I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Smiley Spring Card

Cricut Cardz Challenge had a challenge to create a spring card using the colors pink, green, and white only. Also, Scrappy Moms issued a challenge to use the Smiley Card cartridge. I don't have that cart, but I do have Simply Charmed, and all the images have smiley faces, so I used that instead. I really like the mushroom cut and wanted to play around with that so this is what I came up with for both challenges. I went to Michael's and found the flower stickers which was the final touch for the card. I used the Bloom Dots Cuttlebug folder for the embossed background. It was fun to make and when I showed it to my husband, all he could see was the 1up mushrooms from Super Mario Brothers...typical!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Challenge - FCCB

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge http://www.fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/ issued a challenge for a Birthday themed card. There are two Birthday's going on over there Robin and the actual blog. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to them!!! Anyway, this challenge came at a great time, I needed to make a birthday card for my brother-in-law. I really liked how it turned out, I think the colors are complimentary of each other. I hope that my brother-in-law likes the card, (but maybe I am more concerned with if my sister is going to like it).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bitten By The Bug 2 Challenge

Here is another card I put together for Bitten By The Bug 2. We were supposed to use a chick image. I like how this card turned out so much better than the last one I did. I really like the dot pattern in this card. I don't know if my cards are too simple, but I sometimes feel like they are so boring. I would love any advice on what to do to help them out!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Pink Stamper Spring Blog Hop

For this challenge I used colors I would never have put together. It is a very simple card and a pattern/layout I have used before. This isn't one of my favorites, but I wanted to see how it would turn out. I love the stamp, it was included in a set I got for $1.00 at Robert's. The flower was cut from George.
On a different note, if anyone has any tips on how to make sure your mat corners don't start lifting from the card, I would greatly appreciate it!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper "Feathered Friend" Challenge

I can't believe it has been a week since I last posted anything. This week has been interesting to say the least, with feelings of what's the point to my crafting, am I just wasting time and money...things like that, but I resolved those feelings and figured, if this is something that I get excited about and enjoy doing, that's the most important point right there. So when I got back in my craft room with some AWESOME paper that I bought at Hobby Lobby, I got all excited about crafting again. Enough of me rambling and onto the challenge...Robyn (The Pink Stamper) is off on her cruise, poor thing, and issued the challenge to use a "Feathered Friend" in our projects. This bird came from Simply Charmed and to be honest, I am getting addicted to birds in my crafts. There are so many cute bird cuts out there, I just love and NEED them all! Too bad I don't have millions to spend on all the things I "need". Hope you enjoy!