Saturday, September 27, 2014

Gazebo Wedding

Welcome Bloggies!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and Sheri has challenged us to "Use any Style of Bunting or Banners".  This was a fun challenge and led to a fun card.  I  have an order for a couple of wedding cards and this challenge theme was perfect to get me working on them.  Here's my first card for the order:

Inside I used a "Congratulation" stamp.  The Cricut cartridges I used were: Wedding, Garden Soup, Indie Art and Christmas Seasonal.  The wedding colors were dark navy and Fall colors.  That's why the silhouette couple is brown.  The bows are a little more orange than they show here so with the red hearts, green writing and the inside stamp is green also, I think I got all the Fall colors represented in the card!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll check out all the other great Banner & Bunting inspiration of the rest of the team, then join us!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Guest Designer for Die Cuttin' Divas Again!

Hi!  I get to be Guest Designer again over at Die Cuttin' Divas and the theme this week is "Fall Is Here!"  Make anything Fall relagted, but be sure to include at least one diecut!

I used the Cricut Cartridge Garden Soup, border function to make the flowers and added gems from Recollections.  The sentiment stamp is from Studio G.   Added a little ribbon, inked the edges with brown and that's it!  Come on over and join in the fun at Die Cuttin Divas!

Birdhouse New Home Card

Howdy, Howdy!  Today I have a card for Tuesday Throwdown, where our challenge theme is "New Home".  We are sponsored by My Grafice and I've used a flower digi from them for my card.

The birdhouse cut is from Cindy Loo and I've welded the card base with my Gyspy.  The "New Home" cut is from Home Accents.  It actually was just "Home" and I added "new" to it.  The My Grafico flower digi is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The paper was a scrap left over from other projects and the trip was a gift from one of my DT friends.  I stamped "Congratulations" inside with another little strip of the trim.  Fun little card!

Now head over to Tuesday Throwdown and check out all the great inspiration there and get creating!  Hope to see you there!

This card entered here:

Creatalicious Challenges - flower power
Love To Create - fussy cut ( flowers)
Cupcake Inspirations - insipration cupcake (buildings shapes)
Papertake Weekly - Oh How cute

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Exciting News!!!!!!!

Hey I have some exciting news to share!  I've been asked to join the design team at The Outlawz!!!  I will be on the Twisted Thursday team, where the challenges are always "Anything Goes, with and Optional Twist".  My first challenge will be the first week of October.  I'm so excited!  Come on over and have a look around, there's a new challenge EVERY DAY! Become a member and join in the fun!

I'm sending a huge THANK YOU!!!  to Pat St. Martin and all the DT gals at The Outlawz for the honor of being a part of the team and the wonderful welcome!  


Saturday, September 13, 2014

A New Challenge at My Sheri Crafts!

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and this time Raquel challenged us to make a "Birthday Celebration" project.  Here is mine:

I love this paper pad from  .  I've had it for awhile and this is the first time I've used it.

I distressed the inside edges with black ink.  I've waffled backed and forth on whether or not this is too much black for a birthday card.  But I've finally decided it's o.k.  What do you think?  


Sentiment stamp: Just Rite
Die cut:  Spellbinders
Flower & Leaves diecuts:  Cuttlebug
Gems:  Paper studio
Feather:  bag of feathers gifted to me from my sister

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll check out all the other great DT inspiration over at My Sheri Crafts and join us!

I've entered these challenges:

Creative Moments - fall colors
Eclectic Ellepu - Purplies - Lady's Birthday

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Really Simple Birthday card

I've just got a quick birthday card to share today.  I wanted to join in the Chi Chi Memories challenge and so I purchased this cute digi and made a card with their sketch:

      I just think this is such a cute digi!

I've colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and cut her out with a Spellbinders die, which is layered on another SB die of the same size, but rotated.  I did the same thing with the little cake stamp, which is a Stampendous stamp.

Just a fun, simple little card with an adorable digi!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Star Accordion Mini Scrapbook

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we have a recipe challenge!  The recipe is 1 Image, 2 Papers and 3 Flowers.  We are sponsored by "A Day For Daisies" and I got to use this sweet image "A Gift From the Stars" and I made a mini album with the fun "Star Accordion" technique.  One of my friends bought one of these albums at a yard sale and gave it to me to "figure out how that was done and make one!"  :)  So I figured it out, made one, then looked through mini-album pictures until I found it so I knew what it was called!  The actual pattern uses 3  12x12 papers, but I only used 2 and made an album for a baby shower gift for my niece:

This is the view when you first open it up. You can only get 2 4x6 pictures on one side as the rest of the squares have a fold in them.  You could put smaller pictures on those if you wanted.

These two tags have been in my stash since I first started scrapping!

These two cute animals cuts are from Crictut's "New Arrival" cartridge

This is the view when you turn it over.  I wanted her to be able to add  a couple more 4x6 pictures. 

This digi stamp is from Digi Darla.

The labels are preloaded cuts on the Cricut Imagine.  Papers are from "Nana's Kids,Baby Boy" paper pad.  The stamps are rubber stamps (on labels) are from Stampendous and Stampabilities.

Sorry this is such a picture heavy post, but there's a lot to look at! We are having a "Scrapbook Baby Shower" in a couple of weeks.  Emily isn't a big paper crafter, so we will be making layout pages for her so all she has to do is add pictures! one tell her about this album yet!  :)

But DO head on over the Tuesday Throwdown and check out all the great inspiration there, then join in the fun!

I've entered this project here:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - something digital
Fantabulous Cricut - mix & match
Love To Create - flowers and stitching
Clear It Out - fancy folds, stash item-punches or dies  
Craft Room Challenge - something old (tags die cuts), something new (paper 
                                   pad, album technique)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guest Design spot for Die Cuttin' Divas!

How exciting to be a Guest Designer for the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!  This week the challenge is a sketch and I love the sketch they are using:

and here's my take on it:

All papers and the lacy medallion are printed and cut with the Imagine cartridge "Lori's Garden".  The medallion is mounted on a Just Rite lacy circle stamp, which is then on a Spellbinders Lacy Circle cut.  I added a few gems and strip of ribbon.  Inside I used a sympathy stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out all the great inspiration there and join us!

I've entered this card here:

Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
ABC Challenges - S for Shabby chic
The Crazy Challenge - 3 of a kind (3 circles, 3 papers, 3 rows on bottom)
Crafty Hazelnut - use patterned papers
PINspirational challenges - insprational picture