Monday, May 13, 2013

A 4th card!

I did manage to complete a 4th card last night but didn't get it posted.

This one involved using die cuts (the leaves). I cut them from a Sizzix die and glued them down onto my base cardstock, then edged the diecuts with VersaMark (a pen of it would be great for this, but I used a paint brush and the reinker). Then run this through in an embossing folder and run a ink pad over the top to highlight the raised design.
Add a spot for your sentiment, a bit of ribbon. Mount this onto a cardbase and your done.

Little things to do but the results are stunning. I hope you enjoyed my cards and will come back in a couple days to see what else I have been up to.

Today I'm off to Princeton, my youngest son is taking his certification exam for Medical Assistant.....wish us luck Of course while he is doing that I plan to browse through a Hobby Lobby!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

More to share

I know I know...two posts in one day!
I got to play some more this afternoon and completed part 2 of the 3rd lesson from the Everything Embossed II class. Although the instructor combined a couple of things together for a card; I made mine into two separate cards (mainly because of the embossing folders I have didn't work out to combine).

I used cuttlebug embossing folder Victoria for the first card. I first stamped a saying stamp in Versamagic (Pumpkin Spice) and stamped this onto the embossing folder where the depressed areas would be. Then embossed a piece of cream card stock, then took a stamp pad of Versa Magic (Mango Madness) and ran this over the raised areas of the card stock.
Mounted this to a card base of brown gingham check patterned cardstock and stamped "Thinking of You" in VersaMagic (Jumbo Java) and sponged the same color around the edges of the saying and mounted this to another piece of the base cardstock.
Add two pieces of ribbon and Viola!

The next card uses a Masking-Kissing-Embossing technique.

This one was made with first embossing the frame onto a piece of cardstock then cutting out the inside of the frame. Layer this onto the cardstock for your final frame and stamp an image where only part of it showed onto final piece (this was some of the leaves on my card). Next was the kissing part. This is done by stamping an image onto the embossing folder (depressed area - roses and a few leaves for my card) and run this through the embossing folder and machine. I then embossed a card base (front only) to mount my frame onto after I chalked the raised area of the frame (black to give it a wrought iron look). I also put ribbon through a small hole in the frame as if a gift tag and mounted the card base onto a slightly larger piece of cardstock to finish out my card.

I am thinking of adding a few seed pearls to the places on the card base where the "lattice" meets.
One more and this lesson will be completed...we will see if I can manage to complete it tonight and post for a third time

Happy Mother's Day

This is a card I create this morning based on a technique of masking. First embossed in my Cuttlebug then I embossed a couple of pieces to cardstock to cut certain areas out of to keep the excess chalk from getting onto other areas. I decided I would chalk the entire design though.
I love the bright easy feel to the design and it just screamed spring to me.
I wish to share it with you all along with wishes for a wonderful day!

May your day be as special as you are!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

More Layouts to share!

It seems to have been a week (month really) for me to feel as though I'm accomplishing things. Today I get to share two more Layouts which completes the first lesson in the Cricut: Scrapbooking Through the Year class I'm taking.

These were fun to work on even though some of them gave me a few problems. Like a trooper I tried again and worked things out. Okay maybe not quite as originally planned but life is full of unexpected things that we adapt to and keep on going.
This is January's page

This one I titled "Dreaming" due to my granddaughter's wanting to play in the snow and knew that it would be could so she dressed from head to toe in winter gear and made the best of the light dusting we did get. This was our second year in a row with almost no snowfall.

And now for February:

This is "Adore", it started out to be different ways of saying "I love you" but I was having problems getting the words to weld together with the frames on the second page and this is what I ended up. This was a special set of pages for me as Bill and I just celebrated our 33rd Anniversary. I plan to use pics of the two of together throughout the years to fill the frames with.

Next I will be working on the embossing class some more and see what I come up with for that lesson.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing time with me. Till next time I hope you enjoy a cup of tea, or whatever you prefer to drink and have a great day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I'm so excited!

I started another class at on Monday. Cricut: Scrapbooking Through The Year A 4 week class using our Cricut machines. Each week will consist of 3 months of themes. January - winter, February - love/romance/wedding, and March - birthday were week one.
So far I have gotten my Cricut cuts put into the Cricut Craft Room and just completed my first of the three. Each one while designing my cuts on the computer I got more and more excited to get these made. I ended up actually doing the one for March first.

I played with the doing it pretty much the same as the instructor's design wise, and thought it would be perfect for using pics from hubby's Navy Retirement Ceremony...but decided not to do that after all.
I kept playing with the idea of working on granddaughter's dance album. So that ended up being my plan:
I did use the sketch that the Instructor used along with images from the Wall Decor and More (dancer and star border).
I also used the colors from my granddaughter's dance studio (black, purple and zebra print).

I know it isn't a birthday LO but I really like it and can't wait to add photos (her dance recital is next month). It was so much fun to do and I love the way it turned out (even though the zebra print isn't something I'd usually use...just not inside my normal "box").

I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More Embossing

Lesson two of the Everything Embossed II class took me longer to complete...well the techniques are completed but not all used on projects yet. Here are the items worked on:

This first one was doing a resist on canvas paper...I love this look! and finished this one up by making into a layout of my darling granddaughter.

The next one was embossed a metal sheet. I used an ATC size of sheet metal by Imagine. Then used Alcohol inks to color the design. I'm still trying to figure out how I want to use this but really like it.

This next one was heat embossing on acrylic after using the embossing folder; I have mixed feeling with this one as it is quite messy in my opinion but like the idea. It could just be my embossing folder was too busy (which I think it was the problem for the most part). I did try this a couple of times and had better luck with a different design.

The second try:

At last but not least was embossing on acrylic again but using Liquid Perfect Pearls to spray color onto. This turned out pretty cool I think with the transparent look under the pearly shine.

I am anxious to get these made into something soon.

Hope you enjoyed my sharing of my experiments and have a Crafty week ahead. Come back in a couple of days and see what is next.