Monday, August 26, 2013

Christmas is on it's way

     Sorry so long between post, but I have been occupied with family business.   This past weekend though a friend of mine and myself spent two days casing and creating hopefully some very interesting and fun Christmas cards.  My friend happens to be a demonstrator for SU so all the cards are mad using Stampin Up products so I hope you enjoy.   I am going to work on some cricut holiday cards tonight and tomorrow so I will hopefully have them posted by Wednesday.

Starburst Christmas
     This was made with the Christmas DSP from 2012 and Cherry Cobbler,  Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla cardstock and ink from Stampin Up.  The Stamp sets used are More Merry Messages, and Mosaic Madness.  The embossing folder used was Fancy Fan, and the large rhinestone jewel is from their collection.

Snow Flurry

     This was made with Whisper White, and Basic Grey Cardstock.  Smoky Slate, Sky Blue, Basic Grey, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue ink. Basic Gray Ribbon.  Dazziling Diamonds Glitter. Vintage Designer Faceted Buttons.  The Three stamp sets that were used  Petite Pairs,  Christmas Lodge, and Snow Swirled.

Winter Wishes

     This was made with Brown Sugar, Real Red, and Whisper White Cardstock and ink.  I use the Bird Builder Punch, More Merry Messages and Lovely as a Tree stamp sets.  1/8 inch real red ribbon and the ribbon slide.

We did a few more and I will post them soon, thanks again for stopping by check out the Cricut post coming real soon.

Merry Christmas

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer at the Beach

     Hello everyone, I guess even with the best of intentions we cannot always keep our word I was hoping at the beginning of the summer I would be able to post once a week that has not happened so so sorry.  I will try to make up for it today.  I live a t the beach so I just love playing around with the Life is a Beach cartridge, my first card is for friends that were coming to spend the week with me so I thought I would make them a card welcoming them.

      To start off with all of the cards you see are A2 size.  This particular card I used DCWV paper for my background.  The embossing folder that I used was Darcie "Crackle".  The Die cuts of course from Life is a Beach.  I am not sure if it is relevant but I always use the Cricut Craft Room for my cards it seems to make it much easier to visualize the layout, It is a free download at  The bucket and shovel were cut at 2.5inches and the beach ball  at 3.5 inches. The sentiment was from Stampin Up stamp set "Sweetly Said" and I used black embossing powder to make it pop.  The only other thing used was a small brad for the bucket handle and a white gel pen to make marks on ball.

 Sail Away
    This card is one I made for my Dad his birthday is coming up in August, and he loves boating.  I one again use the Darcie "crackle" embossing folder with her new plates that leave a opening when used with embossing folders. (I will show picture at bottom of post, I got them at AC Moore.)  I used a  brayeron the embossing folder with Stampin UP crumb cake ink. and sponged Studio G yellow ink for the sun.  The corners were made with EK Success punch.  The Die cut from Life is a Beach cartridge was cut at 3.5 inches.  I used square brads and open round brads also an the card.

For the Birds

   The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest OMG who doesn't love Pinterest.  I used 2 different cartridges for this one For the back ground I used Sentimentals.  The bird cut at 3 inches from Life is a Beach and the post cut at 2.5 inches from Life is a Beach were trimmed.   The brown patterned paper was from Cloud 9 and the blue paper was from Momenta.  The sentiment  and the small birds in the back ground came from Stampin Up stamp set (Up, Up & Away) and i used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink for the words and Studio G grey chalk in k for the birds.  I used hemp twine for the posts and also used my Cricut markers on the posts after I cut them.  I learned the technique off of YouTube. i used for the birds eye a small black jewel.  I love how it turned out.

Surf's Up

The last card I have for this post is one that really cam about by accident, a friend asked if I had any teenage type cards for a boy, and of course I said absolutely.LOL.  So knowing that he loved the beach and surfing this is what I came up with.  The back Ground Paper is by Scenic Route and the paper for the words is from Cloud 9 Design.  The hand was cut at 4 inches and the titlewords were cut at 3.25 and the board was done at 3.5 inches.  Once again after I cut it I used the Cricut markers for the titlewords.   I Inked around the hand with Studio G tan chalk ink.  I know that sometimes we get stuck with a request that seem difficult but the Cricut once again came to the rescue.  It is a tremendous tool for those of us who can't say NO.

As always thank you for stopping by and taking a look if you want to follow me on Pinterest I would be honored.  I hope you are inspired and have a wonderful time crafting.