Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wishing You Joy - StampTV Kit

Here are my first 2 attempts at simple holiday cards

My Gina K Designs Christmas Present to Myself...

I finally did it and decided to give myself a Christmas present this year! I'm so excited my Gina K Designs stamps and paper arrived just in time for the weekend - paper is awesome - the high quality is so obvious. And the stamps - WOW! What a difference a good stamp makes - not just the beautiful designs,it's the way they're made; they stamp so clear. Definitely worth every penny. Anyway - started to play around with some of them. First project was from the Nature's Greetings Stamp set. After watching the video I just had to try the Thanks So Much card with the embossing and bleaching techniques. I followed it step by step and if I do say so myself - I think this card came out amazing - pictures and even the videos don't do it justice until you see it in person - what do you think?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Baby's 17 Today -

My little one isn't so little anymore. My son turned 17 today - we had a nice dinner out - I made him this card (too bad he left it on the table at the restaurant). Used Create-a-Critter and Spellbinders Nestabilities also Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. Patterned paper is DCWV

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scrapping Expo in West Palm Beach - Oct 14 & 15!

Just heard there's a scrapping expo in West Palm 10/14 & 15 - any local that's going?

Birthday CardA

A simple card for Lorraine signed by all our coworkers

Fierce, Fabulous & 40 - Office Birthday Party Celebration for Lorraine

Fabulous Lorraine turned 40 - and I made a banner for our office party. I used Elegant Edges for the background, and Storybook for the lettering (& Cuttlebug embossing) - lots of flowers, brads and ribbon pulled this all together. Note to self: wanted to emboss the top layer on the background, but made it too wide for my Cuttlebug; next time I'll size it down some.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Baby Shadow-box Gift

Finally got the pics I needed to complete a new-baby gift for a friend at work. this pic is actually the layout page that I've put into a shadowbox. I have to try and get a better pic of the shadowbox because there was too much glare from the glass - but it was a lot of fun making this. I used my elegant edges cartridge and fabulous finds to make the frames and background for the pics. a few little embellishments and for the truck and train pics I cut the images from a paperstack I got years ago at Michaels. Mounted all on pop dots for a 3-d effect.

Simple Birthday card...

A Happy Birthday to my cousin Pam, unfortunately she now has to share her birthday with that nightmare of 9/11, 10 years ago today


Thanks to Mary @ CardzTV

A long overdue note of thanks to Mary @ CardzTV...

I used the Cricut Lite Hoot n Holler Cartridge - first time using a lite cartridge, must admit, a little hard at first trying to figure out which button was the owl I wanted to use. But I like how it came out. baby steps, right?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mels

It was my sister-in-laws birthday so I created this card for her. Picked up the ribbons @ Michaels, paper by DCWV - Nana's Kids and used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment inside (but forgot to take a picture of it)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Taking CardzTV card design one step further

Hey everyone, just like we did for Mother's Day, we honored all the Dad's at work by creating a bulletin board with their favorite pics.  I used the elegant simplicity of Mary's Mother's Day card design and adapted it for our project.  See how they came out. (BTW - some of the mom's liked the dad's cards better - oh well, what can I say - the more I craft, the better I"m getting l LOL!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration from Mary - @ CardzTV...

I found this incredible design from Mary while searching for some ideas to use with 2 new Cricut cartridges I got: Elegant Edges and Damask Decor - a friend's dad just passed away so I thought this would be perfect for a simple condolence card - thank you Mary! (PS I already had the Recollections paper from Michael's so naturally I just had to give it a try)  This is the 4th card I've made (just starting out) and I feel with each project I'm learning new techniques and getting better - enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Learning my way around cricut...

Here are two Graduation cards I made - I'm just starting out and trying various things I've seen....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mother's Day Project at Work

This year I was honored to do the Mother's Day cards for all our mom's in the office - here's a pic of the bulletin board where the cards were posted