Wednesday, June 30, 2010

i've moved!

sadly i'm saying bye bye to blogger. my blog has moved to wordpress. which actually isn't sad at all it's pretty exciting, because i LOVE the way my new blog looks. it's so modern and sophisticated-in my humble opinion. LOL!
so this card is of course inspired by the move, to see my usual tutorial on how i made it, check out my new blog . . . HERE!

i am always amazed that anyone would think that my blog is worth following, but i'm so grateful for all of my followers. thanks so much for following my blog, and i hope you'll check out my new blog at wordpress.
(i'm working so hard to make it cool and interesting-and i have pages now, yes because one page of my dorky personality just wasn't enough. my new blog has so much more of my goofy-ness.)

if anyone is thinking of changing from blogger to wordpress and you have questions let me know. i'd be glad to share anything i've figured out so far.

as always thanks for looking,
and i'll blog ya later!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


for this card i started with a standard sized 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 white cardbase, navy cardstock and printed paper from cosmo cricket's joy ride collection.

i cut the designer papers to fit the cardstock. as usual for me i didn't measure i just kept cutting the navy cardstock till i had the sections of the card blocked off the size that i wanted them. then i cut the printed paper to fit inside the navy cardstock. (i hope that explanation makes since-sorry if it doesn't)

i used fiskars scalloped sentiment punch to punch a white scallop, and adhered it to the yellow print paper with tombo mono glue.

once i had my panels set i decided i wanted my main image to be a little car. so i sketched a car on the navy cardstock. i used tombow mono removable adhesive to glue the car to the printed paper. i used my fiskars cutting blade to cut out the windows. i used mini glue dots to adhere the buttons for the tires, and outlined the car with faux stitching with a white gel pen. i used tiny strips of black cardstock to make door handles, and attached the car to the card with martha stewart foam adhesive.

i cut the little puff of smoke free hand from white cardstock, and attached with pop dots, because they're not as raised as the martha stewart dimensional adhesive.

then i adhered brads to the card. i marked where they needed to be placed with a pencil, then used my crop a dile to punch the hole.

the card look kind of quirky and fun, and i didn't quite know what sentiment would work best for it. but i found it on a hero arts stamp set, simple quirky and fun: yippee!!!

i cut the star with my cricket, then stamped little starbursts with colorbox orange chalk ink. then stamped the sentiment with black ink.

i used my xyron sticker maker to attach the white star to the navy shadow star. then attached to the card with pop dots.

i hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.
by the way, i just started using my twitter account so if you have a twitter leave a link in the comment below i would love to follow you and feel free to follow me if you want.

thanks for looking
blog ya later!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

wishing you lots of everything wonderful

after starting and throwing away three cards, i realized something was off. i wasn't coming up with anything good. so i decided to just do a clean and simple card.
basic and easy just so i could make one card that was a keeper :)

i started with black cardstock, cut and scored to a standard sized card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. then i cut a strip of white cardstock.

i tied black ribbon around the white cardstock, then slid the ribbon up to the top of the cardstock so that i could stamp the sentiment, using black colorbox chalk ink. the stamp is hero arts huge hugs stamp set.

the butterfly sticker is from a cute sticker set that i got at target. i love the bright colors and glitter on the flowers and butterflies.

the queen and co. photo turns are an embellishment i haven't used in soooooo long, but i absolutely love them.

i used a glue dot to secure the knot of the ribbon in place. then adhered the white cardstock to the card base.

the brads are recollections rhinestone brads. i keep them, and a lot of other small embellishments in a making memories small embellishment organizer box. i used a pencil to mark where i wanted the brads placed.

simple, easy, and it broke my awful streak of horrible cards.
thanks for looking!
blog ya later