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Monday, January 31, 2011

I saw this on another blog....

Card Creations by C

and my daughter fell in love with it....

so I made one!

Now I'm making a heart on (already with charm circle) for her boyfriend. I've got it cut out from Doodlecharm (the one with scallops around it.)
I used the I (heart) U from the George Basics.

Lovin' it.

I got my new wirerless Canon printer today! It's wonderful! I use alot of computer generated sayings, so this is going to be a lot less hassel than breaking out the laptop and then hooking it up to the printer and then printing it off! Thank you hubby!


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(I used the same recipe as Christina on her video!)

A new tecnique and a new cartridge

I've never made a 'pop-up' card and this was SOOO easy and I love the surprise on the inside! I learned a little--I'll add layers before I cut-out the pop-up spot. I may make one with a action wobble too.

On the outside I used the mats from Storybook cartridge and the 'birthday girl' from that cartridge too--my favorite birthday sentiment.

I can't remember exactly which cartridge I used for the cupcake--but I looked at them ALL!

This one came from Pictuesque cartridge. Love the layering and the corners!

I also got Freshly Picked--one of my new favorites (how many times have I said that?)!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The next question...

Now that you know what 'accessories' you would take, if you had to limit the cartridges you would take, which 5 would you take? (Solutions only count as 1/2 since there is not booklet!)

See my choices below. This should be interesting!

This is my grandfather on my dad's side. William Arthur Story--known to all in the family--simply "Pappy" When pappy died, in 1969--he had 83 grandchildren! Wow!

This was my grandmother on my dad's side. Della Estelle Harper--known to all in the family--simply "Mammy" She died during WWII--and I never had the pleasure of knowing her.

This is one of the most amazing fathers' in the world and I was lucky enough for him to be mine! Thanks Daddy, for never thinking of yourself! I know you are waiting for me...I'll be there!

My cartridge picks"

#1-Create a Critter (no contest)
#2-Pagoda (love this one)
#3-Preserves (love the fruits)
#4-Lacy Labels (my first lite cartridge--makes neat cards)
#5--Solutions cartridges
(a)Mother's Day Bouquet (I love makeing layered flowers with this!)
(b)April Showers (haven't used this one yet!)

What happens to the ones I have loaded on my Gypsy--hay--they don't count--I want to know the ones you have 'passion' about!

Thanks for sharing!

A good day of card makin'!

I've got a quick quiz I want everyone to comment on. I think this will be fun.
If you had to go into a bomb shelter for the next five years (got your interest yet?) and you knew you could take all your cartridges and mats and papers--but hubby said you could only take five of your accessories you use to make cards (or pages)--what five of your favorite tools would you take? I'll post mine at the end of this post.

Another dear dear friend lost his dear dear friend. I had recently noticed a card done in all black and white. I thought it was very attractive, so I used the idea on this card.

I couldn't get the printer to work on the new laptop--so I'll have to wait to add the sentiments. Hope he likes it. Max was a great side-kick! He was a big black lab and that's why I thought the black/white theme worked.

And now for the little surprise on the inside.

I have a niece, a nephew and a brother-in-law that have birthdays in February....so I decided to start on the cards....and the first one was so cute I made another one just like it. I thought it was the cutest one I had made....and alot had to do with my new Action Wobbles on the owl (I've asked dear hubby for the flip-video camera)--so maybe soon I will have action shots!

And now for the little surprise on the inside.

A close-up of the sentiment and I added one of the little owls of the set with it. I think I got a sheet of 'owl' related sayings and stamps from Michael's quite awhile ago...glad I thought of it....normally I find them after the fact!

Branch on other side--but basicly the same thing.

So I ran out of the same paper and was concerned about using a darker and pattern background....then I realized I like it best--also used an embossing folder with it too.

I used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut it at 2 1/4" I think probably the perfect size. I thought about adding ribbon or boarder punch--but think the button was enough.

Now--what 5 tools would I take with me:

We R Memory Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

My Gypsy

My Stamps and ink pads

My I-rock with jewels

My paper cutter

This wasn't easy. I thought of my tool set and ribbons and boarder punches, but there are alot of boarders on the cartridges.

Now I am assuming someone would take a camera, computer and printer. Seems logical to me.

Now, I was really surprized at how hard this was. I would be interested to hear what everyone else conciders their 'must haves' to do what we do.

Until next time.....

--Storylady Linda

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paper Playtime Ch#34

Truly a blessing--my husband of 39 years! No one else could put up with me that long!

inside of card--I've gotten to Love decorating the inside with a little surprise.
Made with the new Mothers Day Bouquet (and an Action Wobble!)

Friday, January 21, 2011

2 more cards...

had seen this on someones page...and they used the peachy keen face stamps--so I got mine out. This was an easy card, but I got my Action Wobbles after it was done. I might take the middle one off (I popped it up with a demintional) and put it on any action wobble.
I think I got the flower from George Basic. Used the I-rock to and a little bling.

I'm really enjoying putting a 'surprise' on the inside! On the inside I used a set of flower punches I got from Taget--I think they are EK. And used a Martha Stewart 'branch' punch for a little leafy green.

I got the water from Everyday Paper Doll on page 41--I've used this before. The 'sand' is just torn brown paper. The crab, sandcastle and shells came from Create A Critter page 40.

The hearts are a Martha Stewart punch--which I love! The flower and layers are from the new Mother's Day Bouquet--which I love--it also has about 9 leaves--which I used under the flower. I used the new ACTION WOBBLES

which are way cool--I didn't get in on the freebies--but was in the first shipment of wobbles sold! I'm soooo happy!

The flower on the inside is a Nellie Snellen punch and embosser--cool! I did the inside with the I-Rock.

Hope you enjoy!


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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I just have to share..

this is my beautiful daughter--where did the time go?

She will be off to Univ. of Alabama in Aug--things will never be the same!

I love her so much--it has been an honor to be her mother--she really made me look good!

Love you Laura--thanks for being the best daughter ever!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just felt like doing a skunk today...

and what better cartridge than Create a Critter?

And I've come to learn to love adding a little surprise on the inside.

I used a large butterfly punch and heart punch (both Martha Stewart) and the boarder punch--also Martha's. I think the stamp (Stinkin' CUTE) is My Pink Stamper Stamps: Punny-licious. Going to get more of those--love her stamps.

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{Hugs} Storylady--Linda

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Love the new Mother's day Bouquet.....

I really didn't know about the challenge at Cricut Cardz Challenge until I was just 'surfin' the net' with my card blogs and realized I had just made a card that fit the requirements.

I used the thingy on Storybook & flowers from the new soloutions cartridge Mother's Day Bouquet. Used my I-rock to add some bling. Also cut a layer for the flower out of a OLD encyclopidia page (rescued from a re-sale store--$.50--)

The card is much prettier than the pix.


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Saturday, January 15, 2011

I think I'm going to doodle on this one somemore....

I'm not crazy about the plain papers in the background.

I think I'm going to add some wiggle-doodles. Hope I don't ruin it.

Before I make changes, anyone got any ideas that I can 'zip' this dullness up alittle? I'll use different paper next time!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

It got us again!

I ment to post these earlier, but my daughter has been home all week and today is the first day hubby went back to work--wasn't I just saying I was glad things were back to normal?

This woukd have been a sizeable snow for St. Louis, but it is the third largest snow in north Alabama! We are expecting a warm-up tomorrow--so I might venture out to get my nails and hair done!

Pagoda, I luv u!!!

I have to admit, I haven't used all the cartridges I have to there potential, but I've really wanted to get into the Pagoda cartridge, so I did yesterday, and boy, I had fun and still have some ideas going around in my head for some other ones.

The first and second cards are from page 31. I love this tree and was going to use it solely, but then added just a bit. Just a small bow on one and a butterfly punched from a Martha Stewart punch--I believe this is the small butterfly punch.

I cut the tree @ 4" and used just scrap paper I had used on other projects.

This tree was on the next page--45 and I again cut it at 4" and used the same punch.

I love pandas and cut this one from the same cartridge on page 36 at 3 1/2". I didn't even try to glue the little eyes on, I used a white gel pen and add a tweak on the ears too (I love my white gel pen). I cut the bamboo from poage 48 and cut them at 4" and used a pattern paper as the highlighted section.

I want to make the fans and some of the branches too. If you have this cartridge--pull it out and see what you can do with it--and let me see them too!

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

I've been busy again....

The first 11 are the cards from the new solutions cartridge 'Spring Holiday Cards'. I used the same background from all of them. I love the Fungi one! There are a few that could be used anytime. These are so easy and fast! I think I would embellish them some. You could just write on the back of it or attach to a card. I think I cut the large ones are 5 3/4" and the small one at 3 1/4". (fit to size for envelope landscape and portrait.) Has alot of different shapes to 'attach' them to, you can just slip into slits on corners! So easy-peasy.

This card is made with "Just Because" Cards cartridge. I cut the card and boarder out, then the pig & Hogs and Kisses from a different section of the same cartridge. I used Valentine paper I got in packs from Target $ bin last year. The 'heart w/wings' I used from the solutions cartridge Love Struck 2010.