Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Time to start posting again

After a delay of more than 2 years, I'm posting again. Life has a way of interrupting your plans.   I guess ;you shouldn't plan too far ahead.

Here's a picture of a rosette background I made for  our 11th Annual Red Hat PJ Party last Saturday.
I used the Cricut Design Space to make the center doilies and the Print & Cut feature to import a digital image of the hats. The center doilies and the hats were cut on the Cricut Explore.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Time for more cards

Happy Friday:

I've been on a card making frenzy lately so I have several more cards to post.  The first card was originally made for my son's birthday.  I liked it so well, I made 2 more.  This is the old car card from the Art Deco Cricut cartridge.
Art Deco, cardstock, DCWV glitter cardstock
The next card is made with a stamp set I received with my last month's edition of Cardmaking and Papercrafting.  This set has such cute sewing type stamps.  This is the first time I've actually sewn on paper.  I have a cute little papercrafting sewing machine but had never used it.  This was kind of fun!
Sew Pretty Stamp set, Cricut Basics Scalloped Circle, Copics, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, paper, ribbon, Staz-on ink
The next two cards are "Triple Play" or "Triple Stamping" cards,  I had never made this type card  before but I needed one for a card swap.  I really liked making them and will probably make more.  It's not near as hard as it looks.
CTMH stamp, Copics, K &Company butterfly,

Hero Arts Stamp, Copics,
If you've never tried to make them, Splitcoast Stampers has a good tutorial for this.  Give it a try!

I've been in a beach vacation mood lately and here are the results!
Art Impressions stamp, Copics, Cricut Imagine-Word of Mouth, K&Company Designer paper,
 Don't you just love the Art Impressions series of stamps?
Art Impressions Stamps, Copics

Have a safe and happy week-end.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A quick post today

Someone asked me about the wires I use for my tags in the "Use every stamp" challenge.  Here's a picture of the bag and the wire bracelet.  Hope this helps!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Catching up on my "Use Every Stamp" Challenge

There were 7 challenges that I posted back in the beginning of February that I wanted to complete this year and I've made some progress but in the process of getting organized, I seem to have added and organized a few items that weren't on my original list.  So out of the original 7 + 3 unexpected additions, I've completed 6.
1) Cricut die cuts are organized.  After doing this, I'm now determined to use them or toss them.  (These are cuts left over after I've completed something - usually a wrong size or color.)
2) I organized my ribbon again.  I put the smaller spools on the paper spools that someone recommended with the intention of putting them in boxes but found that that took up more room than my original method of keeping ribbon so as I use up the ribbon on the spools, I will go back to keeping them on dowels on the wall.  It's easier to see what I have.

3) I keep my embossing folders in a notebook.  However, I made a 4 inch tag and embossed each tag with the folder.  I've numbered each tag and corresponding folder so now I can pull out the tags, see an embossed image and then find the corresponding embossing folder in the notebook.

4)  Because this is working so well for me, I did the same with all my punches.  On each punch tag I have a punched image, the name of the punch and the manufacturer.  I have a basket for all Fisker, Stamping Up, Martha Stewart punches.  The EK Success and all other miscellaneous punches are in the same basket.  (This is one of the added projects)

5) I have a Cricut Imagine and a lot of the cartridges for the Imagine.  On each cartridge, there are 20 patterned papers.  I decided to make a tag of each of the patterned papers to that I would know what I had.  300+ tags later ( and 3 days!) I now have a cute little tag of each patterned paper in each cartridge.  I was surprised at the number of cute papers I have.  (This is number 2 in the added projects.)  At some point in time I may have to do the same with the digital papers I have.

6) A couple of days ago, I saw this really cute project from damasklove.com on organizing paper scraps.  I liked it so well, that I've organized all my scraps using her technique. I consider anything smaller than a 6x6 a scrap.  My 6x6 papers are in a small 6inch bin.  I will cut any used paper in to a 6x6 square which is a good size to use either on my machines or for card fronts.

So left is organizing my ink and stamps.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the ink.  I have it both in a Stampin' Up ink holder and in a drawer.

I've been avoiding the stamps so I've decided to unmount the wood stamps that aren't Stampin' Up sets and put them into CD cases.  I'll do the same with the acrylic stamps that aren't in cases or envelopes (CTMH).  I've actually ordered the CD cases from Amazon and will get this done!

As for #1 on my list, use every stamp, I'm using both stamps and cartridges that I haven't used on cards.  This one will be an ongoing, forever and ever goal.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Finally - some creative Mojo!

After a long, dry spell, I've finally been making more cards.  And, I've been organizing my craft room.  It amazes me how one room can get so disorganized so quickly.

I've joined the "Use Every Stamp" Challenge and some of my goals include organizing stamps, ink, embossing folders, Spellbinder dies, Cricut cartridges and ribbons.  I added punches to my goals, too, only because I thought that was a goal and I organized them this weekend.  So, embossing folders, ribbons, cartridges and punches are organized and off the list.  Organizing the stamps is going to be the killer goal.  I've started twice and quit so I'm going to have to get going on that one.

In addition to the cards, I also made a card holder - something I've been thinking about for awhile.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  And I used my Bind-it-all for the very first time!

Art Philosophy, Lyrical Letters, Bind it All, K&Company Paper

But back to the cards - This first card is a CTMH stamp set called "Fashionista". 

CTMH stamp

 While I'm not so sure I like the paper I used for this card, I do really like the cut.  This is a flower border cut but hte paper is too buxy to show it well.  This is a free SVG cut from Krewella Kreations.  Check her out - she does amazing stuff and is very generous with her SVG's.  You can reach her at www.krewellakreations.co.uk.  I used my Sizzix eClips to cut the SVG.
Krewella Kreations, K&Company paper, stickles
 I needed an "anything goes" card for a swap and I used my Cricut E along with the Damask Decor cartridge for this card.  Again, I'm not sure where the sentiment stamp came from.
Damask Decor

Unknown, stamp, Fiskars punch

Unknown stamp
Stampin' Up stamps

I'm not sure of the supplies and or stamp companies used on the last three  other than the Stampin' Up card.  The disadvantage of mounting acrylic stamps on pages and using unmounted stamps is that I never know the manufacturers so I can't give them credit for the wonderful stamps.  Sorry!

Thanks for looking.  Please leave me a comment!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 2013 Everyone!

Happy 2013 everyone!  Here it is February 2 and I'm wa-a-a-a-y behind on posting cards - a little slow on my 2012 goals, I am!  October, November and December flew by - I must have been sleeping because they went by way too fast.  So, I'm playing catch up on posting cards today.  I'm going to try to get back on track and post at least weekly.

The first batch of three cards were made for a swap I participated in back in October which, I believe, is the last time I actually sat down to make cards - other than Christmas and last week.  It was a dry creative time!

Stampin' Up

Birthday Bash

Flowersoft, Sampin' Up, Inkadinkado  

Next are the 2012 Christmas Cards - the first is the card send to family and friends; the door card was sent to my Red Hat friends.
Christmas Noel, Wild Card

Christmas Noel,  Spring Cottage, Flowersoft, Stampin'Up  
And last, here are three cards I just made for a card swap:
Cuttlebut, CTMH, sticker

Art Philosophy, SVG bow - this one is not an original idea - I saw it somewhere and used it as a birthday card for a friend's 90th birthday.  I had to make another for this swap.

I have no idea who made the stamps!  I love this stamp!
So that's it and now we're all caught up!  I promise to be better this year at using all my cartridges and stamps.  If you set any goals for yourself, I wish you luck in attaining them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We're 4 Days from Fall . . .

Wow!  We're 4 days from Fall and I'm behind in my card making.  My goal in January was to work my way through all my Cricut cartridges and make at least one card from each cartridge.  Unfortunately, life interfered with my great plan - as it has a way of doing.  I did get a few cards made for a swap this month that I'd like to share with you.

I love this shoe from SVGCuts.com.  This is from Amelie's Accessories - Sabine's Shoe Card.  I almost wish I could wear it!

SVGCuts, Sabine's Shoe Card, Viva Pearl Pen
This card was make for a "Use Your Scraps" swap.  Everything - including the "Way to Go"(from the George cartridge) - were scraps that have been hanging around my craft room for a long time.  The Red Hat lady is  left over from Christmas cards I sent to my Red Hat group several years ago and is an old Stampin' Up stamp.
Stampin' Up, Viva Red Pearl Pen, red gems, George

 This card was made for a "Blue & Orange" swap.  The big surprise was that I didn't make a Denver Bronco card nor did I receive one.  No Cricut or Eclips on this card - stamping only.
Copics, stamp, Stickles, ribbon, twine, button
 The last card was for a Christmas swap.  Again, Santa is a stamp and  you can't tell in the picture but the white card  is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug.  Santa is embossed in silver.
Embossing powder, Copics, Stamp, Cuttlebug
I'd love to see your comments so please leave one.  Thanks for looking.