Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My last three Christmas Cards

I hope you and your family had a great Christmas holiday, and I wish you love and happiness in the coming New Year!

These are the last 3 Christmas cards I made. Since they were for my family, I didn't post them or they would see them before Christmas. I used PPDU and a little Christmas Cheeri.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Friday Sketchs 32

This was my first time entering the challenge at Friday Sketches. Who could resist this great sketch. Made another snowman......I've got a theme going!

Last minute Christmas cards!

Here are some "quicky" cards I put together last night.......most of them came out okay.

Sketch Saturday 29

Frantically trying to finish my Christmas cards. Great sketch at Sketch Saturday provided inspiration. Used Christmas cheer and some great new paper (can't remember the name) and metallic cardstock.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dash Away All! - Red Green Gold Challenge

I'm learning to color....and I love High Hopes Stamps. This picture was the largest undertaking I've tried. I used watercolor pencils and dimensional paint. And Rudolph gets a red nose because I always give Rudolph a pompon nose!


Received some new Scenic Route paper - Garland- and had to use it! Ornaments are Christmas Cheer- cut 3 times each - everything else is from the Scenic Route package. Cut the ornaments with gold metallic cardstock, olive and rose cardstock. Ornaments are Christmas Cheer.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #11 Flower Power

The challenge this week was to use a flower on your card. I didn't have a stamp with a flower and although high stamps are my favorite, I didn't use any stamp at all. I made a poinsettia out of SYI with Cricut, ink, and a little glitter. Paper is Daisy D's and the sentiment is a rub-on. Tied all together with a raffia bow!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Joy to the World - Sketch Saturday 28 and Cute Card Thursday - punches

Just a cute little "happy card" using the great sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge 28. I had to reverse the little accent dots to get everything to fit. The penguins are Zooballoo, the paper is the Snowy Day collection (I keep using it!), and the tree is made with the MS branch punch with a double MS snowflake punch for the star. The sentiment is computer generated. Hopefully, this card will bring a little joy to someone!

Contemporary Noel

This card was inspired by the talented Jeannie Phillips (a She used the MS branch punch to make a wreath for the "O" in Noel. I used some contemporary pinks and bright greens for mine. WM (where else?) ribbon DCWV paper and embellishments from all over!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cupcake Craft Challenge 17

This week's cupcake challenge was a great sketch. I had not made the PPDU Santa and was really wanting to try him so he and Rudolph became the focus of this card. They are cut at 3 inches and embellished with gel pins, glitter, and dimensional paint. Rudolph got a jewel nose. The paper is DCWV and KI Memories and ribbon is Wal-Mart. Stamps for the sentiment are Doodlebug.

All That Scraps Challenge ATS DT Challenge #29 And Cute Card Thursday Challenge 39

I love it when one card fits two challenges. For All That Scraps, the requirements were to use aqua, royal blue, and chocolate brown. I used a really cute digi-stamp download from them called Winter Bear. The design is colored with markers (my first attempt with this........), chalk and gel pens. And glitter.....have to use some glitter. I used the Doodleharms scalloped heart, DCWV paper, a rub on for the sentiment, and some dimensional glittery snowflakes.

For Cute Card Thursday, the requirement was hearts. The bear is trimmed in hearts...and well, the rest is self-explanatory.

Fun challenges....both of them!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar #28 Thank You Snow Much

This week's challenge was to create a thank you card. I needed one anyway so this challenge was high on my priority list. I used some of that Snowy Day paper.....(my goal is a dozen cards from it by the end of the week). The stamp is a High Hopes design colored with watercolors and a little glitter. The snowglobe is from Christmas cheer with glitter and metallic pen. The mirrored snowflakes are Favorite Findings and I printed out the sentiment.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

This card is for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #27. Great sketch....and great for patterned paper (which is my very favorite thing!)

Santa is from Christmas Cheer....cut 2 times at 3" and once on shadow. I added some "sparkle to his beard" Tag is from CC too.

Paper is DCWV and Brenda Walton for KI memories....silver metallic as well.

Stamp is doodlebug...Karen Foster brad....Wal-Mart ribbon.

I like the color combo on this card a lot!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Lilac Challenge

Cute Card Thursday had an open challenge to use lilac this week. I love the color! Since I need to make Christmas cards, this is the result. Used DCWV Christmas stack paper with some lilac, purple metallic, and grey metallic cardstock. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart (where else is there?), and the snowman is a die cut from Christmas Cheer. I stamped his face using Peachy Keen's winter assortment and his buttons are from a $1 assortment at Joann Fabrics. I used chalk and ink to finish him. The snowflakces are the MS punch, and pop dots were used behind the snowman and each snowflake.

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar #27

A vintage inspired card for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #27. The challenge provided a really great sketch to use. I used a High Hopes Stamp, colored with watercolor pencil and some glitter embellishment. The paper used is from the Daisy D's Paisley Sugarplum collection, and I added some die cuts from the same pack. The ribbon is from the $1 bin at Joann's.

By the way, Cupcake Craft Challenge has a vintage theme from this week's challenge. If I run out of time, I'm going to "multi-task" this card.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #9

Here is my card for the High Hopes Stamps challenge #9. This was a great sketch to follow.

I used the small Stacking Stanley stamp with the PPDU elf hat added to him and American Traditional paper-Snowy Day. The sentiment is a rub-on, and I added some dimensional snowflakes for pop.

I'm new at this stamping stuff......just learning to color.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #15 Make Your Season Bright

The challnge this week at Cupcake Crafts was to make a card with something sweet. I wanted to make a candy cane heart, and when searching through my paper, I found this bright pink/black candy cane pattern in the DCWV Christmas stack. I knew this was what to use when I found the little stamp with "Make Your Season Bright" on it. Candy canes are from Christmas Cheer (4" regular pink, 4" shift in white, 4" shadow in black) Then I cut a heart out of gun metal metallic cardstock to mount the candy canes on. Ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy birthday Jennifer!

Just a simple birthday card wishing Jennifer Brown happy birthday! Used Cosmo Cricket paper (Jitterbug) and George flowers.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Believe in Santa Claus...Sheet Load of Cards challenge

Thanks to the Cricut Chat messageboard, I've been introduced to a new card challenge/card magazine..........A Sheet Load of Cards. Lots of fun and lots of good ideas.

This challenge was to use the sketch to create a card. I used DCWV papers, ribbon from the "closet", and Doodlebug first attempt at stamping (other than faces.) It was fun, and I think I will try it again! I had to set the ribbon tags facing left rather than right because I didn't have any enough room.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I found some wonderful paper at my Big Lots store.....40 sheets/package for $1...and they had 4 matching patterns....and (it gets better!), the cardstock was two-sided! I really like the patterns so I've been thinking about using them to make my Christmas cards. Thanks to a sketch challenge on the Cricut message board, I tried one out tonight.

The wreath is from Christmas solutions, the snowman is Doodlecharms (scarf from SYI, hat is the elf's from PPDU), and the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. I used squares from the paper to make the photo corners, and the lettering was a rub-on...another $1 Big Lots find!

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fall Scarecrow Cupcake Craft Challenge #14

Cupcake Crafts Challenge #14
This card was from a sketch on Cupcake Crafts Challenge. I used DCWV paper, oval pumpkins from George (thanks Hallmark Ladies for the great tutorial!), and some stickers from the "closet." Trimmed it with rafia and a brad.
The idea came from the great daily challenge at - today was use brown, rusty orange, and light blue.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life!

The theme at CAARDVARKS was chocolate. I picked up a package of vellum quotes for $1 on Saturday.......and there it was........."Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life!"..........and I knew what I wanted to make. And I could use Paper favorite Cricut cartridge.

I cut the dolls at 3". For one I used the mermaid hair (and gave it a trim) the shirt and sash from the pirate girl (trimmed that too) dracula pants prom boy shoes frankenstein's bride's necklace. Added a charm and some gel pens and chalk. The other doll has prom girl hair (cut off the long part) Prom boy's shirt, pants, and shoes Pigrim boy's belt Again, put on some charms and chark/gel pens......

Earrings were a little piece of gold thread I looped and glued (never again!!!) and of course, I had to paint the fingernails.

Cookies are circles from George with brown dimensional paint for the the chocolate chips.

For me, this is a happy card!!!!

Savor the Season

Squirrels are one of my favorite animals. My grandfather loved them, and when I see one, I always think of him. While washing dishes this week-end, three squirrels were playing right outside my window, and I couldn't get them off of my I had to put one on a card!

Used animal kingdom for the squirrel (and I chalked him......something I'm not good at....but trying to learn) Leaves are from Doodlecharms, so are some acorns...others from SYI Added a couple of Queen and Co brads and a chipboard card And some ribbon which no card should be without!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy birthday Serita!

A birthday card for my sister........mostly handcut and lots of pop dots. A few cuts from SYI because they matched the paper exactly. Hope she likes it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spots and Dots/Plaid Turkeys

Here is my Polka Dot Turkey! I used PPDU for the turkey, cut it in 5 different colors to get the little layers. American Traditional paper for the background.....little polka dots are DCWV. I had a brand new Fiskars circle punch so of course, I had to use it! Fall is a Sweetwater Chipboard. Brown sheer ribbon/bow at the top, but it doesn't show up too well. I kind of like this card!!
I decided I liked this card enough I would make another version.........plaid this time. Used DCWV paper from the Fall Stack.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My first Christmas Card!

In response to a challenge on the Cricut Chat messageboard, I had to make a green/pink/white Christmas card.......just too much fun! Also, my first use of the Martha Stewart pine branch punch that everyone loves so much. I used metallic cardstock, DCWV Christmas stack for the background paper, Christmas solutions for the stars (cut off the bottoms), Making Memories stickers (a $1 find at Big Lots!), and glitter, skittles. So far, I think this may be my favorite card. It is prettier in person....too shiny to photograph too well.

Pilgrim's Give Thanks

Thanksgiving cards using paper doll dress up. Decided to make several different versions for my family. Same little pilgrims.......different colors and embellishments.

My first attempt at peachykeen stamps on the face....I like them!

Inside says Psalms 107:1

Give thanks unto the Lord
for He is good; His love
endures forever.
Psalm 107:1

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey card

Gobble, gobble. I used the turkey from Stretch Your Imagination and paper from DCWV's fall stack. Added ribbon, wiggle eyes, and stickles. simple but festive!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Thank You Card

A thank you card I made for my dear friend who helped me so much last week while I was sick. I couldn't have made it without her help.

Paper Bo Bunny
SYI tree and pumpkins
Leaves Doodlecharms @1"

Thankful cut from a piece of DCWV
pop-ups, bronze gel pen

Inside says: Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do. Suppose someone falls down, then his friend can help him up.

Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sock Monkey Thank You

Yet another card....this one a thank you card for my homeroom mother. Used Daisy D's Bambino collection, sticker letters, ribbon, buttons, and pop-ups. No Cricut!!! I thought it was cute. The theme in my classroom is monkeys so I thought it was appropriate.

Ain't She Tweet!

A card I "scraplifted" from the Cricut message board....with quite a bit of variation. Original card was by Donna Mundinger and was a friendship card (U R So Tweet) I used pastels and changed the wording to Ain't She Tweet....a welcome baby girl card! I think I'm going to make another with "A Little Bird Told Me...." on the outside. I could then add "it's your aren't feeling well.....congratulations are in order, etc." on the inside. I love that cute little bird...from Cricut's Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. Also used Zooballoo for branch, animal kingdom for "Tweet".

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween card for my parents.....this is all 7 of their grandchildren in their Halloween costumes. Pickachu was hard! I'm most proud of the Barney....I used the dinosaur from PPDU and the side facing body...then cut and fit until he was made!

Spider card

This card went together so quickly. Doodlecharms spiders with glass bead eyes...PPDU ghost with chalk and wiggle eyes. I like the combination of the papers.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Trick or Treat - Cupcake Card Challenge #10

Trick or Treat
This card is in response to Cupcake Challenge #10.
Used Cricut's Paper Doll Dress Up...DCWV's Fall Cardstock Collection, stickles, gel pens, and pop-up dots on the candy.