Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Made the Chirp Newsletter!!

I made the Cricut Chirp newsletter this week!! I am so excited!!! Here is a picture of all my little Easter chick cards!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Easter Card - Spoonful of Sugar #44

Here is one of my Easter cards. I've made a variety of colors. Used up lots of scraps.....Yeah!!! Once I designed the chick, these were easy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easter chick

I am behind in making Easter cards so I'm going to make variations of the same card. I found a cute little chick pillow on Oriental Trading's website (a great place to go for craft inspiration....don't buy much there, but I like to look...) I thought it would be an easy design to copy.

I used a 4" yellow George oval for the face...inked it....used the George triangle 2 1 1/2" (trimmed down a bit) for the nose...inked it...and the eyes are the snowball layers on Doodlecharms, cut a double set at 1". This is the easiest way to get small circles that I have found. Used some white gel pens to make his eyes look "real". Used chalk ink for the cheeks. The bonnet is the pioneer boy's on PPDU cut at real-dial 3". I cut it apart.....embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder (this is my FAVORITE!!!) and attached the brim with pop dots for dimension. I added some ribbon flowers and a big flower cut on George 1 1/2" on metallic paper, 1 1/4" on cardstock, and attached a button center. The bow tie is the layer feature on the baby head of Doodlecharms, cut at real dial 3", embossed, inked, and button attached. I only glued down the center so it would stand out. I'm going to make these chicks in different colors and find an EASY sketch to follow to make the cards. I love pastel prints and dots so I have lots of patterned papers to use.

Soccer Girl

I let a birthday sneak up on me, and I needed a quick birthday card. I loved the soccer frog one so I tried a girl version. Not thrilled with how it turned out, but it was a quicky. As I edited the picture, I realized I should have used markers for the stamp....never thought about it as I was making it. Frog is a digi stamp from Pink Petticoat.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Brown and Blue Birthday Card - 2 in 1 Challenge Cupcake Crafts #31 and A Spoon Full of Sugar #43

Happy birthday, Jennifer! I love brown so this week's challenge at Cupcake Crafts (use brown + either blue, green or pink) was a snap! I chose some printed paper by Creative Imaginations and some matching cardstock for the card. Sentiment is a rub-on. I inked the edges, attached a brown ribbon and silk flowers (from the Joann's $1 packages), and remembered that the challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar was to use gems. Those flowers needed gems for centers.........and this simple card fulfilled two challenges!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Caribbean Cutie!

I needed a little girl to go on some recipe pages for a swap on in - Pina Colada cupcakes.....YUM! Anyway, here is the creation. Doll is cut at 3" on blackout; peachy keen simple simon face with chalked cheeks. The hair is the ballet dancer, enhanced with a marker. Bow is the clown's bowtie cut at 1 1/2", enhanced with a gold gel pen. The bikini top is the island girl - the belt is the pirates sash-shorts are the leprechaun. Sandals are from the wise man in the nativity series. I had some great cardstock that was double sided. Since I made 20 of these little babes, I kept flipping patterns. If you're willing to play with PPDU, the combos are endless! It is my favorite cartridge!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Anniversary Card _ Sketch Saturday #41

Here's the finished card for my aunt and uncle. I used scraps of paper, some decorative edge scissors, computer generated font, and some Prima flowers with pearl insets. I used my Cuttlebug embosser on the olive green cardstock.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Couple

My aunt and uncle have an anniversary on St. Patrick's Day and I made this little couple to go on their card.

Groom: 3" paper doll cut on blackout Groom's pants, shirt, hair, bowtie, and shoes. Dracula's jacket. Leprechaun's hat. Face is from the Peachy Keen Simple Simon collection.

Bride" 3" paper doll cut on blackout. Bride's dress cut once in white and once in green for inset. Used a gold gel pen to embellish. White layer ran through Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder. Brides hair and shoes. Veil is cut on dotted swiss vellum, decorated with a piece of scrap yellow I cut with a cuttlebug die cut/embossing element. The gloves are the Prom Girl's....I put them on front and back of hands. The bouquet is paper flowers with pearls added. Face is from Peachy Keen's Simple simon assortment as well with some added chalk.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma - cupcake crafts challenge #28

It is my dear grandmother's 90th birthday, and this is her card. I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but when I saw the great challenge from Cupcake Crafts this week, this image popped into my head. I used a peachy pink medallion paper from making Memories and a piece of vellum with cabbage roses on it from The Paper Factory. Trimmed everything with ribbon, and used Christmas Cheer's scalloped frame for the center. I cut double and layered with pop dots. Then I took lots of peachy pink paper flowers, attached them, and set pearls in the center. (My Grandma's name is Pearl!!) Lettering is stickers.