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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lots Of Love Blog Hop - Kich Designs Card

Welcome to GabyCreates.com and to
The Lots Of Love Blog Hop

If you just arrived from Erin's Blog you are in the right place!
But if you just happen to be visiting my blog and wish to start
at the beginning, start HERE with Kimi and Pamela

For today's Hop, I created a card using one of my former student's designs!
She is my BFF's Sister ----- KICH from Kich N Bleus Designs!!!!
This picture depicts the shimmer/glitter I added with a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen.
Updated picture--
You cannot see, but the card base is black
(I made the mistake of taking pictures on a black background)

Here yo can see the shimmer of the Imaginisce Enchanted paper.
The solid pink paper is by Core'dinations. I sanded the paper to distress it.
Updated picture--
Here you can see where the background meets the card base.

Copic Markers used: 0, 110, BG02, BG10, C5, E00, E02, E33, E34, E57, R20, R22, YR00, W0

I will try and take better pictures later in the day and update!

Blog Candy -- Fiskars Heart Stamp Set! --Update, Jamie is the winner and has been notified!

Time to Hop to Janie's Blog!!!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

LO of My Shadow

Over at CookingWithCricut there is a
Challenge going on--
The challenge is to create anything with a shadow

I created a One-Page LO
My Shar-pei Moto Cross or Moto as we call him
(DH use to ride motocross)
I heat embossed a round stamp around the journaling circle and added a mini brad from Basic Grey.
All Cardstock is American Crafts and all Pattern paper is from the DCWV Pet Stack.
I stitched around in several areas.
For my banner I cut the bones from the Heritage Cricut cartridge.  The newspapers are strips of my Sunday newspaper cut at 1" and hand rolled.
Can you tell I am a Lakers fun!?
I used Gypsy Font with it's shadow welded together at 1.5" each. Letters cut twice.

I used dimensional foam dots for all bones and to give the title dimension.
He does follow me everywhere and does spend most of his time with me.  He protects me
and scraps with me!! LOL   --here you can see him by my side/feet while I am in my
Studio -- I have to be careful or I'll trip over him.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment--
Go see what creative beautiful projects the rest of the CWC Design Team cooked up!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two-Page LO using Imaginisce Garden Party

Today I am posting a Two-Page LO I created using
the Imaginisce Garden Party Collection
that you can find at Happy N Scrappin'
This is my current favorite Two-Page LO

I know I got Camera Happy-- but it looks so much better in person!
The Imaginisce paper is so pretty and it has this shine to it or sheen?  I like it so much that I
have a hard time cutting it!

Supplies I used from the Store
Blambleberry Blossoms
Wild Flowers
Blossoms of Blue
Rows of Posies
MM Ribbon by the Yard
Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet 
MM Crystal Brads 
Imaginisce i-rock

Other supplies:
DCWV Linen Closet Cardstock Stack
Ranger Distress Ink in Tattered Rose and Faded Jeans
DMC floss
Foam Dimensionals
Glue dots

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Two-Page Layout Cricut Circle Blog and ScrapTiffany

ScrapTiffany Yellow/Steel Grey 
Cricut Circle Blog Back to the Basics Challenges

This is the LO I came up with--  I used several new to me techniques.
Yellow it is not my color, but had fun with this PP from Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
The solid darker grey cardstock is from the PaperCo and the lighter grey is AC
I printed the pictures with a yellow tone-- the pictures on the left page were printed as a one picture on a 8 1/2 x 11" piece of photo paper. I hand cut around to leave a white frame.
Some of you are thinking that my letters/words do not show much, that perhaps I should have used the grey tone on top-- this is precisely the technique I wanted to use so I am OK with it... I cut the letters twice, once in grey and the other in the PP and layered myself.  Were I just could not help myself was on the camera and the smile design. I added a bit of an outline to both and vellum to the camera in addition to a bit of yellow Smooch paint.
The film strip is from a Sizzix die. I cut by hand to split and use on both sides of my picture sheet.
I used Cricut Don Juan for letters, camera and smile designs. Gypsy Font for word "many". And Accent Essentials for circles and scalloped edge.
I used a typing font and printed the journaling on my printer using MS Word.
Finished it with some buttons, Tim Holtz mini screw brads and stitching. And for the first time I used the MM notch maker to "hold" the picture on the side and added another of Tim Holtz mini screw brads.

Weekly Challenge #18: Back to the Basics Challenge!
For this challenge we want you to go “Back to the Basics” . . . by using ONLY the cartridge(s) that came with your machine or Gypsy! You must use THREE cuts on your project (the complete title or words counts as one cut).

Gypsy Font - word "many" welded
Don Juan - All other individual letters -- camera -- and smile design
Accent Essentials - Scalloped edge key 50 -- circles found on several layers
THANKS for VISITING!!! and leaving a comment!!