Friday, April 29, 2011

Drywall Completed

Yea the drywall is completed, I came home from work yesterday and Dave was putting primer on the ceiling and the walls of my craftroom. The finallity of the room is nearing the end, it should go pretty quickly now. I am so looking forward to this room being done, where I can have my little spot in the house to craft at anytime that the mood strikes me. To have everything laid out till fully completed instead of doing a part and moving it out of the way for a meal or the unexpected company arriving. I'm hoping that by Memorial Day I may be in the room, that would be a great Anniversary gift. I have been taking pictures during the whole process. I even purchased items specifically to scrap the renovating of the room. Can't wait to share it all with you.
Okay now I should get back into the mode of crafting and what I have done lately. April was a month of birthdays in our household and I shown off a few of the cards that I have done. So I have another birthday card that I made for my youngest granddaughter Isabelle.

Albert's name for Isabelle is princess, for as long as Isabelle's been here this is what he lovingly calls her, so that brought about the theme for this card. The crown and birthday girl came from the Storybook cartridge. Pink is such a girlie color that it was used in various tones throughout on the card. It was a fun card to do and make. The ribbon came from a scrapbook kit I received, used various papers in my collection of scrapbook paper.This card was submitted to the BBTB2 challenge-crown.
I hope you all have fantastic day....

Monday, April 25, 2011

My First Layered Character Card

Wow it's been awhile since I visited you all, I've been so busy. I've made a few cards and work has been in overdrive lately. Well I finally did it, my first layered character card. This card was made for the swap from a facebook page Paper Crafting with Crcut. The April swap was a character card, which I have no character cartridges, so I declined to play. But the owner of the page contacted me with an offer that she would cut it out and all I had to do was put it together and attached to a card. Easy right, wrong after I got all the pieces I tried to get it put together but it just wasn't happening for me. Found out for the newbie at this, I was missing a main part of the cut, the layer that has all the detail cuts so I can get it put together. So I borrowed the cart from a local girl and got it all put together over the weekend. Here is the finished card, let me know what you think:
So this is the Goofy cut from the Mickey and Friends cartridge. When I started this project I didn't realize there was to be the black showing through around the individual pieces. But after cutting the main cut then all the pieces came together like that. It's a cute cut and I may have to invest into this cartridge. The cardstock is just the value cardstock at the craft stores and the border came from a cut on the Minds Eye Magnolia collection. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Britney's Birthday Card


As stated in a previous post this is the other Birthday card made for the other older grand-daughter. I had a lot of fun making both cards.


The first card is the front and the 2nd card is the inside I used the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder and Indie Art cartridge for the guitar and rock, Jasmine cartridge for the word you. I brought the paper of the guitar into the inside of the card for the borders and the sentiment was cut for prestamped paper. I've got 2 more cards to go for the April birthdays, a card swap and a recipe swap to finish up for the weekend, busy, busy, busy. Have a great day all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GEO-Dies class at Scrapin w/Kat

I had an enjoyable evening learning a new tool called GEO-Die. Scrapin w/ Kat had the class tonight on these dies. I had already purchase some, but hadn't used them yet. I'm suprise how easy the concept is and after awhile you can probably get pretty fast at doing it. We made 3 cards in this class:

The top left card was used with a one pattern die, the top right card was used with a 2 pattern die and the bottom card on the right hand side of the card is a border die. I can see these coming in handy a christmas time with red and green paper. It does make a nice card that doesn't need much embellishment. Chat later.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Astasia

Tomorrow is my Granddaughter Astasia's birthday and I finished up her card last night.

Inside of the card

Front of the card

 Cartridges used for the card: The guitar and Rock was cut out of Indie Art. The YOU was cut from Jasmine cartridge. It's an A2 sizeInside the card was a cut from paper I had that had the sentiment on it. I also, cuttlebugged the red cardstock with the Happy Birthday folder.

We have 4 birthdays this month so keep an eye out for the other cards that I will be doing. I have another one similiar to this one for another grand daughter that I will put up tomorrow. Have a great day!

This card is in the Stamping Vacation: Pick 3 Challenge: Dry Emboss, Sentiment, Vanilla Cardstock. The sentiment YOU ROCK is cut out of vanilla cardstock. Dry Emboss: Happy Birthday folder.

Friday, April 1, 2011

No April's Fool Day Joke Here

Hi All,

Woke up to NO snow as they were predicting some today-fantastic we dodged the big storm that was to be the big story in our area. As a new month begins I would like to put up the last card I did for the month of March. This card was the 2nd card for a swap that I was signed up for.

I got the inspiration for this card out of the March issue of the CardMaker magazine Glimmer Mist tie-dye card. I had gotten some glimmer mist from Stampin Up and came across this article and decided to finally try it. I sprayed it on the flowers to add the color gold to it, the fuzzy brad came from SU, too. The flowers came from a scrapbooking package I got for Christmas the first year I got into scrappin from the ladies that got me started in scrappin, I'm really trying to purge out the old. The sentiment came from the Lucy Labels Cartridge and the border was a Martha Steward punch: doily lace trim a double edge punch , love the look of this punch. Also included the punch border on the inside of the card, too. Added gold rhinestones to give it some bling. I did learn that I need to cut out just one label first to see how it will work with the other colors, I think I should have went a little darker with the Thnking of You, but it's a learning process for me. So now that March is done bring on the sun, I'm ready. I've got at least 4 cards planned for this month, 1 is being done specifically for a challenge and my recipe swap. I would like to get a few layouts done this month, too. Chat later.
Have a great day and thanks for looking