Monday, July 30, 2012

Big Bucks!

Sorry I have been MIA.  I even missed last week's die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches!  But please, please jump on over and check out what the other gals did.  I was so impressed with their designs!  You can find it here.

It has been a really crazy, busy summer for me.  And to top it off, this past weekend, we stripped the ugly wallpaper down in our half bath and painted.  Plus, I had a little accident on Saturday night with glass from a 24"x36" picture frame.  I had purchased the frame at Michael's.  I took the glass out of the frame and put my bathroom mirror in it, so that I would have a new bathroom mirror, without the expense of one (the frame was 50% off, and therefore was definitely cheaper than buying a framed mirror).  Anyway, I leaned the glass up against the side of my bed when I took it out of the frame, and both my husband and I completely forgot about it.  On Saturday night when I was getting ready to get into bed, I suppose I was reaching for the sheet, and I didn't see the glass at all (the only light in the room was coming from the TV), and I hit my arm into the corner of the glass.  Of course it started bleeding immediately.  I ran to the bathroom and saw that it was bleeding badly, so I told my husband we were going to have to go to the hospital, and quickly.  At that point, I couldn't even see how big the cut was because there was so much blood.  I looked in the mirror, and I was as white as a sheet!  I think it scared both of us.  We wrapped a towel around it, and I held pressure on it until we got to the hospital. Thank goodness it wasn't as bad as we originally thought, but I still have 10 stitches in my lower arm, and am thankful that the cut wasn't 2 inches lower because it could have been my wrist!  I have a very sore arm now, so I'm not sure how much cardmaking I will be doing in the next week, but I have 11 cards to make in August for birthdays and an anniversary.  Somehow I'll get them done!

Today I am sharing my nephew's birthday card that I made last month.  As you recall, I made this card for my other nephew's birthday.  His brother also likes to play cards, so he got a poker card as well.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Poker Chips/Money:  Father's Day Cricut cartridge cut at 3"
Label:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/2"
Buttons:  American Crafts
Wavy black border:  Bazzill Just The Edge
The sentiment was computer generated and punched.  I then punched holes to add my twine.
I know he loves professional basketball, and I found a logo for the Milwaukee Bucks and put it on the inside with a sentiment that said, "And you thought you were getting money?  My bad!  Happy Birthday."  LOL.

Hope you like it.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Welcome Katelyn Faith Baby Card

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a nice weekend.  Today I am sharing  with you a baby card I made recently for my husband's niece's new baby girl.  This card probably took me thirty minutes to make because I decided at the last minute before a trip to Virginia that I needed a card to go with our gift.  It was made using some scraps, my Cuttlebug, and punches.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Card stock:  Core'dinations
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Oval label:  Spellbinders Nestabilities
Scalloped Border:  Fiskars border punch
Ribbon:  Unknown
Flowers:  Prima and Recollections
Bow:  This was purchased in a package of three from A C. Moore, manufacturer unknown.
Sentiment:  Computer generated using Word Art in Microsoft Word.  I found instructions on doing this on a blog, but for the life of me I can't find it now!
I used several punches for layering, and ta da, it was done!

Hope you like it.  I realize it doesn't have any Cricut cuts on it.  I've made several cards lately using punches, and the main reason is that I've been in a hurry.

Have a blessed, crafty day.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Finally . . . The Perfect Dress Layout

Another week has come and gone, and two great things are happening -- it's Friday, and it's time for another die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  There's a great announcement over there about a new card sketch team.  Make sure you check it out!  And, today the design team is revealing projects with the theme of "creative, hidden tag."  It was a fun challenge for me.  I decided to do a scrapbook page of dress shopping for our daughter's wedding gown.  These pictures are from 2008!  Wow, where has the time gone!?!  Here are the details:

Card Stock:  American Crafts, Core'dinations, Bazzill
Patterned Papers:  DCWV
"Finally . . .":  Don Juan Cricut cartridge cut at 1 1/4"
Label behind pictures/title:  Elegant Edges cut at 8" using the "Book" feature.  I thought this was perfect for a background for the photos.
Black border:  Bazzill Just the Edge
White border:  Martha Stewart border punch with tiny pearls added
Scalloped circle:  Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Die embossed in my Cuttlebug; circle:  George Cricut cartridge cut at 3 3/4" and then shadowed
"Perfect Dress":  Cuttlebug Baby Face font
Dress w/tag:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2" -- I cut three layers of this cut and the shadow.  The top layer has the embossing for the skirt.  I cut another layer using the blackout feature and cut a slit in it.  I then cut the third layer and cut the bottom half down to the size of a tag.  The tag slides into the slit that I cut to hold it.
Flowers:  Prima and Recollections with a button added to the red flower as a center
Flourish:  Sizzlit die
Plastic Dress/Wedding Bells Embellishments:  Unknown; purchased in a package of wedding buttons and embellishments at least 5 years ago
Hearts:  Punch
Arrows:  Cuttlebug dies

Thanks for taking the time to comment.  If you have questions, let me know.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Click on the photos for a better look.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy Birthday for my Dad

My sweet Daddy had a birthday last month, and this was the card I made for him.  I have a tough time with masculine cards anyway, and once I've made 15 cards for someone through the years, I have a hard time coming up with new ideas.  But this one turned out cute, so I'm happy with it.  Here are the details:

Size:  A2
Card Stock:  American Crafts and DCWV (shiny paper)
Patterned Paper:  Recollections
"Happy":  Don Juan Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 1/2"
Stars:  George Cricut Cartridge cut at 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"
Wavy border:  EKSuccess
Ribbon:  Unknown
Sentiment:  Computer generated and cut using a Spellbinders tag die.
Small stars:  Layered punches
I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white section and the stars.

Hope you like it and are inspired!  Thanks in advance for leaving a kind word.  Have a blessed, crafty day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Welcome Baby

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends.  And welcome to everyone!  Today I am sharing a baby card I made last month.  The shower invitation had a monkey on it, and it used these colors, so I made the card to imitate the invitation.  Here are the details:

Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Card Stock:  Bazzill and American Crafts
Patterned papers:  DCWV, and the green paper I used for the cards is My Mind's Eye I think.
Scalloped square background:  I cut this using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge at 5 1/2".  It is the background of the card.  In other words, it is glued onto the back of the card itself.  The brown part is the actual card.
Grass:  Fiskars border punch
Welcome Baby:  Cuttlebug die
Monkey and tree branch:  Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge cut at 3 1/2".  I used punches to make her a little flower for her head and added a mini pearl.
Pink border:  Martha Stewart border punch

Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment.  Have a blessed, crafty day!