Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Orange and Blue Paisley

This is an unusual color combo for me, but I fell in deep like with it (lol). The photos don't do the colors justice. The printed papers are from this year's DCWV Spring Stack. The paisley, paisley mat, and flower layer are from Straight From the Nest. All the rest of the cuts are from Just Because Cards. I used my Gypsy to size everything. It makes it so much easier. Then I can save the format and use the components later for other cards. I added a bit of ribbon to this one and just 3 little blue glass gems on one side. The envie is also from Just Because Cards. That is truly a great cartride for building a card. TFL!

Thanks A Melon - Just Because Cards

Another fun one to make. My mom came in and raided my "Thank You" card stash last week, so I thought I would make a few of these to start rebuilding. It is made entirely from Just Because Cards with the Cricut. I made it all with one page from the book. I added my usual pen embellishing...white marker and glitter pen here and there. I also added a little ribbon and put the watermelon on some pop dots for dimension. The envelope is also from JBC. Forgot which page. I used my Gypsy to size it to fit my card. The paper is from last Summer's DCWV's stack. TFL!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Basketball Travel Team - Basketball Solutions

My oldest son 13 and has been playing basketball since he was 8 years old. He has gotten pretty good. But, most of all he really loves the game. Actually that is a HUGE understatement. I think he sleeps with his basketball....lol. He played on his first travel team this Spring and really liked it. But it was hard. It took alot of hard work and committment. It really helped him improve his game. He is also very fortunate to have gotten an outstanding coach that has really taken an interest in him over the years and helped him grow.
So, this is a layout for his travel team season. Most of the cuts are from the Basketball Solutions cartridge. Actually, all but 2 cuts are from Basketball solutions. On the right side of the page the title says "Shooting Guard". It is cut from patterned paper. It has a
K&Co. Grand Adhesions sticker at the bottom. The die cut under the "Shooting Guard" is the Score board cut from that cart. I put brads in all four corners, layered in on grey and black cardstock and put it up on some pop dots.
The words "Travel Team" on both pages are rub on letters from Making Memories. There is a half-court die cut on each page that I sized on my Gypsy and matched up to make it look like a full-court when I put the pages together. There are several places I left open with photo mats for, well, my photos. I will add those soon.
On the left side of the page I added an extra mat and ribbon to one of the photo mats. It is for the teams Championship picture. It was their 1st season together and they one the whole thing! I used another K&Co. sticker for the basketball. I designed the basketball net myself on my Gypsy. The base is cirlcle that I shrunk to a funky oval. The pole part is a rectangle that I elongated. Those 2 cuts are from George. The backboard and net are from The solutions card. I think the square is from George too. I sized and welded everything together and then cut it in black. Then I copied the whole thing onto a second page and seperated the welded image. I cut each piece in the individual colors I wanted and glued them down. Doing it this way gives it a strong base and adds depth. I added black Cat's Eye Ink everywhere. This was very fun to do. TFL!

Froggy Card - CAC, GW

This little froggy is made from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. I cut him and the top little layer for his belly and his shadow. I added some googly eyes, glitter and white penwork. For the lillypad and the frog's belly I used Stickles to highlight the white dotted lines that were already on the paper.
The topnote-like shapes are from the Gypsy Wanderings digital cartridge. I added a bit of yellow polka dot ribbon in between the two topnote shapes. All the patterned paper is from the 2010 DCWV Spring Stack. The cardstock is is Martha Stewart.
I added some matching cardstock on the inside. I also added some buttons on the inside and outside. TFL!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Little Blue Dragonfly-CAC, Sentimentals

Here is my little blue Dragonfly. He is made with Create A Critter. I wrapped his tail with a blue ribbon bow. I gave him googley eyes and lots of white dots. I think he is adorable. For the card base I used the Sentimentals cart and my Gypsy. I cut it once. Then I copied the card on my G and sized it smaller. I had it go off the page so it would just cut half the card. Then I embossed the top half of the card base with the Cuttlebug folder Mandarin Screen. I added a couple of blue ribbons on the side and some gems. tfl.

A Vintage "Girly" Notecard-ACY

This is just a simple notecard that I made. I found this paper in a Prima paper stack called First Blush that I bought some time ago at Michael's. I just loved it and wanted to use it, but I didn't want it to be covered up with lots of "stuff". To embellish I used a die cut from A Child's Year. It is the heart one with a rose in it. It is one of my faves on this cartridge. I also added a bit a ribbon and some ink dots. TFL!

Mariposa Butterfly-GS, HA

This entire card is made with the Mariposa Stacks from DCWV (Printed and Cardstock Stacks). The Butterfly is cut from Graphically Speaking with the Cricut. I cut it from 3 different kinds of paper and layered it. On the top two layers I just glued it down the middle of the butterfly. On the bottom layer I glued down the whole thing to the card. The big swirly accent is from Accent Essentials. I used my Gypsy to size it the way I wanted it to fit on the card. I added some glitter pen and some pearls to the swirls. tfl!

Scrapbookpal.com Cricut Cartridges

I just want to send some props out to http://www.scrapbookpal.com/. I ordered the new Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge from them on Saturday night and it has already shipped today! That is with it having been a Holiday weekend. The cart was only $40 and free shipping (on all orders over $25). I am way excited to get this one. They have all the new Cricut Cartridges. Go check it out.

Photo is from their website.