Thursday, December 22, 2011

January Cards

Hey everyone - here are a few of the cards for the January card class.

This one is from Elegant Edges. The hearts are from Doodlecharms.

This one is from Phrases.

This one is from Graphically Speaking.

I'll have two more cards for you after New Years.

Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

It is hard to believe that December is here already! Sorry for the delay in getting these cards posted, I just finished them last night.

I decide to go with a winter theme this month.  

First up a nice warm cup of hot chocolate using the Joys of the Season cartridge. 

Next a pretty blue flower, also from the Joys of the Season cartridge and Elegant Edges.

Then we have a pretty party dress from the Nifty Fifties cartridge.

A jolly snowman from Very Merry Tags. I attached the tag with a piece of string so that it could be removed if you'd like.

And finally some cold snow flakes which are much better than the real ones! There is also a little, ok a lot, of bling on this one too.  The snowflakes are from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

Class dates are: Friday, December 2 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm; Thursday, December 8 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm and Friday, December 16 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Hope to see you in one of the classes.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Cards

I woke up at 5:30 the other morning with some ideas for Christmas cards. So this is what I made.

I used the new Tim Holtz Christmas background stamp from the Seasons Silhouette set. Isn't that background stamp cool? I also used the holly leaves and tree from the same set. The music stamp is from the Mini Holidays 2 set from Tim Holtz. I'm having fun playing with all of these fun stamps and inks.

The pattern paper is from the Making Memories Mistletoe line and the BoBunny Father Christmas Collection.

I'm also really liking the great pictures from my new iPhone.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

The Second Six

Hi All - Here are the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas Banners. Hope to see you in a class!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The First Six

First up, I must apologize for the pictures, they didn't turn out very well. I'll try to get some better ones tomorrow.

Anyway, here is the first half of the project for the November Cricut Classes at Craft Fancy. This month we are making a 12 Days of Christmas Banner.

The flags and tops are from Straight from the Nest and the 12 Days of Christmas are from the Joys of the Season Cartridge. It is kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but the flags are embossed and distressed. I think this is going to be a great project. 

I know it looks like lots of cutting, but all you will have to cut out are the items on the ovals. I'll cut out all the flags, ovals and words/numbers. 

Class dates are Friday, November 4; Friday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 22. Hope to see you in class.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Card

Our friend Jen got married a couple of weeks ago. This is the card I made to go with the wedding gift. I thought the bride and groom were so cute. I used the Simply Charmed cartridge.

Jen and Alex were married at Cuneo Museum. Isn't it a beautiful place to have a wedding? It was a beautiful sunny day and gardens are beautiful. It was also used in the movie My Best Friend's Wedding.

We had a little photo booth fun at the reception. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Cricut Classes

Hey everyone - it is almost time for the October Cricut classes at Craft Fancy. I wasn't sure what kind of cards I was going to do this month until I sat down and started playing around with the papers I picked out. I love the fall colors don't you? 

So here is what we will be making this month.

First up, a Thanksgiving card. This pilgrim hat is from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.

Next up is a pretty fall card. This one uses the DoodleCharms, Mickey Font, Everyday Pop Up Cards and Elegant Edges cartridges. I got the idea for this one from the Cricut Holidays Magazine. 

This fall wreath is from the DoodleCharms cartridge.

This card uses DoodleCharms again (I love the oak leaf on this cartridge) and Elegant Edges cartridges.

The final card also uses DoodleCharms and Elegant Edges.

Hope to see you in one of the classes. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Cricut Classes

It's that time again - August Cricut Classes at Craft Fancy are almost here.

Join me on:
 Friday, August 5 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Friday, August 19 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, August 23 
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
5:30 - 7:30 pm

This month, to simplify things a a bit, each card is cut from one cartridge. Well, there is one exception, but I think using two cartridges for this card was worth it!

Our first card is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridge. Cute flower box don't you think?

Next is a Thank You card from the new Phrases cartridge. I have an extra cartridge to give away to someone in the classes this month, so make sure you join us for a chance to win.

This cute little doll is from the Paisley cartridge.

This Get Well card is from Kate's ABC's. The background shape from the Elegant Edges cartridge.

Finally, we have a Birthday card for the man in your life. (Actually when we cut this one out, you will have enough stars to make 3 cards.) This one is from the Create a Critter cartridge.


As I mentioned before, I have a Phrases cartridge to give away this month. I also have a Mickey and Friends cartridge to give away too. So join me in one of the classes this month for a chance to win one of these cartridges.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Card Camp Week 3

Hey everybody it's week 3 of the Summer Card Camp. This week we are working with these colors. A nice neutral palette, with a pop of red. 

Here is what I've created so far. A cute little airplane and clouds from the Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage set. The clock background stamp is from Hero Arts. Isn't it great? I typed the saying on the computer, stamped the clouds around them and cut them out. I'm not sure where the ribbon is from. The paper is Bazzill and from JoAnn's. The graph paper is from Basic Grey.

The next card is a pretty butterfly from Hero Arts. I stamped it with a VersaMark stamp pad and embossed it with white Zing powder from American Crafts. I used the finger inking technique from Jennifer McGuire's video using the fired brick and vintage photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads. The brown and red shapes were cut from the Elegant Shapes Cricut cartridge. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The background paper is from Basic Grey and I also used Bazzill cardstock. Oh and the pearls are from Hero Arts too.

Wonder how many more cards I can make this week?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

June Socks - Flutter

The Skacel 20 Years of Trekking contest is over (or will be on July 15). It was lots of fun. I learned some new toe and heel construction and knit some interesting patterns.

I think the June pattern is one of my favorites. There are sweet little butterflies fluttering all over them. I made these for my sister, but I think I am going to make a full sized pair for myself. 

I have lots of projects on needles, so I hope to finish some of them before the summer is over. Right now I'm working on a Central Park Hoodie in a cream color. After that, there are several pairs of socks and a scarf that need finishing. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week Two

Wow, week two of the Summer Card Camp is over. I didn't get as many cards made this week. In fact, I only got one finished. I am going to try to get a couple more finished today if possible.

This week the color palette reminds me of melons; watermelon and cantaloupe.  So did I use either of those in my card? No. My card is one of the Hero Arts Peeking Posies stamps. I colored it with colored pencils. I like the way it turned out.

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Peeking Posies Stamp
Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp
Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen stamp pad
October Afternoon paper
Bazzill Paper
Mark Richards gems

Hopefully I'll get more cards made next week.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day Four

It's me again. I bet you are all shocked, since I have never posted this often :-)

On day four of Card Camp, Kristina Werner taught us all about balance. She has some really great card sketches and I'm going to try the others later. The sketch I picked was radial balance. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to do. The doily card and circle sentiment are from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The paper is from Bazzill and Basic Grey. The flowers and ribbon are some that I've had in my stash for quite awhile. The brad is from Making Memories.

See you tomorrow with another card.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Card

Hi - it is day three of the Summer Card Camp. Today several guest designers showed off their wonderful cards using the color palette for this week.

Here is my card. I thought I would keep it simple. 

See you tomorrow with another card.

Papers: Bella Boulevard (orange) and unknown (blues), Bazzill
Ribbon: Target Dollar Spot
Button: JoAnn's 
Bakers Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Punches: EK Success

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011 Day Two

It is day 2 of the Summer Card Camp. Today's class was a window card based on a video from Jennifer McGuire. She showed us lots of new techniques to create our cards.

After a slow start, I think my recycling bag is full of my rejected ideas, I came up with this card. Jennifer's card had a large stamped flower that she colored with markers. Well, I have small flower stamps and my markers didn't work very well (I guess I need some new ones).  So I had to come up with another idea.

Here is what I did: I stamped my little flowers with a VersaMark Watermark stamp pad and then embossed them with Zing embossing powder. I hung them inside the window with thread and then backed them with a piece of transparency so they wouldn't flip around. I drew dots around the window with my Signo pen and added some bakers twine to the sentiment. 

The papers are from Basic Grey and Bazzill. The stamps are from Lawn Fawn.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow's class will bring.

July Cricut Class

In the better late than never category... here are the cards for the July Cricut Classes at Craft Fancy.

I decided to go with a summery theme this month. Hopefully we will be getting some summer weather soon!

First up is a bowl of strawberries from the Simply Charmed cartridge. Don't they look good enough to eat? Other cartridges used on this card are Lacy Labels and Plantin Schoolbook.

This beautiful bird is from the Florals Embellished card. All of the images on this cartridge have multiple layers and are so pretty.  The green background was cut using Lacy Labels.

How about a trip to the beach? Our beachy scene is made with the Summer Fun, Simply Charmed and Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridges.

Next up we have some colorful butterflies. While I like all the layers on the other cards, sometimes a simple, colorful card is just the thing for a Thank You card.

Craft Fancy is celebrating Christmas in July, so this last card is a holiday one. The cute little birdhouse is from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

Hope to see you in one of the classes in July!

Edited to Add:

I forgot to tell you about a give away I'm having for my students in July and August.  I have an extra Mickey and Friends cartridge and would like to give it to one of my student. So if you are in one of my classes in July and August, you have a chance to win this cartridge.  Good luck!