Friday, April 30, 2010

The Great Outdoors

I just love these pictures of the boys. It was a beautiful fall day and we stopped at a local park after church to enjoy the weather. I used the 4/29 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for this layout. It is a simple layout but really shows off the pics.
Layout details:
Leaf border: Mickey and Friends Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Frame: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 9.5 inches
The Great Outdoors: Graphically Speaking Cricut cart cut at 5 inches

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Challenge Starts Today

So excited!!! The first challenge at Audsentiments starts today! This is a brand new challenge blog centered around sentiments. A new challenge will start every other Thursday. The sponsor for our first challenge is Bee Crafty. They were generous enough to offer 3 digital images as a prize. Their images are so cute and are just perfect for the theme of our first challenge.

Challenge #1: Made a card, craft project or scrapbook layout using the phrase "Happy Mother's Day!" How easy is that? Most of us are probably already crafting items for Mothers Day so why not join us in this challenge. Just go to Audsentiments Challenge Blog and submit your project using Mr. Linky.

For my design team project I decided to make a couple of cards for this challenge. I chose the image Fluffy Bunny with flowers. He is just adorable and works great with the theme.

here is card #1

Card details:
Image: Fluffy Bunny with flowers from Bee Crafty
Copics: G21, R11, Goo, E35, E33, V12, V15, E31
Fun flock on the tail
Leaf: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cart
Scalloped Square: Mini Mongrams Cricut cart
Embossing: Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder
Sentiment is computer generated

Card #2

Image: Fluffy Bunny with Flowers from Bee Crafty
Copics: E31, E33, E35, G21
Fun Flock on the tail
Spring Flower Soft
Frame: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 3.75 inches
Large Flower: George Cricut cart cut at 2, 1.75 and 1.25 inches
Swirl: Joys of the Season Cricut cart cut at 2.75 and 2.25 inches
Yellow Prima flowers

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tweet Talk

Here's another Penny Black stamp, Tweet Talk. She is just so cute.
Card details:
Copics: E00, E11, E37, E33, E35, E51, B32, C1, YR23, Y21, R00, R11
Bird Cage: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Swirls: Joys of the Season Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Background frames: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 3.75 inches

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary

I made this card for a couple in our small town who are celebrating their 50th wedding annivesary. The design for this card is totally "lifted" Unfortunately, I do not remember where I saw the card or who made it in order to give credit. To make the card, I started with the circle card feature from the Wild Card Cricut cart. I cut it at 5.5 inches. I used the Martha Stewart heart border punch and the MS branch punch. The heart ribbon slide is from Walmart. They had several packages in their clearance section and I am wishing I had grabbed more. The sentiment on the outside is from a Close To My Heart Stamp set. The large gold flower was made using the 5 petal flower from the George Cricut cart. I cut three of them at 2 inch, 1.75 inches and 1.25 inches. I dampened them with my water color paint brush and then crumpled them up. I let them dry and then opened them back up and used my heat embosing gun to shrink them slightly. The stamen is from a cluster of wedding flowers I found in the clearance section at Michaels. That technique makes a very pretty flower and amazingly after it is dry, it is not fragile and will hold its shape well. The inside sentiment is a poem I found online.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fly Away

This adorable stamp is from Penny Black. All the papers and circle embellishments are from the Making Memories Travel Project Pad. The airplane was cut at 1.25 inches using the Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge

Friday, April 23, 2010

Herbert the Turtle Birthday Cupcake

This card is for two challenges this week, Sketch Saturday and Karen's Doodles. The sketch is from Sketch Saturday for week #99. The cute little turtle is a Karen's Doodles image. It was a recipe challenge this time for Karen's Doodles. We were to include two pattern papers, a ribbon, 3 brads/gems, and a border (my border is around the turtle).

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You Can't Turn Back The Clock

I found this pattern paper at Hobby Lobby and thought it was gorgeous. Naturally, I had to make a card as soon as I got home. I did not make this card with any particular person in mind so I have kept the inside blank for now. I figure this card is versatile enough that I could use it as a masculine card if needed. The clock is cut from a piece of pattern paper that I have had in my stash for years. Works great with the sentiment! I tried out my new Nellie Snellen punches for the flowers. I also used the Martha Stewart branch punch. I am entering this card in the first challenge at the Sentimental Sundays Challenge blog.
Cricut cuts:
Marquee shapes: Storybook Cricut cart cut at 4.25 inches (I cut the outline shape for the front and used the leftover piece for the inside)
Swirls: Joys of the Season Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches

Coming soon....Just My Sketches Blog Hop

A blog hop is coming!!
Get ready to hop to it with the JMS blog hop coming to a computer near you soon! You don't want to miss out on the fun. There will be a grand prize worth $30 and blog candy from the design team members. Just My Sketches is a challenge blog with a twist. For each challenge we are given a sketch and a list of songs. The challenge is to blend the layout with the song. I will post all the details for the hop soon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

First Communion Gift

Yesterday was First Communion Sunday for the 2nd graders at our church. Each year I like to make them something special. I figured that they each receive plenty of prayer cards, pins, and other similar gifts so I like to give them something different. The candy bars are usually a big hit with the kids. I start with a 5.5X5.5 inch piece of paper. I added embossing by using the Fiskars Leaves embossing plate and running it through my cuttebug.
Chalice: My World Cricut Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Cross: Wedding Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Circle: George Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So excited! New Challenge Blog Starting

I am so excited! I have been asked to be on a Design Team for a brand new challenge blog. This is going to be so much fun. The challenges run biweekly on Thursdays. Participants will be given a sentiment and then are asked to create a card or other project using that sentment. Our very first challenge starts on April 29th and is being sponsored by Bee Crafty. You can check out the details at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. Don't forget to sign-up as a follower. Can't wait to see all of the great projects.

Friday, April 9, 2010


I just adore this layout of my two boys getting on the bus for school. This was Ben's first day of Kindergarten. He was so excited to be able to go to school with his big brother. The layout is pretty simple for this page. The paper was printed with the button border on the top and the border along the bottom. I added the Martha Stewart button punch outs for some added embelllishments along with the bus and backpack. The faces on the kids riding the bus are peachy keen face stamps.
Layout Details;
School Bus: Locker Talk Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Backpack: Locker Talk Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Kindergarten sign: Locker Talk Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Kids on Bus: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cart cut at 2.75 inches
Faces: Peachy Keen Cheery O's face stamps

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mud Puddle

I just adore these pictures of my son. I can't believe it has been 9 years since he was that little and enjoyed playing outside. He was always wearing boots. His favorites were his mud boots but he did spend one entire summer playing outside in his snow boots. What a cutie!!
Layout details:
Large splat: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart cut at 6 inches real dial size
Small splat: Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart cut at 6 inches
Boy with bucket: A Child's Year Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Mud: Mickey Font Cricut cart cut at 2.25 inches
Puddle: Opposites Attract Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Snail: Sentimentals Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
Watering Can: Walk In My Garden Cricut cart cut at 3 inches
Shovel and rake: Walk In My Garden Cricut cart cut at 3 inches
Grass: Easter Cricut cart cut at 2.25 inches

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just My Sketches April Fool's Challenge

The challenge for Just My Sketches this time is a lot of fun. Deanne decided to "Fool" us by not giving us a sketch to follow. She just gave us a list of songs and let us create. You can view the list of songs for this challenge here. I chose the song, Beautiful World by Jim Brickman. The first line talks about Strawberry lips in the summer sun and I instantly thought of these pictures of my son picking berries. Please join us and create a layout or a card using the songs as inspiration.

Layout details:
Strawberries: Paisly Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Boots: Paisly Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Words Picking and eat: Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cart cut at 1.5 inches
word Berries: Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cart cut at 2 inches