Saturday, April 24, 2010

Flip Photo Card with Video and Blog Candy

It's Saturday--thank goodness! It's that time again for my monthly post over at Everyday Cricut--this month I did a Fancy Fold Mother's Day card. Here is a preview--head on over to Everyday Cricut to see lots more pictures!

I made another with a video on how to put it together. I just got a MacBook Pro and still learning the video editing software so please forgive any poor transitions!
Here's the video:


Base Card is 4 1/2" by 12" cut one
Belly band base is 1 3/4" x 9" cut one
Belly band layer is 1 1/4" x 9" cut one
Inside folders are 3" x 8" cut three
Photo/Journal blocks are 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 cut 3-6 depending on your desired look
here is the link to the cut file--

Some additional detailed photos:



I do have some blog candy--a tote bag and some iron-ons from the SEI Claire collection.


It's easy to enter--just leave a comment here--I will draw the winner on Wednesday April 28th and announce on Thursday. Deadline is 10PM CST.

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget head over to Everyday Cricut and leave a comment there for a second chance to win--

Take care


Friday, April 23, 2010

New York City find.......

Hi all--hope your week has been great.  My had a bright spot--got on an earlier flight home from NYC and was able to have a few hours and a good night in my own bed--

Here is an amazing place you must get to if you are in the city!!!  M & J Trimming is a dream come true--walls and walls of buttons, ribbons, trims, zippers, snaps, bling on a string--I have to say I could spend hours and thousands of dollars in this place.

It is super easy to find and for me I pass it everyday while in the city because it is across from my hotel (fondly known as home away from home).  The address is 1008 Sixth Ave between 38th and 39th.  This company has a long history and has been around for years--top fashion designers shop here--in fact I have run into a number of my idols in this store over the years.

Walls and walls of stuff--and trust me when I say you WILL find something you will have to have!!!  One block on either side of M&J Trimming's are tons of bead shops so if your coming to the city--you could plan a whole afternoon for only two blocks.  So check out the link as you will see the on line store as well as tons of pics from the shop!  It truly is the stuff dreams are made of!

Don't forget that Saturday is my day over at Everyday Cricut and I have a really cool Mother's Day gift to share, so make sure to check it out!

Take care-

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Packages Packages Packages!!!!

Hello and happy Wednesday to all! I just came off two weeks in Asia and now I am in NYC on business this week! Enough with the travel arleady! LOL

So I must share--that no matter where in the world you are, you can still shop for paper crafting supplies! When I returned home I had 5 packages waiting!

My club SEI (which I am a HUGE fan of), a wonderful box from Paper Trey Ink, Some stamps, some paper, and a big box of new cartridges!
I just got the following-
Now the question is where to start creating!  I have been looking at the books and ideas are flowing!  I need more hours in the day to make all these creations happen!

I am really looking to get the summer minis as these are super cool and have tons of opportunity for creativity. 

So a question for you all--which is you fav new cartridge that you have recently picked up?

Make sure to stop in on Friday as I have a wonderful find here in NYC I want to share with you all--and don't forget that this Saturday is my day over at Everyday Cricut!

Make it a great one-

Monday, April 19, 2010

Super Simple Birthday Card...start to finish in less than 15 minutes

Is it Monday already??? Have to say being home is priceless but off to NYC for yet another business trip. My timing is all messed up still--up all night tired all day--but sleeping in my own bed--no matter what time it is, it's still a wonderful thing.

So here is a very simple card that took 15 minutes to make--the card is a standard 5.5*5.5 square. I took two bits of patterned paper and cut a 1/2" off each side inked the edges and layered them up. I took a left over bit of black ribbon for the bow. I used one of the MANY new ek success punches for my title note, inked the edges and stamped the "Birthday Wishes" using versa mark and silver heat embossing poweder. I really loved the deep rich colors.
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