Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

I saw a card with fish on it while browsing and this idea popped in my head and has been swimming around in there ever since!

I used the Cricut markers and the Calligraphy Collection cartridge to add the sentiment to the top of the page.  The fishes are from Create A Critter (one of the best cartridges evah!).   The patterned paper is from DCWV stack Citrus.  The fishes were made from various scraps.  I added a few bubbles with Stickles.

This card was fun to make and I stayed up waaaaaaaaaaay too late working on it!!!!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Masculine Birthday card

I went through a dozen cartridges looking for an image to put on this card and in the end decided to just go with the Happy Birthday.  It is from Martha Stewart's Elegant Cake Art page 37, phrase and shift phrase for the shadow.  These cake cartridges have some really great images and word art for scrapbooking and card making.

The gray base and layers are Core'Dinations card stock, I think (was in my scraps).  The Patterned paper is from a Deja Views stack called Home Collection.  The navy is the glimmer (or is it shimmer?) paper from Paper Trey Ink.  I punched the side with a Stampin' Up Punch (which you can't see in the top picture because the card isn't completely closed) and the corners of the top gray layer with the matching corner punch. I added some light blue ribbon and thought the front was too empty so I added some navy jewels from Recollections.  This card is quite a "mutt" with mixing all of the brands of product!

For the inside I used another piece from the DejaViews Home stack for the center and then more of the navy shimmer and the patterned paper from the front.  The stamps I used on the inside are all My Pink Stamper Stamps.  The "Have a Happy Birthday" and the "Enjoy" are both from the set called Everyday Life.  The "Make a wish" is from the set called Family & Friends.
My Pink Stamper has a great blog for using the Cricut and where I got my first lessons on it.  If you are interested in being inspired or purchasing some of her products you can @

I was pretty pleased at the way the card turned out.  My husband gave it his "stamp of approval" which is great because it is for his brother.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Graduation Card 2011

A simple graduation card.  It is a 4 1/4 X 6 inch card. The base card is DCWV Shimmer card stock and the patterned paper is from DCWV Grade School paper stack.  I rounded the corners on the patterned paper.  The Congrats is from Lyrical Letters.  I used the main image, the shadow and the shadow blackout cuts.  Some Lime Green Stickles for the tassel and a star shaped brad finish the cap.  A black ribbon and the front is done.

The Happy Graduation is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge. I used the phrase and the shadow.

A quick simple card.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Spiderman Card

Oh my goodness.  This was a long post that I did yesterday and after Blogger's issues last night, it has completely disappeared! :"(   Now I 've got to try and remember everything.

My cousin asked me to make a Spiderman card for her son's birthday.  I thought of several options but ended up printing this image from the internet on glossy photo paper.  I glued it to white card stock to add some strength to it.  Then I cut it very close and inked the edges to cover the white. 

I took a white 5 x 7 card base and added a pale yellow layer.  Then I took my Color Box cat's eye inks in Yellow Oche, Tangerine, Terra Cotta and Lipstick and blotted them all over the paper. I inked the edges of the card with the Lipstick ink.

I cut the spider web out of Shimmery Navy paper from PaperTrey Ink at 8 inches from the Happy Hauntings cartridge on page 102 Layer 2 image. I ran my Zig 2Way glue over it and sprinkled it with Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter (my all time fav).  I attached it to the front of the card and trimmed the edges down to the size of the card. 

I then attached Spiderman with an Action Wobble to give him some dimension and movement.

For the inside of the card, I picked PaperTray Ink's Pure Poppy Paper and again with my Color Box Cat's eye inks blotted it.  The colors were Yellow Ochre. a medium purple and a royal blue color (the color name has rubbed off of the lid) to give it the look of a sunset.

 It seemed most of the pictures of Spiderman have city buildings in them, so I added this City Scape from Plantin SchoolBook page 69 (it looks like New York City with the World Trade Center twin towers to me).  I cut this from a the same dark navy shimmer paper from PaperTrey Ink. 

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a favorite of mine from Beyond Birthdays on page 96.  The top layer in a shimmer purple paper from PaperTrey Ink and the shadow in the same navy paper as the City Scape and the spider web.

I really like the way this card turned out.  It really looks good in person. The inking really made a big difference.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Damask Decor strikes again for Mother's Day!

This design is from Page 51 of Damask Decor.  The patterned paper is from DCWV The Whimsy Stack.  The green and pink are both PaperTrey Ink.  The blue was in my scraps, so I am not sure, probably from a
DCWV stack.   For the inside the "Happy Mother's Day" is from the 2010 Mother's Day seasonal cartridge. The patterned paper is the same for the first layer on the card, the shadow of the design and for the inside of the card.

Thanks for coming by my blog,

Cindy  :)