Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Card

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a good week.  My sweetie has been out of town and is coming home this evening.  I decided to sneak in a bit of crafting time before he got home.

Over at Die Cuttin Divas, they're having a fun challenge that I thought I'd play along with.  It's a tic-tac-toe challenge using the box below.
I went from the top left corner diagonally down to the bottom right corner.  And I threw in the top right corner for good measure!  ;-)


I created the card base by welding two scalloped circles together from the Elegant Edges cartridge.  I cut the frame layer of the shape as well.


I found the cute chick holding the egg image at Miss Kate's Cuttables.  I'm still getting used to my Silhouette, but I'm loving it!  I found this image very easy to put together - and the small parts of the image cut beautifully!

I have one more Easter card to finish up, but then I'm ready for Sunday!  Were you all a little better prepared for the upcoming holiday that I was?!?  Thanks for coming by today!

Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Happy Day pad
Card base and frame from Elegant Edges
Chick with egg from Miss Kate's Cuttables

Monday, April 14, 2014

FCCB #206 - Sketch Challenge

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at FCCB!


Challenge #206 Sketch Challenge

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Winner will receive 3 Digital Images.


~This Weeks Challenge~
Sketch Challenge
Create a project inspired by the following sketch:
Sketch is from Card Positioning Systems

Here is the card I came up with, based on this sketch:


One of my sweetie's cousins got married last month in Jamaica and they just had their reception this past weekend.  Their wedding colors were coral and grey, which inspired my paper choices for this card.


I popped the smaller frame up off the card using regular pop dots, then I popped up the bride and groom using thinner pop dots, for a little extra dimension.

I hope this sketch gives you some inspiration for a project this week!  Link up over at FCCB, and remember, to qualify for the prize you must to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern cardstock from American Crafts Color Crush pad
Bride and Groom from Wedding cut at 3.125 inches
Fiskars Apron Lace border punch
Crinkle ribbon
Button


Monday, April 7, 2014

FCCB #205 - Spring Cleaning


Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at FCCB!


Challenge #205 Spring Cleaning

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~This Weeks Challenge~

Spring Cleaning
Create a project using a cartridge or cut you have never used before.

I got the Outdoor Man cartridge a while back, thinking it would come in handy for projects for some of the guys in my life.  My dad, brother and sweetie all love to go hiking and camping.  They go on a week-long trip together every year, and this year my father-in-law will be joining them.  I made this card for him - his birthday is this week and we are giving him some new gear for the trip.


These images from the Outdoor Man cartridge make me think of the trip the boys will be going on.  They sleep in sleeping bags in small tents for an entire week!


I hope you join in the fun this week and pull out those cartridges you haven't used yet.  Link your project up over at FCCB by Sunday evening.  Remember, to qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.  Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Bazzil and Recollections
Pattern paper from American Craft's Color Crush pad
Tent from Outdoor Man cut at 3.75 inches
Sleeping Bag from Outdoor Man cut at 1.5 inches
Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Everyday Greetings set
White Sakura gel pen
Chalk ink

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Anniversary Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are all having a great weekend!  I spent some time crafting today, and we're getting ready to meet some friends for dinner.  Tomorrow I'm running a 43-mile relay race with some friends for work.  Should be a good time!

I thought I'd share this quick card I put together.  I'm sending this to my grandparents for their anniversary.


I used the A2 Heart Cluster Card that I found in the Silhouette Store.  I changed it up just a little because I wanted some different hearts popped up than the file calls for.


I love how fast this card came together and the fun look with some hearts popped up and some cut through the card base so you can see the paper on the inside.  Thanks for coming by to take a look!

Recipe:
A2 Heart Cluster Card from the Silhouette Store
Solid cardstock from Bazzill
Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye Love me pad

Monday, March 31, 2014

FCCB #204 - Sketch Challenge

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at FCCB!


Challenge #204 Sketch Challenge

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Stamp set of Winner's Choice

Create a project inspired by the sketch below:

For my project this week, I decided to make an Easter gift bag.


I started with a plain kraft gift bag and pattern papers from two Paper Studio stacks.  I found the cute image of the chick in the egg on Create a Critter 2.  The accessory on that page is the bunny ears, which I thought would be a cute touch to tie my egg paper to the hippity hop paper.


I added google eyes to the chick, some glitter to the egg, and did some faux stitching on the ears.  There you have it - a fun gift bag, ready for some Easter treats!

I hope this sketch inspires you to join in the fun over at FCCB!  Remember, to qualify for the prize be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.  Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern papers from The Paper Studio
Chick from Create a Critter 2 cut at 3.75 inches
Google eyes
Glitter
White Sakura gel pen

Monday, March 24, 2014

FCCB #203 - Bye Bye Birdie

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge at FCCB!


Challenge #203 Bye Bye Birdie

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The Robin's Nest

~This Weeks Challenge~
Bye Bye Birdie
Create a project with a bird on it.

One of my dear friends has a birthday tomorrow and she loves owls.  As I was flipping through some of my handbooks looking at different bird images for this challenge, I came across this fun owl image on Kate's ABCs.  My girlfriend loves owls, so I thought this would be perfect for her.


I thought the shape of this image lent itself perfectly to a circle or square shaped card, instead of the usual A2 sized cards I usually make.  I found this fun scalloped circle shaped card on Birthday Bash.


It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I added Glossy Accents to the stars and the whites of the owl's eyes.  I tied a double bow with crinkle ribbon and added a twine bow and button to finish off my card.

Be sure to join in the fun at FCCB this week and link up your projects that include a bird!  Remember, to qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.  Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe:
Cardstock from Recollections
Scallop circle shaped card from Birthday Bash cut at 10 inches
Owl on branch from Kate's ABCs cut at 3 inches
Crinkle ribbon
Twine
Button

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Treat Yourself

Hello and Happy Sunday!  Have you all had a good weekend?  We have been teased the past two weekends in my part of the country.  I thought Spring was finally here - we'd had some warmer weather, grass was starting to turn green, plants were starting to come up...... and then..... I wake up to snow!  It was only a dusting both times, but still!!  What is the weather like where you are?  Is it doing crazy stuff like it is here??

Well, over at Die Cuttin Divas, they're having a Snack Lovers challenge and they want you to create a project with your favorite snack on it.  My favorite snack has to be ice cream.  Lately I've been eating frozen Greek yogurt bars, which are pretty close to ice cream, I think.  Anyway, when I went downstairs to start brainstorming a project for this challenge, I came across this fun summer paper I've had in my stash for a few years.  I was drawn to the pattern paper with all the different ice creams and frozen treats on it, and knew I had to use it on my project.


I dug out one of my "oldie but goodie" cartridges, Doodlecharms, for the popsicles and used a fun sentiment from Jaded Blossom.


A quick and easy card that has put me in the mood for some warmer weather and an ice cream treat!!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe:
Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern papers from We R Memory Keepers Sunsplashed pack
Popsicles from Doodlecharms cut at 3.5 inches
Sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Simple Sayings 3
Twine
White Sakura gel pen