Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Am I late?

Hi everyone! Today is my turn at Pam's blog The Bug Bytes. My project is a CASE from a card I saw at a paper specialty store. When I saw that they wanted $6 for it I laughed out loud! The card was a printed skeleton with a birthday hat and horn and the caption read "Am I late?" The inside said "happy belated birthday". Here is my version of the $6 card. Lookie:

I used PPDU for the skeleton, FF for the label (I trimmed off the loops after I broke one with my twine) and Simply Charmed for the party hat. Cuttlebugged the background, stickled and glossy accented a few places and this card was done. Here's hoping I don't have to use this card too soon. That would mean that I forgot a birthday!


Friday, May 13, 2011

In memory

Hi everyone! Long time no post, I know. Let me tell you, life has been crazy for me. To say that I needed to craft for some therapy is understated. You will find out why shortly.

Pam has been kind enough to let me post today on her blog after I missed my DT project date on Wednesday.

My project for you today is a piece of a bigger project. My great Aunt Marie passed away on Mother's Day. She was very much a grandmother figure to me and I will miss her greatly. To honor her memory I'm going to make a shadow box. Aunt Marie always loved whatever I made for her, so I feel that making a project to honor her legacy is something that she would approve of.

Aunt Marie was a teacher for 41 years and touched a lot of lives. She stayed active in the community as long as she could. She always had a kind word for everyone. Her generosity knew no bounds.

My post today is showcasing a part of the shadow box project. I made a custom monogrammed accent piece. Here is what I came up with:

My Aunt had a lot of monogrammed items and I knew that having an "M" would be fitting. Her favorite color was red and her favorite flowers were red roses. As she was the epitome of classy, I chose a simple cream and black theme with red as an accent. The background paper of text was chosen to because she loved to read and it made me think of her legacy as a teacher.

This is but a piece of my project. Please check back soon for the finished project. I intend to make it a labor of love and honor for my dear Aunt Marie.

Thank you and have a lovely day.


Cartridges: Accent Essentials, Gypsy Font, Indie Art
Misc: Red flocking

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quick and Easy with the Gypsy

Hi everyone! Today I am going share with you a secret to my success as a card mass producer. Quick and Easy are the key words here. I start with a 12x12 piece of pattern paper and cut it into nine 4x4 squares. I decide on what my images are going to be and go from there. Using my trusty Gypsy and multiple cuts I am able to whip out 9 cards in a relatively short time. Here are two examples of the same system but orientated differently.

See how cute and easy this easy? This is a great way to use up some of you pattern paper and get lots of cards made. I make Cards for Soldiers with the ladies on the Cricut messageboard and this is what I do to get lots of cards made quickly. So take my idea and make it your own. If you want to share your take on this idea please post a comment. I would love to see what you ladies come up with. Thanks Pam for letting me be a guest on your blog today!

Happy Cricutting!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Surprise! Blog Candy time!

Hi everyone! As I sit here and try to catch up on my life now that I'm working like crazy. And completely thankful for the fact that I do have a job and do get to work like crazy. I decided to "Share the Love" and give out a bit of surprise blog candy to one lucky person who commented on my FCCB Share the Love project.

That lucky person is.....

Jamie said...what a cute card.. great job. thanks for sharing!

Jamie! You have a brand new Christmas cartridge with your name on it. Just email me or leave me a comment to claim your surprise gift. You have 4 days to contact me Jamie.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave me a comment. They are so inspiring to me!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Hi everyone! We were asked to make a project featuring our favorite season. Mine has always been Spring. I just love the flowers and leaves coming to life. It's also the season when my favorite flowers bloom, tulips! As a mail carrier, I work outside in every season and every kind of weather. So when Spring comes I'm very ready for it as it means nicer weather and no more ice and snow for a while. :)

Here is my project dedicated to my favorite season, Spring. Lookie:

I know, totally cute right? I used just one cartridge for this project, April Showers. This is an adorable little cartridge that I can see getting a lot of use out of in the future. Do you like how I used the umbrella top as the sun? I thought that was pretty clever, myself. :) Another detail I'm proud of, there are 10 different pattern papers on this 8x8 panel. Go me!

Have a great day!


Monday, February 7, 2011

FCCB Share the Love Crawl!

Welcome to Sweet Pineapple Scrapping and the fourth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

Valentine's Day is next week and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to Share the Love! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Valentine-themed project that includes the word LOVE somewhere on it.

If you've come from visiting the creative Angela at Simple Creations Paper Crafts you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Share the Love" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

Here is my Love project. Lookie:

My Valentine this year will be one of my best friends. She is one of the most awesome women I've ever known and I'm proud to call her a friend.

For my card I, of course, used my Gypsy to cut out my Hello Kitty and layers. I then used a fine tipped glue pen and wrote "love" on the heart and sprinkled a very fine grain red glitter on the glue. I then covered the whole image with dimensional glue. I don't know that this card can be any cuter. :)

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Share the Love projects! Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and the word Love!

Next stop is the lovely Brenda's blog, Brenda's Scrappy Blog. Go see what she has in store for you today. When you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!


Monday, January 31, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut-For a Cause

Hi everyone! This week at Fantabulous Cricut we were asked to make a project for a cause that we support. One that has always been near and dear to me is Cards For Soldiers. On the Cricut messageboard is a group of crafters who make greeting cards and send them over seas to different military units. We handmake the front of the cards and leave the inside blank. Pop them into envelopes and you are finished. Now a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan has a beautiful piece of art to send home to their loved ones.

There are challenges and themes posted all of the time on the CFS messageboard to keep you motivated and give you a place to start. Everyone is welcome join. You can make 10 cards or 100, it's really up to you. The point is to have fun and not stress over how many you can get done in two or three weeks. The soldiers love our work and we get lots of thank you letters telling us how the soldiers fight over our cards and really look forward to our boxes.

As a card contributor you are not required to send your cards overseas, you mail your cards to your designated shipper, which is determined by time zone. Of course you are welcome to send your shipper a donation to help with the cost of postage but that is an expense that they have taken on. All you are needed to do is make beautiful cards. There a are a few rules to follow and there is a FAQ thread on the CFS forum.

One trick to making lots of cards is to mass produce them. Today's card is just one of the 18 that I whipped up in one afternoon. All I did was cut a 12x12 piece of pattern paper into 4x4 squares (you get 9 pieces out of one piece of paper), matted the paper with another piece of cardstock and made my focal image. Pretty darn easy. Lookie:

As always I used my trusty Gypsy to help cut the images using my new Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes cartridge and not waste any paper. After that it was time to assemble. I think they came out pretty darn cute! I'm sure our troops will like them. Until next time, Craft On!


Monday, January 17, 2011

FCCB Challenge-Sweet Shop

Hi everyone!!! I just loved this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut - being challenged to use a "sweet" image was not one that I had to struggle with. In fact, I had too many choices! But once I remembered all of the sweet and cute images on Smiley Cards, I knew that was the way I was going to go. Here is my final card. Lookie:

This card was just so much fun to put together. In fact, it took me longer to apply all of the stickles and decorations than it did to cut out and assemble the card. That's what I love about crafting. It's as easy or as detailed as you want it to be. Don't you just love it?

I hope I inspired you just a little bit to try a "sweet" project. Have a Frabjous week!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

FCCB Challenge-Snowy Delight

Good morning everyone! This week at Fantabulous Cricut we were asked to make a project featuring snowflakes or snow. Since it's been so cold lately, well, this wasn't too hard of a project to whip up. Lookie:

Since I just received my xmas presents that I bought for myself (several cartridges that I got on sale for crazy cheap) I decided to use one of my newest cartridges, Simply Charmed.

I love those penguins! They cut out easily and were a snap to piece together. For the igloo I used Create a Critter and the snowflakes were cut with Gypsy Wanderings.

I hope I gave you some inspiration for a Snowy Delight. Until next time, keep on crafting!

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