Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cruisin' on by...

I finally hobbled down to my craft/laundry room and worked on a card.  The hardest thing for me now is my eyesight.  I sustained a concussion and my right eye isn't focusing correctly so I get some double vision and when I move my head fast I get motion sick...yuk, BUT I got a card done!! Woohoo!  One of the challenges is for a clean and simple card so I had to restrain myself, dang!

This is another card that you could use for a masculine birthday.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Card is a 4 x 9 
  • Cartridge: Pack your bags-ship pg 58 (cut everything at 3 1/2")
  • K & Company print paper, Core'dinations Card stock
  • Black & White Stripe Bakers Twine
  • blue button on inside from Heidi Grace
  • sentiments done on computer
This card is being entered in the following challenges:
  1. CAS-ual Fridays CFC#13--The long & Short of it (clean & simple, embrace the space)
  2. Cricut 360 Ch #5 - Transportation
  3. Elizabeth Mae's - Challenge #2 Birthday  (thanks Karen for the heads up!)
Thanks for taking a look and for all the wonderful get well wishes.   It is SOOOOOOO nice to be creating again - even slowly!  HUGS to you ALL!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Warm Wishes

First of all a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Kellie from Kards by Kellie for giving me a "stinking cute" blog award!!! What a dear blogger friend she is so everyone go visit her wonderful blog!  Now on to a new card.  It's summer so here is my take on sunshine and blue skies:

I hadn't used my Country Life Cartridge since I had purchased it and it has so many cute graphics.  I love the sunshine coming up over the hill.  It is just so cheery and I also used the sheep from this cart because you NEED sheep grazing on a hillside!!  Another thing I like about this cartridge is the great alphabet and word selection.  They are also not as hard as some to cut out and keep in one piece.  I cut the words out at 1" and they hung together pretty well.  Here are my supplies:
  • Country Life Cart: sunshine and hillside, sheep and words
  • Paper by K&Company (jeepers I love their paper!)
  • VersaMagic Chalk Ink and Distress ink in Antique linen
  • Bakers Twine in black and white, 2 buttons
  • Inside original words done on computer
Thanks for stopping by.  I won't get another card done til next week so have a GREAT weekend and thanks to you WONDERFUL blogger friends who helped put me over 50 followers!!! 100 here I come!!!  I have entered this card in the following challenges:
  1. The Kraft Journal  - Make it Monday: something borrowed or something blue
  2. Paper Playtime Ch#50 - Summer
  3. Party Time Tuesday PTT #24 - Blue Skies and Sunshine
  4. My Sheri Crafts Challenge #64 - Faithful companions (yes a sheep is a companion)
  5. City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #63 - Let the Sunshine In

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Butter-flyte White

This is probably one of the easiest cards I have ever done.  WHY...because I didn't have to spend oodles of time choosing paper colors!!!  Our Creative Corner issued a challenge to do an ALL WHITE CARD.  Now I thought this would be extremely difficult, but in reality my cricut and cuttlebug did all the work and I just had to decide on what to cut!  I went to a favorite cartridge: Florals Embellished and loved the result.  Hope you do too!

I barely used any supplies, just two different white cardstocks, My Cuttlebug to emboss, my Cricut Cartridge Florals Embellished page 64:  words, shadow and silhouette features.   I finished it off  with 7 small JoLee's rhinestones.  Just couldn't have been easier.  Actually the hardest part was photographing an all white card.  If it wasn't for my Paint Shop Pro 8 program my pictures wouldn't be worth publishing.   This wonderful program helps restore the picture to the colors and clarity that it should be!  Hope you enjoy looking at it, thanks for coming over for a visit! BTW--I am REAL close to 50 followers please help me get over the hump!!! I will love you forever :)  HUGS!
I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Starfish Birthday Wish

I started this card for a challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.  The challenge is to use the starfish in the "life is a Beach" cricut cartridge.  Now maybe an addicted card designer isn't suppose to admit that they had trouble, but BOY did I have trouble!!!  I just couldn't get a handle on what I really liked and made 2 cards in a row, which I then tossed out...uuurrrrrrrr!!!!!  I finally looked at the starfish page again and decided to use the starfish charm....ahhhh there is was, the zen place when I am making a card and everything is coming together.  So FINALLY  I was happy  :))   Here it is:

Actually, I think this would be a great card for a guy.  I loved the masculine look of the colors I chose and doing the starfish in brown really lends to that idea.  Here is the recipe:
  • Cartridge - Life is a Beach--page 65--starfish charm
  • paper - Green palm paper by Me and My Big Ideas, gold paper by K & Company
  • Baker's twine in red and white stripe
  • two 1/8" rivets for twine
  • small yellow pearls for center of starfish on front
  • orange button and bakers twine inside
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for edges of paper
  • Computer for all sentiments
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Your comments are SO Enjoyed and Appreciated!  Have a wonderful, warm, July weekend everyone and be SAFE!  Hugs!
This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Come Live With Me" Anniversary Card

Hooray!  I finally got a new card made...summer is seriously messing with my crafting time!  This easy little square card was created because I had been thinking of the Poem by Christopher know, it starts "Come live with me and be my love"...anyway I have always loved the first two lines and decided it would be great on an Anniversary, here it is:

I had just bought myself a Cuttlebug for embossing (love it!) and was messing around and decided to use my Damask Decor Cartridge to cut out the paper I had embossed.  I think it gives it a cool look.  Here is the supply list:
  • 4  1/2 inch square card
  • Cardstock by Coredinations and patterned paper by K & Company 
  • red stipe and black stripe baker's twine
  • VersaMagic Ink in Brick Red
  • metal dots from JoLee's
  • Words were done on the computer
That's it , it was pretty simple.  The hardest part of the damask decor cart is always gluing down the is like a piece of lace.  I use a spray adhesive from 3M that is photo safe and it works great.   Thanks for taking time to check in! I always love hearing from you so comment away and If you are not a follower I would love to have you....I am almost to 50 WOW!  Have a great Day! Hugs!
I am entering this card in the following challenges: