Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #55

This week's challenge is to make a Christmas card using a mini banner on the front.  Click on the link on the right to submit your card.

I used Christmas Cheer cartridge page 123 cut at 2 1/2".  I used Paper Company cardstock base, Recollections cardstock, Provo Craft Holiday Slab V.  I decorated the JOY with red, green and icicle stickles and used ribbon that I found in Target for $1.00. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #53

Make a set (2 or more) of 3x3 Christmas gift cards, or a set (2 or more) of Christmas gift tags, using any cartridges or colors you’d like. Click on the symbol on the right or go to cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com. 

 Storybook cartridge used to cut "To" and "From" (pages 76 & 77) at 3/4".  
Winter Wonderland cartridge used to cut poinsetta at 2" (page 40). 
Winter Wonderland cartridge used to cut holly at 2" (page 41). 
Hot Off The Press Busy Scrappers Solution Christmas designer paper, Best Occasions cardstock and one of my favorite staples, Stickles. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #51

For this week's make a card for Thanksgiving using any cartridges you'd like and the colors blue, brown, orange, yellow and white ONLY. Go to cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com or go to the link on the right to join in.  The turkeys were used from Simply Charmed, and they were cut at 2 inches.  The leaves were used from Straight From The Nest and cut at 2 inches also.  I used Recollections cardstock. The font that I used for "Happy Turkey Day" is Comic Sans MS at 24 points, and I inked the edges orange.  Happy card making, and if I don't talk to you before then, Happy Turkey Day! Have a blessed one!! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #49

Join us for this week's challenge.  Go to cricutcardzchallenge.blogspot.com or click on the link to the right. For this week's challenge, make a Christmas card using an image with the letter "S".

"S" is for Snowman

Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge
Recollections cardstock
Provo Craft Holiday Slab
Icicle Stickles

Blue glitter ribbon that I found at the dollar store :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thanks to all of my followers! :)  I have reached 10 followers.  This may not sound like a big number to the more famous bloggers out there, but for a beginner it is a big deal.  And I know there are some of you who look at my blog often (Hi, Hannah!) but do not have a Google account so thanks to you also!

Connie :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #47

This week make a card for Breast Cancer Awareness month using any cartridges and colors you like. 
I used Plantin Schoolbook to cut the letters "HOPE".  They were cut in tall ball and cut at 2 1/2 inches.  I used Bazzill pinkini cardstock for the letters.  The flower in the middle is a prima flower.  The background paper is Recollections Itsy Bitsy Ditsy Cherry Pie.  And the ribbon is from Michaels.  For all of those affected by cancer especially breast cancer, there is hope!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Get well card

Create a Critter Cricut cartridge and My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious stamps.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #45

For challenge # 45, make a card for Thanksgiving using any cartridges you'd like and any colors you'd like.
I made this card using Paper Dolls Dress Up, and all the paper and stickers are from Stack Ems fall collection (they used to sell this on HSN). 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #43

For challenge #43, make a card for a new baby using any cartridges you'd like, and the colors green, orange, yellow and white ONLY. Post your name and a link to your card in Mr Linky by midnight EST, Tuesday, September 28th. If you're picked by random.org as our winner, your name will be entered in the grand prize drawing for September!
I used Plantin Schoolbook for the rectangles cut at 3".  The letters are cut at 2 1/2 " in Roly Poly.  The edges were inked.  I used Doodle Charms to cut the teddy bear, and he was cut at 2".  I also used the "Easy Stitches" template from Hot Off The Press.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Halloween Challenge - "Hey Pumpkin!"

I made this card for the Halloween Challenge on cardztv.blogspot.com.  I used Paper Dolls Dress Up Cricut Cartridge, Karen Foster Designs paper, Paper Stack Ems paper and green stickles.  The card is a black card that is from Paper Company.  The stamped image is from GCD studios (the $1.00 stamp sets that Michaels carries).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge

The challenge this week is to make a fall card but do not use the colors brown, yellow or orange.  Go to the link on the right side of the page for more details. This is my first card as being a Cricut Cardz Challenge design team member.  I used Straight From the Nest cartridge to cut the leaves.  They are different colors of green Coredinations cardstock paper. I double layered the leaves and bended the top layer.  Please also check out my fellow design team members' designs on the website. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dinomite birthday dinosaur

Yet another card using Cricut Create a Critter and yet another card for another nephew for his birthday.  "Dino-mite" stamp is from My Pink Stamper's line called Punnylicious.  Cute stamps and a great quality!

Happy Birthday giraffe

I made this card for my nephew for his birthday.  I used Cricut's Create a Critter (my favorite).  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious set. 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge

Exciting news! I am so honored to have been chosen along with many other talented ladies to be on the Cricut Cardz Challenge Design Team.  Thanks, Mary! Click on the link on the sidebar to view great cards and a chance for you to get creative also.
This week's challenge # 39, make a card for "Back to School", using any cartridges or colors you'd like. Keep watching for the cards I come up as well!

Monday, August 23, 2010

TIP:  When you are scrapbooking, save your scraps and make a card while all of your supplies are out.  When I make cards, I make two at a time.  This way I have one on hand for someone else for another occasion. I made this card for my niece for her birthday, and while I had all the supplies out on my craft table, I made one for my daughter as well "just because" she likes cupcakes.  I used Straight From the Nest Cricut cartridge, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder, and "Just Because" stamp from Paper Wishes. I used glitter cardstock from DCVW.  I decorated the sprinkles on the cupcake with Stickles. The cupcake ribbon is from Michaels.  I just love the ribbon! :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Get Well Wishes

This card was made for a very good friend of my daughter's.  Her friend's favorite colors are pink, purple and yellow.  I made the monkey from Cricut Create A Critter.  The punch is from Fiskars.  The ribbon is from Michaels, and the stamp is from Hero Arts. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thinking of You Butterfly

I made this card for a friend that was having a bad week.  She loves butterflies.  The butterfly image is from Cricut Walk in My Garden.  I decorated the wings with Stickles.  The ribbon is from Michaels, and the card stock is from a paper pack from Sam's Club.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Me and my eleven year old niece exchange homemade cards back and forth.  She lives about five hours away so we write to one another and make our own cards.  She really impresses me with the cards that she makes.  Maybe she will let me put some of her cards on here to share.  I made this card for her using the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge.  I just love that cartridge - one of my favorites.  Maybe Provo Craft will come out with a version two of this cartridge.  Most of the paper that I use is just cardstock that I have either gotten from Michaels or Sam's Club sold a cardstock paper pack for a while. I just love the acorns paper.  That is from K and Company.  Greenhouse is the name of the paper pack. 
This is a card that I made my daughter for Easter.  I cut the basket and eggs from the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge, and then I invidually decorated each egg differently either with stickers, stamps, glitter or flocking.
This card is one that I made for my dad for Father's Day.  He loves hunting, so I thought this was perfect.  I used Puppy Pals Cricut cartridge for the image.

Friday, August 13, 2010

This is my very first blog.  I wanted to keep a diary of the cards that I made and also to share with other bloggers.  This card is a card that I gave to my nephew for his birthday who turned four years old.  He absolutely loves trains so when I found a train image on the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge, I just had to make it.  I drew the train tracks shown on the card.