Month: May 2011

Fabulous Darling!

I tried something a little different with my cricut for this card.  Of course everyone knows you can cut some fabulous shapes with the Cricut expression, but you can also “draw” those same images too!  All you need is a simple little attachment that replaces the normal blade, and  insert a mini gel pen.  I used a standard Staples mini gel pen in red.  The attachment is available at Custom Crops. I used the Forever Young cartridge for the image. Papers: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, Kraft card stock Accessories: oval punch Stampin’ Up!  Cricut expression, Forever Young cartridge, embroidery thread, gel pen holder, gel pen Deena

Get Well Soon

A card with some sass today!  It’s my turn to host this week’s Crafty Creations Challenge and it’s a GET WELL theme.  Digi’s With Attitude has graciously given the DT a couple of Grumpy Gretchen naughty nurse images to play with.   I think I’ll keep this one for my husband next time he is feeling a little under the weather! I colored her with copics and made a simple gate fold card.  The get well image on the front is from k i memories, punched out with a 1 1/4″ square punch and matted with blue cardstock  using a square  1 3/8″ paper punch.   I used a brass brad and  hardware to act as a closure. I hope blogger is working  now, as it was acting up when I was trying to post the challenge!  Come have a look at all the DT’s  sassy creations and play along too! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! Deena

May Flowers

It’s a MAY FLOWERS challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges this week! Come join in with your own creations and share them with us.  Donna has asked us to use flowers, a ribbon and some patterned paper in our projects. I hope to see you over at Crafty Creations!! Tiffany Doodles is our sponsor this week!

Floral Mini Notes 3 x 3

We’ve had so much rain since Friday evening; it just won’t stop!! It’s starting to feel a bit gloomy and I really needed a little pick me up and I’m betting some of you do to! Flowers help cheer me, and with my allergies lately, pretty flowers on paper are probably even better than the real thing! *smiles* I love the look of wildflowers so that’s what I had in mind as I made these. I hope you all have sunshine and flowers in the days ahead!! Have a wonderful, creative day and thank you for your sweet comments!! You make blogging so much fun!! Deena

Vintage Style Coin Envelopes with Video Tutorial

After seeing some cool coin envelopes for sale at my SBS, I just had to try making my own!  I used Kraft cardstock and black Memento ink, handcut the envelopes which was super easy, and then added eyelets with a punched circle base to wind and secure my twine for the closure.  They measure 3 1/2″ x 2″.   I can think of so many great ways to use these…scrapbook pages, art journals, mini gift packaging, to hold tags and little notes….the list goes on! I want you all to share in the fun with these cute little coin envelopes so I’ve included a video tutorial.  I really hope you like it! Let me know what you think; I’m happy to get some constructive criticism,  this is the first video of this kind that I’ve made!  I would also love to know if you do try this out!  I think they are fun to make and I plan on making many of them! For anyone not interested in making these on their own (I know there …

Recipe Cards Revisited

I was looking through Somerset Life magazine (Spring 2011) and was treated to some really inspiring ideas!  There was a particular one that really caught my attention, where Diane Rose Geer (Romancing the Recipe Card) had turned some vintage recipe cards that she had purchased (cast off  by someone else), into Cookbook Bookmarks! I instantly new that I had a sentimental interest in trying this project out myself.  About 13 years ago, shortly after I got married,  my wonderful Grandmother lovingly gathered together a collection of hand written recipe cards as a gift for me, that she and other family members had been cooking from for years.  These are recipes that I grew up with; comfort food, cookies, and cakes passed down from my Great Grandmother, my Grandmother,  my Aunts, and my own Mother.  All of them hand written with little notes, and dates and names in the corners, smudges and all! I was very touched and appreciative of the gift,  but over the years they have spent too much of their time (I’m ashamed …

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.   Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!  I found one that I wanted  to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.  The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.  I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena

Something Pink and Something Blue

A couple of new CAS cards I’ve added to my Etsy shop Charmingly Clean and Simple collection. Clean and simple.  I’ve used a mini clear stamp and a Stampin’ Up! sentiment. I hope  all you wonderful Moms out there have a lovely Mother’s Day!!  Thanks for stopping by! Deena

Inspired Birthday

I was inspired by Silke’s sketch for the Timeless Tuesday Flourishes challenge!  Once I started, I couldn’t resist going for a shabby chic style.  I cut the scalloped circles with my Cricut expression (Straight from the Nest cartridge) and stamped the Flourishes daffodil directly onto the dp panel which is the same dp as the background.  The edges are all inked with Memento Old Paper (my favourite! ) and the sentiment (Flourishes Taglines) is sponged too and spritzed with Tsukineko sheer shimmer spritz.   I added a crinkled seam binding in blue to finish it off.  I’d love to hear what you think of it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena

Little Birthday Boy

What a lovely warm day it was today! Finally, I breathed some fresh Spring air and was invigorated by it!  How was your Saturday? I did a little of this and a little of that; shopped for groceries, went home to unpack said groceries,  puttered around outside awhile, went back out and bought new running shoes for my boys,   spent some time browsing in Chapters  and bought a lovely creative living magazine called Somerset Life, went out to dinner with Des and the boys, and finally, sat outside to look through my new magazine while sipping a hot cappuccino.   A good day. I thought I’d share the card I made last night, using some sweet new papers from lilybeedesign called This & That.  I thought they worked very nicely with this sweet little prima marketing clear stamp.  Isn’t he cute?  I love the simple lines of this stamp!  I cut the party hat banner using my cricut and the Straight from the Nest cartridge.  Then I pierced holes to thread it using my  Sew …