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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fall tags

I love how this turned out! It is my first tag I have made! I made it for CricutJenn's 6 months of tags SWAP. I used the Jumbo roller by Stampin Up! called "Whimsy". I inked it using the Versamark stamp pad. The letters I cut "fall" out in are by QuicKutz, (I believe that was the Ginger font). The little leaves are by Jolee's. The ribbon is from Micheal's. I can't wait to see what I am going to do for next month's tags!
Be on the lookout for more with this versitile Jumbo Rolling stamp!

Even more "You choose ATCs"

These are my "Boys" and "Black and white" ATCs for the You choose ATCs. The rocket is by Inque Boutique. I did the Black and white one using my D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I inked the white cardstock with black ink, and then again with the silver Brilliance ink. I love this folder! It makes such simple, but elegant cards!

More You choose ATCs

These are for the "Christmas" and "Birthday" groups in the you choose ATCs. I used my trusty Galaxy pen on Santa's beard to give him some sparkle. I don't like how the crown turned out on the Birthday ATCs. I may have to restamp them and add them on top of the gold ones. If time allows!

You choose ATCs

This is the fourth time I have tried to upload this, eveytime the internet stops working, and I have to start all over, so I hope it works this time!

Anyway, these are the "Floral" ATCs I made for the ou choose ATC SWAP. I tried to upload more then one picture at a time instead of each ATC, but that didn't work either. I had fun with these! Thanks for looking! I did the border in Silver with a sponge and the Brilliance stamp pads.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Distress Inks "tutorial"

Below is a "tutorail" I did. I know it isn't the best (by far) but it is what I came up with!
There really are no instructions on how to use Distress Inks. I went to a Grand Opening at a local Scrapbook store, and they showed us how to use them. You are supposed to spray them with water! Who knew? Well, I know it isn't great, but I hope it helps!

Distress Inks "tutorial"

Monday, August 25, 2008

Q s for Quest for Candy

This is the second page that I did for Mrs Suzan's Halloween ABC book on Cricut.com. I didn't know coloring 28 images could make your eyes go so buggy! I do now!

Asian ATC

I am really into Asian themed stuff right now! When Elaine on the Cricut board suggested an Asian themed ATC I was all over it! I got the great paper from a LSS "The Cropping Station" in Colmar, PA.
This one and the God Bless the USA are both for the You choose ATC SWAP that I am hosting on Cricut.com. There will be more ATCs from other themes coming from this swap in the near future!

God Bless the USA ATC

I am not overly happy with this ATC. It did take awhile to do, with the glittering and all, but I don't know. I wanted to post it here and see what you all think. Keep it, or bag it???

Monday, August 18, 2008

Distress Inks ATC

I went to a make and take at a LSS (Local Scrapbook Store)on Saturday, and learned what I was SUPPOSED to be doing with the distress pads! I made this little Pooh ATC for the Disney SWAP on Cardmakers.com. The sentiment says "Be Happy" It is only half the sentiment (Don't worry, Be Happy) I used markers to color the part that I wanted to use!

I sure am learning a lot!

UnitedByBugsSS Recipe SWAP

I am hosting a Secret Sister group on Cricut called United By Bugs. I decided to host a Recipe SWAP in that group. Here is my addition to it, it is a recipe for Hawaiian Chicken! I blocked out the actual recipe, as someone said that was the thing to do! My family loves this recipe, and it is super easy!

Bleach Technique

I took a card making class at the CKC that used the Bleach technique, but truthfully I was not impressed! I tired it again on this book mark, and I was happy with the results! I made this one for the Bookmark SWAP hosted by Terri on Cricut. I liked them so much, that I decided to also make ATCs like them!

Stamps by Judith - Santa

I think this Santa stamp by StampsbyJudith is really cute! It is Santa on December 26th! Poor guy is tired out! I made these for the Christmas theme for Terri's Bookmark SWAP on Cricut. I have more to show of my Bookmarks, but they will have to wait till tomorrow!
I wanted to get these posted before Kelly gets out her stick to poke me some more!


Inque Boutique

I made these bookmarks for Terri's "anything goes " theme. I love that little lion stamp! I used the masking technique, to layer the lion over the frame! I laminated these a well. I used a sponge and Brilliance stamp pads to ink the background. I really lie these!

StampsByJudith- Skinny Witch

I joined a Bookmark SWAP being hosted by my good friend Terri, on the Cricut website. These were the bookmarks I made for the Fall theme. I think they turned out really cute. I don't know how to make tassles, so I laminated the bookmarks instead! I used the Lg Skinny Witch stamp, I think she is cute!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

TheStencilCollection Autumn Card Front

I made these card fronts using a stecil I bought at the Creating Keepsakes Convention. I also used TheStencilCollection's chalks, they are smear proof! They are in the set seen below. They are awesome! I like chalks again!

Just Flying By

I used the "Just Flying By" set from Stampin' Up! for this card front SWAP that I am in on Papercrafters. The ribbon is new, I just got it at Michael's. I thought it was kind of cute! I used my Stampin' Up! watercolor pencils and a new blending pen I bought at CKC, it's by Dove.

Cinnamon with Circles

Here are the cards I made for CardJunkies Montly SWAP. The theme was Cinnamon with Circles. The leaf stamp is a stubby from StampsByJudith.com. The Scallop square was cut using a Cuttlebug die that I recieved from my SS! The ribbon is from Michael's. The stiment is from Hero Arts.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Booglie Eyes by Stampin' Up!

Ok so my friend Kelly from Cricut said she likes to prod people when they don't post on their blog for a hile, so here I am! Hope this is fast enough for you Kelly, I just got your message, what 5 minutes ago?? :-)
Anyway these are the cards I did for a Halloween Card swap on Cricut for BeckyM. The little mummy one, was done using the mask technique. Man did that take forever, but I like how it turned out! The Frankenstein is a little plain, but after all those Mummies, my stampin arm needed a break!

By the way, ignore the date stamp! The batteries died, and I didn't change it! Bad Gina!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Awsome Chalks and Stencils

Ok you are thinking, big deal, Chalks, I hate Chalks right??? These are not ordinary Chalks tough! These are Non-Smear chalks! You can go from Red to White, and not have to clean or switch brushes, and the colors will not mix! No red marks on your white chalk!!! He was seen on HSN, QVC and Martha Stewart with these chalks. They can be purchased at TheStencilCollection.com.
And look at those details on those stencils! They are awsome! I bought the Penguin one the first day, and stared and thought about the fan one. Later I saw someone use glitters with it, went back the next day for it! Check out that tiger!!! I love them all!

Creating Keepsakes Convention

Here's mom and I at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge PA! This is actually after a few hours of shopping, so we may look a little tired! We had a great time taking classes, doing Make and Takes, and of course shopping. I will share a few things I bought here as well.

Halloween ABC Book

It's a little dark, but this is the LO I did for E is for Eyeballs for the Halloween ABC book I am in on Cricut.com. I also signed up for Q is for Quest for Candy. Those are 3/4 done, I will post picts when they are finished!