Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 15

Simone created a very fun sketch for you to try out this week at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards! There are so many elements to her sketch it was intimidating for me to begin and know what to choose for each spot! Those are often the ones you love the most when you're done. For me that is the case this week. I created a birthday card using all Basic Grey Sugared papers and some crochet lace passed down from my Grams. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to try the sketch yourself! We have the cutest stamp to give one lucky person this week, generously donated by Funky Kits from the UK! I think it is adorable.

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 14

It's our 2nd week of Valentines Day card themes at The Cuttlebug Spot... this week is a color challenge to make your card without any red or pink.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Kathrin, one of our talented DT members. The winner of best card will be able to chose a personalized stamp from http://www.stempel-phantasien.de/ from the catergory "Stempelmanufaktur" This is a sample of one of the many stamps there. Check out her site and the possibilites to choose from! Too fun :)

My card this week was cut using Cricut Wild Cards cartridge. I am loving this cartridge but only just learning how to use it. This card turned out cute and very simple... something good but also leaving a little to be desired for me. I embossed it with Cuttlebug's A2 Spots and Dots folder.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 14

It's my turn for a birthday card this week at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. Tanja created our sketch this week. Stop by our blog to see the other great DT cards and if you have a minute submit a card of your own. We've got a super cute stamp up for grabs this week!

My weekend flew by and before I knew it my card was due. I was blessed by DCVW's Sweet stack for nearly everything in my card. The cake us hand cut from a sheet of paper and added to the card with foam adhesive. Fun, cute and quick!

Paper: DCVW Sweet stack, brown backround is from Me and My Big Ideas

Stamp: Scrappy Cat~ Birthday Wishes

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 13

It's the season of love at The Cuttlebug Spot~ stop by our blog and check out the other DT cards. They're great and there's a fun prize for your card submission. The next few weeks we'll be making cards with Valentines Day in mind. This week our theme is "Have A Heart". Make a card using a heart somewhere on the card, and cuttlebug of course! I had sooooo much fun with this card. I love this Magnolia stamp. She is just adorable with her little heart cookie. I fell in love with the Martha Stewart punch the moment I saw it and knew it would be the perfect fit as well. It's great when each piece goes together! Thanks for stopping by!

Cricut Cartridge~ Storybook
Cuttlebug Border~ With Love
Magnolia~ Tilda With Gingerbread
Martha Stewart punch
Paper is Basic Grey: Urban Prairie and Me and My Big Ideas

Saturday, January 10, 2009

BBTB Star Card Entry~

The current contest at the BBTB calls for color that inspire fun. This contest is sponsored by Sweetarts Paperie. I'm a huge fan of there paper kits and projects showcasing their talent as well as product. To enter, a card had to incorporate a star with the colors yellow, green, pink and blue. Thanks for lookin!

~Cricut cartridges~
Plantin Schoolbook: 3 1/2 Star- shadow, 1 3/4 Star- roly poly, 2 City-italic
Storybook: 3 1/4 Flower/I-fancy corner
Paper: Basic Grey- Urban Prairie, Me & My Big Ideas and DCVW cardstock
Stamps: Scrappy Cat- Inspirations
Magnolia Stamp: Tilda With Scarf
Misc: Stickles- Diamond, fancy floss, Chestnut Roan ink for edging

Monday, January 5, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 13

We're excited to start creating again at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. This weeks sketch was created by Linda. I really enjoyed the layering in her sketch. I've decided as part of my creating this year I want to use more of what I have and not think I need something new every week! Easier said then done, right! Well, this challenge brought me to one stamped image, a new Magnolia which I adore. By clipping the holly from her hair and coving it with a little knot of red thread, I used the same stamp, with papers from the same line / stack, to creat both my Christmas and Birthday card. This is not only user friendly to my resolution, but it also made creating both cards a lot simpler for me. Not quicker but simpler :)
Be sure to check out the other design team cards. Everyone did a great job this week as always! Try the sketch out for a chance to win a really fun stamp 'the faith lady looks shy', kindly donated by The Crafty Pad.

Magnolia stamp "Tilda With Christmas Presents" found at Stempel-Phantasien
Paper is from Me and My Big Ideas stack and transparent vellum
Circular stamps are Scrappy Cat for birthday and Limited Edition / Danelle Johnson for christmas.
Happy Holidays is from Making Memories, Fa La La set.
Circular stamps are inserted into a tag, using the Tag Maker from Making Memories.
Misc: Buttons, primas

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 12

We're starting with a true challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot, creating any type of male themed card this week. Father's Day seemed like a good fit for me this week. This card is super simple but I think that is what makes it so fun in my eyes. I am sure it will be a winner for my pops! Thanks for stopping by~

Cuttlebug Folders: A2 Tiny Mosiac and Bird Call

Cricut cartridge: Wild Cards, all cuts including card and envelope . Too fun!