Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dog Spinner Card

Today I wanted to share a birthday card I made.  The dogs are from Nate's ABCs as well as the ball he is playing with.  "Happy Birthday" on the front is from the Celebrations cartridge and the font is from A Child's Year.  I wanted to make the ball bounce as it spun so I used the rope font from the Old West cartridge.  I connected a s,c and ) so it would wrap up and down more.The ball even makes a bouncing sound as it goes up and down.
The inside of the card - the ball in the corner rotates as well.
I wanted to enter this card in a few challenges:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Frog Birthday Card

Hi, I wanted to share a card I made for my grandma's birthday.  I used the frog from the Mini Monsters cartridge for the front.  I don't have any embossing folders with dots, so I ran the frog through the embossing machine over some jiffy grip fabric to get the raised spots all over him.  After I put the words on, I noticed they were off-center. I stuck some ribbon on the side of the front to make it look more even.  The frog on the front is a shaker.  I love the phrase "I was toad... it is better to get laugh lines than to get worry warts;" which was cut from the girl font on the cupcake cartridge.  The frog inside is from the Paisley cartridge.  He and the "hoppy birthday" both pop-up when you pull the arrow tab.
and the inside:
then when you pull the tab:

I would like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Getting Cricky's Fun With Puns Challenge
Bearly Mine's Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Day's Away Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Catz' Animal Challenge
Paper Playtime's Polka Dots + Sentiment Challenge
Ribbon Carousel's Bump it Up Challenge
& Simon Says No Rules Challenge

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dinosaur Shaker Card

So, this is a shaker card my little sister and I made for our nephew. Our internet wasn't working, so we couldn't use any design software.  It's been a while since I only used the machine.  My little sister hand-wrote the message on the front.  The dinosaur and phrase are from Create a Critter.
I wanted to enter this is a few challenges:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Magic Thank-You Card

This is my first attempt at a magic card:
I tried to keep the card simple.  I added eyelets all around the border and put an extra paper behind it that I glittered so you could see some color in the middle.  My little sister helped me to color the image.
This is the card when you pull on the tab:
I love the image of the little outfit with the airplane on it because my Mother-in-Law enjoys collecting baby clothes with a plane theme and this is meant for her.  Now if we only had a kid to wear some of the clothes :-)

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Sorry for not mentioning before, I used the Plantin Schoolbook for the oval and for the rectangle and little tab on top to pull out the slider.  The Cricut made it easy to center the image.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Robot Wow Birthday Card

This robot looked like he was shouting out "Wow" to me, so  I made a card to go with him.
The letters are from the Robotz Cartridge too.  And this is the inside:
"You're" is Cursive 101 and the Happy Birthday I took from the Ultimate Creativity cartridge.
I thought I would enter this guy into some challenges so:
Cute Card Thursday One For The Boys Challenge
Craft Your Days' Away Just for Children Challenge
Digi Doodle Shop's Anything Goes Challenge
Paper Playtime's Anything Goes Challenge
and Papertake Weekly's Anything Goes Challenge

New Title

Hi! I'm so excited that I actually won top 3 at My Craft Spot :-) I put the little caption thing on the sidebar.
I just wanted to mention about dressing up my blog, I added a new background that I made out of blue paper - I inked it and chalked it to get the texture look then cut out the cloud shapes and added different kinds of puff paints to make the clouds look more realistic.  I also found a cloud font online and used that to cut out the title then inked it pink.  I used a google image to cut out the plane with Make The Cut.  For the look of the propeller moving, I cut two circle shapes from an old plastic shell the cricut cartridges come in.  Then I inked the edges black and overlapped them where the prop would be. Here's a picture of what just the plane looks like against the cloud background:
I hope you like the new look, I'm excited about how it turned out!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Robotz Rolling By Birthday Card

Hi, I made another card that I wanted to share:
Cricut Robotz Happy Birthday Card
It's a Z Fold card that opens up to this:
The image is from Robotz, the "Have a Happy Birthday" is from Pooh Font, I like that the letters are large, and the "rolling by to say' is from Plantin Schoolbook. I added ribbon behind the robot to give him a little more texture.

I found lots of challenges to enter into this week, maybe with more entries I'll have a better chance of winning something :-)

Cards For Men Texture Challenge
Celebrate the Occasion Happy Birthday Challenge
Creative Card Crew Ribbon Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut On The Go Challenge
Ladybug Craft's Birthday Challenge
My Craft Spot's Things That Go Challenge
Paper Playtime's Birthday Card Challenge
Shopping Our Stash's Starts with a B Challenge - Birthday :-)
and Peachy Keen's Color Inspiration Challenge - which looks like this:

Wish me luck! And thanks for stopping by :-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Simple HB2U Card

I just wanted to share this quick and simple Happy Birthday card I made for a few challenges:
I want to enter it into Crafty Cat's Stripes or Checks Challenge, Do You Stack Up's Stripes Challenge, and Paper Playtime's Birthday Challenge.
I had used Cricut's Life's a Party Cartridge for the HB2U and Opposites Attract for the sentiment.

New Baby Card & Big Sister Card

Hi, so today I made a couple cards for my brother since he and his wife are expecting soon

Firstly I made a little car card to match their car's room theme.  I used up some of the ribbon that I've collected over the years to make the pull string and cover up the cut out section the car slides on, it bunches up to reveal the word "Vroom." Both that and the "Start Your Engines" are from Disney's Cars Cartridge.

And then on the pull out section I cut "A New Boy is Coming to Town" out of the font on A Child's Year.
And then the inside:
I'm going to enter this card into Paper Sundae's Anything Goes Challenge and Ribbon Carousel's Color Challenge.

Next, I made a Big Sister Card for their little girl.  I know she likes Yo Gabba Gabba and I found some cute cuts from Lady Wolfe's Free SVG site that I cut using Make the Cut Software.
And then I put Foofa on the inside:
I was going to enter this card in My Craft's Spot Make it Pop Challenge (I tried to make the characters stand out) and Paper Pretties a Card for Girls Challenge.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Domo Arigato

Hello! This is my very first post.  I had surgery on my leg yesterday, they trimmed a couple of extra bones off so today I'm just relaxing, laying down with my leg elevated.  I wanted to use this time to set up my very own blog :-) Now I can keep in touch with my sister a little easier - Hey Marcie!
 I just wanted to share a card I made with the Cricut Robotz cartridge.  I saw the idea for this at Courtney Lane's blog.  I love this song and it's been stuck in my head ever since.  I added several things to my card - a little fold in front that says "domo" when opened and I tried to make the inside fancy too.

Domo Arigato Card Front
Inside of Domo Arigato Card

I also made this blog so I could link up some of my cards to a few challenges.  I made this one for the Clear It Out Challenge for their Karoake Challenge, My Mum's Craft Shop for a card based on your favorite song, and since this is my favorite project I've made so far I'm entering it into Getting Cricky's Favorite Project Challenge.