Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Episode 81: Shop 'til You Drop!

Happy Tuesday!  Funny story about this card.  I was thinking the theme for my Creative Critterz Imaginations post was suppose to be "Labor Day" and I just couldn't come up w/ a project to make with that theme.  So finally I thought that there are always sales on Labor Day so I'll do a shopping project.  So I created my card and then realized the theme is 'Anything Goes'.  LOL.  So here is my anything goes shopping card.  :)  I used the Yummy Imagine cartridge and the Better Together Imagine cartridge for my project.  Enjoy!

Card Recipe:
Yummy Imagine Cartridge - Woman 2.5"
Better Together Imagine Cartridge - Shoes 1.1", Pattern paper
My Community Cricut cartridge - Candy store 7.5"
Checkerboard Cuttlebug Embossing folder
SU! - Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink cardstock
SU! - Pretty in Pink marker
PTI - White cardstock
Glossy Accents

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Any Occasion Butterfly Card

This is a very simple card that can be used for any occasion.  I used two cartridges for it; Elegant Edges and Serenade.  I'm loving Elegant Edges now that I've figured out how to use it.  :)  If you missed my video explaining the cartridge, you can see it HERE, basically one of the option buttons says Oblong.  That is the size that will fit best for an A2 size card.  The main button is best used for 12x12 LO's or square cards.  On to the card...

Card Recipe:
Serenade Cricut Cartridge - Butterfly 3" all layers
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Scalloped Rectangle 5" (Button #4, Oblong Option)
Echo Park 6x6 Country Drive paper pad - Butterfly paper
Echo Park 6c6 Springtime paper pad - Yellow Striped paper
PTI - New Leaf & Hibiscus Burst cardstock
PTI - Hibiscus Burst Saddle Stitched ribbon
Diamond Stickles
Bow Easy to make the bow

~ Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Episode 80: Invitation to a Neighborhood Party

Happy Tuesday!  This project was made for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  This week our challenge is to create something for a BBQ or Cookout.  I took mine a little different and created an invitation to a neighborhood BBQ party.  I also created a small place setting for the party.  Be sure to stop by the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog this week to see what the other design team members made.

Card Recipe:
Better Together Imagine Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Invitation Only stamp set
White Cardstock
PTI - Kraft Cardstock

Monday, August 22, 2011

Episode 79: Have a Magical Birthday!

This card I made for my niece's birthday.  She is a girly girly girl.  :)  She also loves the color yellow.  That was the inspiration for my card.  The background cut was from the Elegant Edges cartridge.  I'm definitely going to be using that more often.  Love it!  :)

Card Recipe:
Elegant Edges - Heart Edges 5"
Once Upon A Princess - Pegasus 3.5"
Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Wonderland Face stamp set
Scrappy Mom's Ever After stamp set
Making Memories Watercolor Bright stitching string - Fuchsia
Pebbles Bright Chalk
Echo Park Dots and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad
Silver, Diamond and Fruit Punch Stickles
White Gel Pen
PTI - White, Hibiscus Burst and Harvest Gold cardstock

~ Thanks for Watching!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Creepy Welcome Home Card

I have a friend who is moving back to an area she has been wanting to move back to so I wanted to create a Welcome Home card for her.  She also loves Halloween so I decided to make it a creepy welcome home card.  :)  I used the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  The hand is actually an embellishment on a frame cut.  I just enlarged the hand to 17.5".  This hand is on button #20, layer 1 and in the shift position.  There are no layers to the hand so what I did was cut out the image in green and in purple and then cut off the bottom part of the purple cut to make the shirt cuff.

Card Recipe:
Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, White, Black and Royal Velvet cardstock
Recollections Halloween paper from Michaels
The Twinery - Lilac Twine
Purple and White pens for faux stitching

~ Thanks for looking.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Episode 78: ARGH! A Bookmark!

This week over at the Creative Critterz Imagination blog we are challenged to make bookmarks with the Imagine.  I decided to make bookmarks for my nephew.  These are very simple bookmarks but I needed it to be if my nephew will be using them.  He is 9 and I needed it to be very flat to fit in his small books.  He is just starting to get into reading so I wanted to create something fun to encourage him.  I used the Buccaneer Imagine cartridge for the cut images and the background paper.

I thought the hooks make an interesting replacement to the tassel that bookmarks usually have.  :)  I will be laminating the bookmarks so they will last longer.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Episode 77: Congrats on your Engagement!

And another silhouette image.  LOL  I had 3 wedding cards and one engagement card to make this weekend so I went w/ the simplest idea and made them at the same time.

Here is the pic of one of the wedding cards, you've seen it before.  :)

Card Recipe:
Sweethearts Imagine cartridge - Both cuts at 3.75"
My Pink Stampers Freedom Rocks stamp set (Congratulations!)
My Pink Stampers Love-a-licious stamp set (Together Forever)
PTI - Cardstock and Ribbon
D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

~ Thanks for Watching!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Silhouette Wedding Card

Here is another version of the silhouette wedding cards that I like to make.  Super simple but elegant and the receivers just love them.  :)  This can be used for wedding, anniversary or engagement.

One of the reasons I like doing the silhouette is because I don't like putting together all of the layers, especially in a time crunch.  :)

Card Recipe:
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - 3.65"
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - True Black, White, New Leaf cardstock
PTI - New Leaf satin ribbon

~ Thanks for Looking!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Episode 76: All About Me Layout

Today's post is for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  The theme this week is to make a layout about yourself.  I had a real hard time with this project because 1) I don't scrapbook and 2) I didn't know how to scrap about myself.  So I did a little searching online and found a LO that I liked to use for mine.

The page is 12x12 and the brown squares are 3.5"x3.5", the cream squares, which I embossed w/ the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, are cut at 3.25"x3.25".

I was going to make my page have bright colors but since this page is about me I went w/ warmer tones.  I'm not a pastel, elementary, neon kind of girl.  I prefer browns, dark blues/greens/reds.  

All of the designer paper I used on the cuts are from the Vintage Damask Imagine cartridge.  The 12x12 sheet is from the Heirloom Imagine cartridge.  Even though I don't scrapbook or do anything about myself I had a lot of fun making this.  Watch the video to see what each block means, if you can't tell.  :)

Up close pics:

Sorry the pictures aren't the best, I haven't figured out the best way to take a picture of a 12x12 sheet of paper.  :)

LO Recipe (this will be long...) :
Vintage Damask Imagine cartridge
Heirloom Imagine cartridge
Everyday Paper Dolls - Dogs 2.3" & 2.15"
Peachy Keen Stamps Cute & Cuddly Face stamp set
Cricut Everyday - Imagine 2", Scissors 1.5"
Sugar & Spice - Book 1.8", Kindle Made from button #40, adjusted the size to real dial .74 x 1.18
Wall Decor & More - Tickets 2", Film Strip 1.3"
Inspired Heart - Book of Mormon 1.6", Temple 3"
Playtime - Jars 1.1"
Doodlecharms - Sun 1.4"
Life's a Beach - Palm Tree 3.4"
Chore Chart - Piano 3", Musical Notes 2.7"
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
1/8" Circle punch (for buttons)
Green String for stitching
White Gel Pen

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Episode 75: Fun with Water

Happy Monday!  This project was made for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  You need to make a project that shows some kind of water.  Fun!  :)  Be sure to head on over there to participate, you have two weeks to submit your project.  The giveaway is a stamp set from My Pink Stamper.

The dog is from the Paisley Cricut cartridge.  It originally had a hula hoop on it but I trimmed it off.

Card Recipe:
Paisley Cricut Cartridge - Dog 4.4"
Create a Critter - Puddle 1.2"
3 Birds on Parade - Splash & Drops 1.7"
Blast Off Imagine Cartridge - Blue designer paper
My Pink Stampers Spectacular Sayings Stamp Set
Peachy Keen Snowmany Faces stamp set
Build a Bear Sizzix Embossing folder
The Twinery - Pink Sorbet Twine
PTI - Dark Chocolate, White Cardstock
SU! - Melon Mambo cardstock
Close to my Heart - Pink paper
Glossy Accents

~ Thanks for Watching!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Yummy Birthday Card

This is the card that I made for my mom's birthday.  My mom loves fudgesicles.  Of course, I couldn't make a fudgesicle on a card, I'd be afraid of how it would look so I opted to make it more rainbow colored.  LOL  :)

This cut is from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and I cut it out at 4.5".  I hid the face on the ice cream part and it is cut out twice to make it thicker.  I used my Berries & Cream Imagine cartridge for the ice cream paper.  I also added glossy accents to the popsicle to make it look wet.

Card Recipe:
Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - 4.5"
Berries & Cream Imagine Cartridge
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, White, and Kraft cardstock
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery
Glossy Accents

~ Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Episode 74: Simply Crafts w/ Glora & Pam - Rockin' Birthday Girl!

It's that time again for Simply Crafts w/ Glora and Pam.  Man this last month went by so fast!  I can't even believe it's August already.  Wow.  Anywho...  :)  It was my turn to choose the cut this month.  I was trying to find a cut to use for my niece who is turning 14 next week and came across this one.  I thought it would work if I changed it up a bit.  I didn't want to use the girl w/ the legs up in the air in a mini skirt so I enlarged the image to 8.5" and only used her shoulders and face.  I really like the way it turned out.  I think she will like it as well.

I used the My Pink Stampers Pink-a-licious stamp set for the sentiment.  I also used a Peachy Keen Stamps chicken face stamp for her eye.  Seriously!  :)  You can see more about that in the video:

Now be sure to head on over to Glora's blog to see her creation.  She's just amazing!  :)

Card Recipe:
Rock Princess Cricut Cartridge - 8.5"
My Pink Stampers Pink-a-licious stamp set
Peachy Keen Critter Faces size Medium stamp set
Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Stickles - Golden Rod & Turqouise
Papertrey Ink - True Black, White, Dark Chocolate and Hibiscus Burst cardstock
SU! - Taken with Teal (now retired) cardstock
Neutral Tan cardstock from Joann's
White Gel Pen
Pebbles Inc Brights chalk

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Episode 73: Dog-gone Good!

Hi Crafters!  I'm so excited to be on the Creative Critterz Imaginations design team.  I know I will have a lot of fun and it will get me to use my Imagine more often.  I hope you have fun as well.  :)

For my first project for the theme 'Critter Cuteness Cards', I used the Best Friends Imagine cartridge.  And of course I used a dog image.  LOVE my puppies.  In fact, one of them makes an appearance in my video. lol   I used the My Pink Stampers Biggie Punnies stamp set.  I thought this sentiment went perfect with my little dressed up doggie.

Here is a little video of me putting this card together.  I want to apologize for the quality at the beginning.  It's my first time to video my machine.  I'll do better next time when I figure out the best settings for it.  :)

Here is an image of the inside of my card.  I like to add a frame and add a small detail to finish off my cards:

Card Recipe:
Best Friends Imagine cartridge - 2.5"
American Crafts White cardstock
Papertrey Ink - Kraft, White and Golden Harvest cardstock;  Lemon tart buttons
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Kraft Twine

Thanks for watching!