Homegrownart’s Blog

Blogging about paper crafting and other things I enjoy.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY May 10, 2009

Happy Mother’s day to all of you mommy’s out there that are celebrating Mother’s day today. Last week was mother’s day here in Portugal and it was a lovely day. So then, I am celebrating two weeks in a row, hehehe!!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Today I made this card for all of you that are reading this blog. I love how it turned out and thanks to my friend K, who gave me the idea to coordinate the base CS (card stock) and and the DP (designer paper). I stamped the flower on white CS and then stamped again on another piece of white CS. I cut out the sides of the flower and popped up on dimensionals. One of the leaf was done in the same way. Next, I used my 2-way glue pen on the edges of the flower and a leaf, and then sprinkled the glitter. I made sure to cut the DP in and area to capture the flowers. Each strip of paper is cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. The ribbon was tied to the lower portion of the stamped flower strip. I used Scrapbook adhesives Ez-runner to apply the DP strips to the green base CS. The entire stamped flower strip is popped up on dimensionals. And Whalaaa! A beautiful card made for you.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

Ok, the card is a 6×6. I used DCWV DP (Spring ’09 Glitter stack) and CS (Metallic Stack).
Stamps set is Bodacious Bouqet from SU (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks: SU Summer Sun (flower), Certainly Celery (stem), Bashful blue (for inking the edges)
Chalk: Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalks for chalking the flower background (love this stuff!)
Ribbon: American Crafts
Glitter: Stampendous ultrafine glitter

Thanks for looking. Bless!

 

Free Curvy Frame .scut file April 23, 2009

Hi Crafters, here is curvy frame.scut file I created that will make a fabulous frame for your cards, or that you can use on your scrapbook pages. I know that it would be a great idea for me to post a project where I used the file also. Anyhow, that is why there are backlinks. If you use this frame, send me a jpeg of it. Alternatively, you can send a link of the page on your blog, and I will gladly backlink it here on this post. Send Mail

Have fun creating!!

 

13 Free FREE cute Fonts you can snag at SNF April 15, 2009

Hello Readers,

Here I go again with my font obsession.  ScrapNFonts is giving away 13 free fonts.  I particularly adore the LD Vanilla font.  Here is the link that will take you to the page.   SNF Free Fonts This offer won’t last so snag ’em while you can.

Installing fonts is quite easy and SNF has an excellent tutorial on how to do it.  You can cut any of these true type fonts with the Cricut machine using the SCAL program.  Also, by adding these fonts to your collection, you will make more unique titles and journaling for your scrapbook pages, card sentiments, and give a different look to documents and presentations.  Let me know if  you have any questions. 

What are you waiting for? Go get them!  🙂 Enjoy!!

 

Spring has sprung .scut files April 2, 2009

Hi Crafters,  You can use this .scut file to cut out a welded  HB.  This can be used on cards to say Happy Birthday, or if you have initials that are HB.  Also posted today is a Springy flower file that you can use to decorate whatever your heart desires.  This may be a tip or not: use pattern paper instead of plain card stock, or you can layer using a combination of both.

Hope you are enjoying the Spring.  I sure am, and also looking forward to celebrating Easter.  Thanks for stopping by. 

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409474/84d95bfa/HB_online.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/96409473/1abdce59/springy_flower.html

 

ScrapNfonts having Semi-annual $1 sale March 25, 2009

Hello Crafting Friends,

Just wanted to let you know that ScrapNfonts are having their Semi-annual dollar sale.  I love saving my dollars, and this is the time I shop for the fonts on my font wish list.  I get them for $1, plus an additional discount.  Can beat it! 

Anyway, if you are looking for some fresh, funky, cool, sassy, elegant, you name it, font, go ahead and click on the link below to check out their sale.  I am really not sure how long it will last, so I will be heading over there now.  Oh yeah! Remember if you have the SCAL program, you can used these fonts with the program.

http://www.scrapnfonts.com/searchsite_detail.php?id=1808

 Just wanted to share with you all.

Have fun!

 

Now Selling on ETSY.com March 22, 2009

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Hi Ya’ll, what better to write about today than to share with you exciting news in my life.  On March 19, 2009, I took the plunge and opened an online store selling my hand-made greeting cards on Etsy.com .  I am gradually listing some cards that I have made and will be listing a bunch more.  Please click on the following link or on the blue button on the right hand side of the screen that says: BUY HANDMADE ETSY.  This will take you to my Etsy store showcasing what I have available.  At the moment, I am only shipping to the United States.  As I become more familiar with online selling, I will expand my shipping options.  If you need shipping to another country, please let me know by emailing homegrown07@yahoo.com.

The reality is that I need to support this addictive hobby of mine.  I am sure you can think of a couple people to send a greeting card to.  If not, buy it and send it to me because I have not heard from you in a while! J  Yeah, I am thinking right now, I should have taken some marketing classes in college.  Please be so kind as to lend any expertise you may have in this area, by leaving a comment for me.

I am quite excited and looking forward to all your support and doing business online with you.   Have a productive week!