Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1000 paper giveaway's not me I confess but this awesome lady is giving away awesome stuff on her blog. Do you ever get stuck in a creative rut and look for ideas/inspiration. I like to do google searches and I happened to come across this blog. Check out her giveaway. The link is below.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My first handmade flower

Just a short post today. I'm trying my hand at the handmade flowers. I bought the art philosophy cricut cartridge (exclusive to CTMH) but before I tried those flowers I wanted to give it a go with just layering the petals you can get on a number of cartridges. I have to give credit where credit is due. While trying to figure out how I was going to do this handmade flower stuff I "googled" handmade paper flowers and came across a wonderful blog. Simply paper is ran by an amazing woman who is also very kind in sharing her "how to" tutorials. She has many tutorials showing how to make many different types of flowers.

This is my attempt at what she calls a sweet rose. It's not as good as hers but I think for a first try they turned out nice.

Here is the link for this specific rose tutorial but be sure to check out the rest of the things that this lady can do.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A card for a new friend......

Today's post is in conjunction with yesterdays post. It's about the same wonderful gal from the same wonderful cricut message boards. That's the great thing about the message boards. You meet new people and build friendships that could last a long time.

In the swap that I'm in the leader (awesome lady Heart2Hand) gives us 20 days worth of words (a different word/phrase for each day). One of the days stated that we had to make a handmade centerstep card. Now I'm not a card "maker" by any means but I do admit it as caught my eye. I like learning new things and I LOVE all things handmade. So, needless to say I'm a scrapper with a card making ability

For my first centerstep card ever I have to say I'm pretty proud of myself. Now I recycled the stamp image that is in the center of the card. I'm all about re-using when I can to do my part to help keep the world we live in as clean. I'm trying to do my part to "be green"!

I apologize for the terrible camera was not working with me. My partner is again...very found of brown but she did mention that she like the combo of brown and silver together. I had plain white flowers that I inked with a little brown and put a white brad in the center of each flower. I look at it now and think that it's too simple but I didn't want to add too much and make it look strange with all the elements. I hope my partner (CricutJunky) likes her card. 

The side view is really terrible...the glare is just awful. I just posted it to show the details of the "centerstep" design. I like this design and plan to start making my own cards instead of buying them. I'll work on my method...polish up my designing techniques and I should have really good cards to show (eventually). Well...I hope you enjoyed the post today and I hope to be back soon with more posts.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A shoebox re-designed

I'm currently in a swap on the message boards. I'm telling you, I'm so addicted to those things. They are so much fun and a great way to get to know someone. My partner (message board name CricutJunky) is an awesome lady. She loves brown and she is just starting out in the scrapbooking world so she was so easy to put together a box for. I like the freedom of being able to help build their "tool" stock but I'm nervous because I tend to send things that I like using versus what they might like to use. She states she will be happy with anything and she did give me direction on some things she believes she will like to try....hope I followed her directions well enough. is the "shoebox" that I re-designed for her. She loves the color brown and likes most of the other colors (only exception would be black...she doesn't like black). I stayed away from black and kept the base (the major color in the project) brown. I hope she doesn't peek at my blog before she gets her package (she is supposed to get it this Friday). The pictures aren't the greatest...and you can't really see the detail of the item that I used (I can't mention what it is in case she does look at my blog...don't want to give her gifts away too much).

This is the lid...the tag like option in the (your) bottom left hand corner I left open so she could write in whatever it is that she was going to store in the box. I love labeling things so I know where I put stuff so I wanted to giver her that option as well. I'll be back tomorrow to show the card that I made for her. Thanks for stopping by.