Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank You Takes Flight

Today's card I made as a thank you for my son's birthday party. He actually had a Toy Story themed party but I didn't have anything I could use with that theme for a thank you card so what better than a little red airplane.  I think this is one of the favorites of the cricut cards I've done.  I got to use 2 of the new carts I got for Christmas on this card, Wall Decor and More and Hoot n Holler.  I also used some paper I didn't even remember I had, see what happens when you decide to go through and clean out some stuff in your stamp room.  So onto the details...

I started with the white base and layered it with kraft cardstock I ran through the cuttlebug.  I cut a 1 3/4 in piece of cloud paper (who knows where it came from) and layered it with white and added the scallop trim border to the bottom.  I then cut the plane out from wall decor and more on the shadow feature and cut it at 2 inches.  I sponged the plane with some real red ink and stamped the sentiment on the side. My finishing touch to the plane was the little white brad in wheel.  The trees were cut from Hoot N Holler at 1 1/2 inches with all its layers.  The grass was from Straight from the nest at 1 1/4 inch. 

Thanks for stopping and I hope you like this card as much as I do.  Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Frosty the Gift Card Holder

My mom asked me in the middle of December if I could make 10 gift card holders for her which I was more than happy to do.  So if any of you cruise the splitcoast galleries you would have seen these little cuties everywhere.   Mine was all improvised. I really didn't have any measurements was just going along on a wing and a prayer but I'll try to tell you how I put mine together.

I started with a 4x4 card base that you can't see after I attached frosty's face.  I cut his face on the cricut Storybook cart using the marquee shape at 5 inches.  I glued it to the card base and then cut a 1 1/4 in strip for the brim of his hat and a 2 x 4 3/4 in piece for the top of his hat.  I embossed both of those with the cuttlebug.  For his eyes I just used some circle punches and added a dot with a white marker.  The nose... I punched an orange square and cut the corner off at an angle.  I drew on his happy little mouth that acutally makes him look a bit tipsy, he should have laid off the egg nog.  The holly is also cut from the cricut Joy of the Season cart.  It doesn't show in the pick but he has diamond stickles all around the edge of his face and eyelids to give him a little bling for the holiday season.

Hope you enjoyed this project. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by  If I can ever get to a 100 followers I think I'll have to offer up some more blog candy :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Morning Cup

My friend Sarah asked me if I would be willing to do some challenges with her this year to get her motivated in her stamp room.  Of course I said yes and we spent some time talking on the phone deciding what kind of challenges we would be doing and even made out a mini calendar.  So here's our first challenge, make a card using a coffee themed stamp.  I LOVE coffee...  So you know I would love coffee themed stamps and what better stamp set than this one from Verve called Delightful and Delicious.

Here's what I used.... the base is SU soft sky ... oh hear my plea SU and bring back soft sky... I then layered it with some dp from DCWV Linen stack.  I added SU Crumb cake to the base too using the scallop trim border punch, my new favorite border punch.  The notebook paper is also a Verve stamp from the set Blue Skies along with the little swirl peeking out the side.  I stamped the sentiment (verve delightful and delicious set) on the notebook paper with expresso ink SU.  I then stamped the cups in expresso and blue bayou ink and cut them out.  It needed just one more thing so I added the flower, another verve stamp from petals and stems, to the side stamping it in blue bayou also.

Thanks for stopping by and Sarah I'll be checking your gallery to see what you created :)  Have a great day.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Ah, the days of the old rotary telephones when you actually used to pick it up to call someone...not use email, or text and no caller id, if you wanted to know who was on the other end you actually had to answer it..  No voicemail, answering machines (remember the days of the old cassette style answering machines where you had to change the tapes LOL)  When you'd get a call pulling the cord as far as it would reach to hide on the basement steps to have a private conversation so your parents didn't hear.  Anyone else old enough to remember all of that?  

So I picked up the cricut cart From My Kitchen with the plans to make some recipe scrapbook gifts for family.  Well I haven't gotten around to that yet but its on my to do list for this year.  So while browsing through the images I saw this telephone and LOVED it.  I had the handbook open to this page for weeks sitting on my desk reminding me that I needed to use the phone on something. 

So here it is ... I used the MOJO sketch 168 as a starting point.  I wanted something on the elegant side, maybe even a little vintage and that's where the idea for using the papers from the La Creme stack came from once I had that I had my color palette too. 

The base is crumb from SU trimmed with white cs using the scallop trim border punch.  I used my nesties  labels 2 to put the phone image on that I cut out at 2 1/2 inches.  I took a scrap piece of black card stock  and cut the bottom of it like a ribbon.  Stamped Hello from TPC Studio clear stamp set and punched it out with the curly label punch SU.  I then added my ribbon and if you look closely you will see that my ribbon is upside down.  Yes this is why I hardly ever add bows to my card.  I tried and tried and tried but no matter how I tied that bow the tails ended up at the top and the loops at the bottom so that's how it stayed!    Maybe I'll learn the trick one day in adding bows.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Winner of Happy New Year Candy


The winner of the Happy New Year blogaversary candy is ..Debc06

Debc06said...Congratulations on your Blogaversiry, as a very brand new blogger i understand your pride in what you are doing. Congrats and best wishes for a wonderful 2nd year. Debbie

Please leave me your email addy within the next week so I can get in contact with you about your prize .

Thursday, January 13, 2011

You Make the World Special

I finally used my SU medallion stamp on a card I actually like.  That stamp has been my nemesis since I bought it.  I have seen gorgeous creations made with this stamp but for me it was a thorn in my side.  This pic kind of makes the colors looked washed out but in real life its much richer than what you see here.

I started with the white card base and added a piece of SU crumb cake embossed with the finial press folder SU.  I then took the greenish dp added it at an angle.  I stamped my medallion stamp with stazon black and trimmed it down to fit to the side.   I had some left over flocked card stock I bought on clearance years ago from Joann's and thought this card could use a pop of yellow.  I added the scallop trim border to it before adhering it to the card.   Next I used the Feel The Sun set from Verve for the flower and sentiment.  I stamped the flower on 2 different dps and cut it out pasting it together.  The sentiment was punched out using designer label punch from SU which I mated with 2 more designer label pieces I off set to each side.  The flourish is from the Home Decor cricut cart cut at 1 1/4 inch. 

That about does it for today.  Don't forget the blogaversary candy this month. You have 2 days left for your chance to win.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Here's a happy go lucky card for you today.  The inspriation for this came out of the Paper Crafts special issue Card Creations Favorite Occasions vol 2.  I LOVE this specialty issue.  It has so many wonderful cards to draw inspriation from.  I have multiple pages dog-eared to refer to.  So the original card came from page 16 called Hey Buddy.  The original used a plane carrying a message behind but I had to improvise.

The base of this card is SU celery and then its layered with some OLD dcwv papers from who knows where I've had it so long.  It has a greenish/blue hue but it doesn't show well in this pic.  I then added the white panel and cut the trees and grass and cloud from the cricut cart Straight from the Nest.  All the cuts were either 1 1/4 in or 1 1/2 in.  I stamped the balloon from Verve's up and away set and then stamped it a second time on some dp and cut it out adding pop dots to it.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from TPC Studios that I punched out with the SU's oval punches. 

I hope this put a smile on your face.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you still have a chance at some blog candy.  Check out my post from Jan 3rd for you chance to win.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love ... Tim Holtz style

When I think of Tim Holtz I think of vintage collage and this is my homage to him.  This card literally came together just as you see it, layer by layer.  I started out with the idea of the bingo card (unity stamp) and Eiffel tower stamp (tim holtz) together on a card and then wasn't sure where I was going to go from there.   I love how everything fell into place though. 

So after I got those 2 layers done I searched through my wide stash of stamps to see what could be added and what would be more perfect than SU's Carte Postale set.  It was nice to dust off this set, I haven't used it in awhile. 

So here's how it all was made.   I started out stamping the bingo in stazon black and then cutting it out and rubbed ranger tea dye ink on it with a cotton ball.  I then stamped the Eiffel tower stamp and did the same thing to it but layered it with some real red cardstock.  I stamped the Fleur DE Li's image in real red on the same color cardstock.  OK half way there but it still needed a little something.  So next came the carte postale sentiment from the SU set of the same name. I thought maybe that was all it needed.

Nope not yet... something else was missing.  I stamped the little postage stamp from the same Tim Holtz set the Paris stamp came from added it to the bottom right corner and then I just love the bird from the carte postale Su set and added him in there too but he needed a little bling so after adhering him I covered him in black stickles

I cut out the banner from the cricut cart Straight from the nest at 1 inch and shadowed it in black.  I then added some left over stickers to it since I don't have an alpha set small enough to stamp the word Love on there.  I stared at this card for a long time making sure it wasn't too much but at the same time making sure I had just enough on it and then came the leaves at the bottom.  I stamped them in real red, rubbed the same tea dye ink on it and VOILA I was finis. 

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to get a chance to win my blog candy  leave a comment on that post (Jan 3rd) and one other post on this blog.

Monday, January 3, 2011


So I thought I'd start the new year off with a little giveaway to celebrate my 1 yr anniversary in blogging land.  I tried to come up with some candy that had a celebratory theme.  So here is what you get...

50 sheets of DCWV mat stack sheets from various stacks
Celebration vellum quotes stack
clear flower stamps from scrappy cat
best wishes wood stamp
happy birthday wood stamp
chipboard accents
mini matchbook holiday memories scrapbook with accessories

Here's how to win it.  You don't have to be a follower but I welcome all new followers with open arms :)    You DO have to leave a comment on this blog candy post and one other comment on any post on my blog. Have fun looking around and I hope you find something that inspires you.

You have till January 15th to play along and I will announce the winner on January 16th.  Please remember to check back here and see if you won (mark your calendars so you don't forget to check back).  If you are the winner please leave me your email Addy on the WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT POST so I can get in contact with youIf I DON"T HEAR from you by the 19th I WILL PICK A NEW WINNER.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks to all of those that have followed along with me the past year and left such wonderful comments on my creations.  I put a lot of time and love into each thing I make and its really wonderful getting a chance to share that with all of you.  May you have a new year full of happiness, prosperity and love.


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