Saturday, August 20, 2011

Masculine Birthday Twisted Easel Card

Hi! It seems I am needing a few birthday cards! For this one, I made a twisted easel card following Mary's great tutorial at Cardz TV.
Cricut Cartridges:
Nifty Fifties
Truck on page 61 cut 2".
Hwy sign on page 38 cut 3 1/2" and again 3 1/4" because this cut does not have a shadow. The two sizes are not perfect together but it is ok!
Diamond shape mat on page 69 cut 2 1/2"
Wild Card
Celebrate on page 59 cut 4 1/4"
It's Your Day on page 38 cut 7"
I handcut the mat for sentiment "celebrate". Brads are from The Paper Studio. Do you like the wheels! Martha Stewart inking. The truck and sentiment mats are pop-dotted. Solid papers are from my stash!

Celebrate the Occasion - Ch# 26 Birthday- must be an easel card
Birthday Sundaes - Ch# 22 All About Brads (at least 3) Birthday wording on front.
Cards For Men - Ch# 27 Anything Goes
The Paper Variety - Ch#48 - Travel or Transportation

Hope you enjoy this card!

My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #67 - Vacation


Hello! Thanks for visiting today! This is an exciting day for me as I share my first project being a design team member at My Sheri Crafts! I would like to say thanks again to Sheri for giving me this great opportunity! She always has such fun challenges! This week's Challenge #67 is Vacation! Many of you may have enjoyed a fun vacation already, but I am still looking forward to my vacation! Some of us Red Hat Ladies have an upcoming cruise scheduled! This will be my first time to cruise and I am so excited! It sounds like a lot of fun! With that in mind, I made this card to celebrate the event!
Card size is 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a background paper that has blues, purples, and a hint of yellow. This was cut from a piece of Creative Imaginations Baby Boy paper. That is one of those "thinking outside the box" ideas!! HA
Cricut cartridge: Life is a Beach for all the cuts.  
Cruise ship - 2 1/2"- page 77. Of course, I had to make it RED!!
Waves - 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" - page 77
Anchors Away - cut 2" page 76
Sun - 2 1/4" - page 44
Sea Gulls - 1 1/2" - page 79
Lots of inking, random doodling with Gelly Roll pen, Glossy Accents on the sun, and bow is a piece of cording. Papers are from my stash!

Hope you enjoy my card! Now I look forward to seeing your pretty Vacation projects at My Sheri Crafts! You have 2 weeks to enter this challenge. Remember one winner will be selected the guest designer for the next challenge!

I am happy to find an exciting new challenge at Stuck on U Sketches using die cuts. I love my Cricut and enjoy working with Cricut cartridge cuts on my projects! This week the Die Cut Challenge is "Play". You can interpret this theme any way you like. I am thinking of all the fun, play, good times, and memories that we Red Hatters will enjoy on our cruise and vacation. Of course, there will be oodles of photos to scrap!
If you enjoy using your Cricut, stop by Stuck on U Sketches and check out the challenge! You have a few hours left on this first challenge. I had seen this earlier and have almost forgot to add my photo! I will be checking out the next challenge!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sharing my exciting news!

I am so excited to share my good news with you! I am now a Design Team member at My Sheri Crafts! I am tickled pink! I have always enjoyed playing along with the challenges as time permitted. I was so surprised and happy when Sheri asked me to be part of the team! Sheri is a sweet and talented lady! Many thanks to Sheri for this opportunity! I look forward to all the fun working with her and the talented design team members.

My first challenge will be tomorrow, Saturday, August 20. It is a fun challenge and I look forward to seeing all my crafting friends at My Sheri's Crafts! The challenges run for two weeks so that will give you plenty of time to participate in the challenge. Remember the winner of the challenge will be the guest designer for the following challenge. How exciting is that! Also, "Ooo-La-La" blog award winners are chosen! If you have not visited My Sheri Crafts, I encourage you to stop by, become a follower, and play along with us!

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Ch. # 73 -- A Piece of Cake

Hello and thanks for dropping by today! Today starts a new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. This week's challenge is "A Piece of Cake". We are asked to use a cupcake or baked good on the project.
My card is 5" X 6 1/2" and is layered with TPC Studio Sweet Celebrations Cupcakes Galore. Cupcake paper on the marquee is the reverse side of the background paper.
I am playing with a card sketch from Page Maps June 2011. I thought the cupcake would be cute for the sketch.
Cricut Cartridges:
Storybook - Page 66  Marquee 1 cut 4.50". I used only one half of the cut.
Sweet Treats - Page 28 Cupcake cut 2.50".
Cuttlebug Folders:
Swiss Dots - Heart; Divine Swirls - Frosting; Happy Birthday - Blue Mat; Frills 4pack - Red Strip
Other Supplies:
Stewart scoreboard on the Red Strip
Pop dots and Glossy Accent on the cupcake
Dew Drop gingerbread inking
Other papers are from my stash.

Hope you enjoy my cupcake cake! Be sure to visit the design teams' projects for some yummy inspiration!Now we want to see your projects! You can use a cupcake or baked good. Be sure to link up your project at FCCB. Remember to include a Cricut cut!