Monday, October 11, 2010

ABC Book

Even though I have taken most of the summer off I have been thinking about putting this book together for some time. I just started working on it the end of August. My plans are to use bright primary colors and simple images. There are too many Cricut cartridges used to name them all. I have used a little bit of everything I own. Some of the pictures did not turn out very well. You can't tell from the picture, but the astronaut was cut from mirror board so that he would have a nice shiny suit on. I have really enjoyed working on this book so far.

Pastor Appreciation Cards

I have taken quite a bit of the sumer off. I am beginning to think our summer will never end. It is still so HOT here.

October is Pastor Appreciation month and I have made a couple of thank you cards for our pastors. They don't have many Cricut cuts to them this time. The first card has the scallop cut from the Paisley cartridge and the second has the "Thanks" cut from Songird.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jungle Layout

I have had this page in mind for some time and I'm just now getting around to creating it. I decorated my den in jungle animals for Brayden's baby shower because that was the theme of the nursery. I decorated wood letters spelling out Brayden's name to go in the nursery. I used Animal Kingdom to make the jungle animals and the word "jungle". I used A Child's Year to cut the word "baby". I added some jungle brads to the unmatted photos. I usually mat all my photos, but I left these unmatted to be a little different. I used pop dots on some of the elements to add dimension. All the paper was DCWV.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Bath Time

It has been a long time since I have posted anything. We have really had a busy summer so far and I have not had the opportunity to work on any projects. I have had this one on my mind for some time and I finally got the chance to put it all together. I still don't have the lighting right so the pictures didn't turn out that well. I haven't quite figured out what to do about that, any suggestions are welcome. Anyway, I have completed one bath time layout for Brayden. I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the tub, bubbles, duck, and little boy in the bath towel. I used Base Camp for the letters and Give A Hoot for the bubble border. The background paper is DCWV's "Nana's Nursery Baby Boy". The border and the lettering is from My Mind's Eye's "Where The Heart Is"

Friday, April 30, 2010

Just Be You

I had another graduation card to make and decided to make this one a little different from the typical "congratulations" cards I have been making. I got the idea when I was looking at the Bitten by the bug 2 challenge for this week. I also decided to use the layout from Mojo Monday to complete the card. I enjoyed making this card and I hope my niece will like it. I used Sentimentals for the bee and the scallop tag. I used Paisley for the sentiment. The inside is a vellum sticker I had in part of my neverending stash. The yellow border is from a Fiskars border punch and the green ribbon is from Paper Studio. The yellow border looks crooked to me. I didn't realize it when I took the picture. It's not crooked on the card, but it is in the picture. I think it might be because I had the card open so it would stand up on its own. I am gonna have to rethink that idea.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Let's Do Lunch!

I created this card to send to a friend I don't get to see very often. Hopefully we can get together for lunch soon. I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the basket and the sun. I used Paisley for the turtles. You can't really tell in the picture but the body is a light green and the shell is yellow. I used the yellow thinking it would go good with the red "tablecloth" paper. I will be entering this card in this week's Cricuter's Anonymous Challenge.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Jodie from Oz Blog Candy

Jodie from Oz is giving away blog candy, some Magnolia stamps and other nice things. Hop on over to her blog and check it out.

Fantabulous Cricut and Charisma Cardz Challenges

I have been wanting to create this card since I got this paper. The paper is from DCWV "The Sweet Stack". I love this paper. The flower is cut from Walk in My Garden and the butterfly is cut from Sentimentals. I used pearls for the body and antenna of the butterfly. The ribbon is from The Paper Studio and the sentiment was one I had in my neverending stash of stickers. I will be entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week and also in the Charisma Cardz Challenge.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brown Headed Nuthatch Scrap Page

This is another page in Troy's bird scrapbook. This little brown-headed nuthatch is a regular to our feeders in the backyard. I used Base Camp to do the lettering on this page. I will also be entering it in the Fantabulous Challenge for this week.

Blue Bird Scrap Page

This double page spread is for my husband's bird scrapbook. He loves his birds and taking pictures of them. Unfortunately the lighting is not very good and the flash left a glare on the pictures. It is a cloudy day here and I am having trouble finding enough natural light. I will also be entering these pages in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge for this week.

Scrap Time

I had this layout in mind and decided to scrap it before it got away from me. My baby is growing so fast. It is hard to believe he is already over a year old. I have a lot of catching up to do in his scrapbook. I used Sentimentals for the frame, Wild Card for the sentiment, and Paper Doll Dress Up for the moon. I love this Anna Griffin Paper. The background paper is actually embossed. It is hard to tell in the photo, it looks better in real life.

SPCC Challenge #44 and Fantabulous Challenge # 6

I created this card with the SPCC Color Challenge in mind. I have also been wanting to use this owl on a card so I decided to combine the two. The colors aren't very traditional for an owl, but that's what I like about it. I used Sentimentals for the entire card. I really like that cartridge. I will also be entering this card in this week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #6. I actually have several entries for that particular challenge this week. What can I say, I love birds and butterflies.

Wedding Card for Kerstyn

I created this card for my neice who is getting married in May. I used Wild Card for the rings then used Sentimentals for the sentiment and scallop. I added a clear stone to the ring and a pearl button drop from my endless stash to complete the embellishments. Congratulations Kerstyn! I also used the layout from Mojo Monday to create this card.

Happy Birthday, Uncle Gene

I created this card for my Uncle Gene's surprise birthday party. Sometimes it is difficult to create men's themed cards, but the chocolate color seemed to work out well. I used Sentimentals to create the card, Beyond Birthdays for the sentiment, and Opposites Attract for the name on the envelope.

Graduation Cards

I created these two graduation cards for some girls at church. I used Hello Kitty Greetings and Beyond Birthdays for the sentiment. I made the cards just a little different. We will be honoring our graduations Sunday, May 2nd at church and I wish to congratulate both Jessica and Jennifer and wish them the best for their future.