September 29, 2010

Smiles &'ve got a friend

Every month I participate in a challenge on the Cricut Message board using Prisma (or something similar) and Odorless Mineral Spirits, this is one of my favorite  techniques for coloring images.    It was also such a perfect image for the The Cuttlebug Challenge this week as you were to make a card that made you happy, using one of your favorite techniques and send it to a friend "just because".   I have my BFF that I don't get to see a lot so I will send her this card.

So the images on the left side of the card I colored using the MCPT, then I added Stickles to the center of the flowers, I also added Glossy Accents right on top of the Stickles before it dried so it gave the centers a sparkly dimensional center. 
I mounted the image on a pink piece of paper and then pop dotted it to the card, I added some small pink circle stickers to the corners.  I added a bow I tied (this one I did LOL) from sheer pink ribbons, there is also a strip of the ribbon across the entire card but you can't see it in the picture.  The background plaid paper is from DCWV Flower Shower stack. 
Here is a close up of the flowers and you can see that strip of ribbon.

 AND....................I did the inside I will write a personal note in here for my friend, hope she doesn't visit my blog and see her surprise! 

I know this card has Spring colors in it but I loved the way it looked with the plaid paper colors.  Not that I want Spring to come back, we are all waiting for our FALL weather to show up, we are still in the 100s here in Arizona and breaking records, please Mother Nature let up on us, LOL 
I hope you like my card, let me know what you think.

September 26, 2010

Fancy Scarecrow--------

 First a question since I am fairly new at blogging and think about this every time I post, should I post the picture of my card first then give the details or give the details first then post the card.  Please let me know what you prefer.

About two weeks ago I bought my first Lite cartridge from Wal-Mart, I got Celebrate With Floursih............I really like the images and greetings on this cartridge, it is a good all around or should I say year around cartridge.  It pretty much has all the holidays covered and other greetings also.
So when I wanted to do a couple challenges this week that were to follow a FALL theme decided I would trying this cartridge and use the Scarecrow cut. 
This card was made following the sketch and theme of the challenge at Jitterbuggin this week.  It also falls into the Fall theme at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats This is my first time participating in both of these challenges and hope to do more in the future.
The card is 5 by 6 1/2 inches as most of my cards are as I buy the packages of 50 cards and envelopes from Micheal's and use those as my card base.   The scarecrow, I cut at 3 inches.  I tried to cut him using Design Studio but it would not recognize the cartridge, I did some updates by have not tried it again yet, had to cut it the old fashioned way directly from my Expression.  I know there had been a problem with it but not sure if it has been resolved.   I inked the scarecrow up using Versamark pad and then heat embossed with thick clear embossing powder, I guess he came out OK, I was trying to gicivng him a lttle dimension and glow???  Then I got carried away with the heat embossing, LOL I cut the leaves from A Child's Year out of brown, orange and green, inked up the edges to give them some highlights then I embossed them with clear embossing powder, I am real happy with how the leaves turned out.  The 3 leaves in the left hand corner I pop dotted a couple of them.  The pumpkin is a clear epoxy type sticker that  bought last year.  The background plaid paper is from DCWV Autumn stack.  "My Heart Give Thanks" is a stamp then I mounted it on an orange piece of paper and added brads to the sides.
The frame I made in Design Studio using Just Because Cards and Storybook.

This might fit into the challenge this week at Paper Cutz Challenge where you were suppose to use a critter on your project, does a scarecrow count as a critter, let me know I guess that is kind of boarder line. :)

Here is a close up of the leaves, the small one I added a touch of dark purple to try and replicate so of the beautiful Fall colors
Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear what you have to say.

September 24, 2010

The Leaves are Falling....................

.........well not in Arizona we are still very close to 100 degrees!  I made this card following one of the sketches on RAQs Challenge on the Cricut message board this week.  Well I kind followed it but I also made this card for the weekly challenge at Crafy Creations  where the theme was to do something with falling leaves.  My leaves and my bare tree are out of proportion but it works.  The leaves and acorns are epoxy like stickers that I bought at Wal-Mart last year.  The ovals I cut using my Nesties and then stamped the "celebrate" and heat embossed it with a very deep dark purple.  The swirls on the bottom (hiding behind the leaves) are from Home Decor.
Now on to my tree it was cut at about 4 inches from Tim Holtz Grunge Board, this was my first time cutting or just plain working with it. Kind of hard to see but here it is on my mat.  I had to use my deep cutting blade at the maximum depth and pressure.  I cut the tree using the Make the Cut  software.  I also had to cut it 4 times, but then it came up pretty easy except that I had just re-glued my mat so it was extra sticky, I didn't want it to move, never working with it before I was not sure how it would stick and cut.  Luckily the grunge board is pretty flexible or pliable so it did not tear coming off the extra sticky mat.
Then I inked it using the Distressed Ink Walnut Stain and just rubbed the ink pad directly onto the tree.
Looks pretty neat huh?  See the dark little "knot" I added LOL.......
Then time to put it all together.  The papers are from DCWV Autumn Stack, some very colorful pretty papers in this stack, I just feel bad that I covered most of the leaves on the back paper, but I did cut a frame from that leaf paper for the inside of the card.  I am making an effort to complete the insides of my card  :).  Added some bling ere and there to get that extra sparkle in there.
 Hope you like this card and have a fabulous Fall, can't wait for the cooler weather to show up here...................

September 23, 2010

My First card using Hello Kitty

Thanks to the Cricut Couple I won the "Hello Kitty Greetings" cartridge.  I never would have bought this cartridge, but right now I am tickled pink with it.  It has so so many cute images on it and lots of greeting also, hence the name I guess. 
Well yesterday I was sitting there trying to figure out a card to make for our Great-Granddaughters 1st birthday, when my husband came in with the mail and handed me a box.  It was my goodies from the Cricut Couple that had the Hello Kitty cartridge in it and lot of other goodies:).  That sure helped me decide on the card to make.  A few weeks back I was at Wal-Mart and bought some pink balloon stickers that said birthday girl on them with the intention to put them on the card for this granddaughter.  As I was paging through my Hello Kitty handbook (always do this when I get a new one)and right there was Hello Kitty holding a bunch of balloons.  You can only imagine how excited I was when I saw that cut.  Button number 12.  IT WAS PERFECT!

 I cut the Hello Kitty so the balloons would be large enough to use the stickers on, so it turned out I cut it at about 6 1/2 inches.  So that meant it had to be a big card, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 a whole piece of paper folded in half.  Then to top it off I got to use my flocking that I had bought and never used.  I just happened to have the perfect colors.  The bow and scarf (?) are covered with bright pink flock and the eyes and mouth with brown, I guess I should have done the mouth in pink? anyways I think it looks cute.  I also cut a #1 and covered it with pink flock and put it on one of the balloons(see it peaking through up there).  The balloons were flat and rather thin stickers so I stuck them on white card stock and then cut them out to give them more weight plus without the white you could see through them and see the balloons underneath.    The happy birthday I cut from Birthday Cakes cartridge at 2 inches out of a pearl pink paper.

Here is a close up of the flocking............I love this stuff now, it gives such great dimension and special effect to an image.
 And I did the inside, I am getting better at printing directly inside a card.  The biggest part is remembering to do it before you put the card together.
I sure hope you like this card as much as I do, what do you think?  I think you will be seeing more cards from this cartridge :).  Thanks

Cricutmimi Blog Candy

Check it out Stephanie is reaching 100 followers and if offering some great candy.  Here is a link to her blog Cricutmimi Red Alert.  While you are there look around and see some of the fabulous creations she has.

September 21, 2010

Teal & Orange Card

I would never have put these colors together, but these were the colors to use for the Ad Color Challenge on the Cricut message board.  I love they way they look together, of course the papers did all the work.  The papers are from DCWV Mediterranean Cafe Stack and the flower is a Prima flower and I made the center brad with the matching orange paper with my i-top brad maker. 
The circles I cut using my Spellbinders Nesties and I will add a sentiment when I decide how to use it. 

Well it actually is pretty simple so not much to day, but I think the results are striking,  Thanks

Christmas Card ---- Getting an early start

As we all know Christmas sneaks up on us every year.  Each year with good intentions we are always going to start our Christmas cards early so we are not rushing at the last minute.   I made this Christmas card for RAQs Challenge on the Cricut message board this week, I think it came out very pretty. 
Although I really like this card, it will not be my Christmas card this year.  I make all my cards the same each year (easier for me to keep track of :}) and I already have one sample almost made.  Will share that with you when I get it done and at least get into late October.
I so wish there was a way to take pictures of pearl like paper so it would show up better.  The white and the blue are some very very pretty paper I got from Paper and More, they have fabulous papers and their service is great.  You can get some sample packs fairly inexpensive and all samples ship for $1.00, check them out you won't be disappointed.   I Cuttlebugged the white circle with the "Winter House" folder and added some crystal Sitckles to the snow spots, Santa flying over is a small stamp that I heat embossed with silver.  The other white paper I embossed using the Sizzix snowflake embossing folder.  Snowflakewas from the Cricut cartridge called Christmas at 1 1/4 inches, twice from the pearl white and once out of glossy silver paper then I pop dotted them and added a blue pearl to the center.  The whole card measures 6 1/2 by 5 inches. 

Here is a close up of the snowflake, you can see the pearl paper a little better in this picture.  This is a pretty simple and quick card to put together and I hope I can get some of you inspired to at least start thinking about those Christmas cards.

September 18, 2010

Welcome Little One....

Tomorrow I am going to a baby shower with my daughter for of her old high school friends.  So I made this card for her loosely following one of the sketches this week at RAQ's Challenge on the Cricut message board.  It was fun to make and probably the first baby card I have made in years, it still took me about two days.  I know, you are probably thinking "boy she sure is slow" well you are right, I a the slowest card maker this side of the Mississippi, LOL.  I just keep changing things till I have it right.  But in the end I think it was worth it.

I got to use my sew mini again (more driving therapy) and I am beginning to really like it.  It is hard to see but I sewed with yellow thread along the edge of the border dark pink and the lighter pink(a close up picture to follow).  The baby blocks are from New Arrival that I had to adjust in Design Studio.  The background block comes up the same size so just the color shows through the letters, well I wanted there to be a boarder around the edges so I tweaked the size so I would have that darker boarder.  "Welcome little one" if a cut from Simply Charmed and the umbrella and buggy and all the other little guys are stickers.  The background plaid paper is from K & Company "Best of Brenda Walton" stack and there are some very very pretty papers in this pack.  If you are looking for a nice paper pack check this one out.  It has 150 sheets with a wide range of designed and colors.

Here is a close up of that stitching, getting pretty good huh? for having crazy legs.

I kind of went all out on this one and did the inside, I keep telling myself that I need to do the insides of my cards when I make them and I just never seem to do it.  I usually do the inside once I know who I am going to use it for (ha ha that is my excuse for not doing them) but this one I knew so I had to complete it.  The edge inside is a Martha Stewart punch then I sewed the darker prink strip onto it.  I also set up a template in Word to print the sentiment right on the inside of the card.  So here is the inside, and you can also see the envelope lining that I did.
And then here is the front of the envelope
One of the reasons it takes me so long to make a card it that I cut out things then I don't like how it looks.  The "It's a Girl" was cut from New Arrival with the intent to put it on the front of the card but I did not like the way it looked there so I put it on the front of the envelope and I think that was perfect.  Sure hope you like my baby card, I would love to hear what you have to say.  And thanks for visiting my blog.

September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday - My First Stitched Card

Well thanks to Okie over at Okieladybugs Scrapnmore on the message board I got me the Janome Sew Mini machine.  She let us all know that it was on sale at Hancock's Fabric over the Labor Day weekend.  Well mine came yesterday and I was so excited but it was late so I did not get to "play" until today.
I still had one sketch left to complete at RAQ's Challenge this week and it happened to be perfect for using my new sewing machine.  Last night I watched video's on Stamp TV on how to use my new machine.  If you haven't been to this blog check it out there is so much useful information and techniques there.  So after watching the videos I was already to go this morning.  I picked out my papers fairly fast (10 minutes) for me and since I already had the sketch I was ready to go.
Now I have to share a little something with you so you will understand why sewing is such a big deal to me.  Three years ago they found a tumor inside my spinal cord and I underwent surgery to have it removed (long story short) but since that time I can not drive and do not have very good control over my feet.  I don't know where they are if I am not looking at them (not a good thing while driving LOL), well using a sewing machine is much like driving.  After a trial run I did OK, but the pedal kept getting away from me under my desk so I put my Cuttlebug (there are other ways to use it ha ha) down there and put the pedal against it so it would not move on me.
After I was done I came running out of my room, well walking with my walker, to tell my husband that I would be able to drive soon as the sewing machine was therapy for me.  He looked at me and smiled and said "oh good", you see he has had to drive me everywhere, Michael's Joann's etc..
Well sorry about the big story and with out further a due here in my first sewing card.

The paper is from a K & Company specialty stack that I mounted on a 5 x 6 1/2 inch base card.  The squares I cut using George, a green one at about 2 inches and a turquoise one slightly smaller then sewed them together around the edges using a zig-zag stitch.  I also sewed the strip across the bottom using the same two colors.  The scalloped circle is cut from Stamping cartridge at about 3 inches.  I do it all in Design Studio till I get the sizes I want so I don't have exact measurements.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, that I punched three times and layered.  Added some rhinestones down the center of the butterfly and then attempted to make a trail.  Here is a close up of the butterfly and my stitching.  I think I did OK for my first time.

Spots, Polka Dots & a Homemade Flower

If you know me you know I love to use flowers on my cards, but I especially love to make flowers or crumpled flowers as they are called.  I made this card for RAQs Challenge this week on the Cricut message board, this was a fun sketch, thanks to Sandy Palmer our hostess this week.
The spotted paper on the left side of the card is from DCWV Nana's Kids (woo they named a stack after me LOL) stack.  There are some very bright and cheery colored papers in this stack.   The very light lime green piece on the right side started as a plain white piece of card stock.  I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Hula Hoop then embossed it with the Cuttlebug folder Spots & Dots.  I love to use Glimmer Mist on paper especially white to see what it turns out like. 
The flower I cut from Birthday Cakes cartridge starting at about 2 1/4 inches and reducing it from there in Design Studio, this particular flower has 6 layers.   I cut all the flowers out of regular text weigh white copy paper and sprayed them with Hydrangea Glimmer mist and crumpled them up stacked them together and added a glitter brad to the center.  I will do another post with more instructions on these flowers, no it won't be a video (don't even go there LOL) but will have more pictures and instructions.

The happy birthday is a stamp that I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The colors are so pretty and the light green in very shimmery from the Glimmer mist.  Let me know what you think, I love comments and followers :)
Here a close up of the flower, it is very light purple and has gold highlights on it.


This morning in  my inbox I had a message.......... Psst did you see you name on the from cover  It was from Cricut Couple and I won there prize for my cat card here is a link check out their blog it is amazing.

And I love that fact that both of them design and create, and a guy has been brave enough to love that craft that is dominated by women.   Way to go Bobby, that way Jill doesn't have to order stuff and hide if from here husband.  LOL  Boy isn't that a dream come true.  Anyways check out their blog it is awesome.  Thanks Bobby & Jill

September 12, 2010

Digital Image - Girl with flowers

I got this free digital image by participating in a challenge this week at
Crafters Digital Art Center, here is a link CDAC. They have several challenges each week so please do check them out. This card also follows one of the sketches for RAQ's Challenge this week on the Cricut message board.
On to my card, it did give me fits as I kept changing what coloring medium I was going to use.   First I tried coloring it with my Copic markers and that was a disaster!  It was so bad that I won't even show you a picture.  I have a lot of learning to do with using Copics.  I knew I could do better with my Prisma Pencils and OMS so the image was colored that way.   I printed the image on Paper Temptress Cryogen White paper which is so pretty as it has a slight sparkle to it and works well with both Copic markers (my problem wasn't the paper is my coloring)and the Gamsol coloring techniques.  The challenge was to use embellishments on the image itself.  That also ran into a re-due for me :(, as you will see in the pictures.  I cut the image using the Nesties Scallop Ovals,  I would have used my Cricut but I am not to good at the center point cut and knew I could cut exactly where I wanted with the Nesties.

Here is my first try at it with the small flower embellishments on the flowers on the image.....

I think the flowers were a little too big and covered her face, besides you could not see the stems so it was hard to tell she was holding the bouquet.  So back to the drawing board, took those flower stickers off and colored the flowers with my Prismas and then put rhinestones in the center and also put a small rhinestone for the button on her shoe.  I think this looks much better, don't you?

The colors of the papers don't show up too well, this is so much prettier in person.  The back ground paper is a light time green with blue, purple and pink flowers on it, the paper is from a K & Company stack.   Here is a close up of the image
After all that in the end I think it came out pretty cute, let me know what you think.  I love comments, thanks.

September 11, 2010

Distressed Card

I made this tag shaped card by welding two tags from George together in Design Studio.  The scalloped circle is from Celebrations and stamped with a happy birthday circle stamp.  I CuttleBugged the chocolate Cored'nations paper with distressed stripes folder and sanded it to reveal the pink underside tore it and then torn a patterned paper and put it behind it to add to the distressed look.  The flower is from Doodlecharms cut 4 times and pot dotted.  A few skittles across the top and lacy ruffled ribbon through the hole. It is not very big and fits into an A2 size envelope.  Hope you like it, thanks any comments are appreciated.

I think this came out pretty................but simple

My sister-in-law let me look through her "Paper Crafts' magazines and there are some fabulous ideas in them.  I had never heard of this magazine but after looking through them I had to subscribe.  It comes out once every other month, if you don't already get it check out this link to subscribe.
This card was made following a sketch in the March/April 2010 issue.  I thought it was very simple and pretty.  And I actually made it very quick :).  If you know me then you know that hardly ever happens!

The paper is from a K & Company double sided stack.  The base is one side of the paper and the angled strips are the other side of the paper.   Sometimes double sided paper makes matching colors/patterns easy.  The trickiest part was cutting the strips on an angle. 
and I actually did the inside of this card.  I believe the inside frame was cut from the Wild Card cartridge.  I printed the sentiment on vellum paper and glued it inside.  This card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 first time I had made an A2 size card in a long time. 

September 10, 2010

A Fall Card without Brown, Orange or Yellow

This is my first time participating in the Cricut Cradz Challenge.  This week the challenge was to make a fall card with out using brown, orange or yellow.  That was more difficult then it seems especially when trying to find fall patterned paper, one of those colors is almost always in there.   In the end though I think I did OK with this card, after all Thanksgiving is in the Fall.

I cut the Pilgrims (man & lady) are cut from A Child's Year, the shadow is heavy black paper and the top layer is from white vellum that I Cuttlebugged with the houndstooth folder.  Although you can't see it I inked the cut areas in an attempt to highlight them.  I made his belt using a piece of black rawhide and a small piece of silver paper for the buckle.  Her sash is green fiber cord.  I had all this part in my head but the hard part was deciding what to put next to them and in what color.  I probably cut out about 6 different things out of different colors (a normal for me LOL) and finally decided on this cut from Thanksgiving cartridge from pearl black & white paper.  The red leaves are brads that I cut the backs off of and glued down.
Sure hope this looks fall.
Here is a close up of the belt, not a very good picture but it gives you a better look at it.

September 9, 2010

A simple but lovely card

I am trying to post some of my older cards that I made before I started my blog, some of my favorites.
If you know me you know that one of my favorites "looks" is all white with  a touch of color.  I love the white to be embossed with the Cuttlebug.  This card is 6 x 5 1/2 which is bigger then a Cuttlebug folder (except for the new ones) so for the Swiss Dots part I had to emboss it in two steps.  I read on a blog a while back on how to do it without showing a line, sorry I don't remember who it was to give them credit.  The Swiss Dots part I Cuttlebuggesd as much as I could down one side/end, then turned the paper around and lined up the folder to do the other end.  The trick to not get a line where is joins is to run it through the CB just to where the other stops and back up the Cuttlebug, so not go over the same area again or you will get a flat mark.  I hope this makes sense.  The left side of the card I embossed using my Martha Stewart scoring board turning the paper on an angel.   The paper is very pretty pearlescense white.

The turquoise strip and the butterfly is from some paper that I made/colored using Tim Holtz Alcohol inks on photo glossy paper.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch, punched twice, added some pearls to the center for more dimension.  Then I happen to have the pleated ribbon that I got in the dollar bin at Michaels that matched perfect.  Don't ya just love when that happens :)!

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.  I love your comments and look forward to reading them.

Here is a close up of the butterfly so you can really see the colors on the paper.

September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Tag Card

This card was made using one of the sketches at RAQ's Challenge this week on the Cricut message board.  It also uses the colors from the Ad Color Challenge which are; robin egg, bubblegum and off white. 
I wish that the sparkly would show up better in the picture, I sprayed all the pieces with Glimmer Mist, so the card has a glimmer to it.  The tags were cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge at 4 x 2 inches.  I torn some paper from K & Company Gypsy Baby paper pad and covered the tags with the pieces, it was like putting a puzzle together.   I Cuttlebugged the back ground paper with the new 5 x 7 Polka Dots folder,  then distress the edges of the  with Tim Holtz distress tool.  I love that they are coming out with larger folders as I like to make my cards bigger then the A2 size some times.  This card is 5 x 7.
The brads I had just picked up at Michael's last week and the colors fit perfectly into the Ad challenge.  I also FINALLY got an i-Rock by Imaginisce, I had been wanting one for a while but every time  I went to Michaels with my coupon they did not have any.   So I just had to use it and add some more bling to this card :).  Happy Birthday is from an older Stampin Up set.    What do you think, it reminded me of a baby card (the colors)and I was going to make it into one but didn't know when I would use it so it ended up as Happy Bday.

September 6, 2010

Trick or Treat

You know I have never made a Halloween card before because I thought "who am I going to give a Halloween card to?"   Well at RAQ's Challenge this week one of the extra credits was to make a holiday card, any holiday, I recently got DCWV Autumn stack and there were a couple Halloween papers in there, so I thought I would give a Halloween card a try. 
I am so so excited on how this one turned out, it is so cute!  The background web paper is from that DCWV stack and so is the "trick or treat" and I faux stitched with a white open around the edges.   The Happy Halloween is cut from Wild Card out of holographic paper, the same orange paper that is behind the trick or treat.  The white strip that goes across on an angel was just a piece of white card stock but I wanted it to be a little glittery so I had some diamond colored fabric glue so I spread it on the paper and it came out great.  Because it was fabric paint it left the paper very pliable.  I think I discovered something new :)!

The Mummy I cut from Paper Doll Dress Up at about 2 1/4 inches and inked his wrapping lines with gray ink to highlight them, added him some black pearl eyes. 

The spider and web were also cut from Paper Doll Dress Up at about
1 1/4 inches.  The spider is cut twice from black glossy paper and then pop dotted on top of the web.  I hung him from a piece of very light gray sheer ribbon to look like he was hanging from a web. 

I hope you like him as much as I do, almost to much to give away LOL, but I do have someone in mind to send it too!

September 4, 2010

Spoil Yourself Silly - Prismapencils MCPT

I receive images every month from Aprile on the Cricut message board, that we are suppose to color using pencils and Odorless Minerals Spirits or MCPT (magic color pencil technique).  If you want more info on this challenge just let me know.   Once we color the image we are to make a card and post it on the message board.  This technique is a lot of fun and produces some very nice results.  This month (August, I am late) I really struggled with this image but in the end I am pretty pleased with it.

I colored the kitty image using my Prismacolor pencils and blended it using the gamsol or OMS and blending stumps.   I cut the image out using Spellbinders label ten and then cut the blue label the next size up.  I Cuttlebugged the blue label but you can't really see it.  The balloons I cut using "Alphallicous" cartridge, 3 for the red one and 2 for the blue & yellow, popped the layers and added Glossy Accents to the top layer, with a small amount of stickles glitter for shading.    Then I tied string to the balloons and tied all three strings in a know and glued it to the card.   This is an odd sized card it is 8 1/2 x 4 1/4, a little wider and shorter then the #10 size envelope so I made my own envelope.    I tried so hard to keep this card male looking, and I think I did!  Would love to read your comments they are always appreciated.

***Let it Snow****

I love the way this card came out.  I made it for one of the sketches this week on the Cricut Message board RAQ's Challenge.  The snowflakes were cut from a variety of cartridges, Accent Essentials, A Child's Year (yes there is a snowflake on there) and Don Juan.  I glued them and sprinkled course white glitter on them, the silver one is Martha Stewart glitter.  And added small pearls to the center for more bling.  The tag I cut using the tag feature on A Child's Year and stamped a snowman which I heat embossed with silver.  The saying is a Stampin Up stamp from a past Christmas set. 

The blue strip across the bottom, I Cuttlebugged using Sizzix snowflake folder and sanded it off to show the white core.  This card is very sparkly in person as I sprayed it all with Tattered Angel - Marshmallow, which is quickly becoming my favorite color.   Thanks for visiting and taking a look.

September 1, 2010

Black White & Hot Pink

Since I haven't made a card lately, (messing with that new puter LOL) so I thought I would post one of my oldies.  I made this card a while back but I still love this color combination.  The papers are a little busy but I think it still looks good.  The black & white paper is from a paper pack I bought at Wal Mart and then just mixed it with the plain hot pink.  The happy birthday is from Zooballo cartridge and of course the circle is from George,  Thanks for stopping by to look at one of oldies.  I think I will continue to add some of my oldies as I go.