Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Sheri Crafts -- Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today! I am so excited and yet a bit nervous!! Sheri asked me to be the guest designer at her challenge blog My Sheri Crafts this week. This is the first time for me to be a guest designer. Thank you so much Sheri for giving me this special opportunity!!
When Sheri told me this week's challenge theme was "All About Boys", I really got nervous!! What! No pink, lace, flowers, and all those things I love!! Ok, so it is Boys! I thought of my young grandsons and would you believe the first thing that came to my mind was a mud puddle!! Because I have limited Cricut cuts for boy/masculine themes and no mud puddles, I chose one of my favorite cartridges---A Child's Year!

It is the simple pleasures that often become our fondest memories!
The card is 5 x 6 1/2 white cardstock which is layered with a 5 x 6 1/2 piece of pretty stripe designer paper from Paper Pizazz Floral Backgrounds paper pad. Yes, I did say Floral! The boy with the dog is found on page 62 of Cricut A Child's Year cartridge..this is the shift key. It is cut at 3 1/2 inches. I also cut the shadow feature at the same size. The background mat is the card feature using the shift key and is cut at 5 1/2 inches from Brazzill paper. For dimension, I used pop-dots to mount the boy/dog image on the mat. Lot of inking! The phrase "Simple Pleasures" is from Country Life page 60 and is cut at 1 1/2 inches. I love that phrase and think it works well with A Child Year's cuts. The phrase is the only cut that is not from A Child's Year!

For the inside of the card, I used the boy/dog image on page 63. This was cut at 2 1/2 inches. I will be needing a birthday card, so I chose to use the phrase "Happy Birthday" found on page 71 of ACY. It was cut 2 inches.

I thought the little dog gift tag would be a nice addition to my gift. This is the tag feature found on page 62 and cut at 2 inches. (Notice the little dog in left hand corner on the inside of the card---it it the cut out piece from the tag.) The word "to" is found on page 74 and the word "from" is found on page 75. Each word was cut at 1/2 inch. For the tag tie, I used some blue fibers that was in a blog candy package from a sweet blogger friend! I just love it!

I hope you enjoy my "All About Boys" project!
Please visit My Sheri Crafts for great inspiration from the Design Team and enter your project in the challenge! Thanks again Sheri and Design Team!

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  1. Fabulous Glenda! I love that cart, one of my favs. You did a great job with this, congrats on the GD!

  2. OOOhhh...I love all of that brown and blue! This is the sweetest project, brings back memories of my boys when they were still "boys"!
    Beautiful work as always!

  3. So sweet, Glenda! Love it! Congratulations on the guest designer spot!


  4. Glenda you did it again!
    Another beautiful project. I love what you did with the ACY cuts. Great card/tag set.

  5. Oh Glenda, I am just blown away by your projects. I love the cartridge A Child's Year. It is so sweet and can be used in so many ways. The images and colors you chose are great together. I really love all of the different things you made to complete this set. They are wonderful, as all your projects are.

  6. ack! I love this Glenda!!! beautifully done!
    hugs & blessings!

    so happy to be designing with you @ Paper Playtime!

  7. You did a wonderful job with the "boy" theme. Such a sweet, playful, and precious card!~