Monday, April 30, 2012

Bridal Shower Decorations

There was a bridal shower for my niece today who is getting married in a month. So now I can share the decorations I had made for it.

These are the little boxes from Tie the Knot cartridge.  They are made so you can put something in them, like maybe candy, but I glued everything shut -- used them as a decoration on the appetizer table.

Her colors are green and purple, so I cut out these purple butterflies from the Paper Lace cartridge, p. 35.

The big project I was working on for the past week was for something to hang over her chair.  Not wanting the traditional umbrella, I bought a hanging decoration that was cute, and I thought I could alter it to incorporate her colors of green and purple.

Well, I removed all the white flowers and painted them with a mix of 2 green paints to get the color I wanted.

Then I made my own hearts, using the scalloped heart from the Sweethearts cartridge and the plain hearts from Art Philosophy cart, p26.

The lettering is from Birthday cakes.  They're cut from a glittery green cardstock, and the hearts are cut from dark purple cardstock, a medium shade of purple, and white.

Well after getting the decoration back together with her colors, I realized it wasn't easy to read being in a circular pattern.  So....I cut it apart and made this wall hanging/banner.

The ribbon is purple with purple tulle wrapped around it, but it looks blue in the photo.

I also made the bridal shower invitation (on the computer), and I took 3 copies of the invitation and fussy cut the gown 2 times and the flowers once and layered them onto an uncut invitation and made this shadowbox as one of my gifts to my niece.  Here comes the bride was cut from Sweethearts cart with the shadow.

Thanks for stopping by; hope this may help someone out there with some ideas for a bridal shower!

Just learned that Docerela Creations has a bridal shower challenge going on, so I'm going to enter my shadowbox (or any of these items!)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Recipe Challenge

Hi Everyone, and welcome back to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.

This week is a recipe challenge:
Use Pearls, Pins and/or Punches
(along with a diecut)

I used pearls and a punch on my card.

The Miss You wording and shadow was cut at 2" from the Sentimentals cartridge.  That cart has other great phrases on it, which I love. 

I also love this paper I used; have had it in my stash for a while (bought singly at Joann's).  The punch is Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page that I just purchased and couldn't wait to use.  But I had some difficulty making the corners and borders match.  Your paper has to be cut to a certain size but it seems if you're off just a bit, it can make a difference.

Added pearls to the lace border and corners.
Layered the phrase Miss You and popped it up on foam tape.

Make sure you check out all the Design Team's fabulous projects this week, and play along with the challenge.  Submit your card, layout, or altered project using pearls, pins, and/or punches and enter it at Die Cuttin' Divas by Monday, April 30.  Be sure to include a diecut and link back to the DCD blog. A winner will be picked next Tuesday, May 1 when the next challenge is announced!

This week's sponsor is:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week we're celebrating Garden month.

I found these great images on A Child's Year cartridge

So I made this a long card--8-1/2" x 4". 

The boy...

and the girl.

Patterned paper from DCWV Stack 7
Blue and brown cardstock
Bloom stencil is from Just Because Cards cart
Copper brads
Blue metal gems

There were 4 more garden images on A Childs Year. Cute, aren't they?

Now the question is:  what sentiment should I put on the inside?

I didn't know what to put, so if you have any ideas, please let me know!

Our sponsor this week is

Join the challenge and make a project that uses a Garden theme. You'll have one week to create and post your project  Please remember to include which die cut you used and a link back to Die Cuttin' Divas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So Warm Out Today!

It was such a pretty day today.  My husband and I enjoyed our yard a good part of the day, and our friends of nature.  Since I haven't posted in a few days, I just had to share some photos with you.

This is one of many squirrels we have in our yard.  He just picked up a peanut my husband threw on the ground.  Notice how short his tail is!  This isn't our Henry.  He ran off after he got his peanut earlier.

My husband told me blue jays also like peanuts, so he threw a peanut down and there were 2 blue jays that would swoop down and grab it.  And they were so quick, it was hard to get a picture, but here's one of them.

And here's the other.

Here's 2 of our cats peering out the sliding glass door at us.  So...
we let them out to roam around the yard for a while.

This is Smokey, or more fondly known as "Smokedog"

This is Stripes.  Doesn't this photo look like it should be on a calendar!?  He was sitting in the garden between an azalea bush and a garden flag, and I caught him looking up!

And this is Calbert!  Sometimes we call him the "Beast."  He looks pretty beastly, doesn't he.

These are our 3 male cats.  We have one female who wasn't interested in coming outside.

Hope you liked my photos.  Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Special note to Sandee from the Hills of North Carolina.  How'd I do?

 She takes some great photos and I love seeing them.  Stop by and see for yourself!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge Tuesday

The challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas is a color challenge:  Spring colors--Let's use pastels (such as light pink, baby blue, soft yellow and pale green)

And our sponsor this week is My Creative Time.

Here's my card. 

How I made this card:
A2 size pre-scored card
Yellow cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls
Flowers cut at 3-1/2" from Kate's ABCs several times in pink, blue, yellow, and green cardstock to get the pieces I wanted.
Inked all the edges
Shapeabilities Ribbon Banners
Wooden stamps

Join the challenge and make a project using pastel colors (and a diecut, of course).  You'll have one week to create and post your project at Die Cuttin' Divas. Please remember to include which die cut you used and a link back to our site.

We look forward to seeing your projects!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Birthday Card on Easter

I made this birthday card for a lovely lady whose birthday happened to be on Easter this year, hence, the use of a bunny. 


5 x 6.5" pre-scored card and envelope, rounded corners
Elegant Edges, pg. 43, Burst, Oblong cut at 6" w/shadow
Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Kate's ABCs, pg. 61, Chair cut at 4", butterfly at 1.5"
Heart embellishments
Oval Punch
MPS Buggy Punnies Stamp

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
My Pink Stamper - Birthday Blog Hop (just for fun)
Creative Cutter Room - Easter or a Bunny

Thanks for stopping by!

Easter Card for My Daughter

Here's an Easter card I made for my daughter.

This is a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card.  I papered the front with patterned paper from my stash.  I think this sheet was bought singly from Joann's last year.  The egg was cut from Art Philosophy at 4-1/2", embossed with Cuttlebug Victoria folder, and inked.  The little girl is cut from A Child's Year at 4" w/shadow.

My daughter is 23 now, but this reminds me of years past when she would hunt for Easter eggs with her cousins.

Challenges I'm entering:
My Craft Spot - Easter
Scrappy Moms - Easter
More than Favors - Easter/Spring

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Embossing Blog Hop Winner!

I have a winner to announce from the Carson's Creations Embossing Blog Hop! 

Chosen by,

the winner is...

Ashley Nicole said...
Awesome card. Rock Princess is one of my fav carts.
Love the embossing you did on the skull.

Ashley, you won the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder.  I will contact you via email.

I want to thank everyone for hopping by, and thanks to all of you who became new followers.  I appreciate all of you.  Thank you!

Please come back and visit anytime!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone, and thanks for dropping by!

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a sketch challenge. 

I love the idea of putting different patterns together to form a "patchwork quilt-look" and I was able to make good use of my scraps that I've been saving now for months.  When I get down to real small pieces of cardstock and patterned paper, I cut them into 1" squares.  So I made a small card,
3-1/4" square.  I thought it would make a cute little note card.

With the bright and pretty spring colors of my patterned papers, I just couldn't resist adding a "springy" image to this card.  Here it is!  Just clean and simple--but cute, don't you think?! 

The bunny is cut from Doodlecharms, and stamped with a PK face!

Then I was inspired to make another small card.  On this one, I added a chick, cut from Simply Charmed!

It was really fun creating the patchwork backgrounds, so I made a few more small note cards that I can add an image to at any time, as I use them.  What do you think?

Our sponsor this week is Suzanne, one of our DT members. 

Now try your hand at making a card, layout, or altered project using the sketch shown above.  You'll have one week to create and post it at Die Cuttin' Divas. Please remember to include which die cut you used and a link back to our site.

We look forward to seeing your projects!
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