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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oh Baby! Cricut Cardz Challenge DT card

The challenge this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge is a fun one! Make a baby card using the colors green, yellow, orange and white only! (I remember when all baby things/cards were those colors because you didn't know the sex of baby until the delivery room!) Go here to get in on this fun challenge! And be sure the check out the rest of the DT's cards, they are impressive~wow!

I did a shape card, here it is:

For this card I welded the bib shape from Everyday Paperdolls to make the shape card. I should say here that I resized the bib to give it more of an oval shape by unclicking the chain before sizing height and width separately. Then I felt the neck opening was too small so I just made it a little bigger with my scissors after cutting. I think there are better bib cuts but not on any of my cartridges ~ probably New Arrival.
I also used the ducky from Doodlecharms and the 'Oh Baby!' from Stamping.
Paper was from DCWV, Bazzill & Papertrey ink.
I added some lace & ribbon from my stash, stitches with a white sakura gel pen and stamped the inside sentiment - not sure where I got that stamp.

Friday, September 17, 2010

No cricut? No Problem!! Harley Birthday Card

Hey all! Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a great weekeend! I wanted to post a card I made for my sister's birthday. My cricut was unavailable temporarily but I wanted to get this made so I had to rock it old school ~ no cricut! But it is fun to do that once in awhile.
I wanted to post this because I think the fold is pretty cool, and I love the way it turned out where I used a red copic to color only one image on the black & white designer paper. The first layer is held in place with a brad and  ...hmmm I don't know what those things are called???... can anybody help me out (see pic). Anyway, the first layer opens to the right to display a hidden panel on the card front, then the main card opens to the left. That first layer is continued on the inside of the card, like a smaller card, flipped to open the opposite of the main card. Hope you like it, I think my sister will!

Sentiment: (Front)"happy birthday sweet sister"  (first open) "with the wild side"  (Inside) "hope your birthday's a wild ride"

Cardstock - Bazzill & Papertrey Ink
Designer paper - DCWV - black & white roses and I colored one rose with a red copic.
Border punch - EK Success
Also used was a sakura glitter pen to hightlight some of the words which were printed on my computer and cut out into small tiles and the edges inked
Not sure if you can see the inside clearly but there is a water mark of a motorcycle, this is where I will write my greeting.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spooky Halloween Card

I have been wanting to use this card feature cut from mini Monsters and decided on using it for this spooky halloween card. I love the cut because you open the fence to the right first, then open the card. I thought it looked like a fun card. If you have Mini Monsters, it is the card feature on page 72.

I also decided to do something a little differently and put all the cuts and embellies on the inside, while leaving the outside of the card a bit plain. I like the way it turned out, I hope you do too!

I am posting this card for Mary's Halloween Challenge at Cardz TV, go check it out, you don't want to miss this one!
Also, this is for Simon Says Challenge, any holiday card. They also have a blog hop, check it out!

Card Materials:
I cut everything from Mini Monsters except the cat and the drippy phrases, those came from MS Seasonal Cake Cartridge. (The little bat I already had in my stash, I think it is a Cuttlebug cut.)
My ghost has a Peachy Keen face.
I used core'dinations card stock which was perfect for the card cut because it was black on one side (for the outside) and purple on the other (for the inside). I also used some white Papertrey Ink cardstock.
I inked up with black and purple Memento Dew Drops inks, and gave it a misty look with white VersaMark ink.
And of course ~ googly eyes from Michaels - love using them!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cricut Cardz Challenge #41 - my first DT card

Hi everyone! Head on over Cricut Cardz Challenge for challenge #41, and the 2nd half of the new design team's projects! This week's challenge is to make a fall themed card without using the colors  - brown, orange or yellow. Well, I don't know about the rest of the country, but in Michigan, a favorite fall activity is visiting the apple orchard, so I based my card on just that, with the colors red and apple green in mind. Hope this puts you in the mood for hayrides and warm apple cider. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge!

I found these red & peachy coordinating papers in an old DCWV fall stack and thought they would be perfect.
Cartridges I used were:
Cindy Loo for the font
Doodlecharms for the apples and the basket

Monday, September 6, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!

Hi everyone! I had so much fun with the 2nd Cricut Card Fairy blog hop, and I hope you all did too! Labor Day weekend activities with visiting family prevented me from completing a second project that I had in mind but I will get it done eventually and post it.

I am excited to announce the winner of the C-Gull Cricut Cartridge Storage Tote that I was giving away for the blog hop. But first let me say a big THANK YOU to all who hopped, commented, and especially those who chose be added to my follow list. I appreciate you more than you can know.

I put the name of every person who commented in "The Hat" and here is the winner (click on the image for a larger view) chosen at random:

BlueRose said...

Wow!!! I would like to thank you so very much on the lesson on how to make the dry-ease board. I never would of thought to make one. Oh, and the bag is so cute. Thanks so much♥
Congratulations BlueRose! Please use the contact form on my blog to send me your address and your tote will be on its way.

Also, don't forget to visit Crystal's blog to find out who won the blog hop grand prize - three Cutting Cafe stamps sets of your choice. And thanks again to Regina for being so generous!

Thanks to all who joined in, have a great remainder of your Labor Day!!

hugs ~ beejay!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


WELCOME!! I am so excited to be a blog hop partner with these amazing ladies again for this 3 day event!  (Please go here to find out more about Cricut Card Fairies.) Oh my gosh, wait until you see what these talented ladies have come up with! We are all featuring back to school projects made with these wonderful digital stamps by Regina at the Cutting Cafe. And guess what?... Regina has been gracious enough to sponsor this blog hop by donating a grand prize, which means you can win not one... not two... but THREE Cutting Cafe stamp sets of your choice!! Wow, Regina is so generous, and so talented, you are going to want to visit The Cutting Cafe and check out her amazing artwork! To win this prize, you need to visit each lady participating in this hop and leave a comment on each blog... easy right? And as extra added bonus, you will have more chances for candy along the way from some of the participants!
So let's get to hopping!

If you need to start at the beginning of this blog hop, go to Crystal's blog to start. If you have come here from AJ713's blog, then you are on the right track. If you just have no idea where you are, there is a listing of all the participants at the end of my post.

For my project, I am using the School Borders printable stamp set. I had so much fun with this set, the hardest part was deciding which of these great borders to use.


My grandson started Kindergarten this year so I made this dry erase school memo board to help keep track of all those upcoming notes, papers, activites & forms.  I used my Gypsy and welded his name to a rounded corner rectangle and cut it four times, twice out of chip board, once out of the background paper, and once out of a backing of a coordinating color cardstock. Then I cut just his name out of the same backing paper, and just the rectangle out of clear acetate card stock. Next I layered everything together except the acetate. I attached Regina's cute back to school border and those yellow pencils which I had colored with copics -  then the acetate goes on top of everything. I attached a few eyelets, some clips for hanging artwork, school calendar or whatever, and a dry erase marker. Done! It is quite sturdy with all the layers. You can either put hangers on the back for hanging on the wall or magnets for the fridge - I will let my daughter decide which one she wants.

The finished memo board is about 8x10.5 inches. I will post more details on this project in a day or two, so check back later if you are interested in those details.

I will be posting another project later using these borders - wait until you see!

BLOG CANDY: You say you want blog candy????  Just comment on this posting. No need to follow me, but I will love it if you do... I will use "The Hat" random number program to pick a winner for this:

Cricut Cartridge storage tote by C-Gull. Really cute and functional, brown and pink. I only took it out of the plastic for photographs. I put it in my chair for the pictures to give you an idea of the size. Here is a store link that gives the dimensions, details and more pictures of this cool tote bag. Good Luck!

Okay, that's it for me for now, check back with me later for another project. And be sure to comment on this posting for a chance to win my candy and on every blog hop posting for a chance to win the grand prize. Now get on over to Pamela's blog because she has something so cute (I just saw it and it is amazing!!) you are NOT going to want to miss it!!

BeeJay <----- YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ribbon Rosette Thank You Card

Good morning everyone! Happy wednesday... just 2 more days until a nice holiday weekend, AND the Cricut Card Fairy blog hop. Be sure to stop back by for some great back to school projects, some awesome digi stamps, and lots of yummy blog candy! Starts friday so don't miss out!

I have done this card before as a birthday card, but I was commissioned to do a thank you version. The reason I am posting it again is because of the ribbon rosette I added to this version. I didn't have the right color flower but the perfect color of ribbon so I did this little rosette that I think goes perfectly! If you would like to learn how to do this, check out this you tube video from Butternut Sage Designs for a tutorial. I love this, it makes the perfect little embellishment! And it is fairly flat making it ideal for a mailable card.


For those of you who did not see this when it was previously posted on my blog, I used one of the doily cuts from Cindy Loo, but hid the outside contour with the hide contour feature of Gypsy making it a window in my card. Once again, if anybody is interested in the cut file, you can request it using the contact form on this blog.
Paper is from Core'dinations.
Ribbon is a sheer one from Martha Stewart
Ink is Tim Holtz distressed.
I'm not sure about the stamp, just an old one I had hanging around.
I added little Teardrop Rain Dots in the top corners, these are from Cloud 9 designs and I have never used them before but I just love the effect.