Monday, March 26, 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Hello everyone! A few days ago I received the Liebster Blog Award from Maria at  Yippee!  Thank you so much Maria!  Here is some information about the award:
The origins of the Leibster Blog Award are unclear, but the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.  YAY!!
Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award:
1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2.Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog
4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

Now, I get to pass this award on to 5 blogs that I think are AMAZING!!
1:  Linda @
2:  MsJay @
3:  Felisa @
4:  Shirley @
5:  Scootingranny @

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  Thanks again to Maria for recognizing my blog with this cool award!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Impression-Obsession Stamps: Spring is in the Air Challenge

For this card I pulled out my stamps and got busy.  I used a few stamps to create my own patterned paper.  If you'd like to play along with this challenge or if you'd like to see the new stamp releases go to the IO blog here!  I also got to play with a new cart, Nate's ABC--too fun!  Hope you likey!
A2 card base in Kraft

Nate's ABC Cricut cart - bird @3"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - bird3@5" -using oblong & oblong frame feature, bird3 @ 1 1/4" (sentiment tag)

Impression Obsession stamps:  Birthday cakes CL203 (eggs, bird's tummy), Reindeer Games WP249 (swirls on the frame), Mini Messages MC176 (sentiment)

Cuttlebug folder - musical flourish

brown ink for the edges of the card base, rounded bottom corners, white Marvy pen for doodles, pop dots on the bird and the frame, twine is Jillibean soup in bean stalks, Glossy Accents to anchor the bow and the bird's eye.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini Journal

I got an exciting toy in the mail this week--the Cinch2.  I've had my eye on this little tool for a while and finally found a really good deal at Consumer Crafts and I went for it.  So, this is my first project with it.  It was really very easy to use. 

This is the front cover of the jrnl.  I used the cutout of the butterfly as a charm and tied it on the end of the ribbon.  This could be used as a bookmark.
This is the inside cover and first page (which shows through to the front via the butterfly cutout).
back cover...

DCWV - Lace & Linen Stack - all patterned papers
I used copy paper for the journal pages inside the book cut to 6 x 5 1/2"

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - butterfly1 @ 6" (using the book feature)- I cut the inside cover paper using the flip feature
Letter Envy Cricut cart - 'V' @ 3 1/2"  (used med speed on this one)

I used a Cheez-It box for my covers and then just cut papers to go over them.  Brown ink for the edges, Crystal Stickles on the butterfly charm, pop dots on the V, white Cinch wire @1",  pink grosgrain ribbon & brown organza ribbon by Ribbon Boutique.

Setting for cutting Cheez-It cardboard - deep cut blade @6 -pressure max, speed @ low, multi cut @3.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CC February Magazine Sketch Challenge & Love My Tapes: Lace Challenge

I created this card for my sister-in-law's birthday.  I hope she loves it :-)  The sketch I used was from the February Cricut Circle magazine.  I'm also submitting this to play along with the lace challenge over at Love My Tapes click here to check out this challenge.

A2 card base in Kraft
DCWV Lace & Linen stack - all patterned papers
pearl vellum

Elegant Edges Cricut cart - butterfly1 -oblong @5 1/4"
Cake Basics Cricut cart - butterfly2 @ 2"  ( I used pearl vellum on the bottom layer of the butterfly using plain base)
Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cart - flower1 @ 4"

Brown ink for the edges of the card, butterfly and flower.  Lace from American Crafts, corner rounder for the bottom corners, flower button is Oriental Trading Co, Sew Easy floss in princess, sentiment is from the stamp set Everyday Expressions by Stampabilities, Crystal Stickles on the butterfly.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello Yellow!

This is quick card I created with the new Cricut Circle exclusive cart for this quarter, Letter Envy. 
4 1/2" square card

Letter Envy Cricut cart - crest [C] @ 4" (grey, yellow vellum, yellow), crest layer @4" (to create the black shadow effect), phrase - Hello @ 1 1/2"

Cuttlebug embossing folder - Textile Texture

Sew Easy Fancy Floss in slate, pop dots, Crystal Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cricut Circlet Weekly Color Challenge 2/20

For this challenge I used the new Circle cart, Letter Envy.  The colors for this challenge are:

And here is my card:
4 1/4" square card

Letter Envy Cricut cart - crest [Q] @ 4", crest layer @ 1 1/2" Real Dial on (I just used one of these as the background shape of the sentiment 'hi'), H & i @ 1" using font feature

Cuttlebug embossing folder - swiss dot

Oriental Trading Co- green felt ribbon, The Paper Studio - pink woven ribbon, pink gems, Glossy Accents to attach green felt & pink ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)

Cricut Circlet Cart Challenge#2: Create a Critter

I'm a little bit tardy on this one..but here he is :-) 
5" square card

Create a Critter Cricut cart - dalmation @4", fire hydrant @ 2"

Cuttlebug embossing folder- dominos

Impression Obsession stamp from the Birthday Cakes set, white Marvy gel pen for doodles, brown/white twine, Crystal Stickles on the '1', black bling, dot of Glossy Accents to secure the bow around his neck, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today!