Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cake Birthday card with Messy Embellishments

I have had this card in my brain for a while.  After a few attempts it looks like my vision.  I made a shaped card using my Gypsy and "I Love You A Latte" cartridge.  I am entering it into two challenges.  Cardz TV is having a"You Take The Cake" birthday card challenge.CLICK HERE to join in the fun    And Birthday Sundaes is having a "Get Messy"  Challenge.  Boy did I make a mess, little pearl balls everywhere.  I also used stickles on the cupcake,  Check out he challenge CLICK HERE
FORMULA
Papers-Core dinations
Cricut:I Love You a Latte, welded on my Gypsy
Cuttlebug with
Ribbon_Celebrate It
Pearls:Recollections
Die and stamp:My Creative Time-Teeny Tags; cupcake stamps-Denami
Ink:Vivid, Colored pencils-Prismacolor
Adhesives:Red Tape;ATG:Recollections Dimensionals
Stickles
Brads:small ones from my stash;Cupcake brads-K&Company

Monday, February 27, 2012

FCCB Challenge #100 and CCR Shape Card Challenge

Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating their 100th challenge, with a color challenge.  Green Turquoise and purple.  CLICK HERE to join in the fun.  CCR is having a shaped card challenge CLICK HERE to check it out.  I used Damask Decor for this egg shaped card.  There were only three layers on this cut (The lacy egg, the flower and flower background.  It looked very plain so I put some turquoise glitter ribbon behind some of the cut then mounted the egg on purple glitter paper and trimmed around it before adhering to turquoise card.  It still looked blah so i added a purple, green and turquoise print from K&Company on the inside. I had some K&Company chipboard corners that fit perfectly on the outer corners.  After much trial and error, I am very happy with the end result.  I may make more and use them for Easter Cards.
standing up so you can see egg shaped card

flat view so you can see inside paper its hard to see the purple and green backings are glitter cardstock
FORMULA
Papers: Purple and green Glitter papers-DCWV;Patterned-K&Company;solids-Colorbok
Cricut:Damask Decor card feature 6.06" (with Gypsy)
Cuttlebug wwith flower folder from Once upon a Princess
Ribbon:Offray
Embellishments:Chipboard, center sticker-K&Company, Gems-Studio G, flower gem-Colorbok
Adhesives:ATG;Recollections dimensionals

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hello There

I made a thinking of you card.  I had my Sentimentals Cartridge out and decided to try another cut.  This card fits into a challenge that Celebrate the Occasion  has going on,  CLICK HERE to check it out.
FORMULA
Papers:DCWV and Colorbok
Ribbon:Celebrate It
Die and stamps:My Creative Time "Teeny Tags"
Cricut;Card and image-Sentimentals; Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots Folder
Adhesives:ATG

Friday, February 24, 2012

I Heard It's Your Special Day

Emma at My Creative Time is having a Linky Party where you use a stamp set from her 1st, 2nd or 3rd edition stamps.  I used "WOW, So Many Candles"  The sentiments I used from this set are "I heard it's your special day" and "you are aging to perfection"(on the inside)  Check out My Creative Time HERE

FORMULA
Papers:base-The Paper company;All others-DCWV
Stamps and Die:My Creative Time
Punch:ek
InkPaintbox
bling:from stash
Adhesive:ATG
Cricut-Sentimentals

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Huge Hello Kitty Shaped Card

There are two challenges this week that require a shaped card.  Over at My Craft Spot hey are having a shaped birthday card challenge.  CLICK HERE.  Crafting for All Seasons is also having a shaped card challenge.  CLICK HERE I chose a Hello Kitty Card.
you can't really tell from this picture but the cake opens up.
This cartridge has lots of little pieces so I like to cut it big.  This turned out huge
FORMULA
Papers:solid-Colorbok; Glitter-DCWV; Polka dot-Me and my Big Ideas
Cricut:Hello Kitty Greetings-card 8.53"
Gems:from stash
Die:Fancy Frame-My Creative Time
Sticker-Starform

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yellow Butterfly Thank you card

I made this card for a challenge at DL Art.  It is to make a thank  you card with a yellow and a butterfly on it. Check it out HERE  Here is what I came up with.
FORMULA
Papers:Solid blue and pink-K & Company; solid yellow-Core dinations; glitter and floral-DCWV
Ribbon;Little Scrap Pieces
Die and sentiment:My Creative Time-Teeny Tags
Stick pin-from my huge beading stash (last hobby)
Cricut:Damask Decor
Brad:Marvy

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Orange and pink

I made this card twice.  Once in green and pink and once in orange and pink.  Love to crop is having an Orange and pink and one other color challenge.  I chose black for my other color.  Check it out HERE
FORMULA
Papers:solids-Core'dinations & Colorbok; Decorative cutout-K&Company, polka-dot-Me & My Big Ideas
Ribbon:Target
Stamp:lady with poodle-Rubber Stampede; sentiment-Scrappy Moms
Die:My Creative Time
Ink-Vivid, G Studio
Rhinestones: Michaels $1 bin (The black ones were paprt of a flower that I took apart)
Adhesive:ATG

Friday, February 17, 2012

Another Poodle Card

My friend Jeanne Alford, Drew this picture for me.  I was trying to figure out how to use it in my blog background and for a blinkie, but I am technically challenged.  So I decided to make a card with it.  It fits in with two challenges. Cardz TVClick here is having a "Stitch in Time" challenge and My Craft Spot is having a girly challenge Click Here.  She has some really fun stamps they are on my birthday wish list.
FORMULA
Papers:Solids-Core'dinations; plaid-Recollections
Picture:Drawn by friend, Jeanne Alford
Pencils-Prisma Color and Staedtler Watercolor Pencils
Cricut:Birthday Bash
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder
Tag die and stamps that say "Celebrate & Sweet Friend" My Creative Time-"Teeny Tag Greetings"
Woof-Cardz TV "Barks and Bones"
Ribbon-Target
Brads:Marvy
White Gel Pen:Sakura

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pictures of Blog Candy That I won and my trip to Truckee

Just a short post sharing some new photos I took.  First off I received the blog candy that I won from a My Creative Time New Stamp Release Blog Hop.  Emma has a great line of stamps and she is releasing some new ones tomorrow check it out.HERE        My prize was $100.0 gift Certificate to Custom Crops.  I got some really cool stuff. My Creative Time stamps, PKS stamps, Cuttle bug folders, Core'dinations paper, Echo Park paper and Spellbinders rhinestone frames.Check out Custom Crops HERE
I spent the weekend at my cabin in Truckee.  I didn't take my cricut but I took some stamps and pencils.  I don't ski so I stayed home with my poodle and colored.

My son, Robert with Polly the poodle

Polly resting after sliding on the ice with Robert

Robert is on top of the world because he got to choose where we had dinner
Robert eating steak at 5 Mile House by Nevada City

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Growing up to be Like You

I made this birthday card for one of my best friends who is ten years older than me.  It fits two challenges.  Emma at My Creative time is have a bug challenge CLICK HERE .   Fantabulous Cricut is having a challenge where you use a pun CLICK HERE . I used My Creative Time's "You're My Best Buddy"  it says "I want to grow up to be just like you"
I had a hard time photographing this one.  The base of the butterfly is a bright pink foil.  When I shot it in daylight I got a glare.
FORMULA
Papers:Blue base-Me & My Big Ideas;Foil and glitter Heidi Grace; all other solids from scraps
Stamps:caterpillar-Peachy Keen-Funshine face parts;Butterfly-Peachy Keen-Laffy Taffy; Sentiment-My Creative Time "You're My Best Buddy"
Die:My Creative Time "Fancy Frame"
Cricut:Butterfly-Birthday Bash; Caterpillar-Create a Crtitter
Cuttlebug with Tiny Bubbles folder
Ribbon:Celebrate It
Inks:Vivid, G-Studio

Friday, February 10, 2012

Precious Baby

I made this card for a friend who had a baby a while ago.  She lives in Hawaii.  I didn't have any tropical paper so I used origami paper left over from a past hobby.  I always forget to leave room for a sentiment.  When I saw My Creative Time's "Teeny Tag Greetings"  I knew they were perfect for me.  The set comes With two small dies so you can layer the tag.  Also included are 27 sentiments,  You can check out this set and more HERE
FORMULA
Papers:Colorbok, Glitter-DCWV,Origami-from my stash
Cricut: Onsie-welded using Gypsy Everyday Pop-up Cards;flower-forever young
Pen:Sakura
Tag die and sentiment:My Creative Time
Ink:Vivid
Brad:Marvy
Adhesives:ATG

A Few More Treat Pouches

Here are a few more pouches I made for Valentine Gifts.   I made a whole lot of these.  A few for gift cards and a lot made from a 8"X8" square to fit a pack of gum in.  I got directions for these from Liz at Liz's Paper Loft.   click  HERE for easy clear cut directions.

Formula
Papers:K&Company, Me & My Big Ideas, scraps
Cricut:Owl-Storybook, Strawberry and  Hello Kitty-Hello Kitty Greetings

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thank You for the Valentines Gift

 Diana at DL Art is having a Thankful Thursday Challenge.  http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-26-2012-thursday-thankful.html  You have to make a thank you card for a Valentines gift with red on it.

FORMULA
Papers:Patterned and polka dot-DCWV; solid black and white-Colorbok: red foil-Recollections
Cricut:Damask Decor base-5.12", patterned heart 9.47", red overlay 4.41"
Border:K&Company
Sentiment:hand written with Sakura white pen

POODLE HEART CARD

I have been so lucky lately to have won a few challenges.  I won a set of Cardz Tv stamps.  The set I chose is called "Barks and Bones"  If you are a dog lover or know a dog lover this set is a must. Click HERE  to check it out.

 The shaped card is from A Wild Card cut at 6"using DCWV paper.   I also cut the frame at 6"  I used Core'dinations Sand It, Tear It, Love It. The outside of the frame is the under side of the cardstock.  I embossed the inside heart with Swiss Dots and used sandpaper to distress.  The poodles are from "A Summer in Paris" 1.5".  I cut the bow off of the tail of the boy dog. All other paper is DCWV.  I used Cardz TV Stamp with Vivid Ink.  It is all stuck together with ATG and Recollections Dimensional.  Gems are from my stash.
Challenges
FCCB:http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge%20Me%20Monday use a heart
MCT-Throwback Thursdayhttp://www.creativetimeforme.com/search/label/Throwback%20Thursday
CARDZ TV:http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2012/02/cricut-cardz-challenge-101.html valentine
Little Scrap Pieces:http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.com/2012/02/winner-and-new-challenge-use-pink.html use pink

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Tag

I bought my 14 year old son Robert a Kit Kat Valentine candy box.  I wanted to make a tag to go on it.  He doesn't like girly stuff.  So it isn't embellished very much
FORMULA
Cricut:Sweethearts tag feature at 7.50"
Martha Stewart:Green flocking powder;Gold tinsel glitter
Foam Hearts:Walmart
Ticket punch:ek Success
Stamp and ink: Studio G
Paper:Colorbok
Adhesives:Sook Wang double sided tape
Gem Brad:Recollections
I am going to enter it into the BBTB2 Challenge.
Challenge:Bitten by the Bug 2-A tag from the Sweetheart Cartridge
http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.com/2012/02/sweethearts-tag-challenge.html

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink Easel Card

I needed a birthday card for this weekend, so I made one to meet to challenges.  Birthday Sundaes is having an easel card challenge.  They have lots of directions on how to make these cards.  Mary at Cardz TV is having a pink challenge.


Formula
Papers:striped-GCD;White was-Core'dinations;pink and white pattern TPC Studio
Cricut:Just Because Cards;
Cuttlebug with Victorian Lace and Swiss Dots folders
Pearls:Recollections
Stamp:Cloud 9
Ribbon:  Little Scrap Pieces
Adhesives Recollections Dimensionals;ATG
Challenges
Birthday Sundaes:http://birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-40-sponsored-by-meljens.html
Cardz TV:http://cardztv.blogspot.com/2012/02/cardz-tv-dt-challenge-5-tickled-pink.html

Thursday, February 2, 2012

3X3" Valentines cards

FCCB http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-me-monday-96.html is having a challenge to make a 3X3" Valentine card.
FORMULA
Papers:Red foil-Recollections; White pearl-Core'dinations; pink glitter, black and zebra-DCWV
Ribbon:Celebrate It
Cricut:Create a Critter-zebra and sentiment