the butterfly to the green cardstock.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pansy Card

This is the third card I made using an image from Twisted Papers.  I used a Fiskars border punch for this card.  The finished size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Joy

Another card with an image from Twisted Papers.  I think I am getting the hang of the camera a little bit.  You can at least read the writing on the card now.