Friday, March 25, 2011

Forever Young

Happy Friday Everyone!

Looks like if I want to keep this blog going, I'm going to actually have to do some projects! I can't believe this week is already over. It's going to be a fast/furious weekend - but I am looking forward to having fun.

So, I made a few copies of this card recently to have on hand for birthdays (act surprised if you get one of these in the mail).  I'm finding it easier to make 3-4 copies of a card instead of just one. It also makes it nicer to have the stash ready when you need them....especially if you're like me and naturally procrastinate.

The Forever Young Cricut cartridge is probably one of my favorite ones so far - lots of adorable possibilities!

Enjoy your weekend!

Kim G

Card Recipe
This is a 5 x 6.5 inch card. The girl on the front and her dress are from the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. She is cut at 5.75 inches. The plain cardstock (black for the model, white for card base, light pink for the top layer, and two shades of pink for the dress and purse.) is from Bazzill. The pattern paper layer and the inside decorations are from SEI's Chocolat collection. Although almost impossible to see in this photo, the light pink top layer on the front was run through the Cuttlebug flower folder.

The words on the front (fabulous) are cut at .7 and .3 inches. The purse was cut at .7 as well. Both are from the same Forever Young cartridge.  To finish it off, I added some generic "bling" to the insides of random embossed flowers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Summer's Coming - Simple Cards

Happy Tuesday!  (It is Tuesday right??)  So, I thought I'd try my hand at posting some pictures today. I am still working out whether I'm just posting pictures of my projects or if I'll do tutorials at some point. But anyway, I made these cards several weeks ago during a very long period of unbearably cold weather. My plan was to send them out to remind people that summer would eventually get here and to
hang tight. Wouldn't you know as soon as I finally got them done....the weather started warming up!

I've noticed on most scrapbooking and card making blogs, the owner will put the "recipe" of the card on the post in case people want to make it themselves. So....who am I to mess with tradition?

Stay warm!

Kim G

Card #1 - (Standard A2)  All cardstock from Stampin' Up, ribbon from my general stash, the blue part was embossed using the Cuttlebug (sorry, don't know the name of the folder). The stamp is from an unknown source of clear stamps. The bottom was punched with the Fiskars scallop boarder punch. The popcicle was cut using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge - image cut at 3 inches.

Card #2 (Standard A2) All cardstock from Stampin'Up, ribbon is grossgrain from Offray. The blue part was embossed using the Cuttlebug (dots folder). The stamp is from the unknown source of clear stamps. The bottom was punched with the Fiskars scallop board punch. The palm tree was also cut using Doodlecharms, cut at 3 inches.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My First Blog!


I'm not sure how far I'll get with this blog thing, but I'm looking forward to trying it out!  Be patient with me while I figure it out!

Kim G