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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Challenge: Simon Says Stamps- Any Thing Goes


I used my Cricut Imagine Buccaneer cartridge to make this card. I wanted to make a card that was masculine enough to give to a boy. I embossed the sentiment from PBD. The card base is 5.5x5.5. I inked the edges with Distress Ink. The parrot is popped up with a pop dot. I like this card, I think its fun and cool.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Challenge- Thank You Favorite Color

Hello,
Wow, this is my 3rd post for today. Good grief am I tired. The made a card to enter in a DL.ART challenge. You are suppose to make a thank you card using your favorite color as the predominant color. So my card is mostly purple. I used a cute owl from the Hoot N Holler Lite Cartridge, which I just love. I stamped the sentiment from a PBD stamp set with own puns. I mounted the owl onto an action wobble. I made an asterisk on one of the eyes with a Stardust gel pen and then used some Glossy Accents on the them. I also, used a Stampin Up photo corner punch. I love this card, I don't want to give it away...but I always need thank you cards, so I will have to. Lol.





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Here is the challenge I will enter:

Challenge- Simon Says Stamps

I have a pretty Valentine's Day card I made for a sketch challenge at Simon Says Stamps. I just love the way it turned out. There was so much beautiful inspiration from the designers to get my creative juices flowing on this one. I hope you like it as much as I do. I found a brand new pack of embellishments from my Valentines collection that I never used. I knew at first glance I wanted to use the cute little cup of tea. I'm glad I did because I love how it all came together.

I embossed the purple card layer with the Cuttlebug Conversation Hearts folder. I traced over the sentiment with a purple Stardust gel pen as the writing was already on the paper but really faint.I used some Recollection follower I had and some heart brads and a round one that says LOVE. I added 3 mini buttons at the bottom to match the color of the paper because I needed them as part of the sketch, but I wanted them to not be so dominant on the card and instead fade into the paper a bit. I cut the scallop with a Spellbinder die and inked the edges with a sea green ink.








I will enter this card into:

Challenge- Sketch & Squirrel

Its been a busy day, but I took some time to crank out a few cards that I wanted to enter into some challenges. I used the Create A Critter cartridge for my cute little squirrel that I need for the challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I used the sketch from Whimsical Designs for my card. I wanted to use a Valentine's theme with them, so I get some Valentines cards made as well. I wish I had made the squirrel smaller, I cut it at 3.5 inches, but I feel its so big. I would make it smaller if I make anymore of these cards so it fits into the scallop oval. But I still think its really cute.






1. Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #48- http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-morning-welcome-back-for-another.html

2. Whimsical Designs: Challenge #38- http://www.whimsical-designs.com/2012/01/lets-get-sketchy-whimsical-wednesday.html

Friday, January 20, 2012

Challenge- Hello Kitty Valentine's Invitation

Today I have a Hello Kitty Valentine's Invitation card I made for my daughter who wants to have a Valentine's Day party. I made a Hello Kitty face for the front of the invite. I added some Stickles to the hearts to give it some bling. We thought the hearts went perfect for a Valentines theme. Don't you just love Hello Kitty, she is adorable!



I will be entering this into the following challenges:

2. http://blog.docerelashop.com/

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Challenge- DL.ART Scraps Thank You card

I made this card to enter into a challenge at DL.ART. You are to use your scraps to make a thank you card.

My card ending up being 4.5x4.5 inches, since that was how big my pink scrap was I wanted to use for my card base. I punched the corners of the white base with a Loops punch. I stamped the flower and sentiment and then added a flower shaped eyelet to the center of the flower. I think its cute and simple. Gotta love that.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/01/january-12-2012-thankful-thursday.html

Yippy--Got my MPS prize I won!!!!

Hello,

I am super excited that I got my stamps in the mail this week from Robyn over at My Pink Stamper. I won them during her 12 days of Christmas. I was super shocked that I won...soooo many people participated and the odds of me winning was small. But when I seen my name announced the day the winners were announced I was one happy camper. I love her stamps, the quality is excellent. When I first started scrapping, her stamps were the first quality stamps I had purchased. The ones you buy at Joann and Michael's lack in comparison. Needless to say I hardly ever purchase stamps from places like that anymore.

Here is my prize that I won:
THANK YOU ROBYN!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sew Sweet N Crafty Challenge and my Simon Says Stamp Challenge entry

Hello Crafty friends,

I made this card to enter into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. You are suppose to make a card with spots and/or stripes. I chose spots. My owl is spotted (get it, spotted owl--LOL) and the green background background paper has little dots.
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/.

I used the Hoot N Holler Lite cartridge. I love this cart. I've had it on the shelf for a couple months and never used it...I finally blew the dust off (hehehe) and used it. I have some awesome sentiments that work with that owl cartridge from PBD.


Also, I have some blog candy to giveaway. Just make a card with an owl and link it to this post. I will draw a winner on January 20th using random.org. Shipping to US only. Good luck!

You will win a stamp set, chalk ink and some magenta glitter glue
to get you started on some Valentines projects.




Sunday, January 8, 2012

Challenge- Throwback Thursday #295- MCT Sports Card

Good Sunday everyone,
I decided to make a card for My Creative Time's sport card challenge. I have this really neat Cuttlebug embossing folder that has a baseball theme. I decided to try a technique where you ink the embossing folder and then emboss with it. I like the way it turned out, but I think this technique is better suited for a simple design folder with one image like Devine Swirls or Dots that will call for only one color to be applied. It was a bit challenging to ink different and often small areas with different color inks and not get the wrong color on the wrong spot. This card will come in handy during our next baseball season.

I had this technique idea sitting in the back of my head...and I couldn't remember from where. Then when I got a sweet compliment of this card from Trell over at Polka Dots, Paint & Cake Batter, it dawned on me that's where I had recently seen the technique. He did a cute card where he inked the embossing folder, then embossed with it. So thanks Trell, for the inspiration.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Challenge- DL. Art Blogaversary & Die Cuttin Divas

Today  I made a sweet cupcake card for the DL. Art 1 Year Blogaversary challenge. You were suppose to use the colors pink, green, brown and the number 1.

I Made two of these cards. On the second one I did not put a number one on it so I can give it to my cousin who turns 29 next week. I will enter the challenge at  Die Cuttin Divas as well where you were required to use a sketch and a cupcake. They where having a blog hop.




I use a light pink color Stickles to cover the whole number ! and then outlined it in a magenta color Stickles. 

Here is the second card I made without the number 1 on it.

Recipe:
My die cut is from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge cupcake on pad #50 cut at 2.5 inches and layered with
  pop dots. Smaller ones are cut with one layer at .75 inches.
Tag shape is also from Art Philosophy cut at 3.5 inches.
Sentiment My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments
3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon
Stickles magenta and a lighter pink
Paper stack (oops forgot, I will double check)
Kraft cardstock
Recollections beige
EK border punch
pop dots

Challenges:
1. DL.ART 1 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY 
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-welcome-to-dlart-1-year.html

2. Die Cuttin Divas  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/

ScrapbookPal.com Design Team Entry

Hello Crafty friends,
Here is the card I made to enter into the ScrapbookPal.com Design Team Call. I LOVE the way this card turned out. I am in love with the color combo and this cartridge is one of my favorites right now--it is so fun and the images turn out beautiful.








Here is the recipe:
Cricut Love You a Latte Cartridge- cup cut at 4"
A2 size card base from kraft colored cardstock
Heidi Grace double side paper: Cherrywood Paisley
Recollections cardstock; brown, tan layer cut at 4x5"
Core'dinations; Grape Gusto, Mauve
Stampin' Up Dimensionals
Ek Success border punch- Scallop diamond
Scrappy Moms stamps- Freshly Brewed
a' la mode ink- lavender
Tim Holt's Seasonal Distress ink- Gathered Twigs (scrapbookpal.com) used to ink the edges of the cup and tag.
Viva Decor Pearl Pen- Cream (scrapbookpal.com) for the pearls on the upper right corner of the card.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Challenge Me Monday- #92 Warming Up With Hot Cocoa

I am very excited to share this card I made using my Love You A Latte Cartridge. That cart is AWESOME. I love it and used it for the first time finally. I bought some Scrappy Mom stamps that go perfect with this cartridge too. I will be sending this card to my friend who fell at work, got injured and has to go back to work next week (so I thought this sentiment was perfect). I will slip a packet of hot cocoa in the envelope too.


I made this cocoa cup to enter into a challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. 


Here is the newest card I am in love with and I absolutely heart the sentiment too! I will be posting a similar card this week will more details for something sweet I will be entering, stay tuned...



Challenge- Holiday Thank You Card

Well, I thought I had promised the last of my winter season & Christmas cards. But, I found a challenge that called for me to make another holiday themed thank you card so here it is.



I cut the gingerbread girl from Winter Frolic at 4.5" and stamped a PKS face on it. I used white 3D paint so it would look like icing pipped onto the cookie. I tied a bow on her head, added some red heart iRocks and popped this cutie up on some pop dots. The edge of the card has been inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Joy's Life.

I will be entering this card at Docerela Creations: Design Team Post #4 Holiday Thank You Card

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years- Card Challenge

Hello and Happy New Years!

Here is a card I made to enter into a challenge over at
1. Cards by Jovan http://www.cardsbyjovan.com/
2. Whimsical Desgins http://www.whimsical-designs.com/2011/12/happy-new-year-or-favorite-project.html
3. Creative Cutter Room http://www.creativecutterroom.com/
4. Getting Cricky http://www.gettingcricky.com/2012/01/simply-sunday-challenge-its-celebration.html

I wanted to make a cute simple uncluttered card that focused on the glass with some shine and sparkle. This card is great for mass production because it is quick and easy to assemble. I got the glass on the Cricut From My Kitchen cartridge and cut it at 4 inche. I added some Stickles on the top of the glass and popped it up with some SU dimensionals. I also used a white gel pen and a silver stardust pen to add some detail and sparkle. The sentiment is from MPS. The edges are inked with Distress Ink Iced Spruce. I lastly added a ribbon because I feel like a New Year is a gift from God and sometimes ribbons make me think of presents and gifts...and seeing a New Year is definitely a gift to treasure.