Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bird on a Branch

For this 5 X 7 card, I used my Lori's Garden Imagine Cartridge.  I cut the bird and branch out in layers, but ended up only using the complete base cut.  I used some Diamond Stickles around the flowers added some pearls for the centers.  I added a pearl for the bird's eye also.  I tried to do some outlining with my white gel pen, but it would not work well on the printed image. 
The lattice border is a Martha Stewart punch.  The awning is from Lori's Garden also and is a scrap from an earlier project.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Bitten By the Bug2 -  Garden

Die Cuttin' Divas  - Anything Goes

Cooking with Cricut - May Flowers

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Celebrate TODAY

For this 5.5 x 5.5 inch card, I started with this sketch from Mojo Monday.

I love square cards so I started with a pre-made red 5.5 square card.  Then I cut out the star from American Alphabet page 25 and all of the layers at 2.25 inches.  Next I cut circles from the same cartridge page 61 Font 2 Shadow at 2.75 inches in light blue and 3 inches in white.
I cut the lighter blue in 5.25 x 5.25 for the card layer.  Then the strip of striped paper is cut at 2.5 X 5.25.
The banner is cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge on page 29 and cut at 3.25 inches.
The stamp is from PaperTrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages and stamped with Stampin' Ups Night of Navy onto a 1.25 inch white square which is backed with a 1.5 inch red square.

I am also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-Me-Monday 
#113 - Memorial Day
Make a project using the color red plus anything that makes you think of Memorial Day (ie. a flag, military symbol, or poppy).

Thanks for coming by and leaving comments,
Cindy :)

Monday, May 28, 2012


I have new neighbors and wanted to whip up a quick card for them.  This is a 5 X 7 card.

The papers are from DCWV's Songbird stack.  The Welcome is from the American Alphabet Cartridge that came pre-loaded on the Expression 2. It is shown on page 68 as the Font 3 Shift Image and cut at 1 inch.  After I cut it, I ran it through my Xyron and then sprinkled it with Stampin' Ups Dazzling Diamonds. The ribbon is a velvet ribbon from Cosmo Cricket.  I added some Stickles around the clouds for a little more sparkle. 
Quick and simple.

Thanks for coming by and comments are such a treat,
Cindy :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Let's Go Fly a Kite

The Wobble Wednesday Challenge #11 theme for this week is SUMMER!  I was contemplating several ideas when I saw a picture of a kite and knew that was the perfect summery item to put on an Action Wobble!!

The kite and the sun are both cut from the Create A Critter cartridge.  This is a 5 x 7 card.  The kite is on page 48 and is the shift image.  I cut the kite at 4.75 inches and the Layer 1.  I didn't cut the face layer.  I cut the shadow image in white.  I took my white Signo gel pen and added some white stitching and a Copic marker to add some detail to the bows on the kite's tail.
The sun is on page 52 and cut at 1.75 inches.  For the sun I cut the main image and the shadow.  I added the face with Lemon Ice Stickles. 
The Cloud paper is from DCWV from the Songbird Stack. I Stickled around the clouds for some sparkle.
The Stamp is from PaperTrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set.  It just seemed to capture the feeling of watching a kite soaring on a summer day.

My kite in motion.  It's so cute in person!

A close-up of the Action Wobble on the back of my kite.  If you haven't tried an Action Wobble you are missing out.  The motion they add to a card is really fun.

Can you tell that this card puts me in a happy place!!!!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Your Bird-Day

This is a birthday card using Birthday Bash cartridge.  The cute bird with banner and the card base are found on page 39. 
The card base was cut at 5.5 inches and the banner is cut at 3 inches {I think, I always forget to write down the dimensions :( }.  I was generous with the Stickles and added two buttons to the banner ends.  The tag is also from Birthday Bash on page 30 the Card/Tag shift feature cut at 1 inch.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious set and heat-embossed. 
I really liked this card but it needed something else and I decided to use a white stamp pad to add some clouds.  Lesson - next time cut out some clouds!

For the inside I used a phrase from the cartridge also.  It is found on page 48 under the Phrase feature and cut at 2 inches and of course added some Stickles. 

Any suggestions on "fixing" the clouds are welcomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am entering this card in Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #66 - Buttons, Banners and/or Birthday.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

I really liked the Mojo Monday Sketch this week and I needed to make a card for my Brother-in-law's birthday, so here is the result.

I really liked the way this card turned out.  The papers are from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack and Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock.  The stamp is from Stampin' Ups Perfect Punches set.  I stamped it with Versa Mark and heat embossed it in silver.  The border is a Martha Stewart Punch in shiny silver paper, topped with a black ribbon. A couple of flowers from my stash and a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz in Girls Best Friend in the center.

This is the inspiration sketch:

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

For the Love of Brandon

This card is made for this challenge:
Cooking With Cricut Card Outreach

Since he likes Spiderman, I made him a Spiderman card similar to one I made last year which you can see here Spiderman Card.
This is a 4.25 X 5.5 inch card. I inked the yellow base with different colors to simulate a sky at sunset. I printed the spiderman on glossy photo paper and cut him out. I put him on an Action Wobble so he "moves".  The spiderweb is cut from Happy Hauntings cut at 9.5 inches and I added Stickles. 

For the inside, I printed a quote from the movie onto white card stock on my printer and added it to an orange cardstock base.

This is such a worthwhile cause, I encourage everyone to participate.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Simple Thank You

This is a quick, simple Thank You card I made using the Phrases cartridge.  The Phrase is from page 68 and I only used the 1st image, not the whole design, cut at 3.25 inches to be placed on a 4.25 X 5.5 inch card. The Thank You was cut from DCWV Mariposa Stack.  The 2 patterned papers are from DCWV The Guy Stack. I wanted more of the base paper to show so I cut the top layer at 3.75 inches x 5 inches.
The Jewels in the corners are Megan Elizabeth Sprakle Lightz in the color called Chillax at 4mm.

This card is for a gentleman who helped my husband change his truck tire when we pulled our 5th Wheel to Darlington.
I am happy with the way this quick card turned out. Masculine and Elegant at the same time.

Thanks for coming by.  Questions and comments are always welcomed.

Cindy :)

Flowers Times Two

I got the Florals Embellished cartridge this weekend.  I couldn't wait to get started with it. 

For the first  4.25 X 5.5 card (with the orange oval) I chose the flower on page 37.  It is cut at 4.25 inches.  I added some purple gems to the center.   The oval was cut from the Art Philosopy cartridge from page 42 and is cut at 5 inches, then I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.
I added the ribbon and decided it needed something else.  So, the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch to which I added some black marker and then sprinkled with Stampin' Ups Dazzling Diamonds.
I am going to enter it at
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge # 65 -flowers.
Cardz TV Challenge #108- May Day (flowers)
Critter Sketch Challenge #115 - Flowers
For the 2nd card I chose the flower from page 21.  It reminds me of a Passion Flower.
This flower is also cut at 4.25 inches. For the center I added a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz in a color called Lush which is a very deep purple and is in the 8mm size.  I added some Stickles and placed it on an Action Wobble .  I used my Martha Stewart Trellis Loop Trim punch for the "ribbon" at the top.  I felt it needed another element so I added a couple of the butterflies with the Martha Stewart punch.
I am entering it at
Mojo Monday Challenge #241 -

Thanks for coming by.  Comments or questions, always welcome!
Cindy :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Card 3

This card was based on the sketch at Mojo Monday

This is a 5 x 7 card.
I used paper from the DCWV Latte Stack.  The scalloped circles were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge Circle 3 on page 41.  The larger one was cut at 3.75 inches and the smaller one at 3.5 inches.  The banner was cut at 3.25 inches from page 29. The leaves were cut from Cricut Essentials on pages 39 & 40 and both cut at 1.5 inches. 
The sentiment is from 2 different stamp collections.  The "for my" is from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends.  The "wonderful Mother" is from Stampin' Up's Whimsical Words.  The purple ribbon is PaperTrey Ink's Plum Pudding.  The flowers and the pearl were from my stash.

For the inside I used the same papers with a piece of white for writing a sentiment.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Another Mother's Day Card

I started out with this bright paper from a paper pack that I have had a long time by Best Occasions which I believe came from WalMart. It is a 4.25 X 5.5 inch A2 card. The base is from PaperTrey Ink in Orange Zest.  Then I used my newest Martha Stewart Deep edge punch called Twirl Loop on a piece of Core'dinations Solid-Dyed Core in a bright pink for the bottom lace.  The "Happy Mother's Day" die cut is from the Phrases cartridge.  It is the phrase 2 feature on page 25 and cut at 2.50 inches.  The orange polka dot embossed ribbon has been in my stash for a long time now.  I finished it with a little pink flower with a jeweled center.  Simple!

I love the bright colors and the cheerful look to this card!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

 "There's no other, like my Mother" Make a card for Mother's Day using any cartridge(s) and using any colors you'd like.

Challenge and Theme: Mother's Day!

Thanks for coming by and Thanks for the comments,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DCD Sketch Challenge



This is my take on Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #63 which is a sketch challenge.

I almost made two cards in row without my Cricut!  But my scallop punch broke on me, so my Trusty Cricut Expression 2 Anniverasary Edition was patiently waiting on me to put it into service.

I still had the patterned paper out from my last card so I decided to use it again.  It is from DCWV The Chateau Lavender Stack.  This time I used a green card base again by using PaperTrey Ink paper.

For the border I used my Martha Stewart Trellis Loop Trim punch and put it on top of purple ribbon.  For my flower I used my Art Philosophy cartridge and the chip board dimensionals that I got when I bought the package.   I cut the flower from page 48 at 2 inches.  I added a large gem in the center.  I wanted to  add more ribbon and a bow didn't seem to do it so I did a ribbon loop and put my flower on top of it.

I didn't add the sentiment but will put something inside later on.

I hope you like my "interpretation" of the sketch.  Thanks for coming by and I appreciate any comments.

Cindy :)