Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pretty Papers Pretty, Ribbons Design team day.

Today is Design Team day over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

This past weekend I was scrapping with a couple friends. Nothing like a couple days of crafting to relax and not think about anything else.

The challenging part of these scrap weekends is to figure out what to bring without bringing the entire craft room.
I decided to work on my recipe scrap pages and of course a few cards in between.
I love all the fun winter cut files  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. 
The Snow Peeps set and the Snowflakes set were a perfect fit for my Snow salad recipe page.

Don't forget to stop over and check out what the other DT members have come up with this week.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Let's Roll

This week the Challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva's is Tic-Tac-Toe or selecting a row of items form a board and create a project. My project is a cute treat holder for a roll of hard candies.

I used the far right column of the challenge tic-tac-toe board.
Distressed (edge of paper is torn)
Stitching ( around sentiment and on roller skates)
Ribbon (ribbon to tie the package together)

I cut the roller skates/layers at 2.5" from the Nifty Fifties cartridge. I did not cut the laces layer since I used twine to lace up the skates. 
The flower is from an old CM punch
The sentiment is my own typed and printed from my computer.
You can find a tutorial for this paper favor in my original post here

I look forward to seeing what you create using the Tic-Tac-Toe board as you inspiration. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Go Green!

I am back again with another "green" project. This one inspired by the My Craft Spot challenge Pop it Up!

If any of you are making St. Patrick's Day cards, you may have found or should I say not found many St Patrick's cuts. I tend to keep going back to the old standby leprechaun in the Simply Charmed cartridge. However, I completely forgot I had another file from Lettering Delights called Luck of the Irish.
I went to work making a cute treat holder using a svg file from svg cutting files. I used foam tape to pop up the face from the rest of the body. The face is a new set of face stamps from Peachy Keen.  I'm really happy with how it turned out. Now I just need to fill it with treats!

Cheers for Beer!

Yup- working on some St Patrick's day cards. When I think of St. Patrick's day, I think of pots of gold, rainbows, leprechauns and green beer.

So I decided to combine a few of these things into a shaped card today.

I put the leprechaun on a wobble so he looks like he is doing a little jig. LOL.
I am going to be posting this over at CardzTV for the Luck of the Irish challenge going on.

Here's how I did it...
Card base cut at 5.5" from Everyday Pop up cards
Leprechaun cut at 3' from Simply Charmed and attached with a wobble
Face stamped with Peachy Keen stamps
Sentiment from Pink by Design

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge-get ready to "bear" it!

That's right, this week the challenge over at Die Cuttin' Diva's is to use a polar bear on your project.

Wow- I know what you are thinking, polar bear...really? But that's what challenges are all about--getting you to think of things you normally wouldn't to create something fabulous.

When searching for polar bears I was surprised to see how many cricut cartridges have polar bears.
I am sure there are several SVG files as well like the one I used from Lettering Delights.
So get your thinkin' cap on, I am can't wait to see what polar bear projects you come up with.

Here's how I did it....
Base card is A2 size on white card stock
Pattern papers from the 6x6 Snowy Day Bo Bunny paper pack
Circles cut at 3.5" and 3"
Polar bear/owl from Lettering Delights Eskimo Pie svg set
Banner die cut from My Creative Time
Sentiment from CardzTV
Snowflakes made with CM mini punch
Stickles on the snowflakes and glossy accents on the animal noses

Monday, February 18, 2013

Food Fare day

Usually I do the Food Fare posts on Friday, however I realize it has been a very long time since I posted a Food Fare Friday. I need to catch up on this I guess.
So here we go, a Food Fare on Monday!!
I saw that Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday is Kiss the Cook.

This was the perfect nudge I needed to get back on track with my recipe scrapbook.
This recipe is for a seasoning mix we use just about on everything. The recipe came form a family friend many years ago. She never really had a recipe that I recall, just had everything in her head. This was her secret to the best fried chicken ever. She was an amazing cook.
Not sure when or how, but my mom got the measurements/ingredients from her and from then on that is the only way my mom made fried chicken.

My husband and I use it now on just about everything. Have to say, I don't fry chicken, but we do a lot of grilling. It's our go to seasoning mix in our cupboard.

Here's how I did it...
Base is 8x8
Pattern paper is a two sided paper from TPC Studio
The S&P shakers were cut at 2.25" from the From My Kitchen cartridge
The bear/layers cut at 3.25" from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge
The title is cut at 1" from the Mickey Font cartridge
Doodles with my pens.

The inspiration over at Fantabulous Cricut is worth a click of the mouse to head over there.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Best Fishes!

Hope you are all enjoying a relaxing weekend. 
I was catching up today on all the blogs I follow and see that My Sherri Crafts has a new "Fishy" challenge this week. 

A while back, when I first had gotten the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge, I had cut several bears in different sizes. I even put a few together and set them aside, knowing one day the perfect time and project would be there waiting for them. 

Well, one of those bears was this little guy dressed to go fishing. 
So when I saw My Sherri Crafts: Time to go Fishin' Challenge I knew I had found the home for that little bear.

Here's how I did it....
Base card made using my Silhouette software; circles and rectangle welded together.
Base card measures 4.25" square
White & red circles for Bobber cut at 4". 
The bear was cut at 2.25" from Teddy Bear Parade cart
Fish punched using CM punch
Tag Die and sentiment from My Craft Spot
Sentiment on Bobber from My Pink Stamper
Twine from Twinery and doodles with my pen.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Just want to do a quick post to wish all of you a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Here is another card I sent out to so friends. The little dog is from Lettering Delights. I used the shimmering paper from Creative Memories so the dogs coat would shine.
I didn't have the right size black buttons I wanted in the upper right corner so I simple made a black dot with a marker and then added Glossy Accents on top to make it look like buttons.

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Think snow--Oh no!

It's Design Team day for me over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. I know many of use in the blog world have been impacted or know of someone that was by all the snow in the Northeast. The  Midwest also got snow over the weekend. When will spring come is what I want to know.
So with all this snow in the news and top of  mind, I decided to make a playful snow card today with the Snow Much Fun cut file set from PPPR

It's been a while since I did a step card. I really should do them more. They're more than a card, they're like a mini story book once you add all the little pieces to the different layers which is my problem for not doing more of them. I tend to go overboard on the extras and before I know it 5 hours have gone by.
The story for my card is embrace and love the snow.

Yes, when you get 24, 30 or even 40 inches of snow, make the best of it and play in it! 

Please be sure to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and check out the awesome projects the other design team members have done for you this week as well.

Have a great week crafting!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'm out of this world excited!!

Wow- I am so happy to announce today is my first post as the new Design Team member over at Die Cuttin' Divas.
 I was so excited when Georgiana and the others invited me aboard. 
I am looking forward designing and getting to know this wonderful group of ladies. 

Now back to business and my first post for Die Cuttin' Divas. This weeks challenge theme is a color challenge and more specifically use white and pick either red, pink, and/or purple. Now that screams options, right...not to mention valentine's day is right around the corner so super easy. 

I decided to do a card with a bit of a masculine feel. It is so easy to make the frilly flowers, hearts, etc for cards, but what about the cards for boys. Robots of course!!

My background was made using a pie chart from the silhouette online store. You can find more info on the background in my past post here

Now be sure to jump over to see what the other DT members have to share with you and link up those projects because we have an awesome sponsor this week...
They have donate a trimmer to give away so dig out that pink, red and purple paper. You don't want to miss a chance at winning a great trimmer. 

Here's how I did it...
Card is A2 size
Background cut using pie chart cut file in the Silhouette online store.
Robot/layers cut at 3.5" from Robotz Cricut cart
Label from My Creative Time
Sentiment form My Scrappy Moms.
Buttons and paper form my stash.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Forever Friends

Happy Monday. I was lucky enough to have the day off today which meant I got to spend some more time crafting.

I finished a few more valentine cards to drop in the mail tomorrow. Seems I was on a roll creating cards with puppies on them.

Here is one I did for a few challenges today.
Gotta love the challenges...they really give me a starting point when making cards otherwise I fear I may just stare at the stack of paper wondering what to do. So, a big thanks to all those great design teams out there and the awesome inspiration they give us each week.

The challenges that inspired this card and that I am linking up to are:

My Creative Time Designer Challenge- embossing
Fantabulous Cricut- Be my Valentine
Peachy Keen- Anything Goes

Here's How I did it....
Based card is A2 size
Pattern background paper stamped and embossed with black embossing powder.
Background stamp used is My Creative Time's Love Collage
Frame die from My Creative Time Stitched Postage Frame
Heart and sentiment from My Creative Time Forever stamp set
Face on puppy from Peachy Keen Cute & Cuddly Face stamp set
A bit of crinkle ribbon, stickles on the collar and some doodles complete my card.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

More challenge cards

Well, my crafty day continues.

There is a new challenge blog called All that Stickles. If you love stickles, you will  love this challenge blog.

Seems every challenge is about love and hearts this week. I pulled out a favorite cartridge for this valentine card, Create a Critter 2 and the bottle of xmas red stickles.
I will be linking this card up to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday challenge as well as the All that Stickles link up party this week.

Here's how I did it....
Base card is A2 size
Paper is all from my scrap box.
Money/layers cute at 3"
Sentiments from My Pink Stamper and My Creative Time
Red twine
Xmas red stickles on the hearts.

Back to more crafting!

A long crafty day for me- Yeah!

I am back from a long week in Orlando working. So today, we are having a snow storm. Nothing like the NE saw, but we are expecting 8-12 inches of snow. Therefore,  I declare today an all day craft day for me. I have chili in the crock pot and peanut butter M&M's....I am ready.

So to start my crafty day, I made a couple valentine cards for some challenges out there to jump start my crafty day.

As many of you may know, I am a huge fan of Pretty Paper  Pretty Ribbons svg files. Well, when Lisa released this set of super cute safari animals, I couldn't wait to use them.

These little animals are sooo super cute not to mention all the other recently released files she has. Check them out now and take advantage of the sale going on as well....25% off purchase of $10 or more!

Now back to my project.

I made these three 3x3x kids themed Valentine cards. I used the PPPR layered labels 1 for the base by welding two together. I sized all the animals to fit and then used a sentiment from Pink by Design Be  Mine stamp set to finish them off. Of course I had to add some dimensions, doodles and twine as well.

Now I said there were some great challenges out there this week. So, I am going to link this  up to the following challenges.
Please be sure to stop by each blog and take a look at all the inspiration projects these wonderful DT have done and maybe leave a comment to let them know how great they are.

CardztTV Kidz Kardz challenge
DL Art- thankful Thursday link up party
Everyday is an Occasion Sunday Fun day challenge
Pumpkin Spice Valentine challenge
Little Scrap Pieces Love is in the Air Challenge
Celebrate the Occasion valentine with Ribbon challenge

Friday, February 8, 2013

Lovin' that Scotty dog

One last valentine card, maybe....I found a pretty heart border on the silhouette store and of course that cute Scottie dog from the Lettering Delights set. The red and white really helps the black of the dog stand out. 
A simple sentiment and my card is ready to go in the mail. 

Have a super weekend. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vintage Valentine Part 4

The weekend is almost here. I have been in Orlando all week and will be glad to get home soon. 

Here is the final valentine card in my series using the  Valentine Kids cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

No two little people are the same when using these files. So many options with all the interchangeable parts and they can be used for just about any occasion, not just valentines day. 

Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vintage Valentine Part 3

Well it is the middle of the week already.
I am back with part three of my four part series for the vintage valentine kids cards.

I used the same  Valentine Kids cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
This little boy just makes you want to smile.
The sentiment form My Creative Time is a perfect match for this little boy.

Back soon with the final card in  this series.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Valentine's part 2

Hello everyone. Hope you all are having a great week thus far.

Last week I posted a vintage looking valentine card. Here is the second one I did.
I used the same  Valentine Kids cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
Just love these little boys and girls.

I am linking this up to My Sheri Crafts #103 Valentine's.

Have a super day!!