Thursday, August 26, 2010

365 Cards: Day 179- White Space

Had to blow some of the layers of dust off of the poor, neglected blog and participate in a challenge!
I loved this white space sketch at 365 Cards...

I saw a great tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog on how to color butterflies with Copics. Now, I am not comparing this poor little butterfly to her masterpieces- I used Crayola markers and some butterflies that I found at , but they did the trick for me!

I added a bit of glitter to the wings and glued just the body to the card- so the wings are free!

The sentiment is from the MSE Birthday set and the papers are from a package I got at Walmart a few years ago (threw away the packaging- sorry).

Hard to believe that the summer is coming to an end. It has been a busy one!

See you soon,


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Father's Day

Happy weekend all!
Just wanted to pop in with this Father's Day card that I whipped up! I got so excited when I saw the prize at The Pink Stamper that I had to participate!!!

I used my Cricut Create and SCAL to make the oblong box with the sailboat cut out and then used a black marker in the Cricut to print the sentiment. I am really having fun with the new bug of my life. heehee.

The patterned paper is from a Me and My Big Ideas stack that I got at Micheal's a few weeks ago-lots of manly papers in it!

I cut the semi-circle with a Marvy punch and stuck the button in the blank spot. Easy as pie.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Life is Sweet!

Oh my goodness, it has been a while! Not to make excuses, but... right after I got my Cricut I got SCAL and became obsessed with it! I was playing with it and getting to know how to use them together and the unthinkable happened!!! A computer virus. It was a bad one and my computer was gone for a few weeks. So, since then, I have been trying to recover all that was lost when the bug hit.

Also, in the same time frame were my 3 kids' birthdays and Easter, no kiddin'!

So, here we are, back in action.

I love love love the sketches at 2S4Y, so I thought I would humbly play along this week.

Here is the sketch...

And here is my little card...
The papers are all from the DCWV Spring Stack, which, by the way, I picked up a Winner's for $ is 180 pages of cute! The cupcake is from Jane's Bakery at Squigglefly- with the glitter on top it looks good enough to eat. The ribbon and button are from Micheal's bargain bin and the label is cut with SCAL and my sweet little Cricut :)
thanks for looking and hope to see you soon!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Two Challenges, One Card

Thought I might get some multi-tasking in today by combining two challenges on one card!

So, I used the sketch from CPS....

And the colors from the Color Throwdown......

And here is what happened........

I used some My Mind's Eye patterned paper for the background and sewed it on with my sewing machine. The two scalloped borders, the scalloped circle and the frames for the sentiment I cut out with my Cricut. The tree stamp is from a Hero Arts "Anyone Can Stamp" set and the "thanks!" is from a TPC sentiment set.

Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2S4U- Laura's Sketch 46

Hi there!

It is my first post since I got my CRICUT!! I am soooo excited, I haven't been able to do anything but play with my new toy!

So, my first card with the help of my little Cricut friend is for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge.

I used my Cricut to cut the butterflies and frame (heehee). I ran the larger butterflies through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The sentiment is from TPC and the ribbon is Offray from Walmart.

I have so many grand ideas running through my head to give the poor Cricut some exercise so I will be back soooon! Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

365 Cards- Day 347 {white space}

The challenge today at 365 Cards was to use this sketch and only embellish where the circle is- the rest is white space!

So, here goes!

The stamp is from the Colorbok Friendly Forrest set- I love that little deer! I just stamped her on a piece of card stock cut with my Spellbinders Label die. I stamped the little heart separately- it felt more Valentiney, then I added the little gem for the eye. The sentiment is computer generated.

Pretty simple.

Have a super day,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be My Valentine -CPS

Hi there,

Just a little Valentine card to share, based on the CPS sketch for the week.....

It is a pretty CAS sketch so I kept my card CAS.

I ran some white card stock through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder- just the bottom half of the card. Then I stitched the ribbon on with a bit of red embroidery thread. The X's remind me of kisses.

I made the heart and sentiment with MS Word and printed it on card stock. Then I cut it out with a scalloped circle Spellbinder. I stitched around the heart and around the scallops by hand.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super week!