Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hello


Tonight I'm getting this done last minute. I spent a lot of time researching for this card. I knew that I wanted to include a flower and a butterfly. I knew the colors I wanted to use. Then I found this perfect little hello with a butterfly on Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. Now I just needed to find the perfect flower and I found it on Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge. I then did some sketching because I was unsure as to how I wanted to place everything. This is what I came up with.

 

 
 
 
I used these items to create my Hello card:
  • Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge - Hello
  • Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge - flower
  • Martha Stewart corner punch
  • Jute packaging twine
  • white gel pen - added to the butterfly
  • Foam mounts - behind flower
I am entering my Hello card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Hello card.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Let the Good Times Roll Pop-Up Box card

 

Today my oldest daughter was invited to a friend's 13th birthday party which was a bowling party, so I of course had to make a bowling theme card. I decided to make a Pop-Up Box card because I thought that particular design would allow me to create a sort-of bowling alley. I think I pulled it off.

 
In this picture, look at the bowling ball, I used a piece of cardstock from the DCWV Metallic Glitter Cardstock Stack. The ball is shiny and glittery, just like a real bowling ball.
 
 
I put 13 on both sides because my daughter's friend is turning 13.
 

 
The back I kept simple and to be perfectly honest I was running out of time. I would have liked to put another bowling pin and ball back there but I just didn't have enough time.


I used these items to create my Let the Good Times Roll Pop-Up Box card:
  • Nifty Fifties Cricut cartridge (1st time I used it) - bowling pins and ball
  • Alphalicious Cricut cartridge - "Lucky"
  • Designer Calendar Cricut cartridge - 13
  • CardzTV "Good Times" clear stamp set - sentiments
  • DCWV Metallic Glitter Cardstock Stack - bowling ball
I am entering my Pop-Up Box card in the following challenges:

It was a little rushed and last minute but I got it done and I love it. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Let the Good Times Roll Pop-Up Box card.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mini Chocolate Bunny Baskets


Today I bring to you these cute Mini Chocolate Bunny Baskets that I made for my daughters and my mom for Easter. I finally broke into my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge. I found a very helpful video on pinterest that showed me how to use this cartridge. If you have this cartridge and are hesitant to use it because of not understanding how to use it, don't be. First, you definitely NEED the score blade to use this cartridge. Second, find a how-to video on the internet and learn the useful tips they have to offer. Last, now that you everything you need to use this cartridge jump in and have fun!

Here is a closer look of just one of the baskets:



I used these items to create my 3 Mini Chocolate Bunny Baskets:
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - basket cut @ 5 1/4 inches
  • Easter 2010 - egg cut @ 2 1/2 inches and bunny cut @ 2 1/4 inches 
  • Glossy accents - bunny
I am entering my Mini Chocolate Bunny Baskets in the following challenges:
I am so pleased with the way these baskets turned out. I will definitely be using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge more often, now that I understand how to use it. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Mini Chocolate Bunny Baskets.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Here's to You! 21st Birthday card


It is so hard to believe that my niece is going to be 21 years old. I remember the day I got the call from my brother telling me she was born. A lot has happened in those 21 years. All I can do is hope and pray that her life is filled with many blessings and she continues to become more of the wonderful woman she already is.

So I created this fun 21st birthday card. I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Wild Card Cricut cartridge simply for the champagne bottle card. I was though very intimidated by this cartridge, manly because I just didn't understand how to figure out the size. I did a little research on pinterest and found great tutorials and then I just jumped right in and this is what I came up with.

 
I created the look of the champagne exploding by using rhinestones


I gave this piece some dimension with some foam squares
 


Here I cut and layered 6 pieces of kraft cardstock and 1 piece of cork pattern paper to make this look like a realistic cork.
 


This is what I did with the inside. I put some repositionable glue on the back of the bottle so when it is closed it will actually stay closed. 
 



I used these items to create my Here's to You! 21st Birthday card:
  • Wild Card Cricut cartridge - champagne bottle card cut and all coordinating cuts @ 6 inches
  • Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge - 21
  • Glossy Accents - on the bottle
  • Stampin' Up rhinestones - to appear as the champagne exploding from the bottle
  •  Cardztv Stamps - "Good Times" stamp set - on the bottle and the inside
  • Foam squares - behind the 21
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
I am so please with the way this card turned out and I am finally not intimidated by the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Here's to You! 21st Birthday card

Friday, March 27, 2015

He is Risen Easter Card


I can't believe it, Easter is just a little over a week away. I didn't even have time to decorate because the holiday is so early this year and my Mom spent some time in the hospital earlier this month...plus, my oldest daughter turned 13 on the 7th. Then on St. Patrick's Day I had to take my youngest daughter to the ER to get 4 stitches under her eyebrow because she tripped in the grocery store parking lot and face planted onto the back of a shopping cart. So needless to say I didn't get to do the fun stuff I normally do for Easter. I did though just finish an Easter card that I have been wanting do for a very long time. I hope you enjoy it.




I used these items to create my He is Risen Easter Card:
  • Inspired Heart Cricut Lite cartridge - title and die cut
  • Stickles
  • purple ribbon
  • foam squares - behind image
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my He is Risen Easter card.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card

 
  
Today a very special girl turned 4 years old and yesterday she had a Minnie Mouse party so I, of course, had to create a Minnie Mouse card. I decided to make the #4 into a shape card and add on this adorable Minnie dressed in pretty pink and white polka-dots. I also used some brand spankin' new clear stamps called "Good Times" from CardzTV, which I won from a challenge I participated in. I used the simple sentiment "Happy Birthday" on front and "May all your birthday wishes come true" on the inside of the card. I added a little shine and dimension to Minnie shoes by applying some glossy accent to them. I also added some dimensional foam to the back of Minnie before adding her to the front of the 4, to make her pop a little bit. 
 

 

I used these items to create my Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card:
  • Nate's ABCs Cricut cartridge - 4
  • Mickey and Friends Disney Cricut cartridge - Minnie
  • CardzTV "Good Times" clear stamp set - sentiment on front and on inside card 
  • Glossy Accents - on Minnie's shoes
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
I am super excited how this card turned out and I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Minnie Mouse 4th Birthday Shape card.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations


I can't believe it, my 1st born is turning 13 next month. Thank God she is nothing like me, she's a good girl.  So when I asked her what theme she wanted for her birthday she said cookies. Well you can't have cookies without milk so we are having a Milk and Cookies Birthday Party, plus a girls sleepover.





I used these items to create my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations:
  • "Just Because" Cards Cricut cartridge - milk bottle
  • Sesame Street Friends Cricut cartridge - cookies
  • Recollections RSVP Clear Stamps Set - "you're invited!" and event information on the inside
  • Brown ink
  • Packaging twine
  • Eyelets
  • Foam squares - to give the cookies some dimension
I am entering my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations in the following challenges:

I am so pleased with the way these turned out and I hope you like them too. Thank you for checking out my Milk and Cookies Birthday Party Invitations...BTW, I made 10 of these.