Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mini Valentine Card! :)

Hello everyone!  I had a great day today!  My students and I went out and picked some broccoli from our school garden, and they were munching and crunching their hearts out!  They were so excited to eat that "healthy stuff" that feeds their brains and bellies!  :)  They are also very excited because tomorrow is the 100th Day of School!  This year is flying by!  Anywho....  The challenge at FCCB this week is to create a 3" x 3" Valentine card...  I didn't know just how tiny that would be, but I decided to make one....  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love miniatures!  This card literally fits in the palm of my hand!!!  Too adorable!  I feel like I want to make more of these little cutie patooties!  :)

Little Scrap Pieces- use red
FCCB- 3 x 3" Valentine card
The Kraft Journal- so romantic
Paper Playtime- anything goes
Shabby Tea Room- photo inspiration, Valentine card, & use something with a mail/postal element

Birthday Bash- postage stamp card base and white layer cut at 3"
Hoot 'n' Holler- heart cut at 1"
Cuttlebug- swiss dots
Sentiment from Stampabilities- Definitions
Stickles- Christmas red
Foam tape
Red glitter gel pen

Thanks for stopping by!!!!  Hope you enjoy!  :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

You're My Cup of Tea Card

Hello everyone!  I'm telling you, I need to have weekends every day!  I was able to get two cards done in the last two days, and I couldn't even get one made during the work week!  I feel like this could be used as  as a Valentine card, or a "just because" card...  Hope you enjoy this card, and that it's your cup of tea!  I love puns!!!  Hee hee....  :)

Lily Pad Cards- use patterned paper
Truly Madly Crafty- anything goes
Anything Goes- to the one I love
Pile it On- "just because" card
Taylored Expressions- use the sketch
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge- use the photo as inspiration

This is a 5" square card
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 4.53"
George and Basic shapes- circle cut at 3.35"
Disney Princess Dreams Come True- teacup cut at 1.9"
Cuttlebug- doodle hearts (The Paper Studio)
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Sentiment from my computer- Pea Anna-Banana font at size 16
Patterned Paper- DCWV "The Blossom Song Stack"
Brads (The Paper Studio)
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (on the teacup)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shabby Chic Love Card

Hello everyone!  I had a really busy week, but it was fun so that's okay!  :)  Yesterday my students and I were given a pizza party for raising the most canned foods at our school.  We raised over 200 cans in my class alone!!!  I was so proud of them, and they were so excited about getting pizza (of course)!!!  Today I went shopping with my mom (we had a lot of fun), and we went to Hobby Lobby!  YAY!  I hadn't been in a while, so I was excited to get in there and buy some crafting stuff...  Anywho, this card is waaaay out of my comfort zone!  I usually make whimsical cards with bright colors, and this is the opposite of that!  I would use this card as a Valentine, wedding, or bridal shower card...  Hope you like my attempt at "shabby chic"....  :)

Pile it On- use lace
BBTB2- use a dimensional flower
Papercraft Star- Victorian
Shabby Tea Room- photo inspiration, use cream, white, silver, and a splash of pink

A2 sized card
George and Basic Shapes- flower cut three times at 2" to make rose (see how I made it here)
Cuttlebug- ornate flourish (The Paper Studio)
The Paper Studio- bling brads
Chipboard letters
Lace & ribbon

Okay, there it is!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Toaster Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  I can't believe the weekend is flying by at warp speed!  Today I have made another Valentine's card.  This one also has a kitchen theme, but I really wanted to use this sentiment stamp, so this is what "popped" into my brain!  :)  I am going to be entering this into a few challenges, as well as the Getting Cricky Link Up Love Party...  While I was making this card I was listening to Shenandoah's "I Wanna Be Loved Like That", and I was swooning!  I love that song, and I know someday I will be loved like that!  :)  Okay, enough mushy stuff, here's the card....

Getting Cricky Link Up Love Party- Valentine's
Peachy Keen Challenges- use a pocket
Jellypark Challenges- use a pocket
She's a Sassy Lady- Valentine's
Whimsical Designs- anything goes

A2 sized card
From My Kitchen- toaster cut at 4.88", bread cut at 3.47"
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Scrappy Moms Stamps- A Pinch and a Dash
TPC Studio Stamps- Hugs and Kisses ("i love you" on the toast)
Glossy Accents
MS crystal fine glitter
Fuzzy ball ribbon
Foam tape
Prismacolor pencils for the eyes and cheeks

*I had to cut the bread out by hand because I couldn't find a single slice of bread.  So, I cut the bread loaf in my Cricut, and then cut the loaf off leaving just the front of the bread.  I used the actual toaster slot (which I had to widen with my scissors) as the pocket on this card.

Hope you enjoy, and I appreciate that all of you always "pop up" when I need you!  Have a great day!  :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowman Birthday Card

Hello and Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am so excited that the work week is halfway over!  :)  I had a really difficult time making a snowman birthday card (not sure why)...  I actually like the way the card turned out, so I was glad that I challenged myself...  Making birthday cards makes me think about all of the birthdays that are coming up: my sister's, my niece's, and my *gulp* 30th birthday next month!!!  I am actually excited about turning 30, well...  we'll see how I feel about it next month!  Hee hee...  :)  Anywho, here is my take on a winter birthday card.

FCCB- use snowflake or snowman
My Craft Spot- "snow much fun" use a snowflake or snowman
Cuttlebug Spot- winter
Perfect Sentiments- birthday card using embossing resist
The Paper Variety- use a fan fold embellishment (I think these wrappers count)
She's a Sassy Lady- birthday card
Getting Cricky- let it snow, use embossing
Crafting for All Seasons- snowflake or snowman
Birthday Sundaes- use the photo for inspiration

A2 sized card
Winter Frolic- all snowmen cut at 2.29"
Sweet Treats- cupcake wrappers cut at 2.06"
Cuttlebug- seeing spots
Peachy Keen Stamps- winter face assortment
Sentiment, computer generated:  Curlz MT font at size 20
A la Mode- sparkle embossing powder
Cupcake and snowflake stamps
MS ink- ocean
Prismacolor pencils for the noses and cheeks

*I accordion folded the cupcake wrappers by scoring them on my MS scoring board and then folding them.  I attached tabs to them on my Gypsy by using a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes.  I was then able to fold the tabs behind the snowmen to keep them in their wrappers.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!  Bye y'all!!!  :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

You Bake Me Happy!

Hello everyone!  I can't believe I am posting twice in one day!!!  Woo hoo!!!  :)  See what happens when I'm given an extra day off!?!?!  I cleaned my house, did all of my laundry, played with the dogs, and I made two cards!  :)  On this card I used a stamp that I have been wanting to use since I bought the stamp set.  It's so cute, and I had a vision in my head for the card I wanted to make...  Baking is my second favorite hobby,  I LOVE to bake!  On Friday, I came home and made some delicious chocolate chip cookies.  It's so stress relieving for me to bake and craft, so here I have combined my two favorite hobbies...

Peachy Keen Challenge- anything goes using PK stamps
Docerela Creations- Valentine's theme
Sweet Stamps- hearts
Little Scrap Pieces- anything goes

From My Kitchen- oven cut at 4.65", muffin (from the "Tabs" button) cut at 14.88"
Create a Critter- hearts cut at .53"
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Doll Face Assortment
Scrappy Mom's Stamps- A Pinch and A Dash
Stickles- Christmas red
Glossy Accents
Distress Ink- vintage photo
White gel pen

Hope you enjoy and remember that you all "bake" me very happy!!!  :)

** P.S.  I'm having a very frustrating time trying to leave comments!  Some blogs are giving me no trouble, and others won't even go to the comment form...  If I didn't leave a comment, just know that I did try!  :)

Blue & White Sympathy Card

Hello everyone!  Today I made a sympathy card, and I always find it difficult to make a card like this.  I'm not giving this to anyone (luckily no one needs it right now), but it is nice to have these on hand when you need it.  This card is going to be entered into a few challenges...  Two of the challenges are actually using the same exact photo for inspiration!!!  How cool is that! 

Perfect Sentiments- sympathy card using the photo for inspiration
Cooking with Cricut- photo inspiration
Die Cuttin' Divas- blue, silver, and white
Mojo Monday- card sketch
Made Especially For You- use three ribbons
Moxie Fab World- use embossing

A2 sized card
Graphically Speaking- tree cut at 2.53"
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 3.12", blue circle cut at 3.24"
50 States- bird cut at .61"
Cuttlebug- forest branches, swiss dots
Paper Trey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages stamp set
Paper Trey Ink- ribbon (the white line is another ribbon)

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!  I know I sure am enjoying my 3-day weekend!  :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ariel Birthday Card

Hello and Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  :)  Next month is my niece's birthday.  Chloe will be 6 years old very soon!  She loves Ariel (my favorite character too), so I knew that I had to use that on her card...  I will also be entering this into a couple of challenges (of course)...  :)

Scrappy Moms Stamps- use a cartoon character
Celebrate the Occasion- kid's birthday

Birthday Bash- cupcake cut at 4.18" (I didn't use the cherry on top or the sprinkles)
Disney Princess Dreams Come True- Ariel cut at 3.94"
Plantin Schoolbook- number 6 cut at 1.82"
Cuttlebug- seeing spots
Stickles- yellow, star dust
Glossy Accents

There it is!  I tried to jazz it up, yet keep it simple at the same time...  Hope you enjoy!  :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet Cherry Card

Hello and Happy Monday everyone!  I had a great first day back with my students today!  They were so excited to be back (they felt as if it had been months) and they coudn't wait to show off their new clothes, shoes, etc. from Christmas!  :)  They were also very good considering they'd been out of the loop for 3 weeks...  They fell right back into the rules and routines (and, of course, super-fun learning)!  Hee hee...  Here is a card that I made for a few challenges.  I would give this card away as a "thank you" card or as a "just because" card.  One of the challenges was to keep it CAS (clean and simple), which can be tough for me.  I resisted to urge to start adding twine and Stickles!  :)

Made Especially for You- machine embossing
My Craft Spot- include a delicious treat (I love cherries)
CAS-ual Fridays- use chipboard
Frosted Designs- cardstock only, no patterned paper
Little Red Wagon- yellow, polka dot

This is a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2" square card
Country Life- cherries cut at 2.53"
Mini Monograms- scalloped circle cut at 3.47", yellow circle cut at 3.67"
Cuttlebug- argyle, polka dots
The Paper Studio- chipboard letters
Glossy Accents
Foam tape

*I cut a solid scalloped circle and then used my Crop-a-Dile to punch holes around the edge to give it a little something extra.

Hope you had a great Monday!  See you soon...  :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hoo-ray, It's Your Bird-day Card

Hello everyone!!!  I am both sad and excited about going back to work tomorrow....  I love sleeping in and having no schedule to follow, but I sure do miss my kiddos too!  Here is a really simple card that I made to enter into a few challenges.  This is probably the fastest card I've ever made!  I usually take forever to make something, but this only took about 20 minutes!  Whew!  :)

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog- use a bird
Birthday Sundaes- make a birthday card
2 Sisters Challenge Blog- things with wings
Waltzingmouse Sketch- use the sketch
The Shabby Tea Room- use the photo for inspiraton


A2 sized card
Hoot 'n' Holler- owl cut at 3.35"
Cuttlebug- forest branches
My Pink Stamper Stamps- Tweetie Hoo Puns
Stickles- star dust
Corner rounder

That's it!  Pretty simple, huh?  Hope you enjoy!!!!  :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Young at Heart Birthday Card

Hello everyone!!!  I am so proud of myself for posting this many things so early in the year!  I don't make resolutions because I never stick to them, but I set a sort of personal goal (I guess that's what a resolution is, but hey) to post more often...  So far, so good!  :)  This card is for my friend Sarah.  Her birthday is on Tuesday and we have been joking about her getting old because she's turning 25 (whew, mid-twenties)...  That's why I chose this particular sentiment for the card... Hee hee.... 

The Kraft Journal- anything goes, use kraft cardstock
Simply Crafts- use the heart cupcake from Sweet Treats
Getting Cricky SS Challenge- it's a celebration
Fussy and Fancy- birthday or use animal print (I did both)
If the Shoe Fits- use a hoarded item (my paper pack & my cupcake stamps)
Whimsical Designs- create a border, or use a border punch
Die Cuttin' Divas- use the sketch

A2 sized card
Sweet Treats- cupcake cut at 2.76"
George and Basic Shapes- pink circles cut at .94", black circles cut at 1.22"
My Creative Time Stamps- Wow! So Many Candles
TPC Studio- Hugs and Kisses stamp set (cupcakes)
MS border punch
DCWV Paper Stack- Gone Wild
Twine- pink sorbet
Stickles- star dust
White gel pen
* The black zebra piece measures 4 x 4" and I rounded the corners, the yellow piece measures 1.5 x 4".

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking a peek...  :)