For the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge you had to use the sketch below as your inspiration. The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge asked you to create a card or project using an animal cut (good thing my Paper Doll Dress Up cart came today, which is where I got the unicorn!) For the Cricut Circle challenge you needed to use up those papers and scraps you have had for a while and never used. The cloud background paper I used I have had for about 2 years. I went a little crazy at a Michael's paper sale and bought about 200 individual sheets!
I created a Noah's ark card, which was perfect since I collect Noah's ark! I love it and hope you do too!
Other challenges I entered this is: Creative Inspirations- Animals
Today I made a card that fit two different challenges. The first challenge from Paper Craft Star was to use the sketch below to to create a layout or a project. The second challenge was from Cricut Cardz. I had to create a Get Well card using blue, green black and white only.
I decided to turn the sketch sideways and change it up a bit. I used my French Manor cart to create the card form with the sunflower swirl image. I then backed it with white paper and used glitter to fill in the white space. I cut the "Get Well Soon" from Beyond Birthdays and mounted it on green paper. I used black ink on the sides of the green box to bring it out against the light blue. Then I used white and blue gems to create the flower and dots.
Here are a few more cards I've made in the past for my family. I didn't start taking pics of cards I made until more recently, so they were kind enough to take pictures of them and email me! Good thing they kept them!
This week's Jitterbuggin challenge was to make a card using the provided sketch, using black, white and one accent color. It also had to include one punch and a Cricut cut. Since Black and white in one of my fav color combos, I added a little light teal as my accent color. I don't have very many punches, but I did have an eighth note, which inspired me to do a music themed card. Obviously, being in music ministry, I can never go wrong with music. I used my favorite Hannah Montana Cart to do the Treble clef and the font. I love how it turned out, even though it took me a while to get it perfect:) Enjoy!
Other challenges I entered this in: Mami Doodles-Anything Goes Friends Having Fun- Pop Challenge "Glee"
Back in April, my absoulutely adorable niece Logan had a birthday. She is the only niece I have, and unfortunaetly she lives halfway accross the country. Since I did not know what she might want for her birthday, I decided to send money (even though I wanted to send something more personal.) So I decided that I would make her the best birthday card I could imagine!
She was having a birthday party on an aquarium boat (whatever that is) so I went for an ocean theme. After 4 hours of searching for the perfect stickers, paper and ideas (Michaels, Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby, then back to Jo Ann's and Michaels!) I came home and spent aother few hours making the card.
I found this great bubble hologram paper at Hobby Lobby, most of the stickers at Jo Ann's and the pearls for the bubbles at Michaels. I used design studio to create the bubbles, then went back and outlined them and added the letters with a cricut marker. I made a pop-up, because I though it would be more fun and allow more stickers :)
A few days later when I got a text with her holding the card saying, "Thanks for the awesome card. I Luv it!" it was all worthwhile!
I figured for my first picture I would put up the card that started it all. This weekend the Cricut Circle hosted a weekend challenge to make something using a cartridge I had never used. I had 2 choices- Destinations and French Manor. I had no idea what I was going to do, but I was inspired by my craft room (which is black and white with pops of red) to design this card. Hope you enjoy!
Well, here it is, my fist blog. I refused for a long time to start one thinking "no one probably cares what I think". After joinging the cricut circle and seeing all of the great blogs that other crafters have, as well as the great contests and a chance for me to show off a few things I've done, I am giving it a try. I've never been much of a journal keeper, so please don't expect too much! Wish me luck as I embark on the world of blogspot! :)