Sunday, May 30, 2010

Flower Tutorials

Hi all,
Happy Sunday...
Yesterday I worked on two flower tutorials. I had tons of requests on how to make these flowers....There are two different ways to make these....

One with Glimmer Mist...




and my personal favorite is with distress ink....




Enjoy and make tons of flowers....

Here is a link to other flower tutorials I've done.... Click HERE

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #7: Chick Card

Finally...I had some problems with today's video...Let's just say I found a reason to use my Pick Card...I was in a pickle last night and this morning with today's video...First I accidentally deleted the video and had to redo the whole thing and then early this morning when I uploaded it to YouTube I discovered I made some mistakes in editing...

We're off to Track and Field today at Ethan's school. It's gonna be 90 degrees...YIKES lots of water and sunblock....
Here we go....



Enjoy.....



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chunky Mini Book

Today's project was a lot of fun and easy...

Marion from A Piece of Craft does live UStream videos for Prima Marketing every Tuesday night.....This was one of the projects she did last week and it was so easy to do....If you like origami you will love making this little book...I think the actual assembly of the book only took about an hour to make.

Here are a few pictures....

 For the cover I used some Prima E-line flowers that I Glimmer Misted and add pearls to the centers. I also added a small piece of left over Prima gems from another project to the cover as well...


Here is another view of the book, just so you can see how chunky it really is...


and here was what the inside looks like.....


Wouldn't this make a great brag book for your purse. You can fit some wallet size photo's in here and toss it in your purse.

Have a great Tuesday....

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #6: Corny

Happy Monday...
Where does the weekend go? 
Here is the 6th card in the "JBC" series...It's another one of those cards I have no clue what I'm going to do with..."corny"?....

anyway....

Here is the video for today's card



supplies: DCWV Farmers Market, Ripe Avocado Cardstock-Paper Trey Ink, Yellow Cardstock-Bazzill.  


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Father's Day Card

Hi all....
I'm a little beat this week. I might only have one "Just Because Cards" video this week. I try to post them on Monday's and Thursdays, but this week is just getting away from me...Not that I'm complaining....LOL

Tonight my hubby and I are going to a program at the library on John Updike....It's being filmed to air on PCN sometime in the fall...Next weekend we have a fundraiser at the library. It's a block party and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) from the "Office" will be there. The Office is based on Scranton, Pa. Yep right here where I live and work....Every once in a while we have guest appearances from "The Office" cast.

Anyway back to crafting...
Last weekend at AcMoore I found the new Tim Holtz embossing folders. Had to tear into them as soon as I got them in the door.

Here's a card I made for my dad for father's day. He loves to play Bingo.



Supplies: Cordinations Cardstock, Kraft Paper Trey Ink Cardstock, Ripe Avocado Satin Ribbon by Paper Trey Ink, Pink Paisley Brad, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Inkadinkado Stamps, Stapler, Tim Holtz, Black Soot Distress Ink.



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #5: Gumdrop Card

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Today we are working on card #5. I pulled out a pad of DCWV paper for today's card. It's from the Farmer's Market collection and I like how it came out. I wasn't certain when I was looking at it in the manual, but once I choose my pattern paper, it came together. Hope you like it....



Here is today's video....

Also I just had to share this picture from Ann W. She such a sweetheart. Ann doesn't have a blog, but wanted to share her Rooster Card with me. So I asked if she wouldn't mind if I posted her project on today's post. I think she did a fantastic job. She used the Classic K (K&Co) paper collection for her rooster card.

Here's Ann's Card


Have a great Tuesday...

Don't forget to share your projects below. Look I actually remembered today:)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #4-Wagon Card

Oh I love this one....Today we are working on the Wagon Card...I didn't want to make this the traditional "red wagon" card, so I used the mat pad by Carolyn Gavin called "Greenhouse". I think I got it from Michael's, but I'm not 100% sure...Everything was cut at 4-3/4 in. except for the sticker on the envelope which was cut at 1-1/2 in.


Here is today's video...




click HERE to see all the videos in the series....

For some reason I can't seem to remember to leave the little link for you can play along...



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congrats on your....Card

Happy Wednesday....
Today we are using a digital stamp from The Cutting Cafe....Have I told you how much I love the images and sentiments from the Cafe? There is something for every occasion. Everything is so cute that it's so hard to decide what I want to work...


Today's video is a super simple quick masculine card....I used the Long Sentiments tags set from TCC and it's perfect....Change the colors and you have a great feminine card....


Enjoy today's video....


I will be back either tomorrow or Friday with your next Just Because Series...Have a great day....


Monday, May 10, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #3-Pickle Card

Happy Monday....
OK,  I have to be honest, this is one of the cards on the "Just Because" cards cartridge that I don't like...

Today's video I show you how to use your Gypsy with the Just Because Cards. I love my Gypsy :)


Here is the video for today's card....


Click HERE to see the first 3 episodes in the JBC Series...
Have a great day....

 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #2-Rooster Card

Updated to add the link to share your version of the rooster card. Can't wait to see what you come up with....

Lovin' this Rooster....

Today we are working on the Rooster card....LOL I thought this one was going to be hard for me to come up with a design, but it kinda just came together as I was picking out the papers.

Here is the video...


Under "Video Series" at the top you will find the first two videos in the JBC series...

Hope you have a great day....I'm heading out the door to volunteer at my son's school.




Monday, May 3, 2010

Just Because Cards Episode #1-Car Card

Happy first episode day....
I hope you join me in playing with the "Just Because" cards Cricut Cartridge series....Can't wait to see what you all come  up with...I created a link at the bottoms of this post so you can share your JBC creations:)

OK...Let's get started.....



Add your project below :)



Just Because Cards Video Series: The Basics

Happy Monday..

Today starts a new video series. "Just Because" Cards Cricut Cartridge..Here is a video on the basics to get you started....

Just a few things to note on the series...

1. As I was working with the cartridge I found that not all of the envelopes work with the cards like it says in the manual. So I made a file that you can download and use as a guide....
Please note this file is just at it's beginning stages and will probably need to be updated as we go through the series....

2. The first video in the series will take you step-by-step on how to cut your images on the Cricut all the way through assembly...90% of the videos following will only be assembly (I may toss in one or two step-by-steps as we go)

3. There will be one video (Episode #3) showing how to use the "Just Because" Cards using your Gypsy.

4. If you have any questions please email me (creationswithchristina@yahoo.com). I thought it would be helpful to everyone if we created a separate post with "FAQ's" on this cartridge. You can also follow along on Facebook HERE

5. I will be adding a link to each post so you can share your creations on the project we are working on that day. It's just for fun and I hope you will join us...

I think I covered everything....

Have a great day....and tune in tomorrow for Episode #1 in the JBC series....

Hugs,