Wednesday, September 28, 2011

World Card Making Day Contest

The Cricut blog is having a fun contest for World Card Making Day!  All you have to do is link up a card for a chance to win a Cuttlebug!  Easy peasy!
5" square card

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - scallop frame @ 4 1/2"
Wedding/Marriage Cricut cart - birds@2"

Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot

White vellum cut @ 3 3/4" square used behind the square of the frame, pop dots, black Zig pen, white organza ribbon is Ribbon FX (HL), white grosgrain ribbon is Basic Narrows, brads by The Paper Studio-Spare Parts, Diamond Stickles on the heart shape, Studio G stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Card Making Day!

CC September Magazine Challenge: Echo Park Paper

For this challenge I created a card using Echo Park papers and 4 Cricut cuts which includes some fun border cuts.  I was inspired to use a bicycle cut when I saw the recent blog post on the Cricut blog.
A2 cardbase in Kraft
Echo Park - Splash - all patterned papers

Summer Bliss Seasonal Cricut cart - bicycle @2 1/2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - bird2 (border feature) @ 3/4", doily (border feature) @ 1/2", branch (border feature) @ 1"

Impression Obsession Stamps - Sentiment 1 set

We R Memory Keepers twine in blueberry, pearl bling, pop dots.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in this challenge!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #12: Native American Inspiration

I was actually working on a different fall home decor project when I came across this corn field cut.  And I knew it would be perfect for a card for this challenge.  As a young girl I remember getting a kachina doll with tons of beads on it so I had to add some beads to my card as well.

Echo Park - Splash - yellow patterned paper
DCWV - Shimmer Stack - yellow & green papers

Pop Up Neighborhood Cricut cart - corn field @1 3/4"  (I used the fit to length feature set @5")

Yellow organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, white marvy gel pen, Easy Stitches stencil for the zig zag doodles, green glass beads by Bead Treasures, Jillibean soup twine in bean stalks.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

CC September Monthly Challenge: Window Dressing

The challenge this month is to create a project with some type of window effect and use 2 Cricut cuts.  I chose to use vellum to create my window feature on this card. 
DCWV - Winter Wonder stack - pp with words
DCWV - Christmas Combo - dark blue patterned paper

Winter Woodlands Cricut cart - snowflake card @5 1/2", tag @ 5 1/2"

Impression Obsession stamps- Let It Snow CL195

This card was a bit of a struggle--I expected the tag to fit over the cardbase and not stick out on top.  So, I covered the space at the bottom with ribbons :-)

White ink, distress tool used on the cardbase edges, blue organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, white ribbon is Celebrate It (M's), fuzzy white brads are Oriental Trading Co, pop dots, glossy accents to adhere the Diamond Dust on the snowflake, frosted vellum to create the window effect, white Marvy gel pen for doodles.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IO Stamps: Is It Fall Yet???

Hello!  It was sooo good to get back in my craft room yesterday.   I've been away for a while.  My little brother got married in S. Lake Tahoe.  It was so much fun and so beautiful on the lake.  I didn't want to leave there :-)  Anyway, the challenge today is to use Impression Obsession stamps and create something with a fall theme.  You can play along by going to their blog.
4" square card

DCWV - Amber Autumn Stack - patterned papers

Impression Obsession stamp sets:  Inner Witch CL295, Sentiments I

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Ivy frame @ 3"
Doodlecharms Cricut cart - leaves @ 3/4", 1"

Brown ink (used to sponge on the cream color cs before I stamped the cupcake image), watercolor pencils, Stampin' Up blender pen, brown Zig pen for doodles on leaves, DMC floss #801, pop dots added to the orange frame for dimension.  I also curled the orange leaves a little bit for added dimension.

Thanks for looking! Good luck to all in this challenge!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cricut 360 # 10: Happy Grandparent's Day!!

Hello!  I did up a quick card using our latest Cricut Circle cart, Sophie.  It's simple but I really like how it came out.  My mom loves butterflies so she will appreciate it for sure.

Sophie Cricut cart - butterfly1 card @ 4"

Pearl bling. 

Happy Grandparent's day to all the grandparents!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

IO Stamps: Happy Birthday Challenge

This is a great challenge because who couldn't use another birthday card in their stash?  If you'd like to play along visit the Impression Obsession blog here.

My Mind's Eye - Partytime Stack - star patterned paper

Impression Obsession clear stamps from the set Birthday Cakes CL203.  You can shop online here.

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - Compass-Oblong frame @ 3 1/2"

Colored pencils, EK Success pink chalk (I used a makeup sponge to apply a very light coating of chalk to the cake image and surrounding circle), Glossy Accents to adhere the Diamond Dust around the frame, Fruit Punch & Diamond Stickles, pink organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby), pop dots and pink pearl bling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Good luck to all in the challenge.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge #39: ABC, 123 & PK stamps Sketch #59: Buttons

For the wkly Circle challenge we were to use 2 Cricut images, A Bright Color,  and then 1 of something; 2 of something; and 3 of something ie...patterned papers, Cricut carts, embossing folders, etc.  And for the PK stamp challenge this sketch plus buttons. 

and my card:
DCWV The Grade School Stack - graph paper & green printed paper

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - doily -oblong @ 3 1/2"
Doodlecharms Cricut cart - apple @ 1 1/2"

Basic Narrows black grosgrain ribbon, pop dots, Oriental trading company buttons, DMC floss #333, Peachy Keen face stamp (3/4" used) from the Basic Paper Dolls Assortment set, Thanks stamp from Sudio G, white Marvy gel pen, Glossy accents on the apple face.

My apple is A Bright Color.  1=bow, 2=patterned papers, 3=buttons.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in both of these fun challenges!