Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Create-a-Critter Cards

I spent a good chuck of my weekend playing with my new Create-a-Critter cartridge. I just can't say enough how much I love this cartridge. Here are a couple of cards that I came up with.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Spain Mini Album

This past Christmas my parents and I went to Spain and visited Madrid and Barcelona. I made this toilet paper mini album to hold on to some of the phots that did not make it into my scrapbook.

How I Love My Create-A-Critter Cartridge, Let Me Count The Ways

All week I have been waiting for my Create-A-Critter cartridge to arrive and it finally got here yesterday! I'm already in love with it. This week's challenge on Paper Cutz Challenge is to create a kid's birthday card using a zoo animal. The last project I made involved monkeys, so I must be on a Curious George kick. Anyway this is a birthday card for my friend's son using the cute monkey on the CAC Cart.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MPS NSD Challenge # 4 - I Like You the Least

This challenge asked that we make a project using your least favorite or least used cartridge. I rarely use my Sweethearts cartridge, largely because I only think of it as a wedding cart. I saw Robyn use this cartridge on her first DVD and apply it in a non-wedding setting, this is my intrepretation on that layout. In the last six months I have been able to travel abroad for vacation twice (Spain in Dec. and Ireland in April). I have the travel bug and this is my layout for it.

MPS NSD Challenge #3 - Think Outside the Box

I have difficulty using pattern papers in general on my layouts or on cards, accordingly, I typcially use solid colors on everything. So for this challenge I just used a sheet of yellow patterned paper (yes, I know checks are not all that exciting or patterned, but this is a big step so bear with me), to make a textbook super simple card using Doodlecharms and a stamp from Stampin Up.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MPS Challenge 2

Robyn's second challenge, designed by one of her guest designers, was to make something using your scraps. Playing off of my mother's day card, I used some of the leftover background paper and continued with my "farm" theme. The little farmer, barn and the clouds were cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. The cow and pig were cut with From My Kithchen (you would never think there would be animals on this cartridge), and the sun is Doodlecharms. I'm using this scrapbook layout for an baby book that I have been slowly working on for the past couple of months.

National Scrapbook Day - MPS Challenge 1

Today is National Scrapbook Day and Robyn over at My Pink Stamper has been posting challenges on the hour since 11:00 a.m. this morning. Her first challenge was to make something with either your mother or someone dear in mind. I created a mother's day card based on a card that Mary at Cardz TV came up with earlier this week. I absolutely love it! I purchased Diamond Glaze, a dimensional adhesive, at my LSS earlier today on a whim and ended up using it on the cows black spots. I think it gives the card awesome dimension and different kind of bling. Since my Create a Critter cartridge has not arrived yet, I used From My Kitchen to cut the cow. The clouds came from Everyday Paper Dolls, the sun was cut from doodlecharms and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the grass.