Thursday, January 22, 2009

More "SLICE"n

I created this card with my new SLICE also. I cut out the flowers in graduated sizes. This also fits the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge 198. It's pretty much self explanatory by looking at it. I cut out the main flower using my new Slice diecut machine in graduated sizes. I ran it through my cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss folder and then I added a brad in the center. Everything else is pretty much as it seems. I adhered the patterened paper on a brown card and stamped Happy Birthday on the bottom strip. I added the photo corners with brads to the top corners and I'm done. Whewhoo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another Scrappy Birthday!

I, again, was using up some scraps that I had for this card. I started out by stamping the sentiment and then ran the top part of the card through my Cuttlebug using the Dotted Swiss template. (which I love by the way) Then I started out by stamping the image on the squares in white ink but it just didn't show up. I don't have a good white ink. Anyway that didn't show so I ended up applying clear embossing powder on top of the white ink and heat set. You can't see it too well on the brown in the pic. I'm still learning how to get all of my details to show up. Then I added the ribbon on the side and that is it. Used up some scrap paper and got a card completed at the same time....whewhoo. Can't beat that.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shoes & Friends.... can't have too many! This is a card I did for our monthly card swap. I used the SLICE for the flower cut outs. I stamped the background paper with Cornish Heritage Scratched Grid and the Shoe is a Stampourri Inc Stamp. I stamped both of these with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I stamped the main image shoe stamp with Memories Black ink and colored with my Prisma Pencils. I added the dots with my Zig pen and chalked the edges to give it more oomph. After I assembled the card I thought it needed something else and so I went back and added the Dew Drops to the smaller flower. Hope everyone likes it at the swap.
Size: A2; Ink: Memories Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Aged Mahogany; Paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamps: Stampabilities, Stampourri Inc Accessories: Chalk, Dew Drops

The Slice -My New Toy!

Check this out. One of the guys that I work with, his Nephew designed this product. It is being sold by Making Memories. As you can see it is very small and lightweight. It comes with what you see here repositional glue, foam brush, extra blades, tool to change blades, disc, glass mat and of course the machine. You can see more on how it works here. I have been playing with it and it seems to work very well once I got used to it. It cuts letters and shapes from 1 inch up to 4 inches. It makes matting very easy. I know here that Hobby Lobby is selling it already. I haven't seen it in Michaels yet. I used it on the two cards below and will post another one shortly. This was about 2 years in the making. I spoke with the designer when he was getting the basics all figured out. How amazing to have the know how to do something like this. I know this machine will be a great success. Hope you get to check one out for yourselves. You will love it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hoppy Birthday!

Isn't he such a cute little froggie? This is another card I used my new SLICE on. I cut out the tags with it. I stamped and colored the image and then inked around it with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks. I added Dew Drops and I actually put pop dots on just the top of the tags (which you cannot really tell by the photo) The stamp was a clearance stamp from Hobby Lobby but not sure of the brand name. The paper is DaisyD's I believe. Hope you like little froggie birthday.

Scraps of Love!

This just ended up being a card I was trying to use a scrap piece on and play with my new SLICE machine. I will post more about the machine later. The honeycomb strip is a Cuttlebug die cut. This was actually just a piece of scrap paper that I was playing with then I decided to play with my SLICE and so I cut out the hearts. I made a boo boo cutting them out and so the bottom heart had a chunk out of it's left corner which is why I ended up stacking them on top of each other. I scored the top and bottom with my cutter and then added stickles around the hearts and in the embossed areas for extra oomph. So hold onto those scraps and make those screw ups a design/embellishment

Friday, January 9, 2009


OH My Gosh! I keep seeing all of these blogs with pictures of snow everywhere and it is so pretty. Some of you have been getting way too much snow. Let me tell you if we had even half of what some of you have received everything would be shut down here. We just aren't equipped for it. So let me tell you about our winter so far. We did actually see snow flurries once for about 10 minutes and had a little sleet. Right now though it's about 74 degrees. Yep, thing is, tomorrow the high is only supposed to be 36. It's been like a roller coaster ride at six flags. Two weekends in a row we had temps in the middle 70's on Sunday and on Monday the high was 33. A couple of weekends ago I had to go with a friend to Gordon, Texas which is about a 4 hour drive from where I am and when we left it was hot. I was in a short sleeve T-shirt and flip flops. By the time we got there it was 32 and guess what.....yep...I was still in a short sleeve T-shirt and flip flops. Can you say hack hack cough cough? People please....THAT IS GREEN GRASS in the picture I just took right outside my office. Can some of you even imagine that? It's crazy. It's so weird how one part of the country is having blizzards and the other is basking in the sun. Well whatever kind of winter weather you are having I hope you all get through it without any problems.

Knock Knock? Who's There? Orange! Orange Who?

Orange you glad it's your birthday? Ok look! You don't pay much you don't get much. I have several birthdays coming up in the next few months so I figured I better get started making some B-day cards. Well, let me see if I can explain this one. I stamped the Happy Birthday with Tim Holt's distress ink first. Then I scored the whole card vertically every 1/2 inch. (which you can see better on the right side of the card) I stamped the flower in same ink and went over it with irridescent stickles to make it brighter. The background paper is by My Mind's Eye and I added rickrak to cover seam. I attached the flower with pop dots so that it would sit nicely over the ribbon. Here I go.. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully I will be able to keep things going. Happy Friday everyone.