Monday, September 1, 2008

Whoops! It's been a while...

I didn't realize it's been so long! I've been super busy... school started, Marissa semi-wants to potty train... then there's been DRAMA... won't go into it, but you all know it goes... I'm sure you have it, too (to some extent).

Anyway, just quickly posting some of the stuff I've been up to...

This is a 2-page layout for one of the August Weekly Challenges on Scrapbook Bingo! The challenge was to use 2 punches. I used "teardrops" and "swirl". Also on this is Opposites Attract on the Cricut. I've had these pics for over two years. It's a good thing I joined this group, so that I can seriously be motivated to actually getting some stuff done!

This is for a Swap on the same group: Birthday! I stamped the "Happy Birthday" and the Banner under it, plus the little doodads on each side of the banner. The banner is then heat embossed with holographic by Ranger. The cupcake is Doodlecharms (Cricut) that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots) on both the background (to give raised effect) and the "frosting". The flame is Gelly-roll red glitter and the candle is Stickles.

This one is obviously "Thinking of You". This one was super fun to do! The card was embossed with the Cuttle Bug Dots and Spots. Then I swiped embossing ink over the raised image and powdered it with a rouge metallic by Joann, then heated it up! The saying is Cricut George, and the cool ribbon offers empowerment to women. Gotta love it!

For the same swap... Anniversary Card. This paper is AWESOME! I love the clothlike feel. The stitching was dotted with Cutterbees then stitched with DMC floss in metallic. The "Celebrate" is a stamp by Studio G with metallic embossing by Joann. The charms were a little somethin' I picked up... I don't remember where. I loved doing this one, even though it took a little longer (the stitching!).

Valentines (I) Card - love this metallic cardstock... Embossed on Cuttlebug with a heart-shaped page, then stencilled chalks in magenta, and finally... my favorite - Cotton Candy Stickles all over the chalked hearts. Even though I'm not a "pink" person... I thought this was cute. Inside, on striped paper it reads "We are two of hearts that beat as one, Valentine." It reminds me of the Stacy Q song (for all of you old schoolers out there!).

Valentines (II) Card. The wrapped rose is by Provo Craft. I saw these and had a "vision." The vision was of three mirrors with dark framing and one in the middle popped off a wall, with the rose lying across. Kind of got the idea? Well, this portrayed it as close to possible. Joann's had this great "Shiny Silver" cardstock that gave the image of a brushed mirror. Not bad... the bottom is embossed with the Cuttlebug "Love" borders.

Categorized in Group - Blank (I), I decided to do a little bit more masculine than the others, since I was obviously going more "fem." The background is chalked in a flowing zigzag pattern in various blue, green, and yellow hues, then blended. The tags (ties) are from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (Cricut) and put through with a variety of different eyelets with the Big Bite by We R Memory Makers

This card fits in the "Blank (II)" category. This was a technique I picked up on YouTube. You'd be surprised what you can learn on there! This is done with the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug Embossing Folder that has been swiped with Coffee Dye Ink, then run through... s.l.o.w.l.y... so that the paper has a chance to absorb the ink. The vase and stems are then done from the Walk in My Garden (Cricut) and stickers (Provo Craft) are embellished with Cotton Candy Stickles.

Easter Non-Religious was another category. The background is embossed with Cuttlebug Frills borders, then punched (at the bottom) with Martha Stewart's ribbon edge punch and threaded with a blue and white gingham. The funky bunny is Zooballoo and grass is Paper Doll Dress Up (both Cricut). The embossing and grass is then accented with various pens, while the bunny's ears are chalked.

Recipe Swap - September Recipes - Hotdish. For this, I chose to use Debbie Mumm's new cardstock pack. I already had envisioned "Ye Old {and easy} Turkey Pot Pie" (See recipe on side...). The pilgrims are done with Paper Doll Dress Up; turkeys with Doodlecharms-border (both Cricut). The turkeys were embossed with metallic (think silver at Thanksgiving) and everyone (pilgrims, turkeys, etc.) was chalked to give a more "lifelike" appearance. The recipe was from my brain (after years of trial and error) and printed on parchment paper, then torn and inked to give it wear.

In the swaps, I make a certain amount and get back the same amount... all from different people. I can't wait! I'm super excited to see the other ideas and craftivity the others have... Plus, the awesome recipes. Yum-O!

Whew! It seems like I've learned a lot and done a lot. This is not all I've been doing, just all I'm going to tell you right now! LOL! Anyway... It's getting late, and I still need to try to update the side stuff on this blog. Hopefully... it won't be too long until I write again. I'll try to get back into the rhythm of things... Toodles for now! lisa

1 comment:

  1. Love your swimming layout and recipe technique =) Great job!


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