Sunday, January 30, 2011

Just Chillin"

As we finish up a cold and snowy January here in Michigan, I realized I never posted this card, actually, they all sold before I remembered to take a picture. I did, however, post the same penguin on a hand sanitizer gift I made during the holidays. I used this cute penguin in several projects this year (mini photo albums, hand sanitizer gift, cards...), apparently, penguins are quite popular. In case you missed my first post back in December, I used the Cricut cartridge "Create a Critter". Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the pattern paper I used (it was something I had in my stash!). I have been creating lately, so I will have some more samples to show from this cartridge. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Warm Thoughts

This was actually a card at my fall workshops (that I never posted). With the cold Michigan weather, I thought this card was perfect for this time of year. I use the set "Like it a Latte" (retired Stampin' Up). The pattern paper is from Hobby Lobby. Satin red ribbon is Stampin' Up. The oval and oval scallop punches are from Marvy. The foam in the cup is foam paint (dimensional paint) with glitter sprinkled on.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scenery Card

Here is the card I sent out for a card swap. All materials are Stampin' Up. I brayered Daffodil Delight over all the card (it is masked off for the sun) and then brayered Rose Red and Bravo Burgundy for sky and Soft Suede for the mountains. The stamp set was Inspired by Nature. The birds are hand drawn. I found this idea on a Stampin' Up demonstrator blog. Hope everyone likes it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Things I Love Mini Album

This is one of my first mini albums I created. I hope to make more. I have been wanting to do this for a while, the thing is, I am wondering why! I don't really have any need for these, they just looked like fun to make and I love seeing all the ideas online of mini albums. I saw this type of album a couple months ago (I thought on Stampin' Connection through Stampin' Up, but when I went back to find it, I couldn't). There are quite a few tutorial videos on YouTube on mini albums though. This one is a toilet paper roll mini album. (I thought that sounded a little weird and not sure if that is what I would want to call it.) I have seen these made several different ways. Some were covered with paper and others were painted. I used paint for this one, but not sure if I like the cover because you can see the line going down it and it looks too much like a toilet paper roll! Oh well, here are some of the things I used to make this album. I love the little pockets and all the pull out tags and now that I have my fun little photo printer and can print small photos, these might be fun. Tell me what you think!