Monday, May 27, 2013

FCCB CHALLENGE # MEMORIAL DAY

Hi! Everyone.  I want to share my project for the Memorial Day challenge at FCCB this week.  I know we all have members of our family who have been in some form of military service.  My grandfather served in the Marines during WWII.  He was stationed in the Pacific and was one of the lucky ones who returned home after the war and died many years later safe at home.  I want to thank him and all those who defend our country against our enemies foreign and domestic, which seems to be happening a lot too often lately.


My card has a vintage patriotic theme to it. Once again I used one of those great images from Geko Galz. I wanted to showcase this image so I used a white card stock as the base.  The mat behind the picture is red card stock, I think it frames the image perfectly. Tried to keep with a red, white and blue color scheme. The stars ribbon I bought last year for a 4th of July scrapbook and this was some leftover. I like trying to use up scraps. A white button in the corner with some red hemp finished off the image.  For the border I used Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge.  This cartridge has some great border cuts as well as rosettes.  I used Crystal Stickles to highlight the stars.

Please join us this week as we celebrate and remember those who have defended our country.
Hope you have a good and safe Memorial Day weekend.

Bye, Bye for Now
KIM

Monday, May 20, 2013

FCCB CHALLENGE # 161 OH BABY!

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to create a project for a new baby. My project is a rosette for a gift bag.  I used Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge to make this rosette.


The paper I used is some I had leftover from my niece's baby shower scrapbook. I cut the rosette at 2.50" and used 4 cuts pieced together to get this shape. I used a scalloped circle cut at 2.50" and the inner circle cut at 2".  I used hot glue to secured everything together.


  The rocking horse is one of the stickers from Martha Stewart and so is the felt borders and stars on the white satin ribbon.  The bling is something I purchased at Tuesday Morning. 

I hope you will join us at FCCB for this fun challenge. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  I try to visit the blog of every entry. Good luck!

Bye, Bye for Now, 
KIM



Sunday, May 19, 2013

OWL 3 X 3 CARDS

Here is another project I made for a challenge but could not post but I wanted to share them any way.  I used three Cricut cartridges for these cute little 3" cards.  They could be used with a gift or as a Thank you.


I used Elegant Edges for the scalloped circle. I cut them at 3" and used two for each card.  I then used George and Basic Shapes for the circle cut at 2.50" and used two for each card.  The cute little owl I found on my Happily Ever After cartridge.  He is cut at 1.75" and layered.  The bling are some leftovers from another project.  The stamped foliage is Inkadinkado.  I inked the edges and stamped using Vintage Photo by Tim Holtz.  I also used a MCT stamp for the inside sentiment.

It was easy to assemble. I lined the scallops up and scored the bottom one at the top and adhered just about a 1/4" to the top scallop.  I used one of the circles for the sentiment and trimmed it at the top to fit what was left of the scallop.  I think you can see this in the picture.

Hope you like them as much as I do. I think they are very cute.
Bye, Bye for Now
KIM

Saturday, May 18, 2013

FOR THE GRAD

As you might know I had no computer last week.  I tried posting my Design Team project for the Graduation challenge on my cell which by the way is also having issues. Any way I thought I might post and share my project with everyone.

I used Wild Card for my cuts.  The local HS colors are red and black.  I do not have a grad this year, but still made a card for the challenge at FCCB. I used a piece of gold paper for bling and elegance. The black rhinestones are from Michael's. The ribbon is Ollfray from Walmart. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Loving my new computer now that I have everything loaded, (pictures, etc.). Will probably be posting again later, lots of catching up to do.  While I was computerless I did have more time to craft.  Have some projects I want to share.

BYE BYE for Now, 
KIM

Friday, May 17, 2013

I'M BACK

Sorry I have not posted anything all week.  My computer crashed on me last Saturday and I had to buy a new one.  It was really a blessing in disguise because my laptop was over 7 years old and way out dated.  I think the new updated computer will actully make my life easier.  I was alway struggling to down load and connect to sites. And the keyboard was a mess, never knew what was going to come up on the screen.

Looking forward to adding a project as soon as I get some pictures into this new computer. Hope it's easy. I'll return later after I get everything installed and working.

Thanks for stopping by. 
BYE for Now, 
KIM

Monday, May 6, 2013

CHALLENGE # 159 MOTHER'S DAY

Hi! Everyone.  Are you having winter again like we are here?  The lows for last night and tonight are in the 30's. Really!  I will be glad when it gets warm and stays warm. Anyway I hope it's warm next weekend my brothers and our families are getting together for a cookout for Mother's Day. I am all ready with my card.


I used Counry Life for my banner cut at 2".  Each of the flags are popped up and strung with Blossom twine from the Twinery. The papers I used are Coredinations Lap of Luxury for the base and the patterned paper is DCWV Luxury stack. The colors really went together well.  I punched the border using a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is a stamp I've had for awhile and don't remember the name.  I my have gotten it in a bargin bin somewhere.  The two white roses, my Mom's favorite flowers, are from the $1.50 bin at Michael's. I think she will like it.  She thinks I'am so creative because I make all her cards. 

Hope your able to have a wonderful day with your Mom. If your a Mom then Happy Mother's Day to you. Join us at FCCB and share your Mother's Day card creations with us.

Bye, Bye, for Now
KIM