Archive for August, 2010

Wishing it was Fall…

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

We still have 2 more months of summer before it starts to cool down here, but I was going for that autumn feel with this card. I started with a black card base, added a 4.1 inch by 5.1 inch scalloped paper created from the “Once Upon a Time” (OUAT) collection, then added a 3.95 inch by 4.95 inch scalloped paper  out of red-violet cardstock (it actually isn’t pink!). The red-violet cardstock was then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Next, I wrapped ribbon around a piece of 1.75 inch by 4 inch black cardstock. Then I cut a 2.5 inch by 2.75 inch rectangle out of a metallic paper and added a slightly smaller piece of embossed red-violet cardstock. Finally, I added a pumpkin created by layering black cardstock, red-violet cardstock, and OUAT cardstock cut individually with the Cricut. I created the floral layer from an embroidery pattern I found somewhere (?) on the web.

Zombies are Everywhere!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

So I started having fun with the coloring pages, and I made another recipe card for this week’s midweek challenge. I keep trying to get 13 or 14 layers, but I always fall short… this time there is only 8 layers of paper and ribbon. Must try harder… lol!

Midweek Throwdown Challenge

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


This week’s midweek throwdown challenge over at OWH is a recipe challenge. We have to make a card using a die-cut, ribbon, and wet or dry embossing as the primary ingredients. The ribbon runners and Frank N. Stein were both die-cut with the Cricut and SCAL. The black and white ribbons are reversible ribbon from Hobby Lobby (I debated putting a bow on for good measure, but decided that would ultimately make the card too feminine).  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder “traffic jam” to set the background for Frank. Finally, I added brads (bolts) to the card to spunk up Mr. Stein.

(Edit: I forgot to say where Frank came from. There is a great site HERE with lots of different coloring pages. I converted the coloring page to a vector and the cut the individual pieces with SCAL)

Sketch Challenge #31

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Wow… I have been just a tad busy recently! I was glad to get some time to myself after working 10 days in a row, then working some more after 1 day off. Anywho, onto the fun part of my days! I created this card in response to the OWH Stars and Stripes Sketch Challenge #31. I made one of the pieces larger than the given measurements because it just looked… odd… to me.

I just got a cuttlebug (woohoo!), so I was playing around creating embossed paper for this challenge. I found the cute little doggie as a coloring page and converted him to an SVG file. I then paper pieced him together after I cut his individual piece from the Cricut with SCAL. I think s/he is super adorable and turned out well!

For those of you using SCAL or other plotter to cut die-cuts, HERE is the SVG.

OWH: Sketch Challenge #28 (Part 2)

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I decided to make a second card based on this sketch… a little more abstract than the first, but a lot more fun! (the grass and horizontal fence pieces make up the 1/2″ strips, the tree is the 1 1/2″ strip, and the pumpkins are turned to make up the box of the sketch)