Monday, January 28, 2013

Nap Time - FCCB #146

Happy Monday!  It is time for another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!  This week's theme is Time Flies.  Make a project with a clock or something pertaining to time.

I chose to make a LO this time around.  I don't do many of them for publication so I thought this would be a great change for me.  I really need to catch up on my pics and get them in an album.  Here is my latest LO:

My honey and our youngest feline fur-baby love to snuggle together.  I made a page just for them. 
LO size:  12" x 12"
  • Background paper is by DCWV - the Spring and Summer Combo
  • Blue mat (2x) are 4.125" x 5.50"
  • Green and Purple mats are 4.25" x 5.625"
  • Nap Time with Dad:  POOH FONT, cut @ 1.2" using Marker and Marker Shadow
    • Blue and Purple paper (Core'dinations by Darice)
  • Journal Mat:  ELEGANT EDGES, Crcles-s, cut @ 3.7" using Oblong feature and 3.9" using Oblong and Shadow features
    • Purple, Spring Green and White (Core'dinations by Darice)

  • Purrr:  MEOW, #31, Purr1 and Purr1-s, cut @ 2.5"
    • Purple, Spring Green, Blue and White (Core'dinations by Darice)
  • Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way glue Pen Fine Tip), Scotch (ATG) and Xyron (500 and 150 Create-a-Sticker)
Stop by Fantabulous Cricut and check out what the DT inspiration.  Don't forget to leave some {Comment Love} for my DT sisters.

Off to work on some Valentines. 

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sweet Thing!

It's another Ruby Tuesday!  Hope your Tuesday is going well too. 

Cupid has been playing around with my paper and tools again and has created another cutie.  I think this little 'monster' turned out rather cute and just a tad on the 'frilly' side.  Have a look-see:

Isn't she a cutie?
  • Size A2 (4.25" x 5.50")
  • White card base (Core'dinations)
  • Mat 1 is 4.0" x 5.25" - Dark Red (Core'dinations)
  • Mat 2 is 3.75" x 5.0" - Rose Pink (Core'dinations)
  • Mat 3 is ELEGANT EDGES, Hearts 1 + Hrts1-s, pg 26 cut @ 3.5"
    • 1 in Dark Red
    • 1 in DCWV - The Spring Stack
  • Sentiment Mat 1 is 3.50" x 1.125" - Dark Red
  • Sentiment Mat 2 is 3.25" x 0.875" - White
  • Sentiment computer generated and has Opal Glitter Glue for dot on I and Exclamation point.
    • Used Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida) on all corners.
  • Monster:  BUMP IN THE NIGHT, Hearty, #4 cut @ 2.8" + layers
    • Eyes are Printed Google Eyes (Darice)
    • Added a Heart-shaped Self-Stick Gem (Darice) to heart area.
    •  Doodled with White Sukara Jelly Roll pen.
Just perfect for a valentine wish.  Oh, this is an Easel card:
I am really enjoying my "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp from Mary @ Cardz TV Stamps.
  • Inside Mat 1 is 3" x 4" in Dark Red
  • Inside Mat 2 is 2.75" x 3.75" in Rose Pink
  • Inside Mat 3 is 2.50" x 3.50" in DCWV - The Spring Stack patterned paper
  • Inside Mat 4 is 2.25" x 3.25" in White
    • Sentiment is "Happy Valentine's Day from Happy Days stamps set - Cardz TV Stamps
    • Doodling with Pentel 1.0mm Black Ener-Gel Pen
  • Adhesives used were Scotch ATG and Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip by EK Success and Ultra Thin Glue Dots by Glue Dots Int'l.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Pile It On - #3 - Have a Heart
LEJ Designs - #37 - Real or Faux Stitching
City Crafter Challenge - #143 - Forever Mine (Use hearts)
C.R.A.F.T. - #191 Valentines Day Love

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Eat Cake - PDEC #2

Happy Monday!
Welcome to my Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges post.
Challenge #2 is DESSERTS.
Start date:  Monday, January 21, 2013
End date:  Sunday, February 3, 2013
Winner announced in the Winners Page Tab
Here is my DESSERTS project:

Card Size:  A2 – 4.25” x 5.50”
Cake:  STRAIGHT FROM THE NEST, Cake and Cake-s, pg 59, cut @ 2.5” + Layer and Shadow
Eat Cake:  OPPOSITES ATTRACT, cut @ 1” + Shadow
Brown mat:  4.125” x 5.375” (2X)
Patterned Paper mat:  4.0” x 5.25” (2X)
2nd Brown mat:  3.50” x 4.50” (2X)
Sentiment mat:  3.25” x 4.25”
Cardstock:  Coredinations (Dark Brown, Hot Pink, Turquoise and White)
Patterned Cardstock:  American Crafts (Metropolitan collection) and DCWV (Glitter Sweet Matstack – Chocolate)
Accent:  Darice (Self-stick Gems)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Momento – Cocoa Brown)
Stamp:  Cardz TV (Happy Days – Happy Birthday)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen – Fine Tip)

This card is entered in the following challenge:
Paper Playtime - #2 - Use some BROWN
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sent with Love

Are you having a 'Ruby Tuesday'?  I am so far.  I was stunned this morning to be awakened by thunder and lightning and SNOW!!!  Yes, it is snowing, sleeting and raining in the DFW area.  It may stick for a few hours in a few areas, but will be gone by Noon. 

Well, I have a new little card to share.  Valentine production has started in the craft room.  I am working on getting my Valentine stash dwindled down to make room for other goodies.  Some of my stash has been around for five or more years.  I have been working with my 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I love those little birds.  They look so chipper and friendly.  So, here is my creation for today:

Here are the details:
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.50")
Pink mat:  4.00" x 5.25"  (cut 2x)
Patterned Paper mat:  3.75" x 5.00" (cut 2x)
Inside Sentiment Mat:  3.50" x 4.75"
Bird and Sentiment:  3 BIRDS ON PARADE, pg 71, Mailman + Mailman-s cut @ 2" + all layers using Shadow and Phrase features.
Cardstock:  Darice (Core'dinations - Ivory, Pink, Hot Pink, Black, Light blue, Medium Blue and Bright Yellow)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Spring Stack)
Stickers:  Mrs. Grossman's (Happy Hearts)
Stamp:  Cardz TV Stamps (Happy Days - Happy Valentine's Day!)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Momento - Tuxedo Black)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Squeeze & Roll Fine Ball Point Pen), Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and Xyron (500 Create-a-Sticker)

I am really liking the Zig 2 Way Glue Squeeze & Roll pen.  It really helps with the very  small pieces such as on the phrase.  I thought that it was going to be an oops purchase, but it really has turned into a serendipity buy. 

It is off to bed with me for a few hours.  I have gotten my days and nights mixed up again.  This damp weather has me aching a lot and I just can't sleep very well.  A nice cup of chamomile tea will help a bit. 

This card is entered in the following challenge:
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes with a twist - use Blue and/or White

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Monday, January 14, 2013

WooHoo! Fish Tales - FCCB #144

Happy Monday!

Today beings a new challenge @ Fantabulous Cricut ... WooHoo!!!  This week our theme is:  It's a Man's World.  Make a masculine project. 

I had a ton of fun with this card.  I have been wanting to make this little fish since I got my Crocs Rule (Lite) cartridge.  I think he turned out rather cute.

I made this an easel card.  Here are the details to my little fish.

Card size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.50")
Navy mat:  4.125" x 5.375"
Blue Chevron mat:  4.0" x 5.25"
Outside Sentiment mat:  0.75" x 2.75"
Inside Navy mat:  4.125" x 3.0"
Inside Blue Chevron mat: 4.0" x 2.875"
Inside Sentiment mat:  3.75" x 2.625"
Fish:  CROCS RULE, Fish 2, 22nd image, cut @ 3.50" + all layers
Cardstock:  DCWV (The Ghosts and Goblins Matstack - Dark and Light Orange) and The Paper Company (Dark Blue and White)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo Stack - Blue Chevron)
Stamp:  Cardz TV (Happy Days - So Happy for You)
Color Medium:  Zig (Calligraphy pen - Navy)
Accents:  JoAnn's (Opal Glitter Glue) and Favorite Findings (Citrus - Orange Button)
Fibers:  DMC (792 - Navy Floss)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and Foam tape) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winston and Scooter

Just wanted to share a few pics of two wonderful puppies ... well, one puppy and one 2-yo dog.  My mother got a new Miniature Poodle (we now think he will be tea-cup sized) the week before Thanksgiving.  Here are a few of his first pics:
These two pictures were the first we took of Winston ... don't you just love his name.  The figurine in the pic above is 8" tall.  As you can see Winston is quite the tiny little thing.  He was 8 weeks old in these two pictures.

Here is a cute pose.  He weighed 1.6# at his first Vet visit.  Winston was the runt of the litter.  His brother Coco lives across the street from mom and he is three times Winston's size.

We had a fun time at Christmas with Winston's first Christmas and Snow.  Snow on Christmas is rare in North Texas, so we HAD to get pics of Winston during his romp outside.  He really loved the stuff.
Since Winston is so little she watches for hawks.  They could pick him up and whoosh, he would be gone.
Winston drug some Christmas wrap to his bed to play with.  He loved chasing wadded up tissue paper balls.  He also loves to tear up paper.  Bless his heart we kept taking his paper/fun away.

He has quite the time dragging around my hubby's shoe.  He loves shoes!!!
Here are a few pics of Scooter, my sister's dog.  Scooter is about 2 years old.  He is a Miniature Pinscher mix and very hyper most of the time.  He did NOT like the snow.  Scooter was not fond of his new coats either. 

Scooter stayed in his bed on the couch beside my sister.  He loves playing with Winston and that is a sight to see.  Below is a pic with Scooter and my sister.
Those are all the pet pics for now.  I will have some later with my feline-fur-babies.  They got new toys for Christmas too.


I [heart] U! Cat

Happy Sunday,

Today I got started on my Valentine making.  I am trying to use up my old stock and goodies.  One of my goals for this year is to use as much of my paper hoard as possible.  It has really been hard to keep from buying more paper ... oh woe is me!?!???

I love the play of the soft and bright colors in the background paper.  I tried to mimic the arcs of the background paper with the doodling in the scallops of the heart.

I used the same heart cut in 1/2" and 1" cuts for the inside of the card.  I think it turned out rather cute.

Here are the details:
Card size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.50")
Dk Brown mat:  4.125" x 5.375"
Patterned paper mat:  4.0" x 5.25"
Inside Dk Brown mat:  4.0" x 5.25"
Inside Ivory mat:  3.75" x 5.0"
Cat:  FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS, Cat8 + Card8-s cut @ 3.30" + all layers
Heart:  FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS, Pawheart, cut @ 0.50", 1.50" and 3.80".  Layer cut @ 0.50" and 1.50"
Cardstock:  Darice (Core'dinations - Dk Brown, Hot Pink, Lt Gray, Ivory and White)
Patterned Cardstock:  American Crafts (Metropolitan)
Stamp:  Cardz TV Stamps (Happy Days, Happy Valentine's Day!)
Color Medium:  Zig (Writer - Chocolate) and Sukara (Jelly Roll - White)
Accents:  Darice (Self-stick Gems - Heart Shaped)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip and 2 Way Glue Pen Squeeze and Roll Fine Ball Point) and Scotch (ATG)

This is entered in the following challenges:
Paper Playtime - Ch #1 - Pets
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes

Will be back soon with another Valentine.

Toodles and Happy Crafting,