Saturday, October 23, 2010

November Cards

Here are the cards for the November Cricut classes at Craft Fancy.

I wanted to try some shaped cards this time. I think they look really cool.

The cartridges I used this time are: Accent Essentials, Create A Critter, Stretch Your Imagination, Winter Frolic and Winter Woodland.

I will also be teaching a class called Itty Bitty Treasures. It is a small box and six mini cards. The class is open to everyone, no Cricut needed. I'll post pictures of the box and cards next week.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


A flowery post for today. 

Here is the newest Vintage Groove necklace in my collection. I love the velvet flowers. You can't really tell from this picture, but there is a little bird charm above the tear drop charm. I've had lots of comments on this piece. 

Today's card is a lovely poinsettia. I've been wanting to try shaped cards for a while now. It was really easy to do. I cut out two shapes with my Cricut and hinged them together with a folded strip of paper so that you could open it enough to write a message inside. The polka dot paper is pleated, which is something I've been seeing on a lot of cards and scrapbook pages. 

Saturday, October 9, 2010


No card today because I haven't been home. I do have a lovely picture to share. It was taken from the terrace on the 16th floor of the Trump Tower.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Card of the Day

Today's card is a remake of the ornament card for this months Cricut classes at Craft Fancy.

We had a lot of trouble cutting out the ornament in class today so I came up with this sparkly snowman.

Cute and much less frustrating to cut out.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just Chillin'

Card A Day - Day One

I was thinking the other day that the only cards I have been making lately have been for my Cricut classes. I decided that I needed to do something about that, especially since my stash of cards is getting kind of low. So I'm going to try to make (and post) a card a day. They won't all be made with the Cricut machine, although I have some new cartridges that I want to explore. I'm hoping to use up some of my many embellishments I have laying around and the pretty papers that I keep collecting.

The first card is one that I've wanted to make ever since I got the Create a Critter cartridge. I think this penguin is so cute. Melissa just got this great border punch and I thought it went perfectly with this little guy, kind of like a stack of snowballs.

I used some bling for the dots of the i's and put some stickles on the word "chillin'" so it would sparkle. The paper is all from Bazzill.

I just bought the Winter Frolic cartridge today, so tomorrow's card will be something from that cartridge.

If you are taking my classes and would like to make any of these cards in class, just leave a note in the comment section and I'll work them into one of the upcoming classes.

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My New Favorite Thing

Ok so this post isn't about card making or knitting. It is about my newest favorite thing - jewelry making.

I've been making necklaces and earrings using beads off and on for years, but recently I started seeing these cool pieces on Facebook and the Making Memories website (they make these in addition to wonderful scrapbooking supplies), but I couldn't find them in a store near me. So I ended up ordering these two kits online. 

This one is my favorite, I wear it a lot!

Then when Melissa and I went to CHA this summer, we got to make this one at the Making Memories booth. We also got to see all the pieces in the collection and loved it even more.

Don't you just love the sweet little flower?

Recently I found out that one of the local Michaels stores was going to start selling the jewelry, so yesterday we took a trip over there and I got these pieces. I can't wait to put them all together. I think the fabric flowers are my favorites. The little charms would look great as earrings or on cards too (ok so there is some card making here).