Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ah, Summer!!!

Today, I would like to share with you a card that represents us during the summer.  Every year around the 4th of July, our family gets together to float the Madison River.  However, this year might be different because of the major fire that it located directly where we begin our float.  If this fire continues then we will need to change our plans.  Anyway, here is my card.




I began with scoring a piece of green cardstock in half (5 1/2 x 11).  The patterned paper was cut at (5 3/8 x 5 3/8).  I folded only the upper right corner down exposing the green cardstock.




I cut the floating girl with water at 3 1/2" using my cricut cartridge "Pack your Bags". 




For the girls hat I chose to cover up the flower cut by glueing on a flower rhinestone.  I thought I would give it some bling. 




For the sun, I used that same cricut cartridge "Pack your Bags and cut it at 2 1/4".  As you can see I just left it simple. I used foam tape and attached it to the right hand corner of the card.  I also doodled white stitches with my white gel pen.




Since the lower right corner of the card looked plain.  I decided to help bring out the yellow with adding yellow rhinestones to give it more bling.




With my sentiment, I chose to use my computer and printed "Ah, Summer!!!".  Then I doodled with my hot pink zig pen after using EKSuccess large punch "photo labels".  Before adhering everything to the main card, I wrapped We R Memory Keepers "pink floss"  around the patterned paper.


Here are some the challenges I've entered my card into:

Cooking with Cricut - Celebrate Water
CardZ TV - Summer Fun
Cricut Chirp - A Smiling Sparkling Sun

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Golf Tie Breaker

Wow what a hot day.  Our temperature is currently 92 degrees.  I know, some of you are laughing.  But that is like being in Las Vegas when it is above 120 degrees.  Besides, we don't have air-conditioning since we would only need to use it maybe five days out of the entire year.  So to stay cool the dogs and I go down in the basement where it is cooler and I can work on my cards.

Yesterday, my husband and son-in-law played a game of golf up in Great Falls, Montana.  They had an amazing time together.  Now that they are tied one one.  I thought I would make another golf card and share it with you all.


Base card is grey at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  I cut black at 5 1/4" x 4" and the pattern paper (Colorbok) 5 1/8" x 4 1/8".



For the golf club, golf ball and tee, I used the cricut cartridge "Fathers Day (button #24) at 3 1/2".  I used my gypsy to hide images before cutting.  I cut the main golf club in both brown and silver.  Attached the brown to the silver and removed the brown handle.  The rivets were then cut in silver and attached to the brown.  Both the tee and golf ball were cut in white.  I ran the golf ball through my cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder and inked it with brown.  These were then attached to the brown. 



Before attaching the image to the card I wrapped green twine around and added a green button with black DMC floss.  This was then glued onto the green twine.




Thinking that I was finished I stamped "Happy Birthday in the corner with brown ink.  After everything was adhered to the card.  I realized that I had forgotten to add grass.  Silly me........  Oh well,  next time I make it I won't forget it.

So it looks like that maybe next week the boys are going to play another round of golfer together.  I wonder which one is going to win.   Until next weekend.......  Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tee Time....

OMG!!!!!  We have finally started receiving our warm temperatures.  Loving it!!!  Spent three - four hours out in the yard the other day and got a golden brown tan.  I'm no longer that white/white color (ha,ha).  Or as my husband would say "paste white".

Today I wanted to share with you another masculine card that I made for my son-in-law's birthday next week.  Since the men in my life love to golf.  I thought this card would be nice to give to him. 




Again a standard A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  The base card I used is the same color grey for the pants on the golfer.  The patterned paper is DCWV (dots, stripes, & plaids) was cut at 4 x 4 1/2.  The glitter green I used was also from DCWV (the Christmas & Winter combo).  I cut the green at 4 x 2.  From the 2" line I hand cut a rolling hill to give the illusion that the golfer was hitting out in the greens. 




The blue color cardstock was cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4. But before I ran it through my cuttlebug using Divine Swirl folder, I needed to first stamp my sentiment.  So I used my standard Studio G stamp "Happy Birthday" with black ink.





For the golfer I used my cricut cartridge "Sports Mania".  On page 69 of the manual, I cut him out at 4" using the main figure (white), layer (grey), and shadow (black).  Glue them all together and adhered him to the completed card.

We decided to wait until after today's golf game to write our sentiment inside.  So good luck Gabe and Happy Birthday!!!!
   
Challenges:

Just A Scrappin' - Anything goes, but also need to use color green

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy 20th Anniversary Darling!!!!

Today is our 20th Anniversary.....  As every married couple, we have had our ups and downs.  But I sure wouldn't change anything.  Our growth together helps us get stronger and stronger as the years pile up.  I am so very thankful to have such a wonderful, handsome, and charming man to share my life with..... I Love You!!!!!

Since we are on the roll of anniversaries this month.  I would like to share with you an anniversary card I made for my In-Laws.  They will be celebrating their 48th anniversary on the 26th of June.  Congratulations to you both!!! 




I cut the card base from Life's A Party (page 62) @ 5" in white cardstock.  Then I cut it again in white using the card/shift key @ 4 3/4".  Ran it through my cuttlebug to give it some dimension. 




But before I did that, I had to stamp Happy Anniversary on the top with black ink.




For this part of the card, I used my Sweetheart cartridge (page 35) @ 4 3/4" to cut the couple.  The pattern paper was cut at 4 x 3 3/8.  I attached the couple to the pattern paper and centered them in the middle of the heart.  I removed the legs of the couple that were hanging.




Before attaching everything to the main card I wrapped "Michael's" ribbon and made a bow.  Then I adhered foam tape and attached it to the main card.  I finished it up with a pearl from Recollection and White Opal liquid pearls in the center of the divots.




For the inside, I again used Life's A Party along with my gypsy and hid the heart shape.  I cut one at 4 1/2" in black and one at 4 1/4" in white.  Attached them to the inside of the card.  This is where I will write our personal thoughts to them. 


I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I did.  Just think, this could also be used as a wedding card by using the brides color and stamping "On Your Wedding Day".  The thoughts are endless............   Happy Anniversary again to both my Husband and my In-Laws!!!

Challenges:

DL Art - 2 colors, ribbon, embossing

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day.......

I hope you all are enjoying fathers day today.   As most of you already know, my father passed away less than a year ago.  I have fond memories of him and he will always be remembered...  Earlier this morning my Son-in-Law sent me this poem "In Loving Memory on Father's Day".  I thought it was so sweet of him to send it to me that I wanted to share it with all of you.




Now on to my card.  A couple of weeks ago I came across this card and wanted to try and duplicate it.  However, I didn't know when I first saw it, that this talented lady only used stamps.  Yes I said stamps.  Something I don't have many of.  But because I liked it so much, I decided to give it a try with my cricut instead.  I used two cartridges:  George and Basic Shapes and Create a Critter.  So lets get started.......





This card is not your standard card.  Your will need a piece of cardstock the size of 6 1/2 x 9.  Scored it in half to measure 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.  That will be your base card.  You will need the following cardstock sizes: (1) 4 x 4 1/2 and (1) 2 1/8 x 4 1/4 - black; (1) 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 and (1) 1 7/8 x 4 - grey; (1) 3 1/2 x 4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 - green.



For the hole, you will use George and Basic Shapes and cut (1) 1" circle in grey and (1) 1/2" in black.  I then stamped white ink on the only one side to give it a shadow look.  The glued the two together and attached it in the upper left corner on the green cardstock.




From there, using the same cartridge, I cut another 1/2" circle.  This time in white and ran it through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder.  This will be your golf ball.




For the golf shoes, I cut three ovals measuring 1 3/4" x 1".  For this I used my gypsy.  I cut (2) black, (2) white and (2) red.  I snipped off the tip of the red oval.  Pierced four holes and stuck white brads through each hole.  Then drew black lines with my zig pen for the lace.  With black ink, I highlighted the left side only of both the white and red ovals.  The I glued all three together to form a shoe.



For the club, I used my paper cutter.  I cut white cardstock at 1/8".  Length doesn't matter since you will be sizing it before all attached.  Used black ink to highlight the white.  The black cardstack was cut at 1/4" x 1 1/4" and highlighted with white.  Again you will remove any hang over if needed.  For the tip of the club, I just hand cut a half moon out of white and highlighted in black.  Attached everything together to form the club.




This grass was cut at 2" using the Create a Critter cartridge.





Since I liked the same sentiment that was used on her card.  I chose to use the same.  I used a simple font from my computer and did the best I could to center and yet make it large enough so you could read it.  The inside of the card, I simply typed "Happy Father's Day". 

Thank you all for spending a few minutes with me on this special day.  Now, please return to your father's and enjoy the time you have with them.

Challenges:

Simply Create Too - Father's Day
DL Art - A Card for a Man
DYSU - Boys/Men
Papercraft Star - Father's Day
Cards for Men - Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts - Father's Day
Celebrate the Occasion - Father's Day

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just Married...............

Today I decided to share with you this cute "Just Married" card.  The only Cricut cartridge that you will need is "wedding".  So let's get started......



The base card is a standard A2 card.  I used brown cardstock and scored it in half.  The white cardstock was cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and then ran through my cuttlebug using the Swiss dots folder.  I then adhered a piece of ribbon about 5 1/2" long to the white cardstock before attaching it to the base card.  From there, I cut my pattern paper at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" from Colorbok "Earth Tones" and adhered that to my card.




Now using the wedding cartridge, I cut this heart in brown cardstock at 1 1/2".  I cut it again in white cardstock.  However I changed the size to 1" and removed the open heart by cutting it with scissors.  Taking the white heart, I ran it through my cuttlebug using the Swiss dots folder and attached foam tape to the back of it and adhered it to the brown heart.  I then got my white gel pen out and doodles around the white heart before gluing it to the main card.




Using the same cartridge, I cut the car (2) twice at 3 1/2" in brown cardstock.  The first car, I only added a small piece of white cardstock behind the wording "Just Married".  With this same car I doodled around the entire car with my white gel pen.  For the second car, I add a piece of pattern cardstock from the same Colorbok "Earth Tones"  Covering the window and headlights.  Then I put foam tape on the back of the first car and attached it to the front of the second car.  I cut off the tail from the car and then attached the car to the card with adhesive tape.




I substituted the original tail with these rhinestones instead.  Trying to bring out the sparkle that is in the pattern paper.





I took Recollections big pearl stickers and glued one in the middle of each headlight to give dimension .




Finally, I finished up by take a piece of white ribbon and making a bow.  I would also like to thank "cutecardsbychris" for demonstrating how to make this card.  You are a very talented woman...

Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday and enjoying your nice weather.  We currently are having rain showers with temperatures of 47 degrees. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy Anniversary!!!

Whoever said it doesn't "snow" in June is wrong.  Today started off partly cloudy.  Good enough to get some errands ran and now "snowing".  Only in Montana (ha,ha). 

Anyhoo, today I would like to share an anniversary card that I made by scrap lifting it off of Youtube.  You will need the following cricut cartridges:  Life's a Party and Sweetheart.  So let's get started.




I chose to use only two colors:  Black and White.  The base card is located on page 62 in the Life's a Party manual.  I cut it at 5" under the card key in white cardstock.  I then cut another piece of white cardstock using the card/shift key at 4 3/4".    




For the couples silhouette I used Sweetheart cartridge on page 35.  It was cut at 4 3/4" in black cardstock.  After centering the silhouette in the heart I trimmed off any extra black.  The pattern cardstock is from Colorbok "Neutrals".  I cut it to measure a square the size 4" x 3 3/8".  It fits perfectly behind the silhouette.




Before attaching everything to the piece of white cardstock.  I first had to stamp "Happy Anniversary" from Hero Arts - Everyday Sayings.  Then I embossed the white using my cuttlebug.  Now I was able to start putting my card together.




But, I needed to adhere my ribbon from Michael's to the bottom and add a pearl drop from Recollection.  Now I added foam tape to back and attached it to the main card.  However, I still wasn't done.  I decided to finish it up with my white opal liquid pearls. Now it's finished and boy it sure looks stunning.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Saturday.


Challenges:

D.L. Art - Anything goes
Anything Goes - Anniversaries
Try it on Tuesday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything goes

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hey Ladies.................

Since Summer is just around the corner.  I thought this would be a perfect time to share this fun shaped card with all you ladies.




I googled a template for a man's chest.  When I found the one that I liked, I enlarged it and traced it over onto a skin tone cardstock.  I then reprinted the same image and cut out only the upper chest area.  Added foam tape to give it deminision.  With my TBBM cricut cartridge I made the ribs and attached them with foam tape.  Then I used a very small circle punch for the belly button and man boobs.  Everything was inked in a brown prior to attaching to the main card.



I attached a small piece of white cardstock to the bottom for the shorts. Cover the belly button and shorts with blue ribbon. 




Once you find your template, this cards are so much fun to make.  My daughter has asked me to make them for her girlfriends.  Go figure!!!! 

Anyways, have a wonderful weekend.  I will post more come next weekend.  As always, thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me.







Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm back.......................

Wow!!!  I can't believe I haven't posted since April.  Where did the time go?  Well, let me tell you.  In April, we had several birthdays, a wedding and a funeral.  In May, we had several more birthdays, our daughter's wedding, and Mother's Day.  It seemed like we just couldn't get ahead of ourselves.  And to further our schedule we had work.  I mean lots of work.  I'm not complaining cause it sure pays the bills......  But!!!  It sure would be nice to have a weekend off.  Away, enough chatter........

With my birthday being yesterday (May 31) my husband surprised me with a Silhouette Cameo.  Boy, I am so excited to get started with this machine.  However, I need to find counter space in order to use it and then the thought of using it.  There are so many function keys on it.  It looks overwhelming.  Then I still have to find the time to play with it.  Everything comes in time, so I'm not to stressed about it...... ha,ha.

I was able to make a couple of cards during the last couple of months.  My Godmother's Sister Rhonda, age 55, just recently passed away.  So in her honor, I made this beautiful card and sent it off.  I first would like to apologize for the blurry pictures.  When I scanned this card into my computer, I didn't realize that the flowers were as bulky as they were.  So I apologize.........



This definitely isn't your standard A2 card.  The size of this card is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2.  I used both Fancy Frames and Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridges.  I also used Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals and Shapeabilities Foliage.  Finished it with ribbon and pearls.   The sentiment was computer generated.



For the inside, I reduced a 1/4" in size for each the hot pink, green and white.  The sentiment was again computer generated.

If you would like the exact measurements of everything, please feel free to email me.  I will gladly send them to you.  As always, thank for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!!!