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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

365 Cards: Day 122 challenge

Blue cards are my favorite to make since it is my favorite color. I would use blue in every card if I could.

This card I used Alcohol inks to make the background paper and a cute stamp set I picked up on sale at Micheal's. I love making the backgrounds with the alcohol inks. If you haven't tried it yet you really should. Hope you all like the card. Comments are always appreciated! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

365 Cards Challenge 104

This is one of my new favorite cards I have made. I added the party time stamp in for the challenge. I cut one inch square on the Cricut with George. The cake I drew by hand and colored with my prismacolor pencils. I put glass beads on top of Glossy accents by Inkssentials for the frosting. I cut a large Tag from TBBM and there you have it. I love how it came out.

Friday, June 11, 2010

365 Cards Challenge 95 & 102

Well I started out by making a card for challenge 102 about repetition and end up on someones blog that had challenge 95 on their blog and I decided to do that one too.

I made my repetition card using a stamp I just bought at a crafty yard sale. Then the cricut catridge Beyond Birthdays for the happy day and Celebrations for the balloons. The repetitions of the words and the balloons went well on this card. Not my favorite card I have made but I was trying to use colors that I am not a fan of instead of the my same old colors all the time.

And speaking of the same old colors. I made a set of cards for the about me challenge. Which is typical for me. I am an over achiever and can never just do one. I used my favorite colors which are loud and bright like me. These colors are common in my life. Just ask my guest bedroom, craft room or my wedding party :)

With these cards I used the Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks...which I make the backgrounds. The stamps are a set I bought at Micheal's on sale which are from Stamendous. I bought them because they were on sale and have fallen in love with them. They are a lot of fun to color with my Prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Digital Scrapbooking

So now that summer vacation is here and I have the next ten weeks to relax and do whatever I want I am going to start explaining how to scrapbook digitally. I have a few friends that have been asking me to teach them how to scrapbook using Adobe Photoshop. I took a digital photography class while working on a photography degree so I know how to use photoshop pretty well. I started by making collages with it long before digital scrapbooking became popular. I now make scrapbook pages that come out great. I am going to attempt to make some how to videos and instruction for photoshop if for no one else then the few friends that I keep saying I will teach how to use it. Until then here are some of the pages I have done.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

365 Cards Challenge 97

Supersize it challenge on

I wanted to make a card for our Vice Principal at the school where I teach. She has been a great asset this year so I thought I would use the supersize challenge for inspiration. This card is 8.5 by 5.5/ Just folded the cardstock in half. I used Doodlecharms for the bus, Accent Essentials for the square the thank you is on and Alphalicious for the thank you. Hope she likes it.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I made some cupcakes for my sisters on Mother's Day. They were very simple and really cute. I bought the fluffy socks at Micheal's for a buck each. Used the Cricut Easter cartridge to cut out the cupcake wrapper. It was the easiest project yet and very cute.

To answer Amy's comment...Red pom poms on top and the cup you decorate however you like. I am going to give them out at birthday gifts too.

Recent Cards-Alcohol Inks

I bought some Ranger Rick's alcohol inks and have been trying some new things with them. Here are some of the cards I have made with them. More to come it is addicting.