Monday, May 21, 2012

A little something for a Friend..

Hi all! I am back tonight to share a little something that I made for a good friend. Sorry my pictures aren't that great.. I was in a rush to take them before I seen her today.
 Her father passed away a couple of days ago and since I was there my self about 7 years ago, I really wanted to make her something that she could look at when ever she wanted to. She posted this Great pic of herself with both her parents and I just Knew that I had to use it!

First things first! 
The card I made from the Dotty for You paper pack. The bird is a stamp from the Blessed set. I first inked it in white and then thought I would emboss in silver to really make it shimmer (there is also a long stemmed flower with heart leafs that I've stamped in Grey Flannel on the left just to give it a little something extra.) I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the card and the layer (You can see that at the card fold the paper doesn't match..I put little flower stamps there but it still just isn't right..) and the pile of hearts starting at 1" down to 1/4". On the inside I wrote a little something about her fathers soul taking flight and on the other side a comment "sending piles of love"..

Now the layout! 
I know it looks pretty busy, I used almost half of the Dotty for You patterns, I think.. I was worried about that but I really wanted to put off bright colors and even sort of make it fun.. I have never made a condolences card before and certainly not a layout! But she is a dear friend and I really hope that it helps her through this very hard time.
I made a pretty flowery border from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut flowers from one of the Dotty papers but left the cluster in the lower right corner. At the top is a stamp "The Love of Family is the Greatest Blessing" from the Family Love set.

I hope you enjoyed your visit! You can check out more information on my site or you can drop me a line! =)

Thanks for droppin by and Happy Scrappin! 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Card for my Sister! =)

Hi again all! I am back with another card that I made! 
We spent the day with my sister and her family and I thought, since she is a mom too, I would surprise her! 
So the top picture is the front of the card. Thank you again to Gloria Rogers from for teaching me how to make the beautiful flower that is once again dominating the cover of this card.
I am really proud of this card. Like the last post this is a little different.. I feel like I filled the space in a good way and not too much. and it has a lot of interest..At least I am interested in it. haha
Most everything shown is cut from the Cricut, Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. (The only thing that isn't is the envelope. I just think it was so bright and cheery! ) I used Dotty for You paper pack.
I used Hollyhock on this flower as well. The edges of the card are inked with Pansy Purple because I thought it would really make it pop! You can be the judge of that! I used Pansy Purple, Hollyhock, Lagoon and sunshine yellow and my sponge to color up my butterflies. I used pink polka dot  Dotty for You paper in the cutouts to give it a different background,  I stamped "fluttering by to say" along the bottom from the "A Tree" set in Pansy Purple ink and the pretty vine of hearts from "Card Chatter-Love" set, in Blush ink.
The inside of the card is stamped "I love You" from the "Card Chatter -Love" in Blush and the saying is from the "Heartfelt Treasures" in Pansy Purple.

I hope you all enjoy! And comments are appreciated!
If you like the look of my art works here you should totally check out my site!
I am NOT very creative, These products really do bring that out!

Check back soon! I'm going to get some of my Favorite Studio J projects on line for you all to see how amazing that program is! 
Thanks for checkin me out!
Happy Scrappin!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mothers Day card!

Hi Everyone! 
Boy have I been busy lately! With teacher appreciation day and now Mothers day I'm posting all over the place! but not nearly as much as I want to!

First of all, I HAVE to THANK Gloria Rogers from for her YouTube video showing how to make and perfectly shade the beautiful flower that you see in the lower right corner! You can watch Her YouTube video here.  So you probably notice a bit of a trend on my blog thus far.. I admit, I like to get comfy with something before I can think "outside the box" I am pretty new to all of this but I LOVE working with the products to learn how to use them! It is a bit daunting.. I tried to do something a bit different and I ran into Gloria Rogers video and HAD to try it! I was amazed that even the First flower that I made turned out beautifully! ..and I was getting worried there for a minute, too! These flowers are surprisingly easy! 
So, ANYWAY.. I made this card using the Close to my Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the card, background, MOM lettering, and the flowers! The flowers were cut at about 3", 2.5",1.75" I used Hollyhock ink and my trusty sponge, then I centered it with a bigger gem (The biggest I had..I plan on fixing THAT! ) 
I used Lucy paper for my border (If your not familiar with our paper packs or Workshops' on the Go you should check this out!), on top of Grey Dotty for You polka dot paper ( Of course all products are Close to my Heart unless mentioned.) MOM is cut at 2" from the grey Dotty polka dot paper as well, except that I lightly inked the letters to give them a pink tint :)
I decided that a little something extra would look nice and I really like the scroll look of this one on the bottom left from the set called "The Best Things" in Blush ink, so it wasn't quite as bright =). Then to bring out the bright colors I decided to edge the card with a Hollyhock ink pad and sponge. On the inside I used the above mentioned stamp set and inked the phrase "The Best things in Life aren't Things"..
I just love this flower and I plan on finding more ways to use it in the future! Thank you again Gloria Rogers! 
Check back soon for another post.. It is ALmost ready!! =)
Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dotty Envelope

Hi again!!
So I decided to go ahead and show you the really cute Dotty envelope that I made using my Tags Bags and Boxes 2 cartridge. There are all sorts of different boxes and things and I ran across the best one for the cards that I've made for our teachers! It doesn't squish my butterflies, either! =)
 That's all for tonight..I think.. =)

Happy Scrappin!

2nd Teacher Appreciation Card

Hi Everyone! I have been very happy to be able to make time this weekend to get some scrappin done!
My wonderful sister came over today and we started a mini-album that will eventually make it's way here but it is a long way from that!

Today I am posting the Teacher Appreciation Card that I made for me 4 year old's teacher. After he insisted.. lol

I used the same flower card cut from the Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridge that I used for my card from the other day. This time however I used the Pink and Yellow polka dot from the Dotty for You paper packet. I used the 4mm Sparkles in the circles around and used Hollyhock ink and dauber around very outside edge. The butterflies this time are hand cut out of the  butterfly paper from the Dotty for you Paperpack.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flower Butterfly Card made with Dotty for You!

Hey everyone! It took me a bit longer then I'd hoped to get down to business but I got this card done tonight!
Teacher Appreciation is next week and now that I have discovered my passion for paper crafting I decided to make a card for my 2nd graders awesome teacher!

     I made this card from Dotty for You!  Orange back and yellow polka dot for the overlay (by Close to my Heart, of course!)  I used different papers out of the Dotty for You paper packet for the butterflies. I used 4mm Sparkles in the center of the butterflies and in the circles around the outer edge. I also used the Goldrush  ink pad and a dabber on the very edges.
Did I mention that I Cut the card, the flower shadow and flower overlay at 5.5" AND the butterflies at 1" from my Art Philosophy cartridge by Cricut & Close to my Heart!?
I have so much fun using my Cricut that it hardly seems like work to make something for someone else.. In fact..If I'm completely honest..I like to show it off a little bit.. =)

The Dotty for You paper packet, created specifically for National Scrapbooking Month in May, includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert. It has a retail value of $19.95 but can be yours for just $5 when you purchase $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. You can also get one free when you host a qualifying Gathering or sign up as a new Consultant!

If you would like more details on the Dotty for you paper pack you can click the link directly above, see my website or contact me!

Happy Scrappin!!