Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Donald and Daisy

Thought this would make a cute anniversary card for my BIL and his wife. I kept the design of the card simple since the little pieces of Donald and Daisy were so little and time consuming. Not sure if you can see in the picture but I added stickles to Daisy's bracelet and eye shadow.
Card details:
Donald and Daisy: Mickey and Friends Cricut cart cut at 4.5 inches
heart embossing: Fiskars texture plate

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So Excited!!

I am now a design team member for Just My Sketches and the Blend This is my first design team position and I am excited, nervous and anxious to get started. I just love the concept for this challenge blog. Deanne Burton will be giving us sketches and then we have to blend them with a song. What a great idea!!!!

Tilda in Purple

Bought some new Magnolia Stamps so have been having fun creating some cards. I made the flowers myself. I started with some flower shapes cut with my cricut. I inked them with CTMH Majestic Mountain ink and then used a toothpick to shape them the way I wanted.
Card details:
Stamp: Sweetheart Tilda
Copics: E00, E31, E33, E50, V000, V10, V12 and V15
Flower: Wedding Cricut Cart cut at 1.25 and 1 inch
Leaf: Daisy cut on Wedding Cricut cart cuat at 1.5 and 1.25 inches
Circle: Mini Monograms cut at 2.75 inches
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cart cut at 3.25 inches
Martha Stewart border punch
Martha Stewart branch punch
Ink: CTMH Majestic Mountain

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mother's Hands

This card is for a baby shower for my nephew and his wife. They are expecting a boy in a couple of months. The image is a digital download from KLM Designs. They have some great digital images for cards and other projects. I used a Fiskars embossing plate in my Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper. I had to experiment with different arrangements of the plates to get the best embossing. This is my Cuttlebug "sandwich" for the Fiskars plates: Cuttlebug base plate, then the rubber mat, next the paper, the texture plate and then the Cuttlebug C plate. I ran it back and forth through the cuttlebug a few times as well.
Card details:
Image: KLM Designs digital download
Copics: E00, YR00, RV10
Embossing: Cuttlebug swiss dots and Fiskars prints
Ink: CTMH dutch blue
Sentiment: CTMH stamp
Baby carriage: Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Heart border punch by Martha Stewart

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Boy with Butterfly

I loved sketch #86 from Sketch Saturday so much that I had to give it another try. Gave me a chance to use up some more of my scrap paper too.
Card Details:
Image: free coloring page
Copics: B93, B95, C1, E21, E33, E50, E47, E57, G85, G99, Y21
Butterfly: Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge cut at 2 inches
Corner swirl: Home Accents Cricut cartridge cut at 3 inches
Hello: CTMH stamp
Ink: CTMH Chocolate

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Love You Layout

I just love these pictures of my sons with my Grandmother. These pictures were taken 4 years ago for her 90th birthday. We will be celebrating her 94th birthday next week!!!! I kept this layout simple so the pictures would stand out. I had more embellishments cut and ready to attach to the page but decided not to use them. I had a hard time picking papers for this layout since there are so many different colors in the pictures. I chose soft and femine papers but used a denim print for the background to go along with my son's jacket. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the green paper.
Cricut cuts:
Marquee: Storybook cart cut at 8.5 inches
Corner swirl: Home Accents cart cut at 5 inches
Love you: Jasmine cart cut at 4 inches

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Valentine and a Scrapbook Layout

I found a new challenge blog featuring sketches for cards and scrapbook layouts. Over at Just My Sketches and the Blend Deanne Burton has come up with a great idea to stimulate our creativity. She features sketches and then twists things up by having you blend the sketch with a song. One of these days I will figure out how to create a link to get to a blog with just one click. For now, go to The valentine is for my husband. He never checks my blog so I am sure it will remain a suprise. The house layout is for a heritage scrapbook I am making about my Father-in-law who sadly passed away 2 weeks ago. The first picture of the house was taken in the 1940's and the second picture is how it looks today.
Siku and Shiya Valentine
Song: Love's Divine by Seal
Image: Siku and Shiya from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics: E50, E31, E21, C1, C3, B93, B95, BG10, RV10
Heart Border: Martha Stewart border punch
Scalloped square: Mini Monograms Cricut cart cut at 4.25 inches
Love: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Heart: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Stardust stickles on the heart and girls coat
Pink Pebbles
Home Scrapbook Layout
Song: Home by Michael Buble
Home: Home Accents cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Circles: Home Accents Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby Card

I am really excited about how this card turned out. I just love everything about it. I am sending this card to a friend who just had her first grandchild. What fun!!! I used the Sketch Saturday sketch #86 for this card. All the papers came from my scrap stash so I am working my way through my stash. The flowers are Primas that Michaels had on clearance last week. Managed to snag several jars for 50 cents each.
Card Details:
Copics: E31, E21, E00, BG10, BG15, G02, G14, RV10, RV13, Y06
Daisy: 1 inch paper punch
Ink: CTMH's Bamboo, Blush and Garden Green
Stickles: Stardust on word love and heart
Sentiment: Old DOTS stamp
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Word Love: Cricut cartridge Home Decor cut at .75 shadow
Heart: Cricut cartridge Home Decor cut at .75 inches
Baby Carriage: Cricut cartridge Stretch Your Imagination cut at 2 inches

Sunday, January 17, 2010

5oth Birthday Party Decorations

My future SIL and I made all the decorations for my BIL's 50th birthday party. We had so much fun putting everything together. He is our local sherriff so our theme centered around that and around being old. The 50 Sucks bucket we found at the Dollar Tree store. We started with floral foam and then added the suckers and the rest of the decorations. It was just the perfect size for 50 suckers. The other center pieces are mason jars that we filled with sand for stability and support for the decorations. We wrapped each jar in paper and ribbon. The ballons, and cricut cutouts are attached to wooden skewers.
Cricut Cut Details:
Sherriff's Badge: A Child's Year Cart cut at 3.5 inches
Sherriff: Everyday Paper Dolls cart cut at 4.5 inches
Car: My Community cart cut at 3.5 inches
50: Mickey Font welded in Design Studio
Old Geezer sign: Going Places, Paper Doll Dress Up and Base Camp cut at 5 inches made in Design Studio
Fire Extinguisher: Everyday Paper Dolls Cart cut at 3.5 inches
Party Hat: Mickey Font welded in Design Studio

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rule #1 My Way or the Highway

My BIL will be celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow. He is our local sherriff so I thought this card would be just perfect for him. The card is very large. It measures 9x6 inches. A friend gave me a box full of cards from a local greeting card company that all had music modules inside. I decided to save time on this card and not take out the module but instead just layer my card on top of the existing card. The music module plays "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach boys. The face is from the Too Much Fun assortment from Peachy Keen Stamps. The word sexy is stamped using alpha stamps from My Sentiments Exactly.
Cricut Cuts:
Sherriff: Everyday Paper Dolls cart cut at 4.5 inches
Car: Mickey and Friends cart cut at 3.5 inches
Stop Sign: Going Places cart cut at 6
Sherriff Star: A Child's Year cart cut at .5 inches
License Plate: Mickey Font cart cut at .5 inches
Rule #1: Graphically Speaking cart cut at 1.5 inches
My Way: Graphically Speaking cart cut at 1.5 inches
Highway: Graphically Speaking cart cut at 2.5 inches
Or: Welded in Design Studio using Base camp cart
The: Base Camp cart cut at 1.25 inches

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

When I found this image it reminded me of my two boys. That is before my youngest started growing his hair! This is just a simple quick card that I made to send to my Grandmother. I used copics to color in the image. The phrase Hugs and Kisses is from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge. The red background shape is cut from the A Child's Year cricut cartridge.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Girl with Bird

I used sketch #85 from Sketch Saturday. The best thing about this card is that I was able to use items from my stash as well as scraps. All the paper is from my scrap stash and the dimensional stickers were the last three on the sheet. The sentiment is also a sticker that I found in my drawer. I found this picture when I did a search for free Precious Moments coloring pages. Thought it would be a great change from winter projects. I am still practicing with my copics but I am pleased with how she turned out.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snowman Candy Bar Wrapper

This is a very simple candy bar wrapper I made so my nephew would have a gift from us instead of just money for Christmas. The snowman is from the Snow Friends Cricut cartridge. I forgot to write down cut sizes for this project. I added a pom pom for the hat and the face is from the peachykeen stamps winter face assortment.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hello Kitty Birthday

I made this card for a very special person in my life!! I used the card feature on the Hello Kitty Greetings cricut cartridge so it was a pretty easy card to make. I believe it was cut at 6 inches. I used clear stickles on the cake for some added bling.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Birthday Card

Made this birthday card for a friend. I started with sketch #84 from Sketch Saturday. The stamped image is Tilda with a Birthday Cake. I colored her in with copics. Need to practice some more especially with the hair but I think she turned out cute. I cut another birthday cake out and attached it using pop dots for some more dimension.
Supplies used:
Stamp: Tilda with a Birthday Cake
Markers: Copics
Paper punch: Martha Stewarts Doily Lace Trim
Rhinestone stickers
Brads for flower centers
Ovals: Cut from the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge at 3.75 inches
Green Flowers: George Cricut cartridge cut at 1 inch
Large flower: From stash
Swirls: Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches
Corners: Home Accents Cricut cartridge cut at .5 inches