Monday, April 29, 2013

Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party #5 Pun

I am posting today as a guest designer for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is #5 Pun. The sponsor is Cari - A Busy Bee. The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is what I created for this linky party....

A2 card base Kraft paper
Cow - Create A Critter 2,65"
Face - PK Critter Faces
Grass - cut by hand
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper
Perfect Pearls, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents, White Pen, Copic markers

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exploring Cricut Graduation Candy Markers

Hello! It's my turn again to share with you at Exploring Cricut. I have a senior this year and have been working on getting the open house party ready.  We are going to have a candy area with cupcakes at the party and I wanted to have a way to let people know what kind of candy they could choose from.

Instead of choosing her school colors, she chose yellow and turquoise. I used Elegant Edges to create my markers. I would suggest you make sure the cut you choose will stand on its own. I just liked the shape of these and when I scored them noticed the point in the middle, obviously not good for standing up. No worries. I just snipped the middle to have it squared off and they stand perfectly on there own now!

The candy was cut out in white and then I colored them in with Copic Markers and Stickles. This was so much easier than trying to glue little pieces together. I ran the candy through the Xyron after I colored them. For the wording, I used clear Avery labels and ran them through the printer instead of using the Center point feature on my Cricut. I know many of you probably have great luck with this feature. I have never quite mastered it and since time is of the essence, this worked great for me. 

Hope this gave you some graduation ideas. I will be post pictures of the whole tablescape after the party which is 2 weeks away. 

Marker Elegant Edges 3.20
Doodlecharms 1.20
Stickles, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter the challenge! 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Exploring Cricut - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello! It's Monday and you know what that means; Exploring Cricut has a new challenge today. You are to create a card, layout or project including a flower with your Cricut. We had a beautiful weekend here and my husband just informed me that it might rain and snow tonight and tomorrow. Really? I for one am ready for warmer weather. I hope the weatherman is wrong. 

When I created this card I was thinking of warm sunny days and picnics. I guess I will have to keep thinking about them for awhile:)

A2 card base Kraft paper
Red Gingham Mat Plantin SchoolBook 4.55"
Blue Scallop Mat - Elegant Edges 3"
"Thank You" - Gypsy Wanderings 2.81" (width)
Flowers - Walk In My Garden .97"
Ribbon, Black ink, Yellow Stickles, Clear gems

Hope you decide to join in! Check out my DT sisters for great inspiration:) Winners will be drawn this Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Sketchy Friday #15

Hello Everyone! It's time for another Sketchy Friday and once again Sonia has inspired us with a great sketch to use. This time of year I am needing a lot of graduation cards and this kite is absolutely adorable.

I colored the kite on my Silhouette machine and added some Stickles as well. I think this would work for a boy or a girl. 

Be sure to check out my DT sisters for all the great inspiration for the sketch. Hope you all decide to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Exploring Cricut - 16th Birthday

Hello! How is everyone!! It is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut today and I have a birthday card that I made for my nephew. He turned 16 on Tuesday and likes the color blue.  Sometimes I think teenage male cards are harder to do than adult male cards. So, I decided to use shapes and make the "16" the focal point of the card.

I started with the number 16 and worked my way out making my design. The plaid mat is a 1/4" smaller than the base of the card. The blue strips are were cut at 1". The arrows were from Gypsy Wanderings and were wider than what I wanted. It came from this page below. 


 I cut them as is on the cricut and then trimmed them with scissors.

 As you can see there is no bling or embellishments (how sad), but it is for a 16-year-old boy:) Hopefully, he will enjoy the card as much as I did making it!

A2 cardbase
Papers - DCWV
Happy - Cricut Craft Room Basics 0.76"
Green Rectangle - George and Basic Shapes 3.38"
"16" - Birthday Bash 1.71"
Arrow - Gypsy Wanderings 1.36"
Birthday Sentiment - My Creative Time

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 8, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Spring Time

Hello! It is finally spring in my neck of the woods and what a great time for Exploring Cricut to have this new challenge. You are to create a spring theme card, project or layout using 1 button, 2 Cricut cuts, and 3 colors of pattern paper or cardstock.

I decided to create a spring theme card with, of course, Create A Critter. The characters are so cute on this cartridge. I enjoyed creating this card and hope you enjoy looking at it.

A2 card base
Papers - Scraps
Duck - Create A Critter
Face - Peachy Keen Critter Faces
Umbrella - Create A Critter
Puddle - Create A Critter
Sentiment - Recollections
Thistle and Diamond Stickles
Copic marker, Glossy Accents, Button

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!