Saturday, January 16, 2010

two posts in one day...

I can't remember the last time I was able to spend most of the day in my craft room so I took advantage today and make a couple of cards. That should give me enough posts for a few days! This is a card for the CPS card challenge, the layout was fairly simple but that didn't stop me from taking my time with paper selections. I ended scrapping one of the patterned papers and went with ribbon, seemed a little less busy that way. Thanks for looking!

Supplies: A muse stamp 'Wild about you' and ribbon. Paper: Sassafras. Bam Pop Bubble Quote.

my new favorite toy...

I braved the 3am Black Friday crowds to go shopping at WalMart for a Cricut expression, I've wanted one for a while! I bought the slice but never had much luck with it so it's in a corner gathering dust. I was hesitant to try another die cut machine, but I'm glad I took the plunge!

My first project with the Cricut was a friend's baby shower invitations. I used a program on my Mac to draw various colored circles on 5x7 sheet of white paper, then just added a text box with the invite info. Finally I used the New Arrival cartridge to cut out the little lady and purse. This is a first mock up so I may change later but not bad for a first time!

Supplies: New Arrival Cartridge, Shimmer Orange Bazzill, PTI

Sunday, January 10, 2010

even longer than before...

I really missed creating something over these last few months. Life always manages to get in the way and my creativity falls to the side. So here I am again with a new year and a goal to use the things that I have accumulated. I still found time to read blogs while I was away, I got to see what's out there and pick up a few things to add to my stash. To get my brain thinking I went out in search of challenges and came up with two of my favorites. The monthly A muse challenge and Kristina Werner Color Challenge. Patterned paper has always intimidated me so I hope to play with it more!

The A muse challenge was to make a card with the 10 different things. The ten things I used were: Copics, Creative Candy from A muse, Scallop Punch, Patterned Paper, Embossing Powder, Ink, Solid Paper, Pop Dots, Tape Runner, and a Corner Rounder.

Kristina's challenge was to use the colors: deep red, coral, baja blue, mustard, saffron and white.

So there it goes my little toe is in the pool, hope to keep the creativity coming!

Supplies: Stampin Up Cardstock, Hogwild PP: Sassafrass, Stamp & Creative Candy: A muse, Fiskars Punches, Copics.