Sunday, April 24, 2011

Everyday Cricut is giving away an E2!

Joy and Melanie are having another fantastic giveaway on Everyday Cricut! On May 1st during a live Ustream broadcast they are giving away a Cricut Anniversary Expression 2. They are also giving away a lot of other great prizes. Check out their site for how to enter in this great contest. They always have amazing projects to show! Click on the above link or on their badge on the sidebar.

Now, I managed to get a picture downloaded of a card that my friend Tasha and I recently designed for Father's Day. Here it is

Sorry about the quality of the picture. It was taken with a phone and when it was downloaded, it faded. This is an A2 size card, but it was scored at 2.25 and 6.25 to make it a trifold card.

The paper is all CTMH. The center flap was made using 2 different sizes of Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug. One is in Denim Blue and the smaller one is in Colonial White. It is adhered to the left flap and then tied to the right flap to keep the card closed. 4 eyelets were used on it, 2 for decoration and 2 for the hemp tie. The lettering was stamped using the Typewriter Keys and then popped up.

On each side a 2 x 5.25" strip of Desert Sand paper was run through a crimper and then adhered to to the card with an ATG gun. Using stamps from the Enjoy Life set, we stamped first with Desert Sand, then Versamark and heat embossed with Denim Blue.

I am really pleased with how this card turned out. I really want to get my own crimper (we used Tasha's) now that I've seen how great it looks! It's like instant corrugated cardboard!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter weekend. I enjoyed a birthday surprise and finally, the sun has been shining here. I just wish the last of the snow would disappear and all of the flood water with it. Can't wait for summer!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Hi everyone,

I still haven't gotten a new camera so haven't been posting any projects. I took a couple of pictures with my hubby's camera but can't find his USB cord!

I am now an independent consultant for CTMH products. Check out my website! They have fantastic papers and be sure to look on the "While Supplies Last" page in the online ordering section. I have found many fabulous deals there!

I have been busy with a friend and fellow consultant doing lots of projects. We recently just completed 120 cards to go in the gift bags of the participants in a High School Rodeo Championship. They turned out really great. We used Lovely Buckles stamps to make fantastic belts and buckles in keeping with a western theme. I'll be sure to post the picture and recipe when I get a chance.

I also played around with altering inexpensive notepads and I made Easter cards, Spring cards and I tried my hand at making a little clear Easter treat box. These were all great projects and as I said, I'll post pics as soon as I can work out the technical difficulties I'm having.

I hope everyone has a Scrappy Easter!

PS: Don't forget to keep an eye on Everyday Cricut. They were giving away an imagine this week and you still have time to post! Their blinkie is on the side of my blog and here is the actual page about the giveaway. Someone is going to have a fabulous Easter!