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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello Kitty Happy Birthday Card

Bought Hello Kitty cartridge last yr, 2010, at a Michaels sale for $9.99 and this is my first creation using it.

Some may know & others may not but I am a pilot of single-engine planes. Back in the 1970s, not sure if they still do this, but when a guy completed solo flight & would be getting his pilot license the back of the shirt you were wearing was ripped & hung up for display and if women wanted to participate in this also they could so yes I did so also. I even did a super duper cross country flight with anotehr person flying a single-engine plane, a Grumman American, from Melbourne, FL to San Louis Obispo CA. I channeled my love of piloting into this creation. Even gave Hello Kitty a silk pilot scarf.

Made this Hello Kitty Birthday Card


for following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes Cakes & Cupcakes Birthday Cards

Welcome to the Bday Sundaes Cakes & Cupcakes Hop!

Cricut 360 Ch #5 Transportation

CRICUT 360º - Challenge # 5 - Transportation

Getting Cricky Positive Thoughts to Come

Positive Things to Come!!!! Simply Sunday Challenge enter till 8/13

M.A.G. Challenge by the Page #37 Hello Kitty p65

Challenge #37

8/5 saw this challenge that was posted 7/27/11 & is still open and since I did use scraps for the paper & I used a K Andrew Positive Thoughts Stamp
Squirly Girl Creations - Scraps/K Andrew Stamp

Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge 4"

Base 12" x 6" white cardstock
cardstock: black, 2 shades blue, red, white
core'dinations Bluebell 11 1/2" x 5 1/2"
pattern: the Paper Studio Cloud Photo 11" x 5"

Getting Cricky K. Andrew Art Stamps clear stamps "Positive Thoughts" sentiment:
To every cloud
there is a silver lining
*** I won this set from Becka for Operation Owl Blog Hop ***

Stampabilities Happy Birthday with Candle rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo black ink

the Ribbon Boutique cupcake ribbon
Spool O' Ribbon white ribbon - Hello Kitty scarf
blue & white twine - won this for Canada Day Blog Hop

American Crafts red glitter gel pen Hello Kitty bow
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen white stitching on plane

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Winter Woodland Christmas Card

Created this Winter Woodland Christmas Card

to enter into the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC13

The Long and short of It: 4" x 9" card and keep it clean & simple

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #34 Plaid

Cooking with Cricut

Challenge #44: Bunny

Holiday Anything Goes any holiday using any cartridge & colors

Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge 2" rabbit

Base 4" x 9" white cardstock
2 pieces of white cardstock 4" x 4 1/2" each
patterned paper: DCWV winter matstack 4 3/4" x1 1/2"
lt blue, white cardstock

Sizzix Phrases Merry Christmas #3 embossing folder - when I make more I'm going to make an embossed piece for center of card and 2 embossed pieces on either side so there's no break in center and maybe put plaid paper down each divided piece

Bobbin Ribbon Snow Bunny ribbon

Sakura Souffle ink pen: black bunny mouth, pink bunny nose

1/4" 6.5mm pom pom bunny tail

Watermelon Decor

Created this Watermelon Decor

with following challenges in mind:

Fantabulous Cricut - Melon time

Challenge Me Monday #70

Decorate to Celebrate Ch#5 - BBQ, Block or Neighborhood Party

Challenge #5 -- BBQ, Block, or Neighborhood Party

Papercraft Star - Anything Goes

Challenge 55 ! Welcome !!

Scrapbookaholic by Abby: Anything Summer

Pile it on: "Fun in the Sun" Summer

Block Party Cricut Lite cartridge 3" watermelon

Base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Kraft cardstock
pink paper 5 1/4" x 4"
patterned paper DCWV the summer matstack 5" x 3 3/4"
black, 2 shades of green, pink & red

BasicGrey clear stamp summer lovin' sentiment
Stampabilities black ink

Cuttlebug Oriental Weave embossign folder (on patterned paper)

Sakura Glaze Pen - red on watermelon
green & white twine
2 small white buttons

Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas Card for Crafty Steals July Challenge

Made this Cricutless card to enter into the Crafty Steals July sketch challenge - Christmas Holiday/Winter.
Christmas in July sketch challenge

This is the sketch that was to be used:

This is my card.

Paper all from Hobby Lobby:
Base 8 1/2" x 6" cream(cream is what I call it) / eggshell(eggshell is what Hobby Lobby calls it)
olive green. dark red
patterned paper: the Paper Studio "Classic Ornaments"

Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folders: Frost (on small red bulbs), Thin Ice (ornament pattern on inside of card)

Martha Stewart orna
ment punch

making memories punch
to make holes in the small red ornaments and to put twine & brads thru

Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-ti
que Christmas ribbon
gold twine from a box of Christmas cards
the Paper Studio gold jingle bell brads

Inkadinkado Clear Stamps Filigree Holiday Patterns
sentiment: Merry Christmas & bulb ornament

(lower center)

closeup of sentiment: Merry Christmas

closeup of embossing on small red ornaments

closeup of front ornament embossing

closeup of inside embossing 'Thin Ice' ornament pattern

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blue & White Silhouette Heritage Card

Created this card in an unusual way for me. I created the layers of the card before I knew what I would use from a Cricut cartridge for it. Thought it suited Celebrate the Occasion Challenge# 23
"Any Occasion (blue and white)."

Heritage Cricut cartridge 1 1/2" real dial size on


Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white cardstock

Martha Stewart playful blue paper pad (paper has a design on both sides of the paper)
top 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
center 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" overlaps the top somewhat
bottom 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" overlaps the center somewhat

white cardstock

Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large

Celebrate It Basic Narrows ribbon
Decorative trim white lace

foam adhesives

I may add some pearls to the scallop oval

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

HERE TODAY ... pun Card

When I found out that Peachy Keen Stamps new Challenge was So Punny; pun - play on words w/ PK face I had some ideas going thru my head. I thought perhaps I could do something with the Howdy Horse Card but had no face stamp for a horse and would have to add something to put a face on and then an idea came to me. In 2008 my hubby, daughter & I went to Maui Hawaii and I thought about a phrase I heard there so this is what I came up with this layout to put in my Maui Hawaii scrapbook.


play on words:


closeup of sentiment:

Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge - first time using this cartridge and since I had Peachy Keen face stamps I had to experiment some to get the right size body/face for the stamps I had.
4 1/2" body blackout (chose blackout so I could stamp with PK face stamp),
4 1/2" Island Girl

Peachy Keen PK-491 Everyday Character Faces
Sentiment digitally created with Microsoft Word

patterned paper - Paper Pizazz Palm Tree
flesh/tan, lt blue, brown, green, 2 shades of purple, white

Studio His & Hers self-adhesive gemstone - flower in hair

foam adhesives to make the lei stand out

Entering this into following challenge:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge
Let's Face it Friday - So Punny!

Paper Playtime
Ch# 51 - Digi Monday (or Stamps) - SUMMER

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas Lollipop Card

Saw the Cooking with Cricut challenge #43 Lollipops so I decided to make a Lollipop card. Then saw Polka Doodle wk 29 challenge - Christmas in July. So, I thought why not make a Christmas Lollipop card. Was getting ready to put a sentiment on the card when I saw My craft Spot Challenge #18 - Emboss It! So with all 3 challenges in mind this is what I created.

Entering into following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut

Challenge #43: Lollipops

My Craft Spot #18- Emboss It

Polka Doodle

Week 29 Challenge - Christmas In July

Die Cuttin Diva's

Challenge #25: *Sweet Treats*

Disney Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge
3" lollipop (which is an icon option on Goofy image page 112)

Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white cardstock
cream, 2 different red, white cardstock

Crayola red glitter glue pen - for lollipop

lollipop border stamp stamped individually using a clear stamp from TPC Studio Sweets And treats (saw this technique on PaperTreyInk site this weekend to use a stamp to create a "faux" border)

Inkadinkado clear stamp Warm Holiday Wishes sentiment

a la mode by Hampton Art red ink - lollipop border
VersaMark & Red Tinsel embossing powder heated with Marvy heat tool - sentiment

Bobbin Ribbon 3/8" width Christmas ribbon (thought that this red & white candy ribbon was the perfect match for this card)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Create a Critter Horse Howdy Card

Started creating this card Fri 7/22/11 after I saw that M.A.G. Challenge by the Page was to use Create a Critter Cricut cartridge page 59 which I'm entering it in.

Challenge #36

For MAG Challenge you cannot use any other Cricut cartridge or page from another cartridge, only the one specified. However, you are free to use all the embellishments and other treasure from your stash!!
On to Challenge #36:
Cartridge: Create a Critter
Page: 5

Also entering this into following challenge:
Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #4 - Kid's Birthday Themed Party

Challenge #4 -- Kid-Themed Birthday Party

I first cut the images: horse and layers and not the bandana & not the shadow, horseshoe and made the top of horseshoe red, and the phrase out of red gingham paper. Decided to add the bandana out of the same red gingham paper that phrase was cut out of. Decided to change the top of horseshoe to yellow so it would stand out more. Decided to give the bandana more sturdiness and since I figured I would use foam adhesives on it on the horse I added a red piece of the bandana to the back of the red gingham paper. I made a phrase out of red since there was no shadow for the phrase and this also gave the phrase out of red gingham more sturdiness like the bandana.

I had no idea that I would put the images on a stair step card let alone learn how to make a stair step card. Watched a video and after 2 tries I got the stair step card made. 1st try I had the 2 slits cut correct but did not have the scoring correct. Had one more piece of the HayStack paper like I used in my Down on the Farm scrapbook layout. Decided to use Denim looking paper as border on sides of Hay Stack of stair step card. This project was growing but I'm so happy with the way it turned out and I learned so much in the process.

Create a Critter Cricut cart page 59:
3" horse incl Layer 1-3 of which the bandana is Layer 3 and shadow,
4 1/2" accessory horseshoe &
2 1/2" phrase Howdy

Stair step card base 5 1/2" x 11" white cardstock
lay the paper with 11" as horizontal to make the slits
cut 2 slits 1" from each side going from 1" to 6 1/2" - used my new Fiskars trimmer that allows you to see the paper and lift up on the cutter so that you only cut the part you want to like in making slits which cannot be done with a regular trimmer that would cut from end to end

Used Martha Stewart score board to do the scoring:
1" from side from top of card to slit & from bottom slit to bottom of card
2" from side from top of card to slit & from bottom slit to bottom of card
5 1/2" between slit to slit
6 1/2" all the way from top to bottom

Base 5 1/2" x 11" white cardstock
Colorbok Hay Stacks
Sandylion Denim Paper
the Paper Studio Red Gingham
black, 3 shades of brown, red, yellow

black marker to color horse's: eyes, nostrils & mouth

foam adhesives to give 3D look to horse & horseshoe, mini pop dots to adhere the phrase to top

May add some natural color twine or rope to this.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

thank you very much Bee Card

Created this "Cricutless" Thank You card wanting to try out a new Bee stamp.

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 sisters challenge - anything goes

Challenge 49 ~ Anything Goes

Ambers Crafts and Stuff Ch#19 - Circles & Swirls - Circles: 1 white circle & center of button is a circle, Swirls: is the bee gold embossing powder pattern & edge of border at bottom of card, button & scallop

Challenge 19 - Circles & Swirls

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge- Buttons - hope 1 button is enough because I thought just one was juts the right touch to this card & used a flower/scalloped shaped one to keep the flower/scallop theme continuing.

Fabulous Friday Challenge - Buttons!

More Than Favors by Paula Wacky Wednesday Challenge #45 - Cricutless Challenge

Base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white cardstock
patterned paper from DCWV Summer matstack
green 5 1/2" x 1" strip white, yellow cardstock 2" x 1 3/4" & more yellow cardstock for scallop

imaginisce Snag 'em stamp Bee

VersaMark ink w/ Gold Zing embossing powder heated with Marvy heat tool

Fiskars small: circle & scallop punches

Hero Arts small greetings rubber stamps sentiment "thank you very much"
Memento Pear Tart ink (how about that for matching colors up)

Spellbinders Borderabilities Contemporary Hearts Border

Belle Buttons by Dritz from JoAnn's, mini pop dot to hold the button in place

foam adhesives

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sweethearts Tandem Bike Card

Created this Tandem Bike card using Sweethearts Cricut cartridge. When I bought the cartridge last yr I wanted it specifically for the tandem bike cut. Some of you may know & other may not but I tell people I can pilot a single-engine plane but cannot ride a regular bike unless it is a tandem bike like one that hubby & I have. I had a tricycle when younger that was red. Growing up we lived off a highway and older sister got a regular bike but I did not and did not get a chance to learn to ride. Later after college I took flying lessons; thus reason why I can pilot a single-engine plane.

Sweethearts Cricut cartridge bike 3"

Used paper: 2 shades of blue, 2 shades of green & white that were in 2011 Online Summer Card Camp Wk 4 (last wk) color palette.

Used a couple of stickers: 2 flowers & basket decor (all in same color palette)

twine for bike tire spokes (took quite awhile to use the mini pop dots to do this but was well worth it)

brads for tire embellishing

Martha Stewart grass edge punch

foam adhesives

Zig 2 way glue pen to put this together

Entering this into following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC12 - Here's the Rub using a rub-on or a sticker - 2 flower stickers & a sticker on bike basket
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC12

CRICUT 360º - Challenge # 4 - Outdoors

Die Cuttin Divas

Challenge #24: Shaped Die-Cut Cards

More Than Favors by Paula CCCC#25 - Sweethearts

CCCC #25 - Sweethearts

Paper Cutz Challenge #101 anything goes

Paper Cutz Challenge #101

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fall Note Card for Daughter

Made this Fall Note Card for daughter since she is heading back to college for Fall semester 2011 so she will write me. Made note cards for her last year and she wrote (not lengthy notes but a note nonetheless) so figured I would make new ones for this yr.

I did not use any foam adhesives to pop anything up so note card would mail for regular postage.

Front of note card (with her initial/monogram 'N'):

Inside top of note card (daughter likes owls):

Inside top bottom of note card:

Back of note card:

Songbird Cricut cartridge 2" N & 1" n

Base: Kraft paper 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
DCWV the fall mat stack 2 printed 5" x 3 1/4"
cream 5" x 3 /4"
cream & white cardstock

Martha Stewart Fall Leaves corner punch & edge punch

used 2 of the leaves from corner punch

Stampibilities Owl 2 rubber stamp stamped with Stampabilities black ink onto Kraft paper, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on white cardstock, cut out white cardstock owl cutting feet off since the black ink feet will show up on Kraft paper when cut out piece is taped over the image on the Kraft paper, tape cut out piece over the image on Kraft paper, colored eyes with black Crayola marker & beak with orange Crayola marker

Entering this into following challenges:

Cricut Cardz Ch #84 - use a monogram(initial) & any colors or cartridges

Cricut Cardz Challenge #84

Queen of my Craftroom - Fall Color Challenge

Fall color challenge!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Ice Cream Card

Created this birthday card using my scraps, Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge and used the reverse of the new technique from 2011 Summer Online Card Class to ink the non-raised image side of embossing folder.

I'll decorate the inside before using the card.

Entering this into following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
#18 - Anything Goes Birthday Card sponsored by Cir...

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #69 - I Scream for Ice Cream
Challenge Me Monday #69

Scrapalicious USA - Anything Summer - stamped sentiment on inside

Challenge # 12

Whimisical Wednesdays Ch #15 - Use Your Scraps (photo of scraps below with Teddy)

"Use Your Scraps"

Teddy is wondering what's up with this. I'm getting pretty low on the white cardstock guess I need to go to WalMart soon for a new pack.

Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge 5" one scoop, no strawberry

Paper (all scrap paper, see photo above):
Base: red cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
white cardstock 5 1/4" x 4"
core'dinations VC Pink Tutu - strawberry ice cream
Kraft cardstock - ice cream cone

used Martha Stewart score board to give the ice cream tone texture like a real cone & there are lines going across also but only the lines going in down direction showed up in the photo

Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder inked on side with non-raised image with studio g red ink

Bakers twine
mini pop dot to hold twine bow in place

Stickles: Crystal & Xmas Red

foam adhesives

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jolly Holidays Penguin with Umbrella Christmas Card Using 2011 Summer Online Ink Emboss Folder Technique

Created this Christmas Card of Penguin with Umbrella using Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge and 2011 Summer Online Ink Emboss Folder technique.

Used a technique new to me from 2011 Online Summer Card Class. Technique is to ink an embossing folder (female side which is the side with the word Cuttlebug or Sizzix on it) and then place paper inside embossing folder to emboss. The ink is transferred to the paper surrounding the raised edges. You can also ink the male side for a debossed look.

Entering this into following challenges:

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #17 - Christmas in July

Monday Challenge #17 - Christmas in July!

Bitten by the Bug 2 Jolly Holidays Penguin with Umbrella
Sweet Stamps Ch #24 - Winter Blues
Sweet Stamps Challenge 24 - Winter Blues

Tuesday Throwdown #58 - metallic silver jingle bell
Tuesday Throwdown #58

2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #33

Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge penguin with umbrella 3 1/2"

Base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" lt blue cardstock
the Paper Studio 'Classic Snowflakes - Blue' for umbrella
white & black cardstock

Cuttlebug embossing folders: Snowflakes & Swiss Dots

Adirondack Ranger Sail Boat Blue ink
VersaMark ink, Kaleiodoscope Transparent embossing powder, heated

Fiskars 'tis the season clear stamp sentiment 'winter wishes'

Crayola markers: brown - umbrella & yellow - penguin beak & feet
Sharpie marker: black - penguin eyes
Tulip Glitter Diamond used on edges of umbrella

Bobbin Ribbon 5/8" Christmas Snowflakes ribbon

foam adhesives

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Online Summer Card Camp 2011 Wk 4 Card Color Combo

Created this card using the Summer Card Camp 2011 Week 4 Color Combo:
left to right circles clockwise on left hand side of card -
teal, sky blue, pear green & tranquil turquoise
base is white.

Base: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white cardstock
cardstock: pear green, teal, tranquil turquoise, sky blue & crisp white
clear vellum

Inkadinkado Coastal/Maritime clear stamp - Palm Tree
Memento Pear Tart ink

1 1/2" Fiskars Circle Punch
Fiskars corner rounder
ek success 'Beach Scene' edge punch

Monday, July 18, 2011

Quote Note

Created this Quote Note to put in my hubby's backpack (he carries his company laptoip in a backpack) for him to have at work.

Entering this Quote Note into challenge:

Fabulous Friday Challenge - Quote That!

Paper: cardstock from my scrap stash

Lacy Labels Cricut cartridge 4"

Inkadinkado clear ministamp #60-30099 Valentine/Spring Assortment

Versamark ink, Gold Tinsel embossing powder heated

Recollections Mounting Tape used on backside top of stamped image piece (I can lift the stamped image to write personal note)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Four Basic Food Groups: Cookies, Candies, Cupcakes & Chocolates Everyday Card

Created this Four Basic Food groups: Cookies, Candies, Cupcakes & Chocolates Everyday card. I like all four of these basic food groups especially chocolate. Card is Cricutless.

Entering this card into following challenges:

CAS-ual Friday Challenge: cakes, candy, ice cream, cakes & more

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC11

Card Patterns Sketch 124

Sketch 124

GAB (Gimme a Break) Challenge #24 - Something New!
We want to see a stamp or product that you have never used or rarely use!

Simply Sunday "Food for Thought"

Use a stamp or product that you have never used - Food Group rubber stamp in this card is newly bought this wk at Hobby Lobby and first time used & the other stamps I've had for quite awhile but never used before.

Base: 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" dark brown cardstock
Next layer after base: 7 1/4" x 5 1/4" medium brown cardstock
light brown: 2 1/4" square for sentiment, sweets - 1 1/2" circles & 1" circles
core'dinations Bright White cardstock for matting: 2 1/2" square for sentiment, sweets: 1 1/2" squares

Fiskars Simple Stick Repositionable Rubber Stamps 'The Sweet Life'
Stampabilities rubber stamp 'Food Groups'
TPC Studio Clear Stamps 'Sweets and Treats'

brown ribbon Spool O' Ribbon 3/16" width

foam adhesives to give 3D look
mini dot to hold ribbon in place

Memento Rich Cocoa ink

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas Ornament Shaped Gold & Silver with Mittens Card

Thought about what kind of shaped Christmas card with silver & gold using Joys of The Season Cricut cartridge mittens could I create. Was inspired by Biten by the Bug 2 DT member Scrabooking for Joy's card. This is what I came up with.

Created this Christmas card for several challenges.

Bitten by the Bug 2 - use mittens from Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge

Mittens off of Joys of the Season.........

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #22 - Christmas shaped card
Challenge #22/ DT Call

Sweet Stamps Challenge #23 - Silver & Gold

Sweet Stamps Challenge 23 - Silver and Gold

2 sisters challenge
Challenge 48 ~ Christmas In July

Base: Gold Recollections cardstock
Snowflake Patterned paper: the Paper Studio Class Snowflakes - Blue
red & white cardstock

Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge: mittens 2: & ornament 6"

Plaid Sizzix embossing folder on mittens to give texture

Fiskars 'tis the season clear stamps: 'let it snow' words & 2 different snowflakes

Silver Zing embossing powder

Craft Narrows Ribbon Bow-tique Gold Metallic Christmas ribbon

Tulip Glitter Diamond on snowball & around edges of snowflakes

foam adhesives

Friday, July 15, 2011

'Preserving' my Garden Memories Scrapbook Layout

Made this scrapbook layout of my Cantaloupe garden that my hubby worked so hard to build in a raised garden bed using cedar wood. Hubby found out that treated lumber chemicals that it is treated with is not good for some plants. Titled the scrapbook layout 'Preserving' my Garden Memories because I used the Preserves Cricut cartridge for the cantaloupe & 'melon' wording die cuts. Started working on the scrapbook layout 7/12/11 & finished it today 7/15/11.

Photos matted on yellow cardstock:
top right is a bee on the Cantaloupe yellow flo
wer 6/17/11
center left is of the 2 Cantaloupe plants bought from Home Depot w
hen hubby first planted them 4/17/11
center right is the Cantaloupe plants as they look now 7/14/11

bottom is the 1st Cantaloupe to have grown

Currently we have 16+
Cantaloupes growing from the 2 plants we started with and first one that you see in the bottom photo should be ripe sometime in Aug.

Preserves Cricut cartridge 2 1/2": melon2 & layers, 'melon' word & label shift (qty 2 of these)
Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge 2 1/2" sun: August script shift & August script shadow

Base: 12" x 12" the Paper Studio Soft Swirls Green - from Hobby Lobby - chose this because it had a nice vine pattern to it and the cantaloupe plants as you can see are a vine growing plant
yellow cardstock: core'dinations VC Lemonade
light orange: Papaya
darker orange & 2 shades of green cardstock

Fiskars Large Scallop punch

brad on journaling part at bottom center of page

Entering this into following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut - Cricut pens or markers or proj w/ sun die cut since challenge indicated if you did not have Cricut pens or markers you could a sun die cut which is what I did

Challenge #42: Pen or Marker Work or a Sun

Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Preserves!

Tuesday Throwdown #57 - Fun in the Sun included a sun since a garden needs sun to grow & Texas sun has been beaming 100+ temps

Tuesday Throwdown #57

Polkadoodle Wk 28 Challenge - Long Hot Summer definitely a long hot Summer here in Central TX with 100+ temps

Week 28 Challenge - Long Hot Summer

Paper Cutz Challenge #100 The skies the limit - included a sun & HoneyBee bumblebee

More than favors
Wacky Wednesday #44 - Fun in The Sun!

Won M.A.G. Challenge by the Page - use Simply Charmed page #39

Today, Fri 7/15, I'm happy to have found out I won M.A.G. Challenge by the Page - use Simply Charmed page #39.

I get to display the trophy that is on my blog sidebar & my name is entered into the monthly drawing for a gift certificate to JoAnn's or Michaels.

You can see my entry that won:


Thursday, July 14, 2011

You're the Sweetest Ice Cream Cones Card - Summer 2011 Online Card Camp Sketch Card

Created this "You're the Sweetest" Ice Cream Cones (strawberry, chocolate & vanilla) card using Summer 2011 Online Card Camp Week 3 Sketch #3 using the red, white & 3 shades of brown colors.

Week 3 Sketches

Scanned the card so the vanilla ice cream cone would show up and that's reason ribbon looks somewhat smooshed.

Entering this card into paper Cutz Challenge #99 - use Cricut cut, hand stamp or dig stamp of ice cream cone, popsicle, ice cream sundae or milk shake:

Paper Cutz Challenge #99- Ice Cream Cone

Base 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" white
Medium shade Brown 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" attached to white front
Light shade Brown 1" x 6" notched piece with sentiment
Light shade Brown 2 1/2" x 5" 2 1/8" showing with rest tucked under the notched piece
1 3/4" x 1 3/8" red for strawberry, dark shade of brown for chocolate & white for vanilla

Fiskars Simple Stick Repositionable Rubber Stamps The Sweet Life ice cram cone & sentiment

Versamark ink, Stampenduous Stamp 'n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder heated with Marvy heat tool

Spool O' Ribbon: white, brown & red (scanned the image so the ribbon looks smooshed somewhat)
foam adhesives

Cinderella Fashionista Card

Cinderella is one of my fav Disney classic movies.

Made this Cinderella card to enter into the following challenges:

1. Simply Sunday Challenge: Fashionista!!

2. Scrapaholic By Abby#9- Bling


Base lt blue cardstock 51/2” x 4 ¼”

Blue & silver glitter paper core-dinations ‘Blue Diamonds’ 5 ¼” x 4 “

Silver cardstock for glass slipper

Disney Princess Icons paper

Disney Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge glass slipper 2 “

Stampabilities Rubber Stamp ‘One Shoe Saying’

VersaMark ink, Stampenduous Stamp n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder heated by Marvy heat tool

ribbon Disney ‘Cinderella Up Close’

ribbon Disney ‘Crown Shoes’

Studfio 112 adhesive gems

Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle punch

Cabin Summer Camping & Animal Layout

Started this layout Mon 7/11/11 when I saw that the 2011 Online Card Camp colors were shades of browns but only red & white was also color palette choices.

Then I saw Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #68 - Let's Go Camping and it suited it better.

My daughter when she would go camping each Su
mmer at Sky Ranch would stay in cabins and one Summer while she was at Sky Ranch Quest (1 wk in OK & 1 wk in CO) hubby & I spent a week at a cabin in the Ozarks.

Challenges entering are:

1. Die Cuttin' Diva's Summer Fun Challenge #23

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #68 - Let's Go Camping

3. Paper Playtime Ch# 50 - SUMMER

4. Use it Tuesday Challenge #11: You are an Animal!

5. Scrapalicious Challenge # 11 - use a Bear Rubber Stamp Silhouette Bear

6. Whismical Wednesdays "Interactive Fun" - scrapbook layout incl something that moves or is interactive - cabin door opens
Interactive Fun- Create a LO theme of your choice but it must include something on it that can be moved of moves. Challenges closes on July 27 @ midnight. Winners announced August 3.

Base is 12" x 12" white cardstock
3 shades of brown cardstock: light, medium & dark
clear vellum for window
Sky paper - Creative Imaginations "Sky"
Word paper - DCWV "Green Outdoors" - knew I needed to use it when I saw it had both 'Cabin' & 'Camping' words
Animal patterned paper - Paper Pizazz "Moose & Deer" (hubby & I did see many Deer while staying in Cabin in the Ozarks as well as lots of other animals)

Camp Out Cricut catridge 5" cabin with layers

Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder - to give the cabin the log cabin texture look

Stampabilities Rubber Stamps: Bear Silhouette & Elk Silhouette (my Moose stamp I bought in Toronto Canada is smaller than these 2 stamps so decided to not use)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Cotton balls - smoke
foam adhesive
white & brown twine

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Online Summer Card Camp 2011 Wk 3 Thank You Card

Made this Thank You card for

Online Summer Card Camp 2011

Colors are more monochromatic with warm tones of taupe, brown and chocolate with pops of white and red.

Summer Card Camp Week 3-Color Combo Challenge

Entering this into the following challenges:

M.A.G Challenge by the Page- Use Simply Charmed Cart page #39 – made Flower2

Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday - Plentiful Patterns - #19 favorite patterned product and pair up with PK faces – fav patterned paper used is DCWV Classic Prints & Cardstock matstack red & white dotted paper paired up with PK-191 Everyday Character Faces 1 1/8”

Cricut 360 Challenge Blog - #2 Thank You Card- needs to be a circle- flower/circle


3 shades of brown (cardstock from Hobby Lobby, taupe, brown & chocolate, Hobby Lobby paper is 50% off this week)

red patterned paper DCWV Classic prints & Cardstock matstack & red cardstock

white cardstock

Simply Charmed page 39 cut 5 ½” Flower2 w/ leaves cut off (since there was no green allowed in 2011Summer Online Card Camp color palette for wk 3) & Layer 1-3.

Peachy Keen PK-191 Everyday Character Faces 1 1/8” (rcvd these from order I placed 4th of July weekend when they brought back the 99 cent shipping cost & discounts)

TPC Studio Greetings Clear Stamp – Thanks!

VersaMark ink, Stampedous Stamp n Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder heated with Marvy heat tool.