Thursday, July 24, 2008

Everything that is you...2S4Y - Kazan's Sketch 5

Another great sketch!!! to work off of over at 2 Sketches 4 You by Kazan this week.

This card is made for my friend, Mary, who I refer to as Rose Mary as she gives me tons advice on my rose bushes (I have over 30 rose bushes!) Her birthday is next week and wanted to give a few roses to her by card form.

So here's Kazan's sketch that I worked off of:

And here's my take on it:

Gardening Tools for this creation:
CPs: The Paper Company's Pastel Pink, Pastel Pink Texture, Ivory Parchment & On-White Translucent Oxford and Bazzill Basics' Passionate
DPs: DCWV The Luxury Stack - Pearlized Metallic
Stamps: Inkadinkado's Coffee House Alphabet, Handmade-Flower-Mug & Get Well (cut the rose from it), SU! Jumbo Wheel Doodle, All Night Media Happy Birthday Presents and Hero Arts Clear Design Cupcake Set
Fluid Chalk Inks by Colorbox: Rose Coral, Rouge & Merlot
Pigment Inks by Colorbox: Black & Chianti
Blossoms: Prima's Got Flower? Ivory or Winter #3 (not sure which bottle I have)
Rhinestones: Darice Finishing Accents self-adhesive
Cricut: Plantin Schoolbook using the Award cut
scrapNfonts: DB Frilly Frames, DB filly Words & CK Jacque
Misc: Markers, water pen, embossing powder, pink/mauve thread, mini pot dots, MM sticky squares


Monday, July 21, 2008

I just became a Bug Designer!

I'm soooo excited to tell everyone that earlier today I found out that I've been voted in to be a Bitten By The Bug design team member!!! My term starts Aug 1st through the end of Oct. I can't wait for my 1st challenge! I'm dying to know what it will be...

You must check out the Bitten By The Bug site, there you will find the extremely talented design team that will inspire you to the point that if you work you'll want to quit your job and cricut all day long! There are also links to their own sites that are a must see as well!

I'm soooo beyond honored to be selected to be able to work with these amazing ladies, there are almost no words that I can say to try to explain just how excited I am!


And BTW, I called Cricut to get pick out my 3 free carts for winning the Show Us Your Best contest. I got Stretch Your Imagination, Joys of the Season and Pooh Fonts. I originally wanted the 1st two I listed above along with Home Accents but because that came out before the contest I wasn't allowed to choose that one, so I went with Pooh Fonts. I love the kid-like font design and the wood feature and I see myself using Piglet a lot. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mocha Latte Joe Espresso Java!

Here's a card that I'm making for a friend of mine that I have been thinking about a lot lately as she's been going through a very tough period in her life. It's based off of Kazan's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You for an application to be on their design. My other entry is below post.

I'm also going to be using this card as one of my entries to the latest Bitten By the Bug contest.

Here's Kazan's sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Stay tuned for the inside of the card and the envie as well!

Wish me luck!


A Day To Remember

Here's a card that I made for my fiancé as a remembrance to the day he proposed to me. This is also designed off of Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You for an application to be on their new design team! How exciting would that be, huh?!?!

Here's Laura's sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Stay tuned to the design of the inside of the card and the envie!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

A few Thank You cards

I made these over a month ago for my fiancé's son to give to those that gave him b-day gifts. I cheated a bit by using Premade Cards & Envies by DCWV Embossed Box of Cards and their Scallop & Rick Rack Box of Cards, since I needed to make these really quickly...

To dress them up I used SU!'s Thanks a Bunch Wheel Barrel stamp, embossed it and colored it in with markers on one of them. On another one I used Inkadinkado Thank You stamp which I also embossed it and colored it in with markers, added Prima flowers & Gems. Then on another one I used the Thanks with a flower cut from Cricut's Stamped Cart and added some rhinestones. And on the last one I used Prima's Daisy Doddles Candy Pink Blossoms and Flower & Butterfly Rhinestones (the Thank You was already embossed on the premade card).

And here they are:


Birthday Cake Card for my lovely SIL

This card was originally made for my brother as his favorite color is orange but when I started the inside I thought is was too plain and started adding Prima flowers and gems and realized this was supposed to be a guys card, so I ended up making him a new one. At the time this design was based off of one of Taylor's cupcake challenge (#15) sketches.

So here I had a card that I couldn't use for him and then thought hey this would be a really great card for his wife, Stacey. So two months later I got to give it to her for her b-day that was 2 days ago.

Here is Taylor's sketch:

Here's was my take on it:

CPs: TPC Smooth Plum
DPs: Paper Pizzazz "Red/Pink/Gold Stripes", "Red Sponged with Argyle Border", Star & Fish "Swirls". DCWV "Pocket Full of Posies" Pack
Stamp: Inkadinkado Happy Birthday with Cake
Stickles: Burgundy, Xmas Red, Crystal, Cinnamon, Diamond & Copper
Rhinestones" 7 mm Orange & Purple
Blossoms: Prima's Got Flower? Orange & Purple
Buttons: Bag-O-Buttons Foof A La "Going Places Collections"
Ribbon: Brushed Copper Sheer & Burgundy Grosgrain
Rub-ons: Kelly Panacci "Special Delivery"
Chipboard Letters: K&Company Purple Alphabet
Cricut Cart: Doodletype for Happy Birthday cut at 4" along with the shadow feature
Cuttlebug: Cupcake Stamp from their Exclusive Die set


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Celebrate Your Life with 2 Sketches 4 You

Another great sketch to work off of over at 2 Sketches 4 You! This card is made for my sister-in-law's mother, who is a very lovely lady and did an excellent job raising an amazing daughter!

This week it is Kazan's sketch:

And here's my take:

Recipe for this creation:
-CPs: TPC - Sable, Denim, Pastel Blue, Parchment Ivory & Mi-Teintes Sygian Black
-DPs: Deja Views Fresh Print Blue Raspberry collection (LOVE this collection!)
-Stamps: Stampendous' Daisy curls & Inkadinkado's Hand Made With Love
-Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks: Ice Blue
-Stickles: Pink, Cinnamon, Platinum, Waterfall & Lime Green (gotta have Stickles!!)
-Blossoms: Prima's Got Flower? not sure which bottle they are from, either ivory or winter #3
-Cricut Carts: Celebrations for the Balloon and Mini Monograms for the word Celebrate & Betty
-Misc: Markers, I'Kandee Pearlescent Jewel Tones Chalks, Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, various round, flower & butterfly rhinestones (self adhesive)


Monday, July 7, 2008

A B-day Card & Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #23

FINALLY, I had time to participate in Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #23 . I've only been able to do it one other time. This sketch was perfect for the card that I wanted to make for my friend (the other twin sister, Lisa) who had their b-days last week (I know I've very late!). And I'm very excited to be able to submit it to Taylor.

Here is Taylor's sketch:

And here is my take:

Recipe to this creation:
-CS: The Paper Company - Ivory Parchment & Plum
-DPs: Deja Views - Fresh Print Plum Blossoms, Stripes & Paisley
-Stamps: Cupcakes from Inkadinkado's Birthday Cupcakes clear stamps set and Hero Arts Clear Design Cupcakes Set
-Pigment Ink: Black by Colorbox
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Wisteria by Colorbox
-Liquid Applique: Marvy White
-Stickles: Lime Green, Pink, Orange Peel, Copper, Cinnamon, Platinum, Yellow & Lavender
-Blossoms: Bazzill Collection Serendipity Bling Blossoms 2 1/4", Prima's Got Flowers? Purple, Winter & Lavender
-Computer Fonts: scrapNfonts DB Filly Frame (character "x" at 400 pt) and CK Elegant (24 pt)
-Circut: Mini Monograms for LISA using the base feature cut at 2"
-Misc: Self Adhesive Pearls, Chipboard, Zots Small Clear Adhesive Dots, All Night Media Mini Pot Dots, MM Sticky Squares, Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Provocraft Deco Scissors


Friday, July 4, 2008

I've been given another award!

WOW! All in the same day I've been given an award from 4 people (of which I would give this award back to them as they are amazingly talented and so inspirational to me)! Tracy, Scossie, Julie & Sharon have given me the honor of this award:

So now it's my turn to pay it forward by following the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated

Now since I would have given this award to the lovely ladies that awarded me, I'm going to choose 3:
Glee - she makes the most absolutely beautiful cards
Trina - I'm in absolute awe of her stamping
Taylor - she has so many inspirational sketches and what she does with them are just awesome

There are so many others that I find so much inspiration that I could go on and on and many of them have already rec'd this award (as they greatly deserve it)!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!


Update to this post, I just received this award from another talented lady Tiggertastic, please check out her site as she has style! And she also makes beautiful jewelry for sale.


B-day Party Girl and 2 Sketches 4 You

Whoo-hoo, another fun sketch to work off of from 2 Sketches 4 You with this week featuring Laura's 3rd sketch.

This week I needed to make two b-day cards for two friends of mine that are twins. They look very much alike but their personalities are a bit different. And I have to admit that I'm not too good of a friend to them since their b-day was this past weekend and I'm just making their cards now! This one is for the twin (Lori) that loves to get everyone together so I went with the Party Girl Theme to go with her personality. I did a lot of popping up on the dresses by cutting some from the left over paper and used sticky squares to pop them! Then I dressed them up with some Stickles and Glossy Accents. I'm also getting into this stitching thing, I don't know why I was so nervous to give it a try...

Tomorrow I'll get working on the other twin's card (wish me luck!)

Here's Laura's very cool sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Party favors for this creation:
-CS: DCWV "Pink #1 Texture" & "Robin #3 Texture" and The Paper Co "Pastel Pink Texture"
-DP: Colorbok "Black Dress"
-Blossoms: Colorbok Layered Flowers
-Various Round and Flower Rhinestones
-Self Adhesive Pearls
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Rouge" & "Ice Blue"
-Stickles: Waterfall, Turquoise, Pink, Diamond, Yellow, Burgundy, Lime Green, Cinnamon & Copper
-Cricut Carts: PS for the scallop cut at 1" and stretch to 8" tall using the CDS, Doodletype for the letters girl using the bookplate feature cut at 1" & for Party with the shadow feature cut at 1 1/2" & also for the letters Lori using the bookplate feature cut at 2"
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts - DB Borders B-day for Happy Birthday (character "y") & Presents (character "h") and DB Frilly Frames for the frame (character "n")
-Misc items: Glossy Accents, Prismacolor Pencils, aqua thread, sewing machine, diamond ribbon from stash, fuzzy string also from stash, MM sticky squares and All Night Media mini pot dots

TFL!!! And have a very happy and safe 4th of July!!!

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.