Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cards, cards, cards...

I've been working on lots of cards lately but haven't had much time for the blog. Now, though, I'm stuck at home with the swine flu, so I thought I'd post them in one card-tastic go!

First, I created these cards from Kazan's really unique sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. This one really made me think! And once I had all the pieces created, I realized that this one works exceptionally well upside down, too, so I did one of the cards that way. How many of you are like me, and you create two cards at a time? I really like to do that -- it doesn't take a lot of extra time, but it really helps build my card stash.

I also tackled this adorable bonus sketch from 2S4Y Design Team member Cheryl. You should really check out her blog -- not only are her creations beautiful, but she is a really beautiful person. I LOVE how this card turned out. I just recently bought the Lyrical Letters cartridge for my Cricut, and it is an incredible tool for cardmaking -- so many great sentiments, on top of 7 fun, versatile fonts. Can't believe I avoided it for so long!

Materials for all above cards: PP -- Scenic Route, Cardstock -- DCWV, Crate Paper, Die Cuts -- Cricut "Lyrical Letters" cartridge, branch from Sizzix SU die

Before that, my most recent project was a thank you card and package of yummy pumpkin chocolate chip mini-muffins for a dear friend who is always helping me out in a pinch.

My favorite thing about this card is the buttons -- I recently discovered buttons from Sassafrass Lass, which come prestitched in yummy colors with adhesive already attached to the back. PERFECT! Those will be the subject of my next product review, so stay tuned! I also misted the big flower with Glimmer Mist, which I love.

Materials: PP -- Crate Paper, Flowers -- Heidi Swapp (large red), Fancy Pants, Buttons -- Sassafrass Lass, Die Cut -- Storybook Cricut cartridge, Stamps: Stampin Up

Lastly, I have a few of the projects I worked on at our Cricut SWARM in September. We had such an awesome time, and I actually got a ton accomplished -- yippee!

These thank you cards were for the ladies who hooked us up with an awesome venue for the SWARM:

Materials: PP -- "Lullaby of Birdland" collection from Scribble Scrabble, Snap -- We R Memory Keepers, Die Cuts -- Plantin Schoolbook and Lyrical Letters cartridges

Materials: PP, Stamps -- Sassafrass Lass, Die Cuts -- Mini-Monograms cartridge

Thanks for checking out my projects, especially if you made it all the way to the end -- I hope you enjoyed them!


Heather said...

Great cards Tomi!!!

Tonya said...

These are all bright and beautiful! Thanks for sharing! My favorite are the "hoot" owl cards. So cute!!! And looking forward to your next product review.

cnelson said...

So sorry you have the swine flu...big hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery!! Your cards are AMAZING and those muffins look positively SCRUMPTIOUS! Thank you so much for playing along at 2S4Y and for trying my sketch...you made it look divine!(so love those little birds) I'm going to have to check out that cricut cartridge. Feel better! Big hugs, Cheryl

Unknown said...

Hi Hon
Sorry about to hear you have the flu - wishing you a very speedy recovery! Your cards are lovely - so glad the nasty bug has not affected your mojo.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, but you have been a busy bee. Love all these creations. I sure do hope that you will feel much better soon.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! You made so many pretty cards! I LOVE the Hibiscus cards the best! The pom poms are FAB!

anja curvers said...

Sorry to hear that you've been struck by the flu I hope you'll have a speedy recovery. Lucky it didn't affect your mojo your cards are really great love them all. TFP at 2sketches4you.

Brooke S said...

Look at you using your Sale-a-bration stamps... You are going to LOVE the up coming Sale-A-Bration stamps... To DIE for...