Tuesday, September 25, 2012

When God Made You (Birthday Card)

Hello to all and welcome to my blog.  I am sharing with you the simple birthday card I made for my son-in-law last month.  He is a building contractor, so what could be better than a hammer for his card?  It really isn't a fancy card, but I was happy with it because I loved the sentiment that popped into my head when looking at this hammer.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned papers:  DCWV
Card stock:  Recollections; Bazzill
Hammer:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 5" -- embossed using my Cuttlebug
Nail:  I made this by using an oval punch and an arrow cut from one of my cartridges (can't remember which one and didn't write it down) (with the edges of the arrow cut off by hand)
Stars:  Punches
Screws:  These were brads that I cut the backs off and glued them onto light brown buttons
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched
Inside sentiment:  He hit the nail on the head.  Happy Birthday with our Love!

Hope you like it and are inspired!  Thanks for commenting.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Catch You Later Mr. Leaf

Another week has come and gone, and we are almost into fall.  Maybe you're thinking like me, "Where did summer go?"  It seems that just yesterday it was Easter!  We will see those leaves falling soon.  In fact, some  are already falling here.  And that brings us to today's reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Our die cut challenge this time is "Rake, Pile, Jump!"  I found this picture of our granddaughter from several years ago and decided to use it with the title "Catch You Later, Mr. Leaf."  Here are the details:

Label behind photo:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 10 1/2" (oblong feature and shadow)
"Catch You Later:"  Just Because Cards Cricut cartridge cut at 5"
Label behind "Catch You Later:"  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 3" (I think)
"Mr:" Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
"Leaf:" Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4" (using Gotham font)
Banner behind the word "Leaf:"  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 2"
Leaves:  Phrases Cricut cartridge cut at 4", 3" and 2 1/4"
Scarecrow Girl:  Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/4"
Border with holes:  Fiskars border punch
Clouds:  Fiskars punch
Small leaves:  Various punches

That's about it!  Hope you like it and are inspired to play along with us!  Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Your Birthday Makes My Heart Happy

I am home after spending a few days at the beach with my family.  What wonderful memories!  And I decided to share with you a birthday card I made last month for my aunt.  She is almost like an older sister to me because she is only 9 years older than me.  She always tells me that I make her heart happy.  So, I used that sentiment for her birthday card.  She called me after receiving it and told me that it was better than any gift I could have given her.  I'm sure that most of you who are card makers love to hear that someone appreciates your cards.  It sure made my day!  Here are the details:

Size:  Approx. 4" x 8 1/2"
Card Stock:  Recollections; American Crafts
Patterned Paper:  Recollections  (I cut the paper so that the images lined up on the different layers)
Heart:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut cartridge cut at 2" using the cupcake feature.  I also embossed it using my Cuttlebug.
If you look closely, you can see the gray medallions that I placed behind the heart, which are Spellbinders dies.
Pearls:  Unknown (They came from Hobby Lobby I think and are on a strand.)
Gems:  Queen & Co.
Rose:  I Am Roses
Sentiment:  "Your Birthday" -- Computer generated and punched using a McGill tag punch
Inside Sentiment:  "Makes My Heart Happy."
Ribbon:  Two layers of black -- one of them being the sheer ribbon

Thanks in advance for taking a moment to say hello and let me know you liked the card!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Happy Tuesday, and welcome to my blog.  Today I am sharing with you a birthday card I gave to my Mom last month.  She is someone that really likes and appreciates my cards, which is very nice.  Here are the details:

The card ended up being 4 3/4" x 5 1/4"
I cut the card shape from the Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge at 5 1/4" (p. 74 of handbook)
Celebrate:  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 3/4" (p. 48 of handbook)
Scalloped border (which you can barely see) was cut from the Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut Cartridge at 5 1/4" using the fit to length feature.
Leaves were cut from that same cartridge at 2 1/2"
Flower:  Recollections
Label:  Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"?  (I failed to write this size down.)

Thanks as always for your comments.  I hope you are inspired!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Just Playing Soccer

Hello fellow bloggers!  I am excited to share with you the layout I made for this week's die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Our theme was "Put Me In Coach."  I looked through lots of photographs for anything sports related and finally found these of our granddaughter playing soccer.  I have been trying so hard to scrapbook in chronological order.  I am generally scrapbooking events that happened in late 2008, but, alas, this layout is from 2012.  Hey, it happens!  LOL.  Here are the details:

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  Bazzill; American Crafts; Core'dinations
"Soccer" and Soccer Ball:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 5"
Shoe:  All Sports Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 3/4" using the flip feature (p. 41 of handbook) (I hand cut the leg.)
"Just":  Don Juan Cricut Cartridge cut at 2" (I cut it from the phrase "Just Because")
"Playing":  3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge cut at 2 1/2" (I cut it from the phrase "Playing Dress Up")
Arrow:  Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge cut at 3"
Stars:  George Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 1/2", 2 1/4" and 2 1/2"
Banner:  1 1/4" circles glued onto 1 1/2" scalloped circles, cut in half.

This was a fun layout to make.  I think it is because I just love the bright primary colors!  I hope you like it too!  Thanks for your comments.  It is always nice to get comments and know that people actually like and appreciate your work!  And, I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Jane

I hope each of you have enjoyed your Labor Day holiday in some way.  We were blessed to get to go to the beach for the weekend, which was wonderful!  And now I get to share with you a birthday card made for a long distance friend.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned papers:  DCWV
Card Stock:  American Crafts; Bazzill
Balloons:  Cricut Create-A-Critter cartridge cut at 2 1/4" and 3".  I used the negatives from the cuts and added that layer to the card with pop up dots.  I placed the blue paper so that it would be the strings for the balloons.
Stars:  Punch
Sentiment:  I used Word Art in Microsoft Word to create the sentiment.  I punched it with a 1" punch, added a 1 1/4" circle punch behind that and then added a 2" scalloped circle punch.
I also used a Fiskars Apron Lace border punch at the top.

Thanks for your kind words as always.

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