Monday, September 29, 2008

Hippo -- I mean, Happy -- Birthday!

My dear friend Toby's cute little daughter just turned one, and this card is for her. The color scheme came from the gift bag it was going into. I love it when a card turns out just as cute as it was in your head! Despite the long list of materials, this one actually came together really quickly.

Cardstock: DCWV
Hippo: Cricut Zooballoo cartridge, cut at 2"
Party hat: Celebrations cartridge, cut at 1 1/2"
Flower: EK Success punch
Glitter: Stickles
Scallop square: Mini-monograms cartridge, cut at 3 1/4"
Tag: Celebrations cartridge, cut at 1 1/2" (1 with tag feature + foundation tag as background) The "1" candle shape is filled with stickles, too
Embossing: Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder, sanded to bring out the pattern
Ribbon: Offray
Safety pin: Making Memories (I think)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You -- Laura #9

This will look like a quick entry, because I need to get lunch for the boys and feed the baby before taking Sammy to preschool -- never a dull moment in these parts!

Laura created this fun sketch on my favorite card sketch/challenge blog -- 2 Sketches 4 You, of course! I thought that top line was a great space for a quote, and for some reason this is the one that came to mind. Then I thought turning that bottom element into a lily pad would be fun, and this card just sounded too fun not to make. I don't have a use for it right now, but I do have 4 unmarried sisters so I'm sure I'll find an occasion for it in the future! :)

The pp is all from My Mind's Eye, Magnolia collection. The scallop circle was cut at 5 1/2" with the Cricut Mini-Monograms cartridge, the frog is from Paper Dolls at 1 1/2", and the crown is from Alphalicious, sized in Design Studio. The water lily is a hydrangea punch from Martha Stewart. Fun stuff -- thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You -- Kazan #9

Better late than never! I've been working on this card in 5 minute increments all week -- man, I've gotta get in a new rhythm with the new baby so I can get some crafting time!

Kazan's sketch this week was too good to pass up, so I was excited when my sweet little sister-in-law got engaged and gave me a good excuse to use those 5 extra minutes a day on a card instead of laundry! She has a bright, fun personality, and I though this funky Sassafrass Lass paper was perfect for her. The heart-flower stamp is from Art Warehouse, and I used Prismas and Gamsol for the coloring, and I added some green ice Stickles to the center and leaves. I cut the background shape with my Cricut and SCAL.

Phew! So glad I got something created this week!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA...

... but I have a good excuse! Our little cutie Eliza was born last Wednesday, and she has us all wrapped around her very little finger. If you'd like to see pics, feel free to check out my family blog. I should be able to find some time for crafting again soon (at least I hope so -- I'm already having withdrawals!), so stay tuned!