Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Love You Anniversary Card and Challenge

Wow! It's been a busy week. I had to get my class room ready since school will be starting on the 9th. This is the first time this week that I got to make something. I made an anniversary card for my husband. Tomorrow we will have been married 23 years. Time surly does fly. I used the bird from Cricut Create-A-Critter which also made it great for the challenge over at Fatabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The challenge was to use a Cricut cut of an animal.


Cricut Create-A-Critter ~ birds, sentiment, and top note. I welded the topnote shade at the top and the two birds in my Gypsy.
Paper~  DCWV Baby Girl Stack and Papertrey Ink for all the solids
Bling for the eyes
Cuttlebug~ D'Vine Swirls and Swiss Dots
Flower from my stash
Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye

Thanks for stopping by!
~Saundra :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Celebrate! ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 and Cricut Cardz Challenge #34

It's Throwback Thursday Challenge time over at My Creative Time with Emma and this is my submission for this week's challenge. I'm also submitting this for Cricut Cardz Challenge with Mary. For Emma's challenge we are to make a project for a birthday and use the Cricut Celebration Cartridge or an older Cricut Cartridge. For Mary's challenge we are to make a project with a cupcake, cake, candy, or cookies using any cartridge and colors we want.

The card measures about 5 inches. I thought it came out very cute and was quite easy to put together.
Enjoy your weekend!
Saundra :)

Here is the recipe:
  • Cartridge ~ Doodlecharms ~ I cut the cupcake at about 7.5 inches. I welded 2 cupcakes using my Gypsy on the shadow feature. I didn't want to use the candle on the cupcake so I welded these at the top. I then cut the cupcake again using the blackout feature and trimmed off the candle. I cut the frosting layer and used the hide contour feature to hide the candle and sprinkles.
  • Paper and ribbon is from my stash
  • Jelly roll pen for doodling
  • purple ink for the edges
  • Cuttlebug ~ D'vine Swirls for the frosting
  • Sentiment ~ Inkadinkado Stamps
  • glue dots
  • pop dots

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas In July ~ Challenge Me Monday # 19

This is my submission for Challenge Me Monday #19 over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week's challenge was to make a project with a Christmas in July theme. I decided to make a pedestal card. This card is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) sized card.
This is what it looks like when it is ready to fit in an envelope.
This is what the card looks like when it is standing up. I just loved how this card truned out. If you get a chance, stop over at Fantabulous Cricut and participate in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,
Saundra :)

  • craft cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches; scored at 5 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 inches.

  • patterned card stock ~ K&Company Peppermint Twist

  • Cartridge ~ Plantin Schoolbook ~ hearts cut in Roly Poly feature (sorry, I don't remember the sizes I used) I welded the three hearts using my Gypsy to form the tree, then I welded them onto a rectangle also from this cartridge. I cut a small rectangle for the tree trunk in brown cardstock.

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany ~ all cuts were inked in this

  • Pop dots ~ I layered the patterned paper hearts on each other just gluing the tips and pop dotted the bottoms on the top two hearts.

  • Sentiment was done on my computer

  • White Jelly Roll pen for stitching

  • Buttons

  • Glue dots

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sweet Treats Challenge Me Monday #18

Good Evening, Everyone. This is my submission to the Challenge Me Monday #18 sweet treats challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog. We are to make something with a sweet treat theme with the option to make a shape card.
This was a fun card to make because it was my first project using my Gypsy!! I'm lovin' it!!
Here are the details...
Cartridges used:
Doodlecharms ~ Ice cream cone cut using the black out feature. I cut off the cherry and dicraded it.
Gypsy Wanderings ~ Square ticket tag? This was cut at 5 1/2 inches and welded together to create a shaped card. The patterned paper is cut at 5 1/4 inches and white cardstock was cut at 5 inches for the inside.

Additional supplies:
Cuttlebug ~ Spots and Dots embossing folder and D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
Sizzix embossing folder ~ Argyle
Tim Holtz Distress ink ~ Tea Dye
Martha Stewart ink ~ Pink
Ranger Glossy Accents ~ used on the chocolate cone
Stickles ~ Crystal, used for the vanilla cone
StampinUp! ~ sentiment
Ribbon from my stash
Paper ~ Solids are from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is from DCWV Nana's Baby Girl stack

Thanks for stopping by!

I Won!!

Fantabulous Cricut

I found out this morning that my submission to the Challenge Me Monday #17 critter challenge over at Fantabulous Cricket was picked as a winner! I am so excited!! If you have not participated in this challenge I encourage you to give it a try.Visit their blog to get some inspiration. Here is the link for this week's challenge: Challenge Me Monday #18. I'm just about ready with my project for this challenge so stay tuned.

Thank you, everyone, for all your encouraging remarks and comments on my blog. They truly make my day.

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hip Hip Hurray! Throwback Thursday Challenge #60

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. It's busy here. My sister is coming for a visit and so I am trying to get ready.
I wanted to share my submission to Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time. The challenge this week was to use the Cricut cartridge ZooBalloo. It is an oldie but a goodie. This is actually one of the first one's I had ever bought and I have enjoyed it very much.

The recipe:
This card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge ~ hippo cut at 3 inches shadow and blackout. Letters cut at 1 1/2 inches welded together in Design Studio. I used the shdow feature for this. Cloud ( sorry I don't remember what the size was for this ) I used the hide contour feature to hide one of the clouds.
Create A Critter Cricut cartridge ~ grass ( again, I don't remember the size )

All the solid cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is from DCWV Animal Crackers Stack.

Eye stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps ABC Animal Faces ~ I don't remember the one I used but it was not the one for the hippo. I used one that just had the eyes. I drew the other details on with a black gel pen.

Hemp was used for the bow.
Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye for the inking
Pop dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thankzzz... Challenge Me Monday #17

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I hope you all are keeping yourselves cool. It's really hot out there!
This for the Challenge Me Monday challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut challenge blog. The challenge this week is to use a critter on a project and use the color orange some where in the project. You also need to use your Cricut somewhere in the project. I decided to make a card. I think it came out very cute!

Card size ~ 5.5 x 5.5 inches
Paper from Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper from Memory Makers ~ Chloe's Closet

Cartridge used ~ Create A Critter
Scallop page 62. I welded two 5.5 inches scallop circles to make the card base in Design Studio. The paterned paper is cut at 4.75 inches to layer on top. The inside layer is the same size and the white layer is cut at 4.25 inches.
Love Bug p. 66 cut at 3.5 inches. I used the hide contour feature on the face and heart.

Sentiment is from StampinUp!
Face is from Peachy Keen Stamps

Other supplies:
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots embossing folder
orange ink for edges of scallops and sentiment
black ink
ribbon from stash
gelly roll pen for stitching
glue dots and pop dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Good Afternoon, Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is a beautiful day here in NC.
As some of you may know Emma over at My Creative Time has a challenge every Thursday called Throwback Thursday. She challenges you to use older cartridges. For this week's challenge we were to use New Arrival, but I don't own that one currently so I used Stretch Your Imaginations and Doodlecharms.

Here is the recipe:

Paper is from Papertrey Ink.

Stretch Your Imaginations cartridge ~ Baby p.70. I welded the shadow cuts in Design Studio. The I used the blackout feature for the baby and clothing. I also cut another bay for the inside of the card. These were all cut at 5 inches.
Doodlecharms ~ duck p.103. This was cut at 1/2 inch using the blackout feature.

Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots folder

Bottons and ribbon from my stash. I believe I purchased both of these from Walmart.

White gellyroll pen for stitching

The face was hand drawn. I'm very pleased with how this card came out.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Saundra :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Pink Stamper Color Challenge

Hello, Everyone! Here is a card that I made for the  My Pink Stamper color challenge. The challenge is to use only Pink, Brown, Orange, and Green in a project. You can read about the challenge here -->Challenge

This card is 5x5 inches.
All solid cardstock is from Papertrey Ink in dark chocolate, orange zest, summer sunrise, ripe avacado, new leaf, spring moss, raspberry fizz, and hibiscus burst.
Patterned paper is from Memory Makers~ Chloe's Closet

I laid all the pieces of this card in Design Studio.
Cartridges used:
Plantin SchoolBook ~ patterned paper square cut at 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Doodlecharms ~ sun p. 96 cut at 2 inches, regular cut and shadow feature
Pooh and Friends ~ turtle p.45 cut at 2 1/2 inches using icon and shift feature. I cut the shell twice to get the 2 shades of pink. I LOVE this little turtle!
ZooBalloo ~ grass p. 129 cut at 1 1/2 inches on regular cut and cut at 1 inch on layer feature. I flipped one of these cuts so the grass was going in different directions.

Other items used:
Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Dye, all cuts were inked in this.
Martha Stewart ~ butterfly punch
foam tape to pop the trutle's shell and the top layer of grass
Sentiment is from Studio G

I think this is one of my favorite cards I have made to date.


You're So Sweet (My Pink Stamper Design Team Submission)

Good Morning! Robyn, over at My Pink Stamper, had made an announcement that she was going to pick designers for her design team. This is the card that I submitted. She made the announcement at midnight last night and sorry to say I was not picked. Oh well, maybe next time. :) If you would like to see the new designers just click here -->My Pink Designers.

All right, moving on to my card...

Card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Paper is from Papertrey Ink ~ New Leaf, Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, and Hibiscus Burst
Patterned paper is DCWV Baby Girl Stack

From My Kitchen ~ cupcake and cherry, using the blackout and layer features
Stretch Your Imaginations ~ flourish p.78, using shift in the shadow and blackout feature.

The sentiment is from Inkadinkado stamps and I used Glossy Accents for the cherries. The ribbon is just some I had in my stash and went perfectly with this card.

Thanks for stopping by.