Monday, February 23, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 20

I have been a long time fan of The Criss Cross Card. Our sketch this week at JCBC suits this design perfectly. Gry-Heidi added some fun elements that all of the design team members took on differently. They are fun, simple and addicting. If you haven't tried them, give it a go and let us see your work!

Card is made using 2 sheets of paper, cut at 5x10 each. Score in the center and fold.

Then cut the outer sides diagonally to make the 'criss cross' fold.

Pattern paper: Magenta~ White & Olive Green Waves

Stamp: Close To My Heart~ Magical Season

Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook Star cut at 1 1/2"

Misc: Ribbon, eyelets, prisma pencils

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 19

We're all about Buttons this week at The Cuttlebug Spot! I was in the mood for purple this week. You know when you get something stuck in your mind you just cannot deviate from it?! Well, here is my result :) I love the Basic Grey paper. It is a lot more purple in real life but I couldn't get it to show right in the photo. The other ladies in the design team really surpassed my thoughts or expectations. Definately stop by and take a peek at what they came up with!

Cuttlebug A2: Perfect Paisley

Paper: Basic Grey~ Eva: pannier, monarchy and versailles

Misc: Buttons and DMC floss. Buttons are strung together. I used small Zots to adhere them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Mema

I am so loving the Cricut Wild Cards cartridge...
This is a super fun and cute birthday card.
I made it for my mom in a pinch of time.

Happy Love Day

Valentine's Day has come and gone but I have one more pic to post! I love this Tilda image. I know she is holding shortbread but it is perfect for Valentines or other holiday's as well. I made several of these cards for a card front swap on the Cricut MB. This little set was a sweet treat for a co-worker. Just a 'lil something for a crafter on Happy Love Day!

Stamps: Magnolia- Tilda with Shortbread colored with prisma color pencils & Studio G
Cricut: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the goodie bag and Plantin Schoolbook for the hearts
Cuttlebug: A2- Heart block and Swiss Dots, Border- With Love
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Bazzill cardstock and Cloud Nine printed paper
Misc: Brad, ribbon and Silver glitter gel pen

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 19

Time for a new sketch as Just Christmas and Birthday Cards! This week Kristin made our lovely sketch. I knew I wanted to play with the sketch and make a fun, but unusual card. I love what I"ve come up with. The card base is 5x5 square, with all elements on the front as designed, only also including the 'card' part for writing a note. Something different and fun! My new DCVW Green papers were perfect for this card... sort of manly too which I always struggle with.

Be sure to check out the other design team cards and show us what you come up with too! Scrapp&Lapp is our sponsor this week. Enter your design for a chance to win!

DCVW - Green Stack
Cricut - Mini Monograms 3" scallop circle
Inkadinkadoo- Chelsea Sentiments
Ink~ Color Box Chalk: Chestnut Roan
Misc: Brads

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 18

We've got some fun things in the works at The Cuttlebug Spot! Our next 3 projects will begin with the letter B... this week we are using all the Bling we can get into our projects! Add your glitter, rhinestones, fancy papers... anything that you have in your stash to add a little bling is great! Stop by and check out the other design team cards. Show us your creation too!

I have a friend that fills the room with light nearly every time she enters. She is always looking at the sunshine to forget the rain, always willing to hear your stories and leave you feeing more encouraged then when you arrived. She just had surgery and I've been thinking of a card to make her... well, this challenge proved to be the 'it' idea I needed. With the help of cricuts Tinkerbell and Friends I will fill her mailbox with a 'Ray of Sunshine' to brighten her spirits, as she does so often for me.

Standard A2 sized card, cut at angles on card front for fun, and scallped on back to bring it all together. I am really intested in stepping outside the box so to speak with card design right now. By simply cutting it a bit here, hiding things there... it is so fun to see what you can come up with.

Cuttlebug A2: Bloom Dots
Cricut: Tinkerbell and Friends~2" Filigree / Bulb 2 for "Ray of Sunshine", 2 & 2 1/2" Flower9 for the sun cuts
Printed Paper: DCVW - Citrus paper
Cardstock: Bazzil
Me And My Big IDeas: Rinestones- single icons
Stamps: Autumn Leaves - Swirl, Inkadinkado - Expressions
Ink: Versa Color - Topaz, Black waterproof ink
Stickles: Yellow, Orange Peel and Fruit Punch
Prisma Color Pencils

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 17

The Cuttlebug Spot is still in the mood for love~ This week we created our projects using the word "LOVE" somewhere on it! I have wanted to try making a chocolate wrapper for some time now. Thanks to a challenge at this weekends SWARM, I got my oppertunity (thanks Lynnette :). She passed out the bars and told us to make a warp for our sweeties... at first I was the complainer because I didn't bring any 'valentine' paper... you know we always need the right paper. Well, it was at that moment when these frogs leaped from my paper bin, showing the hearts to me as well... the ideas started flowing. This sure was fun to make.

Show us your creation using the word love~ all entries have the chance to win a fun pack of heart folders.

Cuttlebug A2 Folder: Swiss Dots
Cricut: Wild Cards for heart and Opposites Attract for 'love'

Paper: Cloud9design, Baby Boy Ribbet, Ribbet (2-sided cardstock)

Misc: Blue prima, chestnut roan chalk ink, heart brad for closure.

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 18

It's a new sketch craeted by Amanda at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards! All the DT ladies created beautiful cards this week. I had a lot of fun using some new goodies received over the holiday's. I am crazy for vintage / old looking papers, images, etc. I don't have a whole lot of experience creating with a vintage feel but I'm working on it! I adore this little sledding stamp. You can feel the joy and hear the laughter being shared on that sled!

Create your own card using this sketch and let us see it! Paula at Polly Craft Designs from the UK has sponsored our sketch this week. Her little stamp is toooooooo cute!

Cricut: New Arrivals for card base
Printed paper: Dovecraft~ Victorian Christmas
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: Dovecraft and Making Memories Fa La La
Misc: Martha Stewart Punch: Snowflake and Embossing snowflake border punch

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 16 & 17

I've had a bit of computer troubles with loading my images but things seem to be sorted out now. The past 2 sketches at Just Christmas and Birthdays have been so much fun! Be sure to check out the other DT great cards and enter your own in the challenge :)

Sketch 17 was created by Janina for this weeks challenge. I love the simplicity of the sketch but more I love how everyone has used it! I am in love with Owls at the moment. This sketch provided the perfect oppertunity to use some in my stash for a happy hello to someone special.

Patterned paper: Sassafras~ Lil' Brudders
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Sassafras~ Hoo Do You Love?, Inkadinkado~ Gem Stone Birds
Misc: leaf buttons, hemp twine, Lion Brand homespun yarn (ranch) and brads

Sketch 16 for last week was soooooo fun! I love cards with unexpected cuts and dimensions. I have seen some cards created in such a way in the past, where the front flap is only half the width of the full card size. Mada's sketch provided the perfect map to give this a go and the results are just too fun.

Patterned paper: DCVW Christmas stack
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Autumn Leaves~ Ice Skating, Hero Arts~ Warmest Winter and Snowflake Backgrounds.
Front of card was flocked using Snowflake Background stamp. Versamark ink with Stampendous Stamp and Bond applied, heat with heat tool, then add Cotton Ball White flock over top for a fun fuzzy effect.
Misc: ribbon, buttons and DMC floss.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 15 & 16

Happy Monday everyone~ it is refreshing to have a new week start for me. I have a bit of catching up to do for the last 2 crazy weeks!

Last week at The Cuttlebug Spot we made cards for our sweeties... My husband and I have never really made Valentines Day a special one for us, so this card was tough to create. I wanted to keep it sort of masculine with a bit of lovey colors in there too! I adore this quote tag and paper and thankfully the cuttlebug folders were disigned in my favor, LOL. This is what I came up with...

Cuttlebug folders: A2~ Hearts and Floral Fantasy
Metal embellishment is Making Memories

Now to current projects, we've made a card for the little ones in our lives this week. Again... troubled to get the love card made for my little man. I adore the animals embossing set, and I let Liam pick out all the paper. With his little bit of help here is what I put together. I think it is cute but not so sure it is 'the one' for him :). I need a little girl in my house stat! LOL

Let us see what you create at The Cuttlebug Spot. The other DT cards are awesome~ stop by and have a look :)

Cuttlebug folders: A2~ Tiny Bubbles, 4pk~ Animals