Showing posts from June, 2012

They say it's your birthday!

My sister is turning 48 today and of course I am making her a special card to commemorate the occasion. I wanted it to be sophisticated and so I designed this card using some of my favorite elements. I started with a black base, though it seems a little dark, it really worked for the contrast I was looking for. I embossed it using my Sizzix Texture Boutique. I used a Damask design for the next layer. And cut out the happy birthday and her name with my SCAL. I decided to using my copper Stickles to embellish her name. I can only hope that she likes it.

Mojo Monday 246

I am at it yet again and trying to create another project to post for this weeks sketch contest over at MojoMonday I was a pretty inspired this week and I hope you like the results.                                                                                                      I was thinking about upcoming birthdays and my lack of cards that could work for either boys or girls. I wanted it to be fun and different so I set out to use my trusty Cricut. I decided I wanted to make something with animals and I wasn't sure what. I started by selecting my Create a Critter cartridge. I selected a koala, giraffe, zebra and monkey. I had to laugh at the scale of my animals the giraffe was super miniature but still cute, maybe it is a pygmy giraffe, those exist, right? I found and Animal Kingdom paper stack and decided to use the vines piece for the monkey. I used a ribbon of vines, which I had from a previous project, now I think I want to make a couple of more monkey themed cards to …

Mojo Monday Entry

This is the first time I was inspired to try a contest. I know the photo isn't the best but I was very pleased with the card. Below is the sketch that inspired my card. Hope you like it!

I used my Cricut and the Storybook Cartridge. I used design studio to make the sizes that I needed. I embellished using some Stickles glitter in Waterfall, Aqua and Lavender. I had some flowers laying around so I added them as well as a brad.I embossed the large circle using my Sizzix Texture Boutique. I really love that thing, it adds a little extra to any project. I used some cardstock scraps that I had left over from another project. So here is my finished project.


I wish my image quality was better but my camera just isn't working how I would like it. This card was made for a graduate this year and I was very proud of my creative endeavor so I thought I would share it. I went for a simple classic look and incorporated the school colors into the design. I used my SCAL software to make the design and found the original image here. I added the diploma as a dimensional piece and used my Zots adhesive dots to hold down the paper. I put a brad to hold the tassel as well. Hope you enjoy it!

June Birthdays

June Birthdays are here and I had to get started on some very special cards. I am going to share the most interesting cards I have created for the month.

My BFF is turning is celebrating a milestone this month and I wanted to make her a special and unique card that celebrates all that I love about her. I took bronze cardstock and created my larger card 6' by 5' card. I used my Cricut and the Damask cartridge for the design. I added some pizazz by using some Stickles glitter to embellish in a copper and green coloring. I used SCAL to do make the custom lettering and chose a mustard contrast color. On the inside I embossed a special message box and a quote which I would have show if I had remembered to take a picture of it, sorry. This card looks harder to make than it really is but I enjoyed creating it for my wonderful friend. Hope you like it.

This card was made with a special request that it use a guitar. I seriously should not take on challenges like this because finding a …