Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sure cuts alot

I'm so excited to tell you all that I have recently become an affiliate of sure cuts alot by Craft Edge. If you're someone who owns a cricut or cricut expression machine, you would probably want to hear about this product. This program lets you cut out any font that you currently have on your computer or any shape that you can create or download for free off the internet. It also cuts out the wingding and dingbat shapes that you have too. You can also weld your letters together so that it cuts it out in one whole piece like the cricut design studio does but you don't need to buy the cartridges to do so. Think about all of those font cartridges that you will never need again. All you need is your computer and a usb cord that will plug into your cricut machine. You can create on the go on a laptop, and then plug it into your cricut when you get home and cut your original creations. If you are someone who has already heard about this product and would like to purchase it, you can just click on the icon located to the left of this post. If you have any questions, post a comment and I will try to answer your questions right on the comment board for everyone to read.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Card club project

Hi everyone, Here is a photo of the project for our October card club. I had to start thinking about Christmas because it's right around the corner and there are only 3 card club until then. We will be making a handmade gift bag with handle, a gift card holder (much needed for the holidays) and we will throw in some gift tags at the end of class. This is a perfect time to start making your Christmas cards, tags and gift wrap so that you aren't stuck in December with a ton of things to do.
As I put in a previous post, card club will be on 10/16 @7pm. General info. is listed in the left bar of the blog. Please let me know by 10/11 if you'll be attending. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hayley's Party Invitations

My daughter Hayley is turning 11 and is having a sleepover party with her friends. Since there were only a few girls coming, I decided to make the invitations myself. The size of this card is 3 1/2 x 6 1/4. The papers that I used on these cards all came from the same DCWV mat pack. Even the butterflies were on a page in the pack and I cut them out. I used dimentionals on them to make them pop. I used the Martha Stewart lattice punch to the bottom edge. I tried this somewhat of a new technique by adding a window sheet. I just sliced a middle section out of the card. Stamped my sentiment on the inside paper and added the window sheet to the cover. I think that it turned out really nice.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Card Club

Hi girls,
I figured that I would post October's card club. Friday October 16th will be our next card club at 7pm. I will be posting a picture of the project that we'll be making as soon as I have a sample done. I hope that you enjoyed last month's project and Vicky sent me pictures of her final album before sending it out as a gift to someone. Thanks Vicky, It looks awsome! If you need any information of card club you can see it right on the left bar of my blog and if you have any questions, you can just click on contact me and send me a message. I'll be in touch soon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch challenge

I've been so sick this past week that I haven't had any time to do my Mojo Monday sketch challenge card. I made a halloween card for this one. I used paper from a DCWV mat pack. They are just the right size for making cards. The pumpkin stamp was actually picked up at a target $1 bin. Now that's what I call a deal! The punch going along the bottom is from the Martha Stewart border punch collection. I also added some bling to the black strip going along bottom to give it some more shine. The pumpkin looked a little plain so I spread out some diamond stickles and filled it in to give it some more shine. OH....By the way, how do you like my new fall colors on the blog. I figured that I would change the colors since fall is coming up so quickly. I think it looks festive.

Halloween cards

Hello Everyone, I had card club at my house last night and we made our 4x4 albums that I had in my last post. Everyone did such a nice job on their projects. We even had time to make a card, so I chose to do a Halloween themed card. Isn't this little spider so cute. Of course, he wouldn't be so cute if he was real because I hate spiders but I like the ones that are made of black cardstock. I did the accordian fold technique shown on Becky Ochlers' blog. The patterned paper used came from the Slab XI by Provo Craft. The green paper is just textured card stock with ranger distress ink around the edges and my happy little spider was cut out from the doodlecharm cartridge of my cricut. I used white dimensional paint for his eyes and a white gel pen for his little web handing down. Hope you like it.