Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wild about You!

My go to design for teenage boys.....and since I have lots of nephews....I pull this little fella out quite often. He's the gorilla from Animal Kingdom with some hand cut boxers and a guitar cut from DCWV Rock Star paper. Added some George star and a stamped sentiment. This one if for Frosted Designs die cuts challenge.

Halloween Kitty

One more Halloween card - because Halloween is going on at Fantabulous Cricut. Make a Halloween project and join in the fun! This card is Martha Stewart papers/EKSuccess punch/Paper Doll Dress Up images. Add a little polka dot embossing.....ribbon.....and white Jelly Roll Pen. And that's the recipe! This is for Fantabulous Cricut, PaperCutz Challenge, and My Sheri Crafts this week - everyone has a Halloween challenge!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jitterbuggin' Challenge #21

Here is my card for Jitterbuggin' this week. The idea for the pumpkin with distressed stripes and spiders came from the Cricut msg. board. .....but I can't remember from who???? If you know, please tell me so I can thank them properly!!!

Paper is Imaginisce and the black polka dots was some scrap. Embossing with distressed stripes and Sizzix Swirls. Added Doodlecharms spiders to Stretch your Imagination pumpkins.....attached some jute with a button and attached a little scrap ribbon bow. Sentiment is $1 Michael's stamp (I love those things......) This is one of those cards that looks better in person than in the picture.......

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Three Peas in a Pod

My sister's friend just found out she's having triplets....and that calls for a card. I used Storybook for the marquee....embossed with Swiss Dots and inked. New Arrival for the pea.....just cut out three heads. The little heads have 1 -2-3 little pieces of hair each. Layered the paper in reverse stripes with some pop dots and tied on a big Martha Stewart bow. Inside says: A chord of three strands is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4;12

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bear in a Pumpkin Autumn Card

It's Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut, and this week the emphasis is on leaves. I made a cute little bear in a pumpkin from George circles and a Stretch Your Imagination pumpkin (embossed with swirls) . Attached him to a Paper Doll Dress Up fence and attached Doodlecharms oak leaves everywhere. All the paper was scraps......yeah!! The sentiment came out of my scrap embellishment box (things I've made that just didn't quite work out at the time...)

This is the smallest card I've made (4" square) and because everything was little, I thought pop dots really set it off. I think I used a whole package!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Happy Monday everyone~ that means a new challenge at Fantbulous Cricut and this week they are Off the Wall. Hop over and look at what wonderful creations the design team has created!

I spent yesterday working on another Halloween card....I love them~~ This little witch was made with a scraplift from Bethapalooza . I loved the curling ribbon for the hair. I made mine from George and Paper Doll Dress Up. I love cute Halloween cards!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Peeking Kitty Noel

Well, this is perhaps the most frustrating card I've ever made.....and I'm not even sure I like it even now. The tree is a 3" George Triangle 2...covered with Martha Stewart 1" scalloped circle punches....1" George star and a fiber bow. Stand is hand cut gold foil. The kitty is from Create a Critter....2 1/2" and I gave her some paws. The letters are mounted on Stampin' Up marquis punches....layered with pop dots....cut in gold metallic foil with Storybook. The paper is cut with a Stampin' Up border punch....and embossed with the Snowflakes folder. Card is edged with some gold sequins edging. The colors are quite right in the picture, but that happens sometimes esp. with reds.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I was blog hopping last night and stumbled into Stamping with Natalie - she's a Stamping Up Demonstrator who focuses on punch art. Cute, cute, stuff! Well, she had a Frankenstein monster made from punches I loved...and thought he would be easy to translate into Cricut cuts. So here he is:

Marquee cut from Storybook: 4 1/4" one for head and one for hair.....hand trim

Cricles from George: 3 1 1/4"- 2 white - 2 green 2 3/4" black 1 1 1/4" oval

That's it.....detailed him with a Sharpie......embossed the hair. Sentiment is a Big Lots "treasure".

Trick or Tweet

My first easel card....and it won't be my last! I was inspired by one of the sketches at RAQ's challenge on the Cricut boards to make an easel card. Of course, I strayed from the sketch....but I loved making this type of card.

I used the little duck (but it really kind of looks like a chick) off of Create a Critter and added some witches hats from Paper Doll Dress Up - with some star punches. Ribbon from Wal-Mart.....MS star border punch....and computer generated sentiment. Swiss dots embossing and trimming with the pinking shears finished this one up.
The colors are from today's color challenge at 365 cards.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Autumn Note Card

Just a quick little Autumn note card made from the sketch at RAQ's challenge this week on the Cricut boards. Used Doodlecharms eggs for the pumpkin-embossed with distressed stripes- and Doodlecharms leaves ran through the cuttlebug too. Below it is a picture of my Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins I made for the local Fall Festival. Decorated the package with a Happily Ever After Pumpkin tag and some raffia. Don't forget to use that Cricut for lots of everyday projects. And if you're crafty with anything to do with food, hop over to Fantabulous Cricut this week for a fantastic challenge.