Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thank You

I sent a lot of "to do's" to a coworker over the last few weeks. Always onsie twosie type things instead of a list of what I needed her to do for me. I felt so bad because I was taking up so much of her time! But she didn't show any frustration towards me or the work I was passing her way, so I wanted to say "Thank You". She loves coffee so I gave her a little gift a long with this card I created.
I recently won the Cricut Cake Birthday Cakes cartridge. I don't own the Cake Machine, but there are some cute images and I love the font! The images and the inside sentiment are all from that cartridge.
Supplies:
Brown Flowered Paper - Paper Trey Ink
Pink Patterned Paper - Stampin' Up
Plain Brown Paper - Stampin' Up
Blue Paper - Scraps
Pink Ribbon - Dollar Bin at Michaels
Pearls - Kaiser Crafts

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toil and Trouble

Double Double Toil and Trouble! I have been given a second award. This time it was for my Spooktacular Card awarded the Top Three from Frosted Designs. In addition to the Top Three award, I was also randomly selected for the Robyn's Fetish Digi Stamps. To add to the double double theme, I was the second entry into the challenge and was the second top design of the top three listed.

LOL, this is fun!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

An Apple A Day

I made this card for my husband's grandpa who had back surgery a few weeks ago. He has recently moved to his new living place and the family will be going to visit him regularly to keep his spirits up.

I'm really happy with how the text came out in the background. I printed it on some paper, including the stitching, and then cut it out. On the apple I used flocking for the leaves and cheeks.

This card came together very quickly thanks to two challenges!
The Challenge #1: Use the theme "An Apple a Day", follow the sketch, use red green and yellow, add something black, include an apple and use the Cricut.
The Challenger #1: Jitterbuggin'

The Challenge #2: Follow the sketch!
The Challenger #2: Crazy 4 Challenges

Both challenges have sketches to follow and while I didn't strictly follow the first one, I grabbed some specific elements from it. I layered the circle, brought in the stitching and bannered the text along the top of the card.

Supplies Used:
  • Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Apple: Create a Critter
  • Flocking: Martha Stewart
  • Plain Paper: Scraps
  • Felt Ribbon: Recollections

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spooktacular

It's Halloween season! And here is the first Halloween card that I have ever made...ever. I'm not a big Halloween person. As a kid, I loved all of the candy. But now as an adult, I just haven't found any compelling reason to get into the witchy spirit. Well until I saw how awesome Halloween crafts are! I have seen some really cool stuff this year and have a few tricks up my sleeve. But onto this card and it's challenges.

The Challenge #1: Use the colors Pear Pizzaz, Night of Navy and Perfect Plum.
The Challenger #1: Scrapmaster's Paradise (however, I was too late and didn't get to enter it)

The Challenge #2: Make a project for this week's theme - Halloween!
The Challenger #2: Pals Paper Arts

The Challenger #3: Cut the photo or picture!
The Challenger #3: Frosted Designs

So, Halloween and incorporating those colors was pretty easy together. I love purple and green together for Halloween. Much cuter than orange and black. Cutting an image however was a new thing for me. I printed the image from a kids coloring website and colored it with my stamp markers. I wasn't sure what color to use for the moon, so I took a cotton ball dabbed it on a blue ink pad and then smeared the color around the moon. I like that it colored the moon enough to leave the ghost looking pure white. I'm really happy with how it turned out, especially after cutting it.

The next part is evidence of how to take a mistake and make it into art. When placing the main image I didn't center it. at. all. So the left side had a blank area that needed to be filled. I had some buttons that matched the color challenge really well, so I lined them up! Add a little gold Stickles and you have a complete card!

Thank you to this weeks challengers...I'm really happy with how it turned out! I am working on another Halloween project and I plan on having a video up soon!

Supplies used:
Main Image: Hello Kids
Markers: Stampin' Up and Marvy Matchables
Buttons: The Paper Studio
Gold Dots: Stickles

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

This card was made for my husband. It is our 2nd anniversary on Monday! It was a really simple card to make...the frog and crown are from Create a Critter. I can't remember where the paper came from :( I am really happy with how the frog turned out. The green flocking gives the frog such a fun look compared to simple card stock. My other favorite part of this card is the crown. I used Stampin' Ups Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and then glitter for the jewels. I hope my prince loves it!

Here are the challenge details:

The Challenge #1: Use the sketch from Mojo Monday.
The Challenger #1: Mojo Monday
This was a great sketch! I modified it a bit by only including two blocks up top and having my tag at the bottom.

The Challenge #2: Use the colors Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Pumpkin Pie (or something similar)
The Challenger #2: Scrapmaster's Paradise
I got lucky and had some great patterned paper that included the red and orange colors. After that I just had to coordinate paper to go along with it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Slider Card Challenge

The Challenge #1: Create a Slider Card
The Challenger #1: Scrappy Frogs Challenges
This project was really all about trying the slider card technique. It really wasn't that difficult! I will definitely be making more of these soon. See the video below to see it slide!

The Challenge #2: Labor Day Theme - create a project that has something to do with work or a job, congrats on a promotion, retirement etc...
The Challenger #2: Fantabulous Cricut
I made this card for a co-worker who helped me a lot in the last 6 months. She really impressed me and I'm sad that I won't have her as a resource anymore.

The Challenge #3: Use the colors Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Old Olive. (or something similar)
The Challenger #3: Pals Paper Arts

The Challenge #4: "What'eva"
The Challenger #4: Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

Supplies Used:

Blue Paper - Stampin Up
Brown and Olive Patterned Paper - Paper Tray Ink
Yellow Paper - DCWV


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Owl Wedding Card

My friends wedding was this past weekend. It was a long drive to the tip of the Michigan thumb, but it was so much fun! I really struggled with what design I wanted to use for their card. But when I came across a VERY cute card at ScrapinChic, I had to scrap-lift it!

I'm really happy with how fun and unique the colors are for a wedding card. The owls are an SVG file that I created. I may start offering some of SVG files to other crafters. If you are interested, contact me.

Supplies Used:

Plain Paper - scraps
Patterened Paper - Paper Trey Ink
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Kaiser Craft

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 6, 2010

CCF Card Hop Winner

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by this weekend for the blog hop. I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop as much as I did. There is some amazing talent in the Cricut Card Fairy army.

Now for my winner...Random.org selected commenter 38 - Stampin' Meg. Meg please contact me (adrea.travis.2008 at gmail.com) so I can send you your prize.

Didn't win? Make sure you check out Crystal's blog (http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/) to see if you've won the awesome prize from The Cutting Cafe!

Thanks again, I really had fun doing this blog hop. The great comments and new followers just make my day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cricut Fairies Blog Hop

Do you need some last minute back to school ideas? How about ideas on scrapping those school pictures? Just like the school themed items? Then do we have a great bunch of inspiration for you! So sit back, relax, grab a drink and snack and enjoy the Second Cricut Card Fairy Back to School Blog Hop!

Our second blog hop is sponsored by the very talented and generous Regina from CUTTING CAFE. She has donated a great grand prize for this blog hop AND gave us images to work with! So while you are hopping and getting lots of inspiration make sure that you leave comments on all the blogs to be entered to win THREE CUTTING CAFE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE from the wonderful Regina.

A little bit about the Cricut Card Fairies: I have been making cards for the Cricut Card Fairy Missions for about two months now. I found that I made more cards than I had a purpose for and hated seeing my cards lay around. When I came across the Cricut Card Fairy Messageboard, I signed up immediately. It is very cool to send out your cards knowing they will brigthen someones day!

For the blog hop, I have made two cards for this blog hop. My first was inspired by all of us adults who are starting classes! I've just started my first Masters class...it's like being a freshman all over again. For my second card I wanted to challenge myself to make a card geared towards a kid.

This "adult" card was inspired by the Cutting Cafe's All About School set. While looking through the file, I saw the chalkboard and thought it would make a wonderful card. I used my white pen to write the sentiment and the 123-ABC border. The apple came from the All About School set. I was able to put it into Inkscape, save it as an SVG and load it into SCAL. I love that you can print and cut these files!

This card recevied the ultimate complement. My toughest critic (aka my husband) said that he really liked it. I think it was the mini chalk and eraser that impressed him so much! lol






This "kiddy" card came out nothing like my original sketch. Originally it was horizontal and had a lot of embellishments. It just goes to show that the best part of crafting is figuring things out as you go! The ruler is again from the Cutting Cafe's All About School set. This time I followed their instructions on how to adjust the image size and print it out. The patterned paper is from Paper Studios All Season Long pack. I used the Birthday Cake cartridge and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to finish off the card.





Now onto the best part. The giveaway. It's not a big giveaway but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm giving away two sets of embellishments that I felt complemented the blog hop theme AND you will receive the two cards that I made. Please leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you. I'll be using random.org to be select the winner Monday afternoon.


To Continue the Blog Hop head over to BeeJay at BeeJay's Studio.
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