CHA was just simply - WOW! The amazing eye-candy just had me drooling for hours. I had the luxury of exploring some of the amazing products when I was not at the booth and of course as per usual I was on the lookout for cool gadgets. I did find some new ones, but the "old ones" couldn't be outdone - LOL! I'll share some of the little gizmos that I have discovered as I find the time to find the links, etc. being that I was not so good about taking pictures. I was so enthralled that I completely spaced it most of the time - I guess I just spent too much time drooling.
Now that I'm back, I'm dragging myself around, barely able to keep my eyes open. I've seen pictures of myself floating around on other blogs and all I can think is YIKES, I needed more sleep, WAY more sleep! Perhaps even some sleep would have been good - LOL! I'm not good at pulling these late nighters/early riser occasions. EGADS but I look TIRED. That's what happens when I stay up until 2:00-2:30 and then get back up around 6:30-7:00 for weeks on end.
I have been able to get all of the orders put together that were placed while I was away and they head out in tomorrow's mail - yippie - you will be getting your goodies soon!!!!
I have also updated the store to show that the stencils are back in :D, more Wizard Charm embossing kits have arrived and I have some other delicious goodies on their way :D I hope I have a productive day tomorrow, because I'll be taking Sunday off to celebrate my little one's seventh birthday! I can't believe how big she has already gotten.
Following are a couple of projects that I created to showcase what the Create-a-Cut can do for cardmaking.
Can you tell that the scalloped blade is my favorite?!? To create this edge I cut the edge off of a sheet of vellum and a sheet of patterned cardstock. I also cut an edge from a plain piece of white cardstock to use as a template. Using this white sheet I used my embossing stylus to create the line in the vellum, the patterned cardstock and the blue cardstock in the tag. I then used this same paper as a template and punched the border design. Finally I took my little Fiskars handheld heart punch to create the decorative edge. This is one of the details that I adore - the ability to punch little designs along this curvy edge adds a little something special that you won't see every other place. Little Nicholas was stamped on a sheet of white cardstock and then I used the Making Memories Tag Punch kit to create the little tag. I am SO looking forward to the new punch kit (CHECK IT OUT) Making Memories is coming out with!!! No more hand cutting to fit in these adorable little tags. Then I added some Basic Grey ribbon for texture. This is a rather quick, simple little card to make.
This card I wanted to show how well the pieces fit together like a puzzle. The precision that you get with the Create-a-Cut trimmer allows you to piece together paper precisely. I ran the solid color paper through my Cuttlebug using a Fiskars texture plate together with the Wizard Charm Embossing kit. (I love how I can use my Cuttlebug with so many different textures and dies!!!) Then I cut the paper into strips using the small wavy blade, pieced it together and voila a different type of textured background. Using the new geraniums, together with some doublesided May Arts ribbon and hardware, I quickly pasted it down and then realized - OOPS - the ribbon is attached a little crooked. Darn, I hate when that happens. But with the very short time frame I just had to stick with it (ha, ha) and move on.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to share more with you over the next few days, but as you have probably figured out by now I'm one hopping, busy lady and tonight I'm REALLY tired :D So that's all for now folks - see you tomorrow.