Friday, March 27, 2009

Blossoms and Blooms

This past weeks Bitten By the Bug challenge was to use the word spring from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. You should go over and see all the very cute and pretty things the other design team members did.

For my project I used this really cool item from The Cutting Café. Regina really knows how to make some great boxes and card holders. This one is her Greeting Card Holder which can hold 4 quarter fold cards with envies (2 on each side). It can also be used for other things like in my case I used it as a seed packet holder.

And when you open it up you find the seed packets or cards or whatever you feel like putting in it:

This is the cut from Stretch Your Imagination:

-CS: TPC "Pink Pastel Texture", "White Texture" and Bazzill Basics "Passionate"
-PP: SEI "Chocolat Cherie"
-Cricut Cart: Stretch Your Imagination the word Spring at the base shift feature cut @ 3 1/2" with a shadow
-Computer font: LDJ Jester @ 30 pts
-Misc: Adhesive and chipboard


Monday, March 23, 2009

Some Bunny Loves You!

You must go over to the The Cutting Café to see the cutest Easter printable stamp sets that Regina has made. They are sooo cute! You can see them here.

Here are 4 cards that I made using, I think, something from each of the 3 sets available. These will be available on my Etsy store once I make the Quarter Fold Card Holder for them. Stay tuned for that showing hopefully tomorrow. ;p

Here's Some Bunny Loves you that is from the Easter Sentiments set (the bunny is from a doodlebat called DB Critter Doodles):

I got this gorgeous blossom and button (and quite a few more and ribbon) from Regina for my birthday, she's so sweet!!

Isn't he the cutest (this doodlebat set has the cutest critters!):

And of course the matching envie:

Peeping out to wish you a Happy Easter!
This darling little chick, egg and flowers are from the Easter Set 1:

Doesn't he just crack you up, pun intended?:

A chick just for you!
Here's another darling little chick, egg and flowers that are also from the Easter Set 1 and the 1 1/2" circle sentiment is from the Easter Sentiments set:

Easter Blessing to You!
The jumbled words (I love Regina's Jumbled Words printable stamps) are from the Easter Set 1 and the sentiment is from, you guessed it, the Easter Sentiments set:

This one I'm sending to my Grandma so I personalized the inside a bit:

Recipe in the Easter Basket:
Card 1:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Ruby Slipper and DCWV "Green #1"
-PP: BoBunny "Ella Enchanted"
-Doodlebat: Bunny from DB Critter Doodles at 200 pts using the "L" character
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC993 Hot Pink

Card 2:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Bouquet", "Ruby Slipper", DCWV "White Texture" and TPC "Plum Tree"
-PPs: Daisy D's "Maybe Baby Collection - Hugs and Kisses" and DCWV Glitter "Violet Squiggle Posies"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC942 Yellow Ochre and PC918 Orange
-Misc: Purple Rhinestones, Table Confetti Flowers

Card 3:
-CS: Bazzill Basic "Berrylicious", "African Daisy" and DCWV "White Texture"
-PPss: BoBunny "Ella Butter Blossom", "Ella Dot" and Daisy D's "Maybe Baby Collection - Hugs and Kisses"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC942 Yellow Ochre and PC918 Orange
-Misc: Purple Rhinestones

Card 4:
-CS: TPC "Burgundy", DCWV "White Texture" and MM "Smooth Grapevine"
-PPs: Colorbok "Rose Stripe" and Paper Pizzazz "Faded Pink Flowers
-Stamps: Inkadinkado Handmade With Love
-Misc: Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder and Heat Gun


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Martini Birthday!

Today we are celebrating my fiance's father's b-day who happens to love martinis so this is the perfect stamp for him! ;p

Now, you know how you always try to plan on getting your projects done on time but of course you either get interrupted with something else or it takes much longer to do...well I figured I would be able to finish his card this morning before we had to leave by noon by getting up around 8ish. Well I wake up at 5:00AM for some reason and can't get back to sleep as much as I tried. So I'm going through my to do list in my head and all of a sudden I realized that I'm using Glossy Accents to make the martini glass look real and how it takes a bit to dry, ah!!!

Now, I'm the kind of person that likes to sleep to 9ish on the weekends if I can, so getting up at 5:00 became pretty brutal after an hour or so as my eyes are burning because I'm also the kind of person that doesn't get to sleep until midnight or 1:00AM.

So I get up and get started right away and here it is.

Glossy accents for the glass:

Martini Mix:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Capers" and "Palo Verde"
-PPs: K&Company Scrap Pad to Go "K-Ology Peabody" and Deja View Fresh Print Blue Raspberry Pad
-Stamps: Sparkles N Sprinkle "Max in a Martini Glass" and Stampendous "Birthday Topper" (on the inside of the card, so I couldn't get a good picture of it)
-Misc: Adhesive, Glossy Accents, Mini Pot Dots, Fluid Chalk Inks


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What Easter Bunny?...BBTB challenge

Hi, happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! As you will see with this post I've already moved onto Easter. This was my Bitten By the Bug challenge this past week which was to use the purple pillow box from the Wedding Solutions cartridge. Go on over the the BBTB site to see all the beautiful creations made by the other DT members (you'll get some more inspirational Easter eye candy).

Also, stay tuned to some more Easter cards using some funny and cute printable stamps from The Cutting Café.

This devilish kitty is a doodlebat from DB Critter Doodle which you can get over at scrapNfonts.

This font you can get from scrapNfonts as well, it's called LDJ Jester:

Basket of Eggs:
-CS: DCWV White Texture and Bazzill Basics Mudpie
-PPs: SCWV Posies Glitter Print "Petite Sunrise Posies" and "Violet Squiggle Posies"
-Fonts/Doodlebats: LDJ Jester at 24 pts and DB Citter Doodle using the "c" character at 175 pts
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC939 Peach, PC928 Blush Pink, PC1051 Warm Grey 20% and PC1052 Warm Grey 30%
-Filling: Hershey's Mini Chocolate Eggs
-Circut Cartridge: Wedding Solutions cut at 7"
-Misc: Adhesive, Red Line tape gamsol and cotton ball

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sending Positive Thoughts

There are two people that I know that are going through a very tough time right now with chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery due to a very unfair cancer they have. Why does it have to be the good people? So here are a couple pocket and tag cards that I made that hopefully will give them a little smile.

This 1st one is for the mother of friend from the Bitten By the Bug design team...

I added a couple drops of Glossy Accents to give that fresh morning dew look:

Inside the attached tiny card:

It's a little hard to read but it says Laugh Often, it's a cut from the Beyond Birthday cartridge, I've used it twice now and have discovered that from now on I should stick to a solid cardstock to make it easier to read:

Does this help you see it?

I didn't have to but I embellished the back of the tag because I made a boo-boo when I cut the tag, for some reason I thought I needed two and I used this great double-sided paper so I figured I might as well us it!

This one is for a friend of mine at work who finally had to take a leave of absence due to the toll of the treatments has had on him. It's a good idea to do that so he can focus on getting healthy and spend time with his wife and children.

Now I tried to keep this as manly as I could but I used a double-sided patterned paper and loved the olive side but the other side has a pinkish color to it, so I added as much brown to the rest of it:

Inside the attached tiny card:

Brown buttons, brown ribbon think it helps to make it more manly??? I don't know...

I decided to make the same boo-boo I made with the other one and embellished the back of the tag on this one too ;p

Hopefully a recipe to help cure cancer:
-CS: DCWV "67# Burgundy" and "Brown 2"
-PP: K&Company Scrap Pad to go "K-Ology Peabody"
-Stickers: Déjà Views "Wonderful Words Alphabets"
-Stamp: Inkadinkado "Get Well"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC925 Crimson Lake and PC988 Marine Green
-Ribbon: Offray "Kendra Light Pink/Opal" and "Kendra Yellow/Opal"
-Circut Carts: TBBM - Pocket cut at 11 1/2" blackout feature and the Tag cut at 6 1/2" also using the blackout feature and the smaller tag at 5 5/8" just the base feature
Beyond Birthdays - Laugh Often cut at 1 1/4" with a shadow
-Misc: Adhesive, Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Glossy Accents, Stickles "Star Dust", Rhinestones, DMC Floss and Buttons

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Mudpie", TPC "Double-sided Mulberry Chocolate/Tan" and DCWV "Brown #2"
-PP: K&Company Scrap Pad to go "K-Ology Peabody"
-Stickers: Déjà Views "Wonderful Words Alphabets"
-Stamp: Inkadinkado "Frames & circle Icons"
-Ribbons: Offray "Ggnar Stripe Cream Brown", Sweet Petites "Grosgrain Brown" and Sheer Tan from stash
-Misc: Adhesive, Solvent Ink, DMC Floss and Buttons


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Aunt's Birthday this time with Scrumtious Shoes

I thought this stamp would an appropriate image to use for my Aunt Diana, who just celebrated a birthday. I do love these Scrumptious Shoes by Stampendous! Especially since they are fun to color in with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Isn't this shoe so yummy!!!

I popped up the frosting a little to give it some dimension:

My very good and generous friend, Tracy Gough, sent me these gorgeous pins with gems on the tips (I added a few more):

And of course I always have to embellish the inside:

-CS: TPC "Pastel Pink Texture"
-PPs: K&Company Scrap Pad to Go "K-Ology Peabody" and Anna Griffin Pink Playing Boys
-Stamp: Stampendous Scrumptious Shoes "Birthday Shoe"
-Primacolor Pencils: PC988 Marine Green, PC946 Dark Brown, PC994 Process Red, PC928 Blush Pink, PC1078 Black Cherry and PC1029 Mahogany Red
-Ribbon: Offray Sheer "Thelma Pink"
-Misc: Adhesive, brown thread, sewing machine, black pigment ink, embossing powder, heat gun, gamsol


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Grilling LO...kinda for the BBTB...I've been tagged

OK, I starting working on my Bitten By The Bug project on time but ended up getting interrupted by lots of stuff and wasn't able to get back to it today. Bad, bad, bad design team member!!!

This is another LO I did for my future promise to make her a scrapbook of her grandkids.

The BBTB challenge was to use the "laugh often" cut from the Beyond Birthday cartridge. You really should go over and see all the beautiful things the other DTs did with this challenge!

Here's mine:

This is a really fun cut, great for using on a card to cheer someone up:

On this really cool designer paper by Flair Designs "Hot Off the Grill" there were these really great images and off course when you do a LO you end up covering some great stuff, so I cut out these images where I placed my pictures, matted them on some dark CS to make them pop:

Now onto a different topic, I've been tagged by Donna, who is a very talented lady and a fellow design team member on The Cutting Café. I'm to post the 4th pic in one of my files and explain it. So here it is:

This is my adorable nephew, Chase, who is now 5 weeks old, isn't he a cutie!?!?!

Now I'm going to tag...Glee, Becky, Cindy and Claudia. Must check out blogs for some really great inspiration!



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.