Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Made by Momo - Tuesday Challenge

Tuesday Challenge Entry
Paper-Doll Dress-up cartridge

The challenge was to create a fall card using orange, yellow and green - and to include stitching or doodling.  I wanted to create a spooky misty fall evening - so I used tulle or netting that I stitched down to create a border of sorts on black card stock.  I added the haunted mansion in dark brown and chalked white around the edges, holding it in place with sequence to add sparkle and flash...a light in the window or a scary sparkle....then some green frog friends and orange pumpkins against a fence.  The yellow moon in the night sky is attached with pop dots for dimension.   I also distressed everything a bit, by rolling it and poking all the cuts....I think it works.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Creative Scraps Sunday Challenge

Sunday Challenge
Using Paper Dolls Dress-up Cartridge

This is not only the challenge entry, but what I will be giving all the little ones for Halloween.  We live way back in the woods in Cornville, Maine.   Yes, there is a Cornville...LOL  The only Trick-or-Treaters we ever get, are family and adopted family.  Let me explain...Once I asked God to please give me more children...I had two boys, Michael and Brian - but I knew I wanted more children in my life.  Most of us know that God has a wonderful sense of humor...and instead of giving me more children of my own - he sent me others who needed me.  We have a large extended family of "kids" who have come and gone from our home and are now parents....these are the children of our adopted family who make it through the wilds of Cornville, Maine - up our driveway in the middle of the woods and yell, "trick or treat."  Since there is always an abundance of candy from everyone else, I try to make it a bit personal with a card made for each one.

I LOVE to use up and recycle - so I have used the containers from "crystal lite" (walmart brand) for the holders of the m&m's.  I picked out all the brown and orange for halloween - and will save the red and green for cards at Christmas - the blue and yellow are "bribery candy", when my grand-daughter successfully uses the potty!!!!

For this card, I used scraps of fall papers, the polk-a-dot embossing folder, inked with brown ink - and the paper doll dress-ups at 3 ".  Since these won't be going into envelopes, I like that the design spills off the confines of the card. 

A personal message inside completes the card.  I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your own Halloween traditions!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Anything Goes Challenge

Thinking of You Card
Using 'charms' from the "Straight from the Nest" cartridge

Inside of the card/unfolded

This was an "anything goes" challenge at My Pink Stamper.  The second challenge I have ever entered.  Hope you enjoy!

The Pink Stamper Challenge - My First!

Tri-Fold Card made with Stampin-Up stamp
and scraps of paper

My Pink Stamper has reached 5 million visitors - and this is my first challenge entry!
I made this card using Stampin Up's basket/bird stamp and colored it with colored pencils.
I used scraps from my scrap box and put this little 'Thinking of You" tri-fold card together.
The challenge called for "Using a Bird" in the design and as you can see there is a little blue
bird on the stamp.  Hope this inspires you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Strawberry Celebrations!

Strawberry Card made with Cricut's
Preserves Cartridge

One of my favorite cartridges is the preserves cartridge.  I have been putting together a family cookbook and use this cartridge along with From My Kitchen to accent my recipes.  Also, like this card, it's a great way to share recipe's with friends - or to invite a friend for a strawberry celebration.  Strawberry shortcake, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry cheescake....mmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Another card made with Preserves cartridge

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Come For Tea....Tea For Two Card

Here is a card with a feature I just loved!  "Steam"  I used a bit of tulle, cut about 1" to 1 1/2" wide.  Pushed it through the cups and taped down - around the tea pot and into the next cup.  Really adds texture to the card.  I used the Cricut "A Child's Year" cartridge.
Come for Tea Card Using Cricuts "A Child's Year" Cartridge

Inside view of "Come for Tea" Card.

Using "A Child's Year" cartridge for the Cricut, cut out the tea pot on page 67 at 2 1/2" , two cups at 1 1/4" and the tag for your tea bag (inside) at 2".  The card is made from a 10 x 5 1/2" card stock, folded in half.  The first layer is cut 5 1/4" x 4 3/4" - Second Layer is cut 4 1/4 x 5".  You will need 10" of 1/4" ribbon, 1" border punched piece 5 1/2" long - 1/2" word strip (I made mine in "word" on my computer), 12" piece of tulle cut 1" to 1 1/2" wide as desired.  I used a chocolate stamp pad to ink all my pieces. 

The inside of the card is layered with a 5 1/4" x 4 3/4 print piece and then a 4 1/4" x 5" solid piece.  The tea bag holder is from a template (You could also use the paper bag the tea bag comes in as a template).  I used a "miss you" stamp in chocolate brown to pull together the sentiments. 

Embellish the tea pot and cups in anyway you want.  Stickers, blink, odds and ends from your cricut stash....HAVE FUN!

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