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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #64

Happy Saturday everyone...hope all of you are enjoying your weekend! I have been very busy these past few weeks making Christmas cards so I decided to follow the sketch for one of them. I have made a 5 x 7 card to enter in this challenge....and the sketch was so much fun!! Hope you all have a great weekend of crafting!! Below is the sketch we needed to follow. Hope you enjoy my card!!

Cricut Expression
Winter Frolic Cartridge (Bird/Tree cut at 3 inches)
Elegant Edges Cartridge (Frame cut at 4.5 inches)
Card is 5 x 7 out of Kraft Cardstock
Cream mat cut at 4 3/4 inches x 6 3/4 inches
Red mat cut at 4 x 4 3/4 inches
Paper used for frame is from a 6 x 6 paper stack by Authentique (Wonder Collection)
Ribbon is from my stash
Pearls are by Recollections (Michael's)
Stickles (Icicle)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Fancy corner punch by Marvy

Friday, November 11, 2011

Having some Fun with the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge!!

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! A few weeks ago I picked up a small wreath at the dollar store and wanted to make it a Christmas wreath for a friend. I pulled out my Christmas cartridges and looked for a poinsettia I could do layers with and found one I liked on the Joys of the Seasons cartridge. I played around cutting out different sizes until I found the ones I liked best. For the leaves I actually used the new Art Philosophy cartridge. Hope you enjoy!!
When I die cut the banner I did it twice once on paper and once on poster board so it would be more sturdy.

Cricut Expression
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Cuts I used for the flowers
Large 2 at 2.5 inches and 2 at 1.5 inches
Medium 2 at 2 inches and 2 at 1 inch
Small 2 at 1.5 inches and 2 at 1 inch
Leaves cut at 1.5 inches, 1 inch and  3/4 inch
Tim Holtz distress ink antique linen used to make veins on the cream flowers on the red I used a red marker from Stampin' Up on the leaves I used my stylus to give them some texture.
The Banner is from My Creative Time  Build a Banner Kit (Love it)
Cotton Thread (JoAnns)
Other items used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Middle of flowers Recollections Microbeads (Michael's) and
Stampin' Up Champagne Glitter Glass
Spray glitter over entire wreath
Noel stamped with CTMH A Typeface stamp set
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Ink pad
All the paper I used was from my scraps

Throwback Thursday Challenge!! Episode # 270

Good Morning Everyone!! I wanted to say Thank You to all the veterans and all the service men and women serving our country to date. Emma over at My Creative Time  is having another challenge this one is to use a kid friendly cartridge and make a project of your choice. On Thursday morning before going to Emma blog I was just finishing up a Christmas card for my niece so that is the one I have decided to enter in this challenge.Hope you enjoy!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Cricut Expression
Winter Frolic (Many kid friendly images)
5 x 7 card
Penguin cut a 3 inches
Peppermint Candy Paper (Cloud 9 Design Speciality Paper Pack)
Snow torn white paper topped with Snow Writer by Deco Art and sprinkled with Martha Stewart tinsel glitter (crystal)
Red (carnelian) and Green (peridot) glitter Martha Stewart
Fancy corner punch (Marvy)
Bakers Twine Stampin' Up
Buttons from my stash
Banner is the Build a Banner Kit from My Creative Time
( I am addicted to this set)
Sentiment on front of card is from Mixed Holiday Sentiments from My Creative Time
Sentiment on inside of card is from All Around Christmas from My Creative Time
Die used on inside is the Fancy Frame and Die Set from My Creative Time
Sweet on the Banner is stamped using A Typeface from CTMH