Friday, July 30, 2010

Gypsy Tip #1

Hi All.....
It's time for a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!! So last night I was answering some emails and the one big question everyone had was.....How did you make that template that you used in yesterday's video. So last night I sat down and did a quick video on how to make a template using the Cricut Gypsy....

I hope this helps and stay tuned for more Gypsy Tips....

Hope you have a fabulous Friday and an even more spectacular weekend....

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cricut Lite Live Simply~Thursday Expressions

OK I know, I know....It's been too too too long since I've done a Cricut video....I needed a little break, but I'm back and ready to create (or Cricut).

I really love using pattern paper when I'm working with the Cricut, it gives it the little extra pop. My secret is...I try to pick papers from the same paper collections. For the most part they pretty much already coordinate and make picking pattern paper so much easier. 

I charged up my Gypsy and...

Here are a few pictures....

Cricut Expression
Cricut Lite Live Simply Cartridge
My Mind Eye Quite Contrary Paper Collection
Aqua Mist Paper Trey Ink Cardstock
Aqua Mist Paper Trey Ink Satin Ribbon
Vintage Cream Paper Trey Ink Buttons
My Pink Stamper-Family and Friends Stamp Set
Sakura White Gel Pen
3M Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cardstock~Tuesday Tips

Happy Tuesday. Today's tip is 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock....

My favorite basic white card stock is by Georgia Pacific (found at Walmart). It's great for the base of cards, making flowers and cutting with your Cricut....

For Copic coloring I prefer Neenah and creamy

For colored cardstock I'm Paper Trey Ink all the way. The quality is amazing and I love the color selection as well as being able to order 12 sheets for $3 or 24 for $5. They also have matching ribbon ;0)

When I went to Ikea a few weeks ago I picked up these (2/$3.99) magazine files.

Inside the magazine files, I use file folders from Michael's dollar spot to separate my cardstock by color. When I first started I was writing the name of the company/color on the folder, but found that if I just cut a slit in the plastic that they come in I can just slide my cardstock out and keep the label inside the original package. This way I don't have to relabel the files if I decided not to reorder that same color.

I keep my scraps right in front of the original package, so I reach for those first :)

Stay Tuned next week for 12x12 cardstock and pattern paper :)


Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Mojo-Mini Album

If you tried to get on my site within the past hour and couldn't I apologize. We were trying to fix something with my domain name. It didn't work and it took a little bit to restore....We're back and running. I don't think we'll try that again :) sorry

Are we ready for the new blog line-up? It's time for some Monday Mojo.......I'm excited for the new blog line-up and I hope you are too....

Today I'm back as a guest designer for BlueMoonScrapbooking and we're playing with the new Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection. Here's a mini album I made using the collection and a few other fun supplies.

Hope you enjoy today's video:

and here are a few photo's to go along with it......

Tim Holtz Ideaology (Memo Pins, Ornate Plates, Corners)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ribbon Storage

So this has been one of my biggest storage problem areas and I've tried it all...From wrapping them on clothespins to keeping them on the rolls. Finally I think I have it...A while back I posted a picture of my ribbons storage. This is just a revised version of what I was doing before....

Now I use those awesome 3M removable hooks (I love love love 3M hooks). I have 4 hooks on my door with most of my ribbon sorted by color.

each color is on one of these large 2" binder rings (Staples). The ribbon is clipped with a binder clip and the tagged with the color and company name...I like to tag my Paper Trey Ink ribbon. 

So that was just my satin and stitched ribbon...

I have the same method for my laces, but they hang from my window curtain...Lace...Pretty...

of course you have to have one on the other side of the window to keep the rod balanced. 
This is my fun trim..

Yep there still is a whole drawer of ribbon and I won't even show you the box that still has ribbon on clothespins....

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cri-Kits Embosser~Video #2

Hi All,
I spent some time this weekend preparing projects for Cri-Kits CHA booth. Cri-Kits will be at the Craft Edge booth....

Here is a video on one of my projects...

and a picture...

Also here are a few photos to another project I made using the $1.00 chalkboards you can get at AcMoore. I love how this came out...I used the Cri-Kit pens. 

What I love about the pens is you can take a Cricut image that doesn't have layers and use your design studio or gypsy to create your outlines of the images you want to use. Like the pencil and apple. I just used the Hide Contour feature to remove the lines and stitching on one page and then created another page with the lines and stitching that would be written with my pens. 

Have a great day...Hugs,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cri-Kits Embosser

Hi All,
Just working on a few projects for Cri-Kits....Here is a VIDEO I did a few weeks ago with the embosser. and HERE are all the projects I've done for far with the Cri-kits.

Here are a few pictures of my latest project. It's Kristina Werner inspired.
Supplies are listed below....

Cricut Expression
Stampin' Up 3 heart punch
Sheer Red Ribbon
K&Co. Pattern Paper-Black and Ivory Collection
Medium Weight Vellum

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Copic Marker Tutorial

Hi Everyone...
A lot of you requested a tutorial in Copic Markers. Sooooo....
Just remember this is how I do it. I'm not certified in Copic Markers, I hope to be someday...

Here is a card that I made using the image I colored in the tutorial...

Copic Markers 
Gina K Designs Cardstock
Basic Grey pattern paper-Sugared Collection
Basic Grey Glazed Brads-Sugared Collection
Sweet Blush Paper Trey Ink Cardstock
Sweet Blush Satin Paper Trey Ink Ribbon
Vintage Cream paper Trey Ink Cardstock
Oval Nestabilities
White Sakura Gelly Pen

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Watermelon Anyone?

I was playing with my Gypsy over the weekend. Finally updated it with the new content library to see the Cricut Lite carts. I did finally pick up two of the new cartridges, I will play with them soon.

Anyway I was looking through my cartridges on the Gypsy and decided I wanted some watermelon. No really I did...So I made this card and then cut myself up some watermelon.

Cricut Expression
Basic Grey Pattern Paper (Boxer)
Stampin Up Dimensionals
Mono Adhesive

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dear Lizzy Fabric Paper and Sizzix Die

Hi All,
I'm so excited to be guest designing for Blue Moon Scrapbooking. Scott and Lisa are just the best and so wonderful to work with...The first time I ordered from them I got a phone call from Scott thanking me for my order. I thought WOW! Isn't that a fantastic way to do business. They are a great company to deal with and their selection is out of this world. Thanks Scott and Lisa to inviting me to be a guest designer...

Be sure to check out their Design Team blog, their designers a mega talented and also their store blog...AWESOME :)

Here is my project that I did using the Dear Lizzy Fabric Paper and Sizzix Die kit they have available on their website...I included a little bonus tutorial at the end on some really simple and cute flowers you can make with the circle die...

Here are a few photos of the card I made:

and the cute little flower:

1-1/4 in Sizzix Die is also available separately
Dear Lizzy Fabric Paper can also be purchased separately 
Paper Trey Ink New Leaf Cardstock
Paper Trey Ink New Leaf Leaves
Paper Trey Ink Twine
Paper Trey Ink New Leaf Stitched Ribbon
Stamped Sentiment-MPS Stamp Set

Glass pearl bead
Satin Fabric
Sewing thread and needle

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Cutting Cafe

Hi Everyone,
Here is a video on a Tea Bag Holder project from The Cutting Cafe.

Enjoy and have a great Saturday...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scrapbooking and Video

We had so much fun yesterday at the lake. It was simply relaxing. Today we are heading to Philadelphia to do a little shopping at the King of Prussia Mall and a stop at Ikea. I've never been to Ikea, but I heard it's fantastic..I'm eyeing up a glass top desk :)

Over the weekend I did a little scrapbooking. TeriBeri has been using black and white photos and I love that idea. I can use whatever paper I want and I don't have to worry about the colors in the picture matching the colors of the pattern paper that I really want to use.

First here is a video:

and now for some pictures:

White Trim-Hobby Lobby
Heart Trim
1/4 in. Score Tape

Friday, July 2, 2010

Glimmer Spray

Happy Friday....Is it 4 O'clock yet? We are on vacation next week and I sooooo can't wait....Nothing big planned, just some day trips and relaxation.

Notice some chances? Yep had a little bit of a blog lift.  Check out the new comment section on this post :) If you all can help me out :) I'd like to test the comments and see how things work. SOOOO please comment below. Ask questions so I can reply :)

Of course I can't leave you without a video....How about a little tutorial on how to make your own Glimmer Mist?

something to scoop the Perfect Pearls with

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Door hanging

Hi All....
OK so yesterday I gave you a little sneak peek at a project I was working on....Some of you guessed a wall hanging. Yep that is what it is. It's for my craft room door. This was so much fun to make and now I have something to hang on my door :)

Here is a video with some information on my hanging and below the pictures is the supplies list.

Webster Pages Lace-Sold out at BlueMoon
Glimmer Mist