Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jitterbuggin challenge

The Challenge was GET IN SHAPE.
make a shaped card. Any shape.....any theme.....just not square or rectangular!

I used the Stand and Salute cart. Liberty Bell cut at 5.83 welded with my Gypsy. the 4th of July was cut from the same cart at 3 inches . I Used Ranger Suze Weinbergs Pure Glitz Tiara at the bottom and the letter were embellished with standard glitter glue from my stash.

I love my Gypsy a huge time and paper saver.

Peachy Keen Challenge

Think Spring {Handmade Gifts}

Create a Spring-inspired handmade gift using your Peachy Keen Faces!
Gifts can be anything: card sets, treat buckets, takeout boxes, decorative basket, you decide!

I started with a sheet of super heavy card stock 12 x 12 and fold at 4 inches and 8 inches, turned 90 degrees and fold at 4 inches and 8 inches. I used super stickey tape to hold it all together. Carts inclued create a critter, Walk in my garden and plantin School book. The paper mostly came from DCWV Nursery stack. Used pop dots on some of the images and of course every image features Peachy Keen Faces.

I thought it might make a nice gift box for some seed packets.

April Showers bring May Flower.

Mojo Monday Challenge

The challenge was to use the sketch provided. I used a 6 x 6 card with hand crafted envelope. I curled the edges on the flower and inked the back of the curls . This also features the Martha Stewart punch. The "thanks" come frim Gypsy wanderings and the the Flower come from walk in my garden.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge

The Challenge was to use a silhouette cut. This project features the Kaiser Craft Gypsy sisters Club Ruby kit. (
I used the Cricut cart Bags tags boxes and more, page 116 Purse used the gypsy and enlarged it which cut off the handles and that was fine. For the Silhouette I used Child's first year cart, The silhouette in the apple. Using my gypsy I hid the cuts for the apple. I had to manual trim off the bottom to make it fit on the purse. I used my memories keeper chomper to place eyelets and used some ribbon for the handle. I love the way it came out.

peachy Keen stamp challenge

This page features the sasafrass lass kit from Back in August at Club Ruby ( I used a punch I had and punch both sides of a strip of paper. I used the large Circle from Creative Memories to get the semi circle. The embellishments were from my stash as well as from that same Aug. kit. The letters were cut from Jubilee at 1.63 using my Gypsy.

Summer Scrap book page

Ella cut using Jubliee font. Mats inked with chocolate, little glitter stickers from my stash and the die cuts also from my stash.

6 photos per page

The images are cut in 2 inch squares. The edge of the mat is inked with Chocolate ink.

25 Pictures One page

I cut all my extra pic into 1 inch squares and made a summer in review page. What looks to be like blank spots are really one inch squares with printed paper.

Summer Scrap book page

All sports was cut from Jubilee at 2.41. Tennis ball cut from Everyday paper doll with real size dial on and set to 2 inches and enhanced with a white gel pen. I also inked the edge with chocolate ink.

365 Cards Challenge Day 351

The challenge was to use the sketch provided. i stamped the work baby with versa mark and embossed in green, The little gems are from my stock and the little onesie cut an extra cut I had kicking around.

365 Cards Challenge Day 352

The challenge was to use the sketch provided. The love came from Sweethearts cut with hidden contours, and the silhouette at was cut 3.47 from the same cart. This card looked totally different and I did not like it so I cut it apart and came up with this design. the very 1st layer of paper is a vellum with a rose print on it. The 1st card I made I used this vellum with Scotch quick dry adhesive on dark pink paper the results were not pretty, as the glue did not quite dry clear.

365 Cards Challenge Day 353

The Challenge was to use the sketch provided. I cut Thanks from Gypsy Wanderings at 1.35 and the dragon fly was from Doodle charms. I cut it twice and did my own layers.

Jittbuggin Challenge

the Challenge was to use the sketch provided. It had to include rick rack, and it had to be a birthday card. I created my own rick rack and later found it on Plantin School book. Happy Birthday was cut from paper pups at 2.53. The golf green was cut from Everyday paper dolls at 2.57 (p.77 accessory shit) 3 times and layered.

I spritzed the card with glimmer mist. (still can't figure out how to exactly get the effect I want)

My creative time throwback Thursday challenge

the challenge was to use the Walk in my Garden cricut cart. And to be sure to include flowers.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Paper Play time Challenge

the Challenge was to use Animal Print. I came up with this neat folded invitation. Embellished with a button and stamped with versa Mark and embossed with black.

Challenge Mojo Monday

The challenge was to use the sketch provided. This is what I did using my gypsy and cricut. There is a double layer of pop dots on the bottom of the giraffe and a single on the head and single pop dots under the rectangle. This way it all evened out. The butterfly was punched using creative memories. The ribbon and paper was from my stash. The Giraffe was cut from the Nursery stack from DCWV. The stamp was from my stash and stamped with staz-on black.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Summer Scrap book page

I really wanted some embellishments for this page, but only had one sheet of this paper so I made it work. I "outlined" where the main picture was going to go and cut the paper behind it making sure to leave enough excess to tape. I cut out the flowers and inked the edges and using some pop dots "dressed" my page up. Here again the Creative Memories page planner was used.

Summer Scrap book page

This summer scrap book page features the Creative Memories Page planner template. Also on this page is the creative memories butterfly punch. Simple and straight forward, quick page when your as far behind as I am

Summer Scrap book page

This summer scrap book page features the Creative Memories Page Layout template. Also on this page is the creative memories butterfly punch. Simple and straight forward, quick page when your as far behind as I am

Chocolates Anyone

With my B*tch craft sisters we made these little boxes from card stock. They are just the right size to hold the Hershey Nuggets. We used transparency for the top and ran it through the cuttlebug. (super Cute I would have never thought of that) And laser address labels that come 3 across 10 down are just the right size to wrap the chocolates in. I have to be honest to make the boxes is a little time consuming but I am sure you could use the gypsy to make those cuts easier.

The templates can be found at Split Coast stampers.

Used Dryer Sheet ???

My friends and I otherwise known as B*itch Craft get together about once a month to trade ideas and techniques that we have seen on line. Last week we crafted with Used Dyer sheets in card making. I am not sure on what blog or web site this originated on, But none the less it works. It is very helpful if you have the bigger 5 inch Xyron machine and dark colored inks as well as larger stamped images. The process goes something like this. On my card I used a larger butterfly stamp with various dark colored ink. I stamped onto white card stock and then cut to fit. I ran my card front through the Xyron image face down so that the sticky stuff was on the front of my card. I then took the dyer sheet ( that still smelled) and stretch and adhered that to the card front. Either cut to fit or wrap it around to the back and tape. I prefer the wrap method as it cuts down on the little frayey things. The dryer sheet gives the card a nice soft finish and a gauzey look. Viola.

Friday, February 4, 2011

365 Cards Challenge Day 337

The challenge was to be inspired by the Advertising picture posted.

This is what I cam up with. The pink made me think baby girl and the linear design of the bookcase helped me come up with the window design. I used my Gypsy of course. I used some pink vellum to "frost" the window. I love how this card came out.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paper Play time Challenge

The challenge was Digi Monday. I downloaded this free image and used a combination of perfect pearls and chalks to color it in. I mounted it on some white Pearle card stock and then to the dark blue paper. I brushed the standard white A2 card with some silver ink. The ribbon at the bottom was from my stash. This certainly was a challenge as I have never download any digi images.

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Challenge Mojo Monday

The challenge was to work with the provided sketch. I used my cricut and Gypsy to make the card base and then Just a lot of embellishments from my stash. Some Vellum to make the vase some marker to make the stems. The word dream was done using a rubber stamp and some dark brown ink. I used the creative Memories newest leaf punch and some green ink on the edges. I added the little bow at the top just because of the way it welded it had the 2 little holes. c

365 Cards Challenge Day 336

The challenge was to work with the provided sketch. Nice and simple no cricut cuts here. I used some things from my stash. I forget where I learned to make the "flower" embellishment. It was a 1 inch by 12 inch strip scored every eighth inch and fan folded. I learned the hard way a while back these flowers are impossible without glue dots.

365 Cards Challenge Day 338

The challenge was to make a card that features a sticker, ribbon and a masking technique.

A standard A2 size card in white. At one point I had purchased a 12 inch paper that looked almost like lace. A little removable adhesive later it was stuck to my card. I then used my Chalk pallet to fill in the blanks. Add the oval cut with my cricut and some ribbon and bingo.

Flaunt it Fridays Challenge

The challenge was use the Paper Pups cart: the cat and dog cut from page 104. I came up with the scrap book layout. I spelled forever. FURever. A little tough layering up the letters ( which I don't remember what cart that was )and the Border at the bottom, I cut it twice from 2 different paper and then put them together. I used brown ink and a rubber stamp from my stash. The ribbon also from my stash.