Sunday, February 28, 2010

Miss You Card~Video

Hi All,
I hope you are having a wonderfully relaxing weekend. I've been having a ball, I've gotten some much needed crafting time. Lovin' it.

Today is a "Miss You" card using the Home Decor Cricut Cartridge.




Supplies: Home Decor Cricut Cartridge, Oh la la pattern paper by My Minds Eye, Paper Trey Ink Aqua Mist Cardstock and satin ribbon, Paper Trey Ink Vintage Cream Cardstock, Bazzil Brown Cardstock, Fiskars Scallop Punch, SU! Word Window Punch, SU! Label Punch, My Pink Stamper Stamps, ATG Adhesive Gun.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Songbird Card-Video

Today is my baby boy's birthday! 
Happy Birthday Buddy!
I can't believe he is 8 years old already. 

It's day two of snow. It started yesterday morning at 4:30 am and it's still going this morning. We have almost 9 inches of snow and the drifting is amazing.

Here is a quick video using the Cricut Songbird Cartridge. I needed some bright pretty spring colors to help kill my cabin fever.




supplies: PTI white cardstock, Bazzil brown cardstock, PTI Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, Daisy Bucket pattern paper, Cricut Songbird cartridge.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Picture Frame

I started making this frame just for fun. It's one of those $1.00 wooden frames you can find at Michael's.

I painted the frame with a off-white acrylic paint then layered Bazzil cardstock with some My Minds Eye pattern paper. I did a zig zag stitch around the outside and inside of the pattern paper.  I really really love how it came out. 


I cannot stop making these flowers. I wanted to show you a close-up of the flower so you can see the "Diamond Dust" I added. Diamond Dust can be found at Michael's in the adhesive aisles. Have you seen the Prima flowers at Michael's that have the water drop look? Well this is what you use. Just think off all the flowers you can make...If you haven't seen my video on how to make these flowers click HERE


Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Teapot Mini

I finished my Teapot Mini. It's a gift for a family friend. She collects teapots so I thought she would really enjoy this.





Have a great week.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flower-Scallop Circle Punch

Hi All,
Here is a quick video on how I made the flower that I posted the other day. Enjoy!




Hope you are having a great weekend.
Christina

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tea Pot Mini

Hi All,
I'm working on a tea pot mini album for a family friend. The mini shape is a chipboard album from Michael's that you can find in the dollar bins. I've heard that some are finding them for $.50.

My method for covering the mini is to cut out a piece of designer paper that would be large enough to cover the mini. I glue my pattern paper to the chipboard and then use an x-acto knife to trim the edges. You could also trace the shape onto your pattern paper, trim, then glue. I find for me it's better to use the x-acto knife. I'm not good with scissors. LOL


Don't ya just love that little flower. No it's not a Prima. I made it. I'll be back this weekend with a video on how to make this flower. It's super easy...


Supplies for mini cover: K&Co. Black and Ivory pattern paper, Prima Lace (thanks T), Thicker raw chipboard, Black and Bronze Martha Stewart extra fine glitter, Vintage Cream Paper Trey Ink cardstock, Tea Pot chipboard shape, Black Soot Distress Ink. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stamp Storage

Update with more info:


I ordered mine from www.clipitup.com they have them on sale for $39 until the end of Feb. Shipping is a little high...


Tonight I decided to order the top tier and www.scrapbookingalley.com has the system. The price is a little higher, but if you factor in no sales tax and flat rate shipping of $4.95 it's cheaper (thank you Arlene). If you order don't forget to pick up Glimmer Mist. LOL

So stamp storage has always been an issue for me. When I was a Stampin' Up! hobby demonstrator I collected several (more then several) sets of stamps. Storage was a real issue then, those boxes took up so much room. So I unmounted my SU stamps from the wood and used the EZ Mount foam. I moved all my stamps to CD cases (including the clear). Yeah, not liking that system either. I can't find a stamp for anything and this included having a binder system, It's really just too much work for me. I have such limited time to create that I didn't keep up with updating the binder.

So here is my solution!
The Clip It Up! I've only gotten my clear stamps that I still had in the original packages up so far. I'm working on taking my other clear stamps out of the CD cases and sticking them to acetate sheets and then I'll store them in ziplock bags so I can hang them up.

So far I think I may have more than 50 sets of stamps clipped.


Umm and I think I'm gonna need to order the top tier so I can keep going.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Day Card

Hubby, Ethan and I are home enjoying a wonderful snow day...

Since I don't think I've posted any Valentines Day cards yet, here is one I made this morning. I just love the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch. I'm gonna love this one for mini albums.



Recipe:
White Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Red Bazzil Cardstock, Dark Chocolate Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, Prima heart gem, Paper Trey Ink twine, Bo Bunny "Flirty" pattern paper, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Double edge Punch, Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge

Monday, February 8, 2010

Flower-George and Basic Shapes

Here's another quick grunge type flower using George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.

Enjoy.....

Is it Monday already?




Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Family Mini

Hi All,
I finished another mini last night. This one is for an auction my Aunt is having at her church this coming weekend.
I've been working on a few projects for a basket, so I've been super busy.

Here are a few pictures.

Here is the front cover. To see the video on how to make this flower click HERE.

I love Prima flowers. The one on the left side I found on clearance at Michael's. The right hand page has the Stampin' Up! petal sizzix die as an envelope and two tags behind it. Fun stuff.

Arlene did this great video tutorial (mybutterflykisses12) on how to make a flip out page. Really something like this looks so complicated to me, but once you see the video you will be surprised on how easy it is. 

This is one of my favorite pages. My friend Teri sent me some Prima lace and since I don't have the Stampin' Up! scallop envelope die she punched me a whole punch of envies. I took one and distressed it with walnut stain ink and added a tag to the inside. 




Have a great day...