Saturday, May 15, 2010

busy day today

I have a busy day planned for today.   My sister-in-law is graduating today so we are going to that ceramony first thing, then i'm sure I will be having lunch with my mom and my girls.   My neice may come over for the night, they live 65 miles away :( so we don't get to see them as much as my daughter would like to.   Thank goodness for facebook, we are able to keep up with everyone that way.   

After lunch and the graduation, I am going to try to get over to michaels and look around, but I'm not sure if that will happen because it is a good 70 miles from my sister-in-laws and 99 miles a different direction from home.   But we will see.   

I also have a house to clean before I can play for the night.   Better get going....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Test blog from my phone...lets see if this works

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MPS - Critter-licious

MSP Critter Challenge

For this challenge I use the Paisey cart.    I have a new found love for the Recollections Gemstones Paper, this paper is shimmery very nice to work with.   It is fully colored so when you cut the paper it is colored all the way through.  

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • Paisley
  • Recollections Gemstones Blue, Red, Green, Cream paper
  • White cardstock
  • Hugs & Kissess rubber stamp
  • Ribbon

MPS Rainbow Challenge

MPS Rainbow Challenge

For this challenge I decided to use only one color of the rainbow....BLUE

I made a word book using DCWV paper and chipboard.   Each page is embelished with a little glitter glue from Joann's.

MPS May Day Challenge

MPS May Day Challenge

For this challenge I may my daughter 3 bookmarks, each in the shape of a flower.  I cut three sets of 3 flowers from George Basic Shapes Cart.   After curling the edge of the flowers and layering them (I used 3D glue dots as they held together better than the foam adhesive).   I used the Zig 2 Way Glue to cover the craft sticks then covered them in the glitter.   Adhearing the flowers to the top of each stick.

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • George Basic Shapes
  • K&Company paper - Portabello road
  • Colorbok Adhesive Gems
  • Giant Craft Sticks
  • Martha Steward Period Glitter

MPS Shaped Challenge

MPS Shape Challenge

I used this time to put together a "Hugs" card that is doggy shaped.  I was able to use my Paper Pups cart. that I just received from my Cricut Rewards program.    This cart. is way too cute.   I love all the shapes that are included on it.   It makes great cards with the help of the gypsy.   Just use 2 shadow features that are the exact same size, layer them on top of each other then flip one using the up and down arrow on the gypsy then move it up above.   Using the weld feature you can make any type of shaped card.

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • Paper Pups
  • Brown, Black and White cardstock
  • Hugs and Kisses rubber stamp (yes it is still mounted)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Monocromatic Challenge

MPS Monocromatic Challenge

I knew instantly what I wanted to do for this one.   This is a card made from Recollections Gemstone Red paper.    I used the cuttlebug to emboss the front of the card, i used the "vines" folder.   For the flowers I used Christina's 3-D scalloped circle flower cut from the same paper that was used for the card.   I attached a ribbon to the card as well.

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Express
  • Mini-Monagram - Scallop circle - cut 15 times
  • 3 Brads
  • Stickles
  • Ribbon
  • Recollections Gemstone Red cardstock

Dad Challenge

For the Dad Challenge, I used the Sports Mania cart.  

I used the partial football for the card.   The footballs are all sized to 4", the finished size of the card is 4.5 x 4.75.

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • Sports Mania
  • Leather looking paper scrap
  • Cream cardstock

Kids Craft Too Challenge

Here is my card for the Kids Craft Too Challenge.   

I made a card that will eventually become a journal box for a family trip to Fairmont Hot Springs that we will be taking tomorrow or possibly in a couple of weeks if tomorrow doesn't work out.  

I used paper dolls to create the doll and towel.   The word "splash" came from the princess cart.   Splash is not cut but is drawn on using the Cri-Kit Gelly Pens, I then filled in the word with the same Gelly pen.    I used the watercolor pencils for the towel.   The face is stamped from Peachy Keen Stamps.

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Express
  • Recollections Blue Gemstones for Card
  • Cream cardstock
  • DCWV Yellow glitter cardstock
  • DCWV Once Upon a Time cardstock (hair)
  • Blue scrap paper
  • Cri-Kits Gelly Pen & Adapter
  • Peachy Keen Stamp - Basic Paper Doll Assortment
  • Watercolor pencils by Kimberly

MPS - Teacher Appreciation Challenge

Here is the card I made for Teacher Appreciation Challenge.

I used: 

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Express
  • A Childs Year
  • Imaginisce Stamp
  • Clear Choice Stamp
  • Watercolor Pencils by Kimberly

MPS - I like you the least challenge

My Pink Stamper "I like you the least" Challenge

Well I grabed the Destinations cartridge for this one.    This is something that came with my gypsy, but I knew I would eventually use it.    I found out that the cuts are very tiny, I cut the "San Fransico" badge at 4 inches and could barely get the details out of the word.    Note to self don't cut from this cart using thick cardstock.

What I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • Destinations
  • Die Cuts with a View Red cardstock
  • White generic cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from paperstacks
  • Thress of my favorite pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge

MPS Challenge #3 - Think outside the box

This Challenge was harder for me at first, I am used to using almost anything in my scrapbooks.   So I looked around my room and found something made for scrapbooking that I have not used yet even though it was purchased several weeks ago.    What did I find you ask?    Tim Holtz Mask    After I saw his video on Youtube demostrating this product I wanted to try it.    So I finally bought a couple of them several weeks (months) ago.    I decided to use the clock on a scrap peice of paper by DCWV.   Then I started to build the colors after applying the mask using Distress Ink Vintage Photo.   Everything else came together after that.    I found a picture of my husband's great-grandmother and created a jounal tag using Word.   Then I cut the tag out using my Cricut Expression.

I used:

  • Tim Holtz Clock Mask
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Karen Foster Design sticker
  • K&Company chipboard
  • Green and cream cardstock
  • DCWV paper
  • shimmer brads

The photo used is Ida Wihelmina Zuelke, mother of Opal Horvath.  She was born June 24, 1879 in Gohrband Village Pommern Germany, Married Gustave Fredrick Carl Doeling on June 10, 1900 in Iowa, she died January 23, 1960 in Yuma Arizona.

MPS - Challenge #2 Srappy

Here is my card for Challenge #2

I used:

  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
  • Forever Young
  • Scrap double sided blue cardstock
  • Scrap black cardstock
  • Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
  • Cuttlebug
  • Ribbon
  • Cloud Nine Stamp

My Pink Stamper - Mom Challenge

Here is my first National Scrapbooking Day My Pink Stamper Challenge.    A card for my mom.    What I used included:
  • Gypsy
  • Cricut Expression
    • Sentimentals for Key #1
      • Cut 2 Shadow (one in thin chipboard)
      • Cut 1 Key
      • Cut 1 Layer
    • Sentimentals for Tag
    • Beyond Birthdays for Mom
      • Not cut but drawn out using the Cri-Kits Gelly Pen
      • Colored in using Kimberly Watercolor Pencils
    • Paisley for love ya
      • Not cut but drawn out using Cri-Kits Gelly Pen
      • Colored in using Kimberly Watercolor Pencils
  • Ribon
  • Be Mine paper stack by DCWV
  • Black and Cream cardstock
  • Blue Martha Steward teardrop inker
  • Tea Dye Distress Ink by Tim Holtz and Ranger
  • Cri-Kits Adapter & Gelly Pen