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Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Penultimate Two-Page Layout for Yessie

I have one more after this to finish a 9 Two-Page layout and two One-Page layouts Album to give to my niece/ahijada this Saturday at her Bridal Shower.
This layout again was created with DCWV Linen Closet and a PageMap layout. And I say again because I have created 7 two-page LO using DCWV Linen Closet stack with PageMap's inspiration. I have also created one two-page LO using BG Capella collection in addition to the two single LOs.
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This is a fun LO using a lot of leftover pieces cut 1"x 1", 2" and 3". 
Used Fiskars punch and DCWV Linen Closet embellisments.
Inked with Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen.
The letters were cut at 1" using Gypsy Font.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flower Pocket Pot Card

My first quick attempt at the Flower Pot Card....

I did find plenty of ooopsies !!  First you must have a double sided paper (same color) otherwise when you flip the front of the pot you can end up like me with a white front... I improvised and like the results. I added a piece of matching print piece to the front flap or front of pot.
Second oopsies! I did not cut flower with Sizzix as the instructions ask for, not problem! I cut with Cricut and Basic Cakes Cart. The oopsies is that I cut too big! no room for leaves, but I still like the simplicity of it.
Third oopsies!!  Do not use Memory Dye Ink pad for sentiment with textured paper, my stamping does not look that nice, but I, on the inside sentiment filled in with a brown sharpie marker. I'm ok.

Fourth oopsies!!!  when attempting to punch double paper with EK, stop!!! it will not work, but I fix and all in all I am very happy with the end result!!! At least now I know what to do or not to do for next time! Because there will be a next time!! I really think this is a beautiful card (better in person) and you should check this link for different options and variations with video tutorial!!Flower Pocket Pot Card Tutorial Also, Linda Kaiser from The Paper Boutique has made a beautiful Flower Pocket Pot Card and provided the link on her site for the tutorial mentioned above.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Easter Two-Page Layout

I started this layout a while back..........

I was inspired by Okielady. She used different carts and papers and offers a .cut file which I did not use, but you can take advantage of her generosity.

Supplies used:
Pink paper -  Bazzil
Print paper - ?
Paper for little flowers - DCWV
Other paper - Core'dinations
EK flower punches
Easter 2010 Cart for some eggs
My Community Cart for basket and back grass
Every Day Paper Dolls Cart for Bunny and front grass
Stretch Your Imagination for Tree
Silhoutte egg designs for some eggs and frames
Cuttlebug for frames
MS butterfly punch
Glitter glue

I cut the bunny twice and inked his cheeks and tail.
The flower were cut making sure the the center of the punch was on the little mini flower to create the center of my flowers.

First Cake using Cricut Cake

It was fun and messy!!! and some wasted frosting sheets!!!!!
My BFF Abby invited me over so that we can decorate our first cake using the Cricut Cake together!
This is me (top) learning how to work with fondant! (the white powder is powder sugar so that the fondant won't stick to your surface!)

This is the end result! Abby brushed brandi! yes, brandi so it becomes shiny and you see no white powder!
We discovered that the fondant cuts beautifuly, but not the frosting sheets.... or was it that larger size cuts such as the 2" edge you see cut beautifuly with fondant, but when we tried cutting a "happy birthday" layered sign/sentiment, it ruined the frosting sheets... it would cut nice going one way, but as soon as the Cricut Cake came back to cut the rest of the sign/sentiment it would pull the frosting sheet and mess up the whole thing.   I think we tried 3 times before giving up and just cut RINA in bigger letters!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Sixth Two-Page LO for Yessie

This layout is for next weeks Bridal Shower at my sister's house. It can accomodate two 4x6 (vertical) and two 6x4 (horizontal) in addition to one 7x5 (horizontal) pictures.

The sentiment stamp is from Cloud 9 and the journaling block was created with Spellbinders nestabillities and Cuttlebug.
The paper is Linen Closet by DCWV
Buttlerfly punch by MS, both scalloped edge punches by EK
Joy embellisment by DCWV and the flower was cut by hand and pop dotted