Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Impression Obsession Stamps: Do the polka challenge

Do the polka...dot that is.  Create a card with dots or circles that includes Impression Obsession stamps.  You can shop IO online here.

The Paper Studio- blue, pink cs
My Mind's Eye- Partytime stack- dot paper

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Birthday cakes CL203, Celebrate CL254 - sentiment

Plantin Schoolbook Circut cart - Circle 2 3/4" and 3", circle 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" -sentiment circle

Watercolor pencils, diamond and cotton candy and baby blue Stickles, gel pens, pop dots for dimension, glossy accents, clear bubble bling on bow.

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Fun with my new Cricut Mini Cake machine :-)

I finally got to play with my new Cake machine today while my kiddos were at preschool.  I learned a lot and I really like the machine.  I did learn real quick not to go outside the white lines on your mat with the gumpaste.  It gums up the rollers...Eeee!  I also need to get a good spatula to remove the cut items from the mat.  I was also having trouble with a thin flourish I cut out.  It cut great but then when I went to put it on the cake it lost it's shape and became a big mess.  So, I'll have to do some homework and see if there are tips and tricks to this.  If anyone is in the know please leave me a comment :-) 

I just got done adding food coloring to my gumpaste.

My first cut with the Cricut cake.  Whoo-hoo!!!

My flower parts...drying.  I used a shot glass from our trip to Cancun LOL to help form this green flower.  But, it broke while I was trying to apply it to my cake....boo-hoo...I also used a Wilton fondant shaping foam square and a small measuring spoon to shape some of the flowers.
My finished cake.

Close up of the flower. 

I used the Cake Basics cart.  Butterfly cut at 4" and the flowers cut at 1",2", and 3" (I think :-)

I feel pretty good about my first attempt.  It'll be fun to continue to use and learn the ins and outs of this machine.  I also want to try fondant, too. 

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Flower

I made this card for my in-laws. 
DCWV - The Spring Stack - heart print paper
scraps for the rest

Baby Steps Cricut cart- bunny in the flower cut @ 6" (I only used the flower portion for this card)
MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart- grass cut @1"

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Sentiments I for the sentiment

Zig brown pen for doodling, hot pink organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique, pop dots for dimension. 

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!
Happy Easter!

Easter Bunnies

I made this card for my mom and dad :-)
DCWV-jewel colored stack- teal
DCWV - Flower Shower stack - glittered teal
 yellow - scraps

MS Seasonal Cake Art Cricut cart - bunnies cut @ 3"

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Spring/Summer Borders for sentiment

Cuttlebug folder - Seeing Spots

MS tulip garden edge punch, ribbon is Celebrate It-Basic Narrows, black & grey bling, pop dots for dimension. 

The pic doesn't really do this card justice.  The glitter paper in the oval background (behind the bunnies)makes it come to life. 

Thanks for looking.  I love comments. 
Happy Cutting!

CC Wkly Challenge: Handmade Flower

Include a handmade flower on the project and 2 Cricut cuts. 

For this card I used a Cuttlebug folder that I found in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby.  Woo-hoo!  Can't beat that.  I also used Cake basics cart for the first time.  Don't you just love using new toys???  LOL!

Card is 4 1/4" square using Kraft for the base.
DCWV - Sugar and Spice stack- green and print
scraps- pink

Cake Basics Cricut cart - doily2 cut @4", flower3 cut at 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1"

Cuttlebug folder - Fancy corners

Impression Obsession clear stamp set Celebrate for the sentiment

Brads are Oriental Trading Co, floss is DMC#3609. 

Thanks for looking.  I love comments.  Good luck to all in the challenge!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge #49

Here is sketch #49:

I have to say this was an awesome sketch to work with!!  And I created a card for my neice, Stephanie who is having a baby boy any day now :-) It's her first baby and the first great-grandbaby for my husband's family so it's wonderful!!

Card is 4x8".  The squares are 1 3/4".

DCWV -blue paper, Summer Dream Stack - green solid paper
The Paper Studio- Sugar and Spice stack - green glitter dot paper

Baby Steps Cricut cart- binky, bottle, bib & rattle cut @1 1/2"

Safety pins from Oriental Trading Co, sentiment stamp is All Night Media, blue ink for edging white squares, white gel pen for doodles, pearl bling on binky, skinny blue ribbon from my stash, pop dots on sentiment square for dimension.

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Impression Obsession: Encouragement Challenge

The challenge is to use IO stamps to create a card with an encouragement theme.

4" square card.  Base is Kraft.
My Mind's Eye papers from the Love Nest stack.

Impression Obsession stamps used:  Reindeer Games WP249--The swirl stamp was used to create the background paper and the wing of the bird.  Cupcakes MC181 - I used this for the sentiment.  I masked off the 'S' in the word sweet and then put a diecut 'T' in it's place to change the sentiment just a little to fit my card :-) 

Accent Essentials Cricut cart - scallop square cut @ 3 1/4"
Simply Charmed Cricut cart - bird cut @2"
Plantin Schoolbook - 'T' cut @1/4", blurb in Kraft cut @2 1/2 using the fit-to-length feature

brown ink, pop dots, floss is DMC#504, button from my stash.

Be sure and check out  Impression Obsession stamps online.  They have great quality stamps and fast shipping!

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all in the challenge!

My Pink Stamper's April Pinkalicious Blog Hop

The challenge is ANYTHING BIRTHDAY!

This gave me the chance to play with the cart Birthday Bash that I got recently for attending Cindy Royal's class at the TX Stampede.  This is a fun cart with so many adorable images!!! 

A2 size card.  Base is Kraft. 
scraps from my stash

Birthday Bash Cricut cart - dog cut @4"

Cuttlebug folder - Seeing Spots (also got this at the Stampede...Love it)

Impression Obsession clear stamps from the Sentiments I set.  I stamped this on the ribbon.  I saw this technique used on a project on someone's blog but I can't remember where...If I see it again, I'll give her props!!  My first try and it worked great :-)

MS adhesive ribbon, MS party edger punch, Diamond & Cotton  Candy Stickles, silver bling on collar.

Thanks for looking!  I love comments!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Bunny

I was playing with a new cart and here is the card I came up with:
The Paper Studio - light purple
DCWV - dark purple

MS Seasonal Cake cart - bunny @ 4", purple frame @4", white frame@ 3 3/4"

Cuttlebug folder - Textile Texture -debossed

Impression Obsession clear stamp -Sentiments I set

Purple iridescent rick rack ribbon (love this), pop dots.

Thanks for looking.  I love comments!  Have a good one.

CC Magazine Challenge: Spring Cleaning Contest

Submit a one-of-a-kind storage idea using at least 4 Cricut items.

This little gem holds all things Cuttlebug :-)  Inside are the cutting pads, embossing folders, All-in-one folder, and quilling flower kits.  I love my CB!!!

I got it online at JoAnn's.  It's sold to hold clear stamps.  I have a few for this purpose, too :-)  Love them!

Good luck to all!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

CC Wkly Challenge#27: Make a Game Plan

The challenge is to create a sketch and include it along with pics of your project and use at least 2 Cricut cuts.

My sketch:
As you can see I kept it really simple :-)

And here is the card I created:

5" square card base.
DCWV - The Shimmer Stack - grey paper
DCWV - textured cardstock stack - teal papers

Nifty Fifties Cricut cart - mic cut at 4", frame behind mic cut at 4", musical notes cut @ 1"
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Retro kitchen - debossed

Zig pen for sentiments and doodles, silver bling,  pop dots for dimension.

Thanks for looking!  Good luck to all!