Monday, June 29, 2009

ICSketch #22 - Celebrate Baby Boy

My son's baptism is soon approaching so I had to quickly send out some invitations. I turned to ICS for this week's sketch and used some SEI papers and a couple of Cricut cartridges to create my design. I used the Celebrations card for the sentiment cut at 3/4", and the New Arrival cart for the baby at 1 1/2" and the circles cut at 1 3/4" and 2". I wanted to use the cross from the Wedding cart but I haven't been able to get my hands on one and then after I sealed the envelopes, I noticed I had a cross on the Indie Art cart. Doh! I still have a few more to make so perhaps I'll incorporate the cross on those. I didn't have my camera so I used my cell phone. I don't like how the photos turned out even after I edited them so perhaps I'll take another better shot of the new ones after they're done. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Colour Creat Challenge - Strawberry Thank You Cards

For this week's challenge at Colour Create, they have given the option of selecting three colours from five scrumptious fruity colours. So out of raspberry, strawberry, kiwi, tangerine and blackberry, I chose strawberry, kiwi and blackberry. And I felt this was the perfect opportunity to use the strawberry cut from the Indie Art cart that I have been itching to try out. I also cut the scalloped and rounded squares using the New Arrival cart. The red design paper is from the Cricut Celebrations pack and the green design paper is from the DCWV Glitter Sweet pack. I remember watching this video a while ago by the Pink Stamper and what I remembered of the video served to be the inspiration for the layout. I made three of these cards to give to my daughter's teachers next week. She's graduating from preschool and her teachers have been so "berry sweet" with her for the past year and a half. I will miss having her in their class.

ICSketch #21 with Dustin Pike Image - Thank You

I made this card using this week's sketch at ICS and one of Dustin Pike's freebies for the image, which I coloured in using my PrismaColor Scholar pencils. The designer paper is from the DCWV Glitter Sweet pack and I cut the daisies from the Mickey and Friends cart. I already have someone in mind for this card. It's simple but sweet, I think.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CPS Card Sketch #120 Cinderella Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I made for one of my daughter's preschool classmates using this week's sketch at CPS. She really likes Cinderella so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use my Disney Happily Ever After cart. The designer paper is DCWV Glitter Sweet pack and I had to add some bling and stickles, with my daughter's help of course. She insisted we use pink! I hope her friend will like it as much as I do.

Butterfly Card Gift Set

Here is a mini card set I gave to my sister-in-law for her birthday. I used the butterfly from the Indie Art cartridge, and the crayon box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cut on a 12 x 12 mat using the Fit to Page feature. I received a lot of compliments on this set on the Cricut message boards so I thought I would share them here as well. I liked the sketch from Sketch and Stash Challenge #11 so much that I used it again here. The paper is from the DCWV pack called So Sweet. And sweet it is!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I won! I actually won!

Hooray for me! I just paid a visit to Dustin's blog to see what's new and exciting there and I noticed a list of winners of his delicious blog candy. And lo and behold, there was my name! I couldn't believe it! I already felt lucky enough to be a part of his PostPals cause but now I feel really lucky because I get to choose two free digi stamps from his awesome collection. You can check out his wonderful work here and don't forget to stop by his blog for Freebie Wednesday and for some inspiration from his design team.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge #11 Wedding Card

I made this wedding card using the sketch at Sketch and Stash, and of course, I had to use the gorgeous butterfly on the Indie Art cart. I cut it at 2" and the circles were cut using the blackout feature of one of the images on the same cart at 3" and 3 1/4". I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch and a mini daisy punch, along with some heart brads and stickles. The pink circle was embossed and I dabbed it with white ink. It looks much prettier than the picture shows, I think. It's hard to see the texture of the Bassil cardstock. I forgot to mention that the heart brads I used were from my never used stash by Making Memories, called "Sabrina." They are the cutest little brads and I purchased them along with some (also never used) matching epoxy stickers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Romantic Gesture

My father-in-law, who is recovering from his first bout of chemotherapy, asked me last night to make a birthday card for his wife's 70th birthday today. I remember reading old post cards he used to send to her when they were dating and thought this would be a nice romantic gesture on his part. So I thought I'd go with a flower of some sort. And to my pleasant surprise, my new Indie Art cart arrived in the mail today and it couldn't have arrived at a better time. I used the butterfly (my favourite) cut at 1 3/4" and the rose at 4". I just love how the card and matching envelope turned out!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Father's Day Card and ICSketches #19

Don't laugh but... I don't have much ribbon that you would call "masculine" so... I used a Gap gift bag handle. And no, I didn't stop there. I also lack chocolate coloured cardstock so I used the paper from the gift bag as well. It was double-sided so I decided to make use of the patterened paper, too. I thought the squirrel from the Happily Ever After cart was so adorable that I had to incorporate it somehow. And it's funny that the pink, yellow and blue of the Gap-themed colours kind of coincide with the colours on Dawn's sketch at ICS this week. Anyway, this was a fun card I put together with the help of my three-year-old daughter, who was adament on using pink in the layout and putting on the stickles. She is so into pink these days!

Wedding Card for CPS Sketch #118

Here's a card I made for my cousin's wedding. I used the sketch from CPS and I like it so much, I might just try another card using that same sketch, it's so cute. I used the daisy border punch by Fiskars, the D'vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug, and a strip of glitter paper from the DCWV glitter pack. The heart is cut at 2" I think, from the Disney Happily Ever After cart. I also added some faux pearls and stickles to spice it up. I wasn't terribly keen on it when I was putting it together but it's starting to grow on me now.