More Wedding Cakes

Continued from my last post, here are a few other wedding cake cards inspired by the DIY post on Beth Brigg’s blog.

Wedding Cake 3

Wedding Cake Card 3

Wedding Cake 4

Wedding Cake Card 4

Wedding Cake 5

Wedding Cake Card 5

While painting these I got lost in the designs and details and found it almost calming.  Hopefully, I now have enough wedding cards to finish out the year.  Many thanks to Beth Briggs for sharing her easy-to-follow DIYs and the encouragement she gives to everyone to find their inner artist!

National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? One of my favorite crafts is creating with my Cricut machine. Here are four of my favorite Cricut cards created for OWH with the thought that they would be perfect for children to receive.

There is nothing better than bee-ing with you!

There is nothing better than bee-ing with you!

Toadally in Love

Toadally in Love

Miss you Deer-ly

Miss you Deer-ly

Wishing you . . . A turtley awesome day!

Wishing you . . . A turtley awesome day!

They were cut with the Create-a-Critter cartridge, which has such adorable, endearing characters sure to evoke a smile. I just happened to have some punny stamps to go along with them too.

The Box is Filling Up . . .

The “box of love” is filling up faster than I thought thanks to a productive weekend with friends at a new crafty hideaway, which I will talk about in another post.  Here are a couple of cards that I was able to finish the week before I left.

Universal Man & Woman

Universal Man & Woman

This man and woman images were cut from Cricut’s Going Places cartridge and they sweetly share each other’s hearts (which are enameled with Glossy Accents) and are holding hands.  The red background is a bit difficult to see but it is embossed with a Darice heart embossing folder.

The next two cards follow the same assembly but were made in alternating colors.   I really like the designs of the damask patterned paper that was bought at Michael’s.

XOXO Pink & Purple

XOXO Pink & Purple

XOXO Purple &Pink

XOXO Purple & Pink

Only about one-third of the box left to fill!  Have a great week!

Have a Fintastic Day!

Hi Friends!  Long time, no blog!  As many of you know, I was fortunate enough to go on a beautiful vacation recently and island hopped the Hawaiian Islands.  In a nutshell, Pearl Harbor really touched my heart and the Punchbowl came in a close second.  Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island was the most awesome of the “organized” natural wonders we visited and I found it quite intriguing, not to mention the random beauty we saw around every corner including pristine beaches with turquoise waters, large turtles close to the shore, and gorgeous sunsets worthy of a Sierra Club publication.  You know those calendars – they show photos so breathtaking that you think they must be Photoshopped and color enhanced.  Turns out these things wonders of nature really do exist and are even more stunning in person.  Also, the smells of the flowering trees and shrubs caught me by surprise each day.  Okay, I will admit it was really, really hot in some places and unfortunately some cities, mostly Honolulu, suffer the same blights of any other big city, but overall I considered it a trip of a lifetime.

The six-hour difference really kicked my butt after we got home on Sunday.  Finally on Thursday I started feeling like my body clock was back to normal and it has taken until now to have a breather from work, chores, and everyday life to update my blog.  In honor of all the colorful fish and sea life of Hawaii, I am featuring a cute fish card to wish you a Fin-tastic Day, and while you are at it, Have a Fin-tastic Weekend!

Have a Fintastic Day

Have a Fintastic Day

This card was made with Cricut Life’s a Beach fish cut at 2”, 3”, and 3-1/2”.  The seaweed was cut at 2”, and the sand is simply a ¾-inch torn paper strip.  The shell is from Create a Critter and is 1-1/2”.  The background was dry embossed with the Sizzix Swirls and Waves folder, and air bubbles were enhanced with Glossy Accents.  Aloha!

Three Coordinating Wedding Cards

Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Card

Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Card

Here are three wedding cards made for my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding two weeks ago; one from my husband and me and one for each set of grandparents to give. I wanted the cards to coordinate with their wedding colors yet be different from each other. I like how clean and simple the first card is. A simple embossing folder and gossamer ribbon can make such a pretty card. Three paper flowers set off the Mr. & Mrs. design quite gracefully.

The second card is another example of simplicity. The top panel is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and edge punched with a Martha Stewart scallop edger. Simple heart outlines were cut on the Cricut, and a tiny slit in one enabled them to be entwined with the slit being hidden where the hearts meet. Of course I had to embellish with a little sparkle too.

Double Hearts

Double Hearts

Last but not least, I love the colors on this card. Again hearts were cut on the Cricut. One was matted and the other dry embossed, and the smaller 3 were cut from patterned paper. The MS scallop edger was used at the top as well as three paper flowers and a tiny white bow.

Blue Hearts Wedding Card

Blue Hearts Wedding Card

Glad it is Friday because I have lots of crafting I want to do this weekend, and I hope you have something enjoyable to look forward to as well. Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers!

Beer Mug Made with Cricut or Punch Art

Beer Mug Made with Cricut or Punch Art

Today I am showcasing one of my more-recent creations, and it brings together one of my hubby’s hobbies and one of my hobbies.  My hubby and his group of craft-beer-enthusiast friends are home brewers (a.k.a. bloatarians), and they are always researching methods of beer brewing, reviewing recipes, going to bloatarian meetings, visiting local craft breweries, etc.  I was excited to see a beer mug card on Pinterest similar to the one I made here, but of course I tweaked it to my liking by using the paper and supplies I have on my craft desk.  All components were made with my Cricut George cartridge, although it could easily be made with punches and simply cutting rectangles with a paper trimmer.  Here is the recipe for my beer: 

 Card base in size A2 (4-¼ x 5-½)

The mug is a white 4-½-inch rectangle (George, Shift, U). 

The handle is made from a 2-inch white capital O cut in half. 

The three rectangles on the front of the card are 3-inch yellow rectangles (George, Shift, O.)

The beer foam bubbles are simply white circles (George, Shift, Q).  I made two 1-½-inch circles, one 1-¼-inch circle, and three 1-inch circles.  I believe I also made some tiny foam bubbles with a random small flower punch I have. 

Stamp a sentiment of your choice.  (The inside of this birthday card reads, “And Many More.”)

The background of the card was made using an embossing folder for texture and interest.

Sláinte!