Monday, January 23, 2012

Small Talk

Good Morning!!! Today I created these small cards using one of my new favorite stamp sets called Small Talk by My Creative Time. This is the first stamp set that I purchased from Emma. I love how fast and easy it is to make these cards with her stamps. It makes whatever image you add pop.
Close Ups
I didn't have a big enough clear block, so I used a CD case.
I can't wait to buy a big enough clear block because I want the border to look a lot better.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Designer's Calendar (heart cut at 2 inches)
                   Doodlecharms (clover cut at 2 1/4 inches)

Stamp: Small Talk by My Creative Time

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello Kitty Love

Today Erica asked us to create Valentine die cuts. I love Valentine’s Day because of all of the pinks and reds! I also enjoyed giving out cards when I was in school and making my own for my parents. I can’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my future students :)
Since I love Hello Kitty, I decided to make myself a Valentine’s Day Home Décor.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Hello Kitty Font (HK cut at 4 1/2 inches)
                 Create a Critter (Love cut at 3 inches)

Mini Tutorial
I first cut out 2 Hello Kitties (I clicked on the Flip button for the 2nd Hello Kitty)
I then cut 2 HK using chipboard and glued it behind the 1st cut.
I then cut out some more chipboard to make the stand and used my scoreboard to make it easier for me to fold it.
I glued these behind each HK to make them stand up.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog Award

I am so excited because I got another blog award. This award is from Lisa. Thank you so much!!!
The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note.

Thank you to Lisa who honored me with this award! 
 I am please to pass along 5 fantastic women who inspire me!
Here are the rules:
1- Choose FIVE and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.
2- Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3- Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.

Here are my choices for the Liebster Blog Award.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Congratulations Pop-Up Card

Hello everyone! I was excited to finally be able to use my Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge because I bought it a long time ago and never used it.

I had to figure out how to make the lady pop-out without folding her in half. It took me a while to figure it out, but I think that this was the right way to put her on the card. I thought that the booklet was going to come with instructions, but it doesn't.

On Saturday my line sisters and I reunited and went out to dinner. Most of us graduated already, so we never get to see each other. It was a night full of surprises! One of my sisters got engaged a few hours before dinner and one of them found out that she was pregnant 4 days ago. I felt very lucky to be able to be one of the first ones to hear the news. I created this card for my sorority sister who is pregnant. I used our sorority colors (pink & purple), since she doesn't know if it's going to be a boy or girl yet.

This is the front. I used pop dots for the sentiment.

The Inside
 Another view of the inside.
This is how it looks when it's closed.
Mini Tutorial
 Once I glued the lady on the shadow, I added tacky tape (red tape) on the flaps that are folded.
I also cut out pieces of the cardstock that I used and glued it on the flaps because I wanted it to blend in with the card.
I then removed the backing to the red tape and taped it down.
Materials Used
Cartridges: Everyday Pop-Up Cards (lady cut at 4 3/4 inches)
                    Lacy Labels (label on the front cut at 4 inches and the one inside the card at 3 inches)
                     Holiday Cakes (sentiment cut at 1 inch)

Stamp: Sweet Baby by My Pink Stamper

Ink: Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger

Paper: Summer Song by My Mind's Eye

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

If you are looking for the It's Cold Outside Blog Hop, click here.

Welcome to January's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop!

I created this teacher gift for my best friend who just started her first teaching job a few days ago. She is a PreK teacher :) My dream job! I saw this design a few years back on a Christmas ornament and I just had to make something that resembled it.
Close ups
I used Glossy Accents by Ranger on the pencil's eraser.
I first started off by cutting a sheet of red paper to 9 1/2 by 6 inches. I also cut out a piece of chipboard and glued it to the pack of the paper.
I then cut out a sheet of black paper (8 1/2 by 5 inches) and used my corner punch on the red paper.
I used my Crop-A-Dile II to punch the holes.
I also added chipboard on the cut outs. I then used Mod Podge.

Materials Used
Cartridges: Locker Talk (crayon and globe were cut at 2 3/4 inches, and pencil at 1 1/2 inches.)
                     Doodlecharms (apple was cut at 3 inches)
                     Nursery Rhymes (font used for her last name was cut at 1 1/4 inches)
                     Hello Kitty Font (font used to cut teacher was cut at 2 1/2 inches)

Thanks for stopping by!!!

It's Cold Outside Blog Hop

Good Morning everyone! Welcome to my 2nd blog hop for today. Today a few ladies and I created projects that relate to winter. I made this banner to hang on the door of my future classroom.
Close ups

I cut 12 x 12 sheets of card stock to make strips that were 2 inches wide.
I then used my Martha Stewart score board to score the strips of paper. I scored them at 1 inch intervals.
I used one of my punches to punch out circles and used my glue gun to glue on the rosettes.
I then added glitter around the rosettes. I used the Winter Lace cartridge to cut out the snowflakes at 6 3/4 inches. I distressed the snowflakes using Brilliance inks~Pearlescent Sky Blue. I also used the Hello Kitty Font cartridge to cut out the letters at 1 1/2 inches.

Thanks for hopping by! Hop on over to Lynne's blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello Kitty Graduation Cake

Wow! I haven’t posted in such a long time. Sorry, I was really busy with graduation and Christmas. I still can’t believe that I graduated from college. I feel like the years went by too quickly. I still remember every detail of when I graduated from high school in 2007. I am excited to get back to crafting and taking it easy for these upcoming months. I didn’t want to start teaching right away, so I am just going to be subbing and I hope to get a teaching job by August.
I am not a fan of having parties for myself, but my mom wanted me to have a graduation party. I made a few party favors and I will post those tomorrow. 

I wanted to share the cake that my mom and sister helped me create. My sister baked the cake and it’s actually a 3 layered cake; 2 layers are blue and 1 layer is orange. I’ll post a picture as soon as I cut the cake. I don’t want to cut it yet : ) My mom added the frosting and rolled out the fondant. I am not that great at making tortillas, so I haven’t tried rolling out the fondant.
Cartridge Used: Hello Kitty Greetings (HK cut at 7 inches)
Cutting fondant is as easy as cutting paper.
 Just roll out the fondant, add it to the mat, and press cut.
I cut one color at a time.
TIP: My mom uses parchment paper to roll out the fondant on.
My mom used this impression mat called Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Silicone Mold Baroque that she bought at Michaels to create the border. All you have to do is roll out pieces of fondant on the mat and pull it out and you have a border. I found this video on youtube that shows you how to make the border. Fast forward to 7:00 minutes.

This is a picture of me and my sorority sisters who went to my graduation. Love them!!! For those of you who don't already know, I get my blog's name "Gamma" from the nickname that people call us, "Gammas".
 Me :) Yay, I graduated with honors!!!