Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #53

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to take a quick moment to say WELCOME to all my new followers!  I am so glad you could join me in this paper crafting journey!  I will be visiting many of you in the next few days and I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!  Well, It's Monday and time for another challenge over at http://www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/ This week's challenge is to create any project/card that looks like spring.  Well, this cute little chick cut definitely looks like spring to me :0)  I think he is so cute!  This card actually happened by accident.  I was actually making this card for another challenge and I thought I had to use the "Simply Charmed" cartridge.  In fact, you had to use the "Smiley Cards" cart...ooops!   Since I realized my mistake after I had everything cut, I decided to use it for this challenge instead.  So it all worked out in the end.  My card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and here are the specifics:

Carts Used: Simply Charmed (Chick & Sun) and Create a Critter (Grass, Flowers & Cloud)
Solid cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Colorbok (bought at Walmart)
Stamp: Peachy Keen "Funshine Face Assortment" Just got these and sooooo loving them! 
Sentiment Stamp: Jo-Ann's Dollar Section
Colored chalks
White Gel Pen

As always thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #67

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share another card with all of you.  This card was made specifically for the Cricut Cardz Challenge.  This week's challenge was to make a card for Spring with the colors: Pink, Green, and White.  I had been wanting to use this butterfly cut for sometime now and thought it would be perfect for Spring!   So here are the specifics of my 5 x 7  card.

Carts Used:
A Child's Year - Scalloped Circle
Accents Essentials - Circle
Create a Critter - Butterfly & Layers

Other items used:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Solid Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design
Fiskar's Edge Punch - I think it's called Threading Water
Ribbon & Buttons: Michael's Dollar Section
Sentiment Stamp: Jo-Ann's Dollar Section
Pink Gel Pen

Thanks for stopping by :0)

Special Thanks to Momo and My New Followers !

Just wanted to say thank you to Momo from Made by Momo on her great idea!  She came up with the idea that any blogger with less than 200 followers could link up to her blog to meet other bloggy friends! What a great way to make new crafting buddies :0)  If you are visiting me from her site, please let me know.
I plan to visit you (my new followers) all by this weekend and make sure I check out all your blogs and follow you back as well! So happy to be "meeting" new people :0)

Much crafty love!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Valentine Layout

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to share with all of you a layout I was working on today.  I really have been behind on my crafting lately, I have been working overtime and get home so tired. I'm out like a light by the time dinner is even over....lol.  But today...I just had to play =0)  As some of you might already know, my boyfriend proposed to me on Valentine's Day.  I have wanted to make a layout for this special ocassion for sometime now and decided today was the day. Many of the items used were from my Valentine's Day stash, so here are the specifics.

Cart used: Sweethearts
Solid Cardstock: Recollections (Valentine Pack)
Patterned Paper: K & Company (Valentine)
Embellishments: Recollections
White Gel Pen
Ribbon: Michael's
Calendar (Michael's Dollar Section)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Groovy Love - Cricut Cardz Challenge #65

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I was a little busy this weekend, but, I just had to enter atleast 1 challenge!  Can you say addicted...lol!  I entered this card over at http://www.cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com/
This week's challenge was to make a 9" x 4" card with any cartridge or any theme you'd like. I choose the Groovy Times cartridge for this challenge because ever since I purchased it I knew I wanted to use this lava lamp cut.  So here are the specifics:

Cartridge Used: Groovy Times (Lava Lamp) & Birthday Bash (Card Base)
Solid cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: I think it's Recollections too ( I purchased it at Michael's)
Foil Paper: DCWV Citrus Matstack
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Corner Rounder
Flower Punch
Martha Stewart Bling
Brown Gel Pen
Ribbon: Michael's (I bought during Christmas)

Thanks for all who take the time to stop by and comment! I truly appreciate it =0)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sweet 16 Invitations

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share with all of you what I have been working on over the past few days.  I was busy making 20 invitations for a Sweet Sixteen.  The design was based on a sketch that the birthday girl had provided me with. While the design seems simple, it did take a long time to put all the layers together.  At one point, it seemed like the butterflies were multiplying...lol.  Anyway, she was really happy with the final product and I'm so glad that she was.  Wishing her a very Happy Birthday!  The images used were from Create a Critter and the font was from Birthday Bash. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Chocolate Bunny...Yum!!

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would share with you all a very quick and easy card that I made. Hard to believe that we are already in March and that Easter is next month! With that in mind, I decided to get a jump start on some of my Easter projects. Again, this card was super quick and easy to make and I think it turned out pretty cute =0) This card has a 5 x 7 base and each layer after that was cut ¼” smaller on all sides. Here are the items I used:

*Carts used: Gypsy Wanderings (Rabbit & Shadow @5.25”) & Storybook (Scalloped Tag s@ 3.25” & 3.60”)
*Solid cardstock: Recollections
*Patterned Papers: My stash
*Sentiment: Jo-Ann’s Dollar Section
*Bling: Michael’s Dollar Section
*Martha Stewart Punch: Classic Butterfly
*Pop Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Love Moo!

Hi crafty friends,

This evenings post is for two challenges that I am participating in.  The first one is for the Scrappy Mom's Tuesday Challenge. Their website in case you don't know is http://www.scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/.  Check out their awesome stamps while you're there, I have 2 of them already and hoping to get a few more real soon!  Their challenge was to use the Create A Critter Cart. I just love this cart, there are so many cute cuts and so many possibilities.  It's just an awesome cartridge.  The next challenge is over on Paula's Blog at http://www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com/.  Her Wacky Wednesday Challenge #27 was to use a farm theme project.  I decided to combine the two after I noticed a lot of other crafters entering different challenges but only making one project.  So, I thought I'd give this a try as well.  Glad I did, as I really like the way it turned out.