Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Because

I'm a card making fool ~ ha! This is a card I've made for no particular reason. In fact, I haven't even added a sentiment...that will come when I find a purpose for this card.

I had fun putting this card together. I used the Swiss Dots Cuddlebug folder on the blue paper (which is left over from my wedding) and some beautiful ribbon from Celebrate It (a Michael's brand) to class it up. I put slits into the purple paper, about 1 inch in length, to feed the ribbon through. It's an easy and different way to add ribbon to a project other than layering the pieces.

Supplies used:

Paper - Scraps

Stamps - Stampin Up

Embossing Powder - Martha Stewart

Now I must clean up the mess I've made :( Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blog Hop Reminder

Hello! Just a quick reminder that I will be part of the Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop September 3-5! Join us for some great projects and giveaways.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sympathy Cards

Hello Everyone! Today I'm sharing with you some pictures and a video of some sympathy cards that I made. I ended up making 12 of them to stock up for the Cricut Card Fairy requests. If you are interested in joining us, look us up on the Cricut Message Boards! I'm also entering this into a few different challenges. After reviewing my project if you have any tips on what I could do better I am always welcome to constructive criticism.

The Challenge #1: Follow the sketch posted.
The Challenger #1: Sketchy Thursdays

The Challenge #2: Create a project with this weeks theme...Flower Power.
The Challenger #2: Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

Saturday, August 21, 2010


This card has been made for special purpose. But because I haven't given the receiver the card yet I can't say what it's for! If you have a guess, leave it in the comments.

I'm really pleased with how this card came up with. I was a little worried at different points of making this. Mostly because I was using a new technique...flocking! I used an orange flocking on the wings and the beak and white for the rest of the duck. At first I really struggled with what type of adhesive to use. I didn't like liquid glue because of how it affects the paper. I could use my Xyron sticker maker for the small parts, but the duck wouldn't fit in that. As I was looking for a better option in Hobby Lobby it hit me. SPRAY ADHESIVE! I couldn't believe I didn't think of it before. It worked really well, the flocking applied evenly.

Challenge #1: Use the Stampin' Up colors Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobler and Tangerine Tango (or similar colors).
Challenger #1: Scrapmaster's Paradise

Challenge #2: Follow the sketch by Maria.
Challenger #2: Mojo Monday

Challenge #3: Make a project inspired by the ZOO theme
Challenger #3: Paper Playtime

Challenge #4: Make any card, anything goes!
Challenger #4: Cricut Cardz Challenge

Supplies Used:
Light Blue, Patterned Paper and Markers - Stampin' Up
Flocking Powder - Martha Stewart
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter
Ribbon - American Crafts

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges

The First Challenge: Create a scrapbook page based on their layout sketch. This weeks was a double
The First Challenger: Sketchy Thursday

The Second Challenge: Out of the list of 10 recipe items, use at least 5 in your project.
The Second Challenger: Frosted Designs

I ceated this page using 5 pictures of my wedding day. We had so much fun riding in the limo with our wedding party that day. It was one of the most memorable parts of the day! To qualify for the Frosted Designs challenge I used: ribbon, blue & purple, flowers, banners and glitter.

Supplies Used:
Base Paper - DCWV Luxury Stack
Purple Patterned Paper - Martha Stewart
Other Paper - Scraps
Glitter - Silver Stickles
Cricut Cartridge - Birthday Cakes

Monday, August 16, 2010

This Weeks Giveaways

Give Away #1
There is a GIANT giveaway going on right now. Many different sites are featuring the giveaway, I first saw it at My Creative Time. There you can find out all of the details on how to win a Work Box from The Original Scrapbox.

The Original Scrapbox is hosting the giveaway to promote the Limited Edition Workbox.

Give Away #2
Craft-e-Corner is giving away a My Pink Stamper DVD v2! Besides leaving a comment on their blog, there are many other ways to enter as well. In addition to the giveaway...all commenter's get a coupon code to their store! So go here and enter: http://craftecorner.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-pink-stamper-dvd-vol-2-give-away.html If you enter my name (Adrea) as the referrer I get an extra entry!

Give Away #3
Pink Cricut and Imaginisce Blog are giving away an irock! Go to the Pink Cricut site for details on how to get four entries into this give away!

If I find anymore amazing giveaways...I'll update this post!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cards Triple Challenge

The First Challenge: Use the following
colors on your project-tempting turquoise, melon mambo and daffodil delight.
The First Challenger: Pals Paper Arts

The Second Challenge: Create a card based on today's sketch.
The Second Challenger: 365 Cards

The Third Challenge: Use stitching on a project!
The Third Challenger: Practical Scrappers

For this card I used some standard stock paper that matched the tempting turquoise and melon mambo for the PPA challenge. For the Daffodil Delight, I used my Crushed Curry Stampin' Up marker to add dots at the rounded corners.The ribbon across the card is a piece of Martha Stewart Camelia Pink ribbon below a thin black ribbon. The pocket was cut using SCAL and the flowers using the Birthday Cake cartridge and a white gel pen to create the fake stitching. Because of the simplicity of this card I made three at one time; I plan on using them for Cricut Card Fairy requests.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Blog Hop Announcement

Hello all! I will be participating in a Blog hop the first few days of September. I'm very excited for this. The blog hop will consist of 15 Cricut Card Fairies who have created some back to school projects. We all will have blog candy, so you'll want to be sure to join us September 3rd-5th!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simon Says Challenge

The Challenge: This week...the theme is Things with Wings! We want you to create a card; ATC; Scrapbook page; tag or anything crafty with your winged things!

The Challenger: Simon Says

Today at Stamp Camp we created 5 cards. The butterfly card was fun for me because it was the first time that I chalked a stamped image. Okay, it was the first time I chalked anything besides the sidewalk in front of my parents home. I do like the way it came out, especially after adding the Shimmer Spritz to it!

Here are the other 4 cards that we made. SO CUTE!

Colorful Birthday

A co-worker mentioned to me that it was another co-workers birthday this week and I immediately reacted by saying "I'll make a card!" Then when I was at home my husband said maybe a should get a second hobby to give me a break from my first hobby. All of this proves that I may need a twelve step program :)

Here is the card that I made for my co-worker. This was my first time using a rolling stamp. I really like the cupcake pattern! And coloring the cupcakes in reminded me of being a kid and painting by number. In addition to the bling on the sentiment, I also glitzed this card up by spraying the cupcakes with Smooch Spritz. You can see it a little better in the second picture.

Supplies Used:

Paper - Paper Studio, Swiss Dots Cuddlebug Folder
Stamps - Stampin' Up Cupcakes Rolling Stamp, Stampin' Up Markers, Stampin' Up Smooch Spritz
Cricut Cartridge - Create a Critter

Monday, August 9, 2010

Masculine Kiss Challenge

The Challenge: ...today's KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) challenge, we've added an extra dimension to it and have made it a masculine KISS challenge.

The Challenger: Pals Paper Arts

For this challenge I have created my husbands birthday card! I embossed the design on the left with a set of fun circle stamps. I also edged the sentiment with copper ink.

I purposefully didn't make the stamping perfect, but it's kinda driving me crazy!

Thanks for looking.

Happy Birthday to my Love!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


A few of the sites that are in my google reader are having giveaways and I decided to share the info with you. Not only are these sites currently giving away some cool prizes, but they have great tutorials and projects!

Pink Cricut - She is having a SECOND giveaway this week! The prize is a set of her new stamps. Check out her stamps...they are very cute and versatile. My favorite set is the Simply Everything set.

Bits of Paper - HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY! - Jamie is celebrating her one year blog-aversary. With her talent it is not surprising that she has been able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. To help us all celebrate she is giving away gift certificates to PK Glitz and Momenta.

My Creative Time - Emma, a talented designer for My Pink Stamper, is giving away a set of MPS Stamps! While you are there you can check out her fun Rock Princess card!

If I find any other good giveaways this week, I'll pass them along.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Exciting News

Hello! I just found out that one of my projects got recognized with an award. I submitted my Baby Clothes Dividers to Challenge #20 at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and it was chosen as one of the Top 5 Projects submitted! I can now proudly display my first Award blinky!

You can see my original project post here and the tutorial video of the project here!

Thanks to Fantabulous Cricut for the recognition!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Second Video

Last week I posted some great projects for my friends birthday shower. I'm sure many of you want to now make your own clothes dividers! Think about it seperate your blosses from your dresses or your skinny jeans from your not-so-skinny jeans...no? Well, in case you get the urge here is a little tutorial on how you can make your very own clothes dividers! For all of you Cricut owners, there is a special focus on the Create a Critter cartridge.

Leave a comment and thanks for looking!