TGIF!

Friday Pictures, Images and Photos

 

Friday is finally here…my favorite day of the week!

I have enjoyed being the guest blogger on Crafty Card Gallery.
The last card project that I worked on this week was a “Welcome Home” card for my niece who came home from camp in time for school to start.  My card included a Stampin Up Treat cup.
 They add some fun to a card.  They can be filled with candy or even used as a “snow globe” during the holidays. The web is loaded with patterns and other ideas.  I prefer adding candy…Nothing sweetens a card than candy!  I just love how cute the teddy bear turned out…I cut it from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge.  I added a little embellished flower and dotted the little dress with hot pink Stickles.  Then added some medium sized googly eyes,  I love the big eyes…
I have used these treat cups several times this past year…

I hope the posts from this past week inspired you…
I hope you had a great Friday and enjoy the weekend!!!
Thanks for the opportunity to post, Jennifer!!!!  Angie from ATuttleTime

Winner, part 2

One more quicky post from me, Jennifer…
Winner of the grand prize from the Design Team blog Hop
The grand prize is a $20 gift card to A Crafters Haven, online craft store, sponsored by Laverne, the owner of Crafter’s Haven – http://acraftershaven.net/  Some additional goodies will also be awarded….  The additional goodie is A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.
There were 61 comments, the winner is 58

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Linda said…

A great group of wonderfully talented women I definitely want to go to the private reserve with my 18 yr old daughter in york pa… hope to see you there. drozd.linda@yahoo.com

I’ve really enjoyed this blog hop

Congratulations!  I’ll email you.

Quick winner announcement…

Hi! It’s Jennifer again just for a quicky post..
Winner from the How Neat is That Hop:

1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.

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mjblahnik56 said…

This is a very nice exploding box. TFS.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

I’ll email you.  Congratulations!

Child Inspired Projects

(In case you didn’t know, I am Angie from TuttleTime and a guest blogger for this week…)

My 3yr old, Michelle, loves to color, draw, and “make cards.”  If I even say the word “cards,” she immediately marches upstairs for my craft closet.  She loves coloring with my expensive markers and cardstock (LOL!) to draw me a “PICK-cher.” 

I walked in from work this evening, and she ran to me holding her latest artwork….an abstract collection of circles in red, blue, and green on white scrap paper. I was so impressed with it that I decided right there to include her artwork in my next few card projects. 

For the first project, I decided to participate in Ruth’s cool Tacky Tuesday Challenge currently posted on her SeptemberNinth blog. This month’s challenge involved a berry or fruit of any kind and using the word, “Berry.”  Using my sweet little girls artwork, I created this month’s challenge…… 

Michelle’s abstract artwork serves as the background paper.  I placed that on top of a royal blue cardstock cut at 4 x 6 rectangle.  This will be a great card for her grandparents, who we miss “berry” much.
Next, Michelle requested that I cut out some butterflies for grandma (who LOVES butterflies).  She also wanted to “color” them, so at her request, I cut a “Mama” and “baby” butterfly…which she then colored, scribbled on.  I tried to touch them up a bit, but it still has her “touch.”  I think Grandma will be pleased…The inside will read, “Fluttering by…just to say Hi!”
I love doing things like this with my kids…not too long ago (earlier this year), I actually convinced/bribed my son to make a card for another SeptemberNinth Challenge….
Got to keep those artistic “juices” flowing somehow! 🙂 
Until next time, Angie

Guest to Crafty Card Gallery

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Jennifer asked that I fill in as a guest blogger this week while she is out enjoying some time away!  I am a bit intimidated by taking on this task, because I am so new to card making and so many of you are absolutely fabulous at it…I just started making cards this year, in fact.  Before, my cards looked like something my 3yr old would make, maybe even worse.  LOL!…something kind of like this… 

Thankfully, I am fairly creative and a fast learner, so I’ve graduated a bit to create cards that look a little better than my 3yr old made. 🙂    Since I am tasked with blogging all week, I decided to challenge myself to make cards using new techniques that I have never tried…which is most of what I found on youtube and other blogs.  My latest creations were inspired by the wonderful Mary from CardzTV.  I just love her blog, because I really learn best by video….check her out, if you haven’t before!  Anyway, on to my latest creations…

I have seen Z-fold Cards before, but I didn’t really get the point of them.  Watching the video really helped me see the interactive quality and coolness of these types of cards.  Now, I think I am hooked.  I made a couple of them this past weekend…If you also need some instructions on how to make a Z-fold (or S-fold), check out CardzTV

This one will be an inspirational/encouragement card for my grandfather, who just found out he has cancer….I just love the colors.  I used a brown and cream swirl paper on white…

Then, I found some really nice sky blue paper that I just love and must get more of next time I’m at Michael’s.  I only had one piece!  It looks just like the sky and happens to be my favorite color.  I punched a small yellow circle for the sun and added some glitter to it, so it really shines like the sun.  I used the palm tree from my favorite Hula girl stamp set from Stampin Up and cut it with my Bumble Bee scissors…I colored the tree using watercolor pencils and markers and added some pop dots.  I am going to print off a Bible verse and write up some encouraging words to go on the inside.

This cute and colorful…overly embellished card (on purpose)…is for my 7yr old niece, Brianna.  I think she will love these bright colors….I simply adore the little butterfly and turtle that I cut from my favorite Cricut cartridge, Create a Critter….

The main feature of a Z-fold card is that the outside shape (rectangle or square) or character should also have the same shape and size go on the inside.  It can sometimes be difficult to ensure they overlap properly.  The easiest way I’ve found to line them both up is to first put down the inside shape…center it, as needed.  Then, line up the one on top.  Once you do that, it’s a breeze.

I just love Z-fold cards, now…Hope you do, too!  Until tomorrow… Angie (Oh, if you don’t already follow my blog, I’d love for you to stop by…ATuttleTime)


Design team card

I’ll be pretty quiet on the blog for the next 6 weeks or so… I have some great guest designers lined up for you – you’re in for a treat!!!
I did want to post the vintage design team card for you, quickly..
I’ll still be posting on Facebook!!!
I got the main image here:
http://scrapsoftime.typepad.com/scraps_of_time/2009/08/free-vintage-beach-postcards.html
I can’t remember where the shells & for you came from…


Check out the rest of the design teams cards at www.vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
By for now… Enjoy your guest designers!
Jennifer
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