Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jitterbuggin Challenge Sketch- "Bee" Creative & Cricut Cardz Challenge #40



First and foremost I would like to say Hello and welcome to my new followers.  It's a pleasure to have you along my journey. 

Before I jump into the challenge info I have to say a special THANK YOU to Sarah of Sarah's Blog and Blinkie Designs who just designed my blog and  Blinkie...didn't she do an awesome job!

This card was created for the Jitterbuggin challenge- you had to make a card using a BEE or the letter "B"  following the provided sketch and use up some scraps.  Then I saw it qualified the Cricut Cardz Challenge so I entered...how cool is that.

Well I was hooked from the time I heard scraps...lol.  Especially since I never have a shortage of scraps...I need to learn how to throw away more...but it never fails as I throw it away up comes a project it could have been used on.  Honestly I had no idea what to do for this challenge.  Everyone was using Bee's which was the first thing that popped into my mind but I wanted this project to be different.  So since I haven't used my Hello Kitty cart in a while and Halloween is right around the corner, I figured  now would be the perfect time.  The card didn't take long to make and it was really fun.  The hardest part was figuring out which scraps to use (had to make sure there was enough...lol). 

The following cartridges were used:  Hello Kitty- Kitty, Accent Essentials- circles, Storybook- letters.  From Martha Stewart: punch- Double Loop for the 2 corners, glitter glue- lollipop and iridescent glitter- accent circle (ran it through the Xyron upside down, made it so easy to glitter).  The orange squares were embossed with the Cuttlebug- Spots and Dots folder. 

I didn't realize how many steps this card had until I was typing it out...it doesn't seem that way when I look at it.  Hope you like...would love to hear your feedback.

Wow wasn't that a mouth full....hope I didn't bore you.  I guess that's happens when you don't post in over a week...sorry.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #12 & Jitterbuggin Challenge Sketch 14- Born to Be Wild

This week I am participating in 2 challenges with the same card.  It was a last minute decision to participate in Paper Playtime's challenge so it was a rush to the finish.  I am very happy with the way the card turned out.  The skunk is very pretty...you really can't see much of the glitter in the picture.  It's late...I'll be back tomorrow with the card details and more info on the project.

Update:  The card ended up being much bigger than I imagined; but it was fun to make.  The following cartridges were used:  Tie the Knot- vine, Give a Hoot- Fox, Animal Kingdom- Skunk and Sweethearts- Monkey.  I also used googlie eye, stickles- vine and Martha Stewart glitter- skunk & fox; background was embossed with the cuttlebug- folder birds and swirls.  I hope you like...love to hear your feedback.

Paper Playtime:  make a Card, Layout, 3-D Project or any other Paper Craft Project inspired by the theme Zoo.
Jitterbuggin:  make a card using the theme Born to Be Wild with the provided sketch and include stripe paper.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Made top 3 in Jitterbuggin Challenge- Sketch 13

I am thrilled and honored.......to be in the top 3 for this week’s Jitterbuggin Challenge. The challenges are so much fun and it's great to see all the wonderful ideas and inventions fellow crafters come up with. I have made it a goal to play along every week regardless of how personally challenging the sketch maybe for me...here we go. I will be back in a few days with my new project.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jitterbuggin Challenge- Sketch 13 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This card was created for the Jitterbuggin challenge- you had to make a card using a vehicle following the provided sketch and include a button.  For some reason I had a little trouble with this challenge and finally decided to do a Batman theme (not sure where the inspiration came from).  The car had a lot of little pieces and was time consuming.  The following cartridges were used: Batman: The Brave and the Bold- Batmobile & Bat signal and Plantin Schoolbook- skyline. Pop dots were added to the Batmobile & Bat Signal to add dimension.  Overall I liked the way the card turned out...hope you do to.  Would love to hear your feedback.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gate Fold Card


My Pink Stamper introduced her design team and invited everyone to join in the fun making a project using a Critter or animal theme.  I made this Gate Fold card which turned out to be a lot of fun.  Cartridges used:  Life's A Beach- Sun, Give A Hoot- Fawn with flower and Plantin Schoolbook- grass.  Other products used Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edge Punch and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dotts folder to emboss the border.  Hope you enjoy...Love to hear your feedback.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Safari Father's Day Card


Wow I can't believe it's been a little over a week since my last post.  That definitely wasn't my intention.  This was made back in June for "My Pink Stampers Challenge" to make a father's day card (I think...it's been so long I can't quite remember...sorry).  Cartridges used:  Beyond Birthdays- Dad, Animal Kingdom- animals, Life's A Beach- adventure leaf, and Plantin Schoolbook- grass.  Cricut markers were used for the statement and outlining the animals.  I really enjoyed making this card...hope you like.  Please feel free to leave comments.  Love to hear your feedback.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Baby Pooh


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Here is another baby card I did for a friends baby shower back in May.  It seems as of lately I've been using the Disney Cartridges quite a bit.  I will be continuously adding previous projects.  Cartridges used:  Pooh Font Set- Pooh & honey pot, Sentimentals- words and Storybook- butterfly.  Cuttlebug- Tiny Mosaic folder was used to embossed the honey pot.  As always feel free to leave to comments.

Jitterbuggin Challenge- Sketch 12 Oh Baby!

First, I have to say "HELLO & WELCOME" to my new followers.  You have given me new inspiration to continue to enhance my blog...it will be a work in progress (but I'll get there). 

This card was created for the Jitterbuggin challenge-  you had to make a baby's card following the provided sketch and include ribbon.  I am really loving these challenges...just have to figure out how to add their button to my blog (lol).  The following cartridges were used:  Storybook- words, Accent Essentials- scallop squares, Plantin Schoolbook- letters on square and Pooh Font Set- baby piglet and teddy.  I also used the Cuttlebug- Swiss Dotts folder on one of the squares and Martha Stewart glitter on Piglet.  I really loved the finished card and had a lot of fun making it.  Hope you like it too....feel free to leave comments and or suggestions.  Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jitterbuggin Challenge- Sketch 11 Happy Birthday to You!


For this challenge you had to make a child's birthday card following the provided sketch and ensure purple was incorporated.  I used the following cricut cartridges Mickey and Friends for Minnie and From My Kitchen for the slice of cake. Pop dots were used for Minnie and the cake.  Disney World is one of my favorite places and still makes me feel like a little kid.  I had fun making this card...hope you like please feel free to leave comments.