Friday, March 9, 2012

Thanks Stephanie "CircutMimi" for the Green Blend Award

Thank you so much Stephanie  at Cricutmimi for the Green Blend Award.  Sorry I am running late in posting this award. Stephanie is a dear friend who has been supporting me and my blog from the very start of my blogging! Many thanks Stephanie for your friendship, continued visits, and support! I encourage you to check out Stephanie's blog and become a follower of her beautiful work. Be sure to also check out the very detailed inside of her cards! Truly gorgeous!
Here are the terms under which this “Green Blend Award” are to be given:
1. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.                    
       2. This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.            
               3.  This  award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.
4. This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.
5. Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.
      6. Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.
     7. Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.
       Since I have been blogging I have made some great friends.  I appreciate each of my followers and your continued support of my work. So it is hard to choose only a few Blends!
I am passing this award along to:

Sheri at My Sheri Crafts

Stephanie at Whimsical Designs

Thanks again Stephanie at CricutMimi and of course I must pass this award back to you!  Thanks to all my blogging followers and friends  for your support of my blog!

Double Twisted Easel Card

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!
I am happy to share my very first Double Twisted Easel Card. Yay! Another card style marked off my "To Do" list! Several tutorials can be found on You Tube. Thank you Kimmy for the video you share!
The card started with a 8" x 8" piece of dark green cardstock. I used a pretty shamrock paper for the layers. A different shade of green is used for the shamrocks and mat base.
Cricut Cartridges:
Simply Charmed - Page 32- Leprachaun 1 is cut 2.75". Page 33 Pot of Gold is cut at 2.75".
Elegant Edges - Page 62- Image Clover and shadow cut at 3.25".
Create a Critter - Page 58 - Phrase Lucky is cut 1".
A Child's Year - Page 31- Icon feature on shift for the Shamrock. It is cut 1".
Script Folder used on the white mats behind the leprachaun and pot of gold.
Divine Swirls - Leprachaun's hair. Swiss Dots on the hat, jacket, and the black pot.

For a bit of interest, my little guy has green eyes. I placed a small piece of green paper under the eye cuts and added a bit of red for the mouth. He is pop-dotted for dimension. The shamrock is also pop-dotted and placed under his hand to look as though he is holding it!

The pot of gold is a bit large but don't we envision big pots of gold!! I also made a smaller version but decided to use the larger size. I think it resembles the rainbow fading in the distance! How do you like my gold! I used some Recollections gemstones!

I chose to use the clover image from Elegant Edges for its shape for the white and green mats. This piece is pop-dotted and is used to hold the two easel stands in place. Green buttons are from my stash. I used a white pen for the stitching on the word Lucky! Pretty gingham bows complete the look.

Fantabulous Cricut - ch 101 Shamrock or Color Green
BBTB2 - Shamrock and color Green
Little Scrap Pieces - A button and Bow
Creative Cutter Room - St. Patrick's Day
Whimsical Designs - #45 Color Green
Krafty Girls - Ch. 2 St. Patrick's Day theme
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party
The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe  I used Emboss, Create a Card, and Die Cut
Paper Issues - Go Green or go Home

Hope you enjoy my Double Twisted Easel Card! I am linking this card to My Sheri Crafts. The challenge this week  St. Patrick's Day! Make an easel card and include a Shamrock! You still have time to enter your project!