Tuesday, July 31, 2012

You're scent-sational!

Over the past few weeks,my husband has been away on a 5 wk long course.  Having 2 children under the age of 5 and another due to come in less than 6 weeks has been stressful.  So image my surprise when I get this beautiful message the other day to "treat" myself!  What else would an avid card maker/scrapbooker get for herself....
Well I took FULL advantage of a sale that Peachy Keen Stamps had a few weeks ago and ordered more Action Wobbles and MY 1ST Peachy Keen Stamp Set.  I also ordered 3 My Pink Stamper sets called Winter Punnies, Even More Punny-licious, & More Punny-licious.
Finally, I have had a chance to use all of my new "treats" and absolutely love all of them.  I am now addicted to Action Wobbles, & Peachy Keen Stamps and will order more cute little stamp sets from Mary @ Cardz TV and some others of course.  All we really have where I live is Michaels, and a private scrapbooking store....so limited supplies.
So here's my new card using my new Peachy Keen Stamp set called Critter Faces and also My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious stamp set.
This card is for my hubby who returns on Friday. If this little skunk doesn't melt your heart or make you giggle, I don't know what will....

Materials Used:
*A2 size card (Purple Cardstock by Recollections Butterfly Wings)
*Patterned paper by K & Co Sweet Nectar mat stack
*Blue mat inked with Colorbox Wisteria ink, all other mats inked with Colorbox Creamy Brown
*Create a Critter cartridge by Provocraft (p. 61 stump cut at 1 3/4'', skunk cut at 3'' cut from Cricut Craft Room to hide face contour)
*Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge by Provocraft (p. 78 grass cut at 1 1/4'')
*Outside sentiment by My Pink Stamper Even More Punny-licious stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
*Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces medium set
*White Jelly Roll Pen
*Glossy Accents
*EK Success Border Scallop Punch
*Studio G Stickles
*Flower punch for $$ store
*Glossy Accents
*Foam Tape

Challenges Entered:

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bubble Guppies Invitations

Hi Bloggers!  My daughter Aslynn turns 2 today.  I have been asking myself all day how this little Missykins has been growing up so quick in front of me....it literally seems like yesterday that we were taking her home for the first time and introducing her to her big brother.  In a few weeks, she'll have the same experience, just on the receiving end of welcoming a new sister!
Aslynn`s party is this Sunday and she is fascinated by the Bubble Guppies.  Personally, I love the show and if you have young kids, check it out on Treehouse. There is nothing in Canada that I have found in the realm of party supplies, but then again, who buys invites and party supplies when you can make them yourself.

Materials Used:
Patterned paper by K & Company (Best of...)
Glossy Accents for Mr. Grooper's Eyes and fish tails
Stickles for some fish tails and Oona's star
Image from computer
Stamped sentiment from Studio G
Cardstock by Recollections (various colors)

Cupcake Toppers
Images from PC
Cricut Cartridges:  Plantin Schoolbook (Circle) & Once Upon A Princess (Scallop)
various cardstock by Recollections

Wild Card 2 Series #3: Hammock Card

Sorry, I forgot to post this on Friday.  My husband returned from a 5 week long course and we celebrated our daughter Aslynn's 2nd birthday.  She had a Bubble Guppies themed party and I've been busy making invites, thank you cards and cupcake toppers.  I will from now on, make cupcakes!!! So much more you can do, less to prepare and the cupcake toppers were a HUGE hit! She was going crazy yesterday when she seen them on the table going into cupcakes.
So here is the latest card in the Wild Card 2 Series.  In a few days, I am going to do an extra post about my likes/dislikes about this cartridge and how it is SO different than Wild Card 1.  At the end of the series, I will do another post the same as above to see if my reaction has changed.
So here is the 3rd installment of this series.  Hope you like it.  I put the hammock on backwards but did like how it turned out.

Materials Used:
Wild Card 2 Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (image on p. 24) cut at 4 1/4", phrase at 2"
Patterned orange paper by Colorbok, hammock patt. paper from scraps
All other cardstock by Recollections

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Take it Easy

Hi blogger buddies!  I thought I'd add a little Summer fun card using the Crocs Rule Cricut Lite cartridge. I thought this little "relaxing" croc was too cute and he was too whimsical!

Materials Used:
A2 Size card
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper "More Punnylicious"
Crocs Rule Cricut Cartridge (Relax image) cut at 2 1/2"

Creative Cutter Room:  Summer Fun

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wild Card 2 Series #2: Get Whale Card

Back again with another Wild Card 2 card.  For this card, I tried the Fit to Page feature and I found that it was too big for me.  The suggested size for this card was 4  1/2" and I found that too small.  I am starting to sound like Goldilocks....

I chose 6" for the card.  The envelope has a small "top" liner.  Again, the phrase if cut at 6" comes out like a Real Dial size so I cut it again at 2".
Here is the finished product.
Card "Whale" can be found on p. 23 of the manual.
The blue patterned paper is from Colorbok and I got a huge 12 x 12 paper pad at our Dollar store for $2!!! All other papers are from my scrap stash!
I also added Glossy Accents to the water spout!  Too cute!

A snowflake is a like a butterfly...

Hi Bloggers!  It is a hot day here in NB and of got snow on my mind.....haha!  I wanted to make a card for the current challenge at Cardz TV which is use a snowman, snowflake or both.  I also combined this challenge into a few buy using all scrap paper for it!

Materials Used:
A2 size card cut from Kraft cardstock (Recollections)
Patterned paper mat Tis the Season (this is an older pack and of hoarded a lot of the paper scraps)
Snowflake patterned paper Salt by Mom's Kitchen by Recollections
Deer from Create a Critter Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 69) cut at 2 3/4"
Flocking powder by Recollections in Banana & Walnut
Glossy Accents for deer's nose and hooves
Snowman from Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 82) cut at 2"
Button brads by Recollections
Glitter powder from Dollar Store
Dimensionals & bling from stash
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch (new to me)
Sentiments by My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies set (new to me)

Cardz TV:  Use snowman, snowflake or both
Cooking with Cricut:  Use scrap paper and Christmas Theme
Party Time Tuesday #78:  Christmas in July
Use it Tuesday #36:  Uncut Paper
Shopping our Stash #61:  Use something new (Winter Punnies stamp set & Martha Stewart punch)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wild Card 2 Series #1: Feel Better Card

What a close race it was between Birthday Bash & Wild Card 2 but Wild Card 2 won by 1 VOTE!!!
So here is the first card out of 51.  For now, I will hopefully post one a night just to give you a start.  After that, I hope to post 2-3 cards every post day.  Remember, posts for this series will be every Monday, Wednesday & Friday until I finish or until the new baby comes.  So just in case I disappear I may have had our new little girl....
In a few days, I will also make a post on the manual for the Wild Card 2 cartridge as it is VERY different from the original Wild Card Cartridge.  There are no liners and the phrasing seems to also come out like a Real Dial Size.  I have not used this card until tonight as I wanted to learn along with you.  So if I do something different or wrong, please let me know.
Ok, enough chatter from me! Here's the card.

Since this is the first card, I will give you in detail how it was made.  The image and cuts can be found on p. 22 of the manual.  I wanted to make it as big as possible so I loaded a 12 x 12 sheet and used the fit to page feature at 5 1/4".  You will notice in the manual that it does say that a 4.5" or larger would be appropriate for this card due to the cuts.  I cut the envelope from white cardstock and used envelope shift from blue for the cloud.  Remember, there is no liner for this card.  The card base was also cut at 5 1/4" from dark blue Bazzil cardstock, and card shift from light blue.  I added Glossy Accents to the raindrops.
The rainbow was cut from pink, rainbow shift from yellow and again from teal blue (notice there are 2 cuts under rainbow shift), Layer 1 from Lime Green and Layer 1 shift from White.
I embossed the cloud using the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder.  Love the swirled look for clouds.
As mentioned earlier, if you cut the phrase at 5 1/4" it is HUGE so with some playing around I thought that the phrase cut at 2 1/2" was a better fit.  I used the Phrase Layer shift from white and then the Phrase from the blue.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Here Comes Santa "Claws"

Finally, my Action Wobbles came in today and I HAD to use them.  So far, I have not been able to find them at any of our Scrapbooking stores in New Brunswick.  I wanted to make a "non-traditional" Christmas card and thought that the crab from Create a Critter was super cute for this task.  Here is my recent Christmas Card.

Materials Used:
-A2 size card
-Patterned paper from Tis the Season paperstack
-Crab cut at 3" from Create a Critter Cartridge by Provocraft
-Frame from Elegant Edges (p. 25) Swirl 1 Oblong and Shadow cut at 3 3/4"
-Santa Hat from Joys of the Season by Provocraft (p. 47) cut at 1 1/2"
-Action Wobble
-Green Stickles for Santa Hat
-White Jelly Roll Pen
-Button and twine
-Sentiment printed from computer at 16 pts.

Die Cuttin' Divas #74:  Christmas in July
Clear it Out:  Christmas in July using Green or Red or both
Diana M. Larson:  Christmas in July
Bitten by the Bug 2:  Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers:  Use and Animal
Go Fish #21:  Christmas in July
Paperplay Challenge #29: Christmas in July
Little Scrap Pieces:  Christmas in July

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Only a few hours left to vote....

I have decided that for my next card series I am going to let YOU ALL pick!  This card series will be starting on Monday, July 23rd and will be held every Monday, Wednesday & Friday until I do all images on that cartridge.
So here are your choices

1) Birthday Bash
2) Wild Card 2

3) Create a Critter

4) Just Because Cards

To vote, just comment on this post! Voting will close on Thursday, July 19th, 2012.
I can't wait to see what you pick!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Christmas with Create a Critter

It's hard to believe that Christmas is not that far away.  The good thing about most of this weeks challenges is the theme is "Christmas in July" which is forcing me to start my Christmas card making!  Never too early, especially when we are expecting a new baby girl in less than a month and a half!
So here's my take....using what else but Create a Critter.  I also wanted to use my NEW My Pink Stamper set called Winter Punnies.

Materials Used:
-A2 Size Card (all cardstock by Recollections
-Recollections Precious Metals in White Pearl (snow & snowflake)
-Create a Critter by Provocraft (chick p. 53 cut at 2 1/2", tree p. 33 cut at 2", racoon cut at 2 1/2", scarf p. 39 cut at 2 1/2", lights p. 73 cut at 1/2")
-Light patterned paper Mom's Diner "Salt" by Recollections
-Dark patterned paper by Recollections Bright and Jolly paper stack
-Winter Punnies stamp set by My Pink Stamper
-Glossy Accents
-Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
-bling from stash
-Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Die Cuttin Divas #74:  Christmas in July
Creative Cutter Room: Use Chick or chicken on project
Diana M Larson: Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland:  Sentiment as Focal Point
Exploring Cricut:  Christmas in July
Scrap Creations: Christmas in July
Go Fish Challenge #21:  Christmas in July

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Lady

A friend of mine has a beautiful daughter that is turning 1 on Sunday.  Her birthday theme is Lady Bugs and I thought this card would be perfect for her.

Materials Used:
Cricut Birthday Bash by Provocraft (p. 64 & 60 cut at 3 1/2)
Pink patterned paper by Recollections Bold and Bright paper stack
Green patterned paper by K & Co. Designer Mat Series Sweet Nectar
Red Stickles
Bling (red and green pearls)
Pink Ribbon
Scallop Border punch by EK Success

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Square Box Gift Idea

Back with another box from the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes.  I really LOVE this cartridge and know I am going to use it so much.  Every Christmas, I give a gift basic with homemade cards or tags, baked goods, salsa and jams plus a few other little things.  This will be year 5 for this.  I try to specialize the basket around the person.  Ideas have included a Bath & Body Works Basket, Kids Basket, Movie basket and others.
Here is my idea for either a sweet basket, cupcake (4), or even 5 X 7 cards.

materials Used:
Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge by Provocraft (p. 60) cut at 11 1/2", tag cut at 7 1/4"
Acetate for window embossed with Cuttlebug: Musical Flourish folder
Patterned paper: Whoville by We R Memory Keepers
Sentiment: Rub on from Stash
Bakers Twine
To & From from Close To My Heart Frosty Friends stamp set
K & Company: Flower Sticker