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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

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The Over- the -Top Home Built Play House…

. . . but the kids love it!

Back in mid-summer I mentioned that we were building our girls a play house.  Well, it is finally done.  Actually it has been done for about a month, but I just found some time to photograph it.  

It was an amazing project to create.  We used no plans.  The hubs is a mechanical engineer, so designing things from scratch comes easy to him.  I had a lot of imput, but he did the majority of the work.  I designed the interior and assisted in the endless caulking and painting  (so did the kiddos) . I made the cherry accents using the Tart and Tangy Stampin’ Up set and Stickles!  I also even had a chance to pull out the ol’ Cricut for a vinyl wall accent (The famous quote from Pooh that Christopher Robins says to Pooh Bear.)

I still have curtains, a table-cloth and some accent pillows for the loft to make, but all in all it is done and being played in every day.  

I already called dibs on it when the kids grow to old for it… I am thinking “Craft Flat’!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of ” whimsical childhood dreams coming true” pie with me

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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

Design Call For My Pink Stamper!

Yes, even though I am a neophyte in this whole wonderful world of “blografting” (blogging about crafting – my total made up word).  I have decided that I would jump out on a ledge and apply for one of the coveted spots of the My Pink Stamper Design Team.  The competition is steep and I am in awe of the talent and passion I am finding as I dig deeper into the world of “blografting”. 

The assignment is to make a card or scrapbook page using my fav Cricut cartridge and the colors: orange, turquoise, green and brown.  Right now I am in LOVE with animal prints and that is a good thing since they are very much “in” right now. 

This week I was thumbing through the Hanna Andersson catalogue and it was full of the cutest clothes that were animal print. That inspired me to go out on a ledge and do a card incorporating animal print and flowers.

 

 

 

Recipe:

  • Card Base:  I lucked out and found blank 4×6 cards with envelopes in the dollar bins at Michael’s in sets of 8 so I have been using those as a base.
  • Paper: Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (leopard print), Michael’s individual sheets for purchase (turquoise bubble paper), Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker (orange) and Die Cuts with a View Cotton Bloom Stack.
  • Cartridge: Walk in my Garden
  • Ribbon: turquoise grosgrain ribbon I got off Ebay years ago and a brown dainty ribbon I had in my stash I have for years.
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper: Simply Sweet Occasions
  • Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
  • Flower:  Daisy on “Blackout setting” at 3 inches for both flower and components
  • Leopard paper was cut 2.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length. 
  • Green cardstock from Cotton Bloom Stack was cut to 1.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length.
  • I did the “cheater” method with the ribbon attachment (taping the end of the ribbon to the back of the paper)
  • Dimensionals were used for the orange glitter flower and the smaller circle in the middle of the flower.
  • Hot glue was used to attach the bow.
  • I added a final embellishment of “bling” to the flower and ribbon. Self adhesive rhinestone strips by Recollections.

I had a blast creating something very simple that is super flirty, trendy and fun.  The cherry on top of this fun creation is that it will be mailed out next week to thank my sister-in-law for a ton of hand-me down books for my kiddos.

Quick Cards and Fun Cards

I am on a roll with making cards this weekend.  I made one for a friend that just got an amazing job at 3M and in this economy, that is something to celebrate and I am attending a double birthday tomorrow for a close family friend’s little girls where the theme is Princess Party. 

I have to admit I am still stuck on the faux chipboard concept I learned from My Pink Stamper, so you will see that implemented in the princess themed cards.  Plus I needed any excuse to break out my new “Once Upon A Time” Cricut  cartridge.

Used Die Cuts With A View Summer Stacker and Storybook Cricut Cartridge
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy and My Pink Stamper