Thursday, June 30, 2011

You're So Tweet

Good morning, Sunshine!  Here are the details for this TALL card:
Tall card - start out with 9" x 8" and score @ 4". This WILL fit in a #10 Business size envelope.
SIMPLY CHARMED Bird page 36 cut @ 3"

SIMPLY CHARMED Mushrooms page 37 cut @ 2 1/2"


An assortment of papers used from:
K&Company - "Lion Sleeps"
*My Mind's Eye - "Bloom & Grow"
DCWV - Textured Cardstock

Have a fun, creative day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Welcome to Wednesday which means it's a brand new challenge starting today over at CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE BLOG! Mary has asked Design Team #2 (ME!) to provide some inspiration for Ch#81 which is to make a COOK-OUT or PICNIC card using any Cricut cartridges & colors you'd like.

Card base is cardstock paper from K & Company's Designer Paper, "Life's Little Occasions".

Bird & Grill cut from 3 BIRDS ON PARADE p.55 cut @ 4" with Shadow Feature.
(You know how I hate little pieces, so I cut the main image of the bird in orange instead of black so I wouldn't have to cut out his tiny beak, spatula & legs. I used a black Sharpie to color in his eye so it wouldn't be orange - because an orange eye looked kind of creepy. LOL)  I also used some POP DOTS to make the BIRD & GRILL stand out from the background.

Sun cut from SIMPLY CHARMED p. 50 @ 1 1/2"

Background hills (grass) cut from PLANTIN SCHOOL BOOK p. 69 using Shift & ROLY POLY Feature @ 1 1/2" and trimmed to fit the card horizontally.
Green grass blades cut from same page using main image @ 1".

Papers for sun and grass layers from *K & Company, "Berry Sweet" and *some from stash.

Hop over to CRICUT CARDZ CHALLENGE and play along with us! It's FUN!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You're One in a Melon



Inside of 2 cards
Cardbase & background papers from K&Co. "Life's Little Occasions"
All solid papers from *Stampin' Up or Recollections
SIMPLY CHARMED Cricut Cartridge
Watermelon Slice page 46 cut @ 2 1/2" with Shadow Feature
Whole Watermelon page 46 cut @ 1 1/2" with Shadow Feature

My Pink Stamper Fruit & Veggie Puns clear stamp for sentiment

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paper Playtime's Ch# 49 - Use RED, WHITE, & BLUE

On my challenge site today over at PAPER PLAYTIME, we have started our June's DIGI MONDAY Ch #49!  This month for our Digi Monday, the challenges is to use any Digi or Stamped ... Image or Sentiment... using the colors RED, WHITE, & BLUE.  However, there are a few ladies on the Design Team from countries other than the USA, and they will be using Their country's colors on their Digi projects.  Make sure you go to PAPER and see what all the Design Team has come up with. And don't forget to play along with us!  It's fun!

Here is my TALL card I made for the challenge using PINK CAT STUDIO digis. I love their digi images and that they also offer them in color!  It's really fast and easy to print them out already colors and move on to creating my card. 

I was able to use PrintMaster to upload these 2 images, resize them, and add my sentiment with a boxed frame around everything before printing it out on White cardstock from Recollections. Easy Peasy. :)


The font is Minya Nouvelle @ 14pts.
TALL Cards are cut @ 9" x 8" and scored @ 4" for the fold.  They will fit into regular Business Size envelopes also referred to as #10 envelopes.  These are much easier to find and cheaper than the A2 size envelopes.

All the pattern papers are from K & Company's 12"x12" paper pad called, "Life's Little Occasions".
The image & sentiment box is cut @ 3 5/8" x 5 3/4".
The blue mat for that is cut @ 3 7/8" x 6 /18".
The bottom blue mat is cut @ 3 1/4" x 1 7/8".
The bottom white mat is cut @ 3" x 1 3/4".
Ribbon from stash.
Both embellishments on front of the card as well as the one inside the card are all from Recollections "Americana" dimensional stickers.

The blue mat inside the card is cut @ 3 1/4" x 8".
The white mat inside is cut @ 3" x 7 /4".

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dear Santa...

It's never to early to let Santa know what you wish for Christmas.  Not in our daughter, Bonnie's, world anyway.  Bonnie is so excited that Cars 2 is getting ready to come out. She is eager to ask Santa for the movie and Wii game. Bonnie asked me to write the words for her and then she copied them. I thought what a great idea to make a Santa Card!

Card #163

I used an Action Wobble on Santa so he spins on the front. The above is me trying to take a picture of him spinning. Oh well, just use your imagination on that one.

Card base from Recollections cardstock.
All Christmas papers from DCWV Christmas Combo Stack.
Santa from SIMPLY CHARMED page 64 cut @ 4".

Merry Christmas!  

Friday, June 17, 2011

Baby Z Fold Card

Remember that Baby Boy Mini Album I made this week? 

I made a card to go with that gift for tomorrow.  
It's a Z-Fold card.  


Start with Cardstock 11" x 4 1/4"
Score @ 5 1/2" and 2 3/4" (for center fold and Z-fold on front)
Cut 2 pattern paper panels @ 2 1/2" x 4"
Cut 1 pattern paper panel @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Tag was hand cut & run through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder
Baby Boy Stroller from Cricut cartridge SIMPLY CHARMED 
page 38 cut @ 3 1/2" with Shadow Feature

Have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CCC #79 - Father's Day Card

Make a Father's Day Card using any Cricut Cartridge or Colors you'd like.
I just love Mary's Challenges, don't you? It's an honor to be on her Design Team #2!

This card was made with CREATE A CRITTER.
All solid papers and the card base are made with Recollections papers.
The cloud background paper is from K & Company.

Cut 2 panels @ 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" for outside and inside fold.
Cut 1 large background mat @ 5 1/4" x 4" for inside.

Dog page 34 cut @ 3 1/2"

Doghouse page 35 cut @ 2"
Badge page 35 cut @ 2 1/2"

Grass on outside of card with Dog page 45

Grass on inside with Doghouse page 44

Sentiment is hand-written.

We hope you'll pop over to Cricut Cardz Challenge #79 and see what the rest of the Design Team #2 has created.  Play along with us! It's super fun!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby Boy Mini Album

Creation #160

I just finished making this Baby Boy Mini Album for my niece's baby shower this weekend. It took a long time to make, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  


The above shows the difference inking around the edges can make.  To me, a project just doesn't look complete unless everything is inked around the edges.  :)  The pages are cut in the shape of a ONSIE.  There are 7 pages and each page is cut 4 times then stacked & adhered together for stiffness like chipboard.

In-between all the pages are scalloped circles for pictures on one side with stamped journaling lines on the other side.

Onsie p. 99 cut @ 7"

Everything is sponged around the edges in light brown.  All the papers are from DCWV Baby Boy Stack.  All the images including the ONSIE page shape  are from NEW ARRIVAL Cricut cartridge.  All the scalloped circles for pictures and journaling are cut from LACY LABELS the "MISS YOU" label @ 3 1/2" with Shadow feature.

Get ready for LOTS of pictures...

Announcement cut page 89 @ 4"  NEW ARRIVAL

Scalloped Circle Picture / Journaling mats "Miss You" cut @ 3 1/2 with Shadow LACY LABELS

Scalloped Circle Picture / Journaling mats "Miss You" cut @ 3 1/2 with Shadow LACY LABELS

Duck page 96 cut @ 2" NEW ARRIVAL

Feet page 110 cut @ 1 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Envelope page 68 cut @ 3 1/2" JUST BECAUSE CARDS

It's A Boy Circle base page 128 cut @ 2" NEW ARRIVAL

Moon page 104 cut @ 3 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Envelope page 72 cut @ 3 1/2" JUST BECAUSE CARDS


Sailboat page 120 cut @ 4 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Hope you enjoyed all the pictures!  Have a fun, creative evening!

I decided to add this to Alex's MADE IT MYSELF MONDAYS linking party.  Go check out all the cool handmade items people are posting. You may get inspired!!

This project is submitted for the following challenges:
  1. Cooking with Cricut #8 Masculine projects - Baby Boy theme
  2. Fab & Funky Ch# 77 Templates - Onsie shaped mini album
  3. Creative Inspirations #116 Blue, Green & 1 other color - Blue, Green, & Brown