Monday, April 30, 2012

Wonderful Mother

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #39

 So I obviously chose the square!  My card is a 5.5 inch square card.  The card base is PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding.  The rest of the paper is from DCWV  The Chateau Lavender Stack.  The tag also came from the stack.  The "Wonderful Mother" is from a Stampin' Up set called Well Scripted and stamped with Chocolate Chip classic ink.

I popped the tag up for dimension.  Added crinkle ribbon and a taupe pearl.

One of those rare occasions when I didn't crank up the Cricut.
Thanks for coming by and for all the sweet comments.  They really make my day.
Cindy :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bling, Go Bling!


My racy card is made with the Rock Princess cartridge.  This cut is from page 32 and is cut at 3.5 inches for a 4.25 X 5.5 card.  I took her hot pink motor scooter and coated it in Stampin' Up Dazzlin' Diamonds for some bling.   I cut her wheels and skirt out of shiny silver paper.  I put Inkssentials Glossy Accents on her windshield, sunglasses and boots to give them shine.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the lacy border and added some clear gems for even more bling.  And she is ready to ride! 
I haven't decided what to put on the inside yet.  I am thinking of "You Go Girl!"  Or "Ready to Roll".

I made this card for the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Monday Challenge #108
 On the Go Make a project with a car, bike, train, plane etc

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #62
Pearls, Pins, and/or Punches

Cooking With Cricut Challenge # 83
Bling, Bling, and more Bling

Thanks for coming by.  I appreciate you all and you sweet comments.

Cindy :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This pretty paper is from a K&Company paper pad that I have had for a couple of years.
This is a 4.25 X 5.5 inch card.  I cut each square at 1.25 inches.  Then put them back together on the card.  The bee is from the Art Nouveau cartridge page 56 and cut at 2 inches.  Then coated in Stampin' Up Crystal Effects.  I added two dark brown pearls for the eyes.  The leaf for the flower is from page 31 Layer 1 feature cut at 4 inches. The rose is a Recollections embellishment.  A little piece of ribbon tied into a bow.  The "Bee-u-tiful" stamp is a My Pink Stamper stamp from her Punny-licious collection and punched out with the Stampin' Up Modern Label Punch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mojo Monday #238
 &      Bitten by the Bug2
         Bumblebee or Ladybug Challenge

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)        

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hang In There!

This is a 4.25 X 5.5 inch card.  The background paper is from DCWV Latte Stack.
The cute little monkey is cut from Create A Critter.  I just can"t stay away from that cartridge!
He is from page 46 and is cut at 2.75 inches.
The umbrella is from the American Alphabet cartridge (another favorite) and is on page 40 and cut at 2.25 inches.
The palm tree is from Life is a Beach.  It is on page 41.  The cut includes a small island piece which I didn't use.  I wanted it big so I cut it at 6 inches.
I then added Waterfall Stickles for the rain drops.  For each one I just put a drop of Stickles and then took a large pin (the one I use to clear my glue bottles!) and just pulled each drop down to form the raindrop.

My monkey is on an Action Wobble so he is "floating" through the trees with his umbrella.

For the inside, I used a cut from the Wild Card cartridge.  It is on page 47 and is the Phrase Shift feature.  I cut it on Real Dial Size at 3.5 inches.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
#107 - April Showers - Make a project with an umbrella, rain, or clouds on it.

Wobble Wednesdays
#6 -Make a project with a pet on it and put it on your Wobble.
I took a little bit of a liberty with the "pet". Since I don't have and won't have a monkey for a pet!!!  But some people do!

Cricut Cardz Challenge 106
For Cricut Cardz Challenge #106: "April Showers" Make a card for any occasion using an umbrella, rain boots, clouds, raindrops, puddles, etc. from any cartridge(s) and using any colors you'd like

Thanks for coming by.  I appreciate you all.

Cindy :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Balloons and Sketch Challenge

I have my Card/Stamp group tomorrow.  This month we were to make Birthday Cards.
I used the Mojo Monday Challenge # 237 Sketch for my design.

I printed the background paper from the Berries and Cream Imagine cartridge. I cut it down for a 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch card.  I cut the "Happy" from the Cricut American Alphabet cartridge at 1 inch.  The Shimmer yellow paper from PaperTrey Ink is cut at 1.25 inches X 5.5 inches.
The label is from the Art Nouveau cartridge page 29, the Layer 2 shift image flipped on it side and cut at 1.75 inches.  The "Birthday" is from my favorite Happy Birthday Stamp from Close To My Heart.  I placed scotch tape over the "Happy" and ink the stamp, then remove the tape and get a nice image of just the "Birthday".  I used Memento's Rose Bud ink for the phrase.
I added the balloons in the corner for the Bitten By the Bug2  Challenge-
Balloons and Birthday Card Challenge
They were cut from the Just A Note cartridge.  They are on page 46 and are under the Card Layer feature key.  I think they are cut at 3 inches.  Then I added the Polka Dots with a Stampin' Up Stamp  called Dot, Dot, Dot with the Memento Rose Bud Ink.

For the inside I stamped the phrase from a Stampin' Up Stamp from a set called Heard from the Heart.  I used the same Memento ink. 
 My favorite part of this project was the pretty paper that I printed with my Imagine.  I think I may could get addicted to printing the pretty papers!
I made 7 of these for my group tomorrow.  I hope they like them.

Thanks for coming by and y'all come back again soon,

Cindy :)

Friday, April 13, 2012


I don't know if you noticed, but the Cooking With Cricut Challenge that I entered with the Lollipop card that I posted yesterday had 2 girls that are suffering with cancer that they were trying to reach out to.
The lollipop card I thought would be suited for they younger girl and I thought this butterfly would be appropriate for the older of the girls.

The Butterfly is cut from the Art Nouveau cartridge.  It is on page 53.  I wanted it to be big so I cut it at 4.5 inches.  I put all the layers together then cut the shadow and popped it up on the shadow.


I put it on a 5.5 x 5.5 inch card.  The "Believe" is a my Pink Stamper Stamp from the Family and Friends set.

I am going to post it to the challenge.  I hope they don't mind that I post a second time, but I made a card for each child.

It is a wonderful thing to do to encourage a child and even more so a sick child.  It would be great if my readers would go to Cooking with Cricut Challenge 81 and participate with this worthy challenge.

Thanks for coming by and y'all come back again soon,

Cindy : )

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dance of the Lollipops

I stayed up way too late last night playing making this card.  The lollipops were a lot of fun.

The lollipops are from Just A Note which came pre-loaded on the Expression 2.  They are on page 57 and cut at 3.5 inches to be placed on a 5 x 7 card.  I took the Layer 1 "swirls" and ran them through the Xyron and sprinkled them with Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds.  I put some Glossy Accents on the bows.  Then I placed all three of them on Action Wobbles.  Therefore, dancing lollies!  I also punched out a 1 3/4 inch circle in kraft paper and added to the back of the lollipops before adding the Action Wobbles.  I like to add some weight to things that I put the wobbles on so that they move better (lesson learned earlier).

The Sweet Wishes stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set. 

I made this card for the following challenges:

Wobble Wednesday's Challenge #5 - 
3 Circle Challenge - add 3 circles anywhere on your project


Cooking With Cricut Challenge #81 - Card Outreach
Today our Design Team is showcasing "Thinking of You" cards for two sweet young ladies who are battling different kinds of cancer.

Isn't that a really great challenge!  To do some kindness for a child who is suffering!!

Well, thanks for coming by and y'all come back again soon,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I was anxious to try out my new Art Nouveau cartridge.  I picked out this Iris to make a card for my cousin.

I cut the Iris and all it's layers at 4 inches from page 28. 
Then I cut the background that is the Font 2 Layer on page 60 at 4.5 inches in Shimmer Gold from PaperTrey Ink.  The shape seemed to mimic the Iris.
Then I cut it again at 5 inches in a green patterned paper from my stash. 
I wanted another layer to place on my purple 5.5 x 5.5 inch card base.  I couldn't find quite what I wanted so I heat embossed some gold stripes with a Stampin' Up stamp called Solid Stripes and Recollections Clear Gold Sparkling Embossing powder. I cut it at 5.25 x 5.25 inches and added it to my base card.
I ran a purple ribbon between the embossed layer and the green layer and tied a bow.   I added both the Green and Shimmer Gold layers with foam tape to pop them up a little bit. 

The more I look at it, the more it grows on me!

Thanks for coming by and y'all come back again soon,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lori's Garden card

I was on vacation last week and missed all the fun challenges.  I am happy to be back in my craft room now :), even if it is a mess!

I received a couple of new cartridges right before I left (Lori's Garden and Art Nouveau) and of course I was anxious to use them.
I really haven't used my Imagine like I should since I got it, but just love the Lori's Garden cartridge and wanted to try it out.

All the paper except for the strip of pink polka dot came from the Lori's Garden cartridge.  It's got some gorgeous florals and great birds and birdcages.  I printed and cut the flower at 2 inches.  Then I p&c the scalloped circle at 2.5 inches.  The flower and the blue strip are both popped up.  The white strip is a new Martha Stewart punch that I just got called Trellis Loop Trim and it cuts both sides out.  It came from HSN. I used some of my Shimmer white card stock from PaperTrey Ink to punch it out.  I added some Stickles to the flower, a white ribbon and a blue button. 

More white shimmer and a scallop from the base paper for the inside.

I made this card for the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday  -

#106 - Buttons and Bows-  Make a project with at least one button and bow on it.

Die Cuttin' Divas -

Challenge #60: Pastels

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge -

Thanks for coming by and y'all come back again soon,

Cindy :)