Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mini Haul Video!!

Mini-Walmart Haul

Hey everyone, I just got back from a trip to two different Walmarts in search of pop dots, but to no avail! However, I did find some things of interest. I made a video showing everything off, however, it came out really dark, so I will try again tonight, with some extra lighting.

I got:
~Martha Stewart Edge Punch- Train ($5.00)
~Martha Stewart Edge Punch- Arch Lattice ($5.00)
~Martha Stewart Pigment Ink Pads- Pastel ($4.00)
~Martha Stewart Pigment Ink Pads- Aquarium ($4.00)
~Martha Stewart Pigment Ink Pads- Floral ($4.00)

As comparison:
At Joann the punches are $15.99, they do not carry the ink pads (at least online they don't).
At Amazon the ink pads are $9.99

I would suggest checking your local Walmart(s) for the best prices, because the same day I bought these I seen them at a different walmart for $2.00 more.

Like I said earlier, I will try to make another video tonight, using better lighting and I will "test" everything on camera for the first time (should be humorous! :) )

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Male Card using Life is a Beach-Helm

Yay, I made my first youtube video! Sorry about the buzzing sound! :(

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You will need:
~Life is a Beach Cartridge: Helm (Shift 5:5) cut at 4 inches in white
~5 x 7 inch red card stock
~2 x 7 inch blue card stock
~D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder
~Pop Dots

Valentine's Card

I know it's no where near Valentine's Day but I was on a card making kick so this was the end result of the night.

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The stamp was bought at Michael's for $1.00 in February.

I used the cuttlebug folder: D'vine Swirls

4 Cards using A Flower for All Seasons Stamps (Stampin Up)

The first card was made using the cuttlebug folder: Stylized Flowers

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The second card was made using the cuttlebug folder: Distressed Stripes

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The third card was made using the cuttlebug folder: Snowflakes

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The fourth card was given to my mother for Easter, hence the sloppy handwritten "Happy Easter Mom!"

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Get Well Card

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This may not look like a get well card, but you will understand in a minute.

My grandma loves animals and so when a pit-bull randomly ended up in her backyard, she took her in and cared for her because no one would take her, and if she went to the shelter they would put her down. She is extremely lovable and a complete people person, but she must have been trained to fight, because every time she sees another dog she attacks. My grandma has two other dogs, so she had to keep them separated and let the pit out at separate times so the dogs would never come into contact. Just recently she forgot one of the other dogs was still outside when she let the pit out and of course the pit attacked. She (stupidly in my opinion) tried to break the dogs up and she was severely injured, more so than either dog, she is not able to use her hands as they have cuts and bites all over them and she had rug burn from the outdoor carpet on her face and arms from wrestling with the dogs. She has a since of humor and she thought this card was perfect for the occasion and I knew she would so I made it for her.

It was made using a retired Stampin Up Stamp: Golden Oldies, it says "My mind not only wanders--sometimes it leaves completely."

I also used the cuttlebug folder: Textile

Old Man Card (Grandpa's Birthday!)

I made this card for my Grandpa for his birthday this past week.

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I used a retired Stampin Up stamp: Golden Oldies, it says "I still have a full deck. I just shuffle slower."

I also used the Cuttlebug folder: Distressed Stripes

He liked it and I hope you like it too! Leave me a comment if you do! :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Some of my Photography

Sorry for the watermarks, but I am really proud of these photos and I would hate for someone to steal them.

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Mom's Birthday Card

I attempted to participate in the MCPT Challenge each month on but like I said I got sidetracked from crafting and focused on school. This image was from January!! I thought it was perfect for my mom because she is trying to eat healthier now. I scraplifted the idea from someone on because I thought it was too cute, I did change it up some...

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I used the gamsol technique (MCPT) and then went over the balloon and icing layers with clear stickles to make them sparkle. I pop dotted the whole scalloped thing up, but you can't really tell. The "dots" around the scalloped edge are skittles :)

Thanks for being a GREAT professor!

I wanted to make a simple card to give to my professor that I really appreciated so I come up with this:

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It was made using MTC and then I used stickles all over it to give it color! :) I like it! :) For easter, my lovely finace bought me Cricut Markers so I used those to write "Thanks for being a GREAT Professor" on the inside (no pics or that part though...)

Been a LONG time!!

I have been very focused on school work so I have had no time to craft! :( However, it is now summer, so I have been crafting as much as I can and I will post some of my stuff now. :)