Friday, June 24, 2011

New Blog Award

I am honored to have received a new award from two very talented ladies. Thank you so much Charlotte at A Little Bit of Detail and Stacey at Stacey's Creative Corner for honoring me with The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. How yummy! Now if you have not visited my two friends' blogs, hop over there now to see all the sweetness on their blogs!
To accept the award, the rules are to thank the person who honored you with the award, tell 7 random things about yourself, and pass the award on to 8 friends.
Let's see - 7 random things
1. I love living in the country. 2. I enjoy country music. 3.  Favorite flowers are roses and irises. 4. I enjoy decorating. 5. I love chocolate! 6. I eat too much chocolate! 7. Ready for a vacation!

I am passing the blog award to the following talented crafters. If you are not a follower already, please be sure to visit their blogs!
Georgiana - Carson's Creations

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Birthday Teapot

I have been wanting to make a teapot card for quite some time and Birthday Sundaes Challenge 14 this week is a shape card. Looking at the design team's lovely cards inspired me to try this teapot! I do not use Design Studio or the Gyspy so my little teapot is a cut from Cricut A Child's Year cartridge. Many cartridges have fun shape cards which I need to use more! I had fun using the Expression 2 for this card.
Cricut Cartridges:
A Child's Year - The teapot is the tag feature on page 67 and is cut at 6.50". The little cup is the icon feature on the same page and is cut at 1.25". Cup is pop-dotted on the teapot.
Lovely Florals - Scallop circles are the 4th image on the first row and are cut 2.25".
Other supplies:
Martha Stewart -  Pop-up water lily for the flower in center of scallop mats. I cut two different papers and pop-dotted the flowers. Gemstone is from stash.
Paper - K&Company Watercolor Bouquet for the designer paper and the white is Colorbok.
I used DMC memory thread for the bow on cup. I had a tiny area for the sentiment and I was thinking of handwriting Happy Birthday, but I was lucky to find a Happy Birthday sticker in my stash.
This is an expensive teapot - look at all that gold! I got carried away with Gold Stickles!!

Birthday Sundaes - Make a shape card. Must have birthday wording on it.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Birthday Card for my Friend

This birthday card is made for my friend. She and I share many common interests. She is very talented and creative! I am excited that now she has a Cricut Expression and her Cricut crafting journey has started! Look out Michael's and Hobby Lobby - I am sure we will be visiting more!
The card is cut from a piece of purple Colorbox and is 5 x 7 inches. The patterned die-cut mat is from K&Company. The pad has 18 sheets of double-sided 4 x 6 inch die-cut mats in gorgeous colors.
Cricut Cartridges:
Lacy Labels - Pink and purple mats cut 3 1/2".
Home Decor- Butterfly cut 2".
Wild Card - Happy birthday on page 61 cut 8" for the inside sentiment.
Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday folder used on the pink mat.
Martha Stewart:  French Scroll edge punch and corner punch used on inside of card.
Other supplies: Stickles Cotton Candy on the butterfly, Recollections rhinestones, lace is from stash, and lots of inking!

Inside of card!

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by today!