Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pearls and Lace

I seem to be drawn to lavender lately and I am loving the different shades.  They blend with so many of my other papers.  Today I worked on a card for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge#10.  This challenge is to make a Birthday card with lace and pearls on it.  Just up my alley, as I tend to love the 'Victorian' look (my friends and family with attest to this lol)  Anyway, here is what I came up with:

One of the fun details about this card is the is PAPER LACE cut with a laser.  It  looks and stands out on the card as if it were the real deal.  Here are the specifics:

Card: 4 1/2 x 6 1/4
Card Stock:  Core'dinations in Purple Majesty, generic card stock in a cream and a pale pink
Paper:  Lavender dot - Recollections; Floral - Paper Adventures; Pink floral - Anna Griffin; Laser Lace Paper -  Paper Pizazz
Cricut Cartridge used: Pagoda - tag;  Wrap it up - balloons
VersaMagic Chalk Ink: on all edges of paper in Eggplant
Embellishments:  colored pearls and butterfly are from Jolee's Boutique, 1/4 " lavender ribbon
Words: done on computer in Print Shop

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Buzz-ing By

This particular card was made WITHOUT any help from my Cricut Machine (GASP)!!  It was pretty difficult to come up with a card when all I wanted to do was go to my wonderful Cricut Cartridges.  This card is for a challenge that stated to go BACK TO BASICS, meaning no cricut usage!  It was a fun challenge to come up with something, and I really love this darling little card.

This card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and Here is what I did:

Cardstock: deep black, used some generic I had in my stash
Paper: All paper, yellow and bee paper, is from Frances Meyer
VersaMagic Chalk Ink:  Midnight Black
Ribbon: Sheer Organza ribbon by Offray 5/8 inch
Embellishments:  Daisies and bees from JoLee's Boutique, 2 gold eyelets 1/8" , Fiskers paper trimmer
Words: Original words done on the computer in Print Shop

That's it.  Once I got going it was pretty easy to put together.  The hardest part is always coming up with the idea and then picking out the paper!  Choosing the paper and embellishments are always my very favorite part of the process.  Enjoy and thanks for joining me today!
This card has been entered in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #7 over at 

Heart Shaped Sympathy Card

Here is a sweet card I made for a Friend of the family whose Mother just recently passed away.

Here is the Recipe:

Cardstock: medium bright pink, white for verses and words that was tinted on computer
Paper: both printed papers are from The Best of K&Company paper pad
Cricut Cartridge: The wonderful Damask Decor Cartridge
Embellishments:  Gold sheer 5/8" ribbon, white gel pen for stitching, rhinestones from JoLees and pink metal button from Heidi Grace
Verse:  My own original verse done on computer
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This card has been entered in the the Monday challenge #9 - shaped Card over at My Craft Spot

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Anniversary Wishes Card

Don't let this simple card fool you, the front of this card has sparkle paper underneath the ornamentation.  It really looks gorgeous.  When I bought a few sheets of paper I was clueless as to how I would use them (if EVER!)  But it really looks beautiful as the underneath background.  Here are the particulars:  Card size is 9 x 4 (tall card)
  • Card Stock:  Core-essentials collection in dark lavender
  • Paper:  Core'dinations elegance collection for sparkle paper, paper pizazz - patterened paper
  • Cricut cartridges:  Damask Decor-silhouette pg.41,  Damask Decor-Layer 2 pg. 36
  • VersaMagic chalk ink:  Purple hydrangea (all edges of paper except sparkle paper)
  • Bling:  JoLee's Rhinestones in dark purple and clear
  • Computer:  for the words and poem
That's all there is too it.  I liked the monochromatic theme that seemed to evolve on it's own with this card.  I wasn't headed in that direction, but that's where it went!  Thanks for stopping by and I would love your comments.  You can follow me by joining in the column on the right!
This card is entered in the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #14 - Anniversary.
and the Paper Playtime CH#45-tall card.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beautiful Bloom Card

Here is the Recipe for this beautiful BLOOM card.  It is probably an intermediate challenge because the flower has many layers.  But the end result is definately worth it.
Cardstock:  Pale pink, black, royal blue, bright green and a country green for the words.
Paper: Patterned background  K&Company, patterned paper used on flower DCWV
Cricut Cartridges: Florals Embellished and Kate's ABC's for the word BLOOM
Bling: JoLee's, Heidi Grace
Chalk Ink: Versa Magic chalk ink in Spanish Olive for the edges of the patterned paper
Other Items used: pop dots behind flower, black and white gel pens, scrapbooking tape, spray adhesive.  Thanks for taking a look! Love to have your comments!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Masculine Moose Birthday Card

This is the Birthday Card I made for my Husband, Wayne!  Happy Birthday, Honey!
Card:  5 1/2 x 7
Cricut Cartridges used:  Give a Hoot (Moose pg. 74 & Deer pg. 69),  Mother's Day (Banner on front)
Wild Card (Happy Birthday pg. 61)
Paper: Green paper by Anna Griffin, Stripe paper by Best of K&Company
Cardstock:  Med. Brown by Who Knows!  I have tons of cardstock without names on them!
Baker's Twine: Maroon and white
Moose Eye: K&company
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I have entered this card in the MORE THAN FAVORS CCCC #17 Challenge! Visit them!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


 This card has been entered in the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #6
Graduation time is here again and here is an easy and elegant card 5" card.
Here is the RECIPE: Beginner to intermediate
Cricut Expression Machine
Cricut Cartridges:  Damask Decor (for card and white overlay), Wrap It Up (cap, word)
Cardstock: royal blue, black and white
Patterned paper: The Best of K & Company paper pack
Chalk Ink:  I inked the edges of the white overlay in blue
Bling: Blue metal button, 1 rhinestone  (both on cap)

The Card was only shaped on one end so after I adhered the white overlay, I cut the rest of the card out to match the end.  Liked it much better that way.  Spray adhesive works best with the Damask Decor overlays because they are so intricate.  I use a photo safe adhesive spray from is super tacky!  Enjoy and thanks for taking the time to look!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rockin' Oldie's Birthday

Cartridge Used:  Nifty Fifties
Paper:  DCWV
Sentiments:  done with computer
Bow on Dress: Black & White Baker's Twine
Stitching:  White Gel Pen
Bling:  K and Company

This was such a fun card to make.  The Nifty Fifties Cartridge is quickly becoming my favorite!  It is so versatile and the images are just FUN!!  Made it a big card and just folded colored 8 1/2 x 11 card stock in half and rounded the corners.   I like to send the big cards for birthdays!  I added my Sis-in-laws fave song on the label.  It was a big hit!  THANKS FOR VISITING!!!