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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Studio G $1 Stamps

I usually don't stamp alot but have lots of stamps!!!  Recently I have drug them out and I am very determined to use them on some cards!!!!  I love the little $1 stamps and have quite a collection of them!   This is a little card that I can jot a note to someone when I get in the writing mode!!! 
Sorry the second card is so dark but I used the same stamp only added a fourth of july flair  with my colors and the celebration cupcake!!!  Thes were made up with some scraps I have from other projects!!!  I sometimes think that the scraps are taking over my room!!!  I think I am going to enter this in the Die Cuttin Divas challege this week Fruit or Vegetable Showcase...
Thanks for taking a look!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Patriotic BBTB2 challenge

With the 4th of July right around the corner I thought I would participate in the challenge over at the Bitten By The Bug !!!  I dont send any cards out for this holiday but I do have a few birthdays well my Uncles birthday is on the fourth so maybe this could work for his birthday card with the sentiment inside!!!  I used papers by Tim Holtz and my star embossing folder on this and Independence Day cartridge with my Cricut.

I thought since I just placed my first order from Simon Says Stamps that I would join in on one of their challenges also and this fell in line with their latest challenge "Sporty and or Patriotic 
They have almost anything you might be looking for in supplies!!! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mojo Monday 247

When you need a sketch to follow MoJo Mondays always pulls thrum!!!!  I thought I would follow along with their sketch this week. 

 Non-traditional sized cards, so You were  given
a Round or Square option. Try a round card, a square card or both if you're feeling really inspired!
I used the QuickKutz television die that I purchased at Scrapbuck for $2.   Love it and decided to use it on my card!!!!  The papers I chose were from the $1.00 bin at Michaels and scraps I had left from the October Afternoon Holiday Style collection.  Imagine that Xmas paper !!!!

I made one square card and one A2 size card.  same sketch .  The sentiment I used for the inside of both cards was a Hampton Art 7 gypsies stamp that said you're not old, you're VINTAGE. These both have a masculine flair which I am always challenging myself to do!!!

Thanks for taking a look and go to http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ and check out the sketches and the wonderful work all that participate in the challenge do!!!

You can tell IT"S Summer

I have been terrible of posting on my blog and it seems that I have been all over the place with my card making!!!  I had to make a quick retirement card and was really at a loss and then I thought well what do you never seem to get to do and thought a beach scene would fit the bill.  I used my Life is a Beach cartridge and some embossing folders to make this quick card!!!  The inside sentiment said "Enjoy the time that becomes 100% yours!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monday Challenge #58 - Birthday: What's your age?! My Craft Spot

I was surprised that the Monday Challenge for My Craft Spot this week was one that I could use this week for my granddaughter.  Somehow instead of one card I have to make four for that day.  One for my Mom , one for my Aunt (Great Great Aunt) and one for my Son (Uncle Dan) to give to Tay for her birthday this Saturday!!!  Can't believe she is Five Years old!!!  I used Hello Kitty Greetings and The Cricut Craft Room for the number and to do some welding for my card!!!!  There are tons of layers , some inking and bling and a bow to finish it off....

The finished size is 6x 5 1/2

I love doing shaped cards but the insides always stump me.  I was determined to not just put a stamp on the inside and call it done this time.  soooooo... TADA!!!!

More cutting and inking and layers but muted tones ... I did have to fussy cut kitty a little on the left side so it layered well...

Now in keeping with the Hello Kitty theme I made another Hello Kitty card that is also 6x5 1/2 and also a shaped card for one of the ladies to give.

Isn't she cute  ... she is gussied up and embossed and a little bow added  with a decorated envelop for her new home

Now I have to say this took some time but I really enjoyed making both of the cards and it really was great to be challenged to make something I usually don't do!!!

Lil Lady Birthday

I made this card up for my granddaughters birthday!!!  She is having a Lady Bug theme.  I think that has something to do with her favorite color RED!!!  I used allot of embellishments I have had for so long.  I think it would take me a life time to use this stuff up!!!  I found a die I had that I bought when they were selling the little cuddlebug for kids!!!  Embossing and pop dotting!!!

 I even finished the inside because I usually leave them blank and write in them!!!

And since this was a square card I had to make a square envelop to match using my Martha Stewart scoreboard.  I did a search on the measurements and found a You Tube video on how to do this!!
Click here to watch the Video

Thanks for taking a peek!!!  See you soon!!!!