Monday, January 31, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge-Seasonal Love Struck 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to our BBTB2 January Blog Hop, if you arrived here from our fabulous Carole you are on the right track.  Maria is our host today and she chose the "Seasonal Love Struck 2010" cart using several of the hearts.  This cart is not in my stash so I used "Wall Decor, Sweethearts and From My Kitchen.  This is a pedestal shape card.  I used K&Co papers.

The white heart and pedestal were created using Design Studio and then an shape card was cut using "Sweethearts" from the K&Co. paper.  The swirl is from "Wall Decor" and the smaller heart is a Nesties. Then I used hearts from a hand punch all around the the white heart.

The inside I used a polka dot from "My Mind's Eye" and hand stitched (with a marker) the journaling lines.  The background paper is the other side of the K&Co paper.  I embellished with some gems and ribbon. Overall size is approximately 6 1/4" X 6 1/4".

I am giving a slightly used "Cricut Juke Box" in honor of this January Hop, so please leave a comment below to enter and I will be picking a winner on Friday, February 14, 6AM.  Have a wonderful week. Hugs
  Please click here to visit our next design team member Theresa.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Accordian gift box

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I normally keep some gift boxes done up for small sharings but the holidays wiped me out and I just haven't gotten around to refilling my stash.  I had a birthday pressie I needed to get out and I wanted a sweet box for it.  Usually TBB&More is my go to cart for these but I wanted something different.  I was playing around a few weeks ago with the "From My Kitchen" cart and had an idea for the indexes so I started there. This is 8"X5 1/2", I cut on of the indexes filled to page on a 12X12 mat.  After it was cut I scored the bottom twice to make a 1/2" gusset, folded and then cut side without the tab to 8".  I scored the tab with a 1/2" gusset and put eyelets on the tab and the outside, so that I could run ribbon through for the closure.  I then cut side panels for the accordian at 3"X4" and scored every 1/2" and accordian folded. I adhered them to the side. and it was done.
 Here is a view with the tab open
Here is a side view.  Hugs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Keep your eyes on the Apple

Happy Tuesday.  My ex-husband has been in the hospital since the first of January.  We were kidding around about apples the other day, he loves apples.  So this card is to remind him to keep the giggles, laughs and joy at the top.
This is a 6"X6" card, the apple is from "A Child's Year" and the worm is from "Pooh n Friends".  The sentiment tag was computer generated and the stars are from an EKSuccess punch. Back gound paper is from Me and My Big Ideas.  Stay safe, happy and warm my friends. Hugs

Monday, January 24, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge-Once Upon A Princess

Welcome to BBTB2 Challenge, Lori is our host this week.  This is really a busy card but, they are butterflies and oh how I love them.  Lori asked us to use the "Once Upon A Princess" cart, I do not have that one, so I used 3 different carts, "Indi Art, Gypsy Wandering and Wall Decor", one thing our Cricut carts have in abundance of is butterflies.
For the background paper I took a piece of white card stock and stamped 5 large butterfllies using stamps from, Clear Stamps, Tim Holtz and PSX, using black Memento ink, I then airbrushed in the color using Copics.  I then cut out my butterflies at approx. 2" and colored with the markers.  The black beauties are from the Martha Stewart punch, I accented their wings with gold dots.  The photo corners are EKSuccess. I used an MS boarder punch on the bottom of the tag, and the tag says, "Just a flutterby of hellos and good wishes, may they brush your cheeks with warm kisses." I added a small ribbon with metal flakes to the top of the tag.  Please visit our challenge site and have a Blessed week. Hugs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Balloon Float

Happy Sunday, hope everyone watching the game has a great day.  Oh my goodness look what my "I" did, it printed on a rose petal, this is a thank you card for a friend that fed me Friday, the rose petal is from a beautiiful bouquet from her sister's visit and has a sentimental value to her. I love it when I can incorporated something like that into one of my cards. The balloons are from "Best Friends" cart.  The journal circles are "Making Memories"  Various hearts, the photo corners are QK.  Hugs

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I would stick my neck out

Is it Saturday yet?  Yep I checked and it is, wow, all my days are one right now.  This morning I woke up with this little ditty rolling around and had to put it to paper.  The giraffe is from "Everyday Paper Dolls".  The sentiment heart is a Nestie and was computer generated.  The background paper is from Paper Salon and more paper flowers were added, they are the ones with the red heart centers, the hearts are from a QK die. All coloring was done with Copics and speaking of  - OH YIPPPPEEEE - I was accepted into the Copic Certification Class which will be May 6th, (lol, apparently my months are all running together also because it should have said March)  really looking forward to that one.  Hope everyone has a Divine weekend.  Hugs

Monday, January 17, 2011

Armadillo Heaven-BBTB2 Challenge-Birthday Bash

Hey all, what a fun BBTB2 challenge this week, can you really believe an Armadillo?  Our team mate Krista gave us this challenge we could use the bird or armadillo from "Birthday Bash".  I do not have Birthday Bash and so I chose to do an Armadillo and used "Four Legged Friends and Animal Kingdom" to create him.  I used "Paisley" for the boot and a Cuttlebug folder to do the embossed leather down the middle.  The background papers - the clouds were printed from the I and the map is scan from a travel book. The sentiment block is a StampinUp punch and it says, "If there is an Armadillo Heaven, it must be off Route 66".  Inside the card says "and did you have any epiphanies this week?"  So that is it, hope everyone has a glorious Monday and equally great week. Hugs

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Have you seen the "Special K" ad in the Feb. "Martha Stewart Living", it was just begging to be a card.  I scanned it in and then printed it out on white card stock.  Added some colorful hearts and it is now vibrating to be put in its' envelope and sent out.  Happy Tuesday, Hugs

Monday, January 10, 2011

Welcome Back - BBTB2-Lyrical Letters Challenge

Welcome to the BBTB2 Challenge, our hostess today is the talented Karen Pinsonat and she picked one of my favorite cuts, the hummingbird from "Lyrical Letters" cart.  There is nothing like a break to get that mojo rolling.  Please check out the designs from my team members at BBTB2 you will be inspired.
For my background paper I chose to cut a square 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" from the patterned paper (Bonus) on the Imagine "Nursery Tails", I used two card stocks for my backing.  The flower and the hummingbird were cut with Lyrical Letters and the coloring was done with Copics.  I then cut the bee charm from a Sizzix die onto "Shrinky Dinks" material and colored with Prisma Color markers and shrunk in my toaster oven. I hung it from my polka dotted ribbon.  I also added a little glitter to the sun.  Happy Monday and hope you all have a fantastic week. Hugs, Sandi

Friday, January 7, 2011

Love leaves a fingerprint

Good Friday Morning Everyone.  So glad to have all back to normal, I have been busy de-cluttering 5months of non-stop projects.  Taking breaks occasionally to create.  The heart is from a Nesties. This is a Valentine, the heart says, "Love leaves a fingerprint on the heart that can never be erased".  Inside in says, "and your my perp!"  Over all size is 5"X7". Photo corners and misc. ribbon help to embellish.  The LCI log and heart were computer generated.  Hope everyone is adjusting well to the new 2011.  Hugs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

So what's new in your world?

I was exhausted last night and was just sitting with Kizzie (the 3 legged cat) watching TV and hear a thud at the front door.  So I get up to see what the heck is going on and sitting on the front door mat is a parakeet, I reach down to pick it up and the darn outside cat springs 30 ft. into the air and the chase is on.  The parakeet appears to have its wings partially clipped so it is not reaching altitude and flies into the neighbors yard, I rip off my socks so I don't get them wet and off  I run to the neighbors, Cass now has the parakeet in his mouth, I grab him by the scruff of the neck and yell at him to let the bird go, he spits the bird out and hisses at me.  I have the bird in my hand and it then attaches its self via beak to my hand, so I open hand to get him off. The bird flies to the corner of our gable, I am in pursuit as is the cat.  Then up and across the street the little one flies, so across the street I go, thinking maybe it belongs to our neighbor, knock on her door, nope no parakeet but she gives me a towel and I move to the corner of her house where cat is crouched and ready to pounce, parakeet is in a clump of dead branches about 6 1/2ft up. I reach for it and it falls to the ground, I swoop it up in the towel.  It's little heart beating 210beats a min.  So I am standing there with parakeet and go oh great now what do I do?  3 cats in our house is probably not the welcoming committee it is hoping for.  I took an old wicker cat kennel we have and placed it inside with the towel.  There it is this morning and that damn bird seems to be fine.  Of course after it is all said and done, I have adrenaline coursing through my body and sleep is not something that is going to come quickly, LOL.  Kizzie is standing guard and gives me a strange look every time it moves in the kennel "like did you really bring me a bird?"  So I will get some fliers out today and see if I can find out who it belongs to.  This morning at 5AM my friend Linda brought a small cage she had over so I could get PocoUno out of the wicker kennel, she also brought some seeds, bless her heart. So I will get fliers out and go door to door later when the sun comes up.  Have a great Wednesday. Hugs

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Oh it is New Year!

Oh Horray! I am truly glad to see ole' 2010 fly out the window and welcome 2011 with renewed hope and enthusiasm.  I have shared some of my "Jeweled Calendars" and I have so enjoyed working with them and wanted one just for me.  But the idea that I had in mind required more real estate than my garden rocks were delivering, so I have done some searching for bigger flatter rocks, to no avail.  Then I thought I wonder if a plate or pot shard would work?  I had some broken pieces from my pizza stone that broke so I rummaged until it was unearthed.  My adventure was on its way!  I love "Alice in Wonderland" and that love was only intensified with the release last year of Johnny Depps portrayal "The Madd Hatter".  I wanted a quick glance calendar for my studio, one that would make me smile and had layers and dimension, sparkle and glitz.  I finished it this morning and now am searching everywhere for a chipped plate, pot, etc, LOL.  Hope you enjoy, hope you are having a wonderful New Year's Day!  Hugs.