Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Fall

It's officially fall and I am so excited! I just love when the humidity goes away and the air becomes crisp. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The colors, the weather, the aromas. My card today celebrates this time of year. I used the Cricut Imagine cartridge, The Good Old Days. I love the retro styled images on this cart. I began by separating the images in CCR and cutting some of them separately so I could pop them up for dimension. I added a little Paprika, Eucalyptus, and Stardust Stickles for some sparkle. The ribbon is from Papertrey Ink. I embossed the orange cardstock with the Geometric Rings Cuttlebug folder.


My Craft Spot - Falling Leaves

Tuesday Throwdown - Fall Colors

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Precious Little Baby

Hello fellow crafters and happy Tuesday to you! I needed a little crafting therapy today so I made this sweet little card for Bitten By The Bug 2's Little Boy Blue challenge. I used the Hey Diddle Diddle Imagine cartridge along with some hand dyed ribbon and twine. I am just loving Kimberly's My Craft Spot's tiny tags stamp and die sets. Sometimes you don't have enough space on a card for a larger stamped sentiment so this set helps solve that problem. They are the perfect sayings in the perfect size.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Birthday Candles

What a crazy couple of weeks! I can't believe (okay, yes I can) I haven't done any posts in two weeks! First, my two year old slipped on a chair and split his chin open on the granite counter - 3 hours in the ER and 6 stitches. Then it was "Mom, I need a dress and stuff for Homecoming next week". Fourteen stores in one day is exhausting. Especially, when we come back empty handed. Needless to say, we did eventually get a dress (overnighted from Bergners online), shoes, purse, etc.,  as well as all of the other items she needed for dress-up days. Now, I have one week to get organized before I have my gall bladder out. I am actually looking forward to a little "rest" and no driving:-)

This week's challenge is all about birthday celebrations using candles. Makeas made using the Birthday Bash and Blast Off cartridges. I created my own card base by welding the candle cut and cutting off the wick/flame part. The orange flame and melted "wax" was embossed with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirl folder while the yellow part of the flame was embossed with their Swiss Dots folder. I replaced the paper wick with a piece of white chenille stems (I thought they were called pipe cleaners - is that a Midwest thing?). I "squiggled" it and adhered it between the cuts on the back portion of the card. The inside is stamped with a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Afterthoughts set.

Make sure to stop over at FCCB to find out all of the guidelines for this week's challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Special Delivery

Today's challenge at The Fantabulous Cricut blog is all about planes, trains, and automobiles. I chose this happy little flying Santa from The Good Old Days Imagine cart. I separated the layers on my Imagine so I could emboss the blue layer with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder. The stamped sentiment is from Pink By Design's Ticket To Ride set.

Now stop on by The Fantabulous Cricut blog to see how you can participate in this weeks challenge. Thanks for stopping by! Have a creative day:-)

Friday, September 7, 2012

What's Cookin'?

The first rule of creating challenge cards should be similar to cutting rules. Read instructions twice, make one card. Well, I created this card for two challenges, only to realize I didn't pay attention to what kind of book image I could use. Oh, well, at least I can still use it for one challenge:-)

 Still Shot

Action Shot

I used my all-time favorite cart, Kate's Kitchen (although my eyes are on the new Suburbia cart). I adhered the cookbook character with an Action Wobble. I added a little Papertrey Inc ribbon for some  embellishment along with a sentiment from A Pinch And A Dash set by Scrappy Moms stamped on a die cut from My Creative Time.

Cooking With Cricut - brown, kraft, craft, green, and red

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

You're So Sweet!

Wow! How a week sure does fly by when there's a sick little person at home. Even though each day seemed endless, here it is Thursday already. I ended up dusting off my poor neglected Gypsy to create today's card. I've been using CCR so much lately because I can use it on my iMac which makes everything easier to see. But, my Gypsy comes in handy sitting next to my little guy while Blue's Clues is on:-)

I used the Walk in My Garden cart along with the dies and sentiment stamp from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags set. I added a few Prima flowers with tiny brads and a little Distress Stickles.

Paper Playtime - Gingham
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Shaped card

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Born To Fly

If you are from the US I hope all of you are having/had a wonderful holiday weekend. We were fortunate to be able to be outside to cook-out and use the pool. I'm hoping we get a few more good weekends before we have to close it for the summer. It does remind me that fall is around the corner, though. And Ooooh how I love those cider doughnuts:-P Our local orchard makes some of the best!  I'm thinking I may need go for a little visit next week to get a little fall inspiration;-)

My card for this past week's challenges was made using the Country Carnival Imagine cart along with the perfect sentiment from Pink By Design's Ticket To Ride set.

My Craft Spot - Hope is Rising

Die Cuttin Divas - Twine, Pop Dots, Buttons

Ink It Pink - For The Birds

Pause Dream Enjoy - You're So Tweet

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