Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Alligator

I made this card with my new favorite Cricut Cartridge, Birthday Bash. It has so many cute images on it. I thought this would be a cute card for a little boy. CS colors used are Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, and Bashful Blue, with a tiny bit of Regal Rose for his cheek. Yes, I know an alligator wouldn't REALLY have pink cheeks. DP is SU retired Jersey Shore. Button and ribbon are also retired. And of course I had to use googly eyes.
I think this turned out really cute. How about you? Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mother's Day

Here is another card using Mojo Monday Sketch # 174. I really liked this one; it was less complicated than some they have. CS is Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze. The brad is current SU, the silver butterflies and lace are from my stash, and all other is SU retired.
I have been hoarding these butterflies, but I thought they'd be good with this sketch. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More Valentines

No stamping on these cards, nope, huh-uh. They're rub-ons from the SU Occasions Mini. I thought they were perfect for this Mojo Monday sketch from a couple of weeks ago. The funny thing is, I actually had this done in time to enter that sketch challenge, but didn't get it uploaded.
DP is Love Impressions, CS is Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Basic Gray, and Whisper White.
These were so much fun to make. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Armadillo Valentine

This card is for 2 Cricut challenges, Jitterbuggin', where you had to use brown, plus one accent color, and a bow; and Bitten by the Bug 2, where you had to use either the armadillo or bird from Birthday Bash. My sister loves all things Western, including armadillos (cute ones anyway, not the real thing LOL). So I will send her this Valentine. I also used Skipping Stones Designs sketch #60; you can see it HERE. I used Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Regal Rose (cheek) for the armadillo. Heart is cut from Pretty in Pink using Wild Card. I cuttlebugged the shell and background.
The pink patterned strip at the bottom is from a set of stickers that SU put out a long time ago, at the same time as the DP actually. I really like this card, and I think my sis will too. I'm going to make her another one with the armadillo wearing a cowboy hat that says Howdy Partner, or some such. Thanks for dropping by today!

Monday, January 17, 2011

January Inspired Crafter Christmas Card Sketch

My friend Banu posted a great sketch on the Inspired Crafters' blog--you can see it HERE.
I used a couple of Gina K. sets for this card. BG is stamped on Certainly Celery with Always Artichoke. Trees are embossed in gold on Always Artichoke. Card Base is Crumb Cake. I used a Versamarker to ink up the Merry Christmas from the BG stamp to emboss it in gold on the card base. I sort of rearranged the elements of the sketch, so I hope it still counts! Thanks for looking!

Valentine Defined

I had fun yesterday playing with my new SU goodies, Valentine Defined and the patterned paper that goes with it. Unfortunately, the DP uses one of my most UN-favorite SU colors--Basic Gray--I liked Going Gray SO much better. But I tried to keep an open mind. On this first card I used an old Mojo Monday sketch that went really well with this image and sentiment. I stamped the flowers in Real Red on Whisper White and glittered each tiny heart. The "o" in "Love" is a rhinestone brad. I used my SU embossing folder on the Basic Gray strip and glittered some Real Red Brads. It's pretty, but I still don't like Basic Gray.
On this card I wanted to use the split negative technique on the flamingoes. It turned out pretty cute. I also used Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. Card Base is Basic Gray again, not black; it looks black in the pic.
On this last card I used Brushed Silver instead of Basic Gray, and I like it better. The birds are die cut using SU's movers and shapers Sizzix dies. Heart is Embosslit (pink) and SU punch (red DP). Rhinestones finish off the corners. This might make a nice wedding card in different colors. There is no stamping on this card.
Thanks for dropping by today! Happy stamping!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some Cricut Valentines

Christmas is over--here comes Valentine's Day! I made this card with Wild Card and Plantin Schoolbook. Colors used are SU Taken With Teal, Cool Caribbean, and Regal Rose. DP and ribbon are retired SU. I glittered the small hearts and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (I think it's called Floral Fantasy) on the CC layer. This is a case of the star card in the book Card Making With the Cricut.
This one uses the same color scheme, plus Chocolate Chip. The owl is from Create-a-Critter, the stamps are from the new SU Occasions mini, Valentine Defined. I totally cased this off of SCS, but they used the owl punch that SU sells.
I had a lot of fun making these! Hope you've enjoyed looking!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PTI Swaps

These are the cards for my ongoing PTI swap group over on SCS. You can read all about it HERE. There were two categories this time, regular cards and funky folds. For my funky fold card, I decided to do a joy fold card. At least I think that's what it's called; this fold certainly gives me joy! Stamps used are various from On My Couch, OMC Additions, and Chair-ished, colors are Raspberry Fizz, Basic Black, and white. I used the matching die to die-cut the chair.
Here is the card partially open.
This one is for the regular cards category. I used the Honey Bee and HB Sentiments for this card. The sketch is Inspired Crafters Sketch # 13. Colors are Rasp. Fizz, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, and white. Lots of Spellbinders dies here, with an oval punch from SU. I added black glitter to the bee. At first I wasn't crazy about this card. I thought it was very busy (and it is!), but it grew on me and now I like it. Hope you do too!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's Been Awhile...

Hi, everyone! Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's been a long time since I posted, but it's not that I haven't been creating; it's just that I haven't felt like blogging my efforts! But I just need to get back on that horse I guess...

I made these cards before we left for Disney World the week after Christmas. On this first one I used a Mojo Monday sketch from awhile back, seen HERE, and UDI color combo # 15, seen HERE. You know I can never get a challenge done on time! But I loved this sketch and color combo, and I love how this card turned out! Colors are Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla. Stamp set is a hostess set from last year, Of the Earth.
This second card is CASE'd from a variety of cards on SCS, but probably owes the most to THIS one. Set is Simple Friendship, colors are Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake.
I thought this paper would be good for a sympathy card. Not much stamping here.
Hope you've enjoyed these, thanks for stopping by!