Monday, March 26, 2012

Cancer Stinks!!!

I made this for a friend of mine who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is a beautiful woman with two darling one year old twins.  She has just started her chemo treatments and I wanted to let her know that I am thinking of her.

The paper used here is from the Core'dinations Roy G. Biv Super Assortment.  I embossed the purple paper with the cuttlebug using a butterfly folder from the Once Upon a Princess pack.  The "Stinkin' Cute" skunk is from Cricut Create a Critter Cartridge.  I colored in the eyes, ears and mouth with a Sakura black glaze gel pen (an idea I picked up from Edna), and added the highlights to the eyes and nose with a Sakura white gel pen.  I filled in the gray areas with crystal stickles and used ribbon from Michael's.  Hope you like it!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Birthday

This card was made with the Cricut Imagine Cartridge Yummy!  The base of the card is 12 x 6 folded in half and from Stampin' Up called Early Espresso.  The three square background layers are all from the Yummy Cartridge and are 5 3/4, 5 1/2, 5 1/4 inches.  The twine is from We R Memory Keepers and I used pop dots to give dimension to the cake, cake layers and the celebrate.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes

I made my daughter humor me for her birthday and made cupcakes.  She is not a big fan of cupcakes or cake for that matter, but I had found a recipe on Pinterest and wanted to try it out.  Here is a link to the recipe for the cupcakes and the icing.  And of course if we are going to have cupcakes we HAVE to have toppers too!!!  All of these animals are from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.
 I used my Xyron to put the glitter on the little birdie's wings.  I just turn the paper right side down and run it through the Xyron.  Then sprinkle with glitter and gently knock of extra glitter.  I used Core'dinations Botanical paper pack from Joann's for this project.
 Here are all of my little beauties!!!
I cut the hippo at 3" and used my Gypsy and the hide contour feature so that the eyes would not cut out and I could use my Peachy Keen Critter Faces XL stamps for the eyes.  I also used my Sakura white gel pen for the eyes and Sakura Black glaze pen for the eyes and mouth.  I ran the the top layers of the Hippo through my Cuttlebug with the Divine Swirl folder.  Just a heads up...make sure you stamp and color in the eyes BEFORE you emboss..most of you are probably thinking well, no duh...I am a slow learner sometimes :).  I used Core'dinations The Prince paper pack for this project.
And the hedgehog, my favorite.  I cut the hedgehog at 1"and used my gypsy and the hide contours feature to hide the face so that it didn't cut out and used my Peachy Keen Critter Faces XL to stamp the faces.  I used my gel pens to give the eyes more definition and inked around the edges of the hedgehogs's body.  The cute bling was added with my Imaginisce I-Rock Tool.  I used the core'dinations Cafe paper pack from Joann's.  I love the paper packs because I don't have to spend my time matching and coordinating the papers it is already done.

The cupcake wrappers are from the Life's a Party Cricut cartridge I used my gypsy again to alter the design (we didn't want anything too fancy) and it took a little trial and error to get them the right size.  I ended up cutting them at 1.75"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thank You!!!

I made this card for a neighbor that I wanted to thank for her yummy homemade bread and jam.

This image is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge.  I modified it on my Gypsy using the hide contour feature so that I could use my Peachy Keen Stamps (Critter Faces XL) for the eyes.  I also used black flocking on the ears and spots to give it a little more texture.  The grass at the bottom of the card is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge as well and is cut from core'dinations card stock.  The rest of the card was made from DCVW card stock.  The embossing was done with my Cuttlebug and Bloom Dot folder.

Items Used:
Cricut - Create a Critter
DCWV Paper
Core'dinations Paper
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces XL
Black Flocking
Cuttlebug - Bloom Dot Folder
Sakura Jelly Roll Pen - White and Black (Eyes)
Celebrate It Ribbon from Michaels

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In Memory

My grandmother always gave each new baby born into the family a receiving blanket and burp cloth that had been crocheted around the edges.  She was very talented at embroidering and made many gifts of love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She passed away two years ago in January and we will have the second great-grandbaby since her passing (the first was the day after she passed away).  This baby will be the first one born that she was unable to pass on this gift of love.  So, I decided to carry on the tradition for her.  When I came across this material with the roses on it I knew it was the one, her middle name was Rose.  So, in her honor and to carry on her tradition, I crocheted around these for her. 

  We love you Grandma, and miss you EVERDAY!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Good Luck!!!!

I made this card for my niece, who participates on her high school drill team.  They were going to their regional championships and I wanted to let her know that we were supporting her!!!  

As you can tell most of my cards are 6x6.  I don't know why, other than I just like them that way!  I used the Cricut Lite Cartridge for the postage stamp background and the Create a Critter Cartridge for the horseshoe.  I embossed the horseshoe using the Cuttlebug and the Diamond folder.  The cute Ballet Shoes are from the SVG Cuts website (and they were FREE!!!).  I used crystal stickles on the ballet shoes but wished afterwords that I would have just used my xyron and glitter (stickles take a while to dry...and of course I waited until the last minute and was in a hurry). And speaking of wishing I had done something different...I wish I would have made another pink backing for my ballet shoe on the left.  I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in navy to do the stitching. 

Items Used:
Stampin' Up Paper - Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie
Cricut Cartridges - B is for boy- postage stamp and Create a Critter - horseshoe
SVG Cuts - Ballet Slippers
Cuttlebug Folder- Diamond
Stickles - Crystal
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Navy

Birthday Party Favors

I got this idea from My Pink Stamper.  I made these cute goodie bags for my daughters birthday, so she could send them home with the family.  I got the adorable graphics from Scrappin Doodles and then used the print and cut feature on my silhouette.

I LOVE the print and cut feature on the Silhouette!!!  It really makes throwing together goodie bags, and other projects, so much quicker!!!  Don't get me wrong I love the SVG type of cuts too, but they do tend to take a little more time!!!  

Items Used:
Silhouette SD
Big Eyed Frogs Birthday - Scrappin Doodles
My Pink Stamper - Even More Punny-licious
Goodie Bags 4x6
Core'dinations Cardstock - Botanicals
Martha Stewart -  paper edger

Welcome Baby

Well, here goes nothin'! :)  I am going to attempt my first blog!!!
This card base was made from the Cricut  Lite Cartridge B is for Boy!  I created it at 6" on my Gypsy and then welded the two sides together, the paper is Early Espresso from Stampin' Up.  The pink paper and the glitter paper are from a DCWV paper pack I got at JoAnn's (not sure which one, sorry).  I embossed the pink paper with the Cuttlebug and Seeing Spots folder.  The cute stacker toy was also from the B is for Boy cartridge, I sized it at 5"!  Thanks for letting me share!!!