Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Hi All!
   Thanks for stopping in!  Today, I have a birthday card project to share with you.  As you can see from the images below, it was created for my Grandma.  She will be celebrating her birthday on Wednesday - the same day as Ground Hog's Day(I did a spring time feel for this one in hopes of winter being soon behind us-Regardless of this approaching winter storm!! LoL).  Anywho, I think it turned out pretty cute, as my idea was to have the little person holding a somewhat larger-than-life cake as a present to hopefully brighten her day when she opens it.  One of my favorite parts of this card is, when you look at it straight on, you can see the eyes peering through behind the candles.  Stay tuned after the pictures for info on how I made it.

How it was made:

Blue cardstock
Grass & bushes cut from Everyday Paper Dolls
I used pop-dots on the grass layer to give it some depth

Cut at 4.5" from Everyday Paper Dolls
I used corresponding cricut markers to add to bring out some detail
I used a thin black Sharpie marker for the nose, mouth and eyebrows(So wanting Peachy Keen Stamps!)
On the blue jeans, I used my glittery chalks to give depth & highlights, as well as used a gel pen at the ankles

Cut at 2.5" from Stretch Your Imagination
I used corresponding cricut markers on the layers
I used pop-dots on some of the cake layers for depth, and for the flames on the candles
I also put some glitter glue on the candle flames to make them stand out even more
Cut "Grandma" from Jubilee at 1"

"Happy Birthday" stamped sentiment white ink on black paper, cut out and then pop-dots for a bit of depth

Where I'm submitting this project:
Cooking with Cricut Birthdays Challenge 15
My Pink Stamper Something Yummy

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentines Day

Hello again to all my fellow Crafters!

Hardly seems like it has been time enough to be posting a 3rd project already!  Time sure has been flying faster than I can blink my eyes, but alas we all make do as best we can.  Anyways, as I was saying today I am sharing with you my third project installment, which is a Valentine's Day themed card.  Now, I am normally a layout making type girl, to put it simply, because I believe they are a lot more work.  This one in particular, however, was worth the results.  I am excited to start utilizing stamps and patterns in my projects, as I had been having a hard time conceptualizing how to implement them, so yay for getting to use my stamps!...

On to the pictures!

How I made it:

Basic white card stock card - This one measures 3.25" x 5.5"
"xoxoxoxoxoxo" Gstudio clear stamp with red ink fills the front side of card
Pink card stock
Red card stock

Cut with "Stretch Your Imagination"
Center - 3"
Left & Right of Center - 2.5"
Outer Left & Right - 2"
Heart shaped brads - ProvoCraft Bradletz(originally pink, colored with silver Sharpie marker) - I honestly thought I would never use these as they came with an eBay order a loooong time ago
Pop dots behind the red flower's petals for depth

Sentiment Banner at bottom
White card stock
2 pieces of pink ribbon cut to width of card, placed side by side
another white card stock piece cut thinner centered on the ribbons
"Happy Valentines Day" sentiment stamp from Michael's

Main Attraction:
Heart catching monkey Stamp by Stampendous from Archivers - colored in with my chalk set

Where I've submitted:
Cooking With Cricut Challenge #13–3 Flowers
Wee Memories Challenge #39 - Sponsored by May Arts
ScrapbookSteals“Who’s ready to ditch winter? I know I am! (MCM #16)”
Cricut Cardz Challenge #59

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Winter Warmies"

Hello Again!

First off, I would like to thank all of you who took the time to check out my first post.  It was quite delightful to read comments from all of you ladies who share in the enjoyment of scrapbooking and being crafty.  I never knew quite how far reaching this community was until now.  I really appreciate all of the encouragement, and enjoyed reading each and every comment left for me - I still can't believe I manage to squeak out a Top 5 with so many other wonderful projects posted - for this, I would like to say thank you once again.

Secondly, (for the real reason you are here, most likely) I thank you for stopping in either for the first time, or returning once again to see my second post, and my second challenge entrance into the FCCB's "Winter Warmies" challenge.  This challenge needed to include some type of winter clothing/accessory on the project.
My original idea was to create a layout of two people(namely, my husband & I) building a snowman.  I took it one step further by incorporating one of my all-time favorite winter specials, "Frosty, The Snowman."  I figure, how better could I put the two together than this?

Now, for the photos!


Background Details:

Cricut Cuts:
People - Everyday Paper Dolls (Pop Dots behind heads & items in hands)
Bare Tree - Jubilee
Small background trees & big backgound tree - Doodle Charms
"Snow Day. . . Let's Play!" - Jubilee (White Gel Pen hand filled)

Frosty & his hat- Made him in Photoshop, hand cut, color added with various chalk tones(Pop dots behind head, hands, broom)
Snow balls in kid's hands
Frosty's pipe - hand cut/detailed with pen White Hills
Blue Mountains with Snow(shadows added with blue chalk, and highlights done with sparkly white chalk)
Photo Frame for 4"x6" snow edge(pop dots)

As for inspiration, I found this after I did my layout, but it is basically what I had in my head...

Also entering "Glittermania" (All of the chalks I used have sparkle/glitter in them, though they don't apparently photograph all too well)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowy Delights

Hi All!

Here is my first ever post/submission - This is my project for the Snowy Delights challenge from Fantabulous Cricut.

I gathered my idea from memories of my husband and I hit the slopes for the first time.  We rented skis for him and a snowboard snowboard for myself.  To make a long story short, it was quite a bit of fun even though we were ready for some hot cocoa and a massage by the end of it.  Now if only I could locate an actual photograph from that day... or we may have to go again to recreate it..

Anyways, on with the project photos!

How my project was made:

  Snow hills
  Photo Frame
Cricut Cuts:
   People/accessories - Everyday Paper Dolls
  "You&Me" - Don Juan
  "Winter Fun" - Don Juan
  Snow Flakes - Doodlecharms & Don Juan
I also used some stamping inks to get dimension on clothing, some pop dots for dimension on the snow flakes, and black chalk to similate a slight shadow under the people. 

Also entering into Snow Fun
Snow Flakes
Snow Theme