Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Purrrfect birthday

My mom's birthday is this week and despite being super busy, she is one person I don't want to give a store-bought card to.  So, here is a card I whipped up tonight.
Mom is a cat lover, so I used the cat face from Animal Kingdom.  I used my Cricut markers to outline his face and gave him some googly eyes.  In my hurry, I decided to hand write the sentiment rather than use my computer.  I just wish I would have thought to run the blue through my Cuttlebug before I taped it to the other piece.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design--sketch challenge #116
Paper Playtime #68--pets and a sentiment
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog--challenge #99 fancy trims (I used ribbon.)
Totally Papercrafts--challenge #104 Ribbons and/or bows
More Than Favors--Wacky Wednesday #65 Circles
Die Cuttin' Divas--Challenge #53 Favorite Pet
Scrapbookaholic by Abby--Dilo en espaƱol #3, birthday

Gifts for my Scrap Girls

A few years ago, my sister invited me to scrapbook with her and her friends.  Since then, I've become a regular member of the group, even getting my "official" t-shirt :)
Our group recently submitted a HUGE CM order and I was the lucky party hostess reaping the rewards.  I decided to make a little thank you gift for them--personalized wine glasses with a coaster.
I picked up the wine glasses at second hand stores, and it's a good thing I did, since it took me a few glasses to really get the hang of it (Smoothing out the vinyl stencil on the rounded wine glasses was tricky!) and my husband ended up breaking one.  I made a vinyl stencil in my Cricut using Ashlyn's Alphabet and dabbed on Armour Etch, leaving it for 15 minutes.  This is a pic of one side of the glasses.  The other side is personalized.

I used the tutorial found here to make the coasters that slip around the base of the glass.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Birthday to a real classic!

Mom invited my husband and I over to celebrate my dad's birthday tomorrow, so I couldn't put off making his card any longer!

The car and circles came from Holiday Cakes, a cartridge I'd picked up a while ago because it was a good price and I figured a variety of holiday images can always come in handy.  I hadn't used it until today though.  The black circle was run through the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder and the green strip was run through the Spots and Dots folder.  With the patterned paper, I figured I'd better put the sentiment on one of the red circles, but I didn't have a stamp that small and didn't want to mess around with my computer printer, so I went with handwritten sentiments this time.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Skipping Stones Design #113--sketch challenge
Whimsical Designs--Bringing out the old (Holiday Cakes cartridge)
Die Cuttin Divas #50--Anything goes
Craft Spot by Kimberly--Anything goes
Birthday Sundaes--Challenge #41, Easel card