Friday, August 27, 2010

Anniversary Card

My parents have an anniversary coming up. Luckily, I remembered that this is their 45th! I made the card and then I needed flowers (or something) to go on the left side. After looking for a week and many different stores, I finally took white flowers and colored them with my own ink! I think that it turned out well! As a matter of fact, I'm going to buy more of the white flowers so I can color my own more often! The cardstock is SU and the printed paper is My Mind's Eye. The Happy Anniversary is CTMH and the numbers are from a set that my friend Sharon has. The flowers are colored with Colorbox and SU ink. I used Spellbinders to cut the scalloped shape.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paper Bag Album

For Shelly's birthday, I made her a paper bag album. The paper is Bo Bunny.
For the front page, I used Don Juan and Sweet Treats to cut the title. The 40th is chipboard that I inked with SU ink. I cut the scalloped square with Storybook.

These pages were super simple! The right side is pre-printed and the left is DCWV cardstock with the scallop borders done with a Fiskers punch. I wanted Family on this page and I didn't have a stamp, so I used a handwritten label. The label was a punch from SU.
Next is the Friends page. If you untie the ribbon, the gold paper will accordian done to hold more pictures! I cut Friends with Mickey Font. The right side is pre-printed!

Once again, super simple pages! The left side used a Marth Stewart border punch and some CM flowers. The right side used a frame from cut Storybook using CM paper and a vellum tag from CM.

The left side is pre-printed with a little bling added for effect! The right side is DCWV cardstock.

This is the back cover. These were all tags from the paper pack. I added some bling.

These are the two tags that I inserted into the pockets on two of the pages. Once again, super simple!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Shelly!

Today is my friend Shelly's birthday! This is the card that I made for her. I used DCWV printed paper with CM cardstock. The stamps are CTMH and the ink is SU. The ribbon came from Joann's. I used Very Merry Tags to cut the tag with.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Owl Card

I was going to show y'all a card that I did Saturday at a CTMH class, but I can't find it. So, I'll show you a card that I did at a SU class on Friday instead! Now, those of you who know me, know that I really don't like the bird craze. Nothing against the little creatures, I just don't care for them. However, I really liked this card! Mr. Owl is one big punch, so that made for lots of punches! But isn't he cute? Everything on this card is SU.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Orlando Layout

I have been putting off starting my Orlando album. I was kind of waiting on the Toy Story cartridge to come out, but I gave up! Here is the front page for that album. We won't even talk about how long I worked on this page! I used 6 different cartridges! The Mickey was cut at 4" and the Sponge Bob at 3". I also used the hide feature on my gypsy to make the ticket.

I tried to take a close up picture so that you could see the "texture" of the roller coaster, the paper is from CM and was cut at 9 1/2". Also, so you can see ALL the layers on Sponge Bob! He took the longest to do!
I used all CM printed paper. The red is SU and everything else is from my scraps! The roller coaster and ticket are from Summer Vacation, Mickey is from Mickey & Friends, Sponge Bob from Sponge Bob, Orlando from Don Juan, Spring Break from Pooh Font, and 2010 from Mickey Font.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Flower Card

This is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago. I used some old BoBunny paper that I have (and that I LOVE!) along with navy blue cardstock. The pink flower were cut out of CM cardstock using Plantin Schoolbook. The stamp is from my new stamp set from Scrappy Moms (have I said how much I love this new stamp set!) stamped with SU white craft ink. The white pearls are Recollections.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Christmas in July (August!)

Over on Paper Crafting Mania we do a swap each month. July's theme was Christmas. This is the card that I made for the swap. The paper is DCWV. The Merry Christmas was a SU stamp then embossed with gold embossing powder from Joann's. The other stamp is CTMH with SU ink. The poinsetta is a dimensional from Recollections. Then I inked the edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink. This is the first time that I have made a shutter card without it being one from a class.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday-Whataburger!

I know that I haven't been posting, but I have been busy and so has my Cricut! My daughter works for Whataburger. Tuesday, Whataburger turned 60! You can't have a birthday without a BIG party, so Whataburger gave away free burgers and each store was to choose a theme and decorate for the big event! My daughter, my husband, me, her general manager, another friend, and my Cricut were very BUSY! I have to say, I'm so glad that it is over! There was orange and brown paper everywhere in my craft room and cardboard boxes for the cutouts all over the house! Here are some pictures of the finished products! We used Old West for all the shapes! The paper is from the Paper Studio and CM and I used Chalk Ink from Colorbox to give the images some depth!

My husband drew the cowboys onto cardboard and then we cut them out with scissors then painted them black. The wanted posters are the managers! The poster is a cut in Old West and then we distressed the edges! On the far right, Amanda made a sign for the tea! You can also see some of the shapes hanging from the ceiling. We used rope from Home Depot for the garland! This was my favorite image! I think that this area turned out really well!
Amanda made wagon wheels for the ketchup baskets that sit on the tables!

These are made from cardboard. Too bad the Cricut can't cut really big shapes!

This is the condiment cart made to look like a covered wagon or at least the best we could make it look like one! You can see more shapes hanging from the ceiling.

This is Kimberly. (Isn't she cute!) She helped us with the projects! This was the girls outfit. You can see some of the cacti that we cut out in the background. Amanda went to her grandparent's and got her saddle along with empty feedbags and hay!
This is Amanda at the counter and ready to take orders! She worked really hard on this and I am very proud of her! All the ideas were hers even though we helped in implementing them!