Sunday, August 31, 2008

Animals are loose!!

Hello........anyone here? Well if you aren't I sure understand since I haven't been posting much lately. School started two weeks again and it sure keeps me busy this time of year. Of course I am glad since my caseload is picking up and maybe I can get some money coming in!! This summer was one of my roughest I have had but now with school I am getting my caseload up and staying busy. BUT TOO BUSY TO GET MANY THINGS DONE!! Well scrappy things that is!

So this being a long holiday weekend I thought I would get some cards done! My LSS owner gave me her Animal Kingdom cart for selling some carts for her WOOHOO!! SO I have kinda gone animal crazy this weekend!

The first one I designed was the Wishing EWE A Happy Birthday. But it was the last one I cut LOL. I used MiniMonograms for the scallop, it was a circle but I smooshed it to make an oval. I used Cuttin Up for the words. I used Glossy Dimensions on the eyes and nose. Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder on the pink oval. After I was almost done with the card I thought there was too much pink and black so I threw on some ribbon and a flower that has some raspberry tones to them. The inside is just done with MSword and says "A Happy Birthday" and is done in a pink and raspberry color.

My card that seems to be the biggest hit on the Cricut MB is my "Wishing ur Ass A Happy Birthday". The idea actually came to me while I was on a marathon phone conversation with my friend Scrappinbee. We were talking about the animals and I was telling her about my Wishing EWE idea and then I asked if any carts had a donkey. She said she thought Paper Doll Dress Up did. I told her "OMG I COULD DO A WISHING UR ASS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" We laughed for 10 minutes about the idea! Well of course I had to make the card then!! The Mesa in the background is also PDDU, as is the rope. The wording is with Base Camp. The sky is a neat little trick I learned from the local stamp club lady!! Very easy to do!!

My next card is the "Have a toadly Happy Birthday". I used AK for the frog, WIMG for making the lilies *of course okie used DS to adjust what she needed*, and Printing Press for the wording. I am not too pleased with this one.....not sure what to do different but next time I will try and think of something!!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the cow on PDDU!! GrammaS from the Cricut MB made an adorable card with the cow so I had to try it!! While her card is different *and okie is able to admit MUCH MUCH better* I do like this card!! I used Stamped for the wording, flower and tag. I did widen the tag with DS to make it how I wanted. The brads are some that I embossed myself.

I made this card today. It is the Happy Birthday Ya Ol' Goat card. I am posting the inside of this card also so it makes more sense why there is a goat on the front! LOL I used AK for the goat, WIMG for the tulips, Beyond Birthdays for the words and Jasmine for the photo corners. I did the sky thing again with inks for this one. The grass is some kinda grass stuff I got at a store in Moore while I was visiting my sister. For the inside I smooshed the circle on Mini Mono again. I did the wording with MSword using the text art feature I think it is.

Okay I think that is all I have for now!! Sorry I haven't been posting much, been busy with school starting.....and still will be for another week or two at least. Hopefully after things get settled I can start posting more and adding more .cut files!! Hope you all are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Academy Awards are here!

Well okay not really. But we can pretend can't we?

AbleMujer from the MB asked if I could make an OSCAR STATUE cut file for her. She was making special birthday card for a dear friend of hers. She did a fantastic job on the card!! I love how she made the card with all the elements!! The Oscar is right at 5.5 tall. I had to do the arms seperately for them to show up other wise it looked kinda odd with just lumps sticking out his sides LOL.


Mickey Seasons Greetings

I got to playing around with DS today and thought about putting a Santa hat on Mickey's head for a Christmas card. I came up with MICKEY SEASONS GREETINGS card.

I was originally going to do a standard A2 card with the scallop circle and Mickey head and put the greeting on the inside of the card but I remembered I had some red cards that I could use. I think they are just smaller than a 5x7 card.

Cartridges used are -
Mickey Font for Mickey *like DUH okie*
Paper Doll Dress Up for the Santa hat
Beyond Birthdays for Season's Greetings
Mini Monograms for the Scallop circle

The file is made to cut 6 cards at once. Well with two mats having to be cut twice. I figured why not cut 6 if I was going to do one! The mats are labeled for easy identification LOL. The stamping is from Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes. I did go over some of the flourish with a glitter pen *honestly it looks better in person, I swear!*. I cut the ban at 1.5 inches and embossed with the snowflake cuttlebug folder.

If you are going to use the file and plan on doing a A2 card you won't be able to fit the greeting on the front since the scallop circle takes up most of it. The first mat of the file is for reference only and shows the origninal LO I was going to use, and I still might later on.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Another Christmas Card

Not too happy with this one. But I think I can do better on the next version of it. I used JOTS for the wreath and the Happy Holidays. My mat was sticky sticky and the red lettering was kinda hard to get off the mat and did tear but I was able to fix it with some glue. I used stickles for the berries and I used a glitter pen on the red lettering and doodling on the band of the card. Next time I will cut the wreath out of card stock and I think I will like it better than just paper.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Christmas cards

Well I am trying to get a jump start on my Christmas cards this year. I made this one tonight. I have several stamped and the scallops ready and the side strips done, just gotta ink and put them together.

I used a Inkadinkdoo stamp set for the sentiment. I used the snowflake cuttlebug folder for the embossing, a small snowflake stamp from the Studio G series 12 December set. I used Cat eye ink for inking the edges. Oh yeah and STICKLES! Used Stickles on the stars - diamond!


Okay I couldn't resist adding some Stickles to the cards!! NOW I LOVE THEM!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunflower card

I got caught up on my decal orders and was able to make a card tonight. I used Stamped for the tag and SYI for the sunflowers. For the stems I used some dark green grosgrain ribbon and then cut the ribbon for the leaves and burned the edges with a lighter to keep it from fraying.

I thought the card looked "OK" but was feeling it needed something else, just couldn't decide what it needed.

I posted it on the MB and then Wife2TJ said it was missing naturally I had to go get out my skittles and make some ladybugs.

AND.......WOW it sure made the card look SSOOO much better!! I drew the heads and antennae then doodled the flight pattern lines with a black marker pen, ya know the fine line Zig ones *okie loves those!* Thanks so much Wife2TJ for the suggestion!!

Friday, August 8, 2008


I have to confess....I have never played Bunco. And I really don't know what it is other than a dice game. A few months back a MB member asked me to make an invite in the shape of dice for her. I didn't know if it would line up right or not. I never heard from her after I sent her the file so I chalked it up to a crappy cut file LOL.

Well yesterday I was cruisin the MB and saw where ScrappingRT had made a Bunco centerpiece. She said she was going to use it when she had her friends over. I pm'd her and told her "give me your email address NOW! I have something to send you". Evidently she trusts me since she sent the email addy, but she did say I scared her! HA HA HA HA HA *okie can be so evil sometimes*

I sent her the cut file for the BUNCO INVITATION CARD and she cut it right away. She said she loved it!! I left the top without dots so you can put "You're Invited" or "Bunco Party" or what every you want. Also you can delete the word Bunco if you just want a dice card for something else. I can't even remember what size the card is now. But ScrappingRT did say it lined up and cut perfectly!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cricut Decal Hold Up

Sorry guys my last blade gave out on me. I think I have responded to everyone who has emailed me about the decals. I do have some blades ordered and hopefully they will be here today or tomorrow.

Once the blades get here I will send out invoices for those who have emailed me. Unless you are using a money order and I have emailed you the form to use. For some reason my WM doesn't have blades. They have mats, machines, carts, etc.......but NO BLADES!! LOL

Sorry about the delay!! Please forgive me.

Friday, August 1, 2008

WHEW been busy!!

Well I was able to get all my orders that were paid up shipped out this week. I do have 2 orders to invoice today and a few that are suppose to be coming in the mail. Thank you to all that have ordered the decals. I was concerned about not getting enough to pay for the vinyl. But you guys helped me surpass that and I was also able to get shelving for my craft room! THANK YOU SO MUCH CRICUT LOVERS!!!

Softbrn decided to have coffee yesterday and organize her scrap space and asked who wanted to join. I DID NOT want to join in on this but did and once I got in the middle of it I couldn't quit and had to get some shelving, so off to Home Depot I went!

Here is a picture of how my space looked while in the middle of reorganizing. Have you ever seen such a mess in your life? I kept trying to figure out how to put things back but nothing would go like I wanted it. I had dumped all my flowers and organized them by colors and put them in my Starbucks Frap bottles. I had my skittles in them but wanted the flowers in them instead. That is what caused the most problem. Because then I didn't know where to put my skittles!! AACCKK!! At this point right here I was about ready to just rack everything in a trashcan!! LOL

So after getting some shelving at Home Depot I was able to get things a little more organized!! Yeah I know I still need to do some serious organization but at least I can see where everything is now!! WOW I HAVE WORK SPACE AGAIN!! The lamp on the table is one that Robynstamps suggested.....AND IT IS GREAT! It can be found at Wal-Mart for $22.97! Softbrn has one also and she says she likes it better than her OTT-lite!! Oh yes the lamp is called a Sunlight Lamp, made by Lights of America I believe. It comes in a box that is kinda maroon in color, and I found it on the bottom shelf.....just a little info if you want to go look for one.

Here is a close up picture of my paper shelf. I really need to get some more paper storage though, I am running out of room!! I have all my ribbon on top of my paper shelf right now. I am going to pick up a few more of the cd crates for my ribbon in the 3 tier basket. I like the crates because they can stack and you can pull the ends out of the little holes. I have stamps in the binders and want to get matching binders eventually, and also bigger ones as the 1 inch doesn't hold much! UGH!

Here is a close up of the shelves. I debated quite awhile on the shelf size. I did end up gonig with then 9.5 inches I think it was. These are like 45 inches long I believe. I like this system because I can always adjust the shelves later if I need to without actually having to redo the whole shelves. Oh check out the cute bear sitting on the top shelf!! A MB member sent that to me! It says "I love Yokohoma" HOW CUTE IS THAT!?! He is my scrappin buddy and doesn't get hair everywhere or knock things off the table like Simon the scrap cat! I do still have enough room to move the top shelf down and add a shelf at the very top, which I might do and put my Cricut cartridges up there. I don't keep my carts in the box since I keep them in my spinner next to the Cricut. I still love that method!

Here is a pic of my flowers and buttons in their little bottles. The small mason jars were candles. I bought them for like 40 cents each I believe it was and then just took the wax out and washed the jar. I need to get 4 more so I can have an even number. I like things to be equal LOL. If you look to the bottom left of the picture you can see 2 pencil boxes I picked up at Walgreens for 50 cents a piece when they were on sale. Wish now I would have picked up a few more. They are great for putting cuts in while your in a middle of a project and don't want to leave them laying out. I have my Cuttlebug folders stored in one. In the other I have my cuts for the cricut head decals.