Monday, March 26, 2012

Sweet Baby Boy

Time to start a new week, and I have a baby card to share with everyone.  This one was made for a couple at church who had their second baby boy a few months ago.  In fact, he is already three months old, and I am just now getting this card and a gift to them.  But, I'm sure they will use it, no matter his age.  Here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2
Patterned paper:  Unknown (I've had it for years, and you can barely see it anyway in the scalloped circle)
Card stock:  Wausau papers for the blue, Core'dinations, and American Crafts
Scalloped circle (used about 1/3 of the cut):  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2" (p. 23 of handbook)
The elephant was cut using the Martha Stewart birthday cake art cartridge (cupcake feature) at 2 1/4" (p. 21 of handbook)
I added two little punched stars and pearls at the top, along with ribbon, and a baby boy outfit button  from Dress It Up.

I am entering this card into two challenges:  Card Makin' Mamas button challenge and Card Patterns sketch no. 158.

Thanks for your comments.  Hope you like it.  Be inspired!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Some Bunny Loves You

Hello everyone.  I'm sure at least one person has missed me, huh?  Surely?  LOL.  I have been so busy trying to find table linens, a rug, etc. for my new kitchen that I haven't really taken much time to craft.  And I miss it.  But, sooner or later, I will find the things I need for my kitchen and get back to the scrapbook room.  The problem is that the colors on my wall are pale yellow and a blue/gray.  The blue/gray is the culprit.  When you see something blue, the paint looks gray.  When you find something gray, the paint looks blue!  So frustrating.  I will never, ever paint my walls without buying my accessories first.  Or, at least I will shop to see what is available.  I have been to 20 stores, and haven't found the right accessories yet!  Anyway, for the reason I am here ---- today is the reveal over at Stuck On U Sketches for our new die cut challenge -- you guessed it -- bunnies!  I made this little treat bag with candy to showcase this adorable bunny.  Here are the details:

For the label that folds over and closes the bag, I used the label on page 39 of the handbook for the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2".  I stapled it on (and then covered the stapled part on the back with a punched scalloped oval shape that can be written on).  For the bunny, I used the Easter bunny on the Martha Stewart Seasonal cartridge cut at 4".  I actually cut it twice and popped it up with foam tape.  The sentiment was printed from my computer and punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch and a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch.  I then added a little bow I purchased months ago at AC Moore and a tiny Recollections rose.


Thanks for your comments.  Check out what the other designers have done.  You won't be disappointed.  Hope you can join in with us!  Be inspired!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Birthday for Our Daughter

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I am excited to share this card with you.  I really like how it turned out. And it was made for one of my favorite people -- our oldest daughter!  She had her 31st birthday recently, and I wanted to make something special for her.  Here are the details:

Size:  5" x 5"
Card stock:  American Crafts
Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye
The card was cut using the Life's A Party Cricut cartridge at 5".  I just love the cards on this cartridge, and this one was perfect for her birthday.  I cut the front of the card twice, once in white and once in the red polka dot paper at 4 3/4" and popped it up using pop up tape.  I cut the front again using the multi-colored polka dot paper and cut just the middle part off to use as a stripe on the front of the card.
The "Happy Birthday" was cut at 2 1/2" using the Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art cartridge, which I got for a great price a few months ago from Cricut Machine (like maybe $12.50?), and it is quickly becoming a favorite as well.
The large pink flower was cut using the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge at 4".  The other roses are mini roses made by Recollections or purchased from I Am Roses.  The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.
The daisy is a button with the back cut off on top of some pretty blue satin ribbon.
To finish it off, I added three little pearls.
There ya go!

Hope you like it as much as I did.  And thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Another Flower Has Bloomed in Heaven

Happy Friday to everyone!  As promised, I have a project to share with you today.  This is a sympathy card I made for a family at church.  The wife lost her mother suddenly a few weeks ago.  And it is also for the new and exciting die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  We were to make something using a cameo or silhouette.  I have used the sentiment "Another Flower Has Bloomed in Heaven" for a sympathy card once before, and I really love the softness of a silhouette for the sentiment.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
I rounded the corners of the bottom of the card to try to give it a little extra softness.
Card Stock: Recollections and DCWV Linen Closet (embossed using my Cuttlebug)
Patterned paper:  DCWV Linen Closet
Sentiment:  (Half of which is on the inside of the card) was computer generated, punched with a Stampin' Up punch, and layered on a Martha Stewart punched medallion and then that was layered on a EK Success label.
Silhouette:  A Child's Year Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2" (page 36 of the handbook) (I love this cartridge -- so versatile!)
Label Behind Silhouette:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4" (page 50 of the handbook) (And this would probably be my all time favorite Cricut cartridge)
I used a Fiskars border punch and cut a small strip for the right side of the card and then added some brown ribbon and a Recollections mini rose, a few brown pearls, and it was done!

I hope you like it, and I hope you'll jump on over to SOUS and play along with us!

Thanks for looking and for your comments that mean the world to me!

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Still Here . . .

Just a quick note to say that I'm still alive and kicking!  It's been crazy at my house for the past two weeks.  We are doing some remodeling in our kitchen.  We have taken wallpaper down (I hope I never have to do that again), and our son-in-law, who is a contractor, has taken the linoleum up and put tile board down.  We are waiting for granite to be cut for the countertops and then tile will go on the floor and backsplash.  The walls, which had blue wallpaper on them, now have a pale yellow paint on top and a blue/gray paint on the bottom.  Pictures to follow when it is all finished.  So, with that said, I am working on a few projects to post, so be watching!