Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

My newest purchase is a Spellbinders Grand Calibur!  I had a hard time making an impression with the Impressabilities until I got this machine!   I use Co'ordinations Chocolate Box paper, ran it through my Grand Calibur with the Flourishes Impressabilities, sanded it and came up the background paper!  I love it!  I also used my new Fancy Tags Two and Stampin' Up Vintage Flowers adornments for the look!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It Is Time for some .....And More!

These are Easter eggs that I learned how to make from my dad who was born in 1917.  People are amazed when I tell them how they are made!  So let me amaze you!  Take white raw eggs, wrap them is onion skins from yellow onions (they are brown), wrap that in fabric and tie securely.  Boil them as you would any other egg.  Peel the fabric and onion skins off and see what happened.  The fun part is you never know what kind of design you will get from the skins and pieces of skins! 


Monday, April 18, 2011

I did it!

I have been wanting to use an image from The Graphics Fairy for a card for a very long time! I looked through her images for Easter and found this one. The card turned out how I had imagined it. That is nothing short of a miracle!

I cut the image out with my Spellbinders classic oval large. I used victorian lace ribbon (unknown maker) and the small brown bow with American Crafts velvet rickrack. The blue Stampin' Up paper was embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder. The brown paper is Stampin' Up kraft paper. The kraft paper and the blue paper were distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Baby Shower

Am I the only one who decides to make a card at 9 at night? I kept having to make adjustments so it took me 1 1/2 hours to finish it! I scarfed up some Copic Markers cheap and used them to color the baby's face, hearts, bottle and duckies. Don't ask me which ones I used other than skin white and blush on the baby's face. Oh yeah, carmine red on the hearts. The card is created using a Cuttlebug combo set that is perfect for baby cards.

I paper pieced the sleeper so I had to cut the hands out of other paper and color them in.

This is a Shocker NOT a Birthday Card!!

I have fallen in love with Glubers!! I saw them on blogs from CHA and knew I had to have me some. This card is the 4th flower I made with my Glubers. I am glad I bought three packages of them because rumor is they are in short supply!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shocker! Another Birthday card!

My friend Denise had a birthday last week. We were going out to lunch but I got sick with the icks that seem to be going around so it has been postponed until this week. I couldn't wait to give her card to her so I did that Sunday. (The spoiled woman got her gift early!) I love how the card came out!
I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Tempting Turquoise paper. I used Tempting Turquoise ink and stamped the background, the two other images and "birthday wishes" with the Inkadinkado stamp set Garden Flowers. The border punch is Martha Stewart's deep lattice (I think that is what it is called). The flowers are Primas that I got a very long time ago.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Special Friend Birthday card

This card is for a special friend and "adopted" daughter. She likes hearts and purple. I struggled with the right combo. But I really like how the Spellbinder's Nested Hearts turned out. I used Stampin' Up Concord Crush for the base and Elegant Eggplant ink on the pink DCWV paper. I sprayed the paper doily with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Surprise! More birthday cards!

Here are another couple birthday cards. The left one was for a teen boy and the right for a 20ish woman! I wanted something fast and these did the trick.
The squares on the boy card are The Guy Stack from DCWV. Both cards have the Hippie Chick Cuttlebug font. The girl card also has some Queen & Co. felt that I have been hoarding and made myself use!