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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 71


This card was made with the Cuttlebug Paisley folder on white core paper. After it was embossed I sanded it to have the embossed part white. I then used my KNK to cut "With Love" from white vinyl. The letters are ony 1/2 inch tall so you can see you can get some delicate cuts with the KNK.
A little ribbon and the card is complete.
As happy as I was to get my Quickutz embossing folders, I am sending them back. They say you can use them in the Cuttlebug but you don't get a nice crisp emboss like you do with the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug folders. They may work better if they were used in the machine that they were made for.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 70


I made this card for our former neighbors 50th wedding anniversary. The file was a free file and was cut from gold textured paper. It was then glued on a gold patterned paper. We are going to their 50th celebration this evening! You know you are old when dinner is from 4-6. :O) Actually I think the time is to accomodate all the farming neighbors who have to milk in the evening.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Day 69


Well, this is getting pathetic! Another day and I am posting a card I made awhile ago. The print is computer generated and then place on some pretty paper. Doesn't get much easier than that. I ordered some Quikutz embossing folders and they came today so I am anxious to have time to try them.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Day 68


Well it has been one of those days! I was busy all day and didn't get one thing done.
I had made some things using my Cuttlebug and white core paper, but they had all been dark colors. I wanted to do a light color so went to my LSS , The Creation Station, and bought a sweet shade of pink and some paper to make things for Hailey Grace, my 2 month old granddaughter. (How is that for a sentence?) I got home and tried cutting the paper and it was like sawing through rock. No matter how I adjusted the blade and pressure it was bad. So I decided to take a break, clean and respray my mat. The next paper, even though it was a textured cardstock stuck to the mat like glue and was so stuck on it curled when it came off. But still a crappy cut, and I almost always get good cuts. So I changed the blade...that was it. It cut like a charm
So I decided to cut vinyl and got the start of a cute card but am too tired to finish it.
This card was made from a free file that I found when I first got my KNK. It used double sided paper and when you cut it you then folded the cuts into hearts. To me, it was like magic. I didn't know about double sided paper let alone foldables.
Tomorrow is another day. :O)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Day 67



This card was made with my KNK and a file that was on the "Designer CD" that Accugraphics gave to us as a Christmas gift. It was a wonderful gift because at the time there were few files available. Now the sky is the limit as to what you can cut with the Klik n kut.
It is a bit of a busy card but again, I love black and white!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 66



Another simple but sweet card. I used a pink patterned paper for the background and the Happy Birthday is Rickles font welded and cut on my KNK .

Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 65


Happy Memorial Day!

Today's card was made from a file Ileana Russell provided free. It is still on her blog http://iscrapdesigns.blogspot.com/. The file was cut with my Klic n Kut. Thanks Ileana! She shared with us a letter that she wrote to her 3 month old daughter about 9/11. It was a traumatic day for all of us, but for Ileana it meant the added worry that her husband,an Air Force Reservist in the Medical Service Corp, would in all probability be called to serve. With a young son and an infant daughter it was just plain scary.

We need to remember all the men and women who have served and are serving in our Armed Force.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 64

Well, I just realized it is day 64 and I have nothing ready to post. My son and his wife are coming tomorrow for a visit so it may be a few days before I post again.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 63

I bought a set of 8 blank note cards at Michael's from their $1 bin. I wanted to put letters on them but didn't want to glue each one down. So I used my KNK and vinyl and with Rickles font I made Thanks and Happy Birthday. It was fun because I used little scrap pieces of vinyl and it took minutes to make 8 cards. My goal is to make 100 cards for our area Veteran's Home and I am almost there!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Day 62

This card was just cut with my paper cutter. It is a square card and I used my Scorpal around the edge. I then cut a green backgroung and white to go on top. The Congratulations was printed.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 61


Jan Bryson of Sam & Hailey at www.paperthreads.com was having a sale on her files and this was one of her newer files. It is a gatefold card. I did a few modifications. Her file is made with a card and a liner, I just cut the card from double sided paper using my KNK. She did her congratulations using the pen tool, I am too lazy to use the pen tool so I just did Congratulations the same size in Word and printed it.
I love making cards that are different from the norm and this certainly made it easy. Thanks Jan!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Day 60


This was fun! My sister is turning 50 next week. Her middle name is Bea and our Grandpa always called her "The Bea Bea Girl". I found the free bee file at http://mamawslegacy.com/cut/c6/c6.html
Mary has lots of great free files, and also has files for sale at http://shop.mamawslegacy.com/zencart/ and they are 40% off for the month of May.
The Bee's and the words were cut with my KNK. I ran the words through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dot folder and added some stickles to the white of the bees wings so the sparkle.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Day 59

I love being able to use the Klic n Kut Studio to make words that I export to Word to print. Maybe I don't know how to word as well as I should but could never get it to allow me to overlap words. So I made this in KNK using the Passion Conflict Robo font, exported it to Word as a jpeg file (thanks Char for the instructions) and then did a cut and print. I printed it onto white cardstock ovals and then cut a slightly larger black oval. The paper rectangles were cut, border punched with a Martha Stewert punch, and then the white was ran through the Cuttlebug using the swiss dot folder. I love black and white cards!









Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Day 58


This card was made with a file that I purchased. It could easily be recreated but when I bought the file I had no clue how to make a file on my own. I cut the thanks and the flower with my Klic n Kut and then ran them through the Cuttlebug. I then ran the yellow paper through the Cuttlebug, but I could have just as easily glued the words and the flowers to the yellow and then ran the whole thing through the Cuttlebug. My 3 favorite crafting tools would have to be my KNK, my Cuttlebug, and my ATG glue gun.
Now a website to share. A friend told me about www.fellers.com. It is a site that sells vinyl, including Oracal 631 which can be used inside on walls. At most of the online sites it sells for $15-$20 for a 12"x10 foot roll. This site has the Oracal 631 for $16.50 for a 15"x 10 YARD roll. What a deal. They also sell tons of other vinyl. The website does not give you prices without a customer number. I called 1-800-654-8405 yesterday and they gave me a customer number. They asked my Name, address, phone number, and business name. Without my asking they overnighted a catalog to me which was a nice surprise. I had thought I would just look online at their products.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Day 57



So I finally decided to make a card with the flower that I pictured on Day 53. I added a stem and leaves and here is the final result. The flower was designed in Klic n Kut studio and cut with the Klic n Kut. I then used the Cuttlebug to add some dimension. Provo Craft is coming out with new embossing folders for the Cuttlebug in July. Yeah!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Day 56



This card was Cased from http://www.mystampingaddiction.blogspot.com/. I printed the Happy Birthday on a 5x7 card and then used a Cuttlebug border embossing folder and made the red piece. Pretty simple.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Day 54


Here are some cute little purses that I made and filled with Dove Chocolate for Mother's Day. They were actually sold as a stack of paper where you punched out the purses and the embellishments and then assembled them. There were 32 purses so it took some time but it was fun to do.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 53


I haven't made a card from this die cut, and may save it for a scrapbook page. I saw a project on http://www.heartprints.net/, one of my favorite sites.
She had made a flower using a heart punch. I thought "I can do that on my KNK." I made the file by taking a heart, duplicating it, and making them into a circle. I then welded them together. I then cut a circle for the center. Both went through the Cuttlebug Embosser, the yellow with the swiss dot and the brown with the bubble . If you wanted a more daisy type flower you could just cut the individual hears and arrange them into a flower and then have the circle center. If anyone wants the sunflower file it is free for the asking!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 52


This card is pretty much the same as yesterdays. Another PC Hug Club Graphic and lots of stickles!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 51



Another card made with a graphic from http://www.pchugclub.com/ . They have some fun graphics. I drag them into word and then add what text I want. I then print a page of the same graphic, usually 4 to a page, and then when I want to use them for a card they are ready to go! It is hard to see but I did add some stickles to the graphics. It makes it so sparkly!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 50




I love this time of year. It is warming up, but it isn't hot. Everyday there is a new flower blooming. The asparagus is up and the rhubarb will be ready soon.
The picture with the flowers is one of my flower beds and the spring flowers are in full bloom.


The card is my Mother's Day card for my mom. It is made from white embossed paper and then printed with my printer. How simple is that! My mom is the best! She raised 8 kids, is grandmother to 17, and great grandmother to 10. She is an inspiration to all of us!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Day 49



Todays card isn't a card. :O) It is the first scrapbook page I have made in over 2 years. I had bought the pattern for the "cute as a button" from Ginny's Happy Cuts. Ginny now sells her files at www.paperthreads.com . I have had this for a long time and cut it for my daughter to make a page for Hailey Grace. When I laid it out I decided I wanted it for myself, so I cut another one for my daughter. I spent the day with little Hailey and her big brother Gavin. Hailey is 6 weeks old and now smiles when you talk to her. My daughter's maternity leave ends at the end of May and it will be sad having her go back to work. I have been enjoying spending time with her over the past 6 weeks.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Day 48

Today was a beautiful day. The sun was out, it was in the mid 60's and just a nice breeze. I cleaned my raspberry patch so all of my outside spring cleaning is officially done. I have a little greenhouse that my husband made for me and today the last flat, which was white coneflowers ,finally sprouted. The other plants have been up for weeks and they were all planted at the same time.
I made this card with a rose paper that I fell in love with, it is the same paper that I used on the card for day 34. I cut a simple scalloped oval with my KNK, used a cut and print on the "Happy Birthday", add a little ribbon and it's done.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 47


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
Today I made 2 Graduation Cards in the colors of our area high school. For some reason, I very seldom think to use my cuttlebug embossing files on colored paper. I cut out the 2009 with my Klik n Kut and ran the paper through the Cuttlebug, and in minutes I had 2 cards done.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Day 46

CATS! I am not very fond of cats, but here are my 2 favorite, both black! The Cat on the bottom is a KNK file I got free from Dawn at Thyme Graphics. She has great files and they cut great! The top Cat, is CAT, a cat who showed up at our house last summer and our daughter Tash fell in love with. Tash calls her Beauty, we call her CAT. When she came to our house she looked like a reddish rust colored kitten. She weighed a whole 3 pounds. The vet said she was an adult cat and the coloring was from dead hair from being malnourished. She is now a much loved member of our family. In the picture cat is waking up. When she falls asleep, Tash, who has OCD, often gathers up all of CAT's toys and places them in front of her. So when CAT wakes up she is generally surrounded by toys.