Monday, December 2, 2013

another paper rose


start with any six petal flower, I got mine from the artiste cart. and hide the center contour using cricut craft room. If you do not have a cricut I do have the diecuts for sale just send me a message and I will set you up. I then sprayed both sides with my homemade glimmer mist (water, a few drops of acrylic paint and pearl ex) then I make a slit from the inside of the petal to the center on the first one, cut off a petal on the second one, cut off 2 petals on the third one.


then fold them one petal under the one beside it until they all look like cones


shape you petals by folding them down and the glue them together


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

spider spinner card





for this card I used a 8 x 5 1/2 sheet of cardstock for the base and scored it down the middle, I used a  4x51/2 piece of laughing Lola for the front. I cut a 2 1/2 inch circle in both the base and the front  the center of the circle is at  3 1/2 inches from the bottom, 2 inches from the top and 2inches in each side.

I cut the spider web from artbooking photo mat 1 letter v at 5.5 real dial size and the spiders (you will need 2) from letter c at 2 real dial size

I glued a piece of 5inch string in-between the 2 spiders, and taped both the top and bottom of the string to the outside of the base. I then glued the webs to the front if the laughing Lola paper and glued it to the front  to cover the string.

Friday, October 4, 2013

shadow Box Frame made with Cardstock



for these shadow boxes I used 12x12 black card stock.


I used white in the example so it would show up better

score your 12x12 card stock at score 1/2, 1 ,1 1/2 and 2 then at 10, 10 1/2. 11 and 11 1/2



turn your paper and again score at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, and 2 and at 10, 10 1/2, 11 and 11 1/2


then on the top and bottom of your page score at 2 1/2 down to your third score line


then cut off 1 1/2 X 2 inches of each of your corners and cut the and at the 9 1/2 also down to your third score line

the inside paper measures 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 glue this piece to your center



then fold all your score marks in and put glue down your inter most score line excluding the tabs ( I used a hot glue gun)


now glue your tabs at the corners and adhere a ribbon to hang


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Faux Tearing

I drew my inspiration from the layout of the muse challenge this week, which you can find here


I used my paisley perfect stamp set and the lagoon ink on the right side and the swirls around stamp with gypsy ink and also in versamark. I torn a piece of scrap and masked one side as I stamped and inked, then masked the other side and did the same.

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ok so I got some messages asking how I made the box, I am still working on my tutorial skills so please go easy on me. I did not decorate the box so that I could keep the video short, it still took 13 hours to upload it!!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Card Box

I am working on building up a collection of cards that I can have on hand to give to people and decided I needed to make a box to store them in. because the challenge was to make a project with “brown paper bags tied up with strings” I used some brown card stock and made a box to hold my cards. 


I used huntington paper to decorate it and fussy cut one of the flowers from the paper, adding a pop dot behind it to make it stand out a little. The yellow flower is cut from the flower shoppe cartridge


I stuck a brad through the middle of the brown flower to attach the ribbon that holds it closed


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Name Change

So I am changing the name of my blog because I just realized that I must have seen it somewhere else and scrap lifted it lol I don’t want anyone to think I was trying to steal their name Smile

Thursday, September 19, 2013

monkey spinner card

I made this monkey spinner card for the muse challenge this week.


I cut the monkey from the new arrival cricut cartridge at 2.5in you will need 2

I cut the first piece of cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored it in half then I cut a 3 inch circle 2in from the left

then I cut a second piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and cut a 3 inch circle 2in from the left


I thin cut a piece of 5in green tread and glued it to the back of the monkey down his middle and added 2 copper brads for his eyes, then glued the second monkey to the back side to cover the string and back of the brads.

Then tape the sting to the top and bottom of your circle and glue the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch onto the inside013

I stamped the inside with vines from the wild wonders stamp set in ponderosa pine alternating between first and second generation stamping


I then I added flowers from the flower Shoppe cartridge 1 at 2in and one at 2.5 and the leaves and the tag from 3D objects on the artiste cartridge


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

look who’s home owl card

I was looking for ideas for a welcome home card and got the inspiration for this card from the Muse Challenge found here. I cut the owl from the Artbooking cartridge, when I do the next one I will ink around the owl to create a bit of a shadow and make him stand out more, but I like the way it turned out.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Challenge #9- missing you card

Here is challenge # 9  The challenge is to create a card for OWH using an image of one or more bees and adding a creative BEE sentiment. Here is what I came up with
020I used the bee from the “walk in my garden” cricut cartridge and the artbooking cartridge to make the honey comb overlay

challenge 8 - Fall theme- S fold

It was taking to long to update the blog in between every challenge and I needed to get the cards out so I am sorry that the blog posts ran behind but here is challenge #8.
I cut this card using the cricut Artistie cartridge in huntington.Accent 2 letter S set on 5 1/2

the orange matt is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 and the yellow is at 3 1/4 X 4 1/2 the cream is cut at 2 1/4. I used the “sweet life” stamp set to stamp the apple and colored it in with my water color pencils, when I glued it down I used the 3d foam tape behind the apple to make it pop. I cut the branches using the artbooking cartridge, border button on page 84, inked all my edges with black ink and left plenty of room for a note home on the inside.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Make a kids card- Penny spinner

The next challenge was to make a kids card, the challenge link is Here. I decided it was a great time to make my first Penny Spinner.

first I cut my card stock 5 1/2 X 8 and scored the middle
I then cut the back ground piece from green at 5 1/2 by 4
the window on the front is 1/2in x 4 1/2in
I cut the ball and title from the Artbooking cartridge

put 3d foam around the back of your inside panel being careful to not have it to close to where your window is. Line it up and stick it inside. Then put 3d foam on both pennies in the center and put one on top of the other with the ball on top and stick the bottom penny through the window (track) your ball will be tight at first but after moving it back and forth for a bit it will start to roll.

Monday, September 2, 2013

operation write home challenge #6

the link for this challenge is here. We had to create a card using this sketch

owh sketch canvas

and this is the one I came up with


I used scraps from the huntington and surfs up paper pack to create this card and the “hello” is from the Patterned pennants stamp set

Challenge #5: Masking Tape Block Stamping

So I didn’t exactly follow directions on this one, I used foam tape so that I would not have to worry about the  adhesive on my block. The link to the original challenge is here and what great cards she came up with.

This is the one I made


I used my big shot to give the paper some texture after I stamped it with the foam tape in blue ink, than went over the top lightly with red. The Happy Birthday stamp is from the cricut artiste birthday collection

Use Sketch for a Love Card

Challenge #4 was to use this sketch to make a love card


this is the one I made

005the hearts are from the sweet and Lovely Artbooking stamp set and the swirls on the black were stamped in sweet leaf pigment ink using the swirls around stamp set. I also used foam tape on the back of the heats to make them pop.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Triple Die Challenge

Challenge number 3 was to create a card using the triple die technique this is the link to the instructions for the third challenge.  I did not have the spell binders dies so I cut mine using the super cuts trimmer. I also used the laughing lola paper and lagoon card stock. The stamp is from the laughing lola card making workshop.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

challenge 2

Challenge #2 was to Create a card with elements that represent each letter of Operation Write Home!
for mine I use an Odd number of Ornaments a Window with a Wintery scene outside and a Happy Holidays sentiment


Operation Write Home sketch because I care

This week end I decided it would be fun to participate in Operation Write Home Labor Day Weekend Virtual Card Making Party…. what a mouth full. So far this has been a ton of fun. Here is the link to the original thread
Every few hours, another link will be posted over at the starting place on the Stars & Stamps blog. You can visit each stop and play along by making a card to go along with the challenge on that page. Are you ready for your first challenge? Go!
The first challenge is to make a winter or Christmas themed card for OWH following  a sketch!
 owh sketch canvas
I used Close to my heart frosted paper pack and inked the edges with twilight ink I also spotted liquid glass on the corners

Monday, August 19, 2013

Working with Studio J

These are a few of my Studio J layouts. Studio J is supper easy to use, you just pick a layout, upload your pictures and then customize your accents. A 5–pack includes 5 two–page, custom–printed layouts, and free shipping  for just $39.95. You can buy your 5 pack HERE



Start creating with Studio J for free, see how much fun it is and how easy it is to use and only pay for the layouts you want

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Laughing Lola Scrapbook layout

I used the Laughing Lola paper pack to put this layout together. This layout is inspired by Jeanette Lynton and comes with the Laughing Lola Workshop On The Go kit
I used the workshop stamps and Paisely Perfect Flair, I also used the corner rounder


Friday, August 2, 2013

Paper roses using Artiste

Today I am working on paper roses and I actually remembered to take pictures as I was making them so that I could finally make a blog post lol

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Top View

Side View
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I cut the roses at 3 1/2 on my cricut using the Arstiste cartridge accent 1 letter F
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I then cut all the edges so that I could separate the petals, and I inked the edges on both sides
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start on the outside edge and begin rolling with your quilling tool turn tight for the center and wrap looser as you go

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             Keep turning until you get to the center tab, glue underneath and stick to the tab
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                                           now just ruffle your petals and that is it!!
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