Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gee Thanks!

Today I needed a quick thank you card for our next door neighbors.  I put this together (using scraps -   don't tell them) in a few minutes.  I especially love the G Thanks stamp since our last name begins with a G.
For the inside I wanted just a small area for us to write a brief note of thanks and our name.  Then on the top portion, I put a little pocket that we plan to put a gift card to a local restaurant in.
Gee thanks!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Susan!

A good friend of mine has a birthday coming up this weekend so I thought I would share the card that I made for her.  The flower paper is some that I already had and don't remember from where, but the glitter paper is from a new pack that I just got.  It is DCWV "Sweet".  I love this pack, it has so many pretty pages.

I'm not sure if the glitter paper is going to show up or not as I'm still trying different places around my house trying to get the lighting right to show true colors.
I wanted to dress up the inside a little more than usual so here is what I came up with:
Happy birthday Susan!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today is one of our son's and daughters-in-law's 6th anniversary.  I found a card that I liked here: The Paisley Turtle and just made a few changes.  My daughter suggested having the sentiment look like it was a wall hanging so I used a small brad and some pop dots for that.

Happy Anniversary to Brett and Cindy!

I haven't had much time lately to work on my cards because my husband and I have been shopping for and finally buying this:

I may just have to take my Cricut on the road!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quick Thank You note

Sometimes you just need a quick Thank You note.  I put this one together fairly quickly.  The cupcake is cut using the Sweet Treats cartridge at 3 inches.  This is a standard A2 size card.  I used the Cuttlebug folder Divine Swirls and my Big Shot to give the icing a little more texture.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and then punched out with an ek punch.

I am having a hard time finding a place in my home to take pictures where the colors show up correctly and with no shadows.  This time I tried using a black background but that isn't the solution either.
I have been working on my card for the Operation Write Home blog hop on October 6th.  Can't show it yet, but I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  Here is a hint, I used this sketch:

Monday, September 17, 2012

Be Punny Challenge

I am so excited today to see the Be Punny Challenge at  Card makin' mamas.  I have seen so many cute cards with puns on them.  One of our daughters-in-law really likes owls so I made this card for her.  I didn't have a stamp with the sentiment that I wanted, so I printed this one out on my computer.  The owl is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Just had to update this.  Several days ago I posted this card I made for our grandson's 4th birthday:

Here is a picture of Ryan from his birthday party today:

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Awesome new giveaway!

Here is an AWESOME new giveaway that I just read about.
Click on the link to find out how to enter to win one of these great new cartridges
  • Create a Critter 2
  • Suburbia
  • Trick or Treat (Lite)
  • Pirates and Mermaids (Lite)
  • Children Around the World (Lite)
  • Dino Play (Lite)
  • Teddy Bear Parade (Lite)

Happy birthday Nikki!

Now that our daughter has seen her birthday card, it is safe to post pictures of it.  I love the way it turned out.
Here is where I got my inspiration from:   Carol's Creations: Zebra purse card

I used my Wild Card cartridge for the purse cut and used my Gypsy to weld two of them together.  Then Paper Doll Dress-up for the items inside the purse.

I also used my Crop-a-Dile to add an eyelet on front of the coin purse.

The sentiment was printed out on the computer.

I wanted this card to be pretty big so it ended up not fitting in any envelope, but since I wasn't planning on mailing it anyway, it didn't matter.

Happy Birthday Nikki!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Almost birthday time!

For the last 11 months and 29 days, our daughter has been telling us "I will be 20 soon!"  Well that day is almost here.  Tomorrow is her big day (and I'm sure she will start the countdown to 21 tomorrow also).  Stay tuned for pictures of her birthday card.  I love the way it turned out!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sweetheart Card

Hello everyone!  Since I didn't have a challenge to enter today, I thought I would talk about a card that I have made several times.  I got this inspiration and the Design Studio cut file from Custom Crops here  about a year and a half ago.

I made this first card a few  times for new couples getting married.

I changed it up a little for one of our sons and daughter-in-laws anniversary.  I made a matching envelope for this one.

This is still one of my favorite cards.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge

I am so excited about the challenges that I have been able to enter this week.  Today I am entering the Cricut Cardz Challenge #116: “Creature Feature".  I used the Paper Dolls Dress-up cartridge. Out of all the cartridges that I have, I have used both the Paper Doll Dress-up and Everyday Paper Dolls and the Create a Critter the most. I usually don't send out Halloween cards, but this one turned out cute so my grandson just might be getting it in the mail next month.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Exploring Cricut Challenge

Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to be able to enter the Exploring Cricut Challenge today. I had wanted to make a card for our son who was graduating from Officer's Training School for the Air Force.  I wanted to be sure exactly what the  uniform looked like so I looked up on Google images for a Second Lieutenant uniform.  I realized I could make almost the whole  uniform with the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.  I made the card at 8 1/2 x 51/2 and the little Second Lieutenant at 4 inches.  The only problem I had was coming up with the hat.  I used the policeman uniform but the hat just wasn't right.  I searched all of my Cricut cartridges and none had anything close.  So on to plan B.  I used my Gypsy and took a triangle and a circle from Gypsy Wanderings and welded them together then stretched it until it looked the way I wanted it to.  The silver buttons and pins are just drawn on with a silver gel pin.  With today being the anniversary of 9-11, it is a perfect day to spotlight a patriotic card!

Monday, September 10, 2012

FCCB's Transportation challenge

I have been reading the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog  for about a year now but have never participated  in one of the challenges.  This morning when I saw the Challenge #128 - Trains, Planes, & Automobiles in my inbox I decided I would give it a try.  I love the sail boat on the Life is a Beach  Cricut cartridge and thought that would be an awesome mode of transportation.  This is an A2 size card and the boat is cut at 3 1/2 inches.  I used my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug folder to give the waves a little more texture.  The stamp is one that I picked up in a dollar bin at Michael's.   Let's all Sail Away!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Playroom fun!

     This project is about a year old, but I am so happy with the way our playroom turned out, I had to share it.  Everything on the walls was cut on my Cricut.  I don't like the store bought alphabet so my daughter and I created one and it turned out great. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryan

We have another birthday coming up in our family.  This one is our grandson Ryan who will be turning 4.  Ryan is currently a big fan of super heroes and one that he likes is Robin from Batman.  I checked out the Batman cartridge and it didn't have any images of Robin, so I decided to create one.  I used the Superboy image from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I cut him out at 4 inches.  I had found a picture of Robin on the internet and tried to make the costume as close as possible.  

The car looked a little blah by itself so I decided to stick a number 4 on it just to give it a little color.  I wanted to make this card big so that I could get a lot of  detail on Robin, so the card base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock folded in half.

For the inside I used my Cricut markers again.  I guess you can see which image of "Happy Birthday" is my current favorite.

For the envelope, I once again used my Cricut markers and my Gypsy.  The font is from the Lyrical letters cartridge.

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

     Welcome to E Dee’s Designs, where I will be sharing a few of my Cricut creations (and maybe a few other things).  September is a busy birthday month in our family.  Since my mom will be having a birthday on Sunday, this is the card that I made for her.  

I decided on the giftbag cut on the Birthday Bash cartridge.  I used my Gypsy to flip and weld 2 bags together in order to make a shape card.   

The paper that I used is Purple Hydrangeas and Scuffed Burgundy/Blue stripe by Paper Pizazz.  I also cut out an extra giftbag to use on the inside because it looked like it needed something extra.  

My daughter helped me pick out some solid coordinating colors for the gift tag and flower  and I had a purple and silver brad that matched perfectly.  

I also like to use my Cricut to make the envelopes for my cards.  I drew it out on my Gypsy to get the words where I wanted them. 

 Then used a blue Cricut marker to write it out.

Happy Birthday Mom!