Saturday, April 16, 2011

Conserve Water-Bath Time with Pooh and Friends

This is one of my favorite layouts.  As soon as I saw Pooh in the Washtub cut on the Cricut Disney's Pooh Font cartridge, I knew it was perfect for this picture.

I knew exactly how I wanted to design my layout...but it took a lot of paper previewing to find this combination.  I used Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge for the center designs.  I centered my mat and using the center feature cut accent #33 at 9 inches on the striped paper.  The checked paper is the same cut  at 6 inches with its shadow cut out of the brown.  I used my Cricut Disney's Pooh font for the rest of the cuts on this layout: Pooh is cut at 4 inches, Tigger and his Duck is cut at 3", the title "Conserve Water" is cut at 1 1/4 inches and embossed with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder, and the title "let's take a bath" was cut at 3/4 inches.

Not only is this one of my favorite photos it is one of my favorite layouts that I have made.  I think the fact that it came out like I had first envisioned it is one of the things I like most about it.

Thanks for visiting and I appreciate your comments!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Showers Brings may Flowers Card

I have come to the realization that I am a once a week blog poster.  Ideally I would love to post more often, but things just keep coming up and I can't believe its Sunday again.  I wanted to share this April Showers card I made.  There's something about it that just doesn't feel "right", but after staring at it off and on all day, I can't figure out what it without further ado...

I used another one of my new Cricut Cartridges A Child's Year for the umbrella tag.  I cut the tag at 3 inches.  I also use my Cricut Cartridge Disney's Pooh Font for the title cut at one inch (using the Marker Feature). I also used my E.K. Success Diamond Lace border punch, Cuttlebug Embossing folders Swiss Dots and Diamond Plate, and my white gel pen.  The patterned paper is K & Co and the solid cardstock is out of my scrap pile.
This gorgeous patterned paper was the inspiration for this card.  I have been holding on to it for awhile (because it is almost too pretty to use).  I cut the inside sentiment from my Cricut Disney's Pooh Font Cartridge at 3/4 inch.

I hope this card brightens my friend's day.  I will be entering this in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #54.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Cheery Pink Easter Card

While I was cleaning off my table, I got a little distracted inspired and made this simple little card.  My table is half clean, but now I am able to share 2 projects with you in one day.

Card Recipe:
Premade card base
Pink Patterned paper (rescued from the scrap box) cut at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Green cardstock cut at 6 3/4" x 2 1/4" (for top border)
Martha Stewart border punch
Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook (circle cut at 2")
Hero Arts Stamp "Happy Easter"
Darice Felties Birds
1/2" Pink Satin Ribbon

Creative sisters Monday Challenge #4
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #5
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #53
Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge For the Birds
My Craft Spot Challenge #1

Eeyor Easter Card

Just a quick little post to share an Easter Card I made.  Thanks to my fabulous sister, I have several new Cricut cartridges to play with (I wish I had a birthday once a month)!

Card Recipe:
Premade card base (5x7) (from an assorted pack that I bought from A.C. Moore)
Yellow  Cardstock cut at 5" x 4 3/4", 1 1/4" x 4 3/4", and 1" x 4 1/4"
Pink Cardstock cut at 4 3/4" x 5" and 1 1/8" x 4 1/2"
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Flower Vine
Cricut Cartridge Disney Pooh Font Set - Eeyor (from page 66) cut at 4"
Darice Felties butterflies with gems (found them at Michaels)

The Cuttlebug Spot oh so soft felt challenge
Bitten By the Bug 2 Disney Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #8