Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WOYWW - Beads Ahoy :D

My desk is covered with beads. I've lost my mind and entered a "anything creative and beady" swap and it's all hush hush only I'm still in the experimental stages. My lovely oldest younger sister (I'm the oldest of four) sent me the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and lots of co-ordinating stamps. I've already put it to good use but had to send them off before I could take pictures.

I've been puttering through paperwork deciding which to keep and which will be turned into cat litter. I found a "recipe" for turning shredded newspaper (I'm guessing old paper work will do as well) into cat litter on Pinterest that's on my list of things to try this week. Oh and I'm now addicted to Korean Dramas only since I speak no Korean at all I can't even doodle while I'm watching.

So if you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, take a picture of your workspace and share :D.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


 I've been mostly working on a box and card set (the muslin of it is in the right hand side). The beads in the upper left are for a swap I'm working on.(Forgot to say my Gypsy (portable design device for the Cricut) is not upside down because I'm a leftie. The OCD part of me blocks out the upside down label on the sleeve in person lol).

 I added some flowers to the face of the clock. Am I the only one who has trouble finishing a project even months later?

 My Dancing Umbrella Man card. Made with two cuts the legs swing from side to side. The sentiment says Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain. The judge said she loved the the moveable legs.

 My two skeins of novelty yarn.

A close up of all the slubby bits, basically winding the purple/pink/orange strand a few times in a spot every 3 to eight inches.

If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, then head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, snap a picture of your workdesk and join in the fun :D.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pun Card Set

 A set of six cards for a thank you gift (two of each sort shown). I'm quite impressed that the black strips of cardstock all lined up as I put them all on separately lol. I'm thinking of making more of this sort just to have on hand when a little something is needed.

Vintage Cream Papertrey Ink cardstock
Black cardstock from stash
Stampin' Up "Puns from the Past"
Graphic 45 patterned paper Fashionista "Tres Chic".
Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
EK Success punches (1.75" circle and 2" scallop)
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thanks Ewes Variation No. 2

Sometimes I have to make variations of things I've made before. This time I used a mash up of Papertrey Ink's My Punny Valentine and various Cricut cuts.

But what was realllllly fun about making this card was making it so the feet move side to side. 

The sheep faces and feet are from Papertrey Ink's My Punny Valentine stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select Ink (with Black Soot Distress Ink) and fussy cut, except when I was cutting the legs I left enough paper at the top to punch a tiny hole. I looped the wire through the leg hole and then stuck the straight end into a very thick piece of dimensional foam.

For the Cricut parts, the "Thanks" was a two-part process. One layer of the Gypsy used for the "Thanks" to be drawn with Cricut Markers using Street Sign Solutions, colored in with regular markers. The word bubble is a rounded rectangle from Gypsy Wanderings and altered pennants from Pretty Pennants welded on the Gypsy on a second layer. The flock body is made from a cloud on Create-A-Critter.

The background is a 4.5" x 5.5" PTI's Kraft cardstock embossed with Darice's Wood Grain embossing folder. The card base is an A2 made from PTI's Vintage Cream.