Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Card

Hello todays card uses a phrase as the center cut.  "Never enough cake" from the "Once upon a Princess Cartridge.  I made a center step card.  The directions are from splitcoast stampers http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/  
When i photographed the card, I was focusing on close ups of various parts.  Then when I went to do my post , I realized I hadn't shot the whole card.  Hence, the difference in color, the sun had gone down. I really wanted to use the "Scrappy Moms Stamps" that says "Sweet Birthday Wishes"  I inked each part of the stamp separately and punched them out so they would fit on the side.



FORMULA
Papers;Patterned K&Company, solids and polka dot-DCWV
Stamp:Scrappy Moms-"Sweet Somethings"
Punch:Punch Bunch
Cricut:Once Upon A Princess 3.47"
Pen for stitching and edging:Sharpie
Border and Cupcake brads-K&Company
Gems:Recollections and the flowers are from my daughters nail polish box
Adhesives:Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue, ATG and Recollections dimensionals

Friday, August 26, 2011

CIRCULAR THANK YOU CARD

Today's post is a circular thank you card.  The card base is from Birthday Bash.  Boy I have been using that cart a lot.
FORMULA
Paper:SSolids-Colorbok;patterned from my scraps
Gems: Recollections,flower-from my stash
White pen: Sakura
Stamp:Dots with Gstudio ink
CRICUT:Birthday Celebrations Card cut at 6.84"  Using Gypsy
                                                    scalloped circles 5.47 &3.49"
                                                     plain circle 5.94"
                      Florals Emellished-butterfly 1.35"
Cuttlebug with Spots and Dots folder
Adhsives:Recollections dimensionals, ATG and Zyron

Challenges
CTO: circular card http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/
Scrappy Moms:Straight from the Nest or similar http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EWE

I made a sweet little card using Birthday Bash.  I am going to enter it into several challenges.  The ears and tail are flocked.  I decided to added a few more things to my card after yestderday's post.  Here is a new picture and the inside
todays version-boy the picture is much better outside

inside

yesterdays version
FORMULA
Papers:DCWV, Coloebok
Gems:K&Company
Adhesives:ATG,Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue
CRICUT:Sentimentals card base 5.47"
                 Storybook 4.37" & 4.65"
                  Birthday Bash : ewe 2.76"; words 2.65
                 Cuttlebug with Divine Swirls
Flocking:A La Mode
White pen"Sakura
Stamp:Dots with G studio ink
CHALLENGES
Fantabulous Cricut fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com-Birthday Bash
Birthday Sundaes-birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com pink,green and white

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello

Hello,  I have been so tied up dropping kids off at college, that I haven't had much time to craft.  I did manage to get somethings started on my Gypsy while I was in Southern California.  The house is quiet with the two girls away at school.  My son is enjoying all of the attention.  I hope to post some photos and a card tomorrow.

Friday, August 19, 2011

MAG CHALLENGE 40

Hello, It is time for another MAG Challenge By the Page.  I am so excited about this weeks challenge.  Check it out http://magchallengebythepage.blogspot.com/  We can't wait to see your creation.
Please remember, for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge or page from another cartridge, only the specified page.  You can use any punches, stamps or other embellishments.  This is a great time to go through your stash and find some forgotten treasures
This weeks challenge is to use the cuts on page 45 of "Storybook" one of my all time favorite cartridges.  Usually I don't start to think about my holiday cards until after Halloween/  When I saw this cut, I saw an opportunity to get a head start.  Unfortunately, my girls left for college before I took a picture of them.  So here is this years card with last years photo.  
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FORMULA
Base card: 5X7" Colorbok
Brown mat: 4.5X6.5"  Paper Source  " Shimmer Chocolate"
Blue & brown mat : 4.5X4.5"   from my stash (hope I can find more)
Copper center mat:Paper Source, "Shimmer Copper"
Cricut:Storybook page 45 accent/blackout shift 4.25"  (cut off bottom curls)
Ribbon:Celebrate It
Snowflakes:Jolees
Stamp:Craft Smart with Vivid ink pad
Adhesives:ATG

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ENGAGEMENT CARD

Oh Happy Day for my co-worker who got engaged last weekend.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside.  It has a cute ballon heart that I won from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces
FORMULA
All card stock is Colorbok
White circle is a card from target
Cricut-Sweethearts 2.88", "Oh Happy Day" Wild Card 6,53", card base Wild Card 5.47"
Gypsy
White pen:Sakura
Adhesives:ATG, Aileenes Clear Tacky Glue
Gem:from stash

THANKS KAREN FROM LITTLE SCRAP PIECES

YEAH  I won some blog candy from Karen at Little Scrap Pieces.  She has a cool blog, where she creates fun cards using a lot of crinkle ribbon.  And guess what I won?  Lots of crinkle ribbon.  I can;t wait to use it.  She made me a darling little card.
Can you see all of the fun stuff Karen sent me?  To start with a "Party" chipboard album which I am saving for the holidays.  Some fun retro stickers, K&Company stickers that match one of my favorite paper pads.  Also, some fun heart stamps from Studio G, I nedded some of those for an engagement card.  And some Sandy Lion beach themed stickers with a sun stamp from Inkadoo.  Thank you Karen
Be sure to check out Karens blog  http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/
As soon as I get my 2 girls settled in college I will be announcing my 200 follower blog candy.  So Keep Tuned

Sunday, August 14, 2011

SPIDERS FOR FCCB CHALLENGE

Fantabulous cricut is having a bug challeneg  Check it out at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/  I decided to do a Halloween Picture (I haven't framed it yet)  In the picture it is hard to see the purple spiders

FORMULA
12X12" background and 2' borders-Cloud Nine
Spider web and sentiment borders-K&Company
Halloween papers-K&Company
puprle and black pearl paper Colorbok
Skeleton, car bat and cat-leftover cuts from last year (I think they are all from Paper Doll  Dress-up)
Bird banner Birthday Bash cut at 6.29 on my gypsy
white pen-Sakura
Distressing Ink-Tim Holz
Adhesives-ATG, Recollections
Gems-Recollections.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SYMPATHY CARD Florals Embellished

Here is a sympathy card I made for a friend whose father passed away.  I find that the Florals Embellished Cartridge Works well when you want a large central image.  I chose pastel colors for the center cut
FORMULA
Base card-Joannes Essentials
Yellow pearl paper-Colorbok
Patterned background papers-DCWV Linen Closet
Papers for center cut-K&Company
Tag and borders-K&Comapny
Pearls and Dimensional dots-Recollections
Other adhesives-ATG and Red Tape
Cricut Florals Embellished 2.25"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friendship card

Fantabulous Cricut is having a "friendship" themed challenge.  This time I started with the sentiment a Stamp that says "Styles come and go, but girlfriends are forever"   I made an easel card to really show off the sentiment.  In the photo the angle looks strange because I tried to get a shot of the sentiment and front portions.  Here is the address for the directions for an easel card.  It is from Splitcoast Stampers http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/.  They have many great tutorials.



FORMULA
Papers:solids-Colorbok;Green background-DCWV
Ribbon:Michaels Special Value
Cricut:Nifty Fifties cut at 4.75"
Pearl-Recollections
White pen:Sakura
Label:Hampton Art
Stamps:Poodle-Delta; Sentiment-(I think it is Fiskars or Recollections.  The name isn't on the backing)
Adhesives:3M Dimensional tape:ATG
Challenge-Fantabulous Cricut http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/
                  Scrappy Momshttp://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/
After posting this I remembered that Scrappy Moms was having a challenge using Nifty Fifties,  Funny after I entered I realized that the challenge had entered

Friday, August 5, 2011

MAG CHALLENGE 38

Hello, It's Friday and that means it is time for another MAG Challenge.  Challenge #38 is to use page 69 of Plantin Schoolbook.  Please remember, for MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge or page from another cartridge, only the specified page.  However, you are free to use all the embellishments and treasures from your stash!!!
This was a fun image to work with.  I tried some cards but eventually decided on recycling an old pencil container.  When I was sorting through my scraps, I notice the negative image.  For the picture I recycled the canvas from another project and added a new 12X12" page in the middle


FORMULA
Papers:all patterned paper DCWV-Lemon Flower Stack; solids-Colorbok
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook p.69  4.18"
Ink:Fabrico
Adhesives:Aileenes Clear Tacky glue, ATG, Recollections dimensional dots
Ribbon:Offray
Sakaura white gel pen

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Halloween Card

CCC-Cricut Cardz Challenge-  is having a challenge for any "holiday" card.  I love to make Halloween cards.  Whenever I buy paper stacks I usually only use the background type papers.  I just got a DCWV Matt Stack called "Ghosts & Goblins Matstack"  I loved the haunted house page, but wanted to add some dimension to it.  I added black glitter tiles to the roof, using Plantain School book grass image.  I used some in copper for the roof trim.  Then I cut the flower image in black glitter and put it between the house and gravestones.  I used some ribbon from Michaels and mounted it on to a 5X7" card made from DCWV brown glitter cardstock.  The ghost sticker is K&Company.  to check out the challenge, here is the link
http://cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com