Monday, May 31, 2010

Mini Monster Fun

Got to play with my new Cricut cart today. I am in love with Mini Monsters. It is one of my favorite new carts, and can't believe they arrived to retail so quickly. Was able to pick it up Sunday at AC Moore, along with Cindy Loo as well.

When I first saw previews for the Monster cart I knew I had to make one of the monster bags, so adorable. It was pretty easy to put together as well.

I cut this bag on the Cricut using the 12 x 24 mat, along with 12 x 24 paper, Cricut brand. I have had the mats and paper for awhile, but this is the first project I actually used to cut something out. Cut the base of the bag at 11 1/2 inches (the darker green color), I used the fit to length button, so I think this is the largest it can be cut. All other shapes were cut at 11 1/2 inches also, but was able to use a 12 x 12 mat for those pieces. If you make one of these I have a little advise. Adhere the elements onto the bag while its still flat and not put together. I didn't think this through and got a little excited, really wanted to see how the bag looked. I scored and adhered the bag to its shape first. It was a little difficult to glue all the elements on the front of the bag after it was put together. So next time I will do that and it will go a lot quicker.

I can see using this bag for party favors, hanging decorations, and possibly as a card holder for some monster themed cards like the ones below. Just got to play around with sizes to find the right fir, not too big and not too small.

Here's a couple of monster cards I made with the cart as well.

This monster was cut at 4 inches. It was really easy to put together. The layers remind me of Creative Critters, which makes it super simple and quick to put together. I really like how the layers of the new carts are assembled. Seems to be a lot easier and quicker to me.

Used DCWV Cardstock
Hampton Art Card Base from last fall
Monster themes stamps form Recollection (found at Michaels)
Close to My Heart Ink

For this card, I used the same supplies as above. I think this is my favorite monster on the cart, it is so funny. This monster was cut a little smaller at 3 1/4 inch, so it could fit on the card base.

This is going to be such a fun cart to create with. I see a lot of possibilities for cards, scrapbooks, mini albums, and decorations. Will be playing around with this one for a while. Currently designing a shape album with it on the Gypsy. But will be a few weeks till complete, working a ton over the next two weeks.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Finally Some New Cards!

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile. Been super busy as of late. But was able to relax today and make a couple new cards.

The last time I placed an order from CTMH for myself I saw these two stamps sets called Tree Tops and True Happiness (I used these for cards shown here) and I loved them. They are such a great design. And will go well with a lot of the nature scrapbooking supplies that seem to be a hot trend right now.

For the card above I stamped the images in Versamark and chalked over the image. I haven't chalked on a project in years. But held a gathering recently and one of the girls ordered some chalk, and I thought to myself I really need to dust my chalk off and put it to use. I forgot what an ease they are to use, and the finished project looks so pretty. I can tell after finishing this card I will be keeping the chalks out of the drawer and on the table so I can use them often.

For the above card I used both stamp sets for the card.

For this next card I just used the Treetops stamps set. I really like how this one came out. Used three different green inks and the same brown for the trunks. To make the card stand out a little more I used some pop dots/foam adhesive. Using dimensional adhesive really adds a great touch to any project, especially cards. I doubled up the tree in the middle so it can really stand out. The pic below shows how it looks on its side.

Well hopefully my next post won't be in 20 days, lol. I expect to post a lot sooner than that! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Great day at Crop for a Cure

Had a great day with all the ladies at the Crop for a Cure event in
Long Island! I won one of the giveaways. An amazing collection of
Hambly Studio products and a nice fabric covered scrapbook! So happy
to win!!! Will post some projects I completed at the crop soon.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Card and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

So overall, I was pretty lazy today. My friends put on an amazing show Friday night in Patchogue, Long Island. This part of Long Island is beautiful, a town right on the water. It's about a 70minute drive from where I live. So they ended up charting a party bus for people in Astoria and Manhattan to take out to the island. It was too fun, and the reason why I'm hurting a little bit today. Let's just say open bar on the party bus to and fro, and that's all I'm gonna say about that, lol.

Well anyways, here is a birthday card I worked on tonight. I have a lot of Disney lovers in my life. So one of the new lines in the new Close to My Heart catalog is called Zippidee, and it works perfect for Disney themed projects. The stamp sets and the papers are perfect for any theme park projects, but look especially good with Disney items and photos.

The card is 6x6, based my design on one of the cards in the Originals Card book, but not exact.

All the papers are from the Zippidee line, I used the Level 2 kit .

I used two different stamp set for this. Thrill Ride stamp set (D1425) and A Little Everything stamp set (D1408).

The A Little Everything stamp set was March's Stamp of the Month, so no longer available. Used cranberry and black ink. Attached black buttons to resemble a Mickey head.

Here's another view of the card:

Also, don't forget to check out the new Close to My Heart Catalog. It was released to day. There are some great new products and prices for some items have dropped since the last catalog. Please leave comments and subscribe.
Here's the link to the catalog: Summer 2010 catalog!