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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Labels -- category added

Hiya!  I decided to add another category to my Labels section:-  Cards


The Cards are then broken down into:


Hope this helps you, a lot better, in locating something you're looking for. J






Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card


Made this card for another dear friend’s birthday.

Inside:- 




Tools/Items:-

Glue – ATG; Zig Two-Way
Cardstock – double-sided patterned for the base; glittery for the front; blue glittery for the  butterfly
Martha Stewart Punch – Monarch Butterfly
EK Layering Punch -- Butterfly
Embossing Folder:  Darice  Happy Birthday
Corner Chomper – Scallop
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones
Brads
Pop dots

The front of the card spoke for itself w/ all its glitteryness.  J  Didn’t seem like it was necessary to add too much to it, so I just added layers of Prima’s to some of the flower designs.

I love how the embossed “Happy Birthday” is so raised up and distressed looking.  Looks like I sanded it but. . . I didn’t.  J

The front sentiment was computer-generated.

The small butterfly was created using a layering punch.  How fun.  You get three different parts of the butterfly:- 

v  Base shape
v  One w/ cutouts in just the outer wings
v  One w/ cutouts in the outer wings and inside wings

Here’s what it looks like:-

side of punch showing different layers

top of punch
When layered, you end up w/ a butterfly like this:-


Cool, eh??   J






Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bailey – my li’l star



Whilst on our walk yesterday, we came across a group of Asian tourists. Nothing unusual here, as we’re a tourist town. A few of them came over to Bailey and I thought they wanted to pet him but, instead, they started taking his picture. They couldn’t speak a stick of English but we conversed regardless, w/ me acknowledging that it was alright and they, in turn, gesturing many “thank you’s”. Bailey was in his glory, posing for different pix. He twirled around for them, as they were giggling away, snapping picture after picture. It was quite the scene. They were grinning from ear to ear, as if they had won the Lotto. Bailey literally pranced away, as if he knew that he had put a smile on their faces.  J

So now li’l Bailey is a “star” in a Continent a gazillion miles away, where his pix will be shared w/ their family and friends. He’s always been “my li’l star” but now someone else will get to enjoy him, too, at least in pix.   J





Sunday, April 15, 2012

Birthday Card for 80th birthday


Made this card for a dear friend’s mother’s 80th birthday.  She’s a real “sweetheart” and she deserved a “sweet” card.  J
Inside:- 



Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridge – Yummy
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock -- white (for the Imagine)
Patterned paper – double-sided, glued together
Corner chomper – Scallop
Pop dots
Rhinestones

The patterned paper I chose was double-sided but I didn’t like what was on the back, so I chose another double-sided patterned paper and just glued it to the first one. 

Both sentiments were computer-generated.

The “balloons” were done using the “SF Balloons” font.
80th was done using the “Boingo” font.
The sentiment inside used the  “ChocolateBox” font

There’s no candle on the cake because of the sentiment inside the card.  J




Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Wishes





Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthday Card


Made this card for a dear friend’s birthday:-

Inside:-


Tools/Items:-

Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page  – Deep Edge Double Loop
Martha Stewart Punch – Monarch Butterfly
Embossing Folders:
* Darice -- Butterfly
* Darice -- Happy Birthday
Stamp – swirl
Hand-made crocheted flower
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock -- white
Rhinestones
Bead – for centre of flower





Monday, April 2, 2012

FIL’s Birthday Card


 Inside:-

Made this card for my FIL’s 75th birthday.   Because he used to manage a tomato hydroponics company, it only seemed apropos that his card have talking tomatoes.  LOL

And, because he’s French, the little French birdie, w/ his li’l beret and spouting off “Bonjour”, was perfect as the “tattletale” about his birthday.  J

Pop-dotted the birdie's wing and beret, as well as the tomatoes.   


Tools/Items:-
Cricut Imagine
Cricut Imagine Cartridges: – see below
Glue – ATG; regular
Cardstock – green; white (for the Imagine)
Patterned paper
Corner chomper – Cloud
Pop dots

Cricut Imagine Cartridges
Kate’s Kitchen – tomatoes, bowl, and placemat
Better Together – birdie

The sentiment on the front and inside were computer-generated.




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