Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hope Your Birthday is Poodles of Fun!

Happy Little Friday everyone!  I heard someone call Thursday that, and I thought it was pretty appropriate.  LOL.  I am sharing today a birthday card made last month (yes, I am far behind) for a dear friend.  She loves animals, and poodles are her favorite dog.  When I saw this sentiment, I put a reminder on my calendar to use it on her birthday card.  She, of course, thought it was cute!  Here are the details:

Size:  5" x 5" (approx.)
Scalloped border:  Spellbinders die
Open scalloped border:  Border punch
Poodle:  Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2"
Label behind poodle:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/2" (p. 67 of handbook)
Ribbon:  Unknown
Flowers:  I am Roses
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched

That's about it!  Hope you like it.  And thanks for your kind comments.  Have a blessed, crafty day!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Wanna Bet?

Happy Monday to all.  Today I am sharing my nephew's birthday card.  He just turned 24 and loves to play poker.  I really try to make cards that are in line with people's interests and likes.  Since masculine cards are difficult for me to begin with, I was happy with how this one turned out.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Card Stock:  Bazzill and American Crafts
Scalloped Rectangle:  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Poker Cards/Poker Chips:  Father's Day Cricut Solutions Cartridge cut at 2 3/4"
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Border:  Fiskars Border Punch
Stars:  Punch
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with Stampin' Up Word Window punch
Inside Sentiment:  "We bet you have a great birthday."

That's about it!  Hope you like it well enough to leave a comment.

Have a blessed, crafty day!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Late Graduation Card

This is a graduation card I made for a dear friend's daughter who graduated from college last month.  I used the photo she sent to me on her graduation announcement and her school colors.  Using a photo on the front of a card is always a great way to personalize it.  Here are the details:

Approximate Size:  4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Card Stock:  American Crafts and Core'dinations
Outside scalloped border:  Spellbinders die
Scalloped white border strip:  Martha Stewart border punch
2012:  Baby Face Cuttlebug font
You Did It:  Don Juan Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 3/4"

Thanks for your comments.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day Cards

I apologize that I didn't get these posted before Father's Day.  It was a crazy week last week and a crazy weekend.  My daughter and son-in-law hosted a catfishing tournament in memory of his Dad who passed away last year on June 18th.  They raised lots of money for local church building funds and a youth camp.  So proud of them!  Anyway, I helped my daughter bake 140 mini pies (tarts) on Friday, was at the lake all day on Saturday, and had our family here on Sunday.

These are the cards I made for my dad and father-in-law for Father's Day.  Since this is a quick post, I won't put sizes or lots of information.  But, if you need any of that info, just leave a comment, and I will go back and look it up and send it to you.

Thanks so much for looking.  Have a blessed, crafty day!


Friday, June 15, 2012

My Guy

Happy Friday everyone!  Since this Sunday is Father's Day here in the U.S., the gals at Stuck On U Sketches decided that it would be a good time to place a little emphasis on good old Dad.  Thus, our die cut challenge this week is "All About Fathers!"  Instead of showing you the cards I made for my dad and my father-in-law (those will come later), I am featuring my hubby's card.  He is my Mr.-Fix-It for sure.  He's a great handyman and can figure out how to fix most anything.  And he's a great father.  He loves our daughters and grandchildren so much.  What a blessing.  Come join us in the challenge!

Here are the details of the card:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  Recollections, Bazzill, Core'dinations, Die Cuts With A View
I made the wrench, which was patterned after a few punch art cards I found on Pinterest, using three punches: Word Window Stampin' Up and a circle punch for one end, and a scalloped circle and circle punch for the other end.
I embossed the shimmery DCWV paper with a manly Cuttlebug embossing folder.
I added a circle shaped Nestabilities die and added a scalloped octagon shaped Nestabilities die behind it.
On top of that, I cut the phrase "My Guy" using the Father's Day Cricut solutions cartridge (cut at 2 1/2").
I then added some punched stars and my computer generated sentiment, which was cut using a Spellbinders tag die and used with a simple piece of black satin ribbon.
I think that's about it!

I hope you are inspired.  Thanks for your kind words.  Have a blessed, crafty day!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Thinking of You Card

First of all, I was so excited earlier this week when I clicked on my blog, and I FINALLY had 300 followers.  It seems as if I went from 50 to 250 pretty quickly, but it was very slow going from 250 to 300.  I appreciate everyone who visits here, and especially those who comment, since we all know how much work it is to maintain a blog.  I never dreamed when I started this blog that I'd ever get to 300 followers!  Thanks for being a little part of my blogging life!

And now, the real reason for this post:  A co-worker had to have some minor surgery last week, and ended up being out of work this entire week.  This is the "thinking of you" card I made for her.  Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Card Stock:  Recollections and Core'dinations
Patterned papers:  My Mind's Eye
Scalloped Lacy Circles:  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Bird:  Stampin' Up Punch
Leaves:  Martha Stewart punch
"Thinking of":  Computer generated and punched using 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches and a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch
"U":  Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/2"
Scalloped Circle Behind "U":  Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge cut at 2".  I embossed the top layer using my Cuttlebug
Fancy Corners:  Cuttlebug dies

I am entering this for the sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

That's about it!   Thanks for your kind words that mean so much!  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Monday, June 4, 2012

50 and Fabulous!

Happy Monday everyone.  Today I am sharing my sister-in-law's birthday card.  It's hard to believe she is 50!  I can remember when she was 17!  I really love doing shaped cards, so I decided a flower pot would be pretty for her birthday.  Here are the details:

Card Shape:  Bloom Cricut Lite Cartridge cut at 6".  I made one regular cut and one using the "flip" feature and scored the back cut at the top (on the handle of the pot) and glued them together to make a card.
Flowers:  They are part of the flower pot, but I chose to cut an extra layer of the flowers/leaves so that I could have three colors.  I cut off the part I didn't want to show.  I added two layers of little punched circles and some gems as well for the centers of the flowers.  Then I outlined everything with a little glitter glue for an added touch.  The flowers and pot were all embossed using my Cuttlebug.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched using 1" and 1 1/4" circles, and a 1 1/2" scalloped circle.

I am submitting this to the "May Flowers" challenge over at Cooking With Cricut.

Thanks for taking a look, and of course, thanks for leaving a comment!  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

She Digs Summer

Another Friday is here, and time for another die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  Our latest challenge is "I Love Summer."  I decided to make a layout of our sweet granddaughter digging in the sand a few years ago -- thus the title, "She 'Digs' Summer."  Here are the details:

Card Stock:  Die Cuts With A View and Core'Dinations
Patterned Papers:  Recollections and My Mind's Eye
"She:"  Baby Face Cuttlebug font
"Digs Summer:"  Don Juan Cricut cartridge cut at  1 1/2"
Sun:  Pack Your Bags Cricut cartridge cut at 2 3/4"
Clouds & Wave Border:  Fiskars punches
Top Note Label Behind Pictures:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 10"
Sand Bucket:  Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Circle and Lacy Scalloped Circle:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
White Scalloped Circle Border:  Bazzill Just The Edge
Flowers:  Recollections and Prima
Flourish:  Recollections

I hope you like it.  And I hope you are inspired to come and join us on the challenge!

Thanks as always for your kind words about my work.

I am submitting this for the "Anything Goes" challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas, the "May Flowers" challenge over at Cooking With Cricut, and the "Under The Sea" challenge at Do You Stack Up?.