Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

My wonderful parents celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving! Here's the card I made for them, using their wedding photo.

I welded two rectangles together to form the card, and then cut a second rectangle (inside a rectangle) to form the frame (all using George and Basic Shapes).

The flowers are from the Art Philosophy cartridge, along with the green vine. I added some pearls to the center of the flowers.

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

We love you!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You're Cool...Snow Globe Card!

I made this card for the November design team assignment for My Pink Stamper! The assignment was to make a card featuring a unique fold. I was inspired by the cards on the Just a Note cricut cartridge and wanted to design a similar fold. Here's the card I came up with:

The 'You're Cool' sentiments stamp is from the Lunchbox Thoughts stamp set from My Pink Stamper! I really love how versatile they are...they're not just for lunchboxes!

I used my gypsy to weld the shapes together: a long rectangle for the base, a shape for the back (an oval or square would also work), and then the shadow of the snowman on one side and the snow globe on the other. The snowman and snow globe are from the Doodlescharms cartridge. Here's how it looked on my gypsy:

And, here's the card laying flat.

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridges - Doodlecharms and Gypsy Wanderings
Sentiments Stamp - Lunchbox Thoughts by My Pink Stamper
Cardstock - Core'dinations and DCWV (Glitter)
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Punches
Twine and Baker's Twine
Black Pearls - Recollections

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November - Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and the November Pinkalicious Blog Hop for My Pink Stamper! You should've arrived here from Courtney's fabulous blog - Court's Crafts! Our assignment this month was to make a scrapbook layout or mini album. I'm a scrapbooker so I knew I'd be making a layout...but...this isn't just a scrapbook layout, it's a page from my heart.

I'm the youngest of four sisters. The four of us have almost always lived close and we've always been there for each other. My oldest sister, Diana, passed away several months ago...way too young. And now, with the holidays upon us, it's hard to think about her not being here with us. This layout is my celebration of my sisters...(click to view larger).

I used four of the sentiment stamps from the Flowers & Friendship stamp set from My Pink Stamper for this layout. Two are on the green leaves, and two are repeatedly stamped on the pink flowers.

Love is stamped on one pink flower and Friendship is stamped on the other.

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges - Gypsy font (Sisters), CTMH Art Philosophy (Flowers, leaves and vines), Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes (Scallop background paper)
Cardstock - Bazzill (Kraft), Core'dinations (Pink, Green, Beige)
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Sentiments Stamps - My Pink Stamper Flowers & Friendship
Brown Ink and Brown Chalk
Pearl Bling - Want2Scrap

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your next stop on the hop is to Tracy's wonderful blog -Craft Junkie Too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rock album!

I made this mini album for the weekly contest on the cricut circle. It documents all the concerts my little rocker girl got to see when she was just 11.

The star on the front is from George and Basic Shapes, the skull on the back is from An Ocean of Words, and the crown is from Alphalicious.

Rock On!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Panda Box!

This was a project I knew I would eventually have to make...for my panda obsessed sister, Sandy! I would've liked to have added more details...but, she was on her way over and I ran out of time! She still loved it!

It uses the same round box from Sweet Tooth Boxes cricut cartridge (the ice cream sundae) cut at 11.71". The ears are just circles, the nose is a rounded triangle and the eyes are the panda eyes from the Create a Critter cartridge. I placed a small white brad through the top of the head to hold down the cut out at the top (where the cherry goes on the ice cream sundae). I'll be making some more of them for her and will use the cherry part to add a bow to, for girl pandas.

Below is a recap of my round box creations! (So far!) Click to view it larger.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Winter/Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for hopping along on this wonderful Winter/Christmas Blog Hop. You should've arrived here from Brandi's amazing blog Scuba Scrapper Brandi. I hope you've been enjoying all the wonderful projects along the hop. And, you're nearing the end...only one more stop after this one.

If you've been to my blog before, then you're probably familiar with the creations I've been making with the round box from Sweet Tooth Boxes. First it was the designer pumpkins...and then the angry birds. Well, I'm still having fun with that, I'm using it again.

My project for the blog hop is a Snowman Gift Box!

The snowman is made using the ice cream sundae cut from the cricut cartridge - Sweet Tooth Boxes (cut at 11.71"). The nose is a triangle from George and Basic Shapes (GBS), rolled to form the cone shape. The hat is 2 circles and a rectangle strip, cut from GBS...and then once I assembled the hat, I scrunched it up to look a little worn. The eyes are 2 small circles from GBS. The flowers and flourish are from the Art Philosophy cartridge (3" & 4" flowers).

Finish up with some ribbon, twine and some bling and you've got a cute little snowman gift box! I'm going to use them to wrap gift cards in.

Thanks for stopping by on the hop!

Your last stop on the Winter/Christmas blog hop is to see Liz and her awesome blog at Liz's Lavendar and Roses!