Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Parisian Tag

This is a Parisian Themed tag I made for a swap.  I have come to enjoy making tags because I tend step outside my comfort zone for some reason.  I also tend to use a lot of my Ranger/Tim Holtz products so I don't feel guilty about buying stuff... and more stuff...

I lightly covered the edge with Antique Linen Distress Ink and worked my way inside the tag using Peeled Paint and then Spun Sugar.  I used my Slice to for the Eiffel Tower and covered it with Vintage Photo Stickles.  Behind it is a sticker from Melissa Frances.

I discovered this company called Cavallini & Co. and they make beautiful, vintage washi tape - only they call it decorative paper tape.  I got it at Amazon and want some more but I think I better use what I have now. lol.  I used one of their Paris tapes to go across the the tag.  I finished it off with some Marshmallow Glimmer Mist for some extra sparkle.  Thanks for taking a look!


  • Making Memories Slice Design Card - Je T'Adore, Eiffel Tower
  • Cavallini & Co. - Paris Decorative Tape
  • Ranger - Vintage Photo Stickles
  • Ranger - Distress Ink Pads in Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and Peeled Paint
  • Cloud 9 Designs - Travel, postmarks and sentiment
  • American Crafts - ribbon
  • Tattered Angels - Marshmallow Glimmer Mist

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Clean & Simple Anniversary Card

I have been looking at loads of clean and simple cards because I love how beautiful they can be even though they don't have a bunch of stuff on them.  I also thought it would be fairly easy to do... it's not.  It is really hard to design a clean and simple (CAS) card and then stopping yourself from adding more elements.

So I made this card for my wonderful in laws.  Now, I don't know how successful I was at achieving the CAS look,  but I think I will try it out some more in the future.

I also will enter it in the Less is More challenge blog.  The challenge ask that you combine three previous challenges for this week called "Take 3 Challenges".  So I combined these challenges:
  1. Week 55 Punches or Die Cuts
  2. Week 58 Script
  3. Week 72 Something Shiny 

With flash so you can see the sparkles!

Close-up of the monogram

  • Art Nouveau Cricut cartridge for "S" monogram
  • American Craft ribbon
  • Cuttlebug Script embossing folder
  •  Tattered Angels Marshmallow Glimmer Mist 
  • Ranger PEACOCK Liquid Pearls Decorative Glue
  • SEI Promise Me Sundries - Metal Flower
  • Reminisce - White Cardstock

Monday, September 3, 2012

Matchbox Time Capsule

This is an entry I made for the Cricut FANatics blog.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you should.  They have a lot of great designers with wonderful ideas.  I don't know how I got so lucky to part of them.  Sara Andrews also has a mini-album she is showcasing today.  She makes awesome scrapbooking pages. Don't miss it :)

My entry is matchbox time capsule.  I made it using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  But you can make time capsule using any cartridge or even a template.  I also used B is Boys for the train and Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art for the font.

I really had a lot of fun with it.  I put some sea shells for his love of the water and ocean, two letter cards representing the letters he likes to say, three pictures of Anders, and a letter from me talking about what he likes and what he knows and his height and weight. My husband contributed two rocks from the North Shore of Lake Superior where he taught Anders how to skip rocks. Well, to be honest, Tom skipped rocks and Anders just tossed rocks. It is a really sweet memory of the two of them side by side. I can't wait to open it up in six months to see how much Anders has grown and changed.

My husband and I are going to open it 6 months from now.  It will be my husband's birthday so it will an extra special surprise to share with each other talking about how much Anders has grown and changed.  I can't wait!