Friday, May 24, 2013

Welcome Little One

This week’s Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is Oh Baby!  We are to use our Cricut to create a project for a new baby. This challenge could not have come at a better time. Many of our friends are pregnant and some are due within the next few weeks.
I made this card for a little one we are looking forward to meeting at the end of June. The expecting parents decorated the little one’s room with a frog theme.

I had a blast making this card. The little Cricut characters always make me laugh.
This card was made possible by:
Items from my inventory
·         The Cricut Expression
·         Paisley Cachemire cartridge – frog2
·         Cindy Loo cartridge – welcome
·         Various cardstock
·         Creative Memories corner maker
·         Fiskars paper trimmer
·         Bella BLVD – Toadilly Cool – Birthday Boy paper
·         Tim Holtz distress ink – Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss
·         Tombow glue
·         Celebrate It – ribbon
·         Kool Tak – 1/8” adhesive tape
·         Zapdots foam dots
·         Stampin’up Holidays & Wishes stamp
·         Stampin’up basic black classic stampin’ pad
·         Big Shot
·         Sizzix texture plates

·         Nothing


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Just Add Metal

Hello Everyone,
Over the past couple of weeks I have been familiarizing myself with the blogging world by reading other crafting blogs, mostly blogs on scrapbooking and card making. It is fantastic to see people’s creativity with such a simple product like paper.
I found in my search, DT Calls. They provide a list of 95 web addresses to different monthly, bi-weekly, weekly and daily challenges.  
Besties Challenge Blog is amongst the 95 addresses listed. Sherri Baldy, owner and author of Besties Challenge Blog doesn’t only post weekly challenges but also provides a list of upcoming challenges so that you can plan ahead. The challenge for May 27th is to “add metal to your card”. I jumped all over that challenge since I had ideas and the supplies to bring it to fruition.
Card done! Happy about the addition of metal! Can’t wait to show people! Very excited!!!
Then I reread the challenge rules on Besties Challenge Blog. It appears that in my excitement I misread them the first time. I did follow the spirit of the challenge and added metal to the card, but I also had to add a Bestie image. My card does not qualify for the challenge or for a chance to win some Bestie images but I am still pleased with the card and will give it to my husband for father’s day.  
I think the card is quite appropriate for him. Not only is it very manly but it has a vehicle/machine type of look to it.  He is a mechanic at heart, has a love for automotive and remembers every single customer by the vehicle they own.

For the metal look, I passed a piece of Art Emboss medium weight aluminum in the Spellbinder M-bossabilities EL-017 folder through the Big Shot. To save anyone from “paper cuts”, I folded under all the cut edges of the aluminum (I am cringing at the thought of an aluminum cut). Each piece of aluminum was then taped to a distressed and inked piece of cardstock.

This card was brought to you by the following supplies:

From my inventory:
· Art Emboss medium aluminum
· Spellbinders M-bossabilities EL-017
· Big Shot
· EK Success - Binding Edge Edger Punch
· Making Memories distress tool
· Tim Holtz - walnut distress ink
· K&Company Engraved Garden adhesive chipboard
· Various cardstock
· Brads
· Zapdots - foam dots
· EK Success - Major League baseball stickers
· Scotch - Advance tape glider


· Nothing

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I am dedicating my very first blog, to my mother! She shares the same love for all things crafty.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog has a weekly challenge appropriately titled "Challenge Me Monday". This week's challenge (#159 - Mother's Day) motivated me to make this card and my mother inspired its design.


This card was made possible by:

Items from my inventory
  • The Cricut Expression
  • Ornamental Iron Cricut cartridge
  • Various cardstock
  • Father Knows Best - Aftershave paper by Angela Hoffmann Designs
  • Cool highlight transparent Glitter Ritz
  • Be Creative tape
  • Various Copic markers
  • Stampin' Up - Sizzix - Square Lattice Textured Impressions embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz - Sizzix - Tattered Florals die
  • Tim Holtz - Ranger - Distress Inks - Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs, Rusty Hinge
  • Recollections brads
  • Small snowflake punch (manufacturer unknown)
  • The Paper Company - Quilling strips
  • Ek Success - Dahlia Dimensional Flower punch
  • Zapdots - foam dots
  • Tombow glue
  • Recollection cardstock
  • Three additional Copic colors

I am ecstatic to say that this card was loved by my family.
It also won the FCCB challenge and got top 5 mention.

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