Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers To Mom

It is time for a brand new challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  And the new challenge is to make a card/project for mom and add flowers.

My card is made with paper from K&Company.  The flower is cut from the FLORALS DECOR cartridge.  All of the cuts are inked in liked colors cuts.   All of the bling on teh card is from the Paper Studio.  

 The border is created with a punch from EK Success and is inked in a pretty teal.  I used two different ribbons on the card to pull out the colors of the flower.  The label is cut with a Spellbinder's die and the sentiment I did on the computer.  Additional gems were added to the label and the border.  

My mother has macular degeneration and at this point in the progression she has a hard time seeing colors, especially if they light or muted.  So when I made this card for her, i knew she would enjoy it so much more being able to see these bright colors.  

Please join me and all of the wonderful Design Team members in a celebration of our mothers with flowers.  I look forward to seeing your projects over at My Sheri Crafts.  Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you will visit often.

Krafty Girls   Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown   Show Some Sparkle
Scrapilicious USA   Flower Power
My Craft Spot   Mother's Day

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Little Something For A Friend

Well, here I go again with another monogram card for my friend who kept Ruby for me.  I used paper from the DCWV stack Nana's Kitchen.  This card is rather simple, and yet I think so sweet.

I began with a sketch from Mojo Monday

The flourish is one of my new faves from Cherry Lynn Designs.  I used cuts from Spellbinders' Blossom Tags and Accents.  The letter "S" is cut from the Cricut cartridge FORMAL AFFAIR.  I added a little brad to the "S".  And finished the card with a blue and white twine bow.  I have three more cards to go to have my complete set.  It has become a quest!  

Mojo Monday   Sketch

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #83 Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

As the saying goes,  "diamonds are a girls best friend". So,we want to see lots of BLING on your project this week.  The Cooking With Cricut Design Teams has cooked up lots of bling to inspire you.  Be sure to go and check them out.  Here is what I have for you this week.

I used papers from DCWV for my card.  First I want to tell you about the doily and doily wing.  These are new from Cherry Lynn Designs.  I am in love with these because they are so pretty and the intricate cuts are amazing.  When I first cut this doily out,  I was prepared to have to punch out the little tiny holes.  Well, was I ever surprised when I took it out of the die and it was cut perfectly.   This die is called French Pastry.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut the doily out.  And everything worked like a dream. I inked the doily wing with rust and the doily with teal.  

This is one of my favorite owl cuts.  It is from the GIVE A HOOT cartridge.  I did some inking with rust and mustard yellow.  The little owl was embossed with a Sizix leaf folder.  I added a couple of bronze gems for the eyes.  I gave the branch a few gold flower gems.  The leaf flourish is another cut from Cherry Lynn Designs.   This is a large flourish with very detailed leaves.  

The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Owly Whoo stamp set.  This is such a fun set of stamps and can be used in so many different ways.  And this set has so many different fonts included.  It just makes the sentiment fun to mix up the words with different fonts.  

I finished my card by adding teal gems  to upper-left and lower-right corners, and a pretty crinkle ribbon and bow.  

I am so glad that you dropped by to see my blingy owl card.  Remember to go and visit my other Design Team members and leave them some love.  We invite you to link up your project with bling to Cooking With Cricut.  Have a great day!! 

Getting Cricky   Give a Hoot

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brown and Blue Monogram

I am still in the mist of my quest to complete this set of note cards for a friend.  Good thing she does not know anything about them.  As of now I have completed four and and four to go.  My problem is making a decision of what papers to use and which font to cut.  I should not be so picky.  Well, here is the one I made tonight.

I used paper from the Ella Blue stack by G. C. D.  I really love all the papers in the stack.  The pretty blue die cut label is from the SPELLBINDERS Parisian Motif set.  Everything in this set is just gorgeous.  The toile ribbon, I have had for a year or so.  I got it when Hobby Lobby was having a sale and just knew the right time would come to use it.  It looks as if it was created to use with this paper.   The monogram "S" is from the NURSERY RHYMES cartridge.  It is simple but elegant.  I did a little inking with Versa Magic ink.  Finally I added some gem clusters from Prima.  After all the thought I put into this, i think it turned out very pretty.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Another Monogram Card

This past week has been so bust, i had little time to complete making the monogram note cards for my friend.  It is a quest now for me to get these made and give them to her.  This week should not be so hectic so I have great hopes.  Here is one I made tonight.

I used paper from DCWV to make the card.  The letter "S" is cut from the MARTHA STEWART SEASONAL cartridge.  The purple border was cut with a Martha Stewart border punch.  The green large circle and corner embellishment were both cut from Spellbinder dies.  All cuts on the card were inked with either teal or purple ink from Colorbox.  I added Paper Source gems for bling and a little purple and white twine bow to complete the card.  

I just love the colors of this card and the way it turned out!!  I think I may be back on a roll.
Thanks for dropping by.  I hope to see you again real soon.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

CWCand PCW Home Decor Bklog Hop

Welcome to Paper Crafting World and Cooking With Cricut Home Décor Blog Hop! Our Design
Teams are so excited to bring you a two-day hop that focuses on projects for your home –
that’s right no cards or scrapbook layouts in this hop! You should have arrived here from
visiting Letilla at Diva Of 5 If you’ve joined us in mid-Hop and would like to check out all the other fantastic projects head on over to Melinda's Paper Crafting World and start at the beginning.

I used the Summer in Paris cartridge to cut the Eiffel Tower.  The paper is from DCWV.   

We hope you’ll link up your Home Décor project for a chance at winning one of our giveaways.
One winner will be chosen by random draw and three others will be selected by the Design
Team. Head on over toCooking With Cricut for the guidelines and the link up.

Thanks for stopping by! Head on over and check out what Jennie at Java Jen Creations.
If you should happen to get lost along the way, here is the lineup.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #82 National Card and Letter Writing Month

This past weekend, I went to an AEA Board meeting, a conference, and a protest rally in Montgomery. The AL legislature continues to want to take money from the education budget and use it to extend tax cuts to big business.  Well, as public educators, we are tired of helping businesses on the back of the children of this state.

 While I was gone, my parents kept Jack and Magnolia for me.

One of my good friends took care of Ruby for me.  I was so glad to have friend keep her because I did not want to take her to the vet to stay, and I was not going to be able to take her with me.  Usually Ruby travels with me, but this weekend that was not possible.  I decided to make a set of note cards for my friend for being so kind to take care of Ruby.  

All of the note cards have her last initial on them and yet they are all going to be of different colors and styles.  Here are two of the cards.

The letter "S" was cut from the LYRICAL LETTERS cartridge and the scalloped square was cute from the STORYBOOK cartridge.  I used an EK Success border punch and topped it with a sheer polka dot ribbon and bow.  The gems are from Prima.  And the base mat was embossed with a polka dot folder.

The papers for this card are from K&Co.  The circles are cut with Spellbinders dies.  The letter "S" is cut from the STORYBOOK cartridge.  I used a MS punch to cut the leaves.  A little antique ecru lace was added along with a sheer green bow and a small gold heart charm.  

I thought that with this being National Letter  and Card Writing month, it would be perfect to give my friend some note cards.  I will post the rest of the cards as I finish them.  

Please go over to Cooking With Cricut to see what the design team has cooked up for you.  And then link your project to the challenge page.    

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Marvelous Monograms

Hi, I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit.  You are here just in time for our challenge at My Sheri Crafts.  Our challenge is Marvelous Monograms.  Make a project including a monogram with lots of style.

I am making a box of note cards for a friend I work with who is in love with my sweet Ruby.  On the days that Ruby comes to school with me, my friend Nancy comes by my classroom and checks on her several times a day.  Most of the time she is hoping I suggest she take Ruby outside for a walk.  She is always hinting that Ruby should let her take Ruby home for a visit.  I do believe that Nancy loves Ruby as much as I do.  When her girls come home from college for a weekend or a break, they too have to see Ruby.  I just think it is funny, because Ruby is a dog.  I keep saying to her, "You need to get a dog".  But her husband is not ready yet to get one.  Their dog died 2 years ago.  I guess people handle grief differently.  Here is my Ruby at school in the teacher's work room.

Ruby even has her own school ID badge.

Well, as I sit and write this post, I am out of town at a conference, and they are keeping Ruby for the night. I thought a box of personalized note cards would be a good way to say thanks.  Each card will be in a different color scheme.

This is an A2 card with a white card stock base.  All other paper is from MY MIND'S EYE.  The labels are cut from SPELLBINDER'S LABEL #11.  The bottom label is inked with bronze and Tim Holtz Tea Dye.  The letter "S" is a cut from the CRICUT CAKE ELEGANT CAKE cartridge.  It is inked with a bronze ink pad.  And then given a little style with some lime and fuchsia gems.  

I cut three strips of different colored paper with an EK SUCCESS border punch.  To complete the card I added a few more gems, a little orange and white twine and a pretty sheer fuchsia bow.  Isn't this just the happiest note card!  I know that Nancy will love these.

Please go and visit our DT at My Sheri Crafts.  And then enter the challenge with your Marvelous Monogram project.  Thanks for dropping bye, and come back soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #81 CARD OUTREACH

This week we have a very special challenge at Cooking With Cricut  It is one of outreach.  There are two little girls we wish to send some love to.

Patty is a 13 years old and suffering from a rare form of cancer.  This is the card I made for her.

This is the first time in a long time that I used only one cartridge to create the card.  And that cartridge is PAISLEY.  All of the papers I used are from the DCWV stack Mango Frost.  I embossed the lower part of the dress and embellished it with some a fuchsia. 

 The tunic top with pants was also embellished with fuchsia gems.  And a pretty two tone flower was added. 

 The handbag is adorned with two fuchsia gems and a pretty two tone flower.   I thought the flip flops brad from Oriental Trading would be a a perfect addition to the card.  

I'm not really sure who made the stamp.  It is one I have had for a long time.  

And for the inside of the card, I used the computer to do the sentiment.  And then added three of those little fuchsia gems and a pretty flower.

If you would like to make a card for Patti, please enter it in our challenge this week and mail it to the address below.

To Patty in care of 
Kim Allen
PO Box 6431
Fishers, IN 46038

Emily is a little 9 year old girl who has Lukemia. I made this card for her.

The little Chihuahuas were cut from the Cricut Lite PAPER PUPS cartridge.   I added a couple of little flower gems for the dog tags. The grass is a cut from MARTHA STEWART SEASONAL CAKE.  I am not sure again about the stamp I used for the sentiment.  And I completed the card with a yellow gingha, bow.   All of the papers for this card are from the DCWV Whimsy stack.  

Here is the inside of the card.

If you would like to make a card for Emily, please enter it in our challenge.  You may mail the card to Emily at the address below.

To Emily in care of
Madison Womack
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA  93423

Please go over to Cooking With Cricut and see the what our amazing design team has created for these two little girls. I do hope you will send these little girls some love to help brighten their day and give them some encouragement.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Here a Chick, There a Chick

Hello Everyone!  It is time for another challenge at Cooking With Cricut.  and the challenge this week is all about EASTER.  For some reason this challenge took me a long time to decide what to do.  Well, I finally remembered that last year after Easter, I bought some fun stickers that I thought would be great to use on cards.  So I created my card around these stickers.

I cut the basket out of white card stock using the DOODLECHARMS cartridge.  I then inked it with  pastel pink and antique linen.  The eggs and grass are cut from EASTER 2010 cartridge.  I used polka paper from Recollections for the eggs.  And a green patterned paper from K&Co. for the grass.  The chocolate bunny was cut from GYPSY WANDERINGS with paper from my scraps.  I added a little Twine bow to the bunny.  The two mats to make the card are from Colorbok's Flea Market Collection.  

As  I said earlier, I made this card with these cute little chick stickers that I got last year at Hobby Lobby when they were were about 75% off or something like that.  The little bow is made with some gingham ribbon from my stash.  And the sentiment I created on the computer.  

I just could not resist the sentiment "Here a Chick, There a Chick, Everywhere a Chick, Chick" with all of those little chicks all over the card.  It just makes me laugh!

Please go and visit the Design Team members over at Cooking With Cricut and see all the wonderful EASTER projects.  There is an amazing variety of projects and they are all over the top gorgeous!  I hope you will join us by linking your EASTER project .  I look forward to seeing what you have created!  


Cute Card Thursday   Happ Easter
Fantabulous Cricut   Egg-ceptional Easter  (include an egg)
Paper Sundaes   Happy Easter
My Craft Spot   Easter
More Than Favors   Easter / Spring
Jaihart   Giveaway