Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Birthday Banner w/ Elmo

Wow!  It's been a long time since I have posted to my blog.
A lot has taken place, but I have re-entered the workplace and
that is taking up most of my crafting time.
I did find the time to make this banner for my grandson's 2nd birthday,
and I love how it turned out.
 
 
The font is from Mickey and Friends,
the scalloped circles and rectangles are from WW,
and the inside shapes are from PS.
Since I did not have a Sesame Street cart,
Elmo is an SVG file that was converted w/ Inkscape.
The bright colors, polka dots, and
Elmo's smiling face, made this birthday banner a hit!
TFL!





Sunday, March 17, 2013

You're Egg-straordinary!

Here is my grandson, Maddix, Easter card for this year.


I started with the tall centerstep card base in white 
and added the mats in shades of blue.
These are some of my favorite colors and I thought thet would go great for Easter.
All of the Cricut cuts are from the Doodlecharm cartridge.
The bunny is cut @ 4" in both regular and shadow,
inked in pink, and finished off with a Peachy Keen face stamp.
I added a "popped" oval from PS for the nose,
put this cute little guy on an Action Wobble 
and this  bunny is complete!


The eggs are cut in varying sizes from 1/4" to 1"
The front and inside sentiments are hand-cut 
and the stamp set is from My Creative Time.



This card has a lot of elements from embossing, stamping,
popping for dimension, to movement.....
all to catch the eye of my little guy.
Happy Easter, Maddix!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I am featured on FCCB - Spotlight Sunday!

Hi, everyone!
I am lucky to have been chosen for the
This is such an honor for me!
Please check it out and leave me a comment if you enjoy my designs!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

You're Sweet!

I saw this cool tall center step card at Eva's Scraps N Cards
and she was gracious enough to send me the file.
This card fits neatly in a 4.5 x 6 envelope, so if
you don't add a lot of embellishing, will mail with regular postage.


I started with a white card stock base, inked the edges, 
and added the Swiss Dots embossed mats to the front.
The cupcake is from the Home Decor cartridge and
is cut from glitter papers @ 2.75".
The "frosting" is embossed with the Swirls CB folder
and the small hearts are negative cuts from the same cupcake.
The banner is hand-cut, inked, and matted in a darker chocolate brown.
The stamp is from the Mark's Finest Paper "Celebrate Big" stamp set.


I continued the same matting on the inside followed
by more from the same stamp set that has been hand colored 
in pencil and blended.  The small green gems and pink swirls add some bling,
while the top sentiment is backed by a Fiskars scalloped square punch in
the same chocolate brown as the front "Happy Birthday" banner.


I added a "Birthday Recipe" card to the back
for my personal sentiment.


I love to make cards that can be displayed and
this one is just delicious!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

TFL!







Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Being married to you....

I finally finished my dear hubby's valentine...and not a day too soon!
I usually give him a "surprise" to take to work, so I will
have this in his car tonight and it will be his special something for tomorrow.


I started with a bright red card stock for the base and folded 
it into the shape of an easel card (my favorite!)
Starting with a pink mat, I rounded the corners, and then added
an embossed white mat with some inking to bring out the images.
Followed by a red paper heart doily, I added a real box of chocolates!
This is a small Russel Stover brand with 5 pieces of candy inside....so much fun!


After cutting the hearts from Sweethearts, 
followed by an embossed scalloped circle from Winter Woodlands,
I added a computer generated sentiment on a hand-cut banner
to complete the card front.


This will actually stand up nicely without causing a problem!




I always my personal sentiment to the inside flap -
but the whole sentiment states:
Being married to you is like opening a box of chocolates /
Each day new and exciting and full of surprises
The inside mat is adorned with a Close to my Heart stamp,
while the bottom one is decorated with a stamp from Stampendous.
The sentiment framing is from Art Nouveau and the glitter papers make it sparkle.
 A touch of ribbon and this gorgeous card is complete!


Everything will go in this little lunch bag.
I have to admit, I didn't take much time decorating this,
but it's all about the treats inside this time......
not the wrapper!


Nestled inside Hubby's treat bag along with his card, 
are these "big smackers!"
Hand-made candy by me with love......
one is peanut butter and the other is white chocolate.
Happy Valentine's Day, my love!
TFL!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:




Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love Note

This cute and simple card will be going out
 to one of my dear friends.
Although she has a lot of people who care about her,
she stays to herself and spends most of her time making
sure that her sister is comfortable in the nursing home.
Hoping to brighten her day a bit, 
I made her this "love note" Valentine.


The envelope and hearts on the front are from Doodlecharms,
while the hearts that adorn the inside are from the Sweethearts cartridge.
I also used the Sweethearts card feature to cut the card base.
The banner is hand-cut, but I am not sure who makes the stamp,
since it seems that I had cut off the top of the package!
Glitter papers, inking, ribbon, and some embossing add to the flair of this project.


A handwritten "Thinking of you on Valentine's Day"
will finish off the inside.
It will be nice to let her know that a friend is thinking of 
her on this Valentine's Day and she is not alone.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tons of love

This is my grandson's Valentine card.
I have had this idea rolling aound in my head and since the weather
outside was frightful.....off to my craft room for the day!

I started with the dump truck from EDPD, filled it with embossed hearts (PS)
and put it on the road from the same cartridge.
I love display cards, but was getting weary of easel and center steps...
so I chose the Concertina Card fold for this one.
I started with a white base and covered the panels with a pretty striped pink paper.
The hearts range in size from 3" to 1/2" and are all cut
from glitter papers shadowed in black.
Embossing all of them gives this project more dimension.
A small banner on the top gives the card front sentiment
and is a Cardz TV stamp, while a matted personal verse on the back finishes it off.
I love the way this looks.....especially since we are sending
"tons" of love off to Maddix!