Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Blog Background

I am a person who likes a change of scenery, so I have changed my blog background...again. I love nature. I love animals and flowers and the great outdoors. And if my health would allow I would be spending alot more time camping and doing stuff like that. But, I can't, so I live through movies and pictures and scrapbooking. Anywho, my fave flower is a sunflower. And when I came across this wonderful sunflower layout at I just knew it was for me! They are very generous at their website and have lots of background and buttons and things for free. I am fairly computer savvy, but I still haven't gotten hold of this blog creating thing. They make it a bit easier.

Hope you like. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Happy Day

I was having a bit of a slump, so I broke out my Wild Card cart (definitely one of my faves) and started cutting some cards. I will have a post or 2 more with Wild Cards cuts. For this card I used the Circle card cut on page 48. It is cut at 4 1/2". I cut it with the blackout button so that I could add to the front of the card.

The dark pink is the liner button for the card. The "OH HAPPY DAY" is the phrase button for the card. I added some ribbon around the edge of the fold. I just thought it looked pretty and I like to add ribbon to just about everything. The patterned paper is from a pad by K & Co. and it is double sided. The print on the inside of the envelope is the same print on the inside of the card.

I cut the envelope at 4 1/2" also and used all the same papers. It is a little thick with the liner, but I really think it looks better with it. Thanks for looking again!

Snowflake Cards

These were some of the Christmas cards that I made for 2009. I made them using my trusty Cricut and the Joys of the Season cartridge. I used the Gypsy to weld 2 snowflakes together and there ya go, a card!
The printed papers are from My Mind's Eye. The straight pins are from Making Memories. TFL!

Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2010-Hoot Hoot Hooray, It's Your Birthday

Today is the birth of a new year and I am welcoming it in with a card. One of my new favorite cartridges is Sentimentals. And the very biggest reason I bought it was the owl that they picture on the front of the box. It sure is cute! When I picked my paper and colors I had Valentine's Day in mind and then it just morphed into a birthday card. I just love this little owl and the whole cartridge.
This is a 6"x6" card. My owl is 4 7/8". I did the cutting in Design Studio. I had been doing all my designing with my Gypsy, but it froze with the latest update. I sent it back for repairs and should have it back soon. Anywho, the cardstock is from various manufacturers. The outside part of the eyes are cut twice (with a 1/8" was a happy I added brown gems on top of the eyes for some sparkle. The tag was also cut with the Sentimentals cartridge. I really like the shape of this one. One thing I did notice with this cart is that many of the tag shapes are the same. I can't remember the tag size, but I did cut it twice. The second tag is cut 1/4" bigger to make a shadow (no shadow feature for the tags on this cart).
The sentiment on the tag is a Stampin Up! stamp. The inside sentiment is done on my computer with a font called Bagworm Slab. The patterned paper is from a DCWV stack called Farmer's Market. I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to make a matching card. TFL.