Friday, July 31, 2009

Scrapsketch 129 - It's March already

My last layout for the night. This was from our march snowstorm this year. Two years in a row! I used a LO idea from Scrapsketch Blog .

I turned the scallop piece on it's side to add more drama to the LO.
The filagree is from Home Accents Cricut cartridge.
The alphabet is from Wild Card Cricut cartridge.
The border punch is from EK Success.
Added rhinestones for a little glitz.

Scrapsketch 126 - STORM

These are pics from our first full snow storm of the 2008 season.
I used sketch #126 on Scrapsketch Blog to complete this layout.

I used the extra picture I had to cut the title "STORM" using my Coluzzle.
I ran the strips of red card stock through the Snowflakes Cuttlebug Emossing folder.
Martha Stewart punch used o nthe remainder of the pciture to punch out three snowflakes which are raised up on foam dots.

scrapsketch Week 4 - Rain Rain Go Away

So we have been having rain every week, days and days at a time. We almost expect it to rain. This LO is from 3rd of July where some of our fireworks programs were delayed or postponed.

I used a wonderful sketch from designed by July Guest Designer Sketch WEEK 4 .Here is my creation.
I cut the umbrella from Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge and the rain drops are actually leaves from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge with the stems cut off.

Paper Cutz Challenge #2 - Critter card

There is a new challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge 2 where we create a card using a critter.
I chosed one from Stampin' Up. I cut the star from my Coluzzle template and made it into a card. The swirls are also from Stampin' Up.
Added some ribbon from Target and rhinestones from Michael's.

BLOG award

As followers of Enfy and Brenda's blog, they passed this follower's award on.
Thank you friends!

And now I pass this onto my followers as well.
Please post this on your blogs as well and share with your own followers!

BLOG winner

Hi All,

Thank you for posting comments here and on the Cricut MB, I really enjoy creating and crafting ideas I learn from you all.

Without further ado..... the winner is SandraFlake

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #42

Countdown to CHA - Be Inspired Wednesday #42 at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog, we are to make a gate fold card using our favorite CB folder - on my - how do I choose?

ok - I choose......... VICTORIA! Isn't it lovely! I sanded it to show the white core through.
Paper by Stampin' Up as well as the flowers, hatpin and also the ribbon and ribbon slide. Oh - I also punched several hearts and inked them to put behind the flower. Whew! I think that's it.

I stamped the word HI on the ribbon. (Stamp from StudioG)

Card Set Challenge #2

Maria's Thursday challenge - Card Set Challenge # 2 (07-30-09)
We are to make 3 or more from this diagram.

This week I made thinking of you cards.
Butterfly stamp from Inkadinkado, Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder used on the base card. Sentiment stamp from StudioG

Shower - BBtB challenge

This is one page of a two page LO from my Nephew and his Fiance's Surprise Bridal Shower held last month.
Regina at Bitten By the Bug provided this challenge to use the GOING PLACES...COUPLE CHALLENGE AND BLOG HOP

This is what I created: (The couples wedding colors are red white and black)
The title is chipboard alphabet from Provo Craft.
The swirl accent is a Sizzix die and I added rhinestones.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy - here

To commemorate my 3000th Cricut posting on the message board and the 1 year anniversary of my BLOG, boy have a learned a lot from you folks and have come a long way.

I would like to give away three cards that I have recently made.
I hope you like them and will play along.

To be enterred to win - please leave a comment on THIS posting.
Winner of the card set will be pulled Friday at 8:00 A.M. EST.

Here they are:
Any occasion card.
A Sympathy Card.
And a Holiday card.
Insides are left blank for you to write your own special message.
They will include white envelopes.

Happy Birthday - with Victoria and Stampin' Up

This was a quick card to make, I used the butterfly from Stampin' Up and ran the base card through the new Cuttlebug Victoria Folder.
The label on the bottom is also a new punch by Stampin' Up which I used a double slotted punch I bought at Michael's to then weave through a paper strip I had in my scrap pile.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is an adhesive clear sticker.

Monday, July 27, 2009

SPRING - LO using 52 weeks sketch #30

Over at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks"this week sketch has a lot of layers.

So I used a paper pack that seem to fit in with the group of pictures I had taken this past spring in our yard.

Base was 12 x 12"
then 10 x 10"
then 8 x 8"
The strip with the 5 pics is cut at 5 x 12"
Accent pieces were 2 x 11" and 2 x 5"
Chipboard - sorry lost name of packages.
Paper from Paper Pizazz

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Challenge 27

Here we are on week 27 - this week we had to have a snowman the focus of our card.
Cuttlebug folders used for the base card as well as the snowman.
I also entered this in the Cuttlebug Spot weekly challenge

Inkadinkado stamps were used for both sentiments and snowflakes inside.
Martha Stewart snowflake punch adorn the front of the card.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Happy Father's Day LO using sketch 116

Another sketch I liked on scrapsketch blog - is sketch 116! See link to the right.

I used this to complete a LO from this year's Father's Day - we took my husband to The Cheesecake Factory - he had never been.

I used cuts from Accent Essential Cricut cartridge

Happy Mother's Day LO - scrapsketch 117

Over at scrapsketch blog you can peruse all the layouts and based on how many pictures you have - you can follow the sketches. I used #117 to complete the item below from grouping of postings: Sketches #116, #117, #118

Try them out to get your pages done in a flash.
The large flower was cut from Wild Card Cricut cartridge as well as the title. The butterflies were cut from Walk in my Garden Cricut Cartridge. (1 3/4" and 1 1/4")

GO TEAM - Soccer LO

I realy like the LO that the July Guest Designer Sketch WEEK 3 I can see myself using this again and again.
This is a LO of my nephew playing soccer this year. His number was #3 on the team.

Tree Lighting - Sketch #122

From Scrapsketch blog #122 LO

I ran a portion of the title piece through the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.

YUMMY LO for Sketch #123 and Bitten by the Bug

This is a LO from when we went to Boston for Top Chef tour, the food was yummy, so I did this for two challenges: Sketches #122, #123, #124 and BBtB where you have to use the word yummy CONTEST TIME...............................
If you like like try either one click on the links above.
SKETCH 123 is:
Here is my creation

YUMMY is cut from Plantin Schoolbook on the roly poly font at size 1 1/2"
The ticket was cut from Locker Talk cricut catridges at 1 1/4"

Piano Recital - LO (two challenges)

I did this LO for two challenges, one at Paper Cutz Challenge # 1 Color Combo: Pink & Green and I used the LO sketch from Steph at Friday scrapsketch Challenge to complete my page.
Here's is my creation:

Provo Craft Countdown Be Inspired #41 challenge

Over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot - we were challenged for this week's Provo Craft Countdown Be Inspired #41 to perform the following.

We challenge you our fantastic readers to create altered projects from items in your recycle bin, containers to books the sky is the limit.Your bonus folder for this week is the textile folder from Provo Craft.

While I have loads of recycle items to choose from, I chosed a roll of wall paper that a long strip was given to me. I thought the designed and paper would make great sympathy or formal cards. This gave me the perfect time to try my creativity.

The leaf came from the wonderful wallpaper and even the butterfly was punch from the wallpaper using my Martha Stewart punch. (You can see it has wonderful nature like texture and I could not pass up using the scraps!)
Here are two version I made this morning -
Cuttlebug Herringbone folder used on the accent piece of card stock.