Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sometimes Things just don't Turn Out How You Imagine

This card is an example of what I said I wasn't going to do yesterday.  I said I wasn't going to make cards just for challenges.  But as I was looking thru my lis I saw that Scrappy Moms had a challenge using Paisley and Cardz Tv had one using the card feature on a cartridge.  So I saw that Paisley had a card feature with a cut out paisley.  I figured I would back the hole with glitter, then make the layers smaller and add them on top.  However when I cut the card I saw it had a tab on the back and it was more like an envelope.  So I cut it again using my gypsy to modify it. Didn't work.  So I backed the whole with sticky tape, added glitter and the layers.  The card part looked terrible, so I cut around the paisley and added it to a  blank card that I had got on sale at Paper Source.  It turned out well, but not how I visioned.  I usually take photos in sunlight, however I took so long that it was not very sunny.  So I taped the card to a piece of paper, then taped it to a window. So that's why there is tape on top
I am just going to give the products I used because I modified everything so much I don't know the dimensions
Card base=Paper Source
Glitter Paper-DCWV
All other paper-Colorbok
Cricut Cartridge-Paisley, Cuttlebug with Once upon a Princess folder and Swiss Dots
Sticky tape-Sookwang
Glitter-Amy's Magic Ultra Fine Glitter-Princess
Brads-K&Company
Stamp-Dots Stitched Super Set
Inkpad-Fabrico Craft Ink-Garnet

Contest submission-scrappyscrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Child's Year for a Friend Who lost Her Dog

My friend, Casey, Lost her dog on Easter Sunday.  Bailey was a beautiful, sweet Manchester Terrier whose heart gave out.  I went back and forth on what kind of card to make.  when our children were younger, Casey and I went camping a lot and Bailey would follow the kids around.  My son was a baby and we would put him in the playpen with Bailey.
My son was really being a pain last night, I had completed the center portion and was sitting at my table about to stamp the sentiment when I got hit in the arm with a ball.  It only affected the "G" So I didn't redo it. You gotta love 13 year old boys who think they are so funny.
FORMULA
7X5" card-DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
All other paper DCWV Lemon Flower Solid Matstack
Cricut Lacy Labels cut Yellow at 4.18; grey cut at 4.29"(I sized it up on my gypsy)
Cricut A Childs Year-cut at 2.41"
Ribbonn-grey-Michaels, Yellow Target
Flower K&Company from Christmas collection
Adhesives-ATG
Sentiment-Inkadoo, inkpad-vivid
 

About Challenges-A couple week ago I found myself making cards for challenges and cards that would fit into many challenges.  I started to loose focus.  And I decided to go about it diferently.  Now I write down all of the challenges as I read thru blogs.  Then I decide what kind of card I want to make, make the card and find a challenge to fit the card.  I use these challenges to grow as a designer so I will probably only enter a card into 1 or 2 challenges.

I see that CCCC-Cricut-Cartridge-Chaos-Challenge is  having a challenge using "A Child's Year"  http://twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com/2011/04/cricut-cartridge-chaos-challenge-15.html

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Japanese themed Mothers Day Card for My Sister-In-Law

I have been wanting to use the Pagoda cartridge for a long time, but I didn't know what the Kanji symbols meant until I put my reading glasses on and was able to read the very small print at the bottom of Kanji word section.  So I decided to make the card using the word as the card base and the tag for the center  Later in the week I am going to use the same card base in bright colors with flowers or animals.

It is hard to see the mono chromatic effect of the center crane.  It is a very glittery crane on white cardstock.
FORMULA
Cut English word "MOTHER" at 8" using black textured Colorbok cardstock (page 60 of Cricut Pagoda Cartridge)Cut crane tag 3 times at 2"(pg40)
Back word with sticky tape(Sookwang) Add glitter(Crystal Glitter Ritz) Do same to tags using Martha Stewart Red glitter for two outer images and clear for center
Add Ribbon(Michaels) using ATG tape
Adhere cranes to card
Contest
FCCB fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com Card with mom or mother on it

Monday, April 25, 2011

Esmeralda at http://noahsarktwobytwo.blogspot.com/ is having a great give a way when she gets 200 followers check it out

QUICK THANK EWE CARD

This is a quick post i hoped to get out over the weekend.  However I was struck by the flu and didn't get much done.  Now today is catch-up on housework day.  Putting all the Easter stuff away and getting ready for Mothers Day.    I made this card for a gal at work who got promoted and will be leaving our department.  She was a great help to me when I started during the holidays.  i tend to ask a lot of questions and she was very patient with me.  I wish I would of cut the sheep larger so I could of put a PKS face on it.
FORMULA
Base card 5.5X4.25" red Colorbok cardstock
Polka Dots 5X3.75"" Striped 4.5X3.25" DCWV-All Dressed-Up Matstack
Sheep cut from Cricut "From My Kitchen" at 2.75" using Colorbok Pearlescent cardstock
Embossed with Cuttlebug using Divine Swirls folder
Sentiment-Scrappy Moms-Amusing Animals
Inkpad-Vivid
Gems-Recollections
Adhesive-ATG

Friday, April 22, 2011

BMX Birthday Invites

My boss asked me to make her some invites for her sons 13 birthday party which is going to be a BMX theme.  I only had a few days so this is what I came up with.  I didn't do any embellishing-that wouldn't be cool.  My 13 year old son kept giving me advice.  The inside of the invite is embossed with Cuttle bug and the invitation folder
Unfortunately I don't have all of the measurements because they are on my Gypsy and when I tried to update it I can't get it to disconnect.  UGH
FORMULA
3X5 biege card base-Colorbok
Cricut expression and Dude cartridge(I only used the main cut and the shift cut, I decided not to use the clothing layer)
All other paper-Recollections
Adhesive=Aileenes Clear Gel Tacky Glue;ATG

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Post Delay due to after effects of Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart Concert

I had two projects to post today.  however I am exhausted.  Last night I went to see Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks.  Stevie sounds just as good as she did when I first saw her in the 70's at a Day On The Green.  Rod Stewart is an amazing dancer and stage presence.  There was a very talented violinist and sax player.  I got home at midnight and had to finish a few projects I was working on for a going away party for a gal I work with and I had to start a salad to bring to the party. Anyway I didnt get to bed until after 1 am and had to get up at 5am for work.  So have a good night. I'll be back with some projects tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chickie card using Peachy Keen Stamps

I am one of those old fashioned people who likes to see something before buying it.  So I kept putting off buying PKS face stamps on-line, because I wanted to physically see them.  Well I broke down and ordered them, They are great. Why did I wait so long?  Here is a card I made with them

DIRECTIONS
5X7" card from green Colorbok cardstock
Patterned background 4.75X6.75 K and Company Sweet Nectar Mat Pad
Cut Chickie from Creat a Critter at  3.25" using black for base and yellow for top layer-Colorbok.  Tummy layer yellow glitter-DCWV
Cut oval from lacy labels at 3.25 using green self adhesive cardstock DCWV
Stamp sentiment using Hampton Arts stamp and Vivid ink pad,  Stamp face using Peachy Keen Stamps-Critter Faces
Embellish with ribbon-Target and gems-Recollections.
Chalk around edges of chick and add cheeks with pink G Studio chalk inkpad.
Adhesives ATG

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Set of Easter Cards

Hello,  I have been back at work this week.  I am an on-call merchandiser at a department store, who works from 6:30-10:30 am when called.  I wasn't called for a few weeks, which was great since my kids were on vacation.  Now I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  Last night I realized, I had made cards for my mom to give to her friends and lots of projects to send in college care packages.  But, I hadn't made cards to send out to friends and family. I don't usually mass produce cards unless it's an invitation.I am doing some of those that I will post tomorrow.
INSTRUCTIONS
Cardbase:Colorbok 4.5X6.25"
Decorative cardstock- Making Memories 2 strips 2"X6" Adhered next to each other with ATG tape gun
Center strip-K and Company Sweet Nectarr Border(Love them); the bottom one is a Martha Stewart punch
Bunny cut from "Give a Hoot" at 4" with DCWV brown glitter cardstock and Colorbok-pink pearlescent
Embellishment;Celebrate it ribbon-Michaels: gems-Recollections;Stamp and ink pad Michaels $1 bin
Scalloped square punch-Marvy Ichida

Sunday, April 17, 2011

SUBMISSIONS FOR DESIGNER SPOTS ON PATCHES OF PINK

I am submitting two Easter projects to patchesofpink.com for a chance to be on her design team.  The first is a card I made this morning using lots of techniques and embellishments.  The second one is another Easter Goody bag.


MATERIALS
Papers:cardbase-colorbok; Glitter- papers DCWV;  patterned paper, light blue and pink -K and Company
Sticker:Starform
Adhesives:Sookwang;Red tape, Forever in Time pop dots
Markers:Martha Stewart Opaque and Glitter Markers
Glitter:pink-Amy's Magic (Princess) ;Crystal Glitter Ritz(Cool Highlight)
Gems;RecollectionPunches:border-Martha Stewart; Rounded edge-Creative Memories
Punches:Martha Stewart border; Creative Memories
Cricut:Storybook, Lacy Labels
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder
stamp:Michaels $1 bin, ink G Studio green and black
DIRECTIONS
Make a 4X6" card out of blue cardstock,  Cut a 3.5X5.5 piece of green gliiter paper, Punch bottom edge with Martha Stewart punch.  Back holes with Red Tape then add glitter and to center of card.  Adhere piece of 3X5" piece of patterned paper(round off edges) Cut Scalloped oval from Storybook 4.5"  Cut oval from Lacy Labels at 3.25"  Emboss scalloped oval with Swiss Dots.  Run over top with Green ink pad..
Add to card.  Add smaller oval using pop dots.
 Make sticker paper using Sookwang tape and Crystal Glitter Ritz. Add egg sticker. color in with markers
Add glitter egg to center of pink oval decorate with gems.
Inside is the reverse piece from another egg I had cut out. stamp sentiment




GOODY BAG
MATERIALS
Paper-Colorbok
Ribbon:gold-Krenik embroidery floss; Pink glitter-Celebrate it Michaels
Gems:Recollections, Target $1 bin
Adhesive:ATG
Cuttlebug with Spots and dots
Cricut expression with Give a Hoot cartridge and Storybook
DIRECTIONS
Cut tag for top of bag from Storybook cartridge at 4.5" Cut bunny at 1.75"
emboss bag topper, adhere ribbon with ATG gun  Adhere gems in circles.  Tie bow around bunnies neck using a few strand of floss.  Add bunny to bag

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bat Mitzvah Money holders

Last weekend I had a senior moment and totally forgot my friend's sons Bar Mitzvah.  The card was ready, the invitation on the counter.  I felt so bad.  When I took over the card they loved it and requested i make one for a Bat Mitzvah in pink and silver.  That is the least I can do.  I will give her cards for life.  The card is a pocket with a piece that slide out I put a pretty rhinestone bobby pin in to hold the money
MATERIALS
Pearl Paper-silver, pink white-Colorbok
Ribbon-Sheer pink doesn't have a label I got it at Richards ,a local store;pink and white-Target
Punches:Martha Stewart border punch; Punch Bunch 1" circle punch, Marvy Uchida 2" scalloped square
Martha Stewart score board
Cricut with Joys of the Season; Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls folder
Adhesives_ATG,3M dimensional tape
Rhinestones-Recollections
DIRECTIONS
Cut 7.5" square. Score at 1 7/8 and 5 1/8 Apply strip of adhesive to center bottom and one verticlec side.  Close up to form envelope.  Using half of the circle punch punch notch in center front.  For inside piece where money is attached, cut a 3X7" piece of dark pink cardstock.  For center front cut a 3X6" piece of dark pink, a 2.75X4" piece of light pink, and a 2.5X3.5 piece of white cardstock that has been embossed with cuttlebug. Adhere to each other, then to front of card as shown.  Type name on silver paper, trim top edge with Martha Stewart punch. Adhere to top of pink strip.  Adhere gems below name.
Cut star at 2" adhere to front of card with dimensional tape.  Tie bow around lower part of card.  Slide bobby pin on insert.
Decorate envelope with ribbon and scalloped square

Care Packages For College

Finally the care packages are packed and ready to go.  One to Cal State Fullerton and one to Arizona State.  I will truly miss them this Easter.  But it doesn't make sense to fly them home for 2 days when they will be home for summer in the beginning of May.  I made bag toppers using Storybook and Hello Kitty cartridge and Cuttle bug with Once upon a Princess folder.  I also used a digi stamp from Designed @ Delight.  All paper is Colorbok and Ribbon is from Michaels $1 bin. Gems are Recollections.  I am going to do a more detailed post on the bunny bag

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

THANK YOU MARY AT CARDZTV

Coffee and Cards is a weekly post that Mary on Cardz tv hosts.  Cardmakers can mail cards in and they may be featured on a wednesday.  When I first started exporting cardmaking on the internet, I discovered Mary on U-Tube.  I love the way her videos are so informative.
 cardztv.blogspot.com
When I was looking through my reader list, I saw that the card I mailed to her was featured on this weeks "Coffee and Cards"  A BIG THANKS TO MARY.

Hello Kitty Goody bags

Hello Kitty is one cartridge that I use so much more than I thought I would.  My daughter who is 20 has renewed her love of this adorable feline.  I am in the process of making Easter care packages to send to my 2 girls who are away at college.  My mom got them these cute little fans with candy in them.  I made the little bag topper to go with it.  I will be posting more goody bags later
Materials
Pink textured paper-Colorbok
All other paper-Recollections'
Ribbon-Michaels $1 bin
sakura white gel pen
AATG tape
Cricut-Storybook and Hello kitty
gem-Recollections
Stamp-Michaels dollar bin
Ink pad-Colorbox-white
Directctions
Cut tag from story book at 4.5". Cut Kitty at 2in.  Adhere layers.
Fold tag in half staple backside to bag. Run a strip of ATG tape on top front of bag, stick down other side of topper.  Add ribbon, Embellish with white pen and gems.  Stamp sentiment
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Sassy Studio Designs

I tried some dig-stamps this week.  I really like this one by by Sassy Studio Designs.  I made it for my daughter's friends 21st birthday.
sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com
MATERIALS
Image-Sassy Studio Designs
Papers-DCWV-12X12 Glitter Stack,All Dressed up Matstack
Pencils-Berol
Ribbon-Celebrate it
Adhesives-ATG
DIRECTIONS;
Color in image trim around.  Adhere to 4.5X6.5" piece of leopard cardstock.
Tie bow around bottom
Make a 5X7" card from purple glitter paper.
Adhere image to card front

BIRTHDAY SUNDAES CHALENGE

Birthday Sundaes is having a challenge where you use a photo for inspiration.  The picture is of a bakery. birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com Here is my take on it.
front

inside
MATERIALS
Papers-Solid papers-Colorbok; Paterned papers DCWV Sweet Mat Stack
Stamps:Treats-DeNami Designs; Sentiment-Stamps of Life
Inkpad-Marcella
Cricut-Once Upon A Princess
Cuttlebug-textile embossing folder
Adhesive-Xyron-Create-A-Sticker;ATG
Glitter thread-Krenik Metallics
Embellishments:Kamio Petit Stone Seal(Cell phone embellishments I got at Maido-a Japanese paper store)
Card-JoAnnes
Pencils-Berol; pen-Martha Stewart glitter pen
DIRECTION
Stamp cakes, color and cut out. Adhere to card as shown.
Cut cake and inside sentiment at   on pg 51 of Once Upon a Princess, (cake main image-pink;cake-s purple,base shadow white)  Emboss pink layer and base layer using textile folder only cake part not cake stand..  Cut pink layer into sections. Adhere as shown. Embelish with flower on top. Stamp sentiment.  Adhere cake to striped paper.
 Wrap embroider floss around bottom, tie bow.
Adhere to front of card.
Adhere pink mat to inside of card.  Add sentiment.  I went around letters with Martha stewart glitter pen.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?

Fantabulous Cricut is having a spring Crawl. fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com They are also having   a spring inspired challenge.  I have made a lot of umbrella cards lately and frankly I am sick of the rain.  The sun came out so I wanted to put on a tank top.  And this is where I got inspiration for a spring card
tank top-lots of bling
easel card

 MATERIALS
Papers;textured cardstock-Colorbok
Watercolor pencils-Staeddtler
Chalk-Hampton Arts
Stamp-Hampton arts
Punch-Martha Stewart
Gems:Recollections;Colorbok,Qeen&Co;Michaels $1 bin
Adhesives-ATG;Aileenes Clear Gel Tacky Glue
Cricut-Mothers Day Bouquet and Sweet Treats
Directions
With watercolor pencils shade in .5" lines across a piece of white 8.5X11" piece of paper(I used pinks, blues and purples)Blend in with slightly damp brush
For easel card cut a 6X12" piece of card stock.  Score at 6"and 9". position card vertically with scored line facing you.  Adhere a piece of 5.5X6" piece of yellow card stock(Card face) to last scored section.  (Part of card face will not be adhered to green card.)To card face add a 5.25X5.75" piece of watercolored paper,  Cut flowers flower 1 (pg49 Sweet Treats) at 1.5";flower 3 (pg51 Sweet Treats)at 2"
From Mothers Day Bouquet cut leaves at 1" and blue flowers at 1" . Shade flowers with chalk(I used a chalk that has glitter in it) I also did some shading with colored pencils.  Then add tons of bling. I used Tacky glue for all of the small pieces.
Punch border on a 5.5X2" piece of yellow card stock.Place strip of pink paper behind punched out section.  Stamp sentiment. Add a .5in Flower(Mothers Day Bouquet) embellish.  Using dimensional tape add this piece to bottom of card.
side view
close up of bling on card













Sunday, April 10, 2011

Challenging Challenge

This past week I ventured out of my comfort zone and tried sketch challenges.  The first two wer pretty easy.  This third one stumped me because I also challenged myself to do a mono-chromatic card with one pop of color.  The challenge I am entering is http://cropstop.blogspot.com
MATERIALS
Cardstock:base;DCWV-Black Currant; Black shiny damask-DVWV-Black Currant;Solid black-Colorbok
all other-K&CCompany(A black and grey pad I got a few years ago)
Ribbon-Michaels wedding dept
Pink gem-Recollections
Adhesives-ATG
Pen-Black Sharpie
Provocraft:Cricut Expression with Summer in Paris and Create A Critter; Cuttlebug with Textile folder;Gypsy and Gypsy wanderings
DIRECTIONS
Make a 5.25" square card.Add a 5X3.75" piece of black damask, a 5X.5" piece of grey on grey floral, and 5X.75 piece of grey on grey diagonal striped paper Adhere black and silver ribbon as show.  Adhere a 3.75X3.5 piece of plain grey to lower left side as shown,
With black card stock and Summer in Paris cartridge cut lady at and poodle at   (I went around edges of cut with black Sharpie so white core wouldn't show)  Cut umbrella from Create a Critter at   . Adhere cuts as shown.  Ink in leash. For triangles I used diamond from Gypsy Wanderings aand cut at .75, 1, and 1.25 " Then I cut each diamond in half.  Saying is computer generated.  Oval is an old punch(label is off)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Queens Birthday Blog Hop

Hello, Good Evening.  I just completed the Queens Royal Birthday Ball Blog Hop.  So many creative royal ideas.  I know you will be inspired.  Heres the link http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/.  There is lots of blog candy .

Friday, April 8, 2011

Linky Parties

Getting Cricky is having a linky party.  A great way to discover others who like you, have a passion for crafting.  Visit gettingcricky.,com
Tracy at Craft Junkie Too is also having a blog link craftjunkietoo.com

Bunny Card

I just made a cute little easter card to send to family.  I didn't have any challenges in mind.  However i am going to submit it to Creative Cardz Challenge cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com  Two sister is also having a bunny challenge pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

MATERIALS
Papers:brown-Colorbok;Polka dots-DCWV-Nana's Kids mat stack; green glitter-DCWV-Christmas glitter mat stack
Ribbon-Target $1 bin
Gems and Pearls-Recollections
Pom Pom-Walmart christmas ribbon
Adhesive-ATG, 3M Dimensionals
Cricut-Expression with "Give a Hoot" cartridge
DIRECTIONS
Make a 5X4" card from brown cardstock. Adhere a 4.5X3.5" piece of polka dot card stock to front.  Cuta a 4X3" piece of lage dotted cardstock aadhere ribbon as shown.  Adhere this piece to card front.
Cut Bunny at  3" . The bottom layer is green glitter cardstock. adhere layers together.  Embellish as shown

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Singing in the Rain

Todays card is to enter into Fanatbulous Cricut's  Challenge Me Monday  fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com
I added a lot of embellishments.  The sentiment says "Singing in the Rain"
MATERIALS
Paper:striped amd polkadot-DCWV(Nanas Nursery Girls) Glitter cardstock-DCWV-(Christmas Glitter Mat Stack, Pearlescent crdstock-Colorbok, Pink and Green(Umbrella)K and Company
Ribbon-Target $1 bin
Bordeers-K and Company Sweet Nectar border pad
Gems_green-Recollections; Hair bows Jolee
Adhesives-ATG, 3M dimensional tape
Pink pearl metallic wire(found in my kids art stash from years ago)
Cricut expression with "Twinkle Toes" and "Tie the Knot" cartridges
DIRECTIONS
Make 5X7" card from light pink cardstock. Cut a 3.75X5.5" piece of polka dot cardstock tape borders on back side as shown, adhere to to striped cardstcok. Add ribbon and bow. Then adhere piece to card front.
Using cricut cut poodle from "Twinkle Toes at 3.5"and umbrella from"tie the Knot"at 2.25"The poodle hair, skirt arm and feet bands are cut from white glitter cardstock. Adhere layers together.  I cut the stick off of the umbrella and added Wire.  Add poodle to card using ATG tape.  Pop umbrella with dimensional tape.  Chalk pink cheeks. Add flower gems for hairbows (these gems had a brown layer that I took off)
Type sentiment on computer punch out with scalloped oval.  chalk edges green.  Add gems.  Adhere to bottom right corner

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Recycled idea rushed to submit at Crazy About Cricut


Jenny at crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com had a spur of the moment challenge.  Yesterday I went to Starbucks for a cake pop.  They put each one in a cute little box.  At first I though what a wast of paper.  But Hold On a brilliant idea..cover it, decorate it and put Tootsie pops in it,
I have 2 minutes to send.  I used DCWV Nana's kids to cover box.  Sentiment stamp  is from Michaels $1 bin Candy is Lindt and Tootsie pops  Border is K and Co

Candyless Post

This week I have made a lot of candy projects.  This card is for a challenge at mycreativetime.blogspot.com
The throwback Thursday Challenge.  It is a cricutless challenge that follows a sketch.
MATERIALS
Papers-white, brown shimmer and blue DCWV
Border-Kand Company Sweet Nectar pad
Ribbon-Michaels $1 bin
Double sided tape-Sookwang
Glitter-Crystal Glitter Ritz-cool highlight
Stamp-sentiment-Simply stamped; Lady -Rubber Stampede
Inkpad-Vivid
AATG tape runner
Gems-Recollections
Pen-Sakura
INSTRUCTIONS
Make 5X7" white card.  Cut a  3.5X4.5" piece of light blue paper, adhere pink border to both 4,5" sides. Adhere this piece to a piece of 6.5X4.4" brown shimmer paper'  Tie reibbon on card as shown.  Adhere this to front of card.
Make strip of glitter paper using double sided tape and glitter.  Keep back adhesive on.  Stamp image on glitter paper trim edges.  Take backing off, adhere to card as shown.
Embellish corners with gems.  Add stitching lines with white pen.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chocolate For The Third and Final Time(Maybe)

Ok another chocolate card.  This one uses a Lindt Chocolate Ladybug.  I made this one for Mojo Monday mojomonday.blogspot.com sketch challenge.  This is the first challenge I have entered where you follow a sketch.  It came together easily once i decided what chocolate to use.  Then I just had to find coordinating papers.  I debated on whether to use red and black like the candy and some embellishments I had or to use some pink and green ladybug paper from Nana's Kid Stack(DCWV)  I ended up using all of it.
MATERIALS
Papers:Card base-green Colorbok;Ladybug, striped and polka dot-DCWV Nana's Kids Mat Stack, pink glitter DCWV
Border-K&Company border pad
Embellishments:K&Comapany Paper flower;Recollections-Ladybugs
ribbon-Target $1
Cricut with Storybook cartridge
Stamp-Simply Stamped: Inkpad-Vivid
Adhesives-ATG
DIRECTIONS
Make a 7X5" card out of green cardstock.
Stripped cardstock 6.5X4.5, Ladybug cardstock 4X 4.5"
Adhere ladybug cardstock to striped one then add ribbon using ATG tape. Adhere border to bottom of piece.  Adhere to card front.
Using cricut with Storybook cartridge cut pink scalloped circle at 2.25"and green at 2". Adhere together then to card as shown.  Embellish with flower and lady bugs.  Stamp sentiment on leftover piece of border.  adhere as shown.
Add Chocolate to center of scalloped circle.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chocolate Again

Todays card I made  for a  cricutless challenge.  However I didn't scroll all the way down and found out you were supposed to follow a sketch.  So I decided after hopping on the friendship blog that I would send this card to a blogger who inspired me to start a blog.  I started to view craft tutorials on u-tube.  I had no idea how much information was out there.  One of the first crafters I followed was Mary at Cardztv.  I decided to add a cricut cut out inside, since I wasn't entering the contest.
outside

inside
MATERIALS
Paper:-polka dot-DCWV-Nana's Kids mat stack; card base and beehive-Colorbok
Tags-K&Company
Embellishments:bees-Recollections.  Gems-Michaels $1 bin
Borders:white-Bazzill"Just the Edge"; blue polka dot -Me & My Big Ideas;skinny yellow-Mrs Grossmans
Cricut-Sentimentals
stamp-Dots; inkpad-Vivid
Adhesive ATG, Aileenes Clear Tack Glue
LINDT CHOCOLATE BIMBLE BEE

Directions
Make card 5X6.5"  Using punch or craft knife cut out 2.5" square one inch from top 1.5" from each side.  Using ATG gun adhere polka dot paper to inside of card.  Apply borders as shown.
With paint brush apply small line of glue to white border adhere around cut out.  In same manner apply bottom border.  Stamp sentiment on tag adhere to card.  Embellish with gems and bee stickers.
Cut beehive at 1.5"  glue layers together with glue and paintbrush  adhere to card.
Close card Stick chocolate bee in window.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Friendship Blog Hop

Yesterday I did the Friendship Blog Hop. It was hosted by Alex at youhadmeatcraft.com Check out this site if you want to see a lot of gorgeous friendship projects.  At the end of the blog hop, hoppers go back to the first site and post a card with a link to thier site.  Then you look at the other cards to meet new blog friends.  Well here is my card.  I made it to give to a new friend who invited us to an event last night.  It is hard to see the paper.  On the green lines it says "joy smiles happy friendship.  I got this pad at Walmart.  It is a candy bar holder.  I made it longer that I usually do so I could fit in three rows of sentiment
MATERIALS
Cardstock:Colorbok Paper.stickers.punch-outs-bright
Ribbon-$1.00 bin Richards
Papers for scooter girl-DCWV Mat Stacks-self adhesive,glitter and latte
Markers-sharpies and Martha Stewart glitter pens
Provocraft cricut with sweetheart cartridge, cuttle bug with "Just my Type"folder
ATG adhesive
stamp:DeNami Designs  Vivid black ink pad
Hershey Bar

DIRECTIONS
Make folder for candy bar using a piece of paper that is 7.34 long and 7" wide score at 2.5 and 5.5".  Fold so seam is in back, adhere with tape (I played around with the scoring and folding so I could get the sentiment in the right place..  Punch hole in center top of folder-going thru both sides
Cut scooter girl at  inches.  I used my gypsy on the accessories and hid everything but the pieces i needed for each color. Use cuttle bug to make a pattern on dress. Adhere pieces together.  A lot of the paper I used was self adhesive  I then highlighter seat, head light and handle bars using Martha Stewart markers.  I drew in tire tread and shoes with sharpie.  Adhere finished cut to card
Thread 24" piece of  ribbon thru both holes on top of card, push candy bar down into card so it it trapped with ribbon  Tie bow.  Attatch square of paper on back with sentiment . mine is a stamp by DeNami designs. it says "For my Sweet Friend"