Monday, November 29, 2010

Rudolph - Fantabulous Cricut's Ribbon Challenge

It's Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut, and this week's challenge is ribbon. I chose a pretty red/white gingham ribbon and added a Create a Critter reindeer. He's got some glitter and bling, and I attached him to a frame cut from Nesties, swirled with my Cuttlebug. Paper is Joann's Peppermint Forest and some Making Memories green plaid. Hop over to Fantabulous Cricut and join in the fun!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Fantabulous Get Well!

Happy Monday everyone....and you know that means a great new challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. This week the theme is Achoo!!! So let's get busy making some get well cards.

I chose to make a z fold card for my example. I love how it comes out when you make it out of two patterns of cardstock and sandwich a punched border between.

I used Cosmo Cricket double sided paper, a Martha Stewart punch, Stampin' up XL Two-step Bird punch, and some nested scalloped ovals that I cut with Storybook. Added a green stamped sentiment and lots of gold ink to back the borders stand out. Hop over to Fantabulous Cricut and join in the fun!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Our family participates in a Christmas charity called Operation Christmas Child. You pack shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts for a child of a particular age and sex, pay a $7 shipping fee, and drop the boxes off at a local drop-off facility. The videos of children receiving these gifts will bring tears to your eyes. These are the little cards I made with Winter Frolic to pack in the boxes....they have John 3:16 inside.

If you are interested in participating in this project (and I promise will be blessed!), go to Operation Christmas Child. Deadlines are next week, but you still have time!!

All that Glitters Blog Hop

You may have noticed a new little button at the top of my blog - the All That Glitters Blog Hop! I am so excited to be participating in this event with some extremely talented crafters. Lots of great projects and fun prizes! So mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jitterbuggin' Tree

Well, I'm really not late....I did get this one finished last night, but I am late in posting. I kept putting off the Jitterbuggin' sketch......then finally it dawned on me it was the fall colors I wasn't interested in. And when I chose some Christmas paper, the card was right there. That and the fact that I got a new Winter Frolic cartridge yesterday which is where the tree came from. Added hand cut photo corners.....and rows of sequins and buttons.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cupcake card

The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is to use a green circle. I chose to use green scalloped circles (EK Success punch....but Storybook has them if you don't have a punch). I had a template for a cut out cupcake card I found on the internet at some point.....used it.....and made green circle icing. I decorated the back and the front so the card will stand up well. Wrapped it up in a bow.....and added a cherry from Create a Critter, embossed with Tim Holz Alterations embossing folder (Swirls) and topped with glitter glaze. The inside says, "Hope your birthday is sweet!"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My first Mini Monster!

I got Mini Monsters at a great sale price.....had to go out of town....and kind of forgot about it. When a friend's little boy had to have his tonsils out this week, I decided to crack the plastic and play a little. I used the card feature(5") and the goblin cut as it looked less detailed as my first experimental cut. Cut it out of some doublesided purple cardstock and cut it again with orange scraps to add some details. Inked and added orange rhinestones for eyes. Went together fast - 15 minutes and he's pretty cute.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Owl

The theme this week at Jitterbuggin' is wise guys or owls!!! Add your favorite owl to a card with a circle and square somewhere and join in the fun! The prize is Cricut solutions Thanksgiving this month. And any entry for Jitterbuggin' would also count for Fantabulous Cricut this week (Birds) too. My paper is KI Memories....owl is Create a Critter.....and tied it all together with a big peach bow. (the square in the center is Imaginisce paper (Halloween......) The sparkles are Martha Stewart. I chose pink because he is my breast cancer awareness owl. This is also for Paper Cutz Challenge.

ScrapStreet Magazine

I'm so excited! My card - Pilgrim Turkey - is in this month's edition of ScrapStreet magazine. It's in the Talk Turkey section. Hop over there and check it out!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Punch Art Cardinal

I've seen several cardinals made out of the XL 2 step bird punch from Stampin' Up. Wanted to give it a try......and since I had a sketch challenge and a color challenge of red/white/brown over on the Cricut boards, thought it would be a good opportunity. I made the cardinal from just the punch...layering to get the right colors. Used my new MS Branch punch around the page set.....used it on the middle square too. MS postage stamp punch to create the argyle diamonds in the background. Cuttlebugged with Swiss dots and pop dots...finished it off with Quickcutz sentiment....a gingham bow...and some blingy berries on the twig. This is for the get well challenge at My Sheri Crafts.....and don't forget the For the Birds challenge at Fantabulous Cricut too.

For the Birds!

That's the theme this week at Fantabulous Cricut. Use those cute little bird images, and fly on over and join in the fun! For my card this week, I used the sweet little bird from Stretch Your Imagination. Lots of layered ribbon, laces, and MS border punch. Added flowers from my **extra** bin with some rhinestones and topped it off with a Quickcutz sentiment.