Monday, February 28, 2011

Cutesy Flower Card for more challenges!

Hello!  So I think I've become addicted to challenges... hehehe! But that's a good thing right???  Today I want to share a cute little flower card I made for two different challenges!

I used my Simply Charmed Cartridge to make this cute little flower, which I "stitched" with my white gel pen!  I ran the background green paper through my Sizzix Texture Boutique with the plaid A2 cuttlebug folder.  I then sprayed the paper with glimmer mist in white and added a little pink string at the top.  I double back grounded my card with flower paper from my stash, and added the little saying from MPS everyday sayings stamp set, onto white paper with a pink stampin' up ink pad!  And there you have it!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge #80 - make a project for spring any colors!
Paper Variety Challenge #22 - use stitching on some kinds on your project!

Please go visits both sites to see what others have created as well!  Thank you for looking!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Challenge Entry!!! And this time it's home decor... oh la la!

I have been wanting to try some "home decor" type projects for a while now, so I finally buckled down and made something for my son's room.  Every night before bedtime I tell him, " I love you to the..." and he finishes with "moon and back!"  I just love it!  So I had to make something for his room with this saying... and here is what I came up with:

I started with a plain canvas and painted it gold over the entire thing.  Then I used my Vinyl and Basic George Cartridge and cut out a ton of stars at 1/2" to use to build the first letter to each word... and I used the Calligraphy Cartridge to make the other letters in the words.  I used Create a Critter Cartridge for the moon and cut it out in vinyl as I did with the words.  I put these on top of the gold once it was gold and painted over the whole thing in a dark blue.  Once that was dry I slowly peeled off the vinyl and was left with my words and moon in gold.  I then added in my grass.  While that dried I cut out my tree with the Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge two times  to give it more dimension when I placed 1/4" pop dots in between.  The hearts were cut out of Create  Critter Cartridge at three different sizes.  The ones on the limbs were then dazzled with red stickles, while the one on the tree was done with gold distressed stickles.  I also ran my tree through my Swirls Embossing Folder and lightly went over it with a gold stamp pad!  Ta da!!!!

I also am entering this project into 3 different challenges, so please go see what others have done as well!!!

FCCB - emboss it Challenge #48

Creative Sisters Challenge

Cooking with Cricut - Twirls and Swirls Challenge

Thank you for stopping by and looking!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Chicky Card for some Fabulous Challenges and Design Team Call!!!

Ok, so I don't normally gush about any of my projects, but I absolutely love love love this card that I made the other night for some awesome challenges!  It also didn't hurt filling up on some new products from Archiver's to get my imagination rolling!  Take a look:

Don't cha just love it???!!!  Anywho, I used the layout from the Beary Scrap Design Team and Challenge Blog.  I then chose my papers and used a flowery ribbon across the middle behind the white circle that matched all of my colors!  I used my Simply Sweet Cartridge for the little chicky and raindrops, and my Tie the Knot Cartridge for the umbrella.  Then jazzed the umbrella up with some I-Rock glam and the raindrops were done with blue stickles and clear glaze.  The flowers were from my stash, and I added brads in the middle, double layering two sets of the flowers and finished them with a spray of my new Glimmer Mist in white.  The hello stamp came from a new pack of clear stamps by paper studio, and the chicky was formed using a clear stamp alphabet set.  Whew!  And I think that's all folks! hehehe!

Please stop by and see these wonderful blogs that I am entering my project into! ( Click links below! )
Tacky Tuesday's Challenge
The Beary Scrap Design Team and Challenge Blog - DT call
Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings Challenge #18
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and see my work!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick Little Congrats Card and Entry for Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #45!

Hello crafters!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm just doing a quick share of a congratulations card that I made for a friend of ours who just found out they are pregnant with their first baby! yay!  Enjoy!
I'm also entering this into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge # 45 - please make sure to go check out the challenge to see other great projects!

I cut this adorable little stork from New Beginnings Cartridge, and added a little stickles to his hat!  The yellow was run through my Sizzix Texture Boutique Swiss dots folder, and the purple is just pre-adhesive paper ribbon that I had gotten at a garage sale!  Thank you for looking!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MPS and Abby's SEI Challenge Entry...

Good evening everyone, morning or afternoon just depending on when you are seeing this!  I am entering two different challenges with this card that I made:
MPS challenge - black with your favorite color/colors : I love black, pink, and blue!
Abby's SEI Challenge #3 - make anything just use pink: and since that is one of my favorite colors it was easy!

I used one of my new A2 embossing folders ( sorry the exact name is slipping my mind right now! ) for the background blue paper.  I then used my Storybook Cartridge to make the corner designs actually with white paper that I then water colored blue with one of my aqua pens and ink.  I added some white stickles over the heart parts, but it doesn't show up very well in this picture sorry!  I cut my love birds out with the Tie the Knot Cartridge, and finally I made two little word frames in matching blue and pink.  The stamps used were from Paper Studio, which also received some bling action with white stickles!

Thank you so much for looking and please stop by the two challenge sites to see what others have created as well!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day and a little Baby "Sprinkle" Share...

First, Happy Valentines Day!  I hope it is full of fun and surprises!

Now for my project share of the day... This past weekend was my Baby Sprinkle for Madeline and I ( only 3 more weeks to go woo hoo! ), so I made some fun little thank you goodie bags... enjoy!

I used a maroon stock paper for the main backing, a lighter pink which I ran through my swiss dots A2 embossing folder, and topped it with a little card  made with cream stock paper overlayed on the front with a square that was from a random paper I had picked up a while ago but had flocking all over it and had 16 different squares to cut out.  Then I used my New Beginnings Cartridge to cut the little bootie and added some bling on the heel, because we all know my baby is going to be blinging! hehehe!

I then used valentines day M & M's which were perfect for my little girl sprinkle theme of pink, and the inside was stamped with MPS Thank you from her everyday sayings set, and a little personal message!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is fabulous!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Celebration Challenges!!!

Hello, hello, hello!  It is almost Friday, yay!!!  I wanted to put up my post for 3 more challenges!!!
The challenges are:

1. Celebrate the Occasion #1

2. Karens Kakes

3. Amanda's Crafts and More - Scrappy Saturday's with the Bug

This was a two page layout of my baby turning 2, ahhh!!!!  I used the Elmo Party Cartridge ( since that is also the cartridge I used for his Birthday party ).  I used stickers ( I know a shocker! no cricut for the title???) for the title of my pages... but the rest was done with my cricut so don't worry, hehehe!  I also threw in some bling with my stickles on the candles, and two sided tape with Martha Stewart glitter on the sides of my journaling box.  Oh, and I also made my own journal box with the Basic George cartridge, cricut pens, and my design studio!

Please go visit the challenge pages and enter or see what others have done too!
Thank you!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thank You... Yes YOU!!!

Hello everyone! I am sooooo super extactic because I have reached 50 followers!!!!!!!!!!  Yay! And I wanted to make something as my way of saying Thank you to you!

Don't you just love her???  I made Mariweather with the Happily Ever After Cartridge ( Thank you Julie for leaving this at my house hehehe! ), and I added some sparkle with stickles.  She is 4 " and I also added some light pink to her cheeks with my pinky and some momento ink.  The Thank you comes from My Pink Stamper Everyday Sayings set! 

Because all of you make me so happy, as does this card I'm entering this one into two different challenges!!!

1.  My Pink Stamper - something that makes you happy! ( And this card def. makes me smile because Maryiweather is my favorite! )

2.  Lindy's Stamp Gang Contest - a few of my favorite things - use your favorite colors! ( which blue is my very favorite color and I def. used it! )

Thank you so very much for all of your support and crafting inspiration!  I have found a whole new world in crafting with all of you, so thank you thank you thank you!!!!  Your comments and simply stopping by and looking mean a lot to me! 
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Men Can Wear Pink Too! V-Card for some more Challenges!

I have another challenge entry to share with you today!  I wanted to try something a little different layout wise with this Valentine's Day Card just give myself more options... I'm still a little bit of a newbie to making cards, but I'm finding tons of great inspiration from other blogs so thank you! 
Challenges I am entering are:
Cricut Cardz Challenge #60 - Make a Man's Valentines Day Card
Made by Momo: Tuesday's Challenge - Use the colors Black, White and Hot Pink, and must have one heart on it!

I thought these two challenges being matched together would be a challenge in itself... so here's what I came up with:

I used the Devine Swirls A2 Embossing Folder on the front white paper and lightly inked over it with a hot pink Stampin' Up Pad.  I used the Love Struck Cartridge for the Lips, Multiple hearts cut, and words on the outside and inside of the card ( I did use the same hot pink paper on the outside for the lips and hearts as I did on the inside but in the pictures it looks different hmmmm... ).  I then added some "bling" to my heart brad by covering a silver heart shaped brad in two sided sticky tape and added Martha Stewart Glitter in hot pink.

Thank you for looking and best of luck to all entries!!!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Two Page LO and entry for Challenges!!!

Hello and Happy Thursday ( although I am blogging this much closer to Friday so Happy Early Friday hehehe! )!  I made this Valentine's Day two page layout earlier tonight and I am entering it into the following Challenges:
Crafting with Cristina Challenge #16
Cooking with Cricut Challenge #15
40:31 Challenge
SEI Challenge - Scrapbookaholic By Abby

 Here you can see my Title with a Shadow behind it!

I used K and Comapny for the background paper.  Then I used a pink and purple paper to background the picutres, which I then used my EK success heart corner punch to frame the pictures on the secomd page. On the first page I simply tripled the background paper for my main picture.  I used the Storybook Cartridge for the title and heart on the opposite side.  I had some puffy heart stickers that I added althroughout the two pages.  The large heart on the first page is actually wooden and I recycled it for the purposes of making a heart balloon on the first page ( there is a white sparkly yarn comming from the bottom of the balloon, but it did not show up well in my picture ).  I also used stickles on the first page surrounding my photo.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look and good luck to the other challenge entries, please go check out the challenger's blogs to see them for yourself!!!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Feburary! Calender Design of the Month!

Time to change your calender again! Woo hoo! So here's my Calender Creation for the Month of February...

This wonderfully cute calender came from a calender kit made by DCVW and bought at Flower Factory!  I used a circle punch to adhere some of the circle stickers and my corner heart punch on the red background of my picture!  Easy as 1 -2 - 3!!!  Thanks for stopping by... and be on the look out for some upcoming challenge entries!!!
Happy Crafting!