Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Child's Year, Cartridge Challenge

Hi Everyone, this weeks Cricut Cartridge Challenge is A Child's Year, this is such a great cartridge I love the cuts on it. Here are two cards have have done so far, hopeful I"ll get some more done. I used the cuttlebug's distressed stripes folder for the background behind the boy and on the love. The cloud paper is from Stampin Up's Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Pad, love that paper. All cuts here are also from ACY, eggs are embossed with divine swirl and swiss dot cuttlebug folders, used my bic mark it's for the jellybeans

Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!!

Hi Everyone! Just to let you know Sale-A-Bration ends today (March 31). You still have time to order, just click here: and it will bring you to my Stampin Up webpage. Don't miss out on the spend $50.00 and receive a free product of your choice from the sale-a-bration catalog.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Birds and Swirls

Hi everyone, I had seen a couple tutorials on using a versamark pen with chalks so I wanted to try it out on one of my cuttlebug embossing folders. On this card I embossed a piece of yellow cardstock with the Birds and Swirls CB folder, and then used the versamark pen on the embossed part, (I did this in sections). I dabbed the chalk on, I used a dry soft paintbrush to brush off any excess. You can take an eraser if you get the chalk in a place you don't want, works really good. The flower is cut from Sweet Treats Cartridge and I used the SU modern label punch and the SU word window punch for the saying. Oh and the corners came from a punch I bought at Joann's for $1.00, I was so excited I never get bargains.

Stampin' Ups's Sale-A-Bration Ends March 31th

Hi everyone, just a reminder that Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st, so hurry and get your orders in. For every $50.00 you spend you can choose from over 80 free stamp sets and accessories. I love the Scallop Trim Border Punch, it is so pretty and pair that with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch, you have yourself a beautiful frame. I couldn't pass up the Whimsical Words stamp set, it has the perfect sentiments for the special cards you make. I also couldn't resist the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad, it has 72 double sided 6" x 6" sheets of the most adorable houses, trees and clouds, love it.

Scallop Trim Border Punch

Whimsical Words Stamp set

Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Purple Passion Butterfly

Hi everyone, I created another card using Paisley for the Cricut Cartridge Challenge. This cartridge is really great, very versatile, I definitely would recommend it. The paper I used is from the DCWV Flower Showers stack, I love this paper, very pretty and great for making cards or layouts. I picked up both the paper and cardstock. The butterfly and shadow, circle and flower are all cuts from Paisley, the stamp, sorry not sure.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Stampin Up Demonstrator

Hi everyone, I'm very excited today!! I am now a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I'm officially a Inkalicious Diva!! Just to remind you all that the Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of this month, so you have a couple more days to take advantage of the over 80 stamp sets and accessories that you can choose from as a free gift, (one with every $50 you spend).

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Paisley Card

Here is another card for the Cricut Cartridge Challenge using Paisley. I thought the strawberry would look cute with some Peachy Keen Faces. The strawberries and saying is from Paisley, I used my SU slot punch for the tag and ran it through my crimper and inked. The faces are from Peachy Keen Funshine Faces Assortment Pack, they are just too cute!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Paisley Carousel Horse

I made this card for this weeks Cricut Cartridge Challenge, here is the link, This week the cartridge is Paisley. so all my cuts are from that cartridge. I embossed the background with the cuttlebug folder Birds and Swirls. I used perfect pearls on the horse, butterfly and the white ruffle under the umbrella. I used ms glitter on the mane, tail and hooves. Here is the cut file,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inkadinkado Background Stamp "Letter"

I bought my first background stamp, it's by inkadinkado called "Letter" and I love it, here is a link to a photo of the stamp, I made these two cards using it and love how the stamp looks. I used Tim Holtz walnut distress ink on glossy white paper to stamp the image and then embossed it, then I used his Adirondack alcohol inks over the whole page to give it the antique look. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch over the SU modern label punch to form the label and the journey tag is used with the MM Tag Curler. Here I used the stamp with white colorbox ink and white embossing powder, it really looks so much nicer in person, love the white on white. The flower was made again using the SU word window punch. I used the stamp with black ink and embossed and then punched out 4 punches and glued them to form the flower, punched a 3/4 circle and embossed with the CB Swiss Dot Folder for the center and then snipped a V on the tips of the flower petals. The swirl stem is from Home Decor, it was left over from another project. The SU word window and SU modern label punches were used for the label.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stampin Up's Word Window Punch

I bought more stampin up stuff from Samantha, you can click on the "I'm a Scrapmaster" button on the left hand side for her blog. Well one of my new punches is the word window punch which I love. One of the reasons I wanted this punch was for the Big Buckle Card by Beate Johns, I think it's an awesome card and one of my favorites, so I really needed this punch, LOL!! Here is the link to the directions for the card,

I created the flower from the punch also, embossed a piece of card stock with the cuttlebug swiss dots folder and punched out 4 pieces with the word window punch glued together to form the flower and cut a V on the tips, used 3/4 circle punch for the center and shaped it a little. At the moment I don't have any flower punches so I use my cricut for flowers, this is a great quick flower to make. I also used my new SU Modern Label Punch under the word window punch with friends on it.

SYI Cartridge Challenge

Here is my double criss cross pocket card for Cynthia's Cartridge Challenge, if anyone is interested it runs weekly from Sunday to Saturday. You can get more info here, just look for the Cartridge Exploration Challenge for the week. This week the cartridge is PDDU, so get hoppin!!

You can get the directions on how to make the card here

The little chick is cut out and embossed with UTEE.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crimped Envelope Pocket Card

I wanted to make this crimped envelope pocket card created by Theresa Momber, here is the link with her directions, I put this together very quickly just to see how it would turn out and I think it is an adorable card to make. You can get very creative with it, next time I think I'll use a cricut cut. It's a very quick and easy card to put together. It would be excellent for a gift card holder too.