Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You Are Loved Card

Here is a quick card I made.  This was the first time I used Ranger Perfect Pearls and I was excited to try them out.  Lets get started:

Tools - 
Stamps - "Amazing You" set from K. Andrew Designs
Stamps - "Monarch" set from Inque Boutique
ATG Adhesive
Paper Trimmer and bone folder
Supplies - 
DCWV - Lemon Flower Matstack (I chose a yellow/silver background and a black background)
Black card stock
Pale yellow card stock (scrap from my stash)
Ranger Perfect Medium
Ranger Perfect Pearls in "Perfect Pearl"
Black organdy ribbon (from my stash)
Creative Charms gradient jewels - 3 different sizes

Outside of the card:
Cut a piece of black card stock to measure 11" X 4 1/4".  Fold at 5 1/2".  This will be the base of your card.  Cut a another piece of black card stock to be 3 1/2" X 3 1/2".  Cut a black print mat at 5 1/4" X 4".  Cut the yellow print mat at 5" X 3 3/4".
Stamp your image (I used a flourish from the "Monarch" set and "You are loved" from K. Andrew's "Amazing You" set) with the perfect medium.  I started with the flourish.  Using the fine brush that comes with the Perfect Pearls, apply "Perfect Pearl" color over the top to the stamped image.  Remove excess and repeat with the sentiment.  Spritz over the top of the design lightly with water to set the Perfect Pearls.  Allow to dry.
Adhere the mats to each other.  Adhere the stamped mat to the other mats.  Tie a bow and adhere the ends on the back of the mats.  Adhere to the card base.  Add 2 jewels to the card in the upper left corner and 1 to the lower right corner.  Unfortunately, the camera does not pick up the pale yellow and silver in the lighter mat, but it is actually quite beautiful.
Inside of the card:
Cut pale yellow scrap to 4 3/4" X 3 1/2"
Cut a piece of the black patterned paper used on the front of the card to measure 1/2" X 3 1/2"
Cut a piece of the yellow patterned paper used on the front of the card to measure 3/4" X 3 1/2"
Adhere larger yellow piece to the inside of the card.  Adhere the black patterned paper to the yellow patterned paper.  Adhere both pieces to the bottom edge of the yellow mat.
This card was quite simple (I think it took longer to post it to the blog than it did to make the card).  Thanks so much for stopping by to check out this card.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Terrific Tools Tuesday

Please check back for this week's feature. I plan to have it posted by Thursday night or Friday morning. Have a great day.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stamps, Special Request, FEAR

In this video, I show you some new products I have purchased and make a special request of Kristal of K. Andrew Design.  I also discuss FEAR.

Card Exchange Club Cards - Male Birthday

This video highlights the cards made by the other ladies in my Card Exchange Club.  If you would like the tutorial of my card for August, click here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Terrific Tools Tuesday - Episode 4 (Cuttlebug)

This week's video is a few hours late.  I hope you enjoy this video about the Cuttlebug.
Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You Are Not Alone Encouragement Card

Today my 16 year old daughter had to have an MRI on her head as well as blood work.  I made this quick little card for her and gave it to her just before leaving for the hospital.

This little card went together in mere minutes.  The best part is that all the paper was taken from my scraps.  To get started, you will need the following:

Card base - piece of card stock cut at 6" X 3" and scored and folded at the 3" line
White card stock - cut 2 3/4" X 2 3/4'
Brown/ pink scrap - cut flower at 1 1/2" using the Accent Essentials cricut cartridge
Brad (mine is from "Fancy Pants") and paper piercer
"Amazing You" stamp set (K. Andrew Design)*
Archival ink - print brown
Zig pen - brown
ATG

Instructions:
Cut the flower and curl up the edges using your paper piercer, paintbrush, or some other round tool.  Using the "You are" and "Not Alone" stamps, stamp your image using Print Brown Archival ink.  Pierce a hole through the center of your flower and white mat.  Adhere the pieces to each other using the bread.  Draw squiggly lines around the edges of the card, framing the flower.  Adhere the white mat with flower to the pink cardstock using your ATG gun.

*These stamps are great.  They are great quality and easy to use.  To see more sets or to place an order, click here.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Western Day Bookmarks

This video is of the bookmarks I made for our church's "Western Days".  I used the "Just Because Cards" Cricut cartridge to cut the boots.  Today was "Round Up Sunday" and it was a great day.  Please enjoy the project and thanks for stopping by.

Dress Form Birthday Card

I made this card for a lady in our church who is celebrating her birthday sometime soon.  The ladies of our church have a secret sister program and I told Christine's secret sister that I would make a card for her.  Christine, if you see this, remember that I am not participating this year.  I often make cards for others to give :).  The mat on the inside of the card actually forms a little pocket for a gift card, check, or cash.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Card Exchange Club - Male Birthday


This month's card exchange is coming up on Wednesday.  I finished this a little ahead of time as I begin a long work week tomorrow and wanted to be sure this was done.  Tim Holtz has perfect supplies for making masculine cards.  I used the following Tim Holtz products:
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Distress Tool
Retro Grunge paper stash pad
"The Journey" stamp set
"Artful Muse" Alterations embossing set
I also used the Cuttlebug, ATG, craft colored card stock, and a stamp set from Stampendous.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"My Anti-Poison Kidney Kit"

Today has been a very long day.  Dad was scheduled to be at the hospital at 9am this morning for placement of his peritoneal dialysis port.  Unfortunately, his platelet count was low and the MD did not want to have surgery until platelets were available "just in case"  It was around noon before he went back for the procedure and then he had a 4+ hour recovery time following a nearly 2 hour procedure.  I'm not used to spending that much time at the hospital without getting paid for it - LOL.  Everything went very well and he is home.  Thanks so much for your prayers.

When my mother-in-law removed his wallet from his clothing, she found this little poem that he wrote yesterday.  I thought I would share.


My Anti-Poison Kidney Kit
Elmo Parish
8/10/11
I had an Anti-Poison Kidney Kit embedded 'neath my skin,
Now when I want the poison out, I merely plug it in!
And as I dose or soundly sleep, my APKK toils
To rid my body of toxic power, restoring strength in hours.

And when the poison of my sin my soul attacks,
And Satan tempts to lay me low,
I seek my Great Physician's aid
Which cleanses whiter than the snow.

And He takes up His dirk with Spirit power,
And begins to purify my guilty soul;
And I plead again the heavenly goal:
The blood of Christ has made me whole!

On the way home, I received a phone call with some great news.  I'll share later with another post.  Let's just say it  involves travel.  Woot! Woot!

 I'm off work for the next 3 days and I will be spending much of it getting projects done.  I have so many things to finish before starting another long week on Monday.  Keep checking for these great projects as well as Super Supplies Saturday and Terrific Tools Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Terrific Tools Tuesday - Episode 3 (YourStory)

This week we explore the YourStory by Provo Craft.  I have used this tool often to make books.  Join me as I explore some of the things this great tool can do.

 

To make the book mark I used lavender paper from my stash and printed one of the digi's from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique.  I adhered it to a scrap from Doodlebug and added the flower pitcher from Kate's ABC's left over from a Card Exchange .

You can learn how to make the "Mommy Quotes" book by clicking here and here.

The shopping lists will be featured in a future post.  I used DCWV - Nana's Kitchen stack to make them.

This is a little journal I made with the YourStory before I started blogging.  I used the Cuttlebug and Cricut Create-A-Critter to embellish the front.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Super Supplies Saturday - Episode #3 (Tim Holtz Inks)

In this week's episode, we explore 2 different Tim Holtz inks - Distress Ink pads and Alcohol.


In this second video, we make a cute butterfly card using the paper we inked with the alcohol inks.  I combined 3 stamps from the "Amazing You" set by K. Andrew to make the sentiment for the card.  After stamping the sentiment, I set the stamp aside and finished the video.  I then took the snapshots of the card before remembering that I hadn't cleaned my stamp.  I figured the black ink would now be a permanent part of the stamps.  Boy was I wrong!  They cleaned beautifully.  I don't think I have ever had a stamp sit for that long without being cleaned and come completely clean.  This is just one of the reasons that I'm really going to enjoy these stamps!



I hope you enjoyed these videos.  Thanks for watching.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Flower Gift Tags

In this video, I show you how to make some quick gift tags using the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge and circle hole punches.  I also used the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.  Thanks for watching and check back for more projects.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Terrific Tools Tuesday - Episode 2 (Martha Stewart Scoreboard)

In today's episode we explore one of my favorite tools.  I love the things this has helped me do.  Thanks for watching.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Card File Box - Part 2

In this video we finish the file box.  Check back later for the lid and the insert videos.  Thanks for watching.

Card File Box - Part 1

In this video, we begin altering a box to turn into a handmade card file.  Thanks for watching and keep checking back for the completion of the project.