Thursday, January 27, 2011

Posh 'n Trendy Minimalist Cards

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be posting some cards today made with a new digital stamp set from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF! It's called Posh 'n Trendy and I just LOVE it! These cards were so simple, I made a set of four. All I did was open a blank page in my printshop program, "divide" my page in half horizontally and vertically. This gave me guides to use so I would know where to put my images. You can print two cards per page this way. Next I centered my digi stamp and sentiments on the pages and printed them out. Then cut each sheet in half and fold. Color the images and blend with Goo Gone. Add a few pieces of self sticking bling along with a flower and in just a few minutes, you have a nice set of cards. They can be given as a set for a gift or kept to have on hand to send to a friend. I just love the minimalist look - I've seen this type of card in several magazines lately and wanted to make some myself and thought this was the perfect stamp set to use. Let me know what you think. I love your comments. They make my day!!!
Don't forget to check out Lindsay's Blog today for a fabulous freebie and then hop on over to the rest of her design team's blogs for more inspiration! On a not so happy note, today will be Cheryl's last day with us on Lindsay's Design Team. We will miss you and your inspiration, Cheryl. :(
Here is a preview of Lindsay's Posh 'n Trendy Stamps:


Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Snow

Thanks for stopping by. I just thought I'd share a few photos taken during yesterday's storm and this morning - all through my windows. We got 17 inches of new snow! Wow! And more is on the way next week. I'm off to get cozy under a warm quilt and watch a movie. What are you all doing tonight? I'd love to hear from you...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stormy Weather

Since it has been snowing, literally all week, I thought it might be fun to post a few pics of the snow storms. These were taken Tuesday evening, (it was totally dark, believe it or not) on my way home from picking up my car at the garage. I didn't have a tripod with me, so these were taken from my car - you know - just playing around. It was really snowing hard, but in two of the shots you can't see that it is snowing. Today it is snowing so hard, I don't dare go outside with my camera!
Thanks for stopping by. I really love to hear from you all!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are, whatever the weather!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Linday's Stamp Stuff Steampunk Tag

Wow! Say that three times fast! LOL I was in a Steampunk kind of mood today so I got out my Steampunk & Shipping Tags SVGs from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF and created this fun project using my cricut and SCAL. I cut the gears and the tag out of cream card stock. I colored the tag with distress ink and clear embossed the whole thing, then added vintage photo distress ink over it and wiped off the excess. Next, colored the gears with my Alcohol Ink Mixatives, distressed them with a piece of sandpaper and colored over each piece with vintage photo distress ink. They really look like metal gears, and they are just paper! I adhered them with pop dots, stamped the images and sentiment, added a ribbon and I was done. I think this will make a fun birthday tag for a guy, what do you think? Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog, Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog, and see what she has for you today and link up to the rest of her design team for more crafty inspiration!

AI Factory Challenge Blog - anything goes

Let's Ink it Up - anything goes

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Let Your Heart Take Flight

Just a quick post today...Are you all having a great Saturday? Yes? Want to know how it can be even better? Check out the 25% off sale at Mygrafico today and tomorrow! You can buy THIS set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, and make cards with ticket embellishments! This is the second card I have made with this set. Check yesterday's post to see the first one. I also cut out some larger tickets, and have ideas for them as plan on seeing more of them in the very near future! Have a great weekend, and happy stamping!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Listen to Your Heart

Happy Thursday, Everyone! Since were were having a snow storm Wednesday, I thought I would craft up a storm here in my cozy basement. I decided to make a couple of Valentines with my rubber stamps (INVOKE), patterned papers and the Fun Fair Ticket SVG file (LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF). I just sized the ticket to work with the stamp set using SCAL with my Cricut and started cutting and stamping! What fun! I cut a 12x12 sheet of tickets, so I now have a bunch of blank tickets on hand to be used for any occasion! I think I even have a few Christmas stamps that would work well too... I really like the idea of an SVG, rather than a die for this design, because I can resize the file to suit my needs. I can go small for the stamps I used, or go larger for some others-more to come :) and even larger for journaling! Be sure to check out Lindsay's Blog for a fun Valentine Freebie she has posted, and see what the rest of her design team has created this week. Sadly, today we are saying goodbye to Design Team Member Laurel Seabrook. Best of luck to you, Laurel, and Happy Stamping Everyone!
Card Stock: STAPLES
Patterned Papers: LINDSAY'S STAMP Sweet Stitches
Heart Die: TIM HOLTZ
Distress Stickles, Embossing Folder: TIM HOLTZ
Rubber Stamp: INVOKE
Markers: BIC

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy 2011!!

Happy New Year!!!! It is so good to be back after taking a break over the holidays. My family and I had a wonderful time during Christmas and New Year's Eve. My house has been very quiet this week with everyone back at school and work so I took some extra time to do some card making and shopping!
Two of the cards I made this week are using ATCs that I made and posted previously. I always make a couple of extras when I am in a swap so I decided to use these extras on cards. The third card is made using some patterned papers and my new Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die.
Each of the cards are made using stamps and/or papers from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF - and the best part of that is, these sets are all on sale Thursday through Saturday for just one dollar! They are being retired in the Mygrafico Store, but will still be available in Lindsay's Shop Handmade Store.

I used the following (retiring) sets:

Teariffic (Stamps)
Pretty Princess (Stamps)
Sweet Stitches (Papers)

Check out Lindsay's Blog, THE FRUGALCRAFTER'S WEBLOG and see what she and the rest of the design team have created this week...and as always, I'm sure there will be a freebie involved...Happy New Year!!!!

Jan 6-9
All retirement items $1.00
Don't miss out! Once the sale is over, retirement
items will be gone from mygrafico for good.