Sunday, October 28, 2012

On A Roll!!

Well, I saw this week's Cardabilities Sketch challenge and figured I'm on a roll so I'd make another card with what I had out:-) Another chance to show off my friend's new stamp line. This time I used the adorable birdhouses with her branch and leaves.

I used more of my Authentique's Lively card stock as well as the extra die cut leaves I made yesterday from Stampin' Up's leaf die. The sentiment actually came from a different Iron Gate Stamps set, Weathervanes. I "tied" the houses to the branch using a black fine tip pen. Now I'm off to my MIL party. Hope she likes it:-)

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Stamp Company

I am so excited to be using my friend's new stamp line! Her launch date is November 1st but she gave me the thumbs up to go ahead and start using them:-) I have been playing with her three new sets and backgrounds for awhile and am so ready to start showing them off! I used one of her birds for this weeks Authentique's sketch challenge.

Her Birdhouse set works perfectly with Authentique's Lively card stock stack. I stamped the image with Ranger Sepia Archival Ink and water colored the bird with water color crayons. The leaf die cut is from Stampin' Up as well as the button die. If you are interested in viewing or even purchasing these brand new photopolymer stamp sets, please visit Mary at Iron Gate Stamps or her blog at Mary-Just Cut The Paper.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

What's Brewin'?

Welcome my spooooky friends:-) This weeks challenge at FCCB is all about using Black and Orange in your project. Easy peasy, eh? Of course, I decided to add a little purple, too:-)

I found this cauldron on the Happy Hauntings Cricut cart that I thought worked brilliantly with Scrappy Moms' sentiment from A Haunting We Will Go set. After adding a little Stickles and doodle (not sure if I should use that word anymore - has a different meaning in my household;-) I popped it up with some foam tape. The patterned cardstock is from MME Haunted stack (can you see the little skulls? spooky) I hand dyed the ribbon to coordinate with the cardstock and tied a vintage button with some black and orange bakers twine. The border punch is by Martha Stewart Crafts.

Make sure you stop over to The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to find out all of the rules for this week's challenge.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #132

Today we are celebrating Columbus Day at FCCB. We want you to incorporate a ship in your project this week. Since I am down on my birthday card stash, I decided to make a fun card for boy. I used the Imagine cartridge, Buccaneer.

I used my 5 1/4" square card template that I've saved in CCR. It is simply two rounded squares from the Boys Will Be Boys cart welded together. I then printed one of the papers from the Buccaneer cart at 5" and adhered it to the green card base. The ship image I printed/cut once along with the birthday sentiment. On a separate layer in CCR, I separated the images and printed/cut the flags, masts, and the word Birthday only. This allowed me to "pop" them up on the ship for added dimension. I had an idea to use some of my misc. buttons to embellish the card but couldn't find any that resembled coins. I ended up finding some trim at Hobby Lobby with "coins" on them. I took two and distressed them with  Pinata alcohol inks after I "roughed" them up a little. And even though it is for a boy, I had to add a little Stickles, Gold for the dot on the "I" and Black Diamond for the port holes.

Make sure you click over to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog to see all of the other fabulous DT inspirations as well as the complete instructions for this weeks challenge.

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Friday, October 5, 2012


Happy Friday crafty friends! I felt a little more perky yesterday so I spent some time in my craft room making some birthday cards and challenge cards. Here is one of the cards I made for a couple of challenges this week. I used one of the cat cuts from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I couldn't decide which one to use at first but decided on the forward facing kitty. I was going to use my Everyday Character Face Parts by Peachy Keen stamps until I realized the set I have is too big for that little guy:-( Guess I'll be making a purchase this weekend:-)

The green patterned paper is from Karen Foster and the web PP had no name. The scary sentiment came from Scrappy Moms' A Haunting We Will Go set which I stamped on a die cut from My Craft Spot. I dotted the kitty's nose with a little Black Diamond Stickles as well as a few dots of Paprika for added embellishment.


Tuesday Throwdown - Cute & Cuddly

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

There's a Scare in the Air!

Since I was feeling a little better today, I decided to work on a card for a couple of challenges this week. I started making a scarecrow from the Simply Scarecrow Cricut cart, but they didn't look "scary" enough. Darned things are so cute:-) I saw this creepy jack o lantern on the cart and thought he looked scarier:-) I embossed the orange layer with the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder and popped it up on the black layer. I used different sized buttons for the eyes and added some Black Diamond Stickles to the stem. The patterned paper is from MME Haunted stack. The sentiment is from one of my favorite sets from Scrappy Moms, A Haunting We Will Go set.


My Craftspot - Halloween

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