Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sweet Treats Challenge

So with my second entry I am now a veteran of challenges!  Here is my entry for the BBTB2 Sweet Treats challenge.  We were to use the cake 2 cut from the Sweet Treats cartridge.  I actually had a lot of trouble with the layers so I did my own thing and cut my "own" layers.  The frosting is rick rack and I have some stickles on the candle flame so it sparkles...Thanks!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I have a card featured on the 3 birds blog!

Wow I'm honored!  The anniversary card I made for my Mom and Dad is featured on the 3 birds blog here:  3 birds partnered with Cricut to make the art work for the new Straight from the Nest cartridge that is now available on HSN.   The cartridge is amazing and I think will be a true favorite.  Thanks!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Card for a Hero!

On my previous post I linked you to Operation Write Home.  This is where you can make cards for the troops to send home to their loved ones.  This organization also collects cards that you would write directly to a service man or woman.  Here is the one I made.  I used the Stand and Salute cartridge which I purchased on sale at Big Lots.  I also used the cuttlebug stars folder on the red layer.

Sample of my first cards for Operation Write Home

Mary at posted a link to the Operation Write Home site on her blog so I went and checked it out and immediately knew this was something I wanted to support.  Here is the link  I'm getting ready to ship my first set of cards and I can't tell you how good it feels to show love by making cards for heros!  Here is a sample of a couple of cards I made with the Hannah Montana cartridge Monarch butterfly.  God bless our heros!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Get Well Larry

My brother in law had a health scare this week so I made him this card.  I used Mariposa papers and Hannah Montana cartridge for the font.  I don't know if this is really a successful card but it's more important to get this in the mail so he knows I'm wishing him well.  I will say, it is prettier in person!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My first entry into a challenge!

I made this card for the Bbtb2 challenge. I've never entered a challenge before but one of the ladies whose blog I follow suggested I participate so I thought I'd give it a go. Hopefully I understood the instructions well enough! Here is the link to the challenge and here is the link to the fabulous Enfys whose blog gives me so much inspiration and is always good for a giggle. I used the flourish 3 from the SYI to make this little gate card. I also used a My Pink Stamper stamp for the cupcake; both her sets stay out continuously on my desk. I have to say, this challenge made me look at my cartridge differently and I'm really glad I gave it a whirl.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Card for Earl

I'm still pretty new to the Cricut and my cartridge library tends to be composed of the newer cartridges but I've seen so much chatter about Stretch Your Imagination lately that I picked it up on ebay last week.  I am so glad I did!  Great cartridge!   Here is a card I made for my friend Earl who is moving to St Louis this week.  Inside says "Enjoy your new nest," and again I made it with the scraps I had on my table, this time I have no idea what these papers are from but I like how it turned out!

Card with scraps

Hello!  I am a new follower of Capadia designs at  She did a whole series of really cute cards with scraps.  So I challenged myself to make a card with the scraps on my table (I thought it would "encourage" me to clean up my desk as well!  Anyway, here is the first scrap card.  The papers are primarily SEI and I used the Accent Essentials cartridge to cut the flower.  I'm sending this to my friend Mary who is having some health issues.  Love you Mary!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Card for Mom and Dad Anniversary

I love the new straight from the nest cartridge!  Here is an anniversary card I made for Mom and Dad using citrus DCWV paper.  There are so many adorable images in this cartridge I'm going to have fun exploring!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Card for Dad

Dad is having surgery tomorrow so I made a little quick card to wish him luck. The 4 leaf clover is made with Designer Calendar and glitter paper. Everything else is odds and ends from my stash that I thought were both cheerful and masculine. The stamp is one of those $1 stamps from Michaels.  I also added my signature bling; I do like adding these stones to everything! Hopes this card brings him good luck!!! 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Card for Everyday Cricut

I was lucky enough to win a set of the limited edition spring cartridges from the ladies at Everyday Cricut.  And yes, they set me a gorgeous hand made card along with the cartridges!  So my Mama raised me right and I made this thank you card today.  I admit I was so nervous sending these pros my card, but my blog is show love-make cards, not show love- make perfect cards!  Anyway I made this with the Mother's Day cartridge, cuttlebug, and DCWV paper.  I think it conveys my true thanks for a generous gift!