Month: March 2010

Crafty Creations – Anything Goes!

It’s a free for all over at Crafty Creations this week!!  So feel free to hop on over and leave us a link to a brand new creation of your choice. Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lily-Boo’s Boutique!! paper: Crate Blue Hill, Kraft cs Accessories: Cricut Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, Daisy chain border punch, Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Best Yet I’m entering my card in these challenges: Cricut Cardz Challenge: anything goes Cricutters Anonymous: woman themed project Thanks for stopping by my friends!!

A Cricut Easter Project and a Card

Hi again!  I’m so excited!! I have two new projects up on Custom Crops I want to tell you about.  The first is a Mini Bunny Basket and the second a Spring/Easter card. Both are made using the Cricut and the mini basket only uses one cartridge (Easter 2010).  If you would like all the details and the simple tutorials for either one just click on their links.  I hope you like them!  I’d so appreciate your comments on Custom Crops if you have a moment to log in!   Check out the other wonderful new tutorials/projects while you’re there by Susan and Megan from Above Rubies Studios!  Yes, I’m in great company over there!!

Razzleberry Bird

The new QFTD on SCS is Pat Smethers! She is Queen for the Day and so very worthy of the title!!  She is always leaving the most uplifting and kind hearted comments on so many SCS’ers cards!! If you have a moment and would like to see this lovely stamper’s gallery you can right HERE.  I promise you will not be disappointed! This is the card I made casing one in her gallery here. I used the winter woodland Cricut cartridge to cut the tag with the bird in the center.  It’s cut at 2″ and then the shadow feature was used for the razzleberry layer.  I cut another in white with the shadow feature on at 2 1/4″.  The flourish underneath is from the Home Decor cartridge, cut at 1 1/2″.  The corners are cut using a Martha Stewart decorative lattice edge punch. I just center the corners tip in the middle of the border punch.Voila a different corner punch! I’ve used Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps for the border around the bird in Versacolor …

Simpler Days

I remember simpler days when all I had to ponder of were the clouds that seemingly performed for one their symphony without sound above shifting so my gazing face was warmed by gracious sun. Cool grass at my back,  summer days had just begun days lived so long that their ending never occurred to trouble me all my thoughts being of wondrous things, under dappling shade of tree.

A Little Someone

Spring… a time for new beginnings and BABIES!!  Crafty Creations challenge this week is all about babies.  They need not be human babies, there are lots of cute babies in the animal kingdom too! I used Stampin’ Up!  Muir dp, kraft cardstock and a vanilla tag.  This little image is called “Dreampuff” by House Mouse. The cotton ball puff is flocked in white, although it’s hard to see that in the photo.  I used the sentiment from the BEST YET Stampin’ Up! set,”a little something…”  but just inked up the part I wanted with a black Memento marker. CRAFTY CREATIONS is having a DT CALL!!  If you would like to possibly join us on the team, leave a comment at CCC and a link to your card and blog so we can find you! Thanks for stopping by!!

Father’s Day Card

I usually have trouble making masculine cards, but I like the way this one turned out. I picked up a few scene stamps on the weekend, and I thought I would use one for this card. The scene is colored with copics and I used two prints from K & Company and some Kraft paper for the base. Copics: B00, B01, BG11,BG13,BG15 Papers: Kraft, K & Company, white card stock Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Always Artichoke Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your company!! 😉

Mon Amie Peggy

There’s a new challenge on at SCS and it’s called Queen for the Day! My sweet friend Peggy is QFTD for this week.  I am thrilled for her and of course had to play along!! I used an MS lattice punch for the bottom border of this pretty new dp I bought on the weekend. It’s called Quite Contrary by My Mind’s Eye. I just love it!   I stamped the SU! Garden Collage image on white card stock and left it uncolored. I like to use images without color sometimes as they can be quite effective this way too.  I simply sponged around the edge of the cs with wild wasabi ink.  The sentiment “Mon Amie” means my friend, in french and is from the Carte Postale stamp set by Stampin’ Up! Thanks for stopping by today!

Easter Celebration

I’ve finally made a card for the Flourishes grand opening celebrations!!  Spring for me, is definitely something to celebrate, as is Easter!   I combined two challenges from Flourishes for this card: FLLCCEL2 (Celebration) and FLLCCEL5 (pink and green). I’ve colored the Flourishes Signs of Spring image with Copics and I’ve paper pieced the eggs in the basket with Basic Grey dp.  The eggs and the frame are cut using my Cricut. Cricut Cartridges: Easter ltd ed. 2010, Accents and elements Copics: R01, R12, R20, R11, E31, G82, G40, YG93 Paper: Basic Grey Sultry dp, Stampin’ Up card stock in green, pink, and white Accessories: dew drops, May Arts lace ribbon Any questions? I’m always happy to answer them! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Pixie Dust

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks.  We flew home last weekend from New Brunswick after visiting with my MIL and had to regroup and focus on the demands of our routine here at home.  Laundry, groceries, appointments, housecleaning, homework … it amazes me how tiring these mundane tasks can be.  I have just not had the energy to do much in the way of crafting this week. We had a good visit with my MIL.  She is such a lovely person, and it is so difficult to see her health deteriorate at such a quick rate.  She is very witty and I enjoyed my time with her.  It was so good for the boys to see their Nanny now too, as she still does not look as sick as her condition would suggest.  She is on oxygen, due to her reduced lung capacity, but  she still was able to joke and laugh with them, and that is what they will remember.  It was difficult to say goodbye, for all of us.  Thanks …

Comfort in a Cup of Tea

This week at Crafty Creations Challenges Claire is asking for FLOWERS, handmade, handcolored, hand cut…just make your own flowers! I cut these flowers out of the same dp that I used to cover my teacup.  I just cut a few extra layers and popped them up, and added a gemstone to the centers.  The inspiration for the teacup came from the Teapot Tuesday Challenge.  I cut the card base and mini teapot tag using A Child’s Year cartridge.  This is a must have cartridge!!!  It has so many useful images, card dies, tags, and icons!!  I cannot say enough about it, I simply LOVE It!! Come join in the Crafty Creations Challenge!! Making flowers of your own is easy and fun and there are so many ways to make them!  I actually made some flowers on my card for last week’s challenge that would have worked beautifully for this week’s challenge too.  Click HERE to see them if you’d like. Papers: K& Company, white card stock Accessories: Cricut Expression, A Child’s Year cartridge, gems, twine