Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just Us Girls Challenge #19


Hi all!
Boy, I sure am getting into these challenges lately!   This one is for the sketch challenge over on Just Us Girls.   This week's challenge was a sketch and you can find it here.

The stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps.   I embossed it with black Colorbox ink and clear powder, and then colored it with my ZIG markers.   I cut all the scalloped circles with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies, and the white circles were cut on my Cricut.   I sponged everything with Memento Lulu Lavender Ink, and then raised the circle with the pansies up on foam tape.   The paper is from DCWV Once Upon a Time.


I hope you're all having a happy Thursday!   I'm hoping to get some more stamping done today in between loads of laundry and picking up the house.   Hubby was home sick yesterday so I need to sanitize EVERYTHING.    
Oh and if you get a chance, send up a little prayer for my Grandma.   The poor thing has been in and out of hospitals and a nursing home all year, and just yesterday they had to take her back to the hospital because she has an infection in her leg that is going to require surgery.   Pray that God will heal her up and lift her spirits.

Thanks so much & God bless YOU too!
Sue :o)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Caardvarks Wedding Card Challenge

Hi everyone!
Here's my submission for the Caardvarks wedding card challenge.   I don't have very many wedding stamps, so I improvised with the help of my Cricut and Cuttlebug.   I just love my little bugs - love love love :o).   Anyhow, here are the deets:

The cake was cut on the Cricut using the Sweet Treats cartridge.   I cut everything out of white card stock, assembled all the layers, and then I added Crystal Stickles to the swirls and teen tiny sticky pearls to the base of each cake layer.   The little heart at the top of the cake and two butterflies were made with punches, and I added Stickles to them as well - because I like sparkles. 


The cake plate was cut from baby blue card stock, and then I used a sponge and some turquoise ink to add shadows to the edges.    

The rest of the card was pretty easy - just layers of DCWV metallic blue card stock, baby blue card stock, and white card stock.   The layer right behind the cake was made by running a piece of the DCWV metallic blue paper through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.   I have absolutely no idea where I acquired the blue and white striped ribbon, but I do know that the metal slide was made by Making Memories.


Well I hope you enjoyed my card today & thanks for visiting!   Hopefully you don't have too much snow if your neck of the woods!   I'm breathing a sigh of relief today because the weather men were calling for a lot more than we got.   My poor son though --- he SOOOOOO wanted a snow day.    Oh well - maybe next snow storm.   :o)    Have a great day & God bless!
Sue :o)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cricut Fun


Hi everyone!
I've been having fun playing with my Cricut so I wanted to post some of the cards I created this week.   This one was made using both the Cricut and the Cuttlebug.   The vase and tulips were cut with the Cricut.   I used a sponge and some turquoise ink to add some shadow to the side of the vase, and I'm not sure if it showed up in the picture or not but I also added some details to the tulips with my ZIG markers.   The scalloped ovals and the corner accents were cut on my Cuttlebug, and I also added some sponging to the corner accents to give them some dimension.

Next, I did this cute little turtle card.   Isn't he stinkin' cute?   I sponge the sky and grass background and then added some blades of grass with my ZIG markers.   Then I added all my die cuts and embellishments like the googly eye on the turtle, the buttons on his shell, and finally two button butterflies.   I don't think I'm giving this one away.  Hee Hee.

This last one was made almost entirely from the Cricut.   I sponged  the background to look like sky and grass, and then  I sponged the edges of the flower pot and then popped the top part of the pot up on foam tape.   The flowers were all cut from scraps and then  glittered in the centers for some sparkle.   I did use a punch for the leaves, and then cut the word Thanks on the Cricut.

I hope you enjoy!
God bless!
Sue :o)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Friday and a Few Challenges

Hi everyone!
I'm back today with another card and this time I managed to work in TWO challenges.   I've seen some people work a dozen challenges into one card, but I'm not quite up to that speed just yet.  :o)
This card is being submitted to the Penny Black Week 86 - Special Someone challenge.   I made it for one of my oldest and dearest friends for her birthday.   The other challenge is the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 98 - spots and dots.   My spots and dots are on the background.   I couldn't find any blue polka dotted paper in my stash (I know - I was shocked too) so I decided to make my own by punching circles (in this case spots and dots) out of scraps of blue background paper.   I glued them down on white card stock, sponged the edges with turquoise ink, and then ran that whole piece through the Cuttlebug with the circles embossing folder.   The stamp is Penny Black.   I embossed it twice, colored with my ZIG markers and then cut out the little mice and popped them up on foam tape.   I got the felt flowers from Kutz (you can find the link for her Etsy shop on my side bar) and I actually sewed on the buttons.   I hardly ever sew so it's kind of a big deal for me.  LOL.  

I hope you all have a great weekend & God bless!
Sue :o)