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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bee's Knee's

Oh I love this card.   I think it turned out really nice.   I cut the bee from Everyday Pop Up Cards at 4" and used Stickles to do the stripes.   The paper is from Authentique 'Blissful' collection.   The ribbon is from Webster's Pages and the corner punch was Fiskars.   The frame is from American Crafts 'man of the house' collection.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chevron kind of Birthday

This chevron birthday card was made using some negatives from the Chevron box that I cut from the Boxes cartridge.   I mounted the negative cuts onto this paper from Crate Paper ‘Fourteen’ 6x6 collection.   The sentiment is from Stampendous.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pink Glitter Elephants Baby Shower

 I hosted a baby shower at my house that was a pink glitter elephant and gray and white chevron theme.    We kept the decorations very minimal but made the rosette display that is pictured over my fireplace.  I hand made the rosettes with my score board and then hot glued them all together and arranged them on a large, covered piece of cardboard.   The hanging puffs on each side are tulle.   The banner was made using the Heart2 cartouche from the Lacy Labels cartridge at 4".   I hole punched them and strung them together with gray and white chevron ribbon from Hobby Lobby.
 The table centerpieces were clear glass containers with shelled peanuts inside, wrapped with the same chevron ribbon and topped with pink glitter elephants that I cut in smaller sizes from the blackout of the Elephant on Martha Stewart Birthday Cake Art cartridge.   The cut is two elephants together of the same size so I just snipped them apart and used a tiny hold punch to make an eye. I framed them with the same cartouche that I used on the banner but, different sizes.   I glued them onto wooden skewers and then put the skewers into Queen and Co gray and white chevron straws and hot glued them.
 These taller ones were on each side of the raised hearth.   The toppers on these were too small so I made some paper rosettes for them as well.

 Our favors were mini bottles of Pink Mascato that we got for 4/$5 at our local grocery store.   At $1.25 per bottle, it wasn't bad for a nice favor that we knew would not be a waste of money.  We attached thank you tags with the same design that was from the invitations

 A couple small touches here.   I bought some Nutter Butter cookies and dipped them into melted pink chocolate disks and the cheese tray was slides cheese cut out with a small elephant cookie cutter.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Buggy on Valentine's Day

This little cutie was made using Create a Critter, cut at 4" with the layers.  The wings and heart were cut from a K&Co glittered paper and then I used the dots from the wings and glued them to the top of the antenna's.  I also added some google eyes.
The mat paper is from My Mind's Eye Love Me collection.   The felt rick rack is from the Target dollar bin.   The stamped sentiment from Studio G and the buttons were sewn on using red and white Martha Stewart Baker's Twine. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Name Ornaments

Hello blogger world!!!  I have been away for too long.   Youth football and cheer were running my life and when it was over we went on vacation to Disney World.   We came back from that and headed right into Thanksgiving and now the holidays are in full swing!
I'm almost complete with my annual neighborhood ornament project and apparently I forgot to post my neighborhood ornament from 2013.  I bought these balls and used the Glitter It glue inside and then added the fine glitter, swirled it around and here you have the final product!  
The names were done using vinyl and I cut the letters using the Storybook cartridge.   The red initials is at 3" and the last name is at 1 1/2".   I think I made 12 of them last year.   I was very pleased with how they turned out although working with the vinyl on a rounded surface is a job that requires quite a bit of patience! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Look at those Stripes

This card is honestly one of my favorites!  My husband is obsessed with the lawn and mowing.   I was looking for a Cricut cut for a lawn mower that was more of a zero turn mower but, I couldn't find one.   That sparked my idea for this card. 
 I cut one inch strips of paper in two different shades of green and then embossed them with the herringbone folder.   I used Martha Stewart fringe scissors to cut the grass across the top.   I printed the sentiment "It's alright to be a little 'edge' and get a little 'out of line'".

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another Scrabble Birthday

This is a second card I made using my scrabble paper scrap from Crate Paper.   I also used more letter rub ons from Making Memories and put them onto four squares.   I embossed the base paper with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder and then used an EK Success border punch across the top.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hexagon Sympathy

The base of this card was embossed using the Honeycomb folder then I used a negative cut from Elegant Edges that I had left over for the frame of this sympathy card.  The paper from the frame is Teresa Collins 6x6 Memories stack.   I embellished with a butterfly from SEI and a Fiskars sentiment.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Horses Make Her Happy!!!!

I bought the Carta Bella Giddy Up 6x6 stack with my cousin’s daughter in mind.   She LOVES horses.   So, this is her birthday card.  I cut the horse and fence cut from the Country Life cartridge at 2 ¾”.   The Fiskars sentiment is stamped on a punched oval and then frames by a scallop oval that was punched.   The Dear Lizzy ribbon adds a really girly tu-tu like touch.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Floral 50!

Today I have a flower card that I made for a co-worker who turned 50!  I started with the base from DCWV La Creme mat stack and then the frame is from Elegant Edges, Design1-S at 4 1/4", also using paper from the La Creme mat stack.   The flowers were all cut from Mother's Day Bouquet, using various flower cuts ranging from 1/2" - 1 1/2" and then put together using dimensional foam dots and brads in the centers.  The stems of the flowers are black gems from the Michael's bins and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.