Friday, March 30, 2012

My Cricut story

I am sharing my first Cricut experience for the challenge over at My Cricut Craft Room.

It all started with an infomercial. When my daughter was around 3 or 4 she would come into my bedroom Saturday mornings, turn on the TV and watch infomercials while I told her “please give mommy a few more minutes”. She would basically memorize these commercials and tell us why we needed these products. Of all the commercials that she watched the only two that really stuck with her were the Bullet (that blender thing) and the Cricut. I really couldn’t justify spending that much on a machine that I didn’t think I would really use. Let’s fast forward 10 years or so….My BFF Jessica’s lovely hubby bought her a Cricut for Christmas a year ago. We were over at her house checking it out and I was IN LOVE! I even remember the first thing that I made. It was a little pink pig (my daughter shows sheep and pigs in 4H). I have been green with envy ever since. Now a few months ago, when Jessica held my hand and showed me the magical world of paper crafting, I was even more determined to purchase one of these delightful machines. This is where my dear hubby comes into play. He would listen to me rave about the Cricut every time I came home from my BFF’s house. I would show him the amazing projects I could make with it. So last Valentines Day he called my BFF and got all the info he needed to buy my Cricut! They both did a really great job of hiding it from me. Not only did he get me my Cricut he bought me a few cartridges (yes I have an amazing hubby). Now my daughter and I both use it almost daily. Besides from all the amazing things it will do, it has brought my 15 year old and I together. You know how hard it is to please a 15 year old girl, but she loves making cards. So there is my Cricut story. Hope you enjoyed reading it.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

spring card

I am  in a colorful Springy mood today! I saw so many colorful flowers this morning I decided to may a simple colorful card. I used The Paper Studio's textured card stock and my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. My sediment is from  Whimsical Designs. I am  entering the card into these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday

Wimsey Stamp

Flutter by Wednesday


I am doing the happy dance right now because I just won my first challenge!! Yesterday My Craft Channel had a supper fun contest and hourly giveaways. I only had the opportunity to enter two and I won the Quick Quotes Shadow Box Kit!

I can not wait to play around with this! Ok, Jessica was right...I am on a mission to win more now!

Have a super day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Awsome day with my BFF

Hi all
I had another amazing day with my BFF Jessica! Not only did we have some serious crafty time I transformed Jessica into a RED HEAD (I hope she post the pics)! I also tried some cool new techniques that i saw in a magazine.

I used glossy photo paper and dropped alcohol ink on to it. I just used primary colors. I placed the drops fairly close to each other and they SPREAD QUICKLY! I tried when the colors were still wet and when they we almost dry. I like the results when the ink was almost dry because it didn't spread so much and look so dark. Hope this was helpful and inspires you guys to try it! 
I had Jessica laughing at me because I swear I see Alford Hitchcock in the pic!

Thanks for taking the time to read! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Easter Egg

This is a card that I made for the Erica's Craft Room Challenge.  I used colored pencils for the MelJen bunnies. The butterflies are from a  Martha Stewart punch.  The glitter paper is dcwv and the other paper is from Recollections.  This was a super fun put me in the Easter mood!

This is the sketch at Erica's challenge

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Another Card . . . I am on a roll!

For this next card I was inspired by the current challenge at The Creative Cutter Room - Strolling through the Park Blog Hop and required elements challenge.

This card was made using blue card stock for base.  The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs.  The pattern paper is from the Recollections.  I used a floral/swirl embossing folder and some Darice Teddy Bear brown ink.   I used colored pencils to create my rainbow.  The charm is from my stash.   I used a gold glitter glue around the edge of the sentiment doesn't show up too well in the pic.
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Post #2!!!

Hi everyone. First of all I would like to thank you guys for being my first followers. You really don't know how much it means to me. Jessica told me how special each of you I understand!

This card was inspired by the challenge at Made Especially for You - 3 Buttons.

The flowered and striped paper is the Paper Studio. The yellow paper is Recollections. I used a ribbon I found at my mothers house from a old hair clip of mine (yes this ribbon is 30 years old! Lets call it vintage! ) The paper flowers are from delights.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Very First Post!!

My first few projects to share!

 This my very first card. I entered it into a few challenges. This is what started my addiction! : )  I have listened to my BFF talk about card making and crafting and how much she enjoyed it. I am so glad she talked my into giving it a try.

My BFF Jessica (Jessica's Craft Shaque) had to snap a pic of this priceless moment. The sentiment is by  Whimsical Designs - Whimsical Fun Set.

 This was my second card. I sent it to My Aunt in Holland.  The sentiment is byWhimsical Designs - Snow Much Fun 

 Third card (I think they are getting a little better as we go along).  The sentiment is by  My Pink Stamper - Love-a-licious set.

Here i am coloring my first digi image.  I just love the images at Meljen's Designs.

Here is what I came up with

This is one of my latest card. I really like this one! I made it for my sister-in-laws Birthday. She absolutely loved it.  The sentiment is by My Pink Stamper.

Well this concludes my first post. There will be many more to come! Thanks for taking the time to read it!!