Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hi Pumpkin!

My favorite time of year to make cards would definitely have to be Autumn! I love all of the pumpkins, leaves, critters and of course the beautiful colors for this time of year. 

This week at Cricut Cardz Challenge, we were challenged to make a card for any holiday.  As I was looking through my cartridges on my Gypsy, I was immediately drawn to the pumpkin.  I made this card with my niece in mind....she is a very cute 17 months and definitely a "pumpkin," in every way!

I used the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge to cut the pumpkin and the base for the card.  The stem and leaves were run through my Fiskars paper crimper and a green ribbon was added there too.  The "hi" is stamped with Hero Arts stamps and the "pumpkin" stamped with Studio G cling stamps.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here's to New Beginnings...

Cricut Cardz Challenge #84 calls for making a card with a monogram on it.  My sister was here this weekend preparing her soon to be new classroom by using my Cricut to cut a bulletin board.  She bought her own paper and then left me the scraps! In just a couple of weeks, she is moving down closer to me in order to start her new job, so I decided to make her a card using the beautiful zebra-like paper.
I used the Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings cartridges to cut everything for this card.  Hoping it will make her smile when she opens it up!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy 84th Birthday!

This coming Sunday is my grandfather in-law's 84th birthday.  Because we live so far away, we won't be able to join in the festivities; but we can send a festive card! I'm entering this card in Cricut Cardz Challenge #83.  This challenge was to make a grandparent a card using any cartridges and colors.  Perfect time to make grandpa a card!
Hoot 'n 'Holler cartridge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Handbag for Grandma

While away this week at a wonderful Christian music festival, Lifest, I worked on my grandmother’s birthday present.  It was great to be able to sit in my lawn chair, listen to some great bands and crochet at the same time! (Above is my view of Chris August playing on Saturday.) This handbag was created pretty quickly…I started it on Saturday afternoon and finished it on Monday.
I chose to crochet with a bright teal cotton, as that is Grandma’s favorite color.  The inside is lined with some beautiful fabric from Hobby Lobby.  The pattern comes from as does the tutorial for making a lining for a bag.  This bag is the medium size, but the pattern can be made three different sizes! I plan on hand delivering it to her when a couple of my sisters, mom and I go for a visit. 
 Here is the little flower embellishment that I added with some leftover cotton.
 Third bag I've lined...this time I decided to add a pocket inside for keys or a cell phone!
I love this fancy stitching on the edge to give it a little personality!
My sister Rachel, Grandma and I at the beach in June!

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Card Chain Challenge for July

As I'm packing to leave on vacation this week, I had time to make a card for Lily Pad Cards "Card Chain Challenge."  The challenge this month included a color palette, sketch and theme ideas.  I really wanted to use my new sea creature stamps from Recollections that my sister gave me for my birthday, so I went with the "friendship" theme and used the sketch. 
 The turtle is a stamp by Recollections and "Just Wavin' Hello" is from the sea critters set by Lawn Fawn. All paper came from my stash! The polka dot stamp used on the green in Versamark ink is from Stampabilities.
I used glossy accents and some gems on his shell to make him really shine! :)

The challenge is open until July go on over and play along. The best part about this challenge is that you receive a beautiful card in the mail!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sweet Summertime!

Cricut Cardz Challenge this week was to make a card with a BBQ or picnic theme.  Although I don't eat watermelon (I'm allergic to all melon), my husband is working on cutting up tons of watermelon to take to our church's annual 4th of July picnic.  This card will be for the lady at our church who has organized the picnic for us all-as a thank you!
The cricut cartridge that I used was Doodlecharms and the sentiment inside, "You're so Sweet," is from an Inkadinkado set.  I used glossy accents for the seeds and wrapped some green "fun fur" around the green to make it a little funky!

Happy 4th everyone!