Thursday, July 31, 2008

Love 2 travel

Here is a mini-book that I taught today in my "I love Cricut Expression 201" class. All cuts from chipboard, patterned paper, and cardstock were made with the Cricut Expression and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Patterned travel paper is Love, Elsie (by KI Memories), cardstock is Bazzill. I love this paper and the colors, and I think it turned out really well. Here is the front cover:
Here are the inner pages:

Friday, July 25, 2008

More Halloween cards...YAY!

Well, my friend Stephanie came over again, and we made some more Halloween cards. Here are mine. I finally got to use the Grungeboard and the Tim Holtz Distressed crackle paint I've had for months. I used the crackle paint on the Grungeboard skull. I love the way it turned out. Patterned paper is Making Memories, and the glitter cardstock is DCWV. I free-hand stitched with black floss at the top and bottom of the glitter cardstock. Ribbon is from my stash.
Here's a close-up of the Grungeboard with the crackle paint on it. The thicker the application, the better the results.

Here's the second card. Patterned paper is Around the Block. Spider stamp is Heidi Grace, and is covered with Black Diamond Stickles. Glitter cardstock is punched with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. The sentiment was done with the Dymo label maker. Ribbon is from my stash.
Here's a close-up of the Stickled spider:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

I had some paper left over from my patriotic iris folding card, so I thought I'd make a very simple card using the scraps. I printed out some free clip art of Uncle Sam onto white cardstock. "I want you" was also computer-generated (font is Anderson Thunderbirds Are Go!)
Again, patterned paper is Luxe, and red cardstock is Bazzill. Uncle Sam and the words are both adhered with pop dots.

Here is the inside (same font in red). I hope everybody had a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I know it's only July...

...but I'm getting so excited for Halloween already. So tonight, my friend and fellow Halloween enthusiast, Stephanie came over to make some Halloween cards. It was so much fun, despite the Stickles "incident". LOL Anyway, here's the first card. Patterned paper and tag are Making Memories, chipboard "h" is Cloud 9. Pin is Heidi Grace. Threading water punch along the bottom. Happy Halloween stamp is Hero Arts, stamped with Staz-On.
Here's the second one. Patterned paper is Making Memories (of course, it's the same paper as on the first card). Black scalloped circle is Bazzill, cut with Cricut Mini-Monograms. This originally had a stamped image on the other side of it, but it fell prey to the Stickles "incident" and had to be cut out. But it worked out well. Stephanie still got to use her stamped image, and I got to salvage the scallop. I like the final result. Letters are fun foam. Happy early Halloween!