July 31, 2013

Dream Pop Birthday

Hello all, I hope you are having a fabulous week and not too busy getting all those kiddos back in school.

I have a card to share with you today that I made following this week sketch at 
I made it using the papers that came in the CTMH Dream Pop paper package.  It was a special that was run a few months back, but I just know got around to using some of the papers in it.
All the papers are from that pack, which is nice and bright colors.  The thing about this card that I am most excited about is the "stitching" around the larger white circle.  It is actually stamped using the CTMH stamp set Stitched Together.  These are straight line stamped but I curved them onto my acrylic block to match the circle.  It makes these stamps so much more versatile  and was not hard to do at all.  After I stamped the stitching on I embossed it using my Cuttlebug.  I stamped happy birthday using one of the stamps from the CTMH Joyful Birthday set.  I used a piece of colored binding tape and added a Ribbon Slide to it.

Well that's it, there is still time left, hop on over to Mojo Monday and join in the fun.

And remember tomorrow the new Cricut Artbooking Z1906 cartridge kit from CTMH comes out.  It you like making layouts and/or mini albums this is a must have cartridge.  Just visit my website tomorrow and check it out.  Thanks

July 6, 2013

A few Birthday Cards

Since I am so far behind in posting I thought I would share a few birthday cards I have made lately.
All the cards have been made following sketches each week on the Cricut message board 
link to this weeks challenge.  If you have a Cricut we would love for you join in the fun.  I can not tell how doing this challenge over the last 4 years how much my card making improved.
The first one, the papers were all printed using my Imagine and the Lori's Garden cartridge.  The dragonfly is a sticker I have had for sometime in my stash.
 Next is one with a newer technique that I tried.  I stmped the wine glass imagine on 3 pieces of paper in descending size then matted them with black paper.
I wanted to give it a vintage type look so I Google vintage paper and found this one.
Pennants seem to be pretty popular to use on card right now, so I strung these pennants cut from Art Philosophy on some twine.  I also printed the papers on this one, last week Sassy Designs had a sale on their digital paper packs.  They were just 24 cents each, although I do NOT need more papers I could not pass up this bargain.   It is nice to have these papers ready to print in whatever size you need, plus they are easier to store. :/.
One last one for right now.  Quite some time ago I bought some Washi tape (just had to have it) and rarely used it, so I used it to make the background of this card.  I added some flowers I made and a stick pin behind them.  Not sure what this card will be used for so will add a sentiment at that time.

Well that is it for now, hope to be back in a couple of weeks and share some more cards I have made.  We will be leaving on vacation this weekend so not sure I will get a chance to post before then.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful 4th of July with family and friends.

July 4, 2013

Adventure Birthday

Hi, wow another post LOL.  One of the challenge blogs I love to do each week is Mojo Monday.  This week in Mojo Monday #300 and so they are having a big celebration and giving away a lot of prizes, so if you get a chance pop on over and make a card following this sketch 
Mojo #300

Here is my interpretation of the sketch.  All the papers I used are from the CTMH Tommy Paper pack.   I also used some of the canvas stickers from the coordinating sticker pack.
The happy birthday was cut using the CTMH Artiste cartridge as was the banner cut.
Also in case you haven't heard, CTMH came out with a new Cricut cartridge that will be available for purchase on August 1st.  It is called Artbooking and is great for scrapbooking and also has many cuts for making mini-albums.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my card.

July 3, 2013

Daddy has my Heart

Well hello all, hope you are enjoying the summer so far.  It has been unbelievable hot this year in Arizona.  Our monsoon rain storms have been building over the mountains over the last few days so that means we should have some storms soon.  It cools us down however it does make us humid.

One of the reasons I have not been posting too much we had our Granddaughter-in-law and 2 year old great-granddaughter staying with us while Miss Emma's daddy was deployed on a submarine.  As you an imagine it is hard to get much done with a very active 2 year old running around.
One of my other granddaughters saw this somewhere so I told her instead of buying it I would make one for Emma to wear when she saw her Daddy.
This was my first project using iron-on vinyl and I loved it!  I think I have a new addiction, Miss Emma may get many new shirts.  LOL
It is hard to see in the picture but the anchor and swirls on the heart are silver glitter vinyl. 
I used Silhouette Design Studio to set up and cut the file.  I played around with different fonts till I got ones that I was happy with.
I tried to get a picture of Miss Emma wearing it but she would not stand still and kept turning away from the camera.   The poor child has had a camera in her first since the minute she was born so now that she is a bit older she is now very cooperative.
Well now they have moved back to Maine to be together as a family, so it sure is lonely and quiet around here. :(, we miss them terribly but I know her Daddy is enjoying her.

Thank you for stopping by today and hope you all have a very Happy 4th of July, be safe and Gold Bless the USA.

Challenges for this project
Challenges 4 Everyone   Anything Goes
5 Simple Things   Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room  Freestyle anything goes