Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scraps Only Challenge #40

Hi everyone! After a not so great start to the week, I'm finally back crafting! I worked Monday at the Post Office and when I was just about half way done with my route, I got stung by wasps 4 times. Twice in my joint on my index finger and then twice farther down on the same finger. It was so not fun let me tell you! Please, please, please if you see wasps hanging around your mailbox; please get rid of them! Your mail person will thank you.

Anyway, on to this weeks Scraps Only challenge. The challenge this week was to use two different pattern papers. I didn't think it would be too difficult. Until I went through my scrap folder and realized that I'm getting dangerously low on scraps! What a cool feeling! That just made my day! Here are the 12 cards I whipped up using *3* different pattern papers and the SCS Clean and Simple sketch this week. Yay me!

Now that I've fulfilled my weekly Cards For Soldiers duty, it's time to play with my other challenges this week. Later!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Father's Day Card

Hi everyone! I made this card this morning for my father. Nothing like waiting until the last minute huh? However, I seem to thrive under a bit of pressure so maybe I procrastinate on purpose? Who knows....anyway, lookie what I made:

I couldn't resist making another easel card. They are just so easy and so fun. :) I used my Pagoda cart for the first time; I've only had it for two months! But I'm not huge into the Asian theme that others are. I just dabble from time to time. I also used Storybook for the artisan labels and Wild Card for the sentiment. Can you believe I used stickles, spica glitter pens, diamond glaze and ribbon on a masculine card? I think it works. What do you think? I'm entering this card in this weeks Fantabulous Cricut challenge. Can I get Top 3 two weeks in a row? ;-)

Have a great day!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A couple of birthday cards

Hi everyone! Yesterday was my sister in law's birthday and as one of her presents, we let her children spend the night last night. Aren't we nice? :) Here are the cards she received. I made the Hello Kitty card and I "helped"/"made" her card from her children. I also whipped up the gift card holder from Cindy Loo in a flash.

I am really loving the Hello Kitty cartridge for all of the shaped cards. They are just so stinking cute! I even bought paper specifically to use with that cartridge. Now to get cracking at making more HK cards. Later!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Inspired and lovin' it!

Hi everyone! I ran across a WONDERFUL paper pack from K & Company (which is local and love that!) called Berry Sweet. It's the first paper stack ever that I have loved every single pattern. Every.single.pattern. That does not happen, my friends! I usually get a stack that I like well enough and when I get it home, rip out all of the ugly stuff and give it to my niece. The only drawback so far is that I can only find the stack in 8.5x8.5. I found a 12x12 stack at but it didn't have all of the patterns and their site isn't set up very well. I got so annoyed with their site that I left my order unfinished and left. So, if you see a 12x12 K & Company stack of Berry Sweet that has all 36 patterns. Let me know where, ok? ;) Anyhoo, since I love this paper so much I just had to craft with it. Here is my happy card:

I also gave my new Cindy Loo a whirl. This flower and sentiment are so pretty. The background is from Just Because Cards. I only used 3 colors of Stickles and spot of Liquid Pearls. Lol But still...pretty and happy! It just makes me smile. It will be hard to send this card off to someone let me tell you. Thanks for visiting!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Scraps Only Challenge #39

This weeks challenge was to used stripes. That was not hard for me. I love stripes! I used up two different striped paper and ended up with 13 cards. Not to shabby!

I used Sentimentals for the butterfly. Word of caution: Do no cut this butterfly smaller than 2 inches! I had a heck of a time getting the antennae to cut out.

For the party hat I used Sweet Treats. I hope it is boy-ish enough. I have a very hard time making any type of boy card. Don't we all though? Thanks for stopping in today!


Friday, June 11, 2010


Hi everyone! I found a new Cricut challenge blog to drool over, Jitterbuggin' Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge was to use the provided sketch, use a Cricut flower and complimentary colors.

I used the Paisley cartridge for all of the cuts-frog, smile and 3 layered flowers. Can you believe I also used 12 brads? I still feel like this card needs something else. However it does make me smile so maybe it should stay the way it is. Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

For Bethany

I received the new Wall Decor and More cartridge today (*squeal*) and as I was looking through the handbook I came upon this fab lighthouse. I immediately thought of my great friend Bethany and decided to whip up a little home decor project for her. This is what I came up with.

I can't believe how quick and easy this was. I cut the lighthouse and it's base from Wall Decor. Next I cut the "top note" shape from Storybook out of shimmer paper. Put them all down. Added Rock Candy distress stickles to the lighthouse. Painted the frame. I was done! Easy Peasy. Thanks for looking in today!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scraps Only Challenge #38

This week on the Cricut messageboard the Scraps Only challenge was to use yellow. Ok, that is going to be a challenge, I thought. I looked at my yellow pattern paper scraps and only had 3 different papers. All of them birthday themed. Well, guess what I made? Yup, 24 birthday themed yellow cards. Go me!

I was able to use up all of that heart/confetti paper. I noticed that the copyright on it was dated 1998. I haven't had it that long of course, but it was still nice to get it all used up.

Have a great day!


Monday, June 7, 2010

For The Bride

I made this card for this weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday-#13. The challenge was to make something For the Bride. I just had to use this beautiful dress from Tie The Knot. I cut the image from shimmer paper and sprayed it with my homemade glimmer spray but it's very hard to see in this picture. Did I go overboard with the pearls? Nah! ;)

I wish I could get the color to show better. The paper is from K & Co. and is very glittered. So hard to photograph. But it sure is pretty IRL. Thanks for stopping by today!

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