Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween "Spirits"

This little guy is all lit up, and making "spirits" bright!  The inside of the card says  "There is magic in the night.  I made this little card for the Getting Cricky Challenge.  This little fellow is cut from the MINI MONSTERS cartridge.  The black card stock was run through the cuttlebug.  The ribbon on the card was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sometimes, Less Is More

I wanted to share three cards I have recently made for friend's birthdays.  They are all three very simple, yet elegant.  I think in the case of each of these cards,  more would just be too much.  So take a look and tell me what you think.

The card is made with the SUMMER IN PARIS cartridge.  The card base, gold glittered paper, is from My Minds Eye.  The rose colored paper is from K-i Memories.  I ran it through the Cuttlebug in the swirls folder.  The paper itself has swirls on it.  As for the wine bottle and glass, the base paper is from K&Company and the top is from the Brocade "value pack" from JoAnn's.  I found the ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  And the inside of the card says...

Looking at this card makes me want to go sit down, relax, and have a nice glass of wine.

This next birthday card is also made with the SUMMER IN PARIS cartridge.  I just love this cartridge.  My favorite style of decorating is Country French.  So this cartridge just suits me perfectly.

All of the papers used to make this card are from a value pack I got at JoAnn's.  I ran the french blue paper through the cuttlebug just so the the card would have a subtle element of dimension. It was also inked around the edges with a copper ink.  The ribbon came from Hobby Lobby.  And here is the inside of the card.

In keeping with the Country French style,  here is one of my favorite cards I have ever made.

The chair was cut with the Sentimentals cartridge.  The paper is K&Company.  The  rose colored paper was run through the Cuttlebug and cut with an EK border punch.  The ribbon came from Michaels.  I just love this sheer leopard print ribbon.  And I found it in the $1.oo bin!!   And here is the inside of the card.

I used the Cricut Lite cartridge Lacey Labels to cut the label.  I thought the style of this label fit the style of the card perfectly.  Tell me what you think about these simple cards.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Apple Picking Time

Next week will be Johnny Appleseed's birthday.  So I decided to make this card for the Challenge Me Monday #28 over at The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The challenge is to make an "In My Garden/Harvest Time" card.  The card is made with the Country Life cartridge.  The border is made with an EK border punch.  I just love the look of this border, and thought it was the perfect thing to complete the front of the card.

The border on the tablecloth is also made from an EK border punch.  This card makes me hungry!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Little Hello

Here is a little card to just say Hello and have a happy day.The card was made with the Wild Card cartridge.  I also used the Walk in My Garden cartridge.  I am entering this little card in Emma's Throw Back Thursday #93 Challenge.

I just really liked the way the papers all fit together.  And the paper is from K&Company.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday Birthday Challenge

I enjoyed making this card for a co-worker.  The two cupcakes are cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge.  And the cupcake border is a Martha Stewart punch.  I just adore this cupcake punch,  It is just soooo happy.  The paper is by My Minds Eye. Take a look at Always Crafting.  There are some wonderful projects there.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge

The challenge is to create a Halloween card using the card feature from any cartridge.  So here is my card.
 I chose to use the A Child's Year cartridge, making a teacup card.  The paper is a tone on tone large polka dot from K&Company.  I especially liked this paper for the card, because it is reversible.  The spider web and spider are from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I tied a candy corn ribbon around the bottom of the card and decorated the cup with a purple and green flower with a glittered center brad.  Just for a little extra fun, I added a scarecrow brad and a little bling at the top.

And now for the inside of the card.  I cut a small piece of the orange polka dot paper and hit the corners with the Martha Stewart corner spider web punch.  I then added the sentiment, "Eat, drink and be scary" with foam tape.  And of course, a little bling.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cardz TV Halloween challenge #3

I love Halloween and I love making Halloween cards.  This card is made with the Happy Hauntings cartridge and the village stamp at the bottom is by Martha Stewart.

And here is a look at the inside.  

Soooo Spooky!

Another card for the Cardz TV challenge

I just love the look of this witch's shoe.  It certainly doesn't belong to any ordinary witch!  
The inside of this card says "If the shoe fits..."

Cardz TV Halloween challenge (cat card)

As a lover of animals, I thought I would make a Halloween card using the Furry Friends cartridge.  The little cat is made to look like, and in memory of Bobby.  I adopted Bobby at the local shelter.  He was pampered and loved his entire life of 19 years.

And here is the inside.

Witch Parking card

Here is a little card I made using the Mini Monsters cartridge.
And the inside says.