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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Welcome Sweet Baby Boy Card

Here is a little card I made for a shower (and a challenge over at Dies R Us). I thought the baby with the teddy was to sweet.    
This image, by Ruth Morehead, I imported to Cricut Design Space so it would do all the fussy cutting for me.

I pop doted the little guy and inked all the edges.

  • Cartridge:  *Sweet tooth boxes (sweet), Zooballoo (welcome), *Designer Calendar (baby),
  • Papers-  Cream, baby blue, medium blue (for "sweet"),  Kraft also for (card base and envelope).
  • Spellbinders - Borderabilities - A2 Scalloped Borders OneSpellbinders - Borderabilities (for cards bottom edge)
  • Adhesive - Pop dots, ATG tape runner, Glue
  • Ink - brown for edging
  • Printer (for clipart)
  • Cuttlebug with embossing folder (don't know name - it is an older with out a name on it)
  • Clip Art, D-3 Decoupage - Morehead Inc.
* Free with Cricut Design Space
Challenges I am entering this in:
  1. Dies R Us - Babies (closes 13 August)
  2. DLART - Anything Goes (closes 10 Aug)
  3. Little Scraps and Pieces - Show it off Saturday (closes 6 Aug)
  4. Tuesday Throwdown - New Addition (closes 9 Aug)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sweet Baby Cards

Sweet baby cards for some challenges I am entering (see below). I made two versions of the same card with the same precious vintage art work  - one in pink and one in blue.

On the pink one you can see the embossing I did .

  • Cricut: For "congratulations", label, and decorative edges
  • Cardstock:  Cream, pink, baby blue, brown, beige
  • Ink: Brown
  • Ribbon
  • Printer (for sentiment and baby image)
  • Cuttlebug with bandana embossing folder
  • Brads (mine are from CTMH)
  • Glue, pop-dots, and ATG tape runner

Challenges I am entering this in:
  1. Scrappy Land - Emboss it (closes 31 July)
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Monday Texture (closes 31 July)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bold and Beautiful

Here are two cards I made for a color challenge over at Verve Stamps

These flowers will also work great for the Flora or Fauns challenges over at Simon Says Stamp

I got a chance to use Anna Griffin's new Fantastic Flowers Cut and Emboss Dies to make these bright flora cards

Here was the inspiration photo:

Supply list:
  •  Anna Griffin's new Fantastic Flowers Cut and Emboss Dies
  • Die set by We R Memory keepers (frame)
  • Seed beads in black (these were from Darcie)
  • Black square brads
  • Pop dots and tape (I use tombow and ATG), and glue (for seed beads)
  • Cardstock:
    • White, bright green, sage, orange, yellow, magenta, teal 
  • Patterned paper: I used a yellow diagonal stripped paper from DCWV
  • Stamps set Birthday Wishes by Inkadinkado
  • Black Ink pad
Color Challenge at Verve Stamps (closes 5 Aug 2016)
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge Flora or Fauna (closes Monday 18 July)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

***FLASH***Big Christmas in July Sale at Cricut

Big Cricut Christmas in July Sale!!!!

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 Get you craft on with the Big Christmas in July sale going on at Cricut.   Sale runs Saturday the 16th thru Tuesday the 19th.   And you get free shipping with Code: JULYCHRISTMAS

It is a great time to stock up on some items you’ve been wanting or do some early Christmas shopping for that favorite crafter on your shopping list. I am picking up some more pens and some of Anna's Christmas washi sheets., and there sale Items are even on sale too.  Oh and remember is you have Cricut Access you get an extra 10% off.

God bless and happy shopping





Friday, July 15, 2016

Beautiful Dreamcatcher Card

Hello Everyone.  Today I have a Beautiful Dreamcatcher Card to share.

I love the way this  turned out.  My colors, theme, layout, and technique where all chosen based on some challenges I am entering this week.  Please see list below for more info on these fun blogs.

I did two versions of the card. This first one you can see all the way thru the center of the deramcatcher and get a glimpse of the sentiment on the inside with just "dream" showing thru the opening. 

On The next one you just see thru to the base card layer. Then I added the word dream to the bottom with a die-cut.

Which one do you like better?  Leave a comment below, I'd like to know what you think.

Here are all the supplies I used (list below);

Supply List:
  • Cardstock:  Sweet Sugarplum (mauve), Island Indigo (dark teal), Mint Maranon (minty teal), white, Gray wood grain (Cricut Faux Leather). 
  • Card base:  I used one from Anna Griffin's new All About Kindness card kit (I  thought it complimented my other colors well) (HSN)
  • Cuttlebug
  • Anna Griffin's new cuttlebug embossing folder  Feather Blanket 
  • Kaisercraft Dies & Stamps - Feathers (love it)
  • Intricutz Dies by Couture Creations - Dream
  • Inks:  White Daisy and Slate (by CTMH)
  • Pens: 
    • Gelly Roll- glitter roller by Sakura,
    • Spectrum Nori - Spackle- Crystal Clear (love it) 
    • Lagoon  and blush - both by CTMH
  • Glue dot (from the dollar store!), ATG Tape roller, Tombow Tape runner, Liquid Glass (CTMH)
  • Floss - White
  • Cricut (for clear acrylic scallop circle - used to wrap the dreamcather) - had to multi cut  
  • Circle Cutter (thru front of card) - Mine is by Creative Memories - this is one of my oldest crafting tools (still good after 15 years with same blade) 
Challenges I am entering this in:
  • The Paper Player - sugarplum,  indigo, mint  color challenge  (Closed 15 July)
  • Mojo Monday - sketch challenge  (Closes 17 July)
  • 613 Avenue Create - bird or feather challenge - (Closes 16 July)
  • Some one had a "use string with a die cut challenge" - does anyone know who that is this week?
God bless and happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What Does the Fox Say...

These festive little foxes come from Woodland Whimsy Animals .  Aren't they dreamy?  And the best part -- they are free with Cricut Access.

They have a very southwest feel to me so I added the Happy Birthday title for the Southwest cartridge along with arrows and chevrons from various carts (see below). 
I welded the little fox to the base card so his tail would hand down past the edge.  Then I extended the back of the card by welding a rectangle to the bottom. I really think this added interest to the card. 

Inside of one says, "That's what the fox says".  Inside of the other says, "I hope all your wildest dreams come true".  I created the sentiment in Design Space and "flattened" to print, so no fussy gluing on the inside.

Had a little glue ooze on this Gray card so I just traced the edges with my glitter gel roller. 

Challenges I am entering this in:
Simon Says Stamp: Flora or Fauna Monday Challenge (closes Sunday 17 July)
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes (Closes 20 July)
Crop Stop: Anything goes (closes 31 July)

Cartridges Used: (all cuts free with Cricut Access!)

Other Supplies:
  • Cricut Explore (required for Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access)
  • Glue and tape runner
  • Glitter gel pen
  • Color Printer (for inside "flattened sentiment)
  • Cardstock:
    • Gray
    • Crisp White
    • Purple
    • Burnt Orange or Terracotta
    • Midnight Blue
    • Deep Forest Green
    • Sage
Please let me know if you have any questions and as always, God bless and happy scrappin'!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Anna Griffin's Cartridge - Garden Cards and Embellishments - Four Elegent Cards

Sorry - bad lighting on this photo

I made several variation's of a card from the "make it now section"  on Cricut Design Space.   These cards are from Anna Griffin's Cartridge -  Garden Cards and Embellishments . I of course added my own touches to make them "my way".
I love the Anna Griffin style with the vintage flora.  Speaking of flora,  that is perfect for the flora or fauna challenge over at  Simon Says Stamp.

The "Happy Birthday" comes from  Sizzix Thinlits.  It originally said "Happy Birthday to You",  but I cut the '"to you" off so it would fit nicely on the front of the label.  I do not remember what cartridge the labels are from - probably a CTMH one.

One interesting thing I did was, once the layers on each pieces where glued together (but before I put the pieces on the card), I ran them all through the Cuttlebug.  I like doing this sometimes, as it really adheres the papers together, almost making them as if it is one smooth piece.  I also did this with the main card -- It was an interesting affectt because of the ornate top layer, it gave the inside of the card a gentle embossed touch. If you look close you can see that on the inside of the card above.
I also pop-dotted the butterflies and flowers in such away to make them come of the page giving it interesting dimensions. 

If you want to make an elegant card but don't have the time to design it yourself I highly recommend the Cricut Design Space "Make it Now" feature.  It gives you instructions, sizes, and list of needed supplies at the click of a button.

  • Cricut Design Space "Make it Now" (need Cricut Explore to use Design Space)
  •  Cricut Explore (mine is an air so it is Wi-Fi ready)
  • Anna Griffin's Cartridge --  Garden Cards and Embellishments
  • Other cartridges for labels and outside sentiments / titles
  • Sizzix Thinlits. "Happy Birthday to You"
  • Cardstock:  Cream, beige, medium blue to light blue, pink, and two shades of sage (leaves) 
  • Patterned paper: I used 4 different patterns between the four cards from a K and Company floral stack.
  • Gold foil paper (small piece for "Happy Birthday)
  • Glue and pop dots
  • Gold ink

Challenges I am entering these in:
Simon Says Stamp: Flora or Fauna (closes 18 July)