Doggie Christmas

I've been looking at this cute little digi stamp in my folder for awhile now, continually thinking of what card I could use it on.  It seemed to be perfect for this card sketch!
The dog is printed off 3 times, 2 of them are cut out and glued together.  I used some white 3D paint for the snow around him and added some clear glitter while it was wet.  Then I stuck on the 2 glued together layers so that it looked like he was sitting on top of the snow.  I added some more paint around his paws and nose and some punched out small circles to look like snowflakes.
 The frame around the picture has a doggie bone border from the Cricut Paper Pups cartridge that I welded to a square in design studio.  I used the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls embossing folder on the green stripe and the Snowflakes embossing folder on the red stripe.  Added a few metal snowflakes and the bow!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Sketches by Carly #44
    CES Challenge #62-Snowflakes
    Party Time Tuesdays #43-Snow Us What You Got
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Twilight!

I am a big fan of the Twilight books and films, but with our recent move and adjusting to life in a new city I had completely forgotten that Breaking Dawn came out in theaters last Friday!  So I was totally stoked when Pixie Dust Studio came up with a Twilight challenge and blog hop!
I really wanted to purchase some of their new Twilight digi images but had to restrain myself because I knew if I purchased 1, I wouldn't be able to stop :)  I did the hop through all the blogs and they each had fabulous projects!  So after all that inspiration, here is my card:
I cut out the phrase using the Cricut Jubilee cartridge.  It's cut right out of the card so I attached a piece of white cardstock behind it so that it could be seen.  The lion and the lamb are both cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.
I manipulated them a little bit by tilting their heads and moving the lambs leg so that it looked like she was kicking it out behind her, and her arm was reaching for the lion to embrace.  They turned out sooo cute!  I'm very proud of them :)
I also made the roses by following this tutorial by Cindy at Tools of a Cropping Queen: Rose Tutorial
The tutorial was super easy to follow and the roses came out beautiful!  Once I got the hang of how to put them together, it went pretty quick.  I've been wanting to figure out how to make small roses to put on my cards since I see them all the time, so now that I've learned, I will be using them a lot more :)
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
    Pixie Dust Studio's Twilight Inspired Challenge
    My Craft Spot #34-Handmade Flower
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Thanksgiving Layout

Since Thanksgiving is next week I decided to work on a scrapbook layout.  I was so excited to do this layout and worked 2 days on it!  But I was a little disheartened when I realized my "thanksgiving" paper stash didn't really add up to my expectations...so I searched through my digi papers and found a few there!  That made my day, so I started plugging away.
I am so proud of this layout!  As I was telling my husband, I don't ever remember a scrapbook layout taking me 2 days to complete!  But it looks so good now that it is done!  Most of the die cuts are from the Cricut Thanksgiving cartridge.  The leaf border at the bottom is from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.
A few close ups:
This layout is entered in the following challenges:

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Thanks!

Simple little card for you today.
This is actually the second version of this card.  The first time around I used a brown plaid patterned paper as the background and it just ended up being way too much brown.  So I decided to add more green to go along with the green owl and I liked it a lot better.  There is even a little green added into the leaf stamp (kind of hard to tell in the pic).
The circle frame and the leaf border for the sentiment were both cut from the Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I then stamped thanks on to the leaves with a combination of brown and black ink.
The owl is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge at 1 inch.  I didn't cut out the eyes or the feet since it was so small but I was able to use my white gel pen for all those details.
This card is entered in the following challenged:
    Party Time Tuesdays #42-Sketch and/or Thank You
    Through the Craftroom Door #14-Giving Thanks
    Cricut Cardz #95-We're So Thankful
    The Paper Variety-Thanks
    Simon Says-Thanksgiving/Thanks
    Card Makin Mamas #33-Thanks
    Stamp, Scrap and Doodle-Thank You
    Kaboodle Doodles #93-Thanksgiving
    Sentimental Sundays #81-Thanksgiving/Thank You
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You're Snow Fabulous!

Working on getting my inspiration back :)
Today's card I actually started yesterday.  I used a card Tracey at BrossARTaddition.blogspot made to get my brain flowing on detail ideas. (card can be found here)  I wanted to try adding more elements to my card to really pack on the details.  This card kind of worked out that way.  There were a lot more embellishments I wanted to add but just couldn't seem to get them to work on the card.
It turned out super cute.  I know there aren't a lot of details to it...but there are a lot of layers.  I cut out the snowman 3 times from the Cricut Snow Friends cartridge and glued all the layers together to give him some thickness without popping him off the card.  His outfit details all have 2 layers to them to again give depth without popping them up.  I added Stickles to the swirl in the corner, his earmuffs and flower centers, and the white swirl on the side.
The scalloped edging is cut from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and then I used the small eyelet punch to cut out the little holes.
Another thing I've been really trying to work on is vamping up the insides of my cards instead of leaving them empty. 
It's a start :)  I will keep working on that.  I don't want to add a lot of stuff on the inside because I feel the front is suppose to be where the main detail is at, but it's nice to have a "pretty" interior :)
This card is entered in the following challenge:
    Sketch Saturday #180
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Butterfly Kisses

Inspiration...oh where have you gone??
This week has not been very good for me...I think I have started about 3 cards and have shelved every single one of them because as I cut out elements and start to get them organized, they just don't seem to click together...very frustrating!!  I feel like I have all kinds of ideas swirling around in my head day and night, but when I actually go to try and make them...the whole project just flops..*sigh*
Anyhow, so this card took me about 2 days to fully complete.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I think the deer is just so adorable!  And the butterfly on it's nose just gives the card a cute element.  I was excited to find the butterfly kisses sentiment in my digi stamps folder.  It worked perfect for the card!
The blue frame and background are cut from the Cricut French Manor cartridge.  This cartridge was the first Cricut Club exclusive cartridge to come out.  The club was great to be a part of but unfortunately I couldn't renew my membership for the second year. :(  But I love this cartridge!  I don't use it very often but it has a lot of great images!
The deer, tulips, and butterfly are cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  So many cute animals on that cartridge, there always seems to be one that fits any theme.  The triangle border at the top is cut from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  I welded a few of them together the get the length I wanted.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    The Crazy Challenge #92-Something with Wings
    Tuesday Throwdown #74-Favorite Color Combo
    Ruby's Rainbow #16-Something with Wings
    Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge #19-Friendship
    Card Patterns Sketch 140
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Birthday Tweet

I took a brief break from Christmas cards today.  I will be back to them soon, but I wanted to mix it up and play with a different theme.
A few weeks ago I was working on a card where I needed some sort of chain or wire...I don't remember what card it was but I know it really frustrated me that I didn't have any wire!  Seems I ended up getting rid of a lot of materials in our move to Montreal...so after making that card, I decided to purchase a small thing of chain just to have in my supply for when an idea (like today's card) struck me :)
I LOVE this card!  The theme of party birds and the chain sort of scared me in the beginning.  I wasn't sure how to affix the chain or how to make it stay stationary once it was on the card.  Well, I had some brown brads that I punched through the paper to attach the chain.  That solved that fear and was super easy!
The birds are a digi stamp I printed out 3 times, colored and then cut out individually.  I glued the first layer right onto the card.  Then I glued the second 2 layers together to make them sturdier and attached them to the first layer with mounting tape.  With the mounting tape, the birds are about the same height as the chain so their feet help hold it still!  That worked out perfectly! 
I did the same layering with the banner which is cut using the triangle image on the Cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes.  Since the banner is so small, I had to hand write the wording with my white gel pen (it says "Birthday Tweet" :) )
I added a few dots of 3D paint to the corners and the hats and sprinkled some clear glitter on the paint for some sparkle :)
Thanks for stopping by!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Fantabulous Cricut #84-For the Birds
    The Crazy Challenge #91-Inspirational Photo
    Critter Sketch Challenge-Sketch
    Digital Challenge #135-Cute and Cuddly
    Ruby's Rainbow #15-Use Metal
    Pixie Dust Studio #99-Paper Piecing

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Santa's Stuck!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I have been busy busy crafting away this week!  Christmas cards have been on my mind, so that is all I have been making!
When I found the digi stamp I used for this card, it cracked me up!  I knew I had to use it!!
I think the card turned out pretty good.  There are things that I would change about it...the color scheme could be better.  Maybe a different patterned paper behind Santa or rearranged so that the roof isn't just floating there...but it still looks good.
One of the challenges I'm entering this card in is to create something that makes you laugh.  Here's an up close of santa's thought:
I hope that made you laugh!  Silly Santa :)
Thanks for stopping by!

This card is entered into the following challenges:
    Pixie Cottage #94-Make a Christmas Card + Sketch
    Color Throwdown #166
    The Paper Variety-Smile
    Ribbon Carousel #27-Anything Goes
    Dream Valley Challenges #19-Anything Goes

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