Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Birthday with Balloons - CTO #31

Hello Everyone!!  It's time once again for another new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.  This week our challenge is to create a birthday project with a balloon on it.  Those two go so well together, so easy peasy, right?
  I'm really excited about my project and the reason why is.... I got to use my IMAGINE,  imagine that!!  I purchased my machine in early July.  I swore I'd never get one of these, but was convinced, so I started bidding on Ebay and we ALL  know how that goes...  I won!!!  So to make a long story short, I had to send the machine back 3 times. I received the 4th and it  WORKS!!
This is the first project I've made with it.
 Recipe for this card:  -
  Best Friends Imagine cart- background paper, girl & balloons
  Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch  -  grass
  Fiskars Tag Squeeze punch-  tag
  Stampin Up  "Create a Cucake" stamp set  -   sentiment
  Stampin Up Dimensionals
  Stampin Up Black ink

Come join us in the challenge!  First, go check  out the rest of the Designers projects, you'll be inspired!
Happy Creating!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Colors

 Oh... the things you can find on  Youtube!!
I came across this video  by Amanda Maue on how to make a gift box with a 12x12 piece of cardstock.. It looked pretty easy to make so I thought  I'd give it a try.  I really like how it turned out.

This is with it opened up, wouldn't it be cute to add some pictures to the squares?  I think there is so much you could do with this besides a gift box. I was also thinking it would make a great Fall centerpiece.

For this project I used the new Harvest Gathering cardstock by DCWV, the Flower Shoppe cart, Pop-Up Neighborhood cart, Old West cart. SU marker& ink, and the crinkle paper and ribbon is from my stash.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I made this for a few challenges:
Love to Crop-  Fall Colors
Decorate to Celebrate-  Anything goes
My Craft Spot - Happy Harvest
Papercraft Weekend Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for looking!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Easel Card- Paper Playtime # 55

It's time once again for another new challenge at Paper Playtime.  For this week the challenge is to make an easel card.  For someone who makes mostly standard  A2 cards , it's really nice to make something  different.
I really need to challenge myself more often.
I'm not totally pleased with how this card turned out.  I stamped the sentiment on after I embossed it and...
well... as you can see,  not very good.  I didn't have time to make another card  so please do accept my apologies.

Supplies I used:
         The Floral Shoppe --  2.00 & 2.50 in.
         Cindy Lou --  frame  3.75in
         DCWV "Doodlin Around" stack
         American Crafts cardstock
         Stampin Up  "Butterfly Prints"  --  sentiment & butterfly stamp
                              Butterfly punch
                              Inks - Island Indigo & Chocolate Chip
        Tim Holts Alterations embossing folder
         RicRac ribbon was found in my stash

Don't forget to go look at the fabulous projects the other designers created.  You can also join in on the challenge, so start creating!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

School Days/Birthday

 Our grandson starts kindergarten on Friday and it just happens to be his birthday also.   He turns 6 and gets to go to school, how fun is that?  I saw this knapsack on  Campin Critters so I thought it would be fun to make and fill with some goodies.

The recipe for my project
          Campin Critters-  knapsack  11.25 in
          Robotz-     robot  2.75
          American Crafts-  cardstock
          SU-  sentiment and Red Cobbler ink
          buttons and book stickers I found in my stash.

I'm entering my project in a few challenges:
    Cooking With the Cricut  --  School Days
    Crafty Creations  --  Anything but a square
    Crafty Sprouts --  Get in Shape

Thanks for Looking

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grandparents Day- CTO Challenge #29

Welcome to another new challenge at Celebrate the Occasion.   This week we are celebrating Grandparents day.     I don't have any living grandparents any more so I came up with a card that I thought would be fun to receive from  my own grandchildren.  If you're reading this          Derek ( my 20yr old son), I can wait!   I'll save this for you to send to me from my future grandchildren  LOL!!

Recipe for this card
    Cindy Lou cart
    Pooh & friends Font
    DCWV, Bazzill, and Stampin Up  cardstock
    Nestibilities-  scallop oval
    SU-  black ink and sentiment
    I-rock and gems
    SU  heart punch
    ribbon is from my stash
    Inside sentiment is computer generated

Make sure you check out all the talented designer's projects.  Please join in on the challenge, we would love to see your creations.

Thanks for looking!