Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #75/Challenge 15 "Masculine Cuts"

The challenge for this week is to make a masculine birthday card using something 
with wheels, and any colors or cartridges you'd like. http://cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com/

and for the Challenge 15 "Masculine Cuts" over at http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/

Ok So I made this card using the Fathers Day Cricut Cartridge.
Cuts: The motorcycle(forgot how big ) and the word "cool" (4"). 
Just used a simple blue for the base and the embossed foil is a piece of reynolds wrap (the ones that are individually for tacos) embossed w/ my cuttlebug. It took quite well I was impressed.
 I did two types the 1st card is for challenge #75 making it a Happy Birthday card !
and below the 2nd card I changed up only a little bit to make it a Fathers Day Card. I used my 1" hole puncher and a stamp that was the perfect fit for the wheel to make it a Fathers Day Card. I also in the 2nd one used Tim Holtz Glossy Accents to make the gray shine. Everything else is the same. 

I really like how this card came out and the foil embossed. Thanks for stopping by !!! I love the fathers day cartridge !!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #8

Here is a birthday card that I made for my neighbors 8 yr old daughter. 
I am entering this in the Creative sisters Monday Challenge #8 which you can find here http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com/2011/05/creative-sisters-monday-challenge-8.html
Challenge is anything b-day theme.

The image is the favor from the Sweet Treats cartridge and I just love it!!! I don't remember how big I cut it maybe about 3" or so. I used Martha Stewart glitter pens to go over the yellow red and blue streamers because it looked plain before that. Thanks for coming by and taking a peek. 

Animal Card Challenge

I just made this card for the Animal Card Challenge found here http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com/2011/05/animal-card-challenge-week-of-may-17th.html

I used Nifty Fifties cricut cartridge cut the cat and the blue background at 4".
The words cool cat were cut at 1" (I think)
and I used a stamp that I had CELEBRATE fr Michaels dont know the name of the set.
I figured this could be a b-day card or any celebration that somebody might have. Kept it simple I suppose but I really had a hard time with this cat being that I don't care for cats too much lol (more of a dog lover) but Im pleased with the outcome.
Thanks for stopping by !!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Schools Out Summer Drive

We have been connected with a Title 1 Elementary school that is in need of composition books and journals to encourage student to write this summer. A Title I school is a school with a large number of economically disadvantaged children. They specifically work towards improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged children.
Our goal is to collect 180 journals, along with a fun writing tool (pencil or pen), a card wishing them a Happy Summer and a bookmark to encourage reading.
The deadline is June 8.
Cards and items sent in count as an entry into the give away. Cards and bookmarks earn 1 entry each, notebooks and pens/pencils earn 2 entries for each.
So far our prize pack is Dinner for Two at TGI Fridays, two movie tickets and the craft goodies below:
click on this website to go directly to there page and see the other giveaways : http://www.cardcupids.org/blog/?p=1257
Hopefully I'll be working on this challenge this weekend and be able to post some pics  I hope you'll can participate such a good cause. Thank You

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Design A Clipboard

Hello Just a quick craft I did this weekend, I enjoyed my Sunday crafting How Wonderful !!
I had a brown clipboard I didn't think to take a before picture because I honestly didn't think I was gonna pull this one off good enough to post. Im sure everybody knows what a boring old brown clipboard looks like right.  And now here is my new fabulous clipboard.
I got the idea from Michaels they had a flyer posted with this same exact idea. 
Top is the front view
Bottom is the back view 
All I used is duct tape Michaels has a variety of colors designs paper 8.5"x11" and roll duct tape.
I used 3 of the sheets measured and cut the black i cut in strips and folded in half to the width and wrapped around the clipboard. Finished it off with a bow!

Im so happy with my clipboard before it was ugly and now im going to use it all the time. I love this print it's my favorite. I'm tempted to decorate more using this pattern and if I do I'll sure post them. 
Here is the flyer from Michaels. Thanks For stopping by !!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Get Well Soon Card

Well today was good and bad !! Bad because my poor baby (10yr old) got sick he had fever, chills, throwing up, and loss of appetite. So I picked him up early from school and he rested all day sweating it out. The good thing that came out of it was I was able to stay home with him (instead of going to my night job) and had plenty of time to cook him chicken soup (which he didn't eat and ate a PB & J sandwich lol & later threw it up) and make him a card. NOW I CAN NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS CARD !!!! A while back i saw it on Karli's blog http://craftingwithclass.blogspot.com/ She is very talented lady if you haven't checked out her website you probably will now!!
Here is a direct link to the video for this card: http://craftingwithclass.blogspot.com/2010/05/tissue-box-pop-up-card-video-tutorial.html#comment-form

The bear I got from sizzix die the paper is fuzzy and soft; the brown strip i cuttlebugged with dots folder, I then sanded it a little, and used different markers to color the dots. Also used Martha Stewart border punch which i love and just recently got; 1st time using it. 

The heart he's holding and on the inside were leftover hearts I had made from the V-day projects earlier.
My sons name used Old West cartridge, The balloon hearts is from Sweetheart cartridge. The words Get Better & Ah Choo are from Wild Card Cartridge.
I used my white gel pen to outline the hearts and right a little poem inside. 

The 2 sided paper i used is from Martha Stewart and I used 1 sheet to make the card and tissue box. The poem i made up real quick says: Hope you feel better! Your pillow couldn't have been wetter! Mommy will take care of you; when your sick and feeling blue! I love you always Love Mom
alittle corny but i was just trying to make it rhyme and finish to give it to him. ( The pillow being wet cuz he was sweating ALOT !!)

side view (just used half a tissue and  I made the opening by hand)
Hope you'll like it I know i sure did when i saw it and it was super easy. 

I got an Award!!!

Yay Im so excited I got an award!!! This one is from Stacy at http://lovethatbug.blogspot.com/ I have been following her blog and she has a wonderful Create a Critter series you'll would enjoy!! Thank you so much for the award and visiting my blog !!! 
It is called the Liebster Blog Award. This award is given to people with talent you admire but feel they do not get the recognizition they deserve. Now I must pass it on to 3 other blogs. 
Here are my choices in no particular order:
1.  http://craftingwithclass.blogspot.com/
2.  http://patsscraps.blogspot.com/
3.  http://theinspiredretreat.blogspot.com/

These are all wonderful blogs that I follow. I know you'll like them too Go by and show some love check there projects out !!! Thanks everybody !!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birthday Card using Create-A-Critter cartridge!!

Hello this is the birthday card I made for a very good friend of mine. I used the Martha Stewart scoreboard to make an A9 size card and envelope. ( 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 ) Used my action wobble for the ladybug.
Ladybug is from Create a critter, Happy Birthday is from Celebrate with Flourish.
Her favorite color is purple so I tried to use as much as I could without overdoing it. The paper is lavendar which you can't tell too much.
Heres a quick pic & video
video
Ok Thank You for Watching Hope you enjoyed what you saw and hope to have something new soon !!!


updated V-day projects!!

Ok so here is the box that I made for my son used Sweethearts cartridge for word and puppy!! I used an action wobble on the puppy to make him spring; irocks tool for eyes & collar; I've included a quick video !

video
oh and i was super tired that day so I had my camera sideways apparently lol Sorry !!
Next is my finished heart containers fr TBB&M I had bought some Mickey & Minnie lipglosses for the ladies at work so I went w/ Mickey for the front & put a rose, and I used action wobbles for mickey as well. The stamp is a Michaels $1.00 stamp & of course embossed the red heart w/ my cuttlebug. They loved them !! Can you believe some of  them don't  even know what a cricut machine is !!!!

The mickey had a lot of glueing parts I like the finished cut however it was quite tedious; it was the first time i used that cartridge since i got it. 

and I didn't have time to make more of the above products for other co-workers so I went w/ the sour cream container look, using toilet paper rolls was faster and look nice I was only able to fit 3 reeses peanut butter cups in them. The ladies enjoyed them as well!! 

The hearts I used my gypsy to put a smiley face fr another cut onto a small heart I like the outcome & I love my gypsy !!! 

Ok lastly just wanted to show how i made the banner that is on the above puppy box picture.
video
Needless to say I only had less than 1 day to finish all these projects and a b-day card that i'll post next!! I was tired but sooo glad I made them and everybody enjoyed the valentines treats!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines crafts

Hello just a quick card for my sisters birthday which is today. I haven't had alot of time to craft since I recently started working again but hopefully i'll be able to post every now and then.
This is a card that I welded with my gypsy the length was 12" used MS brown cardstock.
I used a valentine scrap paper to cover the front. 

and just finished decorating it with ribbon stamps and some glitter glue on the crown. I wish I would've had more time to think about her b-day card but I'm ok with this one. It was my 1st time using a weld on front of the card.  
 the inside i used my cricut to cut the happy birthday and i used my white gel pen to make it pop! The saying is a stamp i bought at a craft store ??(hobby lobby or Michaels or Joanns) don't remember. It looked plain to me so I added stickers that I had to add pizzaz lol !! I hope she likes it Her b-day is on Valentines Day !!

Below are the beginnings of the treat bags I am making for my co-workers at work Used Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge then used a scallopped heart on top on both sides used my cuttlebug to emboss. I used 3 different colors and think I like the pink one more than the black and lavendar just cuz it matches better. It's not finished I will be finishing them tomorrow and post a pic afterwards. 
and below is a box I made with my MS scoreboard it's 4x4x2 unsure what i will be using it for just wanted to do it I'll post pics later It's in the works need to figure out what I can put on top. Im thinking it's for my son I want to use action wobbles and make something springy on top. I just got my action wobbles in last wk and haven't been able to use them Can't wait till I can craft a little bit more.


Ok well that's it for now Now it's time to get off to the bowling party. Thanks 4 Watching!! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Oh my goodness I'm so excited Ijust received this award after only a few months of having my blog; It just made my day !!!

Thanks so much to Janice over at http://cricutology.blogspot.com/ for such a nice award she has enjoyed my new blog !!!! I as well have enjoyed her blog and am a follower of her Go check out her page !!!


Upon receiving this award I must…
Thank the person who gave this award to me and link back to their blog
Share 8 things about myself
Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition. 

So here are 8 things about myself...
1. I am a mother of 1 boy
2. I have a 14 year old sister which we are 18 yrs apart !!
3. I love watching tv including reality tv food network etc. 
4. I love shopping online QVC & HSN kinda addicting !!
5. I work a seasonal job which means I work 1/2 of the year and i choose to work night shift ! 
6. I love baking cupcakes !! 
7. I am active at my church; I have taught classes in the past 3 yrs this yr im taking a break
8. I love spicy foods !!! and Chinese foods : ) YUMMO!!! 


Here are 8 blogs that i've recently discovered in no particular order : 
http://melissascrappenplace.blogspot.com/
http://raineydaycrafter.blogspot.com/
http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
http://www.creativecutter.org/
http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/
http://jeanscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
http://lovethatbug.blogspot.com/
http://jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com/







Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bowling Invitations

Hello This is a bowling invitation i made for my sister she is going to be 14 yes much younger than me.
I bought these cards a while back but i did take one apart and measure it and also since the paper for the card slip is more than 12" i tried making one using a 12" paper and came out w/ a smaller version template in case anybody wanted to try it. My sister loves neon green and purple colors so this card works good for her!



Ok so above are the instructions for the above card
and below are the updated measurements for a 12" card

OOPSIES almost forgot to show the invitation itself I used my cuttlebug to put the YOUR INVITED etc. and I clear embossed the Happy Birthday stamp on the page the only thing is I probably should've embossed less because when i was stamping the information it kind of got in the way. 
Ok guys here is the almost finished invitation still need to put date and time still haven't finished.

 HOPE YOU'LL LIKED IT THANKS FOR STOPPING BY !!!
Quick video:  error on pins i meant bowling balls used the punch and the pins i used fr paperdolls cartridge clowns pins !!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bo Bunny Giveaway !!


Here is a fantastic giveaway I have entered it 7 times w/ each different instructions you can enter up to 10 times. It's really worth it !!

Monday, January 31, 2011

ROBOT CARD

Hello wanted to share my cute little Robot card I made for my son !! The only thing is I wasn't sure if I wanted to make it a Valentines Card or a Good Luck on your TAKS testing card So Happy Birthday sticker on the last card was removed. 
The Robot is from B is for Boy cricut cartridge / Yellow shape is from Gypsy Wanderings (decor tag) and i cuttlebugged it with spots and dots folder  / The card shape is from 2 shapes on the same cartridge I welded together using my gypsy outlined the front of card w/ white gel pen.

For the inside I used the same shape as the front in white for the sentiment writing ect. 

The  tag says another year older i bought in a pack at Michaels but I think Im going to make it into a Valentines Card for my son and maybe write Im Nuts 4 U !! or something like that lol !! Not sure yet!!

 Well theres a quick card I made Hope you like it !!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Terrific Tuesday & Wacky Wednesday Challenges TWO BIRDS W/ 1 STONE!!

Hello I am submitting another card but this time it's for 2 different challenges. I wanted to do both but didn't have time to do an individual card so I thought & thought until I finally came up with this:

The stamps are from Michaels $1.00 bin  the 2 hearts w/ words are 1 stamp I just cut 'em up!! I also used my cuttlebug swirls on the pink background, I love that folder! I forgot about it until last minute I wish I would've also cuttlebugged the brown heart I probably would've used the dots folder but oh well!!

The inside sentiment is a sticker from KC & COMPANY All  Occasions Card Quotable sticker pad!!

http://scrappymoms-stamps.blogspot.com/ Terrific Tuesday Challenge using Sweethearts cartridge 
I welded the hearts together using my gypsy, the scalloped heart and small heart w/ couple are all fr the cartridge.    And for the colors WHY those colors you may be asking That's for my next challenge which is from Paula at http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com  for her Wacky Wednesday #23 Color Challenge.
 The challenge this week was to create any Project using the colors Brown, Green & Pink. I used different shades of pink & brown So  theres my card & I think it's the one I'm going to give to my honey for Valentines Day so I asked him not to look at my blog till then lol !! Hope you'll enjoy this card and I would appreciate it if you would follow my blog. Thank You!!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Something Yummy Challenge

Hello everybody today I am submitting another challenge for www.mypinkstamper.com
The challenge is to make something that is SUPER YUMMY!! Doesn't It look yummy and especially good for Valentines Day coming up. I got the strawberry from the Celebrate with flourish; For the champagne I used the sweethearts cartridge. Feel free to comment or ask questions. Thank You for taking the time to view my project. If you like what you see Follow my page I'm just starting it and would appreciate it. 


Ok Just another pic to explain how I made the strawberries. On the brown paper i simply cut the leaves part off and glued the brown stem back on top of the green paper. I used glossy accents to make the chocolate shine.        

and here is the video : 
video

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge !!

This is for Robyns at www.mypinkstamper.com Birthday Challenge! Monday was her birthday and so she is giving away 2 cartridges Simply Charmed which I've been wanting 4 Ever!!! and Twinkle Toes which is cute ! The challenge is to make a birthday card and here is mine:
 I used Forever Young cartridge to make the silhouette; Wild Card for the greeting; Tags Bags Boxes & More for the pink tag behind the greeting I used my gypsy to weld 2 tags together. The lil' shoes on the ribbon are fr a punch i have; I layered some scalloped circles in different sizes with pop ups and stamped the age of my girlfriend whom this card is for. Hope you'll like it !!
Yay I got my blog up and going!! I am new to all of this so bare with me it'll take some time to learn everything on here but my main reason for this blog is just to be able to follow along with challenges and post some of my projects etc.  I hope you all enjoy what little projects I do post and feel free to follow me on the side. Thanks !! Hope you all enjoy !