Monday, July 29, 2013

For the vet

I made this card in appreciation for one of our favorite vets. With the amount of fuzzy children we have, we have several vet numbers saved in our contacts. Recently one of our dogs, who is 14 years old started acting lethargic and not eating much. With fear in our hearts, worried we would hear the worst, we brought her to the vet. Turns out she had an infection and is now much better. But are favorite vet did a wonderful job with her and has always been supportive and wonderful, so I decided to make a card for him in appreciation of the wonderful service he has given us over the years. I used Nate's ABCs cartridge for the image. I have had this cartridge over a year and this is the first time I used it. I embossed the mat with a Darice embossing folder(one that my mom got me because she knows my babies are number 1 to me). I used foam squares to pop up the image and make it stand out. I added a couple buttons for interest.

Challenges I am entering this card in:

Die Cuttin Divas-twice is nice-used two buttons

Five Simple Things

Everyday is an Occasion


Make It Monday

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog-clean and simple

Pile It On

Songbird Challenges-favorites things-my pets are my favorite things

613 Avenue Create

Eclectic Ellapu

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog-love-my pets mean love to me

Challenges 4 Everybody

Paper Crafting Journey-die cuts/punches

Creatalicious Challenges-pets

D.L. Art

Whimsical Designs-three layers, 2 embellishments


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fun Beach Fish Card

It has been quite awhile since I made a trifold card and when my mom suggested it, I went for it. All the images are from Create A Critter. The base is three rectangles welded together on my gypsy. I then welded my other shapes to each fold of the card. I attached an Action Wobble to the seahorse to give it some movement. Added a google eye to the sea horse for extra fun. The sentiments are from Pink By Design and Pink Scrapper. Most of the card stock is AC Cardstock.



Challenges I am entering this card in:

Action Wobbles-fishy friends

Bitten By the Bug 2-beach

My Creative Time-summer theme

Craftin Desert Divas-birthday

Crafty Cardmakers-birthday

613 Avenue Create-anything,optional envelope

Krafty Girls-anything


Sparkly Butterfly

With summer here, it is a good time to make butterfly cards. I used the Create A Critter cartridge. I used the hide contour feature on my gypsy, so I was able to stamp a cute Peachy Keen face on the butterfly. I used the photo inspiration from Peachy Keen Challenge Blog to determine the colors of the card. I embossed the mat with a Sizzix folder. I added Stampin Up gems to the corners of the card and light blue gems from Recollections to the antennas. To add some extra sparkle, I used Stickles on the wings. The sentiment is from Pink Scrapper.



Challenges I am entering this card in:

Peachy Keen Challenge-photo inspiration

My Creative Time-summer theme

Jo's Scrapshack-bling it up

Pink By Design Stamps-reminds you of up

Alota Rubber Stamps-butterflies

OOZAK-anything goes with texture (embossed mat)

Spark Your Creativity Now!

613 Avenue Create-anything goes with optional envelope

AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog-sympathy/thinking of you

Pile It On-thinking of you/just because


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monochromatic Butterfly

I made this shape card with the butterfly image from the cartridge Cheerful Seasons. I used my gypsy and welded two butterflies together to make a shape card. I added Stickles to parts of the butterfly's wing to add some sparkle and bling. The sentiment is from stamps by Pink By Design.


Challenges I am entering this card in are:

Spark Your Creativity Now!

the Pink Elephant-monochromatic

Alota Rubber Stamps Blog-butterflies

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge-in the garden-my Stickles are more than 6 months old

Happy Campers-bling

Eclectic Ellapu-shades of purple with butterfly

Delightful Challenges-glitter bling and sparkly things

Pink By Design Stamps-reminds you of up

Pile It On-thinking of you/just because

AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog-sympathy, thinking of you

Jo's Scrap Shack-summer fun

Crafty Creations Challenges-time to sparkle

Pink Cricut-link up Tuesday



Here is a fun birthday card using an owl from the Hoot N Holler cartridge. I put an action wobble on the owl and added some google eyes. The patterned paper is from DCWV. I tied some bakers twine at the bottom of the card and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.


I am entering this card in challenges at:

Action Wobbles

Paper Playtime-use pattern paper

Pink By Design Stamps-reminds you of up

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

613 Avenue Create-Atg with optional envelope

Whimsical Designs-favorite colors, mine are blue and green

Hiding in My Craft Room

Spark Your Creativity Now!

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog-blue

Craftin Desert Divas-birthday

Crafty Cardmakers-birthday


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Owl with Ice Cream

I made a fun shape card by welding two owl images together using my gypsy. The owl and ice cream cone are from the cartridge Straight From the Nest. I added a gem and google eyes and raised the ice cream cone on foam squares. The stamp on the inside is from Pink By Design. This card fits many challenges, the ice cream cone lets it fit in summer challenges and the pink lets it fit for feminine birthdays.


Challenges I am entering this card in these challenges

Krafty Girls

Pink Cricut

Die Cutin Divas

Five Simple Things

D. L. Art

Jo's Scrap Shack

Catch The Bug Challenge Blog-bingo was sparkle, summer image(ice cream) and player's choice

Craftin Desert Divas

Seize the Birthday

Make It

Crafty Sentiments Designs

Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

C...Is For Challenge

Spark Your Creativity Now!

Crafty Cardmakers

The Pink Elephant

Bearly Mine Challenges

LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge-eyes and gem are older than 6 months

Southern Girls Challenge

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

Hiding in My Craft Room

The Kraftyhands Challenge Blog



Thursday, July 18, 2013

Christmas in July

Here is another Christmas in July card. I used the Create A Critter 2 cartridge. The cute bear face is from Peachy Keen Stamps. The sentiment is a Scrappy Moms stamp. The patterned paper is from a me & my big ideas paper pack. I added Stickles to the Santa outfit and gems on each side of the sentiment. I am entering this in the challenge at Cardz TV, Creative Moments, Make It Monday, Paper Crafting Journey, Allsorts, Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, Challenges 4 Everybody, Pink Cricut and Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tag Card

Paper Playtime is having a challenge using tags. I decided to use a tag to make a card. I used my Gypsy and welded two tags together and then cut it out to be my card. The patterned paper is from DCWV. The stamp is from Joy's Life. The cake is from the cartridge Simply Charmed. Since I had to cut the cake out small to fit my card, the sprinkles and the circles for the cheeks didn't cut out well, so I used gems instead of the paper cut out. I added Stickles to the flames. I added some google eyes for some extra fun. The ribbon is attatched with glue dots so it did't have to be tied. I am also adding this card to the challenge on Clear It Out Challenge Blog, Five Simple Things, Everyday Is An Occasion, Jo's Scrap Shack, Crafty Ribbons Challenge and Make It Monday.




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fluttering By

The challenge at BBTB2 made me use a cartridge I have had for years but never used. The challenge is Disney. I used the cartridge Disney Classics. The stamp is from Pink Scrapper. I embossed the mat, added Stickles to the butterfly's body, pearls from Stampin Up and layered bakers twine on ribbon. I am also entering this card on Frosted Designs (ribbon, twine and washi tape), Party Time Tuesday (wing it), Jo's Scrap Shack, Everyday Is An Occasion, D.L. ART, Krafty Girls and Make It Monday.


Summer Ladybug Card

For this card I used the Create A Critter cartridge for the ladybug and the grass is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge. I used a Darice embossing folder to make the clouds on the mat. I used a Peachy Keen Stamp for the face and Stickles on the ladybug's spots. The card is 4 inches x 4 inches. I am entering this card on Die Cuttin Divas (ruby red), Fantabulous Cricut (cute as a bug), My Creative Time (square card), Everyday Is An Occasion, Pink Cricut, D.L. ART, Scrapper's Delight Challenge Blog (summer brights) and Make It Monday.



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bee Shape Card

It has been awhile since I made a card other than the standard shape. The card, along with the mat, is from the cartridge Birthday Bash and the teddy bear is from Teddy Bear Parade. I embossed the mat with an embossing folder from Tim Holtz. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I used a Peachy Keen Stamp for the cute face. I added a Prima flower with gem to the little bear. I put some Stickles to the top of the antennas. I think this card turned out quite cute. The only thing I would changed next time is to make the mat bigger. I am entering this card into several challenges, Peachy Keen Challenge, 3 Girl Jam, Five Simple Things, Everyday Is An Occasion, Delightful Challenges, Jo's Scrap Shack, Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog and Creative Moments.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

On the Farm

On the blog, Craftin Desert Divas, there is a on the farm challenge. I used the cartridge Create A Critter, the face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps. I added an Action Wobble to the cow, popped up the sentiment with foam squares and added a couple of brads to the corners.


Christmas in July

At Action Wobbles blog, there challenge is to make a Christmas card. How perfect would Action Wobbles and a cute Santa be. At Krafty Girls, they have a challenge using mint, so these two challenges work well together. I used the cartridge Simple Charmed, Action Wobble (of course), google eyes, some Stickles to the Pom Pomona the hat and some ribbon. The patterned paper is from DCWV. I thought the card kind of looked like a Christmas gift, just ready for opening.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lending a Hand

For this thank you card I used the cartridge A Child's Year. The stamps are Peachy Keen Stamps. The patterned paper is from Die Cuts With a View. I am entering the card in the challenges at Peachy Keen Challenge and at Die Cutting Divas.


Happy Fourth

With the Fourth of July coming there are several challenges using red, white and blue or let freedom ring. Delightful Challenges, Bitten By the Bug and Paper Playtime have red, white and blue challenges. Little Scrap Pieces and Jo's Scrap Shack have a let freedom ring challenge. I used Create a Critter 2 cartridge. The stamp is from My Pink Stamp. I added red, white and blue bakers twine, google eyes and Stickles to add interest. The dog is on foam squares to make him pop up.



Monday, July 1, 2013

Cupcake Birthday Card

This cupcake card is more girly of a card than I usually make. I used the cartridge Once Upon A Princess. The patterned paper and gems are from Recollections. The ribbon is a scrap I got from an eBay ribbon grab bag. I am entering the card in several challenges: Die Cutting Divas, birthday using three embellishments (I used gems, Stickles and ribbon), 3 Girl Jam, birthday party with ribbon, Five Simple Things, anything goes, Party Time Tuesdays, anything goes, Everday Is An Occasion, anything goes, Pink Cricut, link up party, A. R. T., anything goes, Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog, anything goes and Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog, use die cuts.