Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's the Great Pumpkin.....

Hope everyone has had a great weekend so far.  I can't believe that we are a month away from Halloween.  With that in mind, today's feature is the great pumpkin. Hope you enjoy it.



As you can see there really was not much to it.  I found this cut on my Wild Card cartridge and thought it would be perfect to end this month.  I cut the card at 5 1/2" in orange cardstock.  The green layers were also cut at 5 1/2".  I inked the grass and stem with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Peeled Paint".  The pumpkin was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Tea Dye.  After putting everything together, I decided to shorten the main card and make it an even 5" x 5".  Then I decided to cut two (2) pieces of black cardstock at 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" and attach to the front and inside of the card.  This way the face of the pumpkin really shined.

As always thanks for stopping by and for you "New Followers" thank you for joining.  Your comments are greatly appreciated and I really enjoy reading every one of them.


Challenges I've Entered:

Paper Pretties - Where did all the designer paper go?
DL Art - Linky Party
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Craftin' Boutique - Anything Halloween
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Linky Party and Boo to You

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's hockey time......

In celebration of hockey, which will be starting up here real soon.  I would like to share with you a card I made for our coach.  Unfortunately, he will not be returning as this years coach.  However, we do wish him the very best with his new team in New Mexico.  Congratulations, Harry!!!   We will miss you.


Recipe:

Black cardstock - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Red cardstock - 5 1/4" x 4"
White cardstock 4 1/4" x 4"

I used my gypsy to cut out the following images:




Create A Critter (maple leaf) - 3.14" x 3.50"
Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up (hockey sticks) - 1.98" x 6.50", angle .29"




Everyday Paper Doll Dress Up (puck) - 2.74" x 9.00"




The tape was made by scratch.  I cut three 1" strips out of cream cardstock.  




"Coach" was computer generated and stamped out using EK tools "photo labels".

As you can see in all the photos there was a lot of inking.  

As always, thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments with me.

Challenges I've Entered:

Inky Impressions - Sports & Hobbies
DL Art - Linky Party
Rhedd and Rosies - Something for the Men
Rubys Rainbow - Team Spirit
Whimsy Inspiration - Masculine
Paper Pretties - Where did all the designer paper go?
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall is in the Air

Wow!!!  How quickly we went from 80* degree temperatures to having snow in our backyards.  Don't get me wrong, I love having the snow.  But can't we just enjoy Fall/Autumn first.

I apologize for not posting last weekend.  My hands seemed to be a little tied up with our Granddaughter.  With the snow arriving early on the roads, it's going to get harder to visit with her.  So we've been trying to spend as much time with her as possible.

With all said, here is today's feature.


Recipe:

Orange cardstock (DCWV Fall stack) - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White cardstock - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Yellow cardstock (DCWV Fall stack) - 4" x 5 1/4"
White cardstock - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Green cardstock (DCWV Fall stack) - 3 3/4" x 5"
White cardstock - 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"




I cut my basket out of the doodlecharms cricut cartridge at 2".  I added brown brads to the basket and used my black zig pen to outline.  I then cut all my leaves out from the same cartridge at 1".  I inked each leaf with Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" ink and layered them to back of the basket.  I adhered the basket to card with foam tape.  Adhered some of the leaves to the front of the basket with the same foam tape.  I punched the bottom of the white cardstock with an EK punch.  This same punch was used for the inside of the card (see below).  Orange ribbon was wrapped around some of the layered cardstock before adhering all to the main card.  Finally, I used some glitter glue to add dots to the upper corners.





I left the inside blank, so I can stamp my sentiment later.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.


Challenges I've Entered:

Die Cuttin' Diva's - Fall colors
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Linky Party
DL Art - Linky Party
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Pinterest Inspired
All That Stickles - Fall Harvest
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Fall colors
Love to Create - Color Inspired
Pile It On - Cool or Warm colors
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
HIMCR (Hiding in my Craftroom) - LOL
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Linky Party
Paper Pretties - Where did all the designer paper go?
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Big Bang Theory!!!


Since my husband is a Big Bang Theory fan.  I decided to share this shape card with you in honor of their new season starting September 26, 2013.



This is from the Wild Card 2 cut at 4.5" with it's layers.  All the edges are inked and it is layered together with foam tape.




I used some twine and a computer generated sentiment.  The tag was made from scratch.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Challenges I've Entered:

BBTB2 - Shaped Card
DL Art - Linky Party September

Friday, September 13, 2013

Something Tweet

Recently I've needed a few Anniversary cards and this one just fit that special occasion.


Recipe:

Green cardstock - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Brown cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4"
Blue cardstock - 3 3/4" x 5"
Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - 4"


Brown cardstock (tree) 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" embossed with Tim Holtz "woodgrain" folder



Embossed the basket with The Paper Studio "Mesh Texture" folder




The leaves were inked with green and then I ran my stylus down the middle to give it some dimension.



For the birds, each was inked up in there own color.  I added light pink to their cheeks by using the end of a #2 pencil eraser.  Black Zig pen was used for the eyes.  


For the top hat, I used a white gel pen and stitched around it.  I made a bow out of pink twine and glued a rhinestone in the middle.  For the heart I used DCWV the immortal love cardstock stack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges I've Entered:

DL Art - Linky party September
DL Art - Wedding
Sentimental Sundays - Something "Tweet"
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday Link Party



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Welcome Back to School

Today's card is featuring "Back to School".  I normally don't post during the week, but because there are a few challenges ending here really soon.  I thought what better time to post, then now.



Recipe:

Black cardstock - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Red cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4"
Black patterned cardstock - 3 3/4" x 5"
Red Polka Dot patterned cardstock - 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"




Silhouette Cameo image print and cut (#30267) @ 2"
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink around edges




Silhouette Cameo image School Borders @ 1", cut in yellow and black

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  Otherwise, have a great week.


Challenges I've Entered:

Casual Friday - Back to School
2 Sisters - Back to School
Catch the Bug - Anything
Pile It On - Tic Tac Toe
DL Art - September Linky Party
Creative Cutting Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Darla's - Anything goes w/optional twist Back to School
Kadoodle Doodles - Back to School
Charisma Cardz  - Your Numbers Up

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Celebration Time

Since next week is our oldest daughter's 23rd birthday, I have one more birthday card to share with you all.  You do not need a cricut or a silhouette for this one.

So again let's get started, shall we.......




Recipe:

Kraft Cardstock - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Turquoise Cardstock - 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned Paper (Birthday Extravaganza) - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"




Each balloon was punched out with a oval punch (Fiskars)
The bottom of the balloon I punched hearts (Studio G)
Bakers Twine (tan)
White gel pen for doodling on balloons




Spellbinders Nestabilites (Classic Scalloped Ovals) #3
Studio G "Happy Birthday" Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Pink Rhinestones


Now lets take a look at the inside of the card.  This is my first attempt to make a pop up card.   What do you know, I even forgot to write down the measurements of the cardstock size and where to cut.  Oh well, youtube.com is an great place to find them.  In the meantime, I do have the measurements of the cardstock that I used.  So keep scrolling down and they will be posted under the picture.


 

3/4" x 1 3/4"
1 1/2" x 3"
1 3/4" x 4"

All cardstock came from Birthday Extravaganza paper pack.


Challenges I've Entered:

DL Art - Anything goes Linky party (September)
Little Scrap Pieces - Any Card Project or Layout
Inspire me Fridays - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Happy Birthday!!!!!

If today is your birthday, then happy birthday to you!!!

Over a year ago my Husband bought me a silhouette cameo for my birthday because it was something I really wanted.  Well, needless to say, I've been spending time trying to figure out how to use it.  Over this course of time, I've been saving SVG files like crazy.  So that has taken sometime to download since I've got over 10,000 images.  There is still alot of things I'm trying to figure out how to work.  But I think for the most part, I've got the basics.  Today's card is just one of many that I've recently made.  I sure hope you like it.

So let's get to it, shall we......



I used the cut file from Birdscards.com called Deep Edge Card 8.  I cut it with, of course, my silhouette cameo out of white cardstock.  I wanted to add some black cardstock (4" x 5 1/2") to the bottom so I made the card about 1/2" smaller than a standard A2 card.  




For the top part of the card. I cut the following:

White cardstock -  1 3/4" x 5 1/4"
Patterned cardstock - 1 1/2" x 5"
Black cardstock - 1" x 4 1/4"
White cardstock - 3/4" x 3 3/4"

Adhered the first two together with my ATG gun, then again with the last two.  Then I used foam tape to put on the main card, along with adhering them both together.  I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the smaller white cardstock with Mememto Tuxedo Black Ink.




I ran some Metallic Silver ribbon from Celebrate It through the slots and finished it off by tying a knot.




For the center of each flower I glued a small rhinestone in the middle.




This picture is the inside where I will type a sentiment off of white cardstock and place it  in the middle of the patterned cardstock.  The top black is the black cardstock from the front.  I cut a piece of black cardstock (5 1/4" x 4"), then layered it with the patterned cardstock (3 3/4" x 5").  

And there you have it, my finished "Happy Birthday" card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Saturday.


Challenges I've Entered:


Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
DL Art - Linky Party "Anything Goes" September
Taylored Expressions - Tic Tac Toe



Sunday, September 1, 2013

OMG!!!! I can't believe it's September......

I am so very thankful that it's already September.  Now, I'll be able to focus on my blog again.  During the several months that I was not awake (lol), I was able to make some cards here and there.  Today's card is the beginning of a new beginning.......  We sent this card to my Mother-In-Law for her birthday.

This card was so very simple to make and I got the inspiration from pinterest.




Recipe:

Purple cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Light Purple cardstock (4" x 5 1/4"; embossed with "Happy Birthday" folder)




G Studio Stamp "Happy Birthday"
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spellbinders Shapeabilities " Blossom Tags and Accents
Dew Drop Versa Magic "Spring Pansy" ink




White Ribbon
Recollection Floral Embellishments
White Brad
Tape foam


Challenges:

DL Art - Anything Goes


Since I haven't been focusing on challenges so much.  I only entered into one this time.  I think it will take me awhile to get back into the groove.  But I'm back!!!  So keep watching cause every weekend I will have a new project posted and hopefully enter into several more challenges by then.  

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend and be safe tomorrow.  Happy Labor Day!!!