Sunday, December 26, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 25

...And a partridge in a pear tree!  It's that time and it has been fun doing this!!  Happy Holidays Everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 23

We are at "3 french hens" in the famous song....which is only 12 days.  Here's Day 23 for us:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 22

I'm in the home stretch!!  Here's Day  22:

25 Days of Cards: Day 21

Another fun card!  I was into ornaments for this one and decided to do a little heat embossing.

Monday, December 20, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 20

Christmas time is REALLY here!!!  This was a last minute cards that I really ended up liking a lot.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 17

It's Day 17 and I'm sharing a simple card that just epitomizes the holiday season.  There's nothing like a fire to make it feel like the holiday season.

25 Days of Cards: Day 16

Day 16 and technically the Third Day of Christmas.  Here's the card:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 15

It's Day 15 and that leaves 10 days until Christmas!  Here's today's card:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 14

Trim the Tree is a very nice cart and I think I will make some tree ornaments next year using it.  For now, I'll settle for some unique cards on Day 14.

25 Days of Cards: Day 13

Day 13 is upon us!  I thought that I'd make a snow globe card and had a lot of fun doing it!  I used acetate (transparency) to get the "glass" look.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 12

Now that I'm back on track, I give you the card for Day 12.  I'm actually about halfway there!!  I thought this was a super-cute cut on Jolly Holidays and had to try it out!

25 Days of Cards: Day 11

Oops guys!  I'm a day late with this one, but here's the card for Day 11.

Friday, December 10, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 10

Ten days and counting!!  I absolutely love this card!  It grew very organically from the color scheme I wanted to use and...well, I think it's divine!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 9

Here's another snowman for you!  I once again used the "sweater cardstock" for some interest.

25 Days of Cards: Day 8

Here is the 8th card.  I love this one because it's so simple and it allowed me to play with color and pattern.

Monday, December 6, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 7

This card was inspired by me LOVING to use non-traditional color schemes for holiday cards.  So, I thought, "Why not brown and orange?"

25 Days of Cards: Day 6

This is going really quickly!  Sorry about the late posting of Day 5!  Today is Day 6 and I love this card!  It's really simple but just seems to fill me with holiday spirit!

25 Days of Cards: Day 5

I love ornaments, so I did a card devoted to them!  Here is Day 5:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 4

It's the weekend and here is the card for day #4!  I love the snow friends cart and found (actually, my sister found) pre-packaged cards with a realistic sweater design on them, front and back.  It allowed me to give the snowman a realistic sweater!  I wanted to try my Copics for the blushing, but the paper REALLY absorbed the inks and I was forced to try to make the bleed look purposeful.  In the end, I'm happy with it, but at least now I know!

Friday, December 3, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 3

Here is card #3 for my 25 days of cards.  I really like making unusual holiday cards.  This one didn't photograph the saying that well, but it's very clear in person with the black-on-black.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

25 Days of Cards: Day 2

Here's card number 2 for my 25 days! I had fun with this one and plan on creating another with more reindeer and a Santa in the sleigh!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

25 Days of Cards

Today, December 1st, launches my 25 days of cards.  Everyday, I will post 1 new Christmas card in addition to any layouts or other projects I wish to share.  Check me out everyday to see what's new!

Here's card #1:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Buttons, Buttons Everywhere

I absolutely LOVE to use buttons on my cards.  I decided to create a card that's totally about buttons, but I didn't use a real one anywhere!  I searched my carts and found a few cuts that I liked.  After completing any inking, I used plain old clear fingernail polish on top.  It soaks into the paper more than Diamond Glaze and offers protection with a slight sheen.  It also leaves the paper bendable!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quilling 101: My First Real Try

I've had a quilling tool for over a year now, but have not done a whole lot with it.  I finally decided to give it a real try and here's what I came up with!

Birthday Cards Galore!

I recently had to create a few birthday cards.  Here's what I came up with, using a couple of carts that I tend to forget about.

I really enjoyed putting this one together and decided to use a pastel theme.


This was my first attempt at creating a welded-shape card in DS.  I must try it again!

I forget how much I love Robotz!  There are so many great cuts, including font, on that cart!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Plethora of Cards

I realized that I was getting too far behind on updating this blog and decided to remedy the situation.  Here are a few cards that I never posted and I'd like to say that I have about 15 more that are coming very soon (yes, I've been a busy boy)!

The first card is a get well card.  I love fresh flowers, but not when I'm seriously sick- you always get so many in the hospital that you can't enjoy any of them!  So, I decided to create my own bouquet for this card's recipient.

This is one of my favorites!  I'd never made a Halloween card, despite it being one of my favorite holidays, and decided to give it a shot.  In the end, I used it as a birthday card for a good friend who was born in October.  She loved the theme and thought it was very cool.

I made this as an anytime card.  I like to have those on-hand for those last minute needs!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Custom Covers for Yourstory

I'm now FINALLY able to post this on my blog after receiving a lot of questions about my spoiler in the Provocraft forum.  Before I show you how it was done, let me share what was done.

This is a mini book I created that showcased some of the fun moments during the last year of my life.  I wanted to keep it very casual and very fun.  I actually used my "Quad-fecta"- Yudu, Yourstory, Criuct, & Cuttlebug- all in this one project!  Here's each page:

Now, here's the video to show you how to create a custom book cover to use with Yourstory.  I must warn you, I had Yudu on my brain while filming, so I call the Yourstory "Yudu" a couple of times!  Sorry about that, understand. :)  Enjoy and please let me know of any questions you have!