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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Clear Stamps Greetings

Not much to this card, I know. I was trying to make it resemble a present. Inside it is stamped with Thank You. I am sending this as a little insert of thanks for the Hostess of the July 4th Anysoldier.com card swap. The roses are my mother's rose bushes after she passed away of colon cancer I transplanted 3 bushes into my yard. So far only two bushes have survived.

Discovery Stamping

I have been researching like crazy! Looking over card  after card over the internet. I scored the mother load of stamps on Ebay. I thought I was really getting a great deal until I received them that's when i realized I could have spent the money on stamps I picked out for myself instead of a LOT of 22 packages of stamps of various types that I may not ever use. Oh well lesson learned I hope. I was in a shopping trance. Some ladies are like that with shoes. I am like that with Peanuts collectibles and now stamps. It is a fun project. I finally found a craft project my daughter will actually get involved in. She loves coloring the stamped images. I tend to make sets of 20 cards at a time for the Anysoldier.com card swaps. It is hard to keep her interested in coloring 10 of the same image. But some how she was finished with her set before I was finished with mine. She checked out a few more stamps and colored them. Fine with me, I will use the images in future cards! 

Did I finally find a hobby for my soon to be 16 year old?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cricut Stand and Salute Cartridge

I would like to thank  Cricut Critters for the inspiration on how to put this cartridge to work. I loved this popup card idea! I am currently trying to duplicate this card 19 more times to share with my Anysoldier.com card swap group!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

20 "Toadily Happy" Frog Cricut Cards Finished!

I finished 20 cards for the Anysoldier.com Summer Card Swap. I just love how they turned out!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Toadily Happy" Frog Cricut Card

I made 20 cards  for the anysoldier.com Summer card swap. This card was so fun to create! I used inkscape to trace bitmap images of cattails, the lily and the lily pad and then opened them into SCAL or Sure Cuts A Lot program then for the frog I used someone elses's frog svg file I downloaded for free from the internet somewhere. I used Wedding Cricut cartridge for the tag and Penny Black Toadily stamps collection for the flies and the words toadily happy. I decided I didn't like the cattails in the end and I also glued jiggly eyes on the finished card.

T-shirt Quilt for a friend

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Time for my next project!

I finished the T-shirt Quilt last night that I was doing for a friend. I'm so excited. I am a tad bit hard on myself over my work, I will say it is not perfect. Most definitely a handmade item they will always cherish. I will post pics soon as I get the hubby to hold it up for me so I can get a picture. My next project I signed myself up for is a summer fun card swap with the ladies at anysoldier.com. I bought Sure Cuts Alot software and have been playing around with some ideas, nothing was sparking my interest. Then I read on svgcuts.com forum about Inkscape and my idea started coming together. My card will consist of a frog I copied from someone's blog, I failed to keep track and I hope they forgive me for that. I will be glad to refer anyone to you if you know it was your svg or scut file! ;) I searched for cat tails finally founds some clipart and I copied it into inkscape and played with for hours and hours till I figured how I liked the cat tail. I have 20 cat tails cut! Just need to cut my frogs and do some more planning!