Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hugs & Kisses

Good Morning Scrappers!!!  Can you believe Valentine's Day is only two weeks away from this Tuesday, January 31, 2012?  I thought I would share a very simple card with you today.  I found this idea over at cricut holiday and wanted to recreate the same.

Today's card is a 5" x 5" using some cuts from the Cricut Tie the Knot, Sweethearts, and Wedding Solutions cartridges.  The frames were cut at several different sizes.  Black was 3 1/2"; pink patterned was 3", and white was 2 1/2".  I used sizzix "heart" embossing folder to add texture to the white with my cuttlebug.

These lips were cut at 1 1/2" using three different cardstocks (white, pink and red).  I added some glitter pen and glossy glitter.  I then attached the lips to the corner of the card using pop dots.

I cut the hugs and kisses at 2 1/2" in red cardstock.  I used my glitter pen to add some color to the saying.  If you don't have these cartridges, not to worry.  You can find all these cuts on the Spring Fever Holiday Cricut Cartridge.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks again for stopping in......

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whoo Loves You?

Wow!!!  I can't believe that this is the last weekend of the month.  Monday we started receiving snow.  We were simply excited.  However, it still wasn't enough to stay.  Boooo!!!  We've had some high winds in replace of the snow and has been extremely cold.  But I'm not complaining.....  Hope everyone had a great week. 

For today's card, I went with the sentiment "Whoo loves you?"  I used kraft cardstock to make a standard A2 card.  With Tim Holts Alterations "Bricked & Woodgrain" set I embossed the card using my cuttlebug.  Then I stamped brown ink all over to bring out the woodgrain.

I used two different circut cartridges:  Create a Critter and Straight from the Nest.  The owl was made at 2 1/2" using brown, cream and pink.  Added some glitter and adhered a pink heart.  The branch and leaf was made at 1 3/4" using brown and green. 

With the same green cardstock, I used "Whoo loves you?" at 1 1/4".  Added some doodling and wha la.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.  Have a great Saturday!!!!

P.S.....  This card was entered into the following challenges:



Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm Lost Without You

Happy Sunday Everyone!!!  Sure hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  We definitely did.  We took a three hour drive to visit with our oldest daughter in the northern part of Montana.  They seemed to have received alot of snow.  So it took a little longer than the three hours, but was well worth it....

Today's card is very simple.  It is a standard A2.  No circut cartridges involved.  I came across a saying and fell in love with it.  So I decided to focus my card on the saying.  Here is what I came up with:

For the base card I folded my blue cardstock in half to make my A2 card.  My cream cardstock was cut at 5 1/4 x 4, then I ran it through my cuttlebug using one of Tim Holtz's embossing folders.  DCWV "Tradewinds" was then cut at 5 x 3 3/4.

I wrapped some ribbon from Michael's Celebrate it Holiday Noel around the DCWV cardstock.

Before I attached the velvet hearts (hobby lobby) to the ribbon. My other daughter and I chose to adhere blue rhinestones to the heart.  We wanted to give it a little bling.......

Finally, we needed to decide on a font.  So, we chose to go simple and print it off on the same blue cardstock that was used to make the initial card.  We also decided to enter our card into the following challenge:

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Come Ride With Me, My Valentine

Hi Scrappers!!!  Hope you all had a great week.  As some of you know, we were expected to receive 10-20" of snow all week.  Well, we planned for it.  Scheduled our work around the snow and tried to avoid the mountains.  It back fired!!!!  We never received the snow.  It seemed to have passed right over us.  We did get the 45mph winds and the artic cold.  But that was it.  Oh, well.......

So since I had some free time from regular work.  I decided to work on some more Valentine's Day cards.  The other day I was web surfing and came across this talented lady "Crafting with Katie".  Her cards are so darn cute.  I just couldn't resist making one of them myself.  Below is my version of her card.

For this card I used the bicycle from Just Because Cards.  The basket is from Sweethearts, and the hearts are from Create a Critter.  The sentiments are from Fiskars "Friendship Garden" and "All Year Greetings".

This is a closer look of the bike.  I cut the main bike in black at 8", followed with the layers of pink and silver.  The basket was cut at 2 3/4" in basic white and then stamped with pink dust by Versa Magic.

For the hearts, I cut them at 1" in the same pink as the bike.  stitched around the inside with a white marker and stamped "love" in two of the heart.  I used an 1/8" ribbon (orange cream) to attached to the hearts from the basket.

For the third heart I stamped "Love You".  For the paper I used:  DCWV "The Spring Stack - Printed Paper" and "The Spring Cardstock stack".

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quilling Heart Card

Wow!!!  What a Day.  Woke up this morning with SNOW and it has been snowing all day.  Yeah!!!  So look out East Coast.  It's coming...  So for today's card, I quilled hearts.  It was simply easy if you own a quilling tool.  First let me show the card and then I will explain how I did it.

You will need:

A Quilling Tool
6 strips of white cardstock (1/8 x 11)
2 strips of red cardstock (1/8 x 12), I made this one bigger, but you can do them all the same size.
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
Pink cardstock (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
4 white cardstock squares (each measuring 1")
Glitter Glue and Glossy Accents

Make 6 white quilled circles, make sure the coil is about the size of a 1" square.  Then glue the ends to secure.  Do the same for your two red strips.  Now pinch all of the coils so that it makes a teardrop shape.  Glue two teardrops together to form a heart.  See picture below:

As your hearts a drying.  Center your 1" square starting at about 1 1/2" down from the top.  I left about a 1/4" in between the squares.  Then adhere to pink cardstock followed with adhering the hearts to each square using Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  I added Glossy Accents to each white heart and red glitter glue to the red heart.  Here is a close up.

I finished my card with stamping "Happy Valentine's Day" in red.  Very Simple.....  Thanks again for stopping by.  As always, I love receiving your comments.  Until later, have a wonderful Sunday... 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pink Hearts

Good Morning Scrappers!!!!!  This month has started off crazy and has yet to stop.  As some of you already know. This is just a hobby of mine.  My full time job is assisting my husband with the day-to-day business office work of our appraisal company.  So, if you own your own business you'll understand how busy I have been this month.  However for those of you that don't, this month is our end of year tax season.  Which means I have to prepare all the 1099's for our employees.  So I've been busy.  But, I was able to squeeze in sometime in last night and make this pink heart Valentine's Day card.

Below, is a closer look of the "I LOVE YOU" label. 

And below this is a closer look of the pin that was stuck in the ribbon.

There really wasn't much to this card.  I made a standard A2 card.  Cut the pattern cardstock 1/4" shorter all around.  Attached green ribbon and stuck a hot pink rhinestone on the bow.   Cut a piece of light pink cardstock and at the bottom I used my Martha Stewart Heart Punch and covered the back with a thin piece of green cardstock.  This way the hearts would be accented.  Then I finished the hearts with hot pink rhinestone.  Add a few pearls to the side and stamp "I LOVE YOU".  For the pin, I used a jewelry pin.  I hot glued the pink heart and slid pearl beads on the pin and hot glued the last two together so they wouldn't fall off.  Finally, I trimmed any extra off the pin so no one would poke themselves.

With today being a month away from Valentine's Day.  I thought now would be a great time to share.   I hope to share more goodies with you every week.  My goal is to have something posted everyday relating to Valentine's Day.  But we will see.  Anyway, have a wonderful Saturday and thank for sharing this morning with me.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Build A Page Album

Wow!!!  Can you believe that today is the first Friday of the New Year...  I sure can't.  So in the event to start this year off.  My daughter and I over the holidays worked hard to finish this build a page album.  Our plan is give it to her host family during her visit with them in Austria this year.  Their favorite color is blue, so we tried to stay with that in mind and use paper from DCWV "Tradewinds" stack.  Of course, when she arrives she will show them how to fill it with pictures.  That is why there are none shown in the album.

Unfortunately, these photos didn't come out the greatest.  Yes they were all taken outside with the sun shining.  The duct tape used was gold, however, it shows yellow.

The next couple of pictures are of the inside pages.  Again, I apologize for the clarity.  The wind also started blowing hard so I could only post with what I had.

This album of course is another creation from Kathy Orta over at Paper Phenomenon.  If you are interested in learning how to make this album, please visit Paper Phenomenon by clicking on this link.

Again feel free to leave comments.  I look forward to sharing them with my daughter.....  Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mini Sunflower Purse

Happy New Year 2012!!! Yesterday we hit our record high of 52 degrees.  Can you believe it?  I'm sure we are all looking at one another asking when winter is truly going to hit.  Personally, I'm not.  It's been really nice not having to shovel snow or slipping and falling on my butt.......  And with Spring not to arrive for a couple more months, I will admit that I miss the beautiful colors of flowers.  So with all said.  I would like to share with you this sunflower purse.

This purse was quite simple to make.  Below is my recipe on how I made it.
Forever Young Cricut Cartridge
Card Base - Green cardstock (12x12) Page 72 "Purse" @ Fit to Page
Paper Patch Sunflower cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Page 68 "Purse/Shift @ 5 1/2
Brown Button
Recollection Cream Flower
Bic Mark It Marker
Blue Tissue Paper