Thursday, September 29, 2011

You're a Lucky Duck

Today I am sharing with you another guy card, this one for my son-in-law's birthday.  He is an avid duck hunter, so when I saw the ducks on Campin' Critters, I was happy!  And I wanted to make him laugh, and that is the reason for the silly sentiment.  Here are the details:

Card size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Card stock:  Recollections, Wausau, Bazzill, DCWV
Patterned paper:  Unknown
Duck:  Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Clouds and Sun:  Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge
Green scalloped border:  EKSuccess border punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up Paper Savers punch
Embossing on sun, clouds and water:  Cuttlebug
Inside sentiment:  Not only do you have the best mother-in-law in the world, but you share a birthday with some pretty famous people.  (This is a reference to the fact that he shares a birthday with my Mom.)  LOL.

Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Guy Birthday Card

I am sharing with you today the birthday card I made recently for my husband.  It can definitely be classified as clean and simple.  It is not one of my favorites for sure, but I like the shape.  Here are details:

Size:  5 x 5"
Card shape:  Campin' Critters Cricut cartridge using the sign feature cut at 5" - very cool feature for cards.
Card stock:  Bazzill
Patterned paper:  Unknown (mayber DCWV?)
Stars:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 1 3/4" and 3" (I think)
I also used a Fiskars border punch.
Sentiment was computer generated and then punched with a 1" circle punch and layered on a 1 1/2" scalloped circle.  I then just tied a ribbon into a knot and glued it on.

Very simple!  Thanks for your comments and be inspired!

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Tie That Binds Is Love

I am excited to share with you another layout that I found time to create.  I didn't realize how much I missed doing layouts.  This layout is part of the current die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  We were to make something using a heart.  I used a Nestabilities heart, which I love.  And I love the pictures on this layout.  They were taken in 2008 at the local fair.  My husband and our granddaughter have a special bond, and I wanted this layout to emphasize that bond.  Here are details about the layout:

Card stock:  Bazzill and American Crafts
Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye
Black scalloped edge:  Bazzill Just the Edge
Background label: Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut using the Fit to Page feature.  I think it ended up cutting at 10 1/2".  I also cut a shadow for this cut.
Frame:  Elegant Edges
Hearts:  Martha Stewart punch and Nestabilities heart dies
The:  Computer generated and punched with a heart punch
Tie & Binds:  Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge -- welded and cut using Cricut Craft Room
That & Is:  Cuttlebug Olivia font
Love:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4"
Green scalloped circle border:  Bazzill Just the Edge
Flowers:  I Am Roses, and Recollections
Also, I hid my journaling behind the framed picture, attaching ribbon to the top so it could be pulled out and viewed.

Hope you can join us for this awesome challenge!

Thanks for looking, and for your kind words.  Be inspired!

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Felt Flower Wreath

I have fallen in love with felt for making flowers -- they are so easy!  Thank you to Lauren at Lauren's Creative for making an absolutely beautiful wreath that inspired me to make one as well.  Here is a link to Lauren's gorgeous fall wreath, along with tutorials.  I went to Hobby Lobby on Saturday with my daughter and bought everything I needed to make this wreath.  I used a Styrofoam wreath and covered it with ribbon instead of a straw wreath covered with yarn.  It only took me two hours or so to make it!  Hope you like it.  Thanks in advance for your kind words.  Be inspired!

And a closeup --

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Few More Thank You Cards

I am sharing with you today two more simple thank you cards I made for friends and family that were wonderful to us when my husband had surgery last month.  The first is for a dear friend who gave him a two month subscription to Netflix (perfect for someone who is in a cast and needs to be sitting in a chair with his foot propped up), and the other is for our daughter who brought a week's worth of food so that I didn't have to come home from work and cook (as well as take care of him).  I am blessed!

The cards are A2 size.  I used DCWV and Bazzill papers, my Cuttlebug (embossing and "thanks"), K and Co. flowers, a Martha Stewart punch (under the mini roses), a border punch, and lace.  If you would like any specific details, just let me know!

Thanks for looking.  Be inspired!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Few Thank You Cards

After my hubby had surgery last month, lots of people did nice things for us.  I needed to make several thank you cards, so instead of making several different ones, I made several that were similar and simple.  I am sharing a set with you today.

I absolutely love, love, love my Cuttlebug.  I love how you can take a piece of white card stock and make it into a nice card.  It doesn't have to be really fancy to be pretty (in my humble opinion).

Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  American Crafts and Bazzill
I used different Cuttlebug embossing folders for each of these cards.  I also used a Cuttlebug thank you set of dies.  I also love my Cuttlebug alphabets and dies.  They are great when you're in a pinch!  And of course I used my handy dandy punches, which as you know if you visit here often, I use all of the time.  They can't be beat!

Hope you like them.  Click on the photo for a better look.  Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I am sharing with you today the birthday card I made for my mother's birthday.  I was pleased with the way the card turned out.  It really was more elegant than it photographed.  I made it with today's die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches in mind.  We were challenged to use a flower on our creations.  And flowers are my very favorite things ever to put on a card or layout!  So, I was a happy design team member.  LOL.  Click here to go directly to the challenge.  Come play along with us!

Here are the details:

Size:  5" x 5"
Card stock:  Bazzill
Patterned papers:  DCWV
Flower:  Paisley Cricut cartridge cut at sizes from 2 1/2" down to 1 1/4".  To get the dimension on the flower, I curled the leaves around a embossing tool.  I learned this several months ago on the Cricut message board, but I can't remember to whom I should give credit.  I added a large glass bead to the center from my stash.
Scalloped squares:  I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the scalloped squares cut at 3" and 3 1/2" and also added shadows for the cuts.
Bow:  Unknown satin ribbon -- bow made with my Bow Easy.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a 1" circle punch and a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch.
Pearls:  Queen and Company

Here are a few pictures.   Click on the pictures for a better look.  I hope you like it, and thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fair Fun

I suppose it doesn't take much to excite me, since I was so excited to find the time this weekend to make a layout.  It's been almost 3 months since I've done a page, so this was a treat for me.  Of course the thrill was taken away a little when I went to pick the layout up from my coffee table yesterday, and obviously glue had been on the back of the layout, which made it stick to my coffee table!  AARRGGHH!!  I don't know how that happened!  Now I have three spots on the table with red card stock and Fabri-Tac glue!  I've tried UnDu, rubbing alcohol, and an oily furniture polish, but so far, it's only removed about 1/2 of the mess, and I can see that it is hurting the finish on the table.  If you know of a magical formula to remove the glue, please let me know!

I used a sketch from Sketch Support.  I just love their two page sketches!  Here are the details of the layout:

Card stock:  Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, DCWV Glitter
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye
Scalloped edging:  Doodlebug Designs Paper Frills
Carousel horse, ticket, and title:  Carousel Cricut Lite cartridge
Butterfly:  K and Co.
Flower-like punch outs (for lack of a better description):  EK Success punch
Stars:  McGill punch
Label for journaling:  Nestabilities
Laugh:  DCWV Chipboard piece

Click on the photo to get a better look!

Thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Best Wishes Bridal Shower Card

I am sharing with you today a bridal shower card I made for one of my daughter's best friends.  I made this card quickly because I didn't realize the shower was coming up until the day before it occurred!  Yikes.  The bride loves vintage stuff and wouldn't be caught wearing the color pink.  Ha.  So, I tried to make the card in the colors she likes -- tans and greens.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  DCWV and Recollections
Patterned Papers:  DCWV
Yarn flower:  Recollections
Hearts:  Martha Stewart punch
Best Wishes:  Cuttlebug folder
Ribbon:  Unknown - from my stash
Lacey scalloped circle and circle:  Nestabilities

Thanks for looking.  Be inspired!