Monday, March 29, 2010

A Tisket A Tasket I Made Some Easter Baskets

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Sorry, I couldn't resist the corny title for this posting. These two Easter baskets will find their way to a couple of special people. I used digi images from Karen's Doodles for the front of each basket. On the Karen's Doodles challenge blog this week the challenge is a photo inspiration. The picture is of a lovely bedroom all done in pink, white and green. Perfect colors for a couple of Easter baskets.
Project details:
Easter baskets: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart cut at 5.5 and 7 inches
Digi Images: Flower Girl and Easter Bunny Hop both from Karen's Doodles
Eggs: Easter Cricut cart cut at 3.25 and 3.75 inches
Cross: Wedding Cricut cart cut at 2.75 inches
Happy Easter: Easter Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this card for my mother in law. She loves gardening and flowers so I put Tilda on the watering can. I used the sketch from week 96 over at Sketch Saturday. I got to use lots of my favorites on this card which include my cuttlebug, cricut, copics, Magnolia stamps, ribbon and flower. I had a great time shopping at Michaels for supplies because I found the flowers in the clearance section.
Card Details:
Stamp Image: Dinner Tilda from Magnolia Stamps
Embossing: Cuttlebug embossing folder Stylized Flowers
Watering Can: Walk in My Garden Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Circle cuts: George Cricut cart cut at 4 inches
Scalloped circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cart cut at 4.25 inches
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Ink: CTMH Blush

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gone Fishing

These pictures were taken on Father's Day in 2003. We had a great time fishing in the pond. Everyone caught fish that day and we all had to pose with our best catch. Grandpa caught the smallest fish but he still had to show it off. It is hard to see in the pictures but I added actual fishing line the fishing poles. The fishing line goes down behind the pictures and is attached to the fish in the corners. I used the 3-24-2010 sketch from Let's Scrap for this layout.
Layout Details:
Fishing Pole: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart
Gone Fishing: Base Camp Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Fish: Camp Out Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Sign: Camp Out Cricut cart cuat at 3 inches
Grass: Easter Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches

Monday, March 22, 2010

Special Day Birthday Card

This card is for my nephew who will be 11 years old soon. We decided that it would be more fun to spend the day with him than to give him just another toy. Our plans are to take him out to eat, to see the movie "How To Train Your Dragon" or to go bowling and then we would end the day with him spending the night at our house. Somewhere in there we will probably end up going to the store and letting him pick out something he would like. I am hoping that he likes this gift and is as excited about the day as we are. Lots of Cricut cuts on this one from lots of different carts. I was in a rush to finish so I am disappointed that I didn't have more time to embellish with ink and chalk.
Card Details:
M for McDonalds: Two letter U's from George welded together
Fries and hamburger: Locker Talk Cricut cart cut at 2.2.5 inches
Ticket: Locker Talk Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches
Birthday: Celebrations Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches
Boy: Celebrations Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches
Party Hat: Celebrations Cricut Cart cut at 1.75 inches
Noisemaker: Celebrations Cricut Cart cut at 1.75 inches
Dragon: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cart cut at 3 inches
Sleeping bag: Camp Out Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Moon: Camp Out Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tilda Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for a friend so I decided to do the week #95 challenge over at Sketch Saturday. I added ribbon, stickles and prima flowers for a little added detail.
Card details:
Stamp: Tilda in Hat from Magnolia Stamps
Hibiscus Frame: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 4.5 inches
Border punch: Martha Stewart

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Fold Easter Cards

I just love these images from Karen's Doodles so much that I had to make more cards. This time I did both a boy and girl bunny. These cards are made using the spring fold technique. I found the directions at Splitcoaststampers. They are so easy to make. You can find the directions here. If you decide to make some of these cards, please send me a note so that I can see your creations.
Card details:
Images: Boy and Girl bunny from Karen's Doodles
Easter Egg: Easter Cricut cart cut at 3.75 inches

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Send in the Clowns

This is the only picture I have of my son's trip to the circus last year. My SIL took him along with her two boys and another boy from church. My son wasn't too thrilled to get his picture taken with the clowns but I just love this picture.
Layout Details:
Star: George Cricut cart cut at 7.25 inches
Clown and clown head: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cart cut t 4 inches
Faces: Peachy Keen Stamps Silly Clown Faces
Balloons: Celebrations Cricut Cart cut at 3.25 inches
Send in the: Base Camp Cricut cart shadow cut at 1.5 inches
Clowns: Mickey Font cut at 1.5 inches

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Noah's Ark

Our nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy any day now. They plan to name him Noah so I couldn't resist making him a very special card to welcome his arrival. The faces on the giraffes and elephants are from PeachyKeenstamps. I did some accenting with chalks.
Card details:
Giraffe: Animal Kingdom Cricut cart cut at 4 inches
Elephant: Animal Kingdom Cricut cart cut at 2.25 inches
Turtle: Animal Kingdom Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Parrot: Animal Kingdom Cricut cart cut at 2.2.5 inches
Faces: Peachy Keen Animal Faces stamps

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dream...Just My Sketches March 15th Challenge

This is my layout for the March 15th layout challenge over at Just My Sketches. Deanne has fabulous sketches but the real fun is that she provides a list of songs for you to blend with your page. I chose the song Fireflies by Owl City for this layout. The pictures are of my dad. He can fall asleep anywhere!! I took a little liberty with the sketch and added some clouds with images of what I thought he might be dreaming about. I am sure he is really loving me this morning with this layout posted on my blog. If you want to play along with us this time hop on over to Just My Sketches and check out the song list. Don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your layout and you might just win a prize.
Layout Details:
Word Dream: Home Accents Cricut cart cut at 4.5 inches
Children playing: A Child's Year Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
lg Clouds: Cut free hand
Small clouds: paper punch

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Boy Bunny

I made this card using a digi stamp from Karen's Doodles. She has lots of cute images and currently is offering a sale. Yippee!!! Had fun doing a little shopping this morning. I thought this guy was just so stinkin cute and just had to make a card. I thought the chocolate Easter bunny looked so cute. Looks just like this little guy took a bite. Karen has a new challenge blog and this is the first ever challenge. You can view her challenge blog here.
Card details:
Image: Boy Bunny from Karen's Doodles
Egg: Easter Cricut cart cut at 3.75 inches
Chocolate Bunny: Easter Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches

I'm Not Smiling

Over on the Cricut Message Boards there was a challenge this week to use the Stretch Your Imagination cart. All images had to be from that cart but other carts could be used for the fonts. I had very little time for crafting this week so this challenge helped. I used the card feature on the cart so it made this card very quick and easy to do. This card is for my BIL. If he is smiling, you want to leave the room quickly!!! Along with the card we gave him the ingredients to make his favorite dish, beans and weenies!!! and a gift card to his favorite restaurant.
Card details:
Basic card: Card feature on Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cart 5.5 inches
Font: Base Camp Cricut cart 1 inch

Monday, March 8, 2010

Confirmation Card

My son is being confirmed tonight so we needed some thank you cards for his sponsor and teacher. This was a pretty simple card. I didn't take a pic of the inside but the sentiment is a quote from Mother Teresa. It says, "God doesn't look at how much we do, but with how much love we do it." I don't think the pictures does the card justice. The dove is cut from a metallic paper and is just gorgeous in person.
Card details:
Cross: Wedding Cricut cart cut at 5.5 inches
Dove: Beyond Birthdays Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Embossing: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pony Love

I made this card for a sweet friend who is turning 10 years old today. She loves horses and has been taking riding lessons so when I found this digi stamp from Karen's Doodles I just knew this was the card for her.
Card details:
Digi Stamp: Pony Love from Karen's Doodles
Flower: George Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Swirl: Joys of the Season Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Copics: R27, R46, R85, Goo, G14, G21, B93, B95, Y21, C1, C5, E00, E11, E31, E35, E37

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Grandma's 90th Birthday Album

This was such a fun project. My Sister-in-law,Kim and my niece Aubri spent the afternoon at my house on Sunday working on this album for my Grandmother. It was fun working together and seeing what ideas we would all come up with for the different pages. My Grandmother turned 90 yesterday and this album is for her party to use as a guest book. This picture is the title page. Each of the other pages includes pictures of her at various stages of her life as well as her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with an area for guests to sign. Scroll down to see the rest of the album!!!!

Grandma's 90th Birthday Album part 2

Grandma's 90th Birthday Album Continued

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Grandparents

This is my March 1st design team layout for Just My Sketches. The concept of this challenge blog is to create a scrapbook layout using the provided sketch but the twist is to blend the layout with a song. This is a picture of my grandparents. The sketch and songs made me think of weddings so I couldn't resist completing a layout of their wedding. Also, today is my Grandmother's 90th birthday!!!! The hearts were cut out of black paper and then I used an embossing ink pad to stamp them and then embossed with silver. I added some white dew drops and they look just like pearls on the page. Please play along with us and create your own layout using the sketch and songs. I would love to see more takes on this sketch.
Layout details:
Love: Heritage Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Hearts: George Cricut cart cut at 4 inche
John and Viola: Ashlyn's Alphabet welded in design studio