Sunday, August 30, 2009

Engagement Card - Sweethearts


My first card using Sweethearts! One of my best friends got engaged last weekend and I wanted to send her a card. She lives in NY and I don't get to see her too much. I am so excited for her! I love her fiancee and am excited to be a bridesmaid!

Sweethearts Cricut Cart, Martha Stewart Lace Hearts Punch, Studio G Stamp, and Adhesive pearls - easy peasy! I love this new Cricut cart!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I've been a bad girl...

I went to A.C. Moore yesterday because they are having a big sale on Cricut cartridges ($39.99!!!!), so I bought Sweethearts and Winter Woodland. I also have a raincheck for Everyday Paper Dolls. They had sold out of it within a few hours! So now that I've spent a bunch of hard earned money, I need to get crafting!

*****NOTE: I am back to work as of today. I work from home during the summer, as I am in the education field and school's out. (I am not a teacher, I am a yearbook sales associate). So as of today, I will not be on the Cricut MB or my blog as much. I will craft as much as my busy work schedule allows. I apologize in advance if I go AWOL from time to time.


I made the top 5....

YAY! I made the top 5 at Tuesday Morning Sketches for my fireplace card!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Two Asian Inspired Cards

My two childhood best friends both live in New York, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. I visit them periodically, but I have been missing them a lot recently. All three of us are into Asian decor, especially bamboo. On my last visit to NYC, we visited an adorable Asian store, where I got a GORGEOUS Asian tea set. (The three of us also performed together in a school play of The King and I).

I just got this adorable Hero Arts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, so I thought they would be perfect to use on a card for my two besties.

I wanted to create two similar cards, but I didn't want them to be exactly the same. I used all the same elements and two different sketches.

CARD 1:Front:
Inside of #1:
This sketch was from Inspirational Card Sketches.

Inside #2:
This sketch was from Card Positioning Systems.

On these cards, I used the Hero Arts Asian Dolls stamps, paper by Anna Griffin, Studio G sentiment stamp, adhesive pearls, and the Creative Memories scallop corner punch.


Fireplace Xmas Card

INSIDE: (I used the reverse cut of the Xmas tree instead of throwing it out. I think this works well for the insides of cards, as long as the shape is big enough to write your message inside the card). The stamp is by Studio G and it says "Warm Winter Wishes." I thought it was so appropriate for this card.

I am very happy with how this card turned out. I have been wanting to make the fireplace from my new Cricut Joys of the Season cartridge. I also used the cart to make the tree and candle. I used stickles to create the garland across the fireplace. The paper is by Me & My Big Ideas. I love how the striped paper looks like wallpaper. The ribbon is American Crafts.

Here are the challenges:
1. Winter Wonderland - Home for the Holidays
2. Simon Says Stamp - Xmas in August
3. Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch
4. 365 Cards - Triangle, buttons, sticker (I used Jolees poinsettia dimensional stickers)


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Joy Bear Xmas Card

A close up of the stamp with red & green stickles.
I created this card for a swap on the Cricut messageboard. (I made 5 of them). I used my new Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge to make the bear and oval. I used a Studio G stamp, stickles, poinsettia primas, the Martha Stewart leaf punch, a brad, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, and pop dots.

Here are the challenges:

1. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - sketch
2. Dutch Dare - Winter in August
3. Stamptacular Sunday - bear
4. Our Creative Corner - Christmas in August


Monday, August 17, 2009

Cherry Tilda card for a friend

I made this card for a friend of mine. I hope she likes it! I just got Cherry Tilda from Magnolia-licious, so I was dying to use her! I got the cherry stamp from Studio G and the cherry ribbon from the dollar bin at Michael's. I got the cherry die cuts from someone on the Cricut messageboard - I think they are from the Hello KItty Font.

I used the Martha Steward Lace Heart punch, stickles on the cherries inside the card, and rhinestones on the front.

Here are the challenges it fulfills:
1. Just Magnolia - friendship
2. Sketch Saturday - sketch
3. ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes
4. Secret Crafters - fancy corners (inside card)
5. Stamp something - summer vacation (cherries always make me think of summer!)
6. Pollycraft - favorite things (I love cherries!)
7. Cupcake Craft Challenge - something sweet


My Hawaiian Honeymoon Album - #2

Ok, a while back, I posted my entire Oahu honeymoon album. I finally finished my Big Island of Hawaii honeymoon album. So here it is, in its entirety. I used Life's a Beach Cricut Cartridge for all the font & other cuts that you see here.

You can click on any of the photos to make them larger.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alota Rubber Stamps 14th Anniversary

Alota Rubberstamps is celebrating their 14th anniversary! They are offering wonderful blog candy, a blog hop, and a 14% discount on orders. So hop on over to their blog and check it out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

For Somebirdy Special


This card was made using the Magnolia-licious Highlights August sketch.

I used Magnolia's Tilda with Birdcage stamp. I also used Basic Gray's birdcage stamps (and a VersaMark pad for the front of the card). I used the Martha Stewart lace heart border punch, and a Creative Memories Scallop Corner Punch.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Gammom!


I made this card for my husband's grandmother. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used primas, DCWV summer stack, ribbon, stickles, and inkadinkado stamps.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Award from Eileen

One of my best blog buddies, Eileen has given me another lovely award! Thank you Eileen for your continued support and friendship!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Blog Award from Jeri at Crafty J's Place

Look at the lovely award I received from Jeri at Crafty J's Place! Thank you so much Jeri! I am honored that you follow my blog and that I can help to inspire. Thank you for visiting often and leaving lovely comments. I truly appreciate all of my wonderful followers. I would like to pass this award to each and every one of you.