Saturday, July 31, 2010

More from Ireland

One of the highlights from my trip to Dublin took place at the Guinness Storehouse where I met a group of guys from the states who were beginning their two week trip across Ireland. They were so funny and were kind enough to let me spend my last night in Dublin bumming around the city with them. I had been having some trouble figuring out how I was going to scrap the pictures we took as leaving the Storehouse, but earlier today I was at Wal-Mart and picked up two new Cricut Light cartridges - B is for Boy and Cherry Limeade. I love the boat on the B is for Boy cartridge and decided to use it for a travel theme. My trip to Dublin was my first solo vacation ever, and I truly was discovering the city day by day. So I felt that the boat (cut at 5 in.) picked up on that theme nicely. The waves (2 in.), which are made from two different cuts, came from Paper Doll Dress Up and Everyday Paper Dolls. The "discover" is from Graphically Speaking. The journaling tag is a Cute Cuts die cut from Doodlebug Design Inc's Great Getaways. The colors in the layouts are based on this week's challenge at Paper Cutz Challenge which is to create a layout, card or craft project using only red, white, blue, yellow and black.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby Card - It's a Jungle Out There!

There must be something in the water because every time I turn around another friend has had a baby. And it seems like everyone is having a boy! I was looking around my paper stash and came across my DCWV Animal Crackers stack. I figured that the jungle theme would be fun for new parents entering the "jungle" of parenthood. The hippo and grass are from Create-A-Critter. The scalloped circle and little circle are Stampin Up and EK Success punches, respectively. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions stamps.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cricut Cutz Challenge # 35

Over at Cricut Cutz Challenge, this week's challenge is to design a get well card using the colors blue, green, white and black. Earlier this month I purchased the Lacy Labels cartridge, but I haven't had the opportunity to play around with it. I really like the cuts on the cartridge and the tons of options at your fingertips. I used Bo Bunny Double Dot paper for the layering on card in addition to my base stock of black and white card stock. The clear and green embellishments came from Martha Stewart.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cardz TV: Christmas in July Challenge #4

This is the last week for Mary's Christmas in July card challenges; and I have to admit I'm a little sad because these challenges have forced me to begin thinking about what I plan to make for this year's Christmas cards and now that motivation has come to an end. The final challenge asks us to create a Christmas card that features a Christmas tree. My design was inspired by a place card I saw in this month's Scrapbooks.etc magazine that was a simple "hello" card. I love how this card turned out. I used Joys of the Season for the Christmas Tree and Winter Wonderland for the scalloped circles and the holly leaves. I also ran the holly leaves through my Cuttlebug script folder and added stickles on the berries and leaves. All of the paper came from a Christmas-themed paper stack from Me & My Big Ideas; I picked it up last year at Michael's before the holidays. Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sweet Treats Card

During the Fourth of July holiday weekend, I picked up the Sweet Treats cartridge on sale at Joann's (got to love those sales!). Although was able to get in some solid crafting hours and make some layouts from my Ireland trip, I never got around to using my new cartridge (isn't that always how it happens). Well tonight while working on my card for the My Creative Time challenge, I decided to play around with my newest purchase. All in all I think it turned out okay. Just in case you were curious, the patterned mushroom paper came from DCWV's Green Stack and the border punch is Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Creative Time's Throwback Challenge #8

Over at My Creative Time, Emma's challenge for the week is featuring the Celebrations cartridge. Everything on that cartridge screams birthday; however, I be a little jaded since I have a birthday coming up in a month and a half. In any event, what is party without a fab hat. I really like the birthday hat featured on the cartridge so I kept the design clean and easy (I may make that my mantra). So here's my creation. The stamp is from the a My Pink Stamper stamp collections. Thanks so much for coming to visit. Have a great one!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Creative Time's Throwback Challenge

The theme at Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge is "Your Favorite Holiday" using the Wild Card Cartridge. My favorite card from the cart is the argyle cut. I love Halloween, so I blended that card with the pumpkin that is on the Halloween themed card. I like how it came out.

Christmas Card in July Challenge #3

This week's challenge at Cardz TV is to make a Christmas card using either ribbon, lace or buttons. The very cute Santa is from Paper Doll Dress Up. I kept the design super simple and used the Cuttlebug on Santa's outfit and beard.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Simple Baby Card

It seems lately that I have been creating baby cards for friends of friends. This time I decided to use my card as part of a challenge over at Made by Momo. Her Tuesday challenge is to design a card, layout or project that is inspired by the theme of "love." I can't think of a more visual image of love than when a new child comes into the world. Babies are physical manifestations of the love between two people who are desiring to create life. In honor of that inspiration, this is just a simple card for a new baby. I cut the "baby" circle from the New Arrival cartridge and the scalloped circle came from Mini Monograms. The congratulations stamp is a My Pink Stamper stamp.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ireland Layouts

For Easter weekend, I decided to cross the pond and head to Dublin, Ireland for a quick get away. It was a fantastic vacation and I'm just now starting to scrap my pictures. Here are a couple of layouts that I was able to knock out this weekend.

Sympathy Card

I learned today that a friend's mother-in-law unexpectantly passed away yesterday from a stroke. I made this card to send to my friend and her husband. I used Mini Monograms for the scallop circle and the circle. I used a Martha Stewart punch as well.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sweet Chick

With the three day weekend, I have had a lot of time to catch up on errands and get some crafting in. I started cleaning out my craft area and found an unsused DCVW paper pack that I had forgotten about. This is a card I made with Create-A-Critter, My Pink Stamper Stamps (Punny-licious); and a Martha Stewart doily punch. I hope everyone is having a wonderful and restful holiday weekend.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Christmas in July Challenge #1

Mary over at Cardz TV is hosting a series of challenges for the month of July with the theme "Christmas in July." Christmas seems so far away, but I know that it will be here before I know it. I love create a critter so I wanted to find a way to make those images Christmas friendly. I love the cow cut; it has become a favorite. In addition to Create-a-Critter, I used the Santa hat and Christmas trees from Paper Doll Dress Up. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the grass.

Throwback Thursday Challenge

I'm entering a challenge over at My Creative Time. This week's challenge is to make a Baby themed craft using the New Arrival cartridge. I came up this 5x5 card; I'm giving it to a girlfriend to use for her friend that just had twins. The babies and the blankets are from New Arrival. The scalloped circle is from Winter Wonderland.