Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sample card for Today's Gypsy Made Simple challenge

Hello everyone!! Happy Saturday!!
Today I am posting my take on Sheila's tri-fold card tutorial that she is sharing today over at She's a Sassy Lady .  She was so great and designed a tri-fold card for those who don't have the new Expression2. (There is a pre-loaded cartridge on the new E2 that has a tri-fold card feature on it.)  You can receive her Gypsy file for this card by visiting her blog and making any size donation to help the Alabama tornado victims. If you have never downloaded a file for your Gypsy, it is simply a file with all of the cuts already on the mats for you.  If you don't have the cartridges that she used in the original file, she also made one as a template so you can choose your own images from cartridges that you own! This is just so cool!! Be sure to head over to her blog and view her awesome videos that will show you how she made this file and to make a card of your own and link it to her post!

Now, on to my card!

This is the base cut out in kraft paper.

Here is the mouse in the present! So cute!

Here are both images assembled and ready to add to the base.

Front of card

Middle layer of card

This is back layer. The stamp is from an upcoming Club Ruby kit.

My trademark stamp on the back.

The finished card partially open.

The finished card, all the way closed! So cute! 

You must go to She's a Sassy Lady today to get all the details to make your own version of this fun card! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple challenge

Hello everyone! I just have a quick post to share my entry for the challenge that Sheila over at She's a Sassy Lady , posts on Saturdays.  Today she challenged us to create a tag using the end cap feature on Plantin Schoolbook or Mickey Font.  I have had this coffee bean paper for some time and have been wanting to use it so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity! By the way, I used Mickey Font because I like the whimsical look of the font!  If you would like to create a tag of your own, I encourage you to check out Sheila's post today because she has 2 very informative videos to make it very easy for you!
Of course, I used my white pen to add some much needed stitching! :-)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to make something beautiful today!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cricut Imagine Scrapbook layout

Hello everyone!! Hope you're all having a fantastic day! We are finally getting some rain here so maybe our grass will green up!
Today I have a project featured over at She's a Sassy Lady ! If you have never been to her blog, you must check it out! There is a new, awesome project and tutorial everyday!!

I created this layout using my Cricut Imagine, the Imagine More cartridge for the colors of my layers and the Baby Steps cartridge for the images.  A really wonderful feature about the Imagine is that I only need to put white paper on my mat and then choose the colors through my machine! So easy!

This is a pic of the first cut showing the color I chose for this first layer and its position on the mat. The pic below is the first completed cut.

The next few pics show the Imagine screens and the corresponding completed cuts.

I took a picture of my Cutter Bee Tweezer bee tweezers because that is my go-to tool for adhering my die cut layers. These tweezers give me great control in handling all the little layers and pieces! 

This pic shows the completed die cut with all of the layers.

And finally, here is the completed page but, can you believe it??  I forgot to take a picture of the page with the picture of my new grandbaby!!  I asked my son to take a picture of it and email it to me so when he does, I will add it to this post!  You see, I created this page before I left for Ohio to be there for our 2nd grandson's birth so that all I had to do was add the photo and the stats of his birth! What a precious little one he is, too!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember to keep creating!

Even though I don't have a picture of the layout with my new grandson's picture on it, I can still post a picture of him!! He is just simply adorable and beautiful and, of course, I'm not biased at all!! :-)