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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just A Few Cards

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to take a minute to show you the cards I have made lately. I haven't had a lot of time for crafting in the last few weeks. But I managed to do a few cards. Plus I also made my dad's birthday present. It was pretty cute. I neglected to take any pictures though :(. So I will have to post it another time.

Here are the cards:

hello Card
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Gray {textured}, Going Gray
Patterned Paper - Authentique Blissful line
Ink - Stampin' Up! Basic Gray; Stazon Black
Stamps - Stampin' Up! 
Punches - Stampin' Up! Scallop border, Large Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Flower 
Cricut Cartridges - Once Upon A Princess {hello tag, tea pot}
Ink Spray - Tattered Angels 
Crochet Flower - Imaginisce
Brad and Jewel - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - American Crafts
Foam Adhesive - my stash

I just love this paper from Authentique. All of the paper that they have come out with is gorgeous! But for some reason, this one seems to be my favorite. I don't usually gravitate to these colors, but I totally love the color combinations. 

Be Mine mini Card
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Real Red Stampin' Up!; Kraft Archiver's
Patterned Paper - Echo Park Yours Truly
Cricut Dies - Accent Essentials {scallop circle, large heart}; 
Forever Young {red and kraft tag}
Stamps - Studio G {Be Mine sentiment}; Stampin' Up! Established Elegance {established 1873 sentiment}
Inks - Real Red, Crumb Cake Stampin' Up! 
Ink Spray - Tattered Angels Be Mine
Punches - Scallop Border, Small Heart, Itty Bitty flower Stampin' Up!
Glitter Glue - Martha Stewart
Jewels - Stampin' Up!
Button - Basic Grey
Ribbon - American Crafts; Stampin' Up!
Liquid Glue - Crystal Effects Stampin' Up!

This year I had a hard time choosing the Valentine's paper that I wanted. That is until I saw the line from Echo Park. I loved the other brands I saw, but I LOVE this Echo Park line. It's just fun and I love the traditional color scheme. I am sure this is not the only project I will be using the products for. 

Thanks So Much Card
Cardstock - Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Established Elegance, {Thanks So Much sentiment} Stampin' Up! 
Inks - Island Indigo, Crumb Cake Stampin' Up!
Spray Ink - Studio Calico Mister Huey's Clay
Jewels - Reflections

This is a very simple card for me, if you all don't know already. It takes a lot for me to not piece a card together. When I got my new Island Indigo stamp pad, and my new Established Elegance stamp pad from Stampin' Up! however, I got inspired to simplify just a bit.

Happy Valentine's Day Tag
Cardstock - Kraft, Jet Black textured Archiver's; Very Vanilla Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Echo Park Yours Truly
Cricut Cartridges - Once Upon A Princess {Envelope and Tags}, Accent Essentials {Large Heart, scallop circles}
Punches - Itty Bitty flower, Small Heart Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Happy Valentine's Day sentiment Studio G; flourish Stampin' Up! Embellished Elegence
Inks - Real Red, Basic Gray Stampin' Up!
Jewels - Reflections
Glitter Glue - Martha Stewart
Ribbon and Twine - Basic Gray satin Stampin' Up!; twine is my stash

When I saw the cute envelope and tag on the Once Upon A Princess cartridge from Cricut, I knew it was only a matter of time before I attempted to do something with it! And it didn't take too long after all! I love this darling envelope and tag. I will get plenty of use out of it for sure!!! And, yep. Used more of the Echo Park paper for this one too. I really just absolutely LOVE it! 

I know I keep mentioning the Cricut cartridges I have been using on all my projects lately. But I haven't mentioned the fact that I got a Cricut! :). I borrowed my friend Marci's Cricut to work on my sisters shower decorations. I fell in LOVE with it, told my mom and then she got me my very own! I was debating whether to upgrade to the Cricut Mini but I like the fact that I don't have to plug this one into the computer. I want to eventually get a Cricut Expression. A girl can dream :). 

I am lucky to be able to borrow cartridges from Marci and also from Thong's cousins, Thia and Bea. I have purchased a few on my own, and also got clobbered on Black Friday at a local store who was selling them for $10!!!! I got three that morning {after waiting in the freezing cold for 4 hours}, one of which wasn't really one I wanted, or one that I have yet to use. Since then, I have purchased two more since then - Once Upon A Princess {MY FAVORITE} and Cindy Loo {Love the font on this cartridge!}

I got it early and was supposed to wrap it and put it under my tree. Somehow though it ended up straight up in my craft room instead, open and turned on with a cartridge just waiting to be used! What can I say, I used it right away :). It was practically begging me to anyway, right!

I have got to show you all this adorable pin cushion {you can see the ones that Amber made me, and one that I made right behind it}. I didn't make this most adorable pin cushion ever! No, that was made by Thia, my husbands cousin. I fell in love with it right away! Could you just die! :)

Hope this year is coming along great for everyone. I admit, it hasn't all been roses, but it has been good! I have a new addition to my family. His name is Jack and he is such a cute little happy guy! He belongs to my sister and her husband. He is just a few days old, but is loved immensely already!

Peyton couldn't wait to meet her new baby cousin and hold him for the very first time. She is already planning games for them to play when he gets a little older. I told her it may be a while, and she said she will wait! :) 

Talk to you all soon!