Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Elephant #7

The challenge was to make something for mom. Well this is for a mom to be! I love, love, love this elephant. When I first got this cartridge, New Arrival I didn't like many of the animals. Then I came across Peachy Keen stamps they have the cutest faces. The elephant is cut at 3". Then you just stamp the face. I colored the eyes in with my gel pen, and OMG he is just the cutest little thing I have seen in a long time. Makes a very nice baby shower invite I think. The paper is retired SU! DSP, so not all of the invites will be the same. Good gravy the woman needs 60 of them. Thank goodness my Amber said she would help me make them. I love to hang out with her, and add some stampin' fun-you've got a great day planned. :0)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Congratualations Graduate

This is the graduation announcements that I made for Shanice. She has earned her bachelors degree and I am so proud of her. School colors are blue and yellow. So I chose Not quit navy, and so saffron. Most of the the paper is from SU-bella bleu The grad cap is cut from locker talk. at 2 1/2". I decided this would be my graduation gift for her.
Inside sentiment: I printed it on vellum and adhered it to So Saffron. The cap is printed from a program I have. But I like how it looked with the inside writing.

She was excited for these-because they are different that everybody else. AND they are made with Love.

She only needed 20 that isn't too bad. They really didn't too long, except for scalloping the tops. :) Thanks for looking-hope you have a great day. Congratulations to all those graduates.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

JB# 34 Picnic Parade

Cricutters Anonymous Challenge #34 Picnic Inspiration

Cartrides: Doodlecharms, watermelon 3 1/4" Walk in my Garden, Caterpillar 1 1/4" Paper Dolls: Pie 3 1/4" Disney Princess: Apple 3 1/4" Pooh & Friends: 1 1/4" SU Paper: gable green, regal rose, rose red, black, basic gray, creamy caramel Stamp sets: Peechy Keen faces SU: Picnic Parade To make the ants I cut out the caterpillars at 1 1/2" then cut them to only have three segments. I then added some wiggle eyes! The watermelon are sad to be taken away by the ants.

The apple is just confused!

The pie seems to be in cahoots with ants.
I put the checkerboard for a border on the bottom, so it would like a picnic table cloth. I don't have pictures for this layout but you can bet that I will. :) I still just love these peachy keen faces, they just add to everything.

Just a little tip, to save paper on cards or LO. When you need a border cut out the middle. Then apply it behind the paper, voila! Then you can use the center to frame your pictures.

Monday, April 19, 2010

FC #6 Bug Me Anytime

Fantabulous Cricut #6 Winged Things

Cartridge: Home Decor, ladybug cut at 1 1/2" 2 and A Child's Year was used to cut the scallop square-but I don't remember what size Stamps: Priceless Phrase:computer generated Paper: SU: Night of Navy and some other ladybug paper, that I have been hording.

This is 1 1/2" ladybug cut with my cricut from shrinky dink. I colored it with colored pencils. Which I learned from my stamp friend Debbie. She is the shrinky dink king.

Same bug, same scallop square, only after it has been shrunken, with my heat gun. I have always loved shrinky dink, and Debbie reminded me what a great little jewel they are to add dimension to projects.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thanks Joe

A very special thanks to our vet out in Tooele. Many may know him-he truly is the best there is. Our dog, Quilla (like Tequila) is 10 years old. She got a melanoma tumor on her tongue. I took her to Joe Roundy and he saved her. He did such a great job that she can eat and drink. He had to remove a large part of her tongue, we didn't think she would make it, let alone be able to eat and drink on her own. She is a very special and we are glad to have her around for a little longer. With melanoma it travels fast so we don't know if has traveled through her body yet or not. All we can do is pray, and love her. This is the card I made to thank him and his wonderful caring assistants. These are pictures I enclosed.
This is another one of my animals, Flower. Gretchen, one of Joe's colleagues saw last Saturday. She is around 7 or 8. Which is about 85 in our years. She wasn't eating and had a lost a lot of weight. I thought I was going to loose her. But thanks to the great care at the Tooele Vet Clinic she is around for a bit longer. Isn't she just the cutest little ferret! She gives the sweetest ear kisses.
Thanks Joe, Gretchen, and all the staff that helped take care of my babies. Because I just love them!!!!!!!! Stamp set: for father SU Paper: SU Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Phrase: Cricut New Arrival Brads & Ribbon: and some SU bling Thanks for looking- have a great day

Thursday, April 15, 2010

JB#33 Eeyore's Under the Weather

Cricutters Anonymous #33 April Showers
Eeyore is cut at 2 1/2" from Pooh & Friends Phrase is computer generated, the cut with SU scallop punch, and oval punch SU Paper: pretty in pink, blush blossom, black, bashful blue, brocade blue sage shadow, Cuttlebug folder: Bloom dots When my youngest son is upset he reminds me so much of Eeyore. I always say to him "why does it always rain on me" Then he cracks a little smile.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sonshine a Quiltin'

When I came across this quilting woman. Ok it's suppose to be an angel, but I wanted the wings to be a puffy pillow--poof they are! (go with me here) I had to have her. You see my second mom is a quilter, and she does every bit of it by hand. She made a beautiful lighthouse quilt for me-which sits on my couch, to wrap around me when ever I need a hug. I hope when she gets this card, she can fell a hug from me. Paper: SU! DSP, apricot appeal, Stamps: High Hopes "kathy quilting angel" The background behind Sonshine is sponged in apricot, and close to cocoa.

Monday, April 12, 2010

FC#5 Drops of Honey

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #5 April Showers

March 25, 2010
Cartridge: Pooh & Friends cut at 5 1/2" Storybook for the oval-4 1/2" Copics: y12, y21, y00, yr15, c3, c5, c7, c9 b21, b000, e19, e00 SU Set: sprinkles The bee is a freebie digi from Dustin Pike "april showers" My original thought was to make a card like a beehive that opened, then put the bee on top. I cam across this hanging beehive, dripping the honey, then I remembered that I had this cute bee, I thought it was very clever to make the honey drip onto the bee, thus the April showers.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wishing You Bubbles -SC165

This months swap challenge was to use SC165 and make it a birthday card.
I turned the sketch on its side.
I stamped my little girl on white and colored her with my pencils and blender pens. I used crystal effects on the bubble to make them shine. I embossed like crazy on this card. The bubbles are cut from my cricut using the dreams come true cartridge. The inside reads......wishing you more bubbles than troubles. I think it would be cute to give it to someone with a gift basket of bath stuff. That is my plan anyway, not sure who the recipient will be, but it all works out in the end. Ok well go stamp something creative and then take a nice bubble bath. TFL have a great day!
Here is a close up of the shrinky dink.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

JB #32 Swirl Card for Shelby

Cricutters Anonymous Challenge #32 All in the Family Cartridge: Everyday Paperdolls

I have actually had this pattern for a swirl card for a while now, I am so excited to finally to be able to use it. My oldest son just turned 20. I wanted to do something special...So I made kind of a tribute to him. I made the card with all of the things he likes.
He learned to play guitar when he was 15, and his leg was broken. He is self taught, and is pretty good. Favorite band "Metalica" He loves to play baseball.

Snowboarding has been his passion the last couple of years. Him and his friends are always trying to learn new tricks. He got his brother into it this year.

4 wheeling!!!!!

He also like racing. He has a Mitsubishi Eclipse that he races at the Larry Miller track. He really enjoyed his card, and his life on spiral!!! :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

So Sorry SC262

Hi, this is just another one I just couldn't resist. Either for a miss you card, thinking of you, or as a Sorry as I did. He is from High Hopes Zach & Ozzie. The paper is from SU! brocade blue, more mustard, chocolate chip, and east coast prep, DSP. I used tafeta chocolate chip ribbon with a ribbon slidder. I also used see around wheel on the blue background. and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the phrase. This was made to meet SC262. Have a great day, see you soon.

My Copic Color Choices

I have had a few requests for the colors I use to color with Copics. I bought them from Carpe Diem- there is a link on my side bar. The paper I got from stampinscrappin I hope this helps-if you any questions I would love to help. Have a great day.

Monday, April 5, 2010

FC #4 Bee Happy

Fantabulous Cricut #4 Word: Happy Shape: Flower
Get it Bee Happy- tee hee. The challenge this week was to use the word-happy, and the shape-flower.
Cartridges: Home Decor the flower is cut at 3", maybe the bee too I didn't write that one down :) Stamp set: SU So Very SU Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Perfect Plum, Gable Green glossy cardstock. I used the polished stone technique for the background, in bashful blue, barely banana, and gable green. I am really liking the spring colors here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Bunnies

YAY! so excited for Easter, because Easter brings spring. I don't care what the Utah mountains say. So these bunnies far from High Hopes "easter fun" I used the eyelet border under the main picture, and some white ribbon. I never realized how much I use white ribbon, until it was gone. The bunnies on this card are colored using SU! color pencils. Happy Easter is from teeny tiny wishes. It's amazing how much fun these bunnies are having, and there isn't even a mess. I don't know about you but around here when we color eggs, we make a mess. teehee .

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One Giant Egg

This is actually one of the first pics I colored with the copics. I know there is a bit of bleeding. Please don't be too harsh. Paper: SU DSP, tempting turquoise, apricot appeal, gable green stamps: High Hopes- bunny masterpiece, SU-eggcrouments Punches: SU! scallop border, tag small and large. I did some faux stitching around the outer edge, not so sure how I like that, but it is growing on me. Now I just need a chocolate bunny, and this card is ready to make some bunny smile (ha ha couldn't pass up the pun)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Birthday Away

Mar 24, 2010 I used my copics to color this bear from Squigglefly. teddy bear-ing gifts. SU paper: taken with teal, pumpkin pie, Ribbon: Orchid opulence Texture Plate, from Cuttlebug-Happy Bday

Thursday, April 1, 2010

JB #31 Eggcellent Cottage

Cricutters Anonymous #31, make an Easter themed project.

Cartridge used: Winter Woodland, house cut at 4" and the bunny is cut at 1" SU! Paper: bashful blue, apricot appeal, gable green.
The girl in the window is a SU set window dressing The eggs are from SU Loads of Love Accessories

Scallop border is done with the SU! scalloped eyelet punch. Who says that a cottage made from Winter Woodland has to be a winter cottage. Although I can't wait to make some for winter. I have this little house sitting next to the egg holders I made a few days ago. They are in the kitchen, and look pretty darn cute. I find myself worrying about how I am going to store them though. LOL :)