I have always enjoyed being crafty. I remember getting really excited about stickers and fun stationary when I was little. Well its good to know that some things in life never change!

I was introduced to scrapbooking in 2005 and have been hooked ever since. My love of crafting has branched out to include DIY, projects, gardening, baking, and canning. I hope to share my projects here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Matey Card

Yo Ho All!

Today I am sharing a card I made for my DH's birthday.

I would say this was a simple card, and the design surely is simple, but it sure did take me a while to get all the things sized the way I wanted. LOL..

First I printed and cut the Barmaid holding the ale from page 6. Then I went back and decided to print out the Happy Birthday Matey too. While I was printing that I noticed that the Happy Birthday background wasn't printing in black. Grrrr... Then I noticed that the barmaid's stocking's weren't black either. Well I changed the ink cartridge and reprinted the title but left the barmaid with the grayish fishnets instead of reprinting her again too.

I Printed patterned paper in a 5.5" square and then hand cut it out and curled the edges and inked the backside to add to its aged look.

I accented the Barmaid and the Title with some Sakura GellyRoll Star Glitter Pens.

For the inside of the card, I added the Wanna and question mark from Cricut Classic Font. I flood filled the letters on my Imagine to match the coloring on the Timbers.

Funny how adding one word to a title can change the entire tone of it. It makes me giggle and I am sure my DH will laugh too.

I added the sword because I had printed it for the front for the parrot to sit on and then decided not to use it there, so I just used it on the inside. The sword was also accented using the Star GellyRoll pens.

Here is a close up of the Mug of Ale. The only extra layer I cut for the card front was the foam on the mug. I added some liquid Applique and heated it so it would poof up. (I love this stuff!)
I also hand cut a small piece of acetate to layer over the mug to give the appearance of glass. It is only attached under the foam so it wiggles more than I would like, but I can live with that. LOL

I am happy to be getting back into crafting..it feels like so long since I made anything!

Thanks for visiting today.

Have a Great and Crafty Day!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hooray I Crafted! Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge.

Hi All! I am so super excited to have finally crafted again. It has been quite a while since I have felt good enough to make anything, and I am so happy to be feeling better.

I haven't entered a challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog is a while. I am glad they offer these challenges, as it has helped me to get motivated again.

Here is the challenge:

Weekly Challenge #40: Glittery Card Sketch Challenge!

The Challenge: This week we want to see your interpretation of the following card sketch. Please include some kind of glitter or bling on your card.

Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include at least 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing. One entry per person, please.

Here is my Entry:

I used my new Close to my Heart: Art Philosophy Cartridge to make the two cuts needed for the challenge. I used the star on page 65 and the banner on page 68.

I also used the coordinating star stamp that came in the bundle. (What a FANTASTIC idea CTMH!)

The Cardstock is all Recollections brand from Michaels. The striped patterned paper is Basic Grey Gypsy.

I used a brand new embossing folder, called Tiny Stars from the Paper Studio, a Hobby Lobby Brand.

I cut the star three times in different colored cardstock. I then stamped tone on tone for the red and orange stars and the green star I used versamark Ink and glitter embossing powder. I added some tiny bling to the centers of the stars. I adhered the bottom star flush on the paper and then used one layer of foam tape for the orange star and two layers of foam tape for the green star.

I used Zing white embossing powder for the Best Wishes greeting on the banner cut. I then tied some red/white twine on the end. and added some pen stitching.

I had distressed all the edges on the card using my Stampin' Up distressing tool.

Here is the inside:

I just LOVE this cartridge and all the awesome coordinating stamps and things that Close to my Heart has. When I look through the catalog, I just want it all! If you are interested in some close to my heart products, my friend Missie is a consultant. Here is a link to her blog where she has some great CTMH deals going on.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a Great and Crafty Day!