Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

This morning I went to the next town over to watch the parade. I always enjoy in a patriotic thoughtful way - the Taps and the gun salute.
My dad served in the Air Force as a special Air Police and whom recently passed a few months ago. Thoughts of him on this special day as well as we thank those who fought and still fight for freedom and rights.

A Peanut Hello

I made this shape card for my BIL. He hurt his ankle and multiple bones in his leg (hence the bandage on the elephants leg) and now has a plate in his leg.
Long read to recovery so I made him this card.
The hidden message "hello" is behind the peanut.

All cuts from Create A Critter - elephant at 3 1/2" peanut at 1"
This will go for Pollycraft challenge

Come on down and enter Showcase #9

A card for us to make and it is to include a stamped image, a ribbon and a charm.
Project can be whatever color you choose, using any other medium(s) or materials you choose.
We look forward to your entries. For information and registration, please click here for a direct link to the post on Cute and Some blog.
Card sample created by FLOWERDISCO - simple 3 steps - a stamped image, a ribbon and a charm.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

happy thoughts

So I took the 30 min card challenge at Maria SPS - and it took me a little bit more than 30 mins (40 mins). Everything but the base card is from my scrap bin!
I used the wax paper technique - on the glossy paper which has the Cuttlebug swirls on it (so sorry hard to see the swirls - click the pics for a better view).

The little piggy is from The Greeting Farm
The white border (again hard to see - poor lighting this morning as it is overcast) is from Martha Stewart.
Strung a little bitty clear acrylic SU button with black DMC floss. This card goes with a few challenge - The Sisterhood of Crafters to try the resist wax technique
Color Theme of black and white and one other color (pink is what I chose) at Allsorts
and to use acrylic Practical Scrappers - it's like adding a secret element!

Happy Birthday

At Charisma Cardz their challenge was "Going round and Round"
I made this card with SU Judi = Love the fun circles and colors.

AC Moore Coupons

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monkey around for Father's Day

Created this card for my husband - for our three children to give to him. They are older but I thought the whimsy would be a good thing to do... to think back when the kids were younger and oh so active!
I used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut them out at 2 1/2". I flipped one and with the negative of the vine - made more vines to appear in the background.
Since we have one girl - I put a bow on her head.

Michael's coupon

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sentimental blues

I called this post Sentimental Blues - because due to the fact I used the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge for the sentiment (1 1/2") and the adorable fancy owl (3") and also because I followed along with Audrey's challenge - blue challenge at Cute and Some

I followed the layout at Crazy 4 Challenges

Last day to Enter Showcase #8

We've seen some wonderful entries into Audrey's showcase # 8.
You have till 8:00 PM central time tonight to get your entry in and review by the team.
Here is a recap of the challenge
Showcase #8 at Cute and Some Blog. Audrey is our designer this week and look at what she has inspired us to do!

The direct link for registration and detail information is on Audrey's side bar under the label "New Contributors Showcases".

The theme for this week is "Got the Blues". To enter, your projects must include:
  • a minimum of 2 different color blues
  • beads or pearls (rhinestones acceptable)
  • a minimum of one flower
  • ribbon

Here is Audrey fabulous creation to assist us:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Butterfly Dreams

Created this card with a few challenges - see below.
Main image is the Trellis Die by Sizzix from Stampin' Up. I ran it through my Xyron due to the intricacy of the die cut. Mounted it on blue corrugated cardboard and then on white card stock. Added the Martha Stewart border punch to the sides and some white buttons to hide them in the design. (hard to see them in the corners)
The butterflies is an embosslit also by Sizzix from Stampin' Up. I added a tiny tag as the sentiment.
Made by Momo blog - orange, blue and white
Allsorts - tags
Charisma Cardz - 3D items
Pollycraft - buttons and butterflies challenge 45
The Pink Elephant - orange as the dominant color TPE68

I am a winner at A Crafty Little Place

I entered this card and won this blog badge at A Crafty Little Place
You should follow and enter their challenges - always a lot of fun!
Here is the card again:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Crafty Little Place - LO card

I love this layout from DCRU - cause I can use a lot of my scraps
I cut the cute frog from Create A Critter at 3"

DIY DISH Espisode 10

I love watching these episodes - they are fun and inspiring crafts at DIY DISH. Watch episode 10 on creating necklaces with washers. I have seen quite a few of these made on various blogs and TV programs - but this method uses friendly plastic from AMACO

I can't wait to try it - here is a pic from DIY DISH web site
Doesn't it make you want to try it?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Come on down and enter Showcase #8

Hello All,
Come on and join the gang with your creations for Showcase #8 at Cute and Some Blog.
Audrey is our designer this week and look at what she has inspired us to do!

Registration is now open today, Monday, May 24 through 8 p.m. on Friday, May 28.
The direct link for registration and detail information is on Audrey's side bar under the label "New Contributors Showcases".

The theme for this week is "Got the Blues". To enter, your projects must include:
  • a minimum of 2 different color blues
  • beads or pearls (rhinestones acceptable)
  • a minimum of one flower
  • ribbon
Have fun and enter the showcase - I'll be reminding you all again mid week.
Here is Audrey fabulous creation to stir the creative activity in us all:
"Got the Blues": Week of May 24 made by Audrey

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Magical Disney Christmas

I just bought this Provo Craft die at Big Lots for $2.00. I also bought 6 others. One in which I will be giving away in my next blog candy. These go for 10.00!

Simple card - The card is a DCWV Christmas special pack I bought a couple years ago - all glitter!

Inside sentiment is computer generated.

Make A Wish

Birthday card for my niece who is 22 today.
I used the freebie image at Tuesday Taggers and the layout from A Crafty Little Place
This also is being entered in the theme of Celebrations at Crafty Creations

I used some dimensional liquid on the balloons (raised on foam squares) and candle. The sentiment is from Inkandinkado (raised on foam squares). Misc bling from Michael's.

SPS and TPE Birdhouse card

Cut the Birdhouse at 2" from Create A Critter, the back ground was embossed wih a Sizzix folder. Studio18 rhinestones from an open package in my bling draw!

All elements on this card are from my scrap pile right on my table! Yes oh yes - the pile is there... A couple scrap smaller ... till next week or so...

Inside sentiment from Inkadinkado and little pink hearts from a tiny heart punch.

I am entering this card in two Challenges - Maria's Scrap Pile Saturday (use three hearts) and The Pink Elephant (the layout)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Panda Bookmarks

My niece loves Pandas - so I will surprise her tomorrow with these two bookmarks.
She also loves to read which is awesome!

I cut these at 2" from Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.
I am entering them in a challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy

AC Moore Coupons

Friday, May 21, 2010

Dinosaur Birthday

Created this cute birthday card for a little boy.
I used the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge. The dinosaur is cut at 3" and sentiment cut at 1 1/4"
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Colour Create - soft green and light aqua
CRAFT challenge Blog - Birthday or celebrations card
My Sheri CRAFTS - celebrate kids
Daring Cardmakers - Boy Zone
Get Sketchy # 39 - to use the following sketch

Last day to Enter Showcase #7

Today's the last day - to enter the showcase - please see full details here

We want you to re-purpose the CD's in your home that do not work into a fab wall hanging, a unique card or mini album.

Good luck!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Create-a-Critter Reindeer card

I just got Create a Critter cartridge today!! I couldn't wait to open it and look at all the cute images.

Made this card for two challenges:
Bah! Humbug - to use ribbon
Christmas Stampin' All Year long - we had to follow the recipe:
Base: Kraft - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Mat: Red- 3 1/4 x 1 3/4
Any patterned paper: - 3 1/4 x 4.5
Ribbon or Fabric: White
Buttons or Brads: Red

Reindeer cut at 3" and JOY cut at 1"

Monday, May 17, 2010

Come on down and enter Showcase #7

Registration for the new showcase begins today, May 17 for Showcase #7 .

For information and registration, please click here for a direct link to the post on Audrey's Cute and Some blog.

I am the Fairy designer this week - and my theme for you is to re-purpose those old CD's that just don't work anymore!

Go through your pile, grab one from your kids when they were little, or a disc that just didn't load correctly.
If you do not have a CD, cut a piece of cardboard/chip board from a cereal box or cracker box into a circle - layer some paper and design it up.
Key here is to re-purpose what we tend to throw away!

Here is my creation to get you started. You have till Friday and I really hope you join us.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS!!! Showcase #7 challenge

Hello to all my followers and hoppers, this week I was selected to choose the project at Cute and Some blog!
The theme for Showcase #7 is to use a a CD for your project; or, if you don't have a CD, cut a circle from a piece of chipboard from a cereal, cracker box, or any other cardboard as long as it a circle.
You can design whatever you'd like, in any color, and embellished any way you like -- as long as it's a circle.
I have designed the CD wall plaque below as a theme sample for you to use as an idea:

I can't wait to see what you do and I'm looking forward to seeing all kinds of wonderful and imaginative creations!!! So, go on and get to crafting and join the showcase tomorrow. I will post the direct link tomorrow. Today - start brainstorming and crafting! Showcase #7 will run from May 17th - May 21st and the showcase winners to be announced on the following Monday.
Team Fairy Designer, Sheryl, For Showcase #7 -- Week of May  17, 2010
Project details:
Used CD that no longer works was the base.
Glue stick this wonderful pattern paper - cut it out and inked the edges.
Cut the wagon from Cricut Cartridge "Just Because Cards" at 4", sentiment cut at 2" as well as the cute tulips. All items on foam dots for dimension.
Used my Crop-A-Dial to punch a whole on top and type a piece of twine/jute to the whole for a hanger.

A pups hello

Created this for a few challenges and for a special person.
Here I cut the adorable pup from Paper Pups Cricut cartridge at 4". The butterfly was cut at 2 3/4". I embossed the base aqua card with the Tartan Cuttlebug embossing folder. The accent DCWV piece that the pup is on was border punched with one from Martha Stewart.
I made the flags by hand and added alphabet stickers.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Colour Create challenge #44 to use KHAKI, AQUA, BROWN and CREAM.
Daring Cardmakers - to add buntings - flags to our cards
Paper Cutz Challenge #41- to have a cat or dog on our card
SophistiCat Challenge #41 - color combo blue brown cream
Cuttlebug Challenges - for the kids