Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This is a 5 X 7 card that I based on the sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. 
This dragonfly is from the Art Philosophy Cartridge from page 24 under the Decorative Layer feature at 2.5 inches.  Then I cut the Dragonfly cut at 1.75 inches in a thick clear sheet.  I put some Zig 2 Way glue around the wing edges and sprinkled them with some Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds.
I cut the patterned paper for the two squares at 2.50 inches square and the solid bases at 2.75 inches.
I felt that there was too much space so I cut another solid square at 2 inches square and cut it in half and layered it on the patterned squares.  I added my gems to finish.   

I am also entering this card at Fantabulous Cricut for their Challenge Me Monday which this week is to use a bug on your project.

#114 - Don't Bug Me
Make a project using some sort of bug.

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #68                                                       

Thanks for coming by,
Cindy :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bird on a Branch

For this 5 X 7 card, I used my Lori's Garden Imagine Cartridge.  I cut the bird and branch out in layers, but ended up only using the complete base cut.  I used some Diamond Stickles around the flowers added some pearls for the centers.  I added a pearl for the bird's eye also.  I tried to do some outlining with my white gel pen, but it would not work well on the printed image. 
The lattice border is a Martha Stewart punch.  The awning is from Lori's Garden also and is a scrap from an earlier project.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Bitten By the Bug2 -  Garden

Die Cuttin' Divas  - Anything Goes

Cooking with Cricut - May Flowers

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Celebrate TODAY

For this 5.5 x 5.5 inch card, I started with this sketch from Mojo Monday.

I love square cards so I started with a pre-made red 5.5 square card.  Then I cut out the star from American Alphabet page 25 and all of the layers at 2.25 inches.  Next I cut circles from the same cartridge page 61 Font 2 Shadow at 2.75 inches in light blue and 3 inches in white.
I cut the lighter blue in 5.25 x 5.25 for the card layer.  Then the strip of striped paper is cut at 2.5 X 5.25.
The banner is cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge on page 29 and cut at 3.25 inches.
The stamp is from PaperTrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages and stamped with Stampin' Ups Night of Navy onto a 1.25 inch white square which is backed with a 1.5 inch red square.

I am also entering this into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-Me-Monday 
#113 - Memorial Day
Make a project using the color red plus anything that makes you think of Memorial Day (ie. a flag, military symbol, or poppy).

Thanks for coming by and leaving comments,
Cindy :)

Monday, May 28, 2012


I have new neighbors and wanted to whip up a quick card for them.  This is a 5 X 7 card.

The papers are from DCWV's Songbird stack.  The Welcome is from the American Alphabet Cartridge that came pre-loaded on the Expression 2. It is shown on page 68 as the Font 3 Shift Image and cut at 1 inch.  After I cut it, I ran it through my Xyron and then sprinkled it with Stampin' Ups Dazzling Diamonds. The ribbon is a velvet ribbon from Cosmo Cricket.  I added some Stickles around the clouds for a little more sparkle. 
Quick and simple.

Thanks for coming by and comments are such a treat,
Cindy :)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Let's Go Fly a Kite

The Wobble Wednesday Challenge #11 theme for this week is SUMMER!  I was contemplating several ideas when I saw a picture of a kite and knew that was the perfect summery item to put on an Action Wobble!!

The kite and the sun are both cut from the Create A Critter cartridge.  This is a 5 x 7 card.  The kite is on page 48 and is the shift image.  I cut the kite at 4.75 inches and the Layer 1.  I didn't cut the face layer.  I cut the shadow image in white.  I took my white Signo gel pen and added some white stitching and a Copic marker to add some detail to the bows on the kite's tail.
The sun is on page 52 and cut at 1.75 inches.  For the sun I cut the main image and the shadow.  I added the face with Lemon Ice Stickles. 
The Cloud paper is from DCWV from the Songbird Stack. I Stickled around the clouds for some sparkle.
The Stamp is from PaperTrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set.  It just seemed to capture the feeling of watching a kite soaring on a summer day.

My kite in motion.  It's so cute in person!

A close-up of the Action Wobble on the back of my kite.  If you haven't tried an Action Wobble you are missing out.  The motion they add to a card is really fun.

Can you tell that this card puts me in a happy place!!!!

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Your Bird-Day

This is a birthday card using Birthday Bash cartridge.  The cute bird with banner and the card base are found on page 39. 
The card base was cut at 5.5 inches and the banner is cut at 3 inches {I think, I always forget to write down the dimensions :( }.  I was generous with the Stickles and added two buttons to the banner ends.  The tag is also from Birthday Bash on page 30 the Card/Tag shift feature cut at 1 inch.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious set and heat-embossed. 
I really liked this card but it needed something else and I decided to use a white stamp pad to add some clouds.  Lesson - next time cut out some clouds!

For the inside I used a phrase from the cartridge also.  It is found on page 48 under the Phrase feature and cut at 2 inches and of course added some Stickles. 

Any suggestions on "fixing" the clouds are welcomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am entering this card in Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #66 - Buttons, Banners and/or Birthday.

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

I really liked the Mojo Monday Sketch this week and I needed to make a card for my Brother-in-law's birthday, so here is the result.

I really liked the way this card turned out.  The papers are from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack and Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock.  The stamp is from Stampin' Ups Perfect Punches set.  I stamped it with Versa Mark and heat embossed it in silver.  The border is a Martha Stewart Punch in shiny silver paper, topped with a black ribbon. A couple of flowers from my stash and a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz in Girls Best Friend in the center.

This is the inspiration sketch:

Thanks for coming by,

Cindy :)