Sunday, June 26, 2011

My First Tag!

Good Evening Crafters! I made my first tag a few nights ago but this weekend was so hectic, I am just getting the chance to post it. I plan to enter this into three challenges this week, two of which end soon, LOL. Talk about cutting it close.

I created this tag in my Gypsy using: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More; Create a Critter, Plantin Schoolbook and Accent Essentials. Over at Cricut Chaos Challenge the cartridge chosen for challenge #22 was TBBM so that is why I used that cart. Tags are also the theme for Wacky Wednesday Challenge #42 at More Than Favors, which made me choose a tag to work with. At Celebrate The Occasion, challenge #19 is celebrating summer so the project must have a sun in it, so this gave me the idea for my scene.

I cut the tag out at 5.25" out of turquoise card stock I had in my stash (all papers are scraps except the sun). I cut the clouds from Create a Critter at 0.75 and 1.00 and used Icicle stickles on them. I cut the snail and all its layers from CAC as well at 2"; I used Glam Pink stickles on the snail. I cut the grass from Plantin Schoolbook at 1.12" and cut it down to size. I cut the sun at 2.18" from Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely 6X6 pack. I used Accent Essentials for the image and I inked it with Mustard Seed distressed ink. I also used a little Tumbled Glass around the edges of the tag. I punched out some butterflies using my Martha Stewart triple butterfly punch. I put Milled Lavender distressed stickles on the purple butterflies. So that is my tag!

I hope you like it and I hope you get a chance to play along. There's not much time though, LOL.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I can't believe it is the middle of June! This year is flying by. In honor of Father's Day, challenge #79 on Cricut Cardz Challenge is to make a Father's Day card using any cart and color scheme you like. I made a few cards to give out and here is one of my favorites:

I have been using pretty much the same colors all week - it is what is on my messy desk at the moment, lol. Plus, I like to use up my scraps. This is a 5" X 5" card cut from Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock. I believe the scalloped square ( SU Mellow Moss) is from Accent Essential cut at 5"; I don't have my Gypsy with me today to tell you for sure. I also inked the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink. I cut the hammer and screw driver from Boys will Be Boys at 4", including the circle background using the orange, yellow and silver found in this weeks projects. I got the Mr. Fix it Stamp from the dollar bin at AC Moore. I stamped it in SU Summer Sun. If you've been reading my blog, I am a huge stickles person so even though it is a man card, I had to use stickles! I used Mustard Seed Distressed Stickles on the screw driver. I honestly think I have every color of stickles made, LOL.

So that is my card. I am giving it to my step dad because he is truly a Mr. Fix it. If we have a problem or something needs to be done, he is the man to go to. If you have a great card you made, this is a great challenge to enter it in as there are no restrictions. I hope everyone has a great Father's Day with the special fathers in their lives. Happy crafting!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sweet Treats and Scrappy Moms Stamps

Hello everyone! Yay, another post in the same week. I am on a roll, lol. I am trying anyway. It is Terrific Tuesday Challenge time over at Scrappy Moms and the cartridge selected this week is Sweet Treats. This has to be one of my most used cartridges and one of my favorites so I had to play along. I tend to make a lot of birthday cards, so this is my go to cart. Here's my card:

The base is Early Espresso from SU cut landscape A2; the patterned paper is from K & Co. Birthday kit. I cut the sundae and all its layers out at 3.75". I used Recollections silver for the bowl and the other papers are Recollections too (except for the brown). I used Yellow and Orange Peel stickles to make the flame. I used Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch to make it look like the ice cream is melting on the card. I used the sentiment from Scrappy Moms' Sweet Somethings stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink.

I love how this card turned out. I didn't do too much but it worked because of the metallic of the bowl and the glitter on the flame. Now it's your turn to try your hand at using this fabulous cartridge to participate in the Terrific Tuesday Challenge. If you don't own Sweet Treats, you can use a similar cut from SVG or another cartridge. The most important part - is to have fun! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Celebrate with Flourish

Two blog entries in one day? Someone pinch me! I have been going through my least used cartridges and trying to use them (I told you I've been creating - just not posting) and I made a card using Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish.

I thought the elephant was so cute. I cut him out at 3" and the happy birthday at 2". I stamped SU green galore with Hero Arts polka dot in versamark and embossed with clear powder. I used lemon ice stickles on the flourish of the hat and on the elephant. I cut the ear out of Echo Park - A walk in the park paper. I used my irock to add orange gems - one for his eye and one to dot the I, lol. I had some ribbon in my stash I picked up from Michael's for a dollar last Summer that was the right color scheme. The turquoise paper is Recollections and the others are from AC Moore's brand. I think it is a fun summery card.

I am entering this card in Celebrate the Occasion (CTO) challenge #18. The challenge is to create a Happy Birthday card using a party hat. I made this card for a color challenge but I missed the deadline and through someone else I follow, IndyMermaid, I found CTO and this card is a perfect fit! This is my first entry with them and I am happy to play along. I need more challenges to motivate me to craft - and post. I hope more people are inspired to check out CTO. Happy crafting! CTO, thank you for giving me a place to showcase my card.

Card using Accent Essentials

I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted anything! So much for my resolution to be more of an active blogger this year. My world has been crazy busy! My son turned two, work is work and I am taking it all one day at a time. I have been crafting but I just haven't been posting.

I follow More Than Favors and she co-hosts a Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge (CCCC) where every week readers get to pick a cartridge to feature for the following week. This week's cartridge is Accent Essentials. This is one of the first cartridges I bought after I purchased my Cricut and it is one of the least used, so I decided I had to play along to get some use out of this cart. Here is my card:

I cut three of these using the regular cut, the shift and the shadow. I used a neon green, turquoise and orange - all cut at 2.25". The middle one I did faux stitching around and used paprika stickles in the cut out part. I had some scrap navy card stock that I cut at 3" and used a Martha Stewart border punch (something like scallop and dots) and adhered to the middle of a 4" X 9" card base of SU whisper white. I stamped a scrappy moms saying in Cajun Craze. I also used a Martha Stewart alphabet to spell dad and used the same stickles to make the dots. Very simple card and I got to use Accent Essentials, yay!!

I want to enter more challenges just to get my creative juices flowing again, so hopefully I will post again - soon! Have a great day!