Monday, April 29, 2013

FCCB Paper Roses Challenge

I had the hardest time deciding what DT project to make for this challenge. There are simply soooo many fabulous Cricut cartridges with amazing flower cuts on them. I literally lined up about eight of my favorite on my studio floor then narrowed it down to two. The one I finally chose was the Mother's Day Bouquet cart. And even then, I had troubles deciding on what combination I wanted to use! I have some ideas swirling around for the "runner-up" carts for later dates;-)

I can't tell you how much I love love love this Quilting Bee patterned paper stack from My Mind's Eye! You will definitely be seeing more of it on my blog (no pun intended). The solid cardstock is dry embossed with the Darice 5x7 Honeycomb folder. The sweet sentiment is from My Creative Time's Just A Little Note To Say... stamp set. I stitched around the edge of the card using a decorative stitch on my sewing machine.

If you haven't already, please stop by The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see the other fabulous DT projects. They are amazing!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Floral Sympathy

Well, I feel like I've been MIA from my computer lately. I volunteered to bring popcorn for the teacher  treat during Teacher Appreciation week at my son's school (I'll post when they're done). Of course, I can't just bring a tin of popcorn! The OCD crafter in me has to make it "special" - I think I may have gotten in over my head:-P I found out there are 85 teachers and staff at the grade school and I decided to make bags with Cricut cut toppers for each one. Okay, I have 30 done and I have one more week! Ugh! Well, I did find time to make a sympathy card for one of my mom's friends whose mother passed away. I grabbed my Lyrical Letters cart because I remember seeing someone use it for a sympathy card once. Wow, there were quite a few really nice cuts to make a quick and easy/CAS card. I added a little Midnight Blue Stickles for a simple embellishment. The cardstock, patterned paper, and sentiment is from Stampin' Up.


Catered Crop - glitter

Cupcake Craft - Monochromatic

Die Cuttin' Diva's - Flower

Exploring Cricut - Flower

Totally Papercrafts - Monochromatic

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Monday, April 15, 2013

April Showers FCCB Challenge

This week we want to see what you can do with umbrella Cricut cut. There are a lot of options and I went with a more unconventional one. Yes, I associate April with Spring Break! I used a base card of 5 x 5-inches. Next, I layered a 4 3/4" square piece of patterned paper from The Paper Studio's A Day At The Beach paper pack. The mat weave PP is from that same pack. I dry embossed the white piece with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. The tropical drink was cut using Something To Celebrate Cricut cart. I used a piece of Pergamano to create more of a "glass" feeling. This was adhered to the card with foam dots. I tied a piece of hemp cording for more texture. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Girls Just Want To Have Fun stamp set.

Please make sure you check out the rest of the FCCB DT's fabulous inspirations! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day:-)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Little MoJo

So happy you stopped by today. I made a quick little card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I used one of my favorite patterned cardstock packs, Authentique's Lively Collection. I decided to use some of my recently organized Washi tape with this challenge along with one of the cute little bird and sentiment stamps from Iron Gate Stamps' Birdhouse and Weathervane sets.

Other Challenges

Critter Challenge - washi / fabric tape

Love To Scrap - recipe

Creative Moments - things with wings

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Friday, April 5, 2013

under the weather?

Well, luckily no one in our household is sick (knock-on-wood). We did have our bout of the flu last month, but hopefully we are done with that. If I ever need to use this card, this cute little birdy should brighten their day.

Card Inside: Hope you're feeling sunshiney soon!

I used the 3 Birds On Parade Cricut cartridge and cut him out at 3 1/2-inches. I tried a smaller size, but those tiny boots and wings were difficult to work with. The base card was cut in an A2 size from DCWV cardstock. I used the patterned cardstock from Heidi Grace's Sunshowers pad for the card front and layers. The white is dry embossed with the Darice Cloudy Sky folder. I added a little Aqua Stickles to the rain drops - even popped one up with foam adhesive. The sentiment was printed on a clear address lable using the Honeybee font.


Cuttlebug Mania - April Showers

Creative Moments - things with wings

Fab n Funky - April Showers

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Clownin' Around

A smidge late with the April Fools "celebration", but I wanted to jump on the joke band wagon and do a punny card:-) I ended up sizing this card as an A7 (5x7) so I didn't have to make all of the clothing too tiny or the banner too small. I started with the sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas challenge. I used some patterned cardstock from DCWV Grade School scrapbook kit. The polka dot brads are from Paper Studio. The clown is cut using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge. I made the smallest pom-pon I think I have ever made using bakers twine (sorry, not sure where it came from). I dry embossed the hair with the Script Cuttlebug folder and the green oval with the Polka Dots Cuttlebug folder. The scalloped oval was cut using Cricut Craft Room Basics. I stamped the face with PKS 450 Wide Eyed Kids. I didn't use the nose that cut with the image because it was too big so I simply used my regular sized hole punch and popped it up with the tiniest piece foam adhesive I could cut. With a little trial and error, I sized and printed my joke onto a banner from the Christmas Cheer cart. I used a downloaded  font, Circus, for the printing.

Why did the clown go to the doctor?

card inside


Tammy's Scrapin Corner - funny birthday card

Cards For Men - April Fools

365 Cards - joke or silly sentiment

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