Sunday, February 27, 2011

MIA and some new carts!

I've been "missing in action" this whole week! Think I'm going through crafting withdrawals, since I haven't made it down to The Cricut Corner at all this past week and weekend. I was going to make some cards for a few challenges, but I had a birthday party and quick trip out of town to take care of. Got to see my newest nephew Braxton and also Nathan, so I guess that makes up for it! :) I was able to get to Joann's...and guess what I was able to pick up!!

Looking forward to creating some projects with my both Baby Steps and Kate's ABCs. Can't wait to get started! Unfortunately, it's already Sunday night and that means work tomorrow.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birthday Card and Invites!

One of my babies will be 11 years old on Saturday! I have no idea where the time went either! :) He is really into basketball this year, so figured I'd start there with his invites and card!

Here is the birthday card I made for him. The inside sentiment says, "Smile, It's your birthday!"

And these are the invites! He doesn't want too many kids to come over (which makes it nice on us!) so I only made up 10 of them. I did see this type of idea on a blog somewhere, I just have no idea where. Sorry! :)

Card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Invites are 4" x 4"
Plain white textured cardstock
Plain black non-textured cardstock
Colormates Dark Orange Dream cardstock
Sizzix Dottie embossing plate
Sports Mania cartridge (page 54)
Pink By Design "Party Time" stamp set (invites)
Pink By Design "Got Game" stamp set (card)



One card...two Challenges!

I decided to use this card for a couple different challenges! The first one is over at the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog, using the following sketch:

The second challenge is the Trowback Thursday Challenge over at Emma's challenge this week was to use the Walk in My Garden cartridge and include a flower.

Recipe for card:

5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Card
Recollections Kraft Paper
Scrap cardstock (DCWV Brights Paper stack)
K & Co. Summer Travel Paper stack
Walk in my Garden cartridge (page 121 for the snail and page 85 for the flower)
Peachy Keen Funshine Faces Assortment (3/8")
Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplins Assortment (5/8")
Joy's Life "Lot's of Pun" stamp set


Cooking with Cricut Challenge #17!

This weeks challenge over at Cooking With Cricut is to EMBOSS IT! I figured a simple card would be great to show off some embossing! 

Recipe for card:

A2 sized card
Recollections Kraft Paper
DCWV Brights Paper Stack
Sizzix Flower Rings embossing plate
Once Upon a Princess Cartridge (for the tag)
Pink By Design "Life's A Garden" stamp set
VersaMark and white embossing powder (for the sentiment)
White Ribbon
iRock and gems
Very Fine Sand Paper


Saturday, February 19, 2011

CCCC #6 Challenge and I'm in Love with a Bug challenge!

I decided to enter this card into a couple challenges this week! The first challenge is Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #6 over at More Than Favors by Paula. The challenge was to use the Rock Princess cartridge. The other challenge over at I'm in Love with a Bug! Her challenge was to use the colors black, green and pink!

Recipe for card:

Rock Princess Cartridge (page 34)
Scrap cardstock (The patterned paper is DCWV.)
Gypsy Wanderings
Pink By Design "Rock On" stamp set
StazOn ink
Divine Twine


Cricut Cardz Challenge #62

The challenge over at the Cricut Cardz Challenge Blog this Wednesday is to use a cup on any project. For this one, I broke out my Imagine! It's been feeling a little neglected lately! :)


5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card (made with regular textured white cardstock)
Better Together Cricut Imagine cartridge
Celebrations Cartridge (page 122 blackout) filled with a pattern from the Imagine cartridge
Pebbles Earth Tone Chalks (I chalked the sides of the card with a light teal, and chalked the edges of the patterned mat. (I added a little bit of chalk to the pattern, to make it pop out a little more!)
Le Plume II markers to outline the lips, flowers and leaves on the tea cup. (Also used for the stitching.)
White Signo Gel Pen
Scrappy Mom's "Sweet Somethings" stamp set
ColorBox Old Rose ink for the sentiment


Wacky Wednesday #26 - Wedding Theme

So this week's Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at More Than Favors by Paula is to create anything wedding themed. So I decided to create a small wedding favor box.


DCWV Rustic Cardstock Paper Stack
DCWV Brights Paper Stack
Recollections Valentine Paper Stack
Spring Holiday Cards cartridge for the favor box
Sweethearts cartridge (page 58) for the wedding dress
Sizzix Tween Vines Embossing plate
Pink By Design "Here Comes the Bride" stamp set
Stampin' Up Regal Rose ink
i-Rock and gems


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seize the Daisies!

Submission for a challenge over at My Pink Stamper

Recipe for card:

5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
K&Company Summer Travel Paper Pack
Scrap cardstock
Daisies from Treasure Box Designs
Peachy Keen Stamps "Happy Lashes" (1/2" and 5/8")
Classic Pebble Chalk


Toad-ily Yours.

Valentine's for my boys!

These are small 4"x3" cards for my boys for tomorrow! I used my new Make The Cut software and some Treasure Box Designs. I can't believe how easy the Make The Cut software is! And I'm wondering how come it took me this long to get it! Enjoy!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fishing you a Happy Birthday!

Okay...I just had to use this Campin' Critters cartridge!! I love it!!


5" x 6 1/2" Card (Ivory Cardstock)
Scrap Bazzill Cardstock
Recollections Cardstock
Campin' Critters cartridge page 24
Create -A-Critter cartridge (water)
Everyday Paper Doll cartridge page 40 (sun)
Pink By Design "Simply Everything" stamp set
Pacific Point Stampin' Up Ink
Pebbles Classic Chalk


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mojo Monday Challenge #177

This will be my first entry into the Mojo Monday Challenges! All you have to do is somewhat follow this sketch. You are free to substitute different shapes or use what you have on hand. Visit the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog for more details!

Recipe for card:

Recollections Kraft Cardstock
Scrap Bazzill Cardstock
Crate Paper - Taylor Collection "Bounce"
Sew Easy and Tropical Thread
Celebrate It Ribbon
My Pink Stamper "More Punny-licious" stamp set (inked with Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up.)
Peachy Keen "Everyday Character Faces" stamp set
Signo white gel pen


Monday, February 7, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #5 - Country Life!

The gals over at Two Scraptastic Gals are hosting another Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge! The theme for this one is to use the Country Life cartridge. 

Recipe for card:

Country Life Cartridge - page 40
DCWV - Linen Stack and Brights Stack
Bazzill Cardstock (scraps)
Recollections Kraft Paper
Ribbon - PaperTrey Ink
Pink By Design - Country Living Stamp Set
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces Set A Small (1/2") and Set A Medium
Copics Markers
White and Black Gel Pens


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps Let's Face it Friday - Altered Card Storage

The Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge blog is hosting a new Let's Face it Friday Challenge. This weeks challenge is to create an altered container using Peachy Keen Stamps faces to store Valentines or cards you receive throughout the year. 

The Design must be new
The Project must include Peachy Keen Faces

I decided to create an altered Birthday Card storage box! I am always making Birthday Cards and I need somewhere to put them. Actually, after I finished this project, I decided that I needed to make more of these for all my cards!

I used an old fruit snack box and covered it with Sassafras paper from the 'Count Me In' paper pack. I believe this yellow paper was called Multiply. I used some Bazzill cardstock scraps for the outline frames, and scraps from the DCWV Celebrations paper stack on the front of the storage. I was able to use my new SEW Easy for the stitching on the dot cardstock. The thread was Cantaloupe. I'm actually quite impressed with the SEW Easy! It was super simple to use and didn't take long it all! (I did purchase some of the thread with it, to see if it was comparable to thread I already owned, and it is somewhat thicker. But I think that any thicker type thread will work just fine.) I used the Smiley Cards cartridge for the two presents and the Hooray. And of course, Peachy Keen Face Stamps for the cute faces! This set is Happy Lashes (1 3/8" and 1") and I colored them in with some Copics. I added some stitching to the presents and my iRock, to add a couple gems! Enjoy!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Made by Momo Tuesday Challenge!

Momo over at Made By Momo is hosting another Tuesday Challenge. The challenge this week is to make something with the colors Black, White and Hot Pink! BUT, there is a must have at least one heart! I needed to make a simple Valentine, so figured this would be a great challenge for it!

This is an A2 size card. I used as Hot Pink cardstock as I could find! These two colors were in the DCWV Brights Paper stack. I cut the shadow and the heart out from the Sweethearts Cartridge on page 72. I embossed the pink heart with the Sizzix heart folder and then sanded it down to the white core just a little bit. The ribbon is from Michael's. The stamp is from My Creative Time, the "You had me at Chocolate" set! Enjoy!!

Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #4 - Nifty Fifties!

Paula over at More Than Favors has another Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge this week using the cartridge Nifty Fifties!

Nifty Fifties is a great cartridge! There were so many designs, that I had a hard time deciding which one I should use! I finally went with this cute little (bird) chick on page 67. The card is 5.5" x 5.5" and the cardstock is S.E.I. Such a Boy. The stamp is from the Pink By Design "Rock On" stamp set. Enjoy!!