Saturday, March 31, 2012

Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop!

Welcome to Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop! I hope you have learned something new and had fun along the way. What is a blog hop without some blog candy?! The first picture is what I am giving away to one lucky person. You have until Sunday April 8th 2012 to leave a comment on this blog post to be entered. I will choose a winner Monday April 9th.

Two things you must do to be entered:

First leave a comment on this post
Second be a follower of my blog
That's it and you will be entered to win.

For my project I chose to do heat embossing, I stamped the image with versamark and then sprinkled on black embossing powder. Make sure you coat all the image and shake off the excess. Use a heat gun to set it, it almost looks like it is melting, then you are ready to color it in. I used my Stampin Up ink pads and Q tips to color my image, I found this worked better than sponges for making it more detailed. Just rub the Q tip on the ink pad in a circular motion and then rub on the image. I started with the parts I wanted to be the darkest since the ink was heavier at first, then blend out. You can use lighter colors or just use less pressure for highlights and such.

I hope you learned something new or got inspired to try something new today. For the next stop on the hop go here to see Pat ~

Here is the whole line up -

Friday, March 30, 2012


Did I mention how much I love my Imagine? Just kidding, I know I say it all the time, but I do love this machine!

To make this calendar, I first printed a 12x12 sheet from the Blossom cartridge. I then went into CCR and made the calendar from Designer's calendar. The days of the week and numbers are from cricut classic font. The days are at .5" I pushed them together some to fit over the column, the numbers at .3" then filled in with black. I then put the printed paper back in the Imagine and did a print only of the calendar. I then cut the croc at 2.5" from crocs rule the tulips at 2" from walk in my garden. I added glossy accents as rain drops on and around the croc and the umbrella, I also added some to the tulips. I drew in the crocs teeth with a white gel pen the ones that cut out were way to small to work with. I got the frame from Hobby Lobby, had to trim about an 1/8" off two sides of the paper to get it to fit the frame. Sorry about the reflection on the glass. Then you can write on this with a dry erase marker. I got the idea for this from Kerry.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Peep Baskets

These little baskets were made using an SVG from Lettering Delights. They have the cutest stuff! They are cut at the size they come onto the mat at. The paper is Bo-bunny I inked the edges and added chalk for the cheeks.
I am entering these in these challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - #104 out like a lamb
Krafty Girls - #4 for peep's sake

Grateful Card

This is an A2 size card made with all Stampin Up supplies. The paper is a very old one I can't even remember the name. I water colored the inked heart with re-inkers and a paint brush.
I am entering this at:
Celebrate the occasion - #56 Thank you

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bee Boxes

Have I mentioned how much I love 3D items? Oh yeah I guess I have a few hundred times! These cute little bee boxes are from Lettering Delights svg files. I cut it out with my cameo (did I mention how much I love that machine?) at the size they come onto the mat. The paper is all American Crafts.
I am entering this in this challenge:
Little Scrap Pieces - use yellow

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SVG Cuts One piece box

Here is another box made from the SVG Cuts one piece boxes file, these little boxes are so easy to make. She even has a inside piece to cover up the edges of the plastic so it is all finished nicely. The paper is from the DCWV baby girl pad, it's been very hard trying to find springy paper, but this works. The plastic over the cutout is from a cricut cartridge shell, so it is nice and sturdy. The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just for You card

I made this from the Imagine Best Friends cartridge. I got the idea for this from Mary at
cardz tv. The top note cream is 3.7, red 3.5 the dog and layers is cut at 2.5", this is an A2 size card. The stamp is from My Craft Spot, Friends and Neighbors set. The dogs layers are on pop dots.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Birthday

This is a 4" square card, the deer is cut at 3.5" the bird at .5", the sentiment is computer generated. Super quick and easy card.
I am entering this in this challenge:
Birthday Sundaes #48 - Birthday with an animal

Wild about you card

Well I guess it's true, you are never to old to learn something new! This is the first time I have used a digital image, Monica had a very good tutorial that walked me through it. The cheetah is a digital image from Bug a boo stamps, using my Silhouette Studio I sized it at 2" and then filled in the colors. I printed it out and then I sent it to my cameo and cut it out, look at how perfect it cut it out, even the whiskers! He is on pop dots. The card base is from the silhouette store and I just welded them together. The stamp is stampin up, the grass is a punch cut out 2 times and the second layer is on pop dots.
Challenges I am entering this in:
Monica's creative madness - digital image and buttons

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Spring Card

Here is another A2 size card, the paper echo park and stampin up, the ribbon is stampin up. The flowers were cut from Art philosophy at 3", 2.5", and 2" I used hot glue to hold them together, I find this works best. The leaves were hand cut and crinkled up and inked. I added stickles to the edges of the flowers.
I am entering this in several challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - # 103 celebrate spring 3 flowers
Krafty girls - #3 get growing handmade flower
Little scrap pieces - make it happy
Really reasonable ribbon - #44 spring with ribbon
I came I saw I created - color challenge
Celebrate the Occasion - #55 welcome spring
Whimsical wednesday - celebrate spring

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Snail

I really love my Imagine, it is just simply the best thing ever! I made this A2 size card from American crafts paper and the Imagine more cartridge. I cut the shape and it's layers at 3" and inked all the edges.
Challenges I'm entering this at:

Shamrock Garland winner

I won 2nd place for this over at Decorate to celebrate!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Treat filled Carrots!

If you follow me at all, you know I love 3D items. There is just something fun about them and I love to give treats and little gifts to friends and neighbors and they are the perfect containers. These carrots are from an SVG Cuts file love them! I used make the cut and my silhouette cameo to make these. The paper is DCWV baby girl, I've been having a very hard time finding Easter or Spring paper. These are filled with jelly beans and mini cadbury eggs. They are 6" from the tip to the top.
I am entering this in these challenges;

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award!

I want to give a big thank you to Cathy who was kind enough to think of my blog for this award! Check out Cathy's lovely blog HERE!
The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.

Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award
1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2.Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog
4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

Now, here is where I get to pass this award on to blogs that I think are awesome! Unfortunately, most of the blogs I follow have more than 200 followers, so I only have 1 blog to pass it onto (such a rule-breaker, I know!) I have decided to pass this award onto....

Sheila! -

Please stop by her blog and check out her work, it's amazing!

More One Piece Boxes

Here are some more of the one piece boxes from SVG cuts. I really love these little boxes they fit together so perfectly and are so fast to make. The first one cuts 2 holes in the top for the ribbon to thread through it. I inked all the edges and that was it.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cake in a Box?

So it is my day over at Creative Critterz Imaginations for the April's Fool post. This was a hard one I mean really, how do you make something from paper for April's Fools day? So my thought was cake in a box, you know off of the snake in a can?! I printed my papers from the yummy cart at full sheets, the tag and 2 cupcakes at 1.5". I then cut the box from sweet tooth boxes at 9" and inked all the edges. I took some craft wire about 20 gauge and wrapped it around my glue bottle to get the coil shape. I then cut a strip of paper and covered it with glue and put it over the last couple of twists of the wire and glued it down in the bottom of the box. I then glued the two cupcakes together on the top of the wire. I then carefully pushed it down into the box and put the lid on and tied with ribbon, (it won't stay on without the ribbon). So when the person opens it out pops the cupcake! When doing the wire make sure you cut it long enough to have enough spring to pop out of the box. I hope you like it!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I love these little boxes from SVG cuts one piece boxes file. They are so easy to put together and fit perfectly!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Treat Box

I made this little box from the Imagine Yummy cartridge. I did not write down what size I cut things out at I am so sorry. I think it was at fit to page and the candy at about 3"? I inked all the edges put the candy on the front of the box with pop dots and tied the tulle around it to hold it together. So fast and easy and cute.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cupcake Box

I made this fun little cupcake box from sweet tooth boxes, so simple and quick to do. I cut it at the size listed in the book which is 10.5". I cut it out of double sided American Crafts paper and inked the edges. The ribbon is from Stampin Up and so is the stamp and punch. My 16 year old loves to bake and she made the cupcake with butter-cream frosting and toffee sprinkles they were so yummy!! I did cut the edges of the cupcake holder down so the cupcake would set in the box better, it was sticking up to high.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Birthday Give Away Winner!

We have a winner of my birthday give away it is Marcia! Congratulations Marcia I will mail this out to you as soon as I get your snail mail. Thank you to all of you for the sweet birthday wishes and nice compliments you are all the best! I hope you all have a wonderful day and make something cute. Gwen

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday

For my Birthday give away go here.

This is an A2 size card made with all stampin up products, except for the ribbon it's from Jo Ann's. I am entering this in the challenge at Birthday Sundaes.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Easter

For my Birthday give away go here.

This is an A2 size card made with stampin up paper, ribbon, markers and stamps. I used my nestie dies to cut the ovals and punches for the corner. I used my cuttlebug and embossing folder for the background design.
Challenges I am entering this in:
My Creative Time - no cricut

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Owl Card

To enter my Birthday give away go here.

This is from the Cricut Circle magazine, the January issue. It is a design by Michele Kovack, love her she is amazing. It was made with the Hoot n Holler cartridge owl 1.88", branch 3", flower 1". The paper is Pink Paisley all the edges are inked and glitter added. I am entering this in these challenges:
Paper playtime - flowers
My Craft Spot - for the birds
DL Thankful thursday - 3 layers and bling

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shamrock Garland

For my Birthday give away go here to enter.

I bought this file from the Silhouette store to try this out today. I sized it at 5.85" so I could get more on the page. I inked all the edges.
I am entering this in these challenges:
Monica's creative madness - home decor item using the silhouette
RRR - monochromatic green
scrappy moms - St. Patrick's day
Decorate to Celebrate - make a St. Patrick's day decoration
Paper Issues - St. Patrick's day