Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cowboy Birthday card

Happy Sunday!  I have a pretty simple card to share with you today.  Thank you for stopping by to see it!   

The challenge over at Pause, Dream, Enjoy this week is Sports or Hobbies that you love.  Besides crafting, I enjoy horseback riding just about the best.  I just don't get to do it very often (again, like crafting!).  But I can make a card about it!

All the papers are from scraps and placed on a cream card base from Hobby Lobby.  Even the oval frame was a scrap I found!

The twine is a scrap from a package I had received that was tied with it.  The stars and stickers have been in my stash so long I have no idea who they are from.

All edges were inked with a brown ink pad from Stampabilities.  Very simple, but I like how it turned out.  Thanks again for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful week!

This card entered here:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Sports or Hobbies you enjoy
Crafts For Eternity - Brilliant Birthdays

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue Christmas (In July!)

Hellooooo!!  I'm so glad you stopped by today!  It's HOT here in southwest Missouri, so when I saw several challenges with "Christmas In July" I thought it sounded really good!  I had so much fun with this card.  This little girl from Whoopsi Daisy is so cute!

 The light blue 5x7 card base is from Wal-Mart and embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.  The ribbon is also from Wal-Mart; the pearls are Premier Quality and the rose was in my stash.  The label is cut from Lacey Labels and the sentiment was computer generated.  Isn't she adorable?  I colored her with colored pencils and pop-dotted her on a larger cut of the same label from Lacy Labels.  This label is cut from white glitter paper.                      
The "fur" on her outfit is also glittered.  I tried to get a good picture to show all the sparkle.

 The label is also pop-dotted.  Lots of sparkle, texture and dimension on this card and except for the card base, everything is from scraps!

The inside is finished out with another cut of the same label and a bit of ribbon.  The stamp is from Stampabilities.
Well, I felt a little cooler while I was making this card, but it's just as hot as it was before! :)  I hope you like this project, please leave me a comment or two!  I enjoy hearing from you!

This card entered in the following challenges:
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Christmas in July
My Craft Spot - Christmas In July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas In July
Pile It On - Tag, You're It!
Celebrate The Occasion - Star Struck - At least 3 Stars
Paper Playtime - Miss You Card (with a sentiment)
Crafters Cafe - Christmas in July, non-traditional colors
Cooking With Cricut - Christmas in July, use your scraps
Anything Goes - Anything but a square
AUD Sentiments - Tag It

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #90

        I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!!!!

 Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  Hooray for July, right?!!!  Over at My Sheri Crafts we are celebrating National Ice Cream Month by using Ice Cream on our projects.  Here is the card I made:

Isn't that fun!?!?!
I started with a bright yellow card base from Wal-Mart and added a strip of scrap paper from DCWV Nana's Kids pack.  The ice cream cones are from the Doodle Charms cartridge, border function, 2 sets.  I chalked up the "cones" with brown chalk and use my Cuttlebug to emboss the ice cream with swirls.  The buttons are from Wal-Mart and the purple lace strip is a gift from a sweet, generous friend.

The sentiment is computer generated and printed on Saf-Mat clear sticker paper. 

The Saf-Mat is fun to work with because it almost disappears on the card, making it look like you printed right on the card.

I pop dotted the cones so there is LOTS of texture on this card.  I really like how it turned out and hope you do, too.  Please let me know what you think!

Hop on over to My Sheri Crafts and check out all the DT inspiration along with our winning Guest Designer, Mary from My True Blue Creations!  Then join us this week for a super fun challenge!  Can't wait to see your creations!

I'm also entering this card here:

Crafts 4 Eternity - Crazy Circles
The ABC Challenge - T for Two (two cuts of the cupcake border)
Do You Stack Up - Food
The Cricut Chirp Challenge - Too Sweet to Eat
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Sweet Summer Treats

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Prince Charming Layout - My Sheri Crafts Challenge #89

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful 4th Of July and are still having a fun and safe holiday weekend!  I'm glad you took a few minutes to stop by and visit!

Today we have another new and fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  It's "Picture This" and we are creating a card or project inspired by this picture: 
Picture This!

Doesn't that picture just set your mind running with ideas?  Here is a layout I made:

I love the look of gingham checks!  They speak picnic, baby, many fun things!  But I decided it was time to get a start on layouts of my grandson.  I mean, he's 2 1/2 now and I haven't done even one!  

These gingham papers are from Bo Bunny and The Paper Studio. The rick-rack ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the rick-rack card stock border has been in my stash for years! 

 Both of my granddaughters have "princess" layouts, so naturally I needed a "prince" layout!   This cut is fromthe "B is For Boy" cartridge

This cute little elephant is from the "New Arrival" cartridge.  The fun dotted buttons have also been in my stash for a long time, but I think I got them at Hobby Lobby also.  

So now it's time for you to look at the inspiration photo again and hop to it!  Be sure to check out all my Design Team sister's great work and let them know how much you love it!  I can't wait to see your creations! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

A couple of really simple Birthday Cards

Happy Monday!  I have just a couple of quick and simple birthday cards I made this afternoon that I wanted to share with you.  CAS-ual Friday's current challenge is to use 2 circles.  This is probably the simplest card I have ever made!

I used a 4 x 5 1/2 card base, cut 2 circles with the Creative Memories circle cutters, cut a 4 x 3/4 in strip of pink paper trimmed with scallop scissors and stamped the sentiment with a Pink By Design stamp.  Ta-da!  UBER simple and kind of cute!

This card will be entered here:

My second card is just barely less simple:

This card has 3 ball cuts from Sports Mania at 1" embossed with the cuttlebug, a circle cut at 2 1/2" and Pink By Design stamps from the "Simply Everything" and "Take The Cake" sets.   The patterned paper is from Die Cuts With a View and the card base if from Hobby Lobby.

This card will be entered here:
Pile It On - cards for guys with sports theme
ABC - "S" for surprise - anything goes
Anything Goes - Polka Dots andBirthday
Kaboodle Doodles - A Boys Life

Sunday, July 1, 2012