Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zentangle Stripes

The challenge this week at I am the Diva is to do stripes. I haven't been tangling much lately, but felt the need to do this one. I really need to do more as they are very relaxing! It's not fancy, but I finished it:)  Hope everyone stays safe and has a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Getting Cricky Post

If you would like to see the rest of the card, head on over to Getting Cricky where you can see all of the design team posts.

There are changes at Getting Cricky.  Kristal has decided to make a change in  her stamping business. She is a busy working mom and it's what she needs to do. She is seriously reducing the inventory at K Andrew Designs which is a great thing for people who haven't had the opportunity to buy her stamps before because the prices are really great! If you want them be sure to head over to K Andrew Designs and pick your choice before they're all gone!

All of the designer paper in this card is from DCWV. Thanks to that wonderful give-away I won a few weeks ago, I will have Halloween paper for a long time! The washi tape is Martha Stewart, and so is the fence punch. The cut is from the October 31st Cricut cartridge.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Farm Animal

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is to use a farm animal. I used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut this horse at 3". It's a pretty simple card, but the paper I used for the horse and the sentiment make it a little different. The paper is a variety of things I picked up at Tuesday Morning, most of which is from The Paper Company. In the picture below you can see how metallic looking the paper is and I thought that was a good fit with the sentiment. Speaking of the sentiment, it's from the K Andrew Designs "Guy Talk" set. Kristal is taking a break from creating stamps for a while and everything is on clearance. If you're interested in any of her stamps head on over to K Andrew Designs and pick some up before they're all gone.  The picket fence is Martha Stewart. I embossed the bottom layer and then
flattened it back out some as I just wanted a hint of embossing. It worked pretty well. Hope everyone has a great week. I should have a couple more posts this week so I'll "see" some of you later:-)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Give - away at Going Buggy

Enfys at Going Buggy is giving away a complete set of Promarkers, yippee!! This is an awesome opportunity. If you aren't familiar with Promarkers you can check them out here. Good luck everyone!

ProMarker Single Markers

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Post number 3 - believe it or not

I'm entering this card into the Mojo Monday challenge and the Action Wobble Challenge for this week. I don't know why I got so motivated to make cards today, but it was fun. The Mojo Monday challenge is a sketch and the Action Wobble challenge was to do something Halloween related. I combined the two and this is the result. The orange "moon" is on an Action Wobble (you can kind of see it in the photo below). The black paper is Recollections and the rest is from DCWV. I inked the moon with gold to try to make it look like clouds were passing over, but it doesn't really show in the picture.
The crows were a last minute addition as the green was too stark alone. The spider web punch is Martha Stewart and the witch was cut from the October 31st Cricut cartridge. A Spellbinder Nestabilities die was used for the circle.

Pumpkin card for BBTB2

This week's challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create something for fall using a pumpkin, just no Halloween. The pumpkin was cut at 3 1/2" using the Happily Ever After Disney Cricut cartridge. I had a little trouble with the vines, they were really thin, but I couldn't make it much bigger and still have it fit on the card. The patterned papers are from the DCWV Halloween and Fall 180 stack. The solid green is Bazzill, the orange and gold is from a multi-pack I got at Tuesday Morning. I hand cut the banner to fit the stamps. They are from the K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set. I used Memento ink in Rich Cocoa.


The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut was to do a boat in honor of Columbus Day. My boat is a little juvenile looking because of the colors, but it turned out ok. I did the colors on purpose as I'm not sure who will end up with this one. My daughter babysits so it could go to a child or possibly one of the many teachers who are retiring this year from the school where I teach. The only sentiment is the "Smooth Sailing" from K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer set, and that could work for either as well.

 The card looks very plain from the front, but it is actually an easel card. The boat was cut at 3 1/2" from the "Best of 2010" cartridge. I believe it was originally on the "Pack your bags" cartridge. I embossed the waives with a Darice embossing folder and inked it with a combination of blue and green Martha Stewart ink. (You can't see it much in the picture.) The papers were a combination of Recollections and The Paper Company. The background embossing folder is a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder. The boat looked a little plain as I was putting it together so I hand drew the stripes around the top. I may widen the bottom one at some point, or possibly add something else, depending on the recipient.

This is a side view of the easel. They are fun to make and adds just a little more interest to the piece.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Getting Cricky Design Team Post

Today is my first design team post for Getting Cricky and I am beyond excited! I love Kristal's stamps! They are very versatile and she donates at least $1 from each set sold to a well chosen charity. She spent a lot of time researching the charities she donates to, so I know they are good ones.

My project is a treat box for a fellow teacher. You
can go to the Getting Cricky blog and see the full project. There are a couple of details I didn't put there as the post was getting a little long. I used the Stamping Gear from Inkadinkadoo again, I really like that thing. Kristal's stamps are polymer and the Stamping Gear is meant for cling stamps that are thicker. I put a piece of foam tape on the back of the stamp again and it worked really well. I touch the tape a couple of times on both sides to reduce the tack of the tape. I've done this twice now and the tape has come off easily both times (make sure you take it off right away). The stamps for this project all came from the Fall-O-Ween set.

This is what you get in the introductory Stamping Gear pack. I haven't used the stamps, but the gear is fun.
Stamping Gear starter set

Sunday, October 7, 2012

BBTB2 Tree

The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 was to make something with a tree. The tree had to be cut with the Cricut. I used the October 31st cartridge to cut the tree at 3 3/4". The clouds were cut with the Pooh and Friends cartridge at 1 1/4". The pumpkins were cut with a little punch I've had forever and the fence is a Martha Stewart punch. I was the very lucky winner of one of the DCWV giveaways and receive both of the Bewitched stacks plus a lot more. That's where all of the paper came from. I should be set for several Halloweens with all that was in the box. The design is loosely based on a Pagemaps sketch that was used for World Card Making Day on Saturday. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set. It looked a little bare when I was done so I drew in some bats with a pen. Does it need a moon?

Here is the wonderful bundle I received in the mail from DCWV. Thank you so much!