Sunday, January 29, 2012

A good day to blog

Today is a rather deary, rainy Sunday, which makes it nice to be able to sit in the recliner and write my blog without feeling too guilty for doing so.  I have enjoyed sharing my creations with you and hope you will continue to follow me, as well as be inspired. Last week two of my cards were selected for Top 3 at My Craft Spot and Top 5 at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  Today I have three cards to share, so please scroll day to see all three.

My first card to share...Live Laugh Love
This card was created for this weeks Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog - Challenge Me Monday #95 - Label it!  I choose to use a sunflower, as it is so cheery and reminds me if sunshine, which we have not seen in a few weeks here in the Pacific NW.

To make this card...

Cut as follows:
Standard A2 card - Sunflower cardstock
5" x 3-3/4" - Sunny Yellow cardstock
5-1/2" x  2" gingham pattern paper - Navy
All paper from Close to My Heart

Walk in My Garden - pg. 100 <snflwr> using the tag feature cut at 5" on Chocolate Brown cardstock.  I also cut layers as well.

To complete this card:  I ran the Sunny Yellow cardstock through my Cuttlebug machine using the Swiss dot A2 folder.  Sponged chocolate ink around the edges of the tag.  I also used a 05 Black Micron pen for the details around the sunflower, stem and leaves.  In my stash of goodies I found navy floss, safety pin, brads, a bright green ribbon and some sunny yellow buttons.  The words from Close to My Heart were stamped in navy.  Layer as shown in the picture, working from back to front.  I hope you enjoy this little bit of sunshine! 

Next up...Congratulations, You passed your Road Test
This card was created for My Craft Spot - Monday Challenge #42 - Let's hear it for the boys!  Creating boys/masculine cards can be a challenge, however I have raised two sons to adulthood, so I have made my share of boys/masculine cards over the years.  My challenge is, I do not have that many Cricut cartridges with boys/masculine theme.  I was able to find a car in "Just Because" Cards cartridge to use.  Although both my sons are well beyond the age of getting their license (10 and 7 years passed!)  I thought this idea would be fun to use for my card. 

To make this card...

Cut as follows:
6" x 6" card - Blue cardstock
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" White cardstock
1-1/2" x 5-1/2" striped pattern paper
3-3/4" x 1" Garden Green cardstock
All paper from Close to My Heart

"Just Because" Cards - pg. 24 <Car> using sticker feature cut at 4" on Red cardstock
Cricut Sampler - pg. 35 <HwySign> using bonus feature cut at 2-1/2" on Buttercup cardstock

To complete this card:  I created the messages on my computer and adhered them to the cardstock.  I found some blue ribbon and large silver brads to finish off my card.  I think adding a pocket to the inside of the card with a car key tucked inside would be a great idea.

And the last card...Love is a gift from the heart 

This card is my take on the Mojo Monday - challenge #225

To make this card...

Cut as follows:
A2 card in Black cardstock
5-1/4" x 3-3/4" Pink cardstock
4 pieces of pattern paper 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
Black cardstock from Close to My Heart
other paper from Diecuts with a View

Cricut Sampler - pg. 39 <Bookplt2> 2-1/2"

To complete this card:  I used a message from Close to My Heart, embossed in black powder on vellum paper.  Adhered the message to the back of the bookplate.  Layer all paper as shown on the picture, working from back to front.  I added large black brads to attach the bookplate to the card, black ribbon and coordinating buttons with black floss, which I found in my stash for my finishing touches.  I also added to heart punches at well.

I hope you enjoyed my sharing today and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Catch the Frenzy!


  1. Your Live, Laugh, Love card is so bright and cheerful. I love all the detail and embellishments.

    Thank you for playing along with us at FCCB. =)

    Happy Craftin'!

  2. Your cards are awesome! I rwally like the Live, Love, Laugh card. The flower is super cute and I love the pattern paper and the embossing you did on the yellow:) Fantastic job on the design:)
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  3. I love your sunflower Live Laugh Love card! It is so bright and the button on the sunflower is adorable. I am playing along with you at FCCB and I am your newest follower :-)


    1. Thank you so much Linda. I certainly have enjoyed playing along in the challenges, as it keeps me inspired. One of my goals is to use what I have on hand in my stash, so that is a challenge in itself. And a big thank you for becoming one of my followers. I'll check out your blog later tonight as I am a work right now :)

  4. I love them all--one is cuter than the next. The gingham paper is so fab! Great work :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

  5. What great cards! The crisp, clean cuts are lovely!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  6. Wow, you've been busy! I really like the Live, Love, Laugh card-the colors are great. The road test card is perfect- I've never used the sticker feature and I like it! Great take on the sketch. I'm excited to see what you come up with next. :)



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