Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Birthday

Glad to be able to join in a challenge or two:) I created this card for a summer birthday. Don't you just love orange and pink together? Totally puts me in a happy mood. I also like the crispness of the white.


A2 card base
Scallops - Plantin Schoolbook 0.65"
Cupcake - Celebrations 2.33"
Cupcake Liner - Dry Embossed Cuttlebug Argyle
Topnote - Elegant Edges 2.68"
Scallop Circle -Elegant Edges 2.68"
Sentiment My Creative Time
Ribbon, Stickles, Pink Ink


Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #68 Happy Birthday
2 Sisters Callenge Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal  Anything Goes
Paper Playtime -Say It With Sentiment Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exploring Cricut Project for Thursday

Happy Thursday! It is my turn at Exploring Cricut today. I decided to make a sympathy card for one of the women in my bible study. Her son was on a school trip in Thailand and was in a tragic accident. Any prayers for she and her family would be appreciated during this difficult time. 

Ok, on to my project. I used Versamark and UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) to embellish the butterfly.

The blackout feature was used for the butterfly and I heated UTEE on it to give it some texture. The UTEE I used was a blue iridescent that really gave a different color to the paper. On the top layer I used clear embossing powder with Versamark and heated it. This gave both pieces a nice shine. 

The sentiment was then embossed with black powder and Versamark. I then used Versamark over the entire sentiment with clear embossing powder. I hadn't done this in awhile and was concerned the black would reheat, but it came out just fine. 

When attaching the top layer of the butterfly I only glued the middle section so that the wings would pop up and the underneath would have a nice shadow as well as visibility of the blackout section. 

A2 cardbase
Butterfly - Everyday Pop Up Cards 3.71"
Sentiment - K. Andrew Designs
Ribbon, pearls, black embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Versamark and iridescent blue UTEE.

Don't forget you have until Saturday to enter your project in the "Summer Fun" challenge. I always look forward to what you all create too:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Summer Fun Challenge

Well, summer is definitely here and to celebrate at Exploring Cricut the challenge this week is "Summer Fun". Make a card, layout or papercraft using at least 3 Cricut cuts, 2 pattern papers and 1 embellishment of summer fun activity, vacation, etc.

I chose to make a card from Pack Your Bags.  I have to say I would like to be this chick today at the pool or beach because it is hot and muggy here. Doesn't she look relaxed:) This was a fun card for me to make because I love summer . Near the water is even better. Just made me smile!

I decided to hide the sun face cuts with my Gypsy and used a Peachy Stamp instead. I popped up the sun and added Stickles to the sand and waves. I also want to mention that the stamp "wishing you" was curved on the block before stamping. I really like the flexibility of K.Andrew Stamps.

A2 card base
Papers - Scraps
Lady - Pack Your Bags 2.81"
Lounge Chair - Pack Your Bags 2.81"
Sun - Pack Your Bags 1.33"
Sand - Paper Dolls for Everday 4.57"
Waves -Paper Dolls for Everyday 1.13"
Sentiment - K.Andrew Designs
Sun's Face - Peachy Keen Stamps
Gold and Baby Blue Stickles, Vintage Photo Distres Ink, Glossy Accents, White Gel Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure and check out the rest of my DT sisters and link a project of yours so we can see too!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

King For A Day

Father's Day is almost here and I am hoping for a relaxing day for the men in my family. I created this cute little king for my hubby. In a house full of women any man would deserve to at least have one day where he can get a word in or relax with the remote without being interrupted:) 

I created the title by cutting off the word "kingdom" and created "king". I popped up the king. If you decide to make this king I will warn you that I didn't think his layers went together quite as easily. This cart is pretty straightforward, so maybe it was me:) I had trouble with his robe (the purple paper) following the line on the green bird. If you have made him let me know what you did to line him up. It is quite possibly me and I certainly wouldn't discourage from making because he is so cute!

5 x 7 card base
Paper - Scraps
King - 3 Bird's On Parade 3.5"
Title - 3 Bird's On Parade 2.25"

There are a lot of fun challenges out there and am excited I have time to enter:)

Die Cuttin Divas - Happy Father's Day
A Muse Studio - Father's Day
My Craft Spot - King of the Grill
Fantabulous Cricut -Father's Day
Creative Cutter Room- Father's Day
Celebrate the Occasion - Father's Day

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Exploring Cricut Thursday Project "Caught One"

Hi Everyone! It's my turn to share at Exploring Cricut. I decided to keep with the challenge and get some more Father's Day cards done. This one is for my father-in-law. In his day he really enjoyed fishing, hunting and flying model airplanes. I decided to go with a fishing theme for him. He has quite a few stuffed wildlife. We, the family, have named one "Walter" who is from the Northwest Territories and is an Arctic Char. He proudly is displayed in his apartment at the nursing home. So, in honor of Walter here is my card.

I decided to use Simply Charmed for this one. Instead of the paper line, I opted for some silver/grey floss on the reel. I adhered it to the fish's mouth by using some Glossy Accents.

A2 card base
Reel - Simply Charmed 3.59"
Fish - Simply Charmed 3.59"
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper
Black ink, Glossy Accents, embroidery floss

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you decide to join us in the challenge. You have until Saturday and I am excited to see what your projects look like too:)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Exploring Cricut - Father's Day Challenge

Good Morning! Are you ready for another challenge? Father's Day is right around the corner and Exploring Cricut has a challenge to get you ready for the holiday. Join us in making a card, layout or project for this event using 2 Cricut cuts.

My project is a card for my Dad. I chose the tie and the shirt from Simply Charmed. I popped up the middle shirt. I inked all the edges of cuts. I think this turned out so cute and the sentiment is so funny. I'm sure he'll get a chuckle.

A2 card base
Shirt and tie - Simply Charmed 1.95"
Sentiment - Joy's Life Stamps
Pop Dots, black and brown ink

I hope this made you smile too. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful projects:)

Thanks for stopping by!