Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bear and Bee Thank You Card

Happy Sunday my friends! Hope you are all having wonderful weather and a relaxing holiday weekend! I'm looking forward to picking up my mom at the train station later today and spending a couple of fun days together! Maybe I'll get her crafting and we'll make another card! This morning I am catching up on posting some projects I made. 

Here is a thank you card I made using the Craftin Desert Diva's bear 
and bee stamp. Isn't it just too cute? This stamp was a freebie for my purchase last month.


I made the cardbase using the Cricut Creative Cards Cartridge. I love these type of cuts because it makes creating cards and layering so easy. The teal and yellow polka dot cardstock is from DCWV "The Kidlet" stack. I used my Spectrum Noir pens on the bear and a gold metallic pen with my Wink of Stella on the bee. I inked up with Tim Holtz .antique photo distress ink


I added some layers of Prima flowers and Say it in Crystals blingy swirls. The sentiment is from the CDD "Blooming for you" stamp set. 


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Apple Of My Eye

Hello there crafty friends! Hope everyone is enjoying what's left of summer. It has been very hot here in SoCal! My kids have just finished their second week of school. This coming week there will be "Back to School Nights" and the week after progress reports.  I want to make some mini cards to give my kids throughout the school year. Here is the first one I made.


This is the apple card from the Wild Card 2 cartridge. I altered it quite a bit. I cut it out at 5.5".  It comes with a branch and bushy leaves attached. I trimmed that off. I cut the envelope out at 4.0" since I trimmed the card. I added another set of glasses and smile to the outer flap too.


Next I changed the frowny face to a smily face. I just love these little glasses. I made this card for my son so no bling! I used a mini tag from My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings and stamped it with My Pink Stamper "Fruit and Veggie Puns". I added some twine and stamped the inside with a stamp from Pink By Designs "Our kids" set. 


To me this came out so much cuter than the picture in the book. I hope you like my card! I will participate in the following challenges: 


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My Mr.Incredible Birthday Card

Hello and happy weekend! Yesterday we celebrated my hubbies birthday. He has been doing an amazing job with his fitness routine. He says he's feeling better and more fit than ever before. I wanted to make him a card and birthday theme to represent his hard work. Here's my project!

We are huge Disney fans in my house and I thought what would be 
better for hubby than Mr.Incredible! 



I used my Cricut Disney's Best of Pixar and the CTMH Artiste cartridges. I made a large Card in the box and of course cut out Mr.Incredible as the main feature. The starbursts and words "pow" and "zap" are all cut from Best of Pixar as well as the "i" symbol. The gable box is from Artiste.



The sparkly gold star cardstock is from the DCWV Edumacation stack. The black and gray cardstock is from a Darice Black and White paper pack. I used Creative Memories mini alphabet stickers for the title. 


The stamps are from My Craft Spot "Build a Birthday." I LOVE this stamp set! So many possibilities! I then added some black rhinestones to give it a little extra but not too much bling. Masculine cards are extra challenging because you can't put too many embellishments or you risk making it too feminine.




The gable box was cut at fit to page to be as large as I could make it.  I added some Wink of Stella clear pen to the icon to give it an extra shimmer. I filled the boxes with candy to give to my hubby and kids. They were a hit!


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Create A Critter 2 Bear - Quilted Birthday Card


Hello and happy Monday! It is time for another challenge at Exploring Cricut and More ! The challenge is to make a Happy Birthday project and it must include something sparkly or glittery. How fun and easy is that? I hope you'll play along! 

For my project I made another quilted card using my scraps. I used my Creative Memories fancy square punch and glued the squares on the pink cardstock. I then ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I cut the cute little bear from Create A Critter 2. 



She is so darn cute and I had to dress her up in pearls and sparkles. I used glossy accents for her nose and eyes and chalked up her cheeks. There is a bit of a glare in this photo but you can see how her bow and shirt sparkle. 


I added some ribbon, tied a bow and added a prima flower. Of course it needed some bling so I added a pink rhinestone.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time Stamps.


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Book card invitations


Hello my crafty friends! It is my day at Exploring Cricut and More to share a project with you. Here is an invitation I made for my daughter's 14th Birthday sleepover. The party was book themed because my daughter is CRAZY about books. She reads through them in a day. My husband also loves book and we have an office/library that he displays all his beautiful leather bound, foil embossed books. That was my inspiration for these cards.



I used my Wrap It Up cartridge for the shaped card cut. Most of the books in our library are jewel toned so I went through my textured cardstock and picked out these colors with coordinating glitter cardstock. I cut the cardbase at 5.5" and then cut and separated additional layers to add more color to each book. It is hard to see in the pics but the glitter paper is so sparkly and the colors are so vibrant. I stamped and hand wrote in gold metallic ink the words on the front of the book. 


I printed out the inside message with my computer and mailed them off. The party was a hit. We played some book trivia games, watched movies and of course the "teenagers" were just fine chatting and hanging out with eachother.


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Missing You Card using Sweet Baby Bunny SVG

Hello to you all! Hope you are surviving the "Back to School" madness! We survived our first week, yay, and are ready for the second :) It is so strange starting school in summer because I grew up with a traditional schedule and I tend to associate school with the Fall season. I love the Fall, it is my favorite time of the year!  I love Autumn colors the weather, and the changing of the leaves. Today I have a project with 2 of my favorite things... Fall colors and a bunny!


I used both the Sweet Baby Bunny SVG, and Fall Leaves from SVG Cutting Files. How cute is this bunny?!! My card base is cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge at 4.75". The papers are from the DCWV Fall Glitter Mat Stack. The white doily cut is from Elegant edges and is cut at 4.0". The tag and stamp is from MCT Teeny Tags Greetings. I ran the brown leaves through my cuttlebug and used my Wink of Stella pen to draw lines on the red and orange leaves.



I finished up with some buttons, gingham ribbon, and brown and white twine. Did I mention how much I love this sweet baby bunny? It is so stinkin' cute! I hope you like my project and thanks so much for stopping by.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sister Stamps and Wild Card

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a little card I made for my new bloggy friend, Barbara. She was the winner of my Christmas In July blog candy. She is so incredibly talented and I just love her blog  My Little Spot of Sanity. You should go visit and see her creations and leave her some bloggy love. 

How cute is this little bunny stamp? It's "Jade" from Sister Stamps. I came across their creations while on pinterest one day and knew I had to find this bunny!!  Well, I found so much more than bunny goodness! They make Japanese themed stamps as well and are in Hawaii. My mom is Japanese (I'm half) and there is not a lot of Asian designs.  I fell in love with the product at first sight and was inspired to start stamping again.  I have 7 of their stamps now but I've only been able to invest in a few markers so far, so my coloring is a bit limited. 


The card is cut from the Wild Card Cartridge. I love that cartridge. The papers were from my scrap box and I think they are DCWV.  I cut the circle frame using the center point feature. The banner is from my CTMH Artiste Cartridge.


I added this ribbon from American crafts and a heart rhinestone to give it a little bling.The markers I used are Spectrum Noir and I used EB2, GB8, GB10, and PP1.  Can you believe I haven't stamped and colored since my first year of marriage 16 years ago? I loved coloring this little bunny and can't wait to get some more markers!! I will definitely be making more stamped projects. I've just ordered a bunch from CTMH, not to mention the box of wood mounted stamps I have from the 90's that I just unpacked! Such fun to come :)

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Cricut Imagine Printed Vinyl

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow my kids go back to school. I was sad at first but now I'm happy about it. It will be good for them to get busy again. Too much time on their hands means too much TV and video games! 

It is interesting how in Jr.High and High School they don't get lockers anymore. It kind of makes me sad because I really enjoyed decorating my locker when I was their age. They do get a PE locker and that is where I got the idea for my next project.


I used my Imagine machine and some printable vinyl. The plastic containers I found for under $2 at Target.  I used three cartridges. For my sons's I used my JT Cartridge. He is starting 7th grade and anything cool is "epic"! 


For my daughter who is starting 9th grade I used the Enjoy the Season's Cartridge. I am hoping she enjoys High School. With our  move this past year it has been especially hard for her to make friends. I have been trying to help her be more outgoing and teach her that this year can be whatever she decides to make it. The letters are from my CTMH Artiste Cartridge. I printed and cut everything on the Imagine and used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on Shelbi's box to give it that extra bling.


Here is what I put inside of the boxes. The extra little "somethings" they might need before and after PE. There's even a little room to add more stuff they might think of. I'm both excited and nervous for my kids and their new adventures that lie ahead. I pray that they both make friends and enjoy their school year. 


 This project was so fast and simple! I hope to do more projects with vinyl again soon. 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School High Top Sneaker


Hello my crafty friends! Today we have another challenge at
  Exploring Cricut and More. The theme for this weeks challenge is "Back to School".  This summer has certainly flown by and my kids go back to school this Thursday. I know, how crazy is it to start school on a Thursday, right? Who comes up with this stuff?  I miss the traditional schedule where you start school the Tuesday after Labor Day. But I guess one good thing about my kids being back in school is that my house will stay cleaner! Anyway, on to my project....

Today I have a 3D project. I made this high top sneaker for my daughter who will be starting High School this week!  This file is from SVG Cuts. 


Isn't it the cutest? This file came together nicely. There is a learning curve for 3D projects and I have been intimidated by them. But I am getting braver at trying new things and I am so happy I gave this a shot! I had some issues with using glue (it was a bit messy at first) but it did get easier as I went along. It's not perfect but I am very happy with how it turned out.


I used paper from a K and Company stack called Poppy Seeds. The print has some swirly birds on it and it so cute! I used metallic silver cardstock for the eyelets,  white ribbon for the shoelaces, and purple ribbon for the sides of the sole. I thought this would be perfect to put my daughter's new pens, pencils, and highlighters in. Her favorite shoes to wear are Converse high tops which is why I bought this file.


Hope you like my shoe! Make sure you check out all the other fabulous projects from the DT at Exploring Cricut and More and we hope you will join in on the challenge. I look forward to seeing your projects!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lady and the Tramp Anniversary Card



Hello my crafty friends and Happy Thursday to you! For today's project I have a card I made for my sweet husband. On August 1st we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary! My how time just flies. It seems like yesterday that we were starving students building a dream. We were both in college, me finishing my undergrad degree and he in his 2nd year at UC Davis Veterinary School of Medicine.  Our wedding theme as unusual as it may seem was Lady & the Tramp. We had a very unconventional wedding. It was outside in beautiful Malibu, California, on my cousin's ranch. My dog even walked with me up the aisle, lol (it was not planned, it just happened).  And now 16 wonderful years later, some things haven't changed... we are happy and blessed and I still have a sheltie at my heels :)
Here is my card...

I got this svg from SVG Cutting Files "Couples Blog Hop". It was my first blog hop and I was blown away with how amazing these SVG's that Ann makes are. Those ladies on the DT are amazing and in a class all their own when it comes to crafting. Needless to say I knew I would be using this particular cut! 


Now, keep in mind I am pretty new to the SVG world and I still cut them on my Cricut with the SCAL2. This SVG was very challenging for me but I think I pulled it off! I fussed with it a lot to get it the way I wanted and even added a few layers that were not in the original SVG. I used Valentine patterned card stock  from Recollections to really play on the "love" theme. The hearts and sentiment layers were cut from my Art Philosophy Cartridge. I used a few sentiment stamps and wrote the Lady and the Tramp by hand. I wish I had nicer writing!! The stamps are from Craftin Desert Divas, Docerela Stamps and My Pink Stamper. Of course, I needed to add some bling so I used some red heart shaped rhinestones.


My hubbie loved his card and we had a wonderful Anniversary weekend away in Las Vegas! Here are a few pics from our wedding. My sister decorated these figurines for our cake. I keep them in my curio.

Our wedding cake toppers!


My Sheltie Sunny was next to us as we said our vows!


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