Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Pink-ing" of you

I must say I am glad to know why I have been in so much pain the past week but not so happy that it's my gall bladder:-P And, unfortunately I'll have to live with this pain until I get an appt set up to get it taken care of:-( It is nice to work on challenge cards because it takes my mind off of the pain for a short while. I was able to get one card done this week for Pause Dream Enjoy blog challenge.

I used one of my favorite carts, Nifty Fifties, along with the coordinating Cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Pink-a-licious set stamped with Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo. Yes, I had to add a little Stickles:-) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Monday, August 20, 2012

National Tooth Fairy Day

This week's challenge at FCCB celebrates National Tooth Fairy Day! Our sponsor this week is Jaded Blossom :-) I used one of their adorable stamps to create this little keepsake tin.

I stamped the image with black Staz-On and used water color pencils on the wings, tiara, and wand. I added Glossy Accents to the "tooth" part to give it a little dimension and texture and used a small background stamp from Stampin' Up in the outer white area. I layered it on top of a round "scalloped" cut from the Elegant Edges cart using card stock from DCWV Nana's Kids. Yes, that bling is Stickles:-)

I used shrink plastic and cut out a tooth shape from A Child's Year cart. I punched two holes in the center prior to heating the plastic so I could make my own button. I then added White Opal Liquid Pearls to give it a more shine and texture. I attached it to my hand dyed ribbon with basic white embroidery floss. I covered the sides with the same cardstock used for the die cut. The inside is lined simply with purple craft felt.

Jaded Blossoms is giving away TWO stamp sets to one lucky participant. So head to your craft space and start working on your tooth fairy project! Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Friday, August 10, 2012

You Are My Sunshine!

Happy Friday! My last challenge card of the week is for Paper Playtime. I used the Better Together Imagine cartridge along with the Elegant Edges cart. Yes, there is a little Cotton Candy Stickles on the cheeks:-) Now I'm off to enjoy this gorgeous weekend. It's been awhile since I've been able to enjoy being outside!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative weekend:-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Follow Your Dreams

Welcome to my blog:-) I made this darling card for this weeks Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge. I wasn't so sure I was going to be able to enter this week because I didn't think I had a cartridge with a hot air balloon on it. Thank goodness for My Cut Search because it located one on a cart that I have. I didn't even realize there was a hot air balloon on the Enjoy The Seasons cart.

My sentiment was too big for the banner portion of the image, so I printed and cut the layers separately. This allowed me to arrange the images so I could accommodate my larger sentiment from My Creative Time's Inspiring Words set. The background pattern paper also came from Enjoy The Seasons. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

The back to school count down has begun! :-) There's only one person in the Schmitt household that is excited and I'll give you one guess who :-) I love my kids dearly but it will be nice to have time to myself during the day again. I've missed many challenges and I can't wait to get going again:-) My card for today is for the Crop Stop's challenge.

I used Nate's ABCs cartridge along with The Good Old Days Imagine cart to color in the layers. I am really beginning to enjoy using Cricut Craft Room with my older carts. I'm finding it is less difficult and time consuming coordinating colors and styles of card stock. I partially embossed the yellow layer with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and stamped the bottom portion with the perfect sentiment from PTI's Happy Trails set. I snipped off the "tails" on the kite and added some baker's twine for a little more texture. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Challenge - Jump In and Cool Off

Happy Monday to all of you:-) This week at Fantabulous Cricut it's all about stayin' cool. I'm extra excited because Canvas Corp is the sponsor this week and they let the DT play with some of their fabulous products! The instant I saw the goodies I knew I wanted to do an altered composition book. I made this for my daughter to use as a "junk journal" on vacations.

To begin altering my book, I adhered the card stock provided by Canvas Corp to the front, back, and inside covers. I then cut a strip of map from an old atlas, distressed it, and adhered it with Modge Podge to the spine. I then had some fun:-) I took the canvas pennants and colored them with Faber-Castell Gelatos. I used a water brush to blend the colors. After the canvas was dried, I stamped a "splatter" image onto each pennant with black Staz-On. I cut the initials using the Storybook cart out of Canvas Corp's self adhesive cork. I punched out the shell images from the Beach Sampler sheet and used my Making Memories metal tag maker. The "subway sign" was also cut from the Beach Sampler sheet and backed with a frame from the Elegant Edges cart. I tore out a few of the inside pages to give the book a little more space to add "stuff". Since the pages are fairly thin, I glued and gessoed pages together through the rest of the book. I began distressing and embellishing some pages but wanted to leave the majority of the pages for her. I gave her a small bag of "extras" for her to use.

Now go have fun and make a "cool" project for this weeks challenge:-) Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sweet Little One

What a beautiful day we had here! It's been so hot for so long I don't even remember the last time it was in the 70's. It was actually too cool to be in the pool (for me, not the boys). I'm glad I was up early this morning to get this challenge card done so I could enjoy the fabulous weather.

I made this sweet little baby card for My Craft Spot and Pause Dream Enjoy challenges. I used my Nursery Tails cartridge along with a darling sentiment from My Craft Spots Tiny Tags set. I embellished it with a few self-adhesive pearls, bakers twine, and hand dyed seam binding ribbon (yes, there is a small bit of Stickles, too). Make sure you check back tomorrow for this weeks FCCB Monday challenge. It's really "cool"! Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day:-)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Country Life

I love the area we recently moved to. Even though we are in a subdivision, we are surrounded by farms. I love the wide open spaces, seeing all of the beautiful stars in the evening sky, watching the farmers tend to their crops, and listening to the roosters and chickens (as well as enjoying fresh eggs). So for this weeks challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2, I wanted to do a chicken card. Cricut has so many adorable chicken cuts, but I settled on using one from the Country Life cart. I also had fun coloring in the layers using Cricut Craft Room and the Imagine More cart.

The frame and photo corners were cut from the Imagine More cart and adhered to a cream base embossed with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Tweetie Hoo Puns set and stamped on a tag die from My Creative Time. I'm also entering this in the Die Cuttin Divas challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)
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