Sunday, April 29, 2012

EMILY IS GRADUATING

I have been so busy making decorations for an 8th grade dance, that I haven't been making anything else. I am not sure if I like production line crafting.  Well I thought I better get cracking on my daughter;s graduation card.  I want to decorate the hotel room.  Hope to post a banner soon.  I am entering this into an "On The Go" challenge at FCCB. for more info CLICK HERE


FORMULA
Papers:solids-Recollections;background-Me & My Big Ideas; gold-Paper Source
Cricut:Hello Kitty Greetings, Everyday Pop-Up Cards
gems from my stash
Adhesives:Recollections dimensionals, ATG

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I WON ANOTHER CHALLENGE

I won a fun 3"X3" card challenge at DL ART's "Thankful Thursday Challenge"  Diana comes up with fun challenges that make you try new things.  She started a new one today the challenge is to make a Mothers Day card and you have to use a pen or marker,  The post explains how to use pens in your Cricut and the prize is a set of CRI KITS pens.  Pop on over to DL ART by CLICKING HERE

THANKS FOR THE RECOGNITION

Hello, I had a great week this week.  My card made top three at Frosted Designs.  What an honor it is to be selected by such talented crafters.  The same card made Top 5 at FCCB.
Check out both of these sites for their current challenges.CLICK HERE to see the current challenge at Frosted Designs.  The DT has some great ideas.  To enter this week;s challenge at FCCB CLICK HERE
Back to work on decorations for my son's promotion dance

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

8th Grade Promotion

I amy not be posting too much for the next few weeks.  I making the decorations for the lobby of my son's school's MP room.  The theme of the Promotion Dance is After Party Rock style.  I am starting with this image, making 50 of them.  Then I am using the scraps for other cuts to be posted later.

FORMULA
Papers:Core'dinations
Adhesive:ATG
Cricut Rock Princess cut at 7.5"
If I have time I am going to embellish them.

Monday, April 23, 2012

M'EIGHTH

I made this card for my friend to give to a fourteen year old girl, Macy whose b-day is on May eighth.  She like to say her birthday is on M'eighth.  This rock princess is wearing a ton of jewelry.  Little Scrap Pieces is having a Purple and Pink Challenge, Karen has such fun ideas and her work is so inspirational to check it out CLICK HERE.  Also Paper Playtime is having a birthday sentiment challenge  CLICK HERE for more details and to see the designers great projects.
FORMULA
Papers:Background-Bella Blvd; solids Core'dinations
Cricut:Rock Princess
Die:My Creative Time scalloped circle die
Paint:Niji Pearlescent watercolors (I gave her copper highlights)
Bling from the bottom of my bling drawer
Glitter-Ala Mode
Adhesives:Sakura Quickie Glue, ATG, Forever in Time Dimensionals
Sentiments:face-PKS Happy Lashes, Computer generated Happy M'EIGHTH

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FLYING POODLE

I made this card for  a few challenges BBTB2 is having a balloon challenge CLICK HERE to see the DTs projects and for more info.  Also Mary at Cardz TV is having a Color the Rainbow challenge, use pink, green blue and yellow.  With minimal black and white.  CLICK HERE for details.  I chose not to use any black or white.  The clouds are light blue glitter.  It was quite a challenge for me I really wanted a black nose on the poodle.  But if poodles can fly, then they can have magenta noses.


FORMULA
Papers:base-K&Company; Glitter (except for clouds)-Core'dinations; clouds-DCWV; back ground Me & My Big Ideas
Cricut:Once Upon a Princess
Sentiment-on my computer
Adhesives:ATG and Recollections dimensionals, Zig glue pen
Flocking:a la Mode

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TALL UMBRELLA CARD

I made this tall card for a friend who just had her gall bladder out.  I had to cut the boot large in order to fit the puppy in.  So I made a 4"X8.5" card.
FORMULA
Papers:patterned My Minds Eye, solid-Colorbok
Cricut-Paisley
Dies:My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Circle and Build a Banner sets
Stamps:Puppy-Stamps of Life; sentiment My Creative Time "Teeny Tags"
Colored Pencils-Staedtler (I distressed around edges with wet pencil"
Ink:Memento
Dimensionals -Recollections
Challenges
FCCB-use an umbrella,  rain or clouds  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2012/04/challenge-me-monday-108.html
My Craft Spot-Make it Pop http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2012/04/monday-challenge-52-make-it-pop.html
Frosted Designs-Weather http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/fabulous-friday-challenge-weather.html

Sunday, April 15, 2012

MOTHERS DAY CARD

Here is a center step card I made for a Floral challenge at Little Scrap Pieces. For more information and inspiration CLICK HERE The card shape is a front step card from Splitcoast Stampers CLICK HERE form super clear directions.  The flowers are embossed and debossed, then painted with pearl watercolors

flattened out
FORMULA
Papers-base:Colorbok;solids-DCWV Spring Adhesive;Patterned-Jillibean Soup "Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup"
Cricut:Freshly Picked 5"
Cuttlebug with "Swiss Dots", "Distressed Stripes", and "Tiny Bubbles"
Stamps:Flower-Hero Arts Kommichiwa; sentiment-My Creative Time "More Gift Card Sentiments"
Ink-Memento
Liquid Pearls-Baby Blue, Pastel Pink
Paint:Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
Adhesive:ATG





Saturday, April 14, 2012

THANKS SEW MUCH

I got this ribbon and these brads at he Scrap Expo.  I decided to make a thank you card for a challenge at D.L. Art's Thankful Thursday.   Diana always has such fun challenges.  CLICK HERE for more information.   I met Diana at the Scrap Expo, we both got some fun brads.
FORMULA
Papers: black pearl-Core'dinations; black foil-Recollections;glitter-DCWV;striped, dotted and plaid-Echo Park
Ribbon and Brads-Eyelet Outlet
Cricut:Nifty Fifties, Cuttlebug with "Swiss Dots"folder
Die:My Creative Time
Sentiment computer generated
Adhesives_ATG

Thursday, April 12, 2012

PAPER PIECING

I have been having fun paper-piecing.  I made this card using a Heidi Grace Stamp.  I stamped portions of the stamp on different papers, cut them out then embellished them and pieced them on top of the original stamp.  The base card is a 5.5" square made from Doodlebug Designs double sided paper flowers/pink polka dots
stamp before paper piecing
stamped on sky blue paper then pieced together and embellished



I am entering it into the following challenges  Please visit these fun blogs for inspiration and information.
1.Little Scrap pieces-use sky blue CLICK HERE
2.Pixie Cottage- paper piecing. CLICK HERE

FORMULA
Papers:base card Doodlebug Designs; solids-DCWV adhesive; sky blue- K&Company;red polka dot-Echo Park
Stamp:Heidi Grace
Ink: Memento
Liquid Pearls:Petal Pink and Baby Blue
Staedtler Watercolor Pencils
Gems from my stash
Adhesives:ATG;Recollections dimensionals
Cuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" and "Mesh" folder

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Best Birthday Ever

I made this card for a co-worker.  I followed the PKS sketch.  I love this cupcake/zebra paper from Bella Boulevard.  It qualifies for a few challenges
1. Fantabulous Cricut-Button and bowCLICK HErE
2.Peachy Keen-sketch CLICK HERE
3.My Craft Spot: Inside Out-sentiment on outside and inside CLICK HErE
FORMULA
Papers:cupcak/zebra-Bella Boulevard; Polka dot-Echo Park; Purple-Colorbok
Stamps:Cupcakes-Stamps of Life "Happy Bday 2 You"; sentiment-My Creative Time "So many candles";face-Peachy Keen-Laughy Taffy
Ink:Memento
gems and buttons:from my stash
Ribbons:Target Easter  $1 bin
Adhesive ATG, Recollections dimensionals

Monday, April 9, 2012

Konichiwa-"hello"


A while ago I purchased Basic Grey's "Konichiwa" paper pad.  This weekend while visiting family in San Jose, I was able to stop by a great store called "Scrapbook Island"  I purchased 2 co-ordinating stamp sets and some stickers.  I made this a 3" X 3" card to enter a "Thankful Thursday" challenge at DL Art.  Check it out CLICK HERE.  I paper pieced the stamp of the girl.
FORMULA
Papers Konnichiwa(Basic Grey)
Stamps:Konnichiwa (Hero Arts)
Ink:Mement
Gems-Colorbok
Adhesives:ATG
Colored pencils_Prisma color

Friday, April 6, 2012

NON CALORIC EASTER GIFT

I have a few Easter Celebrations to attend this weekend.  I wanted to give the hostess and my nieces sa little something that wasn't food oriented.  Here's what I came up with.  A Sassy Chickie Post-it cover and pen.  I got the directions for the cover from Liz at Liz's Paper Loft CLICK HERE to see her informative video and the fun set she made.  I am entering it into an Easter or Bunny Challenge at Creative Cutter Room.  CLICK HERE for more info and to see the designers beautiful projects.
FORMULA
Papers:DCWV
Pens:Target 6 for a dollar
Cricut:Create a Critter
Gem and embroidery floss from my stash
Liquid Pearls
Stamp:PKS Laffy Taffy
Inks:Color Box

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

BUNNY CARD

I got some really cute paper from Michaels.  It is the Recollections Garden Harvest.  It is all kraft stock.  Some pages have glitter.  The piece I chose to use for my bunny card has little orange glitter carrots on it.  I can't wait to use some of the other cute papers.  I am entering it in an Easter Challenge at My Craft Spot.  CLICK HERE for more information.

FORMULA
Papers: base_Recollections Kraft stock; Rust and carrot papers-Recollections Garden Harvest:Bunny-Core'dinations; Green and glitter-DCWV
Cricut:Celebrate with Flourish 3.5"
Ink:Memento
Die and sentiment:My Creative Time Teeny Tags
Brad:from my stash
Adhesive:Zip Dry and ATG

Monday, April 2, 2012

DIGI BIRD WITH UMBRELLA IN A FRAME

I have been doing more stamping since I have had this terrible cold.  This way I can lie down and craft.  I made this cute Easter card.  It fits three challenges.  Mary at Cardz TV is having a "You've been Framed" challenge.  Check it out CLICK HERE.  Made Especially for You is having a Easter Challenge using a digi-stamp For more info CLICK HERE.  And Paper Playtime is having an April Showers Challenge CLICK HERE for more details.  For this card I combined stamping and die-cutting
FORMULA
Papers:My Minds Eye-Quite Contrary; base JoAnnes Essentials
Digi-Stamp:Designed 2 Delight
Cricut:Frame-Elegant Edges 4.12"; Umbrella Create a Critter 1.50"
Sentiment Die and Stamp:My Creative Time-Teeny Tags
Colored pencils:Prisma Color
Wire and brad from my stash
Adhesive:ATG;Zip Dry and Recollections dimensionals

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter with a Flourish

BBTB2 is having a Flourish Challenge to participate CLICK HERE and Throwback Thursday at My creative time is having a challenge to use an older cartridge for details CLICK HERE.  I love the Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  I haven't used it much lately.  I am going to try a few other cuts today as well.  Since I need to get my Easter cards done and in the mail.  This card is 4"X9"
FORMULA
Papers: yellow glitter-DCWV;Pink whitewash-Core'dinations (run thru Cuttlebug and sanded); striped-Me & My Big Ideas; solids-Colorbok
Cricut:Celebrate with Flourish; Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots
Ribbon:Target
Die:My Creative Time "Teeny Tags" (my favorite-can always fit a sentiment in,perfect size)
Pen:Sakura
Gems and brad from stash