watercolor for cardmakers

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another dog gone Birthday!!!!

January is a busy month for birthdays for me!!!  Maybe I should start a birthday slackers challenge!!!  Of course I could use just about any occasion to beef up a card topic stash to get me going!!! 

I made this one up using Birthday Bash!  The dog is cut at 3.75 from page 30. I cut the celebrate from page 33 and cut off the ant eater and sized down to size to fit on top of my 5.5x4.25 card.  I love texture on my cards lately so I ran the front of the card and one of my layers thru my cuddle with two different folders, old faithful swiss dots and another Sizzix I picked up before Christmas.  Thanks for taking a look!!  Now on to my quest of enlarging my stash of Birthday cards!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Birthday Bash ~~ Happy Hippo

Well finally Christmas has past and I can return to a variety of cards!!!  I think that I have three to four birthdays coming in the next month so I made this one up this morning using Birthday Bash's Hippo.(cut at 3.75).  Added a little skirt on her from gathered ribbon and put a little flower in her hair to make her look like she was dancing across the front of the card!!! Stickles made the sentiment pop on the top and found the bottom from a cut out I had that seemed to tie in with the theme!!!  There is a shape card that is also included in the cart that I want to try have top play with how to get the sentiment on the card!!!  When i checked and put the card to fit to page it was 4.25 in high in size and 5.75 in length. I will have to get the measurements right for a envelope to match!!!  Hope to get more done this week before the New Year is upon me!!!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Traditional Christmas

I was watching a utube episode from Follow the Paper Trail and she was showing how to make medallions from Martha Stewarts corner punches to make a shadow box and I thought way to big of a project for me but thought I could use it to make a card!!!  I used traditional colors on this and added some stickles and flat gold pearls to the center of Prima poinsettias to keep in line with fancy.  These Medallions came out to be 1.75 in size perfect for cards i pop doted the last layer and added the flowers for dimension!!!Hope everyone is ready for Christmas now as I have a few projects to put finishing touches on and wrapping and cooking left to do before I can get back to putting all these designs and thoughts running thru my head with paper!!!  Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Three granddaughters ~~3rd Twinkle Toes card~~~

Ok,  I know I will be playing more with this cart as it was easy to make each of these precious little dancers!!!  This one is also cut at 4 inches but I wanted the dress from one doll and I like the hair from another so I cut the base twice and did some trimming on the bangs!!!  Colors are nontraditional because JJ loves the color purple so I had this background paper and worked around that!!!  The tree is an embellishment I bought years ago before I got my cricut and so is the little ornament!!!  Surprising how little I paid for these years ago and how expensive the pre-made stuff has gotten!!!  TFL

Yet another twinkle toes lite xmas card

Ok Another one down one more girl xmas card and then on to my grandson's!!!  I really and enjoying this cart and didn't think I wanted it!!!! 

Twinkle Toes Xmas

Wow seems like forever since I have posted anything and I guess it has!! I haven't been home for the last few weeks!!  My creative side has been in withdrawal and will take some stroking to get back into the swing of things again!!  Paper crafting seems to lift my spirits and I am in such need of the calming effects it has on me with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas going on!!! Of course while I was gone I couldn't help but stopping by a few craft stores and Walmart!!  I keep adding to my supplies and collection of scrapping elements!!!!  I was looking for Holly Jolly Lite cartridge but couldn't find a one in my travels but did find twinkle toes lite!!!  I think the dancers on this cart are just adorable and I have three granddaughters that I will be using this cart for!!!  I cut this little cutie out at 4 inches and added a few snowflakes blinged up from Winter Woodland and made this very simple card!!!  I did run the background paper thru my cuddle bug with a holly embossing folder by sizzic And my girls love bling so I did add a little of that here and there!! I still have so much to do for Christmas but at least I will be home and not on the road.  This winter season will be so busy for me with Christmas birthdays and my sons wedding  the first week of March!!!  Oh to live a normal life... sigh...  wait a minute this is a normal life!!!  Thanks for looking!!!!