Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Cards and Matching Gift Tags

It's been a while since my last's a very busy time of year for work and difficult to find time to scrap AND post my creations.

I've been working on these Card/Gift Tag Sets for my work Christmas Party as gifts for my Team. I made six of each card and gift tag that will go in a little brown paper bag (soon to be decorated as well). I have a total of 10 to make...3 down, 7 left to go!

Plantin Schoolbok, Straight from the Nest and Cuttlebug were used for the cards and tags. My inspiration came from PAPER CRAFTS Presents Holiday Cards & More 2010 Issue (great magazine).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday Card & CC Think Pink Challenge

The CC Challenge was a great inspiration to create Megan's 15th Birthday Card (ssshhh!).
Challenge: "Use Pink, Ruffles, Scallops, Flourishes, Glitter and Jewels (incorporate any 3 on your project)Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include at least 2 cuts to qualify."

Scallops x 3, Purple Circle, Number 15: Plantin Schoolbook
Tag: Roly Poly Plantin Schoolbook
Glitter: Number 15
Jewels: On Purple Circle and Happy Birthday Tag

Hallowe'en Shadow Frames

It's been a while...(so busy with work)...glad to have a long weekend! The below 8 x 8 frames were on sale at M's; buy one, get one for a penny! After Halowe'en, I'll pop these pages in a layout and then use the frames from a Christmas Theme!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Help with Linking Photos to the CC MB

Hope this helps!

You have to have a place to upload your photos (other than CC MB)....Photobucket ...a Blog...etc.
Don't feel intimated by the blog do not have to advertise the blog or feel obligated to keep the comments up to date.
It can simply be your spot for uploading your artwork and making it “viewable” on the CC MB!

If you get the message above - right click and select..."Allow"....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Curtain Call 46

My entry to Curtain Call 46

Ingenious Paper Rack...Thanks to the Hub!

Instructions below photo:

Step 1: 1 ½ “ “L” Brackets x 6 with a grinder or Dremel cut
1 of the screw holes open on each bracket
Step 2: Install shelves on base backwards so that the fence or “lip” faces outwards.
Step 3: Set open end of “L” bracket on support post (underside of shelf). \
Step 4: Use cable ties to fix it in place. Use cable ties to attach back end of shelf to “L” bracket.
Should result in about 1” of slope.
$9.00 for shoe rack, $0.50 per “L” bracket

Hurricane Earl...The Hurricane that Wasn't

After strapping all the deck furniture down, purchasing lots of water, pots to cook on the barbecue, batteries, canned goods, the list goes on...Hurricane Earl was no more than some much needed rain (not much at that) and minimal winds!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Another Hallowe'en Card...

The Cuttlebug Tartan folder was used for the grey background cardstock
on a 5 1/2 x 4" card from a Value Pack.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink to distress the grey background cardstock.
Doodlecharms at 2 1/2" was used for the spider (shadow and body).
Mini Monsters for the web at 3".
Black pearls are the bling on the corners of the cardstock.
Glue was applied to the web and spider legs then sprinkled with glitter.
Add googly eyes for a fun effect!

Hallowe'en Card...

This card was made with a 5 1/2" x 4" card from a Value Pack.
I used Create a Critter at 2" for the pumpkin (including a shadow layer) and
Hello Kitty Greetings at 1" for the Happy Hallowe'en sentiment.
DCWV Autumn Splendor and various paper was used.
Cuttlebug Tartan folder was used for the grey background...
4 brads for the corners and some ribbon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hallowe'en Treat Boxes...

...inspired by the latest edition of Paper Crafts. I used Paisley, page 69, button feature, 2 3/4 " for the scalloped circle & page 47, button feature, real dial size 2 1/4" for the stamped circle. I cut a 1" strip for the top lid/cylinder and a 2" strip for the bottom lid/cycliner...Assemble, embellish & fill with candy. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hallowe'en Card - Mini Monsters

Put a couple of googly eyes on these monsters and they're more comical than ghoulish and spooky!

Hallowe'en Card - Hello Kitty

She's making a come back...Hello Kitty is "in" again!

Hallowe'en Card - Paper Pups

Gotta love those Doxies!

Measurements for Cake Shaped Wedding Card

Would love to see your creations as well!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Congratulations Wedding Card

A colleague asked me to make a card for a wedding she will be attending. I thought it might be nice for her to have a few to pick's another! Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Wedding Card

Isn't Cuttlebug great for embossing those background papers?

Cake Shaped Wedding Card

Cuttlebug for the cake layers...various bling, ribbon...thanks for stopping by!

Much Love Card

To celebrate our Anniversary - thanks for stopping by...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Double Tri-Fold "Card" - Hallowe'en / Fall Theme

I would like to thank Maile Lei on the Cricut Circle Message Board for her super instructions on how to make this. Thanks, Maile Lei!

Welcome Home Card

My DD returns from camp today...I made this card to welcome her home!
The "w" is Roly Poly font from Plantin Schoolbook as well as the background circle. I used D'Vine Swirl and the Cuttlebug to emboss the pink background paper.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Turtle Card and Bookmarks

For the very, FIRST time of my kids asked me to make something ;-)

This is for my DS girlfriend. She loves turtles!

There is a notecard, 4 mini bookmarks that are "magnetized" and 3 larger bookmarks with paperclips to hold your place.

Hope she likes them (and he gets a chance to give them to her before someone show her this site ;-))

Kaisercraft Advent Calendar

Finally! I originally saw these in a scrapbook magazine...and wanted one ever since! We dropped our daughter off at camp in Nova Scotia and a Camera/Scrapbook store had them in stock...YAY!!!

Since no directions come with the product...I must thank Jen at the following blog as her posts were very helpful in accomplishing this Advent Calendar. Thanks, Jen!

French Manor Cards Set - Merci (Thank You)

My daughter is travelling to France next spring. She will be staying with a Host Family. I made these cards to give to the family and chaperones of the trip.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Paisley Card Set

Another card set this time using the Paisley cartridge...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Create a Critter Card Set

I am so glad it is a long weekend and I have some extra time to make lots of cards! Here's another card set using Create a Critter - I love this cartridge!

French Manor Card Set

I received my Cricut Circle package this week! My daughter knew I was waiting so anxiously for it that when it arrived, she took a pic with her cell phone and sent the pic to me at work! I'm pretty excited about all the use I will get out of the French Manor cartridge; my children attend French school and my daughter is travelling to France next year. I had a chance to work with the cartridge today and WOW...I'm impressed with all the features on it. Here is a card set I made - these are always great to give as a gift or use individually. The sentiments from left to right are: "You're The Best", "Just for You", "Thank You" and "Celebrate".

Everyday Cards

I love to make cards! It always seems that I am making them "reactively" instead of being proactive and having a bunch on hand so...the last couple of weeks, I started making a bunch of "Everyday Cards". Thanks for stopping by to look ;-)

Thinking of "Ewe":

Hello Friend:

Monster Hugs:

Miss You:


Smile Crocodile: