Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Something's a-coming!

Inspired greatly by Dee's Bugaboo Boutique and Mary from CardzTV, AND the fact that I have design software (like ACTUAL design software, not just like design studio or anything) I am able to make up some designs!  I had an amazing thought as to what I can make and I have decided to come up with Scripture Sunday!

I will also post the picture of the design on my blog, as well as a project made with it!  (might even get up a design team to do this, haven't decided. or at minimum, guest designers!)

I LOVE Dee's designs, but some of them are a little too "cutesy" for my taste.  Don't get me wrong, she does amazing work, but my style is more elegant than cute, I feel.  I can do both, but I choose to lean more on the elegant side when it comes to scripture.  Don't know why, just my preference!

So, I'll announce when the first Scripture Sunday will be in a few weeks- I'm still coming up with designs for it.  I"m also taking special requests.  If there's something you'd like to see, let me know what it is, and which version you'd prefer (KJV, NASB, NIV, Amplified, Message, etc) and I'll see what I can make happen.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Gonna be another blog hop!!!

<a href="http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee395/LoveToCrop/Faith-Blog-Hop.png" alt="Faith Verse Blog Hop" width="170" border="0" height="170" /></a></a>

I'm designing for Faith Verse on occasion, and I'm SUPER excited to share the bloghop coming up on August 29th!  Come visit me, I'd LOVE to have you here.  I'll have the tea and cookies, if you come sit a spell (how's THAT for southern?!) and let's talk about our favorite verses! :)

Come visit me for the "Faith Verse" Blog hop!!! :D  I can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Action Wobbles- they're easier than you think!!!

There I was at my local scrapbook store staring desperately at the action wobbles like a kid with her face pressed up against the glass at the candy store.  I could not justify paying what she wanted for the action wobbles, though I want to give my cards the same pizaz that everyone else has... after all,' everyone else is doing it, why can't I' I whined in my head.

Hello Ruby, you are crafty, figure something out!

Hot dang!  (insert 100 watt light bulb here, and no, NOT the eco friendly kind!)  Make your own.  You have all the materials at home, and if you build it, they will come.   Still not quite sure who "they" are but hey, you're here reading this, so I guess you qualify as "they".

Here's what I used and what I did, and as soon as I can take a decent picture of them, you'll get that too.

You will need Zots large glue dots.  I only had the 3D ones and they worked fab!
20 gauge wire,
1" squares (can be trimmed down if you need it) or circles cut from your punch.
a glue stick
and wire cutters.

wrap the 20 gauge wire around your glue stick around about 20 times.  keep it taut, you'll know why when you release- it gives you more of a springy shake.  Nip the end.  now this is VERY important:  count 5 loops, NOT the tail on the bottom.  (or top however you hold it) and cut on the 5th loop.  You will have a coil of 5 solid loops and 2 tail ends.

While the glue dot is still on the paper, insert the end of the coil into it, getting as much coverage as you possibly can.  Don't get your coils stuck into it.  Now, with it still attached to the waxy paper, slide your 1" paper or circle over it and press the paper into the glue dot.  your paper should make a sandwich in this order from top to bottom:  paper, wire, glue dot which will fully envelop the spring's end.

repeat with the other side.

I make several of these at a time, and use the glue dot paper to keep the dots from sticking to anything by tearing off pieces big enough to cover.  you can test the "springy-ness" of the action wobbles by holding the bottom firmly against the table and flicking or taking your finger and "twanging" it.  oh come on, you know how to make it jiggle, stop laughing at me.

voila!  it cost me all of about.... 1/2 a penny to make!  In your face, expensive scrapbook store lady!  In. Your. Face!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

breast cancer card- IT MAY BE OFFENSIVE!

Hi everyone!

I'm letting you know up front that this card may be offensive to you.  It's got... boobies.  Backstory:  My friend Mary just told me that she could possibly have breast cancer.  Felt a lump, found a mass on the ultrasound and mammogram.  I'm wigging out, but her attitude is "eh, they're just boobs, I can always buy more".  So, in honor of my Mary (seriously, she's my adopted mom with the same twisted sense of humor that I have)

Anyway, here's the card.
I used my Gypsy, and the card I made for Sarah's Birthday card (2 or so posts below) and I added the ribbon from stand and salute, and made the boobs, areolas and nips from the Create A Critter circle.  Betcha dimes to donuts that you'll look at that cart differently.

something tells me that this isn't exactly what Provo Craft had in mind for their cricut.

Anyhoo, here's what I used:
gypsy, tie the knot, stand and salute, and create a critter cartridges.
cardstock in black, light, med and dark purple, peach and pink.
creamy brown calk ink
cuttlebug folder swiss dots
zig 2 way
glitter glue from Studio G.

Okay, cut it out- all measurements given on teh blog below.
glitter up the inside of the darts after you put the front together.  add the ribbon and glitter glue that sucker.  Oh, I also hid the "buttons" from the corset on they gypsy.  here's a picture of the front of the card:

here's my tasteless inside!  it's SO FRIGGING FUNNY!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday design- Summer Reading

Hello Dolls!

Today's Thankful Thursday design project is to make a bookmark for your summer reading.  Of course, I'm not at home, to upload my pictures, BUT I will do it as soon as I get there!  It's cute!

In the mean time, check out Jenny at crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com and she will link you to all the fun and cool stuff that she has going on- and don't forget to enter for her post-it giveaway!  It's AWESOME!!!