Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last Day for Close To My Heart May Specials

Hello Crafty friends, 
Today is the LAST DAY to get your hands on May's specials, so if you want the stamp of the month $5 or the beautiful Dotty For You paper pack $5  order by TODAY!  

Fabulous May Specials
When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. But that’s not all! There are two ways your customers can get this darling paper packet FREE!
Hostesses will receive a free Dotty for You paper packet when their Gathering sales total $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile donations). *this begins today at 9:00 am MST*

This month's stamp of the month is so beautiful! It has some really great sentiments and some lovely sunflower images! It can be yours for $17.95 or if  you place an order of $50 or more you can get this FABULOUS stamp set for just $5! This is a savings of $12.95!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Layout of Colors & More Challenge

Today I have a layout I made to enter into a couple challenge. I wanted something that was simple and minimal (because I really wanted the background paper to shine--its so pretty to me). One of the challenges I will enter is the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge- Color Inspiration 19. Here is a picture of the color inspiration and I absolutely LOVE the combo:

I will also enter this layout at My Creative Time (use buttons & one photo challenge) and lastly Crafty Calender Challenge (theme is things with wings)

Here is the layout I made for these challenges. I love the clean simplicity of it. I didn't have time to pick up my pictures today at the photo center to add it right away to the layout, but I will add a 4x6 where the blank 4x6 is laying so you get the idea.

I stamped an eye in gray ink (from a snowman assortment) from Peachy Keen Stamps on the bird. I also distressed the bird with the new Tim Holtz purple seasonal distress ink.

The bird 4" and the decorative circles 7" are cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the font 1.5" are from Nursery Rhymes. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Green Thank You

I'm here with my second post for the day. I'm entering this Thank You card into the challenge at D.L. Art for thank you/friends/family cards with the color green on them. I like the way it all came together. The  butterfly was cut from my Cricut Imagine. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.

Daisy Duck Happy Birthday Chicka

I made this card for my little cousin's birthday. I hope she likes it because I LOVE it and this Disney image was a lot of work to put together, so she better--LOL. I added some purple and white twine, a mini button and I embossed the sentiment. I also added some Stardust gel pen to her eyelids to give them some sparkle.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Getting Cricky -Disney
2. My Craft Spot -bows & buttons

Monday, May 28, 2012

Time To Relax In Your Flip Flops

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

I have a fun colorful summer card I made today. I made 3 versions of this card below. One has an Action Wobble on it and the other two I tweaked the sketch. The flip flops where cut on my Gypsy with the Pink Journey cartridge. 

I will enter this Action Wobble card in a challenge at Wobble Wednesdays where the theme is summer. 

The next two cards I will enter into the sketch challenge at Sketches By Carly and the I love Summer challenge at My Sheri Crafts. I will also enter this card at Docerela Creations- What You Love challenge (I love wearing nothing but flip flops during the summer). Here is the Carly sketch.

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Here are my cards.

I used some liquid pop dot glue for the strap on the flip flops to give it some dimension.
I added some green iRock gems for sparkle.

My computer generated sentiment is perfect. The tag is cut from Cricut Art Philosophy.

I hope you like my cards. Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed week. If your ready to finally splurge and purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge you can shop through my CTMH button at the top of bottom of my blog.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Floral Engagement Card

Here goes my second post for today. I have a sweet friend that just got engaged, so I knew I would make this card for her. I scrap lifted this idea from Scrappin Cookie. The card was beautiful and I knew I had to make one too. The card has a great sketch.

I cut the beautiful roses from the Cricut Art Philosophy cart (that really is a must have cart).

I added some Stickles to the cream colored rose to make it sparkle. I also used a script stamp on the banner to give the card a print paper. The inks and brown (hart to find color) embossing powder are from Close To My Heart.

I will enter this card into a challenge at Cardz TV. The theme is engagement, wedding or wedding shower.

Hello Kitty Graduation Card

Hello and happy Sunday!
I have here a Hello Kitty graduation card I made for my daughter. She is not technically graduating to another school or from school, but rather being promoted to the next grade level. Which is in and of itself an accomplishment any child and parents should be proud of. I like to recognize the successful completion of each grade level and she was A honor roll all year--so double whoot whoot!

I cut the image from the Hello Kitty Greetings at 4.25". I put the cutie on an action wobble because my daughter likes to play with them. The tag and sentiment are from a MCT. I used some brown and pink twine I won from My Craft Spot to pull it all together and give it that extra touch I needed.

I will enter this card into these challenges:
1. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge -graduation
2. Celebrate the Occasion -graduation
3. Pink Cricut -what are you up to?
4. My Craft Spot -graduation
5. Cooking With Cricut -use pink
6. Joyful Stamper -anything goes
7. D.L. Art -anything goes

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mermaid In The Sun Card

Hello again Crafty friends,
I know its been a while since my last post, but I have been super busy in other areas of life. Therefore, my crafting has been neglected a bit. But I'm getting my motor running again and I made this BEAUTIFUL card today with a really cute mermaid digi image from The Paper Shelter. I have fallen in love with several of their images and I will be buying more. I made this card with a sweet friend in mind. She lives back east and I like to poke fun at how sunny and warm the weather is here on the west coast in sunny Cali, so this card is perfect with it's sunny SMILE sentiment (from Close To My Heart) and fun sea scenery.

I colored the image with Copic markers, added some Stickles for bling and sparkle, added Glossy Accents on the water, some of the starfish have sand paste on them. I also distressed the edge of two of the star fish with brown Distress Ink and two were distressed over the whole thing with orange Distress Ink. I love the way this card turned out.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Sentimental Sundays
2. Gingerloft Challenge
3. The Paper Shelter
4. Paper Play Time
5. Creative Inspirations
6. Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guy Puppy Card

Hello paper lovers,
I made this cute card for my husband's birthday. It's so challenging for me to make manly cards for grown men. Most of my cartridges and supplies are very girly girl. But I managed this cutie pie card anyway. The puppy is cut from Animal Kingdom and the face was stamped with a Peachy Keen Face Stamp. The pretty Lagoon (turquoise) colored ink is from Close To My Heart. I  stamped the mouth first and then each of the eyes separately because the stamp was too big for the size of the dogs face, so the eyes had to be stamped closer together. Then I decided to make a second dog that I thought was sooo cute too, also cut from Animal Kingdom. So now I have an extra card for my stash.

I will enter the first card in the challenges at 
1. Peachy Keen Stamps Blog - challenge 17 May sketch 
2. Little Claire's Designs -Male Theme.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sketch- Mother's Day Card

Oh goodness, I think this is my 4th post today. I am tired. So I'll be quick in sharing this card. I used my Cricut Imagine to print all the papers used (my machine is running out of ink, so the colors looked distorted). I added some ink and stamped background stamps on some of the flowers. The sentiment if from My Creative Time. The flowers are cut from Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet.

The sentiment continues in the inside of the card to say "Mother's Day"

I inked some vellum and cut the butterfly with a Martha punch then added some Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

This card will be entered into these challenges:
1. The Pink Elephant- All about Mom
2. Little Scrap Pieces- Mother's Day
3. More Than Favors- Mother's Day
4. Docerela Creations- Mother's Day
5. My Creative Time- Sketch challenge
6. Celebrate the Occasion- Mother's Day

Eat Cupcakes First Birthday Card

Time for a cupcake. To bad its made of paper--lol. I prefer the real sugary kind. I guess this one will have to do.
This is one of my favorite Cricut cupcake cuts. I stamped it with a coordinating stamps from CTMH.

I will enter this card into 3 challenge:
1. My Creative Time - Birthday theme.
2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sweet Tooth.
3. Capture the Moment - use scraps for the background & PTI product ( I used PTI white embossing powder-LOVE it)

Down On The Farm Challenge- Have A Moo-velous Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is a fun card I for My Craft Spot' challenge. The theme was "Down on the farm". I cut my farm scene from Nate's ABC at 3.75" and the cow is cut at 2" from Animal Kingdom. I used a black gel pen and inked the edges of cut marks and edge on the cow to give it more detail. This is the first time I used either of these cuts and I think they look fantastic.

I use they eye on one of these Peachy Keen Stamps.

Be sure to check out my entire blog...I've posted a lot today :0)