Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday

Here were the rules for this challenge.

***Use ANY "Cricut Lite" cartridge of YOUR choice & PLEASE incorporate some "BLING" somewhere on any project of your choice!Example, your project must have either, stickles, rhinestones, glossy accents, glitter.... etc...! 

Ok, if you did not know I am a very anxious person. I realize when ever I am given some type  of limit I almost freeze up.  I love glitter and bling but somehow being told I needed to use it in my project had me stumped. I originally thought I had missed the deadline, which made me very sad being that I just adore Emma's stamps. But luckily I was able to sit down today, for 7 hours with distractions, and make a card to enter and have a chance at winning her new stamps, set to release on Friday, June 24. Onto my card, I did not have a Lite Cart so I used New Arrival (2006). I have no ideas what I finally cut at, due to so many cuts  trying to figure out what I wanted, but it is about 3 1/2. I used a gold gel pen to outline and some Colorbox stamps to antique the tub. I used Martha Stewart Glitter for the bubbles, middle one is popped out. The towel is a scrap piece of fabric and some rhinestones to bling the towel rack. A piece of aluminum on a square brown scrap for my mirror. Actually, my friend Irma suggested the mirror and towel, or I might still be looking at the card figuring what to do next.  Regardless of all the time and extraordinary amount of cuts I made today, I stayed calm, relaxed and enjoyed making the card, the reason why I started this. So my prayer for us, is that when we make our projects we enjoy through out the whole process what we are doing.

Stop by to see what all the other scrappers have made.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Graduation Card

I am so excited, I was able to use my new Peachy Keen Stamp. The sad news is although I just received my stamps I lost one yesterday when I took out two to figure out which size would be best. I do not know how I possibly lost it, I took them both out at the same time, sat them on the desk turned to get ink, and one was gone.  It does not surprise me, I am talented at losing things without moving.  Well here is my card. 
Sorry for the glare
Paper- Paper Studio
Cricut Carts-Hello Kitty Greetings, Locker Talk
Peachy Keen Stamp PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids 3/8"
Glossy Accents
Sayings are from a book called Wit & Wisdom of Women
Embossing-Cuttlebug Spots and Dots
The gate fold is 8 1/2, 5 1/2 which fits an A2 envelope, I love my Martha Stewart Scoreboard from Michaels. If there is one must buy with a 40% coupon this is it. I know there are other scoreboards out there, but I didn't before plus the price is right after coupon 12.00. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

This is the second card for the person in the hospital. I made this card to be from me and my hubby.  I had been wanting a reason to use Forever Young, I just love the silhouettes.  I stole the buttons from my 3 year old who had to have them when she went shopping with me once at Jo Ann's. I really wanted the card to be bright to help lift the spirit. I did deliver them today to her, but she did not open them while we were there, so I hope she enjoys them.  It took me a lot less time to make this card.

Card is 5 x 7
Paper Kraft, loose from Jo Ann's and Paper Studio multi-pack
Buttons were from a bag at Jo Ann's
Gel pen (which I tried to use a ruler for straighter lines and it wasn't easy for me, lol)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Pink Stamper Color Challenge

This card took so much longer than it should have. I started to pick out colors and an idea yesterday. It took 3 hours of interrupted time, 3 year old wanted mommy attention. As I look at the picture it saddens me that all the time I took to pick the colors and they look so dull. Hubby wanted me to make a card is for someone in the ICU awaiting a lung transplant, from coworkers. What do you think, how would you design a card for this situation.

I used DCWV for the orange and green cardstock. The turquoise is from Michael's.
The polka dot is KI paper pad.

I wish I had a green jel pen to edge the orange flower.

This is the first time I am writing what I am using to design,  and I am writing this without looking at the most common way to blog the recipe, or this would never make it up. So, I apologize for a not so pretty look.