Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #18

This week's challenge at Just Buggin' is to make something with your Cricut using the shadow feature. This is the first cut I've made on my Cricut using my new Gypsy! This cupcake is from the Celebrations cartridge and it's cut at 3.5" and then again in shadow. I used Stickles for the sprinkles on top.
Die Cut: Cricut Celebrations cartridge "Cupcake" cut at 3.5" and in shadow
Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo "Humerous Birthday"
Other: brown ink, ribbon and Cotton Candy Stickles

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Katie

Today is my daughter Katie's 13th birthday. She's so excited to finally be a teenager! Since it's Wednesday, it's also FREE digi day at StretchNBubbles. Today you can get this super cute cat image totally free. While you're over at SNB, check out Alison's blog candy. It's amazing and there are only a few more days to enter so don't miss out!

Color Dare #49

This week's colors on the Color Dare are Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral and Soft Suede. As always, if you don't have these exact colors you can still play along with something similar. Remember, when you upload your project you are in the running for the weekly Top 3 AND you could be chosen for a guest DT spot so what are you waiting for? Play along with the Color Dare today. I can't wait to see what you make!
Image: StretchNBubbles "cupcake"
Copics: E55,B000,E95,R29,R46,W1
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Happy Birthday 06"
Embossing: Happy Birthday
Ink: brown pigment ink
Buttons: Bo Bunny "Mango Luau"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Katie's Birthday Card

My daughter Katie turns 13 tomorrow. I can't believe it. You know when you have a baby everyone tells you to enjoy the time because it goes so fast. Well, they weren't kidding. It feels like time is just zooming by and my sweet little baby girl is now A TEENAGER! Well, she will be tomorrow anyway. So I made this card for her using the Easel technique which I think is perfect for Katie because she keeps all her cards and she can easily display this one if she can find room on her desk or dresser. :)
I used two of her favorite colors: lime green and pink and this cupcake image from StretchNBubbles. I stickled the cherry on top with Cotton Candy Stickles because Katie hates red so I couldn't make it an actual cherry without "ruining" the card! :)
There aren't too many challenges posted this week because of the holidays but as I was looking around I found these challenges that this card fits into:
Cupcake Craft Challenge: make a card for a celebration
Our Creative Corner: food or drink on your card
Rosie Dee Challenge: anything you want
One Stop Craft Challenge: Use something recycled (the button)
This is a picture of the card standing open:

Monday, December 28, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Moose with Scarf

Here is a new image from StretchNBubbles called Moose with Scarf. Head on over to StretchNBubbles and pick him up for yourself. While you're there, check out all of Alison's other cute images and get entered to win her blog candy. Time is almost up so get entered will not want to miss out on that!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Moose with Scarf"
Copics: E31,E29,E37,G28,R46,Y21
Ink: Memento "Lady Bug"
Sentiment: SU Holiday Collection

Friday, December 25, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Reindeer with Scarf

Merry Christmas! This cute little guy is available today at StretchNBubbles. Hop on over to Alison's blog and pick him up for yourself. While you're there, check out the other FABULOUS images Alison has for sale and get entered to win her amazing blog candy!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Reindeer with Scarf"
Copics: 110,E31,E37,E29,G28,R46
Ink: Memento "Bamboo Leaves"
Sentiment: SU "Holiday Collection"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge #17

Today's challenge at Just Buggin is called Inky Fingers. Use ink to alter your die cut in some way. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and cut the beveled top tag at 4 inches. Then I distressed it using Tim Holz Antique Linen ink.
Cricut: TBBM "Beveled Top Tag" cut at 4 inches
Copics: RV34,110,E31, E57
Ink: Tim Holz distress ink "Antique Linen" and brown pigment ink
Image: Pollycraft "Dave"
Embossing: Snow Dots and Swiss Dots
Sentiment: SU Christmas set circa 2002

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Birdhouse

It's Wednesday so you know what that means...a new FREE image at StretchNBubbles. Today's image is this cute little birdhouse. Head on over to StretchNBubbles and pick one up for yourself. While you're there, enter to win Alison's awesome blog candy and check out the other super cute digi images Alison has available for sale.
Image: StretchNBubbles "birdhouse"
Copics: E29,R46,E37,E40,E29
Paper: DCWV "the Stack 6"
Ink:Memento "Bamboo Leaves"
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"

Color Dare #48

This week's Color Dare colors are Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede. As always, if you don't have these exact colors, use what you have that is close. Upload your creation by next Tuesday and you can be in the running for the week's Top Three AND you will be in the running for a guest DT spot. I really hope you'll join in and play this week.
Image: Pollycraft "Cherry Kisses Fairy Socks"
Paper: Paper Adventures "Ivory Floral"
Ink: Memento "Bamboo Leaves"
Other: ribbon

Monday, December 21, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Raggedy with Gift

Here's a cute little girl called "Raggedy with Gift" available today at StretchNBubbles. Hop on over and grab her for yourself and check out all the other awesome digi images Alison has available. You still have time to enter to win her amazing BLOG CANDY.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Raggedy with Gift"

Copics: E00,R00,B24,BG10,B21,R46,G28
Embossing: Snowflakes
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Very Merry Christmas"
Other: Snowflake punch

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Starry Snowman

If you've visited my blog before, you know I have a soft spot for snowmen. They're just SOO cute and this one from Alison at StretchNBubbles is no exception. This is just one of many super cute images that Alison has for sale. She also has several free images available on her site so it's definitely worth a look-you won't be sorry.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge #16

This week the challenge at Just Buggin is called "Santa's Helper"-use your Cricut to make a present for someone. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge which I really like, but since I have the Cricut Create I can only make very small bags and boxes. Kind of a bummer and I didn't know that before I bought the cartridge so I just deal with it. I did make this flower box and cutting it at the max allowable on my Cricut, it is only large enough to fit 4 peppermint patties. :) I think I'll make more of these and set them around my Christmas dinner table.
Cricut: TBBM "Flower Box" cut at 5.5" (maximum for Cricut Create)
Image: Dustin Pike Santa
Copics: R29,R46,E00,R00,C1,C5,C7
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Color Dare #47

The colors this week at The Color Dare are: Real Red, Green Galore and Basic Brown (or chocolate chip). Hope you'll play along with us! As always, if you don't have these exact colors, just use what you have that is close. Upload your creation by December 22 and you will be in the running for the Top 3 of the week AND you could win a guest DT position. The Color Dare is also having a DT call so if you're interested, check out the blog and get your entry in by December 31!
Image: Dustin Pike from the Festival of Trees Thank you set
Copics:R46, YR04,110,E57,YG03,G24
Embossing: Snow Dots
Sentiment: StampsNSmiles "Jolly Set"
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Other: Buttons from Bo Bunny and ribbon

Stretch N Bubbles-Heart Tree

Isn't this a cute little tree made of hearts? It's available today from StretchNBubbles and since it's Wednesday, it's absolutely FREE. Go over and check it out for yourself on StrechNBubbles and see all the other awesome images Alison has available. And there is still time to get entered for her blog candy...believe me, you won't want to miss out on that.
Image: StretchNBubbles "heart tree"
Copics: Y21,E57,G02,G07,G28, YR 04,R46
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Sentiment: SNS "Jolly Set"
Snowman Stamp: Penny Black "warm and cold"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jolly Ole St. Nick

Isn't this a great image from the DigiShack? I just love this santa and I used him to make this card for these challenges:
Die Cuts R Us: Naughty or Nice (I chose Nice)
Our Creative Corner: Holiday theme
Tuesday Taggers: Jolly Old St Nick
Cuttlebug Challenge: Merry Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Oliver

This cute little penguin is named Oliver and he's available today at StretchNBubbles. Isn't he adorable? Hop on over to StretchNBubbles and get him for yourself. Also be sure to check out Alison's other images and her awesome blog candy!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Oliver"
Copics: Y21,YR04,110,G28,R46,BG10
Embossing: Snow Dots
Other: Snowflakes, dew drops, ribbon, pop dots

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New StretchNBubbles Images

Here are a couple of cards I made with some new images from Alison at StretchNBubbles. If you are into Cubscouts, she also has some super cute badge images over there.
This one is called Girl of the 20s:
Girl of the 20s
This one is called Backpack and there is also one with a Boyscout logo on it:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Santa

This adorable Santa image is being released today at StretchNBubbles. Perfect for your Christmas cards or your Holiday place cards. You can use him so many don't have to be limited because you can change the size to meet the needs of your project. Hop on over to StretchNBubbles now and pick up this adorable Santa for yourself!
Image: StretchNBubbles "santa"
Copics: 110, C1,W1,C5, R00,E00,E93,E95,R29,R46
Sentiment: SNS "jolly set"
Ink: memento "lady bug"
Buttons: Bo Bunny "delilah" and "mango Luau"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge #15-Christmas Cheer

Time for another challenge at Just Buggin. The challenge this week is to make a Christmas themed card using something from your Cricut. I used the Christmas Cheer cartridge on this card. I cut out all three of the reindeer at 2 inches on "blackout". Then I cut out a shadow of each of them.
I'm using this for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft challenge: Christmas Carol (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Die Cuts R Us: Holiday Feel
Whimsy Stamp Challenge: Use die cuts
Paperplay Challenge: be inspired by a movie or book (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Cheer
Embossing: Snowflakes
Sentiment: StampsNSmiles "Jolly Set"
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"
Other: silver elastic cord

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Color Dare #46

The colors this week for the Color Dare are: Rich Razzleberry, Taken with Teal and Sahara Sand. As always, if you don't have these exact colors, we invite you to play along with similar colors. Remember, if you post a card this week you are in the running for Top 3 of the week and you could be chosen as a guest DT member.
Please come and play along this week!
I'm also entering this card in these challenges:
All Sorts: use purple
Papertake Weekly: Christmas card with no red or green
Image: StretchNBubbles "Jillyan and Present"
Copics: R00,E00,E95,E31,E33,E55,BG15,E93,R89,G28,E37
Nesties: Scalloped Rectangles
Sentiment: StampsNSmiles "Jolly Set"
Other: purple ink and dew drops

Stretch N Bubbles-Reindeer

Guess who is free over at StretchNBubbles today?? Yep, this super cute Reindeer! Head over there now and get him for yourself and while you're there, be sure to get entered to win Alison's blog candy. It's awesome!
Image: StretchNBubbles "Reindeer"
Copics: E37,110
Paper: DCWV "the Stack 6"
Other: Ribbon

Monday, December 7, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Heart Angel

Today's new release at StretchNBubbles is this pretty little Heart Angel. She's available now so head over to Alison's blog and pick her up for yourself. Don't forget to get entered to win her awesome blog candy!
Image: StretchNBubbles "heart angel"
Copics: BG10, BG000,R00
Sentiment: SNS "Jolly Set"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Other: Snowflakes and dew drops

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Jillyan Present

I know I say this about all of Alison's images but this one is ADORABLE. I love Alison's Jillyan character...she's so sweet. This one has Jillyan ready for Christmas (or birthday..see how versatile digi images are!). This image is debuting today at StretchNBubbles so head over there to get this cutie for yourself and check out all of Alison's other images. You're bound to find something you love. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Play: Christmas without red or green
Cute Card Thursday: Girly card
**Check out the Allsorts Challenge beginning tomorrow December 5th-Alison is sponsoring the challenge this week and you could win four of her images for FREE but you have to play along at Allsorts!**
Image: StretchNBubbles "Jillyan present"
Copics:R00,E00,E93,E95,B000,BG72,BG75,RV11, RV14,E31,E33,E57,E55,R46,G28
Embossing: Houndstooth and Snow Dots
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Very Merry Christmas"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just Buggin Challenge #14-Layers

The challenge this week at Just Buggin is to layer your die cuts. You can use flowers, snowflakes, whatever you want as long as you layer them together on your project.
I used this cute image from StretchNBubbles called Jillyan and Kit. The flowers along the left side were made using my Doodlecharms cartridge. I cut the flowers out of different colors but I used the same size. Then I just made sure I staggered the petals before gluing so both colors are visible.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Jillyan and Kit"
Copics: E00,E31,E29,E99,Y21,RV06,R00,E93,E95,110
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Thank You 02"
Die Cuts: Doodlecharms flower cut at 1"
Other: cotton candy stickles and brown ink

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles-Heart Tree

It's time for another FREEBIE over at StretchNBubbles. Don't you just LOVE Wednesdays? Today's free image is "Tree with Heart" and it's available now just in time for those Christmas Cards! I'm entering this into this week's Spoonful of Sugar challenge which is to make a card with non-traditional Christmas colors.
Image: StretchNBubbles "Tree with Heart"

Copics: YG 06,YG 09,Y21, RV11
Ink: Dew Drops Pearlescent Orchid and Lime Green pigment ink
Embossing: Snow dots
Sentiment: StampsNSmiles "Jolly Set"
Other: ribbon

Color Dare #45

Time for another awesome color combo at this week's Color Dare. This time the colors are: Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla and Kraft. Hope you'll play along to be in the running for the
TOP THREE of the week AND to be considered for a future guest DT member spot!
Image: Doodle Palace "Emery the Pitbull"
Paper: DCWV "The Stack 6"
Buttons: BoBunny "Mango Luau"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

I love this new image from Alison at StretchNBubbles called "Tree with Bird and Squirrel". I used it to make a card for these challenges:
Tuesday Taggers: Christmas carol (I chose "Oh Christmas Tree")
Secret Crafter: Christmas Trees
2 Red Bananas: Christmas/winter themed card
Cupcake Craft Challenge: red and green
Corrosive Challenge: red and green
Rosie and Dee: red and green with a touch of bling (can you see I glittered some of the red dots on the tree?)
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Christmas theme with sparkle (again the glittered dots)
Kaboodle Doodle: Snowflakes
Here are some other images available today at StretchNBubbles:
Penguin with Heart:
Moose Mug:
Snowman Cup:
Don't forget that Alison is having a design team call. You have until this Saturday, December 5th to apply. Details here. She's also giving away some awesome blog candy so check that out too.