Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Which one is which?

I was looking at Flower Shoppe the other day and then proceeded to make a card.  I wanted to do a different card later, and guess what?   I could not remember which flower was which!  So, to make my life easier, I made one of each of the flowers so I had a quick reference to go to.  To me, they all look pretty similar in the little icons.

If you cut them on your Gypsy at 3.4 inches you can get 9 on one sheet.  Then there is only one left to cut out.   For a sample size I would not make them much smaller than this!   I then rolled them and placed them on this sheet of acetate.  It still has its wrap on it, that is why it is opaque.  I also decided to cut the other flowers and leaves and put them on there.  The "scalloped" circle one still has me a little perplexed.  I suppose we are to layer it in descending sizes.  I'm not quite sure still.  I have seen this type of shape used to make string flowers.  I wonder if either of these ideas are what the designer had in mind.  I have not cut the other flowers out yet.  Another project will have to come when time is not so sparse! 

I really like this cart a lot.  It is more versatile than the regular cuttlebug quilling flowers that I have.  You can make them as big or small as you like.  You can also add the quilling flowers into the center of other flowers.

One thing I love to do is to take the ugliest papers I have and turn them into fabulous flowers.  I am not sure why, but I have found this to be a pattern!  Sorry, about the pun, it really wasn't intended!  My prettiest papers are not as good for making flowers.   The pink flowers below are done with gorgeous paper, yet they only turned out okay.   The incomplete white ones are done with less than gorgeous paper, but they would look far superior than the pink ones if they were done.  They were only done so I could tell what the shape of the leaves was like.  I do look forward to making them complete and seeing what they look like "full"! 

This cart is definitely worth every penny you may spend on it if you like flowers as much as I do!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bouncy Boy!

I had this picture of Tigger hanging out in my house.  My grand son loves Tigger and my daughter figured she would like the picture.  I couldn't send it to him plain!  I used Pooh Font (of course!) for the wording and Flower Shoppe for the flowers.  (#6 flower)  The trim on the top and the bottom is the inner portion of the flowers.  The bottom was fixed when I saw the picture and noticed a piece was not tucked in properly.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011


This is my first time altering dominoes.  It was a lot of fun.  These were made for a swap that I am in.  It is supposed to be a vintage Christmas ornament theme.  I'm not quite sure if I hit the mark or not, but I do like how they turned out.  The deer is on the front and the tree is on the back of the dominoes.  I wasn't sure if I was to do both sides or not, so I did, just in case! 

I cut the tree out from Winter Woodland.  I figured since it was a Cricut message board swap that I should try to use a Cricut cut!  I really enjoyed putting on the alcohol inks and blending them.  Awesome how fun that is!  I used a Tim Holtz script stamp with Archival Ink.  The word Christmas was a stamp I stamped onto white paper and then dipped in alcohol ink.

I did not enjoy trying to get a jump ring through the domino though!  Wow was that tough!  I am open to learn how to do that better!  I added some bling and charms.   I used glossy accents to seal it all.

So, what do you think?

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

2 Year Anniversary

 A friend at work and I share the same anniversary date of October 4th.  We also share the same office.  We have been working in the same profession for a long time, but came together a couple of years ago to this new office/job.  We figured we should celebrate.  Since it will be close to Halloween and it is in fall, I chose these colors.  I will change out the Anniversary piece and do another piece like the top portion that says, "Halloween" after our anniversary.  We are sure the others at our office will think we have gone nuts, but hey, I think they do already!  We will bring snacks and maybe some refreshments that day as well. 

Sorry about the photo.  I am aware the colors don't look great against my table, but I don't really have some place that would work better yet.

The letters are for our names.  We have distinctively different personalities so there are two different kinds of monsters.  I'm sure she is gonna laugh when she sees it.  She is the gabby one, so she gets the one that looks like it is doing so.  Maybe a little risque!  on my part.  She may want to "love tap" me on the back of the head for that one!  lol! 

I used DCWV Ghosts and Goblins.  Such fun papers!  That is last year's Halloween set as I could not get my hands on the Midnight Spell.  I'm okay with that.  They are awesome! Bright and fun!

Cricut Cartridges:  I used Birthday Bash to make the banner, the word ANNIVERSARY and the number 2,  Happy Hauntings for the word HAPPY, Ornamental Iron for the black iron frame and Accent Essentials to cut out the circles between the scalloped circles.  I used Punches to cut out the scalloped circles.

I made the rosettes by taking a 12x12 piece of paper and cutting it into two inch strips.  I then scored it at every 1/2 inch.  Fan fold.  Glue ends of two pieces together.  Turn paper so the plain side of paper it facing the table and scrunch together to form a circle.  Glue.  Add embellishments.

I am not sure what company the stamps are from.  I have all of my stamps in a binder and this one doesn't have its name on its plastic.  Why don't they put the name there?  Oh well, they just don't get credit! 

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Anniversary Wishes

I made this card for my friend who's anniversary is today.  I used Paper Lace 1 for the "flower" cuts.   The butterflies are a Sizzix/SU! diecut.  The paper is DCWV and Stampin' Up! 

Another cart used in my attempt to use all of my carts!  :0)

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