Friday, July 29, 2011

I Was Featured on Birthday Sundaes

I'm so excited!!!  I had great fun creating this card and can't wait to give it to my co-worker, who I know will love it! 

Thanks Birthday Sundaes!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sympathy card with Dove

My amazing father-in-law passed away yesterday and I made these sympathy cards to give to my husband's family. I only used Inspired Heart Cricut cartridge, Design Studio, the Cuttlebug and the computer to make these cards.

I designed the card base is Design Studio by using the welding feature.  All of the outer pieces were cut at 3 1/2.  I ran the cards through the Cuttlebug using D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  I applied iridescent glitter to only the dove.

Here is the inside:

I found this amazing poem at Frans Candles.  I printed it on cardstock that has a cloud-like look to it.  I then just cut the base over again but at 3 1/4 and cut off the the part for the doves wing.  I inked the edges and adhered to the inside.  Tho top part of the inside of the card is just a stamp I found at Michael's in the Dollar bin. 
Thank you for looking.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Best Day Ever card

I created this 5 1/2 in. square easel card for a co-worker of mine who loves Spongebob!  I am entering this card in the Birthday Sundaes #18 Anything Goes Birthday Card Challenge.

I made the base card from orange cardstock.  I ran the blue cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  I then Stickled over the swirls with Baby Blue Stickles.  I had some cardstock that had a sand look to it that I cut and tore, then inked and layered.  I also used the same paper for the Happy Birthday, which I used the negative cut and layered over a slightly darked colored cardstock.  I also inked and traced the letters to give it a written in the sand look.
All of the cuts were made from the Spongebob Squarepants Cricut cartridge, except the Happy Birthday which I used the Design Studio to create and cut from Caligraphy Collection Cricut cartirdge.

Best Day Ever sign cut at 1 3/4, layered and punched an eyelet through to create the hole to thread floss through to make it look like Spongebob is holding a sign or banner.

Flowers cut at 3/4, layered and attached with a brad

Starfish cut at 3/4 and adhered Martha Stewart glitter

Greenery cut at 4 and inked

Spongebob cut at 3, I couldn't use all of the cut pieces because they were just too small so I ended up using colored pens to fill in those areas *** If you are going to attempt a Spongebob like this make it bigger!

I used square foams to pop up Spongebob and the sign. 

Here are some additonal images of the card.  Thanks for checking out my latest creation and please stop by again!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lily layout and card

Just wanted to show off the Lily layout and card together!  They are going in the mail today!  Thanks again for looking!

Lily Bug is 1 Birthday card

I created this card to coordinate with the layout I made for Lily, my friend's daughter who is turning 1 this month! 

I used these items to make it:

DCWV Nana's Kids - for the printed cardstock
Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge - for the lady bug cut at 4 1/2, added Martha Stewart glitter to the wings and heart, and used google eyes
Martha Stewart punch for the white card stock
Caligraphy Collection Cricut cartridge - for the Lily Bug is 1, welded in Design Studio, added Martha Stewart glitter
Misc. flower sticker

Martha Stewart punch for the white card stock
Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge - for the Happy Birthday cut at 2 1/2 and added Martha Stewart glitter

Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for looking

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Entered in Cooking with Cricut Anything Goes ChallengeI made this layout for a friend of mine and her little girl, named Lily, who is turning 1 this month and this is my gift to my friend and the dress (that inspired the layout below) is for her little girl.  I used many Cricut cartridges on this project and they are as follows:

Accent Essentials
- flower (accent 32)cut at 1 3/4
- circle (accent 12)cut at 1 1/4
- I inked the flower with LePlume II pink
- outlined the flower with cotton candy Stickles

Calligraphy Collection
- name cut at 3/4
- glittered with Martha Stewart onyx glitter

Doodlecharms - leaves (from the stick and leaves) cut at 4
- inked leaves with LePlume II light green

Paper Doll Dress Up
- fence I welded 2 fences togehter in Design Studio at 1 1/4 and trimmed to fit page
- I inked the fence with LePlume II grey
- outlined the fence with frosted lace Stickles

- clouds cut at 2
- outlined the clouds with white iridesant Studio g glitter glue

Graphically Speaking
- sun (the great outdoors) icon blackout cut at 4
- circle of the sun (got kids?) shift icon blackout cut at 1 3/4
- applied yellow Studio g glitter glue to sun and circle

I used pattern paper from DCWV Spring Stack, DCWV Nana's Kids, and DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies. I used foam squares to raise most of the elements, adhered some ribbon, lady bugs and some misc. embellishments.  See below for more pics, thanks for visiting!