Saturday, August 30, 2008

Another Great Grandchild on the way...2S4Y

Hi there, turns out we have another great grandchild on the way. My brother and his lovely wife are expecting in February and now our cousin Rachel and her husband are expecting in March! So here is the card that I made her using Laura's sketch from this weeks sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

Here's is Laura's sketch:

And here is my take:

Trying to add some more visual effects around my work...

Just loving the Dew Drops!

So I've been playing with my camera trying to figure out what is the best time and light to get pictures of true colors of my work and these pictures show really what the colors are like:

Baby formula for this creation:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Safari
-DPs: Anna Griffins collections
-Flowers: Gartner Table Confetti Embossed Ivory Shimmer
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Dark Moss
-Computer fonts: DB Boho Frames 1 using the "L" character at 400 pts and "F" at 600 pts, Ck Bella for both quotes at 38 pts and 35 pts
-Robin's Nest Dew Drops "Fresh Mowed Grass"
-Cricut Cart: New arrival for the baby girl and boy onsies
-Misc: Chipboard, Adhesive, Mini Pop dots, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol


Monday, August 25, 2008

Yummy Cake Boxes...latest BBTB Challenge

Yum Yum Yum! This past week's challenge over at the Bitten By the Bug was a very yummy challenge...Regina knows how to pick them!! It was to use the Cake Box from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More ( for any kind of project). Go check out the everyone's take on the challenge you'll be drooling to eat each one! :)

One of my favorite cakes (and I say ONE as I love almost all cakes) is the Black Forest Cake so here's my slice:

Also, I've been playing around with my camera trying to figure out what works best on getting clear and true to color pics of my projects, the 1st couple pics were taken inside and the rest were taken outside, maybe you can tell me which ones you like better...also any advice is extremely welcome!

Black Forest Cake ingredients:
-CS: TPC Sable, DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack, DCWV The Christmas Stack
-Stamp: Hero Arts Clear Designs Cupcakes (for the cherries)
-Flowers: Gartner Embossed White Shimmer Table Confetti (found in Michaels' bridal section)
-Ribbon: Wright Creative Fabrics "Faux Pearls on Beading"
-Stickles!: Burgundy
-Cricut: TBBM for the Cake Box stretched in CDS to the largest size to fit on the 12x12 mat and AE for the Scallop Border also used in CDS to size to fit each side (as they are different lengths) and then doubled and welded.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Somewhat quick B-Day card for a very talented lady...

Last week it was Regina Easter's birthday. As most of you know, Regina is an extremely talented lady who founded the very inspirational design team...Bitten By The Bug (a must check out site!). Another talented lady, DeeDee (who is on this design team) let us know that it was Regina's b-day so we all made her cards and here's my card to her...

Very cool stamps by Inque Boutique:

And a cute stamp by Inkadinkado, this is a quote from an 8 year old boy, Liam Holland (I actually bought this stamp for my dad as he LOVES frosting but I didn't come across it until after his b-day, so for next year's card...). Also I only used half the stamp:

Here's the full stamp:

The balloons are also from the same stamp set "Birthday Fun" by Inque Boutique:


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

Here's a b-day card I made for my favorite uncle, who's b-day is this week...

Inside of the card:

Backside of the envie:

Card with the front of the envie:

-CS: TPC "Sable"
-DPs: Paper Pizzazz Hot Off The Press "Red/Pink/Gold Stripe" & Around the Block "Sunrise Stripe"
-Stamp: Stamps Happen "Row of Cupcakes", Catslife Press "Don't Even Think About Throwing This Away" and Inkadinkado "Handmade with Love"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Bisque" & "Amber Clay"
-Distress Ink" Tim Holtz "Antique Linen" & "Walnut Ink"
-Stickles!: Yellow, Star Dust, Diamond, Cinnamon & Xmas Red
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts DB Birthday Cheer (character "J" at 200 pts) & DB Borders - Birthday (character "Y" at 55 pts)
-Cuttlebug: Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
-Cricut: Christmas Cheer for the presents cut @ 2" and Cutting Up for "Mike" using CDS to weld anc cut at 1 1/2"
-Misc: StazOn Black Ink, Marvey 1314 Markers, Waterbrush, Mini Pot Dots, Adhesive, Buttons, Dk Pink Satin Ribbon, Daubers


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another finished card...Mocha Latte Joe Espresso Java!

I finally finished another card that I had created the cover for the design team applications for 2 Sketches 4 You, must go over and check out those very talented ladies and participate in their weekly sketch challenges!

If you want to see the sketch that this card is based off of click here.

So here's the finished product:

Inside of the those dew drops from Robin's Nest!

Brewing ingredients:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Safari", TPC "Parchment Ivory" & "Sable"
-Ribbon: Offray
-Stamps: SU! What's Brewing? set and various other SU! stamps (coffee bag, coffee pot & mug with placemat) that I got off eBay
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Dark Brown" & "Cocoa"
-Dew Drops: Robin's Nest DD Hyacynth
-Blossoms: Prima's Got Flower? "Ivory & Fabric Fancies "Mica"
-Photo corners: Heidi Swapp Prim & Proper
-Cricut Cart: AE - Accent #13 using CDS welded to the base of the card at 1 1/2"
-Misc: Mini Pot Dots, Adhesive, DMC floss #632, Brown button


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A day to Remember...finished!

Here's a card I had made back in July based on Laura's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You for their design team applications. It was a busy week and I had two cards to make for the application so I just did the cover of the card. Well you know me, I can't give a card to someone without doing the inside AND glamming up the envie, so here is the finished product...

Also, to see the sketch this was based off of click here.

And this was made for my fiancé, Scott, for the day that he proposed to me. :)

Inside of the card:

And here's the envie:

Love Potion:
-CS: TPC "Antique Rose"
-DPs: DCWV Sweetheart, Embossed Stack and The Once Upon A Time stack
-Ribbon: Dk Brown Satin from stash and Dashes, Dots & Check "Mauve/Pink"
-Blossoms: Heidi Swapp Florals - Small Variety Pack and Large Crimson, MM Jumbo Blossoms with Pebble Brads - Dark Pink Daisy and Prima's Got Flower? - Brown
-Stamps: Inkadinkadoo's Clear set Month & Days, Heart (unknown) used at my LSS and MSE! Love Postage
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox Warm Red
-Charm: Jewelry Essentials
-Vellum Quote: Joann Scrap Essentials - Love
-Cricut Cart: Tear Drop for "Scott" using CDS cut at 1 3/4" with the welding feature
-Misc: Adhesive, Mini Pop Dots, MM 1/8" eylets, Colorbox Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Markers with Waterbrush


Monday, August 18, 2008

Strawberries only please...

Here's a little card I did for this past week's Bitten by the Bug challenge (please go check out the other awesome creations by the other design team members.

The challenge was to use the strawberry from the Indie Art Solutions Cricut cartridge and the 1st thing I thought of was the very yummy ice cream sundae from the doodlebat font DB Ice Cream available at scrapNfonts.

Being on this design team is amazing! The members are the nicest people, for example, if you don't have the cart for that week's challenge you can ask the others that may have it and if they can make the cut for you. I don't have the Indie Art Solutions cart so I asked Sharon Caudle if she had it and could make a couple cuts for me. I asked her if she could cut me five 1" strawberries on plain white cardstock (I didn't want her to have to use her color cs for me, I figured I would either use my Fluid Chalk Inks, Marvy Markers or Primacolor pencils to color them in), well not only did she cut me five 1" strawberries on plain white card stock, she cut a bunch on red and green cs with black shadows as well as 2" ones! She's soooo sweet! AND! Not only did she do all these for me she sent them in the cutest card to me:

It's this the cutest card?!?!? Sharon is an extremely talented lady, you must go over to her blog and check out her other stuff, including this weeks challenge, you're going to love it!

So here's my take on the challenge:

Churning recipe:
-CS: TPC "Plum Tree", "Smooth Plum", "Sable", "Metallic Rosebud", "Weave Ivory" and "Smooth Cranberry". DCWV "Yellow #3 Texture", The Fall Glitter Matstack
-DPs: DCWV Pocket Full of Posies
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts DB Ice Cream
-Rub-ons: American Crafts MiniMarks "Kate"
-Stickles: Cinnamon, Yellow & Diamond
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Merlot, Rose Coral, Dark Brown, Wisteria, Amber Clay, Olive & Dark Moss
-Cricut Cart: Indie Art Solutions for Strawberries cut at 1" & 2" with the shadow feature


Friday, August 15, 2008

It's Your B-day...Celebrate!

Hey, it's my someday to be future mother-in-law's b-day on Tuesday and here is her card. I made it using Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. In case you don't know they have a design team now, you must go over and check them out...very talented ladies over there!

Here's Laura's sketch:

And here's my take on it:

The inside:

And the envie:

-CS: DCWV Pink #2 and The Christmas Glitter Stack, TPC Smooth Cranberry
-DPs: Bo Bunny "Ella Precocious", "Ella Butter Blossom" and other matching Bo Bunny papers, which I wish I could get more but my LSS doesn't carry it anymore :(
and DCWV The Christmas Stack
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Rouge & Warm Red
-Blossoms: Heidi Swapp Round Florals "Kiwi" & Small Variety
-Chipboard letters: Kurio Green Alphabet
-Cricut carts: Celebrations for "Celebrate" cut at 1 1/2" and Mickey Fonts for "!" and "Carolyn" cut at 1" using the charm and blackout features.
-Misc: Sheer Ribbon, Mini Pop Dots, Adhesive, Various Rhinestones


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Enfys' Blog candy celebrating 65,000 hits!

WOW! Enfys has gotten 65,000 hits on her blog, although I'm not all that surprised as she is one amazingly talented lady and so very inspirational! Go over and check out the blog candy and all the wonderful cards she makes! Click here!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Secret Santa! Who will you get?

Starting Christmas projects a bit early! This is for the latest Bitten By the Bug challenge. We were asked to use the stocking from the Christmas Cheer cart (pg 95 of the manual or pg 36 from the online PDF manual). BUT we were not allowed to use the traditional red on the bottom part of the stocking. Go over and check out the other creations by the talented ladies on this design team!

Here's mine...

-CS: The Paper Company "Metallic Blue Steel"
-DPs: DCWV The Glitter Christmas Stack and The Christmas Glitter Matstack
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox French Blue
-Ribbon: Offray "Kendra Blue Mist/Opal", Dashes, Dots & Checks "Pink/Mauve" and "Blue & White Dots", Sweet Petites "Teastain Gingham" and Unknown "Satin Light Blue w/white Dots"
-Cricut Carts: Christmas Cheer for the stocking using the CDS and the snowflakes cut at 1". Cuttin Up for "Secret Santa", "Who will you get?" and names cut at 1". TBBM for the tags cut at 4" using the Mirror feature. AE for the Scallop frame using the CDS.
-Misc: MM Rhinestone Brads, Michaels Self-Adhesive Pearls, Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, Mini Pop Dots, adhesive.


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.