Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Challenge Entry

Hello and welcome to my world.
I am entering thisThanksgiving card into the following challenge:

I used the Thanksgiving Cricut Cartridge and a Spellbinders Scallop Oval Die with my Cuttlebug.
I started with a kraft base and rounded the corners. I cut the ovals with the die out of a mustard yellow and used the tan mat to emboss the ridge on the inside of the scallops.  Then I measured just inside the embossed ridge to get the size for the cameos.  It was about 2 inches and I cut these in black.  I attached the cameos to the ovals with tape runner and added the pumpkin button with a glue dot.

On the inside, I cut the Leaf Border at 1 inch which cut the width not the length.  I used the swirl cutouts from the cameos in the upper corners and stamped the greeting "GIVE THANKS". 
(I had forgotten to take photos before I had co-workers sign it so you can see some of their signatures).

This looks like it was a really simple card, but the measurements of the cuts always get take me the longest to figure out.  Someday I will get the hang of it.  Enter more challenges maybe?

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Wow!  Two challenges in one month.  What got into me? 
 Maybe a little holiday spirit. 

Every year where I work, we select a family in need from a list provided to us by local charity organizations.  I make the card and this year I really had fun creating this card.  Our family has a small child and I thought an Action Wobble was just the ticket!  And while I am at it, I thought I would post it and enter it in the latest Wobble Wednesday Challenge!
I started with a cream base and edged it with some ink in a light brown.  The turkey is from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge as well as the word "Gobble".  He is on an action wobble and backed by a Spellbinders Scallop Oval in cream topped with a green regular oval run through with the embossing mat to leave a rim on the edge.
A black mat frames a piece of grid pattern paper and fall leaves completes the front.
The inside features a pumpkin with sentiment and matching fall leaves.  A little inking around the edges gives the paper some dimension.  

And here is the fun part...

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Monday, November 10, 2014

CardzTV Challenge Winner - November 2014



My Halloween owls card won the challenge over at
Mary at CardzTV has really been coming up with some interesting challenges to keep us on our best card making behavior.  And she really inspires me to do my best when I look at all the beautiful cards she and her Design Team make.  Everyone should go over and take a look at her Card Gallery.  You can't help but smile and think "How does she come up with these fabulous ideas!"

Thanks Mary.  I can't wait to use my new stamps.