Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Birthday Fishes Card

This is the card I made for my Mama's birthday on Friday. She loves to fish and I really thought she would like this. I spent time with her on Sunday and she is doing great. She really looks great too. I cut out this cute little fish and the pole from the Simply Charmed cartridge and I stitched the reel and the fish with my black marker. The water is from the Life's a Beach cartridge that I used my white gel pen to give it some detail and the scallop is from the Storybook cartridge. I stamped the Birthday Fishes on there with my Stampin Up alphabet set. I rushed home to get this one done. I am dropping it in the mail tomorrow. I can't wait to hear how she likes it. I HAVE been really busy with decorating the front yard and the house and working on 20 Christmas cards that I am trying to get done this week. I will have more posted soon. Please enjoy this silly fish.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thank EWE Card

Here is my Thank you card I got made tonight for one of my husbands co-workers. I used the Just Because Cards to cut everything out. I embossed the Ewe with my cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and I used some purple hot rocks with my I-Rock tool on the EWE. Not bad for a simple card. It didn't take me long at all. I was able to get the house cleaned up for Thanksgiving tomorrow as well. I still can't believe tomorrow's high will be 44 and it was almost 80 today. I am ready to decorate the house for Christmas this weekend too! Then I will be ready to start working on Christmas cards and whatever else I can. Yippie!!!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mr. Snowman and Little Elf cards

These are the ONLY 2 cards I got done tonight. My goal was 5. Every card I tried to make I kept messing up. I have REALLY been tired today and have had a lot on my mind. I am giving my Aunt Kay these 2 cards to take to her craft booth at First Monday. I have 3 more cards that I have already made that can go with them. The snowman stamp is from Stamps by Judith along with the white dots on the red cut out. The paper is one of my DCWV Christmas paper stacks. I colored the snowman with my JoAnn markers and used glossy accents on his nose and the red bird. I flocked the the tail of the bunny at the bottom of the snowman. I cut the shape behind the snowman from the Storybook cartridge. Then I used my white gel pen to stitch around it. The Elf card is an old 2000 Stampin Up stamp. I watercolored the Elf and then cut him out with my oval spellbinder. I should have cut the oval out first. I clearly was not thinking. I chalked around the Elf oval and cut out a bigger oval and embossed it with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder. The paper is the same DCWV Christmas paper stack. I stamped the red paper with my dots from Stamps by Judith and then added some glam rocks that I used my I-Rock tool on. I am so glad they are done so I can go to bed on time. It's been a very long day and I hope you will enjoy these cute cards.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I was just awarded with the Stylish Blogger award by 2 sweet ladies. Thanks to Theresa over at http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/. Please check her out!!!! AND Gigi at http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/. Please check her out also! Now this award comes with some Rules.....
1. Thank the person who awarded you
2.Share 8 things about yourself
3.pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4.Contact bloggers and tell them about their award!

Here are 8 things about ME :)
1. I am a new aunt to my nephew Jackson. A VERY proud aunt! I love him SO much!
2. I work full time at Harley-Davidson
3. I love my 2 dogs Lucky and Dallas. They are spoiled rotten.
4. I am a big nerd.
5. I ride ATV's and I own a Yamaha Wolverine 350. For now anyway.
6. I live in Texas and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
7. I worry about EVERYTHING!
8. I am the middle child. I have an older brother and a younger sister.

Ok now here is the 8 ladies i chose. In no order..
1.Debbie http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
2.Susan http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
3.Gigi http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/
4.Sandee http://sandeescreativeplace.blogspot.com/
5.Krystal http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/
6.Kassidy http://inkingitupcrazy.blogspot.com/
7.Celeste http://ccscards.blogspot.com/

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Reindeer Invites

My Christmas party invites are done! I cut out the card from the new seasonal Christmas Cards cartridge. I cut out the oval on DCWV paper from the Storybook cartridge. I cut out the Reindeer of course from the Create a Critter cartridge. He was SUPER fun to make. The banner was cut from the Christmas Cheer cartridge. I ran to the store to find me a You're invited stamp and I found the perfect one and it was the perfect size. I stamped the background of the card with my dots from Stamps by Judith. Now, you can't really see it, but I flocked the antlers and the feet on the Reindeer in brown. I used my white gel pen to stitch around the card for a finishing touch. This little guy is too cute! Everyone needs to make this guy. I hope you enjoy!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Snowflake card

I was up late making this card. I wanted to make this card for my Christmas party invites. I was not too happy with the way the snowflake cut out. Maybe it's time to change my blade on my cricut again. I used my gypsy to cut out the snowflake from the Christmas Solutions cartridge at about 4 3/4 inches. The card was cut from my Wild Cards cartridge at 5 inches. Then I cut the circle from my Storybook cartridge at 4 3/4 inches on my Christmas paper from DCWV. I rubbed red chalk around the outside of the card. I rubbed glue on top of the chalk and glittered it with red glitter. WAY messy! I took my stampendous crystal snow and used it on the snowflake and then added a little iridescent glitter on top of the snow. I used blue glam rocks with my I-Rock tool on the background and red ribbon and red tinsel ribbon for the top. I like this one ok but I don't think I will use this for my invites afterall. I am going to try something else. I plan on getting my invites done THIS weekend. I just can't think of the perfect idea right now. I hope you like anyway!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cupcake Scallop card

I was up very late last night trying to finish this card. I made this for one of my childhood friends. Her birthday is Saturday. I really needed to make this super cute to cheer her up. She is really sick. She has been battling Lupus her whole life. She went into remission in high school. Since being out of school, she has been sick off and on. Now the doctor's are running out of treatments that will actually work for her. I am praying she will pull through this and get to feeling better soon. I have been very emotional the last 2 days just thinking about her and then thinking about my mom who is fighting Cancer and then thinking about my father-in-law that I lost to Cancer 3 years ago. It's really been a tough year and I am so thankful for my family and friends and the time I am able to spend with them. SO, I messed up this card and it took me 3 times to get it right. I was so tired and could not focus. The card if cut from my Wild Cards Cartridge. I cut the circle out from my Storybook Cartridge and I embossed it with the cuttlebug divine swirl embossing folder. I cut the cupcake out from the Simply Charmed Cartridge. I used my red stickles on the cherry and on the cupcake wrapper. I used my white gel pen on the cupcake and around the card for some detail. My hand was really shaky and tired. It took me forever again to tie a bow with this ribbon. I decided to go with red sheer ribbon. And I added some glam rocks with my I-Rock tool to the embossed circle. This card does make me smile when I see it. Of course after reading all of this, it makes me sad. I am trying not to let this get to me. I hope you like this card and I hope it makes you smile.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Penguin Jump Rope card

I colored this stamp with my new Copic markers. I only have a few of them right now. I TOTALLY understand why they cost so much. These markers are so wonderful. I have no idea how I will teach myself on blending different colors together, but I will get there one day. I put glossy accents on the light bulbs and glam rocks on the hats and I flocked the hats also. I really like this ribbon I picked up from Michael's; however, making the bow took me forever. I think I got it after the 5th time. Crazy bow! The best part was just coloring these guys. Hope you like!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Get Whale Soon Card

This is a card for my Mama. She has been going through a lot the last few months and I wanted to make her a cute card to cheer her up. I cut this out from my Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge. I used stickles glitter glue on the whale. I kept it simple for my mom. My mom is a simple gal. But I thought it was really cute. I am going to enter this in the Challenge me Monday #36 over at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2010/11/challenge-me-monday-36.html. The design team over there made some Fabulous cards and such. I can't wait to see more. I am exhausted! I must get to bed and try to make something else this week. Sigh....and goodnight!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dad's Christmas Cards

I was VERY busy today. My Dad had asked if I could make him some cards to send out this year. A few days later, he said he was coming to pick them up today. In a panic mode, I sat down in my craft room and got busy. I had no idea what I was doing and this is what I came up with. I really love them all. I use all of my new DCWV paper and my recollections paper. I used the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge for the ornaments, the stocking and the candy cane. I used my white gel pen and my silver gel pen to add some details. I used the Cuttlebug Christmas tree embossing folder and the Quickutz snowflake embossing folder. I was so happy to see my Dad today and he loved these cards. I am SO ready to enter one of these cards in to the Cooking with Cricut Holiday Blog Hop. This is an awesome blog hop with fabulous giveways and getting to see everyone else's projects. Check it out at http://cookingwithcricut.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-blog-hop-day1.html
I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I did making them today.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snow People Card

Ok. I am SO happy with this card. I was so disappointed in my last snowman card and it I could not stop worrying about it all day. I took my stamps to work and all I had time to do is to stamp the snow people. So, after my long hard day at work, I came home and got out my colorless snow people. I dragged a bag full of my craft supplies into the living room and started coloring. I actually water colored this. I am not very good at it yet and I was really out of practice. It turned out ok though. I ran back to my craft room and cut out the red shape behind the snow people with my Storybook cartridge. I embossed the green paper right behind the snow people with the candy cane stripe cuttlebug embossing folder and rubbed my red lipstick chalk over it. I used glossy accents to the cheeks and to the coals on the snow people for a 3D look. I flocked the hat on the 3rd snow person with my white Martha Stewart flock. I used my stickles and some snow glitter on the snowflakes around the snow people. And last but not least, I used my white gel pen and stitched around the red. This card really cheered me up. My emotions have been running SO high today. I hope I can make some more cards at least this good.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowman Card

Ok! This is the 3rd time trying to upload this image correctly. But, really, this snowman is cute. The rest of the card is not so great. I just don't have any ideas right now. Or I have forgotten how to stamp. Or I am just tired and it's really been a long day. So, cute but not too great. If you like it, then great. Maybe that will make me feel better. This is my snowman stamp from Stamps by Judith. I colored them with my JoAnn craft essential markers and put some gloss over the light blubs to make them look 3D although it's hard to see in this picture. I am really going to have to sleep on this one and try, try again.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Scarecrow Card

Happy Fall! I finished my little scarecrow I had to cut out from the Simply Charmed cartridge that my wonderful sister-in-law let me borrow. I really want this cartridge SO bad! It's one of my favorites from the new cartridges out there. I of course used my jelly roll pen in silver, white and gold. Orange and Yellow glam rocks and glitter of course. I also cut the circles out with my Storybook cartridge and then used my divine swirl cuttlebug embossing folder for the green circle. I hope you like him as much as I do. I just entered him in the following challenges.

GETTING CRICKY's CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE: BOYISH CHARMS at http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/

Challenge Me Monday #35 Color/Shape Challenge at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Reindeer Card

Here is the Christmas card I made yesterday using the stamp Dasher by Stampin Up. I used the heat and stick embossing powder and glittered him. It's so sparkly and shiny. Simple but pretty. It's a start but I have a long way to go to get some Christmas cards done. It's time to Dash away and get busy.


Stampin Up Birthday Cards

I made these yesterday at my friend Lisa's house. I used the Party Hearty Stampin Up stamps. This is just what I needed to finish my birthday cards up. I really like the new Concord Crush color with Stampin Up. It is one of the new in colors and looks great with the other in color Pear Pizzazz. I didn't have very many supplies so I used what I could. Hope you enjoy.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Baby Monkey card

I can't remember if I posted this or not. If so, I couldn't find it on here. This was the welcome baby card I made for my nephew who was born on Oct. 17 and he is 3 weeks old tomorrow. A cute little monkey for my little Jackson. I cute the scallops out with my Storybook cartridge and the monkey and vine from my Create a Critter cartridge. I stamped the background with my dots stamp by Judith and my Stampin Up star stamps for the 4th of July set. Not much more to it than that. This little monkey is so cute.

I entered this in GETTING CRICKY's CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE: BOYISH CHARMS at http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simply Charmed cake card

I borrowed this cartridge from my sister-in-law and finally cut something out. This is a birthday card for my Stampin Up gal Lisa. I didn't do much but use my turquoise glitter glue on the candles, used my white gel pen and hot rocks for some details. I also embossed the background with the Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder. My brain has been in overload all day from thinking and thinking about all the cards I have to make and how I am going to do it all. This is all I could get done tonight. I am exhausted. I think this card is really growing on me. Hope you like.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Birthday Catch Card

I cut out this fish from the potpourri basket cartridge that I borrowed from my very good friend. This was made for my other good friend's husbands birthday yesterday. I used my turquoise stickles to add some color and bling to this fish. I used my white gel pen to add details to the fish also. I took some metal wire and made a hook out of it and tied some twine at the end. I stamped my favorite dots stamp from Judith Stamps on the background and used my Stampin Up letters for the sentiment. A few brads to tie in the metal element and you have a manly birthday card for a guy who loves to fish. I thought I got the colors right and this card is really growing on me. Of course, I am totally adding this to GETTING CRICKY's CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE: BOYISH CHARMS at http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/.

Hatchetman Card

So, this was a card I got made for my friends 15 year old son. He is into some really crazy rock bands and likes the Hatchetman logo. I cut the image out on MTC and embossed the background with the spots and dots cuttlebug embossing folder. I used my red chalk to chalk around the edges. I left it that. What 15 year old boy wants glitter or rhinestones? I stamped congrats on the inside. He has been doing an excellent job in school already this year and he deserved this. I was so excited to hear how cool he thought the card was. I guess I did ok. I added this crazy card to http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/ for the GETTING CRICKY's CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE: BOYISH CHARMS.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Shark Card

This is the shark card I made for my brother's birthday. My husband and I went to the beach with my brother and sister-in-law in August and my brother caught his first shark. He was out on an 8hr boat ride with a group of other fishermen. He didn't get a picture of his shark and they are only allowed to keep one per boat, so he had to set it free. I thought this would be perfect for him and I was hoping it wasn't TOO cute for him. I used my friends Life is a Beach cartridge for the shark and the waves. I used my Storybook cartridge to cut out the scallop oval and then I embossed it with my divine swirl cuttlebug embossing folder. I used my black stickles for the black border around the shark. I chalked the waves in white and added a little detail to the waves with my gel pen. I stamped the background with my dots stamp by Judith. The perfect touch was the fishing lure my mom gave me to add to this card. I am really happy with this card and I am so glad my brother loved it. I will have to out-do myself next year though. Hope you enjoy. Happy November!

Also, I entered this card in the GETTING CRICKY's CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE: BOYISH CHARMS at http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/. Wish me luck and conrats to whoever wins!!!!
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