Sunday, August 21, 2011

A+ Back To School Card

Hey everyone!

So this weekend has been a little busy but it doesn't feel like things ever slow down! Anyway, here is my entry for this weeks Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Challenge: Back to school, the 3 Rs: ribbon, rhinestones, and the colour red.

I actually had a really hard time hunting down an apple among my cartridges but I managed to find one in Designer's Calendar. The only problem was that the apple was too simple and it only had one cut to it and it was on a long branch. So I cut out three red one and one green one and used the leaves off the branch from the green one to makes the stems. Does that make sense? I'm actually proud how well they turned out!

Designer's Calendar Cartridge -apples
Rub ons from my stash
Paper from my stash
Celebrate It: Holiday Ribbon Bow-tique
Rhinestones from my stash

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baby Card

Hey everyone!

So I've decided to try out a new challenge blog (well, new to me!) this week. I like it because it focuses on colours and you all know how much I LOVE colour challenges. So this challenge blog is called Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenges, a mouthful I know, but they have weekly colour challenges and I'm super excited to start doing these too.

So this is the swatch for this weeks challenge:

I have a whole bunch of pink and turquoise but I honestly couldn't find anything I owned that matched that purple so I just used the two colours instead of all three.

My Mind's Eye best of paisley paper
Recollections Dimensional Stickers
Basic Basic Ribbons
Fiskars Paper Crimper
Baby stamp from my stash

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thank You Note Cards

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So, I think I'm just gonna get right to this weeks Paper Cutz Challenge.

Challenge: Use turquoise, red, white and black ONLY.

I love colour challenges and I actually kind of fell in love with these colours. They're my new favourite right now. I made a set of 6 thank you cards with some red base cards from Michaels I already had.

Wild Card Cartridge -sentiment
Note card base from Michaels
Polkadot paper -Recollections: Bright and Basic
Paper from my stash
Ribbon -Celebrate It: Holiday Ribbon Bow-tique
Buttons from my stash
Black hemp from my stash
Flowers from my stash

A Quick Update for This Week

Hey everyone!

I don't know about you, but I've had another busy week. Mostly because Tuesday was my birthday. First of all, we spent the weekend at my aunt's cottage with my Grandpa and my parents and a whole bunch of my aunts, uncles and cousins. It was SO much fun. The food was delicious and we went water tubing everyday, my husband even tried out water skiing for the first time. It was a great weekend. THEN! Monday afternoon, my parents came to visit and took me out for dinner and they spent the night and stayed for breakfast the next day. It was so nice. Then some friends of mine took me out for dinner (I had sizzling fajitas, yummy!) and went to a movie. It was SUCH a great day :)

Yesterday I rearranged some furniture. And by that I mean I turned my desk :P But it changes the feel of my little office/work space immensely! Here are some pictures.



I do plan on hanging that bulletin on that big open space on the wall beside my desk there but our walls are solid concrete and I need my hubby's help to hang anything.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Simple Sunflower Thank You Card

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So I've had a really slow week at work but I still feel like I get so little done when I'm at home. I did make some invitations for a baby shower, a journal and a paper bag scrapbook but challenges are just getting ahead of me! Enough excuses :P here's my entry for this weeks Cricut Cardz Challenge.

Challenge: Make a thank you card using hearts but NO pink or red.

So it wasn't too hard, thank you cards are on my to do list for the next week as it's my birthday on Tuesday so I will need a few to send out! I decided that I would glue two hearts together to make my butterfly wings. I think they're super cute :)

Autumn Leaves card base
Paper from my stash
Stickers from my stash
Fiskars heart punch

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Banana Split Farewell Card

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So it's been a rough week and a half. My Great-Aunt Helen died last week so the funeral was this past weekend. I had a couple sympathy cards to make and I spent a lot of time at my Grandpa's (Aunt Helen is his sister) but he was fine. He said that she was just tired, she slipped away in her sleep. She had a good long life of 92 years, with children, and grand-children and great-grand-children. She will be missed but she is truly at peace now.

We also had a family reunion on my dad's side. My Oma is back from Indonesia for a few months so we had a little welcome home get together for her. Yes, I made her a card.

This weekend was also a long weekend here so Monday we celebrated my Grandpa's 85th birthday. Of course I made a card for that too, I'll post pictures of all the cards on my Facebook page if you want to check them out.

My husband and I are in the nursery at church and one of our children had her last Sunday in our ward this week. Abby and her family are moving to Connecticut this weekend so there was a nice little farewell for them last night. So what did I do? I made them a card! It just so happens to fit with the Tutti Fruitty theme of this weeks Cricut Cardz Challenge!

Challenge: Make a card using fruit with any cartridge, colour or occasion you like.

Do you know how many fruit puns you can use with farewells? Lots! On the inside it says "We're sad you have to split!" I thought it was cute. It was my husband's idea.

 Sweet Treats Cartridge -ice cream and dish
Paper Dolls Dress Up Cartridge -banana
Paper from my stash
Stickers from my stash 
Button from my stash