Friday, October 22, 2010

Just a couple notes!

The first note today is a little warning.  Never, Ever, Never re-ink your ink pads when you are frustrated because they are so dry!  What may happen is that you decide to really make sure they are inked up and you end up with a big ol' mess! 
I ended up with black ink clear up to my elbows!!  and I am still wiping it off the sides of my ink pad - BUT my pad is now nice and juicy just like I like it.  I wait too long between re-inkings.  Should you be checking your ink pads?  Don't forget that we offer re-inkers for all of out CTMH pads!

 I am so proud of this page! I have been playing with my DSIL's gypsy for about a week now and this is my very first shadowed cut, done on the same mat at one time.  Does that make sense?
 This is what the finished page looks like.  Using up some really old CTMH paper.  Lime green and moonstruck blue.  WOW!  Eye popping combination. 
It may be hard to see, but here is the mat after I did both cuts.  I love that I can do it all at once with the gypsy and the cricut together.  I plan on doing a lot more playing before Christmas gets here.  Maybe I'll even get a Gypsy of my own! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ssshhhhh! Don't tell

  OK, I have to share the fun project I did at the retreat this weekend.  I have wanted to do one of these books forever, but they scared the crud out of me.  They are so chunky and have so many layers of creativity.  Well, I just didn't know if I was up to the task.  But, I have been watching some very creative artists make these on another blog for months and .....  well, it was time to jump in. 

I spent all day Saturday working on this one album, but this weekend wasn't about getting things done, like last year, it was about tapping into that creative person I know lives inside me. 

This album is for the couple that I am making the invitations for.  It matches their wedding colors and is very feminine and blingy like the bride.  I know that the groom loves the scrapbooking I do, because he is all over in my son's albums and is very tickled with that thought. I know that they will love this forever and I can't wait to get pictures in it after the wedding.

Front Cover

The "book" on the left page opens up for 5 pictures inside.

A picture or pictures can be tucked under the flourish on the right page.

All the tags are glimmer misted.  This stuff is great!

Another book that opens up to hold 5 pictures.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Busy Life!

Well, this  how I have been spending all my free time this week.  My son's good friend is getting married next month and I have been asked to make the invitations.  100!  and I need to have them done by Wed. so the lovely bride can get them in the mail.  I am about 1/2 way through, and I will be so glad when they are done!

In the meantime, I thought I would start showing you some of the layouts that I did that earned ribbons at the fair.  This one is of my oldest son and his friends at the pool hall!  I had a really hard time coming up with a page for 'sports' since my boys are older and don't play ball any more.

A red ribbon.  I can't complain about that.  Maybe you can enter a layout in your states fair next year.  What sports layout do you have?  Won't you share with me?

Monday, October 4, 2010

FREE card class full in Rapid City

This card class, scheduled for October 24th is full, but I am hoping to do another one in November.  If you would be interested in joining the fun, just give me a call or post a comment on this blog and we will get all the information to you! 

I've been busy ....really!

This is my excuse and I am sticking to it - literally!  My son's very good friends are getting married and I have been asked to make the wedding invitations.  I said yes before I knew how soon the wedding was.  I also chose the cards to CASE before I knew how many I was going to be making.  So, I am in the middle of making 100 wedding invitations in 2 weeks.  What was I thinking?  What am I ever thinking when it comes to my kids and their friends that I adore? 
These that you see above are the cumulative work of 3 days of cricut cutting, gluing, cuttle-bugging and planning.  I hope they all continue to go together as well as these last steps have gone.  Now to get the rest of the parts and pieces cut and glued and print out the actual invitation. 

Oh, there was the one moment of deciding on a black tie or a white tie, once good old Martha came through for me and provided a bow punch after 5 days of looking and begging.  Ha!  Gotta love Martha!