Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dahlia Fold Flower

I enjoy making the Dahlia Fold flower and thought I would share a card made recently.

After watching a great tutorial on SplitCoastStampers  for the Dahlia Fold flower, I was excited to try this technique. Used K&Company Life's Journey double-sided paper and Miss Elizabeth's vellum from my stash.
Storybook cartridge - scallop background behind flower. Also I cut the circles using Storybook--circle is an accent/blackout feature, letter K. I cut each circle at 1 1/4 inch. (Cut 9 circles--8 for the flower and 1 for the base of flower) This makes a 2 1/2 flower.

Martha Stewart - lace heart edge punch
Cuttlebug- Two of the With Love borders.
Pearls, doily and pop-dots.

Autumn Card

Wanted to share with you this card that I made recently using one of RAQ's Card Challenge sketches on the Circut forum. Looking at the sketch and trying to find papers took awhile, but whenever I came across these pretty papers, I chose an Autumn theme.

Cart used is Stretch Your Imagination---Leaf is cut on Silhouette and Blackout features. Autumn is cut on Regular, Layer and Shadow features.
To add dimension, the small cut background papers were run through the cuttlebug using the Diamonds in the Rough folder. Pop dots were used and MS ink.

Thanks for looking!

In Black & White with One More Color--Jitterbuggin' Challenge

 I enjoy working with Sherri's sketches and challenges, so I am sharing another card that was made for Jitterbuggin' Challenge- Sketch 10, July 22, 2010.  Sherri asked us to use black and white only with one accent color of our choice, use a punch and of course, use a cricut cut.
For my card, I chose several intricate and pretty hearts from Love Struck, Wedding and Home Decor - hoping maybe for a vintage feel. Sentiment is also from Home Decor.
Punches: Corner rounder and Martha Stewart Embossed Pop-up Daisy.

My accent color is a pretty hot pink pearlescent paper...I had a lot of trouble photographing the card. All pink paper is same sheet, but in the pics, it looked different shades!


Happy Birthday to You! - Sketch 11 Jitterbuggin'

Another card that was made for Jitterbuggin'. This was Challenge Sketch 11- Happy Birthday to You!
Challenge to follow sketch, make it a children's birthday card,  include something purple and use the cricut.
Carts used:
Plantin Schoolbook - circles and number 8,
Joy Of The Season - Package
Stretch Your Imagination- Balloon
Cuttlebug folders - Happy Birthday and Birthday 4/set

More Blog Candy!!

Wow! My package has arrived from My Sheri Crafts. My name was drawn as the August Monthly Blog Challenge Winner!
I received beautiful Basic Grey papers, brads, and buttons. I love it!! It will be hard for me to cut the paper---it is so pretty! This paper may have to be framed!

Many thanks to My Sheri Crafts!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Pretty in Pink Baby Blessing"

Sharing another card made for Thursday August 5, 2010 Sketch 12 Oh Baby at Jitterbuggin'.
Challenge was to follow the sketch, make a baby card and add ribbon.
Cricut carts used were Stretch Your Imagination- baby buggy; Wild Card- sentiment; Walk in my Garden- daisy.
Cuttlebug folders- Swiss Dots on the pink background and Diamonds in the Rough on the buggy.
Paper is from a kit that I had for many years. Martha Stewart daisy edge punch, pink gingham bow and inking. Pink hearts in centers of flowers were a M's Valentine clearance item. Love those clearance items!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog Candy Winner at The Scrapping Cat

                                          WOW! THIS IS SO PRETTY!

I am excited that the Cricut cover for my Expression machine has arrived! It is so beautiful---chocolate and cream colors and so wonderfully made. I will enjoy using it for many years!

I was the recent blog candy winner at The ScrappingCat. How exciting!
Visit her great blog showcasing her beautiful cards and projects. She sells the covers!


Cricutmimi: Red Alert!! Blog Candy

Stephanie at Cricutmimi  will be giving away some great blog candy when she reaches 100 followers. Check out her great blog with all her beautiful work and help her reach the goal!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

August 12, 2010--Sketch 13- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles at Jitterbuggin' 
Challenge was follow the sketch, put a cricut vehicle and add a button. I chose the bus from Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, cut it 3 times to give chipboard effect. I added a piece of acrylic (packaging material) behind the bus to give the effect to windows. A+ and apple are cut from Plantin Schoolbook. Handwritten Back to School on apple, MS ink and pop dots. Cuttlebug- Swiss dots.


More Jitterbuggin' - Born to be Wild

I love participating in the challenges at Jitterbuggin . Thought I would share a card made for the August 19, 2010 Sketch 14 -Born to BeWild.
Challenge was follow a sketch and use a cricut animal and use stripes somewhere on the card. Definitely out of my comfort zone---do not have too many choices of animal cuts. Chose the zebra from Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and cut it out of gift wrap. Sentiment is from Wild Card. Cuttlebug folder is Heart Blocks.
Other paper used- Design Studio and g.c.d. collections- Rose Colored Glasses Collection.
This is my Wild card!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Bee Creative"

August 26, 2010  Sketch 15 - "Bee Creative" at Jitterbuggin
Challenge was to made a square card (This was cut 5 inch square), follow the sketch, put a cricut B on the card--could be a "bee" or a "b", use up some scraps.

Cricut carts were Storybook-scallop circle, Home Decor-butterfly, Wild Card- Phrase "Bloom where you're planted ( I used only Bloom on the front of the card).
Several Cuttlebug folders -- Heart Blocks, Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Bloom and Dots, Floral Fantasy
Prima flower, Pearls on the B, Stickles and Pop-dots. All paper - Scraps


My Favorite Things

Another card made for Jitterbuggin Challenge. This was Sept. 2, 2010 Sketch 16 "My Favorite Things". The challenge was to follow the sketch, use your favorite thing as subject, use your two favorite colors, and a cricut cut. Added bonus was to add a folded paper frame. A great tutorial can be found at SplitCoastStampers for the folded paper frame. I enjoyed making this card with the frame.

There is no way that I can incorporate all my favorite things in one card! I used my favorite colors of pink and green. I love roses, hearts, lace, ribbons, bling, and much more, but since I also love pretty paper, I needed to have some  paper showing!!

The only Cricut cut was the rose which was cut from Wild Card, once in green and again in pink for layers.
Lacey heart, ribbon bow, and the pink bling were from my stash of treasures. Papers are K&Company. Martha Stewart corner punch.


"D-Lish" Apples

Autumn is here!

This card is made using Sketch 18- An Apple a Day at Jitterbuggin'. We are challenged to follow the sketch, use red / green / yellow, add something black, include an apple, and of course, use a cricut cut.
Because of my limited papers in these colors, this proved to be a challenge. But slowly, the yellow came together and I am pleased with the outcome of the card.
Cricut cartridges: WIMG - Wheelbarrow and Sign
                           ACY -    Apples and Scallop background
                           PDDU -  Hat
                           FY     -   Gloves and sentiment "d-lish" 
                                        (Hmm-- using FY on a Harvest theme!!)
Fiskars scallop paper edgers, Paper Studio- Spare Part for the yellow brad on sign, Recollections- Autumn Day ribbon-saying is Gratitude, Recollection gem on hat. Hat is pop-dotted off the sign.
Paper- Colorbok -white and black. Red, green and plaid are Christmas papers and yellow is unknown.

At Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge this week is In My Garden "Harvest Time". View the pretty projects by the talented design team for inspiration.

Also, I will enter this card at My Sheri Crafts. Challenge #23 is Autumn. Love the fall theme! I think apple gathering will fit the challenge. The talented DT have pretty projects for inspiration!

Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Button up for School Winner

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Good morning everyone!

I was surprised this morning to see my card listed as the "Button up for School" Winner on Ladybug Designs as part of the participation in Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.
Ladybug Designs is a great blog showcasing her beautiful work!

Many thanks to Ladybug Designs for the wonderful comments and the gift card to Ladybird Designs.