Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treats

Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, I made this bag to hold some candy to give to my husband for Halloween.  Just like any other kid, he likes his candy too! So I'll give this to him tomorrow night.
On one side, I drew the ghost free handed and fussy cut it .
On the other side, I stamped the sentiment on orange paper, cut it out with a punch and cut the scalloped mat from Create a Critter, pg 56.

The bag is cut from Art Philosophy, pg 23 at fit to page, which cut the bag at 6-1/4".  This bag is short but fat, deeper than a bag I've cut before, but I can't remember which cart it was from. Thanks for stopping by.

I want to enter this bag into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: a project with a ghost.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Game On!

I made this card for my nephew's birthday.  He works at a video game company! The image is from the Father's Day cartridge, by that creative genius, Curt Jensen.  Let's give it up for Curt!  Yeah Curt!!  When I first used this cartridge, Curt left me a comment answering some questions I had about the cart.  Click here and here to see the other cards I've made.  Great images for those manly cards!

This is an A2 size card.  I layered the patterned paper on solid green cardstock for the matting. Cut the game controller at 4" fit to length which made the height 2-1/2".  As with all seasonal cartridges, there are 2 layers for each image and I used black cardstock for the bottom and grey cardstock for the top layer.  Traced around the whole image with a black marker to outline it.  I then cut the buttons from red cardstock, and using scraps from the first two cuts, I glued them all together.  That way they were raised a bit when I glued them onto the controller.  I also used Glossy Accents on them for some pop!  The sentiment is typed from my computer and I inked the edges lightly.  The inside sentiment is also from my computer, reading Happy Birthday.  I'm quite pleased with this card; hope you like it too!  Thanks for stopping by. --Pat

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Race for the Cure

I walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this morning.  It was amazing to see so many people come out and support this cause.  They were estimating about 30,000 people to participate.  It certainly looked like it! 
So I made one more card for breast cancer month and I'm mailing the ones I made to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition that was listed for the Link Up for Pink challenge earlier this month. The cards will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients in their Friends Like Me CarePackages.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday Card for a Man

My brother-in-law's birthday is on Friday, and here's the card I made for him.

This is an A2 card, using kraft cardstock as the base.  Cut the plaid paper 1/4" smaller.  The tag is from Wrap It Up cartridge, cut at 5" fit to length which made it 2-3/4" tall. Was looking for the right brads to put in the holes on each end and decided to use these metal oval letters I've had in my stash forever.  His name is Ed, so I thought this worked!  "Stitched" around the tag with a gold pen and highlighted the flames.  The Happy Birthday is a Fiskars stamp, and the sentiment inside was typed on my computer.  Thanks for stopping by!

I want to enter this card into the following challenge:
Celebrate the Occasion - man birthday card using metal

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Card

I was hoping to make several more cancer cards this month.  Here's one I made tonight.  A Cricutless card!

DCWV All Dressed Up Stack, 8x8, folded in half, card is 8x4
Black cardstock, 1-1/2" strip (it's embossed with Victoria but doesn't show up)
Pink cardstock punched with MS deep edger punch
DCWV Glitter cardstock matstack, two 1-3/4" squares punched in silver with Marvy punch and embossed using Cuttlebug Decorative Squares #3
One square punched using white cardstock and inked
Pink Ribbon Stickers
Stamped THINK PINK with an MS stamp set that you can make your own words.  Not easy, but I like how it turned out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Something for your Craft Room

Ok, don't kill me, but I have to share another picture with you.  And I know you'll like it!!!

Isn't this the cutest tape dispenser you've ever seen!?!  It was to me.  I just saw one of these online over the weekend at Custom Crops, but it was pink.  Pink is okay, but I love red, and red is the accent color in my craft room.  Well, I was at Joann's on Saturday morning--one out of my local neighborhood--it was a huge store and they had so much stuff, I was beside myself!  I was standing there looking at the Cricut cartridges they had because they're on sale right now for $29.99!! But they didn't have the one I wanted: Nate's ABCs.  I might order it online.  Anyway, I turned around looking where to go next, and there were these adorable shoe tape dispensers!  Made by Scotch.  They also had a higher heel in black, and a red apple post-it note dispenser.  So I just had to have the red shoe!  My best purchase this weekend!

One other thing I wanted to share.  You probably already know this, but in case you don't, there are coupons available online at many sites, but I like this one and check it regularly for Joann's and Michael's coupons.  Right now there's a coupon for an additional 20% off your regular and sale price purchase at Joann's until 10/26.  And just about all their scrapping supplies are already on sale at 40% off!  Hope you can use them!  If this link doesn't work, let me know, and I'll try something else.  Thanks for stopping by again--I appreciate all my bloggy friends!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What a Beautiful Fall Day!!

Hi Everyone,

I know you've heard this before, but I have to say it again... I LOVE FALL!  What a beautiful day it's been here.  Beautiful blue skies, puffy clouds, warm sun, cool air.  I just love it.  The leaves on the trees are turning more and more everyday.  My husband and I were working outside most of the day cleaning up the yard; putting all the garden stuff away to get ready for winter (sshhhh, I don't like that word!).  Here's a couple of pictures I'd like to share.

Just look at that sky; isn't it beautiful!?  This is our [still little] Dogwood tree surrounded by our mum garden.
Here's a new mum we just picked up for this season (we got 2 of them).  Isn't that a beautiful color?  I want to plant that in my mum garden so that next year, it will have a new color!
That's my hubby, taking a break.  But that's okay; he deserves it.  He works very hard and does a good job!
A silly flag we have hanging at the back entrance to our house  Look at that crazy squirrel hanging there!!
JUST KIDDING...It's not real.  Looks pretty real, though, doesn't it?!


That's Henry, he's our yard squirrel.  He's been around for a couple of years now, and my husband got him to come up and take peanuts out of his hand.  It's really something.  Every day, Henry usually greets my husband at the garage as he leaves in the morning or comes home at night.

Well, hope you liked my pictures!!  And hope you're having a beautiful day too!!  Enjoy this wonderful weather while you can!  And thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Link Up For Pink

I made this card for the Link Up For Pink cause.  I think, as women, this cause touches us all. 

Card Details:
Card base cut from Just Because Cards, 6x4.5", embossed with Kassie's Brocade.
Mat cut from Just Because Cards, p55, Melon at 5.5" fit to length.
Patterned papers are K&Co. Watercolor Bouquet.
Ballet shoes cut from Twinkle Toes at 5".
Pink Ribbons were stamped, fussy cut, and stickled.
My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious stamps for the front sentiment, and Inkadinkadoo Thoughts for the Day for the inside sentiment.

Thank you all for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Halloween Card

I made this Halloween card to enter in a few challenges.  I love these "scary monsters" from Paper Doll Dress Up.  Just too cute, and there's many more on this cart. 
This card is 4" x 9".  I used black cardstock as the base; then layered the grey striped paper which is a Halloween pattern.  The purple across the top is cut with MS drippy goo punch.  From Paper Doll Dress Up, I cut Frankenstein at 2-3/4", the mummy at 2-3/4", and the ghost at 2-1/4".  The trick or treat bag and the tree are also from PDDU and I think the tree is cut at 4-1/2" and trimmed to fit the card.  The pumpkin, spider, and BOO are Recollections stickers.  Used a woodgrain stamp on the tree; Cuttlebug Spots embossing folder on the ghost, and a Houndstooth embossing folder on Frankenstein's pants (although that didn't show up too well in this picture).  There's a few challenges I'm entering this in.

Paper Playtime - use black orange and purple
Made it Myself Mondays - link party
2Sisters Challenge Blog - Halloween
Cooking with Cricut - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.  I love reading your comments, and appreciate each and every one of them!--Pat

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Card

Hi Everyone!

And thanks for stopping by.  I also want to thank all of you that visited and commented on my last two postings; I really appreciate it.  Tonight I made a Halloween card for some more challenges.  And I'm really liking this witch!

This card is 4-1/4" square.  I rounded the edges with a corner punch.  The "moon" is cut from Celebrate with Flourish at 3-1/2" with the witch and flourish layers.  I altered it a bit to fit the card since it actually ran over both edges of the card, so I snipped the bottom green layer a bit!  Used Cuttlebug Musical Flourish embossing folder on the moon, and stickles on the green flourish.  Cut two witches so I could put some [thin] foam squares between them.  Love that look.  And it was easy peasy!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
More than Favors, Wacky Wednesday - use purple, green, orange and black
Craft Junkie Too! - Link Up Party
You Had Me at Craft - Made it Myself Mondays - Link Up Party

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Welcome Fall

I've been itching to make a Fall Card, so I followed this sketch from the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge. 

The pumpkin is cut from Celebrate with Flourish at 2-1/4".  Autumn stamp from Joann's.  Inside sentiment generated on my computer, and the leaves inside are made with a small leaf punch.  I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - follow the sketch
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - include a pumpkin


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Anyone Having Problems Posting?

I don't know if it's just me (or my computer), but is anyone else having problems posting?  It's been hit or miss all afternoon and evening.  Sometimes my comments are accepted with no problems.  Other times, after I've commented and hit the Post Comment button, nothing happens.  No pop-up box, nothing.  Sometimes, I"ll get a sentence that says...Redirecting.  And after seeing that, my comment is usually accepted.  Not sure if it's Blogger or just my computer.  ANYONE ELSE HAVING THESE ISSUES?
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