Tried doing a collage type of thing. It was quite tricky. Still on the fence if I like it or not. I'll attempt the same technique again one of these days. I'll enter it into One Stop Craft's "Anything Goes" challenge. I found this challenge blog hopping around :)
Kraft cardstock Scraps Martha Stewart stamps Hero Arts "Thinking of You" Sakura gel pen
Got this cute idea from Card Maker magazine, September 2010 issue. It was designed by Sandra Wyssmann. This was when I was cricutless. I thought it came out really cute and really had fun making it. Entering this into Fantabulous Cricut's and Paper Playtime's challenge.
Polka Dots for Imagine Nation Monday. Here's my patterned paper polka dots since I don't have a real Imagine. And frankly I'm getting a little annoyed with Provo Craft for not responding to me about this faulted cricut they sent me last week. Very annoyed.
atd pattern paper Kraft cardstock Forever Young cartridge IRock Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
I combined 2 challenges, Card Patterns and More Than Favors. I find it more challenging and rewarding when I can combine several challenges in one project :) And I'm really liking this craft cardstock too!
DCWV pattern paper EK Success corner rounder TPC Studio "Greetings" stamp
I just HAD to try out these new Peachy Keen Stamps I won from Got Scraps? This is my first set of PKS and I love them. I love the feel of these stamps and how great they stamp. I never knew such a thing existed!
PKS Snow Cutie face Assortment Doodle Charms cartridge Scrap paper Ribon Alphabet stickers
I had a pretty productive day today. Finished 4 cards, washed the dishes, took the dogs to the dog park, and ran a few errands. I still have to do laundry though...The day went by fast and I don't wanna work tomorrow. But I could possibly get a full time, permanent job so fingers crossed. No more annoying calls early in the morning just to "confirm my availability".
Saw this dollar stamp in my stash and I thought it'd be perfect for one of those Create A Critters. And I was right!
Create a Critter cartridge Eyelets Ribbon Cotton string Dollar stamp
Here is a thank you card for Heidi from Got Scraps.
PKS Snow Cutie Face Assortment Doodle Charms cartridge American Crafts ribbon Brads DCWV glitter paper
I've decided to join this challenge from Erin Lee Creative. I'm glad I did cuz boy was it a challenge :) The challenge was to make something sassy. What better time to use my Tinkerbell cartridge. I LOVE Tinkerbell. It's one of the first carts that I bought..but this is only my second time using it. That girl is hard to make! Definitely would be good for large images, like wall art or maybe even layouts..not so much for cards.
And sadly, I think my brand new cricut, is sick. I don't want to have to go another 2 weeks without my cricut again but it makes metal grinding noises and got all crazy on me. I wish Provo Craft had a 24 hour hotline. Don't they know we craft 24/7??
Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge Stickles American Crafts ribbon DCWV paper Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder
Here's my entry to My Pink Stamper's color challenge in 30 minutes! It was super close but I made it! Would've been a little less stressful if my ATG gun decided to run out of tape AFTER I finished the card! Thank goodness for back up glue!!
Create a Critter cartridge paper scraps TPC Studio "Greetings" stamp Colorbox ink
Here's my take on Card Patterns sketch 86. Super fun! This Summer of Paris cartridge really frustrates me. The designs are soo delicate that I can't figure out the settings for the cricut. Any suggestions?
Summer in Paris cartridge Ribbon Circle punch DCWV paper
Incorporating a number of challenges: Emma's Throwback Thursday using and older cartridge and an animal. Along with a stamped sentiment for the Imagination challenge. And My Pink Stampers RAK challenge because I will be sending this card to Madison, age 6. It's been all the buzz that she has a second come back of cancer and wishes for lots of cards. Help make her wishes come true :) Find out more here.
DCWV paper American Crafts ribbon Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"
I got home from work and found not one, not two, but THREE packages!
The first was from Cricut Diaries. I won an I-ROCK from the Think Pink Blog Hop! Sooo excited to use it!
Second package was from Heidi from Got Scraps from the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog hop. She was soo sweet to add a few other items because she sent it to me late because she had car problems! She is way too sweet and it was so unnecessary but soo kind of her.
And last but definitely not least....my long awaited...PINK CRICUT!!! It's here, it's finally here! Not only that, it came with the Pink cartridge!! I originally bought my Pink Cricut off Ebay. The lady who purchased it only wanted it for the cartridge. I just wanted the Pink Cricut, cuz hello, I have no idea where I was when they released that! But Provo Craft actually gave me a brand new Pink Cricut with the extra cartridges! Perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness month too. Probably the best thing of all is that I have my cricut and it cuts beautifully! No more crazy cuts that don't connect :) Oh I am in heaven. I'm even skipping my tv shows tonight (recording them of course) just so I can play. Oh how I've missed her.
Another new-to-me blog is Priscillastyles The Midnight Madness design team is really talented. I'm really liking these sketch challenges. That's half the battle with me, figuring out a sketch. Makes crafting that much easier :)
Stumbled upon this blog, Cooking with Cricut. They have some really great talent there! This is a 'Love' Challenge. I most likely would've used Create A Critter cartridge, if I had a Cricut. My paper cutter is my next best tool :)
*Photos suck because of the rain, I'm stuck inside. Sorry!*
Imagine-Nation Wednesday at My Pink Stamper. Challenge is to make a Fall or Halloween project. No I don't have an Imagine (oh I can only dream of the day I can afford one) and now I don't even have a stinkin' Cricut! Provocraft is really buggin me. If I don't get it next week, I will cry. Enough pity..
In any case, here is a little Halloween gift card with the best machine of all, my hands :) I love candy!!
Dollar stamp from Michaels Ribbon Brads Martha Stewart markers
It's countdown time, till Karlee visits My Pink Stamper! To celebrate she is doing giveaways all week! This challenge was super simple..make something cute! And I recycled :) I made these T-slider cards but they didn't turn out so well so I saved what I could to make thank you cards for the OWH.
*Poor pictures due to no sunlight because it's been raining all day!*
There's a new blog in town and it's starting to really come together. Check out Pixel Layne Studio. She has some fun things stirring up there. Here is an entry to her celebrating of 1000 hits already! (Sorry again for the horrible picture, it's still raining here and the lighting is just terrible inside)
DCWV paper Beading cord Embossing TPC Studio stamps
I received this cute little santa image from a challenge I won in August. With this cold weather here in San Diego, it was quite fitting to make a winter card :) This is an entry for the challenge at Creations by Christie. This is one of several cards I will be sending to Operation Write Home. It is such a great cause and I hope you can all send out cards to these heroes.
Santa image White ribbon Core'dinations paper (red) DCWV paper Apricot alphabet stamps Dotted Scallop EK Success punch
I was going to enter this in the Card Patterns but couldn't finish it yesterday. Today I sat and figured it out, the center circle completed the card. Sorry for the poor pictures, it's been raining all day here and I just can't get good lighting inside :( The first picture is the closest in color.
DCWV paper EK Success 2.5" punch Braiding cord Alphabet stamps 3/4" punch
This is my first time doing The Cuttlebug Spot challenge. I had to get a Cuttlebug when I saw it and then when I saw there was a pink one, I was sold. But I want to start incorporating it more frequently in my day to day creations. I'm hoping The Cuttlebug Spot will help keep me in check!
I made this Halloween treat holder using this 2-5-7-10 Box tutorial from Splitcoaststampers (I love this site!).
Another PaperPlaytime challenge. Using the color orange as the main color and STILL cricutless, I found this computer paper I bought years ago with these pumpkins on it. Snip, stick, and sparkle, here is my card :)
I love finding new blogs. They give so much inspiration! Embellish Magazine has a challenge going on using felt. I love felt! But I never really think of using it on paper. This was such a fun challenge.
Ingredients: AC Patterned Paper "Metropolitan" Felt Ink Stickles
I was about to enter this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge but realized I didn't use a cricut because I am STILL cricutless. I hope I get it in the next couple days.. None the less, I had a lot of fun making this turkey. I think he came out so cute. Being cricutless sure has brought me back to the good ol' days of truly handmaking things. I love it!
This is my first time doing a challenge with Frosted Designs. I find that I actually "doodle" or use my handwriting a lot on my projects. Mainly because I don't have the right stamps. And I would doodle even more but I feel like my handwriting has gone down the drain since I don't write much anymore :( I know it's a challenge now so I'm really trying to get my writing back in shape :)
As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Scrapbooking Queen is collecting cards for those women fighting this disease. Join in on this great idea, and let those women know how strong they are and that they're never alone.
Another challenge is going on at My Pink Stamper. It is a winter theme. Still cricutless and still improvising! And I think I have the coloring down on my second try! Practice makes a whole lot better:)
Ingredients: Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection stamp Martha Stewart markers Embossing