Well, I've never made a z-fold card before but I was inspired to do so by Cricut Cardz Challenge this week and a sketch at RAQ's challenge on the Cricut board. Followed a YouTube tutorial...and it was easy. I used double sided cardstock....edged it with MS spider web punches....added a sticker "boo"....and spiders from Doodlecharms. I discovered if I took the "o's" from the word "HOOT" on Create a Critter and added wigglys, the spider matched the paper. Attached them all with pop dots and added a ribbon. Also for the Spooky Challenge over at My Pink Stamper as well as the recipe challenge (aqua, designer paper, embelllishment) at The Pink Elephant.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Here's this week's Jitterbuggin' card.....made out of Cloud 9 paper.....DCWV cardstock.....and cuts from Stretch Your Imagination and Create a Critter. Added embossing with the Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots....a greeting from a $1 Michael's sticker.....and ribbon from Martha Stewart and American Crafts. The little leaves in the corners are a MS punch too. If you haven't done so, make a card for this week's Jitterbuggin' challenge. I'm also entering this card in Practical Scrappers stamp challenge too.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
This month is National Sewing Month....and it's my mom's birthday. And guess what my mom loves to do....SEW! So I made her card sewing themed with all the tools I could think of you used in sewing. The paper is Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl. Made some spools of thread from Happily Ever After and wrapped them with floss......attached some needles I colored with silver ink. Little scissors are cut from silver metallic foil with a little silver dew drop in the center ( I noticed one of them moved....but Mom took the card and I couldn't get another picture...) The hedgehog is Create a Critter and I added pins to make him a pin cushion. Sentiment is computer generated.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My uncle ( I only have one....) has a birthday this month so I had to come up with a masculine card......so not my thing. I had a cute little image Wee Henry Goes Fishing which was a freebie from Hambo a while back. Colored him with Prisma and Gamsol (which I am not very good at) ....set the picture with MS photo corners (punch) and added an enlarged cattail for dimension. The sentiment is a KI Memories stamp. Wrapped some hemp around a piece of cardstock trimmed with wavy scissors and added a button. Paper is fish and barnwood I picked up at Hobby Lobby this week-end. This works for My Sheri Crafts card - masculine challenge and Paper Playtime - Water.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Well, I love it when I can combine my Jitterbuggin' sketch with another challenge....and it worked well with this week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut....gardening/harvest. The Jitterbuggin' challenge was to follow the sketch, include apples, and use red/yellow/green with some black. I used DCWV paper.....American Crafts ribbon......checkerboard embossing....and hand written sentiment. Miss Apple Annie is a paper piecing from My Scrap Chick with added hair from Paper Doll Dress Up (Raggedy Boy and Girl...layered) Apples and basket are Doodlecharms. And this card fits Paper Playtime's challenge Autumn and My Sheri's Craft Challenge Autumn.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Couldn't put it off any longer....I just HAD to make another Halloween card. I love 'em.....they are just right up my alley....cute and silly and fun! Frankie is a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs (great site!) I cut all the parts by hand...inked...pop dotted...and doodled. Attached him with pop dots to DCWV paper (silver flocked polka dots....must find more of that) DCWV orange card stock, embossed and inked with silver. Little strip of some glittery circles and a little bit of the drippy goo punch. Sentiment is a stamp from Big Lots for $.50 and added some big polka dotted ribbon.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
My go-to Cricut cut is always an owl...not that I really like them....it's just that there are so many! Anyway, they usually come out in 70's colors too...(think Brady Bunch...) But that's okay, I still love them.
This fella is my favorite...from Create a Critter! All the paper on here is scraps and the layout is from RAQ's challenge on the Cricut Boards. Even found a little scrap chipboard tag which I covered in paper for the sentiment.
If you haven't done so....check out the post below: It's Fantabulous Cricut's Fantabulous Back to School crawl.......lots of prizes including one from me!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Fantabulous Cricut Crawl: Button Up For School!
My project is a Back to School Card.
**Sketch: Jitterbuggin' Challenge
**Paper is DCWV**
**Blue Rick Rack and Heidi Grace ribbon**
**Apple from Doodlecharms**
**Pencils from My Community**
**Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye Ink**
**White Jelly Roll Pen**
**DMC Embroidery Floss Bow**
**Favorite Findings Button**
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The challenge at Jitterbuggin' this week is to use your favorite colors and your favorite things. My favorite thing is Christmas so I made a Christmas card - out of pink and green. There is a tutorial over there on how to make a folded frame - hmmmm- they are pretty but I had a hard time. Used K & company doublesided paper......Joy from Create a Critter cut at 1 1/2".....and snowflakes from an MS punch....added some ribbon. Set everything on a scalloped circle from Paisley. Hop over to Jitterbuggin' and show us your favorite things! This card works for Cricut Cardz Challenge too - scalloped circle.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Fantabulous Cricut's challenge this week is for Labor Day! I hope you are having a good one....and since you have a day off from labor, why don't you go work on a scrappin' project? My little monkey (not sure why I'm making so many monkeys lately.....) is a freebie from Dustin Pike. I colored him with Prisma and Gamsol....enhanced with some black Sharpie marker. Added him to some scrap paper (the bananas are Daisy D...and the presence of them in my scrap pile might explain the monkey phenomenom......) Added bananas from Animal Kingdom and some buttons. This card is for my husband, who is a "code monkey" himself.
Hop over to Fantabulous Cricut and join in the fun!