Sunday, March 31, 2013

Another card from this month's CTMH club

Just realized that I never added the third card from last week's Close To My Heart stamp club for March. It was soooo easy. I simply used the instructions found in the booklet of the exclusive Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy. I need to get these out and play with them more. There are some really cool shapes on both of the cartidges offered only at CTMH. Check it out on my site and contact me to order your own or order it from my website.

March Tag- 2013

Just under the wire, i am sneaking in with Tim's tag from March. Tomorrow morning he will be posting his april tag and I just now finished my March tag. I had to make the grass from my Martha Stewart scissors as I got my die a couple days ago and when I went to cut it in my Vagabond, it locked up and the motor was dead in mid-stream. An hour and a half later of tears and swearing, I repeatedly powered down and back on and ran a hair at a time until I got it backed out. Last week I ruined my brand new matchbook die in there along with the cutting pads and crease pas and still don't know if they are sending me a new one or not. I sent pictures after talking to them on the phone, but haven't heard a word back. Now this! I don't think I will be replacing my Vagabond and it actually has had very little use as it is over in the corner so my Big Shot is just handier to use. I also made my own flowers instead of using the metal foliage ones. Had to use a Simon Says banner die as my tattered banners has gone missing as well. Just not my month I guess!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

Don't know if you've seen Tim's challenge on his blog to win a bunch of Tim goodness or not, but you should check it out if you haven't. It goes until the 22nd of March and then Mario will send some lucky winner the goodies. I was hurrying to get Savanna's (my youngest daughter) birthday card and gift card holder done anddecided to use the tattered florals I made up on them. I used some denim, burlap, shelf liner, and patterned paper for them.I wanted to use my new matchbook die and pillowbox die to make them, but discovered I don't have the pillowbox one. What! How did that happen!!! Anyway, I found one on my Cricut Cartridge art Philosophy rom Close to My Heart. (you can order from me if you want, mini commercial, lol) When I tried to cut the matchbook one, the blades eparated from the die and are now stuck to my cutting plate with the paper stuck in there as well. Emailed Sizzix, now have to wait to hear from them. So, I did it the old-fashioned way, cut to size, and scored and after monkeying a bit, got it right. Ran the front and flap through an embossing folder, and highlighted it with walnut stain DI. Used an ink blending tool and highlighted the edges and seams with frayed burlap and the tiny attacher to staple it. On the pillowbox cut with my Cricut, I stamped a doily image in white ink, then overstaped with Tim's background stamps in several distress colors and a couple of Archival colors, then added the tattered florals and some leaves I cut while I had the cartidge in the machine. Had to have some green on it since she is a St. Patrick's Day baby(22)now. Need to get it in gear as we are taking her and her new beau out to dinner to celebrate and we haven't met him yet.

using scraps

Here's one I made up using scraps that were laying around the table. One more March birthday to send to so might be the one for her.


Playing with a few ideas for this month's stamping club on the 26th. Here's some of them I came up with.

Birthday Club

Here are the cards I made for the wintery birthdays in the All Things Tim yahoo group in the birthday club swap I joined. We have to send a birthdasy card to all the members for this entire year. There are 42 of us participating. What a fun bunch of cards we will all get during our birthday time. There is no pink on the card, that was just the cardstock laying on the desk behind it when i snapped the picture.