Saturday, November 12, 2011

Spaceship birthday card

One of my good friend's son/my oldest's best friend, is turning 4 this month, so I made this card for him!

All the paper is from DCWV - the print paper from 'All About Boys' stack, the cardstock from 'Amber Autumn' and 'Neutrals' cardstock stacks.  I designed the colors in the card around the background paper - I love it!  The spaceship is from B is for Boy cricut cartridge, the sentiment stamp on the outside is from My Pink Stamper 'Fabulous Phrases' set, the inside is from Hero Arts 'Birthday Messages' set and the spaceship stamp is from CTMH.  I inked everything using my Powder Puff chalking inks from Quick Quotes - love that ink!

I stamped the same spaceship stamp on the envelope in the green ink that I inked the card with.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Get Inspired with Chatter Scene - Magazine Inspired challenge
Bitten By The Bug 2 -  Masculine/boy themed Cricut project
Little Scrap Pieces - Copy Cat Friday Challenge: Anything Goes

My card was inspired by this card in Paper Crafts magazine- March/April 2011 edition.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pumpkin thank you cards

My mom and aunt got together and made us these beautiful fabric pumpkins (I can't get a good picture of them for some reason, the colors are much richer in person!), they gave us (my siblings and I) however many we wanted- I just love them!  My aunt is dealing with breast cancer right now so my mom has been getting together with her to work on fun projects to keep her mind off of it - they both love to quilt anyway - but they are trying other crafts as well, I just wish I lived closer so I could play too!  :-)  But it means so much to us that she used the little energy she has to make us something special!  So I wanted to send them both a thank you note, to tell them just how much we appreciate the pumpkins that are decorating our table for fall!! 

I used Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons for the pumpkins, DCWV 'Amber Autumn' stack for the printed paper, the cardstock was from my stash, DCWV card bases, ribbon from American Crafts and CTMH 'Thank You' set for the sentiment stamps.

I'm entering these into Challenge #60 Cricut Creations: Thank You Projects at Paper Playtime and Week 22: Made It Myself Monday weekly linking party at You Had Me at Craft.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow your dreams...

I wasn't liking this card as I was making it but I kept with it and now that its all done, I love it!!  I showed my husband last night and his response was WOW :-), so that definitely made me feel better that I kept going and worked at it until I was happy with it!  I think it will make a perfect graduation card to keep in my card stash!

I used Locker Talk for the books, but because of the layering on the cart, I had to cut the books 4 times to be able to make them all different colors - I'm glad I did because I really like the way it looks.  I used Tim Holtz 'Pumice Stone' distress ink to ink them and make them look worn.  The card base is DCWV, the yellow star paper is from DCWV 'All About Boys' stack and the rest of the cardstock is from my stash.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the bottom of the blue cardstock, twine from The Twinery and the sentiment stamp (inside & out) is from CTMH.

I'm entering this into Challenge Me Monday #85 - Book Lover at Fantabulous Cricut and Week 22: Made It Myself Mondays weekly linking party at You Had Me at Craft.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


I made this card for my brother and SILs anniversary today, they are celebrating 6 yrs together!

I used the Ambrosia stack by Basic Grey - I do love that stack, the colors are gorgeous, perfect for fall! The card base is from DCWV.  The heart was cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart and I used the coordinating stamp on it (the heart and squares underneath look blue in the picture but they are actully grey - not sure why they look different because all the other colors look right). The 'love' stamp is from CTMH. 

I used my new d stress tool from Imaginesce to distress the edges of the small squares, the heart and the orange rectangle in the middle. I used my Quick Quotes chalking ink to ink everything and once again, I'm so glad I got these inks- I love them! Then I used my Sew Easy to stitch the heart on the card, I'm really not liking it the more I use it, so I think I'm going to pull out my sewing machine and start using that instead - its been about 10 yrs since I used it, so I'll have to re-familiarize myself with it!

I layed two of the same papers on the inside, inked them and I used a stamp from My Pink Stamper 'Happiest Moments' as well a heart stamp from CTMH.  I used the same heart on the corner of the envelope.

 I was inspired by this card in Paper Crafts magazine, July/August 201 issue!

I'm entering this into the Magazine Inspired challege at Get Inspired with Chatter Scene.  There's still time to enter, so head over there to check out the details!

Chris is also hosting another challenge, to cut fabric with your cricut!  Go here for details!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!