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Thank You a Latte!

 

 

Over at DL. Art I decided to join my FIRST linky party thanks to my daily visit to Missy’s Blog (Quick Chick Design) and finding out that this even exists.  It is called Thankful Thursday Challenge.

I made these gift card holders last week with the pre-k summer camp’s teachers my oldest is attending this summer.  This was the first time in her four years of life, I ever did a drop-off with my kids. It was WAY harder on me and my youngest than my oldest on the first day of saying goodbye for a few hours.  She was like, “See you later and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

Here teachers are amazing and I love them dearly and I wanted to just show them how my I appreciate them on the last day coming up in a few weeks!

You have a few days stills to join this challenge, and would a least go and check out the creations that have been submitted.  There is a ton of talent and inspiration over there!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “a whole a latte thanks” pie with me!

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Receipe:

Note- to create the back of the card to hold the gift card, I used the “flip feature for the layers and then only used adhesive along the edges of the bottom layer so the card could slide in. Also fits in an A2 sized envelope!

Cricut Cartridge: Love You A Latte (cut at 8 inches, hide steam using Design Studio) Damask Decor (butterfly cut at 2 inches layer 1)

Paper: Stampin’ Up and KCompany Design paper

Ribbon: Stampin’ Up

Ink: Close to My Heart Chocolate

Sentiment: K. Andrew Design – Coffee & Tea for You and Me and My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life 

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #120 – Sunny Days


It is that time again… OK it is only my second time proudly designing a project for FCCB as a design team member! This project was so fun for me, since I wanted to do a baby card and the theme of the shower is “Clothesline”!
Nothing shouts sunny days to me than a line of freshly washed laundry being sun kissed dry by the sun!

Now, head on over and check out all the sunny inspriation and join this week’s challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “sunny days” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges: Simply Charmed (sun cut at 2 inches) and Everyday Pop-Up Cards (onsie cut at 1 1/2 inches)

Paper: Recollections for base
Papertreyink 2008 Bitty Dots: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist

Cuttlebug: D’Vine Swirls

Baker’s Twine – Stampin’ Up Burlap

Embelishments: Stampin’ Up clothespins

Stamps: My Pink Stamper:Itty Bitty-licious

Ink: Close To My Heart: Chocolate

Stickles: Star Dust

A Blooming Thank You!

Hello everyone!  As I was putting the finishing touches on this project last night, my craft studio shook and rattled for a split second, rolling my chair I was in across the room.  Yes, it was a 4.1 about 40 miles off the coast, yet I felt it.  Uggg… I dislike earthquakes terribly.

Now on to the project.  A friend wanted me to make something like these that she found on Pinterest.  I used Microsoft Publisher and printed these out on cardstock and then using the “Center” function on my Cricut Expressions, I cut these babies out.

I used party streamers and sewed the edges (like this tutorial) and made rosettes.  I had previously baked a whole set of ribbon making curly ribbon and used those as the finishing touches.

I am thinking I may enter this into the Die Cuttin’ Diva’s challenge this week – I feel they are different and original to fit their “Anything Goes Challenge“.

Now off to deliver them!

Thanks for sharing a bit of crafty time with a bit of rock, rattle and roll to it” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Mini Monograms set at 3 inches for the circle and 1.5 inches for the scallop circle for the back

Party streamers (trimmed the middle one to add the “layer” effect.)

Paper: Recollections Bright Color Stack

Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots

Ink for edging around the circle – Close to My Heart: Cotton Candy

Wilton Cake Pop Sticks

Curly Ribbon (baked at 200 for 20 minutes wrapped around 1/4 inch wooden rods and attached at ends with cloths pins.)

 

It’s a Peachy Keen kind of Project!

This morning I had to whip out a card for a 4-year-old little girl’s birthday party we went to today and decided that I would design the card around a challenge I saw last night at Peachy Keen.  The Peachy Keen Challenge: 18 is an anything goes the project so that made it be a wonderful luxury to being free in my card design.

I have been really wanting to try out making rosettes with crepe paper streamers and they were a snap (I made an extra one for another card I will be needing to make soon).  I followed the tutorial I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “it is all just peachy keen” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Potpourri  -ice cream cone setting on the “bonus” setting cut at 5 inches and then trimmed off the ice cream scoop.

Mini Monograms – circle setting set at 2.5 inches

Paper: Papertreyink.com (orange) and Recollections for the rest. base card was at 7.5 x 5. Layer 1 was 7 1/4 x 4 3/4, Layer 2 7 inches x 3 inches

Chomp-a-Dial – setting 1/2

Cuttlebug: Large Dots and Happy Birthday

Crepe Paper – Target Brand – used needle and thread as well

Stamps: Face Image: Peachy KeenEveryday Character Faces

Sentiment: My Pink StamperBuggie Punnies and Spectacular Sayings

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black, Close To My Heart Cotton Candy.  For pen work white gel pen. Used pastels from Stampin’ Up for cheeks.

Glossy Accents for eyes

Baker’s Twine – My Craft Spot

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Hot Glue Gun

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop Challenge (April)

Hi everyone!  Outside of dealing with terrible allergies or maybe it is a cold this weekend, I was able to hop along on Friday with My Pink Stamper’s Pinkalicious Blog Hop.  The challenge gave me a kick-start on my Mother’s Day project, since it was to make something for Mother’s Day.  So that is what I did!

If you have not noticed, I have been on a kick of making paper flowers using strips of double-sided scrapbook paper.  So I scaled it down and incorporated it onto a card!

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Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “getting ready for Mother’s Day with the thanks to a April MPS blog hop challenge” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Mini Monograms (circle cut at 2 inches)

Cuttlebug: Swiss dots

Flowers: cut at 1/2 inch strips x 6 inches for the smaller ones and 8 inches for the bigger one(each flower had 6 strips)

Paper: K&Company Designer Stacker

Embellishments: Some extras I had lying around (not sure where I got them)

Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot.

Stamp: My Pink Stamper- Happiest Moments (my personal fav right now)

Ink: Close to My Heart: Chocolate

A Fun Challenge Card for a Special Green Thumb

I think I am liking this idea of participating in a weekly challenge since it MAKES me break away from what I have already cookin’ to just craft from my heart without it being under the confines of a “must do”project (even though I love crafting no matter what – right now I am up to my elbows in Hello Kitty party makin’ stuff for my almost 4-year-old). 

Here is what I came up for the Challenge Me Monday #99 challenge from Fantabulous Cricut and the for the first time to participate in  Die Cuttin’ Diva’s  Challenge # 54 .  I made this with someone in mind that will fit perfectly to who they are and what they have a true passion in doing . . . gardening! She is the type of person that can literally slap a piece off a piece of a plant in the ground and then step on it and walk away and it grows like nothing anyone has ever seen. She possesses the sixth sense of being a true green thumb.   I can’t wait to give her this card, because everything that she plants blooms right where it was planted!

Thanks for sharing a piece of ” having fun with my crafty thumb for a green thumb” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Walk in My Garden – Wheelbarrow cut at 2 inches – Garden tools cut at 1 1/2 inches.

Cuttlebug: Distressed Stripes

Paper: Die Cut with a View mini stacker – Harvest – Recollections Red and white cardstock

Ribbon Rosetts- (pre-made)

Baker’s Twine: Stampin’ Up

Glossy Accents (Clear and Black)

Stamps: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink – Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

My First Monday Fantabulous Cricut Challenge – Fun with Puns

I found this blog, Fantabulous Cricut this past weekend and was actually challenged by this week’s challenge of making a card using a pun. I usually don’t gravitate towards using puns in my card making, so this posed a bit of a fun challenge.  I had  certain peeps in mind for this card and began to build a concept.  I printed out the pun on card stock in a font that would most suit as a stamp at 14 pt Bradley font and for the word “hare” at 16 pt Bradley font. 

This card is for two people who have been through the ringer with loss, illness and very surprising news these past few months.  I hope this brings a smile to their faces when they open this card!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “puny” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:

Love You A Latte – teacup cut at 3.5  – teabag cut at 7 inches (the shadow cut)

Create A Critter – Rabbit cut at 2.5

Paper:

Recollections – Berry Collection

Recollections – Red, and pink, white

Papertreyink- Spring Moss

Ink: White Gel Pen for stitching, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso for edging, Close to My Heart – Holiday Red for sentiment.

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper – Itty-bitty-licious

Glitter – Recollections Chunky Glitter – raspberry

Glossy Accents for nose and cheeks

Baker’s Twine – Berries and Cream from My Craft Spot

My Pink Stamper’s Pink-alicious Blog Hop Challenge!

I was not sure I was going to be able to participate in My Pink Stamper’s Blog Hop Challenge this go-around since I am still nursing the war wounds of having the stomach flu for the second time in 6 -weeks!  Yikes!

But today, I wanted to take it easy and decided to work on my Valentine’s Day project stuff and came up with this card times four for some special moms I am getting to know in my daughter’s co-op preschool using the challenge details of using multiple My Pink Stamper Stamps, a Cricut cut out, the color pink ribbon, a circle and the color red.

All these moms share something special in common!  They are expecting!  There are 19 of us and four are expecting!  I decided to do a semi-Valentine meets word collage for a perggers mommy card.  I am doing something else for all those that decided not to drink the water, but I wanted to do something a little more special for these ladies.

Some have had horrible morning sickness, some have worries from what they experienced in their last pregnancies and ALL already have small children to tend to.  Since I could write a book about all the above, I have a special place in my heart for these ladies and if and when I can get a chance to show them I care, I will . . . hence the card.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “remembering what it was like being pregnant and showing a little extra love to those that are on Valentine’s Day” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

Everyday Pop Up – Maternity cut at 4 inches

Plantin SchoolBook – Heart cut at 3 1/4 inches

Cuttlebug:

Swiss Dots

Swirls

Paper:

Recollections – Red, pastel pink, white, black

Ribbon:  Celebrate it 1/8 inch pink satin

Stamps: My Pink Stamper’s: Spectacular Sayings, Itty-Bitty-licious, Everyday Life, Christmas Wishes

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black and Close to my HeartHolidayRed

Gem: for the ring bling and for my circle

Stickles -Xmas Red for the shoes!

Over the Moon Card and Gift Bag!

 

I decided to enter this project into a challenge of a new blog, My Creative Time,  I  just stumbled upon for her Throw Back Thursday Challenge of making a kid friendly project.  I could not believe my good fortune that I just did the project so I could add it to her challenge.  I am super happy I found another great blog forum with another great design team full of neat and creative ideas!

This is the matching bag and card I made to go along with a banner I made for a friend’s little boy! My friend was super happy with it all and we had a great time at the party… it was at a local Children’s Museum that I never knew about.  It is totally community funded (no government help) and it was AMAZING! We will be signing up for an annual membership.

 

Cricut Cartridges:

  • B is for Boy – Rocket  and layer cut at 5 inches, 4.74 and 4.5 inches
  • Celebrations – Circles cut at 5.5 , 5.25 and 3.5 AND the number 3 cut at 2 inches and 1/5 inches

Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots and Distressed Stripes embossing folder

Card: 8×11 folded in half, layer cut 4 wide and 5 1/4 long and novelty paper cut 4 wide and 2 inches long

Paper:

  • Recollections card stock
  • Recollections scrapbook paper – found in open stock bins
  • Die Cuts with a View Autumn Glitter stacker for the letters and numbers (be sure to do multi cut and be on 6 for blade)

Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder – Biscotti – Used on embossed circles/stripes

Glossy Accents Clear, Black and White

Twine from Oh My Craft.com

Stickles – Star Dust and Orange Peel

Pop Dots – Used to layer the rocket and planets

Just a Wee Spot of Tea Time Birthday Gift

The hub’s best friend has been in his life for almost 30 years!  Because of that we are close with his mother.  She came to this country over 40 years ago on the Queen Mary from England.  How cool is that!   Anyway, this week is her birthday and I made her a card and got her some tea from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.  I decorated that box to match the card. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “tea time fun” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:  Damask Decor (I won this cart on a MPS Blog Hop Challenge back in August) For card, 3 inches – for box 2.5 inches. I also used the MPS Faux chipboard effect for the tea pot.

Card base – 8×11 cut in half then folded in half.  Fist layer 4×5.14

Box: Celebrate it – 1st layer 3.5 x 3.5

Cuttlebug: Swirls

Paper: Recollections and Bazzill –

 Punch – EK Success Pok-a-dots (I used the excess that was punched out for the “bubble effect”)

Ribbon – Celebrate It

Stamps: My Pink Stamper- Sweetest Cupcake – I also won in a MPS Blog Hop Challenge back in August!  I forgot to shoot the inside of the card, but that was the sentiment.

Ink: Close to My Heart Cotton Candy

Powder Pearls – Ranger – Bistro Collection

Stickles: Diamonds

Pop dots