Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Card for my brother-in-law's birthday

Here is a card for my brother-in-law for his birthday. I used some photo card paper for the top layer. I used my decorative edge scissors to add a decorative edge to my layer. I stamped it with some stamps from inkadinkadoo using embossing ink. I then put some clear embossing powder over that. I heat embossed. Then I inked the entire area with Adirondack alcohol inks in denim and bottle. I sanded the tops of my stamped images to make them show up better and then rubbed some rubbing alcohol over the whole area. I adhered the top layer to the card base and attached some 1/8" eyelets to the corners. I used a tim holtz fragment and stamped my greeting on the front. I then turned it over and painted some glossy apple barrel paint in pinwheel blue all over the back. I attached the fragment with some jewel effects embroidery floss to my card.

Card for my sister's birthday

Here is a card I made for my sister's birthday. I designed the card in the cricut design studio. I also designed the lighter blue top layer there too. I embossed the top layer with the cuttlebug swirls folder in my pasta machine. I used a flower stamp I purchased for a dollar at Michael's. I colored in the leaves with a green colored pencil and then colored over the top of the green with a Sakura clear stardust gelly roll pen. I added some heat and stick gems in the middle of the flowers. The flower stamps are on a white sheet of paper with a frame mounted over the top that I cut from the wild card cartridge. I added a ribbon on the card and called it good :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

Here is my Christmas card for this year. I used a poinsettia svg file that I got from for free. She has a lot of beautiful files there. She invests a lot of time into her cut files. Check out my youtube video:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Second pretty flower card designed in Inkscape

Here is my second design. The card turned out pretty plain, but I think that's okay. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :) Boy, that Martha Stewart fine glitter is pretty, but I wouldn't suggest using it on a static filled day! That was fun cleaning up 8) Check out my youtube video:

Pretty flower card designed in Inkscape

Here is a card I designed in Inkscape. When you select the polygon/star tool, you can make all kinds of fantastic designs by manipulating the nodes and the settings. I had a lot of fun while designing this card. My inspiration was cuttingtimes youtube video called: The Star Shape and Stroke Used to Create Designs. She has awesome videos and has a very cool blog. The address is: She has some excellent tutorials for Inkscape.
Here is my youtube video:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wild Card - Pg. 44 Thank You Card

I had a lot of trouble with this card. First the sizing, I shouldn't have used the cricut design studio! I made it so hard on myself. Having to move the card around on the mat 50 million times to figure out how big I could make it, Ugh! Then I made the mistake of inking it with pigment inks because the white looked so plain to me. Then the ink wouldn't dry even when heatset. I ended up tossing both the card and the envelope when I was finished with the video :) When I was punching the holes for my eyelets with my crop a dile, I ended up punching a hole in the back side of the card. And when I was folding my card and envelope, the little score marks cut by the cricut tore. Needless to say, it wasn't a very attractive card and envelope! lol :) Live and learn. Check out my youtube video:

Friday, November 13, 2009

My first meander book

I made this book with one sheet of 12"x12" paper. The covers were made using a old pizza box covered with some decorative paper. Now that's what I call recycling! :) I made some embellishments inside the book using the new Pagoda cricut cartridge, and I made the "celebrate" on the front cover using the Wild Card cricut cartridge. Check out my youtube video:

Flooding/High Water on SE 92nd Ave in Portland Oregon

Here is a video I shot in January 2009. We were living in an apartment complex while looking for a new house. We had just sold our old house and were having a difficult time finding a new one. This flooding happens every year, without fail. Check out my youtube video:

Hello Kitty in a Kimono

Here is a card that I just made using a hello kitty that I turned into a cut file in Inkscape. I cut it using SCAL. It took a bit of work to turn it into a cuttable SVG, but I finally finished it! :-) The fan was cut using the new Pagoda cricut cartridge. It has some really cool images on the cartridge. I hope to use it a lot more. Check out my youtube video:

Paper weaving on a card

Here is a card that I made using some strips of paper to weave a border. I continued the side strips of paper from front to back. I once saw someone complain that people seem to forget the back of the card when designing a layout. I used a flower punch for the flower cut outs. I also used some making memories buttons on the front, on the four corners. This was the first time that I used my crop-a-dile. It took some practice to figure out how to set them, but I got it eventually :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

String art on a scallop circle

Here are three videos with me doing some string art on a scallop circle in two layers. The third video is the card I made with the scallop circle. Check them out:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hello Kitty pop-up card

Here is my first pop-up card (made off camera this time - see, I am getting smarter!) Here's the video:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Making a card for my Grandpa's 98th birthday

Here is a card I made for what has turned out to be my Grandpa Ray's last birthday :(
I'm sorry to be so depressing, but he just passed away yesterday (11/2/2009). I'm just now posting this video to my blog, but I'm dating it the day I posted it on youtube (just in case the dates are confusing). Here's the video:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Birthday card for my brother-in-law / A frustrating day of cardmaking

I was making a card for my brother-in-law (on the day of his birthday party and on video - bad combination! lol) Anyway, it turned into a very frustrating experience, all preserved on video :) Check it out:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Birthday card with freezer paper stencil design and acrylic paint

Here is a card I made for my daughter Emily's 12th birthday. When I ironed the freezer paper stencil to the card, it attached itself pretty good. I had a hard time getting it off! Also, it probably would have been a good idea to wait until the paint was dry before removing the freezer paper! lol! Check out my youtube video:

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Three ways to alter paper with a pasta machine

I told you that things other than cardmaking would show up on my blog! :-)
Here is video I made for youtube about the incredible things my pasta machine can do with paper. lol!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Chipboard flower covered with ribbon

This was my first attempt at doing this, and to make matters worse, I did it on camera. Lucky for me though, it seemed to have turned out okay! Check out my youtube video.