Sunday, December 18, 2011

Using some scraps...

When I use my Cricut, I often cut an extra shape or two in case one rips during the cutting.  Because of this, I had an extra sheep from a previous card.  I combined him with some other scraps to create this card, making it a one-of-a-kind.

The red circle was run through the Swiss Dots folder.  The red piece on the bottom was run through the Holly Ribbons Cuttlebug folder.  The sheep is from Animal Kingdom and the sentiment was printed on my computer (last year!).

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut #90--ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon--anything goes and ribbon
Whimsical Designs--something sparkly (my ribbon)

Paper clip angels

I first saw this idea at Linda's Creativity.  She also inspired Snoopy's Homemade Fun and I checked out her version as well.  Working in a school, I thought little ornaments made out of office supplies would be perfect.  My birthday is right before Christmas, and it always seems like if I bring in treats (as is the custom at my school), there are TONS of other treats that day anyway.  So, I thought I'd make these as my "birthday treat."  They're fat free!

I thought this style of paper clip was called "butterfly" paper clips.  I got some strange looks at the stores asking for those, though!  I shopped around at a couple of office supply stores, a local teaching store, and Wal-Mart.  The best deal I found was at Office Depot.  They had bags of 20 for $2.49.  (The package calls them "ideal clamps.")  I also had a bit of trouble finding metallic pony beads.  When I did find them at Michaels, I was disappointed.  The metallic beads all had a black spot the sides.  I ended up getting a different package of assorted metallic beads.  I used a variety of ribbon from my stash.
This summer, I bought a Stampin' Up stamp set called Cute Converse at a garage sale.  With that, I made some little tags that say "merry little christmas" on one side and "from me to you" on the other.  I made some with tags and some without.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rockin' around the Christmas tree...

I created these cards for my coworkers--kindergarten teachers.  This year, we had a 50's party on the 50th day of school.  I brought my camera that day and am going to give each of them a copy of the picture of us in our 50's costumes.  I thought it would be cute to make a card that somehow incorporated that theme.  I thought that the circle in the Skipping Stones Design sketch would be perfect for a record.  I searched on My Cut Search for a record, but there weren't any on any of my carts.  I figured it would be easy enough to make my own though.  Using the image of the record from the Nifty Fifties cart as a guide, I made one on my Gypsy using a circle from Graphically Speaking.  I used my Allegro Cuttlebug folder on the white base.  The piano keys stamp is from The Paper Studio.  The sentiment was printed from my computer.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch challenge #106
Celebrate the Occasion--#43 Christmas, no red

Sunday, December 11, 2011

With cold hands and a warm heart...

I saw some Christmas ornaments at our state fair with a sentiment I wanted to steal.  It went perfectly with the 50 States cartridge I picked up for $5 this summer, too!

I ended up making 2 different versions of this card, not so much because I wanted to, but because despite being super careful, my paper ripped when I was removing it from the pad and I had to work around that!  I actually really like both versions though.  On one card, Wisconsin was run through the Argyle Cuttlebug folder (to sort of look like a sweater).  On the other I ran it through the Snowflakes folder.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch challenge
Cardztv--crafty Christmas
Cute Card Thursday--anything goes
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #61--Christmas
Celebrate the Occasion #42--Christmas (no green)
Scrapbookaholic by Abby--Dilo en español challenge #6, Navidad
Tuesday Throwdown #77--Celebrate the season
Robin's Creative Cottage--favorite project from the last month

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fleece Navidad!

My husband and I have many bilingual friends.  Ever since I saw a card with the sentiment "Fleece Navidad" this summer on Under a Cherry Tree I knew I wanted to use it on some Christmas cards.  I was also inspired by the sketch at Skipping Stones Design and Craft Spot by Kimberly encouraged me to make it a window card--my first!

The circle is from Graphically Speaking.  The scalloped circle is from Gypsy Wanderings.  The sheep is from Animal Kingdom.  I would have loved to have used a Peachy Keen face but the set I have that goes with this cart requires you to cut the sheep at 3" and that wasn't going to work with this sketch.  I ran the white parts of the sheep through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and the front of the card through Swiss Dots.  I used some of my new metal accents for my i-rock.  I was a little disappointed at how glue oozed out from under these accents.  I haven't had that problem with the i-rock gems.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #88--Holiday card
Cricut Cardz Challenge #96--Christmas card using an image that starts with an S (sheep)
Scrapalicious USA--Christmas project of your choosing
Bah! Humbug!--Cute Christmas critters
The Cuttlebug Spot--use scraps
Craft Spot by Kimberly--Christmas through the window
Make it Monday--Linky party

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December anniversary card

My in-laws' anniversary is coming up soon.  I based this card on the sketch at Skipping Stones Design.  The hearts and the tag are from Gypsy Wanderings.  The sentiment stamp was a lucky find in a clearance bin at a small town stamp shop this summer.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Take me to your reader! layout

I just got back from an awesome weekend scrap!  I am continuing to work on my school album.  One of the first family events that was held at my school after I started working there was called Take Me to Your Reader.  I found a cute little alien on the Life's a Party cartridge to use in the layout.  The font I used is from the same cart.  (Thanks to Barb at Bug Bites 411 for giving this cart away for her blog hop this summer!)

This layout will be entered into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #75--lots of circles
Make it Monday #64--anything goes linky party
Cute Card Thursday #191--green and grey color combo.  I have to admit when I first saw this challenge, I passed it up, thinking I'd never use those colors.  Then I came across this green paper that went so well with the shirts the people in my pics were wearing, and it just happened to have little gray circles.  Although it looks almost black in the picture, the words and part of the alien spaceship are also gray.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I wanted to have some Spanish thank you cards made up to give to parents of my students when the need arises.  I used the sketch from the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge as inspiration.  The large shape in the middle is from Ashlyn's Alphabet.  The black layer was run through my Cuttlebug in a new (to me) folder by The Paper Studio called Tiny Stars.  The font is from Gypsy Font.  I used my Gypsy to weld the word (after the G) together.  The little stars on the bottom right are from an old-fashioned, and highly neglected, paper punch.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #64--layout challenge
My Time to Craft Challenge #165--Sun, moon and stars
Paper Playtime #60--Thank you projects

Sunday, November 6, 2011

One of a kind

Last year I started my Christmas cards in the summer.  This year, I'm starting in November.  I used the sketch from Skipping Stones Design.  The sentiment is also from one of their stamps.  The tag that it is on is from Gypsy Wanderings.  In keeping with the sentiment, I wanted 3 different snowflakes.  The ones I chose were from Accent Essentials, Graphically Speaking, and the Christmas Solutions cart.  I put an iRock gem in the center of each snowflake.  The dark blue background was run through the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.

This sentiment makes the card rather versatile.  I could use it for a Christmas card or a thank you card for a gift or someone who's done a kind deed, such as a neighbor who snowblows your driveway for you.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
The Cuttlebug Spot--anything goes
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #58, buttons, bling, or brads
Really Reasonable Ribbon--#35, Christmas
Whimsical Designs--anything goes
Scrapbookaholic by Abby--glitter or bling

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Catching up on my school album

I have been teaching since 2003 and had initially been keeping my school pictures in a regular slide-the-pictures-in-the-slots album.  The problem was that every year we get a staff picture and a class picture that are too big to fit, so I decided to scrapbook my school pics.  I had a scrapbooking day at my sister's house this weekend and got a few pages done.  This one is to showcase the letter of recommendation I got at the end of my internship.  (I erased a few of the identifying details for privacy.)

All three of the images on the left side are from Doodlecharms.  The strip of pencils at the bottom is from  The Paper Studio's "School Days" paper pack.

This layout will be entered in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #188--sketch challenge
Tuesday Throwdown #72--primary colors

Monday, October 17, 2011

My first Wild Card

I got the Wild Card cartridge in August and hadn't used it yet.  I wanted to make a couple of cards but didn't have a ton of time to spend planning a layout, so I thought I'd give this cart a try.  The cards were pretty quick to make, but I'm not thrilled with how they turned out.  They look like the cards I made when I first started.  I'm posting them anyway, and am open to any suggestions.

As I said, I used Wild Card.  I stamped the top of one of the cupcakes with my sister-in-law's name (I recently found her name stamp in a clearance bin!) and made 2 others that just said Happy Birthday.  I ran the cupcake top through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder (Seems like all cupcake tops are.)  I added a bit of glitter glue to the flame of the candle.

I am entering the following challenge:
Die Cuttin' Divas--dessert

Sunday, October 2, 2011

¡Feliz cuu-uuu-uumpleaños!

My brother and sister-in-law both have a birthday this month and the other brother-in-law has a birthday in November, so it was time to get back to cardmaking.  I often let the challenges guide my inspiration, and that is what happened this time.  The sentiment is my attempt at making a Spanish pun.  "Feliz cumpleaños" is, of course, Happy Birthday.  In Spanish, owls say "uuuuu."

All of the cuts came from the Storybook cartridge.  I had to cut out the owl a couple of times in different colors to create the layering.  The yellow backgrounds were run through the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder and the green circle was run through the Swiss Dots folder.  The sentiment was printed on my computer.  When I showed it to my hubby, he laughed out loud and said it was the funniest card I've made!  Not bad for inventing a pun in my second language :)

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch challenge #95
Whimsical Wednesdays--Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday--#184 Animal Crackers (use an animal)
Celebrate the Occasion--#32 Any Occasion, must use ribbon
My Creative Time--Throwback Thursday Episode 252--Use a Font cartridge
Scrapalicious--Anything Goes
Scrapbookaholic by Abby--Dilo en español #1, use Kraft paper
Birthday Sundaes--use ribbon on a birthday card
Cricut Cardz Challenge--#92, a Halloween card with an owl.  (My husband's family does not celebrate Halloween, but since his sister's birthday is on Oct. 31, Mary gave me permission to enter this card anyway.  Thanks for understanding, Mary!)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What I've been up to...

Looking at my blog, it doesn't appear as though I've been doing much lately.  In reality, I've been busy with the start of a new school year and....CANNING!

Last year, I canned a few peaches with my friend and froze zucchini from my garden.  This year, I have canned...
  • pizza sauce
  • peaches
  • pickles
  • spaghetti sauce
  • tomato base for my chili
  • apple pie filling
  • salsa
  • applesauce
I also froze a few small batches of applesauce, pumpkin, a couple of zucchinis (I still had tons left over from last year) and a LOT of sweet corn.

I am hoping to save a bit of money, plus I do find it satisfying preparing that much of our food myself and knowing what's in it.

There are a couple of birthdays coming up in my husband's family and I haven't started on our Christmas cards yet either, so I hope to be back to cardmaking soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thinking of you

I made this card for a blogger friend who is facing a challenge in her life right now.  All of the cuts came from Storybook, one of my new carts.  I actually had to do a little post-Cricut doctoring with my scissors.  The image has some curly-cues inside and outside of the frame.  I needed to trim the inside ones to have room for the sentiment.  When I went to put the card together, I realized that I must have miscalculated on my Gypsy and cut the image a bit too big, so I had to cut the curls from the outside as well.  The sentiment is from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique.  She has lots of great free scripture word art.  I ran the brown card front through the Cuttlebug Scrollwork folder.  I added 3 jewels to the bottom with my i-rock.

Please excuse the poor photography.  My husband is out with the camera right now, so I had to use the built-in one on my laptop.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
MAG Challenge by the Page--Storybook, page 45
Paper Playtime #53--Anything goes
Whimsical Wednesdays--3 Times a Charm: 3 cuts, 3 colors, 3 of the same embellishment
Die Cut Dreams #96--Color challenge: pink, green, chocolate
Make it Monday #50--Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #62--non-stamped sentiment

Sunday, August 14, 2011

High School Football

Back to school means high school football time.  I made this card for a young relative who is on the football team.  I modeled the jersey after a picture of him in his football jersey.  I used Everyday Paper Dolls for the jersey, but I didn't use the football jersey.  I used the scientist's shirt from page 64 in the manual.  I used the hide contour feature on the gypsy to hide all of the interior cut lines.  I welded 2 of the shirts together to make a shape card.  I welded a square at the top of the back side of the jersey so it would only have a v-neck on the front.  The font for the numbers and the name on the back of the jersey is Plantin Schoolbook.  It's not a super match to the font on the real jersey, but it was the closest match I had.  The school name on the front was cut with Cursive 101.

Since the card was a darker color, I put this white rectangle inside the card to write the message.

The young man who received this card really seemed to appreciate it and was amazed how it looked just like his jersey.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion #25--Back to School
Scrapbookaholic by Abby #11--Back to School
Cards by Jovan--Back to School blog hop

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thanks so berry much!

I had trouble finding a good background paper for this card.  I wanted something with some type of pattern, but yet the strawberries had to stand out.  I ended up using a couple of different patterned papers from my scrap folder.

The strawberries are from Indie Art.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and inked the edges a bit.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design #88--sketch challenge
Cricut Cardz Challenge #86--Tuitti Fruitti
Die Cuttin' Divas #27--veggies/fruits
Whimsical Wednesdays--sense of humor (I hope this pun counts.)
Inking It Up Crazy--use an "old school" cart
Tacky Tuesdays--use a berry or fruit and the word "berry"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cupcake Cumpleaños

Wow!  I haven't posted in a long time!  My husband and I wanted to save on energy costs this summer and not turn on our AC, but that was keeping me out of my scrap room.  I finally broke down and turned it on a bit so I could get a birthday card done for my mother-in-law.

I made this gatefold card a little differently shaped by welding a scalloped rectangle to either side of a regular rectangle on my Gypsy.  That scalloped rectangle (from Accent Essentials) is the same shape I used in the center, as the base behind the cupcake.  The cupcake is from Smiley Cards, I just got rid of the face because I was afraid it was too small to cut out well.  I made some score lines on the wrapper and ran the cupcake top through the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder.  I also decided to put a little bling on the icing so I could try out my new i-rock :)

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch #86
Kimberli's Creations--100 follower giveaway challenge: use a cart you've barely used (Smiley Cards)  She is giving away a Preserves cart to one lucky follower!
Totally Papercrafts--challenge #77, bling it up
Whimsical Wednesdays--fun with folds
Birthday Sundaes--cake or cupcake

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer Sunshine

One of my coworkers lost her brother unexpectedly a few weeks ago.  We passed around a calendar signing up to bring a meal to her family.  Tomorrow is my turn.  I knew that in addition to a meal, I wanted to bring some cookies.  So, the blog hop and challenge at Baking up Crafts was perfect timing.  Actually, I had been planning on making chocolate chip cookies, but on the blog hop, I came across a recipe for easy lemon cookies on The Joyful Stamper's blog and decided to try those instead.  Of course, I had to taste test one first to make sure they were good enough to give away :)

Then, I wanted to make a card to cheer her up.  A smiling summer sun came to mind.  I used My Cut Search to search through the carts to find a good one.  (This site seems faster than using the Gypsy search, and I like that you can see the whole handbook page rather than just the keypad overlay.)  I used the sun from Smiley Cards.  His sunglasses are from EDPD.  The tags on the top of the card and the base of the pedestal are form Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The turquoise background was run through the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and the white square was run through Spots and Dots.     I also used an Action Wobble for the first time.  I had signed up months ago for a free sample on Momo's blog and was saving them for the perfect occasion.  I thought it would add some extra cheer to this card.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Whimsical Wednesdays--Fun with color challenge #11--I used the required red and yellow and also pulled the colors turquoise and white from the provided photo.
Baking up Crafts--project involving baking and crafts
Cute Card Thursday #170--sketch challenge
More Than Favors CCCC #22--Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Celebrate the Occasion #19--Celebrating Summer (must have a sun)

After posting this, I got an e-mail from the Joyful Stamper suggesting I link up my project to her Inspire Me Friday, so that perhaps I can inspire others to do something similar for someone in need.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Fishing" you a Happy Father's Day!

I wasn't sure what to put on a Father's Day card for my dad.  Then the challenge at Cardztv gave me an idea.  The challenge there is to make a Father's Day card with a beach theme.  Now, my dad isn't exactly a beach goer.  However, he is a fisherman--in fact, he told me to bring a cooler when I visit for Father's Day because he's going to send me home with some fish he caught!  So, here is my fishy Father's Day card:

The fish is from Create a Critter.  The tag he is on and the tag inside the card are from Accent Essentials. The turquoise card base was run through the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder.  The white tag the fish is on was run through the Swiss Dots folder.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Cardztv--Father's Day with a beach theme
Cricut Cardz Challenge #79--Father's Day theme
Paper Playtime #48--Z-fold card
More than Favors Wacky Wednesday #41--Let's emboss
More than Favors Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #21--Accent Essentials
Really Reasonable Ribbon #26--Handwritten sentiment and use ribbon
Craft Spot by Kimberly #12--We love you dad!
Scrapalicious USA #7--Smile (smiling fish)
Paper Cutz #96--Father's Day using a tag
Whimsical Wednesday #10--Father's Day
Crazy About Cricut's Thankful Thursday--Father's Day

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scrapbook page re-do

Four years ago, when school was out for summer, my then-boyfriend of 3 months and I embarked on a road trip to New York City--to get married!  When we returned, of course I wanted to scrap the pictures of all of our adventures.  My new husband even helped me.  There were two pages that always bothered me though.  They were soooo simple.  One of them was the first page of the book:

The apple die cuts are from the Ellison machine at my school!

Four more years of scrapping and cardmaking experience and a couple of challenges I saw this week inspired me to redo that first page.  Here is version 2:

The map in the background is a road map that was being thrown out at school.  The letters are from Opposites Attract.  The apple is from Doodlecharms.  The buildings are from Plantin Schoolbook.  I plan to use the leaf of the apple to recreate the journaling from the original page.  I tried cutting out the gray top layer of the buildings from silver glitter paper.  I increased the blade depth and the pressure and even did multi-cut, but wasn't able to cut through that paper.  So, it is plain gray for now.  I have to admit, I haven't adhered everything down yet, because I want to see if I can find some kind of spray shimmer/glitter for those buildings.  Does anyone out there have any advice for cutting glitter paper or for any type of glitter that you can apply evenly over a large surface?

This page will be entered in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #62--Remember this: special person, time or anniversary
Paper Cutz challenge #94--beach or travel
Totally Papercrafts #69--get fruity (The Big Apple!)
Celebrate The Occasion #16--School's out!  must include an apple

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Music note birthday card

My husband's birthday is in one month and he is a musician, so the challenge at M.A.G. Challenge by the Page, using the music note from Gypsy Wanderings, was perfect for a card for him.

The only cartridge used was Gypsy Wanderings.  I ran the burgundy paper through the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder.  The black tag under the music note was run through the Swiss Dots folder.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
M.A.G. Challenge by the Page #29--Gypsy Wanderings page 68
More Than Favors, Wacky Wednesday #40--manly birthday card

Tall grasshopper card

I was inspired by several challenge blogs to create this card.  I don't have a sentiment on it yet.  It could be a "Hoppy Birthday" card, or just a general cheery summer card.

The only cart I used was Stretch Your Imagination.  I used the card feature, and opted for the "stretched" card.  I used my Gypsy to stretch it a little more so it would be the size of a tall card to fit in a business envelope.  I also used my Gypsy to create layering, as the card feature on this cart does not allow for layering.
Here is a view of the whole card:

Here is a close-up of the grasshopper.  I gave him googly eyes.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Cricut Cardz Challenge #77--use the card feature from any cart, using any colors
My Creative Time Throwback Thursday episode 195--use any older cart (Stretch your Imagination was one of the very first carts I bought) and the colors green and yellow
Bug Bites Grillin' n Chillin' blog hop party part 2--create a project with one of the hidden critters from the blog hop

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thanks a melon!

I recently won a blog challenge at Cardztv and got an awesome prize package.  I wanted to make a cute card to thank Mary.
The watermelon on this card is from Doodlecharms.  I used the hide contour feature on the Gypsy to get the little lines on the rinds drawn on with the Cricut markers.  I cut out some of the seeds bigger to have some extra ones for accents on the side.  The turquoise paper was run through the Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder and the brown paper was run through Swiss Dots.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps--sketch #52
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #39: pink, brown, teal, cream (I hope it is OK I have a bit of green.  I noticed one of their sample cards did.)
Ashley's Scrappin Palace--summer project

Friday, May 27, 2011

Turtley Awesome Birthday Cards

My stepdaughter's birthday is coming up soon.  She lives far away with her mother, so we need to mail her a birthday card.  At this point, it is probably going to arrive a bit late, so I planned for that and made a card with a turtle on it and the sentiment "Sorry I'm late."  I made 6 of these cards so I'll have some in my stash. I made 2 with the same sentiment in Spanish and 2 with "Hope your birthday is turtley awesome!"  (The inspiration for the punny card came from some My Pink Stamper stamps.)

The 3 different sentiments:

The turtle on this card is from Animal Kingdom.  Using my Gypsy, I hid the interior cut lines on the turtle's shell and cut them out plain.  Then on another layer on the Gypsy, I left the interior cut lines but hid the outline of the shell.  I did the interior lines with a Cricut marker.  The turtle's face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps Animal Faces Small set (PK-750).  The tags are from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  The top pink tag was run though the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder.  If I were to make this card again, I would not have used the white paper with the floral design for one of the tags.  It coordinates with the base paper, but does not look good right up against it.  Oh well, I'm learning about color and design as I go along...

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design #77--sketch challenge
Peachy Keen Stamps LFIF--designer's choice
Really Reasonable Ribbon #24--anything goes
Totally Papercrafts #68--pink and girlie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

School Days layout

I went scrapbooking with my some friends last weekend.  I've given up on scrapping all of my pictures (I'd never keep up!), but I try to scrap big trips I go on.  I haven't been on any trips lately, so I decided to scrap my pictures from school--the staff and class pictures won't fit in a regular slide-the-picture-in-the-slots album.  This is the title page I made:

I actually used the design from the cover of a stack of paper by The Paper Studio for inspiration.  The word "School" is from Opposites Attract.  "Days" is from Cursive 101.  The apple is from Doodlecharms.  The pencil is from Locker Talk, but I was using my Gypsy and didn't have the manual with me, which is helpful sometimes to figure out layering.  To make a long story short, I tried stretching an image on the Gypsy, it didn't turn out so well, and I had to make a few "adjustments" with a scissors.  So, this pencil doesn't quite look like either of the ones on the cart.

This page will be entered into the following challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge #92--teacher appreciation
My Time to Craft #142--use a die cut

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The perfect pear

I wanted to enter the fruit challenge at Cardztv.  I liked the pear pun at My Pink Stamper and wanted to make something with a similar saying.  I didn't think I had any pear cuts, but I used My Cut Search and discovered that there was a pear on Gypsy Font.  The heart and the cut the sentiment is on are also from Gypsy Font.  I used my Cricut markers to write the sentiment, which is from Calligraphy Collection.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime #45--tall card
Totally Papercrafts #66--anniversaries

So Dear baby card

I decided to make a few gender-neutral baby cards, one for a baby shower tomorrow and a few extras for my stash.  The tags on this card are from Plantin Schoolbook and were run through the Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folders.  The deer is from Create a Critter.

These cards will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch #75
My Time To Craft--challenge #140, scallops
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #38, anything goes
More Than Favors--Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #17, Give a Hoot (I don't own Give a Hoot, but they allow you to use a similar cut.  I used the deer from Create a Critter.)
Cricut Cardz Challenge #74--brand new baby

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moooochas gracias!

I am a kindergarten teacher and last week we had a Mother's Day tea party.  Several school staff members really went above and beyond to help my co-teacher and I get things ready and pull off the big event.  In addition, one student's mother got us each a nice box of chocolates.  (I work at a low income school, so gifts are pretty rare, and all the more meaningful.)  We wanted to make sure to thank each of these people, so I offered to make some thank you cards.  I love punny cards, so I made one that works in English and Spanish.  Here is a close-up of one of the Spanish ones.

As I said, I needed several, and I used some scraps of coordinating paper that I had, so I ended up with lots of variations:

I also made a few with English moos:

The cow is from Create a Critter.  The sombrero is from Graphically Speaking.  The image on the cart had no layering, so I used my Gypsy to create the layering.  The sentiments were printed from my computer.

These cards will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--No rules
Die Cuttin Divas--sketch challenge
Creative Cutter Room--Fiesta!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day card, version 2

In a previous post, I mentioned that I had some left over cuts and wanted to try another, slightly different version of the Mother's Day card I made.  Now I've got one for my Mother-in-Law as well!

This time, I only used the flowers from Doodlecharms, with the Peachy Keen faces.  I added the sentiment at the bottom on a shape from Calligraphy Collection.  The purple rectangle was run through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas #12--Mother's Day
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #57--Mom's the Word
Cricut Cardz Challenge #71--Mother's Day
Celebrate the Occasion #11--Mother's Day
Creative Cutter Room--Linking party

Monday, April 25, 2011

First Communion

My nephew will be having his first communion in a couple of weeks and I had no idea what image to put on a card.  The sketch at Skipping Stones Design was perfect because it was nice and simple.  The cross on this card is from Indie Art.  The tag on the side of the card is actually half of an image that was cut from Calligraphy Collection.  The "hills" at the bottom of the card started as ovals from Graphically Speaking.  Then I trimmed them down to fit the design.  Each of the three "hills" at the bottom of the card was run through a different Cuttlebug folder.