Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love is in the air!!!

I just LOVE Valentine's Day! It is one of my favorite holidays! A day dedicated to love and making sure the person you love is spoiled and knows how much you love them! Pretty colors and lots of hearts and pretties! I guess being the only female in my house the chance to go wild with girlie things is just too much! LOL!

Here is a card I created for the Cheecky Radish SNR Card Universe challenge. I never got it posted on time, but had lots of fun making it! I used the heart shaped card from the Paper Popsicles store, Basic Grey Bittersweet paper, Coordinations cardstock, Pink Paislee letters, My Mind's Eye ink, Martha Stewart border punch, circle punch (for scallop around the heart), DoodleBug mini rub-ons and my Cricut to cut the heart.

And for the next card I was able to use the weekly card sketch from Serendipity Scrapbooks and created a sympathy card for my future Sister-in-Law who lost an aunt whom she was very close with(the reason I was not able to post my card yesterday)

I used My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria paper and die cuts, cs from stash and embossed one piece with my CuttleBug, and I got this neat stamp from Hobby Lobby that has a saying for the front and the inside sentiment all on the same stamp!

And since I just love these cuties I am posting my projects from the Midnight Oil blog this month!

Be sure to head on over to the blog for more information on these!

Well my little monster is NOT taking a nap so I better go and try and get him to sleep!



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another Card

So Cheeky Radish Digital stamps which are sold in the Paper Popsicles store has a site set up with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine The Card Universe. You should head on over and join in on all the fun! For their first week they are giving away this adorable image and they had a contest of creating a card with the image to win 3 bottles of Shimerz! So I made this card with my favorite My Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas pattern paper, DCWV cardstock and one piece I embossed with the CuttleBug Swiss Dots folder, I used the EK Success snowflake border punch and the little snowflakes that were left over from the punch I attached with tiny cut up pieces of pop dots, the letters are from Making Memories, and the digital image Elizabeth in her coat is colored with Copic markers I outlined the trim with white flocking and traced her hat tie with Sakura black glaze pen. I also used a January week #4 card sketch from Serendipity Scrapbooks as the sketch for this card. Gotta love when you can combine like this!
And guess what?! I was drawn as the winner this week! I was SO surprised! So make sure to head on over and join!

Till Next Time!

Monday, February 1, 2010

How about some cards?

So my last post was all LO's so I thought this one could be all cards! Paper Popsicles has a great heart shaped card template that I was able to work with. After a couple minutes of thinking these 2 ideas jumped into my head and I couldn't wait to get some new supplies and get to work!

For the first one I used some of that yummy flocked DoodleBug paper that came out a few years ago (I have a stash of every color! I HAD to have this paper and then could never bring myself to use it! LOL!) I traced the template onto the backside of the red flocked paper and cut it out and folded it in half, next I took my trusty Zip Dry and some adorable heart lace I got at Hobby Lobby (for a super good deal-12 feet for $1.00!) and glued the lace around the edge of the heart to make it look like the old lace heart valentines. After I glued the lace on I used glitter Thickers and wrote Be Mine on the heart and there you have a quick and easy valentine! So make sure you head on over to Paper Popsicles and get your today!

For my second card I have had these 7 Gypsies keys forever (I bought a whole set and only needed one) so I wanted to do one of those cute key to my heart valentines. I traced the template onto Co'rdinations cardstock, cut it out and then ran it very carefully through my CuttleBug with the swirls folder. Then I sanded the embossing to emphasize it more. I used Thickers to write U R placed the key and wrote 2, and when you open the inside it says my and there is a small heart on a spring with an ! next to it. Sorry I forgot to take pics of the insides of my cards and it is dark and nasty out today! To finish off the front of the card I outlined the heart with gold Stickles.

My next card is a New Baby card I had made for my friend. I used Bazzill Blingz cardstock, Making Memories Animal Crackers Ella pattern paper, Imaginensce stamp, and ribbon from Target. I had so much fun making something all pink and girly!

SPOILER ALERT!!!! The next picture is of the cards I made for the Paper Popsicles Valentine's Day card swap, so if you are in the swap and don't want to see the cards I will say good bye to you and thanks for looking!

Now for the rest of you that do want to see them let's continue! I decided to use some of my stash of last year's Valentine's paper. And for the first 3 cards I found this awesome lace at Hobby Lobby and had to buy a yard of it, well when I pulled out my Basic Grey Bittersweet paper I knew that I had to use these 2 things together! I have these red cards I bought last year at target and used them as my base, used the Basic Grey Bittersweet pattern paper as my next layer, punched a scallop square and regular square from the solid Bittersweet paper, and cut hearts with my Cricut from the Bittersweet pattern paper. I inked the edges of the squares and heart with My Mind's Eye ink and attached the heart with a pop dot for some added dimension. I again brought out my trusty Zip Dry and attached the lace to the front and secured the ends down in back with some tape. For the other 2 cards I used some Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters paper, my Martha Stewart lace heart border punch and some more hearts cut from my Cricut. I forgot to take pics of the insides of these cards as well, but I stamped XOXOXO with some coordinating inks.

So there you have some of my latest card creations!

Oh I almost forgot I was "scooped" over at Paper Popsicles on Saturday!!! Check it out here! And be sure to check out the awesome sketch that Melissa posted today and enter for your chance to win this month's prize!

Well off to get a couple things done before I need to get the little people from school! Have a great day!


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