Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cards with Christina-Video

Happy Thursday,
I'm so excited, tomorrow is the CK convention. I have a mental list of what I want to look for. I've been watching Jennifer McQuire's "Thinking Inking" videos on Two Pea's You Tube channel and I think I really want to try some of her inking techniques. Amazing! Hopefully today will go by fast!
I pre-ordered the new Gypsy last night for the Cricut. It doesn't come out until later in the fall, but I'm really excited about this new gadget. I can create anywhere, at work (on lunch and breaks of course), in the car, at the lake, oh the possibilities.

For today's card and video: I just got Graphically Speaking cartridge about a 2 weeks ago. I never really felt I needed that cartridge, but once I got it and started flipping through the manual I starting thinking of all the great titles for scrapbook pages that I can make.

Enough of my babbling..here is today's video:


supplies: Paper Trey Ink: Saddle Stitch Ocean Tides ribbon and Ocean Tides cardstock, linen thread, Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge, K&Co Greenhouse pattern paper.

Happy Crafting!
Christina

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cards with Christina-Video

Here's a card that I made using the new stamp set from Paper Trey Ink called Everyday Buttons. I love this stamp set, the only thing you have to do is stamp and add a cute little button to complete the image.

Here's today's video:


Supplies: Cosmo Cricket-Something True pattern paper, Paper Trey Ink- Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon , Sweet Blush Vintage Button and Everyday Button Bits stamp set; Stampin' Up!-Whisper white cardstock and Sage Shadow classic ink, other supplies-linen thread, adhesive, sewing machine, crochet flower made by Carol (AKA Mom), Fiskar corner rounder and Fiskar scallop edge punch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cards with Christina 7/23/09


I was so excited to find another K&Co. paper pack. Oh how I love K&Co. I'm amazed how well Paper Trey Ink coordinates with this pattern paper. After I made the video and took all the pictures I added a crochet flower and brad to the ribbon of this card. It was one of those times when I thought I was done and about a day later decided it needed more.



Only 7 more days until the Valley Forge CK convention. I haven't allowed myself to go to AcMoore or Michaels this month because of the convention. I need to save my money....OK I confess I have been to both stores this month, I'm so weak:(


Supplies: Ocean Tide and Lemon Tart CS-Paper Trey Ink, Lemon Tart Ribbon-Paper Trey Ink, K&Co. Lucky Flowers pattern paper, Cricut cartridge-Storybook, Fiskar Corner Rounder, Crochet flower.

Happy Crafting!
Christina

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cards with Christina-Video 7/19/09


I have a real simple Thank You card video today. It's so easy and you can use whatever image you want to make this card. I bee buzzing, a training cho'ing, or a simply butterfly would look great too. If you don't have a stamp for the stitching you can just use a black ultra thin tipped marker and make your own stitches.

Update: here is the link to the stamp set that has the stitching stamp.

Hope you enjoy.


Happy Crafting! Christina

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cards with Christina-Video

Hello everyone,
I was in a real weird mood yesterday when I did this video.

I'm finally up on the times and have set up a Twitter and Facebook account and would love to have you all follow along.

Well that's all for now.....here's your video....



Happy Crafting!
Christina

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chipboard Letter~Video

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. We're having a yard sale next weekend, so I spent the last 2 days cleaning out closets and getting things ready.

I ran to Big Lots yesterday looking for some of those nice fabric closet organizers and ended up buying $75 worth of craft supplies. I use the alcohol free baby wipes for cleaning my stamps, they had them for $1. Then I found CD cases for storing my unmounted and clear stamps $3 for a package of 10 (I picked up 10 of those) plus I got bare Thicker stickers for $2.00 each.

I was messing around with the Thickers today and thought I would do a video on how to ink and emboss them.
Enjoy!



Happy Crafting!
Christina

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deep Cut Blade-Video

Hi All,
As promised in my last video, here is a video on the Cricut's Deep Cut Blade.
Enjoy!

Monday, July 6, 2009

BBTB Challenge

Oh...I love BBTB. Regina's Design Team is amazing. As soon as I saw what the challenge was for this week I had to do it.

This weeks challenge is to use the house from the Cricut Wild Card cartridge. This is one of my top 10 cartridges. You have to take a minute and hop on over to the BBTB site, you'll be amazed.....

OK here's mine.



Supplies: Very Vanilla and Basic Black Stampin' Up! CS; K&Co. Daydreams designer paper; Signo white gel pen; 1-1/2in. scallop punch; 1-1/4 circle punh; Heart Stampin' Up! punch; Black Paper Trey Ink Satin Ribbon

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is have a great 4th of July. We're just spending the day at home, enjoying a beautiful day and having a picnic just the three of us.
I'm not really liking this card, but I wanted to post something for you. I should be back later with a video.

Happy Crafting!
Christina