Friday, July 30, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #35 - Get Well Soon Card

This card was made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #35 (click here) - make a Get Well card with the Cricut using green, blue, black and white only! Well, the first thing I thought of for the black and white was Hello Kitty. Once that was in my mind I couldn't make my mind go anywhere else!

This card is approx. 6 inches long and was made using:

Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge - card feature
DCWV cardstock
blue rhinestone in her bow
clear stamp, black pigment ink - heat embossed

Hope you enjoyed my simple card. Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Card for the Sweet Stop Challenge SSS66

I have found sketches are so helpful to me when making cards or scrapbook layouts. So, sketch challenges have given me the prod to get going and make something. This card was made for The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS66 - find them here.

This 5x7 card was made using:
DCWV cardstock
free online clipart
Copic markers
Hero Arts clear stamp - sentiment
black pigment ink and clear embossing powder - heat embossed
Martha Stewart double loop corner punch
white Sakura jelly roll pen
polka dot ribbon

Happy card making!!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 and Cricut Cardz Challenge #34

I made this birthday card for the Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 at My Creative Time with Emma. Click on the button to the right and you'll have the link. Although I don't have many older cartridges, it's really fun to participate. Thanks Emma!

I'm also entering this card into my first Cricut Cardz Challenge. Find it here.

This 5x7 card was made using:
DCWV cardstock
Potpourri Basket cartridge-sentiment
Straight From the Nest cartridge-cupcake
white Sakura Jelly Roll pen
tiny pearls

Thanks so much for taking a look! And thanks for your comments - I really appreciate them!

Thanks also to my new Followers! I'm blown away! This blog is very new and I never really dreamed many people would view my blog let alone follow :-) . I've enjoyed visiting your blogs and am amazed at your inspiring talent and creativity!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Camping Scrapbooking Layout - PKS Challenge33

We just recently returned from a camping trip to Yosemite. I use the term camping loosely as we rented an RV for our trip! We didn't have hookups though so minus the beds, stove, oven, lights, and bathroom it was just like old fashion camping!!! It was quite an adventure especially when we broke down on the journey and then arrived at our campsite at midnight. Oh, did I mention the exciting and awesome driving my husband did on the very curvy mountain roads in the pitch dark - with road construction and gravel. You get the idea. I may have sprouted a few gray hairs that day but once we arrived and parked we had a wonderful time in Yosemite.

I did this layout for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 33 - Sketch. Head on over there at and check it out. Am I the only one who is SO behind with my scrapbooking?! I guess the thing to do is just get started with scrapping some event (any event) instead of fretting and feeling overwhelmed. So, that's what I did with this - get inspired and motivated by a challenge and scrap a recent event.

Click on the picture to get a better look if you want to.

The recipe for this 12x12 two page layout:

Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Character Face Assortment - for the sun face
Potpourri Basket Cricut cartridge - RV (I used the hide contour feature on the Gypsy to alter the school bus and made it into an RV), pine trees, pinecone, campfire
Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge - sun, font
Gypsy Font
Bo Bunny paper
Coredinations cardstock
atd pattern paper

Hope you enjoy this camping layout!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #7

I made this card for My Creative Time with Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge #7. Check out her blog by clicking on her blinkie button on this blog under Favorites. The challenge was to make a card for your favorite holiday using the Wild Card cartridge or any other cartridge if you don't own that one. Since I don't have Wild Card I used two other cartridges along with my Gypsy to make this card. Create A Critter cartridge is not an old cartridge but since I've only had my Cricut since March I don't have many of the older cartridges. I used the Create A Critter for the surfing turkey. The surf board, wave and 'hang loose' hand all come from the Life is a Beach cartridge. I'm sure you are wondering how in the world I came up with the idea of a surfing turkey! I'm not quite sure! I guess I was trying to incorporate an older cartridge and when Life is a Beach came to mind I was thinking beachy thoughts which I incorporated with my favorite holiday of Thanksgiving! It's so hot here that my brain is probably just fried! If nothing else this card is original ;-)

This is a 6 inch by 6.25 inch card and will fit in a 6x9 envelope. I designed the card on my Gypsy. As you can see the turkey opens to reveal the sentiment. I did this by making two turkey shadows, flipping one upside down and then welding them together at the top of their hats.


Create A Critter cartridge
Life is a Beach cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folders: herringbone, swirls, swiss dot
cardstock: DCWV, Coredinations
clear stamps, black pigment ink, clear embossing powder
white Sakura jelly roll pen

I hope you enjoyed my surfing turkey card! Since I live in Southern California I think it's appropriate and fun and I can hardly wait till November to send it to some friends who are surfers. But they're not turkeys!

Bridal Shower Card

Isn't this Hot Off The Press rose paper so elegant? It just says bride! This is a very easy, simple A2 card (with the crease on the 4.25 inch side) using pretty patterned paper, sheer white ribbon, a heat embossed sentiment and a few pearls to add dimension and an extra touch. It took very little time to make but I think it looks really beautiful! Just like the bride!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Child's Birthday Card

After a wonderful camping trip with my family to Yosemite National Park I am back home, trying to manage mountains of laundry and get back to crafting too! Today we made a card for my daughter's friends birthday party. My daughter and I talked about what she wanted and then I put it together using the Gypsy. If you own a Cricut you really must have either the Gypsy or Design Studio - they give you so many more options and take designs to another level! In the wee hours of the night after putting it together on the Gypsy I just HAD to cut it out and see how it looked. Then, I couldn't wait to see it put together - so I did it and decided I would cut it out again in the morning for my daughter to put together on her own for her friend. Too cute! What a fun card! I used the Create A Critter cartridge for the dog and Just Because Cards for the wagon. I welded the two together and made a folding card in that shape. The card stands about 5 inches tall. On my card you'll see that the dog's helmet has the number '1' just as it appears on the cartridge. Well, when I cut it out for my daughter's friend I changed the number (using the Gypsy) to the birthday boy's age. Great to be able to do that now since they've given us a hide contour option on the Gypsy-I just used that feature and then welded in the number I wanted from a font cartridge!

Hope you enjoyed my card! Have a great day.