Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentines day cards

 Boomer doesn't care if it's Friday the 13th.  He is loving his little red fortune cookie cat nip toy. He wants everyone to know, he loves you too. 

These are cards I made using the CTMH Heartstrings workshop on the go card kit.  I did all the cutting out in about 40 minutes, assembly in 2 hours. 
 The stamp set is nicely versatile so I can mix the stamped sentiments any which way and still have it turn out nicely.
 I just gave them away at a scrapbooking weekend with friends last weekend.  And of course, I varied it up the placement of pieces, just because I can.  I think the last picture really shows
that no matter what arrangement, they look pretty good.

Happy Valentines Day!  (in advance)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Artfully Sent Robot Birthday cards

Don't you just love my ghetto watermark?  I'm so pleased I started remembering to do that, LOL  Another card created with Artfully Sent CTMH Cricut cartrige, and unknown papers, possibly Recollections brand.  Just plain cut, it looks okay, but needs brightening.  The orange and red wasn't doing it for me.
Sorry, another sideways picture, but its actually in my favour for once.  I used my pencil trace and layer in holographic glitter tape from the dollar store for the sentiment.  I decided I wanted the outline of the robot to stand out a bit better.  So, I traced it with a black marker, maybe sharpie I forget, and slipped and wrecked the card.  So I just kept going and doodled all over, added some "punchies" for decoration like stars and called it done.

What do you think?  Was it saved or wrecked?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Artfully Sent I'm crazy card

Another Artfully Sent CTMH Cricut card, cut at the suggested 7" size, unknown paper brand.
This shows how I lightly penciled through the cutout words.  I then covered my pencil lines with glitter tape from the dollar store.  Because it will be covered by the overlay, the silver really pretties it up compared to the first picture.  I'm all about easy tips, and this is a game changer for overlay cards in my opinion!  I think this took all of 25 minutes to create?  I can spend longer hunting for cards in the store by the time I've loaded up, parked, searched it out, stood in line and returned home to then find postage.  Again, this was all done with my low tech old Cricut Expression machine.

Thanks for looking, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Artfully Sent Happy Birthday card

30 minute card made using CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, sized 7", unknown brand papers, CTMH dots embossing folder, and stickles glitter glue.  The "Its time to celebrate" stamp is included with the Cricut cartridge.
I've been purposely using non CTMH papers, because I seem to have a bunch in my stash, and mixing with CTMH products.  I've found that all CTMH products, including inks and papers, really cooperate nicely with other brands.  To me that is the hallmark of a good company practice.  I'm still an independent CTMH consultant, if you need goodies or just want to look at pretty things have a look at my online business address: 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Artfully Sent Congrats card

Quick card, about 30 minutes, made using unknown papers, and the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I backed the "congrats" with silver glitter paper and coloured it with Sharpie markers.  The green starburst behind it was silver, recoloured green with Sharpie marker.  The envelope sized automatically with the automatic settings set at 7".   I made this for a my son's friend who's graduating high school early because he has enough credits.  Every Mom knows that's a success!
Sorry I'm still struggling with some pictures coming out sideways with blogger.  I have no technical fix skills to stop it, so I will continue to apologize each time it happens.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Winter layout

Just a quick post to show you my Artbooking cricut cartridge scrapbook layout.  I created this using CTMH chevron resist paper for the background (base) papers, and some oddball Recollections brand papers for the blue pieces.  I made this quite awhile ago just using the cartridge, handbook and my Cricut Expression machine.  I know it was quick and easy, maybe 20 minutes to create.  Now I've got to find the pictures I have set aside for it!  Thanks for looking!