Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DCD #130: Just Because

Happy Tuesday.  Today our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is Just Because. We challenge you to make a card, well, Just Because....
For my card, I used my Create a Critter, and Plantin' Schoolbook Cartridges and paired them all with a cute little pun by My Pink Stamper.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to see some fabulous projects by our design team!

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Create a Critter p. 60 (Cow & Barn), p. 45 (grass)
*Paper Doll Dress Up p. 78 (fence)
*My Pink Stamper Even more Punnylicious
*Glossy Accents
*Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Friday, August 23, 2013

Cut It Up #26: Altered notebook

Can you believe that August is almost over?  It is also a sad time for me because after being home for a year with my darling children and my now almost 1 year old daughter, it is time for me to return to work.  Mommy may cry....
On a side note, today is my baby sister's wedding.  She is marrying an amazing man and their wedding is on PEI.  Congrats Katherine & Devon!!! My children are in the wedding and I cannot wait to see them dressed up all fancy.
Today is my last challenge post with Cut It Up.  I have been with this fabulous group of ladies since it's beginning last September and thought it was time to allow another individual to be part of this amazing Design Team.  I will miss by Design Team sisters and thank them for their support and crafting friendship over this past year!
Today our challenge at Cut It Up Challenges is Back To School. You are to make an altered notebook for your project and don't forget the die cut!
Since I am a music teacher, I made one for myself.  But don't worry, I wasn't too greedy! I also made 2 more, 1 for another music teacher friend of mine and another for a musical cousin in my life.
I absolutely love how it turned out (better than I expected) and loved the way all the colors blended together so nicely.

This challenge starts today, August 23rd and ends September 4th, 2013 at Noon, EST.

Challenges Entered:
Cardz TV Go To Galz #34: Color Pop

Materials Used:
*Notebook from Dollar Store
*Patterned paper by Recollections Music Notes
*cardstock by Recollections
*A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge p. 50 for violin, font at 1 1/4"
*Ribbon by Offray
*Flowers by Recollections (Dollar bin)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DCD #129: Back to School

Happy Tuesday.  Today, we have a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Our challenge today is sponsored by Marks Finest Papers & Stamps and one lucky winner will win a stamp set!
Our challenge today is Back to School. We challenge you to create a project with Back to School in mind....
For my project, I used Doodlecharms and Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut cartridges. I used Mojo Monday Sketch #304 for my inspiration for this card.

Materials Used:
*5 1/4 card
*Patterned paper by DCWV Citrus Stack
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge p. 72 (circle)
*Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge p. 117 (Bus)
*Glossy Accents
*Crafts Rub on Decals (Inside sentiment)
*Ruler, Star and side border and sentiment by Recollections

Monday, August 19, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge #17:Use Pearls

Ch#17 Use Pearls
Begins: Mon, Aug 19
Ends: Sun, Sept 1
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab
Prize: 1 set of CARDZ TV STAMPS of the winner's choice!
(must have a USA address)

For my creation, I used Teddy Bear Parade to make a Get Well Soon Card.

Materials Used
*A2 Card
*Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge (Doctor @ 3")
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper (Scraps)
*EK Success Scallop border punch
*Pearls by Craft Smart
*Hero Arts Sentiment
*Tuxedo Black ink by Memento

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bee Happy Card

Hi all! I feel like I haven't been crafting at all lately.  We will be moving into our new house any day now so I have been packing up a storm! Although, I still have not packed my Cricut, cardstock, papers or my "go to" accessories....I did pack my cartridges in a box....but the box is open!
Anyways, I made this cute little Bee card today from the Teddy Bear Parade Cartridge. I pinned this card sketch a few weeks ago that I seen on The Sweet Stop Blog.  And I added an Action Wobble to my bee!
Here's the finished product.

This sketch can be found here.

Challenges Entered:
*Action Wobbles: The Bees Knees
Card Crafter's Circle Challenges #88: Winged Things
Card Making Mamas #73: Black, white and 1 other color(yellow)
Little Scrap Pieces: Fun Friday Linky
Whimsical Designs: Bingo  (Die cut, Pearl, Twine)
Cardz TV Go-To-Galz #2: Make it Wiggle

Materials Used:
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Recollections The Sweetest Thing
*Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge "Bee" at 2 3/4"
*Action Wobble
*Glitter Glue by Studio G
*Bling by Craft Smart
*American Crafts Baker's Twine
*Vellum for wings
*Sentiment by Studio G

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DCD #128: Color Challenge

Happy Tuesday.  Today at Die Cuttin' Divas we are having a color challenge.  Our sponsor this week is Marks Finest Paper and Stamps and one lucky winner will get a stamp set.
Now onto our challenge.  This week our color challenge is to use the colors Orange & White.  For my card, I used my Best of Pixar cartridge.   I put dear old Nemo on an Action Wobble...

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Patterned paper by K & Co Best of K & Company
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Best of Pixar Cricut Cartridge p. 21
*My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious
*Inside Sentiment by Hero Arts
*Action Wobble

Friday, August 9, 2013

CUt It Up #25: What's Bugging You?

Happy Friday!  Today, we have a new challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.  Our sponsors this week are KaDoodle Bug Designs & Eyelet Outlet

For my bug card, I used Create a Critter to make my daughter a birthday card.  My youngest (and last) is turning 1 on September 11th.  This year FLEW by and I am going to miss her when I go back to work.  For her birthday in a few weeks, we are going to have a ladybug birthday party, chosen by my 3 and 5 year old.

 I also put the lady bug on an action wobble.
the inside sentiment is from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. 

Materials Used:
*A2 card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by K & Company "Valentine's Day"
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge p. 66
*Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge p. 21 "1", phrase p. 64
*Action wobble
*Red Glitter Glue
*EK Success Scallop border punch, Flower punch
*Bling by Craftsmart

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

DCD #127: Sketch Challenge

Happy Die Cuttin' Divas Tuesday.  Our challenge today is a sketch challenge and we'd love to see your take on this sketch!  Our sponsor this week....

~ Artful Delight ~
~ card kit ~

You have one week to create a project around this sketch.  

For my project, I created a birthday card for my husband. He is a conservation officer and this little bear from Campin' Critters reminds me of him!  (Don't tell him that...)

I left the inside blank because I don't know what I am going to add for a sentiment yet!

Materials Used:
*5 x 5 card
*Cardstock by Memento
*Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge p. 72
*Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge p. 41
*2 Buttons
*Sentiment by Hero Arts

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wild Card 2 Video Series # 14: Fish Card

For PPT #16: Use lots of Yellow, click here....
Today's card is Card #14: Fish Card, found on p. 35 of the manual. I love how this turned out, the foam tape was a perfect choice!

Paper Playtime #16: Use lots of Yellow

Today brings a new challenge at Paper Playtime. Our challenge this week...

Ch#16 Use Lots of Yellow
Begins: Mon, Aug 5
Ends: Sun, Aug 18
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab
Prize sponsored by Lucy of CTMH
(must have a USA address)
For my Lots of Yellow project, I created a cute little card using my Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge. 
 I created an A2 card using some yellow patterned paper from my stash. 
 The lemon and phrase are both from the Just Because Cards Cartridge.
 The face is from Peachy Keen #490 Everyday Face Assortment
Be sure to head over to Paper Playtime to see some other Lots of Yellow inspired projects!

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Patterned paper from my stash
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge p. 73 (lemon and sentiment), p. 69 (Inside phrase)
*Peachy Keen PK#490 Everyday Face Assortment
*studio G Glitter Glue
*twine by American Crafts
*2 Buttons