Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wedding Cards

A friend of mine asked me to make her two wedding cards.
For this card, I cut the glasses from the Stretch Your Imagination cricut cartridge. I added some bling on the bows.For this card, I cut the flowers from the Paper Doll Dress Up cricut cartridge. I cut the bow, the was cut from the cartridge, off. I added a ribbon in place of the bow.

Another Mother's Day Card

A friend of mine's son asked me to make his mom a Mother's Day card as a surprise to her. Her favorite color is pink and she collects decorative crosses. I didn't use any cartridges. I used a few pink prima flowers and put a bling brad in the center. She loved it and was surprised that her son took notice that I made cards. He also had pink roses delivered to her at work! He earned great brownie points! =)

Mother's Day Cards

A friend asked me to make her some Mother's Day cards for her mom and mother-in-law.
For her mother's card I used the Tim Holtz distresser on the pink layer. Since she is a quilter, I sewed a zigzag on the pink layer. I cut the spool of thread and needle from the Happily Ever After cricut cartridge.For her mother-in-law's card I used the Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge. Since she loves to garden, I cut the wheel barrel and filled it with some prima flowers.

Mother-in-Law's Day Card

I made this card for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. She loves the rusty earth tone colors. She is also the "Cook" in the family. She knows the way to our hearts is through her recipes! YUMMY!!I cut the pie from the Just Because Cards cricut cartridge. I used the Martha Stewart's doily punch. I got the fibers from Hobby Lobby and the pearls from Michaels. She LOVED it! =)

Monday, May 3, 2010

MPS's NSD Challenge #12

For this challenge, I was to make a scrapbook page, card, or other project using an animal or critter.
I decided to make a card for someone I know that is going through a tough time. We all need a little pick-me-up sometimes, right? I cut the adorable bird from the Create A Critter cricut cartridge. I used some primas I had instead of the flower that is cut with the bird, and I put a little bling in the middle of the flower. =)

MPS's NSD Challenge #11

The rules for this challenge was to make a project using 1 or all of the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue).
I had the perfect rainbow ribbon that I had just bought from Michaels when they ran their ribbon 60% off! I decided to make a birthday card. I had a cupcake stamp set and used my new blender pen. I think it turned out pretty good for my first try.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MPS's NSD Challenge #10

This challenge required making a project using flowers or something Springy. I had the perfect pictures for a Springy scrapbook spread.We had just re-done our flowerbeds, and my son was VERY eager to help us! I used primas for the flowers, I cut the tag using the Bags, Tags, Boxes, and More cricut cartridge, and I cut the sign and gardening utensils from the A Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge.

MPS's NSD Challenge #9

This challenge was to make a shaped card, shaped scrapbook page, or shaped project.
With graduation coming up, I decided to make a graduation card. Since I work at a high school I know of several graduates! Therefore, I made a card in our school colors. I cut the graduation cap card using the Wild Card cricut cartridge.

MPS's NSD Challenge #8

For this challenge, I needed to make something using monochromatic and add a flower. The only thing that came to mind was a wedding card. I needed to build up my card stash anyway, so here we go!
I did not use my cricut for this card, which surprised me! I did use my cuttlebug but I can't remember the name of the embossing folder.

I'm enjoying these challenges but didn't realize how tiring they were! LOL! On to the next one! =)

MPS's NSD Challenge #7

This challenge required making something for a "Dad" or guy in your life. So with Father's Day coming up I decided to make 1 of the 3 cards I need to make this year.
For this card I wanted it to be a little radical. I also wanted to incorporate the colors black and orange, which are my husband's favorite colors. I cut the wooden sign using the Camp Out cricut cartridge. ENJOY!

MPS's NSD Challenge #6

For this challenge, we were suppose to make something WITH a child or for a child. Unfortunately, my son was napping during this challenge so I could scrap with him. He LOVES to scrap with me so I was a little disappointed but was enjoying his nap-time.
I found these pictures of us making his teachers some oreo balls for their Christmas party at school. I cut the chef and his accessories from the Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge. I forgot to add the strip of paper across the middle of the page. LOL! I guess I was so excited to get this page done. ENJOY!

MPS's NSD Challenge #5

For this challenge you were suppose to create something for Teacher Appreciation Week OR for someone you appreciate. Therefore, I created a card for each one of my son's preschool teachers - he has eight of them!I cut the school house from the My Community cricut cartridge. I will put a full size Hershey bar in each of their cards to help them get through a tough day of preschoolers! I'm always making goody bags for them because we appreciate them ssssooooo much!

Thanks for the challenge because I didn't realize Teacher Appreciation day was next week! I would have felt horrible if I didn't recognize my son's wonderful teachers! =)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

MPS's NSD Challenge #4

This challenge was titled "I Like You The Least". For this challenge you were to make a project using your least favorite or least used cartridge.

I remember just HAVING TO HAVE the Life's A Beach cartridge because we spend so much time on the water during the summer months. Unfortunately, I've had the cartridge for over a year and have NEVER used it! So, I dusted it off, along with my summer pictures, and created a page of my husband teaching our 2 year old how to kneeboard. ENJOY!

MPS's NSD Challenge #3

For this challenge, we were suppose to "Think Outside The Box". Therefore we needed to do something on our projects that we normally would not do. Well, I have several background stamps that I do not use. I've seen several bloggers make their own backgrounds with these stamps so I thought I would give it a try.
I just bought this stamp yesterday at Hobby Lobby. I stamped it with embossing ink on a scrap of cream cardstock and embossed it with black powder. Then I just used some glittered red letter stickers I picked up at Michaels during Christmas-time. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave me comments because I love the feedback! Now on to the next challenge, I have to catch up!

MPS's NSD Challenge #2

For this challenge, I had to us scraps to create my project. I had a little trouble getting all my colors to coordinate, but I eventually figured it out.
I made this card for my grandmother for Mother's Day. I cut the wheel-barrel from the Walk In My Garden cricut cartridge. She LOVES gardening so I figure she will really enjoy this card.

Now on to the next challenge!

MPS's NSD Challenge #1

My Pink Stamper's NSD Challenge #1 required a card or layout for your mother or a special someone close to your heart. Well, I needed to make Mother's Day cards for all the mothers in our family this weekend, so I thought this was the perfect challenge!
I made this card for my mother. She loves the color red so I chose the ladybug on the Paisley Cricut cartridge.
Check back for my projects for the rest of the MPS's challenges today! I've never participated in her NSD festivities and I've been looking forward to today all week!

Feel free to leave me a comment, I love reading them!

Amanda =)