Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shoes, Bows and Football???

Here I am trying something new. My mom-in-law celebrated a birthday and she is a shoe fanatic, mostly heels, she actually went to a camping site wearing heels. She  use to love to sew (she doesn't have the time), she was a seamstress in her younger years. She really enjoyed her card. Oh and the black and yellow is perfect being that she is a Pittsburgh Steeler fan.  

I how I wish I would learn to write my cuts out. 
Cricut Cartridge- Forever Young, don't know for present
I used Inkadinkado, Mary Brush Markers and Martha Stewart Glitter for the shoes, I started of with a 4 1/2 piece on the shoe paper and kept cutting so I could get it to fit. I am a measure once, cut twice, or three, or four times, kinda a person. 
I used Gelly Roll Metallic Pen for the highlights on dress form

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Birthday Boat

This is one of my favorites. It might not look a fantastic, but it was created with my 3 1/2 year old. She choose colors of papers, did the glitter, glue and added the pop-ups. It is amazing how good a time you can have with your child when you stop looking for close to perfect and accept that it is the moment that is important.

It was important for her to help with this card because it was her cousin's birthday card who just adore each other.

The boat is from Boys will Be Boys\
The waves are my first attempt at the tear look.

I am linking this to
Cricut 360-#5 Transportation

Here is a pic of the two cousins.

You Make Me Smile

Hope your July was awesome. Mine was a birthday filled month, two nephews, a niece and a mother-in-law. I am excited for school to be starting and have found some wonderful sites for getting crafty with this in mind. So, check back soon for my links to these wonderful sites.  Here is my card, hope you enjoy and please leave a comment, I like reading them and am always looking for new ways to improve on my work or learn something new.

One of my favorites. It is amazing my favorites seem to include Peachy Keen Stamps.  It is amazing what a smiling face does to a card. 
This is my first card with Everyday Paper Dolls and it has become one of my favorite carts.

I would like to send a big thanks to A Mermaid's Craft for sharing the challenges you are entering. She is such a great card maker and truly someone who I like to see the work of. 

I am entering the card into the following Challenges
Getting Cricky - Simply Sunday Challenge
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog -#71 Lets Be Friends
My Craft Spot- #19 You Make Me Smile