Sunday, January 30, 2011

happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday crafting everyone! It has been a relaxing day. I had a test to take yesterday which didnt leave much time for crafting lately. I took my exam, passed! so now I can craft a little before my next class begins. Ok so onto important things.... I went shopping at my local Walmart this past week and saw Twinkle Toes Cricut Lite cartridge marked at $15.97! It was way back in the clearance section of the craft dept. I thought it was an error as the other lites were marked $25 or $39. Anyway, brought it to the register and it rang up $25, but because the sticker was clearly there,they gave it to me for $15.97. LOVE the cartridge! those little girls and the shapes are awesome!
So with my new Cartridge, lol, I made this birthday card for my niece. I think I am getting better at the rosy cheeks :o). I cut her at 3.25" used DCWV paper and $1 bin ribbon. The sentiment is from The Paper Company called Cupcakes. Added some bling with my i-rock and some stickles. The face is PKS, again I used the critter faces for the eyes, and everyday face parts for the nose and smile. FYI- I did order the new releases from PKS Wide eyed kids and Wide eyed and bushy tailed. Can't wait til they arrive!!
This next card I had in mind for PKS 'xoxo' challenge but hadn't had it done yet. Not sure if I can enter more than one but I wanted to post this anyway. I used multiple carts for this one. I should write them down as I use them. The sentiment is computer generated.Some feaux stitching in red and white around and a few buttons.

This next card is for my nephew who turns 8 next month. Love how this came out! I used the guitar from Indie art, the sentiment is from My Pink Stamper stamps, the tag is a punch from EK success, the music notes are from Elmo's party! LOVE that cartridge too.

this is the inside of the card. Again, a sentiment from MPS
Check back soon. Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!
See you next time!
gina




Monday, January 24, 2011

PKS Let's Face it Friday Challenge

Hello out there! I think this is my first LFIF challenge. I was so excited to participate. The challenge is you have to incorporate " xoxo" in the project somewhere. I had so many ideas, I think I'll post the other project tomorrow. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, the lighting wasnt great where I took them. Sooo, the recipe for this wall hanging is Wild Card Cartridge for the 'xoxo' cut at about 2" real dial size ( if that feature was off, i think it came to almost 22" or something like that since the sentiment is meant to fit on one of the wild card cards) the cute little girl is from Cricut Lite Sugar and Spice cut at 3.25" , Face is of course PKS... I did get creative with this face though. I used Critter faces for the eyes, the mouth and nose are from Everyday character face parts. I'm still working on how to get the rosy cheeks, didnt come out great so I chose not to do it on this little lady. The hearts are from Michael's 0.39 painted with pink acrylic paints. stuck the xoxo on with decopauge. waa laa!
Happy Crafting everyone!
Thanks for visiting.






~gina~


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tacky Tuesday Challenge

I have been on this creative adventure of entering so many challenges, I'm still new to this. I made the following for Tacky Tuesday Challenge at SeptemberNinth's blog. The challenges occur the 3rd tuesday of each month. Take a look if you'd like to enter http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/2011/01/tacky-tuesdays-challenege-2.html

Anyway, here is my entry. The challenge is to use the whale from Create a Critter, details are below picture. I have been trying to post to their facebook page as stated to enter, but it's not letting me! Hmm, I'll figure it out I guess. Have a great night all and as always, Happy Crafting!


~gina~

The whale was cut at 3" from I think DCWV adhesive stack, base card stock is from SU, and craft paper is from my stash. I used an EK success punch for the label and printed the sentiment from my computer. Stitching with my gelly roll pen and some twine. I inked some of the little hearts with Jim Stoltz distressing ink. stickles for the eyes and smile..... waalaa!

PKS January release bloghop!!

Just finished the PKS Jan. release bloghop. My goodness there's some amazing talent out there. The creativity that Kathy has again shown in her new stamps is wonderful! Love all of the new faces! I think Wide-eyed kids and wide-eyed and bushy tailed are my favorites. Can't chose just one!!
Take a hop over and make sure to stop at all of the ladies blogs and websites!
♥Have fun and get inspired ♥
~gina~

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just a note....

Hello out there!! So I went to Michael's 3 times this week to see if I can get any of the 9.99 carts. NONE! Surprise surprise! I saw the sale will still be happening until 1/22/11. Hmm, wonder why they're on sale so long. Anyway, Couldnt get any but I found a few for $12 and $15 on Customcrops.com and cricutmachine.com. Not bad. I will say though I do have an extra Plantin Schoolbook I am willing to trade with someone if they're interested. Send me a msg!
Happy crafting and have a great day!
~gina~

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine's Day is coming up!

Hello out there! I finally received my new cricut expression sent from Provo Craft to replace my broken one. It's wonderful! lol, of course it is! I decided I would decorate this one and I'm thrilled with how it came out!! It almost looks like the limited edition Peppermint Expression. I can change it up which is the great part. Anyway, I started making Valentine's cards... Here's what's I've done so far. I hope I have the time to post some more and enter in so many of the challenges going on this week and Blog hops!! Can't wait for Peachy Keens new face stamps. Did you see the new Valentine's Stamps from PKS?? go check them out...http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/


Hope you enjoy my latest cards. Pics were taken with my Christmas gift, a new Canon rebel digital camera!!
Come again soon!!
~gina~