I know I said that I would do better, and blog more often, but LIFE keeps getting in the way. Actually, WORK keeps getting in the way. I did get a chance to do some crafting this morning. I made my dad a card for Father's day. He is actually giving me a great present for Father's day, he is taking my son for the next two weeks, so I can go to our Old Stories, New Voices summer camp. It is a ton of fun, and I know that Dallas will have a wonderful time with his Papa Roger.
This was a pretty easy card. I stamped the frog and lily pad using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love stamp set and the Stamps of Life Artichoke ink. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies. Next, I cut out the front panel using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Journaling Card die and cut the top using the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die. I stamped "Hoppy" using the Stamps of Life Froggy2Love set, and the "Father's Day" using the Hero Arts Phrases set (CL498). I ran the speech bubble through my Big Shot, using the Journal Card die as well, so it would have the same stitched border on it. On the card base, I used some green Washi tape from Studio G, then attached the panel on the top. I love how this card turned out, and I really think my Dad is going to love it as well. Plus, I had such a good time playing with all my new stamp and die sets. I had a wonderful time at the Great American Scrapbook Convention yesterday :)
Paper: DCWV Playtime Stack & Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life - Froggy2Love, Hero Arts Phrases
Dies: Stamps of Life - Froggy Dies, Lawn Fawn-Large Stitched Journaling Card & Speech Bubble Dies
Ink: Stamps of Life Artichoke Ink
Spectrium Noir: DG2 & DG3
Other: Black Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape, Washi Tape by Studio G
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hiding in my Craft Room
As You See It
Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!
Challenge #197 I Heart You
Use a heart
Winner will receive the Love Stings stamp set
~This Weeks Challenge~
I Heart You
Create a project that uses a heart
To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.
I bought the Victorian Romance Cartridge a long time ago, because it was on sale super cheap, but I hadn't used it yet, so I challenged myself to make an amazing card with it. It didn't take long to come up with a plan, as the cartridge is very inspiring. I used a mustard yellow card base with a white layer, and the blue pattern paper (which by the way, I am in love with). Then I cut the scalloped heart using the Phrases cartridge, and the man and woman from Victorian Romance. I finished it off with the sentiment "You are my Forever," which is a stamp from the Heart to Heart set by Hot Off the Press. I love how it turned out, and that this cartridge inspires you as much as it did me.
Cricut: Victorian Romance & Phrases
Paper: Recollections Everyday Moments Stack and Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: Heart to Heart by Hot Off the Press
Take some time to visit each of design team member's blogs. At each one you will find inspiration and great projects. Don't forget, once you are finished, head on over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and link up your project for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from Scrappy Moms.
Amy HS The Stamping Tree
Emily Mollie's Blog
Faith Scrapbooker PhD
Heather Scrapping Runner Creations
Jackie Luv 2 Scrapp
Lynn My Cards N Stuff
Michelle Just a Nutter Papercrafter
Missy Quick Chick Designs
Nikki Crafty Calamities
Rebecca Crafting Misfit
Elizabeth Unik by Yes
Cindy Creating with the Heart
Pam Stamper at Heart
Karla Creative Love Affair
LB Cool Beans by LB
Jilliene Jilliene Designs
JoNeita Create with JoNeita (You Are Here)
Kim Kim's Kreations
Pam O Reflections of my Art and Soul
Here is my project!!! (There is a Blog Candy opportunity, so keep reading)
I wanted to do something fun and youthful. I found this super cute sock monkey on the B is for Boy Cartridge, and thought that it would be perfect. I love clean and simple cards and this is that. I cut the base and the background paper and attached it, then cut out the sock monkey. I never cut out the small pieces, instead I use a gelly roll pen to color them in. I also used the gelly roll pen to add some dots and doodling to his had. I finished off the sock monkey by putting a heart brad on his chest. I thought it added a little something and showed that he was a friendly sock monkey. For the sentiment, I used a piece of scrap paper, stamped the sentiment "just swinging by to say...," did some doodling to add a border, and added a brad heart to it.
I love this card because it could be used to say hello, for a birthday or other special event, to say congratulations, or whatever you wanted to say to a friend or loved one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Cricut: B is for Boy
Paper: Making Memorise - Just Chillin Pack
Ink: Stampin Up Burgandy
Stamp: Stampendous - Changito Dos Stamp Set
Other: Heart Brads (I think are Recollections), Black, Brown, and Red Gelly Roll Pen
It challenge time over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week we are challenging you to link up a holiday card. Remember you have to use at least one Cricut Cut to be eligible for the prize from our sponsor.
So....I'm a couple of hours late posting this, sorry. My days are all mixed up as we have been stuck in the house since last Thursday because of an ice storm in our area. I'm going a bit crazy, it's hard to keep a 6 year old occupied, for days on end, without being able to spend much time outside. Plus, we watched Wreck it Ralph on Friday, and now he has watched it multiple times each day since. Actually, he is watching it again, for the 100th time, right now. Oh, well he likes it and it keeps him entertained for an hour at a time.
So, I was super good and was able to get all my Christmas cards made during the Thanksgiving break. This is one of them, and I love how it turned out. I used the Doodlecharms cartridge to cut out the snow globe, and tore paper to create the snow banks. I recently joined the Stamps of Life "Die Hard" club and bought the "Christmas2buld" stamp set, which I love, and used for all the stamped elements on this card (the snowman, trees, snowflakes, and sentiment). Then I finished it off with some snowflake pattern paper, some pen work, and some green and white bakers twine. Oh, and I colored in the trees using a brown gelly roll pen and a green glaze pen.
Paper: Recollections Jingle Jolly Stack and Recollections cardstock
Stamps: Stamps of Life Christmas2Build set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pens: White and Brown Gelly roll pens, Green Glaze pen
Other: Foam tape (to pop up the snowman), and green and white bakers twine by Studio G
Bitten by the Bug 2
Hiding in my Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
It's challenge time over at Fantabulous Cricut. This week's challenge is Signs of Fall. Using at least one Cricut cut, create a project with a Fall theme (pumpkins, leaves, harvest, etc.) I had so much fun making this super cute card. I had bought a couple of new products that I wanted to use, and had a great time testing them out. I cut out the 3 pumpkins, using Create A Critter. I stretched one to make it taller and not as wide. You can't see the 3rd pumpkin, I put it on the inside of the card in the bottom right corner. I bought the 12 sets of the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I know that they are to color in digi and stamped images, but I wondered if I could use them to add some edges to my Cricut cuts, like I usually would do with chalk. I used DG3 to color the pumpkin stems, and used GB5 and OR1, and the Blender pen to edge the pumpkins. I love out it turned out and using the blender pen on the very inside really helped the natural color of the cardstock blend with the marker color.
I had also bought the Labels Eight dies by Spellbinders because they were 40% off (I love a good deal). I used them to cut out the scallop base for the pumpkins. I edged it using a orange gelly roll pen. One more new product that I am so in love with is the Peachy Keen face stamp set. OMG....They are so cute and I love that you can put a little face on anything. I think it really makes this card super cute.
Don't forget to link up your "Signs of Fall " Project over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!!
Cricut: Create A Critter
Stamps: "Hey Pumpkin" by Recollections, "Smiley Face" by Peachy Keen Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Paper: The Paper Studio - All Seasons II and Recollections Cardstock
Spectrum Noir: DG3, GB5, OR1, and Blender Pen
Cuttlebug: Spellbinders - Labels Eight
Other: Orange Gelly Roll pen, foam tape
Bitten by the Bug 2
Mark's Finest Papers
Cut it Up
Scrappy Moms Stamps
Craftin Desert Divas
It's time for another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is "Heat Wave," make a project, using at least one Cricut cut, and something that shows summer heat, such as sunglasses, flip flops, a cool treat, etc... Don't forget to run over and link up your project for the chance to win a great prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.
This week, I used the Simply Charmed, Groovy Times, and Best of 2012 (or Forever Young) cartridges to make this "Very Cool" card. I thought it would be cute to put some sunglasses on my little popsicle. Then I stamped the sentiment on the piece I cut using the Groovy Times cartridge. I used a navy gelly roll pen to add some faux stitching, then added some black rhinestones on the corners to balance the card.
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog