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>finally I crafted

>Hello, this is a quick post, as I finally crafted something.   Let’s get to it…

It’s the little things…

I made this card for my friend, Selena, who is moving back to North Carolina this week.   I will miss her and her husband, Lionel.   Anyway, the card is supposed to be  4×4, but I did a little boo-boo, and scored it wrong, so the back is off by an inch. (more room to write my note to her-SCORE!)  The papers are DCWV, the solid paper pack, and paper that are from The Paper Company (I think it is now discontinued), which is torn, not cut.  The flower is from Prima, popped on a pop dot. I started to color it with my copics, but decided at the last minute to leave it natural.  The sentiment is from Stamping UP! stamp set called You are a gem.  I stamp the saying in SU! Chocolate Chip ink.  The only thing that I cut out that was cricut, was a circle to put behind the flower.
Happy Birthday, Deonte!
I made my middle nephew a birthday card, because this week is his birthday.  he will be 4 years old.   One more year, and this kid is Kindergarten bound.   I did a two sheet card.   I cut a truck in red using the Mickey and Friends cartridge at 4.25″, the bed of the truck  in blue.   The paper I used was Bazzill.  I folded the blank card at 6 x 5 3/4, which the truck barely makes it.   I wrote in a sharpey Happy birthday, Deonte!!!   for the inside, I cut a number 4 at 4″ with the preinstalled cartridge in the E2 called Cricut American Alphabet.  I wrote a little message inside the number for my sister to read to him.  Sorry I did not take a picture of the inside of the card.
I have more work to be done this week for this shop.   I am also trying to get sales for my Longaberger business as well. $141.00 left to go for this month.

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>New Backup blog

>In the wake of what happened to Blogger and my blogs this week, I decided to make a back-up blog for me to post on.  I hope that this will never happen again, but I do not know technology.   so with that being said the new address for the backup of this blog is   Yes it is on WordPress, and no, I do not have any plans at the moment to move  At least in the immediate future.   I want to make sure I can still blog, and I will actually copy posts from here onto that blog, and visa versa.   I have done the same thing to my Tricia’s Baskets blog.   so now I offically have 6 blogs to write on, plus some article writing sites:  Hubpages, Helium, Associate Content.  On top of posting on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and three Ning networks, it is a wonder if I ever get any work done around here.

Finally made something:

These cards (which is currently on my Etsy site) were made using both of my Cricut machines.   I cut the card at 3″ using my E1 machine and the Pagoda cartridge, and I cut a square, using E2 and the Cricut Essentials Cartridge, pre-installed on the machine.  The paper is from DCWV paper stack (mustard yellow and orange-red).  The sentiment is stamped with the word friend, and that stamp is from Stampin!Up called You’re A Gem in Real Red ink.  I did not do my normal distressing, because I wanted sort of a tone on tone look about it, and I did not have a color that closely matched the paper, but it naturally distress along the folding edge of some of the cards.  I made envelopes for the the cards, cutting them at 31/4″ using E1 and the wild cards cartridge.   As you see here I did a different shades of the colors Yellow and Orange.  I intended to do it that way.  The paper for the envelopes are from the same company.
I am having fun working two cricuts.  Now if I can only get rid of the baby bug.

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>New card, and they will go on sale


I have my first official set of cards that will go on my Etsy account.
beige cardstock from Wausau Paper, cover weight, Bazzill Ribbon, Bazzill smooth-Black, free digi stamp from my collection. I fell in love with a feature on my cricut espression, it is called Center point. it gets rid of the need for a punch, but I will get a collection of punches just in case I am out at a crop, and I do not feel like taking the cricut machines. Anyway, this card is super simple, and you cannot see it, but I used Swiss dots from the cuttlebug for a background. I used the circle cut from Plantin schoolbook, and the scallop circle from storybook. After rolling the design from the cuttlebug on the cardstock, then I glued the ribbon on the cardstock. I cut out the scallop circle in the bazzill black. I printed the digi stamp on the wausau paper, then cut around the image using the center cut feature. Lastly, I glued the circle and the scallop circle together then on the ribbon. the only problem is I do not have cream envelopes. I could have cut them out with the wild card cartridge, but the paper is not bi enough. trust me, I tried. I am considering selling them for about $12.00 or cheaper.
Well that is it. talk to you later. God Bless.

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>It’s card night…


I know some of you are wondering when I was going to post something, besides my thoughts. Well here they are. I was looking at some of my old cards, and there are some that I do not like, and this is one of them. I was getting started with cards at the time, and this was mad in 2002 or 2003.

It was made with a card blank, I thought at the time I would like a frame around it. The frame is made with on those crochet chains, with adhesives. The thinking of you was with tag die cut, and I am not sure if I made it with my orginal sizzix machine (now with another owner, sold on ebay in 2007) or if I bought a set of diecut tags from Close To My Heart. the mesh is by Making Memories.
Now I remade the card. I did not use the same things in the card, but I did use one key element, and that is the mesh. It now red, and I stuck three flowers made with my cricut with glitter buttons on top. I am not sure if I want to put words on there or not. You be the judge.

I am having fun remaking my cards from yesterday. It shows me how much I have grown both as a scrapbooker and card maker.

This next one, I did not redo, because I love the way I made it. I made this card when I had my Original Sizzix machine (you know, big red clunky die cut machine, hard to carry, LOL) All I did was use the tulip die, cut one in green cardstock, one in yellow. Next I glued the green one to the card. I put chalk highlights on the yellow tulip, and cut off the yellow leaves, and glued it to the green tulip. Then I printed the word Spring on vellum, and glued to the card. it is nice and simple, and I like a lot, at least not to destroy it.
Well that is it for now. I will show more later. I want to thank you for viewing, and God Bless You.

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Hello again,

I am posting twice, because I was having problems with format in the last one. As I explained in the last one, I finished some cards at a crop. I like this card, because I love when a idea comes together, but truth be told, I scraplifted this one. to the person who I scraplifted it from, thank you for this idea. It is my little country card, with the words, thinking of you.
This is a Happy birthday-Feminine card. If you live in Ohio and surrounding states, you know how many months in the year, where you have blah weather. this winter, I think most of the states had some type of blah weather, unless you enjoy outdoor winter sports. I got sick of it, so I thought I would have some colors to brighten my mood. The ribbon is what inspired it. I got it a long time ago from a Round Robin box. I like it then, and I like it now. I nomally will not do Orange. The Flowers I got accidently, as in I was filling one of the Hot Spot tubs at work, and I accidently wanted it, LOL. I have a dangerious job (Giggle). It is dangerious in this economy crisis.
This card, is a thinking of you card. I will sometimes (OK, most times) will create something simple.

The card has flowers from bazill and Heidi Swapp. Bazill cardstock is the background for the flowers, while the card blank is from unknown cardstock I bought a long time ago from QVC. In fact, I believe it was my last purchase with QVC, which was 2005. I have not purchased anything since I started working at Archiver’s 3 years ago. I very seldom purchase anything from Michael’s and Joanne’s, unless Archiver’s do not carry that line, or if I happen to be in the store for something else and I think of the item I need. I really wish that Archiver’s would carried the cricut line again, but they stopped in 2006. Oh well. What can I say.

This next is simular to the pink card, and also say, Thinking of You. The Flower is also Bazzill. Got the pattern paper from the clearance bin of you know who. All of the sayings are rub-ons. the card blank is Archiver’s cardstock. Confession time: I do not buy card blanks anymore, in fact, I have a DreamKuts machine that just paid for itself, two months ago, and once I get the Wild Cards cartridge for the Cricut, I believe I will help put the card blank companies out of business. I helped keeping them in business for years. Now if I can find a way to make envelopes. me and gluing paper for envelopes do not get along for a moment, LOL. Hey, if I can work a computer and a cricut machine, and produce midi files, I can make a simple little old envelope if I just take the time.

This card is super simple. green cardstock background. Flower rub-on and that Thinking of you rub-on. The ink edging is VersaMagic chalk ink, Oasis Green. I love doing this technique. some people take a makeup wedge or sponge to edge their cards, but I like to take the petite ink pads and edge with those. I do not know the proper technical name for that, so I just call it edging. If there is a proper name for it, please put it in the comments section.
this last card, I decided I was going to try to do a cut file in Design studio, but I did not design the cut file. One of the things I promised myself when I created this blog, is that I was not going to be one of those people, who uses someone else’s stuff without giving them proper credit. I also compose music, and I think I sound pretty good, and when I get the nerve to, I may post it to this blog, but for now, lets leave it just that. I would hate to have someone else take credit for something I did that they are too lazy to do themselves, and that goes for my papercrafting as well. People work too hard for their craft. The strawberry was made by one of the ladies, whose blog I am following, OkieLadybug. If you are reading this OkieLadybug, I hope it is Ok for me to use it in a card swap, and I promise to not sell a card with this design on it, before getting your premission first.
With that being said, I will bid you a good night, and I hope you all will have a wonder week and weekend. God Bless You and Keep you in his tender care, and may you have Perfect Peace in your little corner of the world.

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Since I did not start this blog last month, I thought I would show what I did for my Christmas cards I made my aunt in Oklahoma.

The first one is real simple. using evergreen cardstock, I stamped snowflakes all over the front and back. I tied see through cream ribbon to the side. for the square, it came from my cutting out a window for another card you will see in a bit. the snowflake is from my stash, and the brand name is Masterpiece, and the snowflake is called Glitzy Snowflake. they come 10 to a pack.

The second card is from made with red cardstock, the image was stamped in a cocoa ink from Versamagic, and I destressed the edges with Colorbox chalk inkpad named Chestnut Roan. the saying (which is a scripture from Luke) and image of the shepards are from the Stampin Up! line (I am not sure if this is discontinued or not). with ribbon. Tip: I got this as well as the cream and the black from Archiver’s in the Hot Spot area. all scrapbooking items in that area are $1.99, and each spool holds 15 yards. It is even a better deal if you are an employee at which I am . Now, for those of you have have talking to me on my Yahoo groups know one of the reasons why I never have a paycheck, LOL. I also destressed the cards

My next card I had a little help…from my Cricut. I love this machine, and I live it so much, I had to have two… Both were Christmas presents. The baby (or original for those do not follow scrapbooking trends) was given to me in December 2006. Archiver’s used to sell the cricut, and my mother got the last one that was sold at the store I work at. Well, I did not use it much at first. I turned it on occassionally just to keep it from breaking down, LOL. About May of 2008, I decided I better dust off this little bad boy, and get to work. I even joined a few cricut groups on Yahoo, to get some help. Next thing you know, I am working this baby bug, and I am loving it. I do not know why I had not used it before. so around November 2008, Black Friday, someone said on the group that the Expression was on sale for $199 at Walmart. OK, I had said that I was not going to get the Expression, no way, no how. OK, so now I have the Expression, and again, mom said that this was one of my christmas presents. so that is how I got two of them.
OK so back to the cards…The card is a magenta cardstock that I get when I was a member of club Scrap. you get kits that has paper, cardstock, and other embellshments, including rubberstamps. I cut the cardstock in half using the DreamKutz machine (another item that is my fav.) I went 1″ in, and 1″ down. this with the George and basic shapes cartridge, I cut a 2″ circle. I, then took scrap paper and with same cartridge, and made a star, and painted with a gold leafing pen. For the card itself, I thought it looked really plain, so all i did was take Midnight Black in the versamagic line, and started rubbing the pad all over the cardstock. I put a pop dot to elevate the star. for the bible verse, it is just white ink (forgot the name of it) on wine cardstock. Then I took the gold leafing pen and just went around it.

This one is just like the Magenta card, without the ink, and it a square. I cut out the dove (you cannot see it through the ribbon) from beyond Birthdays cartridge. I broke off the branch that the dove holds. Just stamped the verse on cream card stock. No pop dots.

with this card, the circles came from the magenta card that I cut out to make the card with the black ink (hey, they say waste not, want not, LOL). I forgot what line the letters were, but I got the letters from Archiver’s during an employee crop (never used them for that project I needed at the time.). I used gold cording for the strings.

Last one- wow, didn’t I tell you that I was not going to have these long posts, LOL. Well, the last card I made for my aunt was made with deep red (more like a burgundy) cardstock. I tied cream ribbon around powder blue cardstock, glued it onto the card blank. Oh, I forgot, I did stamped it with the snowflake stamp by Hero Arts, as well as the lighter wine cardstock squares made with the cricut. the doves (the dicut and the reverse image) were made from the cricut as well (by the way, I used to Expression with all of the doves, using the autofill button) The Noel is from the same company as the letters in the other two cards.

whew, that’s it. I am tired from all of that pasting of the pictures and other stuff, but it was fun. let me know what you think. Take care, and God bless.

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