Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Frosty Kisses"

Here is my new improved "Frosty Kisses" Hot Chocolate card.

I used Joys of the Season cartridge for the card. The "Frosty Kisses" is from Winter Woodland cartridge.

"...need a cup of Hot Chocolate" i printed on the computer and used the Stampin' Up oval scalloped punch. The border punch is from Martha Stewart's line.

Actually, originally I didn't have a border on it, but I smeared the ink on a couple of snowflakes so I had to do something. I rather like the border.

The small snowflake stamps came from a set and the snowflake in the middle of the cup was a Martha Stewart punch/stamp set I bought last year on sale.

The ribbon I bought on sale at Ben Franklin a long time ago. Add a few Stickles (silver) and you have a card with a gift.

The saying I printed for the back I found in a book of quotes by DCWV I bought years ago. "Quote Reference Book 1 and Book 2".

Thursday, October 14, 2010


These are the two cards everyone will be making in my Alcohol Ink class next Wednesday at Roseburg Book and Stationery.

The "Merry Christmas" card uses metal tape found in any home improvement store. The "Poinsettia" card has been embellished with embossed transparency, alcohol inks and the Alcohol Ink pen, which by the way is my new favorite tool.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Everything old can be new again!

OK, I admit it. I love to read other people's blogs especially when they share wonderful ideas. Lately, all my favorite Cricut Blogs are nothing but filled with fun-filled ideas using the New Cricut Imagine and/or all the new Cricut cartridges.

Now here is the rub. I don't know about you all, but I can't afford the Cricut Imagine (though I secretly lust for it all the time) and with all the new cartridges coming out constantly I really can't afford but a few cartridges a year.

I am sure there are a lot of peeps out there with the same conundrum as me. I wish my blog was so popular I received cartridges and machines for free, maybe someday I will find more time to become popular, but I want to see more done with oldie moldie cartridges which I think are pretty cool.

So you are probably asking, "What are you going to do about it?" Well I am teaching more classes and I pledge - Yes, a pledge to America - I will use all my 34 old and semi-new cartridges to move the creativity of the USA Cricuteers...and you all outside this little world of mine.

Let the creating begin!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day

Here is my latest favorite card. I used the Versamark transfer technique with Alcohol Inks.

  • Alcohol Inks - Black, Sunset Orange, Lemonade
  • Stamp - Pumpkins (Unknown), Trick or Treat - Stampin' Up
  • Cardstock - Black - Paper Accents
  • Vellum - Orange - Paper Accents
  • Inks - Versamark, Black Staz On
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Punch - Scallop Oval - Stampin' Up