Thursday, October 21, 2010

A new feature...

Hi all!

Would any of you like more card inspiration? I'm considering starting a new feature here called "Tuesday Toppers". That means that each Tuesday, we will be working on one (or several) card toppers.

For those who may not be familiar with card making....card toppers are the "face" of the card...the pretty design that goes on the front. The great thing about toppers, is that you can store them so easy. Then, when you are in need of a card, you just choose the color of the base you like...cut it into a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece, fold it in half...and adhere the topper to the front. Easy peasy!

And the best part? They fit perfectly into the A2 invitation envelopes. (I buy mine at either Office Depot or Walmart but I'm sure most places carry them).

So, I'm going to place a poll here to make getting your feedback a bit easier. Please vote...especially if this sounds like something you might be interested in.

Thanks and have a great day! :-)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge

Here is my entry for My Creative Time (with Emma)'s Throwback Thursday challenge. This week the challenge was to create an animal themed project using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. As the "mommy" of two doggies, this challenge was one I couldn't wait to try!

Paper Dolls for Everyday for the sun...and Peachy Keen's adorable stamps for the faces! So adorable!

Love the font on the Don Juan cartridge! One fo my favorites!!
Thanks Emma for this fun challenge!! :-)
Recipe:
Title (Don Juan Cartridge)
UR- 1 1/4"
MY-1 1/4"
SUNSHINE- 1 3/4"
Patterned Paper:
Bo Bunny Shabby Princess Collection
"Butterfly Wishes Dots" - 7 x 12"
"Sweetly Striped"- (2) 1 x 12"
Cardstock:
blue - 3 1/4 x 12"
light brown/sand - (1) 2 x 12" and (1) 1 x 12"
EK Success punched borders: 1/2 x 12" (cut after punching)
Other:
(2) Sun -1 3/4" (Paper Dolls for Everyday)
Face details made using Peachy Keen Stamps "Everyday Character Face Assortment" PK-490
Creative Memories 1" circle punch (for inside sun)
EK Success Paper Shapers
EK Success Border Punch
Inkssentials Glossy Accents (for face on sun)
Ranger Stickles "Crystal"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Best Witches to YOU!

Hi Everyone!

Here is my new Halloween project! This layout was inspired by a cute "witch parking" sign that I found online. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out and hope you like it too. MUCH of it is 3 D. I started with popping up the fence, then the pumpkins were pop dotted on top of that...and then last, the toads were pop dotted on top of the pumpkins. So, this layout has LOTS of layers!
I did not make a video for this one....mainly because there was so much detail that it would have taken forever to film (not to mention upload to YouTube!) And, I'm sure you all probably don't have the time to watch a four or five part video anyway! But I promise I'll have some more video projects for you real soon!

One thing I'd like to note: The "Best witches to you" sign was made using My Pink Stamper stamps. They come in a wide assortment of topics and each of them go along with your Cricut cartridges perfectly. I want to state that I only know Robyn through her website and I am receiving no compensation from telling you all about her website. But I have learned alot from watching her great video tutorials and I think it's important to pass this info along to you, so you can enjoy what she has to offer too!

If you are interested in her stamps or DVD tutorials, just follow this link, then choose the "product" tab at the top of the page.

And now....on with the show!
The entire layout:
Page 1:
Page 2 (sorry...not as clear. I tried several times...all to no avail.)

Close up of Owl & Spider:
**Owl has 3 D googly eyes...hard to see in the picture.
Close up of toad and sign on page 1. (I did goof and put an "s" on toad on my sign...but if you won't tell, then neither will I. ;o)
Pumpkins were made using three ovals. Slightly overlap two of them. Then the third is added to the center using pop dots/dimensionals. If you have any problems with this, please let me know and I will be more than happy to do a video tutorial for you.


Sign (page 2) using My Pink Stamper "Spooky Puns" stamps:

Recipe

Mini Monsters Cartridge:
Spider & Web - 3"
Tree1 - 6"
Gate - 4"
Haunted House - 7"
Toads - 2"
Paisley Cartridge:
Owl - 1 3/4"
George Cartridge: (although you could use any cartridge with ovals on it).
Ovals - 9 @ 2"
3 @ 3"
Photo Mats:
Purple: 2 @ 4 x 6 "
Green (pg 1) 2 x 6 " (after punching using Martha Stewart's Drippy Goo punch)
(pg 2) 2 x 4 " (again, after punching)
Other supplies used:
EK Success Paper Shaper small punches: stars, maple leaves, swirls and white portion of spider's eyes.
"Pure Black" & "Chocolate" Zig Writers:
** Almost every diecut was outlined using my Chocolate Zig Writer. For more information, please see the previous "School Days" video.**
Crystal Stickles- windows on Haunted House
Until next time...

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