Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Congrats Grad 2010 Cards

Hello everyone! Graduation season will soon be upon us, so I wanted to get a head start! I used my Gypsy to design the custom 2010 cards using my Pooh Font cricut cartridge. I then made girl and boy graduate dolls with different  hair colors using the Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge. I made the tassels for their hats with embroidery floss and attached them with mini brads to look like the little "knob" on the top of the hats.  For their diploma's, I just tightly rolled paper and tied them with embroidery floss. I hope your week is going great so far! Happy CREATING to you!!!!


p.s. if you're interested, these cards are in my Etsy shop 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anniversary *double slider* Card

Hello! Happy Sunday!!! I meant to post this yesterday, OOPS! Anyhoo, I made this for my friends Drew and Teresa who celebrated their first anniversary yesterday....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DREW AND TERESA!!!! They both totally rock! I hope you dug your card! ;o) ...Now, down to business...This is a double slider card and you can watch Joy's awesome tutorial HERE...Here is what the top looks like open after pulling the ribbon up...
and the bottom that pops out....
This style of card seems pretty complicated, but once you try it you'll be hooked! Oh, almost forgot, all the cuts on this card are from the Sweethearts cricut cartridge. Don't ya just love that tree??!!! Oh, another thing, I wrote their names in the hearts super tiny! ;o) Ahhhh the lovebirds! I hope you had a fabulous weekend....And here's to a great week ahead!

Everybody say it with me...

Big fat lovey dovey HUGS!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Mother's Day High Heeled Shoes Card

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY to one and all! I received a super sweet comment today on my post about being bad and buying lots of new carts...LowCountryPaisley {HELLO} said she too had just picked up the Forever Young cartridge and wanted to see what I would do with it...So here you go! I sure I hope you like it! The shoes are cut at 3.5 inches and were SUPER EASY to layer! LOVE that! Here's a side view...
This sweet sentiment just popped into my little old noggin! Well I hope you like today's card. And in case you're interested it is in my new Esty shop along with some other cards. 

Have a great night! HEY, who else will be participating in Robyn's aka My Pink Stampers live chat at 9ET tonight??? I'll be there ready to flap my gums, er, well at least type really fast! ;o)


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hello Princess card and announcement

Hello friends! This is just a simple card made with my Once Upon a Princess cricut cartridge. But what I really want to share is that I finally took the plunge and opened an Etsy shop! Some of you email or comment about if my cards are for sale {shout out PenLight!!!} So I figured I'd have a place to sell them instead of just adding buy buttons here. Anyhoo here is the link to my shop...

I hope you are all having a FABULOUS day! Thanks so much for all your kinds words and encouragement! MUAH!!!!!


P.S. I have 5 of the Birdie Happy Mother's Day cards up for sale. :o)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PeachyKeen Challenge 27

Hey everyone! Time for another PK Challenge, YEAH! The challenge this time is a color and image inspiration challenge {above photo}. Other than that, just play, have fun, and CREATE! The photo's and colors reminded me of the life in my backyard this time of year. I have  a pair of painted buntings that I snapped a few {million!} pictures of, and the female is what inspired my card.
here is her husband ;o)
Ok, enough about my birdie love! Here is my card...
I used Happy Bird and Phrases for the Mama birdie, and the baby birdie and sentiment are from the  Happy Mother's Day set. Both sets can be purchased together for a great promo deal HERE. I hope you will come and play along with us! This challenge will be judged, and you could win a $25 gift certificate to!!! COOL! So hop on over to the Challenge Blog and see what the other talented ladies on the design team have done!

Birdie Hugs!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just Married *Congrats* Card

Happy Sunday! My friend Teresa asked me to make her a wedding congrats card, and this is what I came up with. I used Sweethearts for the car cut. I tried to cut out the just married license plate, but it cut so tiny I gave up and just wrote it in myself. ;o) Just a pretty simple card, but I think this car cut is so cute it would be a shame to distract very much from it.

Have a great night....DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES IS NEW ;o)
ooooooooooh and NEW BREAKING BAD TOO! Good TV night!


p.s. I hope YOU like it Teresa! ;o)

Friday, April 16, 2010

You Wind Me Up

Yep, that's right, I managed to make a robot out of kraft cardstock! LOL I think maybe I should seek out a kraft-o-holic meeting somewhere! ;o) Anyhoozle, I broke in my new Robotz cartridge today, and this was the result. The robot was cut at 3 inches and the gear he is mounted on was cut at 4 inches. This really didn't photograph very well, the colors are better in real life.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Birthday Fun with Create-a-Critter

My friend's lil' guy is turning one at the end of the month, and this is the card I made for him. I hope he likes it, LOL! The train, lion, balloon, and clouds are all from Create-a-Critter. The train track is from Everyday Paper Dolls. I used my Gypsy to size everything to fit by creating a 4.25 x 5.5 rectangle. I made sure all the pieces fit nicely in it (representing the card front)...and then I just deleted the rectangle before cutting. SUPER EASY! This card looks pretty simple, but it took a while because of all the white pen work I did. Here is the side view to show what's popped up.
Well I hope you're having a GREAT DAY!


p.s. the sentiment stamp is by My Pink Stamper and can be bought HERE

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cool Cat Card *Create-a-Critter*

Hello! Although I am STILL hoping for a Kitty cartridge, I am STOKED about the 2 kitties on the Create-a-Critter cartridge! They are both super cute! This is the second kitty in the booklet and she is just as regal as can be perched on her fluffy pink pillow. ;o) This is just a super simple card. The "cool cat" sentiment is from a stamp set by Pink Cat Studio, GASP, not PeachyKeen! LOL

Have a PURR-FECT day!

P.S. This cartridge is SO EASY TO LAYER!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We're A Pear Card

Hello! I have been having fun breaking in my new cartridges! For this card I used the pear from Preserves and the "we're a pear" phrase from Just Because Cards. I figured out that having the Gypsy will be helpful with the "just because" cards cartridge if you want to use the cuts for something other than with the specific card they go with. The cricut cuts them proportionately, so if you cut something at 3 inches it is TINY because it is supposed to fit on a 3 inch card. Get it? I think that made sense, LOL.
I cut the pear at 2.75 inches from Coredinations "Nostalgia" cardstock and the greens in that stack are PERFECT for the pear! I used my Gypsy to size the word art and it came out to be cut at 4.36 inches. The patterned paper is from the Nook and Pantry collection by Basic Grey. The ribbon and button twine are from LOVE their stuff!

I hope you're having a FABULOUS day! I am super excited for TV tonight...THE RETURN OF GLEE!!!! I don't know about you all, but I am a total GLEEK!!!!!! ;o)

HUGS!!! Nikki

Monday, April 12, 2010

I WAS BAD!!!! ;o)

So I totally went NUTS at Michaels today and got 7 new cartridges!!! I was wondering if anyone had a request to see something made from a specific cartridge are the ones I picked up today

-Create a Critter
-"Just Because" Cards
-Forever Young
-Old West

Just leave a comment on this post and let me know. ;o) I will probably play with Create a Critter after the Cubs game because it is so stinkin' cute I just about can't stand it!!!!!

Cricuty Hugs, Nikki

Sweet Wishes Cupcake Card

Hey everyone! Happy Monday to you! I just wanted to post this quickly before I run to Michaels to "maybe" get a new cartridge or two {they are on sale for 29 and 39!}...I have to hurry up and be back by 2 for my BELOVED CHICAGO CUBS HOME OPENER!!!! Anyhoo, this card was made with the Once Upon a Princess cartridge. Cute, huh?! The cricut cut regular eyes, but I thought it NEEDED GOOGLIES! ;o) Papers are from and the sentiment is by My Pink Stamper and can be found HERE I hope your week is off to a great start! Happy Crafting! and....GO CUBBIES! :o)


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sweet Thoughts of You *MPS challenge*

Hello and happy Saturday peeps! Robyn, a.k.a. My Pink Stamper, posted a challenge on her blog today and this is my take on it. The challenge was to use the cricut and  the colors pink, green, and black. For my card I used my Once Upon a Princess cricut cartridge to cut out the super cute ice cream cone. I used the Everyday Character faces from to give them their sweet faces. I thought the "oh" face was cute because she is cold. LOL
The sentiment stamp is from the Simply Sweet Occasions stamp set by My Pink Stamper. Well I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!


Friday, April 9, 2010

You Make My Heart Sing

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't posted much in the last week...My Nana was here and we were BUSY SCRAPPIN'!!! She left this morning :o( so to cheer myself up I made this card. The sweet little birdie stamp is a NEW PK stamp in the Happy Bird and Phrases set. I stamped her on the card base and left it uncolored. I stamped her again and colored her in and pop dotted her up. I punched 6 hearts and made heart "sandwiches" over some twine for her to hold as a little banner.
Anyhoo, you should check out the AWESOME PROMO peachykeenstamps is having on this set and the other BRAND NEW set...It really is an awesome deal. Have I enabled enough yet??? LOL   You can see this super duper great fantastic deal HERE. These stamps will make ADORABLE Mom's day cards, and Mom's day will be here before you know it!

Have a Tweet Weekend!!! :o)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge # 26

Hello and happy PeachyKeenChallenge day! The challenge is to create a card using all the items/colors/methods listed below

-Stitching {either hand drawn or by needle}
-White and Orange {card can have more colors}
-Contain one "up-cycled item" {something that could be thrown away}
-Any Peachy Keen Stamp

For my card, I used sticker packaging that looked like this...

And turned it into this....
A FISH TANK!!! ;o) I love thinking outside the box/packaging! LOL The super cute puffer fish is from the Under The Sea stamp set and the adorable little starfish is from the Sea Animals and Creatures stamp set. The thought "bubble" is from the Cute Kitties stamp set. Here is a side view to see the tanks dimension...I was even able to add pop dots to my lil' creatures!
To "fin"ish {get it?! HA} off my card I did some hand stitching with orange embroidery floss...and some faux stitching with my Sakura Gelly Roll opaque white pen which can also be purchased at HERE 

Please swim over to the Challenge Blog and play along with us! This challenge will not be judged a random winner will be chosen. The prize this time is the BRAND SPANKING NEW.........Happy Bird and Phrases stamp set!!!



Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Cards

Hi! Here are two of the Easter cards I made using the Easter 2010 cartridge and the A Child's Year cartridge. I used my Gypsy to size the scalloped frame from ACY to be a square instead of a rectangle. LOVE MY GYPSY! ;o) These are basically the same cards, but what a difference some googlie eyes make! LOL

My Nana will be here in a few hours and we are going to be having some SERIOUS CRAFTING FUN!!!!

Lamby Hugs!

p.s. Both sentiments are PeachyKeen and can be found HERE