I needed to make a card for a sweet girl that just made the High School Cheer Squad:
Is she not a cutie patootie! I colored her up with Copics using the school colors, used a couple Little Yellow Bicycle gems, added some floss and cuttlebugged the background. (Oh and she is on an action wobble!)
During National Scrapbooking weekend I was on a roll - and I have really been trying to make my priority to get my pictures onto some pages. Not only do I love doing this my family really loves looking at them! Here is the layout I put together using their sketch from May 9th:
Everything used is from the Farmhouse line. This was a fun layout to put together!
Another great sketch is on The Paper Bakery Blog giving you your first opportunity to play for their monthly prize. Play along once for a chance to win the monthly prize OR play along twice to double your chances of winning the monthly prize.
Here is my take on Sketch #1:
I used paper from My Little Shoebox Destination line and the title are stickers from My Little Shoebox as well.
Off to look for more sketches to get more pictures on pages!
This challenge provided us with a sketch to use. I utilized the sketch and made a card for my mom for Mothers Day.
I used the Doodle Charms cartridge for my lady bug and the Daisy cuttlebug folder for dimension. Paper is from a 6x6 pad from MME called Gnome Sweet Gnome. Stamp is from Stampendous. Google eyes, button, doodle pen and floss are all from stash.
In all, the Circle Ville Challenges got me crafting and using cartridges I have not used in a long time or EVER. It was so nice to just do something.
Did I mention how much I am loving using Templates to get my pictures on to pages. DCWV sure helps with this when they offer their Template Challenge each month. Here is my take on the May Challenge:
I used the Playtime stack and scraps that I had leftover from the Celebration stack papers that I used in the April Challenge. The Playtime Stack is all printed on Kraft paper and let me tell you the background cloud paper is very sparkly in person - so pretty!
Thanks for continuing to inspire me with the templates and your amazing paper DCWV!!!
This challenge was laid out like a Tic Tac Toe game and you had to choose which combination of items you would use to complete your project. I selected the Cuttlebug, Bling and Ribbon row.
I used the A Child's Year cartridge utilizing the card feature along with the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. Paper is from paper Try Ink, stamp is from My Creative Time Mom You Rock set. Stickles, ribbon and bling from stash.
This was a fun challenge and one where I learned something new. You were to use 1 sheet of 12x12 paper and cut and score it in a way to make a mini album (book). I have seen these before but have been intimidated - well no more, this was really easy. The hardest part is just deciding on the design and embellishments.
Here is my project:
I used the K & Co Sweet Nectar Stack. For all the frames I used the Fancy Frames cartridge. Embellishments are all from a K & Co pack that I have had a LONG time.
This challenge required that you use the following:
Here are the cards I made:
I used the Stretch your Imagination cartridge for the baby. Background paper is from an 8x8 stack I got some time ago from Debbie Mumm titled Baby Boy. Paper for the babies themselves were from scraps. Stamps are from My Creative Time Chocolate Greetings set. Buttons, Brads and Bling are all from stash.
I was able to complete 11 challenges in total for the Circle Ville Challenges and it I was able to learn a few new tricks too!
Here is the project I made for the Did I Mension challenge:
I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge to make a lipstick box. Now I think this is a little big for a lipstick. I am going to fill this with some Laffy Taffy for my MIL to go with her Mothers Day gift.
Paper used was from Sweet Nectar by K & Co and the tag is from K & Co. as well. The tulle and button are from Websters pages and the gems are all Little Yellow Bicycle.
I was so excited to be able to participate in so many of the CircleVille NSD challenges -- and to learn something new too!!
I made an easel card for the first time and I just love how it came out and how easy it was to do.
I used the Paisley cartridge for my cutie owl, paper is all from DCWV both the 12x12 and 4.5 x 6.5 Grade School stack. Perfect for teacher appreciation cards. I used google eyes on both the cards, my stamp is from My Creative Time Chocolate Greetings set, twine from the Twinery, brads and flowers from my stash.
Now I just need to buy a gift card to include and these are ready to go.
I put together a card for the Challenge It's All About Perspective.
I used my Suburbia cartridge for the first time on this one:
There were heads a flying as I was cutting apart my image to try to add the dimension that was required for this challenge. I inked, chalked and pop-dotted away. I also scored on her skirt to add some pleats.
Background paper is from a 6x6 pad from Lost & Found by MME. Twine is from Papertrey Ink, bling from Little Yellow Bicycle, a cuttlebug folder for more dimension and that Sassy Stamp is from Unity.
There was a challenge to use any Circle Cartridge and complete your project in 1 hour. I used my Out of Character cartridge for the 1st time and made a Mother's Day card.
Honestly this is not my favorite but with the clock running and a project needing to be completed I just kept forging ahead. Paper is from Teresa Collins Posh line, I used a cuttlebug folder for some dimension, a Teresa Collins brad and some Prima flowers with brads in the middle.
Hope you had some fun playing in CircleVille or just playing on NSD!!
I was able to play in another challenge on the Circle message board during NSD. This one was to use critters.
I dusted off my Animal Kingdom cartridge for this one. I also used Create a Critter for the Barn and Howdy title. Paper is all DCWV from the Amber Autumn stack. I hand drew the grass just using sharpies.
I am participating in the Circleville NSD challenge to do something BIG!! The challenge is to use an oversized photo or title or both on your project. How easy is that?! And with your Cricut making a BIG title is super easy. Here is the layout I did:
Don't you just love when you find self-portraits on your camera LOL! Well when I saw this one I had to print it big and thank goodness I did since it works so well for this challenge. This is actually from a few years ago so I am glad I was able to get it onto a page! I used the DCWV All About Boys stack and matted my picture with some cardstock from the Brights stack. I used the Cricut cartridges - All About Boys (title), Space Party (alien) and Home Decor (for Adore). Some Thickers for my word and done! Great Challenge!!! Looking to do a few more so I better get cracking. Blessings, Jenny