Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn- the Gypsy DT first challenge

For our first challenge for the Gypsy DT, Nilda asked us to make a card using the Gypsy Wonderings cart. I used several different cuts from this cart on my card. First I used the leaves and made a border out of them by welding them all together. Then I cut more leaves out in different prints and added them to the welded border and also to the bottom of the card. I also put some in the inside of the card as well. I also used the GW cart for the pumpkins, I cut three of them out both on regular and shadow and mixed the layers together to give them more color. The word Autumn is also fromt he GW cart and I cut it out on regular and shadow cut. I even got the diamonds that are behind of Autumn from the GW cart and then added the strip of ribbon and lots and lots of ink. I am really pleased with how it turned out, I hope you like it too. I can't wait to see what the other oh so very talented ladies have come up with for this challenge too. Be sure to check their cards out here.

Nilda wanted us to showcase how we created our cards and I couldn't think of a better way than to show you the same way that Jeannie does her cards by giving you a snapshot of the gypsy board. I hope you can tell how I layed everything out of the mat. One of the greatest things about the gypsy is that you can cut the entire card out at one time. All you do is measure your paper and put it on the mat the same way you have it layed out on your gyspy mat. It is so great to be able to cut every single color all a the same time. It sure does make card making faster..... Be sure to hop over to the gypsyspot and check out all the other very very talented ladies takes on this challenge. Thank you so much for looking and thank you for commenting

Thursday, October 29, 2009

peace symbol card

One of the girls that I work with asked me to make a card for her daughter who is getting ready to turn 12. She loves pinks and purples and is really in to the peace sign. She asked me if I could make a card with the peace sign on it so of course I say yes, because even if I can't find one on one of my carts then I can create one in gypsy....yeah! That is exactly what I had to do. I couldn't find a peace symbol on any of the carts so I started working with my new favorite little toy and this is what a came up with. OMG, I love my Gyspsy! The circle is actually a Christmas ornament and I used two rectangles from George to weld to the Christmas ornament to make the symbol. After I cut the ornament out I just snipped the hook off. She is really into music too, of course what young girl isn't, so I added some music notes from the JOTS cart. The flowers are from George. I hope she likes it and thank you so much for looking and for leaving a comment. I treasure every one of them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

There's no place like home, there's no place like home

Last week at WSB we were asked to make a card or layout using this picture. At first I made a birthday card and just wasn't happy with the end result because this picture really was screaming Wizard of Oz at me. I just really thought that the lady in the picture looked like Glenda from the Wizard of Oz, so I made another card using the Wizard of Oz as my theme. I decided to keep the balloons and weld them to the house, using my my gypsy and make a house warming card with "there's no place like home" as the theme of the card. This is what I came up with. I hope you like it. I inked around the edge of everything and used lots of pop dots. thanks for looking and thanks for leaving a comment. They really keep me going

New Gypsy Spot Design Team

I am so so excited. I have been chosen to be on Nilda's brand new design team over at the gypsy spot. Check out the blog here. I have been having so much fun playing with my Gypsy and learning all I can about it. I am so excited to get to work with all of the great talented ladies that is going to be on the DT. Be sure and check out all of their blogs too. I am ready to jump in with both feet, gypsy in hand and tackle all of the great projects that Nilda gives us to do. this is going to be so much fun!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween card for design team

I am on the design team for Wimsical Scraps and Bugs. For our first "Celebration" Challenge....
we were assigned a 3-2-1 Challenge!

3 Colors.... Orange, Purple & Black
2 Stars.... from any Cricut Cart you have
1 Stamped Image

This is what I came up with. The pumpkins are circles and ovals from George, the starts are also from George and the bats are from PDDU. The stamped image is from Stamp up! This card will actually be given to Merrill for letting me borrow her stampin up stamps. I hope she likes it. The ribbon in the upper left hand corner and the pumpkin paper on the inside came from my dear dear friend Joy Sikes who sent me a bunch of goodies. Thank you Joy!

Thank you for commenting and I hope you like it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

WOW- check out Karelj's October Challenge

I hope everyone will go over to Karelj's blog and check out her October challenge .
Her challenge for you is to make a creation where little gems are prominently featured. It could be a card with Skittle Centered flowers.....a scrapbook layout with Skittle-tipped scrolls....a lovely twinchie with Skittle eggs in a nest....whatever your heart long as it has Skittles on it!
Your prize will be a package of 1000 clear Skittles to color as you'd like with dye or Sharpies and a set of 2,400 multicolored Skittles, each in their own sweet little pot. You'll also receive some *real* Skittles....packages of the yummy fruit candy that gave the embellishments their name.

what a great prize to win.