Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ghost from Christmas Past

I can't believe how close Christmas is!  I have so many cards I need to be making, but I get so distracted by fun challenges and other ideas in my head.  Here is a card I mass produced a couple of years ago.  My husband was out of the country for a few months including Christmas, and I just wasn't very motivated to get my cards done.  So I can up with a simple but cute layout, used my Cricut to mass produce, had a friend come over to help adhere all the layers (I probably still owe her!) and voila 100 cards were made!  Being a military family that moves around every three to four years we make a lot of great friends (so I need a lot of cards); however, we also make a lot of friends that are like us and move around a lot!  Many of them, the only way we can keep up with, is the annual Christmas card and family letter.  We so look forward to hearing from everyone and know that they want to know what is going on in our lives as well. 

Anyway, I share all that because here I am with Christmas closing in and I don't have my cards done!! YIKES!!  So I may have to figure out something similar to this one:  quick, easy, and can be mass produced in a hurry!  And I thought it might give someone an idea for last minute Christmas cards! 

I hope you like it in its simplicity!

Card Base: SU  Real Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  White 4" X 5 1/4"   layered with Not Quite Navy  3 3/4" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  A light blue that I had, company unknown
Ink: Real Red, Not Quite Navy
Stamps:  SU
Accessories:  SU label & ticket corner punches, Cricut & Accent Essentials, Stickles, Red Ribbon, Cuttlebug & Snowflakes embossing folder

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Have a great crafting day!

Happy Halloween - Happy Hauntings Cartridge

I don't make too many Halloween cards.  I'm not sure why because I have A LOT of Halloween stamps and LOVE Halloween.  Bonnie had the challenge this week over on Papertrey Paper Dolls.  Her challenge was to make a card using some of our Black & White paper and Autumn colors.  I must confess, that if there was such a thing as Paper's Anonymous I would NEED to go.  I have so much and I really just love the way it looks all lined up on my shelf.  I know; I have a serious problem!  LOL histerically!!  I have a paper pack, one of many, that wasn't even opened:  the Paper Studio "Black & White".  Thank you Bonnie for the challenge.  I now have opened one more paper pack!

Here is what I came up with!  I hope you like it!

Jack-o-latern layers were cut at 3 3/4".
My son, the one who just turned 4, said, "Scary pumpkin you made.  I don't like it very much."
He talks sometimes a little like Yoda! LOL!
So I asked my almost 5 year old son if he likes it and he said, "No, it's creepy!"
Gotta love children!
Card Base: SU  Dusty Durango 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  4" X 5 1/4" DP the Paper Studio Black & White layered on 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Wild Wasabi
Ink: PTI True Black, SU Dusty Durango for sponging
Stamps:  SU Spooktacular Greetings
Accessories: Cricut & Happy Hauntings Cartridge, SU Photo Corners Punch, ribbon from Wal-mart probably after Halloween and on clearance!! 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

And the blog candy winner is.........

I so meant to get this done earlier today, but I have been super busy with family.  Anyway, on with it!

The winner of the blog candy is........

True Random Number Generator





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Christiana said...

Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations  Christiana!  Please contact me at hidinginmycraftroom at hotmail dot com with your information and I will get your winning package sent to you!!! 
Thank you all so much for participating in my giveaway!  It was so much fun!  Stay tuned, I have some more fun giveaways planned!
Thanks for checking in today!
Have a great crafting day!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Not a Creature was Stirring!

I decided to take this week's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers:  Baja Cajun Wasabis and work on getting some more of my Christmas cards done.  One at a time!!!  Plus, I just got in some new Papertrey Ink stamps.  These colors maybe aren't "traditional" Christmas colors but I think they turned out alright.  I maybe would have added another color that had some red in it.  The Cajun Craze is a great color for the mouse but I think some red would make it look a little more like a Christmas card. 

Here is what I came up with!  I hope you like it!

 Mouse was cut at 2 1/2".
I had actually already put the base of my card together and didn't like the way the mouse was going to fit.  So I used the flip feature on my Cricut!

Card Base: SU  Wild Wasabi 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Baja Breeze 4" X 5 1/4" layered on Cajun Craze 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Cajun Craze, Black
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze
Stamps:  PTI Background Basics: Christmas, 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Snow Dots embossing folder, distressing tool, Ribbon from a dollar store, Black marker for eyes, SU Oval punches, Cricut & Animal Kindom

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Cricut! Not just for crafts!

I am the Wolf Den Leader in our church and we (the Wolves) were assigned to do a skit or game for our monthly pack meeting.  We had recently worked on an achievement in a den meeting that involved singing songs and the boys would get additional credit if they sang one at pack meeting.  The song we choose is about a train and to the tune of Yankee Doodle.  It was so cute! 

SO.......... I decided to cut out trains from just about any cartridge I own that has a train or train car on it.  Which includes Everyday Paper Dolls, Learning Curve, My Community, and My World.  I think that it is!  So many trains!  Who knew! 

Here's my little Wolf Cub Scouts!  Aren't they cute!  I got so many compliments on the trains!  I felt almost guilty because it was sooooo easy!

 FYI, I'm behind the Camara!
Thank goodness I am already as big as a house!!!
The trains were cut at different sizes.  
I used 12 X 12 cardstock and used Fit to Page options on my Expression.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

With Sympathy card - Songbird Cartridge

This card is for Papertrey Paperdolls challenge from last thursday.  I was thinking this challenge would be a great opportunity to do a sympathy card because it was to use mostly white with just a pop of color.  I rarely make them until I need them, and thought it would be good to have some on hand.  I have been thinking about what I would do for the challenge.  Now, unfortunately, I need a sympathy card, which are the most challenging for me.  A very good friend's mother died from cancer tuesday night.

After struggling with the bow for what seemed like FOREVER here is what I came up with.  I hope it brings her a little comfort at this difficult time.

Sentiment frame and shadow was cut at 2 1/2".

Card Base: SU  White 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  White 4" X 5 1/4", layered on white 3 3/4" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper: Purely Pomegranate
Ink: SU Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive marker
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Communique Sentiments & Life
Accessories: Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirl Embossing folder, SU Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Cricut Expression & Songbird Cartridge, dimensionals to separate white layers and for sentiment frame, SU ticket corner punch, blender pen b/c I don't have a Purely Pomengranate marker. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blog Candy!!

Here is the blog candy giveaway I mentioned for achieving over 25,000 visits to my blog!  Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all the support! 

All you have to do to be in the drawing is leave me a post on THIS comment! 

Sorry, but I am only able to ship to US and Canada at this time.   And APO addresses!

I will pick the winner on Monday!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Good luck!

Have a great crafting day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Many Many Thanks - Accent Essentials & A LOT of PTI

Here is another Thank You card!  I am finding myself needing them lately.  I am so grateful for all the many kind people in my life.  I also made this card for this week's MojoMonday Sketch Challenge.  I took a little liberty in my interpertation of the sketch.  If you haven't ever tried a Mojo Sketch challenge I recommend them to get the week started right! 

Here is what I came up with.  I hope you like it!

I used my Cricut (of course) for the circle sentiment layers.  I have Nestibilities and punches that I still use sometimes, but I love the fact that with my Circut I can make the layers as tight as I want.  The dimensions are a little weird because I used my Gypsy and are in decimals.  Plus, I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to layer them so I cut the sizes in all the different colors.   But I can tell you that the smaller, white circle, is 1.2", about 1 1/8".

Card Base: PTI  Lemon Tart 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  PTI Pure Poppy 4 1/8" X 5 3/8", layered with Black 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  PTI Ocean Tides, White
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) School Time, Mixed Messages, Mega Mixed Messages, Faux Ribbon, Just the Ticket (I am so pleased that so many PTI sentiments fit inside the tickets!)
Accessories: SU Spiral Border, PTI Ticket die, Red Buttons, Thread, Gypsy, Cricut & Accent Essentials Cartridge, Cuttlebug & Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Distressing Tool, SU Real Red Ribbon

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Be sure and check back!
I just reached 25,000 visits!  And will be having a blog candy giveaway that I will be posting either tonight (depending how my night goes!  You never can tell!  LOL!) or tomorrow morning! 
I can't believe how fast it happened!
Thanks for all the love and support!
Have a great crafting day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Family Update - My Little Flyers!

Crafters beware!!  This is not a crafty post!  When I started my blog a little over a year ago I wanted to share a family update every once in a while and it has been a long time.  So.......... here goes.

I really like this time of year!  Starting tomorrow and for a little over a month I will have two 4 year olds.  When they were two I loved confusing people at stores.  I would tell people that I have two two-year olds, "Are they twins?" they would ask and then I would tell them no.  That was it, just no!  It takes people just a minute to get it!  Or sometimes they would ask one or both have been adopted.  I have a friend who has one that is adopted and one she had, of course right, after she adopted.  It happens a lot, I hear.  Women finally get to adopt only to find out they are pregnant soon after.  Anyway,  she loved to confuse people (and got me good when I first met her) and maybe I got it from her. 

I get asked ALL the time if they are twins now that they are bigger and about the same size.  I say yes, Irish Twins!  Again they look at me with confusion!  Am I mean or funny?  I guess it depends on your sense of humor.

As I mentioned in an earlier post with my husband's airplane birthday card here are my little flyers!

The plane!  It so needs a different paint job.
My DH bought it this way and we both want to change it.

This one would go to the little airport, where my husband keeps his plane, EVERYDAY!!!
I tell my husband all the time, "You're Welcome!"

Even the girls love the airplane!
Well, the 21 month old WILL!!

The birthday boy!  The youngest of the two four year olds!
And the pilot, Daddy!
I am not sure if it was this time, but one time this little guy fell asleep while flying!
I wish I could fly like them, but like I posted early I get sick in the smaller airplanes. 
Thank goodness I gave him Little Flyers!
And yes, my husband took these pictures while in the air!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting or flying day!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

bee well soon - Paisley Cartridge

I made this card for my grandmother who recently fell and broke a vertebrae.  She and I, when I was younger, spent a lot of time together.  I used to love to spend the night with her.  She would, of course, spoil me rotten!!!  We would go to the store getting all my favorite foods, play cards or board games, and stay up late.  A young girl's dream come true!  I know she is in for a rough long recovery, but hopefully this card can brighten her day.

I also did a video tutorial!  I hope you like it!   

Thanks for watching!

Bee was cut at 3 3/4"
Card Base: SU  Ballet Blue 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  SU Bashful Blue 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  AC Patterened Paper "ala Carte" 2 1/2" X 5 1/4", SU Summer Sun, Pink Passion, Black
Ink: PTI True Black
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Honey Bee Sentiments
Accessories:  SU Ribbon Originals "Fairy Tale", Cricut & Paisley Cartridge, Crafter's Square Google Eyes from dollar store!  I just can't help myself!  I love dollar stores!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Many Thanks card - Sentimentals Cartridge

I was going to just skip this week's color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers.  I have been busy with kids, parent teacher conferences and just regular STUFF, but when I saw the colors I just had to give it a whirl.  They are so pretty together and can definitely see myself using them again.  I have so many flower stamps.  Too many probably, but who's counting!  Anyway, these colors are perfect for flowers with leaves. I love making my own Designer Paper, and this set was perfect because of the PTI matching dies.  So for masking I didn't even have to "cut" anything out!  I am not the best with scissors. 
Here is what I came up with! I hope you like it!

Frame was cut at 2 3/4".
Small Butterfly layers were cut at 1" and larger butterfly at 1 1/4".

 A little bling, bling!

Card Base: SU  Marina Mist 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Blushing Bride 4" X 5 1/4" layered with Confetti Cream 3 3/4" X 5"
Other Cardstock / Paper: Close to Cocoa for butterfly body
Ink: PTI True Black, SU Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Blushing Bride marker because I don't have the ink pad yet!!!  How did that happen?
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Beautiful Blooms II, sentiment from Faux Ribbon
Accessories: PTI Beautiful Blooms die for masking, Photo Corner punch, silver eyelets, Marina Mist 1/4" ribbon, distressing blade, Cuttlebug & Floral Screen embossing folder, Cricut & Sentimentals Cartridge, Diamond Stickles

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Be sure and check back! 
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Also, I am getting closer to 150 followers and even MORE blog candy!

I have some fun things put away and can't wait to have another giveaway!
Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

thanks so much card - Cindy Loo Frame

I made this card using some of my new Papertrey Ink stamps from last month's release.  They have a new release every month on the 15th and I figured before I bought MORE stamps I better at least ink last months!!  Well, some of last months at least!!

Also, this card is for TWO, yes two, challenges!  WOOHOO!  Ted at Happily Ever Crafter has a monthly challenge (this month is to use Gold) and I thought I would give it a try.  And this card is also for the weekly challenge from a blog group I am in over at PTI, Papertrey Paper Dolls, (this week's challenge is to make an Autumn card).

I hope you like it!

Sentiment Frame layers were cut at 2 3/4"

Card Base: SU  Cherry Cobbler 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  4" X 5 1/4" Confetti Cream layered on Brushed Gold 4 1/8" X 5 3/8"
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Versa Mark
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Leaf Prints, Falling Leaves, Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories: Gold Embossing poweder, Cuttlebug & Floral Screen Embossing folder, Cricut & Cindy Loo Cartridge (for sentiment frame), Gold Wal-Mart ribbon, Making Memories gold brads

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Airplane Birthday - Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge

Today is my husband's birthday and can you believe I hadn't made him a card yet!!  Don't tell him that I haven't been working on it for weeks!  LOL!!  He is a pilot in the Air Force and of course loves airplanes and in fact has a little two seater plane.  I have some great pictures of my kids flying with him.  I will try to post them later.  I am not a good flyer.  I am fine in a passenger plane but get VERY sick in the little planes.  Yes, I have to carry a special little baggy!  TMI, right?  Plus, right now I am pregnant and am avoiding ANYTHING that might be feel even a little sick!  Anyway, the kids do great.  Thank goodness!  Now he doesn't expect me to go. 

I cut this cute little airplane, that my four year old says is "boring", from Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls.  There are a ton of images on this cartridge.  Mini Monograms though retired I still love and used for the sentiment layers.  Cricut tip:  The DCWV paper is pretty thick and textured so I turned my speed down to med, pressure is still on max.

Here is what I came up with.  Last minute and super quick!  SHHHHHHHH!

I used my Gypsy, so the dimensions are a little different.
Airplane is 4.5" w X 2.2" h.  Scallop circles was cut at 2.2" and then other layers are proportional!  SO EASY to layer!  My Cricut does all the work for me!

Card Base: White 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Black 4" X 5 1/4" layered with SU Real Red DP
Other Cardstock / Paper:  DCWV Old World Stack, Black, White
Ink: SU White, PTI True Black
Stamps: Verve Fancy Florals Remixed (sentiment), Posh Impressions cloud stamp
Accessories: Gypsy with Cricut Expression & Everyday Paper Dolls and Mini Mongrams, SU Real Red ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Have a great crafting day!

New Pink ATG Comparison with ATG 714 & 50 - Video #13

Here's a video I made comparing the three different ATG's I have.
The NEW Pink ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)
The ATG 714
The ATG 50
and a quick demo loading a tape refill.
I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Have a great crafting day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Merry & Bright - Doodlecharms Cartridge

Getting those Christmas cards, one at a time, isn't going to get my cards done in time, but it is better than nothing!  I did this one for MojoMonday Sketch challenge.  It was a lot of fun and I think it turn out pretty cute if I do say so myself!  I hope you like it too!

Snowman and layers were cut at 2 3/4".

Card Base: SU  Night of Navy 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Bashful Blue layered with Night of Navy DP, white, Night of Navy.  The edge was cut with PTI Large Scallop die
Other Cardstock / Paper: Pumpkin Pie for nose!
Ink: SU White, Night of Navy
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Signature Christmas (one of my favorites!)
Accessories: SU Oval Punches, Cricut & Doodlecharms Cartridge, Cuttlebug & Snowflakes embossing folder, Bashful Blue ribbon

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

THANK YOU card - Forever Young Catridge

This color challenge over on Papertrey PALs really gave me hard time!  Maybe it was because I didn't have all the Paparetrey Ink colors and substituted some Stampin Up colors that I have that look close or maybe it was just a GOOD challenge!  LOL!!  Anyway, I am needing some "Thank you" cards so I went that way.  I hope you like it! 

Flower layers were cut at 3 1/4".

Card Base: SU  Kiwi Kiss 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  PTI Melon Berry 4" X 5 1/4"
Card front layer:  PTI Plum Pudding 3 3/4" X 5
Other Cardstock / Paper:  SU Cool Caribbean
Ink: PTI True Black, SU White craft
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Say It With Style
Accessories: Cricut & Forever Young Cartridge, White Gel pen, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots and Perfect Paisley embossing folders, dimensionals

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Merry Christmas Snowflake card - Winter Woodland Cartridge

I haven't done a MojoMonday Sketch in a while and thought it was time to.  I decided I better get working on some more Christmas cards.  I can't believe it is already September!  Plus with a baby due in December (actually due on Christmas but will be induced 7-10 days early) I know I should get them done sooner rather than later.  Once I'm big and miserable I know I will be glad to have them done!  Now to just get them done!!! 

I really like the way this card turned out, and I can see myself mass producing 10-12 for some of my Christmas cards.  It was quick and easy and I used some scraps which is always a good thing.  I had these papers left over from a SU Simply Sent kit that was on clearance a while back.  I bought several kits.  Not to make the same kit cards but because the price was cheaper than getting just the paper alone.

Here is what I came up with.  The picture doesn't do the sparkle justice! I hope you like it too!

The Snowflake layers were cut at 3 1/2".
Tag was cut at 2".
With Real Dial Size OFF all the layers will be perfectly proportional.

Card Base: SU Mellow Moss 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  White 4" X 5 1/4"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Ruby Red, Scraps of DP Ruby Red & Mellow Moss
Ink: SU Ruby Red
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) Mega Mixed Messages
Accessories: Cricut & Winter Woodland and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, Cuttlebug & Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Glitter Glue, Ribbon from Wal-Mart

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Have a great crafting day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.  We did!  We went to Alamogordo to visit friends who just recently moved there and close enough to go visit for just a weekend.  They are a military family too.  So we both move about every three to four years, do our best to stay in touch, and love it when we get to see each other.  We have kids (she has three) that are close enough in age that they play VERY well together.  Which of course makes our time together even more sweeter. 

I was hoping to get back to crafting TODAY.  I have a couple of projects in the works, but I guess traveling has wiped me out and also I have two sick kids today.  Of course it is the two that ARE in school.  So I've got all 5 (that still live at home) home today!  YIKES!!!  I will probably not get much done besides hopefully some much needed laundry.  We even got home last night early enough for baths and to get the kids in bed at a normal time.  Why, oh Why, are they sick!!!! 

Thanks for checking in today!

Now get off the computer and go create something!  LOL!! 

Have a great crafting day!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

DinoMite! card - Create a Critter Cartridge

Who doesn't love a good challenge!  Well, over at Papertrey Pals (another Papertrey Ink blog group) they have a challenge going on right now to use ONLY "primary" colors.  I know what some of you might be thinking.  Red, Blue, and GREEN?  I thought the same thing, but those are the colors that were picked and who am I to agrue!  Green is probably easier for me to work with than yellow anyway. 

I was needing a boy card so I thought these colors would be the perfect opportunity for me to whip one out!  One of my nephews is getting baptized this Saturday, tomorrow!, and while this card will not get to him before or even on the day I still wanted to send him a card telling him we think he is DINO-MITE!!!  And that we are proud of him and love him! 

Here is what I came up with!  I hope you like it!

Dinosaur was cut at 3 1/2" and DinoMite was cut at 2 1/2".

Card Base: SU  Real Red 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Brillant Blue 4" X 5 1/4", Gable Green layered w/ Real Red DP 3 7/8" X 5 1/8"
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Bashful Blue, Black
Stamps: NONE  (The Horror!!!)
Accessories: Cricut & Create a Critter Cartridge, Christmas Red Stickles, Real Red 1/4" ribbon, Cuttlebug & Tiny Mosaic embossing folder

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Have a great crafting day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

I meant to post this sooner but I had an OB appointment, that didn't even happen because of an emergency the doctor had at the hospital, then tonight I had my Cub Scout den meeting.  Now my kids are in bed and things are finally winding down!!  Thank goodness!  Anyway, you don't want to hear about all that you want to know who won the blog candy!!! 

And the winning post is .........

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Liliana said...

Congrats Laurie! Thanks for the chance to win. Blessings. Liliana

Congratulation Liliana!  Please contact me at hidinginmycraftroom at hotmail dot com with your information!

Thanks to everyone who particpated in my drawing.  I am planning some more upcoming blog candy giveaways.  One at 25,000 hits, which if September goes the same way August did will be VERY soon!  Thank you so much!  And another candy giveaway when I reach 150 followers!  Again, I can't believe how many new blog followers, aka friends, I received in August and if September goes like that!  WOW!!  I will be giving more candy away soon!!  A big thank you goes to all of you!  I am so honored!

Have a great craftng day!

Western Birthday - Old West Cartridge

One of my fellow Papertrey Paper Dolls is having a challenge and a giveaway.  Cecilia at Trade Fish Designs is challenging us to make a Cowboy card.  It didn't take me long to decide I really needed to participate.  I hadn't even used my Old West Cartridge yet, that I have had since it came out!  Please don't tell my husband!  He thinks I use ALL my stuff ALL the time!  LOL! 
Who doesn't need masculine cards?  I know I do!  My dad has a birthday coming up so I made this a birthday card.  Even though he is from the South I am not sure he is a cowboy!  I should have made a redneck card!  LOL!!  I might still use this one.  It will just depend on what else I can come up, what else I have going on, and how much time I have or how much sleep I need!  My husband has a birthday coming up soon too but he is even less of a cowboy than my dad!  Although DH did live in Australia for two years and has the Australian cowboy gear, REAL hat (that no one can touch!) and jacket. 

Here is what I came up with for the Cowboy Challenge.  I hope you like it!

Parchment is cut at 3 3/4".  Wagon is cut at 3 1/4".

Card Base: SU Chocolate Chip 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Really Rust 4" X 5 1/4", layered with SU DP Apple Cider 3 3/4" X 5" 
Other Cardstock / Paper:  Close to Cocoa, River Rock
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink) sentiment from Masculine Motifs
Accessories: Cuttlebug & Script and Diamond in the Rough Embossing Folders (I ran it through several times on both sides. My paper now literally feels like parchment.  I love it!), Cricut & Old West Cartridge, SU 1/4" Chocolate Chip ribbon, CTMH brads,  dimensionals, sponge, SU Modern Label punch

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Have a great crafting day!
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