Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Birthday MPS Card - Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

This is a birthday card for Robyn, MPS, for her birthday 1/24/11. Happy 38th birthday Robyn.
This card is made for the MPS Birthday Challenge. The winner will receive either Simply Charmed or theTwinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge. For more information go to Robyn's site at: http://www.mypinkstamper.com/

This card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" cardstock
Bird is 3 1/4", pg. 65, using bird1, layer 1, 2, 3 and shadow
Balloon is 3", pg. 30, using baloon2, layer 2 and shadow
Diamond Stickles
Grass is 3", pg.45
Pink Stampin Up ribbon
Creative Memories mps lettering

Monday, January 24, 2011

"For You" Card - Apron - From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge

Cute little card "From My Kitchen" Cricut Cartridge.
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Pink Oval - 4 1/2" - Stampin Up paper
Green Oval - 4 1/4" - Stampin Up paper
Apron - 3 1/4" using Apron, Apron-s, layers-bottom and top and blackout
The Paper Studio "for you" stamp
"Dress it Up" fab flower (green/yellow center)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hello Card - Barn Theme - Country Life Cricut Cartridge

This card is made from the Country Life Cricut Cartridge, pg 58. The card is red at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
background paper is green 5 1/4" x 4" and brown is 5" x 3 3/4"

Barn is 3 1/4" using Stampin Up cardstock and ribbon.
Barn cut using Barn-green; Barn-s using black, layer-1 is red; layer-1 top is Ivory; shadow is black .
layer 2 is white and layer 2 top is brown.
Pop ups used.
Crystal Stickles used for chick
Hello stamp from the Paper Studio Everyday Expressions and Stampin Up chocolate chip ink.
The barn looks orange, but it is red in color.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just For You Card - Country Life Cricut Cartridge

This sweet card is made from the Country Life Cricut cartridge, from page 60.
Card is blue cardstock at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Brown cardstock is 5 1/4" x 4.
Orange layer is 5" x 3 3/4".
Cut pitcher blackout, pitcher w/flowers and pitcher at 3 1/2" using Stampin Up paper.
Cut flower (yellow, pink, red) from layer 1 (both upper and lower) and layer 2.
The blue embellishment is 2 1/2" using a Martha Stewart punch.
The yellow/orange "just for you" embellishment is 1" using Creative Memories corner punch and the Paper Studio "Everyday Expression" clear stamp.
Blue ribbon is the color "Night of Navy" from Stampin Up .
Yellow ribbon on pitcher.
I used Pebbles cream chalks on the flowers.
Crystal Stickles in the center of the flower over the red cut out centers from the pitcher.
I used pop ups behind the pitcher and the embellishment.

Enjoy the pretty flowers and pitcher vase.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award Recipients

The "Stylish Blogger Award" requires that you name 8 things that are not known about you.
Next, you pick 8 other bloggers who deserve the Award and notify them and list them on your blog.
Then, you need to include a link, in your announcement back to the person who gave you the award.
Finally, copy the Stylish Blogger Award to your blog.

So, to get started I first want to thank Karen from http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com/ for giving me the Stylish Blogger Award. Very sweet of you Karen.

Now, the hard part of writing 8 things about myself that is not known.
1. My favorite color is purple
2. I grew up on the West Coast
3. I have 8 brothers and 3 sisters
4. My favorite place is the ocean
5. I try to be a perfectionist, but never quite make it there
6. I love gardening
7. Summer is my favorite season
8. I lived in Hawaii for 3 years

Now, to name the next 8 people I have chosen for the Stylish Blogger Award. I enjoy these people's blogs. They have style and have put their heart into their projects. Some of them have left very nice comments and are very supportive to my blog. Some of them are new to their blogs and some have had their blogs for awhile. I hope everyone will visit their blogs and congratulate them on their award. Way to go ladies.

1. Raechel at http://www.raechelscards.blogspot.com/
2. Chris at http://www.turnedgypsy.blogspot.com/
3. Sarah at http://www.craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com/
4. Shannon at http://www.cootiecreations.blogspot.com/
5. Jen at http://www.jennyscards.blogspot.com/
6. Paula at http://www.craftwithbee.blogspot.com/
7. Shauna at http://www.crafteeshe.blogspot.com/
8. Anne at http://www.abcricut.blogspot.com/

Congratulations! If you have any questions, let me know.

The winners will now need to follow the requirements in the first two paragraphs.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Karen from karens-kakes-krafts just told me I have been given the Stylish Blogger Award. WhooooHooooo.  How exciting - my very first award. Thanks Karen.  If you would like to visit Karens blog, go to http://karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com/  She has some very interesting things at her blog!

I will be awarding eight people the Stylish Blogger Award and will post their names this week.  Check back to see who will be awarded the Stylish Blogger Award.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Get Well Card - Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge

This Get Well card is made using the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge.
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Bear is 3"
Balloon is 3"
Red Ribbon
Orange and brown cardstock, red checker paper
The Paper Studio Everyday Expressions Clear Stamps
The Paper Studio self-adhesive gemstones
Martha Stewart punch for the border

Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Miss U" Hippo Card - Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge - MPS Blog Hop Challenge on 1/14/11

This card is made for the 1/14/11 MyPinkStamper Blog Hop Challenge. You can visit MPS at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ to view the challenge projects submitted and for more information on Robyn's monthly Blog Hops. The challenge sentence is "Do you want to join in the challenge? Make a card, scrapbook page or something fun with My Pink Stamper stamps or the color pink".

"Miss U" Hippo Card 
This card is made from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge on page 44.
Card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/2".
Blue Hippo cut at 3 1/4" (used layer 1, 2, 3 and shadow)
Pink Butterfly on page 64, cut at 1" (used layer 2, 3 and shadow)
Pink Ribbon
Green Grass (page 44) - cardstock
Striped paper from My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful
Stamp "Miss U" from the Paper Studio Clear Stamps, Everyday Expressions
Glitter - Stickles - Diamond
Martha Stewart punch

This is such a cute and fun cartridge. It is one of my favorite cartridges. There are so many adorable critters to pick from. Check out this cartridge, it will be worth your time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Kids Dinosaur Book - Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge and Zutter Binder

I just love these books for the kids. I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I decorated the outside and the first page.  The rest of the book is blank pages ready for them to draw, write and color in.

First Book Recipe:
5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Yellow Dinosaur is 3 1/2" (page 50)
Volcano is 1 1/2" (layers 1, 2, shadow)
Volcano inside book is 3"
Dinosaur - Layers 1, 3, shadow
I used cardboard and covered it with printed paper on the outside and blue cardstock on the inside
I used my Zutter using Zutter black wires Bind-it-All 3/4" to bind the book with 9 wires
Tied red ribbon to the binding
Used Stickles Gemstones and Crystal Glitter for eyes and mouth
Used typing paper for blank sheets of paper
Inkadinkado clear stamp for "Handmade with Love" on first page

Second Book Recipe:
4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Purple Dinosaur is 3" (page 51)
Used black for shadow, Green for layer 1, purple for layer 2 and light purple for layer 3 of dinosaur.
Green Leaf is 3" layer 1 is green and shadow is dark green
I used cardboard and printed paper on the outside covers and green cardstock for the inside covers
I used my Zutter using Zutter black wires Bind-in-All 3/4" to bind the book with 6 wires
Tied green ribbon to the binding
Used Gemstones and Stickles Crystal Glitter for eyes and mouth.
Used typing paper for blank sheet of paper
Inkadinkado clear stamp for "Handmade with Love" on first page

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thank You Card - Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge

This card was made with the Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge on pg. 82. The card is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
The gold paper is 5 1/4" x 4" cardstock.
The red dotted paper is 5" x 3 3/4" from Stampin Up.
The center blue paper is 5" x 1 1/2" cardstock.
The cream colored paper with red lines is 5" x 2 1/2" from Stampin Up. I used Martha Stewart's punch.
The horse is 3 1/4" (I cut the shadow and layers for the horse from cardstock.
Pop ups are used behind the horse).I used a yellow ribbon.
The "thank you" is from the Paper Studio Clear Stamps.
The eye has a self-adhesive gemstone from the Paper Studio Affinity.

Another fun card to make. I love the Animal Kingdom cartridge. There is so much you can do with this cartridge.

Friday, January 7, 2011

School (Family) Bus Card - Stretch Your Imagination and George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridges

I cut the bus using Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge.
I cut the lettering "Family Bus" from George and basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge.

To make this bus big enough to insert pictures that are clear, you will need to use your 12x24 mat. It is possible to make a smaller bus using your 12x12 mat, but your pictures will have to be very small.

I used Provo Crafts 12x24 Basic Brights Yellow Cardstock for the bus and purple for the blackout bus (you could use black cardstock is you like)

I used my Design Studio since I flipped one bus to go in the opposite direction of the other and welded them together. If you don't use the welding function it will cut both buses out as two pieces instead of one. Do the same with the blackout bus.

Bus is cut at 10.169W and 5.056H
Blackout Bus is cut at the same size
Use Layers for the black tires, banner and steering wheel and cut at 6.35W and 2.431H

1. Cut your pieces
2. Cut your photos
3. Glue photo between the bus and blackout bus pieces
4. Glue blackout bus to bus
5. Fold bus and blackout bus at the back, to make your card fold
6. Glue layers on bus
7. Glue yellow hubs on bus (from your bus cutout)
8. Cut Lettering to glue on the banner (under windows)
9. Add ribbon

You could use your friends photo's and call it the "friends bus" or "church bus" or whatever fits the occasion.

This was a fun card to make.  The pictures really give the card dimension.

You can write on the inside of the bus and you could also add more embellishments, if you like.

Try this project/card -- I think you will really enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

February Calendar - Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge

This February 2011 calendar is made using the Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge. The calendar is 8"x8 1/2".

Background Colors of Cardstock: Teal 8"x8 1/2", Brown 7 3/4"x8 1/4"
Background Printed Paper: The Paper Studio - Affinity - cut at 7 1/2"x8"
Calendar outline from cartridge - Teal cardstock - cut at 7 1/2"x6"
Heart - red cardstock - cut at 3/4" (pg 29)
Cake - cardstock layered with print paper - cut at 1" (pg 59)
February -teal cardstock - cut script shadow 4.007w and 1.63h
February - mustard color cardstock -cut script 3.918w and 1.553h
Days of the month - forest green cardstock - cut at .781h
Stickles Gold - I like glitter and added it to my, days of the week letters

Glue the above together and you have a nice calendar.

I will be making the rest of the calendar's for the year and will bind them together. I will post the finished project when I have completed it.

You can make your calendar's larger or smaller, depending on where you will be placing your calendar. I have my calendar's on my desk and it is the perfect size for me.  This cartridge has a lot of embellishments you can use for other projects and to make a calendar is really easy. There is a lot of gluing little pieces together, so I use  my Zig 2-way glue with the chisel tip. I also discovered that I like the background paper showing through the calendar versus a plain colored sheet of cardstock.

Have fun making your own calendar's with your own creativity!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ski Card - Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge


The card is 10"x7" folded to 5"x7" and was made using my favorite Cricut cartridge, Everyday Paper Dolls .  Each layer (green, brown and blue snowflakes) is 1/4" smaller than the one behind it, starting at 5"x7". The girl, dressed to go skiing, is cut at 3 3/4".  She is wearing a pink scarf, hat, glasses, snow suit and mittens with a green shirt and brown boots cut at 3 3/4".  These items were cut from pages 36-37 on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. The ribbon is pink with brown dots from the Ribbon Boutique #330985. The "Let's go skiing" embellishment is from page 42 and is hanwritten since this cartridge has no fonts and cut at 3" and 3 1/4" for the shadow effect. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Oriental Weave, for the snow. Diamond Stickles is used on the background and snow, for a little glitter. The optional color I used is blue.


I made this card for the MyPinkStamper Design Team entry.  MPS is picking two more people for her Design Team.  For complete details go to  http://www.mypinkstamper.com/

Robyn, from MPS has the following challenge on her blog: 

"Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......


(other optional color of your choice)"
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at midnight.  MPS will be announcing the two people whom will be on her Design Team on Friday, January 7, 2011.  If you love scrapbooking, card making and/or crafts and have a Cricut or Imagine and a blog, join in on the fun and maybe you will be one of the two people she picks to be on her Design Team, but you need to hurry.
Good Luck Everyone!!
Wish me Luck too!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Handmade With Love Card - Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge

This Handmade With Love Card is made from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge on page 55,  Accent24s. The card is 5"x7" with white lace at the bottom of the card.  The flower is made at 3 3/4" and each layer is cut 1/4" smaller. The Handmade with Love tag stamp is from Inkadinkado. The center of the flower is Big Glitter Dots from jessebeads. The paper is from the Paper Studio "Affinity". I embossed the flower using the Cuttlebug. I used the Plum Blossoms from the Asian Bundle for the flower.

Thanks Card - Accent Essentials & Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridges

This "Thanks" card was made by using the Accent Essentials and Mini Monograms Cricut cartridges. The card is 5"x7".  The brown accent is from the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge cut at 3 3/4" and the dark brown accent is the shadow. The "Thanks" is from the Mini Monograms cartridge on page 125 and is cut at 1 1/4" and the shadow feature.  The ribbon is from the paper Studio "Affinity" self adhesive.  The Gemstones are from the paper Studio "Affinity" and are self-adhesive.  The background paper is from My Mind's Eye  "O Christmas Tree" 12" glitter cardstock.