Friday, April 30, 2010

Stacey's First Cricut Project

Okay, we live near St Louis so, of course, we're Cardinals fans ... last Tuesday, my daughter went to the Cardinals/Braves game with a couple of friends who are Braves fans. She felt the need to explain herself on her T-shirt. Check out her iPhone-in-the-bathroom-mirror self-portrait! This is her first Cricut project and she's pretty proud of herself. I'm amazed at how well the Cricut cut fabric ... very cool. The font she used is Opposites Attract.
By the way, the Cards beat the Braves, 5 to 4.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Quick Thank You

Just a quick card to share with you today. The card stock is from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is from Basic Grey. The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin Up ... with a little self-adhesive pearl. I inked the edges of the sentiment tag and rounded the corners, then tied it all up with a pretty ribbon. So simple!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge

I made this for the current challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. For some reason, I really struggled with this one and I'm still not sure I'm completely happy with it ... but, it's growing on me.

The cake is from the Wedding solutions cartridge, cut at 3.25" and the label is from Storybook. The dark pink strip was edged with a Martha Stewart border punch, and the patterned paper and sentiment stamp are from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Pink Designer's Spring Treats

Hi everyone, it's my turn to post a project for the My Pink Stamper design team. This month's theme is
Spring Treats.

At the first sign of warm weather, my family and I head outside ... either riding bikes or walking dogs ... and we always seem to end up at Dairy Queen. So, my idea of a Spring Treat is ice cream. With that in mind, I decided to make a gift card holder for, of course, a Dairy Queen gift card.
Using my Gypsy, I welded the ice cream cone border from DoodleCharms to a rectangle from George to create a card base about 4.25" x 6". Then I used digital gingham paper from Pink Petticoat to create a "liner" for my card. Next, I cut two more borders ... one from light brown cardstock and one from white cardstock. I embossed the light brown cardstock with the Herringbone embossing folder and my Cuttlebug; for the white border, I snipped off the cones and used the white tops as the highlight behind the ice cream.

I cut the layers from cream, dark brown, pink and red cardstock. To add a little dimension, I inked the edges of the ice cream layers and cones with Stampin' Up markers. I adhered the layers to the card with pop dots, using thinner pop dots for the chocolate cone. For a little bling, I added Stickles to the cherries and the ice cream highlights.

The sentiment is a stamp from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions set, stamped with brown ink.
For the inside, I added a little ribbon, then, using a 2.5" x 4" piece of gingham paper and the slit punch from Stampin' Up, made the gift card holder.

Hope you like this ... now hop over to
My Pink Stamper to see what my fellow design team member Agnes has to show you!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Shaped Cards - TBBM

Earlier this week, Robyn at My Pink Stamper posted a video showing how to make a really cute shaped card using Tag, Bags, Boxes and More. You can see this video and all her other great videos here.

Basically, using Design Studio or Gypsy, you weld two tags together to create your card base. I increased the width of my tags to make my card a little wider.

My images are from the Preserves cartridge, cut at 3". I really like this cartridge ... there are some awesome images and they layer together very nicely.

The sentiment stamp for the watermelon card is from My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions set, and the stamp for the blueberries card is from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set. The papers are all from Stampin' Up.

Cute, quick and easy. Hope you like them.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone! The challenge today at My Pink Stamper is to create something using the colors pink, green and black. This is what I did:
I started by making an A2 size card from a piece of double sided card stock. I trimmed the edge using a Martha Stewart border punch and lined the punched edge with a strip of black card stock to give it a little contrast. The image is from the Walk in My Garden Cricut cartridge. Using the card feature, I cut the daisy card and the daisy layer at 5.5". I trimmed the card to 3" x 3.75" and then embossed it with my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots folder. I attached the daisy layer with a brad and then matted it all on a piece of black card stock. My sentiment is from Penny Black, stamped on a 2.25" x 1.25" piece of card stock, also matted on black card stock. I adhered both layers to my card base with pop dots and then tied on a black ribbon. To finish, I punched leaves from two shades of green card stock (another Martha punch) and tucked them in around the daisy. Hope you like my card ... now it's your turn. Have fun!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone ... thought I would share a card I made for my little neighbor Isaiah.
This Whipper Snapper image is one of my favorites. I colored it with Copics and then cut it out using a Nestibilities. The sentiment stamp is from Penny Black and I used my Score Pal to emboss the mat. The patterned paper is from a Martha Stewart pack and the ribbon is from my stash.
For the inside, I used a computer generated sentiment. I'm very happy with the way this one turned out!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Take on the Easter Treat Pails

Here's a look at some quick Easter Treat pails I put together this afternoon. I found these little pails on sale at Michael's last fall and have be waiting for the perfect project to use them. I filled them with some candy and Easter 'grass', then added the little flowers ... the flowers are from Songbird and the leaves are from Accent Essentials. Quick, cute and fun!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Floral Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I needed to make a sympathy card for a co-worker and dear friend who just lost her brother after a long battle with cancer. I just couldn't make myself use black and white, so I chose pink and brown instead.
The card stock and sentiment stamp (Mega Mixed Messages set) are from Papertrey Ink and the image is from a Stampendous set called Floral Swirls. I only inked and stamped a portion of the image. Both the image and the sentiment were stamped using brown ink. I added some ribbon and a few self-adhesive pearls.
For the inside, I printed a computer generated sentiment. Then, using Versamark Dazzle in the champagne color, I stamped the entire flower image over my sentiment.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pink Stamper Design Team Submission

Good morning to all my followers ... those who are new and those who have been with me since the beginning. I thought I would show you the project I submitted for the My Pink Stamper design team.
Back in February, I followed the series of projects Enfys did for 'Holidays with the Cricut'. I especially liked an altered heart-shaped box she made. It's absolutely beautiful ... take a look at her blog here.
About this time, I was crocheting a baby afghan to take to a baby shower and I decided to try my hand and make an altered box to present it in. The box (and afghan) was a hit ... the new mom was very pleased and intends to use the box to store all those 'new baby' pictures.
I then heard that Robyn at My Pink Stamper was asking for submissions for a new design team and, on a whim I sent her a picture of my altered box. I had little expectation of being selected and still find it hard to believe.
Anyway, here are the details on my project: It's a 12x12 paper mache box that I painted with acrylics (I painted the inside white). The patterned papers are from a DCWV stack called Nana's Kitchen. I used a Martha Stewart punch to edge the blue layer. The 'baby blocks' and the 'Sweet Pea' are from New Arrival ... the blocks were cut at 2.25" and the pea pod at 7.25". I cut the baby's face using the blackout feature and stamped the face with a stamp from Peachy Keen and I added a little pink chalk to the cheeks. The "welcome" is from Plantin SchoolBook. I used my Gypsy to smush (technical Gypsy term) the letters together and welded them into one cut. All the Cricut cuts were pop-dotted to add a little dimension.