Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fantabulous Celebration!

I was the spotlight artist this week at The Fantabulous Cricut Blog! How exciting!! I feel so honored to have been chosen for this priveledge, so awesome.Unfortunately my project for guest designer got lost in cyber space and it was not recieved in time to post to the blog..:( However, I still want to help the blog celebrate with their 100 challenge event! There challenge this week is a color combination using the colors of the Fantabulous Cricut Blog. I put together this card using various Cricut cartridges. The digi is from the Greeting Farm, Cupcake Anya. I colored her with my copics. The label she rests on as well as the "sweet" sentiment is from Lacy Labels. I added some glitter for some extra bling on the side flourishes.The butterfly border is from Elegant Edges. The cupcake is from Hello Kitty Greetings. The little butterflies are from Hannah Montanna. The balloons were cut from the Wrap It Up cartridge. I colored them with my copics and added glitter. The paper is from Stampin Up. The beautiful paper flowers are from Prima. The ribbon is olive green from Stampin Up. Brads and rhinestones are from my stash. I really had alot of fun using this color combination. Reminds me of spring time and I cant wait for the season to arrive. Thank you for stopping by. Congratulations to the Fantabulous Cricut Blog. Here is wishing you many more wonderful posts and great challenges!







 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cheeky Nurse

My second project today is an A2 card featuring this cute little nurse from the Greeting Farm, Cheeky Nurse. She was colored using my copics and I added a little bit of glitter to her shoes, collar and sleeves to make the image pop a little. Any excuse to use glitter works for me!..lol. The label she sits on is a nestabilities die cut on Stampin Up's cherry cobbler cardstock. I stamped this sentiment on to the same cherry cobbler cardstock and used Stampin Up's modern label punch to punch it out. The ribbon is from Stampin up as well. The flowers are mini primas, I just love those. The rhinestones and button are from my stash. The background stripe paper is from My Minds Eye, Lost and Found paper stack. I plan to give this card to a coworker who has been feeling under the weather. I really am loving working with the Greeting Farm images. I won a challenge at Simons Stamp and Show and used the gift certificate to purchase 5 of these stamps. They are so cute!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: c4c124, stripes and polka dots
Moving along with The Times: Get well soon




Rockabilly green


Good afternoon all. I hope everyone is enjoying the day and doing what they love to do best. I am very excited! I got my first set of copic markers in the mail yesterday and I have been playing with them nonstop! I have so much to learn, thank goodness for youtube. There are some very talented people who love to teach others how to work with this medium and I am so appreciative. I ordered the two of the 72 ciao sets. The other one is on its way..cant wait! So after much trial and error I finally colored an image that I like. It is difficult for me as a beginner to pick color combinations that blend well together. I finally got something that I really liked. The image is from The Greeting Farm, Cheeky Rockability. I love this image and it really lends well to practicing hair coloring and skin technique. I stamped her using black memento ink. I colored her hair using E25, E49 and E57. I used E50 and E53 for her skin and added E93 for her blush. Her dress was colored using R35 and R37. I love how vibrant that color combination looks. I also used that combo on her shoes. I cut out the label using a nestabilities circle and scallop. The blue cardstock behind her was embossed using the swiss dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and my Grand Calibur. I stamped the sentiment on to white cardstock and punched it out using my modern labels punch from Stampin Up. The ribbon and bling are from my stash. The papers used are from Stampin Up: Love letter stack and DCWV: Dots, Plaids and Stripes stack. This is a simple card but I love how it came out. I did notice that I need to work on my blending of skin tones and I need better paper because the colors were bleeding into eachother. Practice..Practice...Practice! Thank you for stopping by, comments are always appreciated.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad:#158, blue, red and green
A Gem of A Challenge: #40, A sketch
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: #60, Bingo board, I used 2 or more stamped images, Die cuts/punches and My choice is polka dots.





Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cheeky Alert!

Did I mention I would be posting several projects this weekend..lol. My next card measures 5x7 and I put it together using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. Now I think I smiled the whole time I colored this image. The digi is from Kenny K, AlluraVonD. She was colored using my prismas and I used glossy accents to give her boots a patent leather look. I also put glossy accents on her lips to give her a lipgloss look. I used black glitter on her undergarments and boot strings. Her necklace also got the bling treatment. The sentiment is from Stampin Ups Ps. I love you stamp set. I stamped it with basic black ink and then punched it out using Stampin Ups round punch and scalloped punch. The background cardstock is from DCWV: The Street Lace Stack. Ribbons and bling are from my stash. This card will definately be going to the hubby. Thanks so much for stopping in.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday:#195
Secret Crafter: #173, Bingo Challenge, Ribbon, Swirls and Gems
Delicious Doodles: #13, Pink to make the boys Wink
Craft us Crazy: #21, Favorite color/embellishment, Glitter!





Heartbreaker

Hello my fellow crafters!! I have been on a crafting hiatus. Life has been pretty busy of late but I am so happy that I have this weekend to get some much needed creativity going. I am hoping to have several projects completed and posted this weekend. My first project is an A2 birthday card. The digi stamp is "Frankie Knuckles" from Kenny K. I colored him with my prismas and added a little bit of brown glitter to his buttons and earring. I think he came out so handsome. The sentiment was made in My Digital Studio from Stampin Up and punched out with the modern label punch from Stampin up. The hearts are die cuts from the cricut cartridge Love Struck. The label that frankie stands on was cut using a nestabilities die and my Grand Calibur. The ribbon is from Stampin up in cherry cobbler. Background paper is from DCWV: The winter stack. I also put some glitter on the hearts border using recollections glitter in red. I hope you enjoy this card! Thanks for stopping by.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: #80, Red Hearts
Crafty Ann's: #59 Bold and bright
Crafty Catz: #120: Favorite Things, Glitter and Kenny K digis
Card Makin Mamas: #39 Happy Birthday
Hooked on crafts: # 17, hearts





Thursday, February 9, 2012

MissFortune Valentine

Today I wanted to put together a card in the spirit of valentine's day. I just love these digis from Kenny K, this one is MissFortune. I really liked coloring her. The hair was quite challenging but I really like the way she came out. I planned this card out on my Silhoutte studio, to make sure everything fit a 5x7 card. I colored the image with my prismas. The label she sits on was cut on my Cameo, using a download from the Silhoutte library. The light pink cardstock was embossed using a cuttlebug folder and my Grand Calibur. All the paper used is from Stampin Up. The border is a Martha Stewart punch. I stamped the sentiment on very vanilla cardstock with cherry cobbler ink and inked the edges with this ink as well. Ribbon, button and rhinestones are from my stash.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz: show us some love
Sentimental Sundays: #88, feel the love
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 141: Valentines day
Cupcake Craft Challenge 178: Pink and red
Die Cuttin Divas: #51, A sketch





Monday, February 6, 2012

Thankful..

This past week has been very exciting and challenging for me. I started a new job this past week and have been very busy acclimating to my new role and learning the ropes of a new job. I have been very fortunate to have met a group of awesome people who have been so helpful with my transition. I wanted to make a card for a specific individual who has really gone out of her way to help me succeed. I am very thankful and grateful for all of her help. This is a simple A2 card that I made using a stamping up stamp, Apothercary Art. I stamped the image with Cherry Cobbler ink on to Stampin Up's Very Vanilla cardstock. I had to hand cut the stamp out because I ordered the labels die and it's on it's way. I added a little of stickles to the leaves in patina for some sparkle. It really doesnt show up in the picture but it looks really pretty. The border is a Martha Stewart punch and I layered ribbon on top of it and tied a bow at the end. I really like how the bow came out, I'm learning! I added some primas mini roses and some flower brads from my stash. The background paper is from Stampin Up's Love Letter stack. I inked all the edges of my paper and label with Tim Holtz distress ink in Barn Door. I kept the scheme monochromatic and layout simple. This was fun to make. I hope she likes this. Thank you for stopping by and thanks so much for the wonderful comments!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #61: monochromatic magic
Charizma Cards Challenge #4: Vintage
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #20: anything goes
 



Sunday, February 5, 2012

With Love Envelope Box

I wanted to make a box that could hold some treats and my tiny little easel card that I made several days ago. This box will be going to my son's teacher for Valentines Day. The box was made on my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhoutte library.  The dimensions of the box are 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 . The digi is "Chibi Spain" from the Greeting Farm. I printed and cut her out on my Cameo at 4". She was colored with my prismas and I added glitter to her fan, earrings, dress and the flowers on her hair. I stamped my sentiment on Stampin Up cardstock, with cherry cobbler ink and punched it out with the word window punch from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from TCP Studios, Brush Stroke Greetings. The label she rests on is large ovals nestabilities die with the scalloped oval to match. I am very proud of my bow!! The ribbon is from my stash and I glued a button down to the middle. The pattern paper in the background is from Stampin Up, Love Letter. I am having so much fun making all my valentines goodies. I hope you enjoy this cute little box and find some inspiration for your own Valentines projects. Have a great SuperBowl Sunday!

I plan to enter this box into the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge # 58: Love is the air
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #88 Feel the Love
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 38: Valentines
Delicious Doodles Challenge 12: All loved up
Dream Valley Challenge #25: Valentine




Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nurses Call the Shots

First off I would like to say that I am a nurse by profession. I have been blessed and priviledged to be a part of many peoples lives in their greatest times of need. I truly love my profession and some of the very intelligent, caring and dedicated individuals that I have had the honor of working with. I have been touched by so many individuals that have taught me the true importance of life. Through those I care for, I have seen what courage, strenght and perseverance can accomplish. That being said I also have to say that being a nurse has taught me that laughter can also be the best medicine. It is with that sense of humor that I would like to share this cute card that I made.
Todays project is a 5x7 card that was made using one of the digis from the Kenny K workforce collection, Naughty Nurse. The image was colored with my prismas. I added some liquid pearls in platinum to her buttons, glossy accents on her lips, and sprinkled glitter on her cuffs and garters. I colored her syringe with orange, I thought every nurse would recognize the universal color for insulin injections. Her little clipboard was printed from my printer and cut. I also created the sentiment "nurses call the shots" on a word document and punched it out with stampin ups extra large tag punch. The label the nurse is on was cut using my silhoutte cameo. I did an offset to get the layer effect.I also embossed the first layer with my cuttlebug and a script embossing folder from recollections. The syringes in the background were also cut on my Cameo. Embellishments were found in my stash. The papers used are from Stampin up: Love Letter Stack, Cherry Cobbler, and Basic Black. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Week #193
Stampin for the Weekend: Challenge 2 Embossing
Rainbow lady's challenge #190: wearing red
Die Cutting Divas: #50, anything goes
Craft us Crazy: Challenge #20, Anything goes



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tiny but Mighty

Today I want to share this super cute and tiny easel card I put together for valentines day. I love this digi from the Greeting Farm, "Chibi Spain". I sized her down to fit my 3 x 3 easel and colored her with my prismas. I sprinkled some glitter on her fan and earrings. The background scalloped square was cut from the Lacy Labels cricut cartridge. The main center heart came from the Hannah Montana cartridge. I put glitter on it using my zig two way glue pen and inkadinkadoo glitter in red. The heart that holds my sentiment was the negative from my heart frame in the center. I printed out my sentiment on the computer and punched it out with my stampin up word window punch. I thought "Mi Amor", my love, was fitting for this image. The heart border was cut out using the Elegant Edges Cartridge, I also used the same glitter on this to add some bling. I used the left over tiny negative space hearts to embellish the front and base of card. I added some black rhinestones from my stash. The paper used is: My Minds Eye, Lost and Found: Union Square 6 x 6 pad and cardstock from stampin up. This card was such a joy to create. I smiled the whole time. It is just so small and so cute.  Thanks for stopping by, Ole!

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 96, Valentiny card, 3x3
Cricut Cardz Challenge 101: Be my Valentine
My Craft Spot: Anything goes
Cooking with Cricut Challenge 71: Childs valentine using pink,red, white
Tuesday Throwdown #83: use hearts
Moving along with the times: #134 have a heart






Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winner!



I am so excited!! I won this week over at the CRAFT Challenge blog with my Forever a Rose card. My Fire to the Rain card won the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show! I also placed top 5 for the label it challenge over at the Fantabulous cricut blog. I am so honored because all the people who share their creations are so talented. I just couldn't be happier!! Thank you, Thank you!!!


Fantabulous Cricut

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Forever a Rose

It has been such a busy week for me so far. I have barely had time to get crafty. Today I put together a quick card. The image is a digi from Crafts and Me, Forever Rose. I colored her with my prismas and I am really loving the way her hair came out. I am so excited that I am learning how to add dimension to my images! I am really enjoying the coloring process. All the paper used is from DCWV: The Street Lace Stack, The Glitter Stack and The Tres Chic stack. The bottom of the card front was punched out with a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is from TPC Studio, Brush Stroke Greetings. I stamped it unto pink carstock and punched it out with my stampin up word window punch. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I attached a button to the bow from my stash. I added some faux stitching around the card. I put a little extra sparkle by adding bling along the top of the punched out border. I think it tied the brighter pink of the ribbon in nicely. I also put glossy accents on her lips and some stickles on her eyes for some extra drama. I really like the simplicity of this card. I hope you find inspiration in this card, and enjoy whatever time you can give to your crafts. Thanks for stopping by.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
CRAFT Challenge 139 Recipe
Card Making Mamas: Something old, The paper from my stash, ribbon
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge 50, anything goes



Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pretty in Pink

I love Valentines Day. It gives me an added opportunity to play with my favorite colors and embellishments, red, black, pink and glitter! Every were I look I am inspired to create something romantic! Today I wanted to take that creativity and channel it in a subtle fashion. I really love the way this card came out. The image is from Crafts and Me, Kissy Fish. I really enjoyed coloring her. I'm just learning how to color and this image was great for practicing hair and skin. I colored her with my prismas and added some liquid pearls to her flower and earring. I also put glitter on some of the flower petals on her barrete.I put glossy accents on her lips and this gave her a cute pout. I love it!! The little fish also got blinged out with glitter. Flocking my image are two flowers from recollections. The ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash. I love using rhinestones to accent my cards. They are available in so many colors and just add that extra sparkle and a place to rest the eyes. The sentiments were stamped on pink cardstock and punched out with my stampin up word window punch. The papers I used are from DCWV: The Luxury Stack and The Coral Couture Stack. The diamond shape behind my main image was cut using my Silhoutte Cameo. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday to plan out this card. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: #192
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #92: Cards with at least four layers
The Crafty Pad Challenge #155, Show some Valentine/Anniversary Love
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: #170 Ribbons
Charizma Cards Challenges: #3 Pretty in Pink
Crazy for Challenges: C4C121, Layer it on
Craft Us Crazy: #19 Full of Love
Moving Along with The Times: #133, Blooming Marvellous
Crafts and Me Challenges: #68 Pink and Sparkly
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: # 149, diamonds or pearls



Friday, January 27, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut challenge: Label it

Todays project is a card I put together for a special birthday boy. This Digi, from the Greeting farm, "Dressy Edward" is too cute and reminds me of him. The challenge at Fantabulous Cricut this week is to use labels, anything but a circle. So I took out the Gypsy and this is what I came up with. I used several cartridges to create this card. The sentiment label is from the Heritage cartridge. I purchased this cartridge about a year ago and used it maybe once. Im glad I was able to put it to use. I stamped the sentiment with memento ink in tuxedo black and I threaded some ribbon through the openings on the label from my stash. I put some brads on it.. and presto! The label for my digi was made with the Elegant Edges cartridge. I love this cartridge!! The scalloped oval came from the Gypsy Font cartridge. My favorite part of this card is the guitar. I love this cut and its the reason I purchased the Hannah Montana cartridge. I added my favorite embellishment to it, glitter, and I just love the way it came out! The music notes are also from the Hannah cartridge. I used black diamond stickles on them, I love my glitter..lol. I did some faux stitching with my gelly roll pen and added some black beads to the corners. I also inked the paper and labels with black soot distress ink. The paper I used is from DCWV: The Rockstar Stack and Stampin Up. Thanks for stopping by hope you have a rockin' day!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
My Craft Spot: Challenge #42, Lets hear it for the boys
Celebrate the Occasion: #47, Masculine Birthday





Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fire to the Rain card

Today I wanted to try creating something that was a bit outside my element. I love the distressed grungy look, but I have always had a hard time with it because I tend to lean towards clean lines and a sense of balance in my projects. Today I threw all my standards out the window and decided to try some new things. This card is inspired by the song "set fire to the rain" by Adele. It is quite the catchy song! I wanted to portray some of the key themes of this song in my card. Heartbreak, intensity tempered by solitude, the mixture of hot and cold, happy and sad. Even the passage of time. I used different symbols of love and a  combination of color schemes to try to create an opposing feel to my card. I really could not think of a way to illustrate the rain, so instead I used the color blue in my scheme. I really love the way this turned out!
 I used my silhoutte design studio to plan this card and size everything to fit. The digi is "star" she comes from Kenny K stamps. I colored her with my prismas and added some sparkle to her boots and fur with glitter. The background flames are a free clip art image that I googled and downloaded. I also colored these with my prismas. The flame in front of my main image is a die cut I downloaded from silhoutte online and cut out with my cameo. I popped it off with dimensionals to make her look like she was surrounded by fire. The sentiment was printed through my silhoutte studio and cut out using a banner cut file. I made the charm by cutting out a heart and cutting a zig zag through the middle. I also added crackle accents to it. I backed this with coordinating paper from my card and put it on the charm piece. I attached some beads on a string and a brad to the top. I really love the way this charm turned out!! The blue time peace is a Tim Holtz stamp that I stamped to blue card stock and placed in my EC Shape studio. This little device is so cool! Made my own epoxy embellishment. The flowers are mini primas and all other embellishments were found in my stash. The paper used was from stampin up and  DCWV: The Street Lace Stack. I inked all paper with Black Soot distress ink. Before I go I want to share the most fun part of making this card. BURNING IT!! lol! I took a lighter and burned the edges around the card, singed the roses and the ribbon. I was so afraid to do it but I'm glad I did. I think it carried the theme of the card very nicely. Hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by.

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday: Week # 191
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog: # 57 Whats new pussycat, My EC Shape Studio and "Star" digi stamp
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 60 Beads, on the charm
Card Makin Mamas: Something Old, My stash of Christmas beads and brads
Simon Says Stamp and Show: A song title, Adele's Set Fire to the Rain
Tuesday Throwdown: # 82 so charming
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #11 love is red and black




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

So excited!!!


Fantabulous Cricut

I just wanted to share my excitement with my fellow crafters! My Snow Fun tag took top 5 over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog!! This is the second week in a row that I have the honor. Among so much talent, I am truly honored. Over at Celebrate The Occasion, my All that I love card..won the weeks challenge. I am so thrilled and so inpired to create! Thank you so much for the recognition. Truly just made my day :)
Winner at Celebrate the Occasion

top 5 at Fantabulous Cricut