Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Beloved

Today I created this wedding card for a challenge over at Squigglefly. For this week everyone is to create a card using a black and white color combination. I chose this beautiful image of a bride and groom from Squigglefly as my inspiration for this card. I also found this sentiment at Squgglefly, which I felt went perfectly with the image! If you haven't checked out their website, you should, they have lots of wonderful digital images you can download!

Supplies used: cardstock - white and black; patterned paper - Miley from Pop Star by Rusty Pickle; die cut - Spellbinders Nestabilities; border punch - Martha Stewart; lace trim, ribbon, floss and button - my stash; diamond stickles; image and sentiment - Squigglefly

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

You Are Such A Blessing

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I'm sorry I have not posted for a few days, but I had family visiting and wanted to spend my precious time with them as I don't often get to see them.

Todays card is for Card Patterns challenge - sketch #112.
Here is the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - purple; patterned paper - Carefree "Adorable" and "Cherish" both in 29th Street Market by My Minds Eye; button and ribbon - my stash; border punch - Martha Stewart; vintage floral image - Crafty Secrets; sentiment label sticker - Hazel "Lovely" in Stella & Rose by My Minds Eye; pop dots

Thank you for looking and taking the time to comment!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Table Decor

Happy Easter everyone! Todays post is for this weeks Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors.
This week the theme is Easter and I made favors and place cards for my Easter dinner celebration.
For the place cards first I covered binder clips from Staples with patterned paper and inked the edges. The name cards are kraft cardstock punched with a binder border punch and then inked. I added a strip of patterned paper that I border punched with a scallop punch. The names were cut with the Cuttin Up cartridge and the chicks were cut with Just Because Cards.

For the favor bags I cut the chicks with Create A Critter. I cut slits along the wings so that I could have the wings holding the bag closed. I hole punched through chicks and the bag and tied the bag shut with ribbon.

The little chicks were a craft I found at Martha Stewart's web site and I explained what I did on a previous post.

Did you notice on all the chicks how I made the boys different from the girls?

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bunny Blue

Hope everyone had a great start to the week! My Monday was pretty good.
I completed a layout of my grandson on his first Easter. This picture of him with his little blue bunny outfit reminded me of my favorite book when I was a very little girl, called Bunny Blue. So I decided to create this layout around that. I made it for two challenges, Whimsical Wednesday - Make a scrapbook page/pages of any size that is a Spring or Easter theme, must include a bug and or a critter and My Sheri Crafts - theme is bunnies.
I cut the circles out at 10" with my Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge, the letters at 1 1/2" with Opposites Attract and the bunny at 3 1/2" with Animal Kingdom. On the bunny I used some chalk for his cheeks, drew on his whiskers and punched small white dots for his eyes that I added little black plastic eyes.

Supplies used: cardstock - cream, pink, two shades of blue; patterned paper from Samll Wonders paper pad by K & Co,; ink - Royal Blue by Colorbox; black, pink and blue pens by American Crafts; Pearlescent Chalk by Pebbles; ribbon - American Crafts; black plastic eyes - Michaels; pop dots

Enjoy your day everyone!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Boris The Bunny Card

Have a blessed Sunday everyone! Today I have a card for you that I made for this weeks Mojo Monday. I used Boris The Bunny image from Squigglefly.
This is the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - white, green, pink; patterned paper - Easter Basket, Easter Bouquet and Easter Morning from Peep by We R Memory Keepers; floss and magic mesh - my stash; felt flower - American Crafts; bling flower courtesey of Dislaver Designs fuzzy brad - Doodlebug; border punch - EK Success; digital image - Boris The Bunny form Squigglefly; pearlescent chalk - Pebbles; markers - Zig and American Crafts; sewing machine.

As always I am grateful for your stopping by!

Challenge Award

I was so excited yesterday to find I had won the Ooo-La-La award at My Sheri Crafts for my card When it Rains.

Thank you so much ladies, it is thrilling to be recognized by your peers!!
Looking forward to this weeks challenge!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cupcake Wrapper

Happy Saturday everyone! Today I have a cupcake holder and a topper for you! I made these for two challenges, Celebrate the Occasion - Theme is Easter or Spring (must use a punch) and Cricut Cardz Challenge - Easter cupcake holder or wrapper.

I used a strip of 12 X 12 patterned paper for the holder. I scallop punched the top of the strip and ribbon punched the bottom. I then accordion folded the strip matching up the little ribbon punched slits. I wove ribbon in and out of the slits and tied it. I cut a 4" scalloped circle from the patterned paper with the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge. I glued the accordion folded pice to the scalloped circle piece. I cut a smaller strip of paper for the handle and scallop punched both long sides, then glued it to the wrapper.

For the topper I cut another scalloped circle but this time at 2 1/4" from Accent Essentials. The chick was cut from Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge at 4". I used a pop dot when I attached the wing. For the eyes I used two 1/4" hole punched pieces of white paper with two tiny black plastic eyes. The chick is attached to the scalloped circle with pop dots to give it some more dimension.

Cupcakes are lemon if your interested! LOL

Supplies used: cardstock - 2 shades of yellow, white, orange; patterned paper - so egg-cited and chicken little from Little Chick by Three Bugs In a Rug; ribbon - my stash; ribbon border punch - Martha Stewart; Scalloped border punch - EK Success; black plastic eyes - Michael's; Accent Essentials and Just Because Cards Cricut cartridges; wooden skewer, cupcake (mmmm!)

Thanks to all my peeps for taking a peek!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Love You Card

I made this card today for Card Patterns sketch challenge #110.

This is the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock blue, yellow, orange; patterned paper - True Blue "Daydream", "Shining", and "Snappy" all from fine and dandy by My Minds Eye; damask and swiss dots embossing folder by Sizzix; border punch - EK Success; large heart punch - Stampin' Up; small heart punch - Fiskars; rub on - Anerican Crafts; ribbon - JoAnn's; sewing machine; pop dots.

Have a great weekend!!!

When It Rains Card

Happy Friday everyone! Todays post is a card I made for three different challenges. I had seen the idea in a old issue of my Paper Crafts magazine and I thought it would be just perfect. I made it for My Sheri Crafts challenge # 52 - use buttons, Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #2 - use umbrella, rain boots, flowers or rain drops and Squiglefly challenge #93 - use fabric/stitching.

Supplies used: cardstock - blue, white and black; patterned paper - Mabel "Little Lady" Fine Flowers from Stella & Rose by My Minds Eye; buttons - my stash; umbrella cut at 2 3/4" from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge; border punch - EK Success; font - Vaguely Repulsive; sewing machine.

Thanks for looking, your comments make my day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mom, Sympathy, Friend Cards

Today I have three cards for you based on the Shabby Chic and Vintage category in my Card Style magazine!

The first card is inspired by Vintage Mom. I used an image from a Hallmark book I have called "Because I Said So".

Card is 5 X 6 1/2

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned paper - Apron Strings, Cherry Pie, Ribbon Sandwich from Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket; plastic and felt flower - American Crafts; crochet flower - my stash; letter stickers - Champagne Thickers by American Crafts; black and white vintage image - "Because I Said So" gift book by Hallmark

My next card is based on With Sympathy.

Card is 5 X 6 1/2

Supplies used: cardstock - cream; patterned paper - Noir Delicate Brocade from Paper Reverie by Making Memories; vintage piece of old ledger - Jenni Bowlin; flowers - Boutique Fleur by Recollections; ribbon, brocade trim, brads - my stash; rub on - Support/Sympathy Timeless Transfers

Card is 4 1/4 X 6

Supplies used cardstock - green; patterned paper - Mabel "Little Lady" Posies & Fine Flowers in Stella & Rose by My Minds Eye; scalloped sticker - Chloe's Closet by Making Memories; chipboard journaling sticker - Me & My Big Ideas; border punch - EK Success; copper embellishments, ribbon - my stash; rub ons - Accessories Book 3 miniMarks by American Crafts; Token Of My Affection tickets - Jack & Jill "Cute" in Quite Contrary by My Minds Eye.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Good Ol' USA

I know you are going to say this card is pretty corny. For the Flaunt It Fridays challenge this week you are supposed to use a sheep. Well, with a sheep image what can you do but go corny?
So, here it is:
Card is 4 1/4 X 6

All cuts were at 3 1/2"

Supplies used: cardstock - red, blue, white, light grey and black; patterned paper - Firecracker collection by Sweetwater; journal tag - Trendy Journal Cards by Jenni Bowlin; alphabet stickers - my stash; font - Catchup Normal; Creative Critters Cricut cartridge.

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flower Pot Birthday Card

Hope everyone had a super Saturday! I had a great one, I scored some super deals at JoAnn's and Michael's :) and spent time in my craft room too! What could be better!

I made this card for this weeks challenge at Celebrate The Occasion. This week the theme is "Anything Birthday" (must have a flower).

I cut a piece of brown cardstock 3 1/4" X 7" and folded it in half. Then I cut both sides at an angle (with the fold at the bottom) so that it resembled the shape of a pot. I cut another piece of brown cardstock 3 1/2 X 1 3/4. Using a scalloped border punch I punched one long end of the strip. I then adhered it to the flower pot, aligning the top edges and only applying adhesive to the top section of the strip. Then I wrapped ribbon around the strip.

The inside piece is white cardstock cut 3 3/4 X 2 1/4 and then matted with the pattern paper.
The flowers and leaves were cut with the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge.
I cut one border of daisy's at 1 1/2", two single daisy's at 1 1/2", 2 leaf borders at 1 1/2" and one leaf border at 1 1/4". The middle of the flowers were punched out of the patterned paper with a 1/2" circle punch. Then all the pieces were attached to the top of the white, matted piece. I added my sentiments and there you have it!

Supplies used: cardstock - brown, 2 shades of yellow, 2 shades of green and white; patterned paper - black bitty dot basics by Papertrey Inc.; border punch - Martha Stewart; 1/2" circle punch - EK Success; oval scalloped punch - Stampin' Up; Happy Birthday stamp - Hero Arts; rub on sentiment - Words On The Go by Rebecca Erickson; Walk In My Garden and George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridges.

Thanks for looking! Your comments are always very appreciated!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Happy Birthday Card

Yes, this is my second post for today. I made this birthday card for the Wacky Wednesday challenge over at More Than Favors. This weeks theme is birthday.
I've had this card on the back burner for awhile now and this challenge gave me the perfect excuse to make it.

Fun little card, isn't it?

Card is 4 1/4 X 6

Supplies used: cardstock - cream and orange; patterned paper - ice cream headache in life of the party by Basic Grey; element stickers - life of the party by basic Grey; ribbon - American Crafts; eyelet - Making Memories; font - jester

Thank you for all your lovely comments!

Happy Wedding Card

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you get to spend some time doing whatever your favorite thing is!
Mine is crafting and I will be spending time in my craft room today :).

Today I am entering a card into Mojo Monday. The sketch this week is:

This blog is sponsored by Verve Stamps, and they are amazing! When I get two cents together I am going to have to hop over and buy some! But for now I am going to have to create a card without them. I decided to use some new Fancy Pants paper I got and create a card for a wedding.

Card is 4 1/4 X 6

Supplies used; cardstock - kraft and black; patterned paper - Gerber Daisy and Honeysuckle in it's the little things by Fancy Pants Designs; flower - Design Embellishments in it's the little things by Fancy Pants; ribbon - Michael's; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; border punches - Martha Stewart and Ek Success; stamp - Wedding/Marriage by Inkadinkado; distressing tool and sewing machine

You should hop over to the blog, they have some truly amazing designers that create the most beautiful cards! Wonderful inspiration.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Congrats Card

Yes, it's friday! Gotta love the weekends. Today I am posting a card I made for the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge over at More Than Favors. This weeks featured cartridge is From My Kitchen. I chose to make a Congrats card and I used the Knife cut at 5 1/4".

Card is 4 1/4 X 6

Supplies used: cardstock - green; patterned paper - Ribbon Sandwich, Borders and Elements from Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket; From My Kithen Cricut cartridge; buttons and floss- my stash; font - LD Phat.

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Joy Card

Hi everyone! Hope you're not getting tired of my Easter cards 'cause I have another one for you.
This card was made for Card Patterns weekly sketch blog. Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my interpretation:
I did a paper pieced egg, glued onto cardstock and then machine stitched. I zigzag stitched where the pieces meet in the middle of the egg and just used regular stitching around the outside. You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Supplies used: cardstock - white and two shades of pink; patterned paper - Cloud from Blue Hill Collection by Crate Paper and Tickled Pink "Delicate" & "Delighted" from fine and dandy collection by My Minds Eye; swiss dots and flower embossing folders by Sizzix; ribbon - JoAnn's; rub on - Sentimental Rubz by My Sentiments Exactly; label sticker - Hazel "Lovely" in Stella & Rose by my Minds Eye; flower - Prima; pearl - Studio 112; border punch - EK Success; sewing machine.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hoppy Easter Card

I've been having so much fun making Easter cards this week. I have bunnies, chicks and eggs dancing in my head. I made this card for the Just Us Girls challenge. You are to make a card using this sketch

I came up with this card

Card is 4 1/4 X 6

Supplies used: cardstock - white, pink and green; patterned paper - Easter Bonnett in Peep by We R Memory Keepers; doily - Wilton; scalloped oval punch - Stampin' Up; border punch - Martha Stewart; bunny rub on - Easter Doodle Icons by Moxie; scalloped round circle cut with Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge; button and thread - my stash; font - LD Vanilla.

Thanks for taking a peek, your comments are always very appreciated!

Happy Easter Sliding Card

I made this cute Easter sliding card and I am entering it in the Cricut Cardz Challenge.It's challenge #69 create a card, LO or craft project for Easter.
They are having a cool Easter Bunny Blog Hop, you should go take a look at all their designers wonderful creations!

Anyway on to my card

To make this card, you first cut out a 5 1/2" square out of your choice of cardstock. 1/2" down from the top and 1/2" over from each side you are going to cut two 1/16" slots that are 1 1/2" long for the brad tracks. See picture:
To make the card front you will cut another piece of cardstock 5" square. Cut an egg out of your choice of patterned paper and adhere to cardstock. 2" up from bottom draw a straight line just to egg with pencil, then on egg draw some jagged lines. Cut in half along lines. See Pic:

To make each chick punch 2 circles with a 1" circle punch. Cut triangles from orange cardstock for beaks, punch eyes from black cardstock with 1/4" hole punch. Glue pieces to face.

Adhere bottom egg piece to block along side and bottom edges. Position chick faces and adhere.
Staple a loop of ribbon to top piece of egg cardstock. To attach to card, insert brads through piece and tracks; spread prongs horizontally so piece slides along tracks. Note: insert brads when egg is closed for correct positioning.

Print "Happy Easter" on cardstock; trim and mat with cardstock and adhere to front of card. Adhere buttons if you choose.

Voila, you have a darling Easter Card!

Supplies used: cardstock - green, blue, yellow, orange and black; patterned paper - Easter Basket from Peep by We R Memory Keepers; brads - Making Memories; ribbon, buttons, floss - my stash; 1" circle punch - EK Success; 1/4" hole punch - Fiskars; font - Rosewood Std Regular; pop dots, ruler, x-acto knife.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blog Awards

I have two friends to thank for two different blog awards!

First I'd like to thank Paper Panther and Rayna at Purple Peeps Techniques for awarding me the Versatile Blogger award. This is the second time I've been honored with this award. As I just awarded this to 15 people a couple weeks ago, I hope they will forgive me if I just say thank you this time!

Second I'd like to thank Victoria at Victoria's Junk for the Best Friend Blogger award.

Here are the rules of this award:
1.  Post about it on your blog with a link to the sender.
2.  Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.

There are two people in particular I wish I could give this award to, but they don't have blogs.
They are my Mom and my sister Cathy because they come and comment on every single one of my posts!

I could name so many people I appreciate, who comment on my blog but I think I will limit it to 5.
Here they are and I want to sincerely thank them for their encouragement:

2. Norma at Pink Bling Crafter
3. Judy at Crafty Jar
4. Liz at Which Craft
5. Terri at My Need 2 Craft

Thank you everyone!

Diva's By Design Challenge Blog DT call!

There is a new challenge blog starting it's Diva's By Design.
Go and check it out!

They are also looking for 5 new DT members:
We are also looking for 5 new DT members! We will be split into 2 teams so you will need to be able to produce a piece of work once every 4 wks with the possibility of working with sponsor images on occasion. You will also need to comment on challenge entries according to a set rota.

So I decided to try out to be one of their design team members. I think it would be so much fun!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed (and my toes too!)

Here are three of my latest projects:

Thanks for giving me this opportunity!