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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

Well at least I hope not in the way the movie played out, since  the hubs just left for a business trip to the East Coast.  I love leaving him little notes in his suitcase, and last night as I was packing him up, my little ones and I made him a super quick card to pop in his suitcase!

 Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “camp pie  is going to miss the hubs” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cartridge: Going Places – Plane cut at 4 inches

Card Base – 8×11 cut in half and then folded in half

Paper: Recollections

Cuttlebug: swirls

Stamps: My Pink Stamper – Every Day Life

Embossing Powder – Martha Stewart

Stickles: Diamonds!

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Happy B-Latte Birthday!

I will let the title speak for itself.  I made this card for my sister-in-law since I did remember her b-day, but forgot to mail her a card.  She loves coffee and I thought what a cute play on words.  This turned out to be one of my favorite cards I have made so far!

I used my Design Studio to weld letters together from the Wild Card cartridge AND got to try out one of my favorite new cartridges, Love You A Latte!   I was a little backwards at first on how it cuts out, but after a few “whoops” moments and some paper waste, I figured it out.  

To get the look I was going for, I had to use the “real size” dial on the base layer and then disable that and cut the layers a few times on different paper for each layer color I wanted.   I decided, that this card recipe would be better explained on a video, so I may shoot my fist one. . . . we will see.

Thank you for sharing a piece of “b-latte” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cartridges:

  • Wild Card for the font (I love the font on this cart!)  font size was 1.5 inches.
  • Love You a Latte Cricut Light – this is so far one of my top 3 fav carts!  Cup shadow (dark brown paper) was cut at 5 1/2 on “real size” then the layers were cut on normal setting at 5 1/2. 

Paper:

  • Recollections off white for card base 8.5×11 cut in half and then using a bone folder, folding in half to make a card
  • Die Cuts with a View – Harvest Gatherings (mini stack 4.5×6.5) cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and then embossed
  • Various scrap for cup layers and lettering (love using scrap paper for these types of projects since I seem to accumulate a ton)

Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder “Happy Birthday”

Ribbon: My Craft Spot: Baker’s Twine

Stickles: Diamonds

Pop Dots

Just Some Fun Cards!

My in-laws came in for a surprise visit, but I have a few minutes to post a few cards I made before my unexpected but to the joys of my children guest came.  Have a great rest of the week.  And to those of you that may be on the East Coast, I am sending warm and supportive thoughts to you all!

Thank you for coming and have a quick piece of life’s pie with me. 

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Potpourri Bonus sheet with the Ice Cream Cone setting at 3.75 inches for both shadow and image.  I cut out the image twice for different paper for the cone and the scoop of ice cream.

Paper: Brazzil Pearl Shimmer, Brazzil Chocolate, Die Cuts with a View Summer Stacker, an old piece of scrap (pink and white checker paper have no idea who manufactured it.)

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand, Strawberry Cupcake Pink  Baker’s Twin from My Craft Spot.

Button – Random button I had in my stash (acrylic clear flower)

Cuttlebug Folder  – Flower Blossoms 

Glossy Enamel – White

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso

Stickles: Bubble Gum

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge – Rock Princess – Cupcake set at 3.75

Paper: Brazzil Pearl Shimmer, Brazzil Pinkini, Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (Zebra Print and striped paper) 

Ribbon Celebrations Michael’s Brand for both Wild Animal Print and the hot pink glitter ribbon used behind the cupcake for dots.

Cuttlebug Folder -Happy Birthday

Sentiment – My Pink Stamper

Ink – Stampin’ Up- Early Espresso

Stickles: Bubble Gum – for cherry

Trying out My New Cartridge: Wild Cards

I just got Cricut’s Wild Cards in the mail and I tested it out on making a quick card for some friends that just bought their first home.  I have to say that I really like this cartridge!  It has a ton of options to customize a piece of you into each creation!  It is worth checking it out.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Wild Cards set at 7.  I first made the envelope on “fit to page” and then made the card based on that size.

Paper: Die Cuts with a View- Cotton Blossoms and open stock embossed paper from Michael’s (shrubs)

Stickles

Brads – Making Memories

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper

Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso

A Quick Get Well Card for A Blog Buddy

I have another blog (that is greaed towards my writing) where I have formed really great blogger relationships with. One of my dear blog buddies, The Idiot Speaketh, just had cancer removed from his head and then on Monday had to have his wisdom teeth pulled. He has a nickname recently pinned by his readership, “The Chipmunk Whisperer” due to the fact that while on his last vacation he had the real Alvin and the Chipmunks become very friendly with him.  Since he and his new friends now have “chipmunk cheeks” in common, I thought this would be a fun card to make.

I had to use the beaver image from Creat A Critter since I could not find a chipmunk image. 

Thanks for coming by and if you want a good laugh, check out The Idiot Speaketh’s Blog.

Recipe

Cricut cartridge : Create A Critter Set at 4 inches

Card Base: iCraft plain brown circle

Paper: Die Cuts with a View: Animal Crackers

Ribbon: ABC catalogue special from 4 years ago

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper  “Get Well Wishes” (on the inside)

Ink: Stampin’ Up Early espresso  and white gel uni ball pen

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Yesterday was the hubs birthday.  Here is a little something I whipped out for a card for him.  He loved it.  My 3-year-old and I made homemade cupcakes with cream cheese cupcakes.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge : Handy Man (Measuring Tape set at 3 inches)  and Mini Monograms (S stitch set at 1 1/2)

Card Base: iCraft – blank brown circle card

Die Cuts with a View:  Summer Stacker for “Happy Birthday” and Glitter Stacker for orange glitter paper

Recollections for base colors

Stickles for the bling outline

Button (from my personal stash)

Button twine from Papertreyink.com

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper

Ink: Michael’s Dollar Bin special:-)

I Feel The Love Call For Cards From Funky Cards

There is this amazing young lady from, Funky Cards,  that has an opportunity for crafters to make a special card for a person/family going through challenging times.  This is my contribution to her “I Feel the Love Project“.  Thank you Funky Cards for this amazing opportunity to touch such a wonderful little girl and her family. 

This project touches me especially since I was a nanny for a family, while in college, that had a little girl who was in treatment and recovery stages of having a brain tumor that came back twice.  She was 18 months when I started and I got to be a part of her treatment plans (PT/OT, removal of feeding tubes and central lines), learning to walk, sing, play, and most of all be in remission.  She is now almost 18 years of age!  Many special prayers and thoughts go to Marley and her family!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • Storybook – Scallop  (1 and 3/4 inch)
  • Walk In My Garden – Daisy Flower (2.5 inches)
  • Create a Critter – Monkey (3 inches)

Paper:

  • Die Cuts with a View – Glitter Stacker (flower)
  • Die Cuts with a View – Animal Crackers (both bases for the card – both 3 inches long and 4 inches wide)
  • Recollections  – Standard Neutral textured pack – Monkey (Can get at Michael’s)
  • Michael’s single sheet embossed paper – Leaf (Scallop)

Ribbon:

  • Animal Print – Michael’s dollar bin
  • Small Pink for bow – Michael’s dollar bin

Uni-ball White Pen from Stampin’ Up

Card Base – iCraft (packages of blank cards with envelopes in 8 packs I found in Michael’s dollar bin.

Stamps – Peachy Keen – Everyday Faces

Ink- Stampin’ Up – Classic Black

Thank you VERY much for visiting for a piece of life’s pie!