Thursday, September 27, 2012

Toy ;) and announcement :)

Ok, I succumbed to peer pressure and bought the new Inkadinkado Stamping Gear. I just got the introductory kit to see if I liked it. I will admit it was pretty fun to use! I did have a little issue as the stamps I wanted to use were polymer and they aren't thick enough to get a good, flat stamp. I did manage to come up with a solution that worked pretty well. I don't have any of the stamp cling mount that people use on the back of rubber stamps, but I do have...wait for it....foam tape! It worked like a charm. I put the polymer stamp on the tape (a couple of pieces) and then cut around the stamp. When I took the paper off the back I touched it several times to reduce the stickiness. I was able to make the circle with very little problem after that. The lighter ones are a second generation stamp and the stamp is flipped over. Of course the stamps are from the K Andrew Designs Coffee Time! images set and the tag along set. Did I mention I just made her design team? I'm so excited!! The ink is brown Momento. It's not very exciting, but it would be a good guy card. Have a great evening!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Simply fabulous

Materials used: Cosmo Cricket Upcycle 6x6 pad, Hampton Arts/Spellbinders flowers, K Andrew Designs fashionable friends, MS punches, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge.

Sketch challenge on FB. Sorry not much typing, issues with carpal tunnel (or tendinitis) again.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Simply Sunday Fall

 I'm not leaving this till the last minute this time. Sadly it will be the last Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky:( I don't know what the next chapter will be, but I think we'll find out soon. The theme for the challenge is Happy Fall Ya'll. I decided to take advantage of the Cricut Craft Room freebie for the week, a sneak peek at CAC2, and make this cute squirrel cut at 3.5". He's on an Action Wobble and doesn't want to stay straight, oh well. You can sort of see him in action below.

The paper is mostly stash except the patterned piece. It's from a pad I got at TJ Maxx recently and I'm pretty sure it's K and Co. It's double sided and that's just one sheet (plaid and leaves). The ribbon is May Arts 3/8" double sided satin in pink and gold. The pumpkin is a Martha Stewart punch and stamp I also pick up at TJ Maxx.  The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween stamp set that you can find here. It's a pretty basic card but will be fairly easy to mail.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky

 The challenge at Getting Cricky was to make something "punny". This challenge was a month long, nothing like waiting till the last minute (bleh). I paid for it, for sure. This was one of those cards that too far too long because so many little things kept going wrong. I can't even remember how many times I dropped my red ink on the floor. The cherry part is on an Action Wobble that I had to rip that off 3 times to get it to balance. And to top it all off, the pictures are terrible:-/  Oh well, maybe I won't wait so long next time I enter a challenge.

The cherries are from the Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge. I used CCR (which was another issue at times), so I didn't really pay attention to how big it was. The sentiment is from the K Andrew Designs Even More Food For Thought stamp set. There are a lot of cute stamps in that set and I can't wait to use it more.
I attempted to take a picture of the wobble------------>

The shiny stuff on the leaves is Glossy Accents. It's on the cherries too, but you can't tell. (The leaves really don't look this stupid in person).