Wednesday, August 18, 2010

TCP Tuesday #122 / ESS Sketch #96

My friend's birthday is coming up.  She is a kitty lover and currently in medical school.  As a second year, she is doing all kinds of things from drawing blood to medicating patients via IVs.  So for her birthday card, I thought nurse Sprinkles from TCP You Sick Thing set would work just right!

This also gave me a perfect chance to play along with two of my favorite challenges.  First off is the TCP Tuesday #122 challenge co-hosted by  Joanne and Carole who came up with these yummy FUN looking colors.  Really like how these colors look together!  I just had to use them!  The red played in nicely with the red nurse hat.

I needed a little help with a layout idea and I was able to find inspiration from this week's ESS Sketch #96 created by Tracy Clemente.  Really like the simple layering of the sketch and  I smiled when I saw I could use a flower accent!  This gave me the perfect chance to create a FUN flower accent that I have been seeing others used; using the TCP flower die along with the TCP button die to cuts various button that layer oh so nicely.  Really like how the flower adds dimension to the card.  For the frame around nurse Sprinkle, I used my Cricut Cindy Loo (that I bought just for the many frame cuts).  The daisy in the sketch reminded me of the MS daisy edge punch I have been meaning to use and reminded me of this Cuttlebug edge embossing folder that coordinates nicely while adding dimension to a blank space. 

I am really looking forward to her getting this card.  It celebrates her caring nature and makes the perfect bday card for her.  

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!
nurse Sprinkle - The Cat's Pajama's You Sick Thing N-9672 clear set
SAY "AHHH!" - The Cat's Pajama's You Sick Thing N-9672 clear set
frame - cut with Cricut Cindy Loo
TCP Flower Button die
TCP Buttons die

Martha Stewart daisy edge punch
Cuttlebug flower edge embossing folder
DCWV At Home Stack, DCWV Summer Dream Stock
Versafine black onyx ink

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Month Scrapbook Calendar Page

This is my scrapbook calendar page for the month of August.  I took this picture from a trip we did a few years ago.  It was special and it was FUN, but most importantly, it was an experience the hubby and I got to share together.  

When I saw the patterns and colors of this month's predesign BasicGrey calendar kit layout, I immediately knew it would work with this picture. I used Cricut My World cartridge to cut out the pyramids; and then added the moon and star to make the desert scene on top.  The chipboard stars and sentiment were included with the calendar kit; and worked in so perfectly with the theme I of the page.  Then I cut out the  word "jOURney" using Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge; which could also be read OUR journey.  In my opinion, this cartridge is perfect for scrapbooking because of all its fun words and sayings :)...

This page came together pretty quickly and I'm thrilled with how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a good Monday!

BasicGrey - 2010 Calendar Kit
pyramids - cut using Cricut My World learning cartridge
"jOURney"- cut using Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge

DCWV Texture Paper

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You're My Cup of Tea! / TCP Tuesday #120

This week I wanted to play along with the TCP Tuesday Challenge #120, where Toni from Moved to the Mountains blog, had an inspiration challenge for us. Love those! But yes, I'm always a bit too literal when it comes to those types of challenges so I took a few of the elements from the inspiration picture, like the pillowcase and white sheets, and ran with it.

Here is the inspiration picture, a quilted funky rectangular pattern set with rich red and burgundy colors toned down with light pink and white and nice fresh set of white sheet. I decided to take a few of those funky shapes on the pillowcase and use my Cricut to cut that frame for my image. Can you see it? It's a bird's eye view of the bed in the inspiration picture :) ... LOL!

And in honor of our fabulous talented hostess, Toni, I decided to use these newly release (and I believe named after her) TCP Toni's Tea Set stamps :). I have been really itching to ink this set, with this cute looking tea cup and FUN sentiment, I can see myself inking these for other occasions!

I used a combination of coordinating DCWV papers from different stacks, trying to imitate the bed set :). I had fun paper piecing my image. I used this EK edge punch with my interpretation of white sheets. I had also been itching to use this wool felt from a collection I got from the TCP website. They come in a variety of coordinating colors and I couldn't help myself to them! :) I used the TCP Flower Button die on the felt to make this flowery frame for my cute little tea bag. I then used a bit of red/white twine for some added fun and was done.

This card came together nicely and I like how the layout is a bit different than I normal go for. Thanks for stopping by!

teacup - The Cat's Pajama's Toni's Tea Set K-0691
little tea bag - The Cat's Pajama's Toni's Tea Set K-0691
"You're My Cup Of Tea" - The Cat's Pajama's Toni's Tea Set K-0691
TCP Flower Button die
Wool felt available at TCP website
Red/White twine available at TCP website
EK edge punch
Cricut to cut the irregular rectangles
DCWV Texture paper, DCWV Sweet Stack, , DCWV Summer Dream Stack

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