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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge #234

Well, this is my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I had such a hard time with this design. Mostly just deciding what to put on it. But I settled on yet another Easter card. Easter is my fave! I used the Straight from the Nest cartridge for this gorgeous little nest! And the circle card came from Birthday Bash. Now I have to walk away from the craft room for the night...AHHHH!

Another attempt at Brooke's Birthday Card

Okay, I like this version a little bit better. I cut the cupcake from the Doodle Charms cartridge at 5.25 and it fits perfectly into the envelope I'm using. This second version just pops!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mini Strawberry cards

Mini strawberry cards to go with my Strawberry Baskets! How stinkin cute are they and so fast to do! The card is from Birthday Bash cricut cartridge and the strawberry is from the Preserves cartridge, which has so many cuts on it that I love, but I don't use it as much as I should!

Birthday Invitation

Well, we are home from Portland and I have to say that there is nothing like getting away from home and stepping outside the house to get the creative juices flowing. I took my gypsy with me on my trip and decided to design a little. I still can't get everything the way I'd like on this card, for instance I tried to weld the SHADOW cupcakes from Doodle Charms together to make a "cupcake" card and that worked fine, but when I went to layer the second cupcake over it, it didn't fit right. These are the challenges I face with the gypsy. So I had to cut the scallop circle card from Birthday Bash and mount my cupcake over the top to make it a card. And I know I'm probably not making a whole lot of sense, but if you saw it in person you would understand.
My daughter is turning 10 and having a cupcake decorating party...HELLO, how much fun is this going to be! (to clean up, eek) But I love her to pieces and I hope she loves her birthday card.

Monday, March 26, 2012

New York - Spring Break Challenge

This is my entry for Our Creative Corner. The theme is Spring Break and I say GO BIG! Big Apple that is. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink, which, quite frankly, I'm just learning to use and could use some lessons on when and where to use it. For the city skyline I used the Plantin Schoolbook and the Paper Doll Dress Up. This is definately a different "look" for me.

Little Lamb, or big lamb!

I don't know if I'm allowed to do this, but this is another entry for Fantabulous Cricut. I used the From my kitchen cartridge and the gorgeous paper is "Authentique". I made several projects with it.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 104

Here's this week's entry in the Monday Challenge for Fantabulous Cricut. I love these milk cartons from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2. I used Gypsy Wanderings for the bunny and the grass is from my most used cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook. I am having so much fun making stuff for Easter, but seriously it is piling up. I'm going to have to start giving it to the neighbors!
The great thing about this project was that I got a chance to drag out my gypsy, which I am still leery about and I learned to use the center cut feature on my cricut! Who knew?

Fresh Strawberries

I had so much fun this weekend with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge. I think this cartridge is a must have! So, we started with the basket, cut out and tied up some strawberries (cuttlebugged them), and added grass. I'm so tickled with the simplicity of them! What do you think?

Flower Pails

I was on the web site for StamperDog and saw these cute little vases and flowers she made, so this is my version! I used one of the flowers from Forever Young for the flowers and the leaves!

Pic Change

Well, I finally have a new profile picture. Long time coming. I am the world's worst picture taker! But I think this is the best of the lot. Man I'm looking old.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Mini Milk Carton

I'm still working on trying to get the lighting right when I take my pictures. I'm having so much fun with the milk cartons and as you can tell, Easter is on the brain! I also love, love, love the fence cut from Paper Doll Dress up.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Challenge Week

Well, it's time again to enter some challenges. I have enjoyed these challenges so much because it's given me the opportunity to create on my own. In the past I've always looked at someone else's work and been able to copy it or tweek it a bit to come up with something I've liked, but the challenges have forced me to be creative by myself without recreating someone else's work.

So this card is going into a couple of different challenges this week. Fantabulous Cricut challenge is to use three flowers and Color Throwdown is using specific colors. So I used the "Love you a Latte" cartridge and a new technique called tri-folding. (I saw it on You Tube)

Blast Off!

My 6 year old had a birthday party to go to yesterday and I made this card up the night before. And get this, when I went to get his birthday present I found an actual ROCKET to give him for a present! Seemed appropriate!
I found the rocket on Just Because cards cartridge! There is so much on this cartridge for any occassion. Well, gotta BLAST OFF! myself, he he he.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Challenge Me Monday 102

This card is for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge. The challenge was to put a cat in your card in some way. I had such a hard time getting a design that I was really crazy about! But this is the end result. A cute little happy birthday card!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mojo Monday #232

For this weeks Mojo Monday I took out vintage Stampin Up. Farm Fresh! I wanted to use the Miss Caroline paper line from My Minds Eye and it seemed to go pretty well with this stamp set!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Than Favors blog challenge 66: Vacation

I don't know if you can tell by the pictures, but I tried to make this card as close to 3D as I could. I got this Fun in the Sun cartridge for the cricut not too long ago and could not wait until summer to start using it. So here is my entry for More then Favors blog challenge.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Birthday Challenge #46

This is my entry for Birthday Sundaes challenge 46. I love the blue brown combo! I used the cuttlebug A LOT for this card.

Mojo Monday Challenge 231

Well, it's Saturday and I'm finally done with my Mojo Monday contest entry (one of my mostest favorite websites). Ewwww! I have Easter on the brain. This is one of my favorite holidays! And are these bunny behinds the cutest or what?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #101

Well, over at Fantabulous Cricut it's time again for Challenge Me Monday and this week's challenge is to use Green! Of course, being March, and St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, guess what the theme is? TAH DAH! I am also in the middle of a love affair with Navy right now (I wonder if there's deeper meaning here, like, does this mean I'm depressed, happy, meloncholy?).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

A very special Happy Birthday shout out to my daughter, Kera! It's her birthday today. I am truly blessed to have her amazing spirit, strength, example, and wonderment in my life. I love you!


Once again, I'm playing around with the Forever Young cartridge. I love it!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cooking with Cricut Challenge 75

I'm entering a project for the first time on:
I'm super excited about this particular challenge because it's all about the circus. I love this theme! The colors are bright and happy and it's all about entertaining and the WOW's in life! Cooking with Cricut has some fabulous ideas on their site and I love visiting and seeing all of the creativity!