Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Card and a Half : Card Sketch Challenge #3

I created a sympathy card for a good friend who lost his mom last week. 
Here is the sketch:


And here is the card:

A2 card base in black
The Paper Studio - Simple Elegance stack- gold and patterned paper

MS All Occassion Cake Art Cricut cart - butterflies @ 3/4", 1/2"

EK Success edge punch, Hero Arts stamp, black grosgrain ribbon by Basic Narrows (M's), pop dots, black bling.

Thanks for looking!

CC Wkly Challenge #37: Technique & Cricut 360 #4: Outdoors

The card I created actually works for two challenges.  Whoo-hoo.  Love it when that happens :-)  LOL!!  Anyway, for the CC weekly challenge we had to use 2 Cricut cuts and a technique that was showcased on the Circle blog last week.  I chose to use glitter and beads for my card.   For the 360 challenge the theme was outdoors.

A close up of the beads :-)

A2 card base in Kraft

Kate's ABC Cricut cart- flower4 @ 5"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 5"

Cuttlebug folder - Seeing Spots

Pink beads by Blue Moon, Glossy Accents (to adhere the beads), Diamond Stickles, pop dots, white Marvy pen.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck to all in both challenges :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

IO Stamps: All Impression Obsession Stamps Challenge

It was easy to decide which stamp set to go to on this one.  I wanted to use one I haven't used yet.  It was calling me...LOL!!  I also used Happy Hauntings Cricut cart that I finally got after the holiday last year.  This was the first time I used it, too.  So much fun playing with new toys.  The pic didn't show the sparkly Stickles very well...
5 1/2" card base in black

Cloud 9 - Seasonal stack - patterned papers

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Inner Witch can shop online here.

Happy Hauntings Cricut cart - frame9 @5"

Watercolor pencils, Diamond and Lavendar Stickles, orange organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, purple brad from J's, Marvy white gel pen, pop dots. 

I stamped the cauldron on black using white ink and then cut around it.  I also used pop dots to add dimension to it.  It looks so much better in person :-)

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge: Fabric

This challenge was fun.  I used a Gluber for the first time and made a fabric flower.  I used some cute fabric that I got at JoAnn's.  You really can't tell but it has flowers and ladybugs on it.  So, the challenge required 2 Cricut cuts and to use fabric on the project somewhere.

4" square card base in Kraft

Fabric from JoAnn's
Cosmo Cricket 2" Gluber

Forever Young Cricut cart - flower9 @ 3 1/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - 'hi' @ 1/2"
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Seeing Spots

Twine by My Mind's Eye-Lime Twist in Happy Days, Oriental Trading Co button, green bling, brown ink for the card edges, soft rose ink -used to accent embossing on the background paper.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck to all in the challenge.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #3: For Your Parents

In honor of parents day next week this challenge was to create a project for them.  This idea came to me as I was searching through my clear stamps the other day (for a different project I was working on at the time :-).  Once I saw the stamp I knew what I wanted to create for this special card.

5" square card base in Kraft
My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful-patterned papers

MS All Occassion Cake Art Cricut cart - heart 3 3/4", 3 1/2"
Simply Charmed Cricut cart - birds @ 2 1/2" (one was cut using the flip feature)

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Bird call

Studio G clear stamp for the sentiment, white Marvy gel pen, pop dots, brown(card, tag edges) & rose (bellies) ink, brown lace trim, twine by My Mind's Eye-lime twist in charmed, brown bling, pink pearl bling.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call!!

I decided to give this a shot.  It's my very first submission for a DT call.  So here goes nothing :-)

Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

(other optional color of your choice)

4 1/4" square card base in Kraft

DCWV - Nana's Kitchen Stack - flower print & green dot papers
The Paper Studio - solid orange paper

French Manor Cricut cart - background shape @ 4"
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - apron @3"

Stamp is from the Fiskars clear stamp set called Wedding, DMC floss #606, Oriental Trading Co- button, white Marvy gel pen for doodles, pearl bling, turquoise organza ribbon, and pop dots for dimension.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all!!


Monday, July 18, 2011

It's a Wrap: Candy winner!!

Hey everybody!  I just want to thank you all for the wonderful comments on my blog hop post this weekend!  This was my first attempt at a gift bag so I was a bit nervous :-)   Also, a big thanks to all my followers--you Rock!

Okay on to the winner......#44 Chloe and her Clip on Koalas.  I'll drop this in the mail as soon as I get your address.  Congrats!

Have a great day! 

CC Road to CHA Pennant Contest

The challenge was to create a pennant using the Cricut cart Birthday Bash.  You could choose any pennant shape on pages 38-70 and use the fit-to-pg feature on a 12x12 piece of cs.  The pennant is to showcase my state and will be made into a banner at the CHA crop along with all the other entries from my fellow Circlets :-)  I hope they post pictures on the blog!!!  I chose the wavy banner shape to give my flag the look of movement.  I kept things pretty simple with the colors and the design.  I like it how it turned out.


The Paper Studio - textured cs stack - red and blue papers

Birthday Bash Cricut cart - pennant shape from pg 60 using the fit-to-pg feature it turned out to be 11"
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - star @ 2 3/4" (i cut 2)
Old West Cricut Cart - letters @ 1 1/2", barbed wire border @ 1/2" (I cut three of these to get the length I needed), longhorn@ 5" using the flip feature

Cuttlebug embossing folders - swiss dot (star, white letters), distressed stripe (white section of the flag)

I used pop dots to add dimension to the star and the word Texas, white Marvy gel pen for the doodles, black organza ribbon by RibbonFX (HL), white and red polka dot ribbons are by Basic Narrows (M's).

Thanks for looking!  I had fun making this pennant! Good luck to all!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's a Wrap Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the It’s a Wrap Blog Hop hosted by Cool Beans By L.B. Do you like to receive gifts? How about give them? Well this hop is all about the outside…the wrapping; Gift bags, boxes, baskets and more. There are 22 wonderful stops on this hop and we hope you will take some time to stop in and see everything we have created for you.

You should have arrived here from, Deb's Eclectic Thoughts.  If you are just finding our hop in the middle you can go to the beginning at Cool Beans by LB

For my project I created a gift bag.  It's for a sweet little girl who is turning 4.  I hope you like it :-)

And the other side...

Brown bag -The Paper Studio - 8 x 10

Kate's ABC Cricut cart - Girl3 @5", phrase @3", letters 'herine' @ 1 1/4", square c @3"

Pearl bling, silver bling, pop dots, grosgrain pink and brown ribbons by Ribbon Boutique, Green dot ribbon by Basic Narrows (M's).

Okay, who wants CANDY????  Cuttlebug embossing folders Leafy Branch and a 5 piece borders set called Pop Culture.  Just leave a comment and I'll pick a random winner on Monday.

Thanks for stopping by on this fun hop. Your next stop is Amy's Digi-Scraps.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

June Magazine Challenge: Teresa Collins Sponsor Contest

This was a fun challenge.  This was my excuse (wink, wink) to buy some Teresa Collins products and play!!  The challenge is to create a project with a celebration theme using 3 Teresa Collins products and 4 Cricut cuts.  I chose to make an anniversary card for my parents.  They have been happily married since 1967 :-)

Card base is 4 1/4" square

Teresa Collins -Timeless Collection - pink patterned paper
Teresa Collins - Timeless Collection - clock transparency
Teresa Collins - Timeless Collection - Die Cut sentiment tag

French Manor Cricut cart- background shape @ 4"
                                       -frame @ 3"
                                       -flourishes @ 3/4"
                                       -robin @ 1"

Oriental Trading Company- pink glittered brad, silver gelly roll pen for frame outlinig, pop dots to give the bird dimension. 

This was the first time I had used a transparency on a project.  I anchored it with the brad and it created a window effect for the frame.  I discovered I could tuck the flourishes behind the corners of the die-cut!   I've used French Manor on a few cards lately and I'm really starting to love it.  The background shape was a new find.  I love it when my eye spots a new, interesting shape on a cart :-)

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cricut 360: Challenge #2

This was a fun challenge.  It requires a circle shaped card and a Thank You type sentiment.  I was inspired by a scrapbook technique I saw on the Two Peas website.  It was a cute way to use up extra bits of ribbon.  So, I applied that idea to my card today.  Hope you likey :-)

The Paper Studio - The Basics Stack - red and red dot papers

Birthday Bash Cricut cart - Scallop circle card base @4";  circles @3 3/4", 3 1/2
Wild Card Cricut cart- Thanks @ 3"

Cuttlebug embossing folder- Seeing spots (it's hard to see--but I used it on the white card base)

Scraps of ribbon, pop dots, sliver bling.

Thanks for looking.  Good luck to all in the challenge!  Looking forward to the next one :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Impression Obsession Stamps: Hello Challenge

The challenge is to create a card with a hello type theme using IO stamps.  Check out all the great IO stamps here.  Here is what I came up with...

My Mind's Eye -Love Nest - pink striped paper
The Paper Studio- Sugar & Spice - polka dot paper

IO clear stamp set - Cupcake MC181

MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut Cart- background shape @4" & 2 1/4" (I cut the right side off to fit my A2 card), hi  @1/2"

Lime Twist-Life of the Party "Be Mine" Twine by My Mind's Eye, watercolor pencils, white Marvy gel pen, pop dots, Fruit punch/ Cotton Candy/ Diamond Stickles.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quick Thank You card

My daughter recently had a birthday so I've been making lots of TY cards lately.  I got to play with a new cart--this one is sooo fun!  Love it and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot!!
scraps from my stash

Kate's ABC Cricut cart - girl6 @ 3 3/4"

White Marvy gel pen, pop dots, Crystal Stickles, green bling.

Thanks for stopping by today!

PK Stamps Challenge: Sketch#55

Use the following sketch and peachy faces if you've got them :-)

paper scraps from my stash

Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart- girl - body, hair, swimsuit @3"
Life is a Beach Cricut cart - innertube @ 2 1/2"

Peachy Keen stamp set - Wide-eyed Kids Face Assortment - 5/8" face used

Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot

Ek Success punch, watercolor pencils, white Marvy gel pen, DMC floss#498, pop dots.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

CC July: Let's Eat & Cricut 360 Challenge #1: Invitation

I chose to do a BBQ invitation.  We are currently having a flagstone patio and cover put in.  I can't wait until it's finished and I can throw a BBQ.  Hopefully soon I'll be using this invite :-) 

CC requires 2 Cricut cuts and gingham or check print in our project.  While the Cricut 360 just called for an invitation of some kind.  Here's what I came up with.  I'm using a cart I got at the TX Stampede and it's the first time I've played with it!

Base is Kraft 6x4 3/4"
The Paper Studio- the Basics Stack - red gingham paper
DCWV - Stack 7 - journal paper
DCWV - Metallic matstack- barbed wire frame

Old West Cricut cart - base shape- Icon @6", flourish barbed wire frame border @5" (I also cut the corners again to layer on top for dimension), "BBQ" letters @ 3/4" (I cut these 3 times using Kraft paper and glued them together for a thicker letter)

Friskers Wedding stamp set, brown ink for edges, brown Zig pen for doodles, pop dots for dimension.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in both challenges!