Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thinking of You

I recently lost a client.  It was quite sad.  I made this card for his wife.  It is following a sketch on the Cricut Circle - Canadian Members Swarm.  Anyone in the Circle can participate.  I like their rules, they are quite relaxed! 

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

It went together quite quickly.  Sketches make work quite easy!   I used Heritage cartridge for the charm.  I enjoy looking for hidden treasures on carts.  I try to use different carts as often as possible.  I love the butterfly image.  It looks like a Martha Stewart type butterfly, but since it's out of its package, I'm not sure if it is.  I was trying to make more space in my craft room and took almost all of my stamps out of their packages and put them in  binders.  It works great for space, not so good for knowing who makes the stamps!  lol!

I wish I had better photos.  The butterfly has glitter that make the wings very elegant and airy looking - but you can't see it.  The brad in the center of the charm in a gorgeous Teresa Collins brad - but you can't see its details either!  Oh well, you get the general idea anyway!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I have joined a ticket swap on the regular Cricut message board.  These are the tickets I made.  I used the Tim Holtz ticket strip to make them.  I used Inkadinkado stamps for all of the images.   The coloring took a lot of time, but they are relatively fast and fun.  The spider's body is a large rhinestone.  You can't really tell that in the photo.

Once I made these I thought surely I could do these on my Cricut.  Yep, I can!  I have a couple of carts with tickets on them.  The one that is exactly like the TH ones I do not own:  Wall Decor.  I can't tell you how many times I have gone to use that cart only to find I don't own it!  (My sister owns it, not me!) Ugh!  I will need to add it to my want list.

So here are the tickets I made using my Gypsy and Expression.  If you want them to be in one continuous strip like the TH die, you need to use the Gypsy to weld them together. 

Oooo, see how dark the tickets I made in the center are?  That is much closer to the real colors!

The tickets on the top are made from Fabulous Finds.  You would need to use a piercer, a perforator or will need to score them to make them fold properly.  The lower ones I made from Mickey Font.  Yes, a font cart!  There are always so many hidden treasures on a cart!  I think both of them make great tickets.   

So, if you want to make the TH tickets to use on your projects or if you want to join a swap you can do it using your Cricut!  Oh, and invite me to join!  lol!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


My husband asked if I would make a thank you card for his uncle Bob.  His uncle Bob gave him one of  his grandfather's pocket watches.  My husband was very pleased to receive the watch.  A great reminder of his grandfather!

So, I went to My Cut Search to look for pocket watch.  There were, I think two images that showed up.   So I looked up clock.  Cogsworth showed up.  I love his humble expression!  I do love Disney images, but fun, they are not!  Cogsworth was cut at 5".  Any smaller than 5" is just too darn difficult to do.

The pocket watch is an old Spellbinder's die that I haven't used in ages.  I used Core'dination paper for the white core so I could sand it and have the numbers show up.  I stamped "thanks" in the middle of the watch, I versa marked and then embossed the watch.  I then added some rub-n-buff that I got in a swap.  I added some chain and a cog.  The cog is what is on the inside of tape runners.  I had one that fell apart near the end of it's life and I tore out the little pieces and used one here.

I found a pot button and took wire for stems and some Prima flowers, and added bling. 

I like to use images in different ways.  A grown man may have laughed  if I had said I'd make him a Cogswell card because it is a kid's image.  I don't find the card juvenile at all.  I think the card turned out quite masculine!  I'm sure he will be grateful to receive it.  Very thoughtful of my husband!

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Saturday, September 8, 2012


I recently purchased this MME Lost & Found 2 paper, a label and then some of their washi tape.  I love, love love washi tape!  I used some October Afternoon and Tim Holtz stickers.   The orange rose is from Prima and the fragment is also from Tim Holtz.  I added a few extra pearl flowers.  It went together quickly.  That's always appreciated! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I just got the Everyday Moments 6x6 paper pack from Teresa Collins yesterday.  I just love this paper and couldn't wait to make something with it!

I had no purpose or plan, I just wanted to use this gorgeous paper!

I used a corner rounder to round the edges of the main mat.  I cut the fancy mat from Elegant Edges.  For the bee I used Home Decore - and added glitter.  For the flower I used  Mother's Day Bouquet.  I used a popsicle stick put the flowers on the mat and "drew" a line down the center to create the veins in the middle of the petals.  I then added a large yelow brad, and the stem from Kate's ABCs.

I added some word stickers, an October Afternoon sticker and ribbon,  7Gypsy's fabric tape under the main mat.  I added bling and outlined the fancy mat with faux stitching.  

Oh, how I wish I had a decent camera and skills to use it so you could see the colors well!

I decided to enter this in a couple challenges:

Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Charm Swap

I made these for the Fall charm swap on the Cricut RAK & SWAP board.  We always make a tag, so I really think we should call it a tag and charm swap!  Half of the time it's just so fun to see what the tags look like!

 I used Simply Charmed for the scarecrow, Happy Hauntings for the cat, Every Day Pop Up for the fence and Happily Ever After for the Pumpkin.  I don't remember which cart I used to make the tag.  I have one I change the shape of all of the time to suit my needs, love that about the Cricut!  Papers are still from Making Memories and Stampin' Up!  I used an punch to cut the scallop border as it was sort of an after thought.
I made the "witch", pumpkin and cat.  The witch is made from different beads.  The pumpkin is made from Sculpey Clay, baked and glazed.  The cat is made from Poly Shrink.  That cat cost me a lot of shrink!  Wow, it was a tricky little guy to do!  I think he's great though!

Keep your eyes open as later this month I plan to give away a bunch of Making Memories papers that I bought, including some of the ones you have seen me use here.  Some I haven't opened yet!  

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