Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Since today is Memorial Day I thought it would be a perfect time to share the layout I made of my father-in-law. This picture was taken just after he finished training. He served in the army during WWII and was stationed part of the time in California and the Phillipines. Sadly, he passed away earlier this year. We all miss him so much. Today we are all heading off to our local Memorial Day service. Both my sons will be playing in the band and their grandfather's name will be added to the list of names read during the service. I hope everyone takes some time today to remember all of our men and women who have served in the armed forces and those who are currently serving and keeping us safe.

Layout Details:
USA: Stand and Salute Cricut cart cut at 2 inches
Dog tags: Stand and Salute Cricut cart cut at 2.5 inches
Martha Stewart border punch

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's Your Day Challenge #3 at Aud Sentiments

Challenge #3 at Aud Sentiments starts today. Thank you to everyone who participated in Challenge #2. We had several very creative entries. It made it difficult to choose the top 3. You can find out who won along with the top three over at Aud Sentiments. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps. Their images are so much fun to work with. The winner of this challenge will be able to choose 7 free digis! How cool is that!

The theme for Challenge #3 is It's Your Day! You can create any type of project such as a card, scrapbook layout or altered item as long as you use that sentiment. Here is the card I created. I chose Tequilla for my card.

Card Details:
Image: Tequila by Bugaboo Stamps
Copics: C1, C3, BG01, BG05, E50, E11, E51, R85, Y11, Y21, YG03
Flowers: Prima
Paper: K&Co
Card Base: A Child's Year Cricut cart cut at 6 inches
Martha Stewart branch punch

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wishing You Well

I made this card using Wishing You Well digi set from Deedee's Digis. The challenge at Sentimental Sundays was to create a get well card. Pretty simple card but sometimes simple is the best.
Card details:
Image: Wishing You Well from Deedee's Digis
Butterflies: Paisley Cricut cart cut at .75 and 1 inches
Scalloped Circle: Mini Mongrams Cricut cart cut at 3.25 inches
Sentiment: Stampin Up Curvy Sentiments set
Copics: B00, E37, E49, E31, E53, E33, YR23, Y 11, C3, W3
Ink: CTMH Garden Green

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dog Card

Tuesday Morning Sketches was having a challenge today featuring Meljen's Designs Digis. I found one of her freebie images and had fun making this card. I hope that you can tell that the 3 red objects on the bottom right fire hydrants.

Inside of card:

Card details:
Image: Diggin a hole by Meljen's Designs
Paw print border: Paper Pups Cricut cart cut at 1"
Fire Hydrants: Paper Pups Cricut cart cut at 1.25 inches
Frame: George Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Dog Bone Tag: paper Pups Cricut cart cut at 1.75 inches
Copics: G21, R59, C1, C3, C5, E31

Praise Card

I made this card for the Crafting with Deedee's Digis challenge. The challenge was to use a scripture verse of praise along with one of her digis. I decided to use the verse she offered as a freebie for this challenge. I wanted the message to really be the focus of the card so I kept the design simple.

I used this sketch from Cardabilities for my inspiration.

Card details:
Marquee Shape: Songbird Cricut cart cut at 2.5 and 3 inches
Card Base: A Child's Year Cricut cart cut at 6.5 inches
Butterflies: Paisley Cricut cart cut at .75 and 1 inches

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

Val is giving away an amazing prize on her blog Crafty Go Lucky. The lucky winner will receive a $60 gift certificate to CSN Stores!!! Check out her blog for your chance to win.

I Love You This Much!

Inside of card:

I used a digi image from Pollycraft for this card. This little sweetie is Earth Fairy. The card sketch is from Cardabilities.
Card details:
Image: Earth Fairy from Pollycraft
flowers: Home Decor Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5, 1.25 and 1 inches
Martha Stewart heart border punch
Martha Stewart branch punch
Copics:R85, RV10, E11, E51, E50, E35, E31, E57

Ice Cream Sundae

The challenge at Crafting with Deedees Digis was to use white. This is one of her digital images.
I used the May 15th sketch from Cardabilities

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just a Reminder

Just a quick reminder that you have until Tuesday, May 25th to enter the challenge at Aud Sentiments. All you have to do for this challenge is create a project and use the sentiment "Thanks A Bunch" somewhere on your project. You can make a card, scrapbook page, altered item or whatever you want as long as you use the sentiment. Audrey even made some word art that you can use if you want.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Purple One!

There is a brand new challenge blog called Jitterbuggin Challenge. This is the very first sketch challenge.

Rules for the challenge were pretty simple. We needed to follow the sketch, use a bug from any Cricut cartridge, use the colors pink and purple and add a flower. I went with the first idea that popped in to my head.

Here is my card:

The first bug I thought of was a VW bug and couldn't resist having a little fun with the challenge. I chose pattern papers that were a little out of my comfort zone so I am hoping the colors work together.
Card details:
Car: Locker Talk Cricut cartridge cut at 1.5 inches
Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge cut at 5.25 inches
Scalloped Circle: Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge cut at 4.75 inches
Flowers: Home Decor Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 and 4.75 inches
Lady Bugs: Just Because Carts Cricut cartridge cut at 2.75 inches

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Taste of Snow

I had some time for crafting but didn't have any ideas so I found this sketch on the Karen's Doodles Challenge blog and gave it a try.
Here's my card:
I used the image First Taste of Snow from Karen's Doodles. I didn't add any sentiments because I am not sure if I will use it as a Christmas card or a thank you after the holidays.
Card Details:
Image: First Taste of Snow from Karen' Doodles
Snowflake: When It's Cold Outside Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 inches
Copics: R11, RV21, B00, E33, RV10, E51, E11, E50, BG05, BG 10, E37

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beary Special

I made this card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. The digital image is from Sassy Cheryl. The background paper I ran through my cuttlebug using the honeycomb Fiskars embossing plate. I then used te gold rush ink from CTMH to it. I used lemon ice stickles on the wings of the bees for a little bling.
Card Details:
Honey pot: Just Because Cricut Cart cut at 3.5 inches
Bees: Pooh and Friends Cricut cart cut at 1 inch
Copics: C5, E35, E31, E33, G21, G85, B93, E08

Monday, May 17, 2010

Celebrating Mothers Layout 3

Here is the next layout celebrating the moms in my life. This picture is of my grandmother, Mom, sister and my great-grandmother. The picture was only labled "Four Generations" on the back but judging by the age of my sister in the picture, I would say the picture was taken around Mother's Day in 1966. Don't you just love the hats?
Layout details:
Flowers: Home Decor Cricut Cart cut at 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 inchs
Hat stand: Heritage Cricut Cart cut at 3 inches
Round doily: Easter Cricut Cart cut at 5 inches
Stamped image: Tilda in Hat
Copics: R00, R11, E31, E33, E53, E57, E11, E51

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Winner of JMS Celebrating Mothers Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments. The winner of the Joanns gift card is lucky #7 Gramjak! I will be contacting you about your prize.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Aud Sentiments Challenge 2

It is time for challenge #2 at Aud Sentiments. Thank you to everyone who participated in our first challenge. We had a hard time choosing a winner due to all the amazing entries. Challenge #2 is being sponsored by Pollycraft. The challenge this time is to use the sentiment "Thanks A Bunch" anywhere on your project. You can make a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, gift bag, etc. You are only limited by your imagination.
Here is my design team project:

I decided to make a card for this challenge. The image is Star Fairy from Pollycraft. Isn't she cute? I used the star card from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. I used double sided cardstock from Scenic Route. For some bling I added self adhesive rhinestones for the stars. Copics used: R22, G21, E35, E31, E57, E33, E11, E51
The prize for this challenge is a gift certificate from Pollycraft. Their images are just perfect for many different types of projects. Go check them out and then create a project using the theme for this challenge. Use Mr. Linky to link to the Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for your chance to win.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Celebrating Mothers Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of my week long celebration of all the Moms in my life. This layout features my paternal grandmother. My dad is the oldest and is the one standing up. Pattern papers are always a challenge for me an I wanted to do a simple layout but jazz it up with the various papers.
Layout details:
Martha Stewart punch around the page paper punch
Flower: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 2, 1.75 and 1.5 inches on real dial size
Family: Home Accents Cricut cart cut at 2 inches

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrating Mother's Day Blog Hop

At Just My Sketches the design team is showing our appreciation for everything mothers do by celebrating Mother's Day all week long in a blog hop. The hop officially kicks off at 9 am (NFLD time zone) on Sunday, May 9th and ends at midnight on Friday, May 14th. There are 18 stops along the way, some have blog candy up for grabs. In your travels don't forget to collect the words to complete the quote and take it back to Just My Sketches and the Blend to enter the major prize drawing worth $30! If you have just found the blog hop here, please go back to JMS to the start of the hop. If you have been hopping along you will have come from Janice's blog.

Here is my take on the layout sketch. These are my grandparents with my mother on her baptism day. I chose the song Baby Mine by Bette Midler to blend with the sketch. Each day of the hop I plan to add another layout featuring one of the great moms in my life.

Layout details:
Baby Carriage: Heritage Cricut cart cut at 3.5 inches
Word Baby: Heritage Cricut cart cut at 2.25 inches
Baby bonnet: Heritge Cricut cart cut at 3 inches
Frame for journaling: A Child's Year Cricut cart cut at 2.25 and 2.5 inches
Flower accents: Home Decor Cricut cart cut at 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 inches
Scalloped circle: Doily cut on Easter Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Martha Stewart around the page border punch
Ink: CTMH Desert Sand
I am offering a prize of a $10 gift card to Joanns for a little crafty shopping. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and a way to get in contact with you if you win.
Here are the words you need to collect from me for the grand prize drawing: I May
The next stop on the blog hop is Annmaree

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

25th Wedding Anniversary

This card is for my husband's sister and her husband who will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary next week. I just love grunge flowers made by Tim Holtz so much that I had to give them a try for this project. I don't have the sizzix dies or the grunge paper so I had to made a few adjustments. The flower is made from cuts from the Home Decor Cricut cart. There is a 6 petal flower on that cart that works perfectly if cut using the shadow feature on Real Dial size. I added some stickles to the flower but am not sure that shows up very well in the picture. I added the blue ribbon since that was the color from their wedding and I thought the card needed a little more color.
Card Details:
Card base: A Child's Year Cricut Cart (card feature on the pilgrim button) cut at 6 inches
Large heart: George Cricut cart cut at 3.75 inches
Small hearts: George Cricut cart cut at 1.5 and 1.25 inches
Flower: 6 petal flower from the Home Decor cart cut using shadow feature and real dial size 2.5 inches

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Just very simple card featuring Tilda from the new Magnolia sprink kit. I used stickles on her dress and the flowers in her hair for a little extra sparkle. I added some inking to give her a shabby chic look.
Copics: E11, E51, E53, E33, V000, V12 and G21
Corner Leaves: Storybook Cricut cart
Flowers: Prima
Ink: CTMH chocolate

Just My Sketches May Reveal

It's time for another reveal at Just My Sketches Challenge blog. The challenges are always fun because the twist is to blend the sketch with a song from the list provided. For this month the sketch is pretty basic and the song choices were perfect for the pictures of my son's confirmation. My song choice is From A Distance by Bette Midler. I did end up making a two page layout since I have so many pictures from this day. I wanted to make it look like the Holy Spirit was coming down on my son so I got creative with the flames. I found a leaf on the Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cart that when rotated just right did look like a flame to me. I added glitter to the dove so it would stand out more and the crosses under the picture are from a sticker sheet.
Layout Details:
Dove: Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
God is watching: Base camp Cricut cartridge cut at 1.25 inches
Flames from Holy Spirit: Leaf from the Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cart
Leaf swirl: Black Letter Cricut cart cut at 1 inche
Fluer di lis: Black Letter Cricut cart cut at 5 inches
Bible: Heritage Cricut cart cut at 3 inches