Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blog Candy - Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Video & Giveaway

Because I Love these punches so much I am donating one set of the Ladybug PATP punches to one lucky commenter. I would love for you to be a follower of my blog, but it is not required to be entered in the drawing. To be entered all you have to do is comment on this post and leave a way I can get a hold of you if you win. I will do a random number drawing on Tuesday...Good Luck Everyone!

To learn some very helpful tips on how to make these punches work and get a perfect border sure to watch my video.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Look For My Blog...

I am going to try and find a new look for my blog so it may look different or even funny at times as I am trying out new backgrounds. Don't worry...I will make sure it all matches when I am done. ; ) Just need to play with it and see what fits. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Garden Gate Mini Album Featuring Basic Grey Cardstock

I designed this album for a very special friend of mine. I hope
it brings a little touch of spring to her cold Chicago winter. : )
I used Cricut Design Studio and G&BS for the gate and the base
pages of the album. Other cartriges used...WIMG, Paisley, Home Decor,
MM, Songbird, P&F, FF and MC. Also used Martha Stewart butterfly punches &
a die from the Scrapping Cottage for the chair on the next to last page. Lots
of embellishments used...Stickles, Prima and misc flowers, buttons, pearls, & gems,glittered brads, ribbon & ink. Most of the paper is from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie collection.

I tried to make the gate very 3 dimensional. I love the little
hinges from the FF cartridge and the key charm.

Watering can is from WIMG. Flowers are a mix of Prima and Jillibean Soup.
Saying is computer generated

Snail is from Paisley

Bird is from Home Decor

Turtle is from Walk In My Garden

I had lots of inspiration for this page...the background
paper, a honeycomb embossing folder....and a very talented
designer...Monique Griffith. She made the most Adorable LO
using these cuts and I knew I had to incorporate them into my
album. Click on link to visit her blog

Saying is computer generated

Saying is from a Cloud 9 stamp set

Umbrella is from P&F...Rain boots are from Songbird

Fence & mailbox are from MC

Chirp Spotlight - Hiding Spots Magnetic Album

Exciting hiding spots album was selected as the Cricut Chirp Spotlight this week. I am so flattered and happy! Click the link below to see all the details, pictures and a video of this album.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soup Can Valentine Treats

Here are some fun little Valentine treats. This is not my original idea...I have seen it several different places.

Using a safety type can opener that doesn't leave any sharp a pop top soup can from the bottom. Empty contents,
wash and dry. Cover outside with decorative cardstock and decorate.
Fill with candy or little goodies and hot glue the bottom back in place.
If using pattern cardstock remember you have the can upside down so
be sure the pattern will be upright when you turn the can back over.
The receipient will wonder how you got the candy inside. ; )
To cover the top of the cans I cut a 3 inch circle from George and
Basic Shapes. Then punched a 1 inch hole for the tab with a circle
punch. I glued a Dove chocolate heart over the tab.

Hearts are cut from Doodlecharms at 3 inches.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Liquid Applique Technique Video

This is not one of my better cards and I do not like it as well as my last, but have had requests to show how I did the cupcake on the last card. So for those that requested...know that I really wanted to delete this video and not show my card. : )

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fun & Sweet Cards...Liquid Applique

Cupcake is from the FMK cartridge. Embellished with my favorite...Liquid Applique & pink Doodlebug glitter.

This fun little strawberry is from the HKG cartridge. It's
mounted on a scalloped circle from the MM cartridge.
Embellished with stickles.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Not Too Late To Get Free Cut Files and A Chance For Some Great Blog Candy...

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