Friday, May 29, 2009

40% Off Coupon...

Just a quick post to share a coupon to 'cause I love a good deal and she has some CUTE svgs. While you're there, sign up for her Freebie Friday newsletter!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Easy Cards and A Father's Day Freebie

So, today I have some quick and easy cards to share. I started with the black and white card kit from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (Love this kit, so many possibilities for only $2.00!). For the Congratulations card, I started with a light yellow card base and attached the black and white background. Then I added a couple of shimmery velvet flowers from Imaginisce, put some black brads in the center, turned the photo corners into flower by cutting the tips off and adding a black brad to the center of it. I then printed out the ladybug digistamp in a very small size, colored it with my Bic markers, and attached it all to the card with pop dots.I put Glossy Accents on the ladybug for a realistic look, and I finished it off with the word "Congratulations" from the black and white kit, which I used my little red Cat's Eye ink pad on the edges of before attaching it to the card. For the second card, I attached the black and white striped background to a white card base, chalked the edges with powder blue chalk ink,and chalked the edges of the "Thank You" sentiment with the same powder blue chalk ink. I attached a light blue flower with a jumbo black and white polka dot brad and attached the thank you with pop dots (loving these lately). Two cards in approximately 30 minutes (not counting drying and cutting time). It may have actually taken less time than that-I did these while watching a movie on tv! Super easy, and I always love to have cards on hand! I think anyone that knows me might be offended if I sent or gave them a store bought card. These card kits are an awesome way to make an easy card-everything you need is included in the kit, you can use it over and over, and you can add as much or as little to it as you would like from your own stash! You can try out one of Lindsay's card kits for free, along with one of her awesome digistamps-just hop over to her blog here. Don't forget, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is still running a sale through the end of May (a FREE digistamp of your choice with every $5.00 you spend), so hurry on over for your card kits and digistamps!
Now, my freebie for you today is a power drill svg for all your tool loving Dads and Hubbies(like mine). I cut the paper piecing to show how it should be put together-this would be great for a Father's Day card or layout.Enjoy-let me know if you like it!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Jeff Gordon logo...

Here's a simple 24 logo for all of you Jeff Gordon fans out there like me! You can find a Jeff Gordon car to cut out here: at Eleanor's blog . You can download my free svg here.
Just remember, these are for you personal use with your Cricuts only, please! Enjoy!

Another Nascar Svg for you...

This one is for all of you Dale Jr fans. I am more of a Jeff Gordon gal myself, but my son loves Dale Jr., so I did this one for him (and you, of course!). Here's The link:Dale Jr. Logo .
Cut out the white layer on Blackout mode in Sure Cuts Alot, then the black and red layers separately.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More awesome blog candy

Go check out Melissa's blog for some awesome blog candy (I am dying for some Lime Rickey!), but do it today, cause it's over tomorrow!

Got my Scrappin' Mojo Back!

I have been in somewhat of a scrapping funk lately, I haven't scrapped for about 2 months-until I finally broke the cycle last night. With a sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks , and a digistamp ( cupcake with sprinkles ) from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Only $1.00- and it can be used so in so many different ways! For the larger cupcake in the corner, I printed it out on two different sheets of cardstock, inked
with chalk ink, decorated with pearlized puffy paint and stickles, and popped it up with pop dots.
For the smaller cupcake on the bottom, I printed on white cs, colored it with my BIC markers, cut it out with my Cutterbee scissors, and mounted it on top of two flourishes that I cut out using SCAL, one from Grungeboard (this didn't cut very well, even on multicut 4-can't wait till my Deep Cut Blade gets here!), and green pattern paper. I trimmed the rest of the grungeboard that didn't cut, and inked it with green chalk ink. Added some itty bitty flowers with gemstones in the center, a rub-on title which reads: "Birthday Fun...Make a Wish, it's your birthday!" It took a while but I had fun doing it!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Woo hoo, They say it's my birthday...

So, in celebration of my 29th bday, I have couple of Nascar svgs to share! I was able to do a nice layered logo (thanks to Dan99 and his awesome tutorial on color tracing). You can download the logo here .

I also did a set of racing flags, which can be cut in regular, then black out mode in SCAL.The file can be downloaded here . Now, I just have to find the time to work on my racing album!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Sale at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

For the entire month of May, Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is running a promotion: spend $5.00, get a free stamp! Hard to beat that, huh? Just click on the link in my sidebar, and shop away! ;)
My card was made using the Daffodils In a Jar
digistamp (love daffodils!), and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I sprayed the cardstock with Pearl Glimmer Mist, then used the rolling pin embossing method (damp cardstock works much better for this!).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Card for my Mommy!

I don't care how old I get, she'll always be my Mommy! Anyway, I just thought I would quickly show you all the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day (took me all night Saturday-nothing like the last minute, huh?). I got the idea for this card from the flowerpot cards on Splitcoast Stampers, and did my own twist on it. I used a variety of flowers and vines, some from cartridges, some were svg files.I inked the edges of the flowers, layered, and pop-dotted some of the flowers for dimension. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This week's project for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

My project for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff this week is a baby word book and onesie card that I made for my daughter's teacher, who is having a little girl this summer. I used 2 different sets of digi-stamps from Lindsay's store, and one individual digistamp. I used Nana's Nursery Paper Girl Stack, My Cricut, SCAL, and Storybook cartridge. For chipboard, I used the chipboard inserts that came in some cheap packs of paper from the Dollar Store. For the actual word book, I used an svg freebie file that some one shared in one of my yahoo groups, but there is one at the Craft Edge forum if you need it. I cut patterned paper and cardstock for and attached to both sides of the chipboard with Elmer's Repos. Spray Adhesive,

then painted the edges with pink paint. For the front cover, I cut a tulip from Storybook in the the light pink paper, then a 1/4 inch bigger in darker paper.
For page 2, I used a pregnant silhouette svg cut , a sticker titles, and a couple of big flowers, with a gemstone center. For page 3. I used a plaque cut from Storybook, and some green gemstone flowers, but the "star" of this page is the rattle from Lindsay's Babies and Bows digistamp collection.
I colored it with my Bic markers, and colored the white part with a white chalk pen. I then used my Copic colorless blender to blend the colors/draw out the highlights. I then covered the ball part of the rattle with Glossy Accents,waited till it was almost dry and added Martha Stewart fine white glitter. After it was almost dry, I "fussy cut" it out and added it to the page with pop dots.
For page 4, I just cut a couple of plaques from Storybook, to allow for journaling. For page 5, I colored 3 more images from the Babies and Bows collection (the Welcome Baby banner, the cradle, and the button), using my Bic markers, and my Copics. I added Glossy Accents to the button for a more realistic look, and fussy cut them all. I printed out the Flourished Frame digistamp, then cut it out and chalked the edges with pink chalk ink. I added the banner to the top of the frame for a lovely spot to put the new baby's first photo, and attached the rest of the embellies to finish the page.
Page 6: I simply cut a frame/plaque from Storybook in a large size, so she can either attach more photos, or do a little journaling.
Page 7:I cut out the sentiment "A Wish Came True" with a frame, then colored the fairy princess from the Pretty Princess Collection. I used my Bics and Copics again, then added yellow Stickles to the top of the wand, and covered the skirt with green Stickles,and cut her out after she was completely dry. I then attached various pink, green, and yellow ribbons from my stash to the part of the "Y" that branched out.
I punched holes in the book with my Cropadile Big Bite, added some book rings (they are super cheap in the office supply section at Wal Mart), and attached ribbon to those as well.

But the gift would not be complete with out a card, so I cut out my card using a onesie pattern with a bib. I dry embossed the card using the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers folder (rolling pin method), and cut out the word "girl" (again from Storybook). I ran that through my Xyron sticker maker, attached it to the bib, then attached eyelets for the "snaps", and added a stuffed bunny from the Babies and Bows collection , which I printed out twice, once on a pale plaid paper, then on a white cardstock. I shaded the bunny with my Copic skin white marker, and colored the bow with pink Bic markers. I then colored the bow on the white image with the same pink markers, and cut it(the bow) out and attached on top of the other bow with a pop dot.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Card for Teacher...Just Magnolia challenge

I cut the borders and scalloped oval behind Tilda with my Cricut and SCAL. The flowers are by Making Memories, the gemstones are by The Paper Studio. I inked the edges of the scalloped oval and the borders, and stamped the Autumn leaves flourish, and the No.1 Teacher Sentiment by Studio G. I colored the Sweet Tilda image using Prang art brush markers and Copics for the skin, and added the highlights with a white Uniball Signo pen. Thanks for looking!