Monday, December 26, 2011

Exploring Cricut's Daily Project

Today I am A guest designer for Exploring Cricut!

Now that Christmas is over it's time to get those Thank You Cards out to all the friends and relatives who were so generous this Holiday Season.

I made this Hello Kitty Thank You using the Hello Kitty Greetings, Lyrical Letters for the words and the Art Philosophy Cartridge for the snow flakes. I also used my Cuttle Bug to emboss the background.

Please visit Exploring Cricut  and check out all their wonderful Daily Projects.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Close To My Heart H2H Challenge

This week at the Close To My Heart Challenge Blog  they are having a "Virtual Holiday Card Exchange".  The card I chose to share was made with the Stamp Set "Nature's Gift" and the background was embossed with my Cuttlebug.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Exploring Cricut Challenge #5

Exploring Cricut Challenge #5 is to make a card, layout, or papercraft using a sled or sleigh from any cricut cartridge. It can be any colors or theme you choose.  I used the Winter Frolic Cartridge, Page 42 and 43.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Close To My Heart Challenge Blog

H2H Challenge week of November 28 is a sketch challenge:

This gave me a chance to get another Christmas Card Made...

Monday, November 28, 2011

H2H Time Challenge

The Heart 2 Heart week of Nov 21 challenge is TIME. Use clocks, or the word Time...or Timeless.....
This is the first TIME using this new stamp set (Everyday Life)

CTMH Products Used:
  • Stamp Sets - (B1392) Everyday Life; (C1394) Candlelight
  • Paper: It's A Guy Thing
  • Ink: New England Ivy; Barn Red

H2H Challenge week of Nov 14

This week's Heart to Heart project is to Create a card or other project for someone you are grateful for.  This card is a little early, but I will be ready to deliver it in May.  This was made for my mother-in-law, who at 83 years old and having health issues, is still so strong and brave, and always thinking of others.

For this card I used the following Close to My Heart products:
  • Paper: Elemental
  • Stamp Sets: (D1368) Tickled Pink, (D1306) Treasure Life, (D1283) Say it in Style
  • Ink: Sweat Leaf, Sunflower, Barn Red

Monday, November 21, 2011

Close To My Heart

My friend Lisa gave a CTMH Christmas Card Workshop at my house this past Saturday.  She designed the 5 cards shown below for us to make. (These are my copies of her design)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #59 and Challenge 4 At Exploring Cricut

Challenge 4 At Exploring Cricut - I just came across this blog and realized this is a perfect place to share my Thanksgiving project.
More Than Favors  Wacky Wednesday #59 is a Thanksgiving Theme.  I usually do not make cards for Thanksgiving, but I had the idea to make name cards for the table for all my guests. I used my Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter to make the Turkeys and Plantin Schoolbook for the Names. The turkeys are attached with wobbles for added fun!
Here is a group of the cards:

And a close up of one of the cards:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Close To My Heart

Here are a few more of the Christmas Cards I made with CTMH Wonderland Paper:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

H2H Metal Mania

This week the Challenge on the Close To My Heart Challenge Blog is to incorporate something metal into your project.  I made this Mini Scrapbook for my daughter.  She just bought her first house and I thought this would be perfect for the "Moving Day" pictures.  I used the "Sweet Home" Paper Pack and My Stickease.  The cover has a metal "key" to represent the key to the house.

H2H's color challenge

I made this card for the Close To My Heart Challenge Blog . It is a color challenge using the colors Autumn Terracotta, Juniper and Bamboo. The stamp sets I used are B1116 - The Beauty of Christmas and A1115 - A Holiday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #58

This Christmas Card is for the Wacky Wednesday #58 Challenge over at More Than Favors.  It's a B.B.B Challenge.. Buttons, Bling or Brads.  You must incorporate at least 1 of these in your project.  I chose to use Brads on my card.  The paper, stamps and ink I used are from Close To My Heart.

Deadline for this Challenge is 11:59pm PST Tuesday November 15th.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter Wonderland

It has been a very long tiome since I posted any of my projects on my blog! Since "SNOW" is in the forcast (in higher elevations) in Western New York, I thought it would be a good time to start my Christmas Cards.

Over the weekend my friend Lisa & I worked very hard to make a set of cards with the "WONDERLAND" paper pack from Close To My Heart. We got them all started together on Saturday, then I finished mine up on my own on Sunday. 

Here is the first card I am posting (more to follow):

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to use Cardstock Only, no printed paper.  The tree and leaves are from the CTMH stamp set "Grown With Love" and the monkey is cut from the Cricut cartridge "Create A Critter".  The monkey spins from tree to tree when you tilt the card.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

I am back doing another CTMH Challenge for Heart 2 Heart
This week we are to create using die cuts. I used the new CTMH Wonderland Paper pack for my card and cut the spinning snowflake out of the new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Please click on the arrow below to see a short 5 second video of the spinner card in action.

MAG Challenge #43

MAG Challenge by the page - Challenge #43:Cartridge: Forever Young

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Heart 2 Heart Challenge
I made this card with the new Wonderland Paper using Twilight and Chocolate. I love the color combination in this paper pack! The owl is from the free stamp set promo for the month of September.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Challenge Me Monday #75

This week the challenge is to add the color yellow to your Cricut projects.
I used Birthday Bash for this card.

And the inside:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August First of the Month Challenge

August First of the Month Challenge
Card Creations and More by Christina
This is one of 3 Challenges on Christina's Blog for the month of August.Create a NEW Project that uses Your Own Background Paper You Made.   My card's background is made by randomly stamping flowers, black on white.

The challenge:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Life is a Beach

August First of the Month Challenge: Life is a Beach
Card Creations and More by Christina
This is one of 3 Challenges on Christina's Blog for the month of August.
The challenge is to use the Cricut Cartridge "Life is a Beach"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #74
Birthday Bash - Make a birthday project. 
This Challenge ends August 28, 2011
I used 3 Birds on Parade for this card I made for a friend.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Altered Item

Altered Item
My Altered Item is a Mikes Hard Lemonade 6 pack carrier. I used Echo Park Papers & 2 Mikes Hard Lemonade carriers put toghther to make it sturdier.  I will be using it in my Scrap Room but have not decided what will go in it yet.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

MAG Challenge by the Page

MAG Challenge by the Page - Challenge #37
Cartridge: Hello Kitty
Page: 65

Friday, July 29, 2011

Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Scrappy Moms Terrific Tuesday Challenge is to use Campin' Critters or Nifty Fifties for your project.  I don't have Campin'Critters so... Nifty Fifties it is!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

CTO and CTMH Challenges

First, I want to say that I love doing the Celebrate The Occasion Challenges. Second, I must say that Close to My Heart has the Best Papers & Stamp Sets!  For this challenge I was able to combine the two!

For CTO's Challenge #23 the theme this week is Any Occasion, Blue and White.

For CTMH Heart to Heart Challenge the challenge is to use the sketch below with CTMH products (of course).

For my card I used :

Paper: Magnifique
Flower Stamps: Stamp set D1368
Birthday Stamp: Stamp set C1394
Ink color: Pacifica

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge

This posting is for Week #25 of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge) from the "More Than Favors" Blog.  This is a Wedding Planner I made for my daughter to keep all her information on reception halls, photographers, DJ's etc...

It is a regular composition notebook I bought from the Dollar Tree.  The binding on the side was already pink!  After it was complete I sponge brushed the entire (back & front) cover with Mod Podge.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Today is MY Birthday!

I made this card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #82 ending on Tuesday, July 19th. July is definately the best month for a birthday (I should know, I've had several) and this challenge is all about Summer, my favorite season!

I used the "Life is a Beach" Cricut Cartridge for this card.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More Than Favors - CCCC #23

This week's Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge cartridge is Wildcard! I have this cartridge but have never used it.  I really need CCCC so I can get to know my Cricut cartridges better! 

This card looks so much better in person :-(
I added clear Stickles to the center of each flower on the embossed background, which does not show up very well in the picture.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red White and Blue!

Everything is Red White and Blue this week! I made a few cards for the occasion...

I am entering my cards in the following challenges:

Celebrate The Occasion Challenge #20

Scrapbookaholic by Abbey Challenge #8

My Scrapbook Room

My Scrapbook Room
This is where it all happens