Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blog design

I really need to spend some time working on blog designing. I like the way my blog looks when I do the preview, but it changes when it goes "live" and it's not what I wanted. I'm pretty frustrated at this point. And to top it all off I had to install Firefox because the new version of IE won't let me post (big shock, I know). Bleh. I'll put a card on here so it doesn't turn into a complete bummer post....I hope;-)
I made this for a friend who has a club at school and they put on a car show just before prom to talk about the dangers of drinking and driving. This is also from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. It was cut at 3 1/4". There are hot fix disk things and papers picked up from all over. I used my I-Rock to attach the disks, I love that thing!! The only paper I'm really sure of is the headlights, which is DCWV glitter paper. I didn't really pay attention because I hadn't planned on posting it.

Nifty Fifties

This card is for a challenge on the Flaunt It Fridays blog. The challenge was to use the car on page 24 of the Nifty Fifties cartridge. You had the option of using another car if you didn't own the cartridge, but I have that one so here it is.
The background paper is from the DCWV Naturals mat stack. There is some Offray ribbon on it behind the car. The car is cut at 1 1/2" (I cut the car once at 2 1/4" but it was WAY too big.) All of the layers were cut at the same size. I used some old metallic paper from my stash and it took 3 tries before I could get the Cricut set to cut it without ripping. It's pretty thin and kept catching in spots. I finally got it to work, yay!
The mats for the sentiment were cut with the Labels 1 Nestabilities. I embossed the green one but not the bronze, it just embossed on its own. I was afraid it would tear if I tried to actually emboss it. I used my pink ATG to adhere the larger pieces and used a Zig 2-way pen on the car. The car is popped up with foam pieces but it's a little hard to see in the picture.
5 1/4" x 4" card base from a Value Pack from Michaels
DCWV Natural mat stack. Bottom piece - 1 1/4"x 5", top piece - 2 1/2" x 5"
Offray ribbon
Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge
Green cardstock - Walmart pack
Beige cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment - TCP Studios - from the graduation set

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Simply Sunday For the Birds at Getting Cricky

This card is for the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky with KAndrew (there's a link below). The theme was "for the birds" so I used a bird digi from the internet that I colored with Promarkers. (I can't find the digi anymore and apologize for not giving proper credit to the creator.) After coloring I used a Spellbinders Nestability to cut out the bird and the yellow mat behind it. The yellow piece is Core-dinations whitewash cardstock that I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I sanded it lightly to bring out the yellow. The background papers are from my stash. I used bakers twine at the bottom of the card. I stamped the "smile" using Tim Holtz distress ink onto one of the circles from the background paper and punched it out with a Martha Stewart punch. I am still in the learning stage with the markers but they are fun to use! I have discovered I need a few more colors to really get the shading done properly. Here's the link so you can see the other creations. Getting Cricky