Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Card for Aidan and Terrific Tuesday Challenge

Hi Everyone
I came across this post the other day from Scrappin KY Momma  asking for all of us card makers to make a card and send "smiles" to a 2 year old little boy who was recently diagnosed with  T-cell Leukemia. My heart went out to him and his family. Here is Aidan's story - my card and Terrific Tuesday Challenge is below.

 Aidan is a sweet lil 2 year old who was recently diagnosed with T Cell Leukemia. On Wednesday, he had a port installed in his chest, spinal tap, bone marrow, and chemo in his spine. He did GREAT! This lil guy is such a trooper.  His parents have accepted that their BABY has Leukemia.. NOT the easiest thing to accept, but their faith in God and their support system have kept them going. T-Cell Leukemia has a high cure rate although chemo will be continued for quite a while. Lil Aidan LOVES mail, like any 2 year old does. So.... 

   I need your help. Let's get our crafting supplies out and send this lil guy some LOVE!!!  Pass this on to all your crafty friends. I think we can all take a couple minutes and make something special for him that will bring LOTS of smiles and he can look at over and over. 

   Please mail your cards to:     AIDAN 

                                          c/o Tanya Stilwell
                                           P.O. Box 143 
                                        Cecilia, KY  42724 

Terrific Tuesday Challenge - CREATE-A-CRITTER

Scrappy Moms Stamps terrific tuesday challenge is Create a  critter  Thats an easy one.  Happens to be one of my favorite cartridges.   My card is made with Aidan in mind.  Something that a 2 year old boy would recognize and be able to talk about.
For this card I used:
Card base is from Birthday Bash cut at 5"
Wagon is from Just because cards cut at 4.75
dog is create a critter cut at 2.5" and of course peachy keen stamps - critter faces  for the face
The sentiment is from Just because cards cut at 1.5 I ended up cutting it with my Imagine - it just handles the small letters so much better
I used random scraps for all the paper except the square is from the DCWV pet pack
I started to put buttons on the wheels and then remembered that I was making this card for a 2 year old so no buttons!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stair Step Birthday Card

I made this card for a girl who is 13 and loves Princess Aurora.  I have to say that putting the princess together was a challenge.  I cut her at 3 in.  I think that she would have been easier to put together if she was larger.  I used my Imagine to color and cut the princess. There are actual Disney RGB codes!
This card fits the standard A2
Princess is from Disney Happily Ever After cut at 3"
Words are from storybook cut at 1"
Once upon is cut at 2"
Present is from Lyrical Letters cut at 3" and I added the present background.
The background paper is K&Co.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #62 Cup of Cheer

Here is the card I made for Cricut Cardz Challenge #62  Cup of Cheer
The challenge was to make a card using any cup image from any cartridge
I haven't used my Imagine in a while so I wanted to do this challenge with it.
I am still struggling with sizing on the I and finding it hard to deal with paper waste.  I am so looking forward to the new Craft Room software Provo Craft is offering us.
I used the Cricut Imagine Imagine More Cartridge.
The teacup is from the bonus section cut at 4.2 "
flower border is cut at 1' I popped up some of the flowers
blue rectangle is cut at 3"
Phrase is cut at 2.8
The ribbon is a Martha Stewart (from my stash)
I added a prima flower to the center of the cup (covered the printed one)
The card base is from Just Because Cards and is cut at 5" and is filled with one of the patterns from Imagine More Cartridge
I had to play around with the sizes a few times.  I just can't judge on the Imagine screen without overlaying the objects.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Create N Craft

Hey everyone- the guys at Create N Craft are giving away a Your Story Package as they launch their new blog. with Cricky Across 50 Blog Hop. Please go over and check them  out.  The blog hop is really cool as well.  K Andrew got people to represent all 50 states.  Ive been having fun visiting states I have never been to.

Valentine's Day Cards

I haven't posted in awhile.  My DD had surgery in early January and we have been hanging out while she recovered.  Actually watched the entire series of Gilmore Girls.  I finally said I needed to scrap some cards for valentine's day and she overtook my scrap room.  Here are her cards she made (for me)

 My DD also made a pair of angel earrings (my other DD is in a sorority and angels are their thing)
 This is the only one I made.  Was trying to make one for my son.  It is actually too young looking but I made it from me and the puppies so maybe it will be appropriate.
I used Create a Critter at 3 in. and the saying at 1.25.  the dog basket is from everyday paperdolls also cut at 3 in. The background paper is from K&Co.
All cards are the A2 size.
Thanks for looking and Happy Valentines Day!