Tuesday, April 1, 2014

OWH Sketch # 218

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #218

Hello!  What a lovely sketch this week at Operation Write Home.  It took me a while to piece this one together, but I love the bold colors.

Here's the sketch:


and here's my version:

The balloons are from Cricut's Birthday Bash cartridge.
The paper is Recollections
Happy Birthday is a dollar store stamp
I also used the Happy Birthday and Polka Dot Cuttlebug folders

I love bold colors for birthday and kids!

Hope you have a great week!

God Bless,


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hey there, Chickie!

Hey there, chickie!  Card


I hope you are having a great week.  Mine is very busy with the kids home for Spring Break.  We're off to take a mini vacation tomorrow, so I wanted to post this card before leaving.

I combined a few ideas for this card.  Operation Write Home's Sketch Challenge #217 and their Midweek throwdown Color Challenge (Purple and Yellow), along with Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's #203 Bye, Bye, Birdie and Exploring Cricut's Crafter's Choice - 1 Design Paper, 1 Cardstock challenge.

The sketch:


My card:

The chick cut is from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, and the faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps.
The Design paper is from Michael's and the rest of the supplies are from my stash.

I hope you have a wonderful week and are looking forward to some Spring weather. We, unfortunately, can't get above 30 degrees.

God Bless,


Monday, March 17, 2014

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #202

FCCB Challenge #202

This week's  FCCB challenge #202  was the color GREEN... How fun.

Here is my card.  I used Operation Write Home's Sketch # 216

The paper is from my stash.

The Oval is from Ashlyn's Alphabet

The Bear is from Peachy Keen Stamps

Coloring is watercolor pencils

Thanks for looking!

God Bless,


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Operation Write Home Challenge #216

OWH Challenge #216

Here is this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #216:


and here is my card:

The stamp is from Peachy Keen stamp set on sale from Valentine's day.  I just used another sentiment.
I ran the white card stock through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug polka dot folder.
The Design Paper is from an old Bazzill Paper pack.
I colored the image with watercolor pencils.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

God Bless,


Thursday, March 13, 2014

FCCB #201 - Sketch

This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challege Blog #201 is a sketch

I learned to pay attention to the sketch with this card.  Let me show you what I mean...

Here is the sketch:

and here is my FIRST card

I originally stamped right on the design paper, but thought it looked awkward, so I added another layer.  

Here's the SECOND version:

Then I realized this card didn't have all the elements of the sketch.... I had forgotten the border strip behind the circle in the sketch.  

Here is my THIRD version:


I used smaller polka dots because the large dots just looked weird with all the layering.   Maybe not to you...

The elephant and circles are from Birthday Bash page 38.
I cut the elephant at 2 1/2"
I cut the circles at REAL DIAL SIZE Blue:2 1/2:  and red 2 3/4"
The circles on the elephant page were related to the Card/Tag for this cut, and sometimes they don't come out the size I want it to unless I use REAL DIAL SIZE.

So that is how my card evolved.  

The third version is going to be entered into the FCCB sketch challenge.  

Have a good weekend.  Stay warm!

God Bless,


Sunday, March 9, 2014

OWH Challenge #215

Hello!  Today's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #215 came together quite nicely.

Here is the Sketch:


And here is my card:

I tried a stamp today, which is odd since I'm a Cricut gal, but I used February's Peachy Keen stamp of the month set to make this cute mailbox.  I don't have any markers, so I used watercolor pencils and blended them with a little water.  I'm thinking of getting some Spectrum Noir markers because I'm not sure how serious I am in coloring.  And Copics are way too expensive.

I'm off to see what everyone else has made for the challenge,

Take care and God Bless,


Saturday, March 8, 2014

My New Favorite

A New/Old Favorite

I finally bought the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge!!!  I know it's been around for a while, and may seem like old news to you, but it's new to me  and has become my new favorite cartridge.  I coupled it with Peachy Keen stamps to create this cute card.

I CASEd the card from one I saw on Pinterest.  The ice cream sundae came from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  The faces are from Peachy Keen everyday faces stamps.

Thanks for looking!

God Bless,