Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Team News...One Ends and Another Begins

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

It is going to be a great day. I have some wonderful news to share with you. I am joining the Exploring Cricut Design Team. I certainly love using my Cricut and have a difficult time creating without, so this team allows me to make all the projects I want and supports my addiction.

Today's project was created with my son in mind. He is finishing up his Eagle Scout's requirements for his Boy Scout Troop 113. He built a picnic area at a community elementary school...picinic tables from scratch, mulched area, and planted flowers for beautification. Lots of work, but he was able to get it accomplished.

Here is my project...
Campin' Critters cartridge ~ base (4 3/4"), top layer (4 1/2"), eagle p. 42 (3")
Plantin Schooolbook cartridge ~ 113 cut at 1/2" 
blue, brown, red, white, and green card stock


I cut out all the pieces and worked in an assembly format to create 11 "Thank You" cards. I sure hope that is enough to get started. If not, I saved all my measurements so I can create a few more.

Well, with good news come sad news. This will be my last Design Team project for Made Especially for You with Ashley. My 3 month term is up and now it is time to give someone else the opportunity.

This Week's Challenge...

Here is my Design Team project...
Preserves cartridge ~ kiwi (p 44) cut at 3"
blue, brown, green, yellow, and grey cardstock
yellow brads
Sizzix embossing folder
Spellbinder tag
Cardz Tv stamp
brown ink

This Week's Sponsor:
Prize: $10 voucher

Can't wait to see all those projects!
Stay Creative,

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Little Purple For You

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have been busy working on some requested cards today. I needed a purple and a birthday, so I combined and made two using the sketch from Seems a Little Sketchy.

Accent Essentials cartridge ~ scalloped square (p. 78) cut at 3"
Preserves cartridge ~ tag (p. 26) cut at 2 3/4"
Doodlecharms cartridge ~ present (p. 109) cut at 2 1/4"
Flower Shoppe cartridge
American Crafts paper
purple cardstock
purple crinkle ribbon
purple brad
purple ink
white craft thread
My Pink Stamper stamp ~ For My Sister
Cardz TV stamp ~ It's your day!

Stay Creative,

Friday, April 27, 2012

A Birthday For You and Docerela Blogoversary Winner

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hard to believe it is Friday already. Time sure does fly by when you stay busy and busy I have been.

I have received 3 different orders for cards, so I am working on getting them completed. Some of the occasions are birthday, Mother's Day, congratulations, and graduation.

 Here are a few of the birthday cards...
Father's Day cartridge ~ motorcycle cut at 1 3/4"
Plantin SchoolBook ~ circles cut at 1 3/4" and Son cut at 3/4"
Potpourri Basket ~ sentiment (p. 70) cut at 1"
black and silver card stock
orange paper from scrap box
black and orange gems


Birthday Bash cartridge ~ balloons (p. 54) cut at 3 1/2"
Wild Card cartridge ~ sentiment
paper from scrap box
periwinkle blue cardstock, ribbon, and buttons
white craft thread


Just Because Cards cartridge ~ cake (p. 45) cut at 4 3/4" and cherry cut at 5 1/2"
DCWV paper ~ The Natural Stack
cream, red, and geen cardstock
cream ribbon
brown gems 
red glitter glue

Just a little sparkle on the cherry.

Docerela Blogoversary Winner is...

Please send an e-mail to coachfans at cox dot net with your mailing address, so I can forward your goodies.

Be sure to come back often this week. I will be a Guest Designer, the winnner of the 8 Months 'til Christmas winner will be announced, and lots of DT challenges.

Gotta' go so I can work on my orders!

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

8 Months 'Til Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome Back Crafty Friends!

Did you know there are only 8 Months until Christmas? You are probably wondering why am I counting down already and why am I rushing the holidays when we just started enjoying warmer weather?  

I can be a...

Last month, I joined a group of fellow crafters who wanted to get a jump start on their holidays cards. I NEVER have enough cards since I am so busy. I decided to try to plan ahead and create a couple cards each month, so I can have a small pile by December.

This month, I wanted to add to the Christmas card idea. Not only do I not have enough cards, but I need more tags too.

Here are my Christmas projects:
Die Cut
Joys of the Season cartridge ~ tag cut at 3 1/2" and ornament cut at 2 1/2"
Jolly Holidays ~ wreath cut at 2"
red, green, gold, blue and cream card stock
Bo Bunny paper
red glitter glue
blue and green ink
My Pink Stamper stamp

Here is a link for free Christmas digis...BirdCards
paper from Christmas scraps
green ribbon
green and red gems
Crayola colored pencils

Christmas Goodies:
Since we are counting down to the holidays, I have a gift for one lucky person. Be sure to include your blog address (if you have one) and your e-mail. The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 2nd.

The winner will get to choose either an Imagine cartridge or a surprise pack.

Here is this month's line-up:
Georgiana: (That's Me!)
Heather: (Next)
Be sure to hop over to Heather now to see what she has created. If you are interested in joining next month just leave a comment. You could get a jump start on your cards too.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pearls, Pins, and Punches

Happy Diva Tuesday!

Today brings another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas and what better way to celebrate than with a new project.
Our challenge this week is...Pearls, Pins, and/or Punches
Here is my Design Team project...

My Mind's Eye ~ Six By Six paper pad
Flower Shoppe cartridge
gold ribbon
beaded stick pin
gold pearls
Thinking of You stamp by Cardz TV
Other Challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room  ~ Handmade Flowers
Card Patterns ~ Sketch 162
This Week's Sponsor...
Crop Stop
$15 gift certificate

Looking forward to seeing all those projects you created this week.

Stay Creative,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Recycled Materials

Good Morning,

Welcome back for another challenge at Made Especially for You. Yesterday was Earth Day and Arbor Day is this Friday. Our challenge this week supports the environment and the need to conserve our resources (and to use the supplies we already have).  

This week's challenge...
Create a card using a recycled material (for Earth Day). You could use old book pages, bottlecaps, newspaper, basically anything that has been used before and is now being re-used on your card.

Here is my Design Team project...

K&Company paper
black cardstock
Winter Woodland cartridge ~ C (p. 64) cut at 3"
green, grey, and black flowers
black ribbon (recycled from a dress ~ the piece used for hanging)
black heart button (fell off my daughter's sock about 3 - 6 months ago) 
green pearls
cream craft thread

This Week's Sponsor:

Prize: Winner will receive a set of decorative corsage pins

Other Challenges:
My Sheri Crafts ~ Marvelous Monograms
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Sketch #179

Can't wait to see all those projects!

Stay Creative,

Sunday, April 22, 2012

One World

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends,

Since today is Earth Day, I wanted to make a card to help celebrate. I try to due my part by recycling plastic, paper, aluminum, and glass. We have reduced our water consumption by turning off the sprinklers and we donate our clothes, so they can be reused. I am sure there is much more that we can do to conserve our natural resources, but it is a good start.

Here is today's project...
Give a Hoot cartridge ~ raccoon ( p. 29) and sentiment (p.73)
K&Company paper ~ Edamame paper stack
white, blue, green, black, and brown cardstock
Tim Holtz embossing folder ~ wood grain
brown ink
green pearls

This cartridge is perfect for Earth Day and the upcoming Arbor Day. I highly recommend adding it to your wish list.
What is your favorite image?


Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Stay Creative,