Friday, April 30, 2010

Mothers Day Card 2010

For this card I used:

Mothers Day Limited Edition Cartridge For the Happy Mother's Day cut. Shadow: W: 2.99 H: 2.83, Detail Cut: W:2.90, H: 2.83

Gypsy Wanderings for the Frame. W: 4.00, H: 5.25

Walk in My Garden for the sunflowers. Two larger flowers W: 1.29, H: 2.05 Small Flower W: 1.05, H: 1.67

Stickles: Cinnamon, Yellow, Green

I used the gypsy to lay out the pieces. I welded a shadow Mother's Day cut to the frame in the light green cardstock. I then cut out a shadow piece in black cardstock. Cut the detail Mother's Day cut with pattern paper and glued the 2 pieces together and then placed on frame. Cut the sunflowers out in green cardstock, then using the layers button I cut the petals out in yellow cardstock and the center out in brown cardstock. I used stickles on the flowers and the leaves to give it more dimension. I inked all the edges with Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My "Grunge" flowers

Grunge flowers are all the rage right now but when I tried to make my own following directions from different blogs mine never turned out right. So I came up with my own. I cut the flower that is on the Mothers Day Cartridge in different sizes.

Smallest flower at: 2.25 inches, 2.50 inches and 2.75 inches.

Middle Size flower at: 3.25 inches, 3.50 inches, 3.75 inches

Large flower: 3.50 inches, 3.75 inches, 4.00 inches

X-tra large flower: 4.00 inches, 4.25 inches, 4.50 inches.

After cutting out the flowers I sprayed them with a mixture of Pearl Ex powder, Hair Spray and Water. While they are wet I crinkled them up and then carefully uncrinkled them. I used my heat gun to dry them and they would shrink and get stiff. I then put a brad in the middle to hold them together. The pearl ex gives them a nice shimmer and they hold their shape nicely. Some are three petals and the large nes I used six petals. The picture does not do them justice but they really look wonderful. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mom Card

Here is what I used for this card:
The Gypsy.
Purple glitter gel pen using the Cri-Kits gel pen kit that I won from Creations with Christina. These pens are awsome.
Mothers Day Limited edition Cartridge:
Mom detail cut: Height -1.41 Width - 3.80
Mom shadow cut: Height - 1.41 Width - 3.88
Gypsy Wandering Cartridge:
Branch border detail cut:
Height - 1.38 Width - 4.43
Branch border Shadow cut:
Height - 1.38 Width - 4.54
A Childs Year Cartridge:
Frame: Height - 5.07 Width - 4.00
Cuttle Bug Folder: Devine Swirls
Cinnamon Stickles
Red Stickles
Gem stones
White Gel Pen
Chesnut Roan Chalk Ink
The gel pens are used like the cricut markers. The markers give a thick line the gel pens give a thin line. Great for small details. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fishing Birthday Card

For this card I used the gypsy to weld all the words. The letters came from Don Juan cartridge. The fisherman came from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I like that I can lay everything out on the gypsy and just cut. I don't have to get cartridges or booklets out. I inked all the edges and went around some of the designs with a white gel pen. The fishing pole I added some string and ties the fish on the string. I used pop dots to give the fish dimension and I also coated them with a clear glaze. The background paper was in my stash and I ran it through my big shot with the cuttlebug foler Spots and Dots and then sanded the raised areas. I used silver shimmer paper for the letters. I used Peachy Keen stamps for the face. Inside the card I put Happy Birthday and a fish cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


This is a scrapbook page of our Greyhound Cody. She sadly is no longer with us. She went to the rainbow bridge in March 2010.

I used the following cartridges for this layout: Storybook for the frame, Zooballoo for the trees, Basecamp for the lettering, Gypsy Wanderings for the butterflies. I used my new gypsy for this page. It was so nice not having to switch cartridges.

Cody was the sweetest girl, she was always happy to meet people. She will be greatly missed. TFL.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Baskets

I know Easter is over but I finally had the chance to put these up. Here are some Easter baskets I made as favors for an Easter Dinner. The baskets are on the Easter 2010 cartridge. I used design studio to place 4 baskets on the mat and used the hide contour feature to hide the handles The size of the baskets on design studio are width: 6.27 height: 5.992. The handles were places on a separate mat and used the hide contour feature to hid the baskets. On the front of each basket is the chocolate bunnie with a bite in his ear. On the handles I put flowers with a flower brad in the middle. I put easter grass in the baskets and some chocolate eggs and jelly beans. They were fairly quick to make. Enjoy!