Monday, February 23, 2009

Place Cards - Valentine's Day / Be Mine

Another of the MCPT projects for this month. I went a little different with this one and made them into place cards. These didn't really take as long as I would've thought. Just a little assistance from the computer with the names, a little Valentine's Day ribbon, some plain red paper and plain pink cardstock both accented with white stamped Martha Stewart stamps. The white is a little hard to see in the photos, but has a nice effect in person.

Card - Girl w basket of Valentine's

Another one of the five MCPT February 2009 Card Challenge designs. Played up the wind effect embossing the card using various parts of a stencil. Added in a few little purple confetti hearts that I figured could've blown out of her basket. Left the card blank, so it could be used as a note card around the holiday.

Candy Bar Wrapper - Mice with candy bar & heart design

They're actually phasing out the old paper covered foil wrappers on candy bars and going to an all plastic material so you don't have the two wrappers. Guessing it's cheaper for them to produce this way, but for those that rewrap bars like this, it could be a problem. I was able to find one of the few in the store that still had foil, but had to go up to the 4.4 oz bar instead of the 1.55 oz. - like that's a problem! Even the 4.4 oz bars are going to the one-wrapper system though. Oddly, some are going with a retro design on the new wrappers! The paper is actually shiny like the paper candy bar wrappers - got lucky to already have it in my stash.

Card - Way To Go / It's Your Day

Another for the MCPT February card challenge with another little 3D effect for the balloons from the George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. The phrases "Way To Go" & "It's Your Day" were also both from the George cartridge.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scrapbook - 8x8 page - Love Is Strange

Note: Grascal bowed out of the festivities. He's not into the whole 'brotherly love' thing!


  • Cricut Cartridges: Alphalicious; George & Basic Shapes

  • Paper: Pink base: Embassy Ampad Colored Cardstock; Patterned: Making Memories Embellishment Paper Cosmopolitan Collection

  • Journaling: Fonts - Balmoral D; Bradley Hand ITC

  • Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Card - Showering You With Love

I thought about this being for Valentine's Day but I guess it could be for anything, even just a thinking of you. This is one of the images being used this month in a monthly card challenge, hosted by a nice lady named Aprile, over on the Cricut Message Board. I've got a few more to do, but I wanted to at least have one up for Valentine's Day.

There are about four layers of plastic (from a plastic cover that came off of some packaging for a paper cutter) to make up the "jar" of glitter hearts (which Taylor made into a frisbee and slung across the room and under tables and chairs...much to my dismay!). In between each one is a layer of foam sheet scraps and confetti hearts in a shimmering color. The mouse on top of the jar has the same number of foam sheet pieces together so he could sit on the jar properly. The smaller mouse and the umbrella only have one layer of foam sheet. Basically everything on the card is raised with the exception of the scattered hearts and the phrase. I just realized that I forgot to replace the shadowing under the mice and the jar, but I guess it does it somewhat naturally. Maybe I should just say I meant to do that?! The reason for the two photos is to display the dimension - top with flash (see the shimmer?), bottom without (see the shadows?).

I started out with this thing on pink cardstock and then I changed my mine and went to lavender instead with a pink lace accent (thanks for the scissors Keith!). Now I'm not sure that it will fit in an envelope very well, but I probably should send it to my Grandmother...she's used to getting things late from me! Happy Valentine's Day!