October 29, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

The very talented Emma from My Creative Time is having her very first Design Team Call.  I became a follower of Emma's blog when I first got my Gypsy.  Her Gypsy videos really showed me how to use my Gypsy.  I quickly learned all of the function keys and now I can't even use my Cricut without my Gypsy.   If you are new to the Gypsy I would highly recommend that you visit Emma's blog and watch all of her videos.  Not only does Emma have great instructional videos but she is a very talented designer and has a great line of stamps and dies.  I love that her stamps are so unique.  I would love to have the opportunity to join her design team and showcase her stamps.  I created this 5x7 card for my entry for the design team call.
For this card I used the Sophisticated and Summer in Paris cartridges. The Sophisticated cartridge was used to cut the frame, flowers and the sentiment tag.  The frame was cut at 6.75 inches to which I added a pearly, embossed cardstock to the background to lighten up the card.  I cut the flowers at 2.0 inches, however, discarded the third layer as it was too large for my card.  The sentiment tag was cut at 1.0 inches.  I used a stamp from Inkadinkado as I do not own any of Emma's stamps.  However, I did win a set recently and can't wait to get them!  The sentiment stamp is stamped on a metallic cardstock which adds to the vintage look of the card.
The dress form was cut from the Summer in Paris cartridge at 5.75 inches and I flipped the image on my Gypsy.  I added some tulle to the dress form to make a skirt with some ribbon and pearl stickers on the waist.
I also added some twine to the card and embellished it with pearl stickers.  Good luck to all the talented designers who entered the design team call, I know Emma will have a tough decision to make.  Thanks for stopping by!

October 23, 2011

Beware Card

I made this simple card using the October 31st and A Child's Year cartridges. The title and cat are both cut from the October 31st cartridge and the pumpkins are cut from A Child's Year.
I added some twine to the card and used my white gel pen to add some extra details to the card and die cuts.  The pumpkin and cat are pop dotted on foam to give the card extra dimension.
I used a strip of Halloween themed paper on the inside of the card and stamped the "boo" sentiment. Thanks for stopping by.  I am entering this card in the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge and More than Favors challenge.

October 20, 2011

Halloween Glass Block

Today I am sharing a home decor project using a glass block. This is a quick and easy home decor project and even a fun gift. I used a vinyl pumpkin face cut from the Pumpkin Carving seasonal cartridge.
I added the vinyl to the glass, filled the inside of the block with some gold cellophane paper and a 20 string light set, topped it off with a bow I made and I was done.   I have seen glass blocks with etching cream but I decided not to use etching cream since I really wanted the lights to show through.  I will be entering this project in the Patches of Pink challenge.

October 16, 2011

Beware Layout

This layout was created with the October 31st and A Child's Year cartridges.  This layout is a partial scraplift from Liz's Paper Loft, you can check out her original creation here.  I love the shadow box that Liz created.
The haunted house, tree, bats, clouds and title were all cut from the October 31st seasonal cartridge.  I just love this cartridge.
The trick or treaters, pumpkins and witch were cut from A Child's Year.

October 11, 2011

Wanted Layout

Today I have a fun layout to share that I created with the County Fair cartridge.  My sweet friend gave this cartridge to me as a gift and I just love it.
This Summer my family and I took a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA and I have some fun pictures of my husband and my son posing next to the "wanted" signs.  I thought this layout would be perfect for their pictures.
I thought the rustic looking Basic Grey paper was perfect for the background of this layout.
This cartridge is easy to use with simple layers. Plus it has lots of fun cuts on it to use for amusement park or fair type layouts.
Also, there are some title features on the cartridge.  I added some doodling to my title with my white gel pen.
Here is a close up of one of the guns, I added a metal brad to each of the guns to give it a look of hardware.
Thanks for stopping by!

October 7, 2011

Happily Ever After Layout

Today I am continuing my Disney themed creations, however I thought I would play with one of the princess cartridges this time.   I decided to use the Happily Ever After and Elegant Edges cartridges for this layout.
All of the cuts for this layout came from the Happily Ever After cartridge including the title.   The large mat in the center which is divided between the two pages was cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge.
The photo mats were pop dotted on foam so that the pictures could easily slide behind them.
I used some Stickles for the center of the flowers and also for the diamond in the title to add some sparkle to the layout.
Thanks for stopping by!

October 4, 2011

"8" Card

This card was made with the Sesame Street and Friends cartridge for my friend's son's birthday.
Cookie Monster was centered on a standard A2 size card.  I added some details with my white gel pen and I had a cute and simple birthday card.
I am entering this Birthday Card in the following challenges: