Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back to my updates...

Ok, still working at updating this poor forgotten blog, so here's today updates. Let's see what I have first:

Ok, I don't know how this cutie patootie got in my card file but there she is--my 2 year old granddaughter. She's a tremendous help in my scraproom and is especially adept at unrolling spools of ribbon, dumping jars of buttons, and applying stickers to every surface. Who has time for blogging with a mess like that to clean up? Heh, heh--she's my little buddy. Ok, next:

This is a Thanksgiving card I made for my chemo buddy. It's the first time I used that tartan folder which I really disliked until I used it. Now I use it quite a bit for backgrounds. The pilgrims were cut from A Child's year. I did something cool with the flowers. They were kind of an off-white, which I didn't want. So I dabbed them on my glue pad, dipped them in white embossing powder, and applied heat. They almost look ceramic. Very cool effect I keep meaning to repeat, if only I'd remember. Next:

This card was kind of just thrown together, but I like how I did the background paper on it. After stamping the main image, I just stamped the background several times without re-inking the stamp. Helped add interest and tie it all in together. Next:

I love my Peachy Keen stamps and this little chick is just so sweet. The trick is to find different ways to use the same stamp without making the same card over and over. I layered some nesties and sprinkled on some ladybugs and there we have it. Hmmm, not sure if this my idea or if I scraplifted from someone.....Next:

This is my grandson, the master artist. When my daughter posted this picture, I had to scrap it right away. This is soooo Noah! Noah has red hair, pale skin, ruby lips, and ocean blue eyes. I wanted to capture his colors without the layout interfering, so I put the pic in photobucket and did that thing where you turn the background black and white. The paper is from DCWV The Music Stack and it already had that fabulous swirly circle and the photo strip on it. Made my job much easier! The craft images are got it, A Child's Year, and the circle is a Fundamentals ring I inked to match his hair. I really like how this turned out. That silly little

So..., I'm not particularly crafty. I guess I could be but just really am into the cards and layouts right now. But when my little granddaughter (see beginning of post) came down with H1N1 and then got pneumonia, I needed to make her something. This little treat bag was made with Walk In My Garden using glitter and foil papers. The ladybugs' smile is from Stretch Your Imagination, I think. It's actually a watermelon rind cut. How's that for thinking outside of the box? Ok, last one for tonight:

This is a birthday card for my sister. I've always loved this saying and it goes so well with this image from, well, you should know by now. (ACY) Seriously, if you don't have that cart, you NEED it! It's great for everything. My sis is special to me and I wanted this to look really well made so I gave it lots of layers and depth. This thing is heavy! And that's todays update! Phew, I'm exhausted! Feels like I just made all of those all over again. I'll be back soon, and thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Oh Ramona, I love them all. Wow, you have been busy. I hope to be able to create a little more in 2010. (if I could keep off this computer) I hope you have a wonderful new year.

  2. Ramona, so good to hear from you my friend. I was wondering where you had been. Glad to see you are still creating those awesome projects. I know how easy it is to get behind with the bloggin thing. I haven't been on the Cricut MB since October. You can post something there, and it gets buried in about 3 hours. It is hard enough to post to 3 blogs, so I don't bother with the mb much anymore. I noticed a lot of regulars have left. I will keep in touch with you on your blog, have a very Happy New Year! Gorgeous gran-kids, such cutie pies!

    Hugz, xx


  3. Love love love the projects! ACY is on top of my list to buy :)

  4. You never cease to amaze me. Your cards are always so creative and so beautiful. I'm so glad you're back. hugs, eileen

  5. Great cards...I love them all. Your granddaughter is adorable! I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!