Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blog Candy!!!!

I am giving away some blog candy!!! Included in this offer is the Bloom Dots cuttlebug embossing folder, Inkadinkado clear stamps and a Quote Sticker Stack by DCWV. If you want a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment after this post. I will choose the winner on May 10th. Good Luck!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blue Bird of Happiness

This is one of my favorite cards!! I used several Cricut carts for this card along with glitter, chalking, stickles and the cuttlebug to emboss. I found the poem online and just used one verse. All the details are listed below:
Card size: 6x4 1/2
Blue bird: 50 States cart cut at 1 3/4 inches from Nevada bird
Scalloped circle: Mini Monograms 3 1/2 inches
Branch corner: Storybook cart cut at 3 inches
Swirls: Wildcard cart cut at 2 inches
Flower: George cart cut at 1 1/2 inches
Embossing: Perfectly Paisley cuttlebug folder

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Palm Springs Air Museum

This layout is of our vacation to Palm Springs in July of 2008. I used sketch #28 from scrapsketch. The font is from the Base Camp Cricut cart cut at 1 inch. The pane (3 inches) and bottom border (1 1/2 inches) is from the Mickey & Friends Cricut cart. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye called Front Porch. We had so much fun visiting this museum. All three guys spent hours looking at all of the planes, maps and artifacts from WWII.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Wedding Card

This is a wedding card for one of my husband's former employees. All cuts were done with the Cricut. The oval card is from Wildcard and was cut at 7 inches. The wedding bells are from the Wedding cart and is cut at 2 1/2 inches. I used the gold foil paper again on this project. That paper is very light but cuts easily with the cricut. It just tends to show all imperfections. If you try this paper put your blade on 4 and pressure on low. Make sure your mat is not too sticky.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This card is for my inlaws 55th wedding anniversary. I used The Storybook Cricut cart for all the cuts. I made this card for the recipe challenge #45 at sketches by Tamara. The challenge was to use pattern paper, ribbon and an image of something that flies.

Monday, April 20, 2009

First Day of School

This is a pic of the boys as they were getting ready to leave for the first day of school in Aug 2008. Both boys were starting new schools (Ben at the middle school and Brad at the high school). I used sketch 15 from scrapsketch for this layout. Letters are from Base Camp Cricut cart, circles and scalloped circles are from Mini Mongrams Cricut cart. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the matting. The small circle pic is of a couple of our cats sitting on Ben's backpack and saxophone case.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Communion

I made simple gifts to give out to the first communion students this year at our church. For this project I made candy bar wrappers to fit regular Hershey bars. I made some white and some a light lavendar that I don't think shows up well in the pic. I cut the cardstock 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and then ran through my cuttlebug to emboss. I used the fiskars flower embossing plate since the paper fit perfectly on the plate. The goblets are cut at 3 1/2 inches from the My World Cricut cart using gold foil paper. The cross is from the Wedding Cricut cart cut at 3/4 inch on blackout setting. The circles were cut at 1 inch using George Cricut cart. I used another gold paper I had for contrast on the goblets. The gold foil paper is very light weight but was easy to cut with the cricut. I put the blade depth at 4 and cut on low speed and light pressure.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Card

I made this card for my niece and nephew. Their dog's name is Button so I couldn't resist making this from the Paper Pups Cricut cart. The grass cut is from Mickey and Friends and the basket is from the Wedding Solutions cart. What you can't tell from the pic is that I used fun flock on the rabbit ears for the dog. The eyes are nail art gems that are incredibly tiny (3mm). The eggs were made using a paper punch.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Simple Note Card

Simple notecard made using the butterfly from Storybook Cricut cart and the scalloped circles from Mini Monograms Cricut cart. The background is embossed with the cuttlebug. I kept it simple so I could keep it on hand and use for any occassion.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

This is the flower card from the Wildcard Cricut cartridge. I added the leaves and ladybug from the Walk in my Garden cart. The leaves are inked and I added chalk and glitter to the flower. The lady bug has glitter as well. I decided to do the inside of the flower so it didn't look so plain. The card is cut at 5 3/4 inches, the leaves are 1 1/2 inches, the seniment is 4 inches and the ladybug is cut at 1 1/4 inches

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Magic 8 Ball Card

I made this card using the Indie Art Cricut cartridge. I welded the two magic 8 ball shapes together in design studio. The inside sentiment is computer generated and is meant to mimic what the magic 8 ball might say in response to a question. The card measures about 5 1/4 inches.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Egg

I wanted to make a fairly simple card for Easter this year. I knew that I wanted to make an egg with a big bow but didn't have any other ideas in mind . I stumbled upon Linda's works of Heart website and just fell in love with the egg she made. You can check hers out here She had made an egg card just like what I had in mind to make. For my egg, I cut the shape with my cricut using the doodlecharms cart. The egg measures 5 inches. I ran it through my cuttlebug to emboss. I cut a 2 inch strip of white cardstock and used the Martha Stewart border punch on both sides. Then I simply added ribbon and a bow. Very simple and elegant card. I did add glitter to the blue egg. Thanks for looking!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Birthday Card for Mother In Law

I made this card for my MIL. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the pattern paper. The circles were made using the Mini Monograms Cricut cart. The flower is from the 50 states cart. This is my first time making a stick pin and I think I could have added more beads. I used chalk and stickles to embellish the roses.. I was so excited when this card made the Cricut Chirp!!!