Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Cards

I have some new cards to share, but unfortunately I'm only able to take credit for one of them.  If you can believe it, I just got the Wild Card cartridge this past weekend.  I got a good deal on Ebay for it and couldn't pass it up.  I can't believe I thought I could live without this cartridge, it is wonderful!!  My 9 year old daughter has been playing with it for the last couple of days and I can't even get in to play with it!!  She loves it too.  So you'll see a couple of cards that she made.  The first one I did and it's the flower card.  I had it done in just a few minutes, good thing too, as she was wanting the Expressions back so she could play some more!!
The next couple of cards is what my daughter made.  She made the phone card for me, because she apparently thinks I spend a lot of time talking on the phone!!  I have not a clue why she thinks that. LOL 

The next card she did with Create a Critter and she made that one for her Dad.  Before, I show the card to you, I should tell you a little background first!!  My dear husband has a hobby which is restoring old cars.  Mainly, it just seems like he collects parts for them, but that is another story!!  Well, this past weekend and this week, he has spent most of the time out in the garage, covered in grease and re-building an old engine.  He came in the house and I was quickly shooing him out because of the grease on him and my daughter said, Geez he looks like a "grease monkey".  Shortly, after that she went upstairs and created this card for him.  The black "dots" you see on the monkey is supposed to represent the grease and the black puddle at the bottom of the card is a grease puddle that he is swinging over.
Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a great rest of the week.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Life is a beach card

I made this card for a friend.  She loves fishes and has a huge aquarium, so I hope she likes it.  She needs a little "pick me up".  It was very simple to make and only took a few minutes.  I used Life is a beach and cut the square card out at 5 inches, I added some glitter to it, which I think you should be able to see.  Gotta love Stickles!!  Unfortunately, the color is not showing true, the base of the card is a very pretty pale orange.
I have another card that I'm in the process of making using the Tinker bell cartridge.  Hopefully, I'll get some time today to finish it, so I can get it posted.

The rest of the projects are more of the @ Home with Claudine assignments.  The first one is Reverse stamping, which didn't turn out very well for me at all.  The second one is Tinted paper, which I've done before with tea, but not with paint as in this one. The last one is Faux paste paper, which my daughter wanted me to make it look like a spider web.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Card

I used to make cards all the time, but over the past year or so I've gotten away from it.  But, I need to get back into it.  I had a friend pass away on Friday morning and I needed to make a sympathy card for her husband.  I got this idea off of the Cricut MB.  I had a really tough time with this card.  Sympathy cards are just hard for me to do anyways.
This next picture is one of our assignments in the class I'm taking at Big Picture Scrapbooking.  It's called watermark resistant stamping.  I'm anxious to try this for a background on a layout.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Now, I'm off to go clean my scrap room.!! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Classes

I hope everyone has had a great Fourth of July weekend.  We've had a super weekend and had some friends and family over yesterday for a BBQ and then in the evening we set off some fireworks.  Stayed up late and then slept in today!!

I wanted to share with you a couple of new techniques that I've done.  A few weeks ago, I signed up for a couple of classes at Big Picture Scrapbooking.  I thought the summertime would be a good time to learn some new things. 

I signed my daughter and I up for the Kidding Around class there and she is busy working on her pre-class assignments.  The kids are to make a paper doll to share there summertime adventures with.  She has had to make a few of them (six to be exact) and there not quite ready for their debut yet.  But, everyone here will be the first to see them!! 

I signed up myself the @home with Claudine class.  I've played with acrylic paint a little bit, but that goes to the maximum of stretching myself out-side the box.  So, I thought it would be good to take Claudine's class so I could learn some new techniques and challenge myself a bit.  This past week was our first class and our assignment was to do a Gesso Etching and then a Gesso Transfer.  This was the first time I have ever tried Gesso and I have to say I am loving all of this.  It has been so much fun to play with all of the paint and other mediums.   The first picture you'll see is of my binder that we are making which will become our "recipe book".  I didn't have the chipboard book that Claudine recommended, so I am improvising with what I have on hand.  In the end when I'm done I'll bind it using my trusty old bind it all.

The next picture is of the Gesso Etching, all I did was make some swirls in it, and kept it pretty simple.  My daughter added her little drawing to it of a "teddy bear" that I'm sure you'll see in the picture.
The last picture is of the Gesso Transfer and I have to say that I can see a lot of possibilities with this one and am anxious to play around with it some more.

I'm looking forward to our next class to see what we'll be doing!!  Thanks for taking a look.