Sunday, August 31, 2008
Well, today Carole has been a busy girl making cards and getting them uploaded. This is the last upload. It's my take on the BBTB challenge to do the Clown cut on the Cricut Paper Dolls cart. I also cut the Circus Tents. Stickles were added, and there must be a Cuttlebug Embossing or two. Please take a look at the BBTB site. This challenge is one of the happiest because of all the clowns, the wonderful cards, the delightful colors and papers. www.regina-bittenbythebug.blogspot.com
I am on a roll today. More cards. The Hoppy Halloween is Cricut based, the witch's hat and the little frog were in a tray of leftovers. The Autumn card is my fav. The leaves are Sizzix, added some ribbons, a punch heart or two, Stickles. The last card is just one of those no-reason cards that can be used for a quick note. I was thinking about "Autumn Leaves drift past my window" song as I did this card.
I have been so wild with my retirement, bouncing from making cards, scrapbooking, beading, knitting, crocheting, and a LOT of embroidery work and sewing and it has been wonderful....but I've decided to allocate a schedule. I've decided that one week will be ALL card making, the next week ALL scrapbooking, the next week I will sew. That way at the end of each allocated week I should have a presentable lump of creations. Yesterday I did manage to sit and make some cards. The Spider's Halloween used the Cricut Paper Dolls Dress Up cart for the spider and the web. I added Stickles to the web, and the background paper is just left over from cutting out a bunch of black spiders to decorate. The card for It's Your day is a double pocket card with bookmark sentiments inserted. The card opens for written messages. I've used the Celebrations Cricut cart for the sentiment and balloons, and I added some Liquid Lacquer on the balloons. "My Guy" is a double pocket double sided paper and I've added buttons, fibers and a bead, with a little sewing here n' there. I have problems with guy cards, but this one worked, I think. I love the Anniversary card. It's a double pocket, double sided paper, but the card does not open Three sentiments are inserted, and I've added Cuttlebug embossing to the bookmarks, ribbon, ribbon roses, a big gold ribbon left over from a delightful package I received once, and finally two dangling hearts from the Squeeze Punches.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Hallmark Scrapbook Message Board has wonderful challenges going on...each of the participants was assigned a week to select a challenge.....It is my turn to pick a challenge due for Sept 8th...and I chose the Animal Kingdom cart from Cricut, and I selected the giraffe die cut. Here is my entry.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Regina asked we designers to use the strawberry die on the INDY cartridge from Cricut. I don't have that cart but my friend DeeDee shared some with me so I could enter. I sat and stared at the dies she sent but the mojo wasn't working. Finally I just tossed something in the pot so I could enter. And as usual, when I looked at the wonderful entries, I smacked my forehead and said DUH, why couldn't YOU have thought of that??? This circle of designers are one solid group of talent!!!
Cricut: INDY (Strawberry) Sizzlits (Mr. Sun) Cardstock: Preprinted cards from Michaels.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
As you all surely must know by now,my son and daughter in law have the most precious dog named Daisy.
And Grandma Carole decided Daisy needed her very own Dawg Quilt. Daisy received her quilt today and Lee said she sniffed the quilt and promptly flopped down in the center of it, put her head on her paws and rested. She KNEW it was hers.
Here is the quilt...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Jennifer of http://blissfulplace.blogspot.com/ me a wonderful BFF Award and I am so thrilled. Thank you so much Jennifer. Jennifer and I share a common admiration for the Ready Set Create site. Now to the rules:
NO MATTER WHAT I TRY, I can't make a direct link so I must give you the speel for the site. Sometimes...this iMac!!!!
The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:
* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
Here are my names:
http://stampinwhenIcan.blogspot.com/ ( Allison..what a great blog this girl has)
http://busybeescrapbook.blogspot.com/ (Ivy is so talented)
http://aplaceformycards.blogspot.com/ (Jeannie has the most wonderful cards and I do so love her butterflies)
http://cardsbyshelly.blogspot.com/ (Shelly, a sweet gal that has talent exploding from her cards)
http://penniannies-penniannie.blogspot.com/ (My new fan, and I am so much a fan of the cards she does)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Regina asked us to use the boot/stocking cut on the Christmas Cheer cart from Cricut. We could use the die in any way we wanted but we could not use the traditional Christmas color of Red. Here is my take. I used a rubber stamp for the body and added hand cut dress and hair .... the boots were cut out of the dress fabric. She really does think she is a diva with her unique dress!!!!
Cricut: Christmas Cheer (boots), Jasmine (Harlequin Corner) Teardrop (Diva)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Ribbons, Paper is from scrapbin
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Regina at BBTB asked us designers to use the New Arrival cartridge, and to use the Train die cut. This is my take on that challenge. I love the little train so I had great fun making this card.
Cricut: New Arrival (train, sweet pea and baby, title). Cuttlebug Embossing folder and MS Doily Punch.
Friday, August 01, 2008
Kathy gave me this Wylde Woman award along with some other lovely lovely friends. I am so pleased and I DO love this title. And now I pass it onto: Jeannie, Shelly, Julie, Allison....Holy COW, I have been doubly blessed because Michelle gave me this Stepel Award. I am doing the happy dance....and so please, everyone reading this, please share this Award with me.