Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just Peachy!

Today I'm sharing a card I made a while ago, but I never posted so here it is:

I think this would make a cute Thank You card.  My favorite part about this one is the use of the Peachy Keen Stamps - Peachy Keen makes 'Face Stamps' that have become very popular - they bring anything to life and give them personality!  My peach would be so plain without them...  Now wouldn't this just brighten your day?  I hope it just did :)

About this Card:
Paper - Girl's Nursery by DCWV
Peach - Cricut cut from "Preserves" at 2.5"
Tag - Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Labels 4'
Ribbon - Target
Primas - Got Milk Collection
Distress Ink - Spicy Marmalade & Tea Stain
Stickles - Orange & Lime Green
Peachy Keen Face Stamps
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper "Fruity Puns" collection

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Bridal Shower Card & Bazzill Bling!

Hi Again!  Today I am sharing a quick card I made last night for a good friend's bridal shower this weekend:
It almost looks like it would be better for a baby shower (girl), but I know my friend will appreciate it :)

The thing that excites me the most about this card is that this is my first time using the Bazzill Bling cardstock, and I LOVE IT!  I picked up some at Michael's a few weeks ago (the colors are gorgeous!), and used 2 shades of pink and the brown on this card.  It cuts really clean in the Cricut, and is a nice sturdy weight.

About this card:
Umbrella - Cricut cut from Paisley at 3.5"
Distress Ink - Tea Dye & Tattered Rose
Rhinestones & Pearls - Self-Adhesive from Michaels
Patterned Cardstock - My Mind's Eye
Solid Cardstock - BAZZILL BLING!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Girl on the Way!

I just found out this week that a co-worker of mine is expecting.  She already knows that she is having a girl, so I made this card for her:
I guess 3 Birds on Parade is my favorite cartridge this week :)  Seriously though, there is a bird for every occasion on there, and how can you not smile when you look at them?  I mounted her on the card using pop-dots to give the card more dimension.  I hope she likes it...

About this card:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Bird - Cricut Cut from 3 Birds on Parade (cut at 5")
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, Broken China
Stickles: Black Diamond, Yellow, Pink & Turquoise, Liquid Pearls (Bow)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Casserole Recipe Cookbook Swap

Today I am sharing 2 layouts I did for a Casserole Recipe Swap I am currently in.  I chose 2 of my favorite casserole recipes to design layouts for.  The first one is Poppyseed Chicken:
These are 8x8 layouts, which I love - enough space to use plenty of elements, but not so much space that you're looking for ways to fill in 'holes'.  Stores sell 8x8 albums, so these will make really cute cookbooks!

About this layout:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Base
Crate Paper - Polka Dot Layer
Font - Zooballoo
Chicken - Cricut cut from Country Life
Ribbon - Joann's
Stickles - Black Diamond

The next recipe I 'scrapped' was for Seashell Macaroni Casserole (Thanks Mom!):

It has a lot of Italian ingredients, so I tried to go with some earthy, Italian colors, without using the same colors from the other layout.  I am happy with it, but admittedly it is not my most favorite.  I hope I have inspired someone out there today!

About this Layout:
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Base
Bazzill Basics - Parakeet - Layer
Ribbon - Joann's
EK Success Border Punch
White Gel Pen
Wine Bottle - Cricut Cut from Simply Charmed
Stickles - Glitz Sequins & Lime
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
'Travelers' Recollections Stamp in VersaMark Black Ink on the Wine Bottle Label

Sorry these pictures aren't very clear.  I promise I'll start using my real camera soon as opposed to my camera phone :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

YIKES - Has It Been 2 Months?

Yes, sadly it has.  So much for getting a good start on my resolutions, but at least I remembered that I started this blog and remembered to come back and update it!

I wanted to share one of the cutest cards I think I ever made.  I am in a swap on another board, and my swap partner likes "all things country".  I wanted to make her a card that I knew she would like, and this is what I came up with:
I always hate parting with these little guys after they turn out so cute, but if it weren't for her inspiration he never would have been created!  I'm finishing up a recipe swap too, so I'll be back in a day or two to share my layouts for those.  Have a Great Day!
About this card:
Paper - DCWV Premium Stack - Denim
Cut - Cricut "3 Birds on Parade"
Rhinestones - Michael's
Inks - TH Distress - Broken China & Tea Stain
Stickles - Cinnamon
Hemp Cord