Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge #237 at FCCB

Ready to embellish?  This weeks challenge is to use 3 embellishments.  But hey who wants to stop at three.  On my card I used Create- a-Critter to cut our this adorable Reindeer.  This is the first time I have used him/her.  So easy to piece together and so cute.

My three embelishments
Rhinestone Bling

The paper stack is DCVW "Evergreen"  from last year.  I made a couple of mini albums and have some scraps leftover which I used.  The reindeer is cut from Coordinations Chocolate Lovers pack from Joann's (perfect colors).  The string of lights are also cut from Create-a-Critter.

Now it's your turn.  Just link up to our challenge at FCCB.
Remember to use a Cricut cut and list your cartridge.
Have FUN.

Bye Bye for Now,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Joy

The  Challenge for November at Gecko Galz is "Christmas Joy".

I used two collage sheets, "Christmas Cuties" and "Christmas Icons 2" for my images and made gift tags for Christmas.

Here are all four of them

I cut the tags from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. I sprayed them with Santa Red  and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. I used two different stamps sets for the background. Fiskers "Season's Greetings" and G45 Christmas.  I used leftover flowers trims and ribbon and stickers from last year that only had one or two left in the package. I also added Diamond Stickles for some bling. Great way to use up scraps.

Here below are close-ups pictures of each tag.

I will be entering my tags in the Gecko Galz November challenge.  Join in the fun.

Which tag do you like best?  My fav is the first one, but they are all CUTE!

Bye Bye for Now, 

P>S> Check back in soon, I will be adding Christmas projects  frequently.  Gearing up for the Holidays.  I always make all my cards and tags as well as my gifts and packing.

Click here if your looking for FCCB Challenge project.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

FCCB Sketch Challenge # 236

This week at FCCB we are having a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch below for you to interpret any way you want. Make sure you add a Cricut cut and let us know what cartridge you used.

This is the card I came up with using the sketch as my guide.

I used Create -A- Critter for my penguin.  I think he is so adorable. I added a red ribbon for his scarf and black flat-back pearls for is eyes.  The paper I used is from DCWV "Artic Wishes".

The sentiment is a  Fiskar's stamp set called "Season's Greetings".

I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for my top border and added some blue bling.  I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder in three layers.

For my scalloped border I used Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge.

For the little dots of snow I used white Glossy Accents.  To finish it off I added the white ribbon with the silver edges. 

Now it's your turn. Link up your project at FCCB this week.

Bye, Bye for Now

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Jeepers Creepers

Gecko Galzs Jeepers Creepers Challenge

I am entering the following Halloween card into the Gecko Galzs challenge for this month.  They are having their annual Halloween Blog Hop October 30 - November 1, 2014.

I used the "Witches" collage sheet for my image.

I layered the image on black cardstock and added a border cut from a Spellbinders die in orange.  I embossed orange cardstock with a spellbinders embossing folder and highlighted some of the diamonds with Stickles, Black Diamond.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.  The trick and treat are from the "Halloween Circle and Squares" collage sheet from Gecko Galz.  I used glossy accents and popped them up for dimension.

Join me tomarrow at Gecko Galz for lots of Halloween fun and inspiration.

If you are looking for my FCCB challenge card click HERE.

Bye, Bye for Now,

Monday, October 27, 2014

FCCB Challenge #234 Fright Night

Happy Halloween 

Hope every one is all ready for trick or treaters. I made this card really fast today.  The longest part of the preparation was piecing the vampire.  There are alot of little layers to put together, but I think he was worth it.  I used the Happy Haunting cartridge and cut him at 3.25".

The background and sentiment are from My Creative Time, "Spooky Starry Night".
I tied a black and white gingham ribbon and knotted it for the final touch. I did use black ink to the edges of the card to make it more spooky, the white was just too glaring to my eye.

Hope you will join our challenge this week and add your Halloween project.

Bye, Bye for Now

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Mini Album

Today I would like to share a fun little mini I made using 1 sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  I found this tutorial  on You tube here is the link  It's in German, but she gives you all the dimensions and instruction on how to put it together.

I found that double sided paper or solid color paper works best. Also make sure that your embellishments are not too bulky.  I used a magnet for my closure (make sure to adhere it before covering with your designer paper). Be prepared for lots of pictures.

My cover

First inside flip.

Next flip showing pocket page

Inside flip

final picture of inside

I used DCWV "Bewitched"  paper stack and embellishments. The glittered pieces are from K and Company.  I was able to complete this in a couple of hours.  It might of taken less time if I knew what I was going to use to decorate the pages.  Decisions. Decisions.

Give it a try.  I've made several of these and they make great gifts.  I made one for my Mom for Mother's Day and put pictures of all her children as youngsters and now.  She really liked it.  I also made one for my trip to Charleston, SC.

Leave me a comment if you give this a try and let me know how you used it.

Bye, Bye for Now 

Monday, October 13, 2014

FUN PUN Challenge # 232 at FCCB

It's time for another Monday Challenge at FCCB.  This week we are making projects with Fun Puns.
For my card I used the Doodlecharm cartridge.  I like the basic cuts on this cartridge, because they can be embellished so easily.  I cut this bear out of four pieces of double sided paper.

After cutting the four bears out of the patterend paper I cut one out of black to attach all the layers to.  I cut the arms and legs first and adhered them and then the ears. I attached the belly last to hide all the intersecting pieces.  I made a bow and blinged it up with a heart and added google eyes. Do you see the little bit of cotton in his mouth. I think it goes well with my sentiment, don't you?

For the finishing touch I added faux stitches to make it look like the bear was sewn together. 

Here is list of supplies I used.
MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad
Scrappy Mom's - Bear Necessities stamp set
Doodlecharms -Cricut cartridge
goggle eyes
heart bling
Black Sharpie

Can you think of a Fun Pun? Make a project and link it to our challenge at FCCB.

Bye, Bye for Now