April 15, 2013

Party Till the Cows..................

........................Come Home!
Hi everyone, I have a card to share with you today that I made for my Granddaughter (in-law)that just turned 21 and was looking forward to it.
I am thrilled with how it turned out.
I cut the cow using my Cameo and an image I bought in the Silhouette store.  I did a print and cut then covered "her" with Crystal Lacquer.  The barn cloud were also purchased in the Silhouette store, I love just being able to go there and get what I need and immediately use it.
I Cuttlebugged the barn with the distressed stripes folder then inked it a bit.  The background paper was computer generated.
I typed the saying using the Design Studio and then used my sketch pens to write it and then went back and cut the cloud around it.
Here is a close up of the little cow.

Now on to the inside.
I did the saying the same way I did the one on the front of the card.
I just think this card came out so cute and our granddaughter loved it and got a chuckle out of it.
Well thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog.  I would love to hear what you think of my card.

April 12, 2013

A Variety of Cards

Hello everyone, just having trouble posting daily on my blog so in an effort to catch up and show you what I have been working on I will post several cards on this post.

The first couple cards I made using the CTMH papers from the 
Chantilly Paper pack, love the colors and patterns in this pack.
The bow I cut using the Artiste cartridge and my Cricut Expression.
The center paisley is a matching chipboard piece that comes in the Chantilly Dimensional Elements.

The next card also uses the Chantilly paper pack and dimensional chipboard pieces.
This card fits into a #10 size business envelope.  I always forget about making this size card.

One last card for now.
This was made using CTMH papers that were in the Dotty for You paper pack from last year. 
I love the Dotty for You paper pack, but unfortunately it is no longer available.  Maybe it is because I love polka dots.
Well thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, hopefully I will get another post up real soon.

April 4, 2013

Birthday Card for my Hubby

Hi everyone, I know it has been awhile (again), it is not that I have not been crafting it is just that I have used any extra time I had crafting and not making myself stop and type up blog posts.    Had so much going on and company etc etc, but I think things should slack up a bit now.  Fingers crossed. :)
I am also taking an on-line Copic Coloring class, so hopefully you will see more Copic colored things from me in the future.

Earlier this week was my hubby's birthday so here is the card I created for him.
Can you tell we like wine:)!
I have finally made myself get out of my comfort zone (using cartridges) and start using the Cameo software and Make The Cut software and I am lovin it.  I still have so so much learn but the possibilities are endless, you have so much more freedom to manipulate the images to fit into what you are doing.  I love love working with my Cameo, sorry had to say that.
The wine bottle was a cut file I bought in the Silhouette Store for 99 cents.  I customized the label, but cutting out the words from vinyl since they were small and vinyl cut small things better or I should say small or delicate things cut out better from vinyl.
I covered the bottle with 3D Crystal Lacquer and then placed the "label" over the lacquer so it didn't look like the label was inside the bottle.   When the lacquer was 80% or so dried, I started to bend it and curve it a bit so it would look rounded.
The corner scroll is a Spellbinder that I got recently.
The words I welded in the Silhouette software and then created a shadow for them.  The software makes it so easy to weld letters and create a shadow if you want to.
Here is the inside that I printed out using Word then cut out with a Spellbinder.  
I am so pleased with how this card came out and I was excited when I found that background paper in my stash.

Well thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog, I would love to read you comments on my card.
Have a fabulous day!