Saturday, November 30, 2013

Birthday Sketch Card

Happy Saturday!  Today is my dad's birthday.  I'm happy to be able to spend the day with him and the rest of the family!

I found a card sketch on Pinterest that I liked and used it as inspiration when I created my dad's card.

I've had the pattern paper for what seems like forever - it was in a Paper Studio pad I picked up a long time ago.  I've been wanting to use it for quite a while and finally did!

I always have a hard time with birthday cards for guys.  I stuck with primary colors, and I was especially thankful to come across this sketch for a little help.  Thanks for coming by to check out my card.  Have a great weekend!!

Solid cardstock from Recollections
Pattern paper from The Paper Studio
Tag from Tags Bags Boxes and More cut at 2.3 inches
Sentiment from TPC Studio's Greetings set

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday!!

Today is my brother's 40th birthday!  My sweetie and I flew out to Colorado to surprise him.  We decorated his yard and house in the middle of the night and showed up on his doorstep this morning.  So much fun!!

This is the card I made for my brother's birthday:

I found this card shape and sentiment on the Life's a Party cartridge.  I put some pattern paper behind the candle images for a little color and faux stitching on the sentiment.

Thanks for coming by to check out my creation!  Enjoy the holiday!!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray pad
Card shape from Life's a Party cut at 5.25 inches
Phrase from Life's a Party cut at 2.5 inches
White Sakura gel pen

Monday, November 18, 2013

FCCB #187 - Animal Crackers

Happy Monday!  It's time for a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!  This week we're looking for your projects that have an animal on it.

Challenge #187 Use an Animal
Create a project with an animal on it

~This Weeks Sponsor~

I decided to make a Thanksgiving card for this challenge.  I had a turkey image in mind when I sat down to make this card, but as I was flipping through the Create a Critter 2 booklet I saw this cute squirrel and I quickly changed my mind.

I added some faux stitching to my image, and finished off my card with a twine bow and button.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation!  Be sure to visit the FCCB blog and join in the challenge. You just need to use 1 Cricut cut to be eligible to win a prize from our sponsor!

Solid Cardstock from Recollections
Pattern paper from The Paper Studio
Squirrel from Create a Critter 2 cut at 3.5 inches
Fiskers Threading Water border punhc
Twine from The Twinery
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments set
White Sakura gel pen
Button from my stash

Monday, November 11, 2013

FCCB 186 - Ribbons and Buttons

Challenge #186: Ribbons and Buttons
Use at least 1 ribbon and 1 button on your project

Happy Monday!  It's time for another fun challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut!!  This week's challenge is Ribbons and Buttons.  We want you to use at least 1 ribbon and 1 button on your project.

For my project, I made a card for a good friend of mine from college who is expecting her first baby - a little girl - in a few weeks.  She and her husband are decorating the baby's room in Winnie the Pooh.  This was the perfect excuse for me to break out my Winnie the Pooh cartridges!

I used her shower invitation as the inspiration for this card.  The invitation had a white base, then yellow and pink layers, and had a strip of polka dots, and Winnie the Pooh, too!  So, I used yellow and pink as the primary colors for my card.  Instead of using polka dot paper, I embossed the background layer with my Polka Dots embossing folder.  I tied yellow crinkle ribbon around the card, and dressed up the bow with a twine bow and button.

I used my Imagine to color white cardstock just the right colors for Winnie the Pooh and his shirt.  I was able to find the RGB codes online.  Instead of using the print and cut feature on my Imagine though, I printed squares of color, then cut the image on my Expression.  Sometimes my Imagine leaves just a tiny border of white around the image when it cuts, and I didn't want that on this image.  

This was my first time putting one of the Pooh images together.  It was a little tricky to piece together, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  My sweetie was surprised I had made it - he thought I had bought it!!

We have 2 great sponsors this week, so be sure to link up your project using at least 1 ribbon and 1 button (and of course a Cricut cut!) over at Fantabulous Cricut for your chance to win!

~This Weeks Sponsor~
7 Digi Stamps
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation!

Cardstock from Recollections
Winnie the Pooh from Pooh Font cut at 3.75 inches
Polka Dots embossing folder
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Life set
Crinkle ribbon
Twine from The Twinery
Button from my stash

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Anniversary Card

Happy Saturday!  Is your weekend off to a good start?  I had a nice run with a girlfriend this morning - a cool, crisp fall morning.  It was beautiful!  Then my sweetie and I went to play golf - gotta get it in while we can before winter comes!!  I came home from golf and was able to finish up a card.

I made this card for my sweetie's dad and his wife, who are celebrating their second anniversary in a couple of days.

I found this dove on the Tie the Knot cartridge and framed it with one of my new Spellbinders dies - Lacey Squares.  I also added Glossy Accents to the heart.

The colors are from the colors of their wedding - black, cream and dark purple.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card!

Cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Dove from Tie the Knot cut at 2.5 inches
Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Everyday Greetings
Twine from The Twinery
Glossy Accents

Monday, November 4, 2013

FCCB 185 - Anything Goes Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Scrapping Runner Creations and the Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl - FCCB's version of a blog hop!

This week's challenge is Anything Goes, so let your imagination run wild!  Create any project, using your Cricut, and link up over at Fantabulous Cricut by Sunday evening to join in the fun.  This week's sponsor is Blitsy.  They are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.
I created a banner for my brother's 40th birthday, which is just around the corner.

My brother lives in Colorado, and my sweetie and I are surprising him!  We plan to get to Colorado the day before his birthday, and in the middle of the night, we'll head over with his stepson to decorate his yard and front door with signs that he will find when he wakes up on his birthday.  Later that day, we'll show up on his doorstep!  I'll probably keep the banner to hang up inside, but if the weather is nice enough I may leave it on his front porch.

I had some great DCWV pattern paper in my stash that was black, grey and silver, which I thought was perfect for the occasion.

I used Birthday Bash for the flag shape.  The shape already had holes in it for the ribbon, which made it really easy!

And of course I had to incorporate "Over the Hill" somehow!  I found this tombstone image on the Life's a Party cartridge.  I hid the RIP and swirl that is on the top layer using my Gypsy, then I used one of the fonts on Lyrical Letters to spell out Over the Hill, welding the letters together so they would be easier for me to place on the tombstone.

Be sure to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.  If you get lost along the way, you can go back to FCCB blog or see the list below of all the participating blogs. When you are done with the crawl, go back to the FCCB blog and link up your project!  Remember, to qualify for the weekly prize from our fabulous sponsors, you need to have at least 1 Cricut cut on your project.

We are also opening up a DT call.  Please see the FCCB blog for more information!

Blog Crawl List:
Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie - Luv 2 Scrap
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy HS - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca - Crafting Misfit
Michelle - Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Catarina - Docerela Creations
Joneita - Create with Joneita
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from DCWV
Banner flags from Birthday Bash cut at 7 inches
Circles from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 4.2 inches
BIG 40 font from Pooh Font cut at 3 inches
Tombstones from Life's a Party cut at 7 inches
Over the Hill font from Lyrical Letters cut at 1.5 inches
Black ribbon

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cupcake Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone's weekend is going well.  I had a nice run with a friend on a beautiful fall morning today.  Then I was able to spend a bit of time crafting.  All in all, a good day for me!

Here is a card I made today, to add to my stash.

The pattern paper is from DCWV's The Sweet Stack, and I found the cupcake and frame image on the Love You a Latte cartridge.

I added some faux stitching to the frame and popped up both the frame and the cupcake for some fun dimension.  I'm going to link this card up over at Die Cuttin Divas for their Anything Goes challenge this week.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my creation!

Solid cardstock from Bazzill and Recollections
Pattern cardstock from DCWV
Cupcake and frame from Love You a Latte cut at 5 inches
White Sakura gel pen