Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Simple Sympathy Card

A friend of mine lost both her grandfather and her aunt within 10 days of each other .... a sad time for her.  This card is the second sympathy one I've made for her in such a short time :(

- Martha Stewart punches (butterflies / doily lace border)
- The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby (printed paper)
- Pink By Design "Sympathy" stamp set (sentiment)
- Glimmer mist

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another Birthday Sundaes challenge :)

This week's challenge at Birthday Sundaes is a fun one!  It's a photo inspiration challenge.  For my take on it, I pulled out my old Quickutz dies and used this cute little shark with the big eyes.  The cupcake is from the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  The embossed sentiment is from Pink by Design stamps "Simply Everything".  I added some Stickles to the candle flame and cupcake.  Ribbon is by KI Memories.

- Quickutz Shark
- Cricut "Doodlecharms" cupcake
- Cosmo Cricket (printed paper)
- Pink By Design "Simply Everything" stamp set (sentiment)
- KI Memories (ribbon)
- Stickles 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to Ewe!

Another birthday card whipped up for the Birthday Sundaes challenge ... you can never have too many bday cards in your stash.  This week's theme is "Anything Goes."  I thought this little sheep from Cricut's "Birthday Bash" cartridge was cute!  I embossed him with Cuttlebug's "Spots & Dots" embossing folder.  Scrappy Mom's had the perfect sentiment (combined two sentiments).  

- Cricut "Birthday Bash" cartridge (sheep)
- Cuttlebug "Spots & Dots" embossing folder
- Martha Stewart (printed paper)
- Paper Trey Ink (cardstock)
Scrappy Mom's Stamps (sentiment)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Orange You Sweet!

Oops ... just realized I never posted this for the Scrappy Mom's "Terrific Tuesday Challenge."  The cartridge this week is "Preserves."  I needed a little thank you card, so I chose the orange along with the sentiment from the their "Sun Kissed" stamps set.  The paper is from DCWV's Mango Frost stack and the cute little face is Peachy Keen's "Everyday Character Face Assortment."  

- Cricut "Preserves" cartridge (orange) cut at 3.4"
- Cricut "Elegant Edges" cartridge (frame) cut at 4.88"
- DCWV "Mango Frost" (printed paper)
- Scrappy Mom's "Sun Kissed" stamps set (sentiment)
- Peachy Keen "Everyday Character Face Assortment" (face stamp)
- The Twinery (peapod twine)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Yum, yum, yum, Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday's challenge is to make a project with a cool treat!  I chose the little cone from Cricut's "Smiley Cards" cartridge on my Gypsy.  The cards are 4.25" square.  I used sentiments stamps from "Scrappy Mom's Stamps" and the cute little faces are Peachy Keen's "Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment."  The cones are embossed with the argyle folder from Cuttlebug.

- Cricut "Smiley Cards" (ice cream cone) cut at 2.57"
- Cricut "Storybook" cartridge (scalloped circle) cut at 3.57"
- Cuttlebug "Polka Dots" embossing folder (scallop circle)
- Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder (cone)
- Martha Stewart (printed paper)
- Paper Trey Ink (cardstock)
- The Twinery (twine)
- Scrappy Mom's Stamps (sentiments)
- Peachy Keen "Wide Eyed Kids Assortment" (faces)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Sydney!

My daughter Sydney is celebrating her birthday today .... can't believe my little girl is growing up so fast!  Since all she wanted was her cell phone upgraded, I thought this card was appropriate.  The phone is from the "Smiley Cards" cartridge and the printed paper is from "Bubblegum Stripes" Imagine cartridge.  The stamped sentiment is from Scrappy Moms "Simple Sentiments" set.  I added some googly eyes and some rhinestones to "bling it up" a bit.

- Cricut "Smiley Cards" (phone)
- printed paper (Cricut Bubblegum Stripes)
- Scrappy Mom's Simple Sentiments stamp set

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #17 - Summery Colors

Definitely not my best work ... just not thrilled with this card, but here goes ...  The challenge this week at Birthday Sundaes is "please create a birthday card with the colors orange, green & white."

I haven't pulled out my Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge in a while ... forgot how cute it is!  Stamped sentiment is by My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious".  Printed paper is Doodlebug.

- Cricut "Hoot 'n' Holler" cartridge
- My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious" sentiment
- printed paper (Doodlebug & "Bubblegum Stripes" Imagine cartridge)
- Paper Trey Ink button twine
- Martha Stewart pigment ink

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Life's a Beach!

Yay, summer has finally come to Wisconsin!  Decided to make this little easel card for Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday.  This challenge involves making a water themed project.  This one was a lot of fun ... picking out all the little details.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls and Life's a Beach cartridges ... also Berries and Cream Imagine cartridge for her little bathing suit and the flip flops (loving this one a lot lately!)  The faces are, of course, Peachy Keen stamps (Simple Sallies & Wide-eyed Kids).  Used My Creative Time's "Just a Little Note to Say ..." stamp set for the sentiment!

- Cricut (Everyday Paper Dolls, Life's a Beach, Berries and Cream)
- girl, sun, bucket & shovel cut at 3.5, flip flops & flower cut at .8 inches
- printed paper (Creative Memories - sand, American Crafts - water)
- The Twinery (twine bows)
- Peachy Keen face stamps (Simple Sallies, Wide Eyed Kids)
- My Creative Time "Just a Little Note to Say ..." stamps (sentiment)

Friday, July 8, 2011

"Pretty Peas"

My Creative Time's Emma is hosting another Throwback Thursday challenge ... this  time using either Cricut's "Wild Card" or "Just Because Cards" cartridge and some type of embossing.

This was a great excuse to pull out two cartridges which I haven't utilized too much.  I chose the peas from Just Because Cards and dressed them up "pretty".  I stamped the little peas with the smallest size of Peachy Keen's "Princess Face Assortment" set.  The embossing on the background is my "polka dots" Cuttlebug folder.  The little tiara came from Cricut's "Paper Doll Dress Ups" and I added a little silver Stickles.  

- Cricut cartridges (Just Because Cards, Paper Doll Dress Up)
- Peachy Keen "Princess Face Assortment" stamps
- printed paper (Cricut Imagine's Bubblegum Stripes cart)
- Stickles
- ribbon (Michael's)

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Quick Patriotic Card

Here's a quick card I put together this morning using "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge.  There are so many cute cuts on this cart; it's really versatile.  I used my Imagine to flood fill the front layer and cut it at 3.2.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's "Yankee Doodle Dandy" stamp set.  Used Cuttlebug embossing folder "seeing spots" for the background and a little maraschino twine by The Twinery to finish it off.

- A Child's Year Cricut cartridge (boy & dog)
- Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge (tag for sentiment)
- Scrappy Mom's "Yankee Doodle Dandy" stamp set (sentiment)
- Cuttlebug (Seeing Spots) embossing folder
- The Twinery (maraschino twine)

Entering this in the following challenge -