Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Baby

I love this card! I am attending a baby shower for a friend who is expecting a boy in the next few months. I found making a card for a boy much more difficult than making one for a girl. But I had help from the awesome paper from Paper Studio. The 12 x 12 sheet has different baby images in different colors and I've been waiting to use it for a long time! I think the polka dotted paper is from Paper Studio as well.

The duck is 3x3 inches and the brown paper from Stampin' Up is cut at 3.25x3.25 inches. I put it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then rubbed it on a chocolate stamp pad to darken up the dots.

At the bottom and layered two pieces of ribbon and used SCAL 2.0 to cut out the sentiment. Oh, and to make the sentiment standout a little bit more I layered it. There is a brown layer behind the yellow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I need your help! I made this adorable ladybug for this week's Cooking With Cricut challenge. But I'm not sure what to do with her!

The challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut is "Glittermania"! So I took the Ladybug from the Cold Hands Warm Hearts page kit from www.page-kits.com and glittered her out. Everything except her hands are glitter...those are flocked because I thought she deserved some warm mittens. :)

The body and the face of this cute little ladybug is spritzed with Stampin' Ups glitter spray. I put her wings through the Xyron and applied red glitter. (I love the Xyron for glitter and flocking! It is so much easier than using glue!) The black spots are a glitter glue similar to Stickles, but the glue is black instead of clear. I also used that for the face and pink Stickles for the nose.

Now onto my dilemma. I don't know what to do with her. Should I put her on a card or a scrapbook page? And what should my "theme" be? Leave a comment on this post by Midnight on Friday January 14th with your idea and a way for me to contact you. If I choose your suggestion I will have a prize!

AND...while you are in the creative mood....head over to the Cooking With Cricut blog to see what the other Design Team members have come up with and submit your own Glittermania project!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Snow Fun

Hello everyone! I know I'm a little late with the post. This week just hasn't gone as I expected....some good - some bad. But anyway I have a great winter layout and based on the 6-12 inches of snow we're expecting...it's just in time!

The challenge this week over at Cooking with Cricut is Snow Fun...Anything with a Snow Activity. The layout supports a 4x4 and 4x6 photo. From one of my favorite cartridges, Winter Frolic, I cut out the sentiment Snowball Fight. I thought it went perfectly with the cute snowman that I got from Melin of Cooking with Cricut.

So now it's your turn! Head over to the Cooking With Cricut blog. Check out what the other design team members (there are some new fabulous talents) have created and submit your own project.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

MPS Challenge

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed the evening and have fully recovered. I spent my afternoon recovering by watching football and making cards.

This card is for Pink Stampers Design Team Challenge. She has two openings on her design team and is inviting anyone interested to participate in a challenge. The challenge is to create a project using her favorite colors: green, pink, brown and a color of your choice.

I created this really cute card using the Create a Critter cartridge. The frog was cut at 4 inches pop-dotted on top of the brown shadow. By taping some red paper to the back of his face I was able to give his smile a "pop" without having red show anywhere else. I placed him on top of a 3 inch lily pad and my color choice of blue!

Up top I cut the dragonfly out at 1 1/2 inches. Again, I pop-dotted it on the brown shadow. The shiny paper really makes the makes it pop. The sentiment was inspired by the announcement banners that planes have behind them. I thought it would be cool to have the dragonfly waving the banner with a stamp from My Pink Stampers Punny-licious stamp set.

The blue, brown and green patterned paper is from Stampin' Up. The rest of it is just scraps that I had. Thanks for checking out my Toad-ally Awesome card.