Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

I woke up early one morning and realized that I hadn't made a birthday card for a potluck at work that same day.  So off to the scraproom I go!  At 6:00 in the morning I came up with this:

I couldn't make too much noise since my son was still asleep in the next room.  So this was a cricut-free card! =)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Get Well Pirate Card

My grandmother had cataracts removed this week.  Her and I are very close, but not near as close as her and my son.  I love that she is well enough to establish such a wonderful relationship with him!

I came home and told him that "Double G" (he calls her that for Great-Grandma) had to wear a patch over her eye for a couple of days.  He's loving pirates right now, so he thought this was really cool!  I thought I would make her a pirate card and have him give it to her.

I used 3 Birds on Parade cartridge, and cut the pirate bird at 4 1/4".  I then added stickles to his little bit of hair.  She LOVED it and my son thought it was awesome!  It brought a smile on her face, so mission accomplished!


Deepest Sympathy Card

A co-worker of my husband lost her mother this week.  He asked me to make her a sympathy card, so of course I did.

I used one of my favorite cartridges, Cindy Loo, and cut the bird at 3 1/4".  I thought it turned out super cute!  I hope it brought her a little piece of comfort to know our family is keeping her and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Dad's Office" Scrapbook Page

Our son loves to go to his Daddy's office!  When we were there this time, he made a mess playing with the receipt tape on Daddy's adding machine. (there's a picture of my husband cleaning it up on the page) That made my creative juices start their engines!

I decided to take some white ribbon and "re-create" the messy tape look around the page.

No cricut was used.  I found some letters that matched the grid lines on the background paper.  I wanted to make sure the ribbon was woven within the title...

I then let the "tape" continue around the pictures until it ran off the page.

I thought it turned out fabulous and SO outside my box of thinking! I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. =)

Happy Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for one of my son's friends.  They are in Karate together.  I kept thinking of the dragon patch on his "ghee" (karate uniform).  This boy is a few belts above my son, and he looks up to him like a big brother.  If it wasn't for this boy, my son wouldn't be as good and advanced as he is now.

Enough bragging, onto the card...

I found this dragon on the Pagoda cartridge.  I cut it at 4".  They LOVED the card.  Since the party was held at the Karate studio, then the theme fit.  =)

Last bragging moment...

Here's a picture of my son from the party.  He was the littlest on there (he's 4) and he successfully performed a running side kick into the hanging bag.  He was so proud of himself and so was the instructor.  He finally earned a spot on the "bragging wall" at the studio with this picture.  Proud Mommy, here! =)


"Turtley Awesome" Card

A co-worker asked me to make a card for her son's kindergarten teacher.  Her son LOVES turtles so I went in search a cute turtle that would look kindergarten-ish.

I cut the turtle from the Paisley cartridge, but I don't remember what size (I cut it in May).  Instead of cutting the cute cheeks and cherries, I used my stickles for add some "bling".  I then added the sentiments from on of My Pink Stamper stamp sets.  My co-worker LOVED it and I hope the teacher did, too.

"Birthday Boy" Card

Ever needed a card really quickly?  Well I did!  We were leaving for a birthday party in a matter of minutes and I realized (I'd been sick) that I hadn't made a card!  So I pulled out my scraps and boy-ish stickers and started creating...

I made the card a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  Added the balloon and star stickers.  Then I added the red ribbon to look like they were holding the balloons and then a yellow bow to tie it together.  Poof, birthday card within minutes! =)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"Fun Ahead" Card

One of the principals in our school district retired this past school year. (so, I made this card back in May)  One of the teachers in my building (the high school) asked me to make him a card for his retirement party.

I don't normally make masculine cards, so I was stumped!  I wanted it to be VERY masculine since I know this man is all boy (I graduated with his son).  I found the "Fun Ahead" sticker from a beached theme sticker set.  I thought it fit!  Then I built the card theme around that sticker.  It turned out perfect for him!
Again, this is a standard A2 size card.

On Your Wedding Day

I made this wedding card back in May.  A co-worker needed a card for her niece's wedding, but didn't give me much advanced notice.  I literally threw the card together in about 20 minutes.  Everything is from my scrap pile (I love it when that happens). 

The embossed chandelier is from a cuttlebug embossing folder set that I bought at Valentine season.  It came with a conversation heart folder and two others.  I used cream card stock with a shiny pearl finish.  I thought it added a little elegance.  The sentiment is from a My Pink Stamper stamp set.  Throw on an orange ribbon to tie it all together, and ta-da!
The card is a standard A2 size card.

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, has issued the call for her August-January design team.  

Here's the rules for this entry:

Challenge:  Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......

(other optional color of your choice)

Here are my supplies:
I LOVE my Cindy Loo cartridge.  I didn't think I would like it THIS much when I bought it, but surprise, surprise!  I also fell in love with using tulle, thanks to one of Robyn's DVDs.  Add the colored paper, a couple of cute black and white photos,  and I was ready to create!

I have to be honest, it rattled my brain to try and coordinate these colors, but hey, that's what a challenge is all about!  Once I started creating, the colors just flowed together.


12 x 12 Brown scrapbook paper for the base background.
Turquoise background was cut from Cindy Loo using "fit to page" which cut it at 11".
Tree was cut from Cindy Loo at 11" but I could have used "fit to page".
Mushroom was cut from Cindy Loo at 3".
Orange matte is 6.25 x 4.25
Patterned matte is 6.5 x 4.5
Butterflies are Recollection from Michael's.
I pop-dotted the tree and one photo up to add dimension.
I thought it was missing something so I added the mushroom (to be a little more boyish).
I hated to cover the beautiful tree completely with my pictures, so I thought outside of the box.  I put the limbs ON TOP of my picture. (this is where you can gasp in shock)  I thought it turned out PERFECT!  I may do that more often...
Funny how the turquoise background sort of looks like the sky with the tree and everything with it.  

Thanks for this challenge, Robyn!  I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.  Good luck to all the entries! =)


I'm back!

Where have I been?? Let's do a little catch-up, shall we?  My summer has been so busy, and I only have 2 weeks left until I return to work.  This is literally only the second day I have had a chance to be in my scrap-room all summer!  

First, I became very ill at the end of the school year and was in bed, literally, for a week solid!  Then summer started and my family had plans for everyday for the first month!  We had our house painted one week, then we went on a family vacation for 2 weeks, and add on my son's activities of karate, swim lessons, etc.  WOW!  I need a vacation from my vacation!

Well, I'm back!  I do have pictures of previous projects that I need to upload.  I hope to do that this week.  First off, I need to decide what my project will be for Robyn's My Pink Design Team Challenge!  Then, I need to get to crafting, the deadline is TOMORROW!

I'll be posting soon...

Monday, May 9, 2011

MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #9

My last challenge!  I can't believe I did them ALL!!!  My Pink Stamper challenge 9:

Challenge #9--Use Glitz, Glam and Glitter in your project!

I never use glitter!  It gets everywhere!  I love my boys and so I decided to make a simple (I'm exhausted) page with some bling hearts!  I cut the hearts from George And Basic Shapes.  Then added Martha Stewart glitter to the hearts.  I think it turned out simple and sweet.


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #12

My Pink Stamper Challenge 12:

Challenge #12--Make a Scrapbook Page, Card, or other with a Kid's theme!

I'm getting VERY tired!!  Although, I'm enjoying memory lane with my pictures!  I found these when my son took a bath without the baby bath!  At the time he LOVED Elmo so I busted out my Sesame Street cartridge!  I got ahead of myself and journaled before I took the picture, but I covered most of it up!  I'm beginning to get less creative!  I beginning to get sad that he's 4 now!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #10

My Pink Stamper Challenge 10:

Challenge #10--Make a layout or card with a pet in it!

I used the Four Legged Friends lite cartridge and I think I cut it at 3.5".  (They all starting to run together)  I then added googly eyes and stickles!!  The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper stamps!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #8

My Pink Stamper's 8th challenge:

Challenge #8--Make a summer themed project!

I found this picture from when my son was 2 years old and just had to scrap it!  This was when he first started wearing his Daddy's sunglasses and he thought he was SO cool!  I love the surf board paper!  He's getting too big, too fast!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #6

My Pink Stamper's challenge 6:

Challenge #6--Incorporate a TAG into your project!

This one just turned into a baby card!  Have you ever started a project without really knowing which direction it was going to go?  Well, that's this card!  I pick out the tag and then built from there.  It makes for a card that could really be generic!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #3

I'm having to play catch-up since my weekend was packed with family events!  My Pink Stamper's Challenge 3:

Challenge #3--Make a card, scrapbook page, or 3-D item with a breast cancer theme.  You can use a ribbon, make it pink, whatever you'd like.

I wanted to make this some what different.  I cut everything from Pink Journey cartridge with a little manipulation through the gypsy.  I think it turned out adorable!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #11

Challenge number 11 from My Pink Stamper:

Challenge #11--Make a project and use Pink, Green and Black in it!

I made another Mother's Day card for another co-worker's mother!  I'm popular at my work when it's holiday/birthday time! LOL!  I literally pulled this paper from my scraps!  I love it when I can do that!  I then added a black ribbon and some pink and black glitter flowers.  She loved it!!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #7

For Robyn's, My Pink Stamper, 7th challenge we need to:

Challenge #7--Make a Scrapbook Page!

I made a two-page spread in memory of my father.  This year, in February, was the 15 year anniversary of his death.  This was also the first year that I took my son with me to the Peace Officers' Memorial. (He was named after my father)  I let him place his own rose on the memorial this year.

We then took him to where my father's ashes were spread.  (He's in his favorite lake along with his mother's ashes)  Snow was just beginning to melt from the recent snowstorm so the road was closed to the dam, exact place where the ashes were spread, so we placed roses in the water (one for me, my mother, and my son).  On our way out from the dam, we saw a beautiful doe and I just had to snap pictures.  It was a very somber moment with my family and one I will cherish forever.

Enough of the sob story!  Since he was a police officer killed in the line of duty, I cut the police badge from Everyday Paperdolls at fit to page.  I cut his badge number from Old West, not sure what size. I then placed a black ribbon, similar to the black band worn on officers' badges when a brother has fallen, across the numbers.  I think it turned out sweet!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #5

Challenge 5 from My Pink Stamper is:

Challenge #5- Any 3-D item OR if that is too much of a challenge then add a 3-D item on your scrapbook page or card!

I decided to make a Mother's Day card for a co-worker's Mother-in-Law.  I used pink tulle for my ribbon.  I thought the colors (from my scraps) went together great!  I then added these new 3D butterflies I purchased at Michael's.  Simple and sweet! 


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #4

For the next challenge from My Pink Stamper

Challenge #4:  Make something with a Mother's Day Theme!

I made this card for my Mother-In-Law.  I cut the tag from Plantin Schoolbook, not sure the size.  I used the greeting from My Pink Stamper stamps.  She liked it!


MPS National Scrapbook Day Challenge #2

The next challenge from My Pink Stamper is the following:

Challenge #2--Make a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock. 

I decided to make a Mother's Day card for a friend to give to her mother.  I cut the dragonfly from Gypsy Wanderings at 3".  I then added a rose.  She loved it!