Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You're So Deer

I just wanted to share with you all a card I made for my pastor's wife. I have been going through a difficult time in my life and although I am excited about my future I am also sad about what I am leaving behind. Anyway, she came to me today and shared some encouraging words and showed me such love that I just had to make a card to share how much I care for her. This is a simple card to make but I think it came out darling.
This is a 4.25 x 5.5 card folded portait style.

  • Cricut cartridge ~ Cindy Loo ~ deer cut at 3.5 inches
  • Kraft cardstock for the base
  • Solid cardstock is WasuWasu ~ I bought this at Target and it seemed to cut quite nicely for this deer but I have had trouble with other cuts.
  • Patterned Cardstock ~ DCWV Baby Boy Mat Stack
  • Fiskar's Punch
  • Debbie Mumm ribbon
  • Sentiment is computer generated
Thank you all for your sweet comments. I appreciate them all.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Just Because...

I have another card for you today. I made this card for some dear friends in appreciation and also as an encouragement. I decided that I would us the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. For this challenge you had to use the sketch and also use kraft cardstock on your project. Here is what I came up with:

This is the sketch:

Now for the details... This is a 4.75 x 5.5 size card folded at the top.
  • Cricut Cartridges~ Home Accents ~ Oval Frame, I used the hide contour feature in my Gypsy to just cut the outside of this oval, Cindy Loo ~ Flower, Plantin School Book ~ Oval and the rectangle for my layer. I designed this card in my Gypsy. I have to say that I LOVE my Gypsy!! It makes design so easy.
  • Paterned Paper is K&Company ~ Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
  • Solid Cardstock ~ Recollections
  • Rick Rack from my stash
  • Ranger Distress Ink~ Tea Dye and Aged Mahogany
I am so glad I used Home Accents and Cindy Loo for this card. It has been a long time since I used them. It makes me want to check them out all over again.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Spooky Spider

Hi There! I wanted to share the card I made for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge on My Creative Time. The challenge this week was to make a card old style, meaning no electronic devices. I was looking at my K&Company Spooktacular paper and used it to come up with my card.
This is a 5.25 x 5.25 card and folded on the side. Everything was hand cut from the paper except the background for which I used my paper cutter. The black cord and button is from my stash. I popped up the sentiment and large spider. I then added Black Diamond Stickles and Orange Peel Stickles to the large spider and used some Glossy Accents for the eyes. Of course, I had to use my white gel pen to give it that little extra something to finish it off. I have to admit the paper made it pretty easy to put this together.

Happy Crafting, Friends!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome Little One

Here is a card I made for the Cricut Cardz Challenge and for My Pink Stamper's Challenge. On Cricut Cardz Challenge you are to make a baby card using the colors orange, green, yellow, and white only and on My Pink Stamper you are to make something with a bird. I love when I can enter more than one challenge. Just so you know Robyn on My Pink Stamper is celebrating 5 million hits on her blog and is doing several challenges and giveaways. If you haven't check her blog out you are missing a real treat. Here are the details for my card:

This card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and is folded at the top

  • Cricut cartridge used ~ New Arrival ~ rubber duck. I used the hide contour on my Gypsy to hide the eye. I also used Plantin School Book~ squares for my matting. I used real dial size and also unlinked the height and width to get the sizes I wanted.
  • Martha Stewart ~ Lace punch
  • Solid Cardstock ~ Recollections ~ You can purchase this cardstock at Micheals. I have been trying out different solid cardstock and this seems to cut nicely and it's not too expensive :)
  • Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
  • Sentiment ~ Computer generated
  • Cuttlebug ~ Swiss Dots embossing folder and Divine Swirls embossing folder ~ these are 2 of my favorites!
  • Foam tape ~ I popped the duck up off the base
  • Martha Stewart ink ~ Orange ~ I inked the duck
  • Gelly Roll Pen
I am so encouraged by your comments. Thanks for being so sweet!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Treat Bag

Hi Everyone!
I put together this cute bag for the Peachy Keen "Let's Face It" Challenge. This is their first challenge and it is definately fun! Make sure you check it out.
Isn't my little boy cute! Here are the details:

  • Cricut Cartridges used: Mini Monsters~ Bag, I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide the face.  Paper Doll Dress Up~ Pumpkin Boy
  • Peachy Keen Stamps~ Critter Faces in medium~ You can find them here: PK-754
  • Patterned Paper ~ K&Company Spooktacular line
  • Solid cardstock ~ Recollections
  • Ribbon ~ Walmart (last year)
  • pink chalk for the cheeks
  • white gel pen for a little detail
  • Ranger Distress ink~ Tea Dye
  • foam tape~ I popped the boy up from the bag and I also popped the bottom of the pumpkin costume.
My lighting was not the best but I think you get the idea.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Happy crafting!

Passing on a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I just want to let you know about a giveaway that is going on over at 4CraftyAngels. Dorcas is the wonderful crafter on this blog. She has hit over 300 followers and is celebrating by giving away a Robotz cartridge. Make sure to check her out and become a follower. I've included the link above. I am sure she will inspire you.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Frankie Loves Halloween!

It's Throwback Thursday Challenge again on Creative Time for Me with Emma. I think I will be getting this in under the wire. This week Emma had everyone choose and older cartridge and make anything we would like with it. I chose Paper Doll Dress Up. It is one of my favorite. There are just so many cute cuts on this cartridge. Here is my card:
This is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) size tri-fold card. I started off with a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece od cardstock and scored it at 2" and turned my cardstock around and scored it at 3 1/2". I then made a pocket with the scored 2" side. You can see that in this picure:

I want to send this to my niece and nephew since I do not live near enough to give them some goodies. I got this pocket idea from Dorcas over at 4craftyangels. She has some really cute ideas. Visit her some time.
Ok! Here are the details:
  • Cricut cartridge is Paper Doll Dress up~ Frankenstien
  • Patterned Paper~ K&Company Spook Tacular
  • Solid Cardsock~ Recollections
  • Martha Stwert~ Drippy Goo punch
  • Sentiment~ Computer generated
  • Black twine
  • Beads
  • glue dots
  • foam tape
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Perfect Pear

This card is made for the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch and color challenge. I wasn't sure I cared for the colors at first but once i got the card put together I really liked it.

This is the sketch and color combination we were to follow.
My card is 4.25 x 5.5.
The recipe:

  • Cricut Cartridges~ Plantin Schoolbook~ I used my Gypsy to lay out my whole card and cut all my layers sizing the rectangles as follows: Layer 1~ 4 x 5.25; Layer 2~ 3.25 x 3.5; Layer 3~ 3 x 3.25; Layer 4~ 2.75 x 3; Layer 5~ 2.5 x 2.75; I cut these all on real dial size. I cut the tag at 2 inches. I also cut the scallops sized at 4 x .75. The pears and all the layers are cut at 2.25 inches from the Just Because Cards cartridge.

  • Cuttlebug~ Floral Fantasy~ I embossed the melon cardstock with this folder

  • Cardstock is from Colorbok except for the melon. That is from Papertrey Ink.

  • Sentiment~ Studio G

  • Distress Ink~ Tea Dye~ I inked around all the edges of each cut.

  • Ribbon is from WalMart

  • Pop dots for the pear and tag
I think that is it. I really enjoyed this challenge and hope to participate in the future.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Trick or Treat

I received A Child's Year Cricut cartridge yesterday and couldn't wait to put a card together with one of the cuts. I have been wanting this cartridge for a long time and finally found for an awesome price over at The shipping was fast, too. Here's the card that I put together.
This is a 4x5.5 card folded at the top. I put this together for the challenge over at Cardz TV. Mary is asking that we make Halloween cards. If you have not checked out her blog you are missing a real treat. She comes up with the cutest ideas! Make sure to check her out.
Here's the recipe:

  • Cricut cartridge~ AChild's Year, the little girl p.53 and card frame p.48

  • Card base~ Bazzill Basic cardstock

  • Frame~ DCWV

  • Patterned Paper~ Cloud 9

  • Black is from my stash

  • Hemp

  • Beads~ I found a bag of these Halloween colored beads at Michaels for $1.00

  • Pop Dots~ I popped the frame up off the base
This was really quick and easy to put together but I think it came out cute.

Thanks for popping by,
Saundra :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

This card was made with 3 challenges in mind. Momo's Tuesday Challenge was to make a card with black, white and one other color. Cricut Cardz Challenge #40 was to use scallops and on Cuttlebug Challenges Blogspot we are to use pink and a stamped sentiment. I'm going to give this card to my sister for her birthday later this month.
Here are the details:
  • Cricut Cartridges~ Stretch Your Imaginations-cake cut at 2.5 inches. I cut this 3 times, once in blackout and twice for the layers. Create A Critter-scalloped oval
  • Patterned paper is DCWV
  • Solid cardstock from my stash
  • Stamp~ Studio G
  • Cuttlebug~ Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • Pearl bling
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Glossy Accents~ for the candle
  • Fiskars punch
  • Velvet ribbon from Hobby Lobby
  • White and Black Gel Pen
  • Martha Stewart pigment ink in pink
Thanks for stopping by!