Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Technique Challenge

I created this card for the Heart 2 Heart Technique challenge - Embossing. I chose to do both heat and dry embossing, love the effects of all embossing.
For my card I start off by stamping my cardstock with sky blue ink using the "Spring" stamp set that came with my Pemberley add-on from CTMH #C1491 to make my co-ordinating background paper. Then I embossed my white cardstock with an M-bossability folder(ES-005) it closely resembles my flower stamp. I used a MS punch for my center border. Now to the fun part I used my stamp with Versa mark and then heat embossed. I used my copic markers to color in the embossed areas. The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold. The ribbon I found in my stash along with a cute little gold embellishment. Really enjoyed making this card and was pleased with the way it turned out. Come join in the fun at Heart 2 Heart!!

Supplies used:
Cardstock-CTMH- Twilight and Outdoor Denim
Ink for background- CTMH Sky
Sentiment stamp - CTMH Celebration
Image Stamp- CTMH Spring
Embossing- CTMH Gold
Border Punch- Martha Stewart Botanical Scallop
Copic Markers - B04, B00, YG45
Pearls-CTMH Opaque Pearl adhesives
Ribbon and Embelly- my stash unsure


Monday, March 26, 2012

Walking on Sunshine

Good evening everyone, would like to share a card I created for the challenge over at Cooking With Cricut. Challenge #78 Spring Song Inspired Challenge. This week it’s all about those “Spring Themed” Songs. Your challenge is to create a project based on a song that mentions spring or one that reminds you of spring in some way. I chose the song Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves because spring is time for the NCAA championship and everyone in Kentucky is walking on sunshine!! We have two colleges playing in the final four!! Yeah!! My family is big Kentucky fans so my card had to include the UK basketball player!! GO BIG BLUE!! I used the Everyday Paper Dolls to make my basketball and player. Next I used the Art Philosophy cart to make my sun and tree, I also used the Paper Doll dress up for the fence. I had forgotten how much fun the Paper Doll carts are, they make the cutest little people and our loaded with accessory cuts. I hope you like my card and I encourage you to jump in and join the challenge over at Cooking with Cricut.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Treats

Hello my peeps!! Today I wanted to share with you my cute little treat boxes that I designed for my Grandbabies for Easter. I know there are probably some cartridges out there that cut out milk cartons but I decided to do mine the old fashion way.

So I broke out the pen and paper and drew my plan on paper. I used a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and scored at 1 - 3 1/2 - 6 -and 8 ". Then rotate paper and score at 1/2 - 2 1/4 - 7 1/4. You will also need to score on a diagonal at 2 1/4 and
7 1/4 as seen in photo, this will make your milk carton close easily.
Once everything is scored I used a Spellbinder scallop Oval and cut out my window, then add plastic ( I used a piece off a cartridge package) now adhere to inside of carton. Now fold all score lines and assemble with some score tape or heavy duty adhesive.
Now comes the fun part, decorate to taste. I used some PKS for the duckie and the egg, and I used my cricut to cut my bunny and my Art Philosophy cart to create my flowers. I add some twine around the top border punches and to tie off their name tags under the ribbon. Just have fun with it, the receiver will love it any way you decorate it, I'm putting yummy snickers and Cadburry Carmel eggs in them, yum!!
Will be entering these into a following challenges-
Simply Create too -- Challenge #9 Its Spring
Really Reasonable Ribbon -- Challenge #44 Spring with Ribbon
My Sherri Crafts -- Challenge #81 Easter
Celebrate The Occasion -- CTO #55 Welcome Spring
Ribbon Carousel -- RCC #45 Baking with the Twinery
Sweet Stamps -- Challenge #58 Easter
My Craft Spot -- Challenge #49 Spring Scallops
Bitten By the Bug 2 -- Bunny or Chick
Go Fish -- Challenge #13 Easter Project
I encourage you to jump in on the challenges and visit these awesome blogs, they are a great way to get inspired and create something fun!! Have a GREAT day!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simply Crafts March Kite Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you've been having an enjoyable weekend. I managed to get in family time, a ballgame with hubby, some laundry and now craft time.
I've been trying to use up some of my scrap paper and come across the challenge at Simply Crafts and decided to play along. Here are the details for the challenge:

Simply Crafts challenge for March is to make a project, any
kind of project, using the kite cut from the Create a Critter cartridge (it is
on the same key as the giraffe cut). If you don't have that cartridge any kite
cut will do.
Card Recipe
Create A Critter-Clouds and Kite
Art Philosophy -- Sun and bottom border
Embossed kite with Grand Impression Stamp and clear embossing powder
Paper are scraps and probably Core Dinations
clouds and Sun inked with Tim Holtz distress - Wild Honey & Broken China
Sentiment Stamp- Papertry Ink
Well I'm off to make a few birthday cards, I need 4 this month!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come join in the challenge!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Featured at Crafer's Companion!!

I am over the top excited to see my card was featured on Crafter's Companion Blog this morning!! I am fairly new to coloring but they are having a fantastic prize for their Going Green Challenge this month. Their prize is (3) packages of their awesome Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink 6 Pen Marker Sets (your choice of color groupings) and a Spectrum Noir 36 Pen Zipper
Bag to store and transport your new markers! Now that would be fantastic since I have only a few markers, this would be awesome to win!! So come join in the fun and maybe you will be the lucky winner of this awesome prize!!
Thank you Crafter's Companion, I am so excited to have been featured!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's a Green Thing

It's difinetly the time of year for green. After a very dull winter is alway nice to start seeing a little color around and just so happens green is my favorite color. My kids have always asked why green and I tell them that green is the color of money. That is not the reason but they always chuckle.
Here is an Easel card I made for St Patricks Day. I love doing the easel cards so the recipient can display and enjoy them. If you would like to join in the fun just click on the links and enter!!
Scrappy Moms Stamps --Terrific Tuesday Challenge-St Patrick's Day(3-16)
Crazy 4 Challenges -- C4C126 Fun Folds
My Sheri Crafts -- CHALLENGE #80 - Easel cards with a shamrock (3-16)
Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Kiss me I'm Irish!!

The storms have passed and no damage here, thank you!! Now that the weekend has started lets craft!!

Would like to share a card I made with an adorable stamp set I won over at Crafter's Companion, the Swalk "Love You" stamp set. Isn't is adorable? I tweeked it to use as a Sainty Patty's Day set.
It has little hearts above their lips and I replaced them with shamrocks and made my own sentiment on the computer. The cute sentiment on the inside is the Irish Blessing.

Will be entering this into a couple of challenges, please join in the fun!!
Crafters Companion -- Going Green
My Creative Time -- CRICUT-LESS
Ribbon Carousel --RCC42 Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon -- #43 Monochromatic Green
Party Time Tuesdays -- #57 Anything Goes
Would like to leave you with a tidbit about an awesome blog and a fantastic giveaway an "IMAGINE", yes you heard me right an Imagine. Bryan over at Scrap Guy's Paper Crafting adventure is giving away an Imagine monday, March 5!! Would appreciate it if you told him Cindylu sent you over. So get over to Scrap Guys and leave a comment!! Thanks for stopping by and I wish a beautiful crafty weekend!!