October 31, 2012

Your a Star

Well hello everyone, so sorry I have not posted in such a long time.  Things have been a bit busy, plus we took a little trip to Las Vegas, my favorite place :).

I have a card to share with you today that I made using CTMH papers Footloose, unfortunately this paper is no longer available. 
The side pieces, fish, seahorse etc. are CTMH chipboard pieces, I love the way they look and it all coordinates so well with the paper.  The "You are a Star" is a stamp from the Under the Sea set. 
Here is a closer look at one of those chipboard pieces, I love the colors.
The center label I cut using the Elegant Edges cartridge, then added some glitter brads to the corners.

Well thanks for stopping in and taking a peek at my card.

October 19, 2012

Rosette Birthday card

Hello everyone, I have another Mojo Monday sketch challenge card to share with you today.  As I have said I love to play along when I can, also I have a hard time making card without following a sketch :/.
This is a larger card, an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper folded in half.  I enjoy making these larger cards because you have more room for things, plus your cuts do not have to be so small.  The happy birthday is stamped using a Mark's Finest stamp. 
The patterned paper is from K&Company Best of K&Company stack. All the plain papers are shimmery and pearl like.
The rosette is cut from the CTMH Artiste cartridge, out of the same paper used at the top.  I added a button to the center.  I tried so hard to keep this a card so that it can be used for a male.  They are sometimes so hard to make and I do not have many in my stash.  I added some swirls I cut using Home Decor cartridge, out of the same shimmery paper.  I hope with the swirls and fancy paper that it is not too girly for a guy.
Well thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card, I would love to hear what you think.

October 15, 2012

A Witch Flyover

Well, I don't usually mail out Halloween cards, but a challenge on the Cricut message board was to create a Halloween card so I thought I would share what I came up with.  Also the challenge this week at
is to create anything Halloween so I will post this card there also.
 I think it came out good.  The papers are from DCWV Halloween & Fall stack from last year.  The strip across the top is of course the Drippy Goo punch and then I added some orange trim to it.  Then place some bling down one side.
The witch and moon is cut using the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge.  I added a few faint white streaks across the move to try and ressemble clouds :/
The little bat is a sticker.  
Thanks for stopping by and hope on over to My Sheri's Crafts and post your Halloween creations.

October 14, 2012

A Window Card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a fabulous day!
I have to say I totally scraplifted this card from Kimberley at
If you have never visited her blog you may want to go check it out, she does amazing work and always shares instructions.
I think it came out so pretty.  I cut the base card using Cricut Craft Room just as Kimberley explained.  Then using Art Philosophy I cut the scalloped circle to go around the window.  I used a piece of the clear clamshell that the Cricut cartridges come in for the window.  The Cricut will cut this acetate but you will have to do multi-cut 2 because it is pretty heavy.  
The label where the happy birthday is stamped is a two piece Spellbinder label, I love the fancy edges that it has.  I added a couple of pearl brads to the ends.
The flowers are Jolee stickers, and I like the transparent look to them for being on the window.
This is what the window looks like from the inside, I placed a couple flowers on the inside to cover the glue dot.  There was only one butterfly in the pack so I didn't have an extra to do the same there.  
For now the inside is totally blank until I can figure out how I want to finish it.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you like my version of Kimberley's card.

Challenges for this card
Simon Says Stamp  Die cuts/Punches   ends - 10/17
2 Sisters Challenge  Anything Goes   ends - 10/19
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 10/21

October 12, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday

Hello everyone hope you are having a fabulous day.
I have a card to share with you today that I made for one of my Great Granddaughters that will turn 1 in November.

I think it came out so cute!  The papers are from an Imaginisce Princess paper pack that I got free when I placed an order.  It has so many cute papers, brads, rub-on and some chipboard pieces.
Well I am finally venturing and using my Silhouette Cameo more, I am starting to get more familiar and comfortable with the software.  I am so used to using my Cricuts and just putting in a cartridge.  I still love my Cricuts and will use them right along with my Cameo as I did on this card.  
However the possibilities are endless with the Cameo and their software, like the "1st" I just went into the software and put a search in for 1st birthday and there was several images for me to choose from for just .99.  This fit perfectly with what I wanted to do.
The label was also cut using my Cameo out of vellum and then I also cut a pink shadow.
I cut the bow from glitter paper using my CTMH Artiste cartridge, isn't it just adorable, it makes it so handy when you don't have the right color ribbon you can just cut your bow out of the same paper you are using on your project, plus you don't have to struggle trying to tie the perfect bow.
I Cuttlebugged the white part of the one to match the polka dot paper.  I put a small puffy cupcake sticker next to the one, but I am not sure sure about that and if it will stay there.  What do you think, does it look OK?

Well thanks for taking to time to stop by and visit my blog, I would love to hear what you think of this card.
Have a great day!

Challenges for this card
Make it Monday  Always Anything goes   ends - 10/21
Inspire me Fridays  Anything goes   ends - 10/18
Crafty Mess Challenge  Anything Goes  ends - 1018

October 8, 2012

Following a sketch

Hello all my blogging friends.  I have a card to share with you today that I made following a sketch.
I love this sketch, with the right papers it can really make a frame effect with a lot of depth.  I did not accomplish that like I wanted to with the papers I used. :(.
I am sure I will approach and use his sketch again, with a different set of papers.
So here is my card using this sketch.
  The papers are from the DCWV Lemon stack, I love the papers in this stack they are so glittery.  The "button" I cut about 5 times using the Artiste cartridge, then stacked and glued them together, I then I stamped the top layer with a matching stamp from CTMH.  
Here is a closer look at the button.  I covered all the layers of the button with Liquid Glass, then feed the ribbon through the holes.  The happy birthday I cut using the MS Elegant cakes cartridge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I love to read your comments then continue to keep me inspired.

October 6, 2012

A fun birthday card

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great Saturday and enjoying World Card Making Day.  Lots of fun and prizes for doing what we love making cards.
I have a simple but colorful card to share with you today.
I cut the ribbon/banner using the CTMH Artiste cartridge and Cricut Craft Room so that I could make the red shadow for them.  I like to shadow things whenever I can as I think it makes it pop more.  The background yellow I embossed using my Cuttlebug and a new folder I got.
I have a great-grandson turning 4 in November and I think I will use this for his birthday card.
I finished the inside by just matting some of the colors from the front.  I will stamp a sentiment later.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I love to read your comments and hope you come back again soon.

October 2, 2012

Celebrate Today

Hello again, I have another card to share with you.
This card was made following the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.
I recently received the Clementine Paper pack from CTMH so I wanted to use the paper to make this card.  I love these papers and also the canvas stickers that match the paper.
I love using CTMH paper packs because it makes it so easy to match and put the cards together.  You can check out the Clementine pack HERE.  There is also a Clementine Workshop in the Go Kit that includes all the papers and a coordinating stamp set and embellishments.

The strip down the length of the card I punch using one of my Martha Stewart punches then Cuttlebugged it.
I added some Rain Drops that I got a while back at Big Lots to the center of the flowers and also on the banner.  The celebrate today is a CTMH stamp that coordinates with a cut on the Artiste cartridge.

Well I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment I love to read them it keeps me inspired.

Challenges for this card
Totally Gorjuss  Dies cuts/Punches   ends - 10/5
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends - 10/6

October 1, 2012

Purple & Green Plaid

Hello all my blogging friends and visitors.  I love the colors in this card and how it turned out.  I made it following a sketch from the Cricut message board that I play along with every Wednesday.
It is a larger card, a full 8.5 by 11 sheets of cardstock folded in half.  I enjoy making these larger cards, you have so much room to show off your papers and/or embellishments.  Not in this case but when you make a larger card you can make your Cricut cuts larger which keeps them from tearing or just not cutting out all the detail like when they are cut small.
All the papers on this card are from an older DCWV paper stack called Flower Shower, spring stack.  I love how the purple and green look together.
The label I cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge and using Cricut Craft Room I also made a shadow layer for it.  I stamped it with a Stampin Up stamp and added a couple of small flower stickers to dress it up.  I think the two small bows across the bottom is just enough so the area does not look too blank.
I just added some of the papers to the inside and will add a white piece with a sentiment when I go to use the card.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I love reading your comments and truly appreciate each one of them.