Monday, October 24, 2011

KinderStampO's Color it Monday

Hello everyone! It's time again for another KinderStampO Color it Monday. On this card I used Grungepaper covered in silver paint dauber and crackle paint. After I let that dry I cut out the cage using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Caged Bird die. I then cut the bird section of the die also from Grungepaper, inked it up, and then covered it in Glossy Accents. I took one of KinderStampO's Vintage Letter charms and covered it with a silver paint dauber and stamped my sentiment inside of it. I used the KinderStampO "Greetings From Home" stamp set. Once the sentiment was dry I also covered that with Glossy Accents. For the pink and silver background paper I used a white sheet of cardstock and stamped it with a background stamp that was inked up with silver paint dauber. I then brushed on pink die ink. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Luau Layout

I got to do some scrapbooking supply shopping today and I found some really great tiki paper! I had the perfect pictures of a luau that have been just sitting here waiting for me to get started on a layout for them and when I found this paper today I was completely inspired. I used the Mahalo and Mahalo Nui Loa svg sets from Lettering Delights for the cuts. I also inked up the edges a bit and threw in a few Jolee's stickers to finish it off. I'm really pleased how this came out. Then again I'm pleased just to be knocking out a layout since I have been getting behind on them lately lol. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2011

KinderStampO's Color it Monday

Opps I got so totally consumed by work this weekend I totally forgot to post my project! It's nice to finally be home and looking forward to a couple days off.

For this project I decided to try something new. I didn't have the right shades of paper for this particular Color It Monday project so I opened up the Color It Monday inspiration picture in a photo editing software and used the eyedropper tool to find out what each RGB code was for the inspiration colors. I then entered those RGB codes into my Imagine to get a print and cut image with the right shade of cardstock! I love my Imagine! It's so versatile and easy to use, not to mention I only had to use white cardstock to complete this project! I used the Greetings From Home stamp set. Check it out at the KinderStampO online store here I also used the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge for the cuts. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cricut Blogiversary Challenge Entries

I have a bunch of cards to share with you today! The first card is an entry in to the monochromatic challenge on the Cricut Circle blog. I made the card with Love you a Latte and Art Philosophy. The coffee is made from four layers and it's one of the cuts on Love You a Latte. The background is made of three layered cuts from Art Philosophy. The card layer comes first, then the brown background, and then the white border. The tag is also cut from Art Philosophy. The sentiment is from Pink By Design's "Perk Up" set. I really love how this card turned out!

The second card is made with my Imagine and is an entry in the Imagine card challenge on the Circle blog. All of the images and background paper is from Kate's Kitchen. I printed a full sheet of the cherry paper and trimmed it to fit my card. The t0aster image is cut using the layers feature and I added Glossy Accents to the toaster eyes and to the pat of butter to add a cute detail. The background tag is one of the basic images that comes pre-loaded on the Imagine. It is cut in two layers, the larger one being with a background paper also from Kate's Kitchen. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's stamps "A Pinch and a Dash" set. This card was super easy and still came out super cute!

This card is made for the Circle cartridge challenge. I used French Manor (Circle cartridge) for the background card. I also used Sophie (Circle cartridge) for the flower. I can't remember which cartridge I used for the tag. I think it was probably Gypsy Wanderings since that's ususally where I get my tags from. The small flowers are Punch Bunch paper punches that I added black rhinestones to.

The last card I have to share with you today is made from Sophisticated. It's an entry to the Circle blog sketch challenge. I got a little crazy on this card because I cut out the key, keyhole, and sentiment from Sophisticated and I didn't like the way it looked against my background paper so I attatched the keyhole and key to white paper and trimmed around it. I then cut up the sentiment so that I could arrange the words to fit in the lower right hand corner. The white strip is punched on both sides with a Martha Stewart border punch and then I added a ribbon the the center. the tiny hearts in the upper left hand corner were the left overs from the border punch.

I hope you enjoyed my posting spree today! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Art Philosophy Fall Card

Hi guys! I've been getting all of my Cricut Circle Blogivesary Challenge entries ready to post. This is an entry for the Cuttlebug challenge on October 5th. The requirements of the challenge were to create a project with the Cuttlebug as the focus with at least two Cricut cuts. I broke out the Art Philosophy cartridge again for this card. It was quick and easy and I still think it came out nice. I cut out the diamond shaped card as the background. I cut the individual diamond shape at two varying sizes and used Cuttlebug folders to emboss each one. I then cut the tag and leaf at their corresponding sizes that matched the stamp set. I added a little inking, some stamping, and a few rhinestones and twine and viola! Easy peasy. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cricut Circle Challenge entry

Last week was the Cricut Circle's blogiversary so to celebrate they are having a whole weeks worth of challenges with some really awesome prizes. I've been busy crafting away to come up with some entries and it's given me a chance to use some of my new carts so I had a ton of fun. My first entry is for the oct 7th challenge. The requirements were:

Your project can be any type, as long as you incorporate these three things.

1) A title

2) At least 2 Cricut Cuts.

3. At least 3 buttons.

Here is what I came up with. I used my new cartridge Girl's Makeup Party cartridge (which I bought specifically for this fantastic title cut). The pink and white layers of the title are cut at 3 inches. I used the same cut twice but for the white background I used my Gypsy to hide all the inner cuts. I then took that same hidden inner cut image and sized it to 3.2 inches and cut it out of black as well for the final layer. The nail polish bottle is cut in the same manor. The picture mats are cut from Art Philosophy. The paper is Teresa Collins Posh collection and the girl heads I cut out by hand from one of the pieces of cardstock in the collection. I then added small button brads to the corners of the photo mats. I'm really excited with this one because it's been so long since I have made a layout. Now all I have to do is add in my photos. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 10, 2011

KinderStampO's Color it Monday

Hello everyone! It's time for another KinderStampO Color it Monday design team submission. I used the "Greetings From Home" KinderStampO stamp set. Check it out at Jess's store
I'm excited about this card because I got to use my new Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the first time. I really love that cartridge! It's really versatile and I really like the fact that it comes with stamp sets that coordinate with the cuts. It's pretty pricey so I'm sure I'll be using it as much as I can to offset the price of the most expensive cartridge I have ever bought lol. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

I have entered this into Exploring Cricut's first challenge! Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

KinderStampO's Sketchy Wednesday

Hi everyone! I'm back with another design team submission for KinderStampO's sketchy Wednesday. I searched my stash for this project and was able to use different odds and ends that I felt went with the theme of the card. I also used the KinderStampO "Greetings from Home" stamp set. Check out the stamp set and all of Jess's other fabulous sets at the KinderStampO store. The image is from The Greeting Farm and I colored it in with my copic markers. I ususally do bold bright coloring but this time I did pale colors with little shading to give it more of a washed effect. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!