Thursday, June 30, 2011

Drinks Well with Others

I made this card for my super social next door neighbour. He's the center of the party...moving in? out?...drinks...birthday? drinks and outside?...water balloons and drinks. To tell the truth he's the bestest, funniest neighbour. The life of the neighbourhood and the party. On's actually his Birthday...that calls for snacks and drinks and fun conversation. I've been dying to use this cut from Simply Charmed...I's perfect!! The stamp isn't to shabby either...

  • MME-Lime Twist-Fly a Kite and Out of the Blue paper pads
  • Bazzill:kraft, black and white
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and Birthday stamp set-"happy birthday"stamp
  • Stampin'Up-buttons
  • EK Success-edge punch
  • hemp twine
  • front stamp-My Favorite Things-twisted too set
  • cheers stamp-Kraftin' Kimmie
  • Cricut cart-Simply Charmed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You're Dog-gone special!

I made this card so I could try out my new Tim Holtz Mini-paper rosette dies. I love them...too cute on cards. This dog cut is adoreable...add a pun and some twine=Bingo...a cute card.

  • Bazzill-black and kraft cardstock
  • MME-Fine and Dandy, Lime twist-Life of the Party patterned paper
  • MME-Life of the Party-Charmed twine
  • Tim Holtz mini paper rosette dies
  • Stampin Up-button
  • hemp-twine
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Amy R-Critter Sentiments
  • Kraftin Kimmie-Happy Birthday inside
  • CTMH-Cocoa ink
  • Cricut carts-Birthday bash and George

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge

The rules for this challenge:use Teresa Collins products, use 4 Cricut cuts and make an elegant...birthday, wedding or anniversary project. I think this card suits. I left the inside blank so the card could be any of these projects. It came together fast and turned out so pretty...Love the bling!

  • Teresa Collins-Chic Bebe girl paper and diecut(inside), Book platez
  • Bazzill-black and white
  • CTMH-Say it in style stamp set, black ink
  • Bo Bunny rhinestones
  • Basic Grey black rhinestones
  • EK Success corner punch
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Imaginisce ribbon
  • Cricut carts-Elegant edges and Sweet Treats

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Caroline's Thank You card

I made this card for a scrap pal who also is an amazing math teacher. She has been tutoring my son once a week since January along with working 2 jobs...she is amazing!!! My son also really likes her...and learns from her. I'm hoping to snag her for next year. I love how this card turned out, hopefully she will too.
  • MME-Limetwist-Out of the Blue, Fly a Kite, Life of the Party
  • Bazzill-kraft cardstock
  • hemp twine
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and ribbon
  • Action Wobble
  • Stampin' Up buttons
  • Amy R stamps
  • Cricut Carts-Elegant edges and Hello Kitty Greetings

Friday, June 24, 2011

Guest Designer at Inking it up Crazy

I'm really honoured to be the guest designer today at Inking it up Crazy. Today I used Echo Park just can't go wrong with it. It's bright and it!!  I actually had a hard time choosing which line to use...there are so many lines that I love from Echo Park. I decided to go with the most recently's always fun to use new paper!! I also used my new Cricut cart-Elegant Edges. I just love this cart...I think it totally replaces many choices for great frames, edges and matts. I decided to break out the cart my parents bought for me...Kate's ABC's. This one has such pretty cuts that you could use for just about any card or layout. I chose to cut this wagon, as I thought that I could use it for any celebration...Birthday, Mother's Day or just a Congratulations card. I love making cards like this and leaving the sentiment inside I can add it later, as the occasion demands.

  • Echo Park-Summer Days paper line
  • Teal  and white Bazzill
  • brown cardstock scrap
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and Celebrate stamp from "Say it with Style"stamp set
  • Stampin' Up ribbon and butterfly stamp inside, word window punch
  • Cricut carts-Kate's ABC's and Elegant Edges
  • white Uni-ball gel pen
  • Martha Stewart edge punch inside
  • Paper shapers-flower punches, corner rounder
  • heart punch

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Religious Thank You cards

My Daughter is graduating from a Catholic Highshool this year. She won quite a few awards at her convocation. As a result...I had to make a few Thank You cards. I think they turned out really well. The paper is serene and pretty.

  • Bazzill-kraft cardstock and bittersweet
  • patterned papers from the Cappella line from Basic Grey
  • EK Success-corner punch
  • Stampin'Up slot punch
  • CTMH-cocoa ink and November word puzzle for the sentiment
  • Cricut cart-Inspired Heart
  • dark brown grosgrain ribbon

Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Crazy card challenge

I made this card for the Birthday Crazy card Challenge at The Pink Stamper. I used this cute little laughing cake...with an Action Wobble...of course. I love the cute little images on the Smiley Card cart that was available for a free download when I bought my Gypsy. I'm not sure how I got along without this gadget...I probably wasted alot of paper. A perfect Birthday card for my stash.
  1. kraft cardstock
  2. black cardstock
  3. Limetwist-MME-Happy Go Lucky patterned paper
  4. Limetwist-MME-Happy Twine
  5. Stampin'Up-violet grosgrain ribbon, flower buttons, slot punch, edge punch
  6. CTMH-Outdoor denim ink, Birthday sentiments from Happy Birthday stamp set
  7. Diamond Stickles
  8. Action Wobble
  9. Cricut Carts-Smiley Cards, Elegant edges(inside)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sympathy Card

This week my project was to make 25 Sympathy cards for my husband's company to have on hand. I've made some in the past for them, but sadly...they're already out. I came up with this design...and I love the end product. The paper line is so pretty.

  • kraft cardstock
  • Bazzill-olive,straw,gold
  • We R Memory Keepers-Merry January patterned paper line
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamps
  • CTMH-cocoa ink
  • heart punch
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Paper Shapers corner punch
  • hemp string
  • Bella Bling-green bling
  • Cricut Carts-Bloom, Elegant Edges

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day

I made this card this weekend at a fun scrap with my gal pal's. I used this fun car cut from Nifty Fifties and this cute paper line from Fancy pants called "it's your day". Love how it turned out.Fun and funky with an action wobble...too much fun!
  • Fancy Pants-It's Your Day-patterned paper
  • Bazzill-Bittersweet
  • black cardstock
  • CTMH-Cocoa ink
  • CTMH sentiment stamp on cardfront-"A Little bit of everything" stampset
  • inside sentiment-Kraftin' Kimmie
  • Basic Grey chocolate brads
  • Martha Stewart edge punch
  • Action Wobble
  • Cricut carts-Nifty Fifties

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I had to go to my kraft room for an unhappy occasion. This is the card that I came up with. It's for a friend who's spouse passed. I tend to use trees on sympathy cards...I don't know why. I love this tree from the Bloom cartridge, too pretty. The paper just seemed perfect.

  • Kaiserkraft-Hey Birdie Collection
  • kraft cardstock
  • hemp
  • EK Success border punch
  • sentiment stamp-Hero Arts
  • CTMH-Chocolate ink
  • inside heart stamp-Stampin' up

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Snail Mail

I used this card base from the Birthday Bash cart on my previous post...I confess,I love it. Had to use it here it it. This time I paired it with My Mind's Eye-Lime Twist papers and twine and the adorable little snail from the same cart...too damn cute!!!!! I gave her little pigtails on her antennae...had to do had to be a girl snail. The sentiment was perfect from the Pink Stamper.

  • My Mind's Eye-(Lime Twist)-Fly a Kite and Life of the Party and twine from Fly a Kite-soar
  • kraft cardstock
  • The Pink Stamper-More Punny-licious
  • Cotton Candy Stickles
  • EK Success-daisy punch and corner punch and edge punch
  • Action Wobble
  • CTMH-black ink
  • Cricut cart-Birthday Bash

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cricut Circle Magazine-Make it your way-Challenge

The Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge was to "Make it your way". The idea was to be inspired by one of their designers and...Make it your way. The rules were to use 3 Cricut cuts and an idea from the magazine. I was inspired by Crystal Hobbs. Her "hello friend" card on page 42 spoke to me. I've never made a stamp shaped card and I love the paper she chose. I decided to make the stamp shaped card from the cart Birthday Bash and I chose a similar line of paper by My Mind's eye-Stella Rose-Mabel. Love how this one turned out!!!!! In fact...I'll be using this card cut again.

  • Stella Rose-My Mind's Eye-Mabel line of paper
  • kraft cardstock
  • twine
  • heart punch
  • EK Success edge punch
  • Action Wobble
  • Stampin' Up button
  • Bazzill brown mini brads
  • Making Memories felt flower
  • sentiment-front-(Punny-licious-The Pink Stamper)
  • CTMH-cocoa ink
  • Amy R-Critter Sentiments-inside card
  • Cricut carts-Hoot 'n' Holler, Elegant edges, Birthday Bash, Accent Essentials
The owl was cut from Hoot 'n' Holler at 2.75". The blue flower was cut from Accent Essentials at 1.5". The base card was cut from Birthday Bash pg.31 at 5". The layered shapes on the front were cut from Elegant Edges pg.38 at 3.94"...using the Gypsy to make sure that they would fit perfectly inside the stamp card base. Too cute!!

Cricut Circle Magazine-Imaginisce Challenge

I made this card for the Circle Magazine, Imaginisce Challenge. The rules included-3 Imaginisce products and 4 Cricut cuts. I believe this card meets all the requirements. It's hard to make a card and then have to use certain things...I'm a fly by the seat of my pants girl. I think it turned out kinda cute. This is the first time I used the Imaginisce Petal roller and Roly Rosies paper. It went really the little flower on my card. Also the first time I used a card shape from the cart A Child's Year...I'm going to use these many to choose from. Lastly...this is the first time I've cut this adorable popsicle from the cart Smiley Carts...too cute!!

  • Imaginisce-A Shore Thing Paper line
  • Imaginisce-Petal Roller
  • Imaginisce-Roly Rosies Paper-to make the flower
  • Imaginisce-Sunkissed brad
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Bo Bunny Double Dot-Chocolate dot, Flamingo dot, Licorice dot, Brilliant blue dot
  • Cricut carts-Elegant Edges, A Child's Year, Simply Charmed
  • Pink rhinestones and pink ribbon-old-no idea of brand
  • Action Wobble-love these
  • Fruit and Veggie puns from The Pink Stamper-inside card
  • CTMH-black ink inside card
I used my Gypsy to make this card, I usually do...gotta love the Gypsy, it makes laying out all the cuts so easy. The card base and the inside shape were cut from pg.77 A Child's Year...card size-8.6x5.42", inside shape-4.42x5.42". I used Elegant edges pg.25 to cut the shape on the inside of the card-1.69x2.06". I cut the popsicle shape from Smiley Cards cart at 2.02x3.66". The juicy was cut from Simply Charmed pg.45 at 1.5" length.