Thursday, July 25, 2013

Loving Pinterest!!

Yes, I am addicted to Pinterest.  Humor is my favorite section....I love to laugh and make other people laugh.  But I do look at creative things from time to time and draw inspiration from others.  That is where this card comes from.  The lady's blog is called Crafting with Camile.  Here are the cards she made.

I loved the simplicity of this design and used it as inspiration for a birthday card for my Aunt Judy.
Here in my version.
I love how it turned out.  The background paper came from a 6x6 Colorbok pad from Walmart.  The strips, buttons and birthday hat were all from my stash.  I used white embossing powder for the sentiment and a white signo gel pen to draw dash lines around the the edge of the banners. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Welcome Baby

I love the way this card turned out even though this was not what I had envisioned when I started it.  I had meant to make it in pinks but instead the red just worked better.  I used my Cricut and the cartridge New Arrival for the little outfit.  This cartridge has some super cute images on it....I don't know why I don't use it more.

I used an old Heidi Swapp stamp--Baby and the "welcome" stamp was from my stash.  The lighting is horrid here, it does not do this card any justice. 

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pinterest Inspiration

I finally completed a project that was inspired by Pinterest.  I had seen some menu boards on there and loved them, so I decided to make one myself.
I bought the frame and stand from Joanns.  The frame was 50% off so I got it for 5.00 and I used a coupon on the stand.  I paid around 8.50 for both items.  I used my Cricut for the cuts....Designers Calendar for the days of the week and From my Kitchen for the rest.  I matched the colors to my kitchen.

I seem to cook more when I have a menu made out for the week.  I have used this for two weeks now and absolutely love it.  I write on the glass with a dry erase marker and wipe it off with a paper towel.  :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there.  I gave this card to my wonderful mother.

I love the colors for this card...they are so pretty, especially in person.  I took the color scheme from a bouquet of flowers that I gave to her.  The image is from the Angel Company, paper from my stash, flowers from Bazill, spellbinders die and a Martha Stewart punch.  I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Monday, April 15, 2013

A Couple of Cards

A couple of cards I made last month.
 This sweet little card was made for an Easter swap.  The  stamp set is a TAC set that is probably 10 years old.

This was a sketch card I made.  The image was sent to my by my Aunt Judy several years ago.  I am not sure what brand it was.  I colored it with Spectrum Noirs, Bics and Sharpies.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bargains Galore

Tuesday here was a beautiful day......sunny and in the mid 60's.  I was supposed to be on jury duty but the courts let us out early.  What a perfect day for shopping.  I wanted to go to Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, JoAnns and Hobby Lobby.  I love going to these stores but rarely take the time to go and take my time looking around.  I am glad I did on this day because I got some pretty good deals.

My first stop was Hobby Lobby and I found a deal on these spellbinders.  The two scalloped edge dies I got for 1.54 each.  The leaves die was 4.31.  Even though I do have a cricut, I like that I can use this to cut leaves quickly without having to load a cartridge in the cricut.  The labels die is Labels Eighteen and I paid 6.47 for that one.  Lastly was the sprockets dies and they were 8.99, maybe not a great deal on those but still much cheaper than the 24.99 retail price.  I have seen these used on cards and scrapbook pages and they can add so much to a project, so I was glad I found them.

Next was JoAnns....the two smaller stamps go on a roller, but I am just going to use them flat, maybe as a background or something.  They were on clearance for .97.  The Martha Stewart punch and the big set of stamps were both on clearance for 3.97 each.  The only thing that could have made this a better deal was a % off coupon for my entire purchase.  I did not have one that was good for the particular day I was shopping.

On to Tuesday Morning.  What a great day to shop here.  They had all their fall and halloween things 90% off.  The stickers pkgs with the haunted house and bats had 6 sheets in each one and I got the entire pkg. for 45 cents.  The spiders are blingy and they had 3 pkgs in each set.  I bought 4 of these for 22 cents each.  Their Christmas items were all 70% off.  This pack of Cosmo Cricket paper was with the scrapbook stuff and not the normal Christmas stuff.  I took it to the register and asked if it was included in the sale....she asked the manager and was told yes.  Yippee.  They had it priced at 9.99 but I was able to get it for 3.00.  All of their yellow ticketed items were an extra 40% off.  I have seen this arrow punch several times before and passed it over.  This time it was marked 3.99 and with the extra 40 off I figured why not.  It rang up 2.99 and then the extra discount so I was able to get it for 1.80.  Now at Tuesday Mornings you can get a shopper rewards card and when you sign up for it you get an extra 20% off that purchase.  Score!  I got all this for around 5.00.  Woop woop!!

I did go to TJ Maxx and that store was a bust.  I am so ready for them to get some new items in.  Even though they didnt have anything it was still a great deal day anyway. 

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Totally Owl-dorable Birthday

So I am surfing through Pinterest when I see this cute little owl.  I loved it and decided I could make one too.  This lady had made it for a Valentines Day card but I needed a birthday card, so I changed it up to fit the need.

The owl came from the blog, The owl is made from punched circles in various sizes.  I freehand cut the branch from brown paper and ran it through the cuttlebug with the woodgrain folder. I added flowers from my stash to the branches. 

 I love this so much that I think I am going to make several to have on hand for birthdays. 

Thanks for looking!