Friday, February 24, 2012

Circlet Cart Challenge #1: Sophie

Hello!  Today I have a card to share that I created to play along with the new Circut Circlet Cart Challenge on the Circle message board :-)  For this challenge the cart is the Circle exclusive Sophie.  I actually pulled out my Xyron machine for this one.  I think I heard it whimpering on the shelf--it's been so long since I used it...LOL!!
4 1/4" square card base in Kraft
My Mind's Eye- Simply Delightful stack- blue patterned papers
pearl vellum

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - bird2 @3 3/4" (shadow)
Sophie Cricut cart - flower3 @ 3 1/2"

Pearl bling, white Organza ribbon by the Ribbon Boutique, Xyron to adhere the flowers/outside edge to the vellum, Glossy Accents to adhere the bow, Crystal Stickles  and a pop dot on the butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CC Valentine Swap...Time to OPEN!!!

Okay, it's finally time to open our goodie boxes our Valentine's sent us from the Cricut Circle Swap.  So excited!  Thank you so much to Jennifer and Helen!  I love everything you sent!!  The handmade cards, mini album and fry box filled with M&M's are the best part :-)  Love them!!  And here is a pic of all the crafty goodness my Sisters spoiled me with!  Hugs!!

Can't wait to play with my new goodies!!  Thanks again Helen and Jennifer!!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!!  I hope today is a sweet one for you!  I have one more quick Valentine to share. 

4" square white card base
DCWV - Stack 7 -polka dot paper

MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - heartborder2@1" using the cake feature (I folded this in half to just have one row of hearts and trimmed the length to fit my card)

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - scallop @1 1/2" (I also trimmed this to fit my card)

Embossing folder - The Paper Studio - Doodle hearts

Sew Easy Fancy Floss in candy stripe, TPC Studios stamp from the Hugs & Kisses set.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines for the teachers :-)

Okay, I figured who doesn't love chocolate, right?  Very few, I'm sure!  So, that's where I started--with two Godiva chocolate bars.  I know one of my son's teachers likes milk and one likes dark chocolate so that made that easy to pick out!  I was playing with Elegant Edges again.  Each time I find some new gems on that cart--it's too cool!  I feel a mini book in my future :-)
My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful stack

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - heart1@6" using the book feature, heart1 @ 6 1/2" using the fit-to-length and the border feature
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"

TPC Studio stamp from the Hugs and Kisses set, Oriental Trading co button, Sew Easy Fancy Floss in candy stripe, pop dots.

It doesn't show up very well in the photo but "Be Mine" is stamped in the center of the heart.  I just attached this to the front of the candy bars with pop dots.  Doesn't get any easier than that!

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

CC Wkly Challenge # 51: Valentine's Day Card & DCWV FB Valentine's Card Challenge

I was able to make this Valentine card work for two different challenges :-)  Gotta love that!  For the Cricut Circle challenge it needs to have ribbon and bling.  And for the DCWV you just use their paper.  Easy Peasy!  I love how this one came out!!
4 1/4" square card base in Kraft

DCWV -The Lace & Linen stack - all patterned papers

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - burst @4" (background shape)
Sophie Cricut cart - heart2 @ 3 1/4"

TPC Studio stamp for the sentiment, brown ink for the Kraft card base edges, corner rounder, pop dots, brown pearl bling, brown decorative lace trim -HL, pink organze ribbon by Ribbon Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Toadily Love You!

Hello!  This is kind of a fun card.  I happened to see a Penny Black stamp set on clearance and decided I could make a Valentine out of it.  It was such a good deal--why not, right??  LOL!  I think this one is going to my hubby :-)
                     and the inside says:
4 1/4" square card base in white

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 3 1/2", circle @ 1 3/4" & 2"

The Paper Studio embossing folder - Doodle hearts

Watercolor pencils, Stampin' Up blender pen, heart button is Oriental Trading Co, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist-Life of the Party "Happy Day" twine, pop dots, Penny Black stamps, TPC Studio stamps- Hugs & Kisses for the inside sentiment, Glossy Accents on frog's eyes.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

You've Got Mail

Hello there!  I've got another Valentine's card to share today!  You could easily make this into a 'thinking of you' or 'missing you' type of card.
Birthday Bash Cricut cart - postage card @ 5 1/4" on Kraft
Doodlecharms Cricut cart - mailbox @ 4"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - hearts @ 1 1/2", 3/4"

CB folder - distressed stripe

Brown ink for Kraft edges, pearl bling, pop dots, brad from my stash, white Marvy gel pen for stitching, Impression-Obsession sentiment stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I [heart] U

Hello!  I have a Valentine card to share today!  I sized it to fit a legal sized envelope :-)
4x9 1/4" card base in Kraft
3 background squares are 3x3 3/4"
The Paper Studio - So-So Sweet Stack

Simply Charmed Cricut cart - hearts@3"
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - I, U @1" using the Home Team feature key

CB embossing folder -from the Simply Charmed set

White ink for the edges and to make the embossing pop, Tim Holtz distressing tool for the edges, grosgrain ribbon by Celebrate It-Basic Narrows (M's), pop dots, Oriental Trading Co. button.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Football Birthday Card

In honor of Super Bowl Sunday I thought I'd share this card I made recently for my brother's birthday!  I added a lot of ink and distressing on the edges and kept the design pretty simple.  I hope he likes it :-)
4 1/4" square card base in Kraft

Cuttlebug embossing folder- Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up stamp set Rough & Tumble, watercolor pencils, Stampin' Up blender pen, brown ink for edges and to make embossing pop, pop dots, TH distressing tool.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CC Wkly Challenge#50: Under the Weather

This get well card is for a special, ten year old girl named Trinitie.  Recently she had a canerous tumor removed from her brain.  If you'd like more info on her please check out her facebook page here.  I hope this card brings a smile to her face!!

4 1/4" square card base in black
My Mind's Eye- Partytime stack - pink patterned paper

Birthday Cakes Cricut cart - crown1 @ 3"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - scallop1 @ 4"

Impression-Obsession clear stamp sets Sentiments I & II, pop dots, Diamond Stickles, pink gems by The Paper Studio.

Sorry, I think my camera lens had some little kid fingerprints on it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!