Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love is in the Air Valentine's Blog Hop


I couldn't figure out how to get that pretty picture on my blog that everyone else has, sorry!

There, now with that formality done, let's get started.  I hope you are having fun along the way of the Valentine's Blog hop!  Here are the cards that I made.

I used Elegant Edges for the mat and the inside border.  The hearts were old vellum/metal tags that I altered with sharpies, rub-ons papers - and used George to cut, glitter and bling.  The little girl is from The Greeting Farm and colored with Copics.  The flowers are Prima and Petaloo.  The little star was cut from George.  The stickers were in my stash that I altered/layered.

This second card I just absolutely love!  It's for my second partner in the Valentine's Swap: Crazy Cricut Lady and she likes fairies also.  Fairies are fantasy and fantasy is escapism.  I love to escape the troubles of this world!  And don't we all wish we had cleaning fairies???!!!

This fairy is from Kraftin Kimmie stamps and is colored with Copics.  She is matted on an Elegant Edges mat.  (Isn't that the best cart for mats/layers!!!)  I used my Imagine to create the paper that the mat was made from.  Oh, dear!  I can't remember which one right now!  There are a lot of flowers on here from Prima and flowers that I bought and tore apart.  It's fun to create your own flowers with pieces from different flowers!  There is skeleton leaves and another beautiful leaf that I took off of a beautiful flower arrangement I had bought.  The banner is a stamp from Stampology and a Valentine rub-on added to the center.  I added charms, bling, brads and sequins to give it a more magical feel.  I envisioned a fairy in a flower gardens and so that is what I designed.  The inside of the card is a Tim Holtz stamp  (She likes TH too!!!)  Great partner!  The border is from Paper Trimmings. 

How about some goodies to fill up your basket???  Here is my blog candy:

It is an Anna Griffin set of stamps.  Her stamps are very elegant.  Note:  the box top is wonky.  It came that way when I ordered it.  Some brads, clips and an elegant batch of ribbon, perfect for Valentine's Day from Making Memories.  Leave a comment so I will add your name to the bucket for a chance to win!  If you become a follower, say so in your comment and I will put your name in twice!

Now you need to continue on your way!   Enjoy your hopping!

Here is the blog list:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Hearts!

Oh my goodness!  I had colored this cute little girl and then thought I would "whip up" a card so I went to My Cut Search to see what heart to use.  They have 399 heart themed things posted!  Yikes!  I was so lost in decision making that I froze!  Yep, sat there in front of the computer like a zombie!  In the end, I just went with a simple heart from George and the border from Cake Basics.   The "Be My Valentine" is from Wild Card (and it was not posted in MyCutSearch - go figure!)

The girl is from The Greeting Farm, colored with copics and put on pop dots.  (She is so sweet!) I added a flower button where the button on her hair is and colored it with a copic marker.  Love those markers!!!

I love the blue/pink paper, but I have no idea what company it came from!  There's no name on it!  It is what I based the whole card on and I can't even give them credit!  The large heart is Anna Griffin paper.   I added glitter to the words.  It is not visible here, but it changed it from "okay" to really nice!

I am on a budget, so I am trying to use what I have, as often and as much as possible on each project.  It gives them a kick and will eventually allow me some space to be able to buy new goodies!

More carts used in my quest! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Puppy Yummies!

My youngest daughter is a volunteer at our local pet shelter.  She's only 12.  She started when she was 11 years old.  No-one has ever been able to go there before 14 years of age to volunteer!  We told the shelter she needs to understand the importance of giving and not just receiving.  This isn't always easy when they are an only, or like she, raised like an only child due to the age differences.  She loves it at the shelter and they love her. 

She searched online to find recipes to make doggie treats.  She took those recipes to the shelter to see which one(s) they approved of.  This was the recipe she made with the assistance of her dad!  Wow!  She and I made the bucket to put them in.  We had to keep the frills to a minimum in case they would like to reuse the bucket.  It was a family project.  It was fun and a great lesson for my daughter to remember to help others!

For the front puppy we used Four Legged Friends.

For the bones and words "Puppy Yummies"  we used Mickey Font.

I am very proud of my little girl!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Groovy Valentine!

I could not resist getting Groovy when it went on sale!  It has a lot of fun designs on it.  I was sold as soon as I saw the smiley face! 

I also got a few of the gorgeous stamps from The Greeting Farm collection when they went on sale.  They have such gorgeous stamps!  I am so glad companies realize that we don't want all want our stamps wood mounted!  They take up so much space!  I need to work on my coloring skills again as I've seriously let them slide since my Cricut came to town! I'd love to be able to take a copic class!   I'm trying to resurrect the usage of stamps to combine with my Cricut.  I think they are both wonderful! 

The smiley face/flowers and "Groovy" are from the Groovy cartridge.  I welded the letters from Life's a Party for "valentine" together with my Gypsy.  I used copics to color the little girl - Gigi.  She is so darling! I added some Scribbles - which is a 3D paint on necklace and then put her on pop dots.    The paper is DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies and is just perfect for that Groovy feel I was looking for!  I went around the outside edge with a purple copic marker.   I originally stopped with that, but I'm trying to use up some of my supplies so I then put on some bling and attached some ribbon with the tiny attacher from Ranger.  I am very please with the way this turned out and may be "forced" to do a few more groovy Valentines!

Thanks for stopping by!