Thursday, July 21, 2011

What's Happening

I have a few projects in progress here, but nothing to take pics of yet.  I have a Tilda with ladybug that will be made into cards--with a cute little die cut ladybug made with my Cricut. 
Then, there is the secret project for my sister.  Not gonna say what it is here, just in case she peeks in.  Shhhhh!
And yesterday, I decided on the design for my Christmas cards, so I have started cutting circles for the stamped images and the layering circles.  I think cutting the circles out will be the most intense part of this, and it is really easy with my new circle cutter.  I LOVE having perfect circles!
Now...if only I didn't have to work today...*sigh*

Friday, July 15, 2011

Eat Dessert First--House Mouse Card

I just love the House Mouse line of stamps, and this is one of their image & sentiment sets.  The medallion was cut with my Slice and the Paper Reverie design card.  The layering circles were cut with the Circle Scissor Pro.  The mouse image was colored in with Prisma watercolor pencils, and blended with an SU! blender pen.  Card size is A2.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wedding Card

Just finished this wedding card using my Slice and the Paper Reverie design card.  I intended to use my Cricut and the elegant edges cartridge, but the puppies in the house create such a complication for me that it was easier to modify it to the Slice.  The black medallion and the shadowed monogram were cut with my Slice and the two layering circles were cut with my Circle Scissor Pro.   The card is a 4.25" square.  It is a simple design, but I think it came out well.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gracie baby layout

These pictures were taken in January 2011.  Gracie was about 2 months old.  What a cutie!  And, what a handful she was!
All die cuts were made with my Slice machine.  I have used the following design cards:  Faith ("baby"--it cuts as "baby Jesus" but I trimmed it, "Love"), Basic Shapes 2 for the flowers, and Spring for the leaves.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gracie Pages


I did some speed scrapping yesterday and here are two of my pages nearly completed.  I just need to do the journaling for them and I want to think about that before I put it on.  I also have ordered the Paws & Claws Slice design card, and want to use the dog tag shape from it for my journaling tags. 
The lettering is cut from the Spring Slice design card and the white flower shaped button is from the Basics 1 card that came with my machine.  A blue button has been added to the top with a small glue dot.  Circles are cut with my EK Success Circle Scissor Pro.  The EK Success Paw Print border punch has been used on the long edge of the title triangles.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Slice machine update

I received an email from Making Memories stating that my Slice was "not performing to optimum standards" and that they were sending me a brand new machine.  It was shipped by Fed Ex and it came Saturday.  It was already upgraded to the new features of shadowing and mirroring, and it cuts really well.  I have tried 3-4 different design cards in it, making sure to test the cuts the other one was unable to do. 

The old one seemed not to have much power when it was used without the power cord.  That is half the convenience of this little gizmo!  Anyway, I am very happy with the replacement, and its ability to cut as a cordless machine.  I just ordered 2 more design cards this morning!

I really love the new Slice, and will be using it a good deal with my Gracie scrapbook.  It is so handy to have a portable cutter that can operate without cords.  Especially with 2 puppies in the house!  Two puppies!  What were we thinking??

Friday, July 1, 2011

Miss Beasley

Here she is...Miss Beasley, my husband's new beagle pup.  Isn't she just too cute for words?  She is almost 10-weeks old.  My little Gracie is worn out over her!  lol