Friday, May 27, 2011

Mahalo Card

After thinking about this card for 2 days, I finally got it made!  I made it for these 3 challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut-Challenge #61 Blue Skies-use the color blue and 1 cloud
My Creative Time-Use an "older" cartridge and the colors green and yellow
Scrappy Moms Stamps- Terrific Tuesday-use Life's A Beach

This a 5 1/4" square card.  I cut the chair at 2 1/2", umbrella at 2 3/4", sun at 2", and the cloud and beach ball each at 1".  I inked the edges of everything.  I used my Creative Memories decorative trimmer to cut the sand paper.  I pop dotted the cloud up. 


Cartridges-Life's A Beach, Every Day Paper Dolls, Designer's Calendar
Sand paper-Creative Memories
Cardstock-all scraps!
Stamp-Scrappy Moms
Ink-Tim Holtz, Colorbox, Stampin' Up

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Birthday Card

I finally made another card!  This one is for my brother's birthday next week.  This is just a standard A2 sized card.  I cut the boot at 3".  I inked the edges of all the pieces with Chestnut Roan and used my CM brown pen to connect the cuts to get the pattern on the boots.  I really wanted this card to have the sentiment "Kick Up Your Heels."  I looked for over a week at stores and on line.  I never did find a stamp set with that sentiment, so I just made it myself!  I have NEVER done that before!  It's not great, but it's for my brother and he won't care!

Cuts-Old West
Pattern paper-My Mind's Eye
Cardstock-Coordinations, Creative Memories
Punch-Stampin' Up, Curly Label
Twine-from LSS
Kraft Paper-Stampin' UP

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thank you for a Teacher card

I have decided that along with my new blog colors, I am going to try a new way of posting.  I am also going to cut down on my labels.  Let me know if you like this way better!

Today I made a card that will work for 3 different challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut-Teacher Feature-use the color red
My Creative Time-Throwback Thursday-use Doodlecharms and the color blue
My Craft Spot-Bling It Up!-use something shiny!
I cut the apple at 3" and the worm at 2 1/5".  I inked the edges of everything, even though you can really only see it on the green.  I added a scrap piece of white glitter paper to make the accent on the apple.  I added googly eyes to the worm and pop dotted him up.

Apple from Doodlecharms
Worm from Create A Critter
All of the paper was from my scrap pile!
Edges inked with Colorbox chalk ink
Punch from Stampin' Up
Stamp from Close To My Heart
Ink from Stampin' Up
Pearls from Recollections

Monday, May 9, 2011

MPS Challenge 5

Challenge #5-make a 3D item.  This is the last one! YAY!  I did all 12!  I wasn't going to do this one, but it was the only one I didn't do and it has a really great prize!  I thought I was cutting a cupcake wrapper from Sweet Treats, but I hit fit to page and it is 11" big!  So, maybe I now have a really cute container for my scrapping area!  All the cuts are from Sweet Treats!

I am now done and I am taking tomorrow off! :)

MPS Challenge 9

Challenge #9-use glitz, glam, and glitter!  My picture is not very good, but the green (My Mind's Eye) paper and the white (DCWV) are glittery.  I used Sweet Treats for the cuts.  I used a texture plate from SU to give the cone some depth.  The stamp is Scrappy Mom's.

MPS Challenge 12

Challenge #12-make a project with a kid theme.  The challenge on Paper Playtime this week is to make a 9x4 card.  I have been wanting to make a card with my Toy Story cartridge, so I figured this bigger card would be the way to go.  I cut Woody at 6".  The pieces were still incredibly small!  But, I think the card turned out really cute!  The printed paper is from Creative Imaginations.  The stamp and ink are CTMH.

MPS Challenge 11

Challenge #11-use pink, green, and black on your project.  Much harder than it sounds!  I got the sketch from the Mojo Monday blog.  I am also using this for the challenge at Cardztv.   I used Block Party for my cuts.  The green print paper is from Creative Imaginations.  I inked the edges of the watermelon to give it some depth.  The stamps is from Scrappy Mom's using CTMH ink.  The cardstock was all scraps, but the pink is melon mambo from SU.

MPS Challenge 10

Challenge #10-make a layout or card with a pet in it.  My aunt who LOVES cats has a birthday next month!  This challenge was purr-fect!  (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)  I used Create A Critter for my cuts.  The birthday paper is from Imaginisce and all the rest came from my scraps!  I used fibers from my LSS for the fringe on the pillow and her collar.  I had already posted this when I realized that I forgot the googly eyes...You have to have googly eyes, it just makes it so much cuter!  (I redid the post!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MPS Challenge 6

Challenge #6-incorporate a tag into your project.  On my layout, I tucked a tag behind one of the pictures for the journaling box.  The paper is Bo Bunny.  I used Chipboard with SU ink for the "S", the rest of the word Sweet was cut with Don Juan (my favorite font!)  I used CM cardstock and cut the tag from Very Merry Tags.

Here is a close up of the tag.  The embellishment is from EK Success.

MPS Challenge 8

Challenge #8 was to be a summer themed project.  I made this card using My Mind's Eye paper, with CM cardstock.  I used Accent Essentials to cut the flower.  The stamp is Scrappy Mom's. 

MPS Challenge 7

Challenge #7 was to make a scrapbook page.  Easy enough!  I did another page in my Disney album.  We took that trip a year ago and I still have not finished the album! :(  Here is my page.  I have no idea where this paper came from.  I was on retreat and they had a scrap station where you could leave things that you didn't want.  Needless to say, one lady's trash is another one's treasure!  The zebra paper is CM.  I cut Animal Kingdom using Don Juan.  The 3D embellishment is from the Paper Studio.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MPS Challenge 4

Challenge #4-Make something with a Mother's Day theme.  This will also work for the weekly challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.  I used Storybook to cut the lattice work.  I then used a CM punch to make the flowers.  I curled the flowers using the business end of my piercing tool.  I added the Paper Studio pearls for the centers.  The stamp and ink are from SU.  The paper is out of my scraps. 

This will probably be my last post for today.  The NASCAR race will be starting soon!  I hope to get more done tomorrow!  Thanks for joining me!

MPS Challenge 3

Challenge #3 was to have a breast cancer theme.  After discovering that none of my cartridges or stamp sets have the ribbon on them, I improvised!  I cut hope from Home Decor.  The printed paper is My Mind's Eye and the cs is CM.  The frame is cut using SU's Top Note die.

MPS Challenge 2

Okay, yes, I am VERY slow!  I admit it!  Here is my entry for Challenge #2-use Kraft paper.  My kraft paper is SU, the printed paper is CM.  I used Alphalicious to cut Dad.  (I haven't used that cartridge in a LONG time!)  The stamps are CTMH.  I distressed the edges and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on the edge of the kraft paper. 

National Scrapbbok Day! My Pink Stamper Challenge 1

Welcome to National Scrapbook Day!  I hope that you will find some time to make a card or layout or some type of craft project today!  Today, I am going to be taking part in the challenges posted by Robyn over on My Pink Stamper.  This is Challenge #1-Anything Cupcake!  I have several birthdays in the next few months that I need cards for.  I thought this one would work great for my niece!  The printed paper is DCVW, the CS is SU.  I used Celebrations to cut the cupcake.  I also inked the edges and used Stickles for the sprinkles.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I'm Back!

FINALLY!  After a very long break, I am back to crafting!  I will try to post more regulary.  We do have our house up for sale and hope to move over the summer.  But, I am going to try harder to post more!

Today, I have a Mother's Day card for you.  I got my inspiration from the Mojo Monday blog last week.  All of the paper and ink are from Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is Paper Trey Inc. and the flowers are Creative Memories.