Cricut Expression SC212

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Hi :-)

I mentioned earlier that my hubby and kids gave me a Cricut Expression for Christmas, and I LOVE it!  I used the Home Decor Cartridge and the sketch SC212 for this card:

Mom's Here for You SC212 (Large)

This DP is from SU!’s Parisian Summer DP pack.  I really love the colors.  I used Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla with it.  The flowers and dragonfly were cut using my Cricut.  I thought they needed more detail, so I paper pierced some details in each of them (it’s hard to see on the dark card stock in this picture).  It really looks good in real life because you can see the vanilla CS through each piercing hole.  I placed the flowers and dragonfly on dimensionals.

I struggled with the dotted strip.  First I had ribbon, then two ribbons, then DP…  I had to leave it, sleep on it, and try again the next day.  I ended up running a strip of vanilla CS through my Swiss Dots CB folder then inking up my brayer and very lightly rolling it over the dotted CS.  I loved the result.  I think it ties in really well with the dots on the DP underneath it.

The sentiment is form Verve Visual’s Here for You stamp set.  I stamped it on vanilla, cut it with my oval punch and placed it on a bravo burgundy designer label.  I paper pierced the rounded parts of the designer label, but again it’s hard to see in this picture.  The sentiment is raised with dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added two Taylor Tots to the bottom left corner.

Thanks for looking!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Here for You (Verve Visual)
CS:Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Perisian Summer DP (SU!)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Cricut Expression, Home Decor Cartridge, Mat Pack, Designer Label Punch, Oval Punch, Swiss Dots CB Folder, CB, Taylor Tots, Dimensionals

B is for Baby

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Happy Friday!

Whew, these last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind!  It has been at a least a week too long since I’ve posted!  I do have some cards to share.

I needed a couple of baby cards for two friends who have had baby girls recently.  I have been waiting for my Hanna Stamps order to arrive so I could use their B is for Baby set.  I used this week’s sketch challenge over at Splitcoast (SC205) for my layout.

SC205 B is for Baby (Large)

I used some DP from SU!(Spring Fling, retired).  The baby rattle and the a,b,c blocks are all cut out and placed on dimensionals.  The layer with the baby shoes is also on dimensionals.  I took a picture from the side to give you a little better idea of the different dimensions I have in this card.

SC205 B is for Baby b (Large)

I stamped and colored the baby shoes in the inside of the card on WW cardstock, along with the sentiment “B is for Baby” across the top.

Thanks for looking.  I’ll be back soon with another Christmas card and a Guy card :-)  Have a great day.


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: B is for Baby (Hanna Stamps)
CS: WW, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, SU! Spring Fling DP
Ink: BB, SU! Markers
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, Dimensionals

Two challenges in one

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Good Morning :-)

I decided to participate in a couple of challenges today.  The first is a sketch challenge over at SC, SC200.  I combined this with Kristina Werner’s Color Inspiration #28 Challenge.

Kristina has a very clean and simple style.  I was inspired by her style when I made this card.  Being clean and simple is a challenge for me!  Here is my card:

Just Becasue SC200 CI28 (Large)

I love making these flowers.  First I punch them out with a flower punch, then I color each petal tip with my Versamark marker then emboss it with white embossing powder.  Each flower is on a dimensional.  The Sage Shadow/WW layer is dry embossed with my Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder.  The sentiment is a rub-on from SU! Love & Happiness.

Have a great day!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Love & Happiness Rub-ons
CS: WW, Sage Shadow, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
Ink: Versamark
Flower Punch, White Embossing Powder, Square Punches, Brads, Ribbon, CB Leafy Branch Embossing Folder


My Hubby’s B-Day

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Hi :-)

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I’ve posted!  Time is flying by.  We have been so busy since about early/mid June that half our summer has slipped by.  We have been  having a lot of fun though :-)

Yesterday was my Hubby’s birthday.  I was busy finishing a friend’s card when I realized I had a couple of hours before he would be home!  I was scrambling.  At that point I had no idea even which stamp set I wanted to use!  I managed to finish his card about ten minutes before he pulled in the drive.  Whew!  So, here it is:

celebrate you (Large)

I started by choosing SC186 for my sketch.  The DP is by Basic Grey.  I love the combos of greens, browns, and blue it has in it.  I did a lot of sponging so the cardstock would have a similar look.  I used Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the U on DP in Always Artichoke then again in Chocolate Chip on Chocolate Chip CS, then cut them out.  I offset the Artichoke and Chocolate, glued them together, and attached them with dimensionals to sponged Vanilla.  The Vanilla layer is on dimensionals as well.  For the sentiment, I stamped “celebrate” on Vanilla CS and ran it through my cuttlebug with a Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Die.  Chocolate Chip satin ribbon is threaded through the ends.  The sentiment is not flat.  In this next photo you can see how I “bumped it up”.  To finish this card off, I punched and inked two Chocolate and two Artichoke nesting squares, sponged around them and attached them with dimensionals to the DP.  I did use both 1/16 and 3/8 inch dimensionals throughout the layers.

celebrate you close up (Large)

Have a great day :-)


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: All About U
CS:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey DP
Ink:   Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Square Nesting Punches, Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio Die, CB, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Sponge, Dimensionals

Rain, rain, and more rain!

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Happy Memorial Day!

How is your extended weekend?  We have been getting so much rain!  I think we have gotten between 6-7 inches this past week!  That’s a lot for Wyoming.  I can’t wait for the sunshine to come out and watch everything bloom and grow!

Do you have a hard time making sympathy cards?  I do.  This is a sympathy card I made a few weeks ago for a friend of mine.  I wanted it to be fairly simple and uplifting.

Louise Sympathy Card Susie (Large)

I started with SC174 for the sketch and worked from there.  I love scallops, so I had to use them for the edges, along with my Marvy Mega Oval Scallop Punch.  I used my Crop-a-Dile to dry emboss dots inside the white scalloped edge.  It’s hard to see in this photo, but I sponged the edges of the white and green layers with Night of Navy.  I used my white gel pen to draw inside the scallops on my oval.  I love the butterfly (it’s the same one I used on my Mother’s Day card).  I used my CB butterfly die and embossing folder to cut and emboss it (in white cardstock).  After it was embossed, I inked my rubber brayer in Night of Navy and rolled it across the butterfly, inking only what was raised.  My butterfly came alive!  I bent back the wings and attached the center of the butterfly to my card using a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: No Stamps
CS:  WW, Night of Navy, Prints Designer Series Paper
Certainly Celery
INK:  Night of Navy
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Marvy Mega Oval Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, Crop-a-Dile, Scallop Scissors, Hole Punch, Brads, CB Butterfly, Brayer

Birthday Cupcake

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Hello :-)

First thing this morning I bundled up the kids and made a trip to our local scrapbook store to get some ribbon.  I was trying to finish my card, but it just wasn’t working with any of the ribbon I have (which is crazy, I have tons of ribbon!).  I found exactly what I was looking for! Yeah!

I have a some birthdays coming up in April so I thought I would get started with their cards.  This one is for my sweet neighbor.  I have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to use my new Stampendous stamp set “Hey There Cupcake”, I love it!  This week’s sketch challenge (#169) over at Splitcoast was great for this card.

Birthday Cupcake (Large)

The DP I used is from Stampin’ Up!’s Spring Fling collection.  The colors are very soft.  I couldn’t get a good picture of my card that depicted true colors for some reason.  I think the pink in this picture looks more like regal rose, but it really is pretty in pink.  Pictures never do cards justice, oh well :-)  I used liquid pearls for the icing on the cupcake and the dots in the corners.  I love the dimension and shine they add.  The icing looks good enough to eat!  I used my Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to go over my Happy Birthday sentiment (which I typed and printed on my computer), as well as the cupcake wrapper.  My ribbon slide is from Stampin’ Up!’s Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (in the current Occasions Mini Collection book).

Have an enjoyable day :-)

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Hey There Cupcake by Stampendous
CS:  WW, Pretty in Pink,
Sage Shadow, SU! Spring Fling DP

INK: Basic Black, Sage Shadow, SU! Markers, Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen
Accessories: 7/8″ Satin Ribbon, Flower Ribbon Slide, Liquid Pearls, Printer, Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals