Thursday, March 31, 2011

Looks like Spring!

Happy  Thursday Everyone!!  I've been busy packing up all my craftin stuff for a 3-day swarm this weekend but was able to get a quick card out before it all got packed away.  I never know what to bring so a big chunk of it comes with me....  I really need help in that area.
With this card, there is no cricut used. The heart is from a Martha Stewarts anywhere punch (I really love those), the stitching happens with the punch. So I threaded it with crafting thread and added a bow.  The butterfly ribbon and striped paper was found in my stash, no clue who makes it.  The white paper is SU and is handstamped  with a Stampin Up stamp and ink.
I'm entering this in a couple challenges, I love when I can do that.
  My Craft Spot -  Tie a Bow
  Fantabulous Cricut  - Looks like Spring
  Scrapaholic by Abby  -  All About Spring
  Crafting with Cristina  -  No cricut used, use a stamp
  Card Creations & More by C  -  Use patterned ribbon

Thanks for looking and I hope you are all having a great day!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New House

Happy Tuesday everyone!! This week at Celebrate the Occasion, we are on challenge # 7. For this, challenge we are celebrating a new home, always an exciting event in a person's life!  I was at a retreat last weekend and I was playing around with the HandyMan cart, and I came across this 3d house.   I thought it would be perfect for this challenge,  all it needs is a Home Depot gift card in it and you're good to go with a house warming gift.
Recipe for project-
   HandyMan cart-  fit to page
   Birthday Bash-  tag
   Stampin Up-  Tree stamp, ink, buttons,  markers
   New Arrivals-  banner
   American Crafts- paper
   Ribbon from my stash for the curtains

Thanks for stopping!    Go and check out what the rest of the designers created, you'll be sure to get inspired. And then lets see what you can create for this challenge....  I'll be lookin'!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Birthday with Woody

Our 3 yr old grandson's favorite Toy Story character is Woody, he even has a stuffed Woody that he takes everywhere!!  His birthday is coming up so I thought I'd tackle this cartridge again.

I bought this cart because our grandson's love Toy Story and thought I'd use it alot.  Well, this Grandma has a hard time with all the little pieces so I don't use too often.

Recipe for card
    Toy Story cart-  Woody cut at 5 in
     Old West cart-  frame cut at 4.25 in
    Stampin Up-  paper,sentiment and ink
    Black gel pen-  I cheated and colored in the small pieces

Friday, March 25, 2011

Birthday Smiles

I made this card with a few challenges in mind.
The recipe is as follows: Doodlecharms cartridge
                                     Peachy Keen Funshine Faces
                                     Sew Easy-  pink thread
                                     Pink by Design- sentiment
                                     CB Folders- embossing on flowers
                                     Martha Stewart border Punch
                                    Paper is all from my stash ,not sure of company
The challenges I'm submitting to
   Fantabulous Cricut- Create a Birthday card or project
   CCC Challenge  -   DoodleCharms
   Creative Sisters Challenge-   Use punches
   Cricut Cardz Challenge-  Spring card using only pink, green and white for colors
   Crafty Creations  - In Stitches
  Chloe and her clip-on Koalas - Smiles

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A "Love"ly Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us on Sat. There was alot of great  layouts , inspiration, and love out there.
   The winner has been chosen ..... and it is........  LauraLee!!!
        Laura Lee said...
Beautiful layout! :) That quote is perfect for most couples! :) Thanks! You can find me in the circle or cricut mb. username LauraLee1
 Congratulations!!  I sent you  a pm on the Circle mb  , I need your address so I can get your goodies out to you.        

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A "Love"ly Blog Hop

 Good Morning and Welcome to our bloghop. This hop is hosted by Dawn , a.k.a Nurse Viper, Scrappy RN,  a friend from the Cricut Circle. It's all about love today,what it means to be loved and to love, that special someone or something in your life.  If you've just come from Shawn's  then you are on the right track, if you want to start at the beginning and  see all the awesome layouts , then  you'll have to head back to Dawn's, she's the leader of us circlets.

This couldn't have happened at a better time, my  anniversary is next week, the 22nd.  It will be 7 yrs since    we took our 4 kids, flew to Las Vegas, and made our vows to each other. And no, we did not get married by Elvis, we did get married by a minister in a beautiful ceremony at The Flamingo Hotel.  That day, I married my best friend, someone who has really shown me what it means to love unconditionally.  My hubby is always telling me that  I'm perfect  and.... well....  I'm not.  LOL
With that being said, here is the layout I came up with.  I came across this saying in a book and knew I had to run with it.

Personally , I love  blog candy, so I just had to include some!  Please leave a comment and a way to get a hold of you.  l'll  be choosing  a winner on Tues, the 22nd .  If you want to become a follower , that would be great but you do NOT need to be in order to win.

In case you lose your way, here's the list of the blogs on this hop ,   You have one more stop to make, so go check out   Cindy's blog and get some more inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by !

Bobbi Jo
Mary            YOU ARE HERE

March Sketch

It's time once again for the monthly sketch by Shannon over at The Scrapping Stamper.  Every month she has a new sketch and this is what I came up with. This is a 12 x12 layout and the paper I used was by Bazzill and Kaiser Kraft.  I used the Gypsy Wanderings cart for the wording and my gypsy to weld the letters together.  Now head on over to Shannon;'s blog and check out what the other ladies came up with.  Its always fun to see other's take on a sketch.  Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Arrival

It's time for another week of fun with  Celebrate the Occasion. We're up to Challenge #5 and its time to celebrate a New Arrival such as a new baby or a new pet.
  I've been trying to do new card techniques so for my project this week I did a tri-fold card.  They're actually pretty easy do  and fun to make. I went to Youtube and found this video Scrap Happens tri-fold tutorials , Nancy does a great job on explaining and showing the how-to's, so go check it out.

The recipe for this card-
       New Arrival's cart- sun (3.25in), It's a Girl (2in)
       Coordinations paper-  pink and tan paper
       Stampin'Up- ink
       PeachyKeen Funshine Faces
       Imaginisce- stamps of baby items
       White gel pen- faux stitching
        not sure about the patterned paper

Come join us in the challenge, I look forward to seeing your creations!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 14, 2011

You're a Lucky Duckie!

We got to choose from a list of 3 for our challenge this week on Paper Playtime.The options were:
    1) use green & purple( in honor og Mardi Gras)
    2) Use Pink & glitter
    3) Use a critter and a rhyme ( in honor of Dr. Suess)

I  bet you can figure out  what option I went with.  The poem is a quote from Dr. Suess and printed off the computer.  The duck scene is from the Nate's ABCs cart, cut at 3in. and the sun is from Create a Critter, cut at 1.25in.  The sun's face is from PeachyKeen Funshine Faces. I then added some faux stitching aroung the sun and cloud.
Thanks for looking, now head on over to Paper Playtime and join in the challenge. I can't wait to see what you created!  

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hoppy Birthday!

I was playing around in my craft room this afternoon and I came up with this cute little card.  Although, I   really can't say that it is little, it's a 9x4 card. I'm used to making your standard A2 card so this was a little different.
The recipe for this card is:
        Sesame Street Seasons-  Tree 4 in
        Celebrations--  balloons - 1in & .50in
        Birthday Bash-- bunnies 1.5in,  presents 2in
        Plantin Schoolbook-  grass- 1in- 2 welded together
        Imaginisce, SU, Bazzill -  paper
        The Pink Stamper-  sentiment stamp

I'm entering this in these challenges:
   Patti-Lynn Creations-  Think Spring
  Cricut Cardz Challenge-  9x4 card any theme
  Fantabulous Cricut - Tree Time
   The Pink Stamper  -  Think Spring

Thanks for looking.  Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wacky Wednesday

There is a color challenge for Wacky Wednesday at More Than Favors blog.  The colors to be used are green, purple and yellow. My God-daughter is graduating next Wed. with a nursing degree , so I came up with this fun card for her.
This is a standardA2 card. I used the Everyday PaperDolls for the nurse and she is cut at 3.5in. I embossed the white cardstock with a CB folder and inked the edges. The flower border is an EK border punch and I used my I-rock to add the yellow gems.  The green and white cardstock is from SU and the rest is from my stash.    Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shades of Green

Green seems to the color of the month.The challenges over at Paper Play Challenge and Meljens Designs is to use the color green  in your card or project.  For this card , I used almost all Stampin'Up product. The only things that iaren't is the circle cut out,  I used the MS anywhere punch for that, and the border is a EK border punch. I hand stamped the patten onto  the bottom half of the card.

Monday, March 7, 2011

LadyBug Challenge

 DCWV just came out with some new paperstacks that you can only get at Michaels. So, of course, I had to go check it out and I had to buy a stack. My favorite one was "The Playtime" and the patterned piece on this card is from this stack. The solid colors are from Bazzill, the circle was embossed with the Spots & Dots CB folder.The ladybug and circle are from the Boys will be Boys cart and is cut at 1.75in.The sentiment is from The Pink Stamper stamps, ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the button is from my stash.
I made this card for the LadyBug challenge over at Bitten by the Bug2

Sunday, March 6, 2011

True friend

I thought this turned out so cute, Piglet is my favorite character from Winnie-the-Pooh.  He is cut from the Pooh Font cart.  The circle is cut  using the Martha Stewart anywhere punch and stamped with  a SU stamp.  I just got a Sew Easy kit, so I had to play with that.  My hubby just laughs, he couldn't believe I was sewing on paper!  
Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Twinkle Post

I made this card for the challenge over at Flaunt it Fridays. This weeks challenge was to use the Twinkle Toes cart  , if you didn't have this cart you could use another with similar cuts. Well... I don't have this cart so I used my Shall We Dance cart .  I've had this one for many months but have never used it, so this was a great challenge for me to do.  I cut the little dancer at 3.5in. and added black flocking to her tutu. I just love that stuff!  The paper used is SU and DCWV and stamps used were Pink by Design and Peachy Keen.  The black ribbon was pulled out of my stash.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Double Take

Here's a layout I did of my second grandson, he's almost 4.   I used the New Arrivals cart, I've been getting lots of use out of this cart lately.  The frog is cut at 3.5in , the banner is cut at 2.75in. and the sentiment is at 3.5in.
The paper is from DCWV, the brads are from my stash and the flower borders are from an EK border punch.
  I made this for  Cooking with the Cricut  -  Challenge #19  Double Take

Wacky Wednesday #28

Wacky Wednesday's challenge over at More Than Favor's  is a zoo theme. I came across this paper from DCWV and thought it would be perfect.  This is a 12 x12 layout of our first grandson, he turns 6 this year. Yea...I know... Grandma's a little slow.  The worst part is he now has 2 brothers and I want to do books for them also  LOL. 
The train (3.5in) , zoo animals (, and banner (3.5) are from the  New Arrival's cart. The paper is DCWV, Stampin'Up and Bazzill. I used a EK border punch  around the frame of pictures and inked the edges. I then added glitter to the wheels and white faux stitching around the chain.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St. Patricks Day

 The challenge over at Crafting with Cristina  is to make a project for St.Patricks Day.  This is a standard A 2 card , 5.5 x 4.25 in. card.  I used Stampin'Up  paper, stamp and ink for this project. I stamped the bottom half of the card with a shamrock stamp and Olive green ink which was a shade darker then the paper. The rainbow is from Creative Critter cut at 2.5 in and the pot of gold and shamrock( inside of card) are from PaperDoll Dress Up cut at 3.5 in.  I added Stickles for the gold and glitter to the rainbow for some shine.  The sentiment I found on the computer and  printed that out.  
I'm also entering this into one other challenge-
                                                                                    The Paper Variety- color Green

Party Hats and Balloons

The sketch I followed is from Cardabilities.  The balloons are cut at 1.5in using the Birthday Bash cart. The paper,stamps, and ink are all from Stampin Up. I used Jellibean twine for the balloon strings.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shaped Card

This is my first at making a shaped card and I think the little chickie turned out pretty good. That darn Gypsy is the best gosh darn tool out there. Anyway, I made this chick from the Just Because caart.  I used the shadow  and the "real" size feature and welded two of them together ,then cut at 5.5 in.  Then I had to play around with the sizing of the chick,bill, wings and feet to fit porportionally to the the card..I  inked up the edges to add some dimension,,added a bow,  necklace, and eyes and we have a very sweet chick.  The stamp I used is from The Pink Stamper and the ink from SU.
I'm entering this into 3 challenges-
The Pink Stamper - Feathered  Friend
   Jitterbuggin'  - Shaped card
   Fantabulous Cricut  -  Shaped card