Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

As the new year quickly approaches, I finally find time to post a New Year's card. The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" from white Colorbok cardstock and is layered with a green glitter paper. The green, pink, and yellow papers are glitter papers from the Paper Studio Birthday Extravanganza paper pack.
Cricut Cartridges:
Simply Charmed - Page 75 Party Horn cut 3.75"
Cuttin' Up - Page 75  Let's Party cut 1". 2012 - I think is .50".
Cuttlebug Folder - Tiffany - I decided to frame the little whimsical party horn. I was excited to find this pretty folder at Michael's during my last shopping spree!
Cards by Jovan - New Year's Challenge. If you would like to play along with this challenge, be sure to check out Jovan's post and great giveaway. The deadline has been extended to Monday.
Cricut Cutter Room - Design Time Thursday - Sparkle Time. Anything goes, but it must sparkle--Glitter or Stickles. I hope all my glitter paper shows in the photo!

I want to take this time to wish you a very Happy New Year! I appreciate all your support and comments! I am looking forward to another fun year of crafting and visiting with my blogging friends!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

First Christmas Card for 2012

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for visiting today!

This is my first Christmas card for 2012! Yes, I have good intentions of making more Christmas cards next year...we will see! I saw this cute sketch at Christmas Card Challenges and decided to play along. The tall card was cut from red cardstock at 9" x 8" and scored at 4". My papers are scraps from previous projects using Greetings of the Season paper pack that was bought at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.
Cricut cartridge:
Winter Lace - Snowflake 2 (8th image on first row) is cut at 2.25 from white cardstock. To bring out the smaller gold snowflakes in the background paper, the shadow cut is from gold paper.

Poinsettia is a paper flower from Making Memories that was purchased last year on clearance. Almost forgot these were in my stash! I inked the edges a bit and pop-dotted the flower on the snowflake.
Sentiment is a Christmas Crafts stamp on the gold paper. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch on the green paper.

There are so many possibilities with the sketch. The weekly challenge runs for a couple more days so if you want to start on Christmas cards now, check out the blog!

Christmas Card Challenges - Week 4 - Sketch

Hope you enjoy!

My Favorite Card of 2011

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thank you for stopping by today!

Today I am sharing my favorite card of 2011. This was my very first side step card and was made in Feb. 2011. You can see the original post here. I am so happy that this card won in a few challenges that I had entered! Thanks to all of you who have viewed and commented at the original post. That posting is the most viewed post of my 2011 work.

Cricut cartridges are Lacy Labels and Sweethearts. Paper is K& that paper! Cuttlebug folder is Hearts. More details can be viewed at the original post.

I will share the card at a couple of challenges that are reflecting on favorite 2011 projects.

Cooking With Cricut - Ch. 66 Year in Review - Share your favorite project of 2011
Whimsical Wednesday - Happy New Year or Favorite Project.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Birthday using Cricut Damask Decor

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

I had a little time to craft today so I decided to play with the Cricut Damask Decor cartridge. Inspired by the pretty sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches, this is my results! My card is 6 1/2" x 5" white cardstock. The patterned paper is cut at 6 1/4" X 4 3/4". All the pretty papers are from K&Company. For the strips, I cut 4 pieces of the striped paper from the paper pack.
Cricut Cartridge:
Damask Decor - Page 67- Heart image - 3.75". Tag - 2.50". I cut the images using the Cricut Craft Room.
I am loving the cuts on this cartridge!
Lots of inking, Studio G birthday stamp, Recollection gemstones, DMC Memory Thread for the bow on tag.
Both images are pop-dotted on the card.

Hope you enjoy!

Challenges: Tuesday Morning Sketches - Ch. 126 Sketch

Monday, December 26, 2011

Noel - Christmas Rose

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Today I am sharing a final Christmas card that just was finished in time for this season. I wanted to make many more cards but my time was so limited. Maybe I should start now for next year!
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" red cardstock. Designer papers are K&Company Yuletide.
Cricut Cartridges:
Christmas/Noel Solutions - Sign post, Noel, Bow
Flower Shoppe - Flower -- I thought a Christmas Rose would be pretty for this card!

Other Supplies:  Holiday Craft Time ribbon, Recollections gemstones, Versa Magic Gingerbread ink, Martha Stewart punch for the greenery and sign post was pop-dotted on card.

Cooking With Cricut - Ch. 65 - Holiday Florals
One Stop Craft Challenge - Ch. 163 - Winter Wishes
Simply Create Too - Ch. 3 - Shape It Up  ( Rose)

Hope you enjoy this card!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cardinal - Acrylic Embossing

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!
Today I am sharing a Christmas card that was made for a special friend! Now that she has received the card, I am able to make the post. I am showcasing features similar to a previous card that I posted last year here

The card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is inspired by the pretty sketch at Card Patterns. Designer paper is Martha Stewart Holidays that was purchased last Christmas.

Cricut Cartridges:
Winter Woodland - Page 59 Bird is cut 2 1/2". Red glitter paper is also from the Martha Stewart Holidays pack.
Joys of the Season -  Page 69 Holly and Berries
The embossed acrylic background is a piece of Cricut cartridge packaging. It is embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.
Other supplies include Christmas Red Stickles on the berries and Martha Stewart punch. Inking is Dew Drop Versa Magic Gingerbread. Christmas sentiment is Holiday Time Crystal Sticker. I hand cut a piece of the red glitter paper to run through the openings.
Card Patterns - Sketch 146
Little Scrap Pieces - Winter - Holiday
Simply Create Too - Ch 2 Embossing
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party
Robin's Creative Cottage - Link Up Party

Hope you enjoy my card!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Ch. 90 Rolling in Ribbon

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for stopping by today!

It is time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! This week we are Rolling in Ribbon! We are asked to use ribbon somewhere on the project plus the Cricut cut.

Cricut Cartridges:
Joys of the Season -- The pretty double-sided paper is from K&Company Yuletide (last years's paper pad). I chose the Ribbon Frame card feature on page 65 and using Cricut Craft Room the paper was cut at 5 1/2" using the relative feature. The cut size folds to be a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
The ribbon frame was cut in green and the layer image was cut in red at 3" to fit the front cutout of the card. I hand cut the beige oval to fit the opening and it was embossed with Cuttlebug Allergo folder. The card opening is backed with a piece of vellum.
Page 77- Peace was cut at .75" using the main image from a gold shimmer paper and the shadow from red paper.
Christmas/Noel - Candle and candle holder. Oops, I failed to record the size! Candle is pop-dotted on the embossed mat
I made the bow from The Paper Studio Glitter Velvet Red Ribbon. It is pop-dotted on the card. Christmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries.

Hope your enjoy my card and are inspired to join our challenge this week. Be sure to visit Fantabulous Cricut to see all the great projects by the design team. Remember you must include ribbon and a Cricut cut on your project. We look forward to seeing your pretty projects!

Little Scrap Pieces - Winter Holiday
Cooking with Cricut - Ch. 63 Sounds of the Season

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Ch. 75 Let It Snow

Hi and Welcome to Glenda's Cards!

Today begins a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts with "Let It Snow"! This is the last challenge of the year and we have a fun theme! We are asked to create a card/project with a snow or snowflake theme. We do not have snow very often in my area so I really got carried away with the snowflake theme! My card was cut at 6 3/4" x 10" from Colorbox white cardstock. I used the Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake Punch Around The Page punches to achieve the snowflake edges on my card.
The snowflake mat is cut from Deja Views Fair Isle Christmas at 4" x 51/4".

Cricut Cartridge:
Winter Lace - The snowflake "Hearts" is the second image on the first row. It was cut using the Cricut Craft Room at 3". I thought the hearts on this image were so pretty. It does take awhile for the Cricut to cut out the snowflakes.

I am sharing a couple more similar cards but with a different snowflake cut. Did I say that I am loving this cartridge! For a little extra bling, I added a red gemstone in the center of each snowflake. The snowflake is pop-dotted on the mat.
The handmade sentiment stickers are Holiday Time which were purchased during an after Christmas sale last year.

Hope you enjoy my cards and are inspired to play along with us at My Sheri Crafts! Be sure to visit the design team members to see the lovely projects they have created!  Now we would love to see your projects for this theme "Snow or Snowflakes"! Deadline to enter is midnight CST Friday, Dec. 23. Remember the chosen winner will be the next guest designer and several Ooh La La awards are awarded!
 We will be back in January 2012 with more fun and inspiring challenges!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Challenges: Celebrate the Occasion - Ch. 42 Christmas -no green (Card in first photo)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Make A Wish Birthday Card - Flower Shoppe

Welcome to Glenda's Cards and thank you for stopping by today!

My white card is 5" x 6 1/2' and is layered with a 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" patterned paper from ColorBok. I like the vintage look of the papers in this pack. Sometimes the paper is so pretty that it can stand alone, but I do enjoy adding Cricut cuts to make it more personal.

I am enjoying the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge. I thought I would check out You Tube to get more ideas and was pleased to see that Kimberly at My Craft Spot has some great videos sharing techniques of making flowers with the Flower Shoppe cartridge. To see her videos, look for Sentimental Scrapper.
I was inspired by the crumpled flower by Kimberly. I used Scallop 4 on page 13 and cut two of the images. I worked in the Cricut Craft Room--think the flower was 2.5 and 2.25. The center is Basic 4 on page 12 cut at 2.5. I get carried away in the CCR and forget to write down the actual sizes. I spritzed the cut papers with water, crumpled, and let dry. Edges are slightly inked. The layers are glued together and pop-dotted on the mat. This is my first try spraying water on a flower but I am pleased with the results of the flower. I will be making more!

Cricut Cartridges:
Flower Shoppe - Flower Scallop 4
Elegant Edges - Eyelet 3 page 68 --Oblong image cut at 3.00w x 3.861 h. It is embossed with the Cuttlebug Script folder. Small pearls are glued in the centers.
Birthday Bash -  Phrase "Make a Wish" on Page 52 cut 1.833w x .472h. I love the banner look on the paper and thought that was a great place for the sentiment!

Hope you enjoy my card!

Birthday Sundaes-- Birthday card with birthday sentiment on front

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Ch 88 - Holiday Cards

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! It is time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! This week we are thinking Holiday cards. Can you believe that Christmas holidays will soon be here! If you have not started on your holiday cards, this challenge is for you!
I am happy to share a lovely embellishment from our sponsor Creative Charms with you! Be sure to visit their site and see all the gorgeous embellishments! They have beautiful brads, charms, ribbons, and embellishments for scrapbooking and card making. Thank you Creative Charms for being our sponsor this week at FCCB and for letting me share your product.

My card is 6 1/2" x 5" and is layered with a pretty K&Company SW Glad Tidings paper. I love the Musical Notes/Noel embellishment from Creative Charms and I wanted to continue the musical theme of Glad Tidings! What better way to do that than with the angel from Cricut Christmas Noel. I think this is a very pretty angel and I am happy to use this image for the first time. I am singing The First Noel the Angels did say! Such wonderful news!
I pop-dotted the angel on a double mat cut using Cricut Lacy Labels Asian image. This is the fifth image on the first row. The K&Company patterned paper for the mat is run through the Cuttlebug using the Allergo folder.
I am happy with this card and hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to visit FCCB and see all the lovely cards by the design team. We appreciate when you visit our blogs and leave comments. Now it is your turn to share your Holiday cards with us. As always, you must include a Cricut cut. You have until midnight Sunday Dec. 4th to submit.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Ch # 74 Decorate for Christmas

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for stopping by because it is time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts! This week we are Decorating for Christmas and ask that you create an ornament or home decor item for Christmas.
For my project I decorated a wreath to hang on my door. The green 15 inch wreath was purchased at The Dollar Tree. To add more thickness and character, I added several little flower/pine cone picks that I have had for years..another one of those after Christmas clearance that I had forgotten about!
I downloaded the Cricut Craft Room application and have been playing around with the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge! This is my first project using the CCR and I am pleased with the flower cuts.
Cricut Cartridges 
Flower Shoppe - The two green pattern flowers are using the Basic 2 and Basic 4 images on page 12 cut at 3.25".  I did not record the size for the center Basic1.
I used the Sunflower images on page 17 for the three red/cream flowers but two centers are cuts from image Basic1.
The flower at the top of the wreath is using the Ruffle images on page 15. I did not record these I was working with the sizing of images.
Winter Woodland - Joy on Page 78 was cut at 5".

Be sure to visit My Sheri Crafts to see the lovely projects by the design team. We look forward to seeing your ornaments or home decor items for Christmas. Remember one person will be chosen to be the next guest designer and Ooo La La awards will be given.

I am also sharing my project at the following challenges.
Bitten by the Bug2 - Winter Woodland - Joy
My Craft Spot - Ch 34 - Handmade Flower Power
Simply Create Too - Ch # 1 All about Christmas
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays #34
2 Sisters Challenge Blog -  Ch# 67 Holiday
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party

Hope you enjoy my project--Thanks for your comments!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winner of the FCCB Harvest Blessings Cricut Crawl

Thanks to each of you that participated in the FCCB Harvest Blessings Cricut Crawl. I enjoyed seeing all the lovely projects by the Design Team and I am sure you were inspired too! I appreciate and enjoyed reading all the sweet comments! A big Thank You to my newest followers for your support of my blog!

Winner of the gift card selected by Random Org--

Sherrie K.

Congratulations Sherrie K. I will be sending you an email shortly!
Thanks again everyone!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter Trees Birthday card

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl click here or scroll down.
Just a reminder that you still have time to leave a comment on the FCCB post to be eligible for my blog candy drawing.

Welcome to Glenda's cards and thank you for stopping by today. A big Thank You to my new followers!

I just received the Cricut Formal Occasion cartridge and was excited to play with it. After seeing the tree challenge at Birthday Sundaes, I made a snowy, winter birthday card. We seldom see snow in our area and we are always excited to see a little snow!

Card is 5" x 6 1/2" and layered with a K&Company paper. The Winter image is found on page 64 and is cut at 3 1/2". I added an additional shadow with the blue paper cut at 3 3/4. Papers are from my stash.
Edge punch is Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake and I placed the cut out snowflakes at random on the card. Ribbon is Walmart Holiday Time. The little banner is hand cut, inked, and stamped with a Studio G stamp.

Hope you enjoy my card!

Birthday Sundaes -- Ch 35- Include a tree and must have Birthday wording on front.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Welcome to Glenda's Cards and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!  Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Faith Abigail at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

Now for my project!

I am so happy to be participating in my first Fantabulous Cricut Crawl!  Thanks for stopping by!
We pause to give thanks for our many blessings! One of my blessings is that my family lives close to me. At this time of Thanksgiving, I wanted to have a scrapbook page for a family photo that we will take. This gorgeous 12" x 12" paper is from DCWV The Four Season Stack which was bought on clearance after last Christmas. The page is pretty alone and I would not want to cut the page, but I thought some pretty Cricut cuts would add a great finishing touch!

Cricut cartridge is Thanksgiving Seasonal. This cartridge has pretty images and words. However, there are only two cuts for the images and only one cut for the words. I chose to use the phrase Count Your Blessings and cut it from Red cardstock at 2.25"  The gold photo mat is hand cut at  5 3/8" x 4 1/4"; patterned mat is 5 1/8 " x 4". The Cricut cut strip of Brown is cut 1.25" and the Orange leaf overlay is cut at same size. I layered this cut over the photo mat and will slip the photo into it.
I love the words written on the page!

Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

Now I do have a little blog candy! How about a $20.00 Walmart gift card to one lucky follower! How does that sound! We do not have a Michael's or Hobby Lobby in my little hometown, but we do have Walmart Supercenter.
To be eligible to win, you must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post. Please include a way to contact you should you be the winner of the drawing. US mailing address only.  Drawing will be Friday  Nov. 18.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours Brown, Orange and Red as well!

Next stop… Jamie A.'s blog, at   Go          
and see what she has in store for you today.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!

Following is the line up of designers if you have come on my blog and would like to participate in the crawl.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just a Reminder-- Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Fantabulous Cricut

Just a reminder that Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl will start Monday morning. I am so excited to participate in my first FCCB Crawl. The Crawl is like a blog hop! Be sure to stop by FCCB and then visit each design team member's blog to see the lovely projects that have been created! We look forward to your participation!
See You Soon!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Ch# 73 - Be Thankful

Happy Saturday and welcome to Glenda's Cards! It is time for a fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts. Our challenge is to create a card/project with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, my card is to celebrate the holiday. I have truly been blessed in my life and very thankful for God's love, forgiveness and salvation,  Family, and Friends.
This card is a Twisted Easel and if you are unfamiliar with this card style, I am including a link to Mary's tutorial at Cardz TV.  Thanks Mary for sharing your great video! This card style is not hard to make and I encourage you to try it!
The 4 1/4 X 9 3/4 card base is cut from the Paper Studio Earthtone Cardstock Pack. The front of the card is layered with a patterned paper from K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween and Fall pack.
Cricut Cartridges:
Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish - Cornucopia is cut 2 1/4". To add more color, I cut the Layer image in green and purple plus the brown. This cartridge has cute images, but only has one layer plus the layer on shift feature, so you do not get many colors.
Giving Thanks is cut 2 1/4".
Heritage - Corner accent #9 page 62. Oops, I do not see the recorded size!
Stretch Your Imagination- Brown leaf is an extra cut from a previous project.
Cuttlebug folders:
Birds and Swirls - Green leaf
Swiss dots - Grapes
Divine Swirls- Pumpkin
Houndstooth - Brown cornucopia

I have seen so many pretty and unique rosettes on projects lately that I just had to give the rosettes a try. The rosette in the corner is 1" x 12" and is scored at each 1/4 mark using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. After the valley/mountain folding, I glued it to a cardstock circle. I added a yellow leaf button with a raffia bow in the center of the rosette.

Visit My Sheri Crafts to see all the pretty inspirational projects by the design team. We look forward to seeing your projects. Remember you must use the Thanksgiving or Thank you theme and link your project by midnight central time Nov. 26. One lucky winner will be the next guest designer at My Sheri Crafts!

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Heritage- corner accent 9
The Cuttlebug Spot - Anything goes
Frosted Designs - Embossing
Cooking With Cricut - Ch 59 Fruits, Cornucopia or a Harvest theme
Paper Playtime - Cricut Creations - Thank you projects
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch 40 Let's Be Thankful

Hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for your comments!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Ch# 85 Book Lover

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! It is time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! I am so excited to be returning as a design team member for this next term. Thank you Robin and Amy Jo! I want to welcome the new design team members! I look forward to working with each of you. Now to our challenge--Challenge 85 is Book Lover. This can be a book, a project with a book on it, or a bookmark.

I found a cute group of books on Cricut Wrap It Up cartridge on page 57. I chose to make the little box. Using the Box feature, I cut the image at 9 1/4" from a sheet of blue cardstock! For the book layers, I used Design Studio and determined it needed to be cut at 2 5/8" to fit the box properly. I cut the Books images and also the Layer images from four different colors of cardstock. These layers were glued together and then glued on the box. Quite a colorful group of books! I cut a small piece from a sheet protector and glued it inside the box behind the cut out opening.

Using the phrase feature on the same page, I cut the mat and "You made it" at 2 1/4". To add the color blue, I cut the mat again at 2 1/2". This is not a perfect shadow, but it works for me!
I think the little box turned out cute. I will make another box and will give them to my grandsons on report card day! I think it will be a nice little treat holder. Another suggestion is little gift boxes for teachers.

Now it is your turn to play along with us! Be sure to visit FCCB and see all the amazing projects that the design team has created for inspiration! Remember you will need to follow the theme and as always, add a Cricut cut to your project! Deadline for entering is midnight November 13.

Hope you enjoy this little project and are inspired to try this fun Cricut cut!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pumpkin Card Using Damask Decor

I am playing again with Cricut Damask Decor. This time I chose the pretty cut for the pumpkin. Card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a plaid K&Comapny paper. This image can be found on page 68. I used the main images, Layer 1, and Layer 2 cut at 4 1/4".
I received the Cricut Straight from the Nest cartridge yesterday and thought I would try one of the corner features. The Fall corner is found on page 76 and is cut at 1 1/2".
I used lots of inking, pop-dotted the pumpkin image, and added a bow from Harvest Crafts ribbon.

Celebrate the Occcasion - Ch 37 - Fall and must have a pumpkin
The Shabby Tea Room - Ch 86 - Homespun Fall - colors and photo inspiration

Hope you enjoy my card. I appreciate your comments!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Damask Decor Teapot Card

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! I am so excited to share my fabulous new blog design! I think this is perfect for a Red Hatter! Thank you so much Sheri at My Sheri Crafts. Sheri is such a sweet and talented friend! I love the design and colors! I appreciate and love everything about the new look!

I have seen so many beautiful cards made using the Cricut Damask Decor cartridge. Thank you ladies for sharing your work--I just had to buy the cartridge. As I was looking through the handbook and saw the teapot card, I knew this would be my first image to use!
The teapot is on page 61. Using the card feature and shift, I cut the card at 5" from a pretty double-sided K&Company paper. The teapot was cut 5" from a floral paper that is also in the pack.
I planned to cut the envelope but I cut the card too large... the 5" envelope would not fit on a 12x12 sheet of paper. Cut and learn!! lol  I have been working a little with Design Studio-finally--and I was able to hide the fold lines on the card! Yay for me! Next time though, I should try the envelope first!!

Needing a birthday card, I added the sentiment using a Michael's stamp. Flower is Recollections Mulberry Paper Flower. I added pearls for that special touch! Lots of inking!
I love the way this turned out! Hope the recipient will enjoy this card!

Birthday Sundaes-- Ch# 33- Birthday card with birthday wording on front
Whimsical Designs - Anything Goes

Monday, October 31, 2011

Exciting News! A new design team term at FCCB!!

Today begins a new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut and also it is the end of this design team term. I am so happy to announce that I will be returning as a design team member for the next term along with many of the talented ladies. It has been so much fun working with Robin, Amy Jo, and all the talented designers these past few months. I am looking forward to another wonderful term! Thanks so much to Robin and Amy Jo!

It is sad though that we must say say good-bye to some of the design team ladies. It has been such a pleasure working with and getting to know each you! Best wishes for the future!

We are happy to welcome the newest design team members at FCCB! I look forward to working with each of you! Be sure to go by and welcome the team!

We would love for you to play along with the fun challenge this week. Our guest designer and ladies of Design Team B have created great looking projects for inspiration. We look forward to seeing your projects. Remember you must include a Cricut cut!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas Ornament using Joys of the Season Candy

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I wanted to participate in the new challenge blog Exploring Cricut. For this week's challenge they are using the Cricut Celebrations cartridge and the candy image on page 111. It is mentioned that a similar image is on Christmas Cheer. I was beginning to think that I could not play along but I remembered Joys of the Season has a candy image too. I hope it is ok to use a different cartridge than the ones specified. I am sharing my project with you!
I am exploring the ornament feature in Joys of the Season. I think the different ornaments would make cute little stocking stuffers or gifts for those special teachers and co-workers.
Page 47 - Candy image. I used the ornament feature on shift and cut the pink paper at 3.25". All the cuts are same size.
Page 79 - Ornament feature and regular key, I cut a piece of vellum to show behind the pink paper and a piece of white cardstock to layer behind the vellum. I used the white cardstock because the candy paper is double sided and it would have been seen through the vellum.
Using the Ornament feature with the shift key, I cut the pretty candy patterned paper.
Using the regular main image, I cut the ornament again in the candy pattened paper for the backside.
Stamp on back is Christmas Crafts from Michael's. Added lots of inking and a green braid for a hanger.

Hope you enjoy! Here is a link to a previous card that I used the candy cut on. Hopefully it will inspire you to try the cute candy cut!

My Sheri Crafts- Challenge 72 - All About Sports

It is time for another fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts and a big welcome to our new design team members! Challenge #72 is All About Sports..create a card/project with a sports related theme. I made a card for my little football player- Number 24! He was a big help and selected the image to use.
My card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is cut from yellow cardstock.
Cricut cartridge is All Sports. This is my first time to use this cartridge and it has some great looking sports images.
Page 33 - Football player is cut at 4" using all the layers. I am using colors to represent the school. Can you believe these 4th graders played football wearing white pants--well, they started the game in white pants!! I
decided to give the little guy blue pants!!
Page 63 - Phrase image is cut 5 1/4" on shift using white cardstock. Phrase layer is also cut at 5 1/4" using the black cardstock. I am pleased with the results of this cut and the size fit on the card. It took awhile for the Cricut to cut it, but it took me longer to remove the excess pieces off the mat!!
Lot of inking on the football player and the image is pop-dotted on the mat.

Now it is your turn to play along and show us your sports related projects! Visit My Sheri Crafts and say hello to the new design team members. You will find lots of great inspiration! Remember our challenges run for two weeks and the deadline is midnight CST Nov. 11. We look forward to seeing your projects. One person will be selected to be the next guest designer and several Ooo-La-La awards are chosen! How fun is that!!

Hope you enjoy my card! My grandson loves it! One day I will incorporate this card on a football scrapbook page for him! Just another way of keeping the card!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Colors of Fall

Hi and thanks for your visit! I love the colors of Fall and enjoy making cards with a Fall theme. I was excited to receive the Cricut Simply Scarecrow cartridge so of course I had to choose a scarecrow for my card! Card is 5" x 6 1/2" and layered with same size patterned paper.
Cricut cartridges:
Simply Scarecrow-- Lady scarecrow is cut 4". Crow is 1.75". Three images of the crow are available on this cut but I used only the larger one. Fall is cut 1.25". These cuts were done on the Expression2.
Wrap It Up - Page 45 - Fence is cut 4 3/4". My first cuts of the fence and grass were 5" which put the fence a bit too wide for the card. I resized and cut 4 3/4" for the fence, but used the 5" cut for the grass.
Stretch Your Imagination - Page 44 - Pumpkins cut 1 1/2" and 1" using the blackout function.
Page 48 - Leaves were cut using varying sizes.
Distressed Stripes on the fence and  Divine Swirls on the pumpkins!
I used lots of inking, 1/8" and 1/4" pop dots for the dimension, buttons, and raffia for the bows.

Celebrate the Occasion - Ch 36 Fall
Cooking With Cricut - Ch 57 Scarecrow, Hay, Crows and sketches.
Paper Playtime - Ch 58 Say It With Sentiment, and use buttons and bows
2 Sisters Challenge - Pumpkin Patch -must include a pumpkin  - Die Cut Challenge - Fence
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays Linking party

Photo showing the layering! Happy Fall Y'All! Hope you enjoy my card!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 83 - Spooky Time

Hi and thanks for stopping by today. Today begins a new fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! Challenge 83 is Spooky Time and we are to make a project with a ghost on it.
My card is 5" x 6 1/2" white cardstock and is layered with a 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" patterned paper. The paper pad is K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween and Fall. I chose the candy paper for the background to use with my little treat or treater ghost.
Cricut cartridge is 3 Birds on Parade. The little ghost is on page 39 and is cut at 3 1/4". The green mat is cut 3 3/4" x 3 7/8" and is embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot folder. I have lots of dots going on! The polka dot paper is cut at 3 3/4" x 4 and angled on the background.
For more interest, I added a strand of fibers, inking, and pop-dots. The fibers were in blog candy that I won..Thanks Theresa! I have not used any of this before so I glued it down in spots. It seems to be staying in position. I really like the looks of it on the card. If anyone has suggestions on using these threads and how to attach differently, please let me know!
Also, the little ghost bird is on an Action Wobble. He is so cute when he wobbles!
Now it is your turn to play with us at Fantabulous Cricut. First be sure to check out the great projects by the design team. Remember you must use a Cricut cut. We look forward to seeing all your amazing projects!

Bitten by the Bug2 - Crafty Sprouts--use purple
Sentimental Sundays - Halloween and sentiment
The Paper Variety - Cute or Spooky Halloween project

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sweet Treats!

After a little yard work this morning, I thought making a card would be more fun! So here is another birthday card which I will enter in a couple of challenges!
Card is 5" x 6 1/2" and was inspired by a sketch from Page Maps March 2011
Cricut cartridge: Sweet Treats
Page 25 - Cupcake cut at 3"
Page 62 - Phrase Sprinkled With Fun cut at 1 3/4".
Paper - Birthday extravaganza with glitter by the Paper Studio. Love the glitter!
Message ribbon is Martha Stewart bought on clearance at Big Lots several months ago.
Fiskars Scallop scissors were used for the scallop cuts on the mats.
Cupcake and phrase are pop-dotted.

Cooking with Cricut - Challenge 55- Cake, Cupcake or Teddy
Die Cuttin' Divas - Challenge 36 - National Dessert Day - any dessert

Hope you enjoy this card!

My Sheri Crafts - Ch# 71 - It's the Great Pumpkin

Hope you are having a beautiful Fall day! Today at My Sheri Crafts we start another fun challenge. Challenge # 71 is "It's the Great Pumpkin"! We are asked to use a pumpkin on the card or project and this can be Halloween or not. I chose to use a Fall theme for an upcoming birthday card that I will need.

Card is 5" x 6 1/2" cut from brown Recollections paper. Using papers of my stash from previous cards, I cut three strips and layered on top of the card. The dot patterned mat is cut at 3 1/8" x 4 1/2" and is layered over a brown 1" x 6" strip, then pop-dotted on the base of the card. Papers were from Recollections Autumn pad that I have had for some time.

Cricut cartridge is Pooh and Friends. The pumpkin image on page 44 is cut at 3 1/2".
I used a Studio G stamp for the birthday sentiment. Lots of inking, ribbon and gemstones from my stash complete my Fall birthday card.

Visit My Sheri Crafts to see the pretty projects by the Design Team. We welcome two new design team members this week! I am happy to working with these ladies!
We look forward to seeing your pumpkins! Remember you have until midnight CST Oct. 28 to submit your project. One winner will be chosen to be guest designer and also Ooo La La awards are chosen.

Birthday Sundaes - Challenge # 30 - Fall colors and Birthday wording on front of card.

Hope you enjoy my pumpkin card!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut - Ch# 81 - Decor and More

Wow! Monday again and time for another fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut! Challenge # 81 is Decor and More. We are asked to create a project to hang on the wall--can be vinyl, wall hanging, etc. My thoughts were to make a type of wreath/wall hanging and this is my results! I want to surprise some of my Red Hat sisters with this little creation and I am using reds and purples rather than traditional colors for Halloween.

The base is cut from black cardstock at 10.50" using the Cricut Essentials cartridge which is preloaded on the E2. The scallop doily image is on page 37. For added strength and stability, I hand cut a piece of kraft cardboard which had been marked at 10" with a plate and glued the cardboard to the main cut. The cardboard was recycled from a scrapbooking kit. When I found the purple spider web paper in a K&Company pack during my recent shopping trip to Michael's, I just had to buy it for my background!

The flowers are made using Cricut Flower Shoppe. I did a search on You Tube on this cartridge and found a great video by MargaretsCrafts. The flower is the mum on page 21 and uses varying sizes for the layers of petals. Leaves are on page 22. I chose to use less layers thus making a smaller flower on the witch hat.
Cricut Happy Hauntings is used for remaining cuts.
Page 54 - Witch Hat cut 5 1/2" from purple gingham and the image is repeated using white cardstock for added thickness on the hat.
Page 38 - Boo is cut 1 1/4" using the phrase feature- regular and shadow.
Page 65 - Flourishes are cut using the Spooky Font feature on page 65 at 1 1/4". One image was cut using flip feature.
Cuttlebug Folder- Swiss Dots used on the red layer of hat.
For a little Red Hat flair, I added gemstones and feathers. Do you see the little spider!
Lots of inking! Hat, spider, and flower are pop-dotted. A loop of red ribbon is glued to the back for hanging.

Hope you enjoy my project! Now it is your turn to play with us at FCCB. Stop by and see all the fun creations by the design team. Remember the deadline to enter the challenge is midnight Sat. Oct. 15th. As always, be sure to include a Cricut cut!

I am sharing at Crafty Sprouts Color Challenge--Red and Black and Slimy Green. You can use any theme and you must use at least 2 of the colors.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Design Team Call

Hope each of you are having a great day!

Have you heard the exciting news about the design team call at My Sheri Crafts?
If you are interested and would like to apply, please visit My Sheri Crafts. A list of requirements and contact information is available on the site.

Don't forget about our "Think Pink" Challenge that is going on now! If you have not submitted a project, you still have time to do so! Challenge will close midnight (CST) Oct. 14.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple Harvest

It seems forever since I was able to participate in a challenge. There have been so many great challenges lately and I have been missing all the fun. I finally was able to get a card done this weekend for a couple of challenges!
My card is 5" x 6 1/2 " white cardstock and is layered with a pretty Recollections pink patterned paper.
I was trying to include apples and a wheelbarrow into my project. I opened Cricut Freshly Picked cartridge for the first time and saw this apple frame. Well, immediately I decided to frame a wheelbarrow! Have you noticed the interesting frames on this cartridge...some would be great on scrapbook pages.
Cricut Cartridges:
Freshly Picked - Page 28 - Apple frame cut 4". Page 54 - Hat cut 1 3/4". For Apple Harvest, I used the Words feature on page 28 for the Apple and Words feature on page 59 for Harvest. Both were cut at 1 1/4".
Walk in my Garden - Page 107- Wheelbarrow cut at 1 1/4".
Cricut Essentials (preloaded on E2) - Page 45- Corner cut at 1.25"
A Child's Year - Page 49 - Apples cut 3/4"
Lots of inking! Hat and phrase are pop-dotted! Patterned papers are Recollections (24 in pack). I love all these colors. For the reds and kraft color, I use papers from my scrap stack. I used both the Expression and E2 on this card.

Bitten by the Bug2 - Walk in my Garden wheelbarrow. Of course, if you do not have this cartridge, you can use a similar cut from another cartridge.
Cooking with Cricut - Ch.# 53 - Apples and Honey
Link Up for Pink - Linking party - Pink as main color for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hope you enjoy my card!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #70 - Think Pink

Thanks for stopping by today! Can you believe it is the first day in October! Where has the year gone! We are having a beautiful day with cooler temperatures! As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each of us knows someone that has been affected by this disease. To share more awareness, this week at My Sheri Crafts, our challenge is Think Pink. We would like to remind you to get those annual exams.

My card is 5"x 6 1/2". Papers are Colorbok and Recollections Animal pack.
Cricut cartridge is Paisley.
Page 52 - Shoes cut 2".
Page 56 - Girl time cut 1 1/2".
Cuttlebug: Hearts blocks embossing folder used on the white mat.
Inking, DMC Memory thread for the bows, shoes are pop-dotted, and doodling on the sentiment.

We look forward to seeing your projects! Remember one lucky winner will be chosen to be the next guest designer at My Sheri Crafts and Ooo la la awards are also selected.

Today is World Card-Making Day and I am entering this card in the contest going on at Cricut blog. Three lucky winners will receive a Cuttlebug! Wow! That sounds great!!
I am linking this up at Link Up For Pink at Just Yolie, Just Create

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut - Ch #79 - Leaves Are Falling

It has been awhile since I last posted. I have been away on a fabulous cruise! I enjoyed lots of fun with my Red Hat sisters. Maybe I can share a few photos soon. Now it is back to fun with the Cricut!
Today begins a fun challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. Challenge #79 is Leaves Are Falling. When I saw the challenge theme, I remembered some photos of my grandkids that would work great for this theme on a scrapbook page. Folks in my small hometown enjoy a pretty walking trail which features a bridge over a small creek. Fall foliage is always pretty and many photos have been made in this area. I like the effect of the leaves in the water!
The paper is from DCWV The Four Seasons Stack, some of which have glitter. The papers in this pack are so pretty and I would not want to cut it so I will let the paper speak. Several leaves were cut with the Cricut and added to the left side of page and a red leaf was pop-dotted over the photo.
Cricut Cartridge is Stretch Your Imagination.
Page 48 - Leaf is cut at varying sizes of the different colors. Red leaf is 3 1/2".
Page 48 - Leaf using the silhouette feature is 4 3/4". I used this leaf for the journaling.
Page 42 - Autumn is cut on shift at 6 1/2".
Photo mats are hand cut. Inking on the leaves. Some leaves are pop-dotted.

We would love for you to join us this week and share your project for Leaves are Falling! Remember you must include a Cricut cut. Be sure to visit FCCB to see all the pretty projects by the design team!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Sheri Crafts - Sew Simple

Hi and thanks for visiting today! Today begins a fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts with "Sew Simple"! We are adding sewing to our projects. This can be real or faux stitching. I am playing with a sketch from Page Maps. I liked the design with the strips of paper on the background and thought this would add to my sewing theme.
My card is 5" X 6 1/2" white cardstock and is layered with a stitched-look paper from Martha Stewart. Again, I am happy that I was able to incorporate papers from my scrap stash!
Cricut Cartridge: Country Life
Page 65 - Quilt cut 2".
Page 67 - Phrase - From my Heart cut 1".
Martha Stewart Punches
Embossed Pop Up Daisy and Layering Daisy for the large flower
Flower Shower - I added small flowers to the center of the yellow blocks and the green check block on the little quilt....My quick applique!!
Edges of the green background paper are sewn with the sewing machine and Gelly Roll pen for the faux stitches. Quilt is pop-dotted on the card.

Now it is your turn to show off your stitching! Our challenges run for two weeks. Deadline for entry will be midnight CST Sept. 30. We look forward to seeing your projects! Remember a winner is chosen to be the guest designer for the next challenge and "Ooh La La" awards are selected too!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 77 -- Make Some Music

For my Paper Playtime Design Team post, please scroll down to the next post!

Thanks for stopping by today! Today begins a new fun challenge at FCCB. Challenge #77 is Make Some Music. We are asked to make a project with an instrument or music notes on it! I had a lot of fun with this card and I was able to include an instrument and music notes!
The card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a designer paper from The Paper Studio "Girls Live To Rock" paper pack. I like this bright paper with the music notes! All patterned papers are from this paper pack.
Cricut Cartridge - All the cricut cuts are from Groovy Times.
Page 53 - Guitar is cut 3 1/2" using the regular, layers, and shadow features.
Page 53 - Rock On is cut 1" using the phrase feature.
Page 44 - Music Notes are cut at 1" using the shift key on Layer 2 feature.
White mat is cut 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the yellow/pink mat is cut 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" using a hand cutter. I embossed the white mat using the Cuttlebug Allergo folder. Guitar is pop-dotted on mat.

Now it is your turn to play along with us. Your project must include an instrument or music notes! As always, remember you must include a Cricut cut! Have fun and Make Some Music!
Hope you enjoy my groovy card!

Paper Playtime - Challenge #55 - Make an Easel / Pedestal Card

Hi and thanks for visiting today! It is time for another fun challenge at Paper Playtime. This week Challenge # 55 is Make an Easel/Pedestal Card. If you have never tried an easel card and would like to learn how to make one, you are in for a treat! We are happy to have Mary of Cardz TV as our special guest designer today. Mary will share a great tutorial on making an easel card. Recently I found another great tutorial by Mary at CardzTV for making a Twisted Easel card. I enjoy making this style card and will be sharing a Twisted Easel card with you today.

Cricut cartridge: Forever Young for all the cuts.
Page 42 - Emblem feature for Model 19 Silhouette. Shift key used for the pink mat. Each cut is 3".
Page 73 - Flower 10 cut 1 1/2" using the main and layer features.
Page 43-  Emblem feature using shift for the pink mat. This is cut 3 1/4" and run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I cut two of these and glued together for stability. The mat is pop-dotted on the base of the card. This will help to keep the front of the card in place.
Page 42 - "Fashion Queen" is cut 1 1/4' using the Word feature. Non-shift and shift key for the two colors.
Papers are from a Recollection 24 Page Pack from Michael's. I love this paper and thought it would be perfect for my Fashion Queen! Martha Stewart inking. Pearls and gemstone from my stash.

We would love for you to play along with us at Paper Playtime! We have a great prize for one winner this week. Our sponsor is K Andrews Design with Fashionable Friends Stamp Set!  How exciting is that! We look forward to seeing your easel / pedestal cards!