Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello!  It's time for the Operation Write Home (OWH) Memorial Day Blog Hop!  I would like to say a quick THANK YOU to all that are currently serving or have served their country--you ROCK.  I've used sketch # 8 for this card.
Core'dinations cardstock from the Vintage Collection in Bloom and Ruby

Cuttlebug embossing folders:  stars, stripes (from the Retro Kitchen set), swiss dot

MS All Occasion Cake Cricut cart - star @ 2", 1"

DMC floss #B5200, pop dots to add dimension to the white star.  Sentiment is a sticker from Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Have a great Memorial day!  Click on the Eagle at the top to go back to the list of blogs participating in this hop....

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms :-)  I created this card for my mom for today.  My mom loves cameos.  My dad got her a cameo pendant quite a few years ago with the ivory cameo and the salmon/peachy background so that's where I started for this card.  I love how it came out.

4 1/2" square card base in ivory
DCWV- The Spring Stack - peach patterned papers
Recollections - Toile - background patterned paper (single sheet I found at M's)

Heritage Cricut cart - cameo2 @ 3"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - heart1 @ 3 1/2" (oblong and shadow features)
TC Sophisticated Cricut cart - 'Mom' @ 1" using the Font2 feature, flower1 @ 1" & 1 1/4" (only used the shift pieces)

CB folder - Swiss dot

Brown ink for the edges, Oriental Trading co -crystal button, floss is DMC#760, Glossy Accents to adhere the button and anchor the bow, pop dots, Lace is American Crafts in brown sugar.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Mother's day!


Friday, May 11, 2012

CC NSD Crop: Art Inspiration Challenge

Hello!  I created a Mother's day card for this challenge.  I used the color blue, the blue stripes, and the flower as my inspiration to create my project.  I recently found the Heritage cricut cart at HL for a decent price so I picked it up.  I'm really finding this to be a fabulous cart :-)

This is the art that inspired the project :

5" square card base in ivory
DCWV -Sweet stack - blue striped paper
Recollections -Toile -background patterned paper

Heritage Cricut cart- teaset @ 3"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - swirl2 @ 4 3/4"
TC Sophisticated Cricut cart - flower1 @ 1 1/2", 1 3/4" (I just used the shift layers on this size), 'Mom' @ 2 3/4" using the Font2 feature

Brown ink for the edges, pearl bling, Oriental Trading Co-crystal buton, DMC floss #519, Glossy Accents to adhere the button and anchor the bow, pop dots, Lace is American Crafts in brown sugar.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Good luck to all my Circle sisters in this challenge :-)


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mini Journal

Hello!  I made a mini journal for my husband's god daughter, Isabella for Easter.  I just realized I forgot to blog about it.  There are quite a few pictures with this one :-)  I used a great new paper stack by The Paper Studio called Ooh-La-La!  Love it!  Hope you enjoy!
                                                                      Front cover.

Inside cover.  I created a pocket and then a chipboard double-heart, covered with paper, and attached with a ribbon that she can tuck in the pocket or use as a bookmark.
I used a stamp to add some fun to the back of the first page.
I added a pocket/envelope before the back cover.  I stamped 'Dream' in white ink.
Back of the pocket/envelope.  Inside back cover.
Back cover :-) 

The Paper Studio - Ooh, La! La! - all patterned papers

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - hearts2 @ 5 1/2" using the book feature  ( I used the flip feature to cover the back of the book covers with paper), hearts2 @ 3" using the frame feature, hearts2 @ 3 1/2" using the oblong feature (for the pocket on the inside cover)

Kate's ABC Cricut cart - 'i' @ 2"

Graphically Speaking Cricut cart - Image 02@ 2 1/2" (double heart- I cut this in chipboard, too)

Wild Card Cricut cart - heart envelope @ 4 1/4" (I ended up cutting off the top flap-I should've bound the bottom edge of the envelope--next time :-)

Cereal boxes were used for the covers.  Deep cut blade @6, speed @low, pressure @max, multi-cut @3.

'Dream' stamp is K&Co., 'Love out Loud' stamp is Rubber Stampede, Sew Easy w/hearts attachment, Sew Easy fancy floss in bubble gum, pop dots, black ink for the edges, terrifically tacky tape 1/4" to attach the pocket, 1" Cinch binding wire in black, white copy paper cut to 5 1/2"x 5" for the inside pages of the jrnl, pink Love ribbon is HL, white organza ribbon is by Ribbon Boutique, black grosgrain ribbon is Celebrate It-Basic Narrows.

Phew-lots of instructions on this one--LOL!! 

Thanks for stopping by today :-)