Monday, 29 September 2014

Leaves and more leaves!

Good morning peeps.  Are you ready?  Ready for the amazing that is fall? I am.  It's my favorite season.  I love the colors and the smells and the fresh vegetables and how I no longer have to mow the lawn!!

This was using the soot technique.  Isn't it neat-o?

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Hope you liked today's simple post

Nicole G

Monday, 22 September 2014

Kashi's Birthday card

This card is a Nicole original.  My co-worker asked me to come up with a card for her friend that loves the Godfather.  So, I cut out the Paramount presents logo for my "movie".  Then I added some terms that she asked me included in the card such as La Cosa Nostra.  Then I made Kashi, her friend, the starring actor in this film. I got a couple of pictures of him and then played around with it (and my husband helped me) to make a mock up like the older posters.

See.... this is Kashi below!! 

I am ubber proud of this card, so I hope you've liked it.

Nicole G.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Tori's 70th

So, I have been finally using my KNK Zing machine and I freakin love it!  It is seriously amazing.  I use the cutter with Make-the-Cut and the two of them are incredibly awesome.  If you can think it, you can probably cut it.  If you are considering either replacing your Cricut or it's your first time thinking about getting a cutter, I highly recommend this cutter.  I like it because there are no cartridges limiting you from creating. The machine itself is more expensive than other cutters, but you never pay for cartridges.  You can find things on the internet or even take pictures and with some manipulation, you can cut it.  How cool is that.

For this project, I started with 2 blank sheets of paper, but added the darker teal cause I thought it needed it.  The metallic purple paper was cut out using the machine with a border I found on make the cut and then adjusted for my needs.  Then I welded a crown for the corners.  Then I created a shadow border which is what the light blue paper is.

The words I also created using MTC and cut out with KNK Zing.  I warped the words a little for some dimension and welded in a couple of butterflies to help hit my needed quota of 70. 

Check out the crown on the corner.  I think of my MIL as the Queen of the family so it's perfectly suited! I love these butterflies because of the super fun 3D effect and also because Tori loves butterflies!

The extra butterflies are cut out with Stampin up and memory box dies.

There are 70 butterflies in total as it was her 70th birthday! My MIL is a total bling girl so I added as much bling I thought necessary!!

Hope you have enjoyed today's project!

Nicole G