Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thinking of You

This was a fun one to put together as I pulled out my watercolour pencils for it - hadn't done that in a long while!



Products Used:

Say it in Style (retired)
Country-Born
Reeve Watercolour pencils
Blender pen
Memento Black Tuxedo ink

Have a great day!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Festive Snowmen

Saw a card on a Facebook Group for Cuttlebugging by Paige Hereford and remembered that I had that stamp so pulled it out and this is what I ended up with!  I forgot how much I do love snowmen (not the real things though, I don't like snow - too cold!  LOL!)!



Products Used:

Stamp Happens Inc, Festive Snowmen
Memento tuxedo black ink
Sky ink
Pacifica ink
Snowflakes
Tombow markers: 452, 933, 845, 195
Art Philosophy pg 22 shift <snowflake2> cut at 1.75"
Crystal stickles

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oh Snap!

Whipped up a quick card using the Artbooking cart (yet again!) ...


Products Used:

Card Chatter - Birthday
Glamour Lowercase
Take Note Cricut Artbooking stamp set
Universal Backgrounds
Artbooking cart
camera - Pg 40 icon cut @ 1.5 real dial size
scrap paper - Pg 42 overlay cut @ 4" (maybe real dial size, it was on my table and I can't recall if I did or not!)
Black ink

Slate ink

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Heartfelt Birthday Wish

Hello!

I was watching a youtube and thought, hey, I can do this with my Cricut and Artbooking so here's my version!

Here's what I used:

Heartfelt Birthday Wish
Memento black ink
Outdoor Denim markers
Copic W5
Outdoor Denim ink
Artbooking & CCR to cut the tag
Misc ribbon
Old CTMH paper - sorry, I don't know what it is but I sure love it!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Washi Wonder Heartfelt Birthday!

Hello!

Here's another simple card to put together - I'm so loving the Heartfelt Birthday Wish stamp!


This is what I used:

Washi Wonder (hostess set)


Pg 60 tag4 cut at 4"

Pg 58 shift tag cut at 4.25"

Miscellaneous ribbon from stash


Have a great day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello!

Playing around with A Quilted Christmas and this is what I came up with ... lovely, clean and simple!


Here's what I used:

A Quilted Christmas
Christmas Joy (retired)

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Birthday Wish

Hello!

Here's a card that I created playing around with Artbooking and Cricut Craft Room (CCR) ... if you want the cut file, let me know and I'll figure out how to send it.



I used:

Artbooking & CCR
Laughing Lola Card Making Workshop on the Go kit stamp set
Indian corn blue ink


Have a great day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

On her way ...

Made a scrapbook page using our new Artbooking cartridge (loving that I'm getting some scrapbooking done again!) ...


Took this picture of our girl just before she headed for the airport, back to school in the States. 

Artbooking cartridge:
Pg 41 title 8" (be yourself)
Shift icon 8" (circle heart)
Pg 38 overlay 8"
shift border 8" (date)
Pg 39 border 11"
Shift title 8" (just be)


White gel pen


Have a great day!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another Thank You card


Another thank you card using A True Thank You ... this is such a great stamp!  I used some copics to colour and a new stamp set called 'Washi Wonder' that is a new Hostess set this catalogue.

Products Used:

A True Thank You
Washi Wonder
Artbooking, photo mat 2, pg 75
Slate ink
Distressed Backgrounds
Black ink

Candy cane stripes EF
Copic markers
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cuckoo Birthday

This is from another cartridge that I managed to find recently ... Folk Art Festival ... cut at 3.5, pg 56 (clock) and the background is the border on the same page, cut using the fit to length button.  I also used Tag the Occasion stamp set (retired) and Whisper and Black inks.



Have a great day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Southwest Cartridge

Breaking out one of my new cartridges that I managed to find ... this one is from the Southwest Cartridge (pg 67 cut at 3.5).  I also used Whisper ink and the Distressed Backgrounds stamp set. 



Have a great day!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Wee Bit of Scrapbooking

Hello!  A little bit of scrapbooking for you today ... I used our wonderful Artbooking cart (of course!) and did up a couple of pages to incorporate some pics of fun times our family had at our local ball team's games this summer ... always a fun time for all - they had a great first year and it sounds like they'll be around for years to come - yay! 

(Sorry the picture quality isn't the best ... I used to be able to scan the pages and then stitch them together but that was a few scanners ago and this current one doesn't seem to do that!)



Have a great day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Flakey Friends



Hello!

A fun card using Flakey Friends and the Artbooking cart (pg 76, shift-photo mat 2, cut at 8")!  I also used Perfect Fit - Holidays (sentiment) and it was all stamped with our Black ink.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Modified Ombre Thank You!

Hello!

I had some more fun making thank you cards!  I used a modified ombre method to colour the 'you' in thank you as I only have the 2 colours to play with (for now!) ... I used Autumn Terracotta markers (for 5.95 you get two alcohol markers that are either one shade lighter or one shade darker than the colour which is a great deal!) ... I used the A True Thank You stamp for the image and the Stitched Together stamp set for the frame around the sentiment! Easy Peasy!  And the word balloon is from Artbooking, pg. 79, shift-Photo Mat 2, I think cut at 3-1/2".  One of the tag backgrounds is cut from pg.75, Photo Mat 2.  This is one of those cards that I used scraps so not sure what size they were originally cut at.

Ombre colouring seems to be all the rage these days - I'm thinking of putting a class together so let me know if you're interested in learning this fun technique!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hello!

A little friendly Hello card made with the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge - I love the versatility of all the things it can cut to help you create and that you can use the other 2 carts as well to complement!


Products Used:
Artbooking pg 84, shift Overlay, not sure what cut size, maybe 4-1/4? 
Owl - pg 84 icon and shift icon cut at 11"
Branch - pg 84, Border, cut at 11"
Hello - Artiste pg 65, shift Card, not sure what cut size, maybe 1-1/2?


Have a great day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dotty For You!

Ok so I've had this paper pack for over a year now - thought it was time to crack it open LOL!

Here's what I did with it (finally!) ...



Products Used:

Dotty For You paper pkg (retired)
Heartfelt Birthday Wish
Artbooking 

pg 61 Photo Mat 1 cut at 2-1/4 and 2-1/2 (real dial size)
Pg 62 icon shift g cut at 1-3/4" (real dial size)

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Chocolate Affair ... Gifts

Decided to explore the Artiste cart a bit more - yes, a year later, I'm still playing with new things on it (with over 700 images on each cart, it'll take me years to cut everything)! 

Here I've created 2 popcorn boxes that can be used to fill with some chocolates or cookies! Yum!



From 1 sheet of 12x12 paper, I was able to create two boxes!  (I cut it once and then just flipped the mat and cut again.  You'd be able to cut this with the small Cricut I would think too!)


Make sure you use strong adhesive to hold it all together in the end, you wouldn't want all that chocolate to spill out the bottom, LOL!

Products Used:
A Chocolate Affair, August Stamp of the Month
Chocolate ink
Saddle ink
Artiste cart, pg 67, 3d object, cut at 4"


Have a great day!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Flowers with Art Philosophy

Hello - I'm away from the computer/phone this week but don't want to leave you high and dry so I'll be posting a series of youtube videos that have a ton of great info about our products and fabulous techniques!

I can't embed the video for some reason but it's a great watch so I thought I'd pass it on anyway ... here is the youtube link to watch there.

It uses the great Art Philosophy cart and the Hooray Bouquet stamp set!

Have a great day!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hook and Loops!

Hello - I'm away from the computer/phone this week but don't want to leave you high and dry so I'll be posting a series of youtube videos that have a ton of great info about our products and fabulous techniques!

Great ideas!




Have a great day!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Background Stamps

Hello - I'm away from the computer/phone this week but don't want to leave you high and dry so I'll be posting a series of youtube videos that have a ton of great info about our products and fabulous techniques!

Love our background stamps!


Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Coordinate with Cricut Cuts

Hello - I'm away from the computer/phone this week but don't want to leave you high and dry so I'll be posting a series of youtube videos that have a ton of great info about our products and fabulous techniques!

So here we go ... I don't think I've posted about this yet - if I have, apologies for the duplication, but it is a good reminder about how wonderful it is that our stamp sets that many of our stamp sets coordinate with our Cricut cartridges - I just love all you can do with them!  If you'd like a list of all the sets that coordinate with cartridges, let me know.




Art Philosophy cart

Artiste cart
Artbooking cart

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Clustering

Hello - I'm away from the computer/phone this week but don't want to leave you high and dry so I'll be posting a series of youtube videos that have a ton of great info about our products and fabulous techniques!

This looks like such fun - can't wait to try it!

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Have a great day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Changed My Mind!

I wasn't totally happy with my previous card for our new neighbours so went and played some more and here's what I ended up with ... 




Products Used:
Art Philosophy cart,  pg 42 shift <house>, cut at 1/2 and 3/4"
Artiste cart, pg 65 shift card, cut at 1-3/4"

We'll see if that's what actually makes it over there!  LOL!  It's a woman's perogative to change her mind, right!?

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Chocolate Affair

Ok, I love this set!  And you can get it *free this month with a minimum purchase of $50 (before taxes and shipping)! 
(*note you'll still have to pay taxes/shipping on the item)







Here are 8 cards that I pulled together in an evening and you could certainly get more elaborate with but I kept it simple. I wanted to use each of the images and sayings and I did!  

Products Used:
A Chocolate Affair (August Stamp of the Month)
Black Tulle
Assorted misc paper from my stash

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sending Birthday Wishes ...

Here is a birthday card that I made for a 50th birthday - I wanted to recognize the occasion but not scream it out so I used gold as the 'colour' rather than saying happy 50th, just in case it was one of, you know, 'those' birthdays for that person.


Products Used:

Card Chatter - Birthday
Artbooking cartridge, pg 75, photo mat 2, cut at 4.25, real dial size
SOTM June, A Flowering Bunch (retired)
Artiste cartridge, pg 32, accent 3, flower cut at 2"
Black ink
Stitched Together
Cuttlebug folder D'vine Swirl

Gold stickles

Have a great day!

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Golden Thank You!


Products Used:

Happy Thoughts - small flower (centre of stitched flower)
Stitched Together - border around tag
And flower (fussy cut)
Gold embossing powder
Black ink
Versamark ink
stamp buddy
A True Thank You
Misc gold paper
Artbooking, pg 75 photomat 2, cut at 4.25, real dial size

Sparkles Clear Assortment

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I Love August!

Welcome to August (wow, this summer is flying by!) ... and with a new month, comes a new Stamp of the Month "A Chocolate Affair" and, of course, a new catalogue!



The usual deal is that if you order $50 worth of product (before taxes and shipping) you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5 more.  (Of course, you can buy it outright for just $17.95.)  But for the month of August only, if you purchase $50 worth of product, you can get it for *FREE! 
(*note you'll still have to pay taxes/shipping on the item)

This is a great set and would make a great addition to any stamp collection.



Also, with the beginning of August, the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book is finally unveiled!!  

I think you'll like what you see ... there's a little something for everyone in it!  And if you own a Cricut machine - our new cartridge, Artbooking, is a card-maker/scrapbooker's dream come true with all the layouts and books and wonderful cards you'll be creating in no time at all and it is a perfect complement cart to our other two cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste (which you should also have! LOL!).  The cartridge comes with 3 D-size stamp sets as well as 3 sheets of chipboard accent pieces, as well as being able to cutting over 700 different images, all for only $99.  

If you'd like a copy of the idea book, please let me know and I'll be happy to get one to you!

Have a great day!