Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cricut 360 #9: Relax

The challenge this week is to create a project that's all about relaxing!  So sit back, put your feet up, and have yourself a drink--on me :-)  LOL!!  Enjoy!


Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - martini @ 3 1/2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Diamonds @ 4"

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Tiny bubbles

I used vellum for the glass.  I cut it using med speed and med pressure.  I like the shimmery see-thru effect it gives.  My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party "Charmed" twine, pop dots, stamp is KI memories from the Birthday Verbology clear set, pink pearl bling, pink colored pencil, glossy accents to give the olive some shine.

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Circle Sisters Blog Hop WINNER!!

Hello and thank you so much to all my new followers and all the beautiful comments from everyone! 

Okay, on to the winner....#50  Kelly Braund!!  Congrats!  I'll drop it in the mail as soon as I get your address.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cricut Circle Sisters Fall Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Fall Blog Hop featuring some very talented Circle Sisters!

Okay, if you're hopping over from Tammy's blog then you are right on track.  If you've found this hop in the middle you will want to start at the beginning with Kristen's blog

My five year old daughter actually inspired my project.  We were in the craft room cleaning out the closet and I found a wooden door hanger with an elf on it that says, "Santa's coming".  She colored it with markers and hung it on my door knob leading into my master bedroom.  I wanted her to wait until it was closer to the holidays but once she saw it she was having no part of it :-)

DCWV - Amber Autumn Stack - red & brown patterned papers

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cart - door hanger @ 10"
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - acorn @ 2 1/4"  (I used the negative space), leaves border1 @ 1 1/2"
Winter Wonderland Cricut cart - 'FALL' @ 1" using the shadow

Brown ink for the edges, pop dots, glossy accents to give the letters some shine, ribbons by The Ribbon Boutique. 

So, who wants CANDY????  Leave me a comment for the goodies in the photo below and I'll pick a random winner on Tues. 

Thanks for hopping along with us this weekend :-)  Your next stop is Paulette's blog

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

It's the BIG 4-OH for my Hubby :-) Happy Birthday!

This is just a really fun, summery card I did up for my husband's birthday!  I love how it came out!
A2 cardbase on Kraft

Life is a Beach Cricut cart - pineapple drink @ 4", '40' using the charm feature @ 1 1/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circles to go behind the charms @ 1"

Cuttlebug embossing folder - diamonds in the rough

Brown ink for the edges, brown Zig pen, pop dots, Glossy accents for shine (cherries, lime slice), Diamond Stickles (40), My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party twine in Happy Days.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

IO Stamps Challenge: Thanks for Inviting Us Hostess Gift

This was a fun challenge!  I chose to decorate a candle for my hostess gift. 

4x6 pillar candle

DCWV -Amber Autumn Stack - brown and red patterned papers

IO stamp set Fall Borders CL136 (shop online here. )

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Leaves -frame @4"
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - Leaf border @ 3"

I used one of the fall border stamps to create a background for the frame.  And I used another stamp above  the red patterned paper.  Friskars edge punch, pop dots.

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #7: Old West

Okay, for this challenge it's time to cowboy up :-)  I really like this horse image-it just gives me a free feeling!! 

A2 card base in Kraft
paper - used up some scraps- YAY!!

Old West Cricut cart - horse @ 3 3/4", fence @ 3", 'free' @ 3/4"

Brown ink for edges, distressed bottom edge of gingham print background, white marvy gel pen, pop dots, KImemories stamp from the Celebrate Life set.

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

MPS Pinkalicious Blog Hop: Show Your Style & PK stamps Sketch Challenge #58

For the MPS blog hop we have to show our style.  My style tends to be a bit all over the place..depends on my mood or what new product I'm trying out, etc.   But I love projects with fun colors, glitter, lace/ribbon trims, and Kraft paper.

My Stickles and Glossy Accents on this project were drying and I happened to notice that I used a shape on my card that was exactly like the shape for the Sketch challenge at PK.  How cool is that?  I believe that's called serendipity!!  LOL!  Here's the Sketch:

And my card:

A2 card base in Kraft

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Doily (book feature) @ 5 1/4" (I trimmed off 2 1/2 inches from the straight edge)

Watercolor pencils, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, pink pearl bling, white grosgrain ribbon, white Marvy gel pen for doodles, pop dots, Stampin' Up Birthday Bakery stamp set, Friskers Wedding stamp set for sentiment.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in these two challenges!

Friday, August 12, 2011

CC Monthly Challenge: Create a Scene

Okay, I thought I was going to be able to enter this in the Monthly and the Magazine Challenge but I guess the Magazine collection is closed.  Boo!  Oh well, that will teach me to wait until the last day :-) LOL!!  So for the Monthly challenge we were to use 2 Cricut cuts to create a scene.

A2 card base in Kraft

My Minds Eye - Love Nest stack - polka dot and matching solid
DCWV - textured cs - pink

Pop-Up Neighborhood Cricut cart- bakery @ 3 1/2", sun @ 1 1/2", grass/flowers @ 3/4", sign @ 1 1/4"

Pop dots on the cloud and awning, brown bling, glossy accents to adhere the Diamond Dust.

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

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #6: Refreshing.....SMILE

What a great theme for the challenge this week.  I chose a bottle of soda for my refreshment :-) 

My Mind's Eye - Love Nest stack - polka dot paper

Nifty Fifties - soda @ 4 1/4", smile @ 1/2"

Distressed edges, brown inked edges, white Marvy gel pen, Making Memories eyelets, DMC floss #336, pop dots, pearl bling.

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

IO Stamps: Orange Challenge

The challenge this time is to use the color orange with Impression Obsession stamps.

Cloud 9 - Seasonal stack - patterned paper

Happy Hauntings Cricut cart - frame8 @ 4 1/4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @3 1/4"

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Halloween Party CL158.  You can shop online here.  Or if you would like to play along and join in this challenge you can find their blog here.

Watercolor pencils, SU blender pen, pop dots, ribbon by Ribbon Boutique -HL, black bling, brown ink for the edges, Diamond Stickles on the leaves.

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cricut 360- Challenge#5: Transportation...Fly me to the Moon

The theme for this weeks challenge is transportation.  I chose to use a rocket from the Nifty Fifties cart.  It was one of those cards where you design part of it and then think about it for a day or so and then the idea for the sentiment hit me.  I like how it turned out :-) 

White card base is 4x9
DCWV - Shimmer Stack - green paper
DCWV - Amber Autumn Stack - orange polka dot paper
DCWV - All About Boys Stack - patterned papers

Nifty Fifties - rocket @ 5"
Plantin Schoolbook - letters/numbers @ 3/4", 1/2"

Oriental Trading Co- felt ribbon, silver bling, pop dots.

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

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!!

I created this card for my Dad's birthday next week.  This cart has a lot of great manly images :-)

4 1/2" square card base in Kraft

Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - tv @3 3/4
Graphically Speaking Cricut cart - background Image 44 @ 4" using RD

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Distressed stripe

Stamp is from Stampabilities -Everyday Expressions set, pop dots, silver bling for the knobs.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!