Friday, February 26, 2010

Changito Friday & Pink Elephant Challange #55

So I've finally made a card for Changito Friday, yay!!! I know, I've been very neglectful of my little monkey friend. So I decided to use him for the Pink Elephant Challenge #55.

I hope you can see the Stickles on the bubbles - just a little bling for my cute friends. A very simple card, but still cute. :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Matryoshka Doll Card - SO CUTE! :)

I got MY Paisley cartridge in the mail yesterday and had to make a card from it. Tammy and I decided to use one of the Matryoshka dolls (also known as Russian nesting dolls).

She turned out so cute w/Tiny Size Chiclets in her belly. :)

Here is her recipe using Paisley -

Doll - 4.25"
Flower (buttons layer) - 1.75"
Hole for candy cup - 1.25" (cut using the Creative Memories Circle Cutting System)
Sentiment - Paper Trey Ink Everyday Button Bits Stamp Set
Edge-punch - Scrolls and Dots by EK Success

Hope you enjoy her! :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweet Sunday Challenge #57

This is my 1st time participating in the Sweet Sunday Challange over at The Sweetest Thing. Here is the sketch we are working from...

I decided to flip the sketch on it's side to use a longer sentiment. I wasn't sure I would like the completed project but I really like how it turned out.  What do you think?  :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cards for Kids

Please check out the Cards for Kids program at Jennifer McGuire Ink. A great program to help cheer sick children and a chance for you to win great prizes. :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Who's the cutest?

Tammy and I made these ADORABLE owl candy-belly cards today. They are filled with mini M&Ms and the ribbon on the side is a slider so whoever gets this card can enjoy the candy too. If you are intested in making one I put the "recipe" below the picture...

The owl is cut at 3.5" from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge. The flower around his belly is cut at 1.5" from Mini Monograms (the scallop circle). The hole for the belly is cut at 1.25" - I used my Creative Memories circle cutter, but you can use the center function on the Cricut w/George and Basic Shapes if you want.

The belly is a Wilton candy mold from Michaels - when you cut it out leave a lip around the mold to glue it down in the card.

Measure a single piece of the same card stock that you are using for your card base to fit inside the front of the card. You will cut a hole in this piece also but the slider will fit beteween the belly mold and this piece so the candy doesn't come out until you want it to.

The branch is hand cut and the leaves are a small heart punch cut in half and shaped. I also used the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder to emboss the front of the card.

The layers go as follows:

Assembled owl with hole
Card base w/hole
Belly mold
Slider piece w/ribbon
Piece of cardstock w/hole

When you glue down the cardstock make sure to leave a space without adhesive where the slider goes so that it makes a pocket (see photo below). Let me know if you have any questions! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hannah Montana Butterfly card

I cut this adorable butterfly from the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge. Actually, I cut it twice - once in orange and once in the peachy color. The orange layer is embossed using the Swiss Dots folder from Cuttlebug and for the peach layer I used the Divine Swirls folder. Butterflies make me happy. :)

My Favorites! Part 2

Welcome back - as promised, here are the last five of my favorite crafting items...

Cuttlebug Machine & Embossing Folders

I love this little green machine! It uses dies to make diec-cuts and embossing folders to emboss patterns. My favorite folder is "Devine Swirls" - it looks like frosting (great for birthday cards) or waves.



I use these are cards to add dimension to a focal point or sentiment - love them! :)


Border Punches

The ones pictured are from Fiskars but I also have ones from EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts. They are one of my newer obsessions but they are so handy. I love all the different looks you can get from them.


Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

I love all the colors - they are a fun and easy was to embellish cards and layouts. My favorites buys are Simple Findings from Joann's, they come in lots of colors and, at $2.29 for 130 buttons, they are a STEAL (not to mention you can use a coupon for an even better deal)!


Scotch Double-Sided Tape

This is my adhesive of choice, I love the ease of use. I have tried several other adhesives - glue dots, glue pens, tape despensers, photo splits - and keep coming back to double-sided tape. It is one of the more inexpesive options and it just works for me. :)


I hope you enjoyed my list! Thank you for taking a peek!

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Favorite Things! Part 1

I thought I would share a list of my favorite crafting items. Some are new to my list and others are tried and true friends. If you have something that you can't live without I'd love to hear about it - I'm always looking for a new favorite! Here are the first five...

My red Cricut Expression!

My favorite cartridges -

Paper Doll Dress Up
Alphalicious Font
From My Kitchen
Sesame Street Font


Bazzill Basics Cardstock

The best cardstock ever, in my opinion. I stock up every CK convention. :)


Adobe Photoshop 5.0

I use this ALL THE TIME! My camera doesn't always take the best photos so I rely on Photoshop to correct the flaws and even splice some photos together.


Chalkbox Cats Eye Inks

I love all the colors but my absolute fav is Chestnut Roan. I use this to ink the edges of almost everything - ok, I'm a little obsessed with it! It makes things pop off the page and give a little aged feel.


Pull EZ Ribbon Purse

I love this ribbon holder!! You just unwind your ribbon from the roll and put it into the zip-open compartment, then pull the end thru one of the holes. It holds TONS of ribbon and you can see everything you have with out having to pull out spool after spool. It's light-weight and roomy. -I have the purple one. :)


Well, that's it for today - tomorrow I will post the last five. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hey, Chickie!

Hope you all enjoy my newest card! I think this one would be cute for a thank you, thinking of you or congrats card. This little chick is just to cute I had to use her.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Introducing....Changito Fridays!!

I would like you to meet my little friend, Changito! He is the most adorable monkey - and I have tons of his stamps. I have decided to make a Changito card for every Friday... so without further ado - CHANGITO FRIDAY#1!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New card...

I just finished this card today - it's been a while since I crafted and wanted to get something done! :) I bought a STASH of buttons last week at Joann's when they were on sale for 50% - now I have over 1000 buttons for less than $10! What a deal! So, of course, I had to put a few of my new buttons to good use.


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