Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Birthday Card for my friend Sarah

I made this card for my friend Sarah. She will be 28 years old.

Home-Made Bakers Twine

I made some home-made Bakers Twine today. I watched a you-tube video on it by Maryanne i will link the video name with her name.
The items you need are:
  • Permanent Markers-Sharpie's
  • Red Heart Fashion Crochet Thread- 3-White
  • A Ruler that you don't mind getting marker on or something like it.
  • Tape
Anyways if you go to the video you can watch and see. It is cheap and saves you from waiting for it in the mail if you run out!

My die-cut for the January Swap

Made this die cut using Ringing in the New Year file from Treasure Box Design
I made 16 of these little guys for Ck blog girls die-cut swap!
They turned out a lot bigger then i wanted but oh well.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday over at the D.L ART's

Made this thank you card with my favorite colors!
purple, pink, black and sometimes yellow

On this card i used
Gel pen
Card Stock
Join in on the fun over at D.L ARTS

Horse birthday card!

Made this horse birthday card using the file from Treasure Box Designs-Southwest file.
I chalked and inked him.
The card was just a shape i turned into a card
The sentiment was just a font on my computer!
Paper- Card Stock and a patterned paper i bought at JoAnn's
I used pop up dots and gel pen!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Club CK blog- December Die- Cut swap

These are my die-cuts i recieved from a bunch of amazing women for 2 different groups.

Group 1

                                                                         Group 2

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Simple Happy Birthday Card

I made this card for my brother in-laws Birthday the 20th. It is simple just added a Happy Birthday Die Cut to it.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Club CK blog- November Die-Cut Swap

I just wanted to share on my blog my November die-cuts i received from my November 2011 Swap. This was my 1st one and i had a lot of fun doing it. I recommend to anyone who like making die cuts and also are great for your projects. This is done by a gal named Kathy Damico- Link to her page also will add link to her Swaps. January Swap which is closed but I'm hoping she will have February as well. I cant wait to get my December die cuts which are now postal! :)
So here is all my Die cuts from November!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cowboy Birthday Card

I made this Birthday card for my nephew Logan who's Birthday is the 23rd. He is a little cowboy so i thought this would be prefect.
  • I used Southwest file from Treasure Box Designs
  • The Birthday Boy is from Cricut Cartridge Storybook on page 73
  • The Card is from Lettering Delight File Card F
  • The Cut out under the Cowboy is from Cricut Cartridge Storybook on page 73
  • I used Cardstock paper from a Fall pack
  •  Some other things i used to finish it up was Rhinestones, White gel pen, Glossy accents, Chalk, Ink and Hemp for the rope for the Cowboy.

*Without Flash*                                                          *With Flash*

Close up of His face. I'm getting better at my Chalking. You can see the detail but it is good.

This just a close up of the Tittle

Close up of his mid section i used a gel pen on vest and sparkle paper on start.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Angel Birthday Card for my mom

My mom loves Angels so i made her this card for her Birthday which is Jan 21st. I have a few Birthdays this month so i will be making Birthday cards.
  • For this card i used the Svg file from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs: Called Little Angel Patterens
  • The Clouds i inked them and used my Cuddlebug folder- "Dvine Swirl"
  • For the Dress i also inked and use my Cuddlebug folder- "Swiss Dots"
  • For the Halo i used glitter mat stack and same with Wings
  • I inked pretty much all of it.
  • The face i had a hard time drawing on the eyes to give her eye lashes "That didn't work out so well"
  • The card is from Lettering Delight file call -Card F
  • The sentiment is just something i had around here for awhile and added it to my card.
I hope my mom likes her card.
I entered this in a challenge on Paper Piecing Challenge on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cute Dino Card

I made this card for the DL.ART 1 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY hop/challenge. This was a lot of fun hopping to all the different blogs seeing all the great projects along the way. I am now following all their blogs. For the Challenge you had to find 4 clues: So this is what i came up with.
  • Card- cut from Lettering Delight "Card F file"
  • Embossed card with my cuddlebug using a flower folder
  • The heart square is a v-day cut from a free file i got not sure where
  • The Dino is a free cut from i added the "1" for this challenge- I inked the outsides of the Dino to bring him out a little bit. The ink is a sparkle green. I used glossy accent on his eye and tooth to try to pop it out a bit.
  • The POOKIE stamp is from a $1.00 bin at JoAnn's- I just outlined it with black
  • Bling- was used on the CARD in the 4 corner hearts and on the pookie word
  • I used pop up squares under the leg of the Dino to give it a 3D Affect, the whole Dino to pop out from CARD and under the work Pookie.
Hope you like my card!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Black and White

Made this Black and White card for a challenge that you could only use those two colors. It is a birthday card for my Sister Rachel which was November 12th.

Birthday Card- Sparkle and Ribbon

Made this Birthday card awhile ago for a challenge and decided to add it to my blog now that i have one. I will be adding some other cards as well so they are all in one spot!