A Dino-Mite Birthday!

Yesterday I went to a Surprise Birthday party for my friend’s daughter, she turned the big 10. We all huddled by the door with balloons in our hands, waiting for her to open the door and throw them at her.. SURPRISE!!

She had this huge smile on her face and her eyes wide, in shock walking around in a slight daze.

Good food, friends, family and of course birthday cake = a Dino-Mite birthday party.

She loves dinosaurs so I made this Triceratops card with the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge.

I made this card the same way as the Happy Piggy Party card, by cutting 2 shadow layers and adhering them together, then cutting all the remaining layers.

I ran some of the layers through my Cuttlebug with the Mesh embossing folder to give him scaly skin. (I forgot to emboss the brown legs.. Oops!)

For the inside of the card I used the first layer and then cut part of the top off so it would fit inside. I used the Dinosaur Party stamp set by Pink Cat Studio for the inside sentiment with some Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.

It was a Dino-Mite birthday filled with lots of love, fun and excitement for a very surprised 10 yr old!

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Happy Piggy Party

So this week Provo Craft had a sneak peek of the new Create a Critter 2 cartridge. They allowed 5 images to be revealed on the Cricut Craft Room for Crafters to use and create with for a few days.

The best part…. make a project, post it on the Cricut Project Center and be entered to win access to the WHOLE library of cartridges on the Cricut Craft Room.

Can you believe that?! Crazy!

So here is my entry.

I call him Happy Piggy Party.

Using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge I cut 2 Piggy Shadow layers at 6″. Then scored one shadow layer at the base of the pig’s ear, folded and adhered to the other shadow layer, this made my card base.

I cut the remaining layers and adhered them together. I paper pieced the hat with pink and white star patterned paper and added some white mini star brads. I also used 2 yellow flower buttons with Glossy Accents.

For the inside of the card I cut 1 more layer but this time I hid the contour lines to leave me with just a outline. I then used Pink By Design’s Simply Everything and Country Living stamp sets for the sentiment.

I will be linking this to the Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday. Check out what everyone has been busy crafting away to this week.

Having a Ball!!!

Hi everyone. Well I have finally gotten around to making a post. I was away camping enjoying what little summer we have had.

I love the outdoors and like to spend as much time as possible out there when I can.

The card that I made this time is one of my favorite places to be in the summer…the Beach. I used the Cricut Paper Dolls Teen Scene cartridge.

I cut the dolls, bathing suits and hair all at 5″. Since I can not draw at all I used the Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplins Face Asst. stamp set for her and the Peachy Keen Groom Faces for him.

I cut some waves from Life’s a Beach Cricut cartridge and took some Sookwang tape and some decorative sand that I had lying around to make the beach. The beach ball is from the Pink by Design Just Beachy stamp set, stamped, colored with Copics and cut out.

The  sentiment is from the Simply Everything stamp set by Pink by Design.

I added some American Crafts ribbon, a Recollections flip flop brad and some real baby shells that I got at a second hand store to finish the card.

For the inside of the card I used one of the left over waves, stamped the sun from Stampendous Summer Scene stamp set with Memento Dandelion Ink and then cut it out.

The inside sentiment is from the Pink by Design Summer Vacation stamp set.

Well I hope you all get to have a ball and spend many fun days at the beach.

I’m entering this card into the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #28 – Anything Goes.

You should head on over there and check out what everyone has been up to.

Get your sparkle on… PbD05

This week’s Ink It Pink Challenge is all about SPARKLE

You can use whatever form of sparkle or bling that you choose…. metallic paper, Viva Decor, rhinestones, glitter and the list goes on.

I chose to use Glitter Ritz, my favorite glitter as my sparkle.

I started by stamping , Pink By Design’s Cloudy Day Background stamp in Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink.

I then cut out some clouds in different sizes in white and dark blue, using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. I then stamped my sentiment with Pink By Design’s Simply Everything.

I pulled out my Martha Stewart Balloon punch and punched a bunch of balloons out of Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

Then punched out matching cardstock to the color of glitter that I chose to use and stuck the tape to the cardstock.

I pulled off the paper backing and glittered away using several different colors of Glitter Ritz and let me tell you…I got glitter everywhere….even on my face.. lol.

Here is a close-up picture of the balloons… I used small punches for the heart and star and attached them Glossy Accents.

I added  some Pink By Design Divine Twine in Black Licorice to tie the balloons together.

For the inside of the card I used the clouds that I cut out earlier and used the Pink By Design October’s Stamp of the Month – Friends to the End in Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid.

You should head over to Pink By Design’s Blog and take a look at what everyone has been up to. Hope your day is full of sparkle and bling.

To be eligible for the monthly prize or weekly badges, you must use the fabulous stamps from Pink by Design.  Remember, instead of weekly prizes, they will draw one winner out of all the July entries.  Play each week with Pink by Design stamps, and you’ll get  more chances to win!

Camping under the stars

Oh what fun….. at the end of the week my friend’s daughter is going to Girl Guide Camp. I can remember going to girl guide camp as a young girl and having the time of my life.

So to wish her the time of her life with lots of great adventures, making new friends and earning badges I made her this card.

Isn’t it cute? I used Recollections and Bazzill Cardstock for the base and the background I cut from a 12×12. The fire is a sticker embellishment from Michaels.

This is part of the Bo Bunny Camp A Lotpaper and embellishment collection. I matted a cardstock sticker  from the Fireside Fun Sticker Sheet…… I love, love, love this collection. I love the little sign by the tents that says  “Welcome Campers”.

I made a 3″ girl guide from the Paper Doll Dress Up and the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridges. To make the guide tie I used the smallest maple leaf stamp I had and used Memento Bahama Blue ink.

And if you’re like me …. you can’t draw, so I used Peachy Keen’s PK490 Everyday Character Faces Assortment. I gave her some pink cheeks and used my Sukura White Gelly Roll pen for the eyes.

I used DecoArt Snow Writer to make the marshmallows and then used chalk to make them “roasted”… heeeheee.

I used the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and the Peony Dies, stamped and colored with asstorted Tombows and Copics. The sentiment is Happy Camper from Imaginisce.

I added a couple of buttons… the tree and the blue tent as “grommets”.

Well I sure hope she has the best time at camp and brings home lots of great memories. I know I did.

I will be Linking Up to Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday... you should head on over and check out what everybody has been up to.

I will also be linking up to the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge – Peachy Challenge #23 – Anything goes. Stop by and check out all the great entries.

Strawberry Delight

Hi there, just wanted to share with you a card that I made for the LPN on my unit.

She is a great gardener and likes to share her wonderful bounty. This year she gave a bunch of Strawberry plants to a couple of the girls and I.

When I say a bunch of plants…. I really mean about 100+ plants……crazy! So needless to say I’m going to have a huge strawberry patch this year.

So I wanted to make her a Thank you card for a seasons worth of yummy strawberries. This is the card I made using the Cricut Craft Room and the Country Life Cricut cartridge.

To make the base for this card I welded two strawberry shadows together, then cut one extra shadow piece in black to adhere to the front of the card as the shadow for the first layer

I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and attached it with a piece of Cherry Divine Twine tied in a bow tucked in behind the stem.

The sentiment is from the Pink By Design Country Living stamp set. It’s a must have stamp set that compliments the Country Life Cricut cartridge beautifully.

For the inside of the card I cut the first layer out again but in white and trimmed a bit of it off. Then used VersaFine Satin Red ink and the Say it Sweet stamp set by Pink By Design for my inside sentiment.

I hope she enjoys the card as much as I had fun making it.

Flutterby Wishes

I’m sending some Flutterby (aka Butterfly) wishes to a girlfriend of mine or as I know her “my sister from another mister”.

I made her this double z fold card… hope it brings a smile to her face.

She hasn’t had a great time with her health lately and I thought she could use a little cheering up… who doesn’t love getting things in the mail.

She loves Butterflies and I just happened to have this DCWV Butterflies gold glitter paper….. how perfect. The card base is Mediterranean Cardstock from the Paper Company, and the Burnt Orange from Recollections.

I added a little strip of orange and Butterfly paper on the inside. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design July SOTM Believe in Yourself.

Finally I decided to close it with a belly band. I cut a  1 1/4″ strip of blue Cardstock and measured around the card. Then cut a circle with my Cuttlebug and my Spellbinders Standard Circle Large.

The Butterfly is from the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge and the sentiment is the Pink By Design December SOTM Sibling Love.

Happy Crafting!