Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're the Apple of My Eye

It's Designed2Delight digi stamp time again!  This week the stamp is "School Maisie Bell" and here is the card I made.
"Maisie" is printed at 3" and cut out with Storybook cartridge.   I found a piece of lime green cardstock in my scrap box just the right size and used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss it.  I cut the card base from Martha Stewart cardstock and made the card 4 1/4 x 5 1/4.   
 I colored the digistamp with colored pencils and used Glossy Accents on the layered apples and her shoes.  I have always liked little girls in black patent leather shoes!

 I printed the sentiment on Letraset Safmat.
 The inside is another cut from Storybook. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Designed2 Delight
Fantabulous Cricut

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wishing You Blue Skies

Today I have a card I made a week or two ago, but couldn't decide what I wanted to use it for or what sentiment I wanted to use.  I finally decided I needed a man's birthday card and this one would work! 

 The card base is from Hobby Lobby and I used chalk for the sky.  Then tore blue cardstock for the water and sandpaper for the beach.  The sun is cut from Disney Mickey Mouse cartridge and the beach chair and umbrella are cut from Life's A Beach. 

 I typed the sentiment on my computer and printed it on Letra Set Safmat.  That is great stuff and so easy to use to make your own stickers!  You can find it here. The tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.
I also chalked the inside with blue and brown, (for the sky and beach) and the rest of the sentiment on Safmat. 

I'm entering this card in a couple of challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut
Creative Cutter Room-Splish Splash

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

5oth Anniversary Card

In checking out my usual challenge blogs this week I found one asking us to make a wedding/engagement card and one asking us to make a circle card.  I began to imagine this card and then I read our local paper and found some friends of ours are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend!  How perfect is that?

I used a flower cut from Paper lace cut at 5".  The top layer of the flower is cut from gold foil paper, the shadow cut is Die Cuts With A View white glitter paper.  (This paper is really thick and you need to use the deep cut blade and the 2x multi cut function if using a Cricut.)  Instead of layering the two pieces in the exact alignment, I turned the top layer a little to make the flower fuller. 
The couple is from the Wedding cartridge, cut at 2" also in the glitter paper and the 50 is from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 3/4" and I used the skewer function on my Gypsy to give it a little "twist".  I also cut the couple in plain white paper and used pop dots to give it some dimension.

 The base of this card is the same shadow cut of the flower in black textured cardstock and I welded two of them together on my Gypsy, then cut a white layer to write on.  The little cake embellishment is a Jolee's Boutique dimensional sticker--part of the goodies I won from Circle B.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Decorate to Celebrate
Celebrate the Occasion #27

I hope you like the card, it has lots of sparkle & shine!  Thanks for stopping by, and keep safe from Hurricane Irene East Coast!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Every Flower Digi Stamp card

Whew, I think I'm just getting this card in under the wire!  This is the Designed2Delight digi stamp of the week and the card I made with it.

I colored the image with Dual Brush Pens and cut it out with the 4x6 oval cutter from Creative Memories. 
The patterened paper is from My Minds Eye, the orange mat is textured cardstock and the ribbon is from my stash.  It came in a set that I think I got from LTD.
Ink the egdges, add some pop dots, make a mat for the inside and Voila'!  It's really a simple card, but I like the way it turned out and the colors are nice.  The patterned paper matches the shape of the leaves in the image almost perfectly.  I'm thinking about printing the image again and using the colors from this paper to color the flowers.  Wonder how that would look?   I'll show you if I do! 

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Etched Wedding Gift

I needed a gift for a wedding shower for a good friend's daughter.  I knew I wanted to give her something nice, but not too fluffy and fancy.  So I etched a plain hurricane globe with a nice, but fairly simple cut.  The cut is from Home Accents, cut at 2.25" high and 5" wide (it's originally a horizontal cut, but I applied it upright) I cut the stencil from a scrap piece of vinyl and applied it at a bit of an angle. 

I always have a hard time getting the etching to show up well  in pictures.  The globe, candle and glass gems all came from Wal-Mart.  The gems and candle can easily be changed out for any season or occasion and the etching design will go with just about anything.

Then, I made a card/gift tag:
This is a really simple card.  I used the Christmas glitter matstack I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby last year.  The hearts are from the Wedding seasonal cartridge cut at 2" in silver metallic cardstock and double matted with a scrap of white glitter cardstock and black metallic cardstock.  The ribbon is from Wal-Mart.  The wedding is black and white, so I kept the color theme on this card.  The thin black ribbon on the white bow is actually black with white polka dots (that's the only black ribbon I had!) so I just turned it upside down.  Instead of applying this to a folded card base, I just wrote my greeting on the back side.  I liked how elegant it turned out and has TONS of sparkle!  Hope you like it, too.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pumpkin Digi Stamp Card

It's time for another Designed 2 Delight digistamp challenge.  This is the "Stitched Pumpkin" stamp.

This card measures 5 1/2" x 6".  I used textured cardstock for the base.  The orange mat is from some paper I bought a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby in a clearance pack that had been opened.  I don't know the brand.  The green mat was a scrap (you can't see it in the picture but it has little tiny leaves embossed on it) and the twine was on a box of something I had ordered. 

I colored the stamp with my Dual Brush Pens and used some glitter glue to add a little sparkle.  It's kind of hard to see, but there really is a lot of sparkle!  The buttons were also some I've had in my stash awhile.   
 The little stamp in the corner is from The Paper Studio and all edges were inked with Basil Leaf ink. 

When I started this project, I really didn't know what I was going to do.  I didn't have a plan, but I think it all came together o.k. and the end result was pretty good.    I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Designed 2 Delight
The Paper Variety

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Won at Birthday Sundaes Challenge Blog!

Last week, after being too busy to get in much computer time, I was trying to catch up on the blogs I follow and see what challenges were going on.  When I looked at the Birthday Sundaes blog, I found that I had won and that night was my last chance to contact them to get the prize!   I was so excited!!!  I imediately emailed them at learned I had won $20 in merchandise from Circle B Enterprises!  I spent a LOT of time looking through her store and picking out stuff.  I didn't want to just use the free gift, I wanted to show my appreciation of her sponsorship by spending around $10 or so in addition to the $20 in free merchandise.  But her prices are so low, I shopped and shopped and shopped!  I got way more stuff than I expected.  Just look at all my goodies!
And in addition to all the things I ordered, Veronica included a couple of "Thank you for your order" items and a coupon for my next order!  WOO HOO!  Head on over to Circle B  and check it out!  Thanks again, Veronica, for your sponsorship and all the great goodies for me to play with!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mouse & Cupcake Birthday Card

I got a chance to play along with the Designed2Delight digi stamp challenge again this week.  It's been a long time since I was able to get in on the fun.  Each week that you play along, you get a free digi stamp on Friday to use for the next challenge.  This week is the Cupcake Mouse.  Here is the card I came up with:
The "Party" stamp is from Studio G, the dragonfly is from my ages old stash.  The background paper is DCWV "Nana's Kids" stack.  I used Gypsy Wanderings to cut out the digi stamp in the cupcake shape.  I cut it at 3.5" and the shadow layer at 3.75" The shadow cut of the cupcake is pearlized paper from Colorbok.  The cute cupcake ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

I colored the picture first with colored pencils, then filled the "icing" with light pink glitter glue.  After it dried, I added dark pink glitter glue for the "sprinkles" and a small gem on her little flower. 

The inside is cut from Lacy Labels.  I used my Gypsy to make it longer to fit the page, and I cut some of the cirles from the scrap piece left from the front to complete the look.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

We finally got some rain and things have cooled off and greened up a little bit.  We are so very thankful!!  Hoping our friends and family to the south get rain soon, too.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the card.  Have a wonderful day!