Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank-You Cards with a Mascot!!!

My good friend is in the middle of her first year as a Cheerleading Coach at East High. The girls have been fund raising all summer and have gotten many donations from the local businesses. Here are the Thank-You's they ordered from me with their mighty eagle on it!

Hope you have a great year girls!

The eagle is cut from Car Decals at 3 1/2"
All of them are embossed with different Cuttlebug folders.
The sentiment is stamped in black and is from the Greetings stamp set.
Hope you like 'em!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bundle of Joy Card!

A good friend of mine just recently had a niece born! She's been struggling healthwise since and still has a ways to go, but I wanted to make a card for her family celebrating her arrival at home! Here's what I came up with..

The baby girl is cut from the Baby Steps Cartridges at 3 1/2" on my gypsy.
I used the D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder to add some dimension to my cloud.
My card was A2 size, but I trimmed about a 1/4" off of the top so I wouldn't cut into a block.
I originally thought that these colors were too bright for a baby, but I couldn't resist the background paper from the Nana's Kids stack.
The sentiment is stamped in pink and is from the Baby stamp set.
Stickles bring out her cute little bow, and ribbon from Joanns completes it!
I hope you like it, and please pray for this sweet baby girl!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call !!!!!

Those of you who follow my blog or know me know that I am a huge fan of Robyn over at My Pink Stamper. Well the time has come again for her to pick design team members!! It would be the highlight of my crafting career!! I didn't have much time due to school, but now school is over and I'm so ready for some much needed Cricut time!

The challenge is to create a card, scrapbook page or other cricut project with your favorite cricut cartridge using the colors.......Orange, Turquoise, Green and Brown!

Here is everything I got out and ready for this challenge!!

My card is A2 size in white and the first layer is turquoise.
The background pattern paper is the the DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack.
The top of the umbrella is from the same stack.

The umbrella is from the seasonal cartridge, April Showers!
It's cut at 3 1/2" with the help of my handy Gypsy!
 It's impossible to have a favorite but this one fits perfectly because of all the rain storms we've had lately.

My sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper stamp set, Friend-Tastic!
It's stamped in Memento brand ink, Rich Cocoa color.
I won this set and two others in the National Scrapbook day event. I love them so much and use them like crazy.
My little green flower brad is from Hobby Lobby by The Paper Studio.

This card is for my soulmate Jeri who is my crafting buddy, mentor and best friend!

Wish me luck!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge!!!

Hello everyone!!! I have been so busy with school and weddings that I have been neglecting my blog!! I figured I'd get back into it by participating in Emma's Throwback Thursday!

I made this card for my boyfriend's mother who absolutely loves dragonflies!
This is from the live simply cartridge, which isn't that old but is one of the older Cricut Lite Cartridges.
The dragonfly is cut at 3"
I embossed his body with the Swiss Dots folder.
The sentiment is from My Pink Stampers Birthday Crazy set.
Background paper is from DCWV Summer Dream Stack.
I used stickles in the circles on his wings.
Hope you like it!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Graduation!!!!

This year I had the honor of making Graduation announcements for 3 local graduates!! It was my first year doing them and I absolutely loved it!!

My first Grad was a friend of my sweethearts, Caleb. He went to my old High School, the home of the mighty BULLDOGS!
He left all creative control in my hands, so here is what I came up with.
The card is A2 size.
The "Class of" is cut from Wild Card at a Real Dial size of 1 1/2".
The year is embossed in white Zing powder, with an alphabet set from Hobby Lobby.
The background layer is embossed in the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.
The Diploma is from the Happy Graduation Cartridge cut at 4"
On the left of the inside I mounted his senior pics with some clear photo corners. Below that are his name cards I had printed up. At the same print shop I had the piece to the right printed up with all his info and the school logo in the background.

My second graduate of the season was a friend of a friend named Jessenia. She graduated from County High School and their mascot is the Hornet!

When she came for a consultation I showed her some samples and this is what we came up with.
A2 size of course. The background paper was a pearl gold embossed with D'vine Swirl.
The year is embossed with green metallic Zing powder and the same stamp set as the first card.
The hat is from Lockertalk and is cut at 3"
The satin ribbon is 3/8" from Joanns.
When I started this project there wasnt a hornet on any of the cartridges I owned, but then Provocraft released Everyday Pop-Up Cards! Here was the perfect mascot so I stuck him on the inside top flap. It says bee, but he looks like a hornet to me. 
For the wording I used a little saying that was in my announcements. She didn't want name cards so I incorporated her name is the words.
She also ordered some party invites to insert in them!

My third graduate who was referred to me kinda late and was hoping for anything since it was too late in the season. I was happy to take on the challenge!

For Kaycie's she also gave me creative control and trusted me completely. Which is a great feeling!
For hers I used the same design as Jessenia's only Kaycie's is embossed with the Victoria Cuttlebug folder.

Since I didn't have time to emboss all the numbers indiviually for the year, I used my Gypsy to weld together numbers from the Baby Steps Cartridge. This hat is also from Lockertalk cut at 3"

I used the same wording inside that I used on Jessenias also. I used a different font so it matched the outside a little better. 
Here they are in their packaging! All my Graduates ordered fifty announcements each! I used photo boxes to deliver them in with their name in the front. I also used labels I had made for my Grotto on the lid. I provided the envelopes and sealed them with a business card.
Hope you like 'em!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama!!

Yay!! Today is my Mama's Birthday!! She is 49 years young! She was worried about being so close to fifty, but she is beautiful at any age. We had a lovely Barbeque at home and now movie night!!!

My Mama was looking through my latest issue of Cricut magazine and absolutely fell in love with this cute little bee who was used on a couple of the projects inside, so I decided to use him for her card this year.
I cut him from Create-a-Critter at 3 1/2".
I used my Gypsy to hide contour on his eyes so I could glue on my googly eyes!
The card is 5x5 with two layers.

 The ribbon is 1/4" satin ribbon from Walmart.

Stickles made his little wings shine and Stickey-doos made them pop!

 The sentiment is from the Greetings stamp set!

The background paper is from the DCWV Nana's Kids. I just love Argyles


This is a cute b-day coupon I made her! The icon is from the Slumber Party Cartridge cut at 4" The face is from Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face assortment

Here it is on the inside top flap of her card. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make matching photo corners to hold it in place. On the back it says,"Good for one pedicure!"

Hope you like it!
Happy Birthday Mama!!

My Nephew's Last Day of Preschool!

My sweet little nephew Cruz just had his last day of Pre-School! His mama asked for some Thank-you's for his teachers. I never met them, but from all of the things my darling has told me I know they taught him well!!

I immediately thought of this cute little worm from Create-a-Critter. I cut him out at 4" and gave him big googly eyes!
 The apple print background is from the All Seasons Paper pack.

 The 1/4" ribbon is from Joanns. The red is satin, and the blue is grosgrain.

The sentiment is from the Greetings stamp set.
I also used a Alphabet stamp set to stamp the Teacher's names on the envelope.
Hope you like 'em!
Congrats Cruzito!!