Saturday, September 25, 2010

You Rock Card

I was playing around with my B is for Boy cartridge last night and decided to work with the rocking horse image. This is a quick card I threw together with paper I have from a mat stack.

B is for Baby - My Creative Time Throwback Challenge

This week, Emma at My Creative Time challenged everyone to an create a card or layout without using their Cricut. Since I got into making cards and more elaborate scrapbook layouts only after getting my Cricut, this proved to be a bit harder as I had to think about what I had on hand and how I could make something cute without my trusty machine to aid me. Anywho, I just bought some fun papers from Michael's and pulled those out along with some ribbon, punches and thickers. Here is my creation, a super simple baby-themed card.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Card - Monster

This is my last Halloween card for a little while; well, that what I'm telling myself today. I just purchased the Mini Monsters cartridge and have been itching to try out some of the cuts. I loved this little guy and the illusion that he's snaking around in some holes and waiting to pop up and surprise you.



Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween Card - Giraffe

A girlfriend of mine who lives in Louisiana, sent me a picture of her daughter trying out her giraffe costume. She had the biggest smile ever and I understand that she did not want to take the costume off. Based on her costume, I made this card using Create-A-Critter. I'm hopeful that it will bring a big smile to her face, just like the one in the picture.



Sunday, September 12, 2010

More Halloween Cards

I spent the weekend making three Halloween cards for my friend's children. I'll post one each day starting tonight. This first card is for a a friend whose son just loves everything there is about firemen and their trucks. Naturally, he's going to be a fireman for Halloween. So little P, this one's just for you.



Friday, September 10, 2010

Halloween Card Challenge - Cardz TV

This is my entry over at Cardz TV for Mary's Halloween Challenge. If you have been toying with designing a Halloween card or have one that you want to show off, then make sure you enter the contest and show off your stuff!



New Amsterdam Layouts

I don't know if it was the change in the weather or the joy of the 3-day weekend, but I was churning out scrapbook layouts at a pretty good clip over the Labor Day holiday. I've already posted quite a few over the past couple of days, but there were I couple of more I wanted to share. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



The pattern paper is from K&Company. The orange background is Bazzill Swiss Dots and the brown paper is Bazzill as well. The title is cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge. I also included a tag behind the lower left photo. The doodling was drawn using a white Sakura Jelly pen.



The tree is from Create-A-Critter and was cut at 8 1/2 inches. The grass is from Everyday Paper Dolls and cut at 2 1/2 inches; the clouds are from this cartridge as well and are cut at a variety of sizes. The title is cut at 2 inches using the font from All Mixed Up. The doodling was drawn using a white Sakura Jelly pen.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some Reflections on my Birthday

On a late summer morning 33 years ago in small Texas town, I was lucky enough to come into this world. Over the years I have been blessed to have a fantastic family who has truly loved me unconditionally and friends that have been kind enough to serve as a second family. I know I don't say thank you nearly enough, but I hope today's entry is just a little glimpse into how much I love and appreciate you all. I know that I would not be the woman I am today without you and can't imagine what type of woman I would become if you all were not here to influence my life. Thank you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Speed Racer

I have been crafting up a storm this weekend, trying to get a handle on my vacation photos. Here is a layout I made very quickly this evening with some of the pictures I had from a great fishing village I visited on my trip. I just love how it turned out, it's simple but so much fun. If you are interested in how I pulled this together, I've listed the "recipe" below the picture. Thanks for visiting!



Recipe

The background paper is Bazzill Dotted Swiss in blue and green. The blue paper is cut at 11 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in. The green paper is cut at 4 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in.

The car is from the B is for Boy Cricut Lite cartridge and cut at 5 1/2 in.
The sun is from Doodlecharms and is cut at 3 in. I used Peachy Keen stamps for the face. The eyes were drawn in using a Sakura jelly pen. I used pink chalk for the cheeks.
The road is from Everyday Paper Dolls and is cut at 4 1/2 in. I used scraps of yellow paper for the street lines.
These cuts were made using American Craft textured paper.

The "speed racer" title was made with American Crafts white vinyl stickers.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back from a Hiatus

It seems like forever since I've been able to do any serious crafting or blogging. Rather than having time to create layouts or cards, I've been on vacation and then busy at work pushing legal documents like nobody's business. I'm getting to the point that I'm beginning to dread seeing 8 1/2 x 11 white printer paper! But the Labor Day weekend has finally arrived and today I was able to leave work early and get some creative time in. Thank goodness, because I was beginning to feel a little rusty.

So last month I went on vacation to Amsterdam and had a fantastic time. I'm really loving touring around Europe and taking in the culture and history of the countries I have been blessed to have been able to visit. Now that I'm back, its time to begin scrapping those photos. The first layout is the "cover" for the album. I love this picture and could not wait until I got home to be able to develop it. There are several "I Amsterdam" signs across the city, but this one was in Museum Park by the Van Gogh museum. The paper is from Sassafras Lass and I got it as a new member of the Club Ruby paper club. I used the Cherry Limeade Cricut Lite cartridge for the scalloped circles. The "journey" saying came from Graphically Speaking.



The second layout turned out better than I could have hoped for. These pictures were taken at the Ice Bar. The concept is a subzero bar where you put on a jacket, hat and gloves to enjoy your sub-temperature drinks. If you are thinking that this sounds very silly and/or cheesy, you would be absolutely correct! The entire experience was a hoot and I laughed from the minute I hit the door until I left! But at least I can say that I came, I went, I laughed. The title was made using the Cherry Limeade cartridge the penguins and igloo were from Create-a-Critter, and the bear was from Joys of the Season.



Thanks for stopping by, I hope to have some more designs completed over the weekend.