Monday, May 31, 2010

Baby Booties Card

Woo Hoo challenge #12 at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.

Our friend Amy from Chomas Creations will be donating a Gel Pen Holder and pens to fit the holder for this weeks challenge #12 winner a $29 value. Go visit Amy's blog today -HERE!

Challenge #12
Shower the Baby:
Create a project that has something to do with a baby shower. Example; invitation, card, gift, baby album etc...

I made a simple baby card, using the New Arrival cricut cartridge. What is great about this cartridge is that it has a "card" feature, great for making quick and easy cards that look super cute.
I used DCWV "The Glitter Stack" for the card, the the solid glitter stack for the booties, the bow is just white cardstock.

This card is on page 107 of the New Arrival handbook, I used card 2 feature and the shift key.
To add just a little extra to my card; from the same page I cut out two booties at size 1 1/4" (one bootie I used the "flip" key). The bow was cut at 1", it doesn't line up perfectly on my card but cutting the bow at 3/4" was just too small. Even though the booties and the bow are just a little larger than the size in the window of the card, I really like the look it gave.
I added thick white thread for the stitching on the booties, and pop-dots to lift them off the card, a small glue dot in the center of the bow for the adhesive.

To close off the window I cut a piece of yellow cardstock at 5" x 4" and glued the the inside of the card.I hope you'll join us for the challenge at FCCB and show us your baby creations, and come see the wonderful baby ideas the design team has created -HERE.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wild for Wild Flowers

It's time for another Cardabilities Sketch, I really enjoy Karan's sketches, she creates such fun designs to work with.
I used a flower pot from Pink Peticoat, I love her simply cute digital stamps.

Here is the sketch we got to work with...

I colored using Copic markers, and used Mini Monograms cricut cartridge for the scallops and circle, the flourish design is from the Heritage cartridge pg. 62. I made my own background paper starting with a white piece of cardstock, then used a black sharpie to draw thick lines, then added a hot pink marker to the white space. I like how it turned out an matched the "wild" flower pot.

Go take a look at the other gals creations from the same sketch -HERE at Cardabilities. I love working with sketches.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Towel Cake or Apple Tree

Another Towel Cake!!!

This was so fun, I call this my "Apple Tree" towel cake. I used real sticks to embellish, the apple cut I used the Cricut cartridge Home Accents.
I have some instructions for a towel cake -HERE

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Monday, May 24, 2010

A bird loves his Home

WooHoo, Fantabulous Cricut challenge #11 begins today.

The challenge, Flowers for May:
Create a project using at least 3 flowers on your project.
As always there does need to be a cricut cut image somewhere on the project.

I used a digital stamp image from Pink Petticoat, I love the little bird house, so cute.

The cricut cut images are from the Storybook cartridge on page 69 I used the accent blackout image cut at 3" and the second layer cut at 3 1/4". For each flower I took three of the same color of prima flower wrinkled them up then added a brad for the center.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'd Pick You

If friend were flowers I'd pick all my followers, what a lovely garden I would have, thank you for coming to visit my blog.... that makes me so happy.

This adorable bear image is a digital stamp fro Designed 2 Delight.

Using a photoshop program I was able to duplicate the image, erase the bear on one image leaving only the large flower, then duplicated the flower a few more times to place around the bears feet. Then using the text feature I added the well known quote "If friends were flowers I'd pick you".
Copic markers were used to color this image.
I added ribbon and charms along with a tiny prima flower for embellishments.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm a Guest Designer today!!

So thrilled today for the opportunity to be the "Guest Designer" for Twisted Sketches! Twisted Card Sketch #008.

The card size measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
I used the Heritage Cricut cartridge for the fence on pg. 21 cut at 2 2/3" the word Memories pg. 64 cut at 3/4".
Go check out the sketch and what the rest of the amazing design team created using the same sketch -HERE.

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Happy Moo-day

Hi everyone,
This week at the Doodle Palace they had a new release of two cute digi stamps; Birthday Cow, and Marshmallows & Hot Dogs.
I'm a little late with my post but I wanted to show off my "Birthday Cow" card...

I use celebrations for the confetti, I did cut it at 3" but the confetti is quite narrow in areas and so instead of long streamers, there are mostly just swirls. Note: when cutting the confetti image larger than 4" is best.

Come see what the Doodle Palace Princess have created using these digi images -HERE.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl Winner!

Winners are posted to day at Fantabulous Cricut for our cricut crawl (our version of a blog hop) You will have to see head over to see who the winner is, and see the awesome winning projects. Click -HERE to see who won

Today's the day...the winner of the Cricut Crawl has been announced over at FCCB (you'll have to head over there to find out who it is!!!)

I've chosen the winner of my individual prize, it wasn't easy, featured element was to use a drawing technique using cricut markers or other drawing tool.

Laura outlined the ship and the tag on the inside of her card. I love how her card really looks like a suitcase. Fantastic job Laura!

I have some hand picked gift items that I would like to send you, please send me your address, contact me -HERE

Thank you to every one who joined us on the Cricut Crawl, we had a super response from everyone!!!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby Giraffe -with Cardabilites Sketch

To be honest with you, I have never really been a "sketch" person, I would look at sketches and didn't quite get it..... until I tried it!! I tried out for the Cardabilities design team a few months back so I could completely challenge myself to use sketches, I was thrilled when I made the team and now I'm truly a firm believer that using "sketches" can make sooooo much simpler and take half the brain work of creating, but still so much fun!

Today is Sketch #3 over at Cardabilities, here is my card.
This digi stamp is from Meljen's Designs, I just love her artsy creations!
The word "Baby" is from the Storybook cricut cartridge, this font is so cute cut out small!!! The flowers are tiny prima flowers.

Here is the #3 sketch, give this sketch a try then come over to Carabilites blog and add your creation to Mr. Linky.

entered in Meljen's Featured Stamper contest

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Summer Time Treats Bear

New release day for Doodle Palace digital images, this week there are two new images, "Muddy Buddy" and "Summer Time Treats"

I used the sweet Summer Time Treats bear image, the bear was probably a "he", but just by adding a pink bow, I made her a "she" bear.

I used the "Heritage" cricut cartridge for the green flourish.
Entered in Meljen's Designs challenge --"Flower's and Blooms"
Entered in Wee Memories challenge --"Stitching"

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Monogram Corners Note Cards -Cut File

I'm still showing off my drawing techniques using my cricut. Today I have really cute 2" square note cards to share with you.
There are several different pens/markers to use in your cricut; Cricut markers, mini sharpies, and gel pens and I'm sure many other item that I'm not aware of. My personal favorite to draw with using my Cricut machine is the gel pens, because the lines are much thinner and therefor clearer when drawing detailed images like in my notecards.

Below are the mini gel pens they are from "Staples" office store, I purchased mine at Custom Crops. I use the mini gel pen holder which can be purchased from Amy Chomas or Custom Crops.

I use my black gel pen way more than the colored, if anyone knows where or if I can purchase only black please let me know.

In the photo below, on the left is the mini sharpie and holder, on the right the mini gel pen and holder, I drew the same image using both pens so you could see how impressive the detail is using the mini gel pen.

Close up view
Remember as mentioned yesterday before placing my mini gel pen in the blade holder on the Cricut machine I place a piece of scratch paper so the pen will not accidentally draw where I don't want it on my paper. Then before removing the gel pen I place the scratch paper there again before replacing my cutting blade.
I have a design studio cut file available at the end of this post. All the images can be drawn first, then cut. You can place any letter you would like I have a "K" and "L"

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Monogram Corners cut file -HERE
If you download the cut file please leave a comment below.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Where's Whimsie Mini Travel Album

Whimsie Doodles has cute digital and rubber stamped images, they are having an awesome contest and giveaway, so I thought I would play along.
The image I used is "Where's Whimsie," a cute turtle ready for traveling around the world with map and camera in hand.

I made a travel mini album, perfect for adding photos of places I've been. Book size is 4 5/8 x 4". I used Storybook Cricut cartridge to cut out the fun shaped squares from pg. 75.
I used my copic markers to color the image, and found some great charms in my stash and look at the cute photo frame charm, I added a tiny photo of Whimsie, sooooo cute!!!
Whimsie is probably a "he" but I made the turtle a "she" because it's the mom who is usually behind the camera.
I went to post this on the Whimsie Doodle blog and realized that they wanted a card.... the mini album may drop me out of the running, oh well, I had a great time creating it!

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