Friday, October 29, 2010

Colors of Carrot Cake

The card is made with paper from DCWV The Natural Stack.  The labels were cut with the LACEY LABELS cartridge.  And the shoes were cut with the FOREVER YOUNG cartridge.  The stamp is from Scrappy Moms.  The rhinestones and ribbon are from Michaels.  

The challenge for this week is to make a card with carrot cake colors, orange, brown, and white/ivory.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrate with Polka Dots

This card is 6x6.  The cartridge is CELEBRATE and the reversible ribbon is from Michaels.  I have no idea about the paper.  I think this is such a happy card!  

  My Creative Time   Emma's Polka Dot Challenge
  M.A.G. Challenge by the Page  A Brand New Challenge Blog with a new twist.  Check it out.  You will love it.

Halloween Style

This little witch looks as if she is standing on "the red carpet".  She has such style.  The paper is from K&Company.  The punch used is a Martha Stewart paper punch, and the cartridge is PUMPKIN CARVING.  


Monday, October 25, 2010

The Race of Our Lives

We are all in the race of our live to find the cure for cancer.  I do believe this terrible disease had touched everyone in some way.
  My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 72.  It was discovered after her first  mammogram.  She had refused to have one for years.  When she visited her doctor for the last time, (he was retiring) she gave in.  She told him she was having the mammogram only because he was retiring.  Now she tells everyone his retirement saved her life.  She is now an advocate for cancer screening.  My mother is now 84 years old, going strong, and cancer free!!
  This past week a friend at work was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She had surgery Friday and all tests have come back clear!  This card is for her.  The inside of the card says "We are ALL in the race of our lives.

   Cricut Cardz Challenge
    My Pink Stamper
    My Creative Time
    Paper Cutz Challenge #65

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall And Its Beautiful Colors

I just love all the warm colors of fall.  And add the bright blue of an autumn sky, nothing is prettier.  Fall is such a special season of color.  It is the most travel season just to look at the foliage.  I just loved making this card with all those beautiful colors.  I used the SPEAKING OF FALL cartridge and the STORYBOOK cartridge for the letters.  The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  And the paper is K&Company.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ribbons Ribbons Ribbons

Yes, Ribbons Ribbons Ribbons is the challenge topic at Stampin Royalty.  I love the look of the ribbon on this autumn card.  I have always been a fan of "color on color".  When I saw this ribbon a few weeks ago at Hobby Lobby, I just knew it would be just so good looking on cards.  It is such a lovely shade of brown.  The width is perfect and the dots are so cute.

I made this card earlier in the week. I found the paper with the leaves on it in the bottom of a stack and just thought I had to use it that night.  There was no plan for the outcome of the card.  I just started "cutting and pasting".  Then I remembered the ribbon, and it all came together as if it was planned.

The green paper was embossed using the paisley folder in the cuttlebug.  The label was cut with the LACEY LABELS cartridge.  I have no idea where I got the leaf paper, but I really like it.  Border was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.  And to finish it off, little gems were added to the bottom right corner.  AUTUMN GREETINGS!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Leaf Happy Birthday

The card was cut with the A CHILD'S YEAR cartridge.  The blue border was constructed with a Martha Stewart border punch and the leaves were done with an EK border punch.  The ribbon is from the $1.00 bin at Michaels.  The paper is from DCWV.  And my favorite part of the card is the little leaf brad from The Oriental Trading Company.  The card is being entered in the following challenges.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Big Pumpkin Card

This week th challenge at Paper Playtime is to make something with a pumpkin or spider web.  My card is made with the MINI MONSTERS cartridge.  I used orange and green flowers with a fall leaf brad to jazz it up.  And I finished it off with a sheer brown ribbon bow.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Pumpkin of a Different Color

Paper Playtime is having a challenge with main color being orange.  The image is cut from the CRICUT LITE CELEBRATE WITH FLOURISH.  The paper is from DCWV.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Beautiful Colors of Fall

Fall is my favorite season and it has finally arrived!  So I thought I would make a card with some of my favorite fall colors. The trees were cut from the SIMPLY CHARMED cartridge.  And the label is from CRICUT LITE LACEY LABELS.  The stamp i used is from INKADINKADO, purchased at Michaels.  The ribbon and center tree are the same color.  I do't know why the tree looks pink in the picture.  It is actually purple like the ribbon.  And the paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug and SWiss Dots.  And the glitter gives the trees another level of dimension. 

Entered in the following challenges.
    Cricut Cardz Challenge
     My Pink Stamper
     Paper Cutz
     Criut Couple

Monday, October 11, 2010

FR Creacions Has Great Candy

There is great candy over at FR Creacions.  It is fabulous and you should check it out.  A great giveaway!! Tanks Farida for being so generous.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

National Baking and Decorating Month

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is celebrating October and National Baking and Decorating Month with a challenge.  The challenge is to make something using the cricut that is about baking.  Well, the challenge is wide open and there are so many things to do.  After thinking about this for several days, and having a difficult time making a decision, I now have it.  There are so many of my friends and family members with October birthdays.  So it would only make sense to make a birthday cake card.  I have been wanting to make a card using the CRICUT LITE CELEBRATE WITH FLOURISH birthday cake and this was the perfect challenge for it.  The label on the top of the card is made with CRICUT LITE LACEY LABELS.  Lacey Labels has become one of my favorite cartridges.  There are so many ways to use it.  The word HORRAY, is cut from the SWEET TREATS cartridge.  The ribbon is a wired ribbon from Michaels, (the $1.00) bin!!  Does't get better than that.

The SWEET TREATS cartridge is again used to do the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I am not sure where the solid colored paper is from, but the patterned paper is from K&Company.

Cake and Shoes...Yum Yum!

This week Paper Cutz Challenge is asking that we make a card, LO or project using the colors red, black, and white.  Well, the very first thing that came to mind was Christian Louboutin Shoes.  They are some of the most magnificent shoes ever, with their signature red sole.  They can be viewed at Christian Louboutin Official Site   So I started thinking, well there is no better way to celebrate than with cake and fabulous shoes.

Party Time Tuesdays is also having a challenge.  Their challenge is to make a birthday card with a sentiment.  So I thought this would be a great card for the challenge.

To make the card I used the SWEET TREATS cartridge for the cupcake and the FOREVER YOUNG  cartridge for the shoes.  The top of the cupcake was run through the cuttlebug to give it some swirls.  Of course Stickles were needed. And to finish off the card, I added the satin red ribbon, and the sentiment "Celebrate In Style".

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #104

Emma's Throwback Thursday over at My Creative Time is to make a Shaped card and include the color orange.  The card is made with the SWEET TREATS cartridge.  The little tag is from CRICUT LITE LACEY LABELS.  The paper is from MY Minds Eye.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paper Playtime Challenge #19

Over at Paper Playtime there is a new challenge.  The challenge is to make a paper craft project using Ribbon, Buttons, or Rhinestones,  It is all about the embellishment.  My card is made using the CRICUT LITE BLOOM cartridge.  The card has a shabby chic look to it.  I used a lot of foam tape to give the flowers dimension. I added pink and blue rhinestones along with the pretty pink bow to embellish the card. I am so pleased with the way it turned out

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thinking of You

There are a couple of people where I work who are in need of our thoughts and prayers.  I had just a little extra time tonight to make a card for them.  I just wanted them to know that we really are keeping them in our prayers.
I chose  the DCWV Amber Autumn Stack to use for these cards.  They are both very simple with the message Thinking of You.  I hope they help to bring comfort to my friends.  The label is made with the CRICUT LITE LACEY LABELS cartridge.

Challenge #8

Challenge #8 is to make a card with a pumpkin from any cricut cartridge. The card was made using the card image from the MINI MONSTERS cartridge  It was made with paper from K&Company.  The greeting label was made with the Cricut Lite Lacey Labels cartridge.  And the ribbon is from Michaels.

These challenges have been so much fun! It has been interesting to see what others have created for the challenges.  There have been so many beautiful cards made for these challenges.  Thanks for a great time, Christina and Teri.    

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge #7

This card is made with the MINI MONSTERS cartridge.  I just love these little lollipops!  They can be used in so many ways.The patterned paper on the bottom of the card is from My Minds Eye. The little bows were made from scrap paper. The sheer dotted ribbon came from Michaels.   It is such a happy card!

Challenge #6 For World Card Day

The challenge is to make a card using a fall image or fall stamp.  I first ran the card through the cuttlebug using the pumpkin vine folder.  I then inked the edges of the card with a bronze stamp.  The pumpkin was cot with the FRESHLY PICKED cartridge.  I cut two extra leaves and vines for the pumpkin.  The Leaves were cut with the Martha Stewart HOLIDAY CAKES cartridge.  And then to finish the card, I used the Cricut Lite LACEY LABELS for the sentiment.  

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Challenge #5 At Christina's

Challenge #5 is to make a Christmas gift card or tag.  This little tag was made using the WINTER FROLIC cartridge.  

Challenge #4 Over at Christina's

This challenge is to make a Halloween card using the colors orange, purple and green.  I used the MINI MONSTERS cartridge for this card.  MINI MONSTERS has been a favorite of mine.  It is just so much fun!!!  I decided to use a little bling and tie it all together with some Halloween ribbon.  

Christina"s Challenge #3

The #3 challenge over at Creations with Christina is to make a Christmas card.  This is a simple little card.  But, even though simple, I think it is still lovely.  As you can see from a couple of my previous posts, I often like the " less is more" look.  The card is made using the CELEBRATIONS cartridge.  The gift box paper is white.  After cutting the box out, I ran it through the Cuttlebug.  Then to add just a hint of color, I went over the embossing with a green chalk stamp. The border is cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  And I finished the card with the simple sentiment of JOY!

Challenge #2

Creations With Cristina is having a super day of challenges and challenge #2 is to create a card with pink as the main color.  So this is my little birthday using pink.  I used the CELEBRATIONS cartridge to cut the little gift.  And I used a Martha Stewart border punch just to add a little extra something.  And of course, you can't go wrong with glitter on a birthday card!

Challenge With Christina #1

Today is World Card Making Day.  There is a big celebration going on over at Creations With Christina.  She is having lots of challenges and this is for challenge #1.  The challenge is to use  the designated sketch to design the card.  I made the card using the SWEET TREATS cartridge.  I also used the cuttlebug to emboss several parts of the card and also a little glitter for some bling.