Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July 2

I LOVE making Christmas cards! These challenges are so fun to participate in and give me inspiration to be creative and craft.  I'll submitting this card to CardzTV Christmas in July 2, use a snowman or snowflake on a Christmas card.  Diecuttindivas Challenge #74 Christmas in July, no rules looks like anything goes. Go Fish Challenges Challenge # 21.  And finally DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge.  I think I have to make this fast, it's pretty hard to concentrate with my dog snoring right beside me :)

This card was made using the Christmas Cards Cartridge. I have to say this was a little challenging to use. The cartridge is designed to cut out a card and then cuts the images out to scale to the card you are trying to cut. So this snowman was cut at 8" with card saver mode on. I finally got smart and cut a test cut with a piece of plain paper and was able to come to the final decision of size.

The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper, Christmas Wishes

I made my own little Action Wobble using a piece of wire and paper. You can find the YouTube video here. They are so easy to make!

The only thing I added was a rhinestone to the top of the hat where the white hat ball is.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Say it with Sentiments and Cricut Cardz Challenge

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog.  I was originally making this card for a challenge over at Paper Playtime for her Say it With Sentiments Challenge to make a Miss You card.  Like I've said before, I LOVE the Create a Critter Cartridge so of course I used that cartridge for this challenge!  After I finished my project for the Say it With Sentiments Challenge, I just happened to notice that Mary over at CardzTV Wednesday's Cricut Cardz Challenge was to use a tag, and it just so happened that I used a tag for this card since I used a decorative background, I didn't have anywhere to put my sentiment.  Isn't this lion just the cutest?!  The tag is cut from 2 Circle punches I think the bigger one is 1 1/2 and the smaller one is 1 1/4.  This is a regular A2 sized card, the card is cut in black at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half.

All the cardstock is Recollections from Michaels
Lion is from Create a  Critter
Background paper is from a mini stack, Safari Chic from Die Cuts With a View
Orange Ribbon is probably from Michaels
Sentiments are My Pink Stamper Stamps, That's Punny-licious

Since I used a black card, I had to put a piece of white card stock on the inside and just used the same orange ribbon to tie it all together.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Red, Orange and Blue Color Challenge

Hi everyone!  I'm going to try another challenge, this one is from  Check out the challenge here.  I made a boy birthday card using the Create a Critter Cartridge.  What did I say, I just love this cartridge! I think I cut the crabby crab and the sandcastle at 2 1/2 inches.  I cut the sandcastle with the Real Dial Size button on, I'm finding that most of the houses that are connected with the critters are really big, they are meant to be proportionate.  I think I cut the flag at 3/4 inch with Real Dial Size on and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. If you do this and use the Real Dial Size, don't forget to turn it back off! I forgot and went to use my Cricut the next day and had to re cut my image! Oops!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bachelorette Card

Thought this would be a cute card for a friend of mine who is getting married in August. Not a whole lot of fanciness going on, but I think it has the perfect amount of bling with the little rhinestones on the bras. I was going to add some ribbon to it, but decided not to cause I couldn't decide where to put it.  The turquoise paper is from Michaels as is the green polka dot card stock. I used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge and I think the stamp was just one of those stamps you find in the $1 at Michaels.  I popped up the small set of lingerie.  My original idea was to make an actual card out of either the bra or underwear but when I went to cut it out, for some reason I had my sizing all messed up.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sympathy Card

It's a beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest and I am completely unmotivated to do anything outside.  I should be doing yard work or going to the dog park, but instead I am staying inside doing chores and doing crafts.  In between loads of laundry and dishes I squeezed in this card for a friend of mine that has just lost her boyfriend to esophageal cancer.

This was a very simple card, I just used the Cindy Loo cartridge, cut out the doiley and 2 of the shadow features and attached them on the side with some adhesive and come eyelets.

Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Christmas in July Challenge

I am participating in my first blogger challenge! I love making Christmas cards so this one fits me perfect!  Christmas in July Challenge by Cardz TV (  I just recently got the Create a Critter cartridge for my Cricut and it has so many cute animals on it and when I was looking through the booklet I was so excited to use the penguin and this challenge was perfect for the little guy! Here's my card I made. Hope you like it

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Something new

I thought I would tray something new. I enjoy looking at other craft blogs decided to give it a try. I am a scrapbooker, card maker and some other miscellanous crafts.  I recently just purchased a Cricut machine and I LOVE it!  I have found that I sometimes stay up until 2am just playing with it!  The picture is of my dogs when the Golden Retriever was just a puppy, he is no longer that tiny 75 pounds of pure energy now!