Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ring, Ring..... Hello!!!

Hi Scrappers!!!  What a fantastic weekend.  I just cant believe it's already over. 

Today's card goes out to my "Godmother".  I've been meaning to call her.  But by the time I think about it the day is over.  So, I decided to old school it and write her a quick note.  This one is for you... 




For this card, I used the cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen".  I first cut my black cardstock at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored it in half.  The pattern paper is from DCWV "Summer Dream" stack.  It was cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  I stitched around the paper with my black zig pen. 





For this phone you can find it located on page 28 of the manual.  I cut it and the layers at 3".  Stitched around the phone with my white and black pens. 





After viewing other scrappers cards (thank you all), I chose not to use ribbon.  Instead, I used two white star buttons, some DMC black floss and then glued them onto the card.

 



My finished touch was stamping "Hello" from clear stamps "Hero Arts".  I used black ink.  Then I wrote my letter and sent it of to her.  I know she's going to love it, since is the individual that got me started with the cricut.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenge - Black & White, plus one
The Ribbon Reel - Buttons
Celebrate the Occasion - Star Struck


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.  But, be sure to stop by next week.  I have some exciting news to share with you all.  Shawn :)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thank you for being my friend.......

Today's card is dedicated to all my friends'.  It's always nice to receive a card from a friend.  However, this time I wanted to send a card.  This one is for you!!!


 

So go get your cricut cartridge "Pagoda" and lets get started.  Base card is black (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  Two mats are needed:  green (4 x 5 1/4) and white (4 x 5). 




On page 36, I cut the panda at 2 1/2".  Glued the pieces together and added a heart rhinestone.  When assembling to main card, I used foam tape.




On page 48, I cut the bamboo at 5".  Used two different color greens and glued together.  Then glued the bamboo to the white mat.  Wrapped twine around and adhered everything to the main card. 




Finally, I found a stamp of mine that stated "Thank you for being my friend".  I stamped it in the corner with black ink.  Sorry for the blurriness. 

Challenges I've entered into:

CardzTV - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge - For A Friend
Little Scrap Pieces - Use An Animal
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Animal Crackers!

Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Our temperatures have finally dropped and should stay put in the 80's.  Yeah......  Enjoy your day!!!  Shawn

Friday, July 27, 2012

Miss You....................

Happy Friday All!!!

Today I wanted to share with you a very cool and simple card.  I didn't even have to use my gypsy, my cricut or silhouette.  That's how easy it was.  So let's take a look.....




As you can see, I only used two colors; black and white.  I also used two stamps, some ribbon and rhinestones.

You will need to cut white cardstock at the following sizes:  4 x 5 1/4; 3 x 4 1/4 and 2 x 3 1/4.  From there I used removable adhesive and layered all together.  Then I got my stamp out and stamped where ever I wanted.  Have fun is that!!!  In the corner of the smaller rectangle, I stamped "miss you".

Then I made the base of my card.  I used black cardstock for the rest.  There sizes are as follow:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2; 3 1/4 x 4 1/2; 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.  The white cardstock was then permanently attached to each rectangle.  Before adding the two rectangles to the main card, I wrapped ribbon around and then adhered them to the main card.  Finished everything up by adding just a few rhinestones.

For more information, please visit Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie.  She has alot of great ideas.

Challenges I will be entering into are as follows:

Paper Playtime - Miss You
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Black Card Stock
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by..........  Shawn

Monday, July 23, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus......

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus lane...  Wow!!!  Christmas in July.  Who would have thought with these temperatures of 90+ degrees.

I apologize for not posting this yesterday, Sunday, July 22.  I spent the entire day with my youngest daughter shopping.  How fun was that?  Right!!!  She has been traveling back and forth over the weekends from here to Great Falls.  Most of the time, she will spend her weekends catching up with all her friends.  So when she said, "she was planning on spending the entire day with her mom".  I dropped everything to spend it with her.  Love you, baby!!!

So today's post is short and sweet.  I made another shape card.  This one is of Santa Claus.  I hope you enjoy it.....




I used my gypsy with the cricut cartridge "Doodlecharms".  You will find him on page 127 of the manual.  I started off with the shadow feature and welded two at 4.25 x 4.05 in white cardstock.  I cut another one in black cardstock and attached it to the front of my card.  I then cut <santa> out at 4" in skin color cardstock.  And <santa-s> was cut in both red and white at 4".  Everything was adhered to the santa with a ATG except for the mustache.  I used foam tape to add dimension. 




For santa's hat, I used some Tulip "Puffy" white and my heat gun.  After puffing up, I added some glitter glue.  Sorry this doesn't show up well, but trust me it looks better in person.





For his eyes, I used black brads.  I also used the bottom of a #2 pencil and dabbed the eraser in pink chalk by Studio G for his cheeks.  After everything was done.  I used more foam tape to attached to the base card and outlined the black with my white gel pen.

Here are the challenges I am entering santa into:

BBTB2 - Christmas in July
Just A Scrappin' - pink, black, white and one other color of your choice
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
Little Scrap Pieces - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week....  Shawn

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July

Good Morning Everyone!!!  Today's card is for those challenges out there featuring "Christmas in July". 

I decided to try a different size card and go with a 7 1/2" x 4 3/4".  So I got out my gypsy and away I went.  I chose to use the cricut cartridge "Christmas".  Several months ago, I came across this card and wanted to make it for our Christmas card this year.  This is what I came up with and what better time to get started then now.  I've got to make over 90 cards this year along with envelopes.




The main base of the card is cut at 7 1/2" high and only is brown cardstock.  I welded the duplicate door and hid all features.  So the back of the card is solid.  I then cut the tan cardstock at the same size but this time hiding all features except window.  This was then attached to the main base card.  The door panel was cut once is tan with all features hidden.  Then again in brown with all features. 




For the tan panel is ran it through my cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz "wood" folder.  Then I adhered the brown to the tan.  I then used foam tape to adhere to main card trying to give it some dimension.







For the wreath, I cut everything out at 2.40" including the bow.  I used Tim Holtz tea dye around the main wreath.  The lighter green paper is from Core Couture "apple Martini".  For the red bow, I used the tea dye and my zig pen "black".  I then attached the bow to the wreath and then to the door using foam tape.  After all was in place, I glued a red rhinestone in the middle of the bow.





Then finally, was the door handle and knob.  I cut the handle at the same size as the door (7 1/2").  I pierced a brown brad in the middle for the knob.  Because of the brad, I used foam tape again.  Allowing more dimension to the card.

I haven't yet thought of a saying to go inside.  But heck, we are only in July...........

Challenges I've entered into:

Die Cuttin Divas - Christmas in July
Go Fish - Christmas in July
Clear It Out Challenge - Christmas in July
Creatalicious - Christmas in July
DL Art - Christmas
Exploring Cricut - Christmas in July

Again, thank you for stopping by and leaving comments.  I don't always get around to responding to every ones.  However, I do want you all to know that they are greatly appreciate.  So in advance "Thank You"!!!  Have a great weekend. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Piano Shaped Card

Today's card is a piano shaped card.  My MIL's birthday is at the end of the month.  I thought this would be a beautiful card to give her since she not only likes piano's, but she also plays them.

I used Life's A Party cricut cartridge to make the shape of the card.  You can find the shape on page 58 of the manual.  I used my gypsy to size it to 5 1/4".  For the piano keys, I used George and Basic Shapes".  The white keys were cut at 2".  While the black keys were cut at 1 1/2" .  The large flower was cut using the Flower Shoppe cricut cartridge at 4".  The smaller three flowers were from Recollection.  The yellow border was a punch from Fiskars.




I apologize for the blurry photo.  My scanner doesn't like it when I use dimension on my cards (ha,ha).  It truly looks beautiful in person. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all have had a great weekend!!! 

Shawn 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Carribean Island

Wow, where has the time gone.  Here we are already in the middle of July and I still have not taken a vacation.  The way our work load is going, it doesn't seem like we will.  So what better way to pretend to be on vacation, would be to admire the card that I made for today.

First, I would like to thank Robins Creative Cottage for her inspiration of this card.  I followed her design and chose to make some alterations.  Here is what I came up with:




The cricut cartridge that was used was "Life is a Beach". The palm trees were cut at 4.06" using my gypsy. The sand was paper torn and stamped with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye".




The waves were cut at 3/4" and flipped.  I thought I had welded them before cutting.  But when finished cutting they weren't welded.  Oh well....  Things like this happen.




First off, sorry for the white clump on the tiki's face.  Something was stuck on my scanner and I didn't realize it until I had scanned this card.  Anyway, the tiki was first cut at 2" and then copied and hid all the outlines.  The two were attached to each other with foam tape.  I outlined the tiki with my black zig pen.




For the clouds I used the cricut cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls and cut three clouds in random sizes.  I then blue chalked the clouds and attached to card with either foam tape or just straight adhesive tape.  I used a circle hole punch and punched out the yellow to form my sun.  Again I used the Tim Holtz "Tea Dye".

If you have any questions and need more information on this card.  Visit Robins Creative Cottage.  She has some amazing designs.

Challenges I've entered into:

Scrappy Moms Stamps - Hit the Beach
Simply Create Too - Summer Vacation
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Baby "Boy"

What a gorgeous Sunday, only 72 degrees.  Today, I'd like to share another baby card with you.  This one is meant for the little boy.....





For this precious card I made my base card using white cardstock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) vertical.  The pattern paper from Joann's was cut at 5 1/4 x 4.




For the crib, I used my "baby steps" circut cartridge and cut it at 3 1/4".  The yellow cardstock was cut at 2 3/4 x 3 3/4.  I used yellow to help accent the crib.  After putting the crib together I attached foam tape to the back to help give it dimension.
 




For my banner, I cut six strips at 1/2 x 2 and scored them in half.  I then got out my square punch to help make the ribbon look.  From there, I attached the banner to We R Memory Keepers Black floss and glued together.  I also glued the floss to the area where the white balls will cover.  They were attached by using foam tape, twice.




To finish off the banner I got my small circle punch out and punched four white circles.  Attached the letters "BABY" from Wisdom Stickers to the white circles and then glued them to the banner.  I was simply amazed on how fast the card was to make.  

Well once again, thanks for stopping by on such a beautiful Sunday.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Bundle of Blessing

Good evening everyone!!!  Sure hope you all had a great Saturday and kept hydrated and cool.  Our temperatures here weren't nearly as hot as those across the United States.  However, tomorrow is said to be a different day.  We are expecting "rain".  Yeah!!!!!  My grass sure could use some more.  But I have to admit it still looks fine (ha,ha).  Before I get onto today's card, I wanted to share some exciting news that I received this morning via email.  Diana over at DL Art informed me that I was randomly picked as her winner of her challenge "2 colors, ribbon and embossing".  I was so excited that I wanted to share this with all of you.  Thank you random.org and Diana with DL Art.  If you have never been to her blog (click here).  She has some fun challenges going on

Anyway onto tonight's card.  Since our oldest daughter is due to have her first baby in January 2013.  I decided to get a jump start on making some baby cards.  I wanted to use the sketch from ScrappingMommy and enter my card into their challenge.  But after reading their blog I realized that I don't have any PKS stamps.  So needless to say, it won't be entered.  But I still used the sketch to help with my card.


So this is what I came up with:


 

I started with a piece of white cardstock (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) as my base card.  Cut a piece of pink cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4 and attached it.  The patterned paper is from Joann's and was cut at 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 and also attached it to the base card.




For these cute little shoes, I used "Kate's ABCs" cricut cartridge.  I cut everything out at 2 1/2".  I used the following keys off of page 42: <Shoes2>; <Shoes2-s>; Layer 1; and Layer 2.  NO shift key was used for the layers.



After adhering the flower and stem to the shoes.  I decided to attach a "yellow" pearl to the center of the flower.  This pearl is from the "Recollection" collection from Michael's.  I then used green glitter to help accent the stems.



With the same "Recollection" collection of pearls from Michael's.  I was able to find a light pink pearl and adhered it as a button for the buckle. 




Then with a stamp set that I won from "Pieces of Me" during one of their challenges.  I chose to use "A Bundle of Blessing".  The ink I used came from Studio G and got it for $1.00.  I'm sorry but I can't remember if I got it from Michael's, Joann's, or Walmart.  This was the last thing I did.  I was hoping the "Blessing" would have shown better.  Stuff happens......




But before I could stamp my sentiment.  I needed to finish the bottom portion of my card.  I cut two different strips of cardstock (pink and green) at 1 x 4 1/4 each.  Then I used my Fiskars to cut scallops along with edge on each.  The green cardstock was attached to the card base first.  The pink I needed to attach white ribbon and then attach it to the card by overlapping the scallops.  I also found in my stash a white flower that I inserted a green brad in the middle and foam taped it to the card.  I added a little green glitter to the green brad.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Pause Dream Enjoy - Footprints

Thanks everyone for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

I know I'm early.  But since this holiday is in the middle of the week, I thought I would share with you my Fourth of July card now instead of on the 4th.  Sure hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.



I wanted to make this A2 card open in a different manner.  So, I cut my white cardstock length wise using a 8 1/2 x 11 piece and scored it in half.  Boy I sure hope this made since.  Cause I'm already lost..... Forget it!!!  I'll start over.

Make your main card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  Cut your pattern paper at (4 x 5 1/4).  Cut white cardstock at (2 1/2 x 4 1/4).  Adhere your pattern paper to your main card.  With the white cardstock wrap blue ribbon around it before adhering it to the pattern paper.  Then cut the following sized mats:  (3 x 4) red; (2 3/4 x 3 3/4) white; and (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) blue.  With your blue mat I cuttlebug it using my swiss dots folder and then adhered all three together and foam taped it to the main card.  Now get your cricut ready.  You will need to following cartridges for the rest:  Stand & Salute, Graphically Speaking  and A Child's Year.




For these fireworks I used the "Stand & Salute" cartridge.  I cut them at 2" using DCWV glitter cardstock.  Again I put foam tape on the back of each one and adhered them to the card.


    

For the star, I used the cartridge "A Child's Year.  But for these, I got my gypsy out and cut them at 2.75 (h) and 3 (w) in white cardstock.  For the blue star I reduced the size alittle and cut.  I then took it and cuttlebugged it with swiss dots folder before adhering it to the white star.  For the "4", I used the cartridge "Graphically Speaking".  I cut the "4" at 2" in red cardstock and ahdered it to the stars.  For the "th", I went to my computer.  I used the font "Freestyle Script" at 72" in blue.  Then I used my circle punch and cut it out.  Attached foam tape to the circle and attached everything to the card.

Again I want to thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments.  With all the fires around us and the hot/dry temperatures, please be safe.  Enjoy the fireworks, but also remember safety.  A garden hose or puckets of water near by for that "just in case" moment.  I've seen what fireworks can do to a house and I fear it every year.  So I can't stress it enough.  Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!

Challenges:

Inking Aloud - Blogger Challenge
More Than Favors - Fourth of July
My Sheri Crafts - Red, White & Blue
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Patriotic
Little Scrap Pieces - Use a Star
Fantabulous - Kaboom!  Firework Celebration
Paper Playtime - Red, White & Blue
Sentimental Sundays - Be Patriotic
Exploring Cricut - Red, White & Blue
My Craft Spot - 4th of July