Friday, August 27, 2010

Quilted Apple

Woo Hoo! I'm the Guest Designer at Inking It Up Crazy this week.....I'm sooooo excited to have this opportunity. For my project, I made a Quilted Apple card.

I come from a long line of quilters, and I love to make them in paper. To make the quilted background, you need nine 1 1/2" squares of cardstock. I chose to run them through the Cuttlebug to add some texture.....don't forget to ink the edges! (Everything looks better with inked edges - my favorite one is Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan) Attach the squares onto a 4 1/2" square piece of cardstock in rows of three. Now you need some stitchin'! I HATE sewing so I did mine with a Sharpie....but you could machine stich around it. I attached a 4 3/4" square of brown to my 5" gold cardstock card....and placed the quilt in the center. Added some more faux stitchin' with a white gel pen. Oh, and ink those edges!!!

The apple is from Doodlecharms, cut at 3". I cut the shadow in brown, the base layer in green and brown cardstock for structure, and cut the top layer in argyle. Inked all the edges before I attached them....and cut off the brown stem and attached it with pop dots. Doodled around it with the white Jelly Roll pen. The little worm is from Create a Critter, cut at 2". I cut the base in brown - the middle in the rusty red - and the top layer in green. I used a coordinating green paper rather than the cardstock as it cut cleaner and had a little more texture to it. Added details with my Sharpie....inked some cheeks...and little white gel pen accents. Finished it off with a big, sheer bow.

The sketch is from PaperCraft Star and this one fits the Cricut Cardz Challenge "Back to School"! All of that white pen faux stitchin' fits right in with Practical Scrappers this week too!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some Scary Spiders!

Well, not too scary....mostly cute!~ The challenge at Jitterbuggin' this week is to use scraps (YES!).....follow the sketch (which is a patchwork one)....and add a Cricut "bee"......or "b". My "b" is from Pooh Font in the word Boo! The paper is Imaginesce....ribbon is Martha Stewart (20 cents at Big Lots!).....and the spiders and webs are from Paper Doll Dress Up. Lots of dimension in this one...hard to get the full impact in a picture. I know it's early for Halloween, but I just couldn't wait!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Go Wild!

Jitterbuggin' Challenge is Born to Be Wild this week, using some wild Cricut animals. The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is HOT (tropical, etc) so I thought a monkey would work for both. I used scrap paper from Daisy D's with bananas....scrap stripes from a John Deere collection...some great variegated fiber, brown ribbon, nesties, cuttlebug embossing, and the sweet little monkey from Sweethearts. Sentiment is computer generated. Ironically, my sketch was almost the same as Papertake Weekly's so I'm going to enter this one there too. And I found a new challenge site called Paper Playtime whose theme is Zoo this week as well.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


My youngest nephew is turning 3, and he's having a Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy party. I made his card to match using Paper Doll Dress Up for the Cowboy and Create a Critter for the horse and accessories. Fun card to make....I like how it turned out. This is my entry for My Creative Time's Throwback Challenge #79: Frame it with Paper Doll Dress Up and Creations by C
Create a Critter challenge.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sweet Little "Bird-Day" Card

The sweet little bird on Stretch Your Imagination is one of my favorite Cricut cuts - in fact, it's about all I ever use SYI for. This one is combined with some George Circles, a Plantin Schoolbook flower, and some great DCWV paper (Spring Stack 2009) Rub-on sentiment, buttons and floss, doodling with a white Jelly Roll pen, and great trim that came from JoAnn's $1 bin finish it up.
This is for Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Funky Coral Floral Birthday

Needing a bunch of birthday cards this week.....and no inspiration! But RAQ's challenge on the Cricut board to the rescue.....great sketches this week. Chose one of them and paper from my scrap pile (go me!!!) and here's the result. All paper and cardstock is DCWV (Spring 2009 collection)...added somed bling, buttons, floss, and embossing with a new Sizzix folder (which I really like....and must try again in a bigger version.) Sentiment is a rub-on.....Cricut cuts are George (circles) and Plantin Schoolbook (flower) Fits right into Cricut Cardz Challenge this week: Anything Goes!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back to School - Jitterbuggin' 13

The challenge at Jitterbuggin' this week is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I chose a school bus.....used Doodlecharms for the bus (2 1/2"), cut regular in black.....layered twice in yellow with some pop dots. Button wheels and little people cut from Everyday Paper Dolls at 2 1/4". Paper is from DCWV Grade School stack (except for that orange gingham which is just from the "closet.") MS Star Punch for the border and Oriental Trading Felt Rick Rack with some extra yellow attached. Little tag is cut from the paper and attached with ribbon and floss. Get movin' on over to Jitterbuggin' and join in the fun!
Also created this card for Frosted Designs this week. They have a recipe challenge: You had to use 5 out of 10 ingredients. Here are my five: 1. punch - MS Star 2. felt - Rick Rack 3. Ribbon - yellow 4. pink, blue or purple - blue
5. buttons That was fun! And PaperCutz is having a Back to School challenge too!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beachy Keen

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is the great outdoors. And when I think of outdoors, I'm headed to the beach. All the cuts on this card are from Life's a Beach - the coconut palm at 3 1/2", the crab at 1", and the whale at 1 1/2". Paper is from DCWV 2008 Summer Stack (trying to use things up so I can buy more!!) Waves are torn white cord cardstock and beach is sand paper cut with wavy edge scissors. Sentiment is a leftover from years ago.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jitterbuggin' 12 - Oh Boy!

The sketch at Jitterbuggin' is to make a baby card this week. I was in a dinosaur mood so I chose the cute little one on Create a Critter...cut at 2". Embossed with Swiss Dots....added brown rain dots.....MS ribbon and tourquoise ink....and paper from KI Memories. Sentiment is Holly Grace rub-ons. Hop over and try the coud win Pumpkin Carving.

Monday, August 9, 2010


The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is Smile.....and nothing makes me smile more than sock monkeys. I've made a version with Paper Doll Dress Up...and I have the new one on B is for Boy....but this one is made with shapes from my favorite cartridge, George.

The face is a 3 1/2" circle....ears are 1" oval cut in half. The ovals are both oval cuts, cut at 3 ". The hat is a 3 1/2" circle, half....trimmed until it looked right. Went over him with a Sharpie...added button eyes and another one on the hat. "Smile" is from Paisley, cut at 1 1/2" and doodled.

Card is 5" square and double layered, used the corner punch on all the layers.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut

Happy Monday everyone! The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is about barbeque/food. I chose to make a scrapbook layout. Here's a sneak peek, and you can find the whole layout here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

200 Followers - Woo Hoo!

The Winner is Beth - Congratulations!


Wow....200 followers as of today.....I think that deserves a little blog candy! How about the new Cricut Solutions Cartridge October 31?!?!

Leave a comment here by Saturday, August 7. I'll draw on Sunday evening.
Good luck....your support means so much to me!!!