Thursday, April 16, 2015

Under the Weather

Here is the card I made today:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the card base.  I then cut some rain patterned card stock at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" as a mat.


The banners are from "Bits and Pieces."  It is one cut and is 0.84" tall.  I kept the longer one straight and angled the shorter one a bit, then trimmed them at the left edge of the card.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Sweet Somethings set.


The girl with the umbrella is from the Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year."  She is cut at 1 1/2."  I put her on a layered circles.  The blue circle is 1.7" and the kraft circle is 1.9."  They are adhered to the card with pop dots for some dimension.



I finished the inside of this card as well.  The rain patterned card stock is cut at 5 1/4"x4."  The green mat is 4 1/4"x3" and the white mat is 4"x2 3/4."  I used another stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps for the sentiment.  It is also from the Sweet Somethings set.  The umbrella is from "A Child's Year," and is cut at 1 1/4."  The rain is a digital image from Creativebug, called Raindrops.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2: April showers - anything that has to do with rain

Color Throwdown: color combination

Fantabulous Cricut: a spring project

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You Can't Get Much Sweeter Than This

This is the card I made for my brother's birthday, which is Friday.


The card is 4 1/2"x4 1/2" and made of black card stock.  I used some patterned orange card stock as a mat, cut at 4 3/8"x4 3/8."


The label is from "Elegant Edges" and is cut at 4."  The image is actually a glucose (sugar) molecule.  It is a digital image I found in Cricut Design Space.  My brother is a bit of science nerd (as am I) and I thought it would a fun card for him.


I made this for the current challenge at CASology.  Their cue word this week is "sweet."  I figured, what could be sweeter than glucose?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happy Baa-thday

Here is a card I made today:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4 and made of dark grey card stock.  The pink mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8."  I then cut another dark grey mat at 5 1/4"x4."  I then cut three light grey stripes.  The middle one is 1"x4" and the other two are 3/4"x4." 


The scalloped circle is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die, as is the plain white circle.  The stamped image and sentiment from Paper Smooches, both from the Party Posse set.  I then added some color to the sheep using Distress markers by Tim Holtz.  The scalloped circle is adhered to the card with foam dots for dimension.  I finished off the card with some enamel dots and an enamel heart.





I made this for the current challenge at Paper Smooches, which is a photo inspiration challenge.  I was inspired by the grey stripes on the wall and I used the fluffy pink hanging ball to inspire my sheep.
Here is the inspiration photo:




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lovely Hedgehog

I made another card today, this one a cute little scene card:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the card base.  I cut some cloud patterned paper at 4 3/4"x3 1/2" and then matted it with some turquoise card stock at 4 7/8"x3 3/8." 
   


  I stamped the hedgehog image on the sky paper.  The stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  I then stamped the image a few more times on other colors of card stock so that I could paper piece it all together.  The grass is a Fiskars border punch and I inked the edges of the grass with some mowed lawn Distress Ink.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, the Blossoming Buds set.


Couch Potato

How about a fun shaped card for you today?



The card is a shaped card from Cricut.  It is from the Father's Day card series, this one is called Couch Potato.  I fussy cut out the cup and straw to add a few more colors to the card.  I then used a stamp from Scrappy Moms Stamps for the sentiment.  It is from the Mom's Diner set.  I also added some glittery green enamel dots to the couch.


I finished the inside as well.  It is really simple.  I cut the card shape again from a dark brown to make it all the same and add detail to the potato.  I then cut a small piece of kraft card stock and added my sentiment to it, again from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  This one is from the Birthday Hugs set.


I made this for the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts: humorous sentiment or image

Color Throwdown: color combo

Scrappy Moms Stamps: something from the kitchen

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Wedding Silhouette

My cousin is getting married soon, so today I made the card I am going to give him and his future bride.


The card is 5"x7."  I cut the card base, which includes the arched window shape, using my Silhouette Cameo.  The card is called "Church Window Card," and is by Suzanne Cannon (#76672).  I welded a heart to the top of the window.  I then cut the heart again and covered it in glitter to add a hint of sparkle.  



The silhouette of the man and woman are also from the Silhouette Store.  It is called "Wedding Couple," and is by Loni Stevens (#29121).  I backed the window opening with some blue patterned paper.


For the inside of the card I cut some foiled blue card stock at 4 1/2"x6 1/2."  I cut more of the same blue patterned paper at 4"x6."  I then made a white mat for the sentiments, cutting it at 3"x5."  The sentiments are from My Craft Spot, the Happily Ever After" set.




Sunday, April 05, 2015

Hoppy Day

Here is today's spring-time themed card:



The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and the card base is made of cream card stock.  The rabbit is from the "Easter." cartridge, and is cut at 2 1/2."  All the tulips are from the "Create a Critter 2" cartridge.  The three larger ones are 1 1/2" and the four smaller ones are 1 1/4."  I then added a strip of green paper at the bottom that was punched with a grass border punch.  I finished off the card with the stamped sentiment, which is from My Pink Stamper.




Cupcake Inspirations: color combo

BBTB2: bunny rabbit

The Friday Mashup: Easter critter

CASology: cue word - spring

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bed Skirt

After finishing the quilt for my bed I used some leftover fabric from the quilt back to make a coordinating bed skirt for the bed.

Here is the bed skirt without the quilt on the bed so you can see it fully.  I attached it to the bed using Velcro so that it can be easily removed for cleaning and won't shift around when the mattress is moved.



Here it is with the quilt so you can see how well they go together.