Monday, February 28, 2011

Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

I rarely use my Disney cartridges - I forget how many cute things are on them.  Minnie was cut from the Mickey and Friends at 4.5 inch and the flower frame was from Winnie the Pooh cut at 4.75 inch.  I cut Minnie regular, then in blackout, put the regular over the blackout with pop dots and then cut off the top tail to make her stand off the page, like a raised sticker with her tail back a bit.   I used Stampin Up paper and stamps, cuttlebug dots embossing folder, and stickles for the centers of the flowers.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My first cricut quilt

This is a cricut quilt for my great niece who is turning 1 in a few days.  I've never made a quilt of this size before and made lots of errors, but I don't think she will notice.  The butterfly is from Straight from the Nest, cut at 7 inches.  The flower is from George Basic Shapes, 7 inches.  It was a fun experiment and I look forward to making more, I think it will go a lot smoother the next time.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

you make me smile scrap page

Just a quick page to share.  I've been working on a sewing project all week.  I'm almost done (I will have that project posted tomorrow) but I needed to take a brake and doing something less envolved for a bit, so I did a scrap page.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Soar scrap page and Free Hot Air Balloon SVG

This is my boys last year after watching a bridge building episode of The Magic School.  The SOAR is from Straight from the nest, the balloon and clouds were done in inkscape (svg below for one week), the swirly background is from Paperlace.  I cut it out of textured blue, then inked it, then just layered it over the same blue. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweet stack card-a-thon continues....

I am on a card making kick today trying to use up some of my sweet stack paper so I can justify buying the new playtime stack.  I made several of these "your sweet" cards with a new stamp I got (stampin up), I made a few boy birthday cards, including this one for my little neighbor who turns 6 this weekend, a little cupcake birthday card for my great niece turning one (doodlecharms cupcake, 3 inch.... I know this is simple, but it will go in the garbage quickly), and a fun little "Hi" card for a friend I haven't seen in a while.  Now I'm going to go force myself to work on my sewing project again -which isn't going so great since I don't sew.  I'm trying to make my niece a birthday gift...we'll see.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Revised rolling rose svg

using method from DCWV blog, paper rose file below

flower using rolling rose method and new RollingRose2 file 

I'm sure everyone has seen the amazing paper roses over at the DCWV blog and I wanted to give them a try too.  I made an svg based on her drawing, but I have to say, no matter how many times I try, I can't get mine to look like hers and I'm ready to give up (purple one).  I did really like that the spiral she used had a flat base so I decided to revisit my rolling rose svg post and see if creating a flat base would fix the problem some people had with it cutting funny.   I'm liking the new one better, so even if yours cut fine before, you may want to give the new one a try.  I'm also going to post the svg to try and make one like the dcwv, you can see their tutorial and blog HERE, or she has the template there to download as a pdf, there is also lots of other great stuff on their blog to peak at -I love to spend time over there.  I did some today using the RollingRose2 file and the quickie method and attached magnets to the back so I can put some roses on my fridge.    Now I'm going to work on a sewing project, you can see a sneak peak below.....

The free svg files will be posted here for at least one week, please leave a comment if you decide to download.

PaperRose svg

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Super Simple Paper Lace card

Sometimes it is the simplest cards that are my favorites, and I am lovin' this one.  This is the flower border from paper lace, cut at 1.5 inch it fits perfect on an A2 cards.  One element, one stamp, throw in a  few pearls, and poof!  

So I want to share a little know how hard it is to glue those elements that have lots of letters or fine pieces?  I always have a hard time getting too much glue or not enough and bits of it come up or I use my zyron and the small spaces end up with sticky covering them..blahblahblah.  Well, I bought some spray glue to try and restick my mat.  It totally didn't work, but this stuff is perfect for paper!  I put my element in a spray station (aka, empty box so it doesn't get everywhere), give it a quick spray, let it dry for a few seconds to tacky stage (instead of wet), then apply.  It even gives you a small window for repositioning in case you don't get it right the first time and when you are sure you have it right, give it a firm press in place - its never movin'!  I'm thrilled with this stuff, even if it didn't work on my mat.  Its also acid free.   I hear there is another brand good for mats but I have to order online - grrrr- anyone know one that they sell at Micheals or Joanns?  I've tried the 2 way and don't care for that.  Thanks!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A couple Thinking of you cards

I'm home!  We were in SF last week and I can't wait to do some scrap pages.  But first, I really need  to make some cards, my stash is low.   The first one was all an all punch, no cricut, quickie card.  The second one was done with Paper Lace.  I did that scallop at 3 and it just shredded, even with a new mat and a new blade and good cutting I had to move it to 4 inch.  I still couldn't see the flowers as well as I like so I punched some with a MS paper punch and added some jewels to make them pop.   I'm on a paper lace kick, so yesterday I did a bunch of cuts and hopefully the others will make their way into cards today.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cool Boards Scrap page

This has been sitting on my counter half done for over a week now,  time to call it finished and move on.  The stars are from George cartridge (I have to label my kids because sadly sometimes when I look back at older photos I can't tell them apart...bad Mommy) Font is KingCool (free), curly frame was made in inkscape and is free below.  Paper is Coordination.    Thanks for looking!