Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lady & The Tramp

Okay, I'm finally getting the chance to upload the photos of my daughter's spaghetti dinner where she had the idea to get one end of the spaghetti and her daddy get the other end. Unfortunately I missed the 'kiss' at the end, but they are still CUTE!!!! :o)

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Gel pens

OH MY GOSH!!!! I just tried something on my Cricut and IT WORKED!!!!! Something was mentioned earlier about using mini Sharpies in the Cricut instead of the Cricut markers. Well, I remembered having some tiny gel pens that I bought CHEAP in the dollar spot at Target. I wrapped some paper & tape around a pen and tested it. I had to remove a little paper a few times to get it the right size, but IT WORKED!!! Woohoo!!!

Anyway, enough of my excitement! On with the photos!

I just did a simple word - Hello - with DJ Fancy font. The white spot at the top of the "H" is because I didn't prime the pen before using it. My bad! I'm learning and that was just a test! ;o)

Please let me know what you think!

As requested, this is what the pen looked like BEFORE I "papered it up" - LOL I put the tape measure there so you could see approximately how long the pen is. They're very small ones.

Here is a photo of what my pen looked like inside the machine. LOVE THIS!!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Anniversary Card

Okay, I decided that since I learned how to (sorta) make cards, that I need to make them for every occasion this year. Well, we're 3 weeks into the year and I've already fallen off the wagon!! Ugh! My parents 32nd wedding anniversary was yesterday and I didn't get a card out in the mail to them on time. Thankfully they've been at their beach house doing repairs from the hurricane! LOL Maybe they won't notice the postmark date, eh?

Anyway, here is the card I threw together tonight. The paper is from Paper Pizazz. I think I bought it at Michaels on clearance when they did the 7/$1 paper a week or two ago. The cake is a stamp that I stamped, cut out, colored and added Flower Soft to. The bead accents on the paper, I glitzed up with Stickles! The "Happy Anniversary" I cut in SCAL with Wrexham font (love that font!) and used chalk ink to make it gold. The envelope was a pre-made A2 card envelope that I added the Paper Pizazz paper to.

It's not dry yet, but I'll get it out in tomorrow's mail. Better late than never, right? ;o)

Psst, if you don't know where to get Stickles and Flower soft, click here. Kim is the owner. Tell her Billie sent you. She'll take good care of you!

Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More Cards...

Okay, last two cards for the hospital, making my total count 14. Not a bad number, I don't think...especially for someone that as of two weeks ago had never made a card. LOL

Okay, these cards were made for the 'boys' in the hospital, since someone said she leans toward boy cards more because she only has boys. SO, this card's for you!!!

Nothing earth-shattering! Blue card blank, blue patterened scrap paper from a small paper stack, kiss (Posh Impressions 1994) stamped and embossed with silver powder and ivory ribbon. Very simple!

Thanks for looking! :o)
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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Beautiful Cowgirl

Although my daughter is absolutely NOT the Cowgirl type, I decided to title the page "Beautiful Cowgirl" because she was acting the part at the moment. I used SCAL to cut the words on my Cricut. "Beautiful" is done with the Wrexham Script Font and "Cowgirl" is done with 2Peas Essential. I used pink ribbon with white polka-dots and 3 different colors of pink flowers with Stickles in the center and pop dots for dimension. The lacy border along the bottom of the picture is a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking! :o)
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2 more...

Pink Love card - Cut on Paper Pups Cricut cartridge and glitzed with Martha Stewart glitter.

Same as above, but in red. :o)
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Valentine Cards for the Hospital

Here are a few more cards I've made for the children at the hospital (details further down in the blog).

Nothing fancy, but I'm trying! :o)

Puppy Love - letters were done with the Paper Pups Cricut cart. The hearts were embossed and then Stickles were placed over the top. Very simple!

Love card (pink) - The entire card was cut using the Paper Pups Cricut cartridge. I used Martha Stewart glitter to glitz it up.

"I LOVE YOU" card - This is my least favorite, but whatever! The heart is a stamp I've had for a while. I colored it in using the gel pen set I bought at Costco (84 pens for $16.99). I cut the I and U on the Cricut with SCAL.

Red Sent with Love - White card blank with red that I rounded the corners on. I used ribbon for the mid-section and the stamp is one I bought at Michaels in the Valentine's Day section for $1. The heart was done with red Stickles.

Love Bug card - Another on the bottom of my 'favorite' cards, but my DH liked this one the best. Go figure! LOL I used a stamp I purchased at Michaels in the Valentine's Day section for $1. I colored the "Love Bug" and lady bug with the gel pens from Costco. There were glitter and flat (?) gel pens.
I sure hope the kids like them! :O)
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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Cricut Vinyl

This is my craft room door. I am SO pleased with how it turned out.
Here are the details of what I did:
I used an SVG file that I created to cut the Cricut Head in SCAL with black vinyl on my Cricut machine. The vinyl came from Lowes Wall Pops that I bought on clearance. The words "Billie's Scrappetique" I cut out of a sea green colored vinyl that I received from a local sign shop with the "Script MT Bold" font. The vinyl has a little bit of a shimmer to it, and almost exactly matches the trim of my Cricut Create.

LMK what you think!
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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Valentine's Day cards

I'm working on Valentine's Day cards for a group I'm in and for a children's hospital. If you'd like more information about the hospital project, please click here.

This card was made using 2 different pinks from my FAVORITE paper-pack! It's from Michaels and it's the "Baby Girl" pack. The rose color goes with SOOO many things! The stamp I also got from Michaels around Christmas in the Valentine's section. I want to say it was a $1 stamp and I got that much fun out of it tonight. The heart is glitzed with Stickles. This is the first time I've used them, but they are SO fun. Stay tuned for more projects with these! :o)

Here is another card I made with the same rose colored paper listed above and a deep purple, which is also from another of my favorite paper packs. It's called "Purple Passion" and is also available at Michaels. The stamp is the same as the one above, but with a slightly different color of Stickles. I did a few other cards as well that have other stamped images, but these were my favorite 2.
I'm still making cards, so I'll have more to upload in the next few days. Check back...
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Friday, January 02, 2009

My First Card - WOOHOO!

As you may know, my grandfather's 80th birthday is next week. I decided to take the plunge and make my very first card for him. In my eyes, the man hung the moon & stars and I love him more than he'll ever know!!!

I think the card turned out okay! :o) And even if it turned out looking HIDEOUS, my grandfather would still LOVE it because it came from me. LOL

This picture turned out a little blurry, but I included it because the colors were closer to the 'real' colors than the one below.

I used white cardstock for the card blank, a pastel blue for the background on the front, a pastel yellow cut with a scalloped edge on the Cricut (via SCAL) and green pastel for the top piece. I used my corner rounder to round the edges of the green paper and embossed "Happy Birthday" with blue. The ribbon is blue & yellow plaid. Who knows where it came from, but my grandfather LOVES plaids.

I think my flash was working OT on this one, but it gives you the idea of what it looks like!

This is the inside of the card. My handwriting is sloppy, so I decided to print the sentiment on a piece of cardstock and stick it inside.

This is the back of the card. My personalized stamps haven't arrived yet (boohoo). I wanted to put it on the back, so I printed the proof sheet onto white cardstock, 'colored' the flowers & leaves with Le Plume II markers and used a little adhesive to affix it. Quick & Easy!!!

So, let me know what you think!

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