Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Penguins Built a Snowman

And the 3rd card of the day.

Cartridges Used:  Doodlecharms, Paper Doll Dress Up, ZooBalloo.

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" on white cardstock.
The snowflake paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
Doodlecharms:  The snowman is cut at 3.5" and is found on page 23.  The face is from the Peachy Keen Christmas Character Face Assortment Pack.
Paper Doll Dress Up:  The snow is cut at W 5.5, H .90 and is found on page 59.  I used a grey maker to give the snow highlights.
ZooBalloo:  The penguins are cut 2 times at 4.49" and are found on page 40. 

Inside of card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Snowman Snowglobe

Here is the 2nd card for today.
Cartridges used:  A Child's Year, Doodlecharms, ZooBalloo

The card is cut at 5 1/4" x 11 1/2" in white cardstock.
The red paper is cut at 5" X 5 1/2".
A Child's Year:  Snowman and child are from page 73 and are cut at 2".
Doodlecharms:  Snowglobe is found on page 25 and cut at 4".
ZooBalloo:  Background is from previous card "Santa". 
I just used the scraps of white and blue.
Inside of card is a clear stamp and white ink.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.

Santa In Flight

Hi again.  Boy I am cutting it close today. 
If you remember my goal was to make 4 Christmas cards a month
so I wouldn't get all tied down at Christmas trying to get them done. 
Well I got very behind on my cards this month so here are my last 3 cards. 
I have been working on them all day, but I am very proud that I did get them done this month.

Cartridges used:  Christmas Noel, ZooBalloo
I used my Gypsy on this so all measurements are from that.  When width and height are not indicated I am giving the height measurement.

The card is cut on white cardstock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Christmas Noel:  Santa is cut at 2.25".
The big trees are cut at 1.5"
The little trees are cut at 2.16"
The moon is cut at 3.49"
And the tree for the inside of the card is cut at 3.5".
ZooBalloo: The blue background paper and white snow paper are from a glitter pack. It is cut at W 5.5 x H 4.25. This cut is found on page 73.  This background is cut 2 times once in the blue and once in the white. 

Inside of card.

I used an EK Success corner punch here to bring the snow effect to the inside of this card.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,  did you think I forgot you?  I didn't.  Boy the past couple of weeks have been crazy.  You already heard about my baby girl's 18th birthday, I just celebrated my birthday, school just started, my husband had to go out of town again for his work and to top it off all 3 of our cars just broke down at the same time.  Spent a week taking cars back and forth to the repair shop.  It has been a little crazy here at our house.
If you haven't noticed I am a little behind this month on my projects so now I am going to have to work like crazy to get caught up.
Well here is my 1st Christmas card for August.

Cartridges used:  Cindy Loo, George and Basic Shapes and Winter Woodlands.

The card is cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in white cardstock.
The blue star paper is cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" it is from the Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday paper pack.  I got this at Joann's last year, I don't know if they still carry it or not.
The snow is cut at 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and then I just ripped the paper to make it look like snow.  I also ran it thru the cuttlebug using the Tiny Bubbles folder and then I used the Stones folder made by Fiskars.  I really like how it turned out.  Then I added some Icicle stickles around the top of the snow.
Cindy Loo: The deer is cut at 1 1/2" and is found on page 61. I added a little green gem for the eye.
George and Basic Shapes: The moon is a circle cut from this cartridge and is cut at 1 1/2".  It is from a glitter paper pack.
Winter Woodlands: The trees are found on page 37 and are cut at 3 3/8" and at 4"(for inside of card).  I used the icicle stickles for the snow caps. Ran the trees thru the cuttlebug using the Fiskars Fabric plate.
The snowman is found on page 47 and is cut at 2 3/4".
The squirrel is found on page 57 and is cut at 1".  I also added a gem for his eye.
The cardinals are from page 59 and are cut at 1" (cut 3 times, used the flip feature on 2 of them.)
I used 3D Crystal Lacquer on the snowmans hat, scarf and heart, on the cardinals on the top layer of the squirrel and on the white part of the deers face.  You can't really see it from the photo but it really makes them pop out.   I also pop dotted the animals and the snowman.
Inside of card.

I really hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Birthday Banner

Here is a banner I made for my daughters birthday.

Cartridges used:  Wild Card and Winter Woodlands
Wild Card:  The base and layer are found on page 60 and is cut at 4".
The 1st layer of the card is cut on design studio at W 7.998 H 2.72.
Winter Woodlands:  The scallop is found on page 38 and is also cut
on design studio at W 2.54 H 3.638.
The letters are cut at 2".
The top of the cards I cut a 1 1/2" stip of paper and used the Drippy Goo punch.
The circles are a 1" punch I added glitter and inked around all the edges.
Added eyelets and ribbon to hang the banner.
Thanks for looking.

18 Years Ago

Hi everyone, sorry I have been gone all week. 
It was my daughters 18th birthday and we have been celebrating all week. 
She is getting ready to start her Senior year at school. 
Oh my goodness I can't believe my baby is already this old.  Time has flown by too fast. 

Here is the card that I made her for her birthday.
Cartridge used: A Child's Year

The card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and is a black pearls paper.
The top paper is cut at 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" it is from the Midnight Spell Stack from DCWV.
The girl is found on page 61 and cut at 3 1/8".  I cut out the girl in black and added black glitter to her, then cut out the shadow in white and popped her up with pop dots.
For the 18 years ago I used a black gel pen to trace out the letters on the cricut then decided to finish coloring in the letters with the gel pen.  I used design studio at W 2.621 and  H .394.
The sign is found on page 77 and is cut on design studio at W 3.294 and H .749. I inked around the edges with charcoal ink. Also added a few black lines in the sign to make it look a little more aged. Then added a white ribbon to finish off the front.

Inside of card.

The white paper is cut at 5" x 3 3/4".  Used the charcoal ink around the edges.
The kitten is from page 61 and is cut at 2 1/2" in the black pearls paper.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mickey's House Layout

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you a layout that I made today.
My goal is to get caught up on some of my photo albums.  This is terrible but I have boxes full of photos that I haven't done anything with (about 18 years worth). 
I worked on the albums when the kids were babies but then stopped.  Don't really know why I stopped because I have always enjoyed working on the albums.
Well here is the 2 page layout.

Cartridges used:  Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font

Mickey and Friends:  The Mickey icon border is welded together on design studio.  
Cut at 2" and is found on page 78.
Mickey is cut at 6 1/2" and is found on page 79.
House is cut at 4 1/2" and is found on page 119.
Mickey Font:  I used this cartridge for the words Mickey's House.
The single Mickey heads are a punch.  You could use the head from page 78 the shadow feature of Mickey and Friends cut at 2".
For each page I used a Red 12" x 12" cardstock.
Yellow 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.
Black 2" x 12" cardstock.
The photo mats are layered in red 6 3/4" x 4 3/4", black 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" and yellow striped paper 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".
The journal block is layered in red 3 1/4" x 4 1/4", black 3" x 4" and white 2 3/4" x 3 3/4".
I used a black and a white gel pen to add some faux stitching and dots on the entire project.
Thanks for looking.  I would love to hear your comments.

Friday, August 6, 2010

With Sympathy Card

Ok I just had to make this card.
Credit for the idea goes to Jeannie over at http://www.aplaceformycards.blogspot.com/ and Bobby and Jill over at http://cricutcouple.blogspot.com/.  I loved their cards.  If you haven't seen their blogs you should check them out.  The are both wonderful and inspiring. 
I thought this would make a beautiful sympathy card. 
So here is my version of their cards.
Cartridges used: Create A Critter, Pooh and Friends, Speaking of Fall,
Storybook, Walk in my Garden and Wild Card.
The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" in a beige cardstock.
The maroon cardstock is cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
The flower paper is cut at 5 1/4" x 4".
The maroon and flower paper are from the Paper Studio Mirabelle paper stack.  This is a very beautiful and elegant stack.  I love the papers in it.
Create A Critter: I used this cartridge to cut the butterfly on the inside of this card.  It is found on page 64 and is cut at 1".
Pooh and Friends:  I used this cartridge to cut the butterfly on the front of the card.  It is found on page 24 and is also cut at 1".
Speaking of Fall:  All of the leaves are from this cartridge all cut at 2 1/8" found on pages 19, 20, and 36.
StoryBook:  I cut the frame 2 times in the maroon paper and 2 times in the beige paper.  They are all cut at 3 1/2" and are found on page 66.
Walk in my Garden:  The flowers are all cut at 1/2" and are found on page 30. 
Cut 15 for the front of the card and 6 more for the inside of the card.
Wild Card:  With Sympathy is cut at 6 3/8" and is found on page 32.
I inked around all of the edges and added Icicle Stickles to the butterflies and to the centers of all of the flowers.  Used a black gel pen to add detail to the center of all of the flowers and a green gel pen to add detail to all of the leaves.

Inside of card.

Thanks for looking.  I would love to hear your comments.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I am so excited, I just received another award. 
This one comes from Debbie over at http://debbiebakk.blogspot.com/.
Thank you so much Debbie.