Sunday, January 25, 2009

Butterfly thanks

One last card to share that I created on my weekend Extravaganza!I was so excited to be able to use Tim Holtz Distressing Crackle paint (and in PINK too)
I took a close up of the butterfly so you can see the crackle a little better.
When the paint dried it curled the paper so it was a perfect fit for the butterfly wings... looks like he's flying right off the page.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Be Mine banner

Pink, glitter, love and Bling .....
What more could a girl ask for?
Tonight when Sommer and I got together we decided to create a Valentine Banner.
I, naturally, reached for some yummy glitter paper from My Minds Eye and Bazzill Bling cardstock. Now that's a combo that you just can't mess up!

I had so much fun designing and planning for this project. I just love to work with pink anything! (Sorry about the dark photo's, I couldn't wait until morning to take them)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Get Well

I'm obsessed with glitter lately. I just love the rainbow of colors that Doodlebug has. And there's nothing like a little "bling" to make me smile. I found a glue stamp pad and thought I'd try it out using some of my rubber stamps. I grabbed this "get well" stamp first and just loved the result so I designed a card around it. (Crazy how the creative process works) I even dipped the brads in glue and glittered them to match.
I'm getting together with Sommer tonight to create! I'm sure there'll be a little laughter, a little girl talk and A LOT of GLITTER involved.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Celebrate - with style

I discovered this adorable chandelier stamp at Michaels and couldn't wait to use it. Then I discovered the chandelier paper and knew it was a match made in heaven!The word "Celebrate" and the chandelier shades are dusted with black glitter... very elegant looking in person!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pins and needles

I'm on a roll with the card making lately...
Just created this card following a sketch my sister told me about.
I found this pin trio on the New Arrival Cricut cartridge and thought it would be fun to try and use it for this card.

Hummm... what will I try next?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Little House

I glanced over the call list for CARDS and found they wanted cards with a house icon.
So this is what I came up with. (any of it look familiar?) I used a new Cricut cartridge called Wild Card for the little house.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


When I was at Target the other day a 6 pack of Jolee's boutique cupcake stickers caught my eye. I fell in love with the colors and texture of them. They were my inspiration for my latest card creations. It felt so good to be creating again that I couldn't stop with just one.
Here's a little peek at my latest cupcake card creations.....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yea me!

I'm so excited about a new project I just finished! (Ryan is too)
I created a vinyl photo for Ryan to put on the back of his truckNow let me back up and explain how this all came about....
It started when I found a program that allows me to cut regular True Type fonts with my Cricut. (Normally I would need to use a cartridge for that) This naturally, opened up a wonderful new world of possibilities for me. I could now create my very own cute vinyl phrases and decor that is so popular right now.
But wait.... there's more....
This program (SCAL) also introduced me to another program (Inkscape) that allows me to convert bitmap images to svg files that the SCAL will recognize and cut.
So, in plain English.... I scanned in the image of the Cape Buffalo from a clothing tag, loaded it into Inkscape, played, tweaked, and eventually converted it to a cleaner image to cut. Then I loaded it onto SCAL and voila.... I can cut as many Cape Buffalo images as I like in whatever size I like. (This one is 12 x 9)I'm not saying it was easy, but it was so fun to learn how to do this. (Tons of trial and error time!) In fact the first time I converted it, I couldn't remember what I did so I had to figure it out so I could do it again.
Now I can really create anything and cut it out with paper, vinyl, fabric... the possibilities are endless!
(Think there's a big need for Cape Buffalo vinyls out there?)