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Monday, March 21, 2011

flower Soft... have you heard of these yet??

I was at Frozen in Time (maize rd) on saturday browsing around and saw these awesome cards that had a 3d effect....  I was in Awe and also broke...  so...  I just asked a lot of questions and drooled a bit over the awesome colors.  (can you imagine that huh??  lol)

well... the flower soft is also the name of the company.  It is a "flock" style look.  There is a glue that you put on the area of interest and you put this 'flower soft' stuff on it and it gives it an awesome awesome look!!  

They had as an example a tree (autum look) and used colors of fall on these branches.  it was AWESOME...

let me know if you have used it or will try it..  :)  curious....   I someday hope to have these lil containers....

Have a fantastic 1st day of Spring tomorrow!

Doris 
pss.....  check out Cricut.com for the cool AWESOME new cartridges.  that I WANT... NEED... (ya know how that goes...)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

cricut SWARM for APRIL

There is so much going on in April for Brenda and I that we decided to skip a month.  IF you would love to play during the week sometime - let me know..

I do have a challenge for you...   How about in May or you can e-mail me sooner... share a project that you have made using your Cricut other than making cards or a scrap page.    There is so much to make using the cricut.. possibilities are really endless...

Have you made any cards?? Lo's??  that you would like to have posted here?/  If so..  Let me know.  We would love to see what you have made.

have a great day - Doris

Thursday, March 3, 2011

When life hands you lemons.. card by Doris

*.Cherry Limeade Cricut lite cartridge for the cup was cut at 3.25w & 3.50h.** Ctmh ink colors are kiwi & sunny yellow. ctmh cardstock is citrus leaf & sunny yellow.   The paper on the cup is from my big ol' stack of misc papers collected over time. ** I gently used sand paper from ctmh over the lemon frame. **The lemon background was embossed using the provo craft cricut embossing folders "preserve".  the little lemon was a copy of the embossed folder and just cut out.  It is painted using the Sundance color from Smooch. ** I popped up the lemon using a pop dot from Mini pop dots from all night media.  **  I used the Herringbone embossing folder from PC to emboss the straw.  ** The saying is a cute one from my hubby and a font called Alan set at 18in.
I hope you like this card.  It was fun creating for our card swap.

dinosaur birthday card made by Doris card swap March 2011

**gypsy wanderings also used for the layer that the dino sits on.  The layer has the Tim Holtz 'cracked" embossing folder from Sizzix. ** The dinosaur is embossed using the PC cuttlebug animal print embossing folder set.  **Peachy Keen face is used on the dino (set criiter faces set A med.  You can order and see more faces at their website peachykeenstamps.com.     ** cardstock from Ctmh is kiwi (deleted), orange & clover meadow.  **Ink used is bamboo  from ctmh which is the inking around the edges on front of card.   ** Saying is a computer font and again.. my hubby came up with the saying.   **Saying inside the card (below) is from CTMH  D1111 card Sentiments. (I think maybe deleted) and clover meadow ink for saying..
Create a Critter cartridge is used for the dinosaur and cut at 2.80w & 2.68h.  

good morning... just some info to share

the cards sent to you yesterday via here were previews to the card swap that we are doing.  I love Rosemary's cards!!  The exchange will be done this weekend.  I would like to do the exchange Friday night.  BUT if you are unable to be there but have cards..  I will collect them and  share.  I know there are several of us that are going to SWAP...    don't forget the instructions so that I can post them.

Tomorrow night.. 4th Friday from 5 to 9:00.  I will be there a lil early so come play and/or visit.  I enjoy seeing you this time of month for I don't get to much during the rest of the days.  ;(
Bring a snack to share and remember you can leave your "stuff" till Saturday.  The room is locked after we leave.

I am thinking I would like to take the picture on Friday night for the Cricut.com swarm drawing.  perhaps one of Saturday too... 

Saturday.. 8am to 2.   Hope to spend some learning.  I do have a couple of things I learned about the Gypsy.. So I would love to tell you about it!!

Hope to see you soon.  :)

Doris

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

bandaid card made by Rosemary

using the Wild Card cartridge.  at 7.5in long using the real dial size & 5.5in wide using the real dial size.  An envelope that matches the card using the real dial size as well.  Patch on top that goes with the card  had the real dial size OFF  but same size on.  inside the card is stamps used from Clear Dollar Stamps (look on the web)

happy birthday card made by RosemaryUsing Wild Card cricut cartridge

Using the Wild Card Cartridge this 9in long x 6.25in wide with the real dial size on.  The envelope that matches the card also used the real dial size.  When doing the layers.don't use the real dial size. make sure it is turned off but is same size as the card.  You can measure the layers with the card on the gypsy before you cut them.

the variety of colors are awesome in making this card for the men in our lives!
This is the envelope.  the sizes and details for cutting this is above.  Isn't this a pretty card!