Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vintage wedding layout...lots of techniques

Hello!  Welcome to Thursday!  I can almost taste Friday!!  The weekend is within reach.  Just finished this layout on Wednesday night.  I started it Monday but couldn't get my "juices" flowing.  So I set it aside and picked it back up on Wednesday.  TA DA!!!!  It has a bunch of different techniques.  I'm pretty happy with it.  My mother in law is going to love it!
Here's the complete layout.I chalked with charcoal all around the pages and around every embellishment.  Added a couple prima flowers (also chalked around the edges and used Tim Holtz distress ink (VIntage Photo) to tone down the color.  Used the distress ink for the bottom border of the layout.  It gives it more of a vintage look. 
The Family Tree tag - I used Transparent embossing powder in some areas (it's actually kinda shiny but you can't see it in the photo.)  Also glimmer misted it with the Copper, tied a bow around it and added that nice big blingy(is that even a word) brad.   The next embellishment I simply used a distressing tool for the edges and then used Glossy Accents glue to make it look like an epoxy sticker.  On the top of the next page...It's an acetate with the sentiment.  I used a polka dot card stock behind also glimmer misted and distressed around the edges.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Teenagers and Skulls

Happy Monday!  Hope you are already home and relaxing with your families.  I know Mondays can always be a little crazy.  Just wanted to show you this card I made for my nephew's birthday.  He's 12 years old now.  Not sure why but the latest craze among the teenage world is skulls.  YUK!!!  I must say, I really can't stand it.  I don't understand what on earth is so enticing about a skull.  However, I now understand my parents a little more.  I'm sure they hated the "big hair" (with 20 pounds of hairspray) craze.
So the card...I cut the skull and sentiment out with my trustee Cricut machine (what would I do without it!) I used the Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge for the skull and the Wild Card Cartridge for the "Happy Birthday"  Put a couple of buttons and tied a string across and VOILA!!!  I'm not sure that I love this card but I know my nephew will get a kick out of it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Graduation Card using my scraps

Hello!  Happy Sunday!  Its been pretty drab here lately.  Rain Rain Go Away the kids need to go out and play.  On the upside,  I have been able to do a little crafting.  Here is one of the cards I made.  Best thing was making it out of left over scraps.  (I hate to waste paper so I have tons of scrap in a bin)  GOING GREEN!!  Saving paper, saves trees!  Anyhow, I was going to wait until next week to post this but I couldn't help myself.  It came out so cute.  I'm sure when she reads this she'll know its for her.    YES it's a pink graduation cap with a glitter tassel.  HOW GIRLY IS THAT!!! I used my Locker Talk cartridge to cut out the cap at 3"  then shadowed it in brown.  Ran it through the Cuttlebug and used the Stylized Flowers folder to emboss it.  The tassel is done using the layers feature on the Cricut and I used some left over white card stock from DCWV Glitter Stack. (great pack..i got it at Target.  It comes in a bunch of different colors.  It's very thick so I had to use my multi-cut function to get the image cut out.  Then used my Martha Stewart punch on the pink border.  The sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper stamp set.  Enjoy!  If you have any questions let me know.  Have a great day!