Sunday, December 27, 2009

Layout tutorial

I am planning to attend a Swarm January 16th in Norman Oklahoma. The last one that Linda and I went to I didn't get a thing done! I was just sitting and looking at my stuff and wondering where to start. I was also really nosy on what others were doing, which kept me from working on my pile of "crap" on the table. This time I am determined to get something done! I have prepared a total of 3 two page layout kits and 4 one page layout kits to work on. I am hoping to get some more done before the Swarm so I have plenty to work on.

I made a short little video tutorial on how I put my kits together in case anyone is wondering how I do it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Just wanting to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!

We are snowed in here in Ada, Oklahoma *okie still can't believe she was able to type that*. Not that we have that much snow but in Oklahoma anything over a few inches shuts the state down. There are places with lots of snow in Oklahoma right now. I hope everyone is safe and sound and staying warm.

Here are some pictures I took this evening. For once I will have a white Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sour Cream Containers.....Video Tutorial

I finally got on the stick and made the video tutorial for the sour cream containers. They are super simple and fast to make. I am trying to get the hang of making videos and having problems staying within the area so you have to forgive the chopped off top parts of the video LOL.

Here is the video tutorial....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sour Cream Containers.......HOW EASY!

I decided to make these for the kids at the school where I work of the morning time. I have been wanting to try some of these ever since my friend Amy aka Scraparazzi posted some she made on the Cricut message board.

I can't believe how easy they were to make! I made about 40 in about two hours...of course Gibbs *okie wonders if people will know she means NCIS* kept interrupting me. And man oh man...who doesn't want to be interrupted by Gibbs! *okie drifts on in a dream land and smiles slightly*

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Painting on Acetate

I posted a card sometime ago where I had stamped and painted on acetate. Today someone on the Cricut MB asked what to do with acetate and I posted pictures of the card. I then thought it might make a good video tutorial.

Here are some close ups of the cards I did in the video. I know pictures are easier to see sometimes than videos. Click on the pictures if you want to see the details better.

Sorry the video is a little blurry. Not sure why that happened.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snowflake card Video

I decided to try some different papers with the Cuttlebug Ice Crystal cut and emboss set. My friend Karen liked the bronze Mica with the opal snowflake, but I thought I would try a pink snowflake since there was some shades of ink in the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper.

I took a picture so you can see the detail better. Sometimes the detail doesn't show up on video too well. You can click the picture to make it bigger if you want to see it more close up.

I really think this one turned out nice. It will be one that I will be sending to Karen! LOL *okie hopes Karen doesn't read this post*

Here is the video.

Coloring with Cat Eye Inks

I had a few requests to do a tutorial on how to color with the Cat Eye Inks after I posted my Christmas cards of the Lace Tree Cuttlebug folder earlier in the week. It is very simple to do and can really jazz things up!

I believe in Santa Claus.....

And I got the pictures to prove it! There is something about the spirit of Santa Claus that just brings the warm fuzzies to me. I know Christmas is about the birth of Christ but I also believe that Santa Claus helps bring the spirit of giving to others. I can't imagine anyone not loving Santa!

I started collecting Santa's a few years back. My friends think I have enough Santa Claus's. I think they are just jealous because they don't have any! LOL

Here are some pictures of my living room decorated.

Snowflake Card

I used the Cuttlebug cut and emboss Snowflake set for these cards. They were super simple and fast to make! This was another one where I was showing my friend Karen how something worked, the snowflake, and she made me make a card. But I am glad she did since I made a few of them because they were so simple.

I cut my mat at 4x5.25 inches and embossed using the Cuttlebug Joy & Cheer folder and then cut a 3x3 inch mat for the snowflake. The one on the left has some simple small silver brads and the one on the right has a rhinestone brad. I did used opal Mica cardstock for the snowflakes.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Look what I scored!!

The sewing store here in town is closing down due to the new owner doubling the rent. I stopped in to see what she had and I saw this pegboard spinner and asked her if she or her husband made it thinking I could make one. She asked me if I needed it and told me to name my price. I told her I had no idea how much and she said "just give me a price". When I didn't give her one she said "how about 3 dollars". I was thrilled!!!

It has the pegboard on all four sides and spins. It does catch on one corner but my friend said he would sand that down for me. The lady even threw in a ton of hooks!!

I think I will really like this because I won't have to dig through drawers to find my things. I do need to organize a bit better but for now it will do.

Lace Christmas Tree

I am so lovin this folder!! A wonderful Cricut MB member sent it to me when I was unable to find it here *okie smiles and knows that person knows who they are*. There really are a lot of ways you can embellish this lovely tree! I made several versions to see what I liked. Of course the one I liked the most was the most work and there won't be many of those made *okie cracks up laughin*.

I used Cat Eye chalk inks to color the ones that are colored. The one on the left has Stickles added to some of the areas. I did cut the tree and then pop dot it for dimension. The one on the right also has been colored with Cat Eye chalk ink. I added some Stampedous holograpic stickers to a few areas for some bling. The middle card is an A6 size. I wanted to mat the tree with more printed paper showing so I went with the larger card. I think the dark colors contrast the tree nicely. I added some holly Stickles to the circles on the tree since it looked a little too plain on there.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Easy Christmas Wreath

This card was so simple to make! I used the Cuttlebug cut and emboss wreath that came out last year. I was actually showing my friend Karen how it worked and she made me make a card. I only made one but I am going to be making a few more of these!

The stamp is from Stampin Up. The mat is mica cardstock. I added a few stickles to the berries and ribbon on the wreath. The brads are some that I flocked *okie remembers she needs to flock some more since her stash is getting a little low*. I did pop dot the wreath for some dimension.

I think next time I might use the Script Cuttlebug folder on the mat. OH OH OH! And I just thought also...I could use my Stampin Up tag punch and a Christmas sentiment on the tag to "hang" from the bow on the ribbon! *okie thinks she needs to head to her scrap table right now!*

Stay tuned for more cards! LOL

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Merry Christmas Cardinal

My BFF Karen *okie knows she has mentioned Karen several times before* was here for my Christmas party. After all the guests were gone and we got things settled down around the house she wanted to make her grandmother a nice Christmas card. She said her grandmother loves cardinals and I immediately thought of the one on the Winter Woodland cart. We came up with the MERRY CHRISTMAS CARDINAL A2 card. Karen thinks her grandmother will really love the card. We used Winter Woodland for the cardinal and branch and the Merry Christmas is from Wild Cards. You can change the sentiment to whatever you like. The cut file is set to cut 4 at a time.

I used the snowflakes Cuttlebug folder on the mat and then spritzed with pearl Glimmer Mist. The cardinal is with Mica cardstock, the branch is Prism and the Merry Christmas is with silver DCWV metallic. I also added some frosted stickles on the branch, leaves and top of the pine cone.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Altered Dollar Tree Dome Tins

This size tin holds at least 10 heavy embellished A2 cards. They don't lay completely flat but they will fit *okie grins and nods*. I know some people did get these tins and once again...why cut by hand with what can be cut with the Cricut!

I have the file for the baby bug DOME TIN GEO and for the Expression DOME TIN PS. I don't have a video or picture tutorial for these since I am rushing around getting ready for my Christmas party this weekend *okie feels a sense of panic come over her* and I am running out of time!!

But I do have some pictures. The tins were painted with a cheap flat white spray paint and then I used Cat Eye Chalk inks to do the edges. I used dark brown on some and then olive pastel on others. Of course you can use what ever suits your fancy...just thought I would let ya know what I used. I didn't decorate them very much due to time constraints and needing to get them wrapped.

I used K & Company paper packs for all 4 of the tins. I don't remember the names off hand but I LOVE THEM! Maybe not as much as Basic Grey...but pretty close. All the sentiments on the tins are punch outs from the packs.

Here are some that are a little more bright in color. I took a picture of one of them showing the bottom since I do have cuts for the bottom also. Not sure why I thought it had to be covered since it likely won't even be seen....but the cut is there none the less.

Here you can see how the cards fit in the tins. I hope my guests like them! My cohost this year is my friend Andrea and she picked out cards for the sets. She said she couldn't decided on which cards because she liked them all. She didn't seem upset about not being able to win a prize of these, but then again why would she be when she can go through my card stash anytime she wants! HA HA HA....but seriously.........SHE DOES!

Don't forget to click the pictures if you want to see more detail. I hope you guys can use the files!