Monday, December 30, 2013

GCC1230 - Happy Birthday

This is the card I made for the Outlawz Challenge for the week of 12/30. We were to use a digi image from Oak Pond Creations and I chose the Karma Chameleon. I thought he looked cute. I colored him in greens, pinks and purples. I also added googlie eyes to him. I'm going to need birthday cards so I decided to add that as the sentiment. I used the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge to cut the image out. I also used the Center Point function so I could have this cut in the shape I wanted. I used this card as my inspiration from Pinterest.

Come on over to the Outlawz to join us.

This month, the sponsors are:

Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, American Crafts, OPC digi, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Studio G stamp, Bazzill brad, Memories Ink, googlie eyes, ribbon. 

For your Wedding Mike and Sarah

I made this card for my cousin and his wife for their Christmas Eve wedding. They had snowflakes on their invitation so I added a snowflake from the Cricut Pretty Pennants cartridge. I used red and black and silver and that happened to be their colors. I helped them decorate 21 Christmas trees. It was a really pretty wedding.

Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Cricut, Pretty Pennants cartridge, Stampendous, Silver ink. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

GCC1223 - Tie and Lace 'em up

This is the card for the Outlawz Greeting Card challenge for 12/23/2013. The theme this week is to create a project that uses lace and ribbon. I really wasn't planning on this card taking this look but I incorporated both lace and ribbon. I used this sketch from My Favorite Things that I pinned on Pinterest.

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This month, the sponsors are:

Supplies: Neenah, SU Basic Grey, SU, SU Pixie Pink, Cuttlebug, SU leaves die, SU flower die, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge, Ribbon, lace, bling, Memories ink.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Cara

I made this for my good friend and craft partner in crime, Cara before I left fir vacation. I actually sent Cara a text to wish her a happy birthday yesterday, but I was two days early. She loves peacocks and loved this card feature on my new French Manor cartridge when she saw it. I told her she couldn't look at those two pages where the peacock and feathers were. I used green glitter paper and turquoise Stickles for the blue part of the cut out in the feather. This card isn't very thick and not many layers which is really strange for me. It's hard to add a whole bunch without covering up the design on this type of card though. I think Cara will really like this. I added the halographic flat sequins and gems on top for some extra bling (as if the feathers aren't enough)! I took a picture with the flash so the glitter and Stickles would show up more. It's pretty sparkly for being so simple.

Supplies: Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Neenah, Stickles, Cricut, French Manor cartridge, sequins, bling, SU Garden Greetings stamp.

Monday, December 16, 2013

GCC1216 - Blue Hues

Here is my card for this week. The Outlawz challenge for the week is blue hues and to use an Oak Pond Creations image. I loved this fish and knew it would work perfectly with blues. Blue is a hard color for me to use, however these shades seem to be easier for me. I colored the image with Copics and American Craft alcohol inks. I added more colors until it looked like I wanted it. I went over the fins and tail with SU iridescent ice which I tried to showcase in the detail image. I added three layers of gloss over the water bubbles so they would stand out. I used my Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge. I love this cartridge however if you go smaller (which I did), the shapes do not cut all the way through. I used this particular shape to mimic fish fins. I used this sketch from Pinterest.

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This month, the sponsors are:

Supplies: Neenah, Bazzill, Oak Pond Creations 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Best Wishes Gaurav

I made this card for a guy I work with that is leaving the company. We have worked very closely on projects over the last two and a half years and I'll really miss his expertise and knowledge. I had everyone sign the card or jot down some comments and I printed them and stuck in the envelope with the card. This is pretty few layers for me, but I kind of like it as a masculine card.

I kind of used a card off Pinterest as inspiration but then it took on a whole life of its own.

Supplies: SU Kraft, The Paper Studio, Cricut, SU label punch, Mustache table confetti (I had no intention of using it for table confetti when I purchased it), Memories ink, Fiskars, Button.

Monday, December 9, 2013

GCC1209 - That's Entertainment

This weeks challenge on The Outlawz is to create a card or project that reflects your favorite TV show, book or movie. I used Austin Powers movie because there are some funny lines. My absolute favorite movies are: Shawshank Redemption, Sweet Home Alabama, While You Were Sleeping, Coyote Ugly, and Big Fat Greek Weeding. I couldn't come up with anything cute for those movies so I went with Austin Powers.

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This month, the sponsors are:

Supplies: Neenah, SU Brilliant Blue, SU Daffodil, Bazzill, Cricut, Groovy Times, Cuttlebug, The Paper Studio embossing folder.

Monday, December 2, 2013

GCC1202 - Tag It

My cards for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge (GCC1202). I originally made the card with the kite and wasn't sure I liked it so I made the second one. Both have a tag, and both are very different. I paper pieced the kite on the second tag and used the Cricut Damask cartridge on the first tag.

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This month, the sponsors are:

Supplies: Neenah, SU vanilla, The Paper Studio (polka dot and glitter), DCWV (black and vanilla),Cricut, Martha Stewart Seasonal cakes cartridge (grass), Phrases cartridge (tag), Damask Decor cartridge (tag with damask shape), Studio G, Fiskars, Ribbon, Bakers twine, Memories ink, paper piecing.