Friday, July 2, 2010

Just an Update!

Hello everyone and happy Friday before a three day weekend!  I love days like this--just got back from NYC again late (got to love American airlines) and have the worst summer cold I have ever had!  Not the bright spot in this long weekend!

Since we are all focused on family and friends around the 4th I will be taking some time to rest and get my scrap on so there are some great projects in the coming weeks.  I have been designing with my gypsy--and can not wait to update with the new lite cartridges. 

I also now have Cindy Loo, Mini Monsters, and Nursery Rhymes--no kids but I do have the Nursery Rhymes cartridge--HUMMMM 

All the blog candy winners, your stuff will go out on Tuesday of next week. 

I will post an American/Canada Day project on Saturday and back on track for Monday with the July Calendar!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, be safe, and take a moment to remember why this country is so great, the brave men and women who serve this nation to protect our freedoms, and why this country was founded in the first place.  Enjoy the fireworks, Bar-B-Que, time with family and friends, and the moment when you hear the national anthem and a tear comes to your eye--Lee Greenwood said it best--I'm proud to be an American!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Manly Birthday Card using Cricut Songbird

A week or so a go I sent out a reverse challenge--where you all challenge me and here is my first challenge answer.  I have to admit it is one of the easier ones since I have a heavy manly hand when it comes to most cards so I thought it was win win--a challenge answered and one I feel good about!  LOL

Here is the Challenge from Ann:

Ann said...

I would like to have you do a manly birthday card!

My answer is as follows

Here I used my gypsy to lay out the card and its layers on my mat.  This card is a top note shape from Cricut Songbird that was welded together
Here are my papers placed on my mat and I have already cut them

Here I removed the cut pcs and you can see the layers

I have used Chai ink from Paper Trey Ink to age the edges of the inside layer
I used a lighter color here so you could write a message

Here is the finished cards.  Base layer was a solid brown that I used the herringbone cuttlebug embossing folder on the front for texture and than layered some SEI pattern paper, topping it off with a solid brown (same as the base) that I heat embossed with a birthday sentiment. 

Here is a close up of the card so you can see how the papers work together.  The striped paper also has some foil printing that matches the antique gold embossing on the top layer.  I used a white envelope from SU and inked the edges with the same Chai Ink from Paper Trey Ink to tie it all together.  
Challenge 1 down--29 to go.  I would love to see your take on this challenge--post a link to your blog or online photo in your comments--I will make sure to visit all links! 
Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to make it a great one!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Winners are...............

And the Blog Candy winners are:

Anna Griffin Wedding Embellishments
Donna said...

Hi, Bryan
Just learned of you through Everyday Cricut!! I've just subscribed to your RSS feed. Looking forward to your work.
June 26, 2010 8:49 AM

Cats Scrapbook kit
Lisa said...

That looked a lot easier than starting from scratch. Good for a vacation. You could bring the little 4x6 printers like Canon's Selphy which is only about 5x7" and 3" tall (suitcase sized!). Thanks for the great album!
June 23, 2010 11:55 AM

Anna Griffin Paper
Sandy Bayles said...

These glitter NY cuts are so great. Will make great cards.
June 24, 2010 7:34 PM

Anna Griffin Paper
coachfans said...
Love the layouts! Thanks for sharing the tips. I need to get one of those plastic scrap storage boxes. It would be much easier than carrying everything!
June 26, 2010 6:31 AM

Glitz Digital CDs
Marty said...

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy, I can't wait for your ideas on scrapping on the go. When Bazzil came out with their stitch cards I was traveling bought a few and while my husband drove down the road I designed and completed a LO using these and actually won a blue ribbon in our counties cultural arts fair. Now I always carry a 12x12 plastic envelope with a few papers and scrapping supplies, it really makes the traveling so much more enjoyable as we travel for his work not just pleasure.
June 22, 2010 10:59 AM

Pearl necklace
Amylucimar said...

great tips and great kit. thanks for sharing! i was just away from my craft room for a few weeks and i was sooooo sad i couldn't craft. next time i will definitely take a kit with me.
June 24, 2010 10:42 AM

Congrats to you all.  Please email me at with your mailing information.
I want to thank everyone who left comments--I love to read them.  There is more blog candy in the near future since 700 blogger followers is just a few days off!!!!!
All winners have two weeks to contact me to claim their prizes.

make it a great one

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Morning Inspiration!

Inspiration--we could all use some every now and than--or all the time in my case.  My trusty assistant sent me this link and I had to share.

Graphic Designer Daniel Carlsten did this amazing invite for an event for Acne Paper--check the link for a few more details on the printing and format--

I think this invite is amazing and he cut placements and printing are so cool!  The invite also denoted the dress for the party.  I love finding little things like this that make you think and want to be creative!
Hope you have a great day!

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