Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Sketch

Hello all my crafty friends!!
Today is the last week of June, and my
final sketch.  Let me tell, you this one had
to be the hardest!!  When I saw this sketch, I thought
OMG, I have to make a waterfall card!!
Well I have never made a waterfall or for that fact
any other special type of card. (easel, gate fold, etc.)
So what was I gonna do???  Well to the web of course!!
My first and only stop was Splitcoast Stampers.
If you have never been to this site, you need to check
it out!!  There are all kinds of tutorials.
Here is the one that I used:
At first it looked intimidating, but it ended up being pretty easy
and I am thrilled with the results!!

Here is the sketch:

And here is a sneak peek of my card!!

These sunglasses were cut at .70" from Forever Young.
I added some gems in the corner and
glossy accents to the lenses.

Next, the bathing suit was cut
from Nifty Fifties at 3.40"
I placed each piece on a seperate panel.

Lastly the flip flops are from
Life is a Beach cut at 2".

All the paper except the card base is from
my scrap pile.  The adorable paper used on the
card base is Imaginisce Makin' Waves.
This paper is so cute, and I was lucky enough to
recieve a few sheets, in a recent order from
The sentiment is from K Andrew's Splastastic Summer
I stamped it on to A Spellbinders Classic Large Square.

Here is a quick video showing the action!!
Boy is it hard to record with your phone and
pull the tab on a waterfall card...LOL!!
(man my hands look old...LOL)

I hope you enjoyed my card as
much as I enjoyed making it!!

Please be sure to stop by
to see what the rest of the design team made today!!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

My Craft Spot - Monday Challenge #61 - Hot Summer Colors
Krafty Girls - Fun In The Sun Challenge #10
Paper Playtime - Ch# 77 - Say It With Sentiments - Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge Use Yellow
Getting Cricky - Simply Sunday Challenge - summertime

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Sketch

Hello my crafty friends and welcome back!
As I have stated in my previous posts this month,
I have signed up to do the Sketches all this month.
I wanted to challenge myself to try some different things.
I promise, next month, you will see more than
just sketches from me!!

Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is a sneak peak:

For my card today, I used my all time favorite cartridge, Art Philosophy!!
This cartridge is awesome.

The card base and top layer were cut at 5" from page 31
of the handbook.

The paper is used for the base and layerare from Echo Parks
Hello Summer line.  Isn't it adorable!!!  I got it from
Erica's Store.  She has a great selection and great prices.
Check it out here HERE

The polka dot paper is from Doodlebug.
I used Spellbinders Label One die for the center.
The cute little turtle is from Peachy Keen's
June Stamp of the Month kit.
She is mounted on an Action Wobble.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's
"Even More Punnylicious" stamp set.
I added some Liquid Pearls Dots
in Buttercup and Rouge.  I just love the new colors.
You can find them in the store too!!

I added a few butterflies from my stash and some
crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam and My Craft Spot.

Please make sure you stop by My Cricut Craft Room
to see all the wonderful projects from my design team sisters!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Sketch

So, for today, I have a very simple card for you.
As I indicated last week, for this month,
I signed up for the sketch each week.
I am trying to expand my style...LOL

Here is the sketch we were to use today

This was a very simple card.
The only Cricut cut is the brown
frame piece in the middle.
This was cut using George and Basic Shapes.
I wanted to keep it plain because it is for my husband.
With Father's Day and his birthday both on
Sunday, I needed a couple of cards.
He likes to wear hats, so I thought
this was perfect for him!!

The darling little hat is a die cut
from My Creative Time's
newest release called
"Here's Looking at You".
The sentiment is from the same set.

The background paper is DCWV "Green Tea" Stack.
The ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for looking and please make sure
you check out what the rest of the
design team made today at

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - Sketch

Hello, my crafty friends!!
This month I decided to challenge myself!!
I get in a rut and seem to use the same
design for my cards.  So this month
I decided to sign up for the
sketch challenge each week!!

This first sketch was really a challenge!!

After seeing this sketch, the first thing I thought of was
bubbles.  But then, I was looking through the stuff I
recently got from out wonderful leader Erica,
and I came across these stickers, there are only a few left!!:

Once I saw these stickers,
I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Here is a sneak peak:

For today's card, I used the following cartridges:
Card Base - Elegant Edges
Banner - CCR Party Picks & Pennants
Donuts - Love You a Latte
Slumber Party
Sweet Shop

Most of the paper is Coordinations
The background paper is Best Creations
I also used stickles for the sprinkles!!

For the donut in the right bottom corner, I wanted
it to look like a sugar donut.  So I ran it through my
Xyron face down, and then covered it with
fine glitter.

Can you see where I used the stickers??

The sentiment is perfect, don't you think...LOL
It is from My Pink Stamper
"Sweetest Cupcakes" stamp set.
I stamped it then embossed it
using Pink Zing Glitter Embossing Powder.

I added some crinkle ribbon from
My Craft Spot in Pink Bubblegum. 
I also embossed with the
Cuttlebug Spots and Dots Folder.

I hope you like my card as much
as I liked making it.
(it would be better if I could eat the donuts...LOL)

Please be sure to check out what the
rest of the design team made today over at

Don't forget to comment on My Cricut Craft Room,
everyday this month, Erica is giving away
Cuttlebug folders and even a Cuttlebug!

By the way, Erica is having a design team call.
So if any of you would like to be on this
wonderful design team, please apply HERE
Deadline to apply is June 23rd!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop
You should have started at
if not please start at the beginning
Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when
she has contests, prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.
This month Erica is doing CUTTLEBUG giveaways!
Everyday this month she will be giving away
Cuttlebug folders.  She will even be
giving away a Cuttlebug!!
So make sure you visit
everyday during the month of June and leave a comment!

Don't forget to comment along the way on
all of the blogs today and tomorrow to
be entered to win the Cricut cartridge that
Erica is giving away this weekend.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!
You should have come from:

So for this month's blog hop, I chose
 to use the following cartridges:
Baby Steps, Campin' Critters and Doodlecharms.

For my first project, I used Baby Steps.
I wanted to make a non-baby
card using this cartridge.
I decided to use the stars from page 49
to make a patriotic card.

The stars were cut at 1", 1.5" & 2".
All the paper is from my stash.

I used the Cuttlebug "Stars" folder to emboss
the white background paper as well as the
cardstock cards.  I added Gems that
I got from Erica to the center of each star.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart
"Shining Star" stamp set.
I used Zing embossing powder,
and added ribbon from my stash.

I am entering this card in this week's
challenge at FCCB

My next card was made using Campin' Critters.
The snake and all layers were cut
at 4" from page 43.  I used various
papers from my stash.
I embossed the light green layer using
the Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubble"
embossing folder on the light green layer.

The sentiment is from K. Andrews
 "All About Animals" stamp set. 
I stamped and embossed it using
Zing Embossing Powder.

The card base was cut using the sign feature.
The one I chose is from page 69.
The base and layer were cut at 5.6".
The paper is from Imaginise "Happy Campers" line.
I added twine in 3 different colors
and a little Distress Ink in Wild Honey.

I am entering this card in the
Emboss It Challenge over at:

For my final card today, I used an oldie but a goodie!!
This cartridge is filled with cute and fun images
for any and all occasions!
I chose to use the popcicle from page 97.
I cut 3 of them and the layer at 2"

The melting drops are acutally raindrops cut
at 1.5" from Pooh & Friends.
I stamped the faces from
Peachy Keens May Stamp of the Month.
The background paper is from DCWV
"Sweet" matstack, and Coordinations.

I covered the popcicles with Glossy Accent
to give them a shiny look.
I also added Stickles in
Orange Peel, Cotton Candy and Eucalyptus
to make it look like the popcicle was melting.
I cut a chunk from the green popcicle,
with decorative scissors, as if
someone had taken a bite out of it!
That's why he is crying!!

 I finished off my card with a tag from Spellbinders
"Grommet Tags" die set.  The sentiment is from
Pink by Design "Simply Everything" stamp set.
I embossed is using Zing Embossing powder.
I attached the tag using some twine.

I am entering this card in the "Just Cards"
challlenge over at :
Peachy Keen Stamps

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Make sure to check back tomorrow for more fabulous projects.