Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans/Troops Thank You

This week at My Sheri Crafts Challenge, we are honoring Veterans and Troops. I wanted to participate because my husband is a Veteran.

In honor of all Veterans for their service to our country and the Troops serving now to protect our freedom, this card is my Thank You! 

Cricut Cartridge:
Storybook - All cuts are on page 71. Thank you cut 1 inch; Accent/Blackout cut 2 3/4 inches; and Accent/ Frame on shift is cut 2 3/4 inches.

Cuttlebug folders: Swiss Dots and Measure by Measure for the star border

Star brads, pop-dots, and inking!

Thank you for visiting today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Swirl Tree / Cuttlebug Acrylic Mat

'Up A Tree" is the theme Sherri chose for this week's Jitterbuggin' Challenge. I have almost been up a tree trying to choose a tree! Liking the swirl tree from Christmas Solutions Noel I decided to go with a winter Christmas theme. Along with adding a tree on the card, the challenge includes follow the sketch, add something yellow, and of course, a Cricut cut.

To add embossing to my background, I embossed a piece of acrylic--actually the clear packaging from a Cricut cartridge box--with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. To add yellow, I cut a small starburst and placed on the tree. Adding a subtle hint of color for the appearance of a starburst, I inked the snowflake at the top of the tree with yellowish-gold ink. I thought that particular spot of the embossing looked good for the top of the tree! Edges of acrylic mat are slightly inked.

My tree is cut from Martha Stewart Holidays pack which was a previous Christmas clearance item. Love the green glitter page....cut it using pressure at 6 and multicut function on my Expression....cut beautifully! So much sparkle! Green corners are handcut. Using Martha Stewart snowflake punch, I cut a small length of white paper. Using the negative snowflake cut, I placed one on each corner.

Embellishments include 4 red circle-shaped gemstones on the mat and a little yellowish-gold gemstone on the star, plus some inking!

Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Solutions Noel - Tree cut at 4 inches and Starburst cut at 2 inches.
Cuttlebug Folder: Snowflake

Jitterbuggin' - Up a Tree
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Anything Goes - Emboss It
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
Fantabulous Cricut - Color Green and a Circle Shape (circle shapes in the embossing, paper and gemstones)

Hope you enjoy this card!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank you Larelyn

Welcome to my new followers! Thank each of you for taking time to visit me today!

Recently I was fortunate to be chosen winner of Larelyn's blog candy at Handmade From My Heart.
This card is my "Thank You" to Larelyn!! She is very creative and has beautiful cards on her blog. I enjoy seeing all her work! Visit her blog for great inspiration!

Card is 6 1/2 X 5  white cardstock.
Using sketch 1 from RAQ'S Card Challenge 11-03 to 11-09, I chose these pretty K&Company papers to make my card. Rather than placing the patterned paper vertical as Sketch 1, I rotated the papers horizontally. I did not add a lot of embellishments - wanted the pretty papers to be seen!

Cricut Cartridges:
Storybook - Robin page 31 regular and shadow cuts at 2 inches. I used a pretty light blue paper for the bird.
Scallop oval page 49 is cut 4 inches.
Sentimentals -- Thank You page 79 is cut 1 1/4 inches.

Martha Stewart - fern punch and inks
Recollections gemstones

inside of card

Larelyn, hope you enjoy the card! If you will email me your snail mail address, I will get the card in the mail to you. Again Thank You for your kindness!!