12/30/11

Got a Cinch!

Hey all

Just wanted to let you all know that I got the Cinch! It was a surprise gift from a friend and I am sooooooooooooo happy to have it. I got the blue one, which is the latest one. I think this one cuts thicker items. I really like We R Memory Keepers gadgets. I also have their Big Bite and Crop A Dile.

The Bind It All was my first binding tool. I love it to pieces, but now that I have the Cinch, I may have to give the BIA away or sell it. The only problem I really have with the BIA is the fact that I have to stand my paper up instead of lying the paper down flat like with the Cinch. If the BIA had allowed for me to lay paper down flat, I would not have the Cinch, but oh well. Now I will make many more mini albums, so stop back by because I will have many more mini albums and other binding projects to show ya.

12/20/11

Steampunk Foam Board

Hey there

I finally finished this project.

A while back I bought this really cute paper - Antiquities (GCD Studios) from Hobby Lobby.  I bought it because of the Steampunk look.

The backing of this project is a black foamboard.  I used 3M spray adhesive to adhere the paper, then cut the edges of the foam board.

The bike and steampunk flourish are photos I found online and altered in my software.  The top photo is another print out from the internet.  The bottom photo is of my daughter when she was 6.



The key stamp was added before and after I added the embellishments.

The silver plated chain is attached by brads (from the back of the foam board).

I found the butterflies last year in the floral section at Michael's.

I'm not sure what I'll do with it just yet.  I was thinking of hanging ribbon at the top to hang it on the wall, but then again I may use foam tape.  Just not sure yet.  :-)

Hope you like it.  :-)

Gina

12/16/11

Christmas Cards 2011 Created by Gina

Hey folks
Here are some Christmas cards I made for 2011.
Enjoy and have very happy holidays!




Still photos below:


Colored the little Pug with my Copic Markers



The house is a cut from the Cricut Christmas cartridge.




The ribbon on this card is actually a deep purple.


Colored the next two little houses using my Copic markers.  I also like to heat emboss images to give them a little shine.



These presents were fun to color with my Copic markers.  It's actually a coloring page I found on Google.



The deer is from the Cricut Christmas cartridge.  I heat embossed the deer and handwrote the greeting.


This image I found online, altered it using my die cut machine, then cut it out on silver vinyl.  There was a rope with the image but it was too thin, so I added brown embroidery thread (added red Stickles to keep the thread secure).





So, here's some others: