Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wedding Mini Album

I tried a new type of mini album for a wedding gift. It's called a "wallet album" and you can find a tutorial here. There are 7 videos that go over everything you need to know! The finished size is just over 6" square and about 1/2" deep.

All the cardstock is Bazill. The patterned paper is from the Black & Ivory Fusion stack by K & Co. The embellishments are Jolee and K & Co. The silver ribbon is some Christmas ribbon from my stash. I also used an EK Sucess Border Punch, but I'm not sure which one. Sorry!

Cricut Cartridges Used:
Fabulous Finds (pull tabs)
Bags, Tags, Boxes & More (tags)
Preserves (tags)
Songbird (large "fancy" photo mats)

Here is a picture of the closed album.

Here is a video, also. Now, don't laugh at the video or I shall ban you from my blog! LOL 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

OWH Sketch #93

This card is doing triple duty today! This is for the OWH Sketch #93. It's my sample for a card kit swap I am in. AND This card is going with a homemade dinner to a woman in my Sunday School class that is having surgery this week.

The paper is DCWV stack. I'm not sure which one...Sorry! The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

Monday, October 10, 2011

OWH Sketch #84

OWH Sketch #84

Paper is a very old DCWV Spring Stack. The digi is a freebie from Doodle Pantry.

I couldn't get the knot on my ribbon to lay just right. This is why I normally use wired ribbon! LOL

(I just noticed that I was holding my camera crooked! )

Sunday, October 9, 2011

OWH Sketch #89

OWH Sketch #89

Paper is DejaViews. The pink ribbon is from a swap. The rickrack I picked up at a booth at CKC-Charlotte in August. The digi is from Paula.

The pink ribbon card is for personal use and the rick rack card is for my OWH box.

OWH Sketch #90

This simple card is made from OWH Sketch #90 and this cute Flower Bear that I picked up from Beccy.

The paper is DejaViews and the ribbon came to me in a swap. I colored the bear with colored pencils. When I opened the box of pencils, there was NO brown. I had to go raid the kids' art stash to find a brown pencil!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Strawberry Time!

Challenge Me Monday #70 at the Fantabulous Cricut is to create a project with a melon or another sort of fruit. I made strawberries.

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #18 is "Emboss it!" I embossed the strawberries with my Cuttlebug.

I used the Preserves cartridge and cut the strawberries as embellishments for this layout. I'm not sure about the size, but I think it was somewhere around 3" for the big one, and 1" for the little one on my journaling. I put the strawberries through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used a flower & jewels from my stash for the blossoms. The green cardstock is Core'dinations and the strawberry paper was just loose paper at JoAnn's, not sure of the brand, the red is DCWV. I used an EK Success border punch (not sure which one) to punch the border above and below the strawberry paper. I used PageMaps May 2011 sketch.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SNOW Word Book

I am posting this for my friend, Rose. I know she would love to see it in person!

I used a tutorial from the old Cricut message board to help me make this book.

I used George & Basic Shapes and Base Camp to cut the book. I made the book back in February 2011, so I'm not sure of the size, but I think it was cut at 5". The pictures are from January 2011, but I just got them scrapped last week.

The paper is from a stack I got at WalMart about 8 years ago. The embellishments are K& Co.

On the page that has the journaling...I messed up. That dark blue mat in the back was supposed to be a pocket, but I didn't cut my tags quite narrow enough. So, I just clipped them together at the top with a brad and glued the last one down. They rotate out so you can read the tags in the middle and back.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tidbits Trinkets Challenge, Post 3

Paper is DCWV Mat Stack (from many moons ago!)
Sketch is OWH #33
Sentiment & Digi from Rebecca at Tidbits Trinkets

Tidbits Trinkets Challenge, Post 2

Paper is DCWV Mat Stack (from many moons ago!)
Sentiment & Digi from Rebecca at Tidbits Trinkets

Tidbits Trinkets Challenge, Post 1

Paper is DCWV Mat Stack (from many moons ago!)
Sketch is #332 from Splitcoaststampers
Sentiment & Digi from Rebecca at Tidbits Trinkets
Gems are from a big carton from Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OWH 4th of July Party-Challenge #3

Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Color Challenge)
Use yellow, white, peach, brown
I'm going to call the color of the flower in this paper "dark peach."

DCWV Fall Paper Stack (very old!)
Sentiment from Create with TLC cut at 3"

This card is also entered into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #198
OWH Midweek Throw Down

OWH 4th of July Party-Challenge #1

Camouflage Challenge

Paper is a very old DCWV Fall Paper Stack.
Base Camp Cricut Cartrdidge-Postage Stamp cut at 5" and Dog Tag cut at 1.5".

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OWH 4th of July Party-Challenge #4

What Does Freedom Mean To You?

OWH Sketch 76.
Paper is probably DCWV. I got it from my stash. It has been there for a looooong time!
The Statue of Liberty was a free digi from Create with TLC. I printed it at about 3.5" tall and cut it out at about 4" tall.
The circle is 3.75". In retrospect, the next time I use this sketch, I'm going to cut the circle at 4" as the sketch suggests.

OWH 4th of July Party-Challenge #2

There's Something Fishy Going On Here!

OWH Sketch #74
All paper is from DCWV
Sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC
Fish and Fishbowl is from ZooBalloo Cricut Cartridge. (not sure of the size)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OWH Sketch #71

Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower

OWH Sketch #72

More cards for my box!

Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower

OWH Sketch #73

3 Sheets of Cardstock + OWH Sketch 73 = 12 Cards!
 Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
Flowers and Gems from my stash.

I did half of the cards with a sentiment "miss you" and turned the sketch on it's side and the other half are without a sentiment.

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge J1511

Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
Sentiment is computer generated.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BBTB2: Gnome Challenge

Well, I don't have the Freshly picked cartridge for the gnome. I wish I had it, though! It's definitely on my wish list! An alternative option was one of the elves off of Jolly Holidays, so that's what I used. I recently scrapped my Christmas pictures. I got Jolly Holidays as a Christmas gift, so I thought it was appropriate to use on a Christmas page! I'm not sure of the size, and the paper is from my stash. It's probably DCWV, though. I added some Martha Stewart snow glitter on the top of the tree, the snow mound on the ground, and  the little elf's hat.

Mojo Monday 195

Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch this week and 3 more cards to add to my box for Operation Write Home.
Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack

Happy Father's Day Card for My Craft Spot-Monday Challenge #12

Happy Father's Day!
Paper: DCWV Lemon Flower Stack
Sketch: 6x6 OSW from Splitcoast Stampers from 2008


Father's Day Card for My Craft Spot
Card with Texture for Repeat Impressions DCC68

Saturday, May 7, 2011

OWH #67 & My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #6

These are my Mother's Day cards for this year.

The sketch is my take on OWH #67. I made a pocket for my tag instead of tying it on the ribbon. I did some sewing on my card for the first time. :0) The paper is some embossed vellum from K & Company that I have had for years!