Monday, January 30, 2012

Flower Thanks

Good afternoon all.  Thought I would get a quick post in while my kiddies were napping.  I made this great Thank You card for my hubbies Aunt and Uncle.  They sent the kids some crafty Christmas presents and they really loved them.  I really love how the card came out and think it is one of my favorites so far.

Card Recipe:

  • Card base is size A2
  • White Sakura gel pen for faux stitching
  • Elegant Edges cartridge swirl cut at 4" x 5.25"
  • Forever Young cartridge flower 10 cut at 2", 1.5", and 1"
  • Cappuccino twine from The Twinery
  • Buttons from stash
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Everyday Life
For each flower I cut two 2", two 1.5" and one 1" and then staggered them.  I then bent the petals up around the layers.  I hope it stays that way through the mail but I am not holding my breath.  I am entering this in the bloom challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.  The challenge was to use the six petal cut from the Bloom cartridge but since I don't own that one I used the six petal flower from Forever Young. 
Hope you enjoy the card and have a wonderful afternoon.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Welcome Baby!!

Good evening.  Just thought that I would pop in while my kids are watching a movie.  It is movie night around here and while I do sit an watch with the kids I really can't just be idle while doing so, just not my thing.
Anyhow as the title says Welcome Baby...  Wanted to congratulate my sister-in-law on thier new arrival this week.  A brand new baby girl.  We are so excited for them and really can't wait to meet her.  They don't live near us so we will be planning a trip soon to meet this new bundle of joy.  Speaking of bundle of joy I did make them a card to celebrate her arrival.

Card Recipe:

  • Card size is standard A2
  • Baby carriage is from Simply Charmed cartridge cut at 3"
  • Sentiment is My Pink Stamper Sweet Baby set
  • Used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper
  • Ribbon is from Michaels
This card was pretty simple to put together.  I really like how the embossing matches the ribbon.  Hope you enjoy and have a fabulous weekend.  I have also decided to enter this in a challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.   

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chic Valentines Card

Good Evening All.  Just crafting away while my hubby is out of town and decided to work on a card for him for Valentines Day.  It is only right around the corner.  I wanted to make something adult and sophisticated so I decided to go with a black and white card with a touch of red.  I based the card on black and white but knew that I wanted to use a small scrap of deep red velvet paper that I had.  After scouring through my scrap box I finally found it and sized the card based on how big a heart I could cut out of the scrap.  Here it is:

Card Recipe:

  • Base card is 5" x 5" in black
  • Background paper is 4.5" x 4.5" from DCWV Bella Armoire stack
  • Heart is 3" cut from Gypsy Wanderings
  • The tag is 2.5" x 2.5" from Cricut Ultimate Creative Series Sampler image #27 Bonus 1
  • Sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Love-alicious with red embossing powder
  • I used the crop-a-dial to do the eyelets with red twine from Michaels
 The tag is really decorative but kinda hard to see in the photo.  I really matches the swirls on the paper.  I am entering this in challenge #95 over at the Fantabulous Cricut blog.  The challenge is to use a tag other than a circle.  Hope you enjoy and inspires a little love in all of you.  Have a great evening.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Accomplishment Alert

Hi all
Crazy for two posts in one night!!  Just wanted to let you all know that I have a fantastic accomplishment!!!  So you remember when I said that one of my goals for the New Year was to try and be more proactive and get things done ahead of time?  Well wait for it....  I have just finished all the valentines for both of my kids preschool classes!!!!  It is only January 19th.  Now that does not mean all the laundry is done but I am pretty proud of myself.  I will post pics of them soon, want to wait for better light to photograph them.   Have a wonderful evening.

Grave Birthday Card

Hi all
Hey how are you all?  Hope your week is going well.  Almost to Friday!!!!  On Wednesday my hubby told me that he was taking a Birthday gift for a friend and was just shoving it into a bag with no card.  Of course I was appalled and promptly told him that he could not take that gift in without a card and I would make one.  Well since it is a friend and both he and my hubby are joksters I decided to make a funny birthday card.  His friend really isn't that old but I thought I would play it up with this card.
Card Recipe:
  • Tombstone Card form Wrap it Up cut at 4"
  • Layered Phrase from Wrap it Up cut at 1.9" - I distressed this to look dirty with Tim Holtz Antique Linen
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper Family and Friends with Linen embossing
Hope you all enjoy the card, it was super easy to put together.   Have a fantastic weekend.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Card using Martha Stewart Flocking

Hi all

I hope that you are having a great week.  I have been working on cards this week.  I am trying to be proactive about making my cards so that I don't have to rush through the creative process.  The card I have for you today is a birthday card for my Mom.  She doesn't really read the internet so I can post and not spoil her surprise.  I used some fun new products for this card that I received for Christmas from my fabulous sister-in-law.  The first is a Martha Stewart flocking kit that was super fun and easy to use and the second is my crop-a-dial.  I really love this thing and can't wait to use it more often.  So here is the photo and some instructions to go along with it.

Card Recipe:

  • Card Base is standard A2 out of grey shimmery cardstock
  • Pink flowers done used Martha Stewart Flocking kit
  • Sentiment is My Pink Stamper Family and Friends
  • Ribbon is from Michaels dollar section
  • Used the Crop-a-dial for the eyelets
 Oh and did you see the fantastic photo I took.  I am really trying to understand the photography side of this crafting and really love how this photo came out.  I especially love the reflection!!!  So I hope you enjoy and have a great rest of the week.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Homemade Sticker Books

Hi all

I hope you are having a great weekend.  My weekend started out great with a fun fitness class with some girlfriends.  I am a little bit sore today but that just means I had a really good workout right!!!  So the project I am sharing today is an idea I came up with after my 4 year old kept complaining that she had nowhere to put the stickers that she would get from places like the doctor's office.  So I made my kids and a friends kids these sticker books for Christmas.  They were easy to make after I had decided what image was appropriate and personal to each child.

Each book is just a simple composition notebook that measures 9.5 in by 7.75 in.  I cut the paper from my own scrap sheets and used zip dry to adhere it to the covers.  I also covered the spines and backs of the notebooks in a similar fashion.  Here are larger individual images with the sizes and cartridges for the Cricut cuts.

The font is Character from Printing Press cut at 1.4" and 1.2".  The princess is from Princess Party cut at 4".

The font is also Character from Printing Press cut at 1.7" and 1.5".  The frog is from Create a Critter cut at 3.5".

The font is from Birthday Bash cut at 1.3" and 1".  The game controller is from Wrap it Up cut at 3".

The font is from Birthday Bash cut at 1.5" and 1".  The caterpillar is from Create a Critter cut at 3".  And last but not least...

The font is Monogram from Once Upon a Princess cut at 1".  The girl is Doll 3 from Once Upon a Princess cut at 3.5".  Her outfit is Dress 1 cut at 3.5 in.

All the Cricut cuts were designed using the Cricut CraftRoom.  I hope you enjoy these projects and have a great weekend.