Saturday, January 23, 2010

Honey Bee Card

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Episode 1 Bubbles or Bust

Leo The Lion Valentine Card

Leo Valentine Card
   Hello everyone. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I first want to take a moment to thank my sister and niece for all their hard work getting my new blog up and running. Didn't they do a great job? I think so. Because I am so grateful I am dedicating my first video to them.
   Saturday I went for my weekly visit to one of my favorite stores "Michaels" They have alot of Valentine papers, stickers, stamps, glitter....I could go on and on but you will have to check it out. Anyway I came across this Paper pad by K&Company for Valentines Day. (Have I mentioned I am totally a paper addict?) This pad has glitter, foil and die cuts, plus a few stickers. A total of 106 pieces, 50 sheets of paper. Using my 40% off coupon it was around $12.00. Not bad right? Yeh, thats what I thought too. It gave me an idea. I am going to try and see how many different Valentines Cards I can come up to make with it. So stay tuned to see what I come up with and maybe you will get a light bulb moment too.
   So here is my first card. I was inspired by my oldest son to create this card for Valentine's Day. He is a Leo so I thought this would make him smile and oh how I love to see a smile on his face. I will post the recipe for this card below.
Close up Leo Card
Recipe for Leo Card:
  1. Cut the base of your card @ 5 1/2 X 8"(I chose Bazzill-tomato)
  2. Score base @ 4"
  3. For the front cut @ 3 3/4 X 5 1/4
  4. Strip at bottom @ 1" X 3 3/4"
  5. Using Nestabilities: Label Cut 1 large and 1 next one down.(you could also use a cut with your cricut or cut a square)
  6. From Cricut Cartridge: Animal Kingdom on pg. 109 - Grrrr @ .75"
  7. Using same cartridge pg. 112 - lion head @ 2 1/2", Using the blackout feature and shift cut at 3 3/4 "
  8. From the Cuttin up cartridege I cut eat@1"
  9. I used Peachy Keen "Animal Kingdom " stamps for the face.(you could just as easily design your own face)
  10. I also uses ColorBox Cat eye ink: Chestnut Roan and Ruby to ink around the edges
  11. On the inside of the card I cut a 3 1/4 x 5 1/4" and then uses a Martha Stewart punch for the edges.
  12. The Happy Valentine stamp is from Michael's dollar bend.
Inside of Leo Card

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Under Construction

Well it has been a long time coming....I am finally getting my blog going. Check back soon to see what's in store!!!
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