Friday, January 28, 2011

Puppy Love

I love the Sweethearts Cart and I think it is even better with the Wild Card scallop card.  I made this as my design team post for  Card Creations by C challenge #2     Challenge was to make a Valentine's card

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Feel Better Card

I made this card today for a friend's son, who had his apendex removed late last night. He is only seven too. Hope he feel better quick.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CCC # 59

I hope you join us for a fun challenge at CCC. We are making a card for a child. I just love this cut and will be giving it to my middle child. It reminds me of her. Now I just need two more for my other children.

A Child's Year cut at 3.5 inches
MPS stamps love-a-licous
Heart punch
Recollections paper from Michael
Houndstooth embossing folder

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday

I made this fun little birthday card. I have really wanted to play with these cute round cards. I see so many cute examples out there and just had to try a couple. I have more in the works so I hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Invitations for church

I was asked to make some invitations for church to a special program for the kids who are going to turn eight this year. I teach this group each Sunday already, so it was fun to do. If I had more time I would have personalized the girls hair to match their card. Any way the info was the same, but I made girly ones for the girls and a shirt and tie for the boys. Here is the Youtube link for how to make this simple tie and shirt. I also saw another shirt card that I want to make later here.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Black, White and Silver Challenge

Just a card I made for the challenge at Crafting with Christina.
We were to only use the colors black, white and grey or silver.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Flower Thank you card

I love flowers. I think I could make them all day. I love the simpleness fo these three flowers in a row. I think I would do the top part different, if I were to do it again, but I still like it.

These are for a couple of challenges:
Cooking with the Cricut: 3 flowers
Paper Cutz:  Any theme or color

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank you cupcake card

May I say that I just love Sweet Treats cupcakes. This is my favorite one of them. I made this card for two challenges.  FCCB # 43 Something sweet and PKS LFIF - Thank you card.

Freshly Picked Cards

Just a couple of cards I made. I hope you enjoy. Both were made with Freshly Picked.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Yellow and Purple baby chick Easter Card

I don't know why, but when I saw this sketch challenge I thought of a baby chick card.  I created for Getting Cricky Challenge   and also the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge.  I thought since I used the colors purple and yellow, I might as well make it an Easter card. I made it a gate fold opening.  A fold that is not my strongest area.  It is rather hard for me  to get both sides even.   Hope you enjoy.

I heart you card

I love these flowers from Sweethearts. The card base is from Wild Cards. The sentimment from My Pink Stamper.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Card Creations & More by C Challenge #1

May I say that I just love making these flowers. They are so pretty and so easy to make. I thought a basket full of flowers would help spring feel just a little closer. (As we are getting snow today)
I made these for the very first challenge at Card Creations & More by C.  We were to make anything but not a card.  I am excited to be one of her design team members.  Hope you join us for the challenge and check out what everyone else made. 

The paper I used is from DCWV Summer Dream paper pack.
I used a few scalloped circles and decide that I liked the one from Mini Monograms best, since it creates two different looks depending on how I folded the circles.  Inked the edges and then glued them together. See my post here for the link of where I got the idea and directions of how to make them.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Two heart one love card

I just got the Sweethearts cartridge off ebay. LOVE it. All cuts on this card came from there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PKS Challenge # 43

I had a friend who brought me a bunch of paper scraps for me to use for cards. The floral and the brown came from her scraps. I love the floral. I wish I had a couple of sheets. I could really have some fun. The light pink is from Papertrey Inc. and the darker of the pinks is from Close to My Heart.

I used Sugar and Spice for the scallop circle and the bird is from Cherry Limeaid. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

I made this for the sketch at Peachy Keen. This is my first time entering one of their challenges. I have wanted to for a while, but....

Flant it Friday # 6

When I saw this challenge on FIF, I knew I wanted to make it. But my girls are older and so I wanted it to be boyish. I wasn't sure how I would pull it off, until I saw Simply Pam's plane with a dino. Just before I started this card my son asked me, "Why don't you ever make me a card, Mom?" So I asked him what his favorite animal was and he said a dog. Now that I am done, he asked me to make him a plane with a kitty too. Now I will have to find a boyish kitty and try this again.

Guess who came home and Let it snow card

I was able to pick up Celebrate with Florishes for at a super low price and I wanted to play with it some.  I love how it has cute things for all seasons.  I will be playing with it much more.

Also on a good note. Guess who came home yesterday?  MY GYPSY!!!  Provo Craft sent me a new one.  I was so excited that I immediately did my update.  I got all my free cartridges, except Smiley Cards did not download.  It was too late to call PC, so I loaded most of my cartridges, only 6 more to go plus the ones that I just got off ebay and haven't received yet.  This morning I spent an hour waiting to talk to someone at PC.  They are really busy right now, so I understand the wait.  I was told that by Monday I should have Smiley Cards added to my gypsy account and be able to download it.  I can't wait till Monday.  I just love PC,  they may have a long wait, but their customer support is very nice and tries to be helpful.

CCC # 57

This week at CCC, our challenge was to make a card using only the colors red, white and black. Of course I thought of Valentine's Day and made a card to fit. Hmm, who will I give this one too. One of my kids or another one to my honey.

Used the heart from Wild Card
Love U from Lyrical Letters
Love language embossing folder

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hoo Knew Owl card from Sugar and Spice

I made this owl from the Cricut lite Sugar and Spice. I cut him at 3 1/2. I was able to pick up this cart and a couple of others for $10 and am really excited to play with them. Hopefully I will be posting more often now that kids are back in the swing of school. I do know you will hear more from me this week, since I have two challenges due for two design teams that I am on. I have them finished, I just need to sit down and get them posted. We will see about next week. I hope to get back into doing some more challenges on some of my favorite sites.

The paper I used on top is Sweet Blush from Papertrey Ink,
Chocolate brown is also PTI
Hollyhock from Close to My Heart
Ribbon is from Ribbon and bows Oh My
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pretty 3-D flowers

I am thrilled to have made these flowers. I used two different scallop circles from Sweet Treats. I have not yet found the scallop that I like best. They each folded a bit differently depending on how many scallops they have. The blue was cute at 2 1/4 inches and the red one was cut at 3 inches.

I learned how to make them thanks to Kim on Papercraft Star.  Thank you Kim.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MPS Challenge DT 2011

This year I made the goal to have a plan for what I create. So for my first card this year, it is only fitting that it be for my husband. Yes, I know it is pink, but you see he is my biggest fan and supporter and manly or not he will love it. I left two areas blank so I could write a love note later.

My inspiration to make this came from a challenge for the My Pink Stamper Design Team. We were to use the colors green, pink, brown and one other color (white).  I would love to be on the MPS design team, but have so little hope with 350 entries and only two spots.  Thank Robyn for looking and for a chance. 

I used lots of paper:
Papertrey Ink New Leaf
Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
Papertrey Ink Sweet Blush
Coredinations Strawberries -N-Cream
Cypress Fashion Color Pack for dark green
Tiffany's Design Scrapbook Pad for pink & green pattern paper

Additionlly I used:
Once Upon a Princess for frog and lily pad
Lyrical Letters for hearts and words
Zooballo for hearts
My Pink Stamper love-alicious for both sentiments
CTMH Garden Green Ink
White gel pen
Brown and Pink stickles
Sanding block
Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder
Adhesive and pop dot

Someone asked what the reason was for giving my husband this card now, instead of Valentine's Day. Where do I start?

For never complaining when I craft.
Always letting me buy just one more cricut thing.
Making dinner or helping around the house without being asked.
Always treating me with kindness, even when I am grumpy.
For making me a card with my cricut for Christmas when I asked him too.
For being my sweetheart and best friend.
For just being him and so much more.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My top ten cards for 2010

Which card is your favorite? It was hard to limit my favorite cards to just ten, but I did.  I really enjoy making cards and am excited for this year to make lots more.  I was blessed this Christmas to get 5 My pink stamper stamp sets and 6 Peachy Keen sets and an ATG.  So  you will be seeing much more  soon.