Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Baby Card

One of my coworkers just had a baby girl yesterday! I speak to her quite often, and wanted to let her know I wish her the very best with the new baby.

This card measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches - The outfit is cut out of DCWV paper from the Sweet Stack at 3 3/4 inches. I used a solid dk. pink cardstock to cut the hanger and flower center.

The Love background stamp is a commissioned stamp I had made from Lisa Ehmke (see links to her shop on the right side of this page!) at StampOutOnline for another project. It is inked and stamped on the background with Versamark ink. I also used a Rollagraph heart stamp wheel (Candy Hearts) I bought online with lots of great hearts for 2 rows on the front of the card, and to cover the entire inside of the card. If you look closely, you can see those adorable hearts!

The Congratulations stamp comes from the new Stampin' Up catalog - and their new clear stamp line. It is stamped with Melon Mambo to match the dk. pink on the front shadow pieces.

I also used a white and sparkle pink Glaze pens to highlight the wording.

All the edges of the cardstock inside and out as well as the hanging baby dress is inked with the Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink. It gives everything a very pretty glow.

As always, I love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment!!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cards for Soldiers "Happy Birthday" 3/19 - 4/9/2010

Do you know what 130 "inchie" cupcakes look like after they've been colored with Stampin' Up markers? Here they are!!

Here are just a few samples of the 35 cards I made this time for our Cards for Soldiers group on the Cricut Message Board. One of the members came up with a 3 sheet wonder, and I was playing around with the different variations. Gotta LOVE DCWV papers... so perfect to go with the cupcakes!

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More One-Sheet-Wonders for Mom's Stationery Box!

Good Morning!
Yes, it's really crazy-early, but I just couldn't sleep, and was here on the computer, so I thought I'd post some of the pictures I've been too busy lately to get on the blog.

This is the last set of the OSW cards I made with my Mom while she was here.

This set comes from the few days they were here on their way back from their month-long Arizona trip.

Please enjoy! There are LOTS of pictures!!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pictures of My Cricut Room!

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This is a very picture - heavy post. I finally had my Cricut room clean enough that I felt comfortable enough to take pictures. You'll see some of my "chaos" that I've finally admitted that I must work in... but this is better now that I have an entire room.

When we bought this house, the room presented itself as a PERFECT space! It was already painted yellow, and the window placement is perfect so I have enough wall space for all my necessary "stuff".
When you enter, you come through the door just to the right of this pic. This is the east wall that holds my 8 ft. table, my Bygel rods (thanks to my friend Antonio. THANKS, my dear!!), the bird clock from my parents, and my Christmas present from my husband.. the Sony TV and DVD upconverter. Can you see the Pride and Prejudice DVD with Colin Firth? I watch it every weekend! (LOL)

Here are close-ups of some of my current projects and storage.
I've always got some Cards for Soldiers in progress, and something going
for my Lime Light Design Team of which I've been a member for 2 years.

Some close-ups of my punch storage. The Stampin Up punches have their own (mostly) permanent spots, but I rotate the Martha Stewart punches based on holidays and mood. :)

Here on the north wall you can see my Williams Sonoma shelving. I originally bought it for the kitchen in the house we were renting - but here I have an AWESOME kitchen, and love having these shelves in my cricut room. In them are stored TONS of stuff.

Stampin Up Stamps, Wheels, adhesive refills, Spellbinders, rubber stamps from lots of companies, paper stacks, baskets of cut pieces for future use, watercolor crayons, and embossing powders.

Here's a close-up of a CD holder. I am using old CD cases with a piece of magnetic strip stuck to the inside, and my Nestabilities and Shapeabilities are all organized to be found very easily!

Continuing on the North/West walls, is my old computer desk. This desk has made 4 moves with me over the past 8 years. The movers always say it can't be salvaged, but with their knowledge, my husband's banging, and my Dad's expertise, it always seems to work!!

This desk holds all of my Cricut Carts, Booklets, Overlays, and My Cricut! I've also got my Stickles box, SU color caddy, and current projects.

A view under the desk on the wall-side. I didn't know Sandy was there.. silly kitty! Here's where I keep my old stickles storage, my Blue Cuttlebug, Scor-Pal and extra tote with goodies.

Here's a close-up of my work space. The purple folder is for a MASSIVE project I'm working on now for my beloved nephew's wedding coming up soon.

On the child's play table my grandfather made when my sister and I were little is my cardstock storage. I got this wire rack when our LSS was closing. I was VERY happy!!!!

Here's the view of the room from the door. Sandy "Panda" wanted his picture taken, so I just had to show him off again. What a cute kitty!!

View of my desk from the door.

This is the south wall showing the closet door (with even MORE stuff). It's a great storage closet with a wall of shelves I'm using for longer term storage. The bookcase holds cards I've made with my stamp club, former projects, books and magazines. It's a good catch-all spot.

I hope you've enjoyed the tour of my Cricut Room!

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