Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Sweet Thank You

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!

Recently my Red Hat Sisters and I enjoyed a day of fun and shopping in the historic downtown district of our Main Street Community. At one of the shops we were greeted with a fabulous presentation of food and drinks. A little birdie told the lady we would be dropping by! That was so sweet of her!

Using a sketch from RAQ'S Inspirational Challenge 9/29-10/6, my card is a Thank You card for this friend! I enjoy doing fun cards with a Red Hat theme using Cricut cuts and Cuttlebug folders! I just received Cricut Create a Critter cartridge and knew the cow would be a perfect cut for a collector!

Cricut Cartridges:
Create a Critter- Cow cut 2 1/2 inches. This is my first cut using this cartridge and I found that Layer 1 and Layer 2 are reversed on the cuts. Hope other cuts are not this way! Finally cut a cow!!
Everyday Paper Dolls - Hat cut 3 3/4 inch.
Paper Doll Dress Up - Grass cut 1 1/2 inch; Fence cut 1 1/2 inch
A Child's Year - Sweet Balloon cut 4 inch in Red and handcut purple to go under it.
Lovely Floral---Another new cart! Thank you cut 2 1/4 inch in green and shift at the same size in red.

Cuttlebug folders:
Swiss Dots - Hat
Diamonds in the Rough -- Purple background
Houndstooth - Fence

Martha Stewart: Ink and Daisy Dot Edge Punch (small flowers on background are the cutouts from a previous card)
Added a bow using DMC thread to tie the balloon to the cow's tail. Pop-dotted the fence.
Paper- Paper Studio

                                                         Inside of  Card

Challenges: Cuttlebug Challenges  Create a favorite card with a favorite technique and send it to friend just because.

Thank you for visiting today! Your comments are appreciated!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blog Candy from Cricutmimi

Wow! Look at the blog candy I won from Cricutmini! Congratulations on 100 followers! Thank you very much for all these beautiful items! I love it!

clear alphabet stamps from All Night Media
Sizzix brass b-day cake stencil
cardmaking kit containing printed card blanks and envelopes,
coordinated printed sentiments, border stickers and 3D stickers
Be sure to visit her great blog and check out her beautiful work!

Thank you Cricutmimi!!

Happy Birthday Window Card

inside of card

Sharing another card I made awhile back!

This card has a window opening cut in it and covered with a piece of acrylic from a Cuttlebug folder packaging material. This was my first try using acrylic. Played with one of RAQ's Challenge Sketch 8/11/10-8/17/10...

Mother's Day - Frames - lavender frame cut 4 inches, lime frame cut 3 1/2
                                     heart flourish - lavender cut 1 1/2 and lime shadow cut 1 1/2 inch.
Walk in my Garden- Daisies
A Child's Year - Happy Birthday cut I inch
Cuttlebug folders- Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls on the frames
Martha Stewart- Daisy dot punch used inside
Martha Stewart inks
My granddaughter chose the papers, colors, and cricut cuts for her birthday card. She wanted a groovy card! She was very happy with the card!

Entered at Cuttlebug Challenges  Be Inspired #96 I Can See Clearly Now. The challenge was to use acrylic or acetate on your project. Beautiful designs displayed by the design team.

Hope you enjoy! I appreciate your comments!

Scrap paper card - Sentimentals

This card was made using all scrap papers and one of RAQ's Challenge sketches 7/28-8-3 2010.
I really like the results of this card!

Sentimentals - Hand on page 27, cut 2 inches; sentiment "For You" page 64, cut 3/4 inch.
Paper is K&Company. This doubled-sided paper is so pretty!!
Hand doodling around edge of paper; MS ink

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Pink, green, brown / Vellum overlay

Another card  made using one of RAQ's Challenge sketches for week 8/18-8/25 2010. I enjoy working with these beautiful sketches and these great ladies!!

Storybook- page 38 - paper circle cut 3 1/2 inch and vellum circle 3 inch
Plantin Schoolbook- Flowers cut 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 1 1/4 and layered. Button tied with pearl cotton thread.
MS Doily Lace Trim Punch
Sentiment is a rub-on.

Challenges were cricutcardzchallenge. Challenge #38 - Anything Goes
 Ad Inspiration Challenge  - Challenge #72--pink, green and brown.

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Joys of the Season cup / Miss you

This card was made using one of the sketches from RAQ's Challenge 8/18-8/25. All papers used were scraps. Paper--K&Company.

I enjoyed making this card and entered it in several challenges.

Carts: Joys of the Season - cup -for BBTB2 challenge.  Cup cut 2 inches reg and shadow..steam cut 1 1/2 inch
Sentimentals - Miss you -- MY Sherri Crafts challenge.  "Miss you" cut 3/4 inch.
PaperCutzChallenge--Anything Goes

MS Doily lace trim punch. Martha Stewart ink. Lace, ribbon, embellishments are from my stash.

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Sympathy Card using Home Decor/Cuttlebug

Gee! Why did I wait so long to start a blog!!
As time is available, I am adding cards that were made before I joined the blogging world, thinking my blog would be a great place to keep all my cards. These cards were added on Cricut Community Message may have seen some of them. Some family and friends have not seen them so I am sharing!

Using one of the lovely sketches from RAQ's Challenge 8/4-8/10 2010 on the Cricut Messageboard, I entered the card at

I really like the pretty paper from K&Company that I chose for the card and thought it did not need a lot of embellishments.
Carts used -Home Decor- butterfly  and Wild Card for the sentiment.
Cuttlebug Folders - Textile and Swiss Dots.
MS ink

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy Fall


It is a beautiful Fall day in my area and quite a relief from the high temperatures!

I have been busy trying to add some of my older cards to my blog, but decided it was time to get back to card making! I have really enjoyed working on this card! Hope you enjoy!

Cricut carts used: Walk in my Garden - Sunflower; Stretch Your Imagination - Pumpkins and Sentiment Autumn; Everyday Paper Dolls - Leaves.
Paper is Recollections Autumn Pack bought last year on clearance. Love this double-side paper!
Cuttlebug Folders -Swiss Dots - sunflower center; Divine Swirls - pumpkins; Polka dots-- Brown paper.
Plaid Bow on sunflower is swiped from a little girl scarecrow -- thought it would look better on my card! 
Buttons are WM Favorite Findings. Leaf button - tied a little bow with DMC thread, also added a small button on plaid bow
Lots of pop-dots for dimension and MS ink.

Visiting some lovely blogs, I have noticed several challenges that I would like to particpate in, so I will add my card.

Jitterbuggin'   Challenge 19 - Happy Fall Y'all. The challenge is to follow the sketch, add a Cricut Fall element, and add something plaid.
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats -- Create something using Fall colors
Crafty Creation Challenges -- Challenge 86-- Falling Leaves-- Fall colors, Fall harvest, Fall leaves
Crafting With Cristina  -- Companion Challenge - Falling for Fall--Must use colors red, orange, yellow, and leaves
Cuttlebug Challenges -- Creat a project with an image, a bow and at least 2 buttons.

Thanks for looking and I appreciate your comments!