May 25, 2012

Hip hip hooray birthday

Hi everyone sorry I have not posted in a while, we were out of town for a few days.  Well I wanted to share this card with you that I made using the CTMH Dotty for You papers that is on special till May 31st.  You can get the paper pack for just $5 with any $35 dollar order,  plus if your order if $50 or more you can also get this months fabulous stamp of the month Friendship Bouquet for $5.
I love the old fashioned bike on this paper.  I cut the square just so the bike would show in the square, I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress the edges around the square.  I stamped the Hip hip hooray with a stamp from the stamp set Card Chatter-birthday .  I don't know about you but I am always on the hunt for birthday stamps and this set has a nice variety that can be used together for both outside and inside the card.
I cut the label with the CTMh Art Philosophy cartridge, using Cricut Craft Room so I cut make one slightly bigger and make a shadow layer, I did a little faux stitching around the edges.  And I was so excited when I found this bike brad in my stash.  It matched perfectly.

Well I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and take a peak at my card.  Remember you still have a few days to take advantage of the Dotty for You special for just $5 but even better join my team as a CTMH consultant and you will get it for free.  They are a great company and how fun to get involved with products that you love.    I would love to have you join up just check out all the details HERE, even if you are your own best customer it is well worth it.

Challenges for this card

Penny's Paper Crafts  Anything goes   ends - 6/4
Make it Monday  always anything goes   ends - 5/26

May 15, 2012

Believe in Yourself

Hi as you all know I am really enjoying my CTMH products.  The Workshop on the Go Kits are wonderful they make it so easy to put a card together because all the papers coordinate so well. You should click on HERE and check them out, they have some fabulous themes.   I recently got the Florentine Workshop , so I created this card using the papers from this kit.
It is a pretty simple style that I saw in the May 2012 issue of the Cricut Magazine.  The flower and stem were cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge,  I cut the flower three times and sprayed them with water and crumpled them up.  I had some Lost & Found brads that I got from Peachy Cheap last week and there was one that matched the flower perfectly.  How lucky is that!  Each day Peachy Cheap comes out with a new deal so check them out.
The "Believe in Yourself" is a stamp that came with the Florentine Workshop.  I never would have thought to stamp it sideways like that till I seen the idea in the Cricut Magazine.  I also cut the stem/leaves out twice and marked the the leaves with lines.
I just found this challenge today Die Cut Divas and this week their challenge was to use flowers so I will enter this card there.  But I will have to check back tomorrow as their challenges come out each Wednesday, so I am sneaking this one in just under the wire.
Thank you so much for stopping by, leave me a little comment so that I know you were here, I love reading them.

Challenges for this card.
Die Cut Divas  Flowers  ends - 5/15
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 5/19
Truly Scrumptious   Anything Goes   ends  5/21

May 12, 2012

A Simple Greetings Card

Hi, I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far.  I have a quick simple card to share with you, using all things from the CTMH Pemberley Workkshop Kit. I created this card following the sketch this week at Repeat Impressions.
I just love the colors and papers in this kit.  The intricate cut triangle on the left side is a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  It did not have a shadow cut but using the Cricut Craft Room I made one by hiding all the cuts I did want cut, everything but the outside cut.  It took a couple minutes but it was worth it because it was the effect that I wanted.   I cut the intricate part using the CTMH Vanilla Cream cardstock and the background is Indian Corn blue (love this blue).  I placed a few pearls on the tips of the triangle to dress it up a bit.  The butterfly is Garden Wood Shapes they are small thin wooden shapes that can easily be colored.  This one I colored by just dabbing my Indian Corn blue ink pad on it, then added some pearls to the middle.  I cut the triangle on the right with some other papers that are in the lit and added the brads to the corners,
I stamped "greetings" using a stamp from the 4 My Friend stamp set, there is a great variety of sentiments in this set.
So I hope you like my card, it is simple but yet looks like it was a lot of work.

Challenges for this card.
Repeat Impressions Sketch  ends- 5/15

May 11, 2012

If you were a Lizard

Hi, today I have a cute card to share with you that kind of has a southwestern theme to it.  I think the colors fit the southwest and of course the lizard.  We live with nothing but desert right out our back door and we have plenty lizards running around amongst other creators even a Gila Monster.  So following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday I created this card, I love play along at Mojo Monday when I can.
My lizard is a little fancier as the ones I see out back, he is a Stampin Up stamp that I heat embossed then cut out and added some bling down his back.
Here is a closer look at the lizard.

  The papers are from the Mi Casa DCWV stack.  The circle and the ribbon/banner cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The word bubble is from the Cricut Craft Room basic shapes that is there when you open Craft Room.
I also Cuttlebugged the ribbon/banner with a folder from the Boy's Will be Boys folder set with just the lizard part of the folder.  The white part was Cuttlebugged with a skin type folder.
Now to make this all make a long more sense here is the inside of the card.
I love to use this stamp with my lizard stamp.  Now I just have to find the right person to give this card too.
Thanks for stopping in and why not check out Mojo Monday and give the sketch a try.

May 9, 2012

Flower Does it look like a Rose?

Hi, glad you stopped in.  I made this flower following the instructions on Ali's blog Misadventures of a Multi Crafteer, she makes awesome flowers, it is suppose to be a rose but I think I missed a step or something but I guess it came out ok anyways.  I did make a second one but I chose to put this one on this card.
The flower was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the center cut that you roll up, then I cut five layers for the rest of the flower.  It was all cut from white paper then inked with Distress Inks.  I punched the top edge of the plaid paper with an MS border punch then added a green layer using the same punch.  The top strip of flowers is also from an MS punch that I colored in lightly using my Distress Inks, and added some small pearls to the center of each flower.  This card was made following a sketch on the Cricut message board, but I will also enter it into the Cricut Circle Art Inspiration Challenge.  The challenge was to get inspiration from a photo.  Here is the art inspiration picture.
I think I got pretty close.  The prize for this is a Cuttlebug machine and a couple folders.  I Cuttlebugged the upper part of the card which is pearl white paper using the stylized flowers folder.
Here is a closer view of the flower,
I also cut the leaves using the Art Philosophy cartridge and scored them using my stylist.  It is actually a tree cut but when you cut it small enough it looks like a rose leaf, as least it does to me.    There is a pearl deep down inside that center, kind of hard to see.  I love making flowers although it makes the cards a challenge to mail.  Be sure and stop by Ali's blog The Misadventures of a Multi Crafteer, she has several other flower tutorials, I think my next one to attempt might be the Dahlia.

Well thanks for taking the time to peak in on my blog, let me know what you think of my flower.

May 8, 2012

Rock -n- Rolln 50s

Wow did I ever get behind in my posting.  Doing a little cleaning in my craft room I ran across several cards I had not yet posted on my blog.  I made this card early last month, but the idea was inspired/scrap-lifted from ScrappinFiggy on the Cricut message board.  Head on over to her blog and check out her creation that inspired me.  
I love the way it turned out!  I had the Nifty Fifties cartridge for probably over a year and had not ever used it, but once I saw the card ScrappinFiggy made I knew I had to pull it out.   All the papers were printed using my Imagine cartridge, Imagine more Cards.  I flood filled the pieces so I did not have try and put all those tiny different color pieces of paper on my mat.  I love my Imagine & Cricut Craft Room for doing this type of thing.
There is so much detail and little pieces so I made this card a large 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch card.  I added some pearls to her hair and belt, then scribbled in some shoe laces. 
His outfit is quite as detailed, maybe I should have added something to the suspenders.  
The rock -n- roll was also cut from the Nifty Fifties, and the white lace stripe along the right side are Dazzles.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks so much to Cathy at Scrapbooks and Paper Crafts for the great idea.

May 7, 2012

Sweet as a Strawberry

I created this card for our great-granddaughter who turns 5 at the year of the month.  I love the bright cheery way it came out.  I loved it for this time of year when strawberries are in season and everyone is beginning there gardens.
The strawberry paper on the bottom is from DCWV Nana's Nursery stack and then Cuttlebugged the top using the dots folder.  I just happen to have the strawberry ribbon that went along with the theme.  This a a half fold card (5 q/w x 8 1/2) so I cut the strawberry at 2 1/2 inches using the Preserve cartridge.  I have to admit that I have had this cartridge for quite a while and this is the first time I used it.  I picked this from all the other strawberry cuts because I liked the little flower that is one it.  Lots of sparkle on this card, the strawberry is all cut from glitter paper, then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using swiss dots then dotted each whole with a silver Sakura gel pen.
I used some clear Viva Decor for the center of the flower to it give some dimension.  The inverted scalloped circle I cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, also from glitter paper and then cut a plain circle to lay on top.  The sentiment is a Sweet & Sassy stamp and thought it went well with the strawberry, I added a flower brad to the top.
I cut a smaller strawberry for the inside and then stamped a Stampers Best sentiment.
Thanks for stopping to take a peak at my card today, I would love for you to leave a comment, I love reading them.
I will also be entering this is the Cricut Circle challenge something old something new.  New cartridge Art Philosophy old cartridge Preserves
Challenges for this card
Craft Your Days Away  Just for children  ends - 5/9
Crazy 4 Challenges  Gardening/Outdoors  ends  5/30
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends - 5/13
Creative Craft Challenges  Anything goes

May 4, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!'s your birthday.  Wanted to share this card with you that I created for my grandson's 19th birthday.  He is currently in Groton, CT attending his submarine schooling, hence the anchor.  This card was made following the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It was a fun sketch to work with.
The papers are all from the K&Company Americana stack.  I got it on clearance at Micheal's and with two grandsons in the Navy it sure has come in handy.
The stars, frame and anchor are all cut from the Stand and Salute cartridge.  The border across the bottom I cut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and added a small strip of Dazzles.

The frame and the stars I covered with Crackle Accents and am pleased with how it looks after it dried.   I did not cover the center where the silver star shows through.
The anchor I covered with Liquid Glass and then wound some chain like ribbon around it.
For the inside I did it very simply, stamping the rest of the verse inside.  The stamps are from the CTMH Card Chatter - Birthday, it is a great set as it has verses or outside and inside.

Well I want to thank you for stopping by and I would love it if you left me a comment I love reading them.

Challenges for this card
Tuesday Morning Sketches  Sketch  ends - 5/7
Make It Monday  Always anything goes  ends - 5/5
Aud Sentiments  Anything goes  ends - 5/8

May 1, 2012

It's your special day

Hi, I created this card following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, love to play along here whenever I can they always have great sketches.
If you know me you probably know that when I follow a sketch I usually do it very very close, but this time I veered off a bit but I think you can still see the sketch there.  Here are the sketches for this week.
I chose to make the round one, it is fun and challenging at the same time to create a round or shaped card.
I used my Art Philosophy cartridge with the card feature to cut out the card base.  Then using Cricut Craft Room I cut a scalloped circle to cover the front then another circle using the CTMH Lucy paper for the center.  The paper is so pretty that I just could not put a bow on it like the sketch as it would cover up that flower.  As it is I had to shift the label, also cut with AP off the the left so the flower would show.  The label has slits along the side that I feed some ribbon through then adhered it around the back.  Because the ribbon is rather heavy I pop dotted the print circle to the front of the card.
The butterfly is very sparkly and is a K&Company sticker.  I also added a couple small rub on flowers to the label that came in the Lucy Workshop kit.   You will love this kit, it comes with some very pretty papers, these sparkly rub on stickers and a set of stamps that coordinates with a flower cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge.
So come on over to Mojo Monday and play along this week, let's see what you can come up with.